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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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.
Come along for an evening of fun, games and all things women! We will spend the night testing your knowledge on women within Australia, politics and arts & culture. There'll also be a silent auction, raffle and variety of games you can take part in. All funds raised from this event will be donated to Reclaim the Night Melbourne. Tickets are $25 each, and include a drink on arrival.
Taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), this incredible heritage listed building rivals the great Bavarian beer halls of Germany, and will play host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event Melbourne has seen, with German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage comps and an atmosphere that is guaranteed to be electric.
Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will be the first Oktoberfest in Australia to feature each of the six Munich Oktoberfest-breweries! In fact, there will be over 50 different imported German beers on offer, plus cider, wine, schnapps and much more.
The Famous Spiegeltent touches down at St Kilda’s iconic Luna Park these September School Holidays with a three week program of spectacular live family and adult entertainment. Experience the magic, music, thrills and laughter that only this legendary venue can bring. Nestled under the backdrop of iconic Luna Park, book your seats fast for an enchanted experience this Spring!
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Set in and around the iconic Albert Hall and City Park of Launceston, Blooming Tasmania has 60+ exhibitors & displays plus a speaker program of local & nationally acclaimed gardening experts covering a wide spectrum of gardening/horticultural related industries and topics.
Melbourne Fringe Festival is back for another year with over 440 events, presented by 3,358 artists, across 150 venues in a big, bold celebration of independent arts. This year, Melbourne Fringe asks Are You Game? From 13 – 30 September the festival will transform the city into a playground, a space to consider play in the everyday - and it’s game on. Tickets are now on sale (from 8pm, Wednesday 15 August) at www.melbournefringe.com.au
The first White Night Bendigo is set to reimagine the city like never before. A celebration of culture and creativity, White Night Bendigo will transform this beautiful regional city with dozens of free events and hours of art installations, exhibitions, projection, music and performance.
The Hon. Julia Gillard MP will be joined by The Hon. Jenny Macklin MP along with Victorian women ministers & other ‘special guests’ to discuss what it takes for women to get elected in the 21st century. Tickets include drinks & canapés followed by 2 hours of conversation hosted by Australia’s first woman Prime Minister.
- Book online: trybooking.com/403097
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July, a total of 220 buildings will open their doors to the public in the largest program Open House Melbourne has ever presented. There are 70 new buildings in the program, as well as 24 residential properties and 81 buildings in the City of Melbourne. The full program and building list can now be viewed via openhousemelbourne.org
Pull up your leg-warmers and break out the boombox! Melbourne's longest running and most-beloved weekly improv show is turning eight years old, and to celebrate they're heading back to the 1980s!
To compliment the Winter Wanderlust edition of Boho Luxe Market there will be also a showcase of everything ethical, sustainable, upcycled and 100% vegan in Deakin Edge - Federation Square. In addition to the vegan market, enjoy glamping displays and chat to industry experts about your next glamping escape.
Come down and support a good cause and enjoy a day of winter beers, bloody mary's, mulled cider, and BBQ at our free event! Live music throughout the day by DJ Relaxative (Nick Cooper), Jess Parker and the Troubled Waters, and Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats. Tickets are free but registration is preferred, as space is limited.
The second annual DARKER DAYS festival will set Bright & Surrounds alight on Saturday 30th June 2018. Centred around dark and winter beers produced by the brewers of Victoria’s High Country, DARKER DAYS is a showcase of local produce and activities that celebrate winter in Victoria’s Alpine valleys.
During the day, Christmas trees and colourful decorations will line the Main Street of Sovereign Hill. ‘Hands-on' activities for children, a full theatre program, faux snow falls and delicious treats bringing Christmas cheer to all. By night, as the sun sets and the snowflakes fall, Main Street will be transformed by sparkling grand-scale images and bright Winter Wonderlights dancing along its familiar façades.
Eat Street 2018 will tantalise your taste buds and take you on a unique culinary journey with our enticing Night Market theme. Join Melbourne’s best chefs and Australia’s top wine & beverage providers all in one place, for one night only at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.