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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Peter Tzimos - 28 Nov 2016


Who doesn’t love a Santa's reindeer? Or an outdoor cinema? Or drinking for a good cause? Scratch that, you’re going to love all the events listed for this week.

Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.  

Wednesday 30th November        

Santas Reindeer Are Visiting Melbourne

With Christmas now less a month away, Santa and his reindeer have a busy looking iCal. Luckily they've put some time aside to visit us here at The Strand in Melbourne, here's your chance to grab a selfie with Santa's reindeer in the CBD. More details here.

QV Cinema Launch

Melbourne's only silent cinema is back again for Summer 2016/17. And it's kicking off in a big way with a free screening of Sex & The City: The Movie. There's a big three-month program of movies and events coming up, you can find out all about it here.

All Week Long

Do More Than Drink

If you've ever wanted to drink for a good cause, this is your chance! Our favourite social enterprise, Scarf, has teamed up with some of the best Melbourne bars for Do More Than Drink, a one-of-a-kind weekend party. Participating bars including Eau Di Vie, Smalls Bar and Carwyn Cellars will be donating $1 from every drink sold on Friday or Saturday to support Scarf's important initiative. Scarf helps young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants get their foot in the hospitality door through a unique, hands-on training program. Do More Than Drink this weekend and head to one of the Melbourne bars proudly supporting Scarf. Whether you're spending on drinks or throwing a few dollars in the Scarf donation jar, head here for more information.

Japanese Film Festival

If you haven’t heard of this yet, then you must live under a rock, because we could not be more excited about Melbourne’s annual Japanese Film Festival. With crime, drama, romance and Godzilla, the festival is everything you could ever need and more. Closing with the heartwrenching film ‘The Long Excuse’, the film extravaganza ends this Sunday, December 4, so head to ACMI before you miss out! Tickets and all the details you need can be found here.

David Hockney At NGV

Indulge your cultural side this weekend and head to the opening of the David Hockney exhibition at the NGV. ‘David Hockney: Current’ is curated by the NGV in collaboration with David Hockney and his studio feature over 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career. The collection of paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works includes many pieces never before seen in Australia. Check out all the details and grab your tickets here.

Image Credit: Griffin Simm at Belleville

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