Events

EVENTS September 2017 to December 2017

FEATURED COVER EVENT

29 September 2017 – 21 January 2018.
The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood
Bendigo Art Gallery
A large slice of Hollywood history will arrive in Bendigo in September with an exhibition honouring the life and work of multiple Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head.Edith Head is considered the most significant costume designer in the history of cinema. In her 50 year career, first at Paramount Pictures and later at Universal Studios, the American-born designer worked closely with most of Hollywood’s most important stars on close to a thousand films.
The Costume Designer brings together more than seventy of these costumes, from the 1930s to the 1960s, gleaned the archives of Paramount, the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design and other private collections.
htp://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

1/09/2017 to 07/11/2017
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
The exhibition narrates the rich history of the fashion house, including Christian Dior’s early influences, the design codes synonymous with the House of Dior and insights into the Dior atelier workrooms,
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/

 

14/09/2017 to 16/09/2017
Homage to Bricolage
Bricolage blends projection, performance, Shakespeare, KFC, identity and politics in the digital age Performed against a dynamic and immersive backdrop, the stage becomes a canvas as image, text, music and media create a surreal rainbow world.
Testing Grounds 1-23 City Road Southbank
https://www.melbournefringe.com.au

 

15/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
Cactus and the Mime
A depressed cactus mascot and an aspiring mime re-enact their tortured relationship history in the style of a children’s show, to disastrous results.
Son of Loft, Lithuanian Club 44 Errol Street North Melbourne
03 9660 9666 www.melbournefringe.com.au/

 

15/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
Ode to Man
.Across 15 chapters, Ode to Man is dark and funny storytelling, accompanied by original animation and projection by Lindsay Cox and digital sound composition by Chris Wenn Warning: Contains coarse language, adult themes.
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne
www.melbournefringe.com.au

 

15/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
I Carry Your Heart
An intimate theatre production combining original writing, verbatim text and physical performance offers a space to delve into the dark and allow you to traverse the visceral experience that is grief and come out the other side!
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne
03 9660 9666 www.facebook.com/ICarryYourHeart

 

20/09/2017 to 23/09/2017
Orpheus Turns
Orpheus Turns is a theatrical reimagining of Orpheus’ plight as a ritual of mourning. The show invites audiences to walk with Orpheus into the underworld, and turn back to look at the processes of grief and cultural memory
Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne
www.melbournefringe.com.au/eve…

 

21/09/2017 to 12/11/2017
Pop-Up Globe
Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of history’s greatest theatres, will soon pop-up next door to Sidney Myer Music Bowl.see four productions As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Henry V, plus a specially commissioned piece – Around The Globe In 60 Minutes!
Kings Domain Alexandra AvenueM Melbourne
1300 136 166
www.popupglobe.com.au

 

to 23/09/2017
Wogs At Work
Wogs At Work is the hilarious new show from Australian comedy legend Nick Giannopoulos Wogs At Work promises to be the ethnic comedy spectacular of the year. Don’t miss it!
Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street Melbourne
www.wogs.com.au

 

23/09/2017
Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest
Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will be the first Oktoberfest in Australia to feature each of the six Munich Oktoberfest-breweries. There will be more than 50 different imported German beers on offer.
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
www.royalmelbourneoktoberfest.com.au

 

23/09/2017 to 03/10/2017
Royal Melbourne Show
Experience an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show. Be entertained all day with hundreds of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions.
Melbourne Showgrounds 276-318 Epsom Road Flemington
1300 656 547 royalshow.com.au

 

25/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
Quarter Life Crisis
Join Steph on the eve of her 25th birthday as she takes you through her mediocre job, fear of using public bathrooms and attempts at becoming a fully functioning adult.
The Cavern, Metropolitan Hotel 36 Courtney Street North Melbourne

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26/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
May Contain Sex Scenes
Get under the covers with Sabrina Martin (NZ) for a deliciously intimate and a shameless celebration of the female orgasm. May Contain will delve into your darkest fantasies and leave you deeply, deeply satisfied. Warning: this show not only may contain sex scenes but also may contain some gentle audience participation. Consider yourself warned.
Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne
www.melbournefringe.com.au

