This Weekend: Garage Sales, Pop Culture Supernova, Leather and Comedy

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April 7, 2011 8:00 pmtoApril 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Garage Sale Trail
This Sunday people all over Melbourne will be hosting garage sales. How is this different from every other Sunday? Well, it’s part of a festival and there’s a website where you can search for stuff, see all the garage sales happening in your area and even register your own.
What: Huge Big Garage Sale
When: Sunday April 10
Link: www.garagesaletrail.com.au

Poet Laureate Telia Nevile
Melbourne comedienne (and Poet Laureate) Telia Nevile’s latest show For Whom The Bell Tolls has been generating a lot of buzz this week. Nominated for last years Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer award, Nevile’s one-woman show set in a suburban high-school is rapid-fire dialogue at its best: furious, funny and bloody clever. Well worth a look-see. Listing by Dan and Dave.
What: Comedy
When: Now until April 24
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Tix: www.comedyfestival.com.au/2011/season

Comic books, pop culture, autographs, cards, Simon Pegg, actors from Buffy, the 6th Doctor from Dr Who…
What: Pop Culture Expo
When: 10am to 6pm, April 9th and 10th.
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds
Link: www.supanova.com.au

The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper
Footprints: The Journey Of Lucy and Pepper traces the lives of an Aboriginal family in the first half of the twentieth century. Their story is a remarkable parable about the strength of family in the face of adversity.
What: History
Where: Victorian Archives Centre –  99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
When: Now showing for a limited time
Link: www.prov.vic.gov.au

A Pride Of Bears
Here’s one for the chaps. The 2011 Melbourne Leather Pride Festival Season kicks off April 8. The festival features markets, a street party and the showcase Mr Leather ANZ competition.
What: Festival
When: Throughout April
Where: Various Locations
Link: www.leatherpride.com.au

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