Things To Do

Eight Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Week

By Amy Kayman
28th May 2021

A photo of Melbourne's CBD and the Yarra river.

Stay home, keep rugged up in your favourite sweater and trackie-dacks, and enjoy what this city still has to offer, despite being confined to lockdown restrictions. Here are 5 things to do this weekend. 

Jolly Good Sangas Opens In Fitzroy 

If you’re in the Fitzroy region and you enjoy your meals tucked between two slices of bread then you’re bound to be bloody happy because this weekend Jolly Good Sandwiches is opening for business. The new Brunswick Street local run by Raphael Exton-Perry ex Little Andorra and Gimlet will be dishing up crowd favourites like the rare roast beef and farmhouse cheddar sanga. 

For more information, click here.

DIY Pretzel Baking Kits 

Everybody's favourite pink branded pretzel store is helping spread the love this lockdown with some salt-encrusted DIY pretzel kits. Go hard on the home bake with the kits that come with enough Pretzel flour, salt, and yeast to bend and twist 12 marvellous creations. They’ve also provided ten easy to follow instructions so even the most novice baker can get involved.

For more information, click here.

Experience Darkfield Radio 

From the team that gave you the creeps at the Federation Square’s mind-bending seance shipping containers, experience comes Darkfield Radio Knot, a completely immersive and lockdown friendly audio event. Just get your phone and pair of headphones and completely transform your reality throughout the narrative story, right in the comfort of your own home.  

For more information, click here.

Melbourne Theatre Company Goes Digital

There ain’t no stopping the theatre, their recent show Berlin by Joanna Murray-Smith will be available to enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Although not the ideal situation for a full-on theatre experience MTC’s digital theatre allows you to bring a little culture into the household and also to pause for loo breaks instead of having to hold till intermission. 

For more information, click here.

State Library Ebook Collection

As it stands, we have seven days of lockdown ahead. The State Library of Victoria has over 200,000 free ebooks. That's a lot of math but we're sure there are more books to get through than days hibernating. All you need to do is sign up for a free membership and you're good to go—best get reading.

For more information and to access the ebooks, click here.

Lido At Home 

For those of us who feel we’ve exceeded our Netflix account, Lido provides something a little elevated, a little new. You can rent films that are playing now on the big screen, like ‘The Dry’ or ‘Godzilla vs. King Kong’, or can have an intimate look at what the Lido staffers enjoy by exploring the ‘Staff Picks’ section. These selections are curated and unique, so you won't have to rewatch runs of the sitcoms until you lose all track of space and time this lockdown. 

THE DETAILS

When: Various times
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Tune Into A Livestream Of Victoria Zoo 

Victoria Zoo is providing some much-needed fluff that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Spend an afternoon going on virtual tours, or just have it on in the background so you can take a look whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. Whether you’re into zebras or reptiles or tiny meerkats with really good posture, Victoria Zoo has got something for you. 

THE DETAILS

When: Various times
For More information, click here.

Solve A 200-Year-Old Murder Case 

If you have a thirst for true crime that isn’t quenched by podcasts and Netflix series then it’s time to take it to the next frontier. Augmented reality provides a completely immersive experience and what better way to get your grizzly crime fill than stepping back into an unsolved murder from 1899 in Melbourne. True Crime Mystery is an app that allows you to put your AR detective cap on and journey through the city in a by-gone era picking up clues and cracking the case.

THE DETAILS

When: Various times
For More information, click here.

Feeling hungry? Check out some of Melbourne's best doing takeaway this week

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