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Your Weekend

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Rock, jazz, theatre, circus and much more ... Melbourne to buzz with many and varied activities.

My Perfect Weekend: Rhys Nicholson

Sarah Thomas From quizzes to gossip and crafting bow ties, this comedian has an interesting take on his weekends.

My perfect weekend: Kate Jinx

Louise Rugendyke A morning run followed by a spin on the flying saucer at Luna Park and an evening at the theatre, makes for a perfect weekend for this film buff.

Top five critics' picks

From Australian thriller Son of a Gun to Bell Shakespeare's Henry V and the Marrickville Festival, we have the week covered.

My Perfect Weekend: Juliette Barton

Louise Rugendyke Finding sunny spots in Darlinghurst and a sneaky gelato at night make for the perfect weekend for this dancer.

Youth-run record label showcases artists at Darebin Music Feast

Annabel Ross Three girls who began to make music in Grade Two, are still in shock about hearing their sound played on the radio twice.

Dave O'Neil: When a real-life venue turns out to be a TV set

Dave O'Neil You think something wonderful is happening in your neighbourhood but it all turns out to be nothing more than a set for a TV show.

Young Perth artist Tristan Goldsmith makes monster debut

Tristan's Monsters

Candice Barnes Many artists strive for decades to secure an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, but local youngster Tristan Goldsmith has already achieved his goal – and he’s just nine...

Your Weekend

Elsweher: Bryan Smith for National Geographic.

Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Action or contemplation, culinary or aural feasts - it's all covered this week.

Six reasons to visit Morwell

Richard Cornish Morwell's pleasures range from the art showcase of Latrobe Regional Gallery to bush excursions and scenic flights.

Top five: Critics' picks

From the thrills of Gone Girl to the sounds of Stephen Sondheim and the tastes of Good Food Month, we have your week covered.

My Perfect Weekend: Karina Libbey

Louise Rugendyke From 'saucy' trips away to personally programmed movie marathons, this festivals manager likes to keep her weekends interesting.

In the galleries - art around Melbourne


Home exhibition will scatter 7000 small wooden houses around Melbourne

Philanthropist: Betty Amsden is surrounded by the wooden houses that will soon dot the cityscape.

Annabel Ross Home. It's a concept that means different things to different people, an idea that is not necessarily about geography, but a sense of belonging, comfort and safety.

My Perfect Weekend: Aljin Abella

Magic: Aljin Abella stars as the Monkey King in <i>Monkey ... Journey to the West</i>.

Louise Rugendyke For the man behind Monkey, nothing beats time by the water and an afternoon at the movies.

Queen Victoria Market to rock for Melbourne Music Week

Architecture in Helsinki's Kellie Sutherland and Cameron Bird get ready for Music Week.

Stephanie Marks Queen Victoria Market will be transformed into an amplified hub of live music to showcase an all-Melbourne line-up for opening night of Melbourne Music Week on Friday, November 14.


Gatecrasher - mik grigg dink

Mik Grigg If the shoe fits on Father's Day


Perth filmmakers offer a chance to pay your way into showbusiness

A scene from the Perth film <em>Jugular</em>, which is looking for crowdfunding to get on the big screen.

Candice Barnes It’s one of the most ambiguous job titles in the entertainment industry, but for the right price, you could land yourself an executive producer credit on an upcoming Australian film.