3MBS is raising money to keep its "fine music" going out on the airwaves this month and will present a live discussion series with some of Melbourne's most prominent women arts leaders on Wednesday evenings in May. Tonight's presenter Jessica Carrascalo Heard will talk to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra managing director Sophie Galaise and Creative Partnerships Australia CEO Fiona Menzies 7-8.15pm. Tonight $25/20 Bookings: 3mbs.org.au
An eclectic range of documentaries and shorts ranging across architecture and design, and culture and society more broadly, will screen at the inaugural ACMI edition of the Milan Design Film Festival, which opens on Thursday. Exploring trends, masters and innovators, the festival's program includes highlights such as Carlos Saura's documentary 'Renzo Piano: Architect of Light', two documentaries on innovator Adriano Olivetti and the "definitive survey of Italian club culture" 'Disco Ruin'. Until May 30, acmi.net.au
Curators put together a program of more than 200 works showcasing the art of animation for the Melbourne International Animation Festival last year, only to see the event cancelled by a snap lockdown. This week, highlights will finally appear on the big screen in the MIAF 2021 Re-animated festival. Featuring work from home and abroad, including an Australian showcase, next gen French animators, a Saturday 'Late Night Bizarre' screening and a sneak peak of MIAF 2022. Tickets $19/$16. Festival passes available. Screening Thursday to Sunday. acmi.net.au
Originally conceived to celebrate the community garden harvest, the Collingwood Harvest Festival has evolved to encompass the rich tapestry of cultures of residents in the Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy housing estates. With food stalls, live music and activities for kids, the annual event connects and supports the local community. Saturday 3-7pm, Harmsworth Park, Harmsworth Street, Collingwood.
Life's Too Short bar owners Sigrid and Antony will share fun highlights from their recent four-week jaunt to Europe. The free armchair tour will be complemented with "specially crafted regional nibbles and wines. Saturday 4-6pm, Life's Too Short Bar, Victoria Parade 0416 088 000 email@example.com
Thursday - Eddie Van Halen celebrated, featuring Simon Hosford's Fair Warning; Friday - Jack Botts 'Slow Mornings' Australian Tour with special guests Ben Camden + Dusty Boots + Felipe Baldomir + Maddy May; Saturday - Press Club, with Ranging Hormones, Zig Zag and Money Boys; Sunday -Daniel Champagne; Tuesday - Corner Comedy with Tim Hewitt, Blake Freeman, Bec Charlwood, Ben Knight, Lizzy Hoo & Greg Larsen.
Thursday - Nat Allison; Friday - Spiff & Fifi (sold out); Saturday - Sarah MacLaine and Mark Morand.
Thursday - Square Dance Caller - Tin Pot Clayman + The Glamour; Friday - Lazy Ghost - 'Told Ya So' Australian Tour, Special Guests TBA; Saturday - Fourth Place: At Long Last - Caleb Colton, Reyko, Remedy & Big One Luca G and Cuzin Leth.
Wednesday - Museum of Living Art - Alikeen Killer, Evana De Lune, Gina Stirling, Ferri Maya, Azcadelia Le Rouge, Alikeen Killer; Thursday - Unpaved Songwriter Sessions; Friday - McDermott & North w/ Tanisha (7.30pm), Late Night Laughs (11pm) with Lou Wall, Joseph Green, Maren Whittaker, Peter Jones, Ross Purdy, Nicky Barry; Saturday - Sin City; Sunday - Kitty Obsidian; Henry Hugo & The Fallen Angels.
Sunday - Stingo Blues Club - 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Daryl Roberts, resident band The Blow Out.