Newsletter | #315 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #315 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #315 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 15th January to Monday 21st January 2013

This week sees the ball back in Melbourne's court as the Australian Open heats up with some of the biggest names in world tennis joined by our own best ball-bashers.

For the truly daring there's Tough Mudder at Phillip Island, while summer gets a soothing dose of fun with Frankston Waterfront Festival.

For the kids, there's a great chance to win a Family Pass for the Live Show of Giggle and Hoot and Friends, and we also recommend checking our School Holiday Guide for other great activities during the hols.

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Worth a Look

Acting, Drama & Public Speaking Classes Acting, Drama & Public Speaking Classes, offered by Super Speak at venues that include East Malvern, Glen Iris, Chadstone and more, provide a structured and fun mix of practical drama skills with role playing, improvisation, script work and public speaking for children aged 6 to 17 years.
When: February 4 to June 28

Give a Hoot & WIN!!

Giggle and Hoot and Friends Giggle and Hoot and Friends, a live performance held at Arts Centre Melbourne, brings to the stage the ABC's Jimmy Giggle, Hoot the Owl and their best owl pal Hootabelle in a Giggle-liscious stage spectacular that also includes guests from Bananas In Pyjamas and LazyTown.
When: Until January 18 - Various Dates

Win a Family Pass!!!
OnlyMelbourne has 4 Family Passes to give away for the live show of Giggle and Hoot and Friends.

To go into the draw to win a chance to see the fun show, email your name, address and contact details with "Giggle and Hoot Giveaway"as the subject line.

To email your entry ---> Click Here to Enter Competition

Only Winners will be notified.
Tickets valid ONLY for Friday January 18 - 9:30am

Hijinks at High Tide

Frankston Waterfront Festival Frankston Waterfront Festival lets you experience the beach like never before with a weekend of spectacular fun that includes a program of sporting competitions, free entertainment, live music, demonstrations and more along with carnival rides, food and stunning fireworks.
When: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20

Midsumma Festival Midsumma Festival celebrates Gay and Lesbian culture at various venues in Melbourne with queer-centric and queer friendly events and entertainment that include unique theatre performances, cabaret, art exhibitions, community events and much, much more in its extensive program.
When: Until February 3
Pride March: Sunday February 3

Flags at the Ready...

Australia Day Australia Day is celebrated with a wide range of special events held to honour the day with plenty of free events and activities that you'll find in Melbourne and throughout the suburbs with many local councils offering events such as BBQ days, Flag Raising Ceremonies, entertainment and more.
View Australia Day Events - Saturday 26th January

Outdoor Ooh-La-Las

Weezer Weezer, one of the biggest names to come out of the alt rock scene of the 90's with hits that include Buddy Holly and Undone - The Sweater Song, will return for their one and only tour to Australian shores after sixteen long years when they perform at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
When: Wednesday January 16 - Gates Open 6pm

So Frenchy So Chic In The Park So Frenchy So Chic In The Park returns to the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion this summer, transforming the private estate into a slice of Provence with the ultimate garden party boasting a soundtrack to match with performers that include Melanie Pain, Revolver, Carmen Maria Vega and Nadeah.
When: Sunday January 20

The Bard Laid Bare

Shakespeare in the Vines Shakespeare in the Vines, presented by Essential Theatre, sees the Bard's classic plays brought to the outdoors with performances held at wineries and estates across Victoria. Their theatrical tour this year includes a live presentation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Glenhope's Rowanston Winery.
When: Saturday January 19 - 6pm

War Horse War Horse, presented by The National Theatre of Great Britain and Global Creatures, is the acclaimed hit production based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Appearing in Melbourne at the Arts Centre, the tale of courage, loyalty and friendship is performed with actors and life-sized puppets.
When: Until March 10 | Book Now

A Look behind the Screens

Kon-Tiki Kon-Tiki, the moving Oscar nominated film from Jeremy Thomas who produced The Last Emperor, will be screened at Carlton's Cinema Nova. Following the special preview held ahead of its April release, there'll be a Q&A session with Jeremy Thomas himself, hosted by film critic Tom Ryan.
When: Wednesday January 16 - 6.30pm

On the Wall

Colour Box Studio's Digital Media Exhibition Colour Box Studio's Digital Media Exhibition, held at their community creative hub in Footscray, is a pop up art space that will showcase the work of diverse artists, communities and creative people with a 6 week program of projections, workshops, displays, presentations and more.
When: January 17 to February 27 - Wed to Sat
Opening Launch: Wednesday January 16 - 6pm to 8:30pm

Brick by Brick

Brickvention Brickvention, held at Carlton's Royal Exhibition Building, is a convention for LEGO fans of all ages. With enthusiasts drawn from far and wide, there'll be original and unusual creations built by Australian modellers and collectors along with competitions, face painting and merchandise for sale.
When: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20

Oz Horror Con Oz Horror Con, the place to be for Melbourne's avid guys and ghouls, takes place at Melbourne Showgrounds with this year's convention offering a program for fans of horror that includes special guests, side-show performances, Roaming Zombies, workshops, a Cosplay competition and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20

Popsticks & Chopsticks

Pop Up Chinatown Treats Pop Up Chinatown Treats, held once a month, transforms Melbourne's Heffernan Lane into an enchanting strip with hawker-style stalls offering delicious Asian fare that includes noodles, dumplings and much more along with souvenir stalls set amidst the ambience of Mirabella Lighting.
When: Friday January 18 - 4pm to 10pm

Grand Slam, Thank You Ma'am!

Australian Open Australian Open, held at Melbourne Park, plays host to the hottest event on the Tennis calendar. Running across two weeks, the much loved Grand Slam sees the world's finest tennis pros take to the courts with matches held at Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the Margaret Court Arena.
When: Until January 27

Hyundai A-League | Round 17 Hyundai A-League | Round 17

Melbourne Heart v Adelaide United

Friday January 18 - 7:30pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Melbourne Aces vs Adelaide Bite Melbourne Aces vs Adelaide Bite
Melbourne Ballpark at Altona's State Baseball Softball Centre plays host to the the action and atmosphere of a professional baseball game when the Melbourne Aces take on the Adelaide Bite in what will be their final home series of the year.
When: Thursday to Sunday, January 16 to 20

Tough Mudder Tough Mudder, regarded as probably the 'Toughest Event on the Planet' challenges Aussies to test their physical endurance and mental toughness at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit where the world's most extreme and gruelling obstacle course has been designed by British Special Forces.
When: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20

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