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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Sophie Teague - 15 Feb 2016

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Are you feeling as tired as we are after a HUGE few weeks in Melb-town? Well, rub those tired eyes and get prepared for another great week in the most liveable city in the world. Take yourself from 1000£ Bend’s Morning Gloryville fit-rave to a Moonlight Cinema Tarantino flick, and maybe then you can dash to Howler’s New Orleans inspired jam. Oh yeah, did we mention White Night is hitting the CBD?! Yeah it’s a big week.

Check our our list of 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

Wednesday 17th

Morning Gloryville at 1000£ Bend

Here’s the wrap: you get up at 6.30am on Wednesday morning and traipse on down to 1000£ Bend... coffee in hand, clearly. Stretch your legs and take a few breaths to prepare yourself for a rave—yep, a rave. It’s called Morning Gloryville and it’s an immersive musical, creative and holistic experience that combines rave-cave goers with the fitness elite. In their 9th Gloryville sesh, the theme is ’20,000 Raves Under the Sea Spectacular’, meaning you’ll be surrounded by underwater themed hosts from DJs to roaming performers to free underwater yoga classes, and even raw juices/snacks/coffee if you’re feeling peckish. If you’re feeling the humpday rave vibe, and want to buy tickets/find out more, click here.

Thursday 18th 

Sea Change Art Party At Allpress Studios

We've been following the awesome Melbourne gallery Many Hands for a while now, and their events just keep getting better and better! This Thursday, the art collective is hosting a cracking party that's raising funds for Fight For The Reef—a charity that's dedicated to saving what we can of our gorgeous natural resources—at Collingwood cafe and events hub Allpress. Expect music, art, photography and illustration from some of Australia's hottest rising talent, as well as some  delicious drinks thanks to the teams at Quiet Deeds and Batlow Cider. The coolest art thing you'll see this month? Probably. Everything kicks off at 7pm—check out the Facebook event details here

Friday 19th

Moonlight Cinema screens The Hateful Eight

If you’re only going to see a couple of movies on the big screen this year, then one spot should be saved for Quentin Tarantino’s newest flick, The Hateful Eight. Set in post Civil War Wyoming, we’re transported to small log cabin to watch a classic Samuel L. Jackson monologue and so bloody much more. And we mean bloody. Whether you’re sitting in the #fancy Glam Grass section or chilling in GA, you’re going to have a brilliant night. The film starts at 8.30pm, so get there early, set up your spot, eat, drink and gaze at the stars. Ticket prices vary and bookings are essential, head to the Moonlight Cinema website to book now.

Saturday 20th

White Night 2016 | Melbourne CBD

Remember all those selfies you got at White Night 2015? Luckily for you insta-lovers everyone's fave all-night festival has officially returned for 2016. Running from 7pm—7am, it’s a non-stop night of awe and amazement. Wander slowly through the city and gaze at magnificent installations, exhibitions and street performances. Actually, there’s so much stuff on we’re starting to feel a little sick from #FOMO. To avoid said concerns, head to the White Night website immediately and download the program—it may run all night long, but we’re sure determined not to miss anything amazing.

Sunday 21st

Who Dat?! New Orleans Inspired Big Easy Jam at Howler

It’s a Sunday miracle! Hear us out: free entry plus $13 cocktails all day… oh and some seriously funky beats filling the air. This New Orleans style paradise is located at Howler at 2pm this Sunday and it must not be missed. Mz Rizk, Annaliese Redlich and Adam Rudegeair are on the decks, and Melbourne’s hottest brass funk outfit, Horns Of Leroy, will keep the party rollin’ on into the night. We’re putting on our comfy dancing shoes as we… write. Get grooving, folks!

Image credit: Morning Gloryville Melbourne via Facebook

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