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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Sami Jenkins - 25 Mar 2019


In sad news, it looks like the good weather has finally left us. Time for Melbourne to be Melbourne with cloudy days, and wind that rattles the bones.

But don't let the cold weather and dark mornings get you down, there's still plenty of great things to do around the city this week.

Here are 5 things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week

Iconic Women: The Exhibition

This exhibition was originally erected for International Women’s Day but it’s just so fantastic we couldn’t leave it to ourselves. This hidden gem lies behind the Melbourne Central Shot Tower, where you will find over 50 images of iconic women in history plastered in large scale images across the space. Some of the leading ladies include Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot, Amy Winehouse and Queen Elizabeth II, who have been photographed by renowned British photographer Terry O’Neill. Local artists George Rose, Lauren Carney, Samantha Darling and Justine McAllister have also added their own flair to the images.

What: Iconic Women: The Exhibition
Where: Melbourne Central, 
La Trobe St & Swanston Street, Melbourne
When: Running every day until Sunday 28 April, 10 am - 9 pm
For more info, click 

Tuesday 26 March

We’re All Going to Die At The Espy  

We’re All Going to Die is a mini-festival that uses death to empower you to fear less and live more. These guys have travelled to Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles and Byron Bay, including the first immersive arts festival of its kind. The unique but important messaging has been heard by thousands upon thousands, through talks, art events and will now be coming to the Espy for an insane four-part experience. The venue will be held in the basement level of this heritage building.   

What: We’re All Going To Die at the Espy
Where: Hotel Esplanade,
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda
When: Tuesday 26 March, 6:30 pm
For more info, click 

Comedy Night At Lido  

Kick off your week by swinging by Lido Cinema for a casual comedy session. Our friends at Lido will be showcasing some of the newest and brightest stand-up comedians each Tuesday for this free event. And why not grab a drink from their amazing rooftop bar while you're at it—perhaps sample the in-house made Sangria, boutique wine or craft beer. And since this is a free event, show your support by chucking in a little donation.  Tuesday night at 7.30pm. Free entry, donations appreciated.

What: Weekly Comedy Night at Lido
Where: Lido Cinema,
675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn.
When: Tuesday 26 March, 7:30 onwards
For more info, click 

Wednesday 27 March

Paella Day at Sebastian Beach Grill

What better way to celebrate hump-day being over than with some steaming hot Paella and an icy home-made Sangria? Chef Leigh Robbins will be cooking his speciality paella and seafood on the open deck for dinner. Should weather be good in the evening, lounge outside on the deck overseeing spectacular seaside views, or reserve a table inside. This is the perfect event for a mid-week meal or much-needed catch-up.

What: Paella Day at Sebastian Beach Grill
Where: Sebastian Beach Grill,
26 Esplanade, Williamstown
When: Wednesday 27 March,
For more info, click 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Starting Wednesday, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is back for your annual serving of side-splitting laughs. This year we’ll be spoilt with some killer acts featuring Michelle Wolf, Nazeem Hussain, Hannah Gadsby, Joel Creasey and Anne Edmonds. We’ve also compiled a list of some other highlight acts so that you’re definitely in the know. Be warned though, tickets do sell out quickly so do move with haste.

What: Melbourne International Comedy Festival
When: From Wednesday 27 March to Sunday 21 April
Where: Various Locations around Melbourne
For more info, click 

"The Passengers" is an exhibition that tells the story of Melbourne's history through train tickets. Read all about it here.

Image credit: Unsplash

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