 

to 29/09/2017
Sinatra Style – The Crooning Tuxedo Show
Presented live on stage in the only vaudeville theatre in the southern hemisphere, Sinatra Style evokes the Rat Pack live on stage in a smoky Vegas club in the 1960s.
Speakeasy HQ Apollo Theatre522 Flinders Street Melbourne
0425 800 949 knuckles@speakeasy-hq.com

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

14/09/2017 to 01/10/2017
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival is an open-access event that brings the city alive with over 400 events, performances and exhibitions, as artists from Melbourne and beyond engage the city and spaces we live in with works across every conceivable art form.
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne
03 9660 9600 melbournefringe.com.au

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01/10/2017 to 31/10/2017
Victorian Seniors Festival
The City of Melbourne presents a range of different activities throughout October, from dancing and craft workshops to intergenerational conversations and tai chi.More than 25 events across Melbourne, held in libraries, recreation and neighbourhood centres, the Town Hall and Federation Square, there’s something for everyone.
Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne
melbourne.vic.gov.au/seniors

 

04/10/2017 to 22/10/2017
Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals, with an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events each October.
Federation SquareCorner of Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne
03 9662 4242 www.festival.melbourne.com.au
 

to 07/10/2017
Calendar Girls
Based on the true story of eleven women who posed nude for their annual calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls is a raucous comedy about friendship, determination and hope.
Athenaeum Theatre 188 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9650 1500
premier.ticketek.com.au

 

12/10/2017 to 22/12/2017
Indie Cinema and Stand Up Comedy
Six of Melbourne’s funniest stand-up comedians will showcase their material prior to a screening of some of Melbourne’s most entertaining short independent films.
Speakeasy HQ Apollo Theatre 522 Flinders Street Melbourne
0447 199 914

 

14/10/2017
Diwali
Let the festival of Diwali take you on a magical journey through India in a colourful program of classical, folk and Bollywood dance performances, workshops, soul-stirring music, the bustling bazaar, delectable Indian cuisines and a brilliant fireworks display on the Yarra.
Federation Square SWANSTON ST Melbourne
celebrateindia.org.au

 

15/10/2017
Spring Fling Street Festival
The 2017 Spring Fling will be showcasing a quality line-up of local musicians who are ready to bring the best Sunday party vibes. Along with a huge variety of delicious food, cold drinks and beautiful sunshine, there’s no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in North Melbourne!
Errol Street ,1 Errol Street North Melbourne
03 9328 1126
www.springflingstreetfestival.com.au

 

to 19/10/2017
Apollo Cabaret Stars – Cabaret Burlesque and Jazz
See the stars of cabaret blaze for one night only, as they bring their astounding skills to the stage. Presenting a lineup of stunningly fresh talent, each having completed Stage Readiness Level 1 Speakeasy HQ Apollo Theatre 522 Flinders Street Melbourne
0425 800 949

 

to 22/10/2017
Oktoberfest at Hophaus
Hophaus is bringing Munich to Melbourne this Oktoberfest, with Bavarian fare and bier, Dachshund races, sausage and schnitzel-eating competitions, and live German music and entertainment each weekend.
Hophaus Bier Bar Grill 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank
03 9682 5900
hophaus.com.au

 

28/10/2017 to 29/10/2017
South East Asia 50th Jubilee Celebration
The festival features cultural development, social clubs, authentic food from Melbourne’s top restaurants, music performances and lots of activities for kids and grown-ups alike. The multicultural communities of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will celebrate their culture and achievements at this wonderful event.
Queen Victoria Market Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets Melbourne
0431 577 508
www.facebook.com/events/162903…

 

28/10/2017
Spring Vegan Festival
The events venue will be transformed for a day to celebrate veganism, ethical shopping and compassion for animals.The festival will feature 100% vegan vendors and non-profits, as well as animal rights cinema, vegan high tea, an art zone, golden tickets and more.
Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne VIC 3051 Flat Floor Pavilion, Cobblestone Pavilion
03 8060 1725
www.alv.org.au/

