Hundreds of genuine and curated vintage and designer garments and accessories, including millinery, shoes, bags and haberdashery, will be on offer at this one weekend-only fundraising sale. This Saturday and Sunday at the Abbotsford Convent's Industrial School. Entry by gold coin donation, with all proceeds to the National Trust.
Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, convent-based jeweller Katheryn Leopoldseder's innovative New Day exhibition features contemporary jewellery and objects which explore the convent's history, coupled with stories and audio-digital responses from musicians, photographers, animators, and actors. The exhibition will be opened with an address by master jewellery designer and living treasure Marian Hosking on Sunday at The Store, 2-4pm.
Sharing the room with a giant disco ball, a string of comics will take to the mike at Bodriggy Brewery's Sunday evening On the Gags session. The returning event, hosted by comedian Eddie Duffield, aims to "highlight the disco and fun of comedy" and organisers promise "the best time". With Ivan Aristeguieta, Blake Freeman, Oliver Coleman, Aurelia St Claire, David Quirk, Prue Blake, Matthew Vazquez and Louis Walls. 7pm upstairs in the Stingrays function space.
Born from the Japanese art of sashiko, visible mending uses brightly colored or contrasting threads and patches to make the repair a feature of the clothing item. Learn the basics and practice simple stitching techniques at this Burnley Backyard workshop. Not only an opportunity to upcycle beloved items but also to connect with local community members. Sunday 10am to 1pm. Bookings through the Richmond Community Learning Centre.
Held as part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria's ninth annual A4 Artwork exhibition showcases the "affordable" work of 200+ established and emerging artists from across Australia. The Herron Island Gallery is accessible via a Free Parks Victoria punt service from Como Landing. This Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am to 4.30pm (and until April 18) www.herringislandfestival.org.au
BURNLEY CIRCUS SITE
A pop-up performance precinct that opened at the Burnley Circus site this month will host a range of local and international acts over the next three weeks, including circus performances and Melbourne Comedy Festival shows. On Friday, "one of electronic music's most intriguing producers ", DJ Seinfeld will be "keeping the dance-floor energy high" while on Saturday indie rock foursome Spacey Jane will play both all ages and 18+ gigs. www.reunionparkmelbourne.com
Thursday - Tia Gostelow ('Chrysalis' album tour) with Kaitlin Keegan; Friday - Cookin' on 3 Burners with special guests Thando + DJ Miss Goldie; Saturday - Groove Tunes ft. The Grogans with Irene Zhong, Matilda Pearl, Edward Roussac + Saint Ergo.
Thursday - Turning Thursdays - Montgomery 'Opal 67' EP; Friday - Real Good Company - 'In the Living Room' Album; Saturday - 'The Lighthouse Classic band night.
Thursday - Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers; Friday - Mike Elrington Live in the Lounge Copy; Saturday - Nat Allison Live in the Lounge
Thursday - The Vovos with Polite Skeletons; Friday - Soul Panties with Scurvylicious + Maxwell Brady; Saturday - Darling James with Losti + Brad McDonald, Sunday - Charles Jenkins with David Andrew Milne; Monday - Mariachi Mondays with Queen of Hearts.
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