Melbourne

Friday, May 8

6pm. St Mary's Church, cnr Rossmoyne & High Sts, Thornbury.

Cnr St Andrews Place & Macarthur St, City (back of Parliament House).

Until Friday, November 14

November 1, 7 & 14. Backlot Studios Cinema, 65 Haig St, Southbank. Spanish with English subtitles. $15 one film, $25 two films, $35 three. To book 0425 539 149 or email LASNET.

Friday, August 2

We demand: Don't let Rudd dump refugees on PNG; welcome refugee boats: let them in, let them stay; increase refugee intake from Indonesia to save lives; no to deportations; no borders. 5:30pm. Flinders Street Station (under the clocks), cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, City.

Tonight 20,000 Victorians are homeless. How do we get people off the streets and into shelter? Should we give money and if so, to individuals or organisations? Is homelessness inevitable or can we make changes to end it once and for all? With Alan Attwood, Heather Holst, Suzy Freeman-Greene and Spike Chiappalone. 6:15pm. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City. To book visit Wheeler Centre.

The idea is to focus on stopping sexual violence, overt and subtle sexism, violence against women, and all forms of oppression of women. The group will be inclusive of gender, men and women both wanted at the group, especially men who want to find ways to stop sexism and the trend of making women uncomfortable at Occupy. 5pm. City Square, cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, City. For more info visit Occupy Melbourne.

Until Sunday, October 16

Aims to increase awareness of key environmental issues by bringing together film-makers, experts, policy makers, politicians and the wider community in an open conversation about the world we live in.

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St, City..

with The Duvtons
8pm, Billboard The Venue, Melbourne, VIC, $49 (+ bf)

Dead Kennedys are one of the most popular and important American punk bands, and they are returning to Australia for three special shows this April. Dead Kennedys play Melbourne on April 6, Brisbane on April 7 and Sydney on April 9.
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They formed in San Francisco in 1978 when vocalist Jello Biafra answered a music paper advert placed by guitarist East Bay Ray. They were joined by bassist Klaus Flouride, drummer Ted, and

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently announced that women must work an additional 64 days into the new financial year to earn as much as male workers earn in 12 months. Women are over represented in part-time and insecure jobs, which results in the income gap being much wider in real terms. Pay Justice Action will not only identify the problems but present solutions. 6pm. Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Meal available. Hosted by Pay Justice Action as a fundraiser for its ongoing organising.

Sunday, August 17

This riveting documentary follows the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage; a journey that took five years of setbacks and victories, ending up at the Supreme Court in Washington. 4pm. Hoyts 10. To book, visit MIFF.

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