The Corner Hotel Richmond, Northcote Social Club, The Retreat in Brunswick and Pirates Tavern in Williamstown are just some of the popular live music venues in Greater Melbourne; home to great pub rock, and blues. If you have a love of jazz, check out Bennetts Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, and the Stonington Jazz Festival (held in May each year). For those music lovers that have an ear for classical melodies, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra hold free concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the summer months.

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  • Frolic, Food & Film Night

    Frolic, Food & Film Night

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    Come and watch Dads who can Dance, a performance created by Ausdance and families from Mernda Primary School, before dusting off your dance shoes and getting your groove on, then settle back to watch a classic dance movie. Healthy food will be available at reasonable prices, or bring your own to share.

    Come and watch Dads who can Dance, a performance created by Ausdance and families from Mernda Pri

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  • ‘Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Lets Rock and Roll’

    ‘Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Lets Rock and Roll’

    September 9, 10, 17, 23, 24 2017

    Emotionworks premier production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is slashed to 90 minutes, electrified with the best classic rock songs of all time and performed at the funky, psychedelic Rubix warehouse – a hidden wonderland for Melbourne’s creative subculture. This is opera fusion! All shows at 4pm.

    Emotionworks premier production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is slashed to 90 minutes, electrified wi

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  • Mirusia – From the Heart

    Mirusia – From the Heart

    15 September - 16 September 2017

    Australian soprano Mirusia will present her new concert From The Heart. Let André Rieu's ‘Angel of Australia’ touch your heart with her songs about the heart – be it those full of love, those still looking for love or hearts broken by love.

    Australian soprano Mirusia will present her new concert From The Heart.

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Melbourne City Ballet presents - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Friday, October 6 2017

    Melbourne City Ballet recreates the long loved story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” of a young country girl who is swept away to the magical world of Oz, where she goes on a perilous adventure to find her way home to Kansas.   This is a new ballet for the Melbourne City Ballet, with all new music, sets, costumes and the company’s largest ensemble. Don’t miss this colorful ballet.

    Melbourne City Ballet recreates the long loved story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” of a young coun

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  • Spring Festival

    Spring Festival

    Sunday, 15 October 2017

    Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival on Sunday 15 October 2017. Spring Festival is a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community! Offering a perfect day out for all the family, enjoy a huge variety free rides, performances, workshops and activity sessions – have your face painted, play with the giant garden games and see the best local bands and artists across five stages. 

    Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival

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    Move your body to the beat

    St Kilda boasts one of the best live music scenes in Melbourne , and with its unique location, is the place to be to enjoy talented musicians. The Esplanade Hotel, or the Espy as it is affectionately known, hosts local and international music legends across its three stages - it is little wonder why crowds flock to this local hotspot every night of the week. The Prince Bandroom is a major player in the music scene as well - hit the dance floor and become part of the electric atmosphere. Catch acoustic gigs at Republica or The Branch, or a jazz mash up at Clay Pots. To follow the beat and sing along in St Kilda check out the local gig guide..

    St Kilda boasts one of the best live music scenes in Melbourne , and with its unique location, is

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  • Seaworks and the Maritime Discovery Centre

    Seaworks and the Maritime Discovery Centre

    Included in the maritime collection is a large display of ship models, ships bells, books, prints, navigation equipment, plaques, marine equipment and its World War Honour board. The centre is open every Wednesday and Sunday 11am-3pm and group tours are available at other times. Seaworks is a new and exciting location for any event! 

    Included in the maritime collection is a large display of ship models, ships bells, books, prints

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  • Kingston Arts

    Kingston Arts

    Culture that captures the imagination. Scratch the surface of the City of Kingston and you’ll find a thriving arts and cultural scene that’s buzzing with dynamic, diverse and high quality creative programs. 

    Kingston showcases the finest local and national talent, and champions artistic endeavor of all kinds from all corners of our diverse community. Experience, inspire, challenge yourself, and most of all enjoy your journey of cultural discovery in the City of Kingston. Get involved in your local arts scene and discover what Kingston Arts has to offer.

    Culture that captures the imagination.

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  • High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years. Today High Street is home to one of Melbourne's most interesting and eclectic mix of retailers, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  On any given night you will find a selection of Melbourne's finest performing artists, sitting on a chair in a dimly lit bar or high up on a light flooded stage. The street houses an impressive array of vintage and retro fashion and furniture retailers alongside contemporary fashion and design boutiques. 

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years.

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  • Festivals All The Time!

    Festivals All The Time!

    The City of Greater Dandenong is an exciting, vibrant and culturally diverse community, offering a range of festivals and events for locals and visitors alike. These range from the ceremony of Australia Day through to Springvale’s Lunar New Year celebrations, the annual Children’s Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine events, the Dandenong Agricultural Show and Christmas Carols in the park, just to name a few.

    The City of Greater Dandenong is an exciting, vibrant and culturally diverse community, offering

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  • Williamstown Botanic Gardens

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens opened in 1860 are one of Victoria’s first public gardens. The gardens are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register as significant for their historical, aesthetic, scientific and social significance to the state of Victoria. Nestled by the sea, complete with rare and significant trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental pond amongst its many attractions, the gardens provide a peaceful setting.

    Williamstown Botanic Gardens opened in 1860 are one of Victoria’s first public gardens.

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  • Clock Tower Centre

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises state-of-the-art facility for the performing arts community. The theatre showcases performances, functions and events from professional touring companies for all ages. The Clock Tower also presents its own vibrant and exciting annual program of theatre and performing arts, and features a children and family program guaranteed to entertain the little ones.

    The Clocktower Centre is the cornerstone of the Moonee Valley's cultural life, and comprises stat

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  • Live Music

    Live Music

    Live music is a feature of the vibrant nightlife in Moreland. A variety of venues have live performances throughout the week, with great representation from local musicians and artists. Local community radio station RRR is located in the heart of Brunswick East. Whatever day of the week, you’re sure to find something to suit your musical tastes.

    Live music is a feature of the vibrant nightlife in Moreland.

  • Sparta Place

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends. A favourite hangout for locals, Sparta Place was created to celebrate the relationship between Moreland and Sparta in Greece, with the public art symbolising the enduring friendship between the sister cities.  A mural featuring artists depictions of local identities, adds colour to the carpark at the rear. 

    Sparta Place is a quaint and quirky laneway just off Sydney Road in Brunswick with great boutiques and live jazz on the weekends.

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  • The Substation

    The Substation

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, which actively responds to our unique building and place in Melbourne. The SUBSTATION’s program respects the original vision for the building as an asset for artists and audiences. We invite audiences and communities from across Hobsons Bay to experience The SUBSTATION’s artistic program as active participants, attendees and collaborators.

    The SUBSTATION presents an annual program across art forms, w

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    Palais Theatre

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintage, Hollywood Boulevard feel, especially on warm summer nights. The Palais Theatre has come a long way since its humble beginnings – built in 1927 as an art deco picture palace - today hosting a range of local and international acts. Featuring sell out shows from today’s biggest musicians, comedians and a range of special performances, the Palais Theatre has truly cemented itself as Australia's No. 1 theatre concert venue. See what’s on and make sure you catch a show at this superb venue.

    This historic St Kilda icon is ideally located just near the beach giving it somewhat of a vintag

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