August Event Calender 2013

Along the River

A collaborative print exhibition by Kyoko Imazu and Damon Kowarsky; this feature comprises of 14 mesmerising architecture etchings surrounding the riverside in Kyoto, Japan. Photo: David Sickerdick

Date: Until 5 Aug
Venue: The Art Vault, Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500
Admission: Free



An annual 3-day festival focusing on Japanese pop culture and entertainment including anime, manga and video games. Get your cosplay gear on and sing your heart out too!

Date: 16 – 18 Aug, Various times
Venue: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
Admission: Various prices, check website for more details


World Heritage Building Models Exhibition

The JICC is proud to present a collection of model buildings based on the irreplaceable heritage treasures which have been succeeded from the past to the present. The display includes the: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Himeji-jo Castle, Shirokami Mountains, the A-Bomb Dome and many more.

Date: Until Aug 30
Venue: JICC, Consulate-General of Japan, Level 8, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Admission: Free, RSVP to [email protected]


Rare Japanese Whisky Tasting

This Father’s Day, Whisky and Alement are giving lucky dads the chance to taste an assortment of rich, high quality Japanese whisky such as: Yamazaki, Hibiki and Nikka. Enjoy a variety of Japanese beer snacks throughout the tasting.

Date: 1 September
Venue: Whisky & Alement, 270 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Admission: $75.00


Asian Food Festival

A multicultural celebration of Asian cuisines and cultural events centered within Melbourne’s Chinatown Precinct and including over 50 participating restaurants across the city offering special banquets and dining offers to delight every tastebud. Special events include Progressive Dinners, Buffet Cruises on the Yarra, Pop Up Markets, Cooking Demonstrations, An All You Can Eat Dumpling Contest and more. Don't miss “The Biggest Yum” – an outdoor dining experience in the centre of Chinatown including live entertainment.

Date: 1 September – 15 October
Venue: Melbourne’s Chinatown Precinct



Toko Shinoda: A Lifetime of Accomplishment

As part of the international commemoration of universally renowned abstract artist, Toko Shinoda’s lifetime of accomplishment, Lesley Kehoe Galleries will present the first solo show of Shinoda’s works in Australia.

Date: Until 13 Sep
Venue: Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Admission: Free

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