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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Presented by Lawn Solutions Australia

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Presented by Lawn Solutions Australia returns March 27 – 31, 2019.

Visitors will experience the 2019 Welcome Garden by Mark Browning, Landscape Design Show Gardens from Australia’s biggest names and a hub of activity in the Royal Exhibition Building’s Gallery Precinct.

The new major charity partnership with Beyond Blue marks a new chapter for the Show, and is set to bring a renewed focus on the impact gardens, plants and outdoor spaces have on mental health and wellbeing.

Show highlights include The Great Hall of Flowers, The Boutique Garden Competition, The Baptcare Shop Window Floral Design Competition, RMIT Fashion Design student showcase, DIY floral workshops by The Melbourne Flower School and power tool specialists Ryobi.

City dwellers can enjoy after-work drinks with gourmet foods and live music while getting their floral fix at Gardens by Twilight until 9pm on Friday 29 March.

The ticketed Holland America Line High Tea is the perfect place to enjoy floral inspired treats and Tokyo Ichiyo Ikebana Floristry School’s Naohiro Kasuya will showcase a spectacular Ikebana installation, celebrating the ancient floral art of Japan.

The Diggers Club will bring a taste of their Heronswood estate to the Show including samples of delicious heirloom fruits, tactile plants, clucking chickens and sweet perfumes of flower varieties.

The Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) will debut an all-new educational kids zone designed by Richard Bellamo with pot planting activities and a bike installation that generates water supply.

Over 200 exhibitors will be onsite covering all horticultural needs. Tickets are now on sale via melbflowershow.com.au

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SEA LIFE Nights

SEA LIFE Nights is back in 2019, taking Friday nights to new heights with drinks and live music flowing through the underwater wonderland.

Taking place on selected Friday evenings, SEA LIFE Melbourne’s 18+ soirées allow guests to roam the whole aquarium – from the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium to the Penguin Playground – at their leisure.

Tickets include a cocktail and canapé on arrival. Lounge bars set up in various locations throughout the aquarium have beer, wine, sparkling, spirits, soft drink and juice available for purchase.

For those interested in expanding their knowledge of marine creatures, SEA LIFE Melbourne’s expert team of curators are hosting talks about some of the most interesting residents of the aquarium.

A selection of light bites and sweet treats can be purchased, along with more substantial meals such as buttermilk chicken fillet burgers, wagyu beef cheeseburgers and tempura cauliflower tacos.

Perfect for after work drinks or date night, SEA LIFE Nights is one of Melbourne’s most unique evening experiences. For bookings and further information, please visit www.sealifemelbourne.com.au.

  • 6pm - 10pm
  • $59 per person includes aquarium entry, a cocktail and canape
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, corner King & Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • sealifemelbourne.com.au
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The Peninsula Picnic

Off the back of a sell-out event in 2018, The Peninsula Picnic returns on Saturday 30 March, 2019 with an unprecedented line-up of Australian music acts, local restaurants, wineries and producers, bringing together the best of the Peninsula to the one location, for one day only.

Lead by indie rock five-piece The Rubens, playing alongside beloved songwriting legend Sarah Blasko, indie prodigy Tia Gostelow, Latin outfit San Lazaro, and up-and-coming folk artist Fraser A. Gordon, music lovers will be wooed by the mix of indie sounds, folk rock and soulful tunes across the day.

The culinary line-up features regional greats and some new faces, including Jackalope’s Rare Hare, Montalto, Green Olive at Red Hill, Max’s Restaurant, Tuck’s Ridge and many more. Wines from T’Gallant, Prancing Horse, Quealy and Kerri Greens, beers from Wild Yak and PIMM’s cocktails will keep picnic lovers cool and satiated for a day of dancing and culinary delights.

In addition to the live music across the day, there’ll be sessions with top winemakers, market stalls from local artisans and kids activities to help you while away the hours among the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse.

A true celebration of local wine and food talent, The Peninsula Picnic seamlessly blends a foodie festival with cellar door tastings, a farmers’ market and the sweet sounds of some of Australia’s best songwriters.

Tickets are sure to sell out, so head to www.peninsulapicnic.com.au to secure yours now.

Event Information:
The Peninsula Picnic
Saturday 30 March, 2019
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington

  • 11.30AM - 6.45PM
  • Presale (until Dec 31or until sold out): $80 Adults: Kids (5- 17): Kids under 5: $89 $28 FREE
  • Mornington Racecourse
  • peninsulapicnic.com.au
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The Peninsula Picnic

Off the back of a sell-out event in 2018, The Peninsula Picnic returns on Saturday 30 March, 2019 with an unprecedented line-up of Australian music acts, local restaurants, wineries and producers, bringing together the best of the Peninsula to the one location, for one day only.

