Melbourne, with its old world charm, is ideal for romantic activities. So below you will find White Hat's suggestions for
50 Romantic Things to do in Melbourne
OK, the list runs to well over 50, but it's pretty hard to stop once you get started.
Romantic breakfast in Footscray
For a leisurely row on the river, you can hire a rowboat from one of the two boatsheds in Studley Park.
There are also numbers of fine dining establishments around Melbourne that can produce an intimate romantic atmosphere and maybe a log fire. For a truly Melbourne romantic experience there is the Colonial Tramcar Restauant.
And if you are able to get out of town, there are many options which can be found on our pages about country Victoria. Dinner in a restaurant at a winery, an overnight stay in the Dandenongs, a romantic weekend at Queenscliffe can all be recommended.
And the next morning you can always turn up for breakfast at 6am at the Vic Market in your dinner suit and party frock. You are likely to find a few similar couples doing the same.
Watch the sun set over St Kilda Beach - Sit on the sand, the grass or a bench. You can wander along the beach and out onto the pier and have a glass of wine at the pier kiosk (once it is rebuilt) . There are also several restaurants and cafes on the beachfront at St Kilda which can provide a great view of the sunset.
Enjoy champagne and a romantic picnic under the stars while listening to a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. During summer there are numbers of classical concerts as well as ballet and opera at Melbourne's iconic open air venue - and many of them are free. For a listing see The White Hat Guide to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
If you prefer a bit more hustle and bustle, you can be in the thick of the action dining on the footpath in Lygon Street. You can find more information on Melbourne's Italian precinct at The White Hat Guide to Lygon Street.
Wander through a private garden - Most weekends in Melbourne you will find that some family has thrown open to the public their lovingly tended private garden for some good cause or other. You can find a listing of current private garden openings at The White Hat Guide to Private Gardens in Melbourne.
|Go cycling. Melbourne is relatively flat and if you don't have your own bicycles you can always hire them. A particularly romantic ride is from the city to Williamstown and back which involves a punt crossing across the Yarra River underneath West Gate Bridge. You may want to hire a tandem (click on link to right) but White Hat suggests that if you feel your back view is not your most attractive angle that you quickly claim the rear seat. You can find more information at The White Hat Guide to Cycling in Melbourne.||
|Visit a night market. On many days in Melbourne there are atmospheric night markets. During summer there is usually a night market at the Queen Victoria Market on a Wednesday, ones at Northcote Town Hall and St Kilda Beach on a Thursday and one at the Abbotsford Convent on a Friday. You can wander around hand in hand checking out the merchandise, possibly enjoy a meal on the grass and listen to a band - all with no price of admissions. You can find a comprehensive listing at The White Hat Guide to Twilight & Night Markets in Melbourne.|
|Afternoon Tea at The Windsor
For as long as most people can remember, afternoon tea at The Hotel
Windsor has been a Melbourne institution. A full leisurely afternoon tea
served in the luxurious surrounds of Melbourne's of Melbourne grand old
historic hotel really calls for a lady to wear a hat and gloves. If you
don't have a hat and gloves and the gentleman doesn't have a cane then
White Hat urges you to at least carry yourself with a dignified air.
If the weather is fine, a picnic in one of the many parks and gardens with a bottle of champagne is hard to match. The Botanic Gardens in particular evokes the atmosphere of a Jane Austin novel. Keep in mind, however, that Melbourne's weather may require a Plan B.
