May

Keilor Rotary Car and Bike Show
Keilor Hotel grounds, Corner Arabin St. and Old Calder Hwy
5
May, 9am to 1.30pm
Exhibitors $20, spectators $5 
rotarykeilor.org.au

Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour
Sponsored by the RACV and Benalla Rural City Council in conjunction with Historic Winton
Benalla Gliding Club, 35 Samaria Road
17 May, registration from 8.30am, departure: 10am.
Entry $10
Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749

June

Lost American Brands Exhibition
Highlights include a 1958 Edsel Corsais, 1937 Cord 812, 1970 Boss Lincoln Mercury Cougar Eliminator and a 1971 Rambler Hornet SST.   
1A Sale Rd, Maffra
1 to 30 June, 10am to 4pm
Entry Adult $15, Concession $10, U15 free
gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au

Transporting Art
Exhibition showcasing 40 years of Melbourne's art trams, from 1978 to 2018.
Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn
8 and 22 June, 11am to 5pm
Gold coin donation
hawthorntramdepot.org.au

RACV Marine 2019 Melbourne International Boat Show
Visitors will find a huge range of boats, accessories and watercraft, with all the fishing gear and lifestyle accessories that make recreational boating so exciting! With free entertainment for the whole family, including a 4x4 Iron Summit, fishing simulators, face painting, marine life touch tanks and the 65m zip line that conveniently lands at the fantastic Melbourne Boat Show Cafe/Bar.   
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
13 to 16 June
RACV members receive 10% off tickets purchased through tickets.racv.com.au

July

Slingshots Rod & Custom Club Swap Meet
Automobile, motorcycle, boat, bicycle part related swap meet, vintage toys and classic vehicles for sale are also welcome. All proceeds go to local charities.
Warragul Show Grounds
7 July
Public entry 7am
djstewart@dcsi.net.au

Transporting Art
Exhibition showcasing 40 years of Melbourne's art trams, from 1978 to 2018.
Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Rd, Hawthorn
13 and 27 July, 11am to 5pm
Gold coin donation
hawthorntramdepot.org.au

May

Geelong After Dark
Explore the artistic heart of Geelong as you discover the laneways, hidden spaces and cultural buildings at Geelong After Dark
Central Geelong
3 May 2019 from 6pm
Free Event
geelongafterdark.com.au

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios
Visit Potters, Printers, Sculptors, Painters, and Glass blowers in their own home studios, only 21km from Melbourne CBD.
Nillumbik Shire, Eltham and surrounds
4 and 5 May 2019, 10am to 5pm
Free event, all welcome
artistsopenstudios.com.au or 0466 726 687

Golden Plains Community Arts Trail
18 venues featuring 41 artists.
4 and 5 May 2019, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
facebook.com

Those Monuments Don't Know Us
An exhibition featuring recent works and new commissions from artists who bring diverse perspectives and cultural narratives to notions of ‘belonging’ in Australia,
Bundoora Homestead, 7 Prospect Hill Drive
Until 5 May
bundoorahomestead.com

Goran Bregovic & his Wedding & Funeral Band 'Three Letters from Sarajevo'
Goran Bregovic returns to Australia to continue the Balkan party. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to go crazy!
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
14 May 2019
$79 - $160
artscentremelbourne.com.au

The Gruffalo
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Drum Theatre
14 May, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Tickets from $16.50
Bookings: drumtheatre.com.au

Mozart Project
Acclaimed pianist Elyane Laussade plays Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major with The Melbourne Musicians plus Haydn symphonies.
MLC Kew.
17 May, 7.30pm
melbournemusicians.com

46th Warragul National Photographic Exhibition
One of only three National photographic competitions/exhibitions in Victoria showcasing works from amateur and professional photographers from across Australia.
The Warragul Downtowner, 55-57 Victoria Street
17 to 20 May, 10am to 4pm
Entry by gold coin donation
warragulnational.org

Nature Photography Exhibition
Presented by The Melbourne Camera Club
18 to 19 May and 25 May to 26, May, 11am to 4pm
254-256 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne

The Drum Roll
Surrey Hills Orchestra present music from Mendelssohn, Boccherini, Bizet and Haydn.
MLC, Barkers Road, Kew
19 May, 2.30pm
Tickets $25 to $20, Under 16 $10, Family (2+2) $50
trybooking.com/BBCCG

Jo Scicluna – Where The Land Lies
A unique and innovative exhibition by Melbourne-based artist, Jo Scicluna, taking the form of a conversation between the artist and Gippsland’s Gunaikurnai community.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster Street, Sale
Until 26 May, 9am to 5.30pm Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm weekends
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com.au

