Environmental scientist and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne will discuss the all-electric homes of the future and how he switched his appliances in the first of three Let's Electrify Yarra online talks. Thursday 7-8pm.
Portraits of local legends by photographer Patrick Woods will be on display at the launch of community initiative Mind Your Langridge, which brings live artists to local venues while supporting Headpsace Collingwood. The outdoor event in Russell Street features DJs and live music, food by The Happy Mexican and a pop-up bar by Bodriggy. Friday 5-9pm.
The first edition of the North Richmond Festival of Women will celebrate the diversity of local women and the organisations that support them with mouth-watering multicultural food and an array of dance acts, choirs, artisans and bands, including Djirri Djirri, Afrovival, Richmond High School artists and the Richmond West Primary choir. Free event Saturday 2-10pm. www.festivalofwomen.net
Richmond & Burnley Historical Society president David Langdon will share his knowledge and passion on a meandering afternoon walk along the Yarra on Sunday. Following the river through Burnley Park and the horticultural gardens, the 'Where The River Runs' walk will be capped off with afternoon tea back at Studio 1 Community Hub, where the the event starts. Bookings through the Richmond Community Learning Centre (RCLC).
Furniture restorer Hayley Williams has saved hundreds of items from landfill and has a passion for sharing her skills. On Sunday morning she will lead a workshop for women introducing tools and techniques to bring pre-loved pieces back to life. Organisers hope the small group event may develop into an ongoing activity. Attendees welcome to bring small pieces. Sunday morning at Burnley Backyard. Bookings: RCLC
Australian National Academy of Music's head of brass, Yoram Levy, will conduct the school's brass and percussion musicians in 'Sonorities of the Picturesque' on Friday night. Featuring work by Bartok, Takemitsu and Engelbert Humperdinck, among others, the program promises to "transport listeners through some evocative landscapes" in "the perfect acoustic space", ANAM says. The Good Shepherd Chapel, 1 St Heliers St anam.com.au
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Pop-up performance precinct Reunion Park stages "dreamy alt-pop" Kiwi artist Benee on Friday night, with Muroki, while on Saturday "Australia's most exciting new alternative music festival", Full Tilt, is set to showcase a range of artists across the "metal, punk and rock spectrums", including Northlane, Frenzal Rhomb, Press Club, Luca Brasi and Thornhill.
Tonight, tomorrow, Friday and Sunday - The Whitlams with Anita Lester; Saturday - Custard with special guests The Fauves and Plaster of Paris; Tuesday - Corner Comedy mystery line-up show.
Thursday - Rya Park with Stella Farnan; Friday - Clews; Saturday - Psychobabel
Thursday - Jimi Hocking; Friday - Tim Henwood, Fox Fagan and Anna Scionti; Saturday - Charlie Bedford and Jack Meredith
Thursday - Heartache Tonight - Honk; Friday - Imperial Leather; Saturday - Louis Valentine & The Golden Age; Sunday - DJ Centipede & The Earthworms with DJ Sugar Mama
Saturday afternoon - Oliver Jach supported by Joscelyn Wynter and Howard Beale
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