It’s been a challenging time for thousands of businesses, organisations and the various services and activities they offer. From Yoga to Yogurt, they’ve all been affected, which is why it gives us some pleasure in being able to finally provide readers with an events and what’s on list for our December – January edition.
We hope to return to the traditional lift-out calendar for our February edition, but in the meantime, please enjoy these activates and support your locals.
Hobsons Bay Business has Heart Outdoors
Helping restaurants, cafes and bars, hair salons and retail outlets extend their trading capacity by transforming footpaths, streets and parking spaces into new outdoor precincts, with fencing, planter boxes, barriers and signage. Running at various locations until March 2021. Check www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/hbbhhoutdoors for your nearest.
City of Maribyrnong – Love Your Local
Pop-up parks and parking space traders have sprouted all over the city in an effort to assist small businesses, cafes and restaurants expand the trading capacity. Check out Yarraville Village, Seddon Village and Byron Street Plaza in Footscray as prime examples!
City of Brimbank
“We Are Brimbank and We Are Open for Business” showcases a range of diverse businesses around the municipality. Check out the link to find out more and get involved or give your support: https://bit.ly/39lHv4t
Join the makers space and get making! Learn new skills, network or join the community. Check out fab9.com.au for all the ways you can get involved.
Melbourne Music Week (extended 9th Dec – 28th Feb)
Various venues – check mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au
Sun Theatre Event Cinema
A series of special screenings across December and January. Check suntheatre.com.au
Digital / Online
All councils and many businesses continue to offer on-line activities including fun and information sessions for all ages, encompassing fitness, food and finance.
1st – 25th Melbourne Christmas Projections – CBD
1st – 28th Disney+ Drive-In – Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road Ascot Vale
1st – 24th Free Family Christmas Photo at Harvey Norman – Bring file to a store on USB
1st Sun Theatre Event – Raphael Revealed – 8 Ballarat St Yarraville (12.15-2pm)
2nd, 9th, 16th, Festive Food Trucks – Queen Vic Market (from 5pm)
3rd Sun Theatre Event: Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – 8 Ballarat St Yarraville (time TBC)
3rd Sun Theatre Event: Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace – 8 Ballarat St Yarraville (time TBC)
4th &11th Yarraville Cricket Club Master Blasters Program – Yarraville Oval 203 Williamstown Road (6pm)
4th ARISING Exhibition – 30 creative responses to interruption, isolation, resilience and strength during the events of 2020 – runs until January 17th.
5th & 12th Yarraville Cricket Club Junior Blast Program – Yarraville Oval 203 Williamstown Road (9am)
5th Axis Workshop at FCAC – An introduction to tech for women running until the 20th December
5th Yarraville Farmers Market – Goods Yard Woods Street, Yarraville (from 8.30)
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Live Music at the Yarraville Club – Yarraville Club 135 Stephen Street Yarraville (2.30-5.30pm)
6th Altona Meadows Regional Farmers Market – AB Shaw Reserve cnr Hall Ave & Shirley St (from 9.30)
8th Comedy at Jambo Ethiopian Cafe on Barkly Street
12th December Wit Incorporated Picnic in the Park – Grimes Reserve, Footscray 3-4.30pm (Book online)
12th & 13th Footscray Community Arts Centre, Makers Market – 10am-6pm on the FCAC lawn
12th Slow Food Farmer’s Market WeFo – Happy Receptions 199 Sunshine Road West Footscray (from 8am)
13th Regional Farmers Market – Robertson Reserve, cnr Cole & Cecil Sts (from 9am)
14th Geminids Meteor Shower in Australia – in your backyard! (Estimated start midnight)
18th Planetarium Nights @ Scienceworks – 2 Booker Street Spotswood (7:30 & 9:00pm)
19th-24th Solar System Odyssey @ Scienceworks –
2 Booker Street Spotswood (1pm)
19th Yarraville Farmers Market – Goods Yard Woods Street, Yarraville (from 8.30)
20th Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market – Spotswood-Kingsville RSL, 63 The Avenue Spotswood (from 8am)
5th & 6th Paradigm Festival 2021 – Melbourne Showgrounds (12-9pm)
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st Live Music at the Yarraville Club – Yarraville Club 135 Stephen Street Yarraville (from 2.30-5.30pm)
9th Slow Food Farmer’s Market WeFo – Happy Receptions 199 Sunshine Road West Footscray (from 8am)
23rd & 31st Yarraville Cricket Club Junior Blast Program – Yarraville Oval 203 Williamstown Road (9am)
23rd Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market – Spotswood-Kingsville RSL, 63 The Avenue Spotswood (from 8am)
29th Yarraville Cricket Club Master Blasters Program – Yarraville Oval 203 Williamstown Road (6pm)
29th Sidney Myer Free Music Concert – Sidney Myer Music Bowl Kings Domain Gardens (7.30pm)