Art & Design

5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Melanie Host - 22 May 2017


No matter your age, you’re in for a whole lotta partying this week. We're talking dance parties, tea parties and adults-only LEGO parties! All of us could use a bit of extra fun this time of year, and Melbourne's bringing it in spades.

Here’s our list of 5 Things To Do In Melbourne This Week (plus a couple of cheeky bourbon-based events). Enjoy.

All Week


Flinders Lane Gallery is presenting a highly anticipated annual showcase of emerging and unsigned artists – Exploration. Now in its 17th year, the exhibition provides a platform for local talent to successfully exhibit their art in a commercial gallery. The whole collection is tightly curated and spans a diverse range of media.

Where: Flinders Lane Gallery
When: 11am – 6pm, 23 May – 17 June
For more information, click

Wednesday 24th May


Let loose, shake it off and dance for yourself in the world's hottest all-dark dancing craze. This is one time you can actually dance like no one’s watching, because really, they can’t see nuts when the lights are off. Plus, No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) has teamed up with the Department of Health's initiative ‘Girls Make Your Move’ campaign to make this event FREE for young women aged 12 – 19 (and just $7 on the door for anyone else).

Where: 49 Nicholson St Brunswick East
When: 6.30pm – 8pm, 24 May
For more information, click


If you’ve never painted before but always wanted to, unleash the artist within. In just two hours you'll sit through a professionally guided workshop and master the step-by-step creation of your very own work of art. You even get to take it home. P.S. You don’t have to bring anything. The canvasses, paint, easels, paintbrushes and aprons are already waiting for you. Eat, drink and chill with a super-fun painting sesh. Hot tip: PAINT4FUN gets you 50% off the full ticket price.

Where: Dan O'Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street, Carlton 
When: 7.30pm – 9.30pm, 24 May
For more information, click

Thursday 25th May


Been wanting to visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre but don't have any kids to make it not weird? Time for the big kids to get a turn at this adults-only event – no judgements and no shame. We’re talking scavenger hunting, a 4D cinema, factory tour, speed-build competitions, LEGO brick pits, workshop classes and much more! AND, you could even win ‘Model of the Month’ with your treasured LEGO creation you’ve been cooping up at home. For the hangry builder, food and drink will be available to purchase on the night to keep you going. Don’t sweat if you can’t make this one, you square, there WILL be more chances for you to play ‘Bob the Builder’ on 22 June and 20 July.

Where: Chadstone Shopping Centre
When: 6.30pm - 11pm, 25 May
For more information, click


South Melbourne Market is one of the venues playing host to Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in raising funds to fight cancer. Scones, muffins, CRUFFINS, sweet treats, coffee, tea, quiches, croissants, rolls, Vietnamese delights, cupcakes, boreks, mini dim sims, sushi, gelato will all be up for grabs, alongside vouchers and raffle prizes given out on the day. While you’re serenaded by Perfect Day Music, you'll also be doing some food for the Cancer Council. But don’t get stuck outside—the Market’s not technically open on Thursday… (Enter via the sliding doors on Coventry Street instead)

Where: South Melbourne Market
When: 10 – 11.30am, 25 May
For more information, click 

Don't Miss

Wild Turkey Cocktails & Menu At The Beaufort and Ike’s

The Beaufort and Ike’s is headed south this month, with a southern-inspired menu that’s embracing all things Wild Turkey—plus there’s a few cocktails to match. When it comes to food, you’ll want to order the Wild Turkey-inspired burger, which will be different each week. The main event is obviously the selection of signature cocktails—they’re all delicious, FYI. You’ll struggle to choose between the whiskey apple and the Wild Turkey gold rush cocktail, which is basically a whiskey sour with sweet, sweet honey. This also doubles as an art gallery with artworks displayed on whiskey barrels from Baby Guerrilla.

When: Thursday 25 May, Thursdays 1, 8 & 15 June
Where: The Beaufort and Ike’s 
Head here for more about Wild Turkey! 

Wild Turkey Way At Whitehart Hotel

Listen up burger and bourbon fans—there’s a pop-up happening in Melbourne and it was made for you. Wild Turkey has teamed up with the legends at Whitehart Hotel this Tuesday night. This also doubles as an art gallery with artworks on display from Gareth Stehr, Adrian Doyle & Klara Rah. There’ll be signature cocktails happening at the bar—the Wild Turkey Kentucky Firebird is worth a mention, because the glass is smoked, then spiked with a combination of Grand Marnier, Cinzano Rosso, Maraschino and Wild Turkey 101. There’ll also be a Wild Turkey gold rush cocktail, which is as fun as it sounds, and a menu from the gents at Dexter’s.

What: Wild Turkey Way
When: Tuesday 23rd, from 6.30pm.
Where: Whitehart Hotel
Head here for all of the details! 

Winter’s almost upon us! Have you planned your next day trip yet?

Editor's Note: Wild Turkey's event is proudly sponsored by Wild Turkey and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image credit: Carson Arias

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