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June 2018

Winter Festival Moonee Valley

June 15 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Moonee Ponds, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Winter is coming to Melbourne’s west The Winter Fest will take over Moonee Valley this June and July with an ice skating rink, live performances, movies and winter-themed family activities on offer. Take a spin on the ice in the heart of Moonee Ponds! Ice skating will be happening from Saturday, 30 June to Saturday, 14 July, between 10am and 8pm every day. Tickets will be available to book in advance from the beginning of May. Thanks to the festival’s…

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July 2018

Soccer West

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Social Soccer for Everyone Individuals will be put into teams of 5 – 11 aside depending on numbers. Open to anyone aged over 18 with any level of fitness, a little ability and a sportsman like attitude. When :Every Sunday from 1st July 2018 Time: 6pm – 7pm. Where: Synthetic Pitch @ Grange Reserve, Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing, 3029 Cost: $10 per player – Pay on arrival, no bookings required. New Players always welcome. Contact Simon Williams – soccerwestsocial@outlook.com

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Friday Nights at The Hive

July 6 @ 5:00 pm - September 28 @ 9:00 pm
Chirnside Park, 239 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Looking for something to do Friday Nights? Why not grab some friends, family or colleagues and join us at Werribee Bowls Club from 5pm onwards for a game of barefoot bowls and BBQ. No experience is necessary. All equipment provided. $10 per head gets your bowls and BBQ. Cheap drinks. Suitable for all ages. We have a Junior Jack Attack kit for primary school age children. Bare feet or flat shoes essential.

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Dingo Puppy Encounter

July 7 @ 11:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Dingo Discovery Centre, 366-400 Gisborne-Melton Rd
Toolern Vale, VIC 3337 Australia

Dingo Puppy Encounter The Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre in Toolern Vale is holding a number of Open Days between 7th July to 23rd September! Cuddle and photograph cute fluffy cubs and meet friendly dingo adults. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Australia’s apex predator and native dog. READ MORE HERE Two Sessions every Sat & Sun: 11am & 2pm Tickets: Adults $49.00 and Children $35.00 Photographer on site. BBQ snack bar will be operating between 12.30pm…

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What Was That – Werribee Park Mansion

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - August 11 @ 9:30 pm
Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee South, VIC 3030 Australia

What Was That Get ready for a memorable night of taunting comedy at What Was That performed in the magnificent Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy. This is a roaming play where the story unfolds as you move from room to room. Upcoming Shows: July 7, 14, 20, 21, 28  

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Ross Noble – Werribee

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton St
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Ross Noble Where: Wyndham Cultural Centre When: Friday 20th July, 8.00 – 10.00 PM Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming…

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Eynesbury Market

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 22 July 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Sunday, 26 August 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Sunday, 23 September 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM Sunday, 28…

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NONCOMPETE

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

NONCOMPETE A post-human music, sculpture and installation featuring new electro-mechanical robotic instruments with hundreds of moving parts. ALISDAIR MACINDOE’s work is a musical reflection on the idea that digital technology is a new life that we are currently gestating and though it is made by us and reflects our development, the point where technology has agency and its own agenda is inevitable. Presented by The SUBSTATION. Opening Night – Friday 28th July Program runs 27th July – 8th September More…

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FReeZA Battle of the Bands

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

FReeZA Battle of the Bands The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition showcases young musicians each year, providing opportunity to perform and gain local exposure. Come along and check out local talent in Hobsons Bay as the competing bands Battle it out for a spot on the regional grand finale. In between sets, check out the new Beyond Perception exhibition. Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen is a ground-breaking and unconventional permanent exhibition designed for teenagers. Exploring the imperceptible…

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Point of No Return

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton St
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Point of No Return at Wyndham Cultural Centre A compelling, moving and humorous story that is a triumph of the human spirit.”  Andrew Blackman – Complete Works Theatre Company Based on the fascinating true story of Australia’s first boys’ prison, Point of No Return is a riveting drama about a group of youths struggling to survive in Point Puer Prison. This enthralling drama by local playwright Alaine Beek explores the concept of rehabilitation in prisons versus punishment. Point of No…

