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5 Awesome Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

By Ellen Seah - 20 Apr 2015

Melbourne film lovers will be simply spoilt for choice this week, with festivals and cinema events left, right and in Coburg (ha). Even if you’re not a movie buff Listers, we’re quite certain at least one of these events will pique your interest, there’s just so many!

The Face of Lentils at Lentil As Anything

In one year, artist Michael Zacutti drew 1000 portraits of everyday people who visited Lentils As Anything. From customers to workers, all are displayed in the unique exhibition “The Faces of Lentils”. Long time Lentil customer Zacutti describes the exhibition as both “about the people that reside there and a reflection of the restaurant.” Don’t miss this unique exhibition, which runs until the end of April at the Lentil As Anything Abbotsford artspace.

Lentil As Anything | 1-3 Heliers Street, Abbotsford
3 – 30 April | Rsvp to the Facebook event

ART-Town at Chapel off Chapel

The celebrated local art exhibition ART-Town, centred in the Chapel Street Precinct, will finish this Sunday. Don’t miss the unique chance to see over 100 pieces of distinctive artwork created live in local public spaces. All displayed works are for sale. But if your wallet is a little worse for wear, no worries—entry is free for the entire exhibition! Hooray for cheap activities!

Chapel off Chapel | 12 Little Chapel Street
10-26 April | Website 

Spanish Film Festival

Opening today and running until May, the Spanish film festival is the perfect opportunity to impress that important first date with your ever-so refined cultured tastes. Be enthralled by the best of Spain’s romantic, shocking, and heart-warming movies. A range of Spanish favourites will play across Palace Cinemas nationally, and we have no doubt these classics will gain a devoted Melburnian following as dedicated as those in Spain.

Various Palace Cinemas
22 April – 10 May | Ticket prices vary, book here

AEVOE Film Screenings

Howler is the new home to AEVOE’s delicate selection of cult classic films and international smash hits. With screenings every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm, sit back, grab some of Howler’s best nibbles (cough, dumplings, cough) and enjoy these coming-of-age features and short films. As a bonus, all tickets are available at concession prices for AEVOE screenings this month. ‘Cause we all deserve discounts.

Howler | 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick
Book here 

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival at 

The much-adored Coburg food truck festival is back. For only two days (Wednesday and Thursday), you’ll have access to Melbourne’s best street food and the biggest film releases of the month. It’ll be heaven. Notable special guests include Pappa Pita, I Scream Sandwich and Oh My Grill with a glorious variety of other Greek, Asian and Italian delights. So gather a group (because a carload is dirt-cheap at the Coburg drive-in), get cosy with blankets and pillows, and grab some of this city’s favourite food truck specials for a perfect night out.

Village Cinemas Coburg Drive In | 155 Newlands Road, Coburg
22nd & 23rd April | Book here

That’s our pick of what's on in Melbourne this week, folks! Don’t forget to check back in Thursday morning for our roundup of weekend events. 

Image credit: Miles Aldridge via Pintrest

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