Posted by Dave Dreimann
17. Feb, 2011
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Melbourne City Wrestling returns to the Thornbury Theatre to bring you Vendetta. Featuring a ladder match, the Number One Contendership, and possibly for the first time in Australian organised wrestling history – a Lady’s Submission Match. Shazza McKenzie and Kellie Skater fight no holds barred, retreat or surrender.
Where: Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St, Thornbury
When: Sat 19th Feb, doors open 6.30pm, belltime 7.30pm
More info: Adults $20, Children $15, Family $55. To book call 9484 9831.
What’s Not To Like
They’re cute, they have impeccable hair, dress snappy and sing fun catchy 60’s-influenced girl pop tunes. LA songbirds The Like play the Northcote Social Club this weekend.
Where: Northcote Social Club, 301 High St, Northcote
When: Sat, 19th Feb
More info: Tickets $36 from The Corner Box Office
Music In The Bowl
In the last of their summer concert series, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform Made In Australia, a work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of Australian composer Percy Grainger. Get in quick with your blankets, baguettes and cheese for this free night of world class music.
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
When: Sat, 19 Feb. 7pm. Entry is free
More info: www.mso.com.au/cpa/htm/htm_article.asp?page_id=183
This weekend The Melbourne Pet and Animal Expo, a celebration of pets, animals and the positive roles they play in our society, takes place at the Caulfield Race course with over 150 exhibitors including welfare groups, animal artists and celebrities like the inspectors from TV’s RSPCA Rescue and heartthrob vet Dr Chris Brown. There will be dog shows, cat shows, ferret shows, bird shows and the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association will be there to offer advice on the best way to show your cock. So if you like animals, are thinking about getting a pet or just want to debate the ethics of selective breeding then this is the event for you.
Where: Caulfield Racecourse, Station St, Caulfield
When: Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm. Entry $15
Our State Emblem Under Fire
Did you know our State’s faunal emblem is the cutest emblem of any state anywhere in the world? Well it is. No it’s not the fairy penguin or the famous city dog statue Larry LaTrobe, it’s the tiny Leadbeater’s Possum. Discovered in 1867 and thought to be extinct by the early 1900’s, the Leadbeater was miraculously rediscovered in 1961 near Marysville and, 10 years later, became the state’s faunal emblem. Almost half of its existing habitat was destroyed on Black Saturday and is under threat again. Learn all about this amazing little creature and the efforts to secure it’s future at Melbourne Museum.
Where: Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton
When: Daily until 13 April, free with Museum entry
Thurston Moore, blowing up letters, circus, music and plenty of dancing at Melbourne Festival. The party starts this week.
Our pick of the bunch from The Wheeler Centre's May program, including superstars, spies and very clever clogs.
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.
Spook celebrates its latest issue with a 'Coming of Age' rooftop party.
Get crafty after dark at Thousand Pound Bend's monthly market.
Nothing to do on Good Friday? Head to The Tote and see up and coming indie pop group Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.