Your weekend in Melbourne February 15 to 16

Your weekend in Melbourne February 15 to 16



Be swept up by Michael Buble’s Canadian charm.

POP Christmas may be over but the dulcet tones of Michael Buble can still be enjoyed as he plays a mix of his biggest hits and tracks off newest album Love (stylised as the red heart emoji). Be swept up by his Canadian charm with Feeling Good or his newest ballad, When I Fall in Love. He performs with a 36-piece orchestra. Saturday and Sunday, 8pm, Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard, city, $214, 132 849,

WORKSHOP ARIA award-winning musician Clare Bowditch helps you tackle stage fright in her music workshop, Sing Song Showtime. Under the tutelage of Bowditch, join a mix of professionals and beginners as you learn the tricks to performing, before staging a live choir performance. Sunday, 10am-5pm, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, $238-$290,

CLASSICAL Enjoy an elegant evening of classical music at Campbell Diamond’s guitar recital. Based in Germany, the Australian musician has won prizes in more than 30 international competitions, despite only learning guitar at the age of 17. He favours works by Bach and Hans Werner Henze, as well as modern covers. Saturday, 8pm, Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, $15-$20,

JAZZ Performing an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and blues, Sarah Maclaine puts a modern spin on all three with a quartet performance. Saturday, 8pm, Lido Jazz Room, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, $20-$25, 8658 0000,


Breath and Bones Theatre Co. stages its debut production of DNA.

THEATRE Breath and Bones Theatre Co. stages its debut production of DNA by Dennis Kelly, a 2008 play that first opened at St Kilda’s National Theatre. It follows a group of teenagers who do something bad… “really bad”. After covering the whole thing up, they find the incident brings harmony to the group – and leaves little incentive to right wrongs. Until February 22. Saturday, 7.30pm, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, $25-$40, 8290 7000,

David Woods, left, and Jon Haynes in The Importance of Being Earnest.

COMEDY Vaguely absurd and definitely ridiculous, The Importance of Being Earnest follows characters Jack and Algy as they design double lives to escape expectations. The play was written by Oscar Wilde but this production is given an update by comedians David Woods and Jon Haynes. They bring their energy to every role and balance it with a big dose of heart. Until March 8. Saturday 7.30pm, Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, $35-$89, 96855111,

DANCE A Japanese phrase simultaneously meaning to wear, put on, tangle and roll up, Matou is a dance performance in the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA). The sensory display takes a figurative interpretation of the term, which describes the moment your “life flashes before your eyes” in a near-death situation. The work is performed and choreographed by Japanese artist Ruri Mito. Saturday, 8pm, Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street, Carlton North, $20-$25, 1300 182 183,


MARKET The newly accredited Brighton Farmers’ Market is where you can stock up on beef from Miramonte Farm, dairy from Tarago Organics, in-season vegetables from market gardeners the Farandas and bread from Elwood Sourdough. Saturday, 8.30am-1pm, St Andrews Church, 228 New Street, Brighton, free entry,

Kevin McCloud.

TALK  After 20 years of hosting the architectural program Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud has developed some strong opinions on how to live. The World According to Kevin McCloud is an evening of professional insights and personal anecdotes, including his relationship with 1960s wallpaper. Sunday, 4pm, Hamer Hall,  Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $111-$142, 1300 182 183,

FAMILY See the giraffes up-close at Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Sunset Safari. Guests are taken out for a guided tour before enjoying an intimate dinner and immersive performance that captures the rhythm of Africa. Saturday, 6pm-9pm, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South, $72-$109, 1300 966 784,

Ride Like a Girl.

FILM  Bring your own blankets, pillows and nibbles to Cinema at the ’G. Catch tonight’s screening of Ride Like A Girl. Saturday, 6.30pm, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, $28-$35, 132 849,

The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival.

OUT OF TOWN The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival’s main event kicks off today, with a market of award-winning oysters from Wapengo Oysters, caviar and freshly cooked local rock lobsters. There will be a range of pop-up stalls and cooking demonstrations, and on Sunday a series of talks around issues facing the ocean and land. Saturday, 10am-9pm, Sunday, 10am-3.30pm, various prices and locations across Apollo Bay,

5k Foam Fest.

OUT OF TOWN In an event that could be described as a DIY slip-and-slide on steroids, the 5K Foam Fest returns. Suitable for ages 8 and up, the five-kilometre run has 22 obstacles, including 2.5million cubic feet of foam. The event supports the Make-A-Wish foundation. Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm, Wandin Park Estate, 305 Victoria Road, Wandin North, $45-$70,

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