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality + Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
Chinese art and culture past and present – China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.
NGV, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
24 May to 13 October, 10am to 4pm
Adult $30, Concession $25, Child (5 to 15 years) $10, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $65
ngv.vic.gov.au

Indian textiles with a twist
An exhibition and sale of exquisite wool scarves and shawls illustrating the enormous variety of techniques used today by Indian artisans.
Rathdowne Antiques, 73 Mollison Street, Malmsbury  
Until 31 May
Free entry
helenw@ozonline.com.au

Spring & Autumn International Art Glass Exhibition
Focused on innovation and diversity, our ongoing exhibition program represents some of the finest internationally renowned contemporary glass artists.
Red Moon Contemporary Art Glass Gallery, 263 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury
Until 31 May, 10am to 6pm
redmoonartgallery.com.au

BARNUM The Circus Musical
Suspend your disbelief and experience the greatest show on earth! Based on the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum, witness every sight and wonder that name stands. Starring Todd McKenny and Rachael Beck.
Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Until to 9 June
RACV member discount available
ticketmaster.com.au

June

Through the Artists Eyes
A display of excellent Art created by the Hobsons Bay Artists Society members and can be bought by the public.
Hobsons Bay City Council Chamber, Civic Parade, Altona
3 to 28 June, 9am to 5pm week days
Free entry
HBAS@y7mail.com or 0417 056 762

Percussive Perspectives
The Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble presents an exciting and diverse program of works, showcasing the latest in percussion music alongside important gems from the historical canon.
Kenneth Myer Auditorium, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 43 Sturt St, Southbank
7 June, 1pm
Free, bookings recommended to reserve your space
events.unimelb.edu.au

Puttin' on the Ritz
Celebrating the most famous songs from the glory days of Hollywood, featuring multi-talented vocalists and dancers direct from London’s West End.
Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat & Sale
7 to 15 June
From $60
mellenevents.com

14th Annual Pyrenees Art Exhibition 2019
Quality exhibition featuring over 450 pieces from local, intra and interstate artists and photographers.
Beaufort Shire Hall, 7 Lawrence St, Beaufort
8 to 10 June, 10am to 2pm
$10 entry including Devonshire Tea
pyreneesartexhibition.org

WAG's Winter Exhibition
The fire is set behind the screen and eagerly awaiting the onset of winter. On display will be paintings, glasswork, felting, woodwork, clay vessels and so on.
Woodend Railway Station, 59 High St, Woodend
8 to 10 June, 10am to 4pm
woodendartgroup.org.au

King Valley Art Show
Approx. 400 entries from local, intra and interstate artists, makes for a diverse and interesting art show.
King River Brewing, 4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd, King Valley
8 to 10 June, 10am to 5pm
Adult $3, Child free
kingvalleyartshow.com.au

TarraWarra International 2019: The Tangible Trace
The Tangible Trace explores the notion of a trace as a residue or marker of a place, situation or body of knowledge.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
8 June to 1 September, 11am to 5pm
Adult $10, Senior $8, Pensioner and Student $5, U12 free
twma.com.au

Electro-Acoustic Music Concert
New electro-acoustic works written by Conservatorium composers. Cutting-edge noise conjured with microphones, portable sound recorders and digital processing, bringing the natural world into the sphere of sound art.
Prudence Myer Studio, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 43 Sturt St, Southbank
11 June, 7.30pm
Free, bookings recommended to reserve your space
events.unimelb.edu.au

Dance On
An evening of contemporary dance featuring two new works by leading choreographers and two new works by emerging VCA student choreographers.
Space 28, Performing Arts Building, Dodds St, Southbank
13 to 15 and 18 to 20 June, 7.30pm
$20 to $25
events.unimelb.edu.au

World Music Concert: African Music & Dance Ensemble and Chinese Music Ensemble
The African Music and Dance Ensemble, a traditional West African group, performs the traditional music of Ghana, Nigeria, and Guinea, followed by the Chinese Music Ensemble, a traditional silk and bamboo group.
Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville
14 June, 6pm
Free, bookings recommended to reserve your space
events.unimelb.edu.au

Star Show: A Rock & Classical Journey through the Universe
A sound and visual spectacular, starring 10 String Guitarist Matthew James Fagan (aka Lord of the Strings!) and Perry Vlahos, a leading astronomer acknowledged as one of the world’s experts in the night sky. Preshow talk and Musical performance all included in ticket price.
Deakin Edge Federation Square, Cnr of Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne
15 June, 7pm
Adult $50, Concession $42, Student $35, U16 $30
eventopia.co/starshow

The Moon Exhibition
20 July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. The Moon brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St
15 June to 1 September, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
geelonggallery.org.au

