Warm up this winter with a new event series at Melbourne Museum created especially for adults, held on the first Friday night of every month. See the Museum transformed and discover what happens at night when the dinosaurs doze, and the exhibitions come alive.
Heide Makers' Market is the perfect place to shop for beautifully handmade work whilst chatting directly to the makers. On the second Saturday of each month you'll find an eclectic mix of art, design, handcrafted goods and tasty treats all made with skill by our fabulous stallholders - so get inspired and plan your visit to the Heide Makers' Market today.
A whimsical French pop up village will take over the National Trust property of Como House and Garden, in South Yarra for 3 days during November 30- December 2. Australia's first French festival est May 2010. Paris to Provence full schedule and activities online.
The Big Design Market brings together the best independent designers and makers for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping. Discover a stellar line-up of over 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, lifestyle products, tech accessories and gifts for kids. $2 entry (free for kids 12 and under). Cash only, pay at the door.
Join us by the beach in Queenscliff this November. Featuring: 19-Twenty, Alana Wilkinson, Ali Barter, Amistat, Ben Ottewell, Bombino, Carla Geneve, Charm of Finches, courtney barnett, Dan Sultan, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ella Trinidad, Fraser A. Gorman, Grizzlee Train, Dr G Yunupingu's Djarimirri Live, The Herd, Horns of Leroy, Jen Cloher, Kasey Chambers, The Little Stevies, Maddy Jane, Mike Love, Oh Pep!, Osaka Monaurail, Sarah Blasko, Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, The Senegambian Jazz Band, Skinnyfish Sound System, Teeny Tiny Stevies, thando, Tripod, The Turner Brown Band, Wanderers, The Whitlams Official & many more.
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Bad Frankie’s whisky Master Class is a fun way to get to know distillers' production and distilling methods as well as learn and taste the variety of Australian whiskies on offer. By the end of the class you will be able to talk about key distillers in Australia, the different type of whiskies and name your favourite. Tickets are $65
Welcome to the 2018 Melbourne Literary Salons!
The Melbourne Literary Salon is a monthly, casual gathering for readers and writers to meet and talk about books and stories. Pop in from 6pm for a drink or two at The Moat in the CBD.
Bring your friends or come solo--everyone is welcome!
Get ready to encounter a Dementor™, ride the Knight Bus™ and discover just who Sirius Black™ really is. Relive the magic of your favourite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert. Based on the third instalment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. Tickets available online.
After two sell out events in 2017 - to celebrate the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we invite you to return to POTTERFEST. A movie marathon containing all the HARRY POTTER films + Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them presented in 70mm. The marathon will feature giveaways, cosplay and over 20 hours of Wizarding World Magic.
After Dark at Fatto is all about relaxing and slowing down, paying attention to the finer details, indulging in a drink or two, and taking in the mosaic of lights that is the city skyline. Add in delicious Italian snacks, the chinking of glasses, expert service, some ambient music - and Friday night After Dark becomes the perfect way to end a long day or week at work, a romantic date or a night exploring the City.
Spooktober Halloween returns to scare the resident s of Melbourne for its 6th year. Halloween dress-up is highly encouraged as the spooktacular Count Carlisle will be personally handing out prizes to the most scarily dressed Trick or Treaters every hour during the festival hours.
This year the Society will be doing 2 double features on a Sunday evening - the first of which will be Murder Party and Cooties on the 21st of October followed by the Dutch horror film Down and Slither on the 28th.
Astor Spooktacular: The Night He Came Home presents all 8 films of the original Michael Myers saga, with a special archival 35mm print presentation of the original Halloween to mark the iconic film's 40th Anniversary.
Junipalooza is THE Melbourne event as far as gin fans are concerned, offering obsessives the chance to try something entirely different and newbies the chance to fall in love with the most creative, diverse and delicious of spirits. Tickets are selling in three tiers this year: Super Early Bird ($30), Early Bird ($40) and Standard ($50). There on sale now, so you best hurry if you want to catch a bargain.
The Be Persuaded — Jane Austen exhibition which brings the literary icon to life is now open to the public. Come into the Gallery and view the fascinating selection of rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century and the Regency era.
Lock up your black cats and say “HOO-HAA” into a mirror five times! It’s time for another October dose of frightfully good times at The Big HOO-HAAlloween Spookfest. This October 26th at 8pm, the funniest improvisers in Melbourne take to the Butterfly Club stage to scare up a little spooky fun. Tickets available online
On Friday nights, the Melbourne Planetarium reawakens after hours with a stellar line-up of fulldome film screenings. Journey through fluorescent coral reefs, marvel at the cosmos, dive into black holes and get ready for an alien invasion in the latest Melbourne Planetarium showcase of films on the dome.
Talk and Taste is a series of fun and informative sessions hosted by some of the finest local producers, showcasing their products and favourite recipes for an exclusive limited ticket event. These sessions are an opportunity for lovers of drinks and food to meet producers, learn about their products direct from the source, ask questions and sample their offering.
Bad Frankie’s gin Master Class is a fun way to get to know distillers' production and distilling methods as well as learn and taste the variety of Australian gins on offer. By the end of the class you will be able to talk about key distillers in Australia, the different type of gins in the market and name your favourite.
The Finders Keepers is a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world renowned Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia.
Fire Gardens is going to light up Melbourne like never before. Stonehenge. The Kremlin. A bridge in Vietnam and a former prison in Morocco. For more than 20 years, French artists Compagnie Carabosse have been putting them all to the torch. Now, these luminary alchemists will transform Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's Melbourne Gardens into a dreamspace of mystery and revelation. All tickets $25 + booking fee.