Fri 27 Mar 2015

For this week’s PBS Arts and Community guide! The Lord Mayor's Student Welcome this Saturday the 28th of March celebrates the diverse contribution of multiculturalism to our city. Produced by young people for young people, this free family-friendly event gives the public an opportunity to experience multicultural performances, interactive activities, roving entertainers, workshops and information stalls. It’s a free event and runs from 2pm – 5pm held at The Couch on Bourke Street in the city .

Worldwide dance phenomenon No Lights No Lycra will team up with Earth Hour for the first time this year in an event called Switch off and Dance. The result: People will be dancing in the dark, to the same music, all around the world! Sounds pretty darn cool really and you can either host your own party or head to the Schoolhouse Studios in Collingwood this Saturday night. It will feature installations, guest speaker Cassia Duncan of Sustainable Table, band Golden Girls, DJ Total Giovanni and a screening of the Earth Hour documentary. The event starts at 6.30pm and the lights will go off at 8.30pm and it’s just 5 bucks a ticket.

Another option for Saturday night is to head to along to a grand feast at The Shadow Electric to support the environmentally conscious printing of Hessian magazine’s second issue, with performances from Habits, HTML Flowers and Harpoons DJs Bec, Jack and Henry. The night runs from 6pm–11pm and tickets which are around $15 are available via The Shadow Electric or on the Facebook Event Page. You’ll get a free copy of their first issue too with each ticket! The great thing about Hessian is that each issue contains a glossary indicating which items in their magazine are vegan, sustainable and or produced with zero waste!

Once a month, Library at The Dock brings you an intimate musical affair with some very special guests playing sounds ranging from world music to folk and indie pop. This is a contemporary music program for all ages. This Sunday sees the master of traditional kora tunes, Jali Buba Kuyateh. Jali has appeared at festivals around Australia, including WOMADelaide and the Melbourne International Festival and he’ll be playing a free show kicking off at 3pm located in the Docklands. For more information head to and type in Sunday lounge music.

Also the 25th Melbourne Queer film festival finishes up on Monday so if you haven’t done so already, head to and check out all the great movies on offer. It's the longest running queer film festival in Australia and the second largest film festival in Victoria and tickets are under $20 with a tonne of packages and member discounts available. Queer Film Festival PBS FM.jpg