Karen exhibition

The From Within We Grow exhibition, showcasing the cultural heritage of the local Karen community, will be launched at 2pm on July 30 at Altona’s Joel Gallery. The free exhibition grew from workshops hosted by artist Anuradha Patel at Laverton’s Woods Street Arts Space. It runs until August 10.


Collaboration conversation

Join economic journalist Alan Kohler in conversation with Australia’s chief scientist and entrepreneur, Dr Alan Finkel, to explore the role of collaboration and incubators in fostering innovation and new enterprise. The Victoria University ‘Game Changer’ conversation will be held from 6pm Wednesday, August 10, VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.


St John history

Footscray Historical Society will host a free talk on the history of St John Ambulance with Stewart Granger, Footscray divisional manager of St John Ambulance, 2pm Sunday August 14 at Ercildoune, 66 Napier Street, Footscray. Afternoon tea provided.


Slam heat

A local heat of the Australian Poetry Slam will be held at Braybrook library from 5.30pm on Tuesday, August 2.


Family violence

A panel discussion will explore how to support women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities who are experiencing family violence. From 6-8pm Wednesday, July 27, VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.


Laughter Club

Cherry Laughter Club meets 10am Saturdays in the barbecue area at Cherry Lake in Altona. The free club, hosted by Carolyn Nicholson, aims to promote good health through laughing.

■ 0413821636


Grow an orchard

A free ‘grow your own orchard’ workshop will be held from 10am-1pm on August 21 and September 18 at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.

■ 0433 559 530




Reverence Hotel

Friday, July 29

Sea Shepherd Melbourne’s first metal night fundraiser will star four of Melbourne’s finest heavy hitters – The Weight Of Silence, Evolution Of Self, Toecutter and Earth Caller. From 8pm, $20.

28 Napier Street, Footscray


Rose of Australia

Friday, July 29

Rocker, headed by Alfi Rocker of Dirty Deeds fame, returns to play the greatest classic rock anthems. From 8-11pm, free entry.

54 Ferguson Street, Williamstown


Smokehouse 101

Every Friday

Zerafina Zara and Alleged Associates continue their Friday night residency with original songs, blues, rock and jazz. From 7pm, free.

101 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong


Williamstown RSL Club

Saturday, August 6

Chris Finnen & The Melbourne Blues Disciples will headline eight bands at a benefit gig for the homeless, Blues for Lost Souls. From 3-11pm, $50.

Saturday, August 6128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown




Here’s your chance to see We Will Rock You, the awe-inspiring musical that has thrilled 16 million theatergoers in 28 countries. The show features stunning costumes, sets and lighting, and 24 of Queen’s legendary hits. Star Weekly has two double passes to give away for the 6pm show at the Regent Theatre on Sunday, September 4 (valued at $239.80 each).


To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Sunday, July 31, and will be drawn at 9am the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be more than 18 years old and reside in Victoria. See our competition terms and conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted direct by the prize supplier within seven days of the competition being drawn.

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied