Whats On

The Night Noodle Markets

Where: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
When: 12 – 29 November 2015
Monday: Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:00pm,
Thursday: Friday 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

More bars, more noodles, more nights and brighter lights! The Night Noodle Markets are back for 18 nights this November, once again lighting up the banks of the Yarra at Birrarung Marr with a record 56 stalls, three bars andthe luxurious Citi Concierge is back in the Citi VIP dining area. Expect to see old favourites like Longrain, Wonderbao, Red Spice Road and Hoy Pinoy return with their signature dishes as well as some brand new flavours from dumpling experts Din Tai Fung, Delhi Streets and Asian new kids on the block Hawker Hall joining sister venues Kong and Chin Chin.Don’t miss out on international guest chef Diego Munoz from Astrid y Gaston, number 14 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, serving up Peruvian Japanese delights at the Lady Carolina pop-up. As usual, best to take public transport and get in early to avoid the queues!

Find out more: http://melbourne.goodfoodmonth.com/noodlemarkets

The Color Run – Melbourne

Where: Flemington Racecourse
When: 22 November 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Monday: Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:00pm,
Thursday: Friday 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm

The Color Run™ 5k at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family.Wear a white shirt and get covered in colour as you run and at the end. By the end, you will look like you fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness.

Find out more: http://thecolorrun.com.au/event/melbourne

2015 Australian Masters

Where: Huntingdale Golf Club
When: 19- 22 November 2015
Time: ticketed events

Australian Masters Moments return to Huntingdale Golf Club.
This year, the Australian Masters will return to its original home of 30 years, Huntingdale Golf Club from 19 to 22 November 2015, for the first time in seven years.
Steeped in a rich history together, the Australian Masters and Huntingdale Golf Club have created many memorable moments in Australian golf over the past four decades and 2015 will reopen another chapter in this story.
Many of the game’s finest players have won the gold jacket at Huntingdale, including six time champion Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Ian Baker-Finch, Colin Montgomerie and Justin Rose, and 2015 will crown another great champion.

Find out more: http://www.australianmasters.com.au

Melbourne Music Week

Where: MMW Hub, Former Royal Women’s Hospital – 700 Swanston Street – Carlton VIC 3053
When: 13 – 20 November 2015
Time: ticketed events

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) takes over Melbourne once again with a carefully curated program of imaginative and eclectic events.
Melbourne Music Week celebrates and supports the city’s thriving, world-class music scene, and the program this year is the biggest yet. More than 100 events, more than 230 artists, and a staggering 75 event partners come together to create a diverse line-up, staged in almost 60 unique locations across the city. 
More than just a music festival, Melbourne Music Week brings together a vast array of creative industries to create a colourful mash-up of music, art, multimedia, film and everything in between. Industry veterans preform alongside new talent, and Melbourne’s celebrated venues are ignited alongside the city’s hidden gems.
Melbourne Music Week is the only event of its type in Australia. Many of the events featured are exclusive to Melbourne, and all have a unique connection to our music city. 75% of artists involved Melbourne Music Week’s program are from Victoria, and through partnerships with a range of local promoters, venues, labels and businesses, the event creates remarkable opportunities for artists and audiences alike. 
Proudly produced by the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Music Week utilises a unique model of co-production to support the sector, with all event revenue funnelling back into the industry itself.

Find out more: http://thatsmelbourne.com.au/mmw

Waterford Crystal Polo In The City

Where: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre – 2 Clarendon St, Southbank (corner of Clarendon Street and Normanby Road)
When: 20 – 22 November 2015
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Enjoy an exciting, fun-filled day at Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies show. Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods!
Indulge yourself; see, try and buy unique products and gifts from more than 150 pop-up shops selling jewellery, cosmetics, music, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, educational courses, body treatments and more!

Find out more: http://www.mbsfestival.com.au/index.htm

Mind Body Spirit Festival

Where: MPavilion – Queen Victoria Gardens,St Kilda Rd,Melbourne VIC 3004
When: 06 October 2015 – 07 February 2016
Time: every day at sunset

As the sun sets each night, AL_A’s gently swaying MPavilion will perform its own evening ritual. Installed where the structure’s roof petals and carbon fibre poles meet, LEDs will create scattered halo’s of light, synchronised to an immersive sound piece created by Speak Percussion, performed by the building itself.
Unfolding nightly throughout MPavilion’s 2015 season, the sunset ritual is a collaboration between architect Amanda Levete, lighting designer Ben Cobram of bluebottle, and Matthias Schack-Arnott of Speak Percussion. Set yourself a sunset reminder and greet the darkness in a digital forest.

Find out more: http://www.mpavilion.org/program/sunset-ritual

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
When: 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016
Time: ticketed events

A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei – opens at the National Gallery of Victoria in December 2015 and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh in June 2016. 
Andy Warhol ‘ Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists’ practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the NGV exhibition will present more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.
For the exhibition, a suite of major commissions by Ai Weiwei will be premiered and presented alongside key works from the past four decades. It will be the most comprehensive representation of the artist’s work in Australia to date. 
Over 200 of Warhol’s most celebrated works will be featured, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing, including previously unseen work. The exhibition will also bring together a wide range of photography including more than 500 Polaroids documenting Warhol’s social environment.

