Waiting and waiting
Yarraville playwright Nicholas Lah’s Waiting for Waiting for Godot brings to the Melbourne Fringe Festival Out West a witty, absurd take on a classic. The play is based on a book the playwright has never read, about a book he may not find, about a man that does not arrive. At Kindred Studios from September 29 to October 2. Tickets $18/15. Bookings:
■ melbournefringe.com.au or 9660 9666
School holiday fun
Hobsons Bay libraries will host numerous school holiday events including fun with water critters and reptiles, Minecraft, a magic show, movies and LEGO sessions. Details on the libraries’ website.
Car boot sale
Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed will hold a car boot sale from 10am-3pm on September 18 at 280 Queen Street, Altona (old EPA building). Car sites cost $10 and entry is free to the public. There will be a sausage sizzle and the shed’s technology group will be selling computers and parts.
What is the future of music in Footscray? A panel of music industry experts will explore opportunities, challenges and hurdles for emerging musicians and producers. Free, from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday, September 21, at VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.
1st Laverton Scout Group will have an open day from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 8 at 1st Laverton Scout Group, Railway Parade, Laverton. Activities will include cooking damper, rope knots, basic first aid, a jumping castle and sausage sizzle.
■ 0412 997 244
Healthy brain, healthy body
Learn how to experience happiness and satisfaction at any age, presented by RDNS HomeCare from 11am-noon on Monday, October 10, at West Footscray Ladies Probus Club, 54 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong. Free, bookings essential:
■ 9390 4449
Westgate Diabetes support group meets from 10am on the first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.
■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996
Sunday, September 18
Brooklyn ’86 return with a mix of dixieland, funk and R&B brass grooves. From 7pm, free.
223 Barkly Street, Footscray
Way Out West
Sunday, September 18
Backsliders will perform songs from their new release, Heathen Songbook, an album of delta and Mississippi hill country blues sounds with Australian overtones. From 2pm. Entry $25 ($20 WOW members).
128 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
The Yarraville Club
Saturday, September 24
One-off local supergroup Ashley Naylor & The Diamond Dogs will perform David Bowie gems with Triple R DJ Max Crawdaddy spinning Bowie classics between sets. Entry $25, from 8pm.
135 Stephen Street, Yarraville.
Sunday, September 25
Rising country music stars The Long and Short of it will launch their new album, The Night of our Life. From 2pm. Free entry.
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