Spring arrives with a flourish in Melbourne and Victoria, with plenty of ways to experience the state at its bloomin' best. 

It's showtime as Moulin Rouge! The Musical continues to dazzle audiences at the Regent Theatre. At ACMI, admire how the goddesses of early cinema blazed their own trail at Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion, and absorb Bonnard's luminous palette at Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Madhavi at NGV International – both exhibitions are part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, so catch them before they leave for the season.

Don a footy jumper for the AFL Finals Series, your finest threads for Spring Racing Carnival, and head to Ballarat for the 10th Ballarat International Photo Biennale. Keen to stop and smell the posies? Silvan will be a field of colour at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival and the CherryHill Blossom Festival springs to life at the end of the month.

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