Events

MELBOURNE EVENTS

MARCH 2019 TO JUNE 2019

MARCH 2019

14/03/2019 to 17/03/2019
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Watch as the fastest cars in the world tear up the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit at the 2019 season opener. Soak in the glamour of this star-studded event, the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 presents something for everyone as it takes excitement and opulence to the next level.
Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Albert Park Track Melbourne
03 9258 7100
enquires@grandprix.com.au
www.grandprix.com.au

15/03/2019 to 17/03/2019
Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival (GKCFF)
Australia’s peak Chinese film festival, and aims to promote Chinese films and boost Australia’s understanding of Chinese culture. It brings to Australia the best Chinese language films this season, showcasing new, up-and-coming directorssubtitled in both English and Chinese.
Cinema Room 002 (cinema), Level 1, RMIT Building 80 445 Swanston Street Melbourne
www.cff.org.au

 

12/03/2019 to 19/05/2019
Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical
Experience one of the most iconic and loved Australian films of all time in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical will play a strictly limited season at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 12 March. Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. That’s when things start to go really wrong. The musical features an incredible soundtrack of addictive new songs plus your favourite ABBA hits.
Her Majesty’s Theatre 219 Exhibition Street Melbourne
03 8643 3300
murielsweddingthemusical.com

 

12/03/2019 to 24/03/2019
Dance Massive
Artists from across Australia invite you to come nearer, get strange and see your mind explode in Dance Massive – a contemporary dance festival of urgent, inspiring work made in direct response to our times. This year’s Arts House program – 15 shows across three venues – . First Nations artists and choreographers are a focus of the program,
Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne
03 9322 3720
www.artshouse.com.au/whats-on/…

 

14/03/2019 to 25/03/2019
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
In 2019, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) heads into its 29th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond in the largest queer film festival in the southern hemisphere. MQFF presents over 100 sessions encompassing features, documentaries and shorts, including world premieres, Australian premieres, and Melbourne premieres.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
03 9662 4147
mqff.com.au

 

16/03/2019 to 23/03/2019
Cultural Diversity Week
The Cultural Diversity Week program focuses on intercultural programs that encourage dialogue, new connections and celebration, with a range of events focused on art, food, cultural dress, discussion and music being held across the municipality.
For details on events during Cultural Diversity Week visit the website.
Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
03 7017 8171
culturaldiversityweek.vic.gov.au

 

22/03/2019
14th Indonesian Film Festival Under the Stars
Soak up the Indonesian vibes at this movie screening of ‘Filosofi Kopi 2: Ben and Jodi’, as well as acoustic entertainment by Klaudspirits, authentic Indonesian food and drinks, and an art installation that showcases the various types of coffee across the archipelago of Indonesia.
Immigration Museum 400-424 Flinders Street Melbourne
0450 622 778
iffaustralia.com

 

23/092019
Multicultural Festival
Victoria’s Multicultural Festival includes food trucks, cultural activities, a kids’ zone and live performances. From 6:30pm Culture Waves sees special music event featuring some of Victoria’s most acclaimed young artists. This free evening of incredible music celebrates how cultural diversity is influencing Victoria’s local music scene.
Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
03 7017 8171
culturaldiversityweek.vic.gov.au

 

24/03/2019
Philippine Festival
The Philippine Festival, brought to you by the local Filipino community, promotes Filipino culture with a line-up of live music food and entertainment showcasing the great talents of Filipinos. The highlight of the festival will be the Ati Atihan parade, with people parading in their face masks, colourful and unique costumes and dancing to the music.
Queen Victoria Market Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets Melbourne
qvm.com.au/whatson/philippine-…

 

to 24/03/2019
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne returns for its 27th year in March. The Festival will celebrate Melbourne as one of the world’s great food cities, and Victoria as a foodie destination, with extraordinary experiences and guest chefs from around the world.
Malthouse Theatre 113 Sturt Street Southbank
03 9823 6100
www.mfwf.com.au

 

27/03/2019 to 21/04/2019
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
For three and a half weeks, Melbourne will be the nation’s hive of happiness, injecting all-day, all-night infectious fun to the city. There is a comedy thrill to fit everyone’s bill as comedians of all shapes and sizes take to theatres, pubs, clubs and broom cupboards citywide, shining a spotlight on the silly, the serious, the heart-breaking and the hilarious.
Melbourne Town Hall 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne Shows at various venues across the city.
03 9245 3700
comedyfestival.com.au

 

27/03/2019 to 31/03/2019
Melbourne Int Flower & Garden Show
Immerse YOUR senses in the Welcome Garden by Mark Browning, Landscape Design Show Gardens from Australia’s biggest names Show highlights include The Great Hall of Flowers, The Boutique Garden Competition, The Baptcare Shop Window Floral Design Competition, RMIT Fashion Design student showcase, DIY floral workshops by The Melbourne Flower School and power tool specialists Ryobi.
Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
melbflowershow.com.au

