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Some forthcoming events:

Melbourne Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets are back, with all the sights, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival.

This event sees the return of some of your favourites: Wonderbao and Hoy Pinoy, as well as West of Kin and desserts from Gelato Messina and Black Star Pastry x N2 Extreme Gelato. The  Night Noodle Market dragon dancers illuminate the crowd in a sea of acrobatics, dance and lights. Relax in the fun seating areas and get up close and personal with the schedule of chef appearances, or dance the night away to live DJs and music. Times and other details at Melbourne Night Noodle Market.



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White Hat Tour of Melbourne Cemetery
Melbourne Cemetery is an ideal introduction to Melbourne's history - particularly with the entertaining and informative guide from White Hat. The final resting place of many famous Australians including Peter Lalor, judge Redmond Barry, Sir Robert Menzies, John Gorton, Marcus Clarke, Burke & Wills, Sir Isaac Isaacs, Walter Lindrum and many more. As chosen and recommended by the Qantas In Flight magazine in May 2007. More information on the cemetery tour >>.

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Free Guided Tour of Fitzroy Gardens

A free one hour guided walking tour through this formal garden highlighting its rich history. Bookings are not required. The tour leaves from the Information Centre in the gardens.



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Sunset Series 2017

The 2017 Sunset Series is a vibrant program consisting of a four-hour Saturday and Sunday program in Fitzroy Gardens held over two weekends in January.

Saturday evenings are traditionally focused on local bands and offer a relaxed vibe. Sunday evenings are dedicated to music and dance with a fun interactive workshop component.

  • Saturday 14 January
    Presented by Foreign Brothers and featuring Rat Child; Laneous; Alaariya; and The CoreTet.
  • Sunday 15 January
    Presented by Melbourne Salsa and featuring Juan Cretino; Melbourne Salsa workshop; Orchestra LA 45; and The Latin Dance Company.
  • Saturday 21 January
    Presented by MzRizk and featuring Neil Morris; Sista Selekta; MzRizk featuring Thando and Au Dray; a MzRizk DJ set; Silver Linings featuring Peril; and Fulton Street.
  • Sunday 22 January
    Presented by Amrita Hepi and with a welcome to country, smoke ceremony and dancers, also featuring Sovtrax; traditional dance workshop; Paul Gorrie DJ set; pop-culture workshop by Amrita; Sezzo Snot DJ set; and Deep Soulful Sweats.

In addition there will be food vans in attendance including Mr Burger, O Tuga Tastes of Portugal, Yo India and Sweet Forbidden Journey.



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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. 

The Book of Mormon made its world premiere in March 2011 at Broadway's Eugene O'Neil Theater. The London production opened in February 2013 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The show has set house records at 27 theatres around the US, and broken the house record at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre more than 50 times. The London production broke box office records for the highest single day of sales in West End history.

White Hat can thoroughly recommend The Book of Mormon as one of the best and most entertaining musical productions to be seen in Melbourne for quite some time

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts - The Russians

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The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (conductor) and Jayson Gillham (piano) perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conitions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts - Romeo & Juliet

Crowwd at Sidney Myer Free Concert

The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (conductor) and Claire Edwardes (percussion)  perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conitions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts - La Valse

Crwd at Sidney Myer Free Concert

The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Kazuki Yamada (conductor) perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conditions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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White Night Melbourne

  • Flinders Street Station
  • Forum Theatre

White Night Melbourne uses installations, lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events in a 12 hour overnight event that transforms the city into a wonderland.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm

For White Hat, the Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm is one of the special events of the year. We strongly recommend you gather the family together and get down to one of the most special gardens in Australia as there is only one chance a year for the general public to experience it at the special time of twilight.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Docklands Winter Fireworks

Start your weekend with a spectacular light show during July and August with the free Friday night fireworks over Docklands. Arrive early or stay late to enjoy sparkling entertainment set to delight kids big and small, from live music to roving performers. If you are feeling peckish, warm up with a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and bars along the Docklands waterfront before or after the show.

Entertainment starts at 6:30pm with fireworks lighting up the sky from 7:30pm.

Our rating - 4 Hats

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