Things to do around Victoria


Pop-up Cinema
On a balmy Melbourne evening, nothing beats a fun night out with friends and family
watching a movie under the stars.
Common Man Lawn, 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf
Until the end of February

Jars Exhibition and Storylines Exhibition
Gippsland Art Gallery, 64-66 Foster Street, Sale
18 Feb–23 Apr

Louise Hearman Exhibition
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
18 Feb–14 May

Yhonnie Scarce Hollowing Earth
TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
18 Feb–14 May

The Age of Bones
Presented by La Mama
La Mama Courthouse, 205 Faraday Street, Carlton
22 Feb–5 Mar

TextaQueen: Between You and Me
MPRG travelling exhibition
Dunns Rd, Mornington, Melbourne VIC 3931
24 Feb-30 Apr

Close Encounters Exhibition
Gippsland Art Gallery, 64-66 Foster Street, Sale
25 Feb–21 May


The Play That Goes Wrong
Comic murder mystery.
Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
Until 26 Mar

Verdi’s Il Trovatore
The opera will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.
The Athenaeum Theatre 188 Collins St, Melbourne 3000
1 Mar, 7.30pm and 4 Mar, 7.30 pm

City, suburbs and beyond exhibition
A new exhibition of urban landscape paintings by Gippsland artist Pauline Bailey
Mr. Burch, 129 McKinnon Rd, McKinnon
Enquiries:  03 9503 4312 or 0427 835 798
Open Mon to Sat 7am-3pm and Sun 8am-4pm
1-31 Mar

The songs and story of Carole King
The Palms At Crown
3 Mar, 7.30pm

Australian Textile Exhibition
Cnr Botanic Drive & Ballarto Rd
Until 4 Mar, 10am-4pm

Feast at Frankston Waterfront
Pier Promenade, Frankston
$2 entry and free for kids under 15
3 Mar, 4pm-10pm
4-5 Mar, 12noon-6pm

Home Gallery
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
3 Mar-2 Apr

Avalon International Airshow
Witness air power in action and enjoy a totally unforgettable day out for the entire family.
3 Avalon Airport, 80 Beach Rd, Lara
3-5 Mar

Ballarat Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo
Showgrounds, Creswick Rd, Ballarat
3-5 Mar

Revving the River Festival
Bikes, Cars, Music, Food
Echuca, Victoria
3-5 Mar

Kew Community Festival is an annual series of events show casing the best of Kew.
3-19 Mar

White Night Ballarat
The iconic Melbourne light show comes to the Goldfields.
4 Mar

Warrandyte Riverside Market
Art, craft, produce, handmade and artisan.
On the banks of the Yarra River in Warrandyte.
4 Mar, 8am-1pm

Monbulk CFA Quilt Show
Monbulk Living and Learning Centre, Cnr Moores Rd and Main St, Monbulk
4 Mar, 9.30am-3pm

13th Annual Geelong All Holden Day Car Show
Geelong Showgrounds, 79 Breakwater Rd, East Geelong
4 Mar, 9.30am-4.30pm
Contact: Geelong FX-HZ Holden Car Club Inc 0414 856 967

Bayles Music Festival
Bayles Hall and adjacent park, Berwick
4 Mar, 2pm-9pm

2017 VHS Reptile and Amphibian Expo
Melbourne Showgrounds
Adult $10, Child $5, Family (2 adults/2 kids) $25
4 Mar, 9am–4pm

Headline performances by celebrated musicians, Australia’s Archie Roach and Istanbul’s Mercan Dede.
Collingwood Town Hall
140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford, Victoria
4 Mar from 6pm

Art in the Garden
Open garden and artist demonstrations.
40 Slattery Place, Pakenham
4-5 Mar, 10am-4pm

Open Gardens Victoria Gunyah
Inspiring urban food garden
22 Lochinvar St, Pascoe Vale South
4-5 Mar, 10am-4.30pm

28th Annual Craigieburn Art Show
Craigieburn Function Room, 127, Craigieburn Road West
4-5 Mar, 10am-5pm

Grampian Screenprints by Wendy Black
MacBlack Print Room, 24 Heckfield St, Macarthur.
4-5 Mar, 10am-6pm

7th IMF Classic Car Day
All cars welcome, live music, jumping castle, animal farm and food stalls.
All proceeds towards childrens brain tumor research.
Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea
5 Mar 10am-3pm

Tatfest-Tatura Festival
Family Festival, Gourmet Food, Wine, Stalls, Music. Entertainment for all ages. Art Auction,
Video Competition Busker Competition
Mactier Park, Hogan Street, Tatura
5 Mar

Cohuna Bridge to Bridge Event
The event comprises an 8 km swim in our river along with run/walk event and a triathlon event.
5 Mar, 9am

