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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Greta Waters - 15 Jan 2018

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Raise your hand if you've ever felt the brunt of January’s never-ending banquet meals and beach beers. If you want to get rid of last year's Christmas pounds, look away now, coz we are not going to be ANY help.

Still here? Nice one. Five for you, Glen Coco. Here are five awesome things to do this week! 

All Week

Australian Open 

A Melbourne summer isn’t complete without a Grand Slam, and some pretty cringe-worthy gold and green merch oi oi oi… Take a seat courtside at this year's Aus Open. It all kicks off today. There are a variety of tickets with different perks and quirks. If you want to avoid the crowds, you can catch a match for free on the big screens at Birrarung Marr. This party in the park offers free live music, face painting and nom-noms from Hunky Dory and Burger Project (and plenty more).

Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
When: Monday 15 January – Sunday 28 January, from 10am
For more details, click here

Tuesday 16th January 

Dumpling Feast At Burma Lane 

If you haven’t already met Burma Lane, we would officially like to introduce you to the masters behind the juicy Wagyu cheeseburger bacon dumpling. To celebrate the first bday of these pillows of modern Australian/Burmese cuisine, the legends at Burma Lane are gracing the CBD with three days of $1 dumplings. A PSA for the hard-core dumpling lovers: there's a max of five dumplings per person. Silver lining—you can indulge in these mini mouthfuls for lunch and dinner with zero judgement.

Where: Burma Lane, 118 Little Collins St, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 16 January – Thursday 18 January, from 12pm-late
For more details, click here.
 

Trophy Wife Barbie 

Instafamous artist Annelies Hofmeyr @trophywifebarbie is holding her first solo exhibition at Lord Coconut. We don’t want to give too much away, coz you really have to see this one for yourself. But we will give you a hint: mounted Barbie heads…yeah, sh*t just got real.

Where: Lord Coconut, Level 5 Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St
When: Tuesday 16 January – Saturday 3 February, 5-7pm
For more details, click here

Wednesday 17th January 

Pride Night At Queen Vic Night Market 

It's time for Queen Vic Market's annual Pride Night. Open to all, this night of love and equality can be enjoyed with global street food, artisan shopping stalls and live entertainment. Oh yeah, and Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia International pageant are both coming back. Australia’s most fab drag queens and transgender women will strut their stuff with (borrowed) live acts from the Midsumma Festival. Don’t miss out on a selfie with the LOVE WINS installation.

Where: Queen Victoria Market
When: Wednesday 17 January, 6pm onwards
For more details, click here

South Melbourne Night Market 

Port Phillip Council have expanded the contents of South Melbourne Night Market in all the right ways (more seating and space for food lovers and market enthusiasts alike). You know the drill—eight glorious weeks of street food, market stalls and live entertainment. Look out for Zimbabwean R&B songstress Thando and local folk darlings Hey Mammoth! Oh yeah, FREE rooftop parking from 5.30pm too.

Where: South Melbourne Market, Coventry & Cecil St, South Melbourne
When: Thursday 4 January – Thursday 22 February, 5.30-9.30pm
For more details, click here

Did you hear the news? Ladurée are now doing cocktails

Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis | Hunky Dory 

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