Newsletter | #331 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #331 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #331 | What's On this Week
MELBOURNE | Tuesday 7th May to Monday 13th May 2013

This week the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival returns with a program of events celebrating equality. And with recent events putting the focus on the written word, another chapter yet is on offer with the Bayside Literary Festival.

Meanwhile, for foodies and fans of the ever growing DIY movement, there's the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival.

This week we also give a nod to some of Melbourne's most popular Ghost Tours and Cemetery Walks.

And with Mother's Day on the way, you'll also find our handy gift guide so the big day doesn't catch you by surprise!

Have a great week in Melbourne!

Jewellery Making Parties

Katie & Jane Katie & Jane offer fun, creative and flexible jewellery-making parties for children and teenagers at reasonable prices. With party packages that can be tailored especially to suit children, teenagers and even adults, participants take home their own handmade jewellery and craft creations to cherish and wear with pride.
More about Katie & Jane

Mother's Day High Tea

Mother's Day High Tea Mother's Day High Tea at The Vincent in Albert Park is the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day with a tiered selection of house made scones, dainty sandwiches, pastries, and roving platters. On the day, two lucky mums will also receive a L'Oreal gift pack and tickets to the Hollywood Costume Exhibition at ACMI Cinema.
When: Sunday May 12 - Bookings Essential

Mum's Delights

Mother's Day Guide | Sunday May 12 Mother's Day Guide | Sunday May 12
Mother's Day is this Sunday, so be sure to make her feel really special If you haven't bought a gift or planned something special for your mother yet then why not try some of our ideas for a perfect Mother's Day to show her you care.
Mother's Day Gift Guide | Sunday May 12

Human Writes

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Human Rights Arts & Film Festival showcases acclaimed films chosen from over 700 submissions. Held to spread public awareness of Human Rights issues across the globe, the festival also includes musical performances, public forums, art exhibitions and more. It's held ACMI Cinema and other venues.
When: May 9 to 23

Bayside Literary Festival Bayside Literary Festival, held at various venues, presents a diverse range of events such as author talks, workshops, story times, a writing competition, performances and more. With the theme this year of 'Let your creative juices flow', the program features both free and paid sessions with bookings essential for all events.
When: May 10 to June 2

Grappa Glass and Join Us!

Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival, held at Preston City Hall, showcases the skills and customs of local amateur wine and food growers with cooking demonstrations, tastings, seminars, a progressive dinner and other attractions that give wine and beer makers the chance to celebrate the fruits of their labours.
When: May 13 to 18

Vintage Cellars International Wine Fair Vintage Cellars International Wine Fair, now in its 5th year and one of Melbourne's most important wine events, showcases some of the world's best winemakers with more than 45 wineries drawn from nine countries offering tastings of over 300 wines. It's held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
When: Thursday May 9 - 5:30pm to 9pm

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 deliciously rare apples.
When: Sunday May 12 - 10am to 1pm

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition Australia 2013 FIP World Stamp Exhibition marks the Centenary of the Kangaroo Stamp, the first Commonwealth postage stamp issued. Held at Carlton's Royal Exhibition Building, the event brings together dealers, Auction Houses and exhibitors of collectables, coins and souvenirs from both across Australia and overseas.
When: May 10 to 15

Melbourne Sights

Ghost Tours & Cemetery Walks Ghost Tours & Cemetery Walks are some of the most popular tour attractions to be found in Melbourne. With some of Melbourne's cemeteries being over 100 years old and offering a rich history behind their interesting graves, just as popular are the Ghost Tours that often reveal intrigue where you'd least expect!
More on Melbourne's Ghost Tours & Cemetery Walks

The Art of War

Requiem Requiem, part of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, is a photojournalism exhibition curated by war photographer Tim Page. Held at YARRA Gallery in Federation Square, Requiem presents a selection of photographs that document Cambodia in its last death throws, before the country fell to the Khmer Rouge in April of 1975.
When: May 10 to 19
Official Opening: Friday May 10 - 6pm
Curator Talk: Sunday May 19 - 4pm