Terra Australis - Land of the Imagination
Great works for choir linked by year to voyages in search of Terra Australis, the fabled Great Southern Land. Performed by The Australian Chamber Choir.
Our Lady of Mt Carmel, 210 Richardson St, Middle Park
16 June, 3pm
Premium $85, Adult $65, Senior $60, Pensioner $40, Student $20
auschoir.org/terra-australis

Wunderage - Circus Oz & Company 2
The tightrope between who we are and who we might become. A mesmerising world and astonishing spectacle told through breathtaking physical feats, heart-stirring live music and honest humour.
Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
20 to 30 June
circusoz.com/wunderage/

Verdi's Requiem
Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, with Yarra Valley Singers, Singularity and Soloists, perform Verdi’s Requiem.
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood
23 June, 2.30pm 
$25/$20, Child free - tickets at the door
maroondahsymphony.org.au

Woosh!
WA’s Sensorium Theatre present the intergalactic adventure Whoosh, an immersive and highly-tailored multi-sensory performance suitable for all children, including those with multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrum.
Arts Centre Melbourne, The Pavilion
29 June, 10am and 12pm 
$50
artscentremelbourne.com.au

54th Camberwell Art Show
Prestigious Camberwell Art Show, largest of its kind in Australia, showcases 1350 paintings in all genres vying for $40,000 prizemoney.
ATC Building Swinburne University, 427 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
29 June to 7 July 
Adult $10, Concession $5, Child free
camberwellartshow.org.au

Top Arts 2019
Top Arts exhibition presents a diverse range of works from the brightest young thinkers from across Victoria, tackling the issues facing young Australians today.
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Until 14 July, 10am to 5pm 
Free entry
ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/top-arts-2019/

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift
Showcasing more than 150 superb garments from Parisian haute couture and international fashion houses, gifted to the NGV by leading philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty.
NGV International
Until 14 July
ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/the-krystyna-campbell-pretty-fashion-gift/

Allan Fox: Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations, an exhibition of colourful recent works by Swifts Creek-based artist Allan Fox. Discover colours and shapes within complex but beautiful compositions.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 July
gippslandartgallery.com.au

dhumba-njan (speak I) dhumba-njarr (speak you)
Immerse yourself in a culture defined by a living language. Hear the songs, feel the rhythms and see the shapes and colours of a timeless people.
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale 
Until 1 September, 10am to 4pm, excluding public holidays
ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On or boxoffice@yarraranges.vic.gov.au  

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks
A suite of exhibitions exploring that art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.
Immigration Museum, 200 Flinders St, Melbourne  
Until 6 October, 10am to 5pm 
Free with general entry
museumvictoria.com.au

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality + Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
Chinese art and culture past and present – China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.
NGV, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Until 13 October, 10am to 4pm
Adult $30, Concession $25, Child (5 to 15 years) $10, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $65
ngv.vic.gov.au

July

On the Wall
A diversity of mediums, subjects and styles for your wall by Stonehouse members and friends.
Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra St, Warrandyte
2 to 31 July
Free entry
info@stonehousegallery.com

Annie Get Your Gun
Come and join the Diamond Valley Singers production of this well-known Irving Berlin shop stopper; “Annie Get Your Gun".
Warrandyte High School Theatre, Alexander Rd, Warrandyte
5 to 7, 10, 12 and 13 July
dvsingers.org

54th Camberwell Art Show
Prestigious Camberwell Art Show, largest of its kind in Australia, showcases 1350 paintings in all genres vying for $40,000 prizemoney.
ATC Building Swinburne University, 427 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Until 7 July 
Adult $10, Concession $5, Child free
camberwellartshow.org.au

Beep
The unexpected friendship between a noisy robot and a cuddly buddy called Mort. A heart-warming tale, perfect for the family and suitable for children aged 2 to 7 years. *Auslan Interpreted performance.
Arts Centre Melbourne
9 to 13* July, 10am* and 12.30pm
$30
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Revolutions per minute (rpm)
Performances by Australian and international youth dance companies on the theme of change, speed and our increasingly global community.
Flat Pavilion - Meat Market, 3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
10 and 11 July, 7pm
$35, Ausdance member/concession/groups of 4 or more $30
ausdancevic.org.au/aydf

Between Tiny Cities
Budding hip-hop fans can get up close to a high energy b*boy battle in the tale of cultural ownership told through the language of dance.
Arts Centre Melbourne
10 to 13 July, 6pm (5 and 7pm on Sat)
Adult $28, U16 $26
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Jazz in July Barwon Heads
Throw off the winter chills with a 2 course lunch and cool Swing music by vocalist Georgia Brooks and her 5 piece "Swingtet”.
13th Beach Golf Club, 1732 Barwon Heads Rd, Barwon Heads
14 July, 12pm
$70 to $75
trybooking.com