|Go sailing. Towards the end of this list you will find details for trying out sailing for free. Obviously you need to dress appropriately. However if you feel that you look at your best in a wet t-shirt then White Hat suggests you contrive an occasion to fall overboard. For those who prefer the romantic experience of sailing without all that sweaty physical exertion we have listed some options below which you may wish to check out.|
|Visit one of Melbourne's Hidden Gems. Most weeks in our White Hat Melbourne Newsletter we mention a hidden gem and many of these are romantic in nature.|
|Ride a tram - You can ride the City Circle Tram for free, but once you've done a complete circuit you probably don't want to go around a second time. On the other hand you could choose a particular tram and ride it to the end of the route and back. On the weekends, if you buy the right ticket, this will cost you next to nothing. and for visitors it can be a good way to get a flavour of Melbourne suburban living. You could for instance try the route 109 which runs through Collins Street in the city. If you are on a tight budget you could break your journey at either Victoria Street Richmond or the Box Hill terminus and enjoy a cheap warming Asian meal. If you have a little more to spend you could enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants overlooking the bay at the Station Pier terminus.||
© Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
|Have a meal on the tramcar restaurant - Enjoy a leisurely meal in a heated tramcar restaurant while looking through the windows at the poor mugs out there walking around in the rain. Be warned that the wine (included in the price) keeps on coming so you're sure to feel nice and warm when you return to base.|
|Take a romantic evening stroll along the Paris end of Collins Street then into the Treasury Gardens. You can find some background information on this area in Part 2 of our podcast of August 2008.|
|Take the ferry to Willy. Williamstown (or Willy as the locals call it) still has a village atmosphere and the boat trip across the bay helps put you in a romantic mood. There are numbers of cafes, restaurants and pubs along the waterfront for a romantic meal. More details at The White Hat Guide to Williamstown.|
|Spend a lazy afternoon in the sun at a rooftop bar such as the one on top of Curtin House.|
|Lie on the grass at an outdoor cinema. Popular outdoor movies in Melbourne include the Moonlight Cinema at the Royal Botanic Gardens.|
Cruise Ship Crystal Stmphony visiting Melbourne
The Cruise Ship Crystal Symphony visiting Melbourne.
Gypsy Jazz on the Village Green
Come and jam to the music of Django Reinhart, or just have a listen. If you would like to come along and jam, contact Misja on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoo has invited some of the best local and international musical talent
to join us in the fight against wildlife extinction. Artists will be performing
every Friday and Saturday night from 30 January to 7 March 2015.
Explore the Zoo at dusk with animal exhibits open exclusively for Zoo
Twilights guests until 7pm. The Zoo will also be hosting a special Keeper
presentation for the lions and elephants on each of the concert nights. After
enjoying your time visiting the amazing wildlife, head to the lawns to settle
under the stars so you can listen to your favourite tunes.
Food and beverage options are covered too, with a selection of meals and
snacks, alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks all available for purchase on
the night in the Taste of Twilights dining zone. You can also pre-purchase a
tasty food hamper at the ticket checkout to collect on arrival.
Click here to view the hamper menu. Please note that Zoo Twilights is a
fully licensed event - BYO alcohol is not permitted.
Book tickets by phoning 1300 966 784
Friday, January 30 – James Reyne Plays Australian Crawl - also Jack Carty
Saturday, January 31 – Bernard Fanning sold out
Friday, February 6 – Sarah Blasko - also Luluc
Saturday, February 7 – Paul
Kelly presents the Merri Soul Sessions - also Hiatus Kaiyote
Sunday, February 8 – Paul Kelly
presents the Merri Soul Sessions - also Hiatus Kaiyote sold out
Friday, February 13 – Dan Sultan - also Benny Walker
Saturday, February 14 – Boys In The Band
Friday, February 20 – The Budos Band
and The Bombay Royale
Saturday, February 21 – Spiderbait - also Jen Cloher
Friday, February 27 – Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - also Twerps
February 28 – Conor Oberst - also The Felice Brothers
Friday, March 6 –
Village People - also DJ Andee Frost
Saturday, March 7 – The Cat
Empire supported by Dorsal Fins sold out
Der Freischütz / The Marksman
presents a new production of
Der Freischütz / The Marksman,not
seen in Melbourne since 1969!
