Rally: Occupy Fridays.

Each Friday between noon and 10pm, Occupy Melbourne is reclaiming City Square for the people so we can rebuild our spirit of community, show people we're still here, still keen and that we can change the world. Join us for peaceful public assembly and political discussion. City Square, cnr Swanston & Collins sts, City.

Pub night: Climate change & health.

Zero Carbon Moreland's April pub night will explore the short and long-term impacts that climate change may have on health in Australia. Leading the discussion will be Fiona Armstrong, convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance and fellow of the Centre for Policy Development. Fiona is a longstanding environmentalist with a background in health and climate policy and is an active campaigner for health reform and climate action. Zero Carbon Moreland pub nights occur regularly on the second Thursday of each month.

Little dining room, Edinburgh Castle, cnr Sydney Rd & Albion St, Brunswick.

Rally: Occupy Fridays

Each Friday between noon and 10pm, Occupy Melbourne is reclaiming City Square for the people so we can rebuild our spirit of community, show people we're still here, still keen and that we can change the world. Join us for peaceful public assembly and political discussion.

City Square, cnr Swanston & Collins Sts, City.

Comedy: Xavier Toby: Binge thinking.

Evolution is going backwards. People are getting dumber. I'm Xavier Toby. This stand-up show is about me trying to figure out why.

The Irish Times, 427 Little Collins St, City (no show Wednesdays). $18 (full), $15 (concession & groups of 6 or more), $8 (Tightarse Tuesdays). For more info & bookings visit Comedy Festival. (Xavier Toby will also be taking part in the 2012 Annual Green Left Weekly Comedy Debate: Australia needs an Abbott-proof fence on May 11.)

BZE film screening: Dirty Business.

Peter Bull's film is a 90-minute documentary that investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate change. Politicians and corporate interests have mounted a formidable public relations campaign promoting 'clean coal' as a solution to our energy/climate problem. The film is the first major public media project to explain and demystify 'clean coal' and to explore the extent to which increased energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar thermal power might make 'clean coal' unnecessary and uneconomical.

Comedy: Dr Toby Halligan is not a Dr, but he'll try . . .

Toby Halligan has ADD, anxiety, and once snuck into the Israeli Embassy, naked. But he isn't crazy; he's mad as hell. Maybe it's Tony Abbott? Today Tonight? The lizards that run the Post Office? Or maybe, like every other problem in Australia, he's just tired of not being taken seriously. Tickets from $18.
7:15pm (6:15pm Sundays). Portland Hotel, cnr Russell & Little Collins Sts, City.
(Toby Halligan will also be taking part in the 2012 Annual Green Left Weekly Comedy Debate: Australia needs an Abbott-proof fence on May 11.)

Exhibition: iProtest.

Highlights the virtual and domestic nature of experiencing revolutions digitally. Zein maps the digital public space into private space by distorting and juxtaposing images of protests. Viewers can explore the optical illusion of patterns against the reality of photographs. 5-7pm. George Paton Gallery, second floor, Union House, Melbourne University.

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