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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Sophie Colvin - 07 Sep 2015

Wowee, Listers! Do we have a week of activities for you, or what?! Exhibitions, talks and delicious dinners, it’s the perfect week of balance.

Here’s our top pick of events in Melbourne this week.

Monday 7th

Shadow Thieves

Shadow Thieves, a dinner series to be held on the first Monday of each month, kicks of this week. The launch dinner is a “Sicilian Shindig” being held by Bar Idda. This will be a feast of Sicilian food and wine where you’ll leave, in true Sicilian style, feeling like a glutton for punishment. The dinner will be held in the upstairs area of Ombra and bookings will be taken directly through the restaurant. 

Ikebana International Exhibition

Catch the Ikebana International Exhibition in the rear gallery of the Melbourne Town Hall. Finishing up this Saturday, the exhibition will showcase Ikebana, which is an ancient form of Japanese lower arrangement. With the motto of ‘Friendship through flowers’ it’s something we’re pretty down for! And better yet, you can book yourself an Ikebana lesson!  Full details here.

Wednesday the 9th

Morning Gloryville

Morning Gloryville is back! Its sixth Melbourne event, ‘Spring Awakening’ will be held on Wednesday at 1000£ Bend in Melbourne’s CBD between 6:30am – 10am. The event will be choc-a-block with god vibes and fun times, including sets from local DJs, a ‘Jazzification Station’, a ‘Laughter clinic’ workshop, hooping and a tonne more. Grab tickets here.

Chasing the Scream

Bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari, is presenting a talk on the war on drugs and the cause of addiction. Hari will tell a different side of the story we all know about drugs and addiction, informed by the lives of those he encountered over his worldwide journey and investigations. Hari’s talk will be followed by an expert panel discussion with politicians, law enforcement and academics in the area. You can get a little preview by viewing Hari’s TED talk here. Tickets here.

Sunday 13th

Postcards for Change. R U Ok? Art exhibition

A group of stellar Australian artists have collaborated to put together a sweet little exhibition to raise awareness of the suicide prevention organisation, R U OK? Being held under the banner of Post Cards for Change, the exhibition will be held this Sunday in West Melbourne and will include entertainment, food, guest speakers and quality one-off art pieces for sale. Info and bookings here.

Don’t forget to check back in on Thursday for our full run down of what’s on this weekend. 

Image credit: Morning Gloryville via Instagram 

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