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May 2018

Friday Nights at The Hive

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 24 @ 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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What Was That – Werribee Park Mansion

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - June 24 @ 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: April 6, 7, 13, 21, 27 and 28, May 5, 12, 18 25, 26  

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Wominjeka Festival

May 25 @ 9:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street
Footscray, VIC 3011 Australia

Wominjeka Festival Wominjeka’s tradition is steeped in the values of home, heart, creativity, connection and culture.  This year’s Festival will revisit the lines walked between the youth and elders, making room for us to breathe and grow together. Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre with the support of Maribyrnong City Council, join us at the fire this may to say in unison: wominjeka. When: Friday, 25 May 2018 | 09:00 AM & Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 05:00 PM Where: Footscray…

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Mary’s Secret – Werribee Mansion

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - June 16 @ 6:30 pm
Werribee Mansion,

Escape to the edge of the city and be swept away to another place and time. Visitors who knock on the door at the Historic Chirnside Mansion between 5.30 – 6.30pm Friday and Saturday nights between 25 May – 16 June will be lead on an immersive theatrical tour of the lavish home preserved in time to a secret door on the upper level to enter Mary’s Secret. Hooray! It’s a stylish secret bar at Weribee Mansion in Melbourne’s west.…

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Eynesbury Market

May 27 @ 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. Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Which Way Home – Altona Theatre

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

WHICH WAY HOME by Ilbijerri Theatre Company ILBIJERRI Theatre Company tells stories about what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today. Infused with humour and heart WHICH WAY HOME draws on writer Katie Beckett’s own memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father. Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher, and the world goes on forever. It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses…

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June 2018

Spotswood and Surrounds

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - June 30 @ 11:00 pm
The Two Birds’ Nest, 136 Hall Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Spotswood and Surrounds – An Exhibition by Andrew Wurster @ The Two Birds Nest Andrew Wurster is a Melbourne based photographer with an eye for composition. For over a decade he’s explored the streets, lanes, rooftops and factories of Melbourne, creating a carefully calculated set of typologies of various suburban, urban and industrial environments.For this exhibition, Andrew focused on the inner west of Melbourne, in particular the suburbs of Spotswood, Newport, Yarraville, Seddon and Footscray. Capturing the urban and industrial…

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Which Way Home – Bowery Theatre

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

ABOUT THE SHOW A road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making. Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher, and the world goes on forever. It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him…

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Free

World Environment Day

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sydenham Park, Keilor North, VIC 3036 Australia

A festival to celebrate all things environmental! When: Sunday 03 Jun 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Sydenham Park, Keilor North Cost: FREE! Watch a demonstration of a (very!) skilled arborist as they cut hollows into live trees for hollow-dependant wildlife. This is the launch of an exciting new wildlife program in collaboration with La Trobe University, for the benefit of hollow-nesting animals such as sugar gliders, parrots, and other wildlife. There will also be the chance to get your hands dirty by planting…

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Girls on the Green

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Werribee Bowls Club, 239 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Girls on the Green Bowls Victoria is here to celebrate and support Victorian women (yep, you!) embracing physical activity in a way that suits you. Whether it’s a little or a lot, what matters is getting some movement into your day. While many of us know that exercising is important for our physical and mental health, that doesn’t change the fact that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week. Why? Victorian women have told us that a big…

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Frankly Sinatra – Clocktower Centre

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Frankly Sinatra Performers include: Philip Gould Michelle Fitzmaurice Australian music star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice will fly you to the moon and back with an unmissable evening in Frankly Sinatra. Let them amaze you with renditions of all of the classics including ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘My Way’ and ‘New York, New York’. Their smooth vocals, will capture you in this truly swaying performance. 12 JUNE at 11AM

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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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Weave

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wyndham Art Gallery, 177 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Come along to the opening night and meet the artists and celebrate this beautiful exhibition that highlights the wonders of weaving. WEAVE Wind and weave through a stunning exhibition created by master weavers Lee Darroch, Donna Blackall, Kui Taukilo and Vicki Kinai. Be entranced by the woven kitchen, created as a tribute to a beloved grandmother. Immerse yourself in a world where art is natural part of life, and weaving is more than just craft. Weaving is a cultural practice.…

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Eynesbury Market & Kids Market

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Eynesbury Market & Kids Market 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. Sunday, 24 June 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Winter Street Party – Werribee

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Werribee City Centre, Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Come out to play this winter… See Werribee City Centre light up after dark, with beautiful light installations, street performers, kids’ activities and warming winter treats from city traders. A fresh new program has been developed for 2018 – details to be announced soon. When: Friday 29th June Time: 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm Where: Watton Street, Werribee City Centre Follow www.facebook.com/werribeecitycentre for the latest program updates.

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July 2018

Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour

July 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre,

The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon performing in over 150 locations in every state and territory in Australia. The Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! tour will run from March right through to the end of the year and you might like to “Do the Propeller” or “Dial E for Emma” say g’day to Lachy’s friend Ponso the Pony or play “Simon Says” as well as doing the…

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Dinosaur Time Machine

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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. DINOSAUR TIME MACHINE An educational dinosaur themed theatre show for kids 3-9 years of age. Buckle up and take a trip…

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Saltbush

July 8 @ 10:30 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre,

“Children’s theatre doesn’t get any better than this. This inspired array of Italian and Aboriginal artists is the perfect fusion of dance, art and breathtaking digital design.” Sunday Mail, Adelaide SALTBUSH is an exquisite interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. Children are invited to explore and play with the performers as a landscape unfolds around them upon an incredible carpet of sensors activated by movement. SALTBUSH will have…

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Transformers School Holiday Show

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Moonee Valley Racing Club, Gate 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Transformers School Holiday Show After sell out shows last year the Melbourne Transformers will once again put on an exciting school holiday show and meet and greet! Optimus Prime & Bumblebee will be performing with sound effects, voiceovers and containing songs and dances that young and old both get involved with! After the show they will be roaming around for a meet and greet so your child can see the Transformers up close and get a photo! The BumbleBee Limo…

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Ross Noble – Werribee

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre,

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. Sunday, 22 July 2018 | 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

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Point of No Return

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Wyndham Cultural Centre,

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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August 2018

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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September 2018

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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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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October 2018

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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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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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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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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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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+ Export Events

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: