3MBS presenter Jessica Carrascalo Heard will talk to artistic directors Deborah Cheetham AO (Short Black Opera) and Monica Curro (Port Fairy Spring Music Festival) as part of the station's May radiothon live discussion series. Tonight, 7-8.15pm. $25/20 Bookings: 3mbs.org.au
More than 100 paintings featuring landscape, streetscape, floral and marine subjects by Victorian Artists Society artists Mary Hyde, Ted Dansey, Lucille Tam and Julian Bruere. Say hello to the artists on Saturday and Sunday, between 1 and 4pm, the Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert St, East Melbourne.
'Evanesce' brings together a group of artists making work about climate. Today until June 5, Climarte Gallery, 120 Bridge Rd, Richmond.
Artist Jaq Grantford and composer Andrew Batterham present an exhibition exploring all that is human via a collaboration between art and music. Bring headphones, a smartphone to scan QR codes and a cushion. Friday, May 27 to Sunday, June 19. Opening event on Sunday, 2-4pm. Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 117 Vere St, Abbotsford.
RICHMOND AND ABBOTSFORD
Get it fresh on Saturday at the Gleadell St market, 7am to 1pm, or the Abbotsford Farmers Market, 8am to 1pm, (entry $2), at the Abbotsford Convent.
A special 'Boogie Nights'-themed silent disco walking tour of Victoria St will involve participants in "dance-walking" the stories of the area to an "uplifting playlist of music and commentary", with "occasional singing, and flash-mobbing to the street". One of a series of free silent disco tours around Yarra presented by the council together with tour leader Guru Dudu. Starts on the corner of Nicholson St and Victoria street (next to Quint Cafe), Saturday, 6-7pm, headphones supplied.
Documentaries and shorts across architecture and design, and culture and society more broadly, will screen at the inaugural ACMI edition of the Milan Design Film Festival, which runs until May 30. It includes Carlos Saura's documentary 'Renzo Piano: Architect of Light', documentaries on innovator Adriano Olivetti and the Italian club culture film, 'Disco Ruin'. acmi.net.au
'Scoop boys', 'fairy tappers', 'dolly boys' and lumpers were all jobs that were once common, but have completely disappeared. 'Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work' explores the many jobs that have vanished in Victoria over the years. Old Treasury Building, Sunday to Fridays, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.
Thursday - PJ MORTON With MADAM3EMPRESS; Friday - Wrestlerock; Saturday - Hope D - Hate Goodbyes Tour with Noah Dillon & Platonic Sex; Sunday - The Hold Steady - People's Choice with RAT!HAMMOCK.
Thursday - Jacobs Run and Michael Burrows; Friday - Back to the 80s with Tracy Jayne and the Power Dressers; Saturday - Phil and Denzil Para.
Thursday - Out of Bounds Live - Psychic Social Club & Persecution Blues; Friday - Aeora w/ million & Romanie; Saturday - Supermodels' Guitar Pop Gauntlet feat. Supermodels, The Fillmores, Big Farmer, Gecko.
Thursday - Unpaved Songwriter Sessions; Friday - Plastic Section & The Ring Dang Doos; Late Night Laughs (11pm) - with host 'George Dimarelos'; Saturday - Artist Q&A w John Mezzini; Nadira & Friends; Sunday - Corn Nut Creek w/ Fiona Steele and Harmaniax.
Sunday - Stingo Blues Club - 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Mike Elrington, resident band The Blow Out.