Sung in English, directed by Suzanne Chaundy and conducted by David Kram and
Greg Hocking, Der Freischütz / The Marksman is a strong depiction of
sinister forces at work in the life of rural Germany containing much memorable
music including the famous Overture, the Huntsman's Chorus and the soprano and
Melbourne Opera has assembled an international cast led by Jason Wasley,
Steven Gallop, Sally Wilson and Andrea Creighton, combined with the Melbourne
Opera Chorus and Orchestra in a setting drawing on German Expressionism of the
early 20th Century.
Der Freischütz / The Marksman continues Melbourne Opera's commitment
to perform less frequently seen German masterpieces, building on the company's
successful performances or Fidelio and
Rienzi over the last 2 years.
Theatre; Saturday Jan 31st 7:30pm, Thursday Feb 5th 7:30pm,
Saturday Feb 14th 2pm - Book on 9650 1500 or Ticketek 13 28 49
Alexander Theatre, Monash University; Friday Mar 13th 8pm
Summer Cinema at Hellenic Museum
Take in an array of award-winning films, screening in the Museum's garden
pavilion over February and March, whilst quenching the Melbourne summer heat
with gelato from Con Christopoulos' Spring Street Grocer. Joining the team in
2015 is a vibrant pop-up outdoor café, serving up Greek dishes, wines, and
chilled Mythos beer. Gates open with cafe and bar: 6pm Screenings: just after
dusk, around 9pm All films are subtitled.
- Saturday 7 February: Never on Sunday (1960)
- Saturday 14 February: Shirley Valentine (1989)
Award-winning (BAFTA) British romantic comedy-drama.
- Saturday 21 February: Z (1969) The story
explores the events surrounding the assassination of democratic Greek
politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. One of the few films to be nominated
for both the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture.
- Saturday 28 February: The Slap that Came from Paradise
- Sunday 8 March: Zorba the Greek (1964).
- Saturday 14 March: The Hurdy-Gurdy (1955)
- Saturday 21 March: The Germans Strike Again
(1948). Regarded as one of the true classics of Greek Cinema, this 1948
satirical comedy is as relevant today as it was when first released.
Fridays &th Feb to 21st March
Hellenic Museum, Former
Royal Mint Building, 280 William Street Melbourne
The Four Seasons
The Australian Chamber Orchestra with
(Director & Violin),
Joseph Tawadros (Oud) and James Tawadros (Percussion) perform:
- Joseph Tawadros Selections from Permission to Evaporate, and original works
exploring the crossroads of oud and string orchestra
The Four Seasons
- Marcello Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni: Sinfonia (selections)
Gabrielli Sonata con tre violini
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has undergone many reincarnations since it was first
played by the talented orphans of the Ospedale della Pietà in 18th-century
Venice. Now, Richard Tognetti and Joseph Tawadros bring their own blend of
musical alchemy to this program, reminding us that Venice is barely a day’s sail
Almost 300 years after Vivaldi penned the Four Seasons, Joseph Tawadros
brings the sounds of the near east to Australia with a selection of original
8pm Monday 9th February,
QPAC Concert Hall Brisbane
8pm Tuesday 10th Feb & 7pm
Wed 11th & 1.30pm Friday 13th Feb & 7pm Saturday 21st Feb,
Hall Angel Place Sydney
8pm Saturday 14th February, Llewellyn
2pm Sunday 15th Feb & 7pm Tuesday 17th
Feb, Sydney Opera
7.30pm Wednesday 18th February,
Wollongong Town Hall Wollongong
7.30pm Thursday 19th
Newcastle City Hall Newcastle
2.30pm Sunday 22nd & 8pm
Monday 23rd February, Hamer
The annual Moomba Fireworks running over three nights.
9.30pm, 7th to 9th March 2015
Yarra River near Federation Square
Lyric Opera’s L’Heure Espagnole and Gianni Schicchi
Opera of Melbourne starts 2015 with a bang, presenting a double
bill of comic masterpieces.
