MONDAY 1st – SUNDAY 7th AUGUST
Comedian, actor and nine-time Academy Awards host Billy Crystal will end his Australian interview tour in Melbourne in a hilarious evening of sit down.
THEATRE | Jasper Jones Arrives At The Melbourne Theatre Company
Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s critically acclaimed novel Jasper Jones arrives at the Melbourne Theatre Company for a strictly limited season.
THEATRE | Avenue Q At Her Majesty’s Theatre
LECTURE | TEDx Presents The Adventurous Minds Conference
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the Tedx The Adventurous Minds conference with a focus on trail-blazers and boundary-pushing concepts.
FESTIVAL | The Striking Film Festival
Roll up and support a selection of short films from the next generation of Melbourne filmmakers at the Striking Film Festival.
FUNDRAISER | ACMI Presents Sandy Powell And Rachel Griffiths
Join Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell and Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths at a fundraising lunch presented by ACMI.
NIGHTLIFE | The Great Gatsby Boat Party
Listen up old sport, the greatest boat party of the year will rage through the Docklands in a true Roaring 20s Gatsby fashion.
FESTIVAL | La Dolce Vita Presents Susan Sarandon
La Dolce Vita invites you to join Susan Sarandon for a truly Italian leadership lunch and exclusive dinner celebrating her illustrious career.
MONDAY 8th – SUNDAY 14th AUGUST
FESTIVAL | Winterfest At Monash University
From drive-in movies to a fun run, snow party and more, don’t miss Winterfest at Monash University.
LECTURE | Creative Betrayal: The Lost Art Of Yiddish Storytelling
Scholar David G. Roskies explores the lost art of Yiddish storytelling in a series of lectures at Monash University.
EXHIBITION | Virginia Hodgkinson: The Big Issue Portraits
The State Library of Victoria presents the work of artist Virginia Hodgkinson in the exhibition, The Big Issue Portraits.
CONFERENCE | Creating A Climate For Change
Coinciding with National Science Week, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company presents a Q&A event on climate change.
FESTIVAL | Vegetarian & Vegan Food Truck Event
Vegetarians, vegans and eco-friendly food lovers are invited to The Food Truck Park in Preston for meat-free street food that is both ethically conscious and delicious.
FESTIVAL | The Kustom Kulture GreazeFest
Greasers, pinup dolls and rockabilly cats are invited to rock and roll into the 17th annual GreazeFest this August.
FILM | Science In Cinema Presents Contagion For National Science Week
As a part of National Science Week, ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science presents a free screening of Contagion, followed by a panel discussion.
MONDAY 15th – SUNDAY 21st AUGUST
THEATRE | Shadowland Returns To Melbourne
Be amazed by international dance troupe Pilobus as they play with light and shape in the theatrical stage spectacular Shadowland.
LECTURE | Deception And Revelation: Shakespeare At The National Gallery Of Victoria
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the National Gallery of Victoria presents a free lecture on the playwright’s legacy and continued significance.
MARKET | Somers Winter Market
Travel to the seaside town of Somers for a family-friendly winter market at Coolart Wetlands and Homestead.
MONDAY 22nd – SUNDAY 28th AUGUST
CONCERT | Flamenco Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo
Composer and flamenco guitarist Thomas Lorenzo will showcase smooth Spanish sounds at the Armadale Uniting Church this August.
FESTIVAL | Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival
Long hailed as the fashion capital of Australia, The City of Melbourne presents the 22nd Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
FESTIVAL | The 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival
Over two weeks, the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival is set to immerse literary fans into a world of storytelling and prose.
LECTURE | An Evening With Steve Wozniak
Apple co-founder and inventor of the personal computer, Steve Wozniak is set to entertain and educate curious minds at Margaret Court Arena.
EXPO | Animaga Japanese Pop-Culture Expo
Now in its third year, the Animaga Expo will bring together anime, manga and the best of Japanese pop culture at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
MONDAY 29th – WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST
FITNESS | Flow Yoga After Dark Silent Disco
If you’re tired of the same old downward dog, then the Flow After Dark Yoga Silent Disco is for you.
THEATRE | We Will Rock You Is Rocking Into Melbourne
Jukebox musical We Will Rock You is rocking into Melbourne this August with 24 songs set to capture the energy of a Queen concert.
EXHIBITION | Zac Koukoravas Presents Supermodified
Flinders Lane Art Gallery presents Supermodified, an exhibition from Melbourne-based contemporary artist Zac Koukoravas.