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Community events for the month
Monotone Rainbow
Monotone Rainbow Art Installation

3rd Nov 2017  -  2nd Dec 2017

This November Melbourne will be home to the nightly apparition of Monotone Rainbow at Testing Grounds art space, Southbank. While open to a multitude of interpretations, the large-scale rainbow installation stripped of colour most poignantly echoes contemporary fears for the fates of equality and climate change.

Each evening at dusk a ghostly rainbow will appear like an ethereal apparition. The project extends the artists interest in technology and optical phenomenon to create a black and white holographic rainbow. Recycled water and rear projection technology will form the illusion of a rainbow - stripped of the full colour saturation. Reminiscent of online gaming ‘nature’ interfaces, the ethereal spectre will be like a 3D hologram, manifesting each evening against the darkening sky.

Monotone Rainbow is supported by the City Of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

Monotone Rainbow launches with a public opening at Testing Grounds on Friday 3rd of November at 6pm and is open to the public Wednesday to Saturday evening from dusk until 2 December.

Testing Grounds is wheelchair accessible.

Toast to the Coast
Toast to the Coast Geelong Wine Festival

4th Nov 2017  -  5th Nov 2017

Geelong's pre-eminent annual food, wine and music festival, Toast to the Coast is once again being held over two days of the Melbourne Cup weekend.

Now in its 16th year, Toast to the Coast attracts over 4,000 people who attend the festival to sample wines from 33 leading and lesser-known wineries participating across the Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast.

Wineries throughout the region will give guests the chance to soak up the atmosphere while showcasing award winning premium cool climate wines right inside their cellar doors giving guests the opportunity to meet the makers behind the wineries.

In addition to savouring the region's award winning wines, guests can meander through the vineyards, enjoy a delicious lunch and be entertained by the best local musicians.

Simon Simpson
Bellarine Arts Trail

4th Nov 2017  -  5th Nov 2017
Ph: (03) 5216 9772

The Team at the Barwon Heads Arts Council (BHAC) is very excited to bring to the public the second Bellarine Arts Trail event, to be held across Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Pt Lonsdale and Queenscliff on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017. During the two-day event artist studios, artist collectives and local galleries will open their doors to art lovers. The Bellarine Arts Trail features local artistic talent including painters, sculptures, photographers, jewellers, illustrators and more.

This year the event has more than doubled in size! There are 40 venues to visit across the four towns and more than 100 artists to meet. The trail gives visitors the opportunity to talk to the artists who make the local art scene tick, admire their work and even take some home.

A Trail highlight this year is the inclusion of world renowned artist Robert Ingpen, who will be exhibiting at Salt Gallery, Queenscliff during the event. For over 60 years Robert has collected objects from beaches and tidal pools. Robert’s exhibition ‘In the Marginal World’ features paintings inspired by a curious object he found in Queenscliff in 2015.

Stakes Day, also allows family to participate in Emirates Stakes Day Fashions on the Field
Melbourne Cup Carnival

4th Nov 2017  -  10th Nov 2017
Ph: 1300 727 575

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an out of this world combination of first-class racing, larger than life fashion, fun, and history that occupies an esteemed place in Australian culture.

A truly magnificent event that gives each and every racegoer an opportunity to experience an unforgettable week of style, fashion and fun, Flemington truly is the most glamorous playground in the world. Nothing beats the exhilaration and excitement of being there amongst the crowd during the celebration that stops a nation™.

Festival choir
Maldon Folk Festival

4th Nov 2017  -  6th Nov 2017
Ph: 0421 643 478

The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty-four years.

Each year, the event ensures a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups.

Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music, dance and theatre in the historic, National Trust Classified Maldon township.

Hoang Pham Concert Pianist
Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival

4th Nov 2017  -  5th Nov 2017
Ph: 0410 953 039

You will not get a more 'Melburnian' experience than this brand new multi-genre music festival. Eight back to back concerts over one mammoth weekend in an inner-city warehouse, a hop skip and jump away from Smith and Gertrude Streets.

Genres include gypsy jazz swing, Celtic, Australian rock, cabaret, opera, solo cello, string ensemble, concert piano. Book for one concert or an afternoon/evening session.

Headlining Aussie rock luminary, singer guitarist Jack Jones aka Irwin Thomas - a rare opportunity to see this New York based artist up close and acoustic.

Featuring award winning concert pianist, Hoang Pham; Kammermusik String Ensemble (members of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestral Victoria); New Music specialist Solo Cello Blair Harris; La Prima Opera (hits of opera under a hot tin roof - perfect for opera newbies); the Strange Bedfellows (multi award winning Jacqueline Dark and Kanen Breen); Bhan Tre (all female Celtic Festival favourites); The Furbellows (the Andrew Sisters meet Django Reinhardt Gypsy Swing party band).

Crowd Cheer 2016
International Festival of Hockey

5th Nov 2017  -  12th Nov 2017
Ph: (03) 9947 9900

The best international hockey in Australia will be landing on Victoria’s doorstep again this November in Melbourne and Bendigo.

This world-class tournament will see the nations of Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Japan, Pakistan and the United States of America battle it out across a week-long competition.

Watch the world’s second ranked men’s hockey team - the Australian Kookaburras along with the world’s number five women’s team, the Hockeyroos compete with some of the best international teams in the world, including the number one ranked women's team from Netherlands.

Now in it's second year, the International Festival of Hockey will be an incredible experience with great food, entertainment and fast paced hockey to enjoy with your family and friends.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of the best international hockey festival in the world. Book your tickets now.

