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Public Holidays in Melbourne April 2012

Easter Weekend Easter Friday 6th April 2012, Easter Monday 9th April 2012.

ANZAC Day Monday 25th April 2011 see National Remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died for the countries during war time.

 

 

 

Festivals and Events in Melbourne April 2012

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Wednesday 28th March 2012 until Sunday 22nd April 2012

Toytopia Sand Sculpting until 26th April 2012 at the Frankston Waterfront

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show Wednesday 28th March 2012 until Sunday 1st April 2012. Royal Exhibition Centre and Carlton Gardens.

Northcote Bridal Expo Sunday 1st April 2012 at the Regal Ballroom.

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show Wednesday 28th March 2012 until Sunday 1st April 2012. Royal Exhibition Centre and Carlton Gardens.

The Baby and Toddler Show Friday 30th March 2012 Sunday 1st April 2012 at the Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne.

Salon Melbourne - hair and beauty event. Saturday 31st March 2012 and Sunday 1st April 2012 at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Melbourne Latin Festival A celebration of Latin dance and music.  Friday 6th April 2012 until Sunday 8th April 2012 at the Darebin Arts Centre Preston.

The African Film Festival Wednesday 11th April 2012 until Sunday 15th April 2012 at Red Bennies.

Australasian Quilt Convention 2012 Thursday 12th April 2012 to Sunday 15th April 2012 at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens.

Supanova Pop Culture Expo Friday 13th April 2012 until Sunday 15th April 2012 at the Royal Showgrounds.

Apollo Bay Music Festival Friday 20th April 2012 to Sunday 22nd April 2012. Apollo Bay is along the Great Ocean Road half way to Warnambool.

HIA Home Ideas Show 2012 Thursday 26th April 2011 until Sunday 29th April 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

2012 Regional Victoria Living Expo Friday 27th April 2012 until Sunday 29th April 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Sunday 29th April 2012 until Tuesday 8th May 2012 at various venues around Melbourne.

Indonesia Street Festival 9am - 4pm Sunday 29th April 2012 at the Queen Victoria Markets.

Internet Show 2012 Monday 30th April 2012 until Tuesday 1st May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Audi Festival of German Films in Australia  April 2012 at various cinemas around Melbourne.

The Peninsula Easter Egg Hunt 10am Saturday TBC April 2011 at the Mornington Racecourse.

 

Sporting Events in Melbourne April 2011

Anzac Day AFL game Wednesday April 25th 2012. Collingwood vs Essendon at the MCG.

Super 15 Rugby Union Games in Melbourne April 2012

Rugby League in Melbourne April 2012

  • Round 7 Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs Saturday 14th April 2012 at AAMI Park. Kick off at 5.30pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.
  • Round 8 Melbourne Storm vs NZ Warriors Wednesday 25th March 2012 at AAMI Park. Kick off at 7pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Netball in Melbourne April 2012

Museum Exhibitions in Melbourne April 2012

Unexpected Pleasures The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery Free Entry 20th April 2012 until 26th August 2012 at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria.

 

Comedy in Melbourne April 2012

Jason Byrne People's Puppeteer Tuesday 27th March 2012 until Sunday 22nd April 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Tom Green Live Tuesday 3rd April 2012 until Monday 9th April 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Ross Noble 8pm Tuesday 17th April 2012, Wednesday 18th April 2012 and Thursday 19th April 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Henry Rollins: The Long March 8pm Wednesday 18th April 2012 and Thursday 19th April 2012 at the National Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

 

Theatre, Musicals, Dance and other Entertainment in April 2012

Shen Yun Chinese Ballet and dance Wednesday 11th April 2012 until Sunday 15th April 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Les Ballet Eloelle - Men in Pink Tights 8pm Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Scooby Doo Live! Musical 10am & 3pm Thursday 5th April 2012 and 10am & 7pm Saturday 7th April 2012 at the Princess Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Celtic Illusion dance theatre 8pm Saturday 14th April 2012 at The Palms at Crown. Tickets available from Ticketek.

 

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Music Concerts and Festivals in April 2012

Sabrina & The Red Vans 'Cheap Romance' Album Debut 7.30pm Sunday 1st April 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Blue Sun 9pm Sunday 1st April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Tony Bennett 8pm Monday 2nd April 2012 and Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Lucinda Williams 7.30pm Monday 2nd April 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot Monday 2nd April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at the Rod Laver Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Blitzen Trapper (USA) 8pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

My Morning Jacket 7.30pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Iced Earth 8pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 at Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Earth Wind and Fire 7.30pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Rough Church 9pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Specials 7.30pm Thursday 5th April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

John Patrick & The Keepers 9pm Thursday 5th April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Gin Wigmore 9pm Thursday 5th April 2012 at the Workers Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Zappa plays Zappa 7.30pm Friday 6th April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Winky D 9.30pm Friday 6th April 2012 at the SubLounge. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Daniel Kandi 10pm Friday 6th April 2012 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Sons of the Ionian Sea, Swidgen, System of Venus, Moth, Battle Axe Howlers 9pm Saturday 7th April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Johnny Rock & Limits 9pm Saturday 7th April 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Alabama 3 (UK) 8pm Sunday 8th April 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Undercolours 9pm Sunday 8th April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Ben Browning EP Launch 10pm Sunday 8th April 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Sublime With Rome 8pm Monday 9th April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

David Bromberg Quartet 7.30pm Tuesday 10th April 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

YES 8pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Dan Rolls, Del Luna & Old World Sparrow 7.30pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Dawes (USA) 8pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kim Boekbinder 8.30pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Closer - A Joy Division Celebration w/ Peter Hook 7.30pm Thursday 12th April 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland) 7.30pm Thursday 12th April 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Justin Townes Earle (USA) 8pm Thursday 12th April 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Electric Mary 7pm Friday 13th April 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel and Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Pier Live. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Zoophyte 8.30pm Friday 13th April 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kitchen Knife Wife Album launch 9pm Friday 13th April 2012 at the Grace Darling Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Rufus 'This Summer Tour' 9pm Friday 13th April 2012 at the Phoenix Public Bar. Tickets available from Moshtix.

 

Blackchords - Showcase 9pm Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Phoenix Public Bar. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Good Ship single launch 9pm Saturday 14th April 2012 at the Grace Darling Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Undercolours 9pm Sunday 15th April 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Roger Daltrey 7.00pm Monday 16th April 2012 at the Plenary. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising Tour 8pm Monday 16th April 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Moshtix.

One Direction 7.30pm Monday 16th April 2012 at the Hisense Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Amon Amarth 8pm Monday 16th April 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Last Dinosaurs 7.30pm Tuesday 17th April 2012 at the Phoenix Public House. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Burt Bacharach 8pm Thursday 19th April 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Supafest 2012 12pm Sunday 21st April 2012 at Melbourne Showgrounds. Tickets available from Ticketek.

August Burns Red & Blessthefall Australian Tour Under 18s concert 4pm Saturday 21st April 2012 and over 18s concert 7pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 at Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Mark Lanegan Band 8pm Thursday 26th April 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets avaiable from Ticketmaster.

Pez rock and pop 8pm Friday 27th April 2012 and Saturday 28th April 2012 at the Ferntree Gulley Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Michael Bolton with Orchestra Victoria 8pm Saturday 28th April 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Jess Harlen 7.30pm Saturday 28th April 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

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