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What’s On This In Melbourne | Weekend April 1 - 3
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What’s On This In Melbourne | Weekend April 1 - 3

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Updated: 21 April 2016
Temperatures may truly be dropping now there is no time for hibernation as Melbourne’s cultural calendar remains packed. Kicking off April with a bang, this weekend we’ve picked the hottest events for you from the realms of music, fashion, food, comedy, art and history. This is our very first autumn party – and boredom isn’t invited!

FRIDAY

MUSIC | The Godfather in Concert

This is an offer you cannot refuse. Join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as it performs the iconic soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film The Godfather while you enjoy a screening of the acclaimed motion picture at Hamer Hall.

The Godfather | © Steve Troughton/Flickr
The Godfather | © Steve Troughton/Flickr

SATURDAY

FASHION | M.A.D. Showcase

Feeling the jitters because Autumn Fashion week is over and the Spring shows are a lifetime away? Help is at hand from the Melbourne Alternative Designers as they present the M.A.D. Fashion Showcase, presenting creations from some of Australia’s most talented designers.

Image courtesy by M.A.D. Fashion, Corset by Lyris Designs, skirt by Clockwork Butterfly, Photograph by Teardrop Studio, Model: Silhouettê d'Amour
Image courtesy of M.A.D. Fashion, Corset by Lyris Designs, skirt by Clockwork Butterfly, Photograph by Teardrop Studio, Model: Silhouettê d’Amour

Food | A Dinner To Die For

Join Lord Quinten Daventy and his guests at one of his legendary parties. When a dead body appears, it’s up to you to find out who’s behind the gruesome murder and which saucy secrets the other characters can hide no longer.

Image courtesy of Bare Element Productions
Image courtesy of Bare Element Productions

PHOTOGRAPHY | No Lilies – ‘Women and Work’

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In celebration of Internal Women’s Day on March 8th, MAGNET Galleries is hosting the 6th annual photographers’ fundraiser exhibition ‘No Lilies – Women and Work‘. LAST CHANCE TO SEE!

© Kheel Center/Flickr
© Kheel Center/Flickr

SUNDAY

ART | Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016

The acclaimed Lorne Sculpture Biennale returns this year for the fifth time with an eclectic program. LAST CHANCE TO SEE!

Lorne | IK's World Trip/Flickr
Lorne | IK's World Trip/Flickr

COMEDY | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

As one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival means (serious) business.

Image courtesy of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, © Jim Lee
Image courtesy of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, | © Jim Lee

ART | Andy Warhol & Ai Wei Wei

Bringing together two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition Andy Warhol — Ai Weiwei exhibition explores modern and contemporary art, life, and cultural politics.

Installation view of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016. Andy Warhol artwork © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York. Administered by Viscopy, Sydney; Ai Weiwei artwork © Ai Weiwei. Photo: John Gollings
Installation view of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016. Andy Warhol artwork © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York. Administered by Viscopy, Sydney; Ai Weiwei artwork © Ai Weiwei. Photo: John Gollings

HISTORY | First Peoples Exhibition at Bunjilaka

Learn about indigenous history at the First Peoples exhibition and find out everything about Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to present day.

Aboriginal Art | © Peter Pikous/Flickr
Aboriginal Art | © Peter Pikous/Flickr