Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Bowie is - ACMI Melbourne, Australia - Photograph by Brian Duffy c Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive.
Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
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Events

A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 1 Nov 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

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Frans Snyders  Flemish 1579–1657  A concert of bird's 1630–40 oil on canvas 136.5 х 240.0 cm  The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg  Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 1779 (Inv. № ГЭ-607)

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival

12 Sep - 7 Nov 2015

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising...

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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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Admire Ratki winning the 2014 Caulfield Cup

Spring Racing Carnival

19 Sep - 21 Nov 2015

Soak up the buzz on and off the track as glamourous punters and champion thoroughbreds descend on Melbourne for six weeks of Spring Carnival action.

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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

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Paspaley Polo in the City

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City

28 Nov 2015

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City is an annual polo series held throughout the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. It is a...

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Boxing Day Test - International Cricket 2015/16

International Cricket 2015/16

26 - 30 Dec 2015

There are few events in the Australian sporting calendar that evoke as much passion as International Cricket. Cricket Australia offers a range of...

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Spectacular view and amazing crowd at T-Dance 2011. Bimbo Jones plays to the setting sun.

Midsumma Festival

17 Jan - 7 Feb 2016

Move your feet at Melbourne's annual queer celebration with outdoor parties and city-wide cultural events, and show your pride at the closing march.

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Australian Open Tennis

18 - 31 Jan 2016

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

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2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

4 - 13 Mar 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

16 - 20 Mar 2016

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

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2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

31 Mar - 3 Apr 2016

Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

28 May - 7 Jun 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

The 2016 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) is set to warm up the city in midwinter with an incredible program featuring some of the...

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Melbourne International Film Festival Gala

Melbourne International Film Festival

30 Jul - 16 Aug 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

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Dressage competition

EQUITANA Melbourne

17 - 20 Nov 2016

Equitana in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event....

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Winter Masterpieces

Melbourne's Winter Masterpieces brings you an annual series of major exhibitions from around the world. Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great from St Petersburg and David Bowie is from London's V&A Museum are part of this year's amazing line up.

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