Night Markets, Demons, Melbourne Fest Wraps up, Blues Fest & Film this Weekend

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October 20, 2011 5:00 pmtoOctober 23, 2011 11:00 pm

Style After Dark
Over the next month you can experience the South Melbourne Market after dark. Every Thursday night at Style After Dark you can get amongst the historical landmark-et and shop for vintage clothes, accessories, support local vendors and soak up the artisan culture. Each week features a new band and eating options include yum cha, roast duck, BBQ swordfish, tapas and paella. Need I say more? This thing sells itself, see you there!
When: Thursday evenings, 5.30pm – 9.30pm, October 20 to November 24
Where: Under the Verandah, Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne
Web: www.styleafterdark.com.au

Ramsey Street doesn’t generally blossom psychedelic flower-punk bands. However, on this occasion, it has blossomed one hell of a band. Sand Pebbles formed during a frosty winter in 2001 whilst on set Neighbours. Now with six albums upon their belt, they’re playing at the newest kid in town – Phoenix Public Bar.
What: Sand Pebbles Dark Magic Album Launch
Where: Phoenix Public Bar, 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
When: Saturday 22 October
Web: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142163369215496

Melbourne Festival
The city is abuzz with sneezy Spring whilst the Melbourne Festival buzzes under the blankets of the city doors. Notes From The Hard Road & Beyond will bring both of these elements together under the sun at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. A fitting way to see out the festival.
What: Notes From The Hard Road and Beyond
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain
When: Saturday 22 October
Web: www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3869&idx=12&max=22

It’s Spring Racing Carnival, a time where suits and frocks strike fear into the hearts of the sober as our very worst put on their Sunday best and fight and fuck and piss and spew all over the streets of Melbourne. It’s enough to make you think you’ve wandered into surreal future apocalypse, like The Road but with costumes by Peter Jackson. A far more attractive apocalyptic parade are the jet black demon children with bat wings and reptilian tales scattered along Swanston Street and St. Kilda Road. Handiwork of subversive Russian art collective AES+F, Angels and Demons are on show for the duration of the Melbourne Festival.
What: Cherubs
Where: Melbourne City, Swanston Street
When: Now till October 23
Web: www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3712#article3712

The film Oranges and Sunshine drew a fair amount of attention to the UK’s secret history of forced child migration to countries such as Australia, but in case you missed it: from the 1860s through to 1967, more than 100,000 children were sent on their own from Britain to new countries through child migration. 7,500 children came to Australia. This exhibition explores the history and motivations behind government endorsed child migration schemes and follows the lives of former child migrants in their own words, letters, photographs and other personal collections.
Where: The Immigration Museum, 400-424 Flinders Street Melbourne
When: Now till May 2012, 10am – 5pm daily
Web: http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whatson/current-exhibitions/on-their-own/

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
Feel like getting out of town for a few days? In its 22nd year, the iconic Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues promises to entertain and relax patrons once again. Over four days you can catch a long list of local and international jazz and blues performers at venues around the region. Also on offer is the beautiful scenery of the High Country and delicious local produce. Performers to look out for include Whitesploitation, Jules Boult, Briana Cowlishaw Trio, and Mike Nock collaborating with Barre Phillips (France).
When: Fri 28 October to Mon 31 October
Where: Wangaratta Region
Price: Festival Passes for access to all venues or blues venues only range from $65 to $220
Web: www.wangarattajazz.com

Chefs, Soccer and Charity
This Sunday some of Melbourne’s best chefs will put down their knives and pull on guernseys for a good cause. George ‘Masterchef’ Calombaris will be facing off again fellow restauranteurs in the fifth annual Chef’s Celebrity Cup to raise money for The Starlight Foundation. So if you like the idea of seeing semi-famous people working up a benevolent sweat this is the event for you.
What: Foodie Charity Match
Where: Events Worldwide State Football Centre, 281 Darebin Road, Darebin
When: Sunday 23 October, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Adults $5 and children $2

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