Violin Concertos with The Melbourne Musicians
The Melbourne Musicians present  Bach’s Violin Concertos with Justin Kenealy, and Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Anne Harvey-Nagl and Sally Clarke.
St Johns Southgate, 20 City Road, Southbank
14 July, 3pm
Adult $60, Senior $50, Student $25
melbournemusicians.com

Cranbourne Chorale presents ‘On with the Show’
Over 40 singers perform songs from a wide range of musical shows, so come along and enjoy a great musical afternoon.
Casey Grammar Performing Arts Centre, New Holland Drive, Cranbourne
14 July, 2pm
Adult $25-$30, Concession $20-$30, Child $6
Bookings and Enquiries: 0438 358 032

Top Arts 2019
Top Arts exhibition presents a diverse range of works from the brightest young thinkers from across Victoria, tackling the issues facing young Australians today.
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Until 14 July, 10am to 5pm 
Free entry
ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/top-arts-2019/

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift
Showcasing more than 150 superb garments from Parisian haute couture and international fashion houses, gifted to the NGV by leading philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty.
NGV International
Until 14 July
ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/the-krystyna-campbell-pretty-fashion-gift/

An Evening with Punch Brothers
Grammy Award winners (Best Folk Album 2019, All Ashore) the Punch Brothers combine spontaneity and improvisation of Bluegrass music with the structures of modern classical music, each member of the band is a virtuosic instrumentalist.
Arts Centre Melbourne
16 July, 8pm 
$69 to $89 on sale 11am 16 April
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Jazz in July Charlton
A red-hot winter warmer as the Hot B Hines heat up the Rex with their scintillating jazz beat.
Rex Theatre, 30-34 High St, Charlton
21 July, 1.30pm
$25 general admission
rextheatre.org.au/live-shows

Yes, Prime Minister
All the razor-sharp wit and hilarious situations of the TV series reside in this delicious play by Antony Jay and Jonathon Lynn and directed by David McCall. Cabaret style seating, BYO drinks and nibbles.
Mount Eliza Community Centre, 90-100 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza
26 and 27 July, 2 to 4 August, 8pm
$15 to $28
trybooking.com

2019 VIGEX International Photographic Exhibition
An exhibition of the top 70 photographic prints from the twentieth Geelong based VIGEX International Photographic Print Salon.
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong
26 July to 12 August
Free entry
vigex.org.au

Bauhaus Now!
Bauhaus, the most influential art and design school in history. Bauhaus Now! reveals a range of contemporary experiments inspired by the Bauhaus diaspora.
Buxton Contemporary, University of Melbourne, Cnr Dodds St & Southbank Blvd, Southbank
26 July to 20 October, Wed to Sun 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 8pm
Free entry
buxtoncontemporary.com

Allan Fox: Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations, an exhibition of colourful recent works by Swifts Creek-based artist Allan Fox. Discover colours and shapes within complex but beautiful compositions.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 28 July
gippslandartgallery.com.au

TarraWarra International 2019: The Tangible Trace
The Tangible Trace explores the notion of a trace as a residue or marker of a place, situation or body of knowledge.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
Until 1 September, 11am to 5pm
Adult $10, Senior $8, Pensioner and Student $5, U12 free
twma.com.au

dhumba-njan (speak I) dhumba-njarr (speak you)
Immerse yourself in a culture defined by a living language. Hear the songs, feel the rhythms and see the shapes and colours of a timeless people.
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale  
Until 1 September, 10am to 4pm, excluding public holidays
ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On or boxoffice@yarraranges.vic.gov.au  

The Moon Exhibition
20 July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. The Moon brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St
Until 1 September, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
geelonggallery.org.au

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks
A suite of exhibitions exploring that art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.
Immigration Museum, 200 Flinders St, Melbourne  
Until 6 October, 10am to 5pm 
Free with general entry
museumvictoria.com.au

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality + Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
Chinese art and culture past and present – China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.
NGV, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Until 13 October, 10am to 4pm
Adult $30, Concession $25, Child (5 to 15 years) $10, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $65
ngv.vic.gov.au

May

Wandiligong Public Hall's Easter and Autumn Craft & Produce Market
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong
Until 3 May, 10am to 4pm
Entry by voluntary donation
alpinelink.com.au

Secondhand Book Fair
4 May, 8am to 2pm
St Bernard’s Church, Reynolds Road, Belmont, Geelong.
Free entry
pwills@ncable.net.au

The Chrysanthemum Society of Victoria Inc. Annual Exhibition
Plants and blooms for sale.
Burwood Heights Uniting Church Hall, corner Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, East Burwood
4 May, 1pm to 4pm and 5 May, 12pm to 4pm

Castlemaine Artists Market
Western Reserve Forest Street, Castlemaine
Until 5 May
Free entry
castlemaineartistsmarket.com.au

