Featured Event: WIZARD OF OZ
After premiering in Brisbane at QPAC, and playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, the show will travel to Adelaide’s Festival Theatre in April 2018 and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne in May 2018.
The Wizard of Oz musical is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Leading the company are Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as the Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West. Rising star Samantha Dodemaide plays the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical.

Book tickets now for Festival Theatre, for the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, from 15 May.


MARCH 2018

01/03/2018 to 18/03/2018
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.
The Festival presents the largest consumer fashion event, including runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
03 9654 5599

15/03/2018 to 26/03/2018
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
MQFF presents stories that celebrate diversity and community, stories that inspire, educate, entertain and challenge.The festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers and champions LGBTIQ filmmaking talent through a program of awards, industry days and workshops.Films screen at ACMI, Palace Kino and Cinema Nova.
(ACMI) FedSquare Cor of Swanston & Flinders Str Melbourne
03 9662 4147

16/03/2018 to 25/03/2018
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
An annual, state-wide celebration of the Victorian food and wine industry.From large scale free events like River Graze to intimate dinners and a immersive festival hub at the House of Food and Wine Hotel, there’s something for every food lover.
Various venues across Melbourne See website for details
03 9823 6100

16/03/2018 to 18/03/2018
River Graze
The banks of the Yarra River will be transformed into a foodie’s playground for the opening weekend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, presented by Bank of Melbourne. Graze all weekend at food and wine zones for all ages.
This event is free and accessible, with programming and entertainment for everyone.
Queensbridge Square 1A Queensbridge Street Southbank From Yarra Princes Bridge to Crown Promenade
03 9823 6100

Wine and Cheese Fest
The Wine and Cheese Fest is a tantalising feast for all your senses, with more than 30 quality exhibitors showcasing and sharing their artisanal products.Accompanied by live jazz music entertainment as well as a DJ in the courtyard area.
Meat Market 3 Blackwood Street North Melbourne
0420 976 847

17/03/2018 to 18/03/2018
15th Thai Culture & Food Festival
Come along to the Thai Culture & Food Festival, featuring 16 food stalls, a beer garden, international chefs, dancing, live music and Muay Thai kickboxing. This event is family-friendly with lots of activities for children and adults.
Fed Square Cor of Swanston & Flinders Streetsm Melbourne

Herald Sun/City Link Run for the Kids
Melbourne’s most loved fun run, the Herald Sun/City Link Run for the Kids. Raising much needed funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal – more than half of the entry fee is donated to helping Victoria’s sick and most vulnerable kids, this event has become the single biggest fundraising contributor for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Kings Domain Alexandra Avenue Melbourne
03 9292 2901

Carlton Harmony Day Festival
Gather with the Carlton community to celebrate cultural diversity with neighbours and beyond at the Harmony Festival.
This is a fun, free, family-friendly event to celebrate and enhance pride in the diversity of people living in Carlton through music, food and cultural activities. Everyone is welcome.
Neill Street Reserve174-176 Palmerston Street Carlton
03 9347 2739

21/03/2018 to 25/03/2018
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, returns to the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens in March 2018.
The five-day show attracts floral fanatics and gardening enthusiasts, from home improvement, DIY and renovation buffs, to families exploring creative cubby houses and enjoying floral face-painting.
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival 2018
Come join the festivities at Victoria’s Multicultural Festival during Cultural Diversity Week.
Hosted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, this free, one-day event will showcase Victoria’s vibrant cultures through a variety of incredible music and dance, international cuisine, arts and craft, kids’ activities and roving performances!
Federation Square Cor of Swanston & Flinders Street Melbourne

24/03/2018 to 25/03/2018
Come along and experience Indian culture through its food, flavours, arts and crafts and entertainment.Indian Festival at Queen Victoria Market. The two-day program is bustling with cultural activities, Bollywood beats, and food vendors serving colourful flavours from all over India. Browse the Indian handicrafts, try a spot of Bollywood dancing or master the art of sari-tying.
Queen Victoria Market Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets Melbourne
03 9320 5822

28/03/2018 to 22/04/2018
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival was established in 1987, the festival has grown to include over 600 shows in 2018 with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a fun-filled family festival with sports clinics, the popular Teddy Bear Hospital, Woolworths Fair, Create with NGV, kids cooking classes, rides, music, dancing and more.
Entry is free
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre m1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf
03 9292 1166

APRIL 2018

19/01/2018 to 01/04/2018
We Are Here
Witness actual and imagined queer histories, brought to life by five outstanding contemporary visual artists.
Drawing on archival material from State Library Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
State Library of Victoria328 Swanston Street Melbourne Palmer Hall
03 8664 7099

