The Last Weekend Of Summer

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February 25, 2011 5:00 pmtoFebruary 27, 2011 11:00 pm

Spray Paint the Town Red
Melbourne Street Art Tours are the first walking tours run by street artists in Australia. They promise you’ll discover some of the most interesting street art and galleries in the world as they lead you down the hidden lane-ways and arcades of Melbourne. The tour finishes at the famous Blender Studios, where you’ll get to see artists at work together in a massive studio space.
Tours last three and a half hours and run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. $69 per person includes tour, city map, beer or wine and a refreshment at the end of the tour.
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Unnerved: The New Zealand Project
Bringing together more than 100 works of art from New Zealand, Unnerved offers a new way of seeing one of our closest neighbours. The exhibition reflects the strength and vitality of contemporary art in New Zealand, drawing on the disquieting aspects of the country’s history and culture. Highlights include the group of sculptural works by Michael Parekowhai, including his giant inflatable rabbit, Cosmo McMurtry, and a spectacular life-size sculpture of a seal balancing a grand piano on its nose. If you visit on Sunday 3RRR will be putting on a free afternoon of Kiwi-inspired music including performances by The Twerps and Lawrence Arabia in the adjoining Grollo Equiset Garden.
Where: NGV, 180 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne
When: Until this Sunday, Feb 27
More info: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibitions/unnerved-contemporary-new-zealand-art

Hank’s a Gem
Hank Williams might not be around anymore but if he was he’d probably drink at The Gem. The rock pub is holding a Hank Williams tribute this Friday night, with Hank Ferguson and His Cosmonauts paying tribute and ‘Hank-inspired food’ at the bar.
Where: The Gem Bar And Dining Room, 289 Wellington St, Collingwood
When: Friday, 25 Feb 7pm – 1am
More info: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gem-Bar-and-Dining/120357798012703#!/event.php?eid=132928943438864

Diana World Tour
If Leonard Cohen was a camera he would be a Lomo.  Lomo photography is a style of still film photography taken on dodgy old cameras that aren’t quite right, the first of which was named Diana. In being imperfect Diana and her relatives create truly unique shots, where light creeps through cracks leaving truly beautiful effects. A collection of 100 original lomo cameras with be on display from this Friday at No Vacancy Gallery with opening night promising music, drinks and good times.  If you’d like to attend you are encouraged to RSVP by emailing dwt@lomography.com.au and place ‘Melbourne’ in the SUBJECT.
Where: No Vacancy Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne
When: Friday, 25 Feb – 11 March
More info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122646644473925&index=1

Food and Drink


Game of Rhones returns

Wine, wigs, wenches and dragons are coming this winter weekend.


Fed Square Wine Showcase

Sample and judge a bunch of beautiful regional wines at the Fed Square Wine Showcase.


Let the Beer Run Free at Fed Square

As the mercury nudges 30C quench your hard earned thirst at the Microbrewery Showcase this week.

What's On


Spook Mag Issue 6 Launch Party

Spook celebrates its latest issue with a 'Coming of Age' rooftop party.


Bend and Snap Twilight Market

Get crafty after dark at Thousand Pound Bend's monthly market.


Scott & Charlene’s Wedding at The Tote Hotel

Nothing to do on Good Friday? Head to The Tote and see up and coming indie pop group Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.