Geelong Bay City Swap
Outdoor sites $10 plus entry fee. Overnight camping for site holders. Food available Friday night and Saturday. Strictly NO DOGS. ATMs available.
Geelong Showgrounds, 79 Breakwater Road, East Geelong
11 May, opens 7am
Adults $5 entry, children free
Enquiries 0417 546 089

The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show is a craft market supporting local crafters and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade products.
St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, corner Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly
18 May, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry
thehandmadeshow.blogspot.com

32nd AABC National Bonsai Exhibition
For the first time in AABC history, see a collection of the best Australian Native trees as bonsai from around Victoria.
215 Bell Street, Preston VIC 
18 to 19 May
$5 entry, free for children under 16
vicnativebonsai.com.au

Forest Therapy
This guided Forest Therapy will bolster your mental and physical health by immersing your senses in nature, reducing stress levels.
Royal Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
18 and 19 May, Sat 2pm, Sun 9.30am
$30 per person, bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au

Harp in the Gardens
Relax to composer Michael Johnson’s music in this series of concerts in the new meditative gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
19 May, 1pm
Adult $26, Concession $22, Child $10 – bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au

The Australian Quilters Association Biggest Morning Tea
Uniting Church, Valonia Ave, Surrey Hills
20 May, 10am-2pm
$5 entry
australianquiltersassociation.com

June

Winter Wine & Dine Redesdale
Local wines, cheeses, olives, puddings, chocolates & hot food at the Redesdale Hall.
Redesdale Hall, 2640 Heathcote-Kyneton Rd, Redesdale
8 and 9 June, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
facebook.com/winterwineanddine

Winery Walkabout
Victoria’s longest-running wine festival showcases the best of North-East Victoria’s celebrated wine and produce. Featuring 19 Rutherglen wineries with something to taste, sip and savour behind every cellar door.
8 and 9 June, 10am to 4pm
Early-bird tickets start at $60pp for both days
winerywalkabout.com.au

Trails, Tastings & Tales
Sample, sip and savour the wines of the Glenrowan region matched to winter warming dishes. Live music, tethered air balloon rides and a sculpture trail at the cellar doors.
Glenrowan Wine Regio
8 to 10 June
$10 for the tasting glass and tastings
visitglenrowancom.au

Winter in the Gardens - Guided Walk
Geelong Botanic Gardens
9 June, 2pm
Gold coin donation
geelongaustralia.com.au/events/calendar/item/8d69680b6c2e734.aspx

Stamps, Coins & Cards Fair
The Peninsula Stamp Club Inc. hosts this event. Refreshments available, and children are welcome. Plenty of car parking spaces nearby.
Dromana Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Point Nepean Road and McCulloch Street
10 June, 9am to 3pm
Free entry
0418 322 315

The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show is a craft market supporting local crafters and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade products.
St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, corner Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly
15 June, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry
facebook.com/thehandmadeshow

2019 Victorian Beekeeping Club Conference
Costa Georgiadis, as master of ceremonies and international and interstate speakers will talk about all things beekeeping.
Hyatt Place, 1 English Place, Essendon Fields
15 June, 8.30am to 5pm
$155pp
ticketbo.com.au

Gardener's Day Out
Presented by the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria, enjoy presentations from: John Arnott, Diana Sargeant & Angus Stewart. Market stalls with a wide variety of plants & garden products from specialist suppliers.
Deakin University, Rusden Theatre, Burwood Highway, Burwood
15 June, 9.30am to 4.30pm
$15
rhsv.org.au

The Shortest Lunch - presented by Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries
A roving gastronomic adventure throughout 14 of the Yarra Valley’s smaller family owned wineries. Includes over 80 tastings and food pairings to match can be purchased beforehand or at each winery.
Yarra Valley (14 wineries)
22 and 23 June, 10am to 5pm
$15 includes a souvenir tasting glass, $42 for meal and wine entry packages
yarravalleysmallerwineries.com.au

The Creators Collective Makers Market
Market showcasing Gippsland and surrounds makers and producers, with lots of entertainment for the whole family.
Lardner Park, 155 Burnt Store Rd, Lardner
23 June, 9am to 2pm
$3 for car parking
creatorscollective.com.au

July

Clarinda Art & Craft Market
Everything handmade, home grown and produced here in Australia.  Proceeds to local community. Coffee/tea and snacks available. Every 1st Saturday of the month.
Clarinda Community Centre, Cnr Viney & Bourke Rds, Clarinda
6 July, 10am to 2pm
Free entry and parking
03 9544 1161 