05/04/2018 to 08/04/2018
Australasian Quilt Convention
The Australasian Quilt Convention is Australia’s international quilting event. Come along for classes with some of the best local and overseas quilting Add to this an expo packed with specialty patchwork and quilting suppliers, expert talks and sewing rooms, and you’ve got quilting paradise!
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
02 9452 7575

to 07/04/2018
This exhibition takes place in March to connect with International Women’s Day and is a fundraiser for UN Women, the United Nations agency supporting women in third world countries. the exhibition has an annual theme relating to women and photography. In an abstract, the subject is often only a small part of the idea of the image.
Magnet Galleries Melbourne Inc Level 2 640 Bourke Street Melbourne
03 8589 0371

11/04/2018 to 22/04/2018
ArtPlay – Big Dance Workshops for Kids
Big Dance is the largest free celebration of dance in the world and it’s hitting Australia in 2018! Come along to asession just for kids at ArtPlay.Big Dance is a participatory dance festival, a celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability.
ArtPlay Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9689 2055

Victorian Mosque Open Day
Several Mosques opened their hearts and doors for the Islamic Council of Victoria’s (ICV) Victorian Mosque Open Day project launch last year. This event, is back this year, in an attempt to drum out the rise of Islamophobia. There are several mosques participating in suburbs all around Melbourne and Victoria, including the City Mosque in West Melbourne
Islamic Council of Victoria (City Mosque) 66-68 Jeffcott Street West Melbourne
0432 572 163

21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018
7th Malaysia Day Festival
Malaysia Day festival at the Queen Victoria Market showcases authentic Malaysian food, as well as dishes influenced by the Japanese, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese. Enjoy a taste of Malaysian culture and games with activities including a game of congkak, henna art, sarong tying, balloon making and cultural performances.
Queen Victoria Market Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets Melbourne VIC 3000
0431 577 508

17/12/2017 to 22/04/2018
Boyd Summer Park: Splash Yoga
Enjoy Hatha Yoga with a twist! Keep cool and embrace the element of water as you breathe and move in the urban oasis at Boyd summer park pop-up. Invite your family, friends and neighbours to this fantastic yoga session in the new pop-up park behind Boyd community hub.
Boyd Summer Park 207 City Road Rear of Community Hub Southbank
03 9658 8314

Fifty Years of Hofbräuhaus Melbourne
Celebrate 50 years of Hofbräuhaus Melbourne with a big day of Bavarian fun and celebrations! Enjoy live music and entertainment, Bavarian competitions, and Bavarian bier and food.
Hofbrauhaus Melbourne 28 Market Lane Melbourne
03 9663 3361

Big Dancethe largest free celebration of dance in the world and it’s hitting Australia in 2018! Learn the Big Dance at one of the free Big Dance workshops all across Victoria in March and April, or learn it online from the free Big Dance tutorials with your family and friends. Once you’ve done that, join thousands of people around Australia and perform the Big Dance at Federation Square.
Fed Square Cor of Swanston & Flinders Str Melbourne
03 9689 2055…

to 29/04/2018
Boyd Summer Park: Sunday Sport for Families
Come along with your kids for an hour of fun games and sports!Every Sunday at Boyd summer park in Southbank, you will meet with other local families and get to know each other over fun and sporty activities. This is a great way to combine social and active time over the weekend.
Boyd Summer Park 207 City Road Southbank VIC 3006 Rear Community Hub
03 9658 8314

MAY 2018

03/05/2018 to 17/05/2018
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival’s diverse program of film premières, arts and speaker events will introduce you to incredible people and fascinating places.The entertaining and innovative program seeks to inform, engage, inspire and drive conversation on human rights issues
(ACMI) Federation Square Cor Swanston & Flinders Sts Melbourne
03 9639 1121

08/05/2018 to 12/05/2018
M/other Land
In M/other Land, multi-disciplinary artist Roberta Rich inserts, engages and navigates her diaspora African identity within her ‘mother land’ context of South Africa. Screens show the artist oscillating between sites of historical significance, memory, residence, empowerment and struggle, relating to her South African family’s ‘coloured’ experiences and what this construction of ‘coloured’ was/is prior to, during and after the apartheid regime.
Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
03 9322 3720


2018 Chinese Lantern Music Festival
Celebrate 2018 Chinese Year of the Dog with a performance by the Chinese String Ensemble.
Kensington Town Hall 30-34 Bellair Street Kensington VIC 3031
0433 966 251


