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Welcome to Winter in Docklands
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Contact: 9999 9825 or info@destinationdocklands.com.au
Venue: 429 Docklands Drive, Docklands Victoria
Docklands welcomes winter on Saturday 1 June with a family fun day embracing the breeze with free kite making workshops and other children's activities from 2pm -6pm at NewQuay Piazza. The month of June is overflowing with wintery activities. For a full calendar visit the website.

Catch the FREE City Circle Tram, FREE Tourist Shuttle Bus, Tram 70 via Flinders Street, 48 via Collins Street, 86 via Bourke Street or take advantage of more than 5000 car parking spaces available.
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The Greatest Show on Earth
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Contact: info@greatestshowonearth.com.au
Venue: 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Melbourne Victoria
Date(s): From Wed 01 May 13 To Sun 05 May 13
Created by the team at The Greatest Show on Earth, the last freestanding four storey building in the CBD will host Tonic House Cellar at the basement of the 1920's architecturally redesigned A.B Tonic Wine Store, made famous in the prohibition years.

A public exhibition by four time BAFTA Award Winning graphic designer and artist Pat Gavin, the Alfred Hitchcock inspired exhibition titled "Welcome to Hollywood Mr. Hitchcock" pays homage to Hitchcock's love of hosting dinner parties in his... Read more

METAMORPHOSIS | HA-HA (Regan Tamanui)| Opening Friday 10th May, 2013.
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Contact: 9328 5556 or info@darkhorseexperiment.com
Venue: 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne Melbourne Victoria
Date(s): From Fri 10 May 13 To Sat 01 Jun 13
Metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is an exploration into the archetypes of the human psyche. As humans, we create the archetypes that exist amongst us as individuals, and as a part of a couple, a family, a tribe or a nation.Here HA-HA investigates these archetypes by means of stencil: fusing portraits of people together to find a link or connection between couples, or by fusing man with machine and beast.The viewer is presented and faced with questions about the archetypes within Relationships, Transhumanism & the Beast Man. HA-HAHA-HA (Regan Tamanui) is one of Australia's most notorious and prolific stencil artists. He called the Blender Studios home for many years before extending his art practice with an extended, overseas trip.Now he is back, and is having his first solo show since returnin... Read more

Alasdair McLuckie exhibition
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Contact: 9822 0833 or info@tencubed.com.au
Venue: 1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris Victoria
Date(s): From Tue 05 Mar 13 To Tue 04 Jun 13
Alasdair McLuckie exhibiton is the first artist to exhibit at Ten Cubed.

Represented by Murray White, Alasdair uses a graphic modernist style referencing dark, tribal and humorous themes in his work.

The level of detail and skill involved can only be appreciated by getting up close to the artworks themselves. The Alasdair McLuckie exhibition will run from March until June and entry is free.

For more information on Alasdair McLuckie or exhibitions at Ten Cubed please view t... Read more

By ATDW Database

Contact: 9685 3700 or ticketing@opera-australia.org.au
Venue: 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Victoria
Date(s): From Thu 02 May 13 To Wed 08 May 13
The women wear the pants, fight the duels and win the wars in Partenope, Handel's sensual tale in which three suitors fight to win a socialite's heart. Director Christopher Alden has relocated Handel's tale of amorous and political intrigue to the world of the artistic elite of 1920s Paris, with a new English translation full of wit and humour.

Emma Matthew's Helpmann Award-winning Partenope is fashioned as society hostess, while Kanen Breen's Emilio is a Man Ray-style photographer. Oper... Read more

Future Relic - Cake Industries
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Contact: 9328 5556 or info@darkhorseexperiment.com
Venue: 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne Victoria
Date(s): Start Fri 12 Apr 13 repeat on second Friday for 4 month(s)
Future Relic by Cake Industries: Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen. Future Relic.The future isn't shiny and virtual.The future is industrial, mechanical and broken.Future technologies are built out of recycled parts from other outmoded machinery and equipment. Decay in these objects is a part of the daily experience.Future Relic is a collection of some of these objects and these are their stories. Artists and technologists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen have worked under the collaborative banner of Cake Industries since 2006.Their practice concentrates on electromechanical sensing and robotics to investigate ideas of story and future technology. They primarily employ microelectronics and network connected sensing systems to create their work, which centres on autonomous, self regulating obj... Read more

Remastered Myths - The Putbacks ft. Madup Chol
By ATDW Database

Contact: 9188 3681 or hubs@multiculturalarts.com.au
Venue: 2/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria
ReMastered Myths is a creative development program aimed at bringing together artists from different musical and cultural backgrounds to explore new sounds, instrumentation & rhythms. Collaborating artists work together over 5 development sessions to come up with new material or adapt existing works to incorporate these new & diverse musical styles. On June 2, Melbourne funksters The Putbacks will take a trip back in time to 1960's Sudan, to revive a very unique, Sudanese vintage soul with Madup... Read more

Emerge in the West
By ATDW Database

Contact: 9188 3681 or hubs@multiculturalarts.com.au
Venue: Nicholson Street, between Paisley & Irving Streets Footscray Victoria
Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, the inaugural Emerge in the West Festival will see Footscray's Nicholson St come alive with a massive, feel-good street party welcoming a wave of amazing new cultures and talents from local African communities who have made Maribyrnong their home in recent years. The main stage will project the sounds of an amazingly diverse all local line up of African dance grooves, Sudanese reggae, Ethiopian jazz, Azmari banter, Somali pop, traditional Burundian drums, West African dance & Cape Verdean Reggae! African Town restaurant will host a cultural stage featuring traditional artists from Sudan & Ethiopia. Local traders will open their doors to create a vibrant cultural marketplace packed with tasty authentic foo... Read more

Emerge Festival Main Event
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Contact: 9188 3681 or hubs@multiculturalarts.com.au
Venue: 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy Victoria
Fitzroy Town Hall opens its doors & Napier Street gets closed off, for an all-day block party with three stages of nonstop world music and a vibrant cultural marketplace. Dance to traditional rhythms from Sudan to East Arnhem Land, relish in the distinct urban sounds coming from Melbourne's diverse communities, whilst inhaling the aromas of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony and tasty authentic foods from all corners of the globe. Take a break from dancing to join in some free cultural workshops, storytelling circle, henna tattoos, hair braiding and kid's activities. Celebrating our 10th birthday, Emerge Festival 2013 will call on old & new friends to put on a spectacular birthday party, with 10 piece Ethio-jazz power force JAzmaris headlining with some very special guest musicians! Be part of t... Read more

Australian Audio & AV Show
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Contact: 9918 8290 or audioavshow.au@bigpond.com
Venue: 495 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria
Date(s): From Fri 18 Oct 13 To Sun 20 Oct 13
Bigger and better than ever with more demonstration suites, attractions and extended opening times.Building on the success of the Melbourne Show in 2011 and the Sydney Show in 2012, Melbourne is once again the place to be in 2013 for Australia's finest audio and video technology showcase.Enjoy the experience of wonderful music and movie entertainment in the comfort of more than 60 hotel suites - it's the closest you'll come to the real home experience, without sitting in your own chair.The Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto hotel is the venue. A fabulous, heritage listed building combining all the ambience and old world charm, with the comfort and modern facilities required to present and maximise the performance of today's sophisticated home entertainment technologies. Not just an exh... Read more

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