With indoor capacity limits still in place, many of our cultural institutions are taking it outdoors. The latest to announce their iteration of the open-air celebrations is the Melbourne Museum with Summer Sessions, and the program is a doozy.
Heading up the party is their collaboration with Melbourne Music Week Extended, where Melburnians will see the Melbourne Museum plaza transformed into a (COVID-safe) party. Local indie jammers Bananagun and their mates Primo! are taking the stage on Friday 15 January, while Saturday 16 January will see LOODS, Jennifer Loveless and Roy Blues bringing the vibes. The following weekend, expect momentous performances from the likes of The Tony Allen Experience and some of the city’s most renowned DJs.
There’s plenty more happening around the grounds, too, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival teaming up with IMAX for live comedy and film double-header programs. Catch MC Josh Earl followed by a screening of Back To The Future, or suss out a session with Clara Cupcakes and The Lion King.
While some events are ticketed, those moseying through the city can drop in on a whim for a bite to eat or a bev. There are also plenty of free activities to get involved in, too—suss the full program here.
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