(Spanish Time) is a delicious farce accompanied by the tick of metronomes and
sultry Spanish dances. While her husband is out repairing the town clocks, this
housewife moves heaven and earth to get a clock of her own. Katrina
Waters, Nigel Huckle and Shoumendu Ganguly
make their Lyric debut's in the Ravel, joined by Raphael Wong
and Daniel Sinfield.
the Donati family outdo the Kardashians in how far they will go to get their
hands on their dead relative’s money. James Payne returns to
Lyric in the title role alongside the formidable Kerrie Bolton,
with Rebecca Rashleigh and Nick Renfree-Marks as the lovers,
and a whole stable of Lyric artists.
Sung in English, these operas will be brought to the stage by Jane
Millet and Nicholas Cannon, and conducted by Lyric's
Artistic director, Pat Miller.
More information at Lyric Opera
. Tickets from
Chapel Off Chapel or (03) 8290 7000
7.30pm, 13th to 19th March 2015
Chapel Off Chapel, 12
Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Tickets start from $30
Enquiries: (03) 8290 7000
Twilight Sounds is Banyule's flagship music event - a great evening of
Australian musicians playing in the relaxing natural environment of Sills Bend
on the banks of the Yarra River.
This year female performers and artists are being celebrated with a soul
Pack a picnic or grab some delicious food and drinks at this free open air
concert. More information at
City of Banyule
5:30 to 9:30 pm, Saturday 21 March 2015
Sills Bend, Warringal Parklands, Beverley Road, Heidelberg
Enquiries: (03) 9490 4222
Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture
For the entire month of may, Toorak Village businesses will display contemporary sculptures in their windows and bolted to the pavements along Toorak Road. Take your time surveying the sculptures as well as the shops. Please enjoy 'a decade of sculpture' and take advantage of the warm hospitality of the traders in the village. Catalogues are available from any of the shops in the village and all sculptures are for sale. Toorak Village is between Wallace Ave and Grange Rd, just east of Williams Rd. Simply catch the no 8 tram from Federation Square, along Toorak Road to stop no 35.
1st to 31st May 2015 (tbc)
Enquiries: 0419 005 052
production of Puccini's much-loved opera
Svetla Vassileva (until 16 May), Hyesoung Kwon;
Pinkerton - James Egglestone (until 16 May),
Martin Buckingham; Suzuki Sian Pendry;
Sharpless - Michael Honeyman; Goro Graeme
Macfarlane; Kate Pinkerton - Jane Ede;
The Bonze - Jud Arthur; Yamadori - Samuel
Dundas; Commissioner - Jonathan McCauley;
Registrar - Dean Bassett and
and Opera Australia Chorus conducted by Guillaume
Tourniaire. Directed by Moffatt Oxenbould.
Running time: approximately 2 hours & 45 minutes, including one 20-minute
production of Mozart's
great opera Don
Don Giovanni -Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Leporello
- Shane Lowrencev, Donna Anna - Emma Matthews,
Don Elvira - Nicole Car, Don Ottavio -
John Longmuir, Zerlina - Taryn Fiebig,
Masetto - Richard Anderson, Commendatore -
Jud Arthur and
and Opera Australia Chorus conducted by Anthony Legge. Directed by
Running time: approximately 3 hours & 15 minutes, with one 25-minute interval.
Performed in Italian with English surtitles.
production of Verdi's
great opera Don Carlos.
The opera is testament to Verdi's ability to create light and dark in a
single moment, and to sing it, you need a huge cast of extraordinary
performers. Leading the cast of seventeen principal singers is Ferruccio
Furlanetto, the most famous Philip II of our time, who recently sang the role in
New York, London, and Vienna. With nearly 200 performers, this will be Opera
Australia's biggest production since
The Ring Cycle.
