March 20-22: VAMFF, Pets in the Park and The Herald Sun Run for the Kids

 

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 

DATE: Until 22 Mar
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Various
COST: Various
WEBSITE: www.vamff.com.au

What’s going on: Fashion. Turn to the left. Fashion. Turn to the right. Fashion. Yes that’s right, until the end of this weekend we are surrounded by fashion. Suss out the program online for Runway and Cultural events featuring local and international designers of the highest calibre.

 

The 25th Melbourne Queer Film Festival 

DATE: Until 30 Mar
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Various
COST: $19.50 Full, $16.50 Concession, $15.50 MQFF Member
WEBSITE: www.mqff.com.au

What’s going on: This one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected Queer film festivals. See how far we’ve come over the years and experience some interesting, quirky, heartfelt and inspirational stories through the amazing program of films this year!

 

Watch “Boyhood” at the Swan Street Chamber of Commerce 

DATE: Fri 20 Mar
TIME: 8:45pm
LOCATION: 214 – 216 Swan Street, Richmond
COST: $13
WEBSITE: www.theval.com.au

What’s going on: The Swan Street Chamber of Commerce is just about the coolest new kid on the block! It’s a collective of some fantastic, unique businesses, brought together under one grand roof. What better afternoon to visit, than when the in-house cinema is showing the brilliant film, Boyhood. A truly beautiful film about a boy’s coming of age which was actually filmed over 12 years..amazing!

 

Greek Fiesta

DATE: Sat 21 Mar
TIME: 11am – 3pm
LOCATION: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, Prahran
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.prahranmarket.com.au

What’s going on: Greek it up at the Prahran market’s cultural festival. After a spot of market perusing, get into the Greek street food, cooking demos, traditional dancing and music and special promos. Keep your peepers out for the roving Ancient Greek Hoplites and Evzon Honour Guards – maybe even grab them for a selfie!

 

Run for the Kids  

DATE: Sun 22 Mar
TIME: Different start times for each zone (between 8:30am and 9am)
LOCATION: Alexandra Avenue
COST: Long Course – $53 per person, Short Course – $48 per person
WEBSITE: www.r4k.com.au

What’s going on: The Herald Sun’s Run for the Kids is a really special charity fun run. A huge chunk of the entry fees goes towards the Good Friday Appeal at the Royal Childrens Hospital. Awesome cause with an equally awesome event – there’s no other time you can walk / run over the magnificent Bolte Bridge and through the Domain Tunnel (which is meant to be a really surreal experience).

 

Twins Plus Festival 

DATE: Sun 22 Mar
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: Caulfield Racecourse, Gate 22, Station Street, Caulfield East
COST: $30 Adult, $20 Concession, $12 Child, $80 Family
WEBSITE: www.twinsfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Twins unite at this quirky festival dedicated to all-things-twins. Everybody is welcome at this event, and you will definitely be seeing double with the amount of fun they are packing into a single day. There will be live performances, a talent show, rides, awards, kids activities and twin-based research!

 

Pets in the Park 

DATE: Sun 22 Mar
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: Central Park, Corner Burke and Wattletree Roads, Malvern East
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/events

What’s going on: BYO pets to this fun, friendly, furry, feathered family event! Hosted by Channel 10’s weatherman, Mike Larkan, this event will offer live music, pet parades, competitions, info on pet health and ownership and the latest pet products.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to parade that pooch – there will be prizes for “Best Dressed” and “Best Trick”.

 

I’m New Here: Shadowfax Wines 

DATE: Sun 22 Mar
TIME: 2pm-9pm
LOCATION: Shadowfax Wines, Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee
COST: $65
WEBSITE: www.shadowfax.com.au/events

What’s going on: Shadowfax Wines are inviting you round to theirs for an afternoon of gourmet food, boutique wine and cutting edge performances. They have a pretty tidy little lineup of contemporary artists from the edgy soulful sounds of Ngaiire to the synth-laden Melburnians, Animaux.

 

Grand Finale feat. Romance Was Born (VAMFF)

DATE: Sun 22 Mar
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: The Great Hall, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: From $55
WEBSITE: www.vamff.com.au/events

What’s going on: The glory of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival culminates for the closing of this world class fashion event. The Grand Finale consists of a one-off showcase featuring the award-winning label Romance was Born.

 




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