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

02/11/2017 to 12/11/2017
Cirque du Soleil Toruk – The First Flight
The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility.
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Park Batman Avenue Melbourne
premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/…

 

to 05/11/2017
Brigadoon
The story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble upon a mysterious village called Brigadoon. Tommy (Rohan Browne), one of the tourists, discovers that magically, Brigadoon only appears for one day every 100 years.
Arts Centre Melbourne 100 ST KILDA Road Southbank
1300 182 183
www.theproductioncompany.com.au

 

07/11/2017
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
Join thousands of avid racegoers, as they flock to Flemington’s playground. Run over 3200 metres, the Emirates Melbourne Cup is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world.
Flemington Racecourse Flemington Drive 428-550 Epsom Road Flemington
1300 727 575 www.flemington.com.au/

 

10/11/2017
Megan Washington
Megan Washington has taken the music world by storm over the last decade.In this performance with The Impossible Orchestra, get ready to hear new songs and favourites from jazz to indie pop and alternative rock.Don’t miss one of the defining Australian female singers of our age in this special collaboration.
Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt Street Southbank
03 9699 3333
www.melbournerecital.com.au/

 

11/11/2017
Upstream 50km Challenge
The Upstream Challenge is a charity walk/run to raise funds for IMF, Very Special Kids and Raise Foundation.The 50km challenge starts at Gosch’s Paddock, following the Yarra River to Donvale. A shorter 20km challenge runs from Yarra Flats to Donvale. no registration fee, but participants must raise a minimum of $200 (tax deductible). You can enter as a team or individually.
Gosch’s Paddock 423 Punt Road Melbourne
0408 576 275
www.upstreamfoundation.org

 

12/11/2017
Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac
The Sunday Age City2Sea brings in the new season of fun, fitness and sunshine when it returns to the streets of Melbourne and is expected to bring over 10,000 people together over 5km and 15km courses, starting in Melbourne’s CBD and finishing along the iconic Beaconsfield Parade and Catani Gardens in St Kilda.
Yarra Park Brunton Avenue Jolimont
02 9282 1200
www.thecity2sea.com.au

 

12/11/2017
Polish Festival
A showcase of Poland’s famous hospitality, hearty food and romantic traditions, the festival features song and dance, merchandise and culinary delights guaranteed to transport you to the historical town squares of Europe. Enjoy live music and the swirling colours of traditional dancers and folk-inspired art at the largest Polish festival in Australia.
Federation Square Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets
Melbourne
www.polishfestival.com.au

 

12/11/2017
Melody of the Night – Shi Jin Live in Melbourne
Be prepared to be enchanted by a magical evening of Shi Jin’s most popular and loved melodies, in his first recital concert in Australia.Shi Jin is one of the most popular pianists in China, who combines melodious Chinese compositions with inspiration and emotion
Melbourne Recital Centre31 Sturt Street Southbank VIC 3006
0449 528 529
https://www.facebook.com/event…

 

to 16/11/2017
Secret Life of Birds in Melbourne Gardens
Melbourne Gardens provides a breeding habitat and is a stopover to over 110 species of birds. Discover the secret life of birds, their calls and habitats during this special guided walk with one of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ resident bird experts.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne VIC 3004 Meet at Gate H, Alexandra Ave
03 9252 2429 rbg.vic.gov.au

 

to 17/11/2017
Varietease
Situated in the basement and bank vaults of an 1850s Gold Rush-era bank, the Vault is a lavishly appointed VIP theatre that holds only 30, seated in velvet armchairs and couches.
Speakeasy HQ Apollo Theatre 522 Flinders Street Melbourne
0447 199 914

 

18/11/2017
Dragon Boat Racing Team Try Out Day
Dragon boating is a team sport, racing in categories including male, female, mixed, junior and masters (over 40 years).No experience is required to join the team but a medium level of fitness, good flexibility and a positive attitude are a good start.Come and try it at no cost and see if competitive dragon boating is your new sport.
Community Hub at The Dock912 Collins Street Docklands
0416 107 927
www.dragonboating.com.au

 

