There are so many fantastically Melbourne events happening this week, you can’t be too hung up about Easter slipping away! Here are five awesome things to do in Melbourne to fill your short week.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
You guys, DINOSAURS! Melbourne Museum plays home to one of the biggest exhibitions ever from Universal Studios, Jurassic World, celebrating the terrifying film series that’s surely a classic of our times. With props, science (yes, you will actually learn something) and heaps of life-size dinosaurs, this is one for you big kids. Because who doesn’t want a selfie with a velociraptor?!
Melbourne Comedy Festival
Some of Melbourne Comedy Festival’s best shows have just kicked off, including Mark Butler’s stomach-clutching, hilarious “Brain of Woman, Brain of Man”. Praised as one of the wittiest comedians of his generation, this international star (initially from the UK, so funny accents are just a bonus) has won critical hearts in Melbourne. Book your tickets here.
QVM’s FINAL Summer Night Market
The best long weekend of the year has come and gone, with a whole 365 between us and the next well-deserved four day-weekend (sans Christmas, which doesn’t count at all). Cheer up, this is your last chance to visit Queen Victoria Market’s final Summer Night Market! With the hottest street food in Melbourne, there’s no better way to spend Wednesday night.
Melbourne’s Queer Film Festival: Launch Night!
Home to over 100 international and local films, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival is one of this city’s biggest events. Don’t miss the launch of Australia’s largest queer film festival, with features, shorts and documentary films over a giant 12 days. Kicking off this Thursday is the premier of the heartfelt and hilarious “That’s Not Us”. Check out the full program here.
Friday 1st April
Channel your inner child during the 52-Storey Treehouse adaption
Showing at the Arts Centre Melbourne for just six days, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s collaboration 52-Storey Treehouse is promised to be hilariously childish and magnificently entertaining. Promised scenes include a rocket-powered carrot launcher and ninja snail training academy. What more could you want on a Friday?! Tickets are selling out quickly, so head to Ticketmaster to book!
An Extra For The Kids…
Superhero Training Academy
Northcote Town Hall must have a Tony Stark in their ranks, because this Thursday they’re hosting a Superhero Training Academy for pint-sized heroes! Children from 5-8 have been invited to attend the academy, which covers how to move, act and DIY costume like a true superhero. Learning from failed superheroes who have been left in charge of the academy, trainees will soon discover nefarious bad guys among their ranks…Can we have an adult training class too, PLEASE?
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