Life's Too Short Bar sommelier Tony Anderson opens his private cellar once a month and shares a selection of back-vintage wines. Wine sold by the glass, extensive food menu available. on Wed, Aug 17, 6.30-8.30pm. Reserve a place by texting Sigrid on 0416 088 000.
Yarra Sculpture Gallery's Winter Artists in Residence exhibition opens this Sunday. Featuring Anne-Marie Kuter - Left overs; Manda Lane - Elements; Tamar Dolev - The world of Inspector Gadget; and Motoko K Kitano - Time. 2-4pm, Sunday, Aug 21. Gallery is also open Fridays 11am-4pm.
FED SQUARE & MELBOURNE
The 70th Melbourne International Film Festival has 11 days left to run (finishing on Sun, Aug 21) with hundreds of films still to screen across various venues - for example, on Thursday (Aug 18) at 9pm The Lost City of Melbourne, a "loving and revelatory work of local history" which features rare video and photography of Melbourne's architectural and social past. A selection of films are also streaming: miff.com.au
ST STEPHEN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, RICHMOND
UK-based Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean joins Australian organist, pianist and composer Calvin Bowman for a recital in St Stephen's Anglican Church this Saturday at 2.30pm. Celebrating the art song tradition and featuring 20th century and contemporary works by Margaret Sutherland, Percy Grainger, Brett Dean, Calvin Bowman, Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi and Josephine Stephenson. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/CBMDQ or at the door. $35/$30/$20/$10. 2.30pm Sat, Aug 20.
Historian Claire Levi will give a talk this Sunday about Bridge Rd's colourful history and the installation of the historical plaques between Hoddle and Church streets. Claire, who is Richmond & Burnley Historical Society vice president, worked with the council and Bridge Rd Traders' Association to develop the project. 2-4pm, Sun, Aug 21, Studio 1, 15 Barnett Way, Richmond. Bookings: email@example.com /9427 1800.
This weekend Abbots Yard is staging a free vegan music, art and food "micro festival". 12-10pm Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21. Pets welcome. 329 Victoria St, Abbotsford.
Learn to make a bracelet from leather offcuts in a leathercraft class at Burnley Backyard next Wednesday morning. Materials and equipment provided, all abilities welcome. rclc.org.au $15/$10 Wed, Aug 24 10.30am-12pm.
Thursday, Aug 18 - Liz Stringer - August 2022 Tour with Special Guests Liz Cartledge; Friday - Sam Teskey (Cycles Album Tour) with Special Guests Harmony Byrne + Inlove Online; Saturday - Be'lakor 'Coherence' Tour with Special Guests Orpheus Omega + Andy Gillion + Black Lava.
Saturdays - From 9pm, Live piano from Russell Tay.
Thursday, Aug 18 - Sarah Maclaine and Mark Morand; Friday - Dan Dinnen & Shorty; Saturday - Jamie Burgess + Jack Lynch.
Thurs, Aug 18 - Tracksuit Larry - Electric Toothbrush + Sidetracked; Friday - MADI LEEDS - '0-100' single launch - JHM & Local, The Neighbour; Saturday - BONEZ Tour 2022 - The Last Martyr, Excuse for an Exit, Five Island Drive & Daddy Issues.
Thursday - Katie Bates; Friday - Willie J and the Bad Books.
Friday, Aug 19 (9.30/10pm til late) - Adam McCoomb, Saturday - The Wildermoths.
Sunday - Stingo Blues Club - 4.30pm blues jam, 6pm Oscar LaDell, The Blow Out.