Lead by indie rock five-piece The Rubens, playing alongside beloved songwriting legend Sarah Blasko, indie prodigy Tia Gostelow, Latin outfit San Lazaro, and up-and-coming folk artist Fraser A. Gordon, music lovers will be wooed by the mix of indie sounds, folk rock and soulful tunes across the day.

The culinary line-up features regional greats and some new faces, including Jackalope’s Rare Hare, Montalto, Green Olive at Red Hill, Max’s Restaurant, Tuck’s Ridge and many more. Wines from T’Gallant, Prancing Horse, Quealy and Kerri Greens, beers from Wild Yak and PIMM’s cocktails will keep picnic lovers cool and satiated for a day of dancing and culinary delights.

In addition to the live music across the day, there’ll be sessions with top winemakers, market stalls from local artisans and kids activities to help you while away the hours among the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse.

A true celebration of local wine and food talent, The Peninsula Picnic seamlessly blends a foodie festival with cellar door tastings, a farmers’ market and the sweet sounds of some of Australia’s best songwriters.

Tickets are sure to sell out, so head to www.peninsulapicnic.com.au to secure yours now.

Event Information:
The Peninsula Picnic
Saturday 30 March, 2019
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington

  • 11.30AM - 6.45PM
  • Presale (until Dec 31or until sold out): $80, Adults: $89, Kids (5- 17): $28, Kids under 5: FREE
  • Mornington Racecourse
  • peninsulapicnic.com.au
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50 Shades! The Musical Parody

With over one million tickets sold since its world premiere in 2014, David Venn presents the Australian professional premiere of the hilarious, wildly entertaining spectacle 50 Shades! The Musical Parody.

Following sold out shows across the world including New York and Las Vegas, this laugh out loud send up of the global phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey is playing for a strictly limited season at Alex Theatre from 22 March – 7 April.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek

50 Shades! The Musical Parody explores the steamy relationship between the well-known characters from one of the best-selling books of all time, Fifty Shades of Grey, as seen through the eyes of three women in a book club. As they devour the novel, the love affair between Anastasia Steele, the naive hardware store employee, and Christian Grey, the handsome businessman with unconventional sexual practices, comes to life around them. The ladies’ imagination and curiosity become the show’s distinct flavour, which makes for an enticing mix of laugh-out-loud moments entwined in 12 original songs such as “I Don’t Make Love” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me”, that draw inspiration from the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan, Les Miserables and R&B music.

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Ovariacting: A Period Drama

Jamie Boiskin’s a menstrual activist. Wait, wait, come back! I promise it’s okay! Jamie’s on a mission: to stop men backing away from the word ‘period’. And could we chat about Endo? Informative, riotous, this cabaret fights period stigma with slut drops, tampon bullets, and a RuPaul inspired uterus.

Joined by menstrual activist protégé Thomas Bradford on piano, back-up dancers, and a lot of attitude, Jamie’s bringing the conversation about ‘women’s issues’, Endometriosis, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome blinking into the 21st Century. Wait, come back! We talk about Bunnings!

Join Jamie and her gang of Merry Menstruals for a bloody good cabaret about the elephant in the room.

  • 5:30
  • Adult: $34, Concession: $30, Tightarse Tuesdays: $27 and Group 6+ ($27)
  • The Butterfly Club - 5 Carson Place, Melbourne
  • comedyfestival.com.au
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A Booklover’s Comedy Show at the MICF

After a sellout run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the book themed comedy
hit comes down under! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of
comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related – it could be
anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with
Salman Rushdie – whatever it is, if you like reading there’ll be something for
you.

So if you’ve ever:

– paused after reading something to take a moment and collect yourself
– read naked
– thought “the book was way better” but didn’t want to be the kind of person
who says “the book was way better”

This shows for you my friend.

Other show titles not chosen:
A novel comedy show
Girls gone Wilde (also featuring boys)
Harry Potter and the book themed comedy show no one attended

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The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Dizzy Biz want to take you on a journey to a time you’d hope you could forget – the mid 2000s. The number one song is ‘Hey There Delilah’, The OC had just aired its final episode and the teens of Wonthaggi celebrate one last Blue Light Disco before the school year starts again.

The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco (Nominee Best Comedy 2018 Melbourne Fringe) is everything that being a tween is – fun, cringeworthy and super gross. Think Full Frontal meets Big Mouth.

In this sketch comedy bonanza performed by Alex Cooper (Ja’mie: Private School Girl), Kayla Hamill (La Mama, Clown Doctors) and Jordan Barr (RAW Comedy, triple j) you’ll be presented with a series of characters you may find at your local police supervised underage disco. From the step dad chaperone who’s desperately trying to connect with his partner’s ‘emo’ daughter, to two young girls discovering their sexuality through the medium of Twilight.