Elisabeth de Valois -
Victoria Yastrebova, Princess Eboli - Milijana
Nikolic, Don Carlos - Diego Torre,
Rodrigo Count of Posa - José Carbó, Philip II -
Giacomo Prestia, Grand Inquisitor - Daniel
Sumegi, Frate - David Parkin, Tebaldo
= Anna Dowsley, Voice from Heaven - Julie
Lea Goodwin, Lerma - Jonathan Abernethy,
Herald - Simon Kim, Deputies - Pelham
Andrews, Luke Gabbedy, Richard Anderson,
Adrian Tamburini, Andrew Moran, Graeme Macfarlane and
and Opera Australia Chorus conducted by Andrea Licata. Directed by
Running time: approximately 4 hours & 20 minutes, including two 20-minute
intervals. Performed in Italian with English surtitles.
and John Frost present
Cole Porter's smash-hit
musical comedy, Anything
Goes. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Revival and Choreography during its most recent Broadway revival, Anything
Goes is a stunning nautical favourite. Now a brand new Australian production
sets sail for Melbourne.
When the ocean liner embarks from New York to London, etiquette and
convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the
course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a
crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned
Reno Sweeney - Caroline O'Connor, Lord Evelyn
Oakleigh - Todd McKenney, Moonface Martin =
Wayne Scott Kermond, Billy Crocker - Alex
Rathgeber, Hope Harcourt - Claire Lyon,
Evangeline Harcourt - Carmen Duncan, Erma -
Debora Krizak, Captain - Alan Jones
The Australian Ballet - The Dream
This triple bill presented by
The Australian Ballet
celebrates Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest influences on 20th-century
ballet and the epitome of the English classical style.
The Dream (1964) Choreography Frederick Ashton; Music Felix
Midsummer Night's Dream orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Monotones II (1965) Choreography Frederick Ashton; Music
orchestrated by Claude Debussy
and Alexis Roland-Manuel
Symphonic Variations (1946) Choreography Frederick Ashton;
Directed, supervised and staged by Wendy Ellis Somes and Malin Thoors; Music
Swan Lake - St Petersburg Ballet
Swan Lake is one
of the best loved ballets in the repetoire with its unrivalled “white acts”,
its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving
story Following their sold out Paris season, the internationally acclaimed St
Petersburg Ballet will present their full-length
classic production of of this wonderful work. The 55 member company of St
Petersburg Ballet continues to collect rave reviews around the world and thrill
audiences with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. This is a
full-length, fully-sytaged production but since the publicity makes no mention of an
orchestra, White Hat assumes that it is performed to recorded music. We will
update this page if we find otherwise. Further details at
St Petersburg Ballet.
Open House Melbourne
An annual event where many of Melbourne's heritage buildings are thrown open to
the public. You can find details at
Open House Melbourne.
25th & 26th July 2015
Various buildings in central and inner Melbourne
Free entry at most venues
Australian Ballet - 2015 20:21
Experience the physical extremes of modern ballet The best of the 20th
century, the freshest of the 21st: this electrifying triple bill showcases two
giants of the New York dance scene and
Ballet's newest resident choreographer. George
Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements is inspired by the revolutionary music
of Igor Stravinsky, his friend and muse. This provocative piece kicks off with a
line of chic dancers haughtily tossing their ponytails and blends the rigour of
ballet with the vigour of jazz. Twyla Tharp’s pulse-pounding In the Upper Room
sets the stage alight with scarlet pointe shoes and sneakers, the driving music
of Philip Glass and a bracing blend of classical and contemporary technique.
It’s described by Tharp as “the only piece I’ve done that generates a standing
ovation at almost every performance”. Be there for the unveiling of
Resident Choreographer Tim Harbour’s newest ballet – a stripped-down work set to
a contemporary electronic score, featuring set designs by cutting-edge architect
Kelvin Ho. With Orchestra Victoria
Symphony In Three Movements (1946); Choreography George
Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust; Music
Symphony in Three Movements
In The Upper Room (1986); Choreography Twyla Tharp, Music
New Work (2015); Choreography Tim Harbour; Set design Kelvin Ho, Akin Creative
Australian Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty
Fairies, bluebirds, a gilded court and a spell-shattering kiss: the world’s
most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by
Ballet's Artistic Director David
McAllister. The Sleeping Beauty, with its Rose Adage, its grand pas de deux, its
charming variations and its enchanting
is the zenith of ballet’s golden age. Keeping true to the spirit of the
traditional Beauty, David McAllister will direct a production that gives
thrilling rein to the talents of the entire company. Lavish sets and costumes by
Gabriela Tylesova, whose work for ballet, opera and theatre includes the
much-lauded designs for Love Never Dies, will evoke the splendour of the
Imperial court and the magic of fairies, nymphs and visions. With Orchestra Victoria
The Marriage of Figaro
Australia's production of
Marriage of Figaro.
