What's On

See upcoming events happening near Jasper Hotel!

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival brings a 10-day feast with the best of the best from Australia and the world direct to your lips.

This year’s Global Dining Series is a roll-call of the world’s hottest kitchen sparks. There are also 150-plus top-flight food parties confirming the city’s reputation for drinking and dining excellence across the Special Events program. And then there’s the walk-up deliciousness to be discovered at Fed Square, the festival hub for the second year, and last but not least, everyone’s favourite program of progressive dinners and moveable feasts, Westside Wanders.

15th Mar – 24th Mar 2024 www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix is more than a race - it’s a lifestyle.

Get ready to Live Fast at Melbourne's most exciting world-class sporting spectacular.

Be part of the excitement and experience the heart-pumping adrenaline that can only be found at Formula 1®. Explore the world-famous Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit and take in electrifying live performances and entertainment.

21st – 24th March – Albert Park F1 Circuit

Cirque du Soleil is celebrating its 25th anniversary

Cirque du Soleil is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Australia with its critically acclaimed and jaw-dropping production Luzia.

Incorporating grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, Luzia will take audiences on a vibrant journey through worlds filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry – cleverly bringing to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.

 

Sunday 24th March - 3rd April 2024 @ Flemington Racecourse

 

 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town. For three and a half weeks in March and April all are invited to load up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages in venues right across the city.

The Festival has something for every comedy lover with free family entertainment, world-class special events, trail-blazing solo shows and late-night fun. Come celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

27th Mar – 21st April 2024  www.comedyfestival.com.au/2024

Chicago the Musical

Chicago the Musical

The longest-running musical on Broadway, this scorching hot masterpiece stars Anthony Warlow as Billy Flynn, Zoë Ventoura as Velma Kelly, Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart, Peter Rowsthorn as Amos Hart and Asabi Goodman as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, it's no wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy.

With a glittering score that includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is the original and the best.

4th April – 27th May 2024   www.chicagomusical.com.au

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans at Arts Centre Melbourne's Sunday Market.

Winding along St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall and Melbourne's iconic spire, you will find unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.

Featuring local designers and artisans, meet the makers behind the creations, uncovering the inspiration and level of skill poured into each piece. From jewellery, soaps, scarves and candles, to woodcraft, leather goods, clothing and paintings, each item is lovingly handcrafted.

Everything on offer is produced locally, making the market a real favourite for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures for themselves or as gifts.

So come on down, and wander through the winding market while sampling one or four of the delicious delicacies on offer – it's far from your usual shopping experience!

Sun 7th April – 15th December   www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/visit/sunday-market

Jazz and Shiraz - Wine Tasting Night

La Camera's Jazz and Shiraz Wine Tasting Night is fun, educational and entertaining, with fabulous Italian fare and featuring the talented Clinton Fry on the saxophone. It's a great way to meet new people as the restaurant turns into a mini cellar door where guests can mingle and find out more about popular summer wines.

The session kicks off the year with a Giro D'Italia theme with predominantly Italian wines.

Location:  3 Southgate Ave, Southbank 3006. www.lacamerasouthgate.com 

Wed 24th April 6:30pm – 8:30pm

ANZAC Day Commemoration March


The annual ANZAC Day Commemoration March offers a platform for former servicemen and women to reconnect with their units and march together, while also extending a warm invitation to descendants of veterans.
The event serves as an occasion for the public to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by those who have served or are currently serving in the defence forces.
The procession begins at 8:30am, with RACV vehicles transporting the first veterans, who are followed by the rest of the march, which begins at 9am. Typically, the march concludes around midday.
Everyone is invited join the march and show their support. The march can be viewed from various vantage points along the route, starting from Swanston Street (near Fed Square) and spanning down St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance.  

Thursday 25th April  8:30am – 12pm 
 

South Asian Festival

The South Asian Festival returns in collaboration with the City of Melbourne. This day-long free event celebrates the New Year of South Asian countries in a colourful display of their rich and vibrant culture.

There's an exciting line-up of stage performances, including singers, traditional dance, bands and a DJ. Popular food vans and restaurants will feature an extensive assortment of dishes bursting with South Asian flavours.

Community stalls showcase traditional clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, toys and more. Other highlights include a festive ceremonial parade and a laser light show.

There's something for everyone to enjoy at this multicultural event, so come along with your family and friends for a memorable experience.

Location:  New Quay Promenade Docklands.  Sun 28th April - 11am – 9pm

Wicked the musical
WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz... but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships. Until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

www.wickedthemusical.com.au

 

Melbourne Craft Fair
Melbourne Craft Fair

The historic meets the cutting edge at Crft* Wrk, a celebration of contemporary locally made craft under the big sheds at the Queen Victoria Market.

