Comedy, free movies, gourmet cooking classes, and a long weekend, will have April fly by!
1. Melbourne International Comedy Festival The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from Wednesday March 25th 2015 to Sunday April 19th 2015. The program includes stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts. Tickets available online via Ticketmaster from $25. Discount prices are available for many preview shows from Wednesday March 25th through to Sunday March 29th, as well as select days throughout the Festival. Check the calendar on each show page for the orange dot showing which performances have preview prices. Tickets as low as $10!
Head Chef at the Social Kitchen Cooking School Pop-Up @VicMarket #BED
2. Social Kitchen Pop-Up
The Fisher & Paykell Social Kitchen Cooking School at Queen Victoria Market will show you how to create exquisite culinary fare, with a professional chef at your side providing tips and tricks along the way. Afterwards, enjoy a unique and friendly dining experience, on site, with fellow classmates. Each class costs $135 which gets you a two-and-a-half hour course led by one of Melbourne's leading chefs, complimentary matched glass of wine to enjoy with your meal at the end of the class, complimentary Social Kitchen Cooking School gift bag, and Social Kitchen Cooking School apron. Book early to avoid missing out!
Classes for April (dietary restrictions accommodated): April 7th : Fresh Pasta Maker Cooking Class
April 14th: Homemade Sausages Cooking Class April 16th: Pastry Creation Cooking Class April 21st: Indian Adventure Cooking Class April 28th: Authentic Mexican Cooking Class
3. Bridge Road Film Festival 2015
View classic movies for free, at the Bridge Road Film Festival. Tickets will be made available for each screening 3 weeks prior. Movies commence at 5.45pm, in the Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road Richmond, on Saturdays in April through to June. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries along Bridge Road.
The movie line-up April 11th : The Castle April 18th : Top Gun
May 16th: Jaws
May 22nd: Star Wars
June 6th: Singin' in the Rain
June 20th: Blues Brothers
4. ANZAC Day ANZAC Day, April 25th, marks the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand forces landing at Gallipoli in World War I. On this day, we recognise the service and sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war or on peacekeeping operations, and reflect on the ANZAC spirit and its place in Australia today. Join in for the community services, beginning with the Dawn service, from 6am at the Shrine of Remembrance. Don't miss viewing 5000 Poppies Project - a field of hand-crocheted poppies at Federation Square in remembrance of all service men and women. Lest we forget.
5. Easter Long Weekend!
It's not just about religion and eating chocolate, but also about having a long weekend for a mini vacation! Easter weekend is from Friday April 3rd through to Monday April 6th (a lucky few also get Tuesday off), and there is plenty to do. Entertain the kids by going on egg hunts and meeting Easter Bunny, enjoy free activities and events in the city, or pack the car and escape on coastal drives along the Great Ocean Road, or from Melbourne to Sydney stopping to explore Croajingolong and Wilsons Promontory National Parks along the journey.
Remember Daylight Savings ends on Sunday April 5th. So turn your clocks back an hour before bed or at 3am (official reset time).