Briars Aboriginal Cultural Walk
Celebrate NAIDOC week and discover how Victorian Aboriginals have cared for and used the flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula during a beautiful walk with Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man Lionel Lauch (Living Culture) as your guide.
The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha
8 July, 10.30am to 1pm
Adult $45, concession $35
eventbrite.com.au/o/the-briars-12255672353

Endangered Plants and Conservation - Guided Walk
Geelong Botanic Gardens
14 July
Gold coin donation
geelongaustralia.com.au/events/calendar/item/8d696828db44674.aspx  

The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show is a craft market supporting local crafters and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade products.
St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, corner Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly
20 July, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry
facebook.com/thehandmadeshow

Cranbourne Friends Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's Winter Plant Sale
A large variety of Australian native plants available for sale. Plant list online a week before. Parking and entry available nearby.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne
27 and 28 July, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
rbgfriendscranbourne.org.au

Bonsai Exhibition and Sales
Exhibition of quality Bonsai, exposing their Winter beauty. Over 70 trees on display, huge Sales of pots, trees, tools and soil, demonstrations and raffles.
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Mooreland St, Footscray
27 and 28 July, 10am to 4pm
$5 entry
bonsainorthwest.com.au

May

Feast High Country Festival
Victoria’s High Country’s best producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers at a mouth-watering, region-wide Feast Festival this May.
3 to 19 May
feasthighcountry.com.au

Britfest
Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road
4 May, 10am to 4pm.
Free entry
facebook.com/BritfestVictoria

Upwey Fire Brigade Annual Jumble Sale
Upwey Fire Station, Main Street, Upwey
4 May, 9am to 3pm.
Free entry

Glenroy Annual Art Show
Pascoe Vale Neighbourhood Facility, 7 Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale
4 and 5 May 2019, 10am to 4pm
Free entry and parking available
tesstheo@hotmail.com

Connecting People, Places & the Past
Little River Historical Society and Little River Community Landcare showcase their historic riverside reserves and Mechanics Institute Hall.
Little River Mechanics Institute and Library, Cnr Rothwell Road and Flinders Street, Little River
11 and 12 May, 10.30am to 3pm.
Entry and most events free.
youyangsregion.org  

Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future
A 40-minute lecture by Dr Jane Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Jane Goodall and the event host
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 May, 7pm to 9:45pm
eventbrite.com.au

Bendigo Buttonfest 2019
Presented by The Victorian Button Collectors Club
St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 26 Myers Street, Bendigo
18 May, 9.30am to 3.30pm
$4 entry, free entry for children under 12
vicbuttonclub.com.au

Ephemera Fair
Collectables for everyone.
Parkview Room, Camberwell Civic Centre, 33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell
19 May, 9.15am
Gold coin entry
ephemerasociety.org.au

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019
A socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions, theatre works and events featuring 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Until 19 May
Free entry
climarte.org

Poowong Historical Group Antique & Collectable Fair
Poowong Hall, Poowong, South Gippsland
19 May, 9am to 3pm.
$2 entry, refreshments available
Poowong.3988@hotmail.com or 0428 592377

Moomba Band/MMYB/AYB 40th Anniversary Dinner & Show
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Band at a three-course dinner and show.
San Remo Ballroom, Nicholson Street, Carlton North
25 May, 7pm.
$90, bookings essential by 2 May
ayb.org.au

Retro and Antiques Fair
Held by the Mont Albert & Surrey Hills Rotary, featuring fashion parades, homemade refreshments and professional appraisals of objects of value.
Swinburne ATC Building, 427-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
25 and 26 May, 10am to 4pm.
Free entry

Precarious: Circus Oz
The physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale
Geelong
30 May to 1 June
gpac.org.au

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
A 10-day celebration of jazz music and culture featuring more than 350 Australian, international and emerging artists, taking place in 25 venues across Melbourne.
31 May to 9 June
melbournejazz.com

June

Welcome to Winter Festival
Photography competition, market stalls, coffee van, sausage sizzle, pies.
Clonbinane Hall, 15 Linton St, Waterford Park
1 June, 10am to 3pm
Free entry
03 5787 1561

Warragul Stamp and Coin Fair
The Warragul Philatelic Society are presenting their annual stamp and coin fair. Buy, swap, sell stamps, coins and collectibles.
Exhibition Hall, 15 Howitt St, Warragul
1 June, 9am to 4pm
Free entry
maxwellnorman@hotmail.com

VAFHO Family History Expo
Interested in finding more information about family history? Then this is for you.
Monivae College, 133 Ballarat Rd, Hamilton
1 June, 10am to 3pm
$15pp
gina.annand5@gmail.com

St David’s Winter Warmer Concert
Carter & Carter, much-loved country, folk and gospel duo, will perform. Delicious afternoon tea is included with ticket.
St David's Church, 1111 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East
2 June, 2pm
Tickets $10, $20, $25
03 9842 4115 or 03 9842 2995

