Events

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

Dates: 11 Dec 2015 - 24 Apr 2016

Address: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006

Phone: 03 8620 2222  

Web: ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei/

A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries - Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei - opens at the National Gallery of Victoria in December 2015 and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh in June 2016.

Andy Warhol ' Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists' practices. Surveying the scope of both artists' careers, the NGV exhibition will present more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.

For the exhibition, a suite of major commissions by Ai Weiwei will be premiered and presented alongside key works from the past four decades. It will be the most comprehensive representation of the artist's work in Australia to date.

Over 200 of Warhol's most celebrated works will be featured, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing, including previously unseen work. The exhibition will also bring together a wide range of photography including more than 500 Polaroids documenting Warhol's social environment.

 Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life...right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Come face-to-face with a Pachyrhinosaurus; visit The Hammond Creation Lab; stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex; and learn all about top-secret projects currently in development.

Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements-drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.

Don't miss the awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition. The world premiere event debuts in Melbourne on 19 March 2016, and the Exhibition runs for a limited time only. Book your tickets today, and remember, if something chases you...run!

Jurassic World is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All rights reserved.

Content: Museum Victoria
 
 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

In 2016 the Melbourne International Comedy Festival celebrates it's 30th anniversary.

The world's most powerful legal mood-enhancer hits Melbourne. Prepare for great swells of enjoyment to roll across the city capturing all in its euphoric wave.

As tradition has it, this Festival, The People's Festival' doesn't hold back when it comes to sharing the comedy. The young and the young at heart; the wealthy and the fiscally-challenged; the rabble-rousers and the do-gooders; the dirty jokers and the good, clean humorists. Absolutely everyone gets in on the joke.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, increasing happiness levels, one laugh at a time.

Content: Melbourne International Comedy Festival
03 9245 3700
 

Invent The World - April 2016 Holiday Programs

Firbank Senior School, 51 Outer Crescent, 42, Brighton, Victoria, 3186

4 Apr 2016, 5 Apr 2016, 6 Apr 2016

Invent The World are running their wildly popular holiday programs again, just in time for the April 2016 School Holidays. Courses include the popular Minecraft courses, as well as all-new Games Programming and the 'Rockets n Sockets' physics simulation course.

All of their classes run from 9:00am to 3:30pm on the days of the course, with breaks for recess and lunch. Supervised care is available from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Minecraft: Young Crafters (Ages 5 - 8)
Dates: 4 - 6 April 2016 (three day course)

Minecraft: Plus Plus (Ages 7 - 12)
Dates: 4 - 6 April 2016 (three day course)

Game Programming (Scratch & Python)
Dates: 7-8 April 2016 (three day course)

Rockets 'n' Sockets
Dates: 7 - 8 April (two day course)

Content: S.C JOHNSTON & V.L KING
04 16 266 301
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VIVA Youth Festival

Princes Gardens, Little Chapel Street, Prahran, Victoria, 3181

 

Youth culture and street culture collide at VIVA Youth Festival with skateboarding, basketball, dance, street art, DJs, food stalls and even a mechanical bull.

With performances by the divalicious Bey Dance and the award winning Hip Hop crew KSTAR.

Content: Stonnington council
 

Melbourne Blues Cruise

Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat, Shed 14, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Victoria, 3008

 

9 Apr 2016, 11 Jun 2016, 27 Aug 2016

Enjoy Melbourne Blues Cruise's popular event to see spectacular views, an exciting ambience and a fun party atmosphere on one of the most beautiful boats, Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat.

Melbourne Blues Cruise feature the most talented and entertaining Blues artists Australia has to offer for an unforgettable cruise experience. Each cruise will feature two leading Melbourne Blues acts playing live upstairs plus a rocking DJ on the lower level of the boat - both areas with plenty of room to dance.

Seating and couches abound, plus loads of outdoor decks and benches to enjoy the view whilst listening to the music.

There will be two fully stocked bars: upstairs and downstairs and food is available for purchase onboard.

Time:
Boarding at 6:00pm
Departure at 6:30pm sharp
Returning at 10:00pm

Dates and bands:
Saturday 9 April – Jimi Hocking Blues Machine + TBC
Saturday 11 June – Blues Mountain + TBC
Saturday 27 August – Acts are still to be confirmed
Saturday 8 October - Acts are still to be confirmed
Sunday 11 December – Blue Eyes Cry + John Mc Namara

Content: LADY CUTLER MELBOURNE SHOWBOAT
03 94 999 371
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St Vincent's Scrubs Run

Princes Gardens, Little Chapel Street, Prahran, Victoria, 3181

St Vincent's Scrubs Run is a family day event. It embodies the true meaning of the words 'fun run'. The day is filled with family activities that will entertain partners and kids and pets, while participants run or walk and raise funds for the hospital.

Please visit the website for more information including registrations.

Everyone is welcome.

Content: St Vincent's Hospital Foundation
03 9231 3369
 
Singin' in the Rain

Her Majesty's Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

 

After a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, and a major United Kingdom tour, Singin' in the Rain is set to delight Australian audiences.

This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and Tinseltown glamour of one of the world's best-loved movies.

It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies, and some of its stars, behind.

As well as glorious songs including Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin' in the Rain, the movie's choreography is brought to life, and with the help of 12,000 litres of water, the audience can enjoy one of the most iconic dance routines live on stage.

Tickets on sale now.

Content: ACMN
03 8643 3300
 

The Pearlfishers - Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

Hear magnificent voices and see eye-popping drama in the best opera theatre in the country with The Pearlfishers.

The Pearlfishers paints a picture of paradise, of golden sands and colourful silks - a story about love, loyalty and broken promises in the midst of historic Ceylon. That soul-stirring, chart-topping Pearlfishers duet is just one highlight of a beautiful score.

Content: Opera Australia
03 9685 3700
 
Sound of Music

12 May - 26 Jun 2016

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Melbourne.

Returning to the stage in the role of Captain von Trapp is the multi-talented, Cameron Daddo. Starring alongside Cameron are many of Australia's favourite stage performers; Marina Prior in the role of the Baroness Schraeder, Lorraine Bayly as Frau Schmidt, Jacqueline Dark as Mother Abbess, and joining them in the coveted role of Maria is one of Australia's newest and most outstanding award-winning musical theatre stars, Amy Lehpamer (Once, Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show and Rock of Ages).

With its unforgettable score, Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. It's the perfect family treat.

Tickets now on sale.

Content: ACMN
13 0072 3038