The Dizzy Biz bring you another night of sharp tongued sketches and wild frivolity,

  • 6:30 - 7:30 (Monday - Saturday, no Wednesdays), 5:30pm Sundays
  • Adult $28, Concession $23, Groups (6+) $22
  • Trades Hall (Archive Room) 54 Victoria St, Carlton
  • comedyfestival.com.au
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Coherently Incoherent: One Man’s Voyage into Confusion

An engineer, believer in a brighter future and explorer of all things spiritual and philosophical, Ben Preston spends much of his days in a state of vague, inescapable confusion.

The narratives of the world seem stranger by the day, a never-ending realisation that has led him down more than one rabbit hole.

Join him as he shares the things he’s learned about himself and humanity, and walk the roads that promised answers and delivered none.

And – just maybe – get a glimpse into the hope and joy he’s discovered on his journey to befriend confusion.

Aimed at the scientifically, philosophically, spiritually and sustain-ably inclined.

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Basement Jaxx VS The Metropolitan Orchestra Australia 2019 Tour 

Basement Jaxx LIVE on stage, magically re-imagined with a full Orchestra & their legendary singers

TEG Dainty and Nice Events are excited to announce that esteemed electronic music duo Basement Jaxx will bring their orchestral live show to Australia in April 2019.

The tour opens up in Melbourne on Saturday 13 April and moves on to Sydney on Sunday 14 April before winding up in Brisbane on Thursday 18 April.

Tickets go on sale at 10am local time on Friday 14 December for the three-city tour.

Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe (better known as Basement Jaxx) are double BRIT and GRAMMY award winning artists who have graced the biggest stages across the world, including: headlining the main stage at Glastonbury Festival, Hyde Park in London and The Hollywood Bowl.

Following on from their ground-breaking 2011 album collaboration with The Metropole Orkest and the now seminal LIVE shows that accompanied it in London & the Netherlands, Basement Jaxx will unveil a new and updated version of the project as they creatively collide LIVE on stage with Sydney’s The Metropolitan Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House, as well as stops in Melbourne & Brisbane.

Comprising magical re-interpretations of all the Basement Jaxx floor-fillers, as well as specially commissioned new work and a few surprises along the way, the show will also feature legendary Jaxx singers Vula & Sharlene Hector on powerhouse vocal duties.

Basement Jaxx are no strangers to Aussie shores and have thrilled audiences over the years with their massive hit records including: ‘Red Alert,’ ‘Rendez-Vu,’ ‘Jump N Shout,’ ‘Bingo Bango,’ ‘Romeo,’ ‘Where’s Your Head At,’ ‘Do Your Thing,’ ‘Good Luck,’ ‘Oh My Gosh,’ ‘Hush Boy’ & many more! They’ve collaborated with the likes of: Robyn, Sam Sparro, Dizzee Rascal and have remixed for the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Adele, Mary J Blige and more.

Landing in Australia in 2019, these shows promise to be a remarkable re-imagining of one of dance music’s most influential recording artists, in an extraordinary classical & contemporary re-boot of their original LIVE show.

Catch Basement Jaxx Vs. The Metropolitan Orchestra LIVE on stage in Australia this coming April.

TOUR DATES:
MELBOURNE – Saturday 13 April – Margaret Court Arena
SYDNEY – Sunday 14 April – Sydney Opera House
BRISBANE – Thursday 18 April – QPAC

General public tickets on-sale date:
10am local time on Friday 14 December from: www.tegdainty.com

http://www.basementjaxx.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BasementJaxx
https://twitter.com/TheBasementJaxx
https://www.instagram.com/basement_jaxx

Visit www.tegdainty.com for tour and ticket information
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Isabella Valette: How Far I’ll Go

We all know performers work terrible jobs to stay afloat, and Isabella’s done them all. Harassed as a pudding in shopping centres, forced to dance round children’s tables as they eat at parties dressed as a poo emoji, turning up to christenings as a clown… It was a big fall from a top drama school in the UK to a backyard in suburban Melbourne dressed as an elf with a broken-down car and no phone. But anything for a gig, right?

This Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Isabella lifts the lid on the ridiculous and publicly embarrassing extents artists will go to, with unbelievably chaotic and hilarious true stories.

‘★★★★’ Adelaide Advertiser

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The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Dizzy Biz want to take you on a journey to a time you’d hope you could forget – the mid 2000s. The number one song is ‘Hey There Delilah’, The OC had just aired its final episode and the teens of Wonthaggi celebrate one last Blue Light Disco before the school year starts again.

The 2007 Wonthaggi Blue Light Disco (Nominee Best Comedy 2018 Melbourne Fringe) is everything that being a tween is – fun, cringeworthy and super gross. Think Full Frontal meets Big Mouth.

