Newsletter | #323 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #323 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #323 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 12th March to Monday 18th March 2013

This week patient patrons of the arts are treated to the biennial Castlemaine State Festival and one of Melbourne's most anticipated musical treats makes its return with the Brunswick Music Festival making itself known loudly and proudly.

The City of Whitehorse flies the green flag with Sustainable Living Week, while under the rainbow banner there's the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

It's also a time for many other flags with celebrations honouring Koorie culture along with Malaysian, Greek and not to forget Ireland with St Patrick's Day falling thankfully on the weekend.

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Sustainability Launch with Rob Gell

Rob Gell Launches Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week | Rob Gell
Acclaimed Environmentalist Rob Gell will launch the 7th annual Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week with a free talk at the Whitehorse Centre. Discussing sustainability challenges identified at 2012's Rio +20 Earth Summit, he'll also offer practical sustainability advice.
When: Sat March 16 - FREE (Bookings Essential)
Also See: Whitehorse Sustainability Week

It's a March, March, March, March World

Mad March Mad March, rightly named for the abundance of events held in what's most definitely Melbourne's busiest month of the year, literally has something for everyone with a range of exciting events that cover everything from comedy, arts and theatre to food, children's festivals, world class sporting events and much, much more!
Mad March Highlights

The 'Maine Event

Castlemaine State Festival Castlemaine State Festival, a biennial event, features a program for young and old with live theatre performances, music, visual arts, dance and a program especially for young people. Events are held in Castlemaine's historic theatres and halls as well as other unique venues including gardens, mines and quarries.
When: March 15 to 24

Black Harmony Gathering Black Harmony Gathering, held at Fairfield Amphitheatre, is a free Koorie and multicultural celebration, now in its 10th year. Showcasing culturally diverse art, dance performances, circus, food and more, the festival concert features Kutcha Edwards and band, Skin Choir, Unwritten History, Afrovival and other guests.
When: Sunday March 17 - 1pm to 5pm

Deaf in Brunswick

Brunswick Music Festival Brunswick Music Festival, one of Victoria's most lauded multicultural events, offers a great program of concerts and attractions with this year's festival celebrating 25 years by presenting a quarter-century retrospective of their favourite festival artists along with the best of new local talent and brilliant international acts.
When: March 13 to 24

Jailhouse Rock Festival Jailhouse Rock Festival, one of Australia's longest running festivals to celebrate the classic rock era of the 1950's, takes the town of Ararat back in time for a swinging festival that features live music performances, dance nights, competitions, displays of classic motorbikes and hot-rods, specialist trade stalls and much more.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, March 13 to 17

Queered for Take-off

Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne Queer Film Festival, with screenings held at ACMI Cinemas, Hoyts Melbourne Central and Loop Bar, presents the latest and greatest in queercentic feature films. Along with documentaries and shorts sourced from both here and overseas, the festival includes special events and filmmaker awards.
When: March 14 to 24

No Socks 'n' Sandals Here

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, the largest and most successful fashion event held in Australia, presents world-class runway shows that showcase the talents of established and emerging designers, beauty workshops, industry seminars, live entertainment and many more events at various venues.
When: March 18 to 24

Malaysian, Irish... It's All Greek to Me

Antipodes Festival Antipodes Festival takes over Melbourne with the Greek Precinct of Lonsdale Street celebrating their annual Glendi. With two main stages showcasing the talents of local and international acts comprised of over 300 performers, the free event also features food stalls, children's entertainment and rides, dancing and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Fiesta Malaysia Fiesta Malaysia captures the spirit and culture of Malaysia with a celebration of lively song and dance performances to showcase Malaysia's famously multi-racial society. Taking place at Federation Square, the free event also features great attractions for the family with delicious foods, art and traditional costume displays.
When: Saturday March 16 - 9am to 5pm

