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The 2017 Melbourne Fashion Week Faces
Melbourne Fashion Week

1st Sep 2017  -  8th Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9826 0833

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) is the city's premier consumer fashion event of the year. MFW will celebrate Melbourne’s intersecting creative industries through multidisciplinary programming, including fashion, retail, music, art, and design.

The week-long festival positions Melbourne as Australia’s fashion capital with emerging and established designers, retailers and brands showcasing their new season styles.

For tickets and more information on the MFW program, visit the website.

Altona Pier, Hobsons Bay
Art in Public Places

1st Sep 2017  -  30th Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9932 1000

Happening right across Hobsons Bay throughout September, Art in Public Places is a month-long, multi venue celebration of art and ideas, in all their forms. Everyday spaces become art sites as we discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner.

Projections and light art, music, participatory arts, visual arts, workshops, augmented reality, film, installations, performance art, indigenous weaving and more.

Art in Public Places is a Hobsons Bay City Council initiative, including collaborations with: Melbourne Fringe x Forest Fringe, Channels Festival, The Substation, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Mesh Mash, Woods Street Arts Space, The Loom Room, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, Laverton Link Centre, schools and artists.

Played out against a backdrop of beach side parks, city views and heritage architecture. For full program dates, times and details, go to the website.

NAB AFL Women's State of Origin Match
NAB AFL Women's State of Origin Match

2nd Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9643 1999

Come and join the first ever NAB AFL Women's State of Origin match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday 2 September, 2017.

Watch as the best players from all around Victoria come together to represent the 'Big V', while the most talented players from all other states represent the Allies in a fierce contest.

Get to the ground early and keep an eye out for the AFL Women's Hub for prizes and giveaways of AFL Women's merchandise before the match.

The match is completely free to attend and everyone is welcome. Whether you are an AFL fanatic or new to the game, do not miss this awesome opportunity to watch the best talent from all around the country do battle for their state.

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Father's Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

3rd Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9285 9440

Show Dad how special he is by bringing him to Werribee Open Range Zoo to enjoy the Father’s Day continental breakfast, or a special two course lunch held in the Meerkat Bistro before heading out on a Safari.

There are amazing prizes for the Dads attending including a brand new barbecue.

The whole family will enjoy having a Father’s Day meal together before heading out into the Zoo for the rest of the day.

The family’s entry into the Zoo is complimentary when attending this special event. Book fast as these places will sell out.

There are also Father’s Day events available at Melbourne Zoo. For more information email or call on weekdays.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©
The Australian Ballet presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

12th Sep 2017  -  30th Sep 2017
Ph: 1300 369 741

Magnificently theatrical and bursting with invention, Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length Alice brings to life the vivid visions of Lewis Carroll’s classic book. Wheeldon, The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, has delighted Australian audiences with After the Rain© and DGV©: Danse à grande vitesse. Alice, his biggest ever story ballet, has an exhilarating, melodic score by Joby Talbot and ingenious designs by Bob Crowley, who worked with Wheeldon on the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris.

Wonderland is brought to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes as Alice meets the Cheshire Cat, the tap-dancing Mad Hatter and the imperious Queen of Hearts. Curiouser and curiouser … Alice’s quest to save the dashing Knave of Hearts leads her into strange adventures and dreamlike landscapes.

Blending the thrills, laughs and spectacle of Broadway with Wheeldon’s rigorous balletic style, this Alice is a witty, whimsical extravaganza that takes you to the furthest flights of fancy.

Plenty of family fun at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Tesselaar Tulip Festival

14th Sep 2017  -  10th Oct 2017
Ph: (03) 9737 7722

See almost a million tulips on display at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, the colour is absolutely amazing.

In addition to the flowers there is live entertainment and market stalls daily, tractor rides, performances, souvenirs, games for all and much more. You can even see the biggest clog in the Southern Hemisphere.

Nigella - Love Bites
Nigella - Love Bites

14th Sep 2017  -  23rd Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 8534 9300

As part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017.

She has been tantalising our taste buds for years. Single handedly bringing sexy back into the kitchen with her smooth rich British accent, voluptuous physique and rampant addiction to alliteration.

Nigella Lawson has proven she is a domestic goddess time and again.

In recent years her life has been filled with the bitter and the sweet. After a slew of recent media disasters, she has relaunched and revamped and is back with a vengeance.

Performed by Raelene Isbester, Nigella - Love Bites is a triumphant character cabaret that explores the sugar highs and front page lows of Nigella’s career.

A performer from The Victorian State Schools Spectacular
The Victorian State Schools Spectacular

16th Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9415 1700

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how 'Anything is Possible' at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 16 September.

This year’s extravaganza will feature the principal cast of a 64-piece orchestra, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, eight backing vocalists, a magician, roller skaters, puppeteers and a 1300-voice choir and 1200 mass dancers.

The show explores themes of creativity, freedom of expression and self-empowerment – taking inspiration from the song Pure Imagination (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Talented vocalists, dancers, skaters, puppeteers and musicians will perform more than 40 songs, taking the audience on a musical journey – from popular top 40 songs by artists like Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Meg Mac, to movie classics from Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and traditional classical pieces – ending with a rousing rendition of John Farnham’s You’re The Voice.

