The daily sunset performance by Deborah Cheetham AO of The Rivers Sing at the Collingwood Children's Farm continues this week (5pm Wednesday, July 13 to Sunday, July 17). Also on the program are the Op Shop Piano Rhapsodies, an event which will see pianos installed outside Richmond Town Hall, the Salvos Stores in Abbotsford, 'The Conscious Closet' pop-up shop at 513 Bridge Rd and in Fitzroy and Brunswick. The pianos will host surprise concerts by professional artists and will also be available to the public. Also running for 10 days from Friday, Rhythm and Line by Tokyo-based artists FLIGHTGRAF will see the Richmond Town Hall host a projection and sound work focused on the experimental music of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. Visit https://www.lbmf.com.au/
In this lecture researcher Shane Carmody will tell the story of rediscovering James Goold and his impact on the creation of our city, including Goold's greatest monument, St Patrick's Cathedral, the largest neo-gothic cathedral completed in the 19th century. Thursday, July 14, 11.30am, $20/$18. Bookings: https://johnstoncollection.org/
A selection of some of Melbourne's modern jazz, soul, and nu-jazz collectives served up with mulled wine, fire dancers and "melt cuisine". Featuring Saturday - The Rookies, DJ Manchild, DJ Friday, Mike Gurrieri, O Honey; and Sunday - Cofi, Roth Zimmer, Fivefours Kgomotso, Genki Tanaka, Bec Bartlett and Pietro. 12pm Saturday to 10pm Sunday.
Untutored sessions for artists, aged 16 and over, who want to draw or paint the human form. Own materials required, easels and tables supplied. Wednesday portrait 5.30-7.30pm and life group 8-10pm $20/$15 (members) or $30/$20 (for both); Saturday life group 1-4pm $75. 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne https://vasgallery.org.au/
Five aged semillons from the Hunter and Barossa valleys will be paired with a menu of hot smoked salmon tart, slow-cooked Swiss stroganoff and rind cheeses with wafers at this special semillon lunch. lifestooshortbar.com.au Saturday 2-5pm $129
Local and international sound and music collective Liquid Architecture presents Lyra Pramuk, whose style "fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture'. Together with Fabulous Diamonds Sunday, July 17, 7-9.30pm, The Oratory $30. https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/
Friday - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Night Gnomes Album Tour with Special Guests; Saturday - The Australian Foo Fighters Show (Taylor Hawkins Tribute) Lithium the Oz Nirvana Show + Mr. Brightside - The Australian Killers Show.
Thursday - Blackburn or Bust! Jazz and Blues; Friday - Margie Lou Dyer Trio; Saturday - Charlie Bedford and Zak Shepherd.
Thursday - Maz Green, The Huneez & Better Than The Wizards; Friday - Franko Gonzo - Live Show Zhuli & Your Girl Pho (DJ Set); Saturday - Travalley - FREE SHOW! TBC; Tuesday - Lunacy, Mathilde Anne and Nightlight.
Live jazz with 'Nice Guys Trio', every Thursday, 7-10pm.
Thursday - Unpaved Songwriter Session; Friday (7.30pm) Tim Woodz 'After All This Time' album Launch; (11pm) Late Night Laughs with host George Dimarelos and comedians Akemi Kawabata, Jess Pearman, Nick Quon, Peter Jones, Peter Josip and Tom Burton; Saturday - The Offtopics & Jo Cotsonis; Sunday (3pm) - The Smart Folk with The Fiction.
Sunday - Stingo Blues Club - 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Damon Smith, resident band The Blow Out.