Newsletter | #337 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #337 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #337 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 18th June to Monday 24th June 2013

This week Abbotsford Convent offers a day of free celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Good Shepherd Sisters. Torquay's Froth & Bubble Literary Festival presents its opening celebration to kick off a program of events for avid wordies, while foodies can enjoy a fine drop with the Shortest Lunch serving a weekend of winery tours to raise money for the CFA.

Also be sure to check our School Holiday guide for a leg-up on what's in store when the kids have run of the show with many more events added each week.

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Drama Holiday Program for Kids

Drama With A Difference Drama With A Difference, one of Australia's leading independent drama schools and the launching pad of many successful Australian actors, will be offering a Drama Holiday Program for Kids where they can perform in The BFG by Roald Dahl. Suitable for children aged between 8 and 12, it's held at The Theatre Husk in Northcote.
When: July 2 to 6 - Bookings Advised

FREE Over 50s Education Forum

Education for Productive Ageing Forum Education for Productive Ageing Forum, held at the State Library of Victoria, brings together leading education experts to discuss the latest ideas and developments in education for productive ageing. With discussions on education for people aged 50 and over, the Keynote Speaker will be Dr Michael Valenzuela, author of Maintain Your Brain.
When: Tuesday June 25 - FREE

Melbourne's BEST American BBQ

American BBQ at Third Wave Cafe American BBQ at Third Wave Cafe, located in Port Melbourne and with an already outstanding reputation as a great cafe by day, now presents an exquisite evening menu with slow smoked Pork and Beef Ribs, Chicken, Lamb, Beef Brisket and Salmon served with delicious sides and their very own house made BBQ sauces.
When: Evenings, Thursdays to Saturdays

School Holiday Guide

Check out our School Holiday Guide Check out our School Holiday Guide for some of the latest highlights on what to do with the kids during Winter Holidays. The holiday guide offers a great range of activities for the young and young at heart with events workshops, concerts, holiday programs and much more.. all in marvellous Melbourne!
School Holiday Guide | June 28 to July 15

Abbotsford Convent Celebrates 150 Years

Good Shepherd Festival Day Good Shepherd Festival Day, taking place at Abbotsford Convent, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Melbourne. Free to attend, the festivities include food, displays, children's entertainment and a rare glimpse of what the lives of the Sisters and residents were like at the convent.
When: Saturday June 22 - 8am to 5pm

Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival, featuring a program of special events that are presented in cafes, restaurants, libraries and schools, celebrates all to do with literature. Along with workshops and theatre performances, the festival also showcases shop window displays that celebrate the written word.
Festival Opening: Friday June 21

The Light in Winter The Light in Winter, an annual event that celebrates the richly diverse cultural and artistic life of Melbourne, brings to Federation Square free events with exhibitions, forums, film screenings, a Solstice Celebration and the premiere of Fed Square's largest sculptural endeavour so far, the Helix Tree by light artist Bruce Ramus.
When: Held Throughout June

World's Finest Animation at ACMI

Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne International Animation Festival, with screenings held at Federation Square's ACMI Cinema, now enters its 13th year with an extensive line-up of unique animated short films with over 400 of the best recently released, historical and retrospective animation films that are sourced from around the world.
When: June 20 to 30

Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff Mountain Film Festival, appearing for a limited time at Melbourne's Capitol Theatre, is a prestigious international film competition of short films and documentaries that celebrate mountain culture, sports and the environment with thought-provoking films covering remote landscapes and cultures to adrenaline-packed sports.
SELLING QUICK: June 22 Tickets Still Available

Audience Participation Required

The Wishing Tree The Wishing Tree, performed at The Owl and The Pussycat in Richmond, features spontaneous storytellers in a unique show inspired by the Japanese celebration of Tanabata. Each night, audience members write a wish to hang on the wishing tree with each actor choosing a wish that then becomes a story that's explored onstage.
When: Until June 29 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

One False Move One False Move features NICA's second year artists in an original circus show inspired by events and characters from the fictional world of the Film Noir genre. Held at NICA's National Circus Centre in Prahran, the production cuts across different eras, events and styles to create truly unexpected moments of suspenseful, playful circus.
When: June 19 to 29

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Open Day with the VICs

Victorian Artists Society Open Day Victorian Artists Society Open Day features their Members Winter Exhibition along with other activities that show the inner workings and benefits of their studio in East Melbourne. With members ranging from new artists to very accomplished and awarded artists, the day will also include lectures, painting advice, a book stall and more.
When: Saturday June 22 - 11am to 4pm

The Ethics of Style The Ethics of Style, showing at the Light Factory Gallery in Eltham, is an exhibition that explores the relationship between sustainability and wearable art. Showcasing the works of three Australian sustainable fashion designers and six fashion illustrators, the exhibition run will also include workshops in refashioning and illustration.
When: June 20 to July 21
Official Opening: Sunday June 23 - 2pm to 4pm
Workshop Dates: July 20 & July 27

Heavy Metal for Kids' Cancer Project

Metal Will Never Die Metal Will Never Die, held at Revolt Artspace in Kensington, celebrates the life and music of Ronnie James Dio, whose career spanned an incredible 5 decades. Bringing his famous dark fantasy inspired imagery and music to life through video and music from special guests, net proceeds will go towards The Kids' Cancer Project.
When: Friday June 21 - Doors Open 8pm

Tour 13 Wineries for $10

The Shortest Lunch The Shortest Lunch, held across Yarra Valley wineries that include Seville Hill Winery, celebrates the shortest weekend of the year with expertly matched cuisine, wine and music. With a one off entry fee of $10 collected at the first winery that you visit where you will receive a souvenir tasting glass, net proceeds go to the local CFA.
When: Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23

FREE Valuations in Bendigo

Bendigo Collectables Fair Bendigo Collectables Fair, taking place at Kangaroo Flat Leisure Centre, showcases a wide variety of collectables that are available for sale with coins, banknotes, cards, badges, small antiques, jewellery, glass china and more. With door prizes and raffles, there are also free collector packs for kids and free valuations on the day.
When: Saturday June 22 - 9am to 4pm

Liquorice AllSports

AFL Premiership | Round 13 AFL Premiership | Round 13
Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles
Friday June 21, 7:50pm - Marvel Stadium
St Kilda v Melbourne
Saturday June 22, 4:40pm - MCG
Western Bulldogs v Richmond
Saturday June 22, 7:40pm - Marvel Stadium

Australian Ice Hockey League | Game 53 Australian Ice Hockey League | Game 53

Melbourne Home Game
Knights v Melbourne Mustangs

Saturday June 22 - 5pm
Medibank Icehouse, Docklands

ANZ Championships | Round 14 ANZ Championships | Round 14

Melbourne Vixens Home Game
Melbourne Vixens v Fever

Sunday June 23 - 12:10pm
Hisense Arena, Melbourne

More Sports Events HERE

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