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Festivals and Events in Melbourne January 2012

Australia Day Celebrations Thursday 26th 2012 - Public Holiday

Moonlight Cinema recent release and classic movies every night in January 2012. Watch movies under the stars at Royal Botanical Gardens South Yarra.

St Kilda Openair Cinema screening movies all through January and the rest of summer.

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Festival starting 23rd January 2011 celebrating the Year of the Dragon. Chinese dancing, karaoke competitions, dragons, fireworks all throughout Chinatown on Little Bourke Street Melbourne.

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

Suzuki Night Markets every Wednesday night at Queen Victoria Markets 5.30pm - 10pm throughout January.

Summer by the Sea Festival Monday 2nd January 2011 to Sunday 22nd January 2012. Explore Victoria's coastline and marine life.

The Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo Sunday 22nd January 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Midsumma Festival  15th January to 5th February 2012. Celebrating 20 years of gay and lesbian arts culture and community.

Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge 2012 Thursday 26th January 2012 at Torquay Beach

Sporting Events in Melbourne January  2012

Kooyong Classic Tennis Tournament Wednesday 11th January 2012 to Saturday 14th January 2012.

Australian Open Tennis Championships 2012 - The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific. Held at Melbourne Park Monday 16th January 2012 until Sunday 29th January 2012.

Great Australia Day Swim 2012 1400m or 5km open water swim 9am Thursday 26th January 2012 at Middle Brighton Pier.

Cricket in Melbourne January 2012

KFC T20 Big Bash Cricket

A-League Soccer games in Melbourne January 2012

National Basketball League NBL in Melbourne January 2012

Museum and Art Exhibitions January 2012

Our Children Our Future exhibition on Victorian Aboriginal Culture until 5th February 2012 at the Melbourne Museum.

Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art on until 12th February 2012 at the National Gallery of Victoria.

 

Theatre, Musicals, Dance, Comedy and Entertainment in Melbourne January  2012

Spicks and Speck-tacular The Finale Live on Stage Thursday 12th January 2012 and Friday 13th January 2011 at the Plenary. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Reinventing Radio An Evening with Ira Glass comedy 7.30pm Monday 16th January 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

 

 

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Music Concerts and Festivals in Melbourne January  2012

Welcome Summer dance/electic 1pm Sunday 1st January 2012 at the Peninsula Shed 14 Docklands. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Summadayze 9am Sunday 1st January 2012 at the Arts Centre Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Aloe Blacc 7.3pm Sunday 1st January 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Grinspoon 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at the Chelsea Heights Hotel. 7.30pm Wednesday 4th January 2012 at the Commercial Hotel South Morang. 7.30pm Saturday 7th January 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Kooks 7.30pm Wednesday 4th January 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Fleet Foxes 7pm Friday 6th January 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Justice Crew 8pm Friday 6th January 2012 and 1pm and 7.30pm Saturday 7th January 2012 at the Palms at Crown. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Dresden Dolls 7pm Sunday 8th January 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Deerhoof (USA) 7.30pm Wednesday 11th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Joe Robinson 8.30pm Wednesday 11th January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Submarine 8.30pm Wednesday 11th January 2012 at the Rooftop Cinema. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Juke Cartel 8pm Wednesday 11th January 2012 at The Toff In Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Confession 7pm Thursday 12th January 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. 7pm Friday 13th January 2012 at the Pier Live Frankston. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Combichrist 8pm Thursday 12th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Cancel Cancer concert 10pm Friday 13th January 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. tickets available from Moshtix.

The Red Paintings 8pm Friday 13th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Yvette Johansson Band 8.30pm Friday 13th January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Rebecca Mendoza Quartet 8.30pm Saturday 14th January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Jassi Sidhu 9.30pm Saturday 14th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

P J Harvey 7.30pm Sunday 15th January 2012 and Monday 16th January 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Toxic Holocaust (USA) 7.30pm Sunday 15th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

 

 

Tuba Skinny Direct from the streets of New Orleans 8pm Tuesday 17th January 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Whitest Boy Alive 7.30pm Wednesday 18th January 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Julianna Barwick 8pm Wednesday 18th January 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Judy Carmichael 8.30pm Thursday 19th January 2012 and Friday 20th January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Nick Barker & the Reptiles 7.30pm Friday 20th January 2012 at the Wheelers Hill Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Morning of the Earth Concert 8pm Friday 20th January 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Damned 8pm Friday 20th January 2012 at Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Beth Orton 8pm Friday 20th January 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Heavy Weight Sounds 9pm - 1am Friday 20th January 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Washington 5.30pm Saturday 21st January 2012 at the Royal Melbourne Zoo. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Julie O'Hara Sextet 8.30pm Saturday 21st January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Lydia (USA) 'Paint it Golden' Tour 8.30pm Saturday 21st January 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel and Sunday 22nd January 2012 at the National Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Casey Donavan - Big, Beautiful & Sexy 8pm Sunday 22nd January 2012 at the Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Ali Campbell's UB40 & Special Guests 6pm Monday 23rd January 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Casting Crowns 6.30pm Tuesday 24th January 2012 at the Palias Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Hiatus Kaiyote 8.30pm Tuesday 24th January 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kisschasy 5pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 at the Peir Live Frankston. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Bassnectar (USA) & Zeds Dead (Canada) 10pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

28 Days 7.30pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Matthew Dear - Ghostly (USA) 10pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Rubberbandits comedy hip-hop 7.30pm Wednesday 25th January 2012 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow St Kilda. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Quixotics 8pm Thursday 26th January 2012 at the Yah Yah's Fitzroy. Tickets available at the door.

Harbourside 2012 Australia Day Thursday 26th January 2012 at Central Pier. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The McQueens 8pm Thursday 26th January 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Rock Show starring Jon English 8pm Friday 27th January 2012 and Saturday 28th January 2012 at the Palms at Crown. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Potbelleez 9pm Friday 27th January 2012 at the Westernport Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Quixotics 8pm Saturday 28th January 2012 at The Vineyard St Kilda. Tickets available at the door.

Battles 8.30pm Saturday 28th January 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Million Stylez (Sweden) 10pm Saturday 28th January 2012 at The Laundry. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Custom Kings 8pm Sunday 29th January 2012 at The Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Mariachi El Bronx 8.30pm Monday 30th January 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kayne West 6pm Tuesday 31st January 2012 at the Arts Centre Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Natalie Cole 7pm Tuesday 31st January 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

 

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