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What's on in Melbourne

May 2012

 

* Festivals and Events * Music Concerts * Theatre, Dance and Musicals

* Comedy * Sporting Events * Museum and Art Exhibitions

 

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What to do in Melbourne May 2012

Events and Festivals in Melbourne May 2012

Mother's Day Sunday 13th May. Don't forget to ring your Mum!

 

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

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

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

Australasian Aquaculture 2012 International Conference and Trade Show Tuesday 1st May 2012 until Friday 4th May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Morrabin Bridal Expo 10am - 3pm Sunday 6th May 2012 at The Kingston Cultural Centre.

15th Spanish Film Festival 2012 Saturday 12th May 2012 until Tuesday 22nd May 2012.

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival  Tuesday 15th May 2012 until Sunday 27th May 2012. Films showing at Cinema Nova.

National Careers & Employment Expo Friday 18th May 2012 and Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Free Entry.

Love Vintage Clothing Expo 18th - 20th May 2012 at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton.

Next Wave Festival May a festival for the next generation of Australian Artists every 2 years. Saturday 19th May 2012 until Sunday 27th May 2012

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival Saturday 19th May 2012 - Sunday 20th May 2012 at Federation Square Melbourne. Celebrations for Buddha's Birthday.

International Snow Travel Expo Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

RSPCA Million Paws Walk Sunday 20th May 2012. Albert Park Melbourne. Bring your pet dog, go for a walk and raise money for the RSPCA.

HBIA 2012 Australian Hairdressing Championship Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

St Kilda Film Festival Tuesday 22nd May 2012 until Sunday 27th May. Short film festival.

Emerging Writers Festival 24th May 2012 until 3rd June 2012.

The Digital Show 2012 Friday 25th May 2012 until Sunday 27th May 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Cool Climate Wine Show Sunday 27th May 2012 until Friday 1st June 2012 at Mornington Race Club.

International Ski Travel Expo 2012 Thursday 31st May 2012 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

 

Sporting Events in Melbourne May 2012

Car Racing May 2012

V8 Supercar racing Phillip Island

Rugby League in Melbourne May 2012

Super 15 Rugby Union Games in Melbourne May 2012

Netball in Melbourne May 2012

Roller Derby in Melbourne May 2012

Musicals, Theatre and other entertainment in Melbourne May 2012

Heston Blumenthal cooking celebrity from the UK Tuesday 1st May 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Dusty the Concert musical 8pm Saturday 12th May 2012 at The Palms at Crown. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Rock The Ballet dance Wednesday 30th May 2012 until Sunday 3rd June 2012 at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Moonshadow A Musical Fantay Songs by Cat Stevens Thursday 31st May 2012 until Thursday 5th July 2012 at the Princess Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

 

Comedy in Melbourne May 2012

Neil Hamburger stand up comedy 8pm Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Judah Friedlander: World Champion stand up comedy 8pm Thursday 10th May 2012 at the Comedy Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Last Laugh Comedy Club has comedy on most nights of the week in Melbourne.

The Comics Lounge located in North Melbourne have comedians on most nights of the week.

 

Museum and Art Exhibitions in Melbourne May 2012

The Melbourne Story featuring more that 1200 objects collected by Museum Victoria. On display at Melbourne Museum

The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia 4th May 2012 until 7th October 2012 at the Melbourne Museum

600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves permanent exhibition at Melbourne Museum

In The Steps of the Buddha Art Exhibition Free Entry on until 3rd June 2012 at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria

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.

Art of the Pacific exhibition on until 31st December 2012 at the NGV National Gallery Victoria. Free Entry

 

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Last updated 13th May 2012

Music Concerts and Festivals in May 2012

Arch Enemy heavy rock/metal 7.30pm Tuesday 1st May 2012 at the Billboard. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Roussemoff EP Launch 7.30pm Tuesday 1st May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

City and Colour alternate rock 7.30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 and Thursday 3rd May 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Jess Harlen 7.30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Steve Poltz 8pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at Ruby's Lounge. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Mount Kimbie (UK) 8pm Thursday 3rd May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Hiatus Kaiyote 9pm Thursday 3rd May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

John Paul Young and the Allstar Band Friday 4th May 2012 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Orbital 8pm Friday 4th May 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Toot Toot Toots 8pm Friday 4th May 2012 at The Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Digitalism electronic/dance music 4.30pm Friday 4th May 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

These Hands album launch 8.30pm Friday 4th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

James Zabiela (UK) 10pm Friday 4th May 2012 at Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Fauves album preview 7.30pm Friday 5th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Crossing Romeo 8.30pm Saturday 5th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Fu Manchu (USA) 7.30pm Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Devildriver 8pm Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Billboard the Venue. Tickets available from Ticketek.

