The Portarlington foreshore will see massive crowds converge for the opening night of the three-day National Celtic festival. The festival draws the best national and international Celtic acts to perform over 14 stages. Visitors will be treated to The Folk Market, bursting with fine food and fresh produce from a wide range of food trucks, along with delicious local wines, craft brews and spirits from Victoria’s bespoke distilleries; adjacent to the festival and free to the public, non-ticket holders can get amongst it too. For more information head to nationalcelticfestival.com.
The Queenscliff Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with more than 200 craft beers to try. They only pour the best craft beers on tap, including from their sister company, Prickly Moses. This Saturday, Mr. Meaner, Geelong’s newest cover-band, will be playing the best of party rock, funk, alternative and classic rock. They’ll be performing at the Brewhouse from 9pm until midnight. Head down early and enjoy a vast selection of craft beer, craft cider, craft whisky and local produce food from the Otway and Geelong region, as well as so much more. For more information, head to queenscliffbrewhouse.com.au.
Birds in Song
Where Song Began is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world. Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, “the birds that can sing”. Such is their evolutionary significance, one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest. Accessible for all ages, this work encourages the audience to contemplate the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia’s rich and colourful bird history. The show is on at QDOS Arts 35 Allenvale Road, Lorne at 4pm. For tickets and more information go to wheresongbegan.com.