Newsletter | #325 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #325 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #325 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 26th March to Monday 1st April 2013

This week the chuckles abound as Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes to the stage with an enormous program of events, while in Bendigo there's a grand soiree for wine connoisseurs.

There's also a basketful of events for the kids as the Easter weekend bunny-hops its way into the School Holidays.

And footy fans can rejoice with a good number of games across the long weekend to kick off the AFL Championships.

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Australian Body Art Awards

Australian Body Art Awards Australian Body Art Awards, held at Carlton's Arrow On Swanston, brings together Australia's finest Face Painters and Body Artist to compete for the National Face & Body Painting Titles with living, moving models performing on stage to the theme of "Supernatural"in a showcase that celebrates one of the most creative industries.
When: April 19 & 20 - Bookings Advised

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 Autumn 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 | March 29 to April 14

'Ave a Laff

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns to present some of the best and newest entertainers drawn from Australia and overseas. With shows for people of all ages held at various venues in Melbourne, the festival offers comedy, circus, burlesque theatre and much more along with many free public events.
When: March 27 to April 21


Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal raises money each year to help ensure that children with life-threatening diseases can have access to the best possible medical care. Along with Channel 7's Live Telethon, there are many ways to donate to the appeal with special events held throughout Victoria.
More About Good Friday Appeal

The Rabbit or the Egg?

Bendigo Easter Festival Bendigo Easter Festival, now in its 143rd year, celebrates not only the season of Easter, but also the rich and colourful Chinese heritage of Bendigo. Festival highlights include a massive Easter Egg Hunt, stage shows, a Gala Parade and the annual appearance of Sun Loong, the world's longest Imperial dragon.
When: March 29 to April 1
Also See: Bendigo Easter Antique Fair

Golden Horseshoes Festival Golden Horseshoes Festival, one of Victoria's most popular Easter events held in Beechworth, offers fun for all ages with a Grand Parade and live music with performances and busking on the streets. The festival also includes market stalls, music performances, carnival rides and entertainment for children.
When: Friday to Sunday, March 29 to 31

Easter Fun Day Easter Fun Day at Elsternwick's Rippon Lea House in invites children to join in the fun of their famous Easter egg hunt where they can scour the 14 acre property for hidden tokens to claim chocolate prizes. There'll also be an appearance by the Easter Bunny along with the visiting Petting Farm with its baby bunnies and chickens.
When: Sunday March 31 - Bookings Advised

Give Me an Om Among the Gumtrees

Festival of Meditation Festival of Meditation, presented by Sri Chinmoy Centre, is a free program of meditation and yoga classes, workshops and talks offering insights into themes of 'living in the heart'. With activities held at all activities at Richmond's Gallery 314, the festival also features an exhibition of drawings by spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy.
When: Until April 4

Eucalypt Festival Eucalypt Festival, held Cranbourne's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates Australia's iconic plant with a program of events held across the Easter weekend. With themes held each day, the festival features live music, animal displays, performers, face painting, fun walks, workshops, garden tours and children's activities.
When: Sunday to Monday, March 31 to April 1

From Paddock to Photographic Plate

Long Gone Days on the Farm Long Gone Days on the Farm, held at Eltham's Montsalvat, is an exhibition by Karl Sietins. Initially a landscape painter, Karl's interests have evolved, leading him to pursue his passion as a landscape photographer with works that capture the remnants of a lifestyle pioneering families experienced in the early 1900's.
When: March 27 to May 12

Developments Developments, one of several exhibitions held at Seventh Gallery in Fitzroy, brings together the works of four artists who present views of their changing urban environments. With artists from Melbourne, Australia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the exhibition features sculpture, drawing, video, photography and installation.
When: March 27 to April 27
Opening Night: Wednesday March 27 - 6pm to 8pm

The Chairman of the Bored

Iggy & The Stooges Iggy & The Stooges, one of the iconic bands that sparked America's punk movement, will be performing at Melbourne's Festival Hall, bringing together legendary frontman Iggy Pop with lead guitarist James Williamson, drummer Toby Dammit, bassist Mike Watt and sax player Steve Mackay to show how it's still done.
When: Wednesday March 27 - SELLING FAST!

Rotten Eggs Easter Saturday Feast Rotten Eggs Easter Saturday Feast at the Brunswick Hotel brings an outstanding lineup of seven Punk and Rock and Roll bands as well as a touch of comedy thrown into the basket. Along with an egg hunt for raging chocoholics, Horse Exploder will also be launching their new highly anticipated Easter Themed Album.
When: Saturday March 30 - 6pm

How Doth Thee Liketh Thine Apples?

Antique Apple Tastings Antique Apple Tastings, presented by the Heritage Fruit Society, is a chance to sample the flavours of the Heritage Apple Collection when in season. The events are held at Pettys Orchard located in Templestowe, which grows, displays and distributes more than 200 different varieties of old and rare apples.
Next Event: Sunday March 31 - 5pm to 7pm

Bendigo Winemakers Festival Bendigo Winemakers Festival, taking place at Castlemaine Civic Gardens, showcases the best wines from Bendigo's gold-bearing soils with a festive celebration that includes live music performances, a wide variety of food stalls, dancing and kid's performer Tim Tim leading the popular Easter Egg Hunt on the day.
When: Sunday March 31

It's Baaaaaaack

AFL Premiership | Round 1 AFL Premiership | Round 1
Carlton v Richmond
Thursday March 28, 7:40pm - MCG, Jolimont
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions
Saturday March 30, 1:40pm - Marvel Stadium, Docklands
Melbourne v Port Adelaide
Sunday March 31, 1:10pm - MCG, Jolimont
North Melbourne v Collingwood
Sunday March 31, 4:40pm - Marvel Stadium, Docklands
Hawthorn v Geelong
Monday April 1, 3:15pm - MCG, Jolimont
University v Fitzroy Maroons
Monday April 1, 11:59am - AFD Field, Melbourne

ANZ Championships | Round 2 ANZ Championships | Round 2

Melbourne Vixens Home Game
Melbourne Vixens v Thunderbirds

Sunday March 31 - 12:10pm
Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival, held at Torquay's Bells Beach, marks the 52nd year of the Bells Beach Easter Rally and Rip Curl Pro, the world's oldest surfing event. Bringing together the world's best male and female surfers to Victoria with competitive surfing, the festival also features parties and other activities.
When: March 27 to April 7

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