‘Scots on the Swamp’ Harewood Historic House Charity Open Day
Victoria Police Pipe Band, Best Dressed Scot competition, Kilt Run, Fiddlers & Dancers,
Vintage Cars, Crafts, Lunch and more.
3300 South Gippsland Highway, Koo Wee Rup
Entry: $12 adult, $10 concession, $5 child, $25 Family of 4
5 Mar, 10am-3pm

Longford Vintage Tractor Pull
Longford Recreation Reserve
5 Mar, from 9.30am

Dormitorium by Matthew Bird
McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
Entry by donation
5 Mar–9 Jul

Art Auction
Lowensteins will auction 255 works, about one-quarter of its Australian contemporary art collection.
Mossgreen Gallery, 926-930 High St, Armadale
7 Mar

Mostly Mozart Concert
Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
7 Mar, 10.30 am

Koyaanisqatsi Live
A screening of Godfrey Reggio’s cult 1983 film is accompanied by a live performance of the
Glass score from the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.
10 Mar, 8pm

Phoenix Macedon Ranges Art and Craft Exhibit
The Old Gisborne Courthouse
10 Mar, 7.30pm; 11-13 Mar, 10am-4pm

Inverloch Jazz Festival
A weekend of varied jazz styles across different venues.
10-13 Mar

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Various venues, Port Fairy
10-13 Mar

25th San Remo Art and Photographic Show
The Recreation Centre, Wynne Road, San Remo
10-13 Mar

Rotary Club of Numurkah
37th Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
Numurkah Town Hall
10-13 Mar

Corinella Modern Art & Photography
Corinella Community Centre, 48 Smythe Street, Corinella
10-13 Mar; Sat and Sun 10am-4pm; Mon 10am-3pm

Turkish Pazar Weekend
Queen Victoria Market
11-12 Mar, 10am-4pm
Free entry

Shepparton Woodwork Show
Eastbank Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton
11-12 Mar, from 9.30am
Contact: Len, 0458777901

Plant Collectors Sale & Garden Expo
100 Hilton Road, Sassafras.
11-12 Mar, 10am- 4pm

AWTEx Workshop
2 days of wood turning with Brendan Stemp
McKenzie Creek, Horsham
11-13 Mar

Model Railway, Craft & Hobbies Exhibition
Sacred Heart College, entry via New/Begg Sts, Kyneton
11-13 Mar
0408 996 541

Golden Plains Music Festival
World-class eclectic and exotic music line-up
11-13 Mar

Yarra Glen Art Show
Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 43 Bell St. Yarra Glen
11-13 Mar, daily 10am-4.30pm

Begonia Quilters Exhibition 2017
Ballarat Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard Street North
Trade Tables, Crafts, Light Refreshments
$5.00 Entry
11-13 Mar, 10am to 5pm

All GM Show n' Shine
Apex Park, Wangaratta
12 Mar from 9am

Redesdale Bush Market
Children's Entertainment, car displays, wide selection of stalls including local produce,
vintage clothing and craft.
Agnes Mudford Reserve, Kyneton
12 Mar from 9am

Chryslers by the Bay Show 'n' Shine
Geelong Grammar School, Foreshore Rd, Corio
12 Mar
Contact: Paul Allwood 0417 315 352

Bellarine Agriculture Show
Portarlington Recreation Reserve
Family pass: $25, Adults $10 and Concession $5 and under 5 free.
12 Mar

Fun Run
Free event
Arts Centre Forecourt, Melbourne.
12 Mar, 4.30-9.30pm

The Lions of Seymour Goulburn Labour Day Bush Market
Goulburn Park, Seymour
13 Mar, 9am-2pm

Nick Power "Between Tiny Cities" performance
Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
14-18 Mar (8.45pm Tue-Sat)
Tickets or (03) 9322 3713

Victoria Hunt "Tangi Wai ... the cry of water" performance
Meat Market, enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne
14-18 Mar (7pm Tue-Sat)
Tickets or (03) 9322 3713

Hot 8 Brass Band
Estonian House, 43 Melville Rd, Brunswick West
15 Mar, 8.30pm

Aziza Brahim
Brunswick Town Hall
16 Mar, 8pm

Lucy Guerin "Inc - Split" performance
Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
16-26 Mar (7pm Thu-Sat, 3pm Sun)
Tickets: or (03) 9322 3713

Dry Sand, Wet Mud, Moving Earth
Ceramics, paintings and prints from Sarah Ormonde and John Wolseley
Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton St, Castlemaine
16 Mar-21 May

Quadrumiki - Fisherman of the Soul
Photography from Robert Marnika
Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton St, Castlemaine
16 Mar-21 May

Seachange Quilters Show 2017
Barwon Heads Community Hall, cnr Hitchcock Ave and Ozone Rd, Barwon Heads
17 Mar, 4pm-7pm; 18 Mar, 10am- 4pm; 19 Mar, 10am-4pm