 

to 31/03/2019
Moonlight Cinema
Moonlight Cinema runs from December to March on the beautiful Central Lawn in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Enjoy a picnic as the sun sets, then watch all the latest films, advance previews and fan favourites on the big screen.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 100 Birdwood Avenue Melbourne Enter via Gate D on Domain Rd
www.moonlight.com.au

 

APRIL 2019

to 01/04/2019
Moving Melbourne: Cities Don’t Stand Still
Moving Melbourne is a photo exhibition presented by Public Record Office Victoria, focused on a city in constant motion.
From rowers parting the morning mist to protesters stopping traffic, this exhibition displays historic archival photography alongside contemporary street photography.
Victorian Archives Centre 99 Shiel Street North Melbourne VIC 3051
www.prov.vic.gov.au/

 

05/04/2019 to 20/04/2019
The (Very) Big Laugh Out
Renowned for its exciting and surprising all-ages programming,this FREE event presents world-class street performers and the best physical and musical comedy in da biz, performing on the Fed Square Main Stage and, for the first time, Melbourne Museum Plaza in Carlton Gardens.
Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
03 9655 1900
www.comedyfestival.com.au/2019…

 

06/04/2019 to 28/04/2019
West Side Story
A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story tells the tale of two young people whose happiness is destroyed by the hate of two enemy camps in New York City’s urban jungle. The Jets, sons of previous immigrants to America, battle the new arrivals from Puerto Rico, the Sharks, for domination of the streets.
Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne
1300 182 183
westsidestory.com.au

 

to 06/04/2019
NGV Friday Nights
Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.This season’s line-up boasts headline electronic artists and DJs Visit the NGV website for the schedule.
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
www.ngv.vic.gov.au/

 

07/04/2019
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour
This year, join them as they celebrate their fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour. You will be closer to the action, closer than ever before, with more chances during and after the game to directly interact with the Globetrotters stars. Don’t forget to secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event.
Melbourne Park Olympic Boulevard Melbourne
www.facebook.com/events/276281…

 

14/04/2019
Sri Lankan Festival
Join in the festivities as Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus come together for a day filled with cultural performance and workshops, traditional food, live music, cooking demonstrations and colourful decorations. No celebration is complete without mouthwatering food.Gather your family and friends for a New Year’s event like no other.
Queen Victoria Market Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets Melbourne VIC 3000 Queen Street
03 9320 5822
qvm.com.au/whatson/sri-lankan-…

 

to 14/04/2019
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Regent Theatre 191-197 Collins Street Melbourne
1300 558 878
jerseyboys.com.au

 

09/03/2019 to 28/04/2019
Undercurrent by Peta Clancy
Massacre sites across Australia lie silenced and hidden from public knowledge on colonised lands.’Undercurrent’ is the first exhibition from the Koorie Heritage Trust’s residency program designed to foster Koorie art, language and culture.
Koorie Heritage Trust Inc The Yarra Building (Levels 1 and 3) Federation Square Melbourne
03 9655 1900
koorieheritagetrust.com.au

 

to 28/04/2019
Love
Developed in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern art, Love combines visual art, historic and contemporary artefacts, and personal reflections from the community and visitors to explore love in all its joyous, illogical, heart-breaking and tender glory. The exhibition embraces all kinds of connections between people, as well as the range of emotional experiences that love entails, from joy, comfort and intimacy, to grief and sorrow.
Immigration Museum 400-424 Flinders Street Melbourne
131 102
museumsvictoria.com.au/immigra…

 

MAY 2019

04/05/2019
MXG Music Festival
Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds will be transformed into a neon space-themed playground with the planet’s highest quality stage design, awe-inspiring production and a truly earth-shaking sound system offers fans an immersive cosmic experience that will be near impossible to forget.
Melbourne Showgrounds 276-318 Epsom Road Flemington
www.mxgmusicfestival.com/

 

23/03/2019 to 04/05/2019
Fresh! Graduate Showcase
Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from throughout the state practicing within craft, design and fine art disciplines. The exhibition provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers.
Craft 2 Watson Place Melbourne
03 9650 7775
www.craft.org.au

 

08/05/2019 to 25/05/2019
Interior Translations – Kate Bohunnis
The focus here is to translate memory to feeling, feeling to object and object to sound. By using material as a form of resistance, both adhering to and subverting from, we can thus create a new conversation of emotional plasticity.
Blindside GalleryRoom 14, Level 7 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne
03 9650 0093
www.blindside.org.au/interior-…

 

12/05/2019
Mother’s Day Classic
The Mother’s Day Classic not only involves the main walking and running event, but also plenty of free entertainment to enjoy on the day. There’ll be a Kids Zone with a giant slide and a petting zoo, and live performances on stage.
Alexandra Gardens St Kilda Road Melbourne
03 9285 0600
www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/e…

to 19/05/2019
Sugar Republic
Sweet fun-lovers unite
Sugar Republic is an incredible pop-up Insta-museum dedicated to the celebration of desserts, candy and all things sweet through a series of amazing sensory rooms.Now Melbourne has a new sweet-spot with a whole raft of amazing new installations and visual eye-candy to excite the senses.
Myer Melbourne 314-336 Bourke Street Melbourne
www.sugarrepublic.com.au/contact/

