Events

5 Awesome Things to do in Melbourne This Week

By Sophie Colvin - 06 Jul 2015

There are loads of opportunities to jump in to Melbourne’s art scene this week with a few live music events, an epic gallery opening and a film festival. Foodies need not despair, there’s something on the weekend for you too!

Monday 6th

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE JUNGLE GIANTS

Brilliant Brisbane band, The Jungle Giants have announced the details of their up-coming Melbourne tour in September and tickets have been on sale for a few days now. So quick sticks, round up your friends, lock it in and jump online to secure your tickets. The Jungle Giants will be playing at Melbourne live music venue, the Corner Hotel, on 12th of September, so you won’t want to miss it.

LUMAS OPENING

World-renowned concept gallery, LUMAS has opened its first Australian gallery in Richmond. Displaying a unique and authentic range of art—from photography and digital art to contemporary design pieces, the LUMAS concept gallery aims to make the art market more accessible for regular consumers. At 597 Church Street, Richmond and open 7 days a week, it’s well worth a visit. Head to the LUMAS website for more info.

Thursday 9th

SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL

The Scandinavian Film Festival kicks of in Melbourne this Thursday with the premiere of Here is Harold at the Palace Cinema, Como. The Film will be shown at 7:00pm and a Scandi celebration with cake wines and Nordic flavours will follow. The festival runs until the 26th of July. You’ll find further details and ticket info here.

Friday 10th

LEAPS & BOUNDS FESTIVAL AT THE GEM BAR & DINING ROOM

Two of our favourite things are joining forces this week—live Melbourne music and The Gem Bar & Dining Room. Leaps and Bounds Festival will be hosting two gigs this week at The Gem. Friday 10th will see Hank Ferguson come together with his cosmonauts, Peter Baylor, Rick Dempster, Pepita Emmerichs and Steve Temple to perform a Hank Williams Tribute.

On Sunday 12th you’ll be able to catch Paulie Bignell and the Thornbury Two performing an amalgam of traditional rock’n’roll, blues, rockabilly and country.

You can find out more and score tickets here.

Saturday 11th

HEAD TO TRUFFLE MELBOURNE 

Want to learn more about that quirky delicacy that no one realllly knows how to cook with at home? Head along to Truffle Melbourne, meet the adorable truffle-hunting dogs, sample the goods, speak to chefs and have a jolly good time being overly indulgent. Truffle Melbourne will be held at The Centre, Ivanhoe on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th. Tickets from $22 each. Check out our full preview about Truffle Melburne, and book your tickets here.

That’s what’s on this week in Melbourne! Remember to check back in first thing Thursday for our weekend round up, too. 

 Image credit: Bernhard Lang (LUMAS)

 

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