Our Calendar of Events and listings of events, festivals, markets, etc on various pages are usually updated several times a day and there is usually a fresh newsletter every week.

Pages added or substantially altered since 1st May 2018:

Events, attractions & activities added (or details altered) in the week beginning Monday 7th May 2018:

These listings can be found on various pages throughout the White Hat web site.

Nocturnal - Melbourne Museum

Nocturnal is the transformation of the museum into an adult playground.

Enjoy a rotating list of the latest bands and DJs performing live in the museum, with open bars, great food, roving entertainment, discussions with museum experts and learning experiences across collections, cultures and time.

These are after-hours events for adults 18 years and over.




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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

After winning a glittering array of international awards on Broadway, the West End, Europe and Asia, Simon Phillips' spectacular production Priscilla Queen of the Desert is now playing at the Regent Theatre for its 10th anniversary celebration tour.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

Returning home from Broadway to reprise the role he created in the Australian premiere production, Tony and Olivier nominated actor Tony Sheldon is back in the driver seat as Bernadette. By his side with feather boas at the ready will be David Harris (Legally Blonde, Miss Saigon) as Tick and Euan Doidge (Les Misérables, Kinky Boots) as Felicia.

Australia’s most successful homegrown musical now has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics including IT’S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE, FINALLY, and many more.

Our rating - 4 Hats

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The Wizard of Oz

Starring Anthony Warlow, WICKED’s leading ladies Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix and rising star Samantha Dodemaide as Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

Perth
- 7.30pm, 19th May 2018; Perth Concert Hall
Melbourne
- 7pm, 22nd & 26th May 2018; Melbourne Recital Centre
Canberra
- 7pm, 24th May 2018; Llewellyn Hall
Adelaide
- 7.30pm, 29th May 2018, Adelaide Town Hall
Brisbane
- 7pm, 31st May 2018, QPAC Concert Hall
Sydney
- 2pm 2nd June & 7pm 4th June 2018, City Recital Hall

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Classic Melodies


The ARCO Chamber Soloists bring the world’s leading specialists in historically informed performance to the stage in a spectacular program of Classical Melodies by Mozart, Von Winter, Gambaro and Beethoven. Spotlighting the Classical wind and string instruments, this concert allows us to step back in time to experience the depth and breadth of tonal colour available to the composers of the 18th and 19th centuries - now lost in the world of modern instruments.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Oklahoma!
Oklahoma

The Production Company's presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical Oklahoma! with Simon Gleeson, Anna O’ByrneElise McCann, Bobby Fox, Robyn Nevin, Ben MingayRichard PiperGrant Piro and Greg Stone.

When Oklahoma! opened on Broadway in 1943, it revolutionised the American musical, won a Pulitzer Prize and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Oklahoma! is brimming with show-stopping hits: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, People Will Say We’re in Love, I Cain’t Say No and the title song Oklahoma!

Tickets available through the two authorised resellers - Arts Centre Melbourne and Ticketmaster.

Our rating - 4½ Hats

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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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Late Night Jam Sessions

Late Night Jam Sessions As part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, these signature Late Night Jam Sessions feature improvised and repeatable sessions with Greg Sher (alto saxophone), Tom Sly (trumpet), Joel Trigg (piano), Oscar Neyland (double bass), Chris Cameron (drums / cymbals) and quite often some special guests.




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Tafelmusik - Bach and His World

As part of their 2018 International Concert Season, Musica Viva present Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with Elisa Citterio (Musical Director) in a performance including light, sound and narration. The programme includes:

White Hat recommends going out of your way for this concert. The style of presentation that adds further visual and descriptive background to quality music with quality playing can add serious value to an already fine musical performance.

White Hat also suggests that you avoid booking fees by bookings on the  Musica Viva website by ringing them on 1800 688 482 during business hours.




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The Merry Widow

The Australian Ballet invites you to step into the ballrooms of Paris and join them for their production of The Merry Widow; - a light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers. This production features plenty of wow moments, lavish glamour, show-stopping costumes and first rate dancing.

Prices and ticket purchase available on the Australian Ballet website.




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Verve

Verve showcases the depth and invention of The Australian Ballet’s choreographic talent with works by three very different dancemakers: Resident Choreographers Tim Harbour and Stephen Baynes, and Coryphée Alice Topp, who made her mainstage debut with Little Atlas in 2016.

Tim Harbour’s Filigree and Shadow cruises the cutting edge of contemporary ballet. Powerful moves inspired by dark aggression, a sleek architect-designed set, washes of ominous light and a grinding score by German duo 48nord propel this work to an electrifying climax.

Stephen Baynes’ Constant Variants is neo-classical ballet at its most hypnotic. Featuring pristine technique and a Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme with solo cello, its jewel-like moments and pitch-perfect atmosphere beguile the mind into heavenly calm.

Alice Topp created a series of critically acclaimed pieces for our Bodytorque new-works showcase before debuting the audience favourite Little Atlas as part of our Symphony in C program. She has also made music-video choreography for Megan Washington and Ben Folds. She will premiere a brand-new work for Verve entitled Aurum, which will continue her exploration into intricate partnering and intense emotion.




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European Night Market - Madame Brussels Lane

White Hat suggests you rug up and wander around for a night filled with rich aromas of European fare and a quirky selection of stalls.

There will be mulled wine with a special feature of warm butter rum and an atmosphere reminiscent of the classic Christmas night markets in Manchester (UK) and much loved in countries such as Austria, Germany and Switzerland. More information at European Night Market >>