In this sketch comedy bonanza performed by Alex Cooper (Ja’mie: Private School Girl), Kayla Hamill (La Mama, Clown Doctors) and Jordan Barr (RAW Comedy, triple j) you’ll be presented with a series of characters you may find at your local police supervised underage disco. From the step dad chaperone who’s desperately trying to connect with his partner’s ‘emo’ daughter, to two young girls discovering their sexuality through the medium of Twilight.

The Dizzy Biz bring you another night of sharp tongued sketches and wild frivolity,

  • 6:30 - 7:30 (Monday - Saturday, no Wednesdays), 5:30pm Sundays
  • Adult $28, Concession $23, Groups (6+) $22
  • Trades Hall (Archive Room) 54 Victoria St, Carlton
  • comedyfestival.com.au
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Coherently Incoherent: One Man’s Voyage into Confusion

An engineer, believer in a brighter future and explorer of all things spiritual and philosophical, Ben Preston spends much of his days in a state of vague, inescapable confusion.

The narratives of the world seem stranger by the day, a never-ending realisation that has led him down more than one rabbit hole.

Join him as he shares the things he’s learned about himself and humanity, and walk the roads that promised answers and delivered none.

And – just maybe – get a glimpse into the hope and joy he’s discovered on his journey to befriend confusion.

Aimed at the scientifically, philosophically, spiritually and sustain-ably inclined.

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A Booklover’s Comedy Show at the MICF

After a sellout run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the book themed comedy
hit comes down under! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of
comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related – it could be
anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with
Salman Rushdie – whatever it is, if you like reading there’ll be something for
you.

So if you’ve ever:

– paused after reading something to take a moment and collect yourself
– read naked
– thought “the book was way better” but didn’t want to be the kind of person
who says “the book was way better”

This shows for you my friend.

Other show titles not chosen:
A novel comedy show
Girls gone Wilde (also featuring boys)
Harry Potter and the book themed comedy show no one attended

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Neil Triffett: Misery

Neil Triffett, creator of Netflix’s Emo the Musical, presents a painful romp through the heartache and unhappiness people cause themselves. From dead dogs to accountants, true love to drowning at sea, Neil is ready to tackle all of human suffering. Armed with just a ukulele and a piano, Neil will attempt to find the root cause of human suffering, sharing stories about his own misery, the misery of others and, on the upbeat nights, your misery too.

Praise for Neil’s previous work:

‘Genuine charm and laugh out loud moments. [Neil’s Music] is satisfying in all the right ways.’ Indiewire

‘Very funny. It is satire, full of innuendo, and jaunty ukulele ballads.’ Fleur Kilpatrick, School for birds

  • 10PM-11PM
  • Adult: Mon $25.00 Wed - Sun $25.00 Concession: Mon $22.00 Wed - Sun $22.00 Tightarse Tuesday: $20.00
  • Tasma Terrace 4, 6 Parliament Place, Melbourne
  • comedyfestival.com.au
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Carl Cox, Hardware & Bush Records present: PURE 2019

One of Australia’s most loved techno events: PURE, returns for its fourth year in 2019, with its biggest line-up to date! PURE, presented and curated by Carl Cox, Eric Powell of Bush Records and Richie McNeill of Hardware, will see Carl Cox (Intec, Australia), Marco Carola (Music On, Italy), Joseph Capriati (Redimension, Italy), Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode, Italy) and Eric Powell (Bush Records, Australia) take PURE to new heights in 2019.

After its first year in Ibiza winning ‘Best Event’ of the summer in September 2017, this year the Australian leg expands to include Adelaide fans for the first time alongside regulars: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  PURE 2019 will tour Australia over the Easter weekends in April 2019 and Adelaide will also be getting in on the action of Australia’s largest techno event! Adelaide ravers get ready!

Celebrating techno and house music, PURE has quickly established itself as a ‘must attend’ event for dance music fans, thanks to its reputation as an event where the audience can make a special connection with the DJs.

Join the crew for a night of Pure techno, delivered with incredible sound in an old fashioned no nonsense, no fluff rave atmosphere.

Pure 2019 Lineup Line-up:
Carl Cox
Marco Carola
Joseph Capriati
Enrico Sangiuliano
Eric Powell
And more to be announced

TOUR DATES:
Friday 12 April – Family, Brisbane
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2ScRyxv
Saturday 13 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2QYhwY2
Thursday 18 April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2rIxrvb
Saturday 20 April – Showgrounds, Melbourne
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2A5RhoT
Sunday 21 April – Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2CiohLY

For more info on Hardware, go to:
www.purecarlcox.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/hardwarepresents
https://twitter.com/hardwarepres
https://www.instagram.com/hardwarepresents

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