Mozart's classic comedy has been entertaining crowds for centuries, and
between the witty, fast-moving libretto and the melodic, charming ensemble
writing, it's not hard to understand why. David McVicar won acclaim for his
Covent Garden production of The Marriage of Figaro, so we look forward to his
new production for Australia.
Count Almaviva -
Shane Lowrencev, Countess - Jane Ede (until
19 Nov) & Nicole Car, Susanna - Taryn Fiebig,
Figaro - Andrew Jones, Cherubino -
Sian Pendry, Marcellina - Dominica Matthews,
Bartolo - Richard Anderson, Don Basilio -
Benjamin Rasheed, Don Curzio - Graeme
Macfarlane, Barbarina - Eva Kong, Antonio
- Adrian Tamburini, Bridesmaids - Annabelle
Chaffey & Anna Yun and
Victoria and Opera Australia Chorus conducted by
Anthony Legge. Directed by David McVicar.
Running time: approximately 3 hours & 20 minutes, including one 20 minute
interval Performed in Italian with English surtitles.
The Elixir of Love
Australia's production of
opera The Elixir of
Simon Phillip's much-loved production of The Elixir of Love is set in an
Australian country town circa 1915.
"If you're doing a comic opera it's useful to get it as close to a
contemporary world as you legitimately can," he says, "because that
affords you the possibility of laughs of recognition as well as situation."
So how does the story of Elixir pan out down under? There's Adina,
the squatter's daughter who wants to play the field before settling down.
There's Nemorino, the lovestruck labourer who loves reading romantic poetry in
his spare time. There's Belcore, the English officer who fancies having a fine
young lady on his arm. Then there's the travelling larrikin, Dulcamara, who
offers to solve everyone's problems with a drop of the good stuff.
As Phillips points out, the regiment of soldiers and all the talk of
conscription mean that a modern adaptation would have jarred, but setting the
story in Australia in 1915 provides a rich vein of comic material to add to the
mix. It also inspired set designer Michael Scott-Mitchell and costume designer
Gabriela Tylesova to come up with one of Opera Australia's favourite entrances
when our heroine, Adina, rides into town on a corrugated iron horse.
Best of all, a knockout cast — Rachelle Durkin, Aldo Di Toro, Andrew Jones
and Conal Coad — means that Donizetti's music shines as brightly as ever under
the Antipodean skies.
Cast: Adina - Rachelle Durkin,
Nemorino - Aldo Di Toro, Belcore - Andrew
Jones (until 26 Nov) & Christopher Hillier,
Dulcamara -Conal Coad, Giannetta - Eva
with Opera Australia Chorus conducted by Benjamin
Running time: approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one 20-minute
interval. Performed in Italian with English surtitles.
The Piers Festival
The Piers Festival is a celebration of cultural diversity that
reflects the rich history of Melbourne's ports precinct. From the goldrush to
wartime, from post-war migration to cruise shipping, Station & Princes Piers
have played a pivotal role in Victoria's growth and offered a gateway to the
diversity of cultures that enrich our community.
- 2 - 5pm: SONGS & STORIES STAGE Hosted by Vasili (from Vasili's Garden)
Australia Day Races
The popular annual horse racing event.
Government House Open Day
|As part of Australia Day, citizens and visitors are invited to visit
inspect many rooms not normally open to the public and enjoy a picnic on
the lawns. Music and entertainment throughout the day.