19/11/2017
Rugby League World Cup: Quarter-Final
In 2017, the best players and teams from around the world will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup.
The Rugby League World Cup will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks from 27 October until 2 December 2017 –This will be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium Olympic Boulevard Melbourne
02 9359 8500
www.rlwc2017.com/

 

22/11/2017
Vance Joy
Following a period of writing and recording abroad, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and local favourite Vance Joy The November show will be his first in Australia since last April’s sold-out ‘Fire and the Flood’ Tour. Fans can expect to hear favourites from his 2014 platinum-selling debut album, Dream Your Life Away, in addition to a handful of new songs.
Forum Theatre 150-162 Flinders Street Melbourne
frontiertouring.com/vancejoy

 

25/11/2017
Op Shop Ball Melbourne
Hit the op shops and don your finest finds for the The Op Shop Ball. It’s a night of fun while raising money for Finnan’s Gift, which supports cardiac care at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.Now in its seventh year, the Op Shop Ball was started in Melbourne by John Shore. This fun night includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, a live and silent auction with incredible prizes, as well as a Harvey Norman Spinning Wheel and lucky wine winners.The Op Shop theme allows for any attire and nothing is off limits as long as the outfit you wear was bought from an op shop.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne123 Collins Street Melbourne
www.opshopball.com

 

to 30/11/2017
Welcome to the Library Tour
Take a guided tour exploring State Library Victoria’s many spaces and services.see the magnificent heritage reading rooms where you can browse collections of books, magazines and music visit the Library’s renowned galleries and free exhibitions find quiet study spaces and group work areas access computers, printers and the WiFi networkdiscover the cafe, parent rooms and toilet facilities learn how to become a Library member.
State Library Victoria328 Swanston Street Melbourne
03 8664 7099
www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

to 03/12/2017
Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical
From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy featuring exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects.
Her Majesty’s Theatre 219 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 795 012 www.aladdinthemusical.com.au

 

05/12/2017
Paul McCartney – One On One Tour
Paul McCartney brings his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia which celebrates McCartney’s entire career – from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue.
AAMI Park Olympic Park, 60 Olympic Boulevard Melbourne
www.frontiertouring.com/paulmccartney

 

15/01/2017 to 17/12/2017
Docklands Sunday Market
Enjoy a variety market right on the pedestrian boardwalk beside the water in the heart of Melbourne’s Docklands, only five minutes from the CBD and easy access with free city trams.
The market features recycled kids designer clothes and soft toys, jewellery, rare earth rocks and semi-precious gems, locally made kaftans, soy candles, soap, hand-made art and craft, books and more.
NewQuay 24 Newquay Promenade Docklands VIC 3008
0412 910 496
www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au

 

to 22/12/2017
Stand-Up Comedy and Vaudeville Headliners
Stand-Up Comedy and Vaudeville Headliners features a collection of some of the most outstanding and energetic stand-up comedians, musical comedians, funny street performers and other comedy-based acts, with a burlesque finisher – all sourced from the live Melbourne underground comedy club scene.
Speakeasy HQ Apollo Theatre 522 Flinders Street Melbourne
0447 199 914

 

CULINARY EVENTS

 

26/08/2017 to 23/09/2017
Thai Cooking Masterclass
Learn the secret to making two of Thailand’s most famous dishes – Green Papaya Salad and Pad Thai – with the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients.In this two-hour class, BangPop head chef Chanyut Nitmaha will teach you how to create the delicate balance of flavours that makes Thai meals so delicious.
You will then be able to sit down with your new-found foodie friends and a glass of wine to enjoy your culinary creations.
BangPop 35 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf VIC 3006
03 9245 9800
www.bangpop.com.au

 

16/09/2017
Mexican Independence Day
Celebrate all things Mexican with live music, Mexican street food, margarita tasting paddles – and the 1kg burrito challenge for those who dare
Hopscotch 4/2 Riverside Quay Southbank
03 9690 6999
www.hopscotchmelbourne.com.au/…

 