Terang Country Music Festival
Terang Racecourse
17-19 Mar

Australian National Busking Championships
Bridge Mall & Sturt Street, Ballarat
18 Mar, 9am-6pm

St Lukes Uniting Church Autumn Fiesta
Classic car display, food stalls, bric and brac, childrens activities.
94 Essex Road, Mount Waverley
18 Mar, 12-5pm

Ensemble Liaison
Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington
18 Mar at 7:30 pm

Kyabram Vintage Engine Rally & White Truck Muster
Show grounds, Allan St, Kyabram
18-19 Mar
0439 448 444

Quilt Show
Patchwork Gallery Quilt Group
Senior Citizens Rooms, 86-88 Main Rd, Lower Plenty.
18-19 Mar, 10am-4pm (5pm on Sun)

Growing Friends Plant Sale
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne
Plant list available 1 week prior to sale
18-19 Mar, 10am-4pm

Open Gardens Victoria: Stephen Ryan's Tugurium
Filled with a collection of rare and unusual plants
8/10 Centenary Avenue, Macedon
18-19 Mar, 10am-4.30pm

Colour Magic Embroidery Exhibition
Mt Alexander Golf Club, Wimble St Castlemaine
18-22 Mar

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Tool Sale
St. Anthony's Hall, crn Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntley
19 Mar, from 9am

Talbot Vintage Engine and Machinery Rally plus local markets
Football ground, Avoca Rd, Talbot.
19 Mar, from 9am
5463 2114

2017 Geelong Highland Gathering
Goldsworthy Reserve, Corio
19 Mar, 9.30am – 5pm

Glen Eira City Council Pet Expo
Allnut Park, McKinnon
19 Mar, 10am-4pm

Daylesford Dharma School Autumn Equinox Fair
Celebrating Autumn Equinox, sustainability, children and community.
11 Perrins Street, Daylesford 3460
19 Mar, 11am-4pm

Werribee Swap Meet
Also with a free display of Classic Vehicles and Bric-a-Brac
Werribee Racecourse
19 Mar

St. Joseph's Open Houses
St. Joseph's Primary School, 571 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
19 Mar, 11.30am-4.30pm

Opera By The Lakes
RACV members receive 10% discount.
Nyerimilang Heritage Park
19 Mar, gates open 12 noon
Box Office 0409771526

Maroondah Symphony Orchestra
Yarra Valley Grammar PAC, Kalinda Rd. Ringwood
19 Mar, 2:30pm
0418 620 479

Melbourne Tramways Band Recital
Wattle Park, Burwood, Vic
19 Mar, 2.30pm

Nhill Autumn Market
Goldsworthy Park (center of town)
19 Mar, from 10am

Little River Primary School Country Fair
Free family event, games, entertainment, auction, stalls
21 Flinders St, Little River
19 Mar, 10am-3pm
Enquiries 5283 1214

Chewton CFA car boot sale
Mount Street, Chewton
Free entry
19 Mar, 8am-1pm
Enquiries or bookings 0497 231 188

Nat Curiso "Tiny Slopes" Performance
Meat Market, enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne
21-25 Mar (7pm Tue-Sat)
Tickets or (03) 9322 3713

Women of the World Festival Melbourne (WOW)
Three day festival of critical conversations, music, film and performances celebrating
women’s achievements.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
23 Mar-25 Mar

Uniting Age Well Strathdon Community Art Exhibition
17 Jolimont Road, Forest Hill.
23-26 Mar

Don’t Change – the INXS Story
Sale Football Netball Club 140th anniversary
As a major fundraiser for the Club, we look forward to presenting Australia’s Number 1 Tribute Band.
Bundy Hall, 795 Sale Maffra Road, Sale
24 Mar from 6pm
Tickets $35 pp or find us on

Open Gardens Victoria:  Cooking Up Compost Workshop 
Arundel, 478 Ryrie Street, East Geelong
25 Mar, 9.30am & 1.30pm

Celebrate Mooroolbark - It's Easy Being Green
Free festival for all ages
Red Earth Park, Brice Ave
25 Mar, 10am-4pm

Hot Dub Time Machine
The Yarra Valley is hosting the world’s first time-travelling dance party.
Rochford Winery, Coldstream.
Tickets from $69.90
25 Mar

New Zealand Chamber Soloists
Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
25 Mar, 7.30pm

TRY 4WD Weekend 2017
Ballarat District 4WD Club invites you to come and try 4WDriving at
our training track off Whites Road, in Smythesdale.
25-26 Mar, 9am-4pm

Quilt & Art Expo
7 Park Rd, Crib Point
25-26 Mar, 10am-4pm

Moonee Valley Art Show
69 Woodland St, Essendon
Exhibition and sales
25-26 Mar

The Goggomobil D’Art Project
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Gallery, 5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield
25 Mar-6 May

