Five Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Rick Stephens
10th May 2020

The best thing about a long weekend is the shorter working week that follows. You’re back on the clock by Tuesday, the next day is Wednesday, and then it’s more or less the weekend, right? Plenty of ways to ride out the next five days, beginning with a G-rated trip down memory lane and ending with a goodbye bash to send off the Lunar New Year. Get to it.

Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting Exhibition 

Sesame Street is turning 50 and Melbourne Central is hosting an exhibition to celebrate. Over 50 artists—local and international—have created their own rendition of all the usual suspects. Embrace your inner child and reacquaint yourself with the likes of Bert & Ernie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Big Bird along with the extended Sesame Street. Family.

What: Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting Exhibition
When: Monday 27 January, 10am to 6pm
Where: Melbourne Central 3000, Level 1, Behind the Shot Tower
For more information, click here. 

Shaggy and Sean Paul

From singalongs with The Count to belting out Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me”, the nostalgia is strong in Melbourne this week. Rnb and reggae powerhouses, Shaggy and Sean Paul, have linked up for a joint Aussie tour, and they’re playing The Forum this Wednesday night. So, snag a few tickets, get your grind on and reprise the duo’s iconic 90s and early 2000s tracks.

What: Shaggy and Sean Paul
When: Wednesday 29 January, 7pm
Where: 154 Flinders St 3000
For more information, click here. 

Tones and I Bushfire Benefit

Tones and I is throwing a bushfire benefit concert at the iconic 170 Russell. The beloved Aussie musician and recent Hottest 100 Top 10 alum has a heart-felt night ahead with Adrian Beagle joining Tones on stage. The charity concert will see all proceeds from tickets and merchandise go to the Australian Red Cross.

What: Tones and I Bushfire Benefit Concert
When: Wednesday 28 January, 6:30pm
Where: 170 Russell St, Melbourne
For more information, click here. 

MPavilion | Climate Emergency Cinema

MPavilion is halfway through another mammoth season of progressive events, talks and performances challenging the discourse of today. Tuesday’s event will see an outdoor cinema co-curated with Transitions Film Festival, screening several award-winning short films and documentaries tied into a one night program focused on climate change—did we mention the night will be powered by bicycles?

What: Climate Emergency Cinema at MPavilion
When: Tuesday 28 January
Where: Queen Victoria Gardens
For more information, click here.

Hawkers Bizarre and Kirin Sound Bar

See out the Chinese New Year along the Yarra with a showcase of street food from across Asia and live Cai Shen performances. There’s also a massive luminous sculpture exhibition that’s best viewed after dark. 

Japanese lager masters, Kirin, has jumped on board to help celebrate the occasion with the Kirin Sound Bar. The theme loosely follows the rest of the party with exclusive CNY drinks and live music.

What: Hawkers Bizarre and Kirin Sound Bar
When: Friday 31 January to Sunday 2 February
Where: Crown Riverwalk, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

For everything else to do in Melbourne right now, head to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Unsplash

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