Friday, 26 February 2016

Boroondara harvest celebration (19 March 2016)

Come along to this free event to celebrate, share and taste food grown and produced in the local area.

Coordinated by 3000acres, Boroondara's Harvest Celebration will include workshops, live music, face painting and a delicious picnic.

This free picnic aims to be catered with donations of fresh produce from growers across Boroondara and prepared by top chefs from FareShare on the day.

If you, or someone you know, grows fruit or veggies and is willing to donate produce, please contactcarlos@3000acres.org.

When: Saturday 19 March, 12 noon to 2pm
Where: Beckett Park, Balwyn 
More information:www.facebook.com/3000acres

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Sidney Myer Free Concerts (27th Feb 2016)

The Tang of the Tango

Saturday 27 February

Benjamin Northey conductor
Slava Grigoryan guitar
Leonard Grigoryan guitar
Falla The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No.2
Rodrigo Concierto madrigal
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Piazzolla Selected tangos
Ginastera Estancia: Four Dances
The brothers Grigoryan — Slava and Leonard — join Benjamin Northey and the MSO in a Spanish-South American program that includes tangos by Astor Piazzolla, a Concerto for two guitars by Joaquin Rodrigo, and works by Ginastera, Falla and Gershwin. The perfect summery way to conclude the Sidney Myer Free Concerts for 2016.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Sidney Myer Free Concerts (20th Feb 2016)

Summer Carnival

Saturday 20 February

Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Dale Barltrop violin
Dvořák Carnival
Barber Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
In his second Sidney Myer Free Concert, Joshua Weilerstein conducts more Dvořák and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5. These flank the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber, with soloist, MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Barber’s lyrical and (dare we say?) romantic concerto is embedded in the modern repertoire, but was not always thus. In 1940, as Barber was struggling with the score, renowned violin teacher Albert Meiff called it ‘far from the requirements of a modern violinist’ and that the score ‘required surgical operation by a specialist’, offering to wield the scalpel himself. Fortunately, Barber ignored this gratuitous offer.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR with Springvale Homemaker Centre (13th & 14th Feb, 2016)

KIDS CHINESE DRUM & LANTERN DECORATING ACTIVITY

Kids can bring the festivities home with their very own decorated Chinese drum or lantern.

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February 11am – 3pm Level 1, near Anaconda


ASIAN COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS & TASTINGS

Meet some of Melbourne’s favourite Food Truck chefs as they cook up some of their signature dishes!

Ground Level, near IKEA

Saturday 13 February - Jayda from Gorilla Grill
12pm & 1pm

Sunday 14 February - Linda from Nuoc Mama's
12pm & 1pm

Thursday, 4 February 2016

One day. One line of dominoes. A celebration across the city. (6 Feb 2016)

Experience the thrill of thousands of breezeblock ‘dominoes’ falling one by one to create a moving
sculpture, running through the city and unfolding over the course of a day. Along paths and promenades, through buildings and across plazas, the domino line works its way through the urban fabric of Melbourne, creating an unforgettable celebration for all who live, work or visit our city.
Conceived and directed by UK-based Station House Opera, Dominoes was first created as a celebration to link the five “host boroughs” for the London Olympics Arts Festival and the project has since been presented in over ten European cities.

Saturday 6 February 2016

  • The Domino set up across the city commences from 1pm
  • The Domino Fall will start from 5pm
 Important Information

Clayton Street Festival (14 Feb 2016)

Sunday 14 February 2016
12pm – 9pm

Clayton Road, Clayton
  • Clayton Street Festival 12pm – 5pm
  • Hawkers Night Market 5pm – 9pm
Clayton Road comes to life with the Clayton Street Festival, one of Council’s major events attracting over 15,000 people.
Now in its 13th year, the festival will feature old favorites such as the Main Stage, Youth Zone, cultural workshops, roving entertainment, Kids Zone featuring free kids rides, Hawkers Night Market, community displays, market and trader stalls and come and try workshops and demonstrations.

Parade at 4pm