9 things to do over Easter weekend
From spooky art installations to chocolate festivals, Easter is shaping up to be an absolute corker. By Rebecca Russo
William Eggleston at the NGV’S Festival of Photography
Direct from the National Portrait Gallery in London, this exhibition of work by Memphis photographer William Eggleston is a dreamy dive into American suburbia. à NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3006. 03 8620 2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Daily 10am-5pm. Free. Until Jun 18.
Shake it loose at Boogie Festival
The line-up at this three-day camping jaunt features punk rock legends Cosmic Psychos, Strand of Oaks, Sonny & the Sunsets, Jen Cloher and a heap more. à Bruzzy’s Farm, Tallarook-pyalong Rd, Tallarook 3659. www.boogie.net.au. $0-$229. Apr 14-16.
Laugh your arse off at Triple J’s Good az Friday
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Triple J join forces for a broadcast hosted by new breakfast team Ben and Liam, featuring live music and some of the festival’s best talents. à Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. 03 9658 9658. www.comedyfestival. com.au. Noon-3pm. Free. Fri Apr 14.
Groove along to Roland Tings at Howler
Melbourne producer Roland Tings is performing in promotion of his new six-track EP Each Moment a Diamond, which features bouncy single ‘Higher Ground’. à Howler, 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick 3056. 03 9077 5572. www.h-w-l-r.com. 8.30pm. $20. Fri Apr 14.
Rockwiz Live at Hamer Hall
Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis will trade the Espy for Hamer Hall as they host a music trivia special event they’re calling ‘Another Really Really Good Friday’. Expect tough-as-nails questions, gut-punching gags and the ace Rockwiz Orkestra. à Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004. 03 9281 8000. www. artscentremelbourne.com.au. 8-10pm. $30-$129. Fri Apr 14.
Alter your perception with ‘House of Mirrors’ in Bendigo
Created by Melbourne artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, ‘House of Mirrors’ is a disorienting walk-through installation designed to make it impossible to maintain a sense of direction. It made its debut as part of MONA’S Dark MOFO festival. à Rosalind Park, behind Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo 3550. 03 5434 6088. www.bendigoartgallery.com. au. Daily 2-9pm; Apr 14-16 10am-10pm. $0-$10. Apr 7-30.
Choc till you drop at Chocolate Food Truck Festival
This free, licensed, all-ages event will bring the choccy goodness with ice cream, waffles, churros, shakes, doughnuts and cupcakes. àpreston Food Truck Park, 518 High St, Preston 3072. thefoodtruckpark.com.au. Fri 5-10pm; Sat noon-10pm; Sun noon-9pm. Free. Apr 15-16.
Have a Good Friday seafood party at Tommy Ruff Fish Bar
Opt for a hearty feed on Good Friday by digging into a signature seafood chef’s platter for two including grilled fish, prawn skewers, calamari, fish wings, tacos and oysters. à Tommy Ruff Fish Bar, 121 Chapel St, Windsor 3181. 03 9521 7195. www.tommyruff.com.au. Daily 11.30am-10pm.
Head to Churchill Island Heritage Farm for an Easter egg hunt
Phillip Island’s northern neighbour will have traditional farming demonstrations, live music and kids’ workshops and games. Their epic annual egg hunt will kick off on Easter Sunday at 10am. ■ à Churchill Island Heritage Farm, 246 Samuel Amess Dr, Churchill Island 3925. 03 5951 2800. www.visitphillipisland.com/listing/churchill-islandheritage-farm. Wed-sun 11am-4pm. $6.40-$58. Apr 12-16.