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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

By James Shackell - 08 Jan 2018


Right back into it, Melbourne. January waits for no-one. Hopefully, by now you’ve slept off the worst of the NYE hangovers (and worked off those four bowls of Christmas pav). It’s time to jump into the New Year with a full heart and an empty wallet, the way nature intended.

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

All Week

Midsummer Night’s Dream

This is always a cracking night out. Every year the Australian Shakespeare Company set up shop in the Botanic Gardens and put on Shakespeare’s classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can BYO picnic or get some luxe food delivered straight to your rug. Niiiice.

Where: Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens
When: Till 8 March
For more info, click here.

Thursday 11 January

South Melbourne Night Market

South Melbourne Night Market turns 10 in 2018 (where did that time go...) and they’re pulling out all the stops. Pop-up food stalls like The Real Jerk, Ink-redible Calamari and Bambu, live music sets all evening, and late trading on all your market faves.

Where: South Melbourne Market
When: 11 January
For more info, click here.

10 Things I Hate About You Pop-Up Cinema

Oh Heath, please come back. The world needs you right now. Kick back and relax with a proper 90s classic at South Wharf’s pop-up cinema this week. Bright green AstroTurf, comfy deck chairs, cocktails and a candy bar—they’ve thought of everything.

Where: The Common Man On Duke’s Walk, South Wharf
When: 7pm, 11 January
For more info, click here.

Friday 12 January

Greek Food Festival

Opa! Wrap your lips around The Food Truck Park’s Greek street food festival this Friday. There’s gonna be saganaki, souvas and gyros by the truckload, not to mention live Greek music to keep you buzzing all night. Entry is free, and pets are welcome. Choice.

Where: The Food Truck Park, 518 High St Preston
When: 12 January – 14 January
For more info, click here.

Buttered Beer Bar

Accio dress robes! The Buttered Beer Bar is back (NB: never the Butter Beer Bar, for obvious legal reasons). Come and celebrate our favourite generic, non-trademarked wizard with a glass of creamy buttered beer and some magic tunes. Dress-ups encouraged.

Where: Butteredbeer Bar, 147 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
When: 7pm, 12 January
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: South Melbourne Market

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