Aug 01 - Sep 09, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company's 'Jasper Jones'

The Melbourne Theatre Company is bringing to life the award-winning novel, “Jasper Jones”. Often described as Australia’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Craig Silvey’s novel is a story about outsiders and what it really means to be a hero. Late one summer night in 1965, young Charlie is startled by fierce rapping on the window of his sleep-out. It’s Jasper Jones, the baddest kid in the wheatbelt town of Corrigan. Steer clear of him, parents say, he’s nothing but trouble.

Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2016

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

The City of Melbourne’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) features a number of events including one-off runway shows held over four evenings at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall. There are also free daily runway shows at the Hub at City Square, the home of MSFW. Other highlights include activations from some of Australia’s biggest fashion and beauty brands, seminars and workshops as well as highlights from the men’s fashion program.

Aug 13 - Nov 20, 2016

Toni Maticevski: Dark Wonderland

Bendigo Art Gallery is staging “Toni Maticevski: Dark Wonderland”, which highlights the work of the celebrated Australian designer. Maticevski has achieved worldwide acclaim for his masterful approach to the manipulation of traditional fashion silhouettes and innovative use of materials, colour, texture and fabrics.

Aug 20, 2016

Filthy Linen Night

6 pm-midnight. The Art Garage (2231 St. Claude Ave.) and other galleries along St. Claude Avenue. Free.

Sep 30, 2016

Scale & Ales

8 pm. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 504.861.5107;

Sep 01-30, 2016

Daiquiri Season

Venues citywide;

Sep 30, 2016

Taste of America: Night of Culinary Stars

6:30 pm. Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave.;

Sep 25, 2016

Fried Chicken Festival

Lafayette Square (St. Charles Ave. and Lafayette St.);

Sep 02-04, 2016

Louisiana Seafood Festival

City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd.;