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November 2018

Defunctionalised Autonomous Objects

November 1 @ 8:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

DEFUNCTIONALISED AUTONOMOUS OBJECTS When: 13 Oct – 07 Dec Where: The SUBSTATION. Newport Art is just a frame of mind. STEVEN RHALL takes the frame out of the picture. The first art museums were spaces of conquest when they weren’t showcasing items pillaged from Non European cultures, it was the very bodies of those people put on display. Taungurung visual artist STEVEN RHALL dismantles the gallery as imperial machine, calling into question the very idea of Aboriginal Art as a classification in…

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Historic Doggy Walking Tours of Williamstown

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 8:30 pm
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

Twilight Tours followed by Fish and Chips on Foreshore Join us exploring the history of Williamstown with your fur-kids followed by fish and chips on the foreshore taking in the breathtaking view of city lights. This tour is the pawfect way to experience this amazing township, which is steeped in Victorian history. Return to a bygone era and find out about the ghosts who wander the pubs, the hulks who housed the prisoners and the rich, colourful maritime past. This…

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November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

Poetic License at Bowery Poetic License Residency is a performance that explores the power and limitations of words through spoken word, poetry, rap, freestyle and song. This performance is the outcome of a two week workshop series where young local writers have collaborated with Rod Quantock (Australian comedian and social activist) and Kevin Nugara (speed rapper and beat box champion) together with Outer Urban Projects Artistic Director Irine Vela (director and performer). Presented by The Bowery Theatre and Outer Urban…

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OPEN DAY Fire Services Museum of Victoria

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fire Services Museum of Victoria, Champion Rd
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

VIEW RARELY SEEN ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCKS Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) was established in 1891. Fire Services Museum of Victoria houses over 30 vintage fire trucks from the past 100 years, meticulously restored by retired firefighters and volunteers. Head along the Museum’s upcoming Open Day. Fire trucks, including horse-drawn carriages, will be on display. The MFB motto is ‘Audax et Promptus’, which can be translated as ‘Audacious and Prompt’. With the Newport MFB Museum usually only open by appointment, we recommend…

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Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seaworks, Williamstown,

Heritage Beer and Cider Festival Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival will showcase independent Australian owned and operated breweries and their best beers. Beer, Cider, Food, Entertainment and more. Australia has some of the cleanest air and water in the world and this allows our Cider Houses to produce some of the best cider in the world. We will be showcasing independent cider producers at this years event. The settlement of Williamstown was founded by John Batman in 1835. William’s Town…

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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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A Night In Newport

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paine Street Reserve, Mason Street
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

SEE NEWPORT AT NIGHT AS NEVER BEFORE! For one night only from dusk to dark, the Festival will transform the park next to Leroys Café on Mason Street with artworks that GLOW. Bring a chair and listen to fabulous live music from Uptown Brown, Lady Midnight and The Funky Miracle. Buy food from local cafés or bring a picnic. Watch short films in our Container Cinema, view a large-scale light installation called Night Shift or join us on a free,…

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The Mantle of Melbourne Launch

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Mantle Farm X The Social Food Project – Long Table Lunch The Mantle of Melbourne is a farm to table hub devoted to foodies, local producers and families alike—where everyone is welcome to step away from the noise and rediscover natural foods at their source. The Mantle is set to launch this November, and to celebrate we’re holding a lunch to showcase our farm and the beautiful produce grown in the surrounding region: from Toolern Vale – Macedon Ranges…

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Melbourne BeerFest – The Valley

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR OUTDOOR BEER FESTIVAL IS COMING TO THE VALLEY The Valley, Moonee Valley Racetrack, VIC Saturday 24th November 1 – 9 PM Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Our first release tickets are now on sale! Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and…

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Bird Tour – Art Excursion: Western Treatment Plant

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - November 28 @ 4:00 pm
Werribee Cultural Centre, 177 Watton Street
Werribee, VIC 3030 Australia

Love bird watching? Join us as we explore migratory shorebirds in their superb native habitat – in our own backyard – at the Werribee Treatment Plant. View the exhibition, experience the soundscape by artist Byron Scullin then be guided by bird experts to discover migratory shorebirds and learn to identify them.  This Art Excursion is designed for everyone who has a love of art and birds! Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November: 1pm – 4pm Wednesday 28 November: 10am – 1pm…

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Moonlight Cinema & Skate Comp

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Baden Powell Reserve, Baden Powell Drive
Tarneit, VIC 3029 Australia

