Newsletter | #318 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #318 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #318 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 29th January to Monday 4th February 2013

This week the Chinese New Year slithers its way in as we welcome in the Year of the Snake.

Melbourne gets its green on with the Sustainable Living Festival, Paper City celebrates the art of the zine and Blak Nite Cinema presents the best of Indigenous films and shorts.

For classical musos, there's the Brunswick Beethoven Music Festival while those fond of a twang can enjoy the Whittlesea Country Music Festival.

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Bargains for the Bubs

Melbourne Mamma's Market Melbourne Mamma's Market, held in East Malvern, is a massive sale with over 80 designer labels available to buy and all marked down by 50-80% off recommended retail price. With clothing, shoes, accessories, toys and more, the sale brings together 27 of Melbourne's favourite children's retailers.
When: Sunday March 3 - 11am to 2pm

Calling All Artful Dodgers

Dodgeball League! Registrations Open Dodgeball League! Registrations Open
Join Melbourne's largest dodgeball league and get involved with one of Australia's fastest growing sports. Dodgeball is fun, social and a great way to get fit quickly! Registrations are now open for new mixed leagues with events held in seven great locations.
Registrations Open: Until February 17

Soon, My Precious...

Valentine's Day Valentine's Day is almost here so take a cue from Cupid and our Valentine's Day Guide with gift suggestions for your wife, husband, lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, ambiguous significant other, or even that person who sells you coffee and still hasn't realised that, 'Extra sugar,' really means... 'Kiss me, you charming fool!'
Valentine's Day Ideas

Dinner Bookings for Valentine's Day Dinner Bookings for Valentine's Day is an easy and simple way to book a restaurant online. With the choice to search by cuisine and location, you can also find great Valentine's Deals for a splendid night out. Bookings are free and can be made online at any time of the day.
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Snakes & Adders

Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival, an annual highlight for young and old held in Little Bourke Street's Chinatown, features traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural festivities with dances, opera performances, Chinese Chess competitions and stalls with food and crafts and the popular dragon parades.
When: Sunday February 10

More on Chinese New Year in Melbourne

Quang Minh Tet Festival Quang Minh Tet Festival, taking place at Braybrook's Quang Buddhist Temple, is a unique and colourful event held to welcome in the Lunar New Year. With people of all ages invited to join in the festivities, attractions include vibrant traditional performances, chants, delicious vegetarian foods and much more.
When: Saturday February 9 - 10am to 1am

It's Not Easy Being Zine

Paper City Zine Festival Paper City Zine Festival, presented by the Sticky Institute in Melbourne's Degraves Street Subway, is a series of events that celebrate the art of zine-making and other creative pursuits with a program of talks, exhibitions, shenanigans and the highlight of their Zine Fair taking place at Melbourne Town Hall.
When: Thursday to Sunday, February 7 to 10

Sustainable Living Festival Sustainable Living Festival returns for another great program of green-friendly attractions, workshops, seminars and events across Melbourne to promote inspiring ways that you can make a change. Now in its 14th year, the festival features the Big Weekend at Federation Square with lively performances and more.
When: February 9 to 24
Big Weekend: February 15 to 17

Highbally Heaven

Bally On High Bally On High presents incredible entertainment from some of the finest performers from here and abroad at The Bally, a stunning touring theatre appearing at Northcote Town Hall. With comedy, circus, cabaret, music and theatre, there's also a great beer garden and special events like The Mad Hatters Tea Party.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, February 6 to 9
Also See: Mad Hatters Tea Party

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival Melbourne Latin Summer Festival brings the River Terrace of Federation Square to life with live music performances, roving circus entertainers, delicious food stalls, Latin arts and crafts, a children's activity area and many other attractions that will present a vibrant showcase of Latin Culture within Melbourne.
When: Saturday February 9 - 11am to 9pm

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival brings the festival of 'natsu matsuri' to New Quay Piazza in Docklands where, along with stalls showcasing Japanese games, fun activities and traditional food, there'll a stunning public performance of Japan's 'bon odori' dance, Sumo demonstrations and Taiko Drumming.
When: Sunday February 10 - 1pm to 5pm

Whittlesea Country Music Festival Whittlesea Country Music Festival celebrates the best of country music with talented performers drawn from across Australia. Held at Whittlesea Showgrounds, the festival includes the Victorian and National Country Music Awards, a vibrant street party, great family entertainment and much more.
When: Saturday February 9

Bak to Blak

Blak Nite Cinema Blak Nite Cinema, held at Melbourne's ACMI Cinema, is a free program of cinema that showcases the diverse talents of Indigenous Australian film writers, actors and directors. With films spanning many topics and genres, the program also include special talks hosted by acclaimed actor Aaron Pedersen.
When: Friday to Sunday, February 8 to 10

How Much Beethoven Can Mozart Handel?

Brunswick Beethoven Music Festival Brunswick Beethoven Music Festival celebrates one of the greatest and most recognisable composers of all time with performances held at Brunswick's Christ Church Hall that feature very talented musicians that include Miwako Abe, Anthony Halliday, Mark Mogilevski and Elena Mogilevski.
When: Until February 24 - Various Dates

A Celebration From St Martin's in the Fields A Celebration From St Martin's in the Fields, presented at Melbourne Recital Centre, marks the Australian debut of Award-winning English conductor, Peter G Dyson, when he'll be joined by the very talented Chamber Orchestra at St Paul's in an exciting program of baroque and classical works by Mozart and Handel.
When: Thursday February 7 - 6:30pm

From a Whisper to a Slam

Silent Silent, held at Southbank's Melbourne Theatre Company for a strictly limited run, is an award-winning Irish play, written and performed by Pat Kinevane. The production combines movement and monologue with an inventive soundscape to create a wistful and lyrical telling of a life once filled with splendid things.
When: Thursday to Sunday, February 7 to 10

Theatre Slam Theatre Slam, held each month at the Order of Melbourne, invites you to watch some of Melbourne's finest actors slam down as they present 1, 2 and 3 minute monologues and performances on stage that sees the actors battle to win over audience and industry professionals to become the champions on the night.
When: Wednesday February 6 - Doors Open 7pm

Simmering Ink

Simmer Simmer, appearing at Fitzroy's 69 Smith St Gallery, is a touring exhibition from artist-run-initiative, Knock Knock, based in Cairns, Queensland. Featuring works by artists from the Far North who explore creative territory 'beyond the frame', sculpture and installations explore themes of place, memory and human spirit.
When: Until February 24 - Wednesdays to Sundays
Official Opening: Saturday February 9 - 6pm

Dispelling All Myths Dispelling All Myths brings together some of Australia's most refined tattoo artisans for an exhibition of works that examine the legends and myths that exist around the world of the tattooist. Held at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, artists include Hal Cheshire, Geordie Cole, Tashi M Edwards and Dean Sacred.
When: February 5 to 16

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Half-Arsed Thursday Half-Arsed Thursday, held at Carlton's Bella Union each month, presents the legendary Half-Arsed Three - Enio Pozzebon on keys, Vincenzo Ruberto on bass, Ross McFerran on guitar and Ben Hendry on drums - as they team up with MC Casey Bennetto and an ever-changing roster of special guest performers.
When: Thursday February 7 - 8:30pm

La Bastard La Bastard, riotous surf/rockabilly party sensations, will be performing at the Spotted Mallard in Brunswick to launch their new album, Tales from the Beyond, recorded at A Secret Location with Paul Maybury of Rocket Science. Joining them will be two of Melbourne's finest bands, The Rechords and Cherrywood.
When: Friday February 8 - 9pm

Trots for Tots

Caulfield Festival Family Day Caulfield Festival Family Day sees the return of Group One racing with the first full-day event of this year's Caulfield Summer Festival of Racing. Featuring the highly-coveted $402,000 Sportingbet C.F. Orr Stakes, off track there'll be free activities for kids with pony rides, mini golf, dodgem cars and much more.
When: Saturday February 9 - 10:30am to 6pm

Hyundai A-League | Round 20 Hyundai A-League | Round 20

Melbourne Heart v Perth Glory

Saturday February 9 - 5:30pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Good for What Ails Ya!

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