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Wonderland Christmas Carnivale
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Contact: 9602 1311 or melissa@knockoutevents.com.au
Venue: 120 Pearl River Road, Docklands Victoria
Date(s): Start Fri 22 Nov 13 repeat weekly for 6 week(s)
The Wonderland Spiegeltent presents Wonderland Christmas Carnivale. The Carnivale will see some of Australia's and the World's headlining comedians take over the Wonderland Spiegeltent as part of our upcoming program.

The Wonderland Spiegeltent located under the Melbourne Star is the entertainment hub of Docklands and is the perfect Christmas Party venue.

An astounding line up of Australian and International Top Headlining comedians, acts of intrigue and wonder, acrobatics and wo... Read more

Five Short Blasts
By ATDW Database

Contact: goraca@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Venue: 1-91 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Victoria
Date(s): From Fri 22 Nov 13 To Sun 15 Dec 13
Five Short Blasts is an intricate audio-based project focusing on the complex orchestrations of weather, industry, vessels and habitation in and around Melbourne's docks. In maritime operations, communicating via a signal of five short blasts means 'I am unsure of your intentions - I am concerned we are going to collide.' As a title, Five Short Blasts evokes a sense of mystery and unknown about Melbourne's water culture.From Water Plaza in Victoria Harbour and Collins Landing at the Docklands, audience members will board one of five boats to embark on a choreographed listening journey. Those aboard will have their attention shift from the land to the water - ports, jetties, harbors and the people that use them every day. Floating on a large body of water in a quiet electric boat, collabor... Read more

Concours des Vins de Victoria
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Contact: 9600 0000 or sam.keil@facci.com.au
Venue: 130 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Victoria
The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents the 2013 Concours des Vins de Victoria, a celebration and recognition of the diversity and quality of Victorian wines and 'terroirs'.

Every year, approximately 150 boutique, family-owned and larger wineries in Victoria take the opportunity to present their wines to the judging panel's French palates, and showcase their finest drops during the Awards Presentation and Wine Tasting Event.

The Concours des Vins de Victori... Read more

Last – Swinburne Communication Design Graduate Exhibition
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Contact: rgraham@swin.edu.au
Venue: 800 Bourke Street, Docklands Victoria
Date(s): From Wed 27 Nov 13 To Fri 29 Nov 13
Last is showcasing the work from the final year of Swinburne Communication Design students at the NAB Auditorium at Docklands.

It reflects the breadth of skills and quality of design thinking and practice that these students will contribute to the design industry and highlights the unique approach they bring to their work.
. www.swinburne.edu.au/chancellery/mediacentre/faculty-of-design-events/event/2013/11/communication-design-graduate-exhibition-last Read more

I Was A Bum Once Myself
By ATDW Database

Contact: 9658 9658
Venue: 120 Pearl River Road, Docklands Victoria
In a dark and desperate portrayal of America during the Great Depression, Chris Rainier presents an evening of music by maverick American composer, theorist and instrument-builder, Harry Partch [1901-74] at the Wonderland Spiegeltent. This performance will focus on Partch's rarely heard works for voice and adapted guitar, which were composed during his years as a hobo, riding the rails through 1940s America. Hitchhiker's inscriptions, snatches of inebriated dialogue, and letters from ex-convicts are all brought to life using his unique microtonal scale of 43 notes to the octave. This exclusive concert will also include the Australasian premieres of a selection of Partch's compositions, all performed on a specially commissioned guitar.. www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Music/mmw/mmw2013/Pr... Read more

Christmas on the Green
By ATDW Database

Contact: info@destinationdocklands.com.au
Venue: 807 Bourke St, Docklands Victoria
Date(s): Start Fri 29 Nov 13 repeat weekly for 2 week(s)
Gather your colleagues, friends and family to celebrate the festive season on the 'green'. With earthy music, delicious food stalls, roving entertainment and a garden bar provided by Mountain Goat Brewery, you can calmly ease into the silly season. A collection of creative urban stalls will help you with any last minute Christmas gifts. . www.destinationdocklands.com.au/docklands-event/christmas-on-the-green/ Read more

Trouble is my Business
By ATDW Database

Contact: policemuseum-mgr@police.vic.gov.au or 9247 6354
Venue: 18-38 Siddeley Street, Docklands Victoria
Date(s): From Wed 11 Sep 13 To Fri 05 Sep 14
Tracing the very first time forensic techniques such as blood pattern analysis were used by maverick detectives in the 1920s to the creation of specialist crime squads, this exhibition reveals the details and diversity of work carried out by detectives.

Discover what makes a detective unique, find out who the Shadow Squad were, see forensic evidence from real cases and learn how detectives of the future will solve crimes.. www.policemuseum.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/current-exhibitions Read more

Dinner with the Angels
By ATDW Database

Contact: dinner@anglicarevic.org.au or 9412 6157
Venue: Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Victoria
Victoria's top chefs are once again joining forces to put on a Dinner with the Angels to raise funds for Anglicare Victoria.Dinner with the Angels is a highlight of the Melbourne food and wine diary. No other event brings together so many chefs under the one roof to create a unique evening of food and wine to raise money to support children, young people and families throughout Victoria.The gala food and wine night is now in its tenth year and has grown to become one of Australia's biggest charity nights. The MC for the night is award-winning food journalist, restaurant critic and television personality Matt Preston.This year over 25 of Victoria's finest chefs will be taking part. They include Gabriele Olivieri from Bottega, Josh Murphy from Builders Arms, Adam D'Sylva from Coda and Tonka,... Read more

The Shopping Diva - Red Carpet Treatment Shopping Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 1300 923 090 or enquiry@theshoppingdiva.com.au
Be treated like a VIP as we unroll the red carpet for you on arrival; treat you with champagne and lunch on board our luxury Limo Coach whilst being chauffeur driven around Melbourne's fashion Mecca.

Enjoy a fabulous day where women with a passion for shopping and fashion shop in style.

Shop for fashion, shoes, bags, accessories and gifts in fashion precincts such as Bridge Rd Richmond, Chapel St Prahran and other fabulous shopping destinations in Melbourne. ... Read more

Kayak Melbourne
By ATDW Database

Contact: rob@eastcoastkayaking.com or 5931 3121
Want a tour with a difference? Experience the spiritual heart of the city on this unique guided tour of Docklands and downtown Melbourne. Take in the awesome views of the city skyline as your sea kayak gently winds its way down the tranquil Yarra River and into the birth place of Melbourne. Our tour starts at Victoria Harbour, Docklands, Melbourne's new cutting edge residential and business park. After you have got the basics down we cruise across the harbour to the hip Fish bar for a unique on water dining experience. The magnificent Docklands skyline providing a fine view as we tuck into some fish'n'chips provided with every tour. Paddle under the massive Bolte Bridge and into the heart of Melbourne's downtown party strip. Past lavish Crown Casino and the stylish Southbank and on... Read more

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