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

open garden
Ballarat Gardens in Spring

10th Nov 2017  -  12th Nov 2017
Ph: 0407 324 466

Ballarat Gardens in Spring is an annual event now in its tenth year, promoting and showcasing Ballarat and surrounds including the renowned Botanical Gardens.

The program endeavors to educate, delight and enlighten local residents and visitors to Ballarat with a selection of private gardens opened over a weekend in spring. A highlight of the weekend is a Speaker’s Luncheon featuring personality speakers in the horticultural, design and artistic fields attracts local, Melbourne, country and interstate guests.

Ballarat is proud of its history, heritage, buildings and gardens and this event assists to highlight how important gardens and gardening is to the community as an activity for enjoyment, wellbeing and health.

Exhibitors at State Rose and Garden Show 2017
State Rose and Garden Show

11th Nov 2017  -  12th Nov 2017
Ph: (03) 9477 0777

With a line-up of Australia’s most respected gardening experts, including Gardening Australia’s Jane Edmanson OAM, Channel 9’s ‘Garden Angel’ Melissa King, fellow Gardenette and Garden Guru’s Chloe Thomson and SBS’s plant and produce guru Vasili Kanidiadis, this year’s event is guaranteed to be the biggest yet.

Stop and smell the roses with two days of live music, plant care demonstrations, guided tours of the gardens, and refreshments in the shade of the garden’s grand pine trees. A fun and relaxing day out for devoted horticulturalists and families alike, with kids lawn games, face painting and garden workshops running across the weekend.

Celebrating it’s fifth year, the State Rose and Garden Show will also feature delicious food trucks, plant stalls, lively exhibitors and nurseries bursting with flowers at peak bloom.

Dust off the picnic rug, roam through the 5000 + technicolour roses which span over more than six acres and take in the sights, including the exquisite manicured grounds of the iconic Werribee Mansion.

City2Sea 2016
Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac

12th Nov 2017
Ph: (02) 9282 1200

The Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac will bring in the new season of fun, fitness and sunshine when it returns to the streets of Melbourne on Sunday November 12, 2017.

With summer on the horizon, participants are set to start the ‘new season’ by getting back into a new fitness regime, challenging themselves or striving for a new personal best.

In its seventh year, the City2Sea is expected to bring over 10,000 people together to round out this year’s City Run Series. Participants will run, jog, walk or stroll the scenic five kilometres and 15km courses, starting in Melbourne’s CBD and finishing along the iconic Beaconsfield Parade and Catani Gardens in St Kilda.

For more information on how to register, or to find out more about the Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac.

England made it to the Semi Finals in 2013 can they do the same in 2017?
Rugby League World Cup 2017 Quarter Final

19th Nov 2017
Ph: (02) 9359 8500

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Quarter Final .

In 2017, the best players and teams from around the globe will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup. The Rugby League World Cup will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks from 27 October until 2 December 2017 – all hoping to be crowned world cup winners, in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. This will be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017 and will be seen by more communities and fans than any other World Cup.

Be part of history, when Melbourne hosts a historic Quarter-Final of the Rugby League World Cup 2017.

The Melbourne Fair
The Melbourne Fair

23rd Nov 2017  -  26th Nov 2017
Ph: 0407 321 865

If you think The Melbourne Fair is only for lovers of 18th Century Antiques, think again, with over 60 of Australia’s best 20th Century, Art Deco, vintage and antique dealers at Caulfield Racecourse from the 23 to 26 November with thousands of pieces.

Buy an engagement ring, a dining suite for Christmas, a fabulous necklace from a Hollywood Costume designer from the 1950s, a poster or print, everything from furniture, art, lighting, bronzes, porcelain and glass. There is vintage fashion from the 1920s to designer today, with names like Dior, Ceil Chapman (Marilyn’s favourite designer) and Chanel. Plus fashion, bags and jewellery.

There is something here for everyone in every price range. For those vintage fashionistas, there is an exhibition showcasing decades of vintage evening gowns from the 1920s onwards. It is a selling exhibition, so at the end of the fair you can take something home to wear.

On the weekend there will be fashion parades showcasing evening dresses and ballgowns from all eras and film of catwalk parades from houses like Dior in the 1950s.

Tickets for The Melbourne Fair are now on sale.

Queenscliff Music Festival
Queenscliff Music Festival

24th Nov 2017  -  26th Nov 2017
Ph: (03) 5258 4816

The Queenscliff Music Festival once again hits the shores of Queenscliff this November.

With a reputation for providing an intimate festival experience that threads its way through the quaint little venues in town, the festival grounds and gorgeous seaside views all within minutes walking distance.

Targa Florio Australian Tribute
Targa Florio Australian Tribute

29th Nov 2017  -  3rd Dec 2017
Ph: (03) 9693 5544

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute will showcase all Victoria has to offer over five exciting days.

The event will commence in Melbourne with scrutineering, before moving to Geelong for the official start. From the foreshore of Geelong the Targa will visit some of the most iconic regions across Victoria including, Bellarine Peninsula, Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Gippsland, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges before finishing back in Melbourne.

2017 will celebrate the 101 Anniversary of the Targa Florio and the first time the event has left Italy, an amazing attraction for Victoria and all car enthusiasts. To celebrate the occasion there will be 101 Ferrari’s participating alongside 150 classic cars.

Today, the Targa Florio is not just the world's most ancient road race, but a tribute to classic cars and beautiful scenery. It is both a race and historical tribute for the legendary cars that participated in the original race and now also includes, the ever popular Ferrari Tribute.

The Targa Florio is an event that brings together the beauty of classic cars and the fascination of the great races to a passionate audience from across the globe.

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