10am to 4pm, 26th January 2016
Enquiries: (03) 9655 4211
Rooftop Cinema - Curtin House
Relax in a deckchair on the rooftop of a city building,
Curtin House, and take
in a movie in atmospheric surroundings. Tickets range from $20 ($18 conc) to $30 plus booking fee
- Saturday 1st February 2014 - Prince Avalanche
- Sunday 2nd February 2014 - The Never Ending Story
- \Tuesday 4th February 2014 - Computer Chess
- Wednesday 5th February 2014 - Silver Linings Playbook
- Thursday 6th February 2014 - American Hustle
- Saturday 8th February 2014 - The Hunger Games
- Sunday 9th February 2014 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Tuesday 11th February 2014 - All the Real Girls
- Wednesday 12th February 2014 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
- Thursday 13th February 2014 - William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
- Saturday 15th February 2014 - August: Osage County
- Sunday 16th February 2014 - Amelie
- Tuesday 18th February 2014 - Spring Breakers
- Wednesday 19th February 2014 - Gravity
- Thursday 20th February 2014 - Casablanca
- Saturday 22nd February 2014 - The Fifth Element
- Sunday 23rd February 2014 - Zoolander
- Tuesday 25th February 2014 - Room 237
- Wednesday 26th February 2014 - The To Do List
- Saturday 1st March 2014 - The Wolf of Wall Street
- Sunday 2nd March 2014 - Julie & Julia
- Tuesday 4th March 2014 - The Spectacular Now
- Wednesday 5th March 2014 - The Big Lebowski
- Thursday 6th March 2014 - Inside Llewyn Davis
- Saturday 8th March 2014 - Donnie Darko
- Mon 10th March 2014 - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
- Tuesday 11th March 2014 - Surprise Screening
- Wednesday 12th March 2014 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
- Thursday 13th March 2014 - The Italian Job
- Saturday 15th March 2014 - Rush
- Sunday 16th March 2014 - Jurassic Park
- Tuesday 18th March 2014 - Don Jon
- Wednesday 19th March 2014 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Thursday 20th March 2014 - Muscle Shoals
- Saturday 22nd March 2014 - White Men Can't Jump
- Sunday 23rd March 2014 - Akira
- Tuesday 25th March 2014 - The Comedy
- Wednesday 26th March 2014 - Surprise Screening
- Thursday 27th March 2014 - Surprise Screening
- Saturday 29th March 2014 - Ghostbusters
- Sunday 30th March 2014 - Surprise Screening
- Tuesday 1st April 2014 - Her
- Wednesday 2nd April 2014 - Dallas Buyers Club
- Thursday 3rd April 2014 - Labyrinth
- Saturday 5th April 2014 - Closing Night Surprise
Movies in the Vineyard
Outdoor Movies in one of the Yarra Valley's major Vineyards.
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Saturday, 11th
January 2014 - [TBA] 95mins
- About Time - Saturday 18th January 2014 - [M] 123 mins
- Philomena - Sunday 26th January 2014 - [PG] 98 mins
- August Osage Country - Saturday 1st February 2014 - [MA]
- Breakfast at Tiffanys - Friday 14th February 2014 - [PG]
Gates Open 6pm, movies Begin at dusk 8:45pm (approx). Rochford is a fully
catered & licensed venue. No BYO alcohol, softdrink or food permitted. The Café
and Bar is open on Movie nights from 6pm until 8:45pm. Please bring a deck chair
or picnic rug, as there is no allocated seating. Bean Bags and Deck Chairs are
available for hire on the night. Full information and online bookings at
Rochford Wines, 878-880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
Rippon Lea Renaissance Dancers
Classes in East Kew on most Wednesday evenings during the year. Newcomers welcome. Advanced dancers are invited to join costumed performing team. Phone (03) 9699 8417 for brochure. Information at Early Arts Guild of Victoria
Romantic Lingerie for men and women
See also Christmas Lights in Melbourne.