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5 Awesome Things To Do in Melbourne This Week

By Melanie Host - 13 Mar 2017

5 Awesome Things To Do in Melbourne


Following your eventful long weekend, this week is all about making a statement. Be it a fashion statement or a meaningful one—it’s going to be a feel-good week, we can tell.

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

All Week

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL HITS THE PLAZA

VAMFF’s got plenty of festivities for you to enjoy all week long! Grab yourself some bevs with Asahi Super Dry, 6ft6 Wine Garden, the Chandon S Bar, and the Mist Wood Gin Tasting Bar alongside various beauty and fashion pop-ups, live entertainment and food trucks. Sweet.

Where: The Plaza, Melbourne Museum Precinct
When: March 14 - 19, 5.30 – 11pm
For more information, click 
here.

DANCE MASSIVE

Get your body movin’ on over to the world of contemporary dance across an exhilarating 12-day programme that involves over 50 artists in 10 dance presentations from North Melbourne to the CBD. In the fifth iteration of Dance Massive, you can expect performances, open studios, workshops, masterclasses, panels as well as meet and greets presented by Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre in association with Ausdance Victoria.

Where: Arts House, North Melbourne
When: March 14 - 26
For more information, click 
here.

Monday 13 March

PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK

Finish the long weekend in style. This season of Piknic Électronik is quickly ending, and if you’ve yet to go this year, now’s the time to grab your friends and boogie till sun down. Come and catch Michael Mayer, UONE, Mela Coia, François K, Mike Callander and more DJs spin some cool tunes.

Where: The South Side of Sidney Myer Music Bowl
When: Monday 13 March, 2pm
For more information, click 
here.

Wednesday 15 March

The World’s Top Japanese Chefs Are Coming To Melbourne

11 of the top Japanese chefs from around the world will gather at Crown this week to present the ultimate dinner and cooking masterclass over three events. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his global Nobu team will share their culinary secrets during the World of Nobu Master Class, while you can expect a parade of over 22 intricate, tapas-style Japanese dishes during an Evening With Chef Nobu And His Global Team. Head to this article for all the fishy deets.

We'd definitely recommend the master class if you're struggling to decide between these two great events.

Where: Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
When: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 March
For more information, click here.

Thursday 16 March

MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

One of Melbourne’s largest film festivals has returned for its 27th year to showcase the work of emerging and established filmmaking talents! You’re invited to catch the opening night film ‘I Am Michael’ and not to forget, the awesome after party.

Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
When: March 16 – 27, 6pm till late on weekdays and noon till late on weekends
For more information, click 
here.

Spent too much over the long weekend and ain’t got the money to blow at any more events? Check out 19 free things to do this March.

Image credit: Chandon

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