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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Jasmine Riley - 14 Jan 2019


Hopefully, at this point, the return-to-work-blues have subsided. But if not, we've got plenty of things to take your mind off boring things like responsibilities this week.

It's going to be hot as hell, so where possible it's best to hit up events indoors where there's likely to be sweet, sweet air conditioning. 

If you're looking for something to do this week, here are 5 awesome things happening around Melbourne.

Monday 14 January

Melbourne Street Eatz

Kicking things off this Monday is the Australian Open edition of Melbourne Street Eatz. For two weeks, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host a giant food truck festival, complete with live entertainment and a big screen to catch the tennis on. Even if you’re not a tennis fan, there’s eating competition and other fun to be had. You can even bring your little poochy pal.  

Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
When: Monday 14 January, 12pm–11pm
For more info, click 

Tuesday 15 January

Rumi, Poet Of The Heart | Encore Screening

If the squeaky shine of the new year has begun to dull already, do yourself a favour and head along to this one. Born in Afghanistan, Rumi was a 13th-century poet who used his words to inspire and encourage and has lasted the length of time to remain as relevant as ever. The screening will feature selected readings, accompanied by music to provide an all senses experience that will be sure to leave you feeling more optimistic towards 2019.

Where: 3 Harris Street, Yarraville
When: Tuesday 15 January, 6pm–9pm
For more info, click 

Wednesday 16 January

Summer Series At Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Disco divas, groovers and Motown fans unite, this one’s for you. Following their Sydney debut, MJR Presents and Smooth FM are bringing their Summer Series to Melb this Wednesday, boasting one wicked line-up of music legends including The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, Village People, Sister Sledge and Sounds Of The Supremes. Tickets to the Motown throwdown will set you back anywhere from $150 and can be found here.

Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 16 January, 2pm–11pm
For more info, click 

Thursday 17 January

Barefoot Cinema At Mount Martha

It wouldn’t really be summer in Melbourne if it weren’t for the outdoor cinema nights. This one’s special though, held at The Briars, a