StrayLove 9pm Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kimbra alternative rock 7.30pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Mountain Goats (USA) 7.30pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Sick Of It All (USA) 8pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Funkoars 7.30pm Thursday 10th May 2012 at the Wheelers Hill Hotel and 8pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Pier Live Frankston. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Atmosphere 7.30pm Thursday 10th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kate Martin Thursday 10th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Davy Simony EP launch 8.30pm Thursday 10th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Frankenbok heavy metal 8pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Pier Live Frankston. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Calling All Cars 7.30pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Best Before's High School Dance 9pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Raise The Roof Concert 8pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

DMX rap and hip-hop 9pm Friday 11th May 2012 at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

dEUS 8pm Saturday 12th May 2012 at the Corner Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Immigrant Union album launch Saturday 12th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Mods Mayday 2012 featuring The Chords (UK) 8pm Saturday 12th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Catcall 8pm Saturday 12th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Rain Factory 2pm Sunday 13th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Prince 8pm Monday 14th May 2012 and Tuesday 13th May 2012 and Wednesday 30th May 2012 at the Rod Laver Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Public Enemy rap and hip-hop 7.30pm Tuesday 15th May 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

 

Boy and Bear alternate rock 7pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 and Friday 18th May 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Lindsay Phillips 7.30pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Maccabees 8pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Dead Letter Circus alternate rock 7.30pm Thursday 17th May 2012 at the Ferntree Gully Hotel. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Tim Ripper Owens (USA) 8pm Thursday 17th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Fahrenheit 43 single launch 8pm Thursday 17th May 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Opossom (NZ) 9pm Thursday 17th May 2012 at the Phoenix Public House. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Nicki Minaj Friday 18th May 2012 at the Hisense Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Dead Letter Circus alternate rock 8pm Friday 18th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Boy & Bear 7.30pm Friday 18th May 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Jam Express featuring Seany B 9pm Friday 18th May 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Ajapai (Japan) 10pm Friday 18th May 2012 at Brown Alley. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Our Last Enemy EP launch 9pm Friday 18th May 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys 7.30pm Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Rod Laver Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Buckley Ward 'So Pretend' Album launch 8pm Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre 7.30pm Saturday 19th May 2012 at The Forum. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

The Bombay Royale 8.30pm Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Butterfly Effect 7.30pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at Pier Live. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Florence and the Machine 8pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Rod Laver Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Boy & Bear 12pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Vince Jones jazz and blues 8pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Owl Eyes 8pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides 8pm Sunday 20th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Siobhan album launch 7.30pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

S Club: There Aint No Party Tour 7.30pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Expatriate 7.30pm Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Winter People Gallons Album launch 8pm Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Workers Club. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Kujo Kings Disney Tribute Show 8pm Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Danny Brown (Fools Gold) 8.30pm Thursday 24th May 2012 at the Prince Bandroom. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Bell Biv Devoe rap and hip-hop 8.30pm Friday 25th May 2012 at the Trak Lounge Bar. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Butterfly Effect 8pm Friday 25th May 2012 at the Palace Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Grace Knight 6.45pm Friday 25th May 2012 at the Milanos Hotel. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Woohoo Revue 8.30pm Friday 25th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Gasoline Inc album launch 9pm Friday 25th May 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Naturally 7 7.30pm Saturday 26th May 2012 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Jayesslee APAC Tour 2012 7pm Saturday 26th May 2012 at the Dallas Brook Centre. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Ocean (Germany) 8pm Saturday 26th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Empra album launch 8.30pm Saturday 26th May 2012 at the Revolver Upstairs. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Masketta Fall 2pm Sunday 27th May 2012 at the Evelyn Hotel. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Anti Flag (USA) 7.30pm Sunday 27th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Blanche Dubois 7.30pm Sunday 27th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Temper Trap 8pm Tuesday 29th May 2012 and Wednesday 30th May 2012 at the Forum Melbourne. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Young Guns (UK) 7.30pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 at the Hi-Fi Melbourne. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Zoe Keating (USA) 7.30pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Eliza Hull EP Launch 8pm Thursday 31st May 2012 at the Toff in Town. Tickets available from Moshtix.

 

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