April 17-19: Street Feud, MICF One Man Breaking Bad and La Dolce Italia Charity Gala Dinner


Tommy Little: Enter the Weapon (MICF) 

DATE: Fri 17 -19 Apr
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: ACMI Beyond, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
COST: $32
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Tommy has been smashing it at festivals and clubs around the country (and overseas) for years. He’s sold out at the Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe and added shows in Melbourne last year to keep up with demand. He returns to Melbourne with a brand new hour of stand-up about his failure to live up to his self-proclaimed nickname, “The Weapon”. Genuine and engaging, his shows are always a delight with audiences losing themselves in the laughs.


Jeff Green: Happy Hour (MICF)

DATE: Fri 17-19 Apr
: 8:15pm
LOCATION: ACMI Beyond, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
COST: $32
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: All Jeff wants is to be happy. So why are there so many obstacles in his way? Money, relationships, kids, authority, three-sided mirrors in lifts, faulty automatic doors, the cat, his own dumb thoughts and actions…Join multi award-winning UK comedian Jeff Green as he mines the comedy gold from the pursuit of happiness, armed with his razor-sharp wit and wry observations. Don’t miss this show. It might just make you happy.


One Man Breaking Bad (MICF) 

DATE: Fri 17 -19 Apr
TIME: 9:30pm
LOCATION: The Kelvin Club,
COST: From $25
WEBSITE: www.comedyfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Sixty Episodes. One Show. Yo! Join us on a rip-roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made. LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, hilariously accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring. With over a million hits on YouTube, and sell-out runs at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Miles’ incredible impersonations break all six seasons down into one, exhilarating, uproarious tour-de-force performance.


Relay for Life 

DATE: Sat 18 Apr
TIME: 10:15am
LOCATION: Palms Lawn, Aquatic Drive, Albert Park
COST: $20
WEBSITE: www.relayforlife.org.au

What’s going on: Since 1985, people have been relaying for hope – this year is no different! Through this event we recognise our local cancer survivors and commemorate those lost to cancer. Get yourself and your team together for this 24 hour relay – it’s sure to be a memorable experience.

Tip: Late registrations are available on the day, but are limited, so get there early!


Helados Jauja Ice Cream Appreciation Masterclass

DATE: Sat 18 April
LOCATION: Masterclass Room at Helados Jauja, 254 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
WEBSITE: www.heladosjauja.com.au/#!masterclass/c1vac

What’s going on: I scream… you scream… we all scream for Helados Jauja’s Ice Cream Appreciation Masterclass. Enjoy a degustation of all twenty-four ice creams on display in our Cabinet on the day, learn about the ingredients and end the palate liberating session by taking home a pamper pack for friends and family.

Glow for Good 

DATE: Sat 18 Apr
TIME: 4pm
LOCATION: Trey Bit Reserve, Jetty Road, Sandringham
COST: $9 adult, $6 child, $25 family
WEBSITE: www.glowforgood.com.au

What’s going on: Glow on – you know you want to be a part of breaking a Guinness World Record! The current record for the largest number of people lighting glow sticks simultaneously is held in the US at 836. Let’s smash it out of the park and take the top place while experiencing something that will be quite magical.

Tip: Pre-registration is a must, make sure you purchase and print your tickets before the event.


La Dolce Italia Charity Gala Dinner 

DATE: Sat 18 Apr
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Crown Palladium Ballroom, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
COST: From $1000
WEBSITE: www.ladolceitalia.com.au

What’s going on: It’s all glitz and glam for a good cause! And what’s more, the iconic beauty, Sophia Loren, will be the guest of honour at the La Dolce Italia Gala dinner to raise funds and awareness for the charity, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. This event wouldn’t be complete without some amazing Italian and Australian talent lined up for the evening’s entertainment, so they’ve arranged that for you too!

Tip: Dress code is Black Tie with a touch of silver and crystals – blinging!


FoodSocial Pizza Cook Off 

DATE: Sun 19 Apr
TIME: 10:00am – 1:30pm
LOCATION: All 4 U Cafe, Dockside Tower, 536 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
COST: $59
WEBSITE: www.foodsocial.com.au

What’s going on: This is a social cook off, perfect for anyone who loves pizza….which, let’s face it, is everybody! On the day get tips and tricks off pizza pro, Chef Francesco Ravanelli, then create your own masterpieces in a hands-on cooking experience. Prizes for the winning group and a guaranteed fun day in the kitchen!


Indonesia Street Festival 

DATE: Sun 19 Apr
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: Queen Victoria Market, 65-159 Victoria Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.qvm.com.au

What’s going on: Celebrate Kartini Day, an important day in the Indonesian cultural calendar, historically, a day of women’s emancipation and a change of traditions. This street festival will be boasting traditional food, dance, music and fashion!


Street Feud 

DATE: Sun 19 Apr
TIME: 12pm
LOCATION: The Deck at The Prince, Corner Fitzroy and Acland Streets, St Kilda
COST: $49
WEBSITE: www.monthoftheprince.com.au

What’s going on: Take it to the street! Taste your way through 6 different dishes from the 6 vendors and have your say in who will take out the hotly contested ‘Street Feud Supreme’ trophy? It’s a pretty prestigious prize, by the way. Get around it, hungry people!

Tip: All 6 dishes are included in your entry, drinks are available for purchase on the day.


Chilli Fest 

DATE: Sun 19 Apr
TIME: 12pm – 6pm
LOCATION: Immigration Musuem, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
COST: $15
WEBSITE: www.museumvictoria.com.au

What’s going on: Some like it hot – we sure do! This festival celebrates the heat and the power of the almighty Chilli! Come along for hot-and-spicy multicultural eats, screening of a doco about “Sriracha”, challenge your taste-buds in the Hot Sauce Market Hall and wash it all down with refreshing beverages and a cooling treat from My Two Mums ice-cream truck.

Tip: There is a chilli cocktail workshop (yarrrmmmmm!) available at an extra cost on the day.


An Evening with Noel Fielding 

DATE: Sun 19 Apr
TIME: 8:00pm
LOCATION: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: From $79.90
WEBSITE: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: You might know him as one half of The Mighty Boosh, you may have seen him as team capitano on Nevermind the Buzzcocks, or maybe you just know him as the quirky, insanely hilarious comedian that he is. Either way you must go and check out his unique brand of comedy – Fancy dress optional.

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