21/09/2017
Cheese and Chardonnay
Join an evening of cheese and Chardonnay. Taste some of our best house-matured cheeses, varying in milks, seasonality and production method. These are expertly paired with a diverse selection of Chardonnays, from new and old world producers, in oaked and unoaked styles. What better way to reconnect your pallet to this versatile grape than with a pairing of delectable cheeses.Taste, learn, and discuss how and why cheese and Chardonnay work so well together – a pairing so successful that some have even taken to bathing cheese in Chardonnay!This tasting will be hosted by two talented team members from the Spring Street Cheese Cellar & City Wine Shop. Minding the cheese selection, Caitlin Grace shares her knowledge in an approachable style. Caitlin is a trained chef and one of their highly skilled cheesemongers. And hand selecting the Chardonnays will be sommelier Kayleen Reynolds, who was recently awarded Sommeliers Australia 2016 Tasting Education Scholarship National Dux and has a superior knowledge of white wines.
Spring Street Grocer 157 Spring Street Melbourne
03 9639 0335
www.trybooking.com/ROSK

 

25/09/2017 to 13/10/2017
Barbie Fashionista Children’s High Tea
Barbie returns to The Langham, Melbourne this September school holidays with Barbie Fashionista Children’s High Tea! Come on, boys and girls – everyone has a unique style, and it’s time to show off yours!From ruffle cupcakes to sprinkle chocolate mousse cones and daisy muffins, the high tea includes a delicious range of on-trend treats designed to inspire and delight.The grown-ups can indulge in the Wedgwood high tea menu, including sparkling wine and finger sandwiches.Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
The Langham, Melbourne1 Southbank Avenue Melbourne VIC 3006
1800 641 107
melbarestaurant.com.au/aria/

 

30/09/2017
A Taste of South America Wine Dinner
Join the team at Bohemian Bar & Restaurant as they take you on a culinary journey through South America, with a five-course degustation featuring South American-inspired dishes, crafted by head chef Gerard Rodriguez.Paying homage to the culinary delights and traditions of South America, the dishes will be matched with eight unique wines from Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. Head sommelier Gavin Wraith, will be joined by Lucia Caldna from Untapped Wines to present and discuss each wine and how they complement each course.
Guests can expect an evening of exceptional food, wine and educational insights. This special dinner will also include snacks and drinks upon arrival.
Bohemian Bar & Restaurant 35 Dukes Walk South Wharf VIC 3006
03 9682 0566
www.thebohemian.com.au

 

to 01/10/2017
Trivia on the Roof
Test your knowledge with a social Sunday afternoon game of trivia on the rooftop of Campari House. There’ll be happy hour specials and a retractable roof to keep you warm, inside and out, all through winter.
Campari House 23-25 Hardware Lane Melbourne
03 9600 1574
www.camparihouse.com.au

 

1st Friday of every month
Wine Tasting Club
On the first Friday of every month, wine lovers are invited to sample several rare and exotic wines which will be opened and shared with a group of fellow enthusiasts.
Cure Bar and Eatery164 Rathdowne Street Carlton
0417 557 765 cure-bar.com

 

20/10/2017 to 22/10/2017
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza is a celebration of all things gin, with dozens of makers in one room, sharing their love and know-how of the drink. They’ll be offering samples of their juniper-laced spirits and generally having a good natter about all things gin, accompanied by a great bar serving up amazing cocktails, a dedicated masterclass area and a range of talks and guests.
After three years of the London edition, 2017 is the second year for Junipalooza Melbourne, teaming up with the Gin Queen herself, Caroline Childerley, as host, flying in from Gin Foundry HQ in London.Presenting a whole host of European ginsmiths, each keen to share their gins with you, this is a chance to meet the people behind your favourite spirit
Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne
Info@GinFoundry.com
www.ginfoundry.com/junipalooza

 

22/12/2015 to 28/02/2019
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.
Federation Square Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne

 

Ongoing
Family Feud – Live TV Studio Audience
You’re invited to join and be part of the audience.Being in the audience of Family Feud is a fun and memorable experience, plus there are great prize giveaways for audience members.
Please note that audience members must be 14 years of age and over. Those aged between 14 and 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
NEP Studios 55 Conventry Street Southbank VIC 3006
feudaudience.com.au