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The Design Plot

July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

THE DESIGN PLOT Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July – as part of Open House Melbourne. An ongoing performance project by SHELLEY LASICA including collaborations with six dancers and a cinematographer. THE DESIGN PLOT uses the structure of dancing, with the discipline of scenography as a source for its design and development. Responding to the context, this utterance of the project will take over The SUBSTATION, unfolding through a methodology that includes open research sessions, public talks, installation and the development of…

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Yoga ‘N’ Vines

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Witchmount Winery, 557 Leakes Road
Plumpton, VIC 3335 Australia

Find your zen Head along to this new fan-dangle event YOGA ‘N’ VINES on the 28th July at Witchmount Winery! Witchmount cellar door invite you to a wonderful morning with a 45 minute yoga class including brunch, coffee & tea. You will also receive a voucher for a glass of Witchmount wine that you can either have on the day or save for another occasion. Classes will be held indoors during winter. But don’t let the weather get in the…

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August 2018

Little Big Man BBQ at Eynesbury Homestead

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Little Big Man BBQ Little Big Man BBQ are thrilled to be teaming up with The Eynesbury Homestead to bring you the opportunity to try their Low and Slow BBQ platter. Seating is strictly limited and this is going to sell out so get in fast Date: Saturday 4th August Where: Eynesbury Homestead Time: 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm Cost: $80 per platter for two plus booking fee Child option $10 each plus booking fee Tickets at http://www.ticketebo.com.au/littlebigmanbbq Adult Menu BBQ…

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Essendon Symphony Orchestra – Beautiful Melodies

August 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Essendon Symphony Orchestra presents Beautiful Melodies. When: Sunday 5th August, 2.30 pm This is the second in our very popular series bringing some of the most beautiful and popular pieces of classical music to the Clocktower and the people of Moonee Valley. From the dark and mysterious opening chords of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture to the moving and much-loved Beethoven’s 7th, it promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. We are delighted to welcome Arna Morton as our soloist…

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Little Kids Day In

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see our 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for our next…

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National Science Week

August 11 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Scienceworks National Science Week Get ready for a hive of activity at Scienceworks during National Science Week! Join visiting NASA scientists for Planet Hunters, a special adults’ evening about the Cassini and Kepler missions and future space exploration. Come along to Discover The Night Sky, our series of astronomy lectures in the immersive Melbourne Planetarium. The week will also include Weekend Workshops for families and adults, Auslan Taster Classes, and plenty of Planetarium and Lightning Room shows! Age recommendation varies between…

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Avenue of Honour Centenary

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh Rd, VIC 3340 Australia

Remember those who served at Bacchus Marsh RSL on Saturday 11th August, and celebrate the Avenue of Honour – Bacchus Marsh 100th Anniversary. Walk the Avenue of Honour. Participate in the Wreath Laying Ceremony. Join the Procession with the Light Horse. Bacchus Marsh is home to one of the world’s most beautifully cultivated Avenues of Honour. First planted in 1918 with 281 Canadian Elm Trees, the Avenue is a living memorial created to commemorate those who served in World War…

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CONCRETE IMPERMANENCE

August 15 @ 11:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

Concrete Impermanence Adelaide based choreographer and artist, ALISON CURRIE presents her new work CONCRETE IMPERMANENCE, tackling global and personal instability, environmental disaster and personal trauma through the connection of sculptural objects and people on stage. Through these relationships and environments, she reveals the fragility of human existence; in its tragedy, its poetic beauty and in the inevitable reality of a fragile existence. Presented by The SUBSTATION and ALISON CURRIE. Opening Night – wednesday 15th August Program runs 15th – 18th August Supported…