Burnside Village Fete
16 Nicol Avenue, Burnside
26 Mar, 9am-3pm

Lara Food & Wine Festival
Pirra Homestead, 110 Windermere Rd, Lara
26 Mar

Morwell Swap Meet
Car and bike parts, collectables, antiques, tools and equipment. $5 entry fee.
Toners Lane, Morwell.
26 Mar

Ringwood Highland Games
Pipe bands, highland dancing, fun events for families.
East Ringwood Sports Ground, Mt. Dandenong Road, Ringwood East
26 Mar from 9am

4th Annual Vintage, Classic & Custom Car Show
Ferny Creek Reserve, Ferny Creek
26 Mar, 9am-4pm

Deans Marsh Festival
Celebrate the rich and diverse hinterland community of artists, crafts people,
local producers and musicians at the annual Deans Marsh Festival.
Deans Marsh Reserve, Pennyroyal Valley Road
26 Mar, 10am-5pm

The Grand Read: Spoken Word Event
An evening of poetry and prose performed by some of the state’s top writers
Level 1, 168 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
28 Mar, 7pm

Being and Time
Melbourne Ballet Company’s latest work reflects the belief that philosophical
thinking starts with reflecting human individuality.
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd.
29-31 Mar, 7.30pm

Melbourne 2017 International Stamp Exhibition
Spend the day immersed in the largest collection of philatelic and numismatic items
on show in Australia since 2013.
Caulfield Racecourse
30 Mar-2 Apr

Melbourne Comedy Festival
ACMI, Flinders St, Melbourne
30 Mar-23 Apr, 7pm (Sun 6pm)

Kyoto Hanga Exhbition
East and West Art, 665 High St, East Kew
Until 31 Mar


Fem Bellings performs standards and songs of today in her jazz-vintage style.
Kew Court House, 188 High St.
8 Apr, 8pm

The Fabric Of Our Community
Artisans of Geelong.
Bostock Gallery, Fenwick St and Gordon Ave, Geelong
8-9 Apr, 10am-4pm

Creative Arts Exhibition
Country Women's Association of Vic Bass Group
Loch Public Hall, 11 Smith St, Loch.
8-9 Apr, 10am-4pm

Golden-Paradise Beach Ratepayers Association End of Summer Surf Festival
Fishing competion, raffle, petting farm, face painting, market, food and drinks.
On Sunday morning there will be an Easter Egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny.
13-16 Apr

CFA volunteers and local artists combine to raise funds. Works on display and for sale.
Whiteheads Creek CFA, Kobyboyn Rd, Seymour.
13-17 Apr

A Parade Of Quilts
Easter exhibition by Strathdale Quilters. Large and small quilts, wall hangings
and a members’ cushion challenge. Entry $5.
St Andrews Hall, Myers St, Bendigo
14-17 Apr
Chris 0400 543 069

Jan Long Solo Art Exhibition
Hosted by Bairnsdale Golf Club, 1090 Paynesville Rd, Eagle Point
21-23 Apr

Pyrenees Unearthed
Discover Pyrenees Unearthed, a festival that brings together wine, art, open
gardens and country racing.
22-25 Apr

Swap Meet
Car and motorbike parts, collectibles and garage-enalia.
Gippsland Vehicle Collection, 1A Sale Rd, Maffra
23 Apr, from 7am
0428 456 614


Geelong After Dark
The city centre, its streets, laneways, intersections, cafes and cultural institutions
act as a canvas to present works from all disciplines.
Central Geelong
6 May

A Tribute to Marika Ninou
Con Kalamaras and friends perform a heartfelt tribute to one of Greece’s most
renowned voices of the 20th Century.
Kew Court House, 188 High St.
6 May, 8pm

My Fair Lady
Regent Theatre
From 11 May

Geelong Patchwork & Quilters Guild Quilt-In
Trading table, prizes and show-and-tell. Supporting Geelong-based charity
We All Rotate to help women in need in Nepal.
Barwon South Civic Centre, 7 Reynolds Rd, Belmont
20 May, 9.30am-4pm
0411 308 145


A Celebration of Ella and Louis
U.S. singer Patti Austin and Australian trumpeter James Morrison plus the Melbourne
Symphony Orchestra pay homage to the musical partnership of Ella Fitzgerald and
Louis Armstrong.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.
2-3 Jun, 8pm

National Celtic Festival
Incorporating music, song, dance, theatre workshops and more.
9-12 Jun

25th anniversary Exhibition “Celabrate”
Conservatory in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
10-18 Jun
Enquiries 03 5334 2005

FourPlay String Quartet
With a rock band-style energy, the ensemble’s repertoire covers the likes of
Jeff Buckley, the Beastie Boys, Radiohead and Charles Mingus.
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd.
30 Jun, 8pm