St Patrick's Day St Patrick's Day, celebrating Ireland's favourite saint and bane of all (which is none) Irish snakes, goes hand in hand with a Guinness, widely regarded as the figurehead drink of the day. Guinness have offered a Black List where you'll not only find the perfect pub for St Pat's, but also the chance to win a trip to Ireland.
When: Sunday March 17
More St Patrick's Day Here

a la Johnny Cash

Herb & Chilli Festival Herb & Chilli Festival, held in Wandin, is a chance to see a huge range of chilli plants, fruit and over 300 different herbs with delicious samples on offer. With stalls offering sauces, dips and boutique beers, there's also live entertainment and activities for kids, cooking demonstrations, and a traditional native American performance.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival, held this year at its new venue of Sandown Racecourse, is Australia's longest running Chilli festival. Along with showcasing Gourmet Food and Boutique Beers, the weekend event also features fun activities for children, live music, chilli eating competitions and classic car displays.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na Fledermaus!

Revenge of the Bat (Die Fledermaus)Revenge of the Bat (Die Fledermaus) will be performed at Preston's Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre. Presented by Co-Opera, the sparkling new production of Strauss' much loved opera transports the tale to the fizzy times of 1920's Art Deco Australia to create a chic and funny adaptation performed in English.
When: Friday March 15 - 7:30pm

The Broken Streamer The Broken Streamer, performed at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel, tells the story of a family of survivors from the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, where 240,000 Jews were killed in World War II. Drawing parallels to current plights of refugees today, the play highlights how Australia is now a culturally diverse country and all the better for it.
When: March 14 to 24 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

May & Alia do Pirates! (of Penzance) May & Alia do Pirates! (of Penzance) is a low-fi homage to the cheesy, over-the-top silly-ness of Gilbert and Sullivan's original masterpiece. Performed at The Butterfly Club's new Melbourne location, two thespians find themselves having to perform the famed production alone, relying on their wits and sock puppets.
When: Until March 17

Bubs & Weddings (In Which Order's Up To You)

Geelong Baby Expo Geelong Baby Expo offers an extensive range of information to families on options and choices for everything from birth, conception and pregnancy to babies and raising toddlers. Held at Geelong's Club Italia, the expo will include guest speakers, workshops, exhibitors, entertainment, door prizes and a handcraft market.
When: Saturday March 16 - 10am to 4pm

Plaza Ballroom Wedding Open Day Plaza Ballroom Wedding Open Day at the Regent Theatre in the heart of the Melbourne is a chance to discover how perfect the venue could be for your dream wedding. On the day there'll be drinks and canapes and dedicated Wedding & Event Managers at hand to discuss your event and tailor a wedding package to suit.
When: Saturday March 16 - 11am to 2pm

Mornington Bridal Expo Mornington Bridal Expo showcases everything bridal for your special day. Held at Mornington Racecourse, with over 80 of the best suppliers there to display dresses, suits, cars, cakes flowers and ideas for your perfect wedding, the bridal exhibition can help you in planning your special wedding day with great ease.
When: Sunday March 17 - 10am to 3pm

A1 F1

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix returns to Albert Park Lake for another big year with a host of live music, bands, rides and roving entertainers along with all the action as Australia's own Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo join with Jenson Button in competing against German defending World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
When: Thursday to Sunday, March 14 to 17


Carlton v Brisbane

Friday, 15th March 2013 - 7:40pm
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Hyundai A-League | Round 25 Hyundai A-League | Round 25

Melbourne Heart v Western Sydney Wanderers

Saturday March 16 - 5:30pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Yalumba Golden Mile Raceday Yalumba Golden Mile Raceday, taking place at Bendigo Racecourse, offers a grand total of $900,000 in prize money along with bonuses on offer for what will be a major Victorian meeting. A great day out for racing enthusiasts, there'll also be the return of Fashions on the Field with great prizes for both ladies and gents.
When: Saturday March 16 - 11am

More Sports Events HERE

Good for What Ails Ya!

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