 

to 23/05/2019
Masters of Watercolour
Outstanding artworks by fifteen award-winning artists showcase the skill and discipline of the medium of watercolour, illustrating the unique way each interpret the light and colour of their chosen subject matter.
Media House Gallery 655 Collins Street Melbourne
0418 357 814
www.ozlink.info/masters-of-wat…

 

to 26/05/2019
50 Iconic Women
The exhibition of 50 candid photographs by renowned British photographer Terry O’Neill features leading females from all walks of life – all creatively displayed as a montage of distinctive artworks by local female artists George Rose, Lauren Carney, Samantha Darling and Justine McAllister.
Melbourne Central cnr La Trobe and Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Shot Tower
www.melbournecentral.com.au/ev…

 

to 26/05/2019
Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories
Presenting the turbulent tale of Victoria’s gold rush through the individual stories of 20 objects. From tiny manuscript dairies kept by men and women on the goldfields, to a replica of the largest nugget found in the world at the time, this exhibition has stories for everyone.
Old Treasury Building 20-70 Spring Street East Melbourne VIC 3002
03 9651 2233
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au…

 

31/05/2019
Top Designs 2019
Displaying the work of outstanding VCE and VET design students, this annual exhibition spans the breadth of furniture, fashion, graphic and product design, set, prop and costume design, film, print, photography, animation, mechanical, electronic and web design.
Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053
131 102
museumsvictoria.com.au/melbour…

 

JUNE 2019

06/06/2019 to 10/06/2019
Melbourne International Singers Festival 2019
Singers festival for all choirs, singing groups and individual singers will present a bigger and even more diverse program over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Melbourne, including outstanding workshops and performance opportunities.
Federation Square Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets Melbourne
0413 804 566
www.playitforward.org.au

 

to 07/06/2019
Stigma: Dismantled, Revealed
The exhibition explores the stigma and stereotypes towards mental health issues that exist today, and conveys the self-stigma experienced by those living with mental health issues, as explored by the artists through their creations.
The Dax Centre 30 Royal Parade Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne Parkville V
03 9035 6258
https://www.daxcentre.org/

 

to 30/06/2019
The Changing Face of Victoria
Discover the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria. Encounter explorers, gain insights into life on the goldfields, and explore life in Victoria in the 20th and 21st centuries from Bells Beach to Black Saturday. More than 220 new items from across our collections are now on display in The changing face of Victoria exhibition.
State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street Melbourne Dome Galleries, Level 5
03 8664 7099
www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/ch…

 

to 30/06/2019
A Nation Divided: the Great War and Conscription
A new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building tells the story of this extraordinary period in our history. It is a tale of political intrigue, industrial turmoil, civil unrest and a lurid propaganda war. But it is also a story of passionate idealists, who faced down government repression in pursuit of their beliefs.
Old Treasury Building 20-70 Spring Street East Melbourne VIC 3002
03 9651 2233
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au…

BENDIGO EVENTS

EVENTS:

13/03/2019 to19/03/2019
Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival
At: Eaglehawk: A community highlight in Eaglehawk is the annual Dahlia and Arts Festiva which commences on the 13th of March for six days of activities and events.

 

15/03/2019 to 25 /03/ 2019
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Events – Bendigo
In conjunction with the 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Bendigo Region will be hosting an array of exciting Food and Beverage

16 /03/ 2019 – 14 /07/ 2019
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
At: Bendigo Art Gallery: Tudors to Windsors traces the history of the British monarchy through the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

 

22 /03/2019 to 31 /03/ 2019
Castlemaine State Fesival
At: Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine: The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration that draws on the distinctive culture of the central Victorian goldfields … more

23 March 2019
Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival
At:: Tom Flood Sports Centre: Beer and cider lovers unite, and take your place at the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival. 2019 boasts the best brewer and cidery line up yet, wi … more

 

to 28/04/2019
Creative Country Couture: Ag Art Wear Display
At: Living Arts Space : An inspiring selection of imaginative garments made entirely from materials used in agriculture.

6/04/2019 – 28 /04/2019
1000 Doors
At: : Rosalind Park: When we open a door and cross the threshold, we move from one world to another in an instant. What will our hearts find in the unknown spaces beyond?

to – 19 /05/2019
Sarah Wood: Avenues of Honour 1915 – 2015
At: Soldiers Memorial Museum Bendigo : The exhibition features over 40 framed photographs depicting avenue sites in metropolitan and regional Australia, including Central Victoria.

to 14/05/2019
The Royal Pop Up Tram
At:: Bendigo Piazza: Take a seat aboard the Royal Pop-Up Tram Café taking pride of place on the Piazza.

more detailed Bendigo events information is available at: https://www.bendigotourism.com