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Pyramid and Falls Music Festivals
Festival season kicks off this weekend with an ear splitting line-up at both rock fests. N.E.R.D., Arrested Development and Wagons turn the dial to 11 at Pyramid, while at The Falls Joan Jett, The National and Washington to lullaby Lorne into the New Year.

For tickets:
www.fallsfestival.com.au/tickets
www.thepyramidrockfestival.com/layout.asp

It’s Hammer Time
For the next month go flaky over the baby Hammerheads at Melbourne Aquarium. Not sure what happens to them after this month (maybe they just become ‘regular’ hammerheads) but you can also see a new jellies exhibition plus a re-jigged coral atoll with new White-tipped eagle and Honeycomb whiptail rays.
Where:
Melbourne Aquarium
Cnr Flinders St and King St
When:
Until Jan 26
More info: www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/home

Lithuanian Dancing Festival
Promising a pulsating program guaranteed to give you goosebumps, the Lithuanian Dance Fest makes the party this week. Shimmy on over to Albert Park to see a huge troupe of local and international acts, including an 18-piece dance spectacular from Los Angeles.
Where:
Melbourne Sports And Aquatic Centre
375 Albert Rd, Albert Park
When:
Tuesday 28th Dec, 7pm – 9pm
More info: www.ald2010.org/
Tickets $20 at the door

See a Movie Outside
In a garden, on a beach or on top of building, Melbourne’s blessed with a bounty of open air cinemas in summer. Moonlight, Rooftop and St. Kilda Open Air are now all in full swing, or for a dose of vintage air cruise by Coburg Drive In.
More info
:
www.moonlight.com.au/home.php?location=Melbourne

www.rooftopcinema.com.au/

www.stkildaopenair.com.au/

www.villagecinemas.com.au/cinemas/coburg-drive-in.htm


Art & Design

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/10/09/milk-bars-guide-to-melbourne-festival/

Milk Bar’s guide to Melbourne Festival

Thurston Moore, blowing up letters, circus, music and plenty of dancing at Melbourne Festival. The party starts this week.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/04/26/the-wheeler-centre/

The Wheeler Centre’s new program

Our pick of the bunch from The Wheeler Centre's May program, including superstars, spies and very clever clogs.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/01/31/literature-events-february-edition/

Literature Events: February Edition

February is the time for turning resolutions into actions and there's plenty of lit action in the shortest month to keep you on track.