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What's On This Month

To 4 Sep

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Get ready for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: an event showcasing the diversity of fashion, design and culture that is uniquely Melbourne.

To 5 Sep

Talk & Taste

Talks & Tastings from some of Melbournes best Multicultural Chefs and Food enthusiasts.

To 20 Sep

Ballarat Internatinal Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale [BIFB] proudly announces its sixth Festival of Photography.

To 13 Sep

Punuku Tjukurpa Exhibition

A stunning collection of sculptures and paintings from one of Australia's finest art movements.

1 Sep-30 Sep

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

A photographic exhibition celebrating how multicultural communities have contributed to Aussie Rules Football.

1-30 Sep

High Tea for Hamlin

International singing star Natalie Imbruglia launches High Tea for Hamlin, a community fundraising event held across Australia to support Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Now is the time to plan your event. Your High Tea can be big or small, morning or afternoon, with tea or champagne. Host it at home, at school, at church or at work. After you sign up, you'll receive a host guide with posters and a DVD. The first 200 hosts to sign up receive a special Team Hamlin apron. Register your High Tea for Hamlin today

3-19 Sep

Tender Napalm

Tender Napalm is a fiercely modern battle of the sexes. A wild and passionate ride across the universe. A love story like you've never imagined.

5-23 Sep

Family Science Nights

Bring your family to meet the Tyrannosaur family!

6 Sep

KKCF Fathers' Day Car Rally

Fun Car Rally with bonus points for creativity. $20 donation per car before 3rd September.

6 Sep

Resonance Music Series: All About The Pied Piper

A presentation of new chamber music from Australia and China performed by Robert Schubert (clarinet) and Jacinta Dennett (harp).

11-18 Sep

Dandenong Festival of Lights

Dandenong Festival of Lights will provide an incredible Chinese cultural experience for the whole family to share through its display of 32 unique silk lanterns.

18 Sep-11 Oct

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 16th season to present 32 exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.

19 Sep

Mozart Great Mass

Victoria Chorale under the baton of Mario Dobernig is combining forces with the award winning Oriana Choir from Queensland to present Mozart Great Mass in St Paul's Cathedral. The Art of Sound Orchestra will accompany the choir and stunning soloists Natalie Peluso, Sally-Anne Russell, Henry Choo and Oliver Mann. Tickets are $40/$35. For an early bird discount book before September 12th.

24 Sep

Letting Go Of The Past - Public Talk

Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo. Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 0416 404 826

26 Sep

Once Upon A Time: Chapter 2 : A Fairytale Fusion of Dance

Dance showcase once again supporting Starlight Children's Foundation - 15 Choreographers, 12 Fairy Tales, 150+ Performers. 2 Shows. Great family entertainment during school holidays.

26 Sep

Long Life Empowerment

Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo. Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 0416 404 826

What's On Next Month

To 31 Oct

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

A photographic exhibition celebrating how multicultural communities have contributed to Aussie Rules Football.

1 Oct-31 Oct

Multiculturalism in Australian Football

A photographic exhibition celebrating how multicultural communities have contributed to Aussie Rules Football.

1-31 Oct

Golf Month

GOLF MONTH is inviting those who have never hit a ball, or need a little help with their pro-aspirations to those who are on the course every week to play golf during October. Activities will be on offer for people of all ages and abilities with golf facilities nation-wide encouraging golfers new, returning and existing to benefit from great offers throughout October. There will be Come and Try clinics, women's programs, Open and Family days, new formats of the game, community events, MyGolf junior programs, lessons and coaching with a professional for all levels of golfers. There's also the chance to win an Emirates Australian Open experience for club members who introduce a new member during the month of October.

4 Oct

Olivia Newton John Wellness Walk 2015 & Ivanhoe Street Party

Join Olivia Newton-John for the third annual Wellness Walk, with entertainment from Vika and Linda Bull, Phil Ceberano and Russell Robertson, Vince Scarpino, Michael Stangel, Jiordan Tolli, Tim Morrision, Soli Tesema, Christina Jade and Dora the explorer!

10 Oct

Great Amazing Race

Regarded as Melbourne's ultimate urban adventure race, Uplift Events' 2015 Great Amazing Race will be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

18 Oct

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Over 30,000 participants are expected to finish the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival with a lap of the iconic MCG on Sunday. Runners of all ages and abilities can compete in one of five distances on offer at the festival of running including the Medibank Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km Run, ASICS 5.7km Run and the ASICS 3km Walk.

18 Oct

Spring Fling Street Festival

Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the annual Spring Fling Street Festival. You'll enjoy a free day for the whole family with live music, interactive kid's activities, a vintage and handmade artists market, multicultural performances and our famous Spring Fling Dog Show! Brought to the community by The Centre with the help of our public partner City of Melbourne and major sponsor Yarra Trams.

23-25 Oct

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Australia's biggest event dedicated to everything baking & beyond. Packed full of tasty baked goods, sweets & equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations & interactive classes - it's a great day out with family and friends!

Future Months

6 Nov

Australian Dzogchen Retreat

His Eminence Dzogchen Rinpoche “All thoughts are the dharma of realisation, Dzogchen itself, whatever thoughts come and go, remain resting”

13-15 Nov

Healesville Music Festival

The Healesville Music Festival is a family friendly event held in the beautiful township of Healesville, nestled just 70 kms from Melbourne in the world famous Yarra Valley. The festival, which is now in its sixth year.

15 Nov

Resonance Music Series: Bayside Chamber Orchestra

Bayside Chamber Orchestra is a newly formed classical ensemble performing familiar and lesser known chamber and orchestral works. The group is comprised of professional and local amateur musicians drawn together by a passion for chamber music.

15 Nov

Malahang Community Festival

Malahang Community Festival is a FREE and family-friendly event celebrating Banyule's local community. A safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family.

19-22 Nov

Australian Masters

Australian Masters Moments return to Huntingdale Golf Club This year, the Australian Masters will return to its original home of 30 years, Huntingdale Golf Club, for the first time in seven years. Steeped in a rich history together, the Australian Masters and Huntingdale Golf Club have created many memorable moments in Australian golf over the past four decades and 2015 will reopen another chapter in this story. Many of the game's finest players have won the gold jacket at Huntingdale including six time champion Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer, Mark O'Meara, Ian Baker-Finch, Colin Montgomerie and Justin Rose and 2015 will crown another great champion.

6 Dec

Resonance Music Series: Christmas Pageant - With Ox & Ass Beside Him

The Early Arts Guild of Victoria's fifteenth annual Christmas pageant will tell the story of the Bethlehem crib from ancient to recent times. This unique festive celebration will feature the Early Music Consort of Melbourne, Rippon Lea Dancers and associate artists.

27 Dec-3 Jan 16


For eight exciting and colourful days PolArt 2015 will bring to Melbourne a host of Polish artists, actors and dancers from all over Australia & New Zealand in what is promising to be the best PolArt ever!

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