In this talk, energetic curator Kenneth Park will focus on Queen Elizabeth's royal and private residences, from Balmoral to Sandringham, Windsor Castle to Hillsborough, in terms of their architecture, grounds and interiors. Today 10-11.30am $20. At the Johnston Collection. Bookings: johnstoncollection.org
Once a month, sommelier Antony Anderson opens his private cellar and shares rare and old back-vintage wines, along with his insights about them, in a jovial, relaxed atmosphere. Featuring a different wine each time, in a never to be repeated experience, with wines sold by the glass and a wide range of food available from the dining menu. Tonight, bookings essential lifestooshortbar.com.au
More than 100 sculptures are on display at the Sculptors of Victoria annual awards exhibition this month. Featuring work in wood, bronze, steel, resin and mixed media by emerging and professional sculptors. All pieces are for sale. Every day until June 27, free. Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert St.
Running until June 19, Melbourne's new winter arts festival contains 225 events featuring 801 local and international artists. A highlight is "The Wilds" at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with the Bowl transformed with giant inflatables, projections and soundscapes, with a 120-voice nocturnal choir. www.rising.melbourne
Guru Dudu's 'Yarra Grooves' hits the streets again this week, with more uninhibited silent disco tours thanks to the City of Yarra - with a lunchtime walking tour in Swan St today (12.30pm) and a Kylie Minogue-themed Swan St session on Friday afternoon (5pm). Free, headphones supplied. Bookings at gurududu.org
Learn how to bring pre-loved items back to life with furniture restoration professional Hayley Williams. The workshop for women goes through the entire timber furniture refurb process from selection to finishing. Burnley Backyard Saturday 12.30-4.30pm $149. Limited numbers, bookings rclc.org.au or Eventbrite.
Victoria Street Alive's second maker's market at Abbots Yard, featuring local musicians, artists, makers, designers, food and coffee vendors and more. Sunday 10am-2pm Abbots Yard.
Graphic designer Simon Swingler has produced a series of eye-catching colourful fine art prints of endangered and vulnerable Australian species for the ongoing project Art Worth Saving, which aims to help raise awareness of their rapid decline and contribute to their preservation, with 10 per cent of sales donated to bush regeneration projects.
Thursday - Thursday - Cate Le Bon with Special Guest BATTS; Friday - Flyying Colours; Saturday - Jaguar Jonze - Bunny Mode Tour; Sunday - (matinee show) Real Life with Dj support, (7.30pm) Illy & Max Gawn - Platinums x Premierships with Picket Palace.
Thursday - Jimi Hocking; Friday - Joshua Batten and Jason Vorherr; Saturday -Mission Brown and Kaliopi Trio (Blues).
Thursday - Charlotte & The Harlots (TBC); Friday - Sienna Wild, Dumb Son & Tig Lieschke; Saturday - The Velvet Club 'Love Me the Same' Single Launch.
Live jazz with 'Nice Guys Trio', every Thursday, 7-10pm.
Thursday - Unpaved songwriter sessions; Friday - Late Night Laughs (11pm); Saturday - The Bowie Project: 8:30pm.
Sunday - Stingo Blues Club - 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Ian Collard, resident band The Blow Out.