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Your weekend in Melbourne January 4 to 5

JAZZ Atlanta Coogan returns with the Back To Black Band for an intimate run of The Amy Winehouse Show. Expect stories of Amy’s life alongside renditions of her songs including classics such as Valerie, Rehab and others from the Back To Black album. Today, 8pm, Caravan Music Club, 1 Victor Road, Bentleigh East, $22-$33, caravanmusic.com.au

Moonshine Jam Band.

Moonshine Jam Band.

ROCK Playing music by the likes of ZZ Top, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers Band, the Moonshine Jam Band begins the New Year with a Sunday session at the Gem Bar, celebrating the biggest names in southern rock alongside their original tracks. Tomorrow, 7pm, Gem Bar and Dining, 289 Wellington Street, Collingwood, free, 9419 5170, thegembar.com.au

ELSEWHERE

MARKET The Woodend Farmers’ Market is an initiative of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group and aims to be a zero-waste event. Pick up meat, egg and cheese products from local producers, as well as fruits and vegetables. There will also be a wide range of wine, jam, biscuits and olive oil available. Today, 9am-1pm, Woodend Community Centre, corner of High and Forest streets, Woodend, free entry, vfma.org.au

Dance to African rhythms at the Saturday Village Market.

Dance to African rhythms at the Saturday Village Market.

MARKET Werribee Open Range Zoo celebrates African culture for the Saturday Village Market. Immerse yourself in the colours and flavours of Africa through stalls, performances, food and craft activities. South Sudanese Yirol dancers perform to African drumming, animals emerge from stone through traditional carving demonstrations and clothes, sandals, tea and coffee will also be available. Today, 10.30am-3pm, Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee South, free-$38, 1300 966 784,  zoo.org.au

FESTIVAL An entire festival celebrating Elvis Presley will take place for the first time in Melbourne. The Melbourne Elvis Festival pays homage to the King of Rock with six shows featuring local and international Elvis tribute artists. Jack Gatto and Bill Cherry perform recreations such as the Madison Square Garden concert, the 1968 Comeback Special and more. Today and tomorrow, various times and prices, Melrose Reception and Convention Centre, 2-8 Carrick Drive, Tullamarine, melbourneelvisfestival.com.au

An outdoor film festival at Melbourne Zoo will focus on environmental issues.

An outdoor film festival at Melbourne Zoo will focus on environmental issues.

FILM The Melbourne Zoo Outdoor Film Festival aims to raise awareness for conservation, sustainability and the environment through a program of documentaries, short films and expert presentations. Films include David Attenborough’s Light on Earth and the Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic Sea of Shadows. Today and tomorrow, 5.30pm, Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville, free-$38, 1300 966 784, zoo.org.au

ART Composer and harpist Michael Johnson guides a mindfulness meditation at the Royal Botanic Gardens for the Harp Meditations concert series. He combines gentle harp music with stories about the background of his compositions within the calming surrounds of nature. Tomorrow, 1pm, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, $20, 9252 2300, rbg.vic.gov.au

Mandalas can be used to help practise self-expression and individualism.

Mandalas can be used to help practise self-expression and individualism.

WORKSHOP Learn the principles behind creating a mandala and be guided through a calming practice in the Mandala Meditation Workshop. Mandalas, spiritual symbols from Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, can be used to help practise self-expression and individualism. Today, 9.30am-10.30am, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, $40, 9415 3600, abbotsfordconvent.com.au

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