On Cockatoo Island On Cockatoo Island, showing at Port Melbourne's MARS Gallery, is a series of photographs by award-winning artist Jacqueline Mitelman, documenting the vast industrial spaces, the sculptural monumentality of the machines, and the aching beauty of metal decaying on the docks of Cockatoo Island, located in Sydney Harbour.
When: May 10 to June 2
Opening Night: Thursday May 9 - 6pm to 8pm

Lawyers Have More Fun

Legally Blonde The Musical Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the popular film, will be performed at Melbourne's Princess Theatre for a strictly limited season. A smash hit musical in New York for 2 years and for 3 years in London where it won the coveted Best New Musical Olivier Award, it features Elle Woods and Rob Mills in an all-star Australian cast.
When: May 9 to September 29

Scarborough Scarborough, performed by up and coming Melbourne theatre company The Honeytrap, is Fiona Evans' play about a dangerously charged romance and its disturbing implications as it follows an illicit weekend away that's shared between a mouthy sixteen year old and her teacher. Performances are held at Brunswick Arts Space.
When: Until May 18 - Thursdays to Saturdays

August: Osage County August: Osage County, performed by Heidelberg Theatre Company in Rosanna, is the densely plotted saga of a Mid-West American clan. Both fiercely funny and bitingly sad with its unforgettable characters and dozens of quotable lines, the black comedy won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize for best new play in 2008.
When: Until May 18

A Tale of Two Worlds

Blak Blak, performed by the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, is their brand new work which explodes with stories about a contemporary clan and the collision of two worlds. An emotionally powerful and physically dynamic production with an exciting soundscape, performances are held at The Arts Centre.
When: Until Sunday May 11

Funky Cold Modinha

Alma Mater Alma Mater present a performance that brings to life the traditions of Portuguese fado and Brazilian modinha, creating music that's fiery, gripping and tense, yet surprisingly delicate with its rare combination of instruments, diverse influences and cultures. The accomplished trio will perform at Melbourne's Butterfly Club.
When: Thursday to Sunday, May 9 to 12

Roaring 20's Burlesque Roaring 20's Burlesque, presented by Pop Up Events and held at the very appropriate venue of Prahran Memorial Hall, an old Art Deco venue, brings to the stage 8 of the best Burlesque performers in town along with roving entertainers, a best dressed competition, door prizes and very reasonable bar prices all night.
When: Saturday May 11 - Doors Open 7pm

Whole Lotta Love in Kilda

Whole Lotta Love, the Led Zeppelin Celebration Whole Lotta Love, the Led Zeppelin Celebration brings together some of Australia's finest rock artists with Steve Balbi, Simon Meli, Dallas Frasca and others coming together at St Kilda's Palais Theatre for a show that recreates the pure excitement, energy and passion of Led Zeppelin for a one-night-only spectacular.
When: Friday May 10

Kings & Queens Kings & Queens returns to St Kilda's Esplanade Hotel with a line-up of seven energetic local bands that will rock the infamous Gershwin Room. Featuring Jika, Disgruntled Bruntle, Lung, The Greeting Method, New Manic Spree, The Spitting Swallows and Kat Arditto, there'll also be special giveaways on the night.
When: Saturday May 11 - 7pm to 1am

Run for Mum!

Mother's Day Classic Mother's Day Classic, taking place at the Tan Track, is the largest national fun run in Australia. Held every year on Mother's Day to raise funds for breast cancer research, the event is a great day out for young and old be they walking, running or just enjoying a fun, healthy morning with entertainment for all ages.
When: Sunday May 12 - 7am to Midday

AFL Premiership | Round 7 AFL Premiership | Round 7
Geelong v Essendon
Friday May 10, 7:50pm - Marvel Stadium
Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne
Saturday May 11, 4:40pm - Marvel Stadium
Hawthorn v Sydney
Saturday May 11, 7:40pm - MCG
Melbourne v GC
Sunday May 12, 4:40pm - MCG
St Kilda v Carlton
Monday May 13, 7:40pm - Marvel Stadium

More Sports Events HERE

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