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11 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Gen Nenna - 20 Apr 2017

Life is a result of the choices you make. Are you going to work off all the chocolate you ate over Easter with disco yoga and a fun run, or are you going to continue to treat yo’ self with a little wine and some of the world’s best paella?

Whatever path you choose, we’re here to support you with our list of 11 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend.

All Weekend

Aladdin The Musical At Her Majesty’s Theatre

Listen up, street rats, Aladdin The Musical has finally arrived in Melbourne and our inner child is literally sobbing with joy. Playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, this genie-us musical will take you on a magic carpet ride filled with incredible choreography, show-stopping tunes, and visual effects that have to be seen to be believed.

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
When: Opens Thursday 20 April
For more information, click here.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

This weekend is your final chance to fit in all the side-splitting comedy you possibly can before the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is done for another year. Don’t miss out on catching some amazing comedy from DeAnne Smith, Romesh Ranganathan, Paul Foot and so many more. Here’s our quick Festival guide if you need some inspo.

Where: Various locations around Melbourne.
When: Ends 23 April
For more information, click here.

Make Love Not Walls

In an Aussie exclusive, Emporium is the only spot in the country to host the controversial Make Love Not Walls campaign before it embarks on a global tour, stopping in New York, Shanghai, Milan, Berlin and Tokyo. Transaltion? There's going to be a big inflatable rainbow tank in Emporium this weekend, courtesy of Deisel. A statement of love in a time of uncertainty. One for the art fans out there.

Where: Emporium, CBD
When: Ends 23 April
For more information, click here.

Thursday 20 April

Boogie Nights at 213

Break out the disco ball, because Yoga 213 is celebrating their fourth birthday with a Boogie Nights yoga party. Let master yogi Hamford McDonald guide you through a Disco Chic Vinyasa Flow class as DJ M.A.F.I.A blasts her best disco tunes. 

Where: Yoga 213, Level 1, 97 Swan Street Richmond
When: 6pm to 8pm, Thursday 20 April
For more information, click here.

Chilean Wine and Tapas Tasting Night at Vamos

Take your tastebuds on a journey through South America this Thursday, with five beautiful Chilean wines and matching tapas from the Vamos kitchen. Tickets are all-inclusive and just $35. Muy bueno.

Where: Vamos, Level 1, 37 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
When: 6:30pm to 8pm, Thursday 20 April
For more information, click here.

Friday 21 April

Let’s Dance! 80s Party

Put on your raspberry beret and practise the electric slide, because Supersmall Club is hosting an 80s dance party! Sip on a Scrunchie Slushie and sing along to your favourite 80s anthems from Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, George Michael, Michael Jackson and Prince. The best costume will win a $50 bar tab, which you can spend on all the awesome drinks specials. We recommend buying a ticket to guarantee entry, because believe us, you don’t wanna miss a thing.

Where: Supersmall Club, 147 Commercial Road, South Yarra
When: 10pm to 3am, Friday 21 April
For more information, click here.

Saturday 22 April

A.BCH X Fashion Revolution Care, Repair, Wear Workshop

Join the fashion revolution and give your much-loved garments a little TLC at the A.BCH Care, Repair, Wear workshop. Extend the life of your clothes—and do your bit for the environment—as local Melbourne designers Lois Hazel and Esther Kirwan (Theo the Label) teach you how to sew a button, fix a hem, and stitch a hole. Each $15 ticket includes a drink on arrival and a special gift, plus the chance to win an A.BCH raw denim tote, $150 to spend with Lois Hazel and a limited edition Fanzine. Proceeds will be donated to Fashion Revolution.

Where: Level 2, 10 Elizabeth Street, Kensington
When: 2pm to 4pm, Saturday 22 April
For more information, click here.

Batman Autumn Night Market

Holy night market, Batman! Whether you’re in the mood to browse some awesome arts and craft stalls, enjoy live entertainment with a drink in hand, or go HAM on some amazing street food, the Batman Autumn Night Market has got you covered. 

Where: Batman Market, 14-22 Gaffney Street, Coburg
When: 4pm to 9pm, Saturday 22 April
For more information, click here.

The Colour Run Night

Run, skip or dance your way through five kilometres of glow-tastic fun at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday night. This star-lit party promises to be filled with super bright colour zones and colour shows, all set to some pumping RnB tunes. New tickets have just been released, but they won’t last for long.

Where: Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington
When: 3:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 22 April 
For more information, click here.

Sunday 23 April

57th International Paella Festival Pacific Semi-Finals

Head to the Queen Victoria Market this weekend and celebrate the Pacific Semi Finals of the Concurs Internacional de Paella Valenciana. Each year this international paella competition attracts leading chefs the world over, with Melbourne’s very own Simply Spanish taking out the 2016 title of tastiest paella outside of Spain. Our stomachs are ready. 

Where:  Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
When: 11am to 3pm, Sunday 23 April
For more information, click here.

Gauchito Gil's Malbec Day 2017

This Sunday will see North Melbourne’s Meat Market transformed into a Malbec mecca as it plays host to Australia’s biggest celebration of the glorious grape variety. Taste over 60 of Australia and Argentina’s best Malbec wines as you vote to crown Melbourne’s best empanada, including entries from Gertrude Street Enoteca, Elyros, San Telmo and Meatsmith.

Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne
When: 1pm to 6pm, Sunday 23 April
For more information, click here.

For The Diary

MSO Presents Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Following their brilliant rendition of Jurassic Park and Pixar in Concert, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is back again to hit you right in the childhood with a performance of the first two Harry Potter films. This magical event isn’t until November but we’re getting our grubby muggle mitts on these tickets ASAP.

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
When: 7:30pm, Thursday 16 November; 1pm, Saturday 18 November
For more information, click here.

Image Credit: The Colour Run 

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