Find out more: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei

Pique Nique En Blanc

Where: The Stables of Como – Como House & Garden – Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Ave – South Yarra Victoria
When: 21 November 2015
Time: from 6:00pm till late on Saturday

Escape Melbourne for a night on November 21 to indulge in the French inspired Pique Nique en Blanc. Attendees will be dining under the stars on the historic grounds of Como House as they sip on champagne and enjoy the live entertainment for the night.
Each ticket purchased offers guests free-flowing G.H. Mumm champagne for the first hour, French food, live entertainment and entrance into the Paris to Provence festival. 
Say ‘Bon Appetite’ to the tasty cuisine on offer, including oysters, confit duck, cheese, chicken liver parfait and more. Attendees are asked to dress in their finest whites to help set the ambience for the evening whilst they sit amongst the French de´cor.
This is a picnic not to be missed.

Find out more: http://www.thestablesofcomo.com.au

Herring Island Summer Festival

Where: located in the Yarra River, Melbourne, between Richmond and South Yarra is by Parks Victoria Punt Service
When: 16 January 2016 – 3 April 2016
Time: Gallery open 11:30am – 4:30pm

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival began in 2006 as a collaboration between the exhibiting arts groups, Parks Victoria and the Friends of Herring Island.
This followed the work of Maudie Palmer who, as curator of the Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, established the permanent collection of art works on the island and ran art exhibitions in the renovated scout hall.
In 2015 the exhibiting groups were the Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Basketmakers of Victoria, the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, and the exhibition of A4Art Australia. In 2016 the festival will feature exhibitions from the Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Basketmakers of Victoria, the Contemporary Art Society and A4Art Australia.
On Australia Day each year they run a program featuring all the exhibiting groups mostly with demonstrations in the courtyard plus self guided tours of the permanent collection and more activities as outlined on the website.

Find out more: http://www.herringislandfestival.org.au

Wyndham Diwali – Victorian Multicultual Festival Of Lights

Where: Presidents Park – 370 McGrath Rd, Wyndham Vale
When: 14 November 2015
Time: 11:30am – 11:00pm

Wyndham Diwali is the biggest Diwali festival in the Wyndham region, with free entry to the visiting public and working towards promoting ‘many cultures and one nation’ concept.
Wyndham Diwali Team’s primary purpose is promoting multiculturalism and Unity in Diversity through dance, music and arts.
Wyndham Diwali is a ‘A political, not for profit organisation.

Find out more: http://www.wyndhamdiwali.org.au

Passport To Africa At Werribee Zoo

Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo
When: 19 September 2015 – 18 December 2015
Time: Daily, 9am – 5pm

This spring come face to face with rhinos, giraffe and zebra on an amazing journey through Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Little explorers will receive a map and an official Zoo Passport to choose their own adventure through the Zoo. Mark off animals as you visit them and collect official passport stamps at each checkpoint.
On the Safari Tour, be sure to keep your camera at the ready for rhinos wallowing in the mud, giraffe foraging amongst the treetops and a very different kind of ‘zebra crossing’ in front of your safari bus.
Kids will also have a blast on the Zoo’s new Bush Babies Safari Trail. Designed with busy toddlers and strollers in mind, the trail winds its way beneath a canopy of trees, with mounds and dips to conquer and interactive play elements.
The fun continues at Ranger Kids, the Zoo’s indoor play space. Here, kids transform themselves into rangers and vets as they monitor the herds out on the savannah and bring injured giraffe and zebra back to the field tent for treatment.
As part of this African adventure, visitors can also help save the critically endangered Grevy’s Zebra through a unique, community-based program in Kenya called Beads for Wildlife.
Remember, kids under 16 are free every weekend, Victorian Government school holidays and public holidays.

Find out more: http://www.zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on/passport-to-africa

Werribee Open Range Zoo Christmas Concert

Where: Werribee Open Range Zoo
When: 20 December 2015
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Catching up with people on Christmas Day can often be a real juggle, driving across the city (or the state!) to try to make hot roasts, barbeques and left-over Boxing Day Pavlova with family and friends.
This year Werribee Open Range Zoo will host a special Christmas Concert on the first weekend of the school holidays, providing the perfect opportunity for a relaxed family or end-of-work get-together.
Christmas carols will be performed by the Werribee Concert Band and With One Voice choir and the animals will share in the festive cheer, with some special enrichment treats hidden in brightly wrapped boxes, bon bons and sacks.
There will be a gingerbread-decorating station where kids can decorate and take home their own Christmas gingerbread for a gold coin donation and they’ll also love making their own Christmas Tree decoration and splashing around in the Zoo’s new water play area at Hippo Beach.
Kids can also purchase small gifts in the kids-only cave in the Village Trader.
Picnics are welcome and there’ll be roast pork rolls, fairy floss and popcorn available in the African Village.

Find out more: http://www.zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on/christmas-concert-2015