The B# Big Band - Swingin' The Copa
Melbourne's winter tradition of swing dance is back. What a great way to spend those lazy Sunday afternoons with friends!
139 Smith St, Fitzroy
2 June, 1pm to 3.30pm
swinginmelbourne.com.au

Dance Academy for Parkinson’s
Free dance sessions with a special giveaway.
Hawthorn YMCA, Grace St, Hawthorn
5 June
Free
quixoticdancetech@gmail.com

Castlemaine Jazz Festival
Enjoy a long weekend of Traditional, Mainstream, Latin Jazz and more in the heart of Castlemaine.
7 to 10 June
castlemainejazzfestival.com.au

Weekend Fit for a King
Returning to the King Valley by popular demand this Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The wine and food festival coincides with the King Valley Balloon Festival, as well as the King Valley Art Show, offering a right royal feast for the whole family!
8 and 9 June
Tickets $25
winesofthekingvalley.com.au

Oz Comic-Con
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
8 to 9 June, 9am to 6pm
ozcomiccon.com

Queenscliffe Bricks - a Lego event
LEGO fun for everyone. Amazing creations and models, master class, competitions and raffle, make something wonderful in the play area or buy LEGO to take home.
Point Lonsdale Primary School
8 and 9 June
www.trybooking.com/487319

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
A 10-day celebration of jazz music and culture, featuring more than 500 Australian, international and emerging artists, in over 25 venues across Melbourne.
Until 9 June, 9.30am to 11.30pm
melbournejazz.com/

The Australian Model Expo 2019
Everything related to plastic scale modelling. Demonstrations, competitions, swap & swell, club displays, traders and more! Venue has ample free parking and onsite catering.
Sandown Entertainment Centre, Sandown Racecourse, Princes Highway, Springvale
8 to 10 June, 11am to 5pm (10am on Sun)
Adult $15, Child U17/Concession $10, Family/Weekend pass $30
modelexpo.com.au

Waverley Model Railway Club Exhibition
One of the largest and most diverse model railway exhibitions, with something to fascinate both the young and young at heart. View a detailed Puffing Billy and a giant operating Lego train layout.
Brandon Park Community Centre, 645 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley
8 to 10 June, open 10am
Adult $12, Child $6, Family (2x2) $30

Latrobe Valley Model Railway Assoc. Rail Exhibition
Great family event with a wide range of layouts, commercial, trade and craft stalls.
Kernot Hall, 50-70 Princes Drive, Morwell
8 to 10 June, 10am to 5pm (9am to 4pm Mon)
Family $25 (2 + 2), Adult $10, Child/Pensioner $5
facebook.com/LVMRA

Macedon Ranges Potters Annual Exhibition 2019
Macedon Ranges Potters will be holding their annual exhibition during the Woodend Winter Arts Festival on the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Woodend Community Hub, Forest St, Woodend
8 to 10 June, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
maxart1@bigpond.com

Everything old is new again
The Crafts Council of Ballarat display a variety of arts and crafts from 40 local artisans. A unique experience viewed beside nature.
The Conservatory, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies St, Ballarat
8 to 16 June, 9am to 4.30pm
Free entry
craftscouncilofballarat.com or 03 5334 2005

Australian Woodturning Exhibition
Three-day event attracting artwork from wood turners across Australia and New Zealand. Over 400 exhibits of wood art – wood turning, carving, painting and pyrography and more.
Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway
14 to 16 June, 10am to 5pm (4pm Sun)
$8, U18 free
0416 656 786

Diamond Valley Oxfam Group Winter Book Fair
Come along to the Book Fair, stock up on your winter reading and support Oxfam's projects.
Eltham Senior Citizens Hall, 903-907 Main Rd, Eltham
15 June, 8am to 5pm
Free entry
rs.sl@bigpond.com or 03 9439 2063

2019 Emerging Writers' Festival
EWF is a celebration of Australia’s literary future. Immerse yourself in eleven days of exploration, professional development and entertainment.
Venues across Melbourne
19 to 29 June
Over 35 free events, other events starting from $10
emergingwritersfestival.org.au

3rd Bi-annual KWR Craft & Quilt Show
Lions Club of Koo Wee Rup & Districts Inc. are holding the 3rd Bi-annual Craft & Quilt Show, with all proceeds going into community projects.
Koo Wee Rup Community Hall, Rossiter Rd (Cochranes Park)
22 June, 9.30am to 4pm
$5 – includes a free gift
KWRCraftandQuiltShow@gmail.com

Bayswater Craft Market
Unique handcrafts direct from the makers.
Senior Citizens’ Centre, 790 Mountain H’wy, Bayswater
22 June, 10am to 2pm
bw1market@bigpond.com

Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights
All your Christmases will come at once with Sovereign Hill’s Christmas in July: Winter Wonderlights, featuring faux snowfall, and an incredible new light projection show.
Bradshaw St, Ballarat
29 June to 21 July
Adult $65, Child 5 to 15 $27.80, Concession $49.70
winterwonderlights.com.au

Low Light Festival
This Winter, Queenscliff launches Low Light Festival – a celebration of the finest arts, music and cuisine to stimulate the senses.
Until 30 June
lowlightqueenscliff.com.au

The Australian National Brooch Show 2019
An annual collection of innovative contemporary hand crafted art brooches by artists Australia wide. Unique, affordable wearable artworks.
Until 9 August
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street
Free entry
0407 059 194
contemporaryartsociety.org.au

July

Island Whale Festival
Celebrate the arrival of whales in our waters with a range of activities across the weekend.
Cowes Cultural Centre, Phillip Island
5 to 7 July
islandwhales.com.au

Strictly Quilts Exhibition
A combined display of Quilts from the quilters of the Rural City of Wangaratta.
St Bernard's School Hall, Williams Rd, Wangaratta
5 to 14 July, 10am to 5pm
$5 entry and raffles
0417 158 220

2019 International Scarf Exchange Exhibition
Spinners and weavers display their skills in crafting an accessory using an anonymous exchange parcel of 150gm of fibre
Purbrick Hall, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta
6 to 14 July
Gold coin donation
internationalscarfexchange2019@gmail.com

Stitched Up Festival
A biennial celebration of all things textile, involving people of all ages and featuring a diverse range of textile art and crafts.
Stitchy Central, Gallery 2, Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens St, Wangaratta
6 to 14 July, 10am to 4pm
Gold coin donation
stitchedupfestival.com or info@stitchedupfestival.com

The B# Big Band - Swingin' The Copa
Melbourne's winter tradition of swing dance is back. What a great way to spend those lazy Sunday afternoons with friends!
139 Smith St, Fitzroy
7 July, 1pm to 3.30pm
swinginmelbourne.com.au

Quilt In
Uniting Church, Valonia Ave, Surrey Hills
13 July, 10am to 4pm
$8
03 9873 4371

Western Money Fair
Salvation Army Hall Werribee, 211 Watton St
13 July, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Gold coin donation goes to Salvation Army
westernmoneyfair.com or info@westernmoneyfair.com

Yarragon Charity Book Fair
Nearly 40,000 top quality books for sale from $1 each. All proceeds to Yarragon Fire Brigade and Yarragon Primary School.
Yarragon Public Hall, Campbell St
13 and 14 July
Gold coin donation

Tea Cosy Exhibition
Wonderful tea cosies created by local knitters. Includes competition for Tea Cosy, Soft Toy and Beanie. All proceeds from sales go to Cancer research.
Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin
13 to 21 July, 10am to 4pm
warratinalavender.com.au

The Big Red Bash
Music fest to host three-day program of iconic Aussie Rock and unique Outback entertainment. 9,000 festival-goers of all ages to converge for one-off Midnight Oil performance, and 16 celebrated Australian music acts.
Big Red sand dune, 35km West of Birdsville
16 to 18 July
From $92. Child U11 free
bigredbash.com.au

Second Nature Wildlife Art Exhibition
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia invites you to Second Nature, an exhibition of wildlife art in support of Birdlife Australia.
AGRA Galleries, 1 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell
17 to 28 July, Wed-Fri 10am to 4pm, weekend 1pm to 4.30pm
wildlifeartsociety.com

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Unforgettable documentary films from around the globe, with post screening film maker discussions connecting audiences with the stories behind the stories.
Theatre Royal Castlemaine, 30 Hargraves Street
19 to 21 July
cdocff.com.au

The Sugarbeats & The Wheatley Sisters
The Sugarbeats & The Wheatley Sisters will perform. Delicious afternoon tea included.
St Davids Church, 1111 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East
25 July
Tickets $10-$25
03 9842 4115

Phillip Island Festival of Stories 2019
The cream of local and national storytellers bringing to life the big and the small stories that bind, challenge and intrigue us.
Cowes Cultural Centre, Philip Island
26 to 28 July
pifestivalofstories.com

Bayswater Craft Market
Unique handcrafts direct from the makers.
Senior Citizens’ Centre, 790 Mountain H’wy, Bayswater
22 June, 10am to 2pm
bw1market@bigpond.com

The Australian National Brooch Show 2019
An annual collection of innovative contemporary hand crafted art brooches by artists Australia wide. Unique, affordable wearable artworks.
Until 9 August
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street
Free entry
0407 059 194
contemporaryartsociety.org.au