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Elegy

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

ELEGY 17 AUGUST 2018 By Lab Kelpie 7.30pm $38 full, $26 concession, $20 students & groups of 6 School bookings available refer to Bowery Education Program, please visit: https://bowerystacc.com.au/ed ABOUT THE SHOW A young man sits alone on stage. He looks like us. He sounds like us. Yet he asks us to join him on an unimaginably alien journey into his recent past. “I had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that I thought I’d never be warm again. They ask…

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If I Ruled the World

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

If I Ruled the World When: Tuesday 21st August, 11am Join one of Australia’s finest tenors Dr Jonathon Welch AM at a breathtaking concert marking his fortieth anniversary on stage. If I Ruled The World is a musical tribute to the life of Sir Harry Secombe, the popular Welsh tenor and star of iconic British Radio comedy programme The Goon Show. Jonathon is renowned for founding award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks and has received many additional awards throughout his career…

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Swing Man

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

PART OF HOBSONS BAY ‘ARTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP’ PROGRAM Captivating classics and clowning comedy – it’s all happening At Your Doorstep. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Angela Altair said Council’s 2018 Arts at Your Doorstep program, running April through to September, offers an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and whimsy and it’s all happening right here in Hobsons Bay. SWING MAN A boogie-woogie midlife crisis Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers…

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Swing Man

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

Swing Man A boogie-woogie midlife crisis. Damian Callinan, renowned Character actor and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome]. After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance. ‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time Barry nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie Woogie’ midlife crisis. Thursday, 23 August 2018 7:30…

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Jurassica

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Jurassica 25 Aug at 8pm – Theatre Season 2018 Red Stitch Theatre and Critical Stages Jurassica is a story about family, growing old and spending your life searching for home. Ralph and Sara migrated from Italy in the 1950s to their concrete front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather. Until one night when Ralph is rushed to hospital and,…

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Eynesbury Market

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 26…

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Mud and Blood – World War I Play

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Mud and Blood – World War I Play When: Friday 31st August, 12pm and 8pm Local hero General ‘Pompey’ Elliott led the Essendon Rifles and took most with him to WWI after a farewell at Essendon Town Hall.. This compelling play by Moonee Ponds writer, Meg McNena, is directed powerfully by Alice Bishop. Set 1914-1921, in battle and at home, Pompey inspires as husband, father, brother, general, Anzac, veteran, leader. He and a soldier’s mother deal with his vow to…

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September 2018

Open Day Explosives Reserve

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Little Kids Day In

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for each event. 2018…

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AstroLight Festival

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

AstroLight Festival is back for 2018! Scienceworks comes alive after-hours for an all-ages festival featuring astronomers, scientists, stargazers and artists to present a night starring astronomy and light. Enjoy a special evening talks and performances for all ages, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows, plus an array of hands-on optics activities and stargazing (weather permitting). Bar, café and food trucks serve up intergalactic treats all night. When: Saturday 8th September Free parking available.    

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AstroLight Festival

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

AstroLight Festival – Scienceworks When: Saturday 8th September, 6pm Scienceworks comes alive after-hours for an all-ages festival featuring astronomers, scientists, stargazers and artists to present a night starring astronomy and light. Enjoy a special evening talks and performances for all ages, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows, plus an array of hands-on optics activities and stargazing (weather permitting). Bar, café and food trucks serve up intergalactic treats all night. Free parking available.

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Livvy and Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Livvy and Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen When: Tuesday 11th September, 11am Join Helpmann award-winner Michael Griffiths and cabaret darling Amelia Ryan as they celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. From humble small-town beginnings to the world stage, revisit all of their sing-along classics from Rio to Tenterfield, all the way to Xanadu and beyond! Come along and enjoy roller skates, T-birds, Pink Ladies, jazzercise from the ’80s and an Oscar-winning…

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Pet & Animal Expo

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway
Werribee , VIC 3030 Australia

Pet & Animal Expo Wyndham City’s annual Pet & Animal Expo will be back on Sunday 16 September 2018 and will be held at the Civic Centre here in Werribee from 10am – 3pm. Each year the expo is a huge success with over 6,000 people  attending throughout the day! We are looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year. The Pet & Animal Expo is a fun, ‘family and pet’ friendly day where all activities and…

