Things to do around Victoria


The Power Of The Image 2
Outstanding photography from students and graduates of the Photography
Studies College, Melbourne.
Media House Gallery, 655 Collins St, Docklands.
Until 25 Jan, Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm (closed weekends).

Painters of the Peninsula and Beyond Art Exhibition
Sorrento Activity Centre, 823 Melbourne Rd
3-29 Jan, 10am-5pm

South Melbourne Night Market
Artisan and designer stalls, fine food and wine, entertainment on four acoustic stages.
12, 19 and 26 Jan, 2, 9, 16 and 23 Feb, 5.30-9.30pm

Southern Right Quilt Show
Brauer College, Caramut Rd, Warrnambool
13-15 Jan, 10am-4pm
5560 5522

White Cloud: Tim Finn
Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio.
13-15 Jan

Lloyd Cole Song Book 1983-1996 Tour
His concert spans his time as frontman for The Commotions and his solo career.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.
14 Jan, 8pm.

Portarlington Mussel Festival
Family entertainment with an assortment of gourmet stalls, cooking demonstrations,
live music and roaming entertainment. Around 10 tonne of cooked and fresh mussels
are expected to be sold.
Newcombe St, Portarlington.
14 Jan

Bass Coast Agricultural Show
Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Korumburra Rd
14 Jan (15 Jan equestrian only)

Wominjeka Festival 2017
A celebration of the very best of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture.
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray.
14-21 Jan

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park
Werribee Park Mansion
15 Jan

SpringDale Artists Exhibition
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre, High St, Drysdale
15-26 Jan, 10am-4pm

Wild Colonial Boys Holiday Program
Combining stories, mask making, and song this program leads children through
the Wild Colonial Boys exhibition on a journey of discovery.
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne
16-19 Jan
$8 per child (Adults free)
Bookings essential

Woodturning in the Barn at the Briars
Nepean Highway, Mt Martha
17-22 Jan

The Book of Mormon
Princess Theatre, Spring St
From 18 January

45th Mornington Art Show
Cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilson’s Rd, Mornington
19-25 Jan, 10am-5pm
5988 3305

Stamps, Coins & Cards Fair
Dromana Uniting Church Hall, corner Point Nepean Road & McCulloch Street,
Dromana. Free, refreshments available.
21 Jan, 9am-3pm

Victorian Cider & Pork Festival
Flemington Racecourse
21–22 Jan, from 11am

Festival of Sails
Australia’s oldest sporting event and the largest regatta in the southern hemisphere
returns to Geelong’s waterfront. Each year more than 3000 competitors, 300 boats
and 100,000 visitors attend.
Geelong Waterfront
21-24 Jan

Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
26-29 January

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
World-class cycling and entertainment. Cyclists can join Cadel Evans in the People’s Ride that
starts and finishes in Geelong. The weekend culminates in the men’s race on the Sunday.
Geelong, Barwon Heads, Torquay
27-29 Jan

Chinese Fortunes
The stories of early Chinese Australians: miners, gardeners, merchants, storekeepers,
philanthropists and entertainers.
M.A.D.E., 102 Stawell St South, Ballarat
28 Jan-25 June

Show & Shine Swap Meet
All types of vehicles and stallholders welcome.
Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve.
29 Jan, from 7am
Contact: 0417240082


2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour
1-5 Feb

South Melbourne Night Market
Artisan and designer stalls, fine food and wine, entertainment on four acoustic stages.
2, 9, 16 and 23 Feb, 5.30-9.30pm

Panti Bliss: High Heels In Low Places
Ireland’s famous gender activist and comedian exposes the stories behind the make-up.
Arts Centre Melbourne
2-3 Feb, 6.30pm; 4 Feb, 9pm

Berwick Swap Meet
Akoonah Park, Berwick
4 Feb, from 6am
0407 568 488

Drouin Ficifolia Festival
Young St, Drouin
4-12 Feb

The Whittlesea Country Music Festival
10 Church Street, Whittlesea
10 Feb, from 10am

Oates Vic Open Golf Championships
This event is one of only two tournaments in the world that allows both men and women
to compete in the same event (with both a men’s and women’s prize pool).
Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, 1732 Barwon Heads Rd
9-12 Feb

Lakes Entrance Antique and Collectible Fair
Hall, Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance
10 Feb, 6-9pm; 11 Feb, 10am-5pm; 12 Feb, 10am-4pm

