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Music & Theatre

Aladdin the Musical

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From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy featuring exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects.

When: 26 April – 16 July 2017

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

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Melbourne International Jazz

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The 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The Festival celebrates jazz as a constantly-evolving art form, ranging from golden-age icons to genre-bending innovators. Immerse yourself in the stunning program of unmissable headliners, intimate club gigs, late-night jams, close encounters, workshops, family events and free concerts.

When: 2 – 11 June 2017

Where: various locations

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Kino Cinema’s 30th Anniversary

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To celebrate their three decades in Melbourne CBD, the arthouse cinema will be selling movie tickets and snacks at 1987 prices on June 23-25. Movie tickets will be selling for $6, choc tops are $3 each, and popcorn will be a measly $1. The cinema screens will be showing some of the most successful films in its 30-year history (line-up TBC) alongside recent releases.

When: 23 – 25 June 2017

Where: 45 Collins St, 3000, Melbourne

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The book of Mormon

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The Book of Mormon takes a satirical view of the Mormon religion mixing lyrical theatre and comedy.  The show’s won a massive NINE Tony Awards and is an absolute hype everywhere around the world.

When: Until 30 July 2017

Where: Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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Art & Culture

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

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For the 10th time, Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF) will present touching and inspiring human rights issues from across the world through the mediums of art, films, music and forums. For a fortnight, there will be 15 days of screening and events at various venues across the city.

When: 4 May -18 May 2017

Where: various Locations

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Art + Climate = Change 2017


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This event displays climate-change related arts including 30 curated exhibitions and keynote lectures and public programs. Engage yourself into a series of creative exhibitions on sustainability to inform yourself on one of the most important issues of this century.

When: 19 April- 14 May 2017

Where: The Ian Potter Museum of Art, 801 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne

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Van Gogh and the seasons

 

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Van Gogh’s blockbuster exhibition comes to Melbourne! It features more than 40 paintings and 25 drawings, including a collection of letters and art research of the artist himself. Borrowed from galleries around the world, these masterpieces come together in one exciting exhibition.

When: 28 April 2017 – 9 July, 10AM-5PM

Where: NGV International, Ground level, Temporary Exhibitions, Melbourne

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Food & Dining

 Gabs, Beer Cider and Food Fest 2017

 

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As a part of Good Beer Week, this beer- loving event celebrates the best breweries, cider producers and food purveyors from around Australia and Asia in a three-day festival included with live entertainment and more.

When: 19 May – 21 May 2017

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

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Good Food and Wine Show

 

 

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Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips and hints to inspire your next foodie adventure! Participate in masterclasses, visit the many booths or experience the finest wines. With loads of new features & classes available, the return of old favourites, and an action-packed celebrity chef line-up the show is not to be missed.

W hen: 2-4 June 2017

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC 3006

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Sports

Great Ocean Road Running festival

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 The stunning coastline and historic Great Ocean Road will attract runners from all around the world who are eager to challenge themselves amongst this pristine environment.

When: 20 – 21 May 2017

Where: Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria, 3232

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Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour Match 1: Brazil vs Argentina

 

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Brazil and Argentina will bring their best available talent to Melbourne, as well as 2016 Olympic Games Gold medal winner, Neymar Jr, fans can look forward to seeing Messi along with Brazilian stars Dani Alves, Filipe Luís, Fernandinho, Philippe Coutinho and Willian. Don’t miss out on the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour in Melbourne!

When: 9 June 2017

Where: MCG, Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

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