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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Peter Tzimos - 21 Nov 2016


Think secret cinemas, a treasure trove, and a very classy open day to make up the wonderful things that are on this week. Get in the car, start driving, and don’t stop until you’ve ticked all of these off the list.

Here are five awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

Thursday 24th

Find Hidden Treasure At The Fair

For the first time in Melbourne, anything that you can hide away in your treasure troves will be on display at the Melbourne Fair. With over 40 Australian and international exhibitors, you’ll find antique jewellery pieces, an art deco cocktail bar and even vintage Chanel bags all up for grabs. There’ll even be a couture exhibition showcasing the transformation of the infamous ‘Little Black Dress’, from the 1920’s to today. The experts will have all the knowledge you could ever ask for, with inspiration for all things fashion, art, and history. For more details, just head here

Friday 25th

Country Cinema Club

Tucked away in the folds of the Dandenong Ranges lies the beauty that is the Cameo Outdoor Cinema, and it’s back this year to screen your favourite films and new releases. Expose Melbourne’s best-kept secret, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Moana, and One More Time With Feeling all airing throughout December as they hit the big screen, as well as a few old classics like Elf, The Lion King, and Muriel’s Wedding. There is, of course, a fully stocked bar with craft beers and local Victorian wines. Tickets and the full program are available here.

Hip Hop ‘Till You Drop

In one of the most Melbourne events of this year’s calendar, the city will come alive this weekend with a hip hop dance festival performed through its bustling streets. Performers from around the world will take over the open spaces of the CBD to share their techniques and styles, all for us to wonder how it is exactly that they can move like that. The program and more details are all here for you to take a look.

Saturday 26th

STARWARD’s Housewarming Party

One of our favourite Melbourne whiskey distillers is closing up shop in Essendon Fields and moving into a bigger and brighter future by the bay. From Saturday 26th, STARWARD’s esteemed spirits will be housed in Melbourne’s only open distillery, setting up camp in the ports to give you a boozy look around. The new warehouse will be double the size, running tours, master-classes and cocktail workshops on weekends, with plans to expand their hours as we all flock to Port Melbourne. To kick everything off, their open day will help you celebrate, with food trucks, mini bottles of whiskey, and guided tours all day long. Click here for more info.

Sunday 27th

Heaps Fun Color Run

Get into an island groove this summer with the newest kind of Color Run. In conjunction with Sportsgirl, the Tropicolor World Tour is coming to Melbourne to get you running in between palm trees, tropical scents and island tunes. Paradise awaits at the end of the line, with a festival on Rainbow Beach that will come to life with music, dancing and the most tropical color throws of the year. Look here to start planning ahead.

Image Credit: The Color Run 

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