Port Fairy Jazz Festival
10-12 Feb

Discovery Bus
Departs from Williamstown and will take in the sights, galleries and history of
Williamstown and Altona.
Each weekend until 12 Feb

Torquay Rotary Motor Show
More than 300 vehicles on display. New classes include Unrestored Cars and Alternative
Fuel Vehicles. Plus entertainment and refreshments.
Torquay Foreshore, the Esplanade.
12 Feb

Rachmaninov 2nd Symphony
Australasian Orchestra
Tatoulis Auditorium, MLC Kew.
12 Feb, 2pm

Mirboo North Italian Festa
Outdoor mass, food, music, dancing, grape stomping, historical wedding dress display,
free children’s entertainment.
Baromi Park, Mirboo Nth
12 Feb, 10.30-5.00
Contact:  0429346252

Lang Lang Show N Shine
Hot Rods, Custom and Classic Cars. Kids Rides and Activities; a Great Family Day.
Lang Lang Showgrounds
12 Feb

Great Australian Beer Festival
Be introduced to the many facets of craft beer, with workshops and demonstrations on
how to combine beer with food.
Geelong Racecourse, 99 Breakwater Rd
18 Feb, 12-8pm

White Night Melbourne
Streets, laneways and gardens of the CBD from dusk till dawn.
18 Feb

Meeniyan Garlic Festival
All things garlic, from beer to ice cream. Plus cooking demonstrations and workshops,
wine, entertainment and vintage cars.
Meeniyan Recreation Reserve.
18 Feb, 9am-4pm

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

Welsh Celtic Celebration for St David’s Day
Melbourne Recital Centre
19 Feb

Ballans Great Vintage Rally
Old Ballan Racecourse
19 Feb
Enquiries: Ray 5368 1177

The Play That Goes Wrong
Comic murder mystery.
Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
From 22 Feb

Seasons of Stitching
Masonic Centre, Kepler Street, Warrnambool
$5.00 entry
24-26 Feb, 10am- 4pm

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberries Festival
Plus local food and wine and a community market on the Sunday.
Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River
24-26 Feb

48th Annual Western Port Festival
Live music, car show, art and craft, market stalls, carnival rides and street parade.
Hastings Foreshore.
24-26 Feb

Southwest Dance Festival
Nu vogue and sequence dancing.
Allansford Hall
24 Feb, 8-11.30pm; 26 Feb, 11am-3.30pm.
Temperance Hall, 195 Koroit St, Warrnambool
25 Feb, 7.30-11.30pm
5561 0213

Pako Festa
Includes an extravagant street parade with floats and hundreds of performers
representing ethnic communities and other community groups and organisations.
The street is lined with stalls selling traditional foods and arts and crafts.
Pakington St, Geelong West
25 Feb

2nd Annual Frankston Antiques & Collectables Fair
Monash University Sports Complex, Millard Street, Frankston.
25 Feb, 9am-3.30pm
Contact: 9770 0595

State Dahlia Show
Up to 1000 spectacular dahlia blooms from the tiny & petite to flowers the size of dinner plates.
Includes the Victorian State Dahlia Championship and children's competition.
Mt Waverly Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverly
25 Feb, 12.30-5pm; 26 Feb, 10am-3.30pm
0419 221 200

Discover the magic of begonias
Moorabbin Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy Moorabbin
25 Feb, 10am-4pm; 26 Feb, 10am- 3pm

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

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

Jindivick Flower & Craft Show
Jindivick Hall, Jacksons Track, Jindivick.
26 Feb, 10:30am–3:00pm

Taste of Kyneton
Proudly showcases the best Kyneton restaurants, foodies, producers and vignerons. There will
be a selection of everything that makes Kyneton great. Artwork, lifestyle and beauty products.
Kyneton Racecourse
26 Feb, 11am-4pm

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

Lillet Secret Garden Pop-Up Bar
Free entry, refreshments from $10.
The Common Man Lawn, 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf.
Until 28 Feb


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

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

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

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

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

Bayles Music Festival
Bayles Hall and adjacent park, Berwick
4 Mar, 2:00-9:00pm

Monbulk CFA Quilt Show
Monbulk Living and Learning Centre, Cnr Moores Rd and Main St, Monbulk
4 Mar, 9.30am-3.00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aziza Brahim
Brunswick Town Hall
16 Mar, 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uniting Age Well Strathdon Community Art Exhibition
17 Jolimont Road, Forest Hill.
23-27 Mar

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

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

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


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

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