Welcome to the future, Melbourne. This week we’re heading underground, hanging out with giant robots and chatting with some Hollywood stars. Summer is kicking on in style with live music and plenty of outdoor events to keep you going. Here are five awesome things to do this week in Melbourne to keep your summer popping.
Kaiit At Malthouse Outdoor Stage
This Thursday, 21 January, the Malthouse Outdoor Stage series kicks off with Papua New Guinea-born singer/songwriter and all-round soul queen Kaiit. After coming onto Melbourne’s music scene in 2017, Kaiit has rounded up the accolades and made a name for herself in the neo-soul, R&B world for her smooth vocals and jazzy arrangements. Tickets are $50, book yours here.
Subterranean Femmes Group Street Art Show
Street art runs deep in Melbourne, deep underground both metaphorically and literally. This show is bringing the best of Melbourne’s femme street artists together for a subterranean exhibition. The show features work from twelve artists in the Subterranean Femmes group and is completely free in Campbell’s Arcade. The show is running Monday to Saturday until Friday, 29 January.
Q&A With Naomi Watts At Lido Cinema
This Wednesday, 20 January, Lido Cinemas will be holding a live, virtual Q&A with Naomi Watts, Sam Bloom, Cam Bloom and director Glendyn Ivin following the preview screening of their new film, Penguin Bloom. It’s not everyday you come face to face with a Hollywood actor (even if it is virtual), so get your ticket for just $21 here.
Robot SPACEland On Chapel Street
You might have noticed some newcomers on Chapel Street—they’re hard to miss at seventeen metres tall. These robots are made from upcycled materials and industrial waste by XYZ Dimensions and they’re an epic reminder of the need to recycle and reduce waste. Swing by after dark to see these bots light up the night. Find their locations here.
Fed Square Free Grassroot Workshops
Look to sharpen your skills in 2021? Well, now you can with Fed Square’s Free Workshops in their deluxe masterclass program. The program is being taken up a notch from their usual fitness sessions and also includes plenty of educational and fun-filled sessions, all absolutely free at Fed Square.
From Yoga to cocktail making, photography to IT classes, there’s pretty much something for everyone. If you’re keen to get your sweat on, you can look forward to Qigong and Tai Chi, or get moving with Belly Dancing. Click here to see the schedule.
Please note when entering the square it is required to scan and enter your personal details into a Covid-compliancy system.
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