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Bowery Theatre: Hell Ship – The Journey of the Ticonderoga

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

HER HORRIFIC VOYAGE AT AN END, SHE APPEARED AS A GHOST SHIP …  In 1852 the Ticonderoga was a handsome clipper ship with a nightmare hidden in its holds. A story almost lost, this is a true moment of Australian maritime folklore. Journey though hopes of a new world, then almost smell the rotting stench of them slipping away. All the time travel the themes of family, of grit and of courage. She limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare…

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Hell Ship – Williamstown Town Hall

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

PART OF HOBSONS BAY ‘ARTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP’ PROGRAM Captivating classics and clowning comedy – it’s all happening At Your Doorstep. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Angela Altair said Council’s 2018 Arts at Your Doorstep program, running April through to September, offers an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and whimsy and it’s all happening right here in Hobsons Bay. HELL SHIP The journey of the Ticonderoga – Her horrific voyage at an end, she appeared as a ghost ship. In…

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My Island Dream

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

My Island Dream Melbourne’s biggest schools Pasifika event is a non-competitive cultural exchange platform created for and by Pasifika Youth. Our vision is to bring together schools to celebrate and honour our diverse Pasifika cultures. Joins us for the BIGGEST Schools Pasifika Event in Melbourne. Doors open at 2pm. $10 General Admission, $30 Family Pass. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

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Eynesbury Market

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 23…

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Playing Up

September 26 @ 11:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

Make clothes out of food, remote control your parents, invent your own form of sports, search for miracles, deconstruct electrical devices, build what-happens-next-machines!PLAYING UP is an artwork by Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research, exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations and suggest different ways of looking at the world. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together. Children, grown-ups, families and friends…

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Ickypedia

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street,
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

PART OF HOBSONS BAY ‘ARTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP’ PROGRAM Captivating classics and clowning comedy – it’s all happening At Your Doorstep. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Angela Altair said Council’s 2018 Arts at Your Doorstep program, running April through to September, offers an eclectic mix of drama, comedy and whimsy and it’s all happening right here in Hobsons Bay.   ICKYPEDIA Anarchic, spontaneous an astoundingly funny, Ickypedia delights audiences of all ages. They’re back by popular demand – Australia’s favourite…

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Fringe Westival

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton St
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Fringe Westival – Wyndham Cultural Centre “Unmissable…” The Age, MELBOURNE A whole of community knees up, where local stars and world famous legends burn the floor! Dance Hall is a supper dance, a bring-a-plate celebration, a storytelling and dance teaching extravaganza, a transcendent night of song & dance showing the bounty of your community in a brand new light. If you love dance, cabaret, music or just want to spend a brillaint noght out with your community group or frinds…

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October 2018

Fringy Families: Sticks Stones Broken Bones

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre, 177 Watton St
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Fringy Families – Sticks Stones Broken Bones “A must! Our minds were boggled!” ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas! Watch as household junk is transformed into surreal shadow puppets. You and your family will love being drawn into a playful world of strange silhouette characters and cartoon-like comedy. Some loud noises and big action. Details: When: Tuesday 2nd October Where: Wyndham Cultural Centre Tickets: Here  Performance times: 10.30am & 1.30pm Cost: Standard: $15 Family/group of four:…

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Indonesian Family Festival

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue,
Laverton, VIC 3028 Australia

Indo FAMFEST is making a comeback in 2018 Saturday, 06 October 2018 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Laverton Community Hub,  95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton This fine occasion will be the perfect opportunity to get together as a community to further promote the beautiful Indonesian culture to Melbournians at large. Showcasing Indonesian music and traditional dance, interactive cultural booths and workshops for all age groups enabling families to spend quality time together in a relaxing atmosphere. www.indofamfest.com.au

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Swinging on Broadway

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Swinging on Broadway Swinging on Broadway will take you back to the times when Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Julie London and Ol’ Blue Eyes regularly topped the charts. Enjoy Broadway toe-tappers like ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘Almost Like Being in Love’ and ‘Big Spender’! Melissa Langton will be swinging down Broadway with a mix of classic show tunes and some playful reinterpretations of more recent Broadway favourites including a Sweeney Todd samba. When you’re swinging on Broadway,…

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100 Keyboards

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - October 13 @ 10:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

100 Keyboards The music of multi-instrumental sound artist ASUNA has reshaped multiple facets of the experimental music scene of Japan, from ambient and drone to improvisation. His landmark work 100 Keyboards is a site-specific listening experience in which one hundred cheap plastic keyboards play the same key, generating an undulating sonic harmony both mesmerising and mysterious. The crowd of sounds comes to take on its own kind of mass, while subtle acoustic variations emerge, hover and retreat. Since the late 90s ASUNA…

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First Jam – Westside is the Best side

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

First Jam – Westside is the Best side Curated by MzRizk, Westside is the Bestside celebrates our favourite musical artists from the westside, paying homage to iconic artists such as Tupac and the Brothers Johnson. Musically directed by Cristian Barbieri ( The CB3 & Billy Davis), his band will back up some of this city’s amazing vocalists, poets and MCs. DJ sets by the House of Beige. When: 12 October 2018 – 6:00pm Where: Bowery Theatre,Princess Street, St Albans Cost: No Charge  

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Little Kids’ day In

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids’ Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for each event. 2018…

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Cox Plate Carnival – Moonee Valley Racecourse

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 11:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racing Club, Gate 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival is a week-long festival of events like no other with plenty of colour, fun, and fashion taking centre stage.   Breakfast with the Best – 23 October It’s never been so easy to wake up to your alarm clock. This FREE event is a must for racing lovers. Barrier Draw Breakfast – 23 October Watch the drama unfold live from the Celebrity Room as connections learn their fate. Ladies Lunch…

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Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racing Club, Gate 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Ladbrokes Cox Plate – Moonee Valley Racecourse Renowned as The Race Where Legends Are Made, Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in 2018 will encompass Australia’s best horse race on a stage built for the big moments. The Valley’s cauldron will be rumbling as the crowd waits to crown their next legend of the Weight-For-Age Championship. With the question in the air of whether super mare Winx will return, the world will hold its breath as she potentially seeks to go beyond…

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Community Market Day – Taylors Lakes

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Taylors Creek Linear Park, Chichester Rd
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038 Australia

Community Market Day Set in the lovely surrounds of “The Lakes”, Taylors Creek Linear Park, our Community Market Day is a combination of market stalls, community group displays and performances. A wide range of market stalls will provide opportunities for purchases of goods ranging from handmade crafts to food to plants. A coffee van, ice cream van and food vans will be onsite, along with the traditional Lions BBQ! Performances from a range of community groups will be conducted live…

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Eynesbury Market

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 28…

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Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Werribee Mansion,

Werribee Park Children’s Week Picnic The annual Children’s Week Picnic is back for the 18th year, and will be held on Sunday 28 October at Werribee Park. This FREE community event is open and accessible to all and is a fun family friendly day out full of entertainment, interactive arts experiences, sporting activities, music, dancing and good times! There will also be food trucks and roving entertainers. Look out for a giant giraffe and elephant – did they escape from…

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Sunshine Short Film Festival

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Sunshine Film Festival, a community based film festival. What that means is that we welcome filmmakers at all level of skills, particularly first time filmmakers. Got a story to tell and tell it well in 5 minutes or less? Come on right in. This year’s theme: CarnEvil A Halloween themed Carnival. It’s about a circus crossed with a house of horrors. It’s about spooks and goblins and evil clowns. It’s about Masquerade and Masks, Look up Edward Allan Poe…

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November 2018

Lost Lands

November 3 - November 4
Werribee Park,

The Lost Lands is a two-day festival of music, art and theatre for the very young, the old and the in-between.

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Free

State Rose Garden Show

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Werribee Park, K Road
Werribee South , VIC 3030 Australia

State Rose Garden Show The State Rose & Garden Show 2018 will be back on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018. The perfect beginning to Spring at the State Rose & Garden Show! This highly anticipated event will take place over two huge days as seas of fragrant roses illuminate the grounds at the Victorian State Rose Garden. Planning is well underway for this year’s show – check back here soon for this year’s program details.

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Free

Djerriwarrh Festival 2018

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Melton Recreation Reserve, 40 Reserve Road
Melton, VIC Australia

Welcome to Djerriwarrh Festival 2018….Melton’s BIGGEST event of the year!  (Did we mention it’s FREE?) Kicking off the day at 11am, we welcome back the time honored street parade – celebrating “All that Glitters”. We look forward to the seeing our community truly “sparkle”. From 12pm, it’s GAME ON, with a plethora of activities, expos, demonstrations and performances! There’ll be something for everyone.   Featuring in our 12-5pm programming are the following unique spaces: – The Community Showcase Ring (showcasing…

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Oh Carole!

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Oh Carole! They were two of the biggest hit-makers of the ‘60s and ‘70s – and they dated in high school! Yes, Neil Sedaka hired a tux, borrowed his dad’s car and drove Carole King to the Prom! Oh Carole! celebrates young love, lifelong friendship and songs that go ‘Doo, Dooby Doo, Wah Wah’. Come and enjoy this tribute to the most joyful era of pop music and two of the greatest songwriters of all time. Gina Hogan, renowned for…

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Art & Industry Festival

November 16 - November 25

Art & Industry Festival When: 16 – 25 November 2018 The Art & Industry Festival celebrates and investigates the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Over 10 days, the Art & Industry Festival will celebrate and investigate the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. This inspiring new festival puts a spotlight on the local industrial creators and resources in the Hobsons Bay area that is home to craft brewers, carmakers, designers, oil…

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Teeny Tiny Stevies

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

Teeny Tiny Stevies This is music to get children and their parents dancing! Join alt- folk-pop band, Byll & Beth Stephen for a fun afternoon of melodies combined with captivating animated videos. Sisters Byll & Beth will sing songs from their hit ABC Kids debut release Useful Songs for Little people which includes songs about getting dressed, being patient, eating well, manners and much more. This Concert is suitable for babies and toddlers.

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Blues Brothers Big Band Revival

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

Blues Brothers Big Band Revival With a blistering ten-piece band at their backs, including a three-piece horn section, no corners have been cut in delivering the beloved Blues Brothers tunes, such as Gimme Some Lovin’, Sweet Home Chicago, Everybody (needs somebody), Jailhouse Rock and Riot in Cell Block Number Nine, songs that inspired a generation of blues and movie lovers from around the world. James Grim (Brothers Grim) and Paul Slattery (Moreland City Soul Revue) front some of Melbourne’s blues…

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Eynesbury Market

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 25…

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December 2018

Sydenham Kite Festival

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Delahey Recreation Reserve,

Kite Festival This annual festival will colour the sky with giant and novelty kites and everyone is encouraged to participate. BYO kite or purchase on the day. FREE* kites (*children under 10 while stocks lasts) Enjoy a picnic, sausage sizzle and many other activities on the day. The 8th Sydenham Kite Festival is a free family event and proudly organised and brought to you by CALDERS Community Incorporated (since 2011). When: 2 December 2018 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Delahey Recreation Reserve Cost: Free  

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Little Kids’ Day In

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids’ Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for each event. 2018…

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B# Big Band

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

B# Big Band Enjoy the musical renditions of some of Australia’s highest calibre jazz and sessions musicians. The B# Big Band is an exciting swing jazz band from Melbourne, founded and directed by swinging sensation Henry Kovacevic. With classical arrangements of Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Miller and other big cats of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. In addition, guest vocalists including the suave tenor notes of Frank Benedetto will perform tunes made famous by Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bobby…

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Eynesbury Market

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 21…

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In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: