Your weekend in Melbourne March 7 to 8


Peach Fur.

INDIE Gold Coast locals Peach Fur perform new EP Awake. The four-piece group is known for singles Glimmer and Days Go By, tracks laden with laid-back psych-rock. They are supported by Badgers, Zachary Leo and Lens. Sunday, 7.30pm, the Toff in Town, Level 2, 252 Swanston Street, city, $12, 9639 8770,

Vika Bull stars in At Last – The Etta James Story.

SOUL Led by powerhouse vocalist Vika Bull, At Last – The Etta James Story unveils the turbulent life of music legend Etta James, peppered with her most well-known music. Expect songs such as Tell Mama, I’d Rather Go Blind and At Last. Sunday, 5pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $55-$99, 1300 182 183,

Xavier de Maistre.Credit:Gregor Hohenberg

CLASSICAL Allow the music to transport you to northern Italy with Vivaldi’s Venice, conducted by Paul Dyer and featuring French harpist Xavier de Maistre. With the support of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, experience works from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons remastered for harp. Saturday, 7pm, Sunday, 5pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, $30-$170, 9699 3333,

FUNK Latin dance-disco band Los Amigos Invisibles aim to get hips moving with their big city beats and heavy funk. With hits including La Que Me Gusta and Mentiras, this music demands energy, as seen in new Grammy-winning single Tocamela. Saturday, 9pm, the Night Cat, 137-141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, $60, 9417 0090,


The Winter’s Tale.

THEATRE This reworking of Shakespeare classic The Winter’s Tale explores the impact of colonialism across borders. In 1920s Hong Kong, a fit of jealousy sees civic leader Leontes exile his new daughter, believing she is illegitimate. The child ends up in rural Australia and must create a new life for herself. Saturday, 7.30pm, Sunday, 4pm, La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton, $20-$30, 1300 182 183,

Sam Strong is directing a revival of David Williamson’s classic play Emerald City.Credit:Jason South

SATIRE Emerald City, written by David Williamson, is a sharp satire set in Sydney, described as Australia’s “sinkhole of ambition and superficiality”. A screenwriter must choose between art and commerce as he says goodbye to his Melbourne home, while his wife learns of a dark side to success. Saturday, 8pm, Southbank Theatre, corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank, $37-$120, 8688 0800,

MUSICAL Iconic stage show Billy Elliot the Musical follows a young boy as he fights stereotypes to pursue dancing over boxing in a small British mining town. Until April 19. Saturday, 7.30pm, Sunday, 1pm and 6.30pm, Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, city, $80-$120, 136 100,

ASIA TOPA Dive into the complicated underworld of Malayan Communist Party leader Lai Teck. The thrilling production brings to light Teck’s hidden life as an agent for the French, British and Japanese secret police. Saturday, 1pm, 3.30pm and 6pm, Martyn Myer Arena, 26 Grant Street, city, $27-$30, 1300 182 183,


MARKET Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market has been running for 15 years and has more than 70 regular stalls full of Victorian produce. Try crunchy new season apples from Hazeldean Farm in Gippsland or rhubarb from Seymour. This is a plastic-bag-free event so BYO tote bag. Saturday, 8.30am-1pm, between Chaucer and Spencer streets, St Kilda,

FOOD More than 60 food and wine exhibitors come together for the eighth annual Wine and Cheese Fest. Enjoy a live demonstration of how to make mozzarella from That’s Amore Cheese’s Giorgio Linguanti, or test your skills in the Grape Stomp Comp as you battle it out to make wine using the old-school approach. Sunday, noon-11pm, the Timber Yard, 351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne, $20-$60,

FESTIVAL Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens turn into a party for Moomba Festival this weekend. The classic parade takes place on Monday, but the weekend is filled with carnival rides, water sports, light installations and more. Adrenaline junkies should look out for The Beast, a ride reaching 120km/h and swinging 38 metres high. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-11pm, Birrarung Marr, city, free,

ART Kitty Calvert presents All Our Children, an assemblage sculpture exhibition made up of vintage, upcycled and discarded treasures. The exhibition runs until March 15. Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-4pm, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, free, 8606 4200,

The Tastes of Rutherglen festival.

OUT OF TOWN Take a trip to north-eastern Victoria for the Tastes of Rutherglen festival. A number of local wineries are opening their doors for tastings, workshops and masterclasses – from morning yoga sessions to winemaking tutorials. Saturday and Sunday, various times, prices and locations,

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