Gusto! A Culinary History of Victoria
Curious about Victoria’s cooking history? The State Library of Victoria exhibits some of its best kept cooking secrets open to the public. Witness Australia’s first published cookbook in 1846, or stories from influential gastronomes such as Stephanie Alexander, Guy Grossi and Jacques Raymond.
Location: State Library of Victoria
Dates: 1st January- 28th April, 2013
St. Kilda Festival; Live N Local
The annual St. Kilda festival comes around again, scattered across venues in St. Kilda it brings hundreds of live acts and entertainment. Starting at 6pm on Tuesday head down to Habitat HQ to see ‘Live N Local’ featuring the likes of The Moment Pops and Riki and the Rants!
Location: Habitat HQ, 333 St. Kilda Rd
Dates: St. Kilda Festival runs from 2nd-10th February; Live and Local starts at 6pm
Indie Allsorts- Federation Square
Experience gaming in a whole new platform as you battle it out on Federation Square’s giant screen, featuring new and upcoming independent game designers from all over the world.
Location: Federation Square
Dates: Wednesdays 6-9pm, 6th -27th February
Dabs Myla: All Good Things
Graffiti and talented artist Dabs Myla presents his first solo exhibition at the Metro Gallery this week. His charismatic and bright, cartoon-style artwork focuses on obscure and cheerful characters.
Location: Metro Gallery, 1214 High St, Armadale
Dates: 1st-9th February
Fresh Air Festival; Federation Square
Relive the nostalgia of being a kid with Pop Up Playgrounds Fresh Air Festival, play hide and seek and most of all celebrate open space and constructive play.
Location: Federation Square
Dates: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm, 6-9pm
The Resurrection Treasure Trove; East Brunswick
For all things quirky and unique, the Resurrection Treasure Trove brings old items back to life; from handmade jewellery to vintage clothing, it’s perfect place to find your beloved (cats included) a gift for Valentine’s Day.
Location: 135 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Dates: 2-6pm, Saturday 9th February
Price: FREE entry
Blak Nite Cinema
Start your weekend in a way that’s truly Australian as Blak Nite Cinema invites us to celebrate the best in contemporary Indigenous film. It kicks off this Sunday with a hearty line-up of cultural films, talks and entertainment; starting with recent AACT award winners, The Sapphires. Closing with a performance by the Indigenous dance group, Windumbah, this is an event not to be missed.
Location: ACMI, Federation Square
Dates: 8th February- 10th February
Chinese New Year’s Day Concert
It’s not often we allow dragons to dance through our CBD, but for Chinese New Year, we make an exception. Experience all the magic and excitement of this annual festivity this Sunday, as the more colourful members of our Chinese community make their way through Little Bourke Street. This annual ritual is a true favourite amongst Melbournians and an absolute visual treat.
Dates: 9am-10pm, Sunday 10th February