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Royal Melbourne Show: Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, 9.30am to 9pm daily from 23 Sep to 3 Oct. Now in its 162nd year, the show brings the paddock to the city with cows, alpacas, pigs, chickens, fresh produce...

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    City Calendar           

    Royal Melbourne Show

    Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, 9.30am to 9pm daily from 23 Sep to 3 Oct. Now in its 162nd year, the show brings the paddock to the city with cows, alpacas, pigs, chickens, fresh produce. Also  woodchopping competitions, stunt performances, showbags, amusement rides, art and craft, cooking workshops. For details and tickets visit royalshow.com.au.

    Melbourne Fringe Festival              

    Many venues, 14 September to 1 October. Free and Ticketed Events. Artists, musicians, comedians, circus performers, actors, dancers and exhibitions. Over 400 events, celebrating imagination and exploration. See the full program at www.melbournefringe.com.au/whats-on.  

    Chinese Museum Mysteries

    Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne. Daily 11am-4pm. Entry $11 ($9 conc). An exhibition of “orphan collection objects” with uncertain origin. Masters of Art Curatorship students of the University of Melbourne uncover the stories of these fascinating objects and their meanings.

    Hokusai Art Exhibition

    National Gallery of Victoria, 21 July 21 until 15 October. Iconic artwork from influential Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Featuring 176 of the master painter and printmaker's works, including his views of Mt Fuji, waterfalls, Eight Views of the Ryūkyū Islands, birds and flowers, historical poetry, and rare prints and paintings from book illustrations. Voluntary Guide tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1.30pm. Booking not required but exhibition fees apply.

    Congress: All The Queens Men

    Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote. Sun 1 Oct, 5pm. All The Queens Men collaborate with a cross-section of Darebin and Melbourne's diverse community to provide a platform for the people to have their say. Come listen to your neighbours, and their neighbours, and their neighbours. Free event, but must book at www.melbournefringe.com.au.

    City Eat & Drinks                

    Nong Tang Noodle House

    Shop 16-17, 200 Bourke Street. The only restaurant in Australia offering the full range of genuine Shanghai cuisine. Includes Yangchun Noodles, panfried dumplings, “Eight Treasures” Chilli, Shanghai-style Duck in Sauce, “Old Pork Chop” and more. Open from 11.30am every day except Monday. For enquiries or bookings, phone 9639 9258 or email princeyiwen@hotmail.com.

    BangPop Thai Vegan Dinner

    35 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Thursday 28 September, 7-10pm. One night only, 6-course vegan Thai set menu, with matched vegan wines, by guest chef Saruttaya “Na” Lakchai. Tickets $79 for the six-course dinner and $109 if including wines. Bookings at myguestlist.com.au. For more information visit www.bangpop.com.au or call 9245 9800.

    City Shopping


    121 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Convenient location, close to tram stops and Flinders Street Station. Large store with an extensive range of comics, DVD's, books, blind boxes, figurines and Pop Culture related items. Open 7 days and most public holidays. Phone 9670 5414 or visit minotaur.com.au. 

    Made In Japan

    1-7 Wynyard Street, South Melbourne. Ceramics from Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture, a region producing sake bottles, bowls, teapots and other pottery for more than 1000 years. All stores stocked with beautiful inky-black dinner plates, metallic-look platters, eggshell-blue bowls, tea sets glazed with intricate blossoms. There’s a lot to look at. MIJ also has stores in Mornington and Queen Victoria market. Open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Phone 9690 0001 or visit mij.com.au.

    City Entertainment

    Little Red Pocket Cocktail Bar                               

    422 Little Collins Street. Open Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to late, Saturday from 6pm to very late. 

    DJs live on Saturday nights, good music weeknights. Top quality Japanese cuisine and Japanese inspired cocktails. All you need to know at littleredpocket.com.au, with live chat, or phone 9078 2051.

    Impossible Occurrences

    Essence on Exhibition, corner Exhibition & Lonsdale Street. Every Friday until 29 Sep, two shows, 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Cost $80/person. Luxurious two course meal for two with a complimentary bottle of wine, and magic show by award-winning magician, Luke Hocking.

    Win a package for two at www.impossibleoccurrences.com.au/book-now. 

    For details phone 0407 514 551 or visit www.impossibleoccurrences.com.au. 

    Absolutely Normal    

    Lithuanian Club - Son of Loft, 44 Errol Street, Melbourne. Tue-Sat 6.30pm, Sun 5.30pm. Japanese comedian, ventriloquist and professional Rakugo performer Showko Showfukutei gives you a glimpse into the craziness that exists just below the surface of Japan. Tickets $25.00. Booking melbournefringe.com.au/event/absolutely-normal. 



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