The Richmond Community Learning Centre is celebrating Easter early with a party at The Stables today, and inviting young and to join the fun. 1.30-3.30pm, bookings via Facebook.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival continues this week at Reunion Park and P.O.M.E
Thursday, Friday & Saturday - Queer cabaret 'Cab Suave' by Sparkle Society; "outrageous circus naughtiness and arthouse-weird" 'Blunderland'; Sunday - Adelaide Fringe best children's event winner 'Don't Mess with the Dummies' by Dummies Corp; "dazzling acrobatics, dexterous juggling and side-splitting, slapstick comedy" 'Splash Test Dummies' by Dummies Corp; 'Cab Suave'; 'Blunderland'. www.reunionparkmelbourne.com
PALACE OF MAGNIFICENT EXPERIENCES (P.O.M.E)
Amanda Jane Pritchard - 'Google Amanda Jane Dildo' (Sunday); 'Comedy on the Rocks - a theatre drinking game' (Friday to Sunday); Jacinda Patty - 'Tinder Cindy' (Thursday to Sunday).
St Stephens Anglican Church presents 'Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ', ('Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlosers am Kreuze'), String Quartet Op. 51, on Thursday at 7.30pm. Cameron Jamieson - violin, Meg Cohen - violin, Simon Oswell - viola, Rosy Hunt - cello. tickets $40 Trybooking.com/BXZDV
Lampshade workshops, hosted by textile design experts Ink & Spindle and taught by Fiona Millar, from custom lighting crew Mayfield Lighting, will show how to craft a beautifully finished shade from supplied materials. A selection of hand-printed ethically sourced Ink & Spindle fabrics will be on hand. Bookings via www.abbotsfordconvent.com.auThursday 6.30-8.30pm (More dates in May and June) $155, including drinks and nibbles.
RICHMOND & ABBOTSFORD
From seafood to houseplants, free range meats to flowers, Gleadell St Market stallholders keep serving it up fresh on Saturday mornings. Get along and enjoy a coffee and hot food while stocking up, 7am-1pm. Meanwhile the Abbotsford Farmers Market, now running every week, brings a host of Victorian farmers produce direct to the public. Entry $2 (to the Abbotsford Convent) Saturdays 8am-1pm.
Kids are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world in this free, interactive performance incorporating ritual, non-verbal communication and movement by contemporary Melbourne theatre company Polyglot Theatre. The show features three human-sized bees busying themselves with creating a community, alongside children who transform into bees as they play. Three performances a day, Saturday to Tuesday at the Abbotsford Convent.
Streets Alive Yarra launches its first Makers Market this Sunday in partnership with Abbots Yard. The new markets are part of a vision to encourage family-friendly local activity and creative enterprise. Sunday 9am-1pm, Abbots Yard, Victoria St.
North Richmond's long-running Moon Lantern cultural festival will this year be transformed into a three-day music and arts event, with a huge program of acts and activities. www.moonlanternfestival.melbourne
Saturday - Classical under the Big Top - The Ministry of Sound Orchestra; Sunday - L.A.B with support from Summer Thieves.
Thursday - Drest - single launch; Friday - Dance 2 save Takayna with Tornado Wallace; Saturday - Eliza & The Delusionals.
Thursday - Blackburn or Bust! Jazz and Blues; Friday - Nick Charles & Mick Pealing; Saturday - Phil and Denzil Para.
Stingo Blues Club Sunday 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Van Walker