Posted by Dave Dreimann
21. Apr, 2011
|April 21, 2011 7:00 pm||to||April 26, 2011 7:00 pm|
It’s Easter and also Anzac day, lest we forget. A celebration of death and sacrifice as we head deeper into autumn, mixed up with pagan European symbols of spring and rebirth. It’s a time of choices. Like choosing whether to tip Essendon or Collingwood, or choosing between chocolates produced with cocoa farmed by child labourers or fair-trade chocolates. If you’re having a hard time choosing what to do on the long weekend here are some ideas.
This Friday Parks Victoria and Cadbury will be hosting the biggest and best Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt And Family Picnic ever. Biggest with the event promising a carnival experience of magical fun, theatre, craft activities, rides, races and competitions. Best with Cadbury launching their first ever fair-trade eggs. All funds raised on the day will go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
What: Easter Fete
Where: Werribee Park, K Road Werribee
When: 9.30am-4.30pm, Friday April 22
Cost: Children $13, Adults $18, Families $52
Music For The Warehouse
Fresh from bouts at Fall’s Festival and Laneway, Melbourne’s own World’s End Press (pictured) are bringing their high energy cosmic disco party to Anytime Place this Thursday night.
What: Music / Warehouse party
Where: Anytime Place, 2o Ovens St, Brunswick
When: Thursday from 9:30pm
Little Ducks All In A Row
Studley Park Boathouse is the oldest operating boathouse in Australia. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, it boasts an impressive fleet of rowboats, canoes & kayaks all available for hire (weather permitting) every day of the year except Christmas. Yup, even Good Friday! Prices start at $17 for a half hour for two. All water crafts come with life vests, oars and paddles.
What: Boat hire
Where: Studley Park Boathouse, Boathouse Rd, Kew
When: 9.00am- 5.00pm, every day except Christmas
Blame it on Boogie 5
This festival is the reason the girl you like who works behind the bar will not be working over Easter. She’s gone to see that guy from that band play in his other band that you saw one time and liked, they are really good live. Your new housemate is going. Dan Kelly will be there too. People will be telling stories about this festival for weeks after Easter and if you don’t go you’ll feel a bit like they’re doing it just to make you feel left out. They’re not. Boogie doesn’t quite say it in their press release, but between the lines it’s easy to read that Boogie might be a bit like how Meredith was when we were all much younger. Online tickets have sold out but there are still a few spots for volunteers – see the website for details and/or email email@example.com with what you can do, but get in quick.
When: April 22nd to 24th
This Friday and Saturday The Astor is screening Ben Hur and 2001: A Space Odyssey in glorious 70mm prints, the way they were meant to be seen. So you should see them.
Where: The Astor, 1 Chapel St, St. Kilda
When: 7.30PM, Friday and Saturday
Get you HA HA’s Out
The Comedy Festival continues over Easter. It’s the perfect time to check out God is Bullshit by Catherine Deveny.
Where: Trades Hall – The Quilt Room, cnr Lygon and Victoria Sts, Carlton
When: Now until April 24th 8:30pm (7:30pm Sundays)
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