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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Cassie Deegan
2nd Dec 2019


The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on in Melbourne and soon you won’t be able to walk into a shop without hearing Mariah Carey. But, that doesn’t mean we’re stripped of options if we’re getting a bit over the silly season. 

Sit under the stars and watch your favourite films, pay homage to downtown NYC in the 80s at the NGV, do some feel-good Chrissy shopping, or even live out your Japanese game show fantasies - we’ve got you covered this week.

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival

Marking the International Day of People with Disability, The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival is giving people with (and without) disabilities the chance to celebrate physically active lifestyles. The day will be full of hands-on activities that will explore accessible and inclusive sport. Over three activity zones and 30 exhibitors, the festival aims to give visitors a positive and family-friendly experience these summer holidays.

What: The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival
Where: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank (between Queensbridge St and Rockpool Bar & Grill)
When: Tuesday 3rd December, 10am - 3pm
For more info, click

Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Christmas Market

Want to buy your friends and family a Christmas present that means just a bit more? The Robert Connor Dawes Foundation is putting on their annual Christmas Market where every purchase of the decorations, jewellery, cards and more that they have on offer comes with a donation to Brain Matters—a foundation trying to eradicate paediatric brain cancer. So, get into the jolly spirit and spread festive cheer all while listening to some live music and doing some shopping you can feel good about.

What: Robert Connor Dawes Foundation Christmas Market
Where: 39 Royal Avenue, Sandringham, VIC 3191
When: Thursday 5th December, 9am - 8pm
For more info, click

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights are back for another round, this time with legendary artists’ exhibition; Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Pay homage to the 1980s in Downtown New York by listening to live DJ sets, marvelling at drag performances, indulging in New York Street Food and sipping on cocktails. This week sets by Emma Stevenson and Ge-Ology will transport you back to the New York underground - the best way to experience the NGV’s newest exhibition.

What: NGV Friday Nights: Synth & The Street
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3006
When: Friday 6th December, 6pm - 10pm
For more info, click

Tokosan Ninja Nite Battle

Tokosan is bringing all of our Japanese game show dreams to life on the first Wednesday of the month. Think sumo wrestling, human curling and eating games - all lubricated by a little bit of booze. Battle it out with other diners to win prizes along the way or a dinner for two.

What: Tokosan Ninja Nite Battle
Where: Tokosan, 142 Greville Street, Prahran, VIC 3181
When: Wednesday 4th December
For more info and to register, click

Moonlight Cinema

Roll out your picnic blankets, nestle up in your beanbags and crack open the picnic baskets - the Moonlight Cinema at the Royal Botanical Gardens is back. With current cinema features, classics and of course festive favourites on the bill, there is something for everyone (did we mention its BYO booze and pups?).

What: Moonlight Cinema
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens, South Yarra, Melbourne VIC 3141
When: 28th November - 29th November nightly
For more info and to book tickets, click

Looking for more stuff to do? Head over to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Unsplash | Alex Knight

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