09/05/2018 to 12/05/2018
Two artists got on a cargo ship and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards.This show is what they brought back.
Arts House 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne
03 9322 3720


09/05/2018 to 12/05/2018
Exhale is about indigeneity, accountability and trauma. It explores the relationships and boundaries forged between indigenous cultures on foreign lands; negotiations between environmental and urban lifestyles; and the ability to heal through storytelling.
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
03 9322 3720


11/05/2018 to 20/05/2018
Good Beer Week
Good Beer Week, the biggest beer festival in the southern hemisphere, is an independent and not-for-profit festival that celebrates and promotes the renaissance that craft beer is enjoying globally. Since the festival’s inception in 2011, its central aim is to promote good beer and the community and culture that surround it
Fed Square cor Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne

15/05/2018 to 01/07/2018
The Wizard of Oz
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic.
Leading the company are Australian musical theatre legend Anthony Warlow as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, and leading ladies Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as The Wicked Witch of the West. Rising star Samantha Dodemaide plays the coveted role of Dorothy, her first leading role in a major musical.
Regent Theatre 191-197 Collins Street Melbourne
136 100


19/05/2018 to 20/05/2018
Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival
The Festival, including over 40 events, an Asian vegetarian food fair, spectacular cultural performances and a thrilling new dragon boat sprint race along the Yarra River. This two-day event encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to commemorate the birth of Buddha and to explore the theme of ‘Consensus and Openness’.
Fed Square cor Swanston & Flinders Strs Melbourne
0455 988 268

Home New

Mojo Film Festival
During Schizophrenia Week, celebrate the creative spirit of lived experience voice at the Mojo Film Festival.
See short films made by local and international filmmakers with lived experience of schizophrenia and mental health recovery, plus guest artists and a filmmaker panel talk.
(ACMI) Federation Square Cor of Swanston & Flinders Str Melbourne


to 27/05/2018
Listen to Your Elders
The Listen to Your Elders exhibition features oral history recordings collected from the 1980s through to 2016 by the Koorie Heritage Trust. These recordings share experiences and knowledge of our Koorie Elders and explore the very significant role Elders hold in the Victorian Koorie community.
Koorie Heritage Trust Inc The Yarra Building Levels 1 and 3 Fed Squarem Melbourne
03 8662 6300…

JUNE 2018

01/06/2018 to 03/06/2018
Good Food and Wine Show
Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new foods, new wines and latest products.With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf


08/06/2018 to 11/06/2018
Mind Body Spirit Festival
Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods! See, try and buy unique products and gifts.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf

The MindBodySpirit Festival

08/06/2018 to 17/06/2018
The Naked Self
In a gallery setting, you’re invited to hear the audio portraits of strangers, who reveal the stories and the secrets of their bodies. As an additional option, you can step into a private booth, undress and confess – contributing your own self-portrait to the growing archive.
Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
03 9322 3720


09/06/2018 to 10/06/2018
Soul Craft Festival
Soul Craft is a weekend long celebration of craft and connection presented by The Craft Sessions; created to bring the craft community together with lots of space and time to talk all things craft.The program is two full days of all your favourite textile crafts in one big happy mix, from sewing to embroidery, knitting to natural dyeing, weaving to quilting.
Meat Market 3 Blackwood Street North Melbourne…

20/06/2018 to 07/07/2018
Reparar Means To Repair – Camila Galaz
Reparar Means to Repair uses sound recordings and video from the artist’s father’s first years in Australia in the 1980s (a political refugee from Chile) The exhibition looks at the relationship between official narratives of reparation and the burden of personal healing through the frame of language and memory.
Blindside Gallery Room 14, Level 7 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne
03 9650 0093

to 31/03/2019
Progressive Degustation Tour
This Progressive Degustation walk is a gastronomic tour of Melbourne’s best hidden restaurants. You’ll visit three unique venues, with nine wine tastings and nine delicious bites to match. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in Melbourne’s famous restaurant scene. As you move between venues, you’ll be given insights into the city’s structure and snippets of history. Over 18s only.
Federation Square Cor of Swanston & Flinders Sts Melbourne
03 9663 3358

Ongoing Attraction
Family Fun Centres Black Light Mini Golf
The first of its kind in Australia, Glow Golf features 18 holes of fun, in air-conditioned, indoor comfort.Tee off indoors all year round, rain or shine, surrounded by fluorescent glow-in-the-dark murals and mood lighting. Look out for the popular Kingswood ute hole! Also available is Laser Tag3000, Victoria’s newest laser tag centre.
Harbour Town Level 1 Shop 35 Star Crescent Docklands
Phone: 9642 5442