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A Mixed Bag of Great Autumn and Winter Events

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Published April 16th 2015
Tempting For Any Couch Potato
It's about this time of year when I stoke up the fire, pull out the knitting needles, and rack up some loyalty points at the local DVD shop. Unlike me, Melbourne is really firing up for some action. There are plenty of major events, stunning and surprising exhibitions in store, for those wanting to get out of their lounge rooms. And the good news is they are all indoors… except the fun run, which wouldn't be much fun if it was.

So there's no excuse for being a couch potato, Melbourne is about to put on a show!



The Dog Lovers Show
Royal Exhibition Buildings
1st May - 3rd May

The title of this event says it all. The Dog Lovers Show is for all those who know that 'man's best friends' are the love of their lives. This is the perfect day out for any dog owner or lover. This family-friendly event is aimed to build the love in your heart for your very special, tail-wagging friend. Cat lovers allowed too! For more information, see the Dog Lovers Show website.

The Brilliant Biz Mum Expo
Melbourne City Mission in South Melbourne
Saturday 9th May 10am until 4pm

This special event celebrates the achievements of top 'mums in biz', and showcases a diverse range of products and services. Interactive workshops, workshops, and informative guest speakers will be part of this event. The sisters will be out and about giving helpful tips, advice, and answering questions. Build up your networks and have a bit of fun learning from other successful mums.
For more details click here.



All For Kids Market
Norris Bank Primary School, 146 Settlement Rd, Bundoora (Parking and entry via Greenhills Rd)
Saturday 9th May 2015 from 9am to 1pm.

All for Kids community market is a popular baby and kids market, selling all sorts of new and pre-loved products for kids and babies. Clothing for mum and bubs, toys, books, games, babies' furniture, and lots more will be on sale for a bargain. The entry fee is only $3 and kids are free.
For more details click here.

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Source: Bjarki Sigursveinsso. See wikimedia commons


Great Australasian Beer Spectapular
Royal Exhibition Buildings
22nd May – 24th May

This is a unique chance to admire and sample a few craft beers from Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. Some brand new beers have been specifically created for the event. For more information, visit the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular website.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Various Venues, Swanston Street, Melbourne
29th May – 7th June

To kick off winter, come along and kick up your heels.
Get on you boogie shoes and make your way to a jazzy event. This event includes hundreds of musicians, late-night parties, club gigs, film screenings, jazz classes, and free concerts. This sounds like fun.

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Source: Albert Herring. See Wikimedia Commons


MS Walk and Fun Run
Albert Park Lake
Sunday 31st May

This is the 10th year of this event. Run or walk 5km or 10km, starting and finishing at the Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake. The event is to show help raise funds and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis. Show your support by participating, sponsoring a participant, or making a donation.

For more details click here

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Source: WW1 Centenary Exhibition FB page


The WW1 Centenary Exhibition
Melbourne Museum
18th April – 12th July

This is a World Premier event. A comprehensive and historically significant collection of hundreds of items will be presented and brought to life, using the power of modern technology.

This is a heart-aching, informative commemoration of the people who fought, lived and died in the First World War.

Sure to impress historians, those supporting, and those opposing war, as well as people of all ages and teachers alike.

For more details click here.


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Source: https://www.flickr.com/people/50415738@N04. See Wikimedia Commons


Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car
National Gallery of Victoria's Ian Potter Centre
6th March – 12th July

This exhibit showcases all the very best of Australian car designs and workmanship. For those old enough to remember the Charger and the like, this event will take you back down memory lane.

According to Ed Phillip: 'Undoubtedly, the two greatest representations of this in show are the Holden Hurricane, and Jack Brabham's World Championship-winning Formula One car'. Sounds impressive, if you're into that sort of stuff… and I have three boys at home who are!

For more details click here.

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Source: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emperor_Qianlong_by_Charles_Eloi_Asselin_1743_1805_after_Giuseppe_Panzi.jpg


A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736-1795
Melbourne's NGV
21st March – 21st June

This is an exclusive Australian exhibition that showcases international art and historical artefacts. It brings life to the values and pastimes of imperial living.

The exhibition includes portraits of The Qianlong Emperor, and items such as hunting tools, weaponry, and clothing. A must-see event for historians.

For more details click here.

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