The Victorian State Schools Spectacular is one of the largest recurring productions in Australia. Across the two shows, over 10,000 people will have the chance to see some of the rising stars of today.

Pop-up Globe Henry V
Pop-up Globe

21st Sep 2017  -  12th Nov 2017
Ph: 136100

Epic battles. Laugh-out-loud comedy. Dazzling special effects. Elaborate costumes, Spectacular dances. Sword fights in full suits of armour.

Do not miss the immersive experience of Shakespeare performed in the space for which it was written.

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of history’s greatest theatres, the second Globe, will soon pop-up next door to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

See Pop-up Globe’s four critically acclaimed productions As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Henry V from 21 September to 12 November, 2017.

This is Shakespeare like it’s 1614. Only in Melbourne.

Eric Wyatt will be playing at Bird's from 22 to 24 September
Eric Wyatt

22nd Sep 2017  -  24th Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9863 7940

Eric Wyatt was born and raised in New York City in the borough of Brooklyn. His father was a musician who played with some of the greatest Jazz musicians. Eric can remember meeting some of the Legends of this music at a very young age.

His father, Charles Wyatt played tenor saxophone and sometimes he would often drive Sonny Rollins' band members to perform. Eric would go along for some of these rides at the age of ten years old. One of those rides led to him discover he wanted to be a musician. He met the great Miles Davis, another close friend of his father at the Bottom Line in the early 70's.

Over the years, Eric has played at many of the most historic clubs in the U.S.A: Yoshi's, The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Birdland The Jazz Bistro, Sweet Rhythm, The Jazz Kitchen, The Blue Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Dizzy's Coca Cola and internationally: Lebanon, Shanghai, China and Japan. And now he's excited to be coming to Melbourne, Australia to play for you at Bird's Basement.

Dinner show 7:30pm (doors open 6:00pm).
Supper show 10:00pm (doors open 9:30pm).

MSO Plays Ravel
MSO Plays Ravel

22nd Sep 2017
Ph: (03) 9929 9600

Mozart was about to hit the road, when he wrote his Symphony No.34. He was sick of his home town, Salzburg and had a bright future waiting for him in Vienna and beyond. Experience this liberating piece from the symphonic master, which sparkles with hopeful optimism and a sense of freedom.

South Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s Mannequin takes the orchestra into a world of artificial intelligence, with a powerful, evocatively contemporary work, inspired by E.T.A Hoffman’s story ‘The Sandman’, before one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet brings Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto back to Melbourne.

With its swirling clouds of music vividly depicting dancing couples moving through time and space, Ravel’s intended ballet turned concert piece, La Valse then settles the MSO into a darker mode – a brooding, yet poignant reflection on the place and times of the French composer’s life and end of the century Vienna.

Royal Melbourne Show
Royal Melbourne Show

23rd Sep 2017  -  3rd Oct 2017
Ph: 1300 656 547

Experience an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show, held from Saturday, 23 September to Tuesday, 3 October at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Celebrating 162 of years of bringing the country to the city, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

Visitors to the Royal Melbourne Show will be entertained all day with hundreds of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions.

Get up close and see, pat and feed hundreds of farm animals at the Royal Melbourne Show’s expansive animal precincts and attractions.

Taste your way around the Royal Melbourne Show with a diverse offering of award-winning food and drink from some of Melbourne’s most popular eateries and acclaimed Australian chefs.

Enjoy hours of all-inclusive entertainment, with demonstrations, stunts and shows from talented performers and amazing animals, plus the thrills and excitement of carnival rides for all ages, the always-popular Showbag Pavilion and much more.

The Royal Melbourne Show gates will open daily from 9:30am to 9:00pm, with all pavilions open from 10:00am.

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest
Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest

23rd Sep 2017

Since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest has been the world’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), and to celebrate over 200 years of fun, the Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs in 2017.

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 competitions 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, popular spirit mixers and much more.

To tantalise your taste buds, the event will feature numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst and other German sausages, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries.

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest only runs over two sessions (a Day Session and Evening Session), so with tickets strictly limited make sure you get in quick.

The Costume Designer
The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood

29th Sep 2017  -  21st Jan 2018
Ph: (03) 5434 6088

Edith Head is considered the most significant costume designer in film history, and today her name is synonymous with Hollywood costume during the twentieth century. Over her 50-year career in studio costume – first at Paramount Pictures and later at Universal Studios ­– Head worked closely with many of Hollywood’s brightest stars on close to a thousand films. Head was a designer whose greatest skill was her capacity to recognise apparent ‘flaws’ in the bodies she dressed, using drape, cut and pattern to disguise these imperfections and to highlight the wearer’s ‘assets’.

The Costume Designer brings together more than seventy costumes designed by Head from the 1930s to the 1960s and taken from the archives of Paramount as well as from the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design and other private collections. Edith Head’s virtuosity as a designer is undeniable – from beautifully tailored suits and simple day dresses, to glamourous evening gowns, period dresses and performance costumes.

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