Moonlight Cinema & Skate Comp Enjoy a fun summer night with your family and friends watching the movie Blended and take part in our skate competition. BYO chair or rug! Movie to start at 8pm due to daylight savings. Skate competition Movie: Blended (Rated M) FREE popcorn, fairy floss and snow cones Sausage sizzle $2 Drinks $2 Skate competition will run from 3pm – 7pm. Prizes to be won! Blended marks the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler and Drew…

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A Night In Altona

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Esplanade, Altona Beach,

A Night In Altona Head down to Altona and enjoy art installations, live music and family entertainment against the brilliant back drop provided by the sun setting over the Bay. Explore two “Container Cinemas” in Logan Reserve and watch short films on Industry. Take a peek into the Altona Homestead which will host an exhibition celebrating industry. Listen to bands , dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants, catch up friends. At dusk the large scale photographic installation,…

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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

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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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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The Art of Conversation – Opening Event

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Melton Library, 31 McKenzie Street
Melton, VIC 3337 Australia

The Art of Conversation Djerriwarrh Health Services’ Art of Conversation exhibition seeks to generate conversations about personal and universal experiences of gender inequality. Works in the exhibition address rigid gender stereotypes and roles that stifle what is possible for both men and women. Join the opening event during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. When 6:30 pm Tuesday 04/12/18 Opening event RSVP’s to: Exhibition: 20 Nov-16 Dec • Melton Library

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Melbourne Motorcycle and Classic Car ToyRun

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Road
Melton South, VIC 3338 Australia

Family Fun What a great event…….In its fourth year at Tabcorp Park Melton, the Melbourne ToyRun sees Motorcycles and Classic Cars from all over Victoria converge to donate a wrapped gift to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Fun for all the family, there will be Stunt Show, Trade Stands, Kids Activities, Car and Truck show and of course the spectacular sight of watching motorcycles in there thousands enter the track….the sound is amazing. Sunday December 9th. General Public Welcome from…

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Point Cook Homestead Ghost Tour

December 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Point Cook Homestead, Point Cook Rd
Point Cook, VIC 3030 Australia

Haunted Homestead Tour Discover the country home of the Chirnside family, Point Cook Homestead. Located at the end of an isolated country track, you will be transported to another world. Surrounded by trees, beach and farmland with only the moonlight guiding your way, this tour has one of our highest levels of paranormal activity. Discover the Chirnside Family secrets in the original 1850s  homestead still haunted by Thomas, hear of betrayal in the old stables that were home to Melbourne…

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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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January 2019

St Albans Lunar Festival

January 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
St Albans Market, 3 St Albans Rd
St Albans, VIC 2031 Australia

Lunar New Year Festival The 22nd St Albans Lunar Festival will be held on Sunday, January 6 2019 from 10:00am to 10:00pm. St Albans Lunar Festival is a popular event and kicks off a string of Lunar New Year celebrations in Melbourne. The festival has a large variety of stalls, food, entertainment, community information, bands, rides, fireworks and dancing. Join for the official opening including the traditional lion dance and the lighting of long-string firecrackers at 1:00pm. The St Albans…

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Yoga Trail Melbourne’s West

January 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Wyndham Grand Annual Yoga Trail 2019 Delight your senses, open your imagination, enjoy your creative space and feel energised and strengthened as you begin a new year with YOGA OUTDOORS! Every Sunday 9am – 10am at different and exciting iconic Wyndham locations. Adventure as you improve your quality of wellbeing and life to a different location each week. Registrations are essential Options of single classes, month passes or whole yoga trail with a GAYT 2019 tee included on full registration January…

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St Albans Gift

January 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Albans Sports Club, Kings Park Reserve
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

St Albans Gift Victorian Athletics League St Albans Gift – Athletics and Family Fun Day! Food stalls, jumping castles, West is Best Footy Clinic and lots more. When 19 January 2019 – 3:00pm  Where St Albans Sports Club, Kings Park Reserve, Kings Park  More information Tel 93675956 Email Website   Supported by Brimbank City Council.

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May 2019

Setting Sun Short Film Festival

May 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - May 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia

Setting Sun Short Film Festival The Setting Sun Film Festival is the premier film festival in Melbourne’s West. We have grown over the past five years from a community festival to one with a national and international reputation attracting entries from around the world. We’re a five day festival that includes a competition for the best short films under 15 minutes. We also screen feature length films. Our 2018 festival screened nine sold out programs, and 80 films. Film categories…

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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: