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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Millie Lester - 09 Jan 2017


For those of you reading this from the couch, here are a few things to pad your cushy holiday lifestyle with, and for those of your reading this from the office—my condolences. But also here are a handful of sweet thangs happening in our glorious city that could make your week A LOT more awesome.

All Weekend

The Backlot Rooftop Drive-In Cinema

For starters, yet another outdoor cinema has reared its gawjuss head in Melbourne, and this one also happens to be drive-in (WOT? YASS). Head on over to Docklands’ Backlot Rooftop Drive-In cinema this week and catch one of these big blockbusters: Passengers, Assassin’s Creed & Monster Trucks. And don’t forget to buy six choc tops, kids. Info and session times here.

Shimmerlands

Speaking of outdoor entertainment, The University of Melbourne is hosting Shimmerlands—an outdoor cinema, music and culinary culture festival—this summer at its Parkville campus. I don’t need to say much else, just that Ab Fab: The Movie is playing on Wednesday night, and that you can sample food from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, including Fancy Hanks, Pierogi Pierogi, Burn City Smokers, and All Day Donuts. Check out their calendar here.

Slide The Square

Summer’s not summer without a giant slip’n’slide in Federation Square, so stop defying your Melburnian right of passage and slide on down there for some slippery fun everyday this week (hint: the Bureau of Meteorology says Tuesday will have delicious weather). Grab your tickets here.

Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival

This one goes out to all our city’s biggest thespians. For 23 days, the Athenaeum Theatre will play host to a plethora of well-loved family musical favourites, timeless adult productions and new Australian shows (wahoo)—a first for the Melbourne festival scene. For session times and tickets this week, hit up their website.

Thursday 12th January

Summer Speed Dating

Word on the street is 2017 is the year of luuurv and what better way to kick it off than with a juicy Summer Speed Dating sesh at The Highlander Bar this Thursday at 7:30pm. $32 is a cheap price to pay for true love after all. Head here to find out more about their unique ‘Click’ speed dating process…

Image credit: Slide The Square

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