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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Urban List Writers
20th Jan 2020


Melbourne’s got you covered this week, and as expected at this time of year, it’s no doubt going to be a tennis heavy affair peppered with a mixed bag of live music, festive fare and some very serious laughs.

The Australian Open

The new year has just ticked over, which of course means The Australian Open is back this summer. Whether you’ve scored courtside or couchside seats, the AO continues to attract fans by the droves as the world’s best tennis players compete at the southern hemisphere’s only Grand Slam tournament. Melbournians are spoiled from Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February. Head to ausopen.com to see who’s playing when and where.

What: Australian Open 
When: Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February
Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

AO Live Stage

These days, The Australian Open serves up so much more than just tennis. Over 14 days, you can catch a series of live music gigs on the AO Live Stage. Your ground pass ticket gets you free entry to all of the acts, including Fat Boy Slim, Matt Corby, Billy Idol and Cub Sport, who take the stage at 7:30pm this evening.

What: AO Live Stage  
When: Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February, 10pm to 11pm
Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
For more information, click here.  

Hawker Hall: Chinese New Year Banquet

This weekend, Hawker Hall is offering up an exclusive Chinese New Year Banquet. Take a date, your mates or organise a work dinner and make your way through a limited edition grip of Hawker Hall dishes along with $3 Wolf of the Willows beers. Bookings recommended on this one. 

What: Hawker Hall: Chinese New Year  
When: Wednesday 25 January to Monday 27 January
Where: 98 Chapel St, Windsor
For more information, click here.   

Tim and Eric Mandatory Attendance World Tour

The title sounds deadly serious, but the entertainment is far from. Comedic masterminds Tim and Eric are returning to Australia for one night only, delivering their goofy, surprising and borderline insane world tour. TIckets are, well, mandatory. Book here.

What: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour
When: Tuesday 21 January, 8pm
Where: Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank 3004 
For more information, click here

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights are well underway into another buzzing season, and this week’s line-up is leaning on the Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition for some inspo. Leading the party is Australian veteran DJ Simon Caldwell, who’ll be playing a homage set to New York’s iconic discotheque Paradise Garage; mosey between the dancefloor and the gallery, and make sure you check out at least one of several free talks with the likes of Senior NGV Curator Miranda Wallace.

What: NGV Friday Nights
When: Friday 24 January, 6pm to 10pm
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, 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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