Curated by the team behind The Rose St. Artists’ Market, experience a totally unique craft fair showcasing independent makers of all kinds with works that you won’t find anywhere else, held on the last Saturday of every month.

Melbourne is home to some of the most creative artists and designers and this craft fair is your chance to catch them all in the one place. Featuring art, ceramics, jewellery, embroidery, macrame, ethical textiles, homewares, artisan perfume, dog accessories and lots more.

www.crftwrk.com.au

Winter Night Markets

The Winter Night Market is back at Queen Vic Market every Wednesday evening from 7 June to 30 August.

Rug up in your winter woollies and head to the Market for Melbourne’s best street food trucks and stalls, local brewers and distillers, shopping and lively entertainment.

Warm up next to the roaring open fires, enjoy colourful and unique roving entertainment and boogie along to the famous silent disco.

With FREE entry, this is one event you do not want to miss!

RISING

RISING is a festival of new art, music and performance, in the heart of Naarm/Melbourne.
Emerging from Melbourne’s roots, RISING is an annual festival that spills out onto the city streets, car parks, churches, town square and beloved venues.
It’s a break from business as usual. A chance to connect as a city and with the ambitious artists who bring bold ideas that speak to this time and place.
Full program out now!  
1st June – 7th June 2024  www.2024.rising.melbourne
 

Wine lunch
Winemakers Lunch: TarraWarra Estate and Lambert Wines

This Winemakers' Lunch explores the intricacies of two favoured producers from the Upper Yarra Valley.

Sarah Fagen from TarraWarra Estate and Luke Lambert from Lambert Wines will guide you through the farming and winemaking of the varieties in their portfolio, providing insights into the similarities and contrasts in their winemaking.

Wines will be paired alongside a generous Cumulus Inc. seasonal sharing menu.

www.cumulusinc.com.au

Disney's Beauty and the Beast the Musical

Disney’s brand-new production of Beauty and the Beast the Musical premieres at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre this winter.

This timeless tale has been brought to life on stage like never before in a breathtaking reimagined production.

Members of the original creative team have reunited on this enchanting musical featuring all of the spellbinding songs of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice including Belle, Gaston, Human Again and Be Our Guest.

Beauty and the Beast is a much-loved classic that will fill the hearts of a new generation.

www.beautyandthebeastmusical.com.au

African Festival

Feel the rhythm pulsating through your veins as you step into the vibrant world of the African Festival Melbourne, set against the iconic backdrop of Queen Victoria Market.

Returning for its fourth year, this beloved festival promises a single day of unbridled joy, tantalizing flavors, and soul-stirring entertainment. Get ready to embark on a sensory journey filled with mouthwatering aromas, rhythmic beats, and the warm embrace of community spirit.

Indulge your taste buds with a cornucopia of culinary delights from across the continent, served up by bustling vendors eager to share their traditional recipes and flavoursome dishes. From savoury tagines to sweet pastries, there's something to satisfy every palate.

www.foodietrails.com.au

A Streetcar Named Desire

Nikki Shiels steps into one of the great roles of the stage: Blanche DuBois, the Southern belle whose shifting fortunes land her on the doorstep of her sister Stella and husband Stanley. Blanche guards a dark secret that fans the flames of an already incendiary marriage, and its revelation will set the town ablaze.

One of the most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century, A Streetcar Named Desire has lost none of its power to provoke and beguile. In revisiting this monumental landmark artistic director Anne-Louise Sarks and her team – including Michelle Lim Davidson and Mark Leonard Winter – unearth a wealth of rich meanings that only resonate more loudly with the conversations being had across the world today.

www.mtc.com.au

Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid

Treat yourself and revel in an in-gin-eous high tea like no other with a mixologist / chef-guided experience that includes two gin-based, tea-inspired cocktails.

The food is matched to the gin botanicals with savoury bites featuring juniper, coriander and almond, plus a cheese platter with gin and kumquat marmalade, and a platter of curated sweet delights featuring orange, lemon, liquorice and chocolate.

Non-drinkers can substitute for mocktails and non-alcoholic sparkling wine and / or soft drinks.

www.lifestooshortbar.com.au

Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) presents the most talked about films of the year, hotly anticipated hits from the worldwide festival circuit and future award contenders, many having their Australian premieres.

Plus global talent, food and film events, filmmaker Q&As, short films, industry panels, galas, XR experiences, MIFF Awards and more.

https://miff.com.au/

Tina Turner
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.

Featuring more than 20 of her iconic songs, including Simply the Best, River Deep – Mountain High and Proud Mary, this smash-hit musical is guaranteed to raise the roof at the Princess Theatre.