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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Sami Jenkins - 18 Mar 2019


As it’s getting darker and more gloomy by the day, you’ll need a pick-me-up from time to time to help you get through this week. Luckily, we’ve got you covered—here are five smashing things to get up to this week, that will surely cure you of whatever bug or blues you’re dealing with.  

Monday 18 March

Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design week is back in full swing, and you really don’t want to miss this one. This entire week scattered throughout Melbourne, will be over 200 talks, exhibitions, tours and more, all in celebration of how design can shape our future. Now there’s an overwhelmingly lot of events to choose from, so to free you from decision paralysis check out our Design Week wrap.

What: Melbourne Design Week
Where: Various Locations in Melbourne
When: From Thursday 14 March - Sunday 24 March
For more info, click 

Tuesday 19 March

Sugar Republic

Sugar Republic is back: the interactive, Insta-friendly exhibit with a cult following. This whole week, Sugar Republic invites you to re-live your childhood in their massive ‘sprinkles’ ballpit, 80s retro-themed milk bar, explore Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, swing in a fruit-filled room and many more attractions. So if your Insta feed is looking a little dreary lately, this is the place to get that unforgettable snap.

What: Sugar Republic
Where: Myer Melbourne 314-336 Bourke Street, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 19 March, various sessions
For more info, click 

Wednesday 20 March

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

A Melbourne favourite, this is the comedy night of all comedy nights. This year, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Fest, The Gala will be bringing us a massive lineup of local and international acts in anticipation of the actual festival which will start later this month. The event will be hosted by none other than the hilariously dead-ban and sometimes angry Tom Gleeson and will be supporting charity Oxfam. So come down for a laugh, and maybe some tears of joy - this one’s a classic.  

What: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala
Where: Palais Theatre, 
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
When: Wednesday 20 March, 7:30 pm
For more info, click 

Wednesday 20 March

Silent Disco At Edinburgh Gardens  

With Summer ending and all its definitely starting to get colder, so this will probably be your last chance to get your silent disco boogie on. We know you’ve always wanted to attend one of these, so don’t miss out. 5Rhythms and Dancing Freedom will be teaming up, using ‘wifi disco technology’ as they call it. All attendees have to do is download an app, bring some headphones and you’re off. They also recommend to bring some picnic stuff while you’re at it; food, some friends, a blanket—that kind of thing.

What: Silent Disco at Edinburgh Gardens
Where: Edinburgh Gardens, 
Alfred Cres, Fitzroy North
When: Wed 20 March, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
For more info, click 

Noisey Ritual Pop-Up Winery and Fermentation Bar

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Brunswick urban winery Noisey Ritual, will be sharing its winemaking process as well as an interactive wine fermentation. This Wednesday at Victoria Harbour you can get your hands (and feet) dirty while fermenting grapes and sampling great wine. The pop-up will also have wine by the bottle, tastings and deliciousness from neighbouring panini bar, Saluministi.  

What: Noisey Ritual Pop-Up Winery and Fermentation Bar
Where: Shop 1, 889 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour
When: Wednesday 20 March, 4pm – 9pm
For more info, click 

The Melbourne Art Book Fair is on now, read about it here.

Image credit: Unsplash

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