ROCKABILLY  Matt Dwyer and the Magnatones bring their music to the Drunken Poet in West Melbourne. Stalwarts of the local blues and roots scene, you can expect original rockabilly and R&B tunes. Located near the Queen Victoria Market, the Drunken Poet is a cosy Irish pub hosting live music six nights a week. Today, 9pm, the Drunken Poet, 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne, free, 9348 9797,




SHAKESPEARE Andre de Vanny stars in Hamlet, which takes place under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Snacks, drinks and chairs are available on site, or bring your own picnic. Today and tomorrow, 8.30pm, Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, $25.50-$56, 136 100,

SHOW Nine handsome men perform their takes on the music of Adele, Queen, Avicii, Guns N’ Roses and more, in The Choir of Man, all in a working pub on stage. Expect singing, dancing and everything from pub to Broadway tunes. Today and tomorrow, 7.30pm, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $85-$90, 1300 182 183,

COMEDY A local comedy institution, Kings of Comedy bring laughs to the Colonial Hotel on a weekly basis. Previous headliners have included Dave Hughes, Denise Scott and Lehmo. Today, 6pm and 8pm, the Colonial Hotel, corner of Lonsdale and King streets, city, $29,



MUSICAL Set in Jazz Age America, Chicago is based on the 1926 play about corruption, fame and fortune. Created as a musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the story follows two women suspected of murder. The Melbourne adaptation stars Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Alinta Chidzey, Casey Donovan and Jason Donovan. Expect hits All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. Today and tomorrow, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $60-$190, 1300 182 183,


MARKETS Stock up on fresh food, locally-made treats and sparkling wines from Victorian farmers and producers at seven farmers’ markets around Melbourne. Head to Abbotsford, Carlton, Coburg and St Kilda Primary today, or the Alphington, Eltham and Flemington farmers’ markets tomorrow for all your feasting necessities. Today and tomorrow, 8.30am-1pm, various locations across Melbourne, free entry or gold coin donation,

The Koori Art Show involves work from some 90 artists across the state.

The Koori Art Show involves work from some 90 artists across the state.

ART Held annually, the Koorie Art Show is the only Victorian exhibition dedicated to the work of Koorie and Victoria-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Some 90 artists from across the state have submitted works this year, with a series of prizes also being awarded. Today and tomorrow, 10am-5pm, Koorie Heritage Trust, the Yarra Building, Federation Square, corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, city, free, 8662 6300,

The rare and wonderful on show at World of the Book  at the State Library.

The rare and wonderful on show at World of the Book at the State Library.

CITY  The free World of the Book exhibition offers a good excuse to explore the State Library Victoria in all its newly refurbished glory. Objects on display include rare medieval manuscripts and Australian classics, in an exhibition devoted to the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today. Today and tomorrow, 10am-6pm, State Library Victoria, corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, city, free, 8664 7000,

FAMILY Sunday Funday sees a free kids’ animal farm take over the beer garden of Footscray local the Station Hotel. There’s face painting for kids and friendly animals including bunnies, guinea pigs, chooks and pigs. Tomorrow, 12.30pm-3.30pm, the Station Hotel, 59 Napier Street, Footscray, free, 9810 0085,

FESTIVAL A kind of mini music festival on the Yarra River, the Island Cruise sees a number of local Afro-Caribbean artists play remixes and classics on a boat. Tastes of Senegal supplys the food. Today, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Victoria Star Cruises, 30 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands, $30,

FOOD Melbourne Vegan Tours runs guided walking tours that throw the spotlight on the city’s diverse vegan food scene. Kicking off at Luna Park, their St Kilda tour visits four to five vegan businesses in the area. You’ll eat the equivalent of three full meals with drinks over more than three hours, with a detour to the beach along the way. Tomorrow, 2pm, Luna Park, 18Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, $105,

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