APRIL 10-12 Fitness and Health Expo, Etsy and The Cullen and MICF Huw Joseph


Australian Fitness and Health Expo 

DATE: Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Clarendon Street, South Wharf
COST: $30 adult, $20 child, $80 family
WEBSITE: www.fitnessexpo.com.au

What’s going on: Get inspired and informed at the Australian Fitness and Health Expo with celebrity guests, group training sessions, natural body building models, competitions and healthy cooking demos. Do something good for yourself – Come and join the fitness and health craze!


Supanova Pop Culture Expo

DATE: Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr
TIME: Fri 6pm – 10pm, Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
COST: $32
WEBSITE: www.supanova.com.au

What’s going on: Get your geek on with the thousands that attend the Supanova Pop Culture Expo. This is one massive event covering all bases – from comics to television shows, gaming to books and movies to fan-clubs. Expect the highest calibre of costumes and make-up, meet-and-greets with with stars and a showcase of everything pop culture.


Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque 

DATE: Until 18 April
TIME: Fri and Sat 6pm and 9:30pm, Sun 6pm
LOCATION: State Theatre, The Art Centre, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: From $69 adult, $59 concession
WEBSITE: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Le Noir – the Dark Side of Cirque features 24 of the world’s greatest circus acts (many are actually former stars of Cirque du Soleil) and boasts mind blowing displays of balance, contortion, stamina and aerial artistry. An exhilarating 360 degree experience puts the audience on stage with the heart pounding action only inches away.


On Trend Collective 

DATE: Fri 10 Apr
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Inflation, 60 King Street, Melbourne
COST: $35 online, $45 on the door
WEBSITE: www.moshtix.com.au

What’s going on: A night to showcase some of Melbourne’s cult-labels and get down to networking, this event is aimed at designers, bloggers, stylists and fashion enthusiasts in general. Music, drinks and canapes will set the scene for some seriously cool demos, photo shoots and runway shows.

Tip: Like every good fashion show, there will be an after party hosted by LEGACY, from 11pm at Inflation.


Dave Hughes: Pumped (MICF) 

DATE: Fri 10 Apr (continues until 19 Apr)
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: The Comedy Theatre, Corner Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
COST: From $30
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Hughesy needs no introduction – but he is back and pumped! After a massive year on the road Dave is sharper than ever and he can’t wait to get back to the Comedy Theatre with his brand new hour of jokes.


Etsy at The Cullen – Room Tours 

DATE: Sat 11 Apr
TIME: 12:30pm – 5pm
LOCATION: The Cullen, 164 Commercial Road, Prahran
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.blog.etsy.com

What’s going on: Book in a tour to view  Etsy at The Cullen, a space where Melbourne-based creative team Marsha Golemac and Brooke Holm have combined local design and contemporary art to create an inspired accommodation experience. Explore the room and check out a selection of hand-picked products from Etsy’s fast-growing Australian creative community. Following the tour Etsy Specialists will share tips and tricks for creating your own Etsy space. Each tour for 40 minutes including the Etsy styling session.


Watch “The Castle” at the Bridge Road Film Festival 

DATE: Sat 11 Apr
TIME: 5:45pm
LOCATION: Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.bridgerd.com.au

What’s going on: The Castle is undeniably everyone’s favourite quintessential Aussie classic. It’s a heartfelt story with cracker lines like “Dale dug another hole” and “Tell him he’s dreaming.” So really, it’s the perfect way to kick off the Bridge Road Film Festival, which runs until June.


Huw Joseph: Songs That Will Never Leave My Bedroom (MICF) 

DATE: Sat 11 Apr (continues until 18 Apr)
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: The Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, Melbourne
COST: From $10
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Huw Joseph returns to Melbourne from another stint in the UK, where he’s been gigging and appearing on TV and radio. Huw’s new show Songs That Will Never Leave My Bedroom gives insight into burning social topics like gingivitis and nice names for dirty things.


Noisy Ritual Pop-up Bar 

DATE: Sat 11 Apr
TIME: 7pm – 11pm
LOCATION: Noisy Ritual Pop-up Bar, 130 High Street, Preston
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.noisyritual.com.au

What’s going on: Noisy Ritual is a very cool concept – An urban winery that gives the power to the people. There’s no better way to learn something than to actually do it and that’s exactly what Noisy Ritual makes possible. The pop-up bar dates have just been extended, so get there to see what it’s all about and sample some deliciously handmade vino in the temporary space.


Wil Anderson: Free Wil (MICF) 

DATE: Sat 11 Apr (continues until 19 Apr)
TIME: 9:15pm
LOCATION: The Comedy Theatre, Corner Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
COST: From $30
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/

What’s going on: Our most prolific comedian is back with a brand new show. Passionate, intelligent and provocative with a bravery on stage second to none, Wil (with 1 L) is truly world class.


Raw Comedy National Grand Final (MICF) 

DATE: Sun 12 Apr
TIME: 5pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Town Hall, Corner Swanston and Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: From $28
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Come and witness the best of Australia’s undiscovered comedy talent thrash it out in the 2015 RAW Comedy National Grand Final. Each finalist has already risen through the ranks of their respective state and territory RAW Comedy competitions. This means they’ve been “trialled by fire” and honed their material so it’s ripe and ready for your viewing pleasure.


Pinot Gris V Pinot Grigio 

DATE: Sun 12 Apr
TIME: 7pm – 10pm
LOCATION: Milk the Cow, 323 Lygon Street, Carlton
COST: $75
WEBSITE: http://blog.winetastingevents.com.au/

What’s going on: Wine and cheese – yes please! Milk the Cow North have lined up the most original and extraordinary cheeses to perfectly pair with delicious Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio’s. The selections have been made by the most talented cheesemongers and sommeliers to bring you an experience that is next level!

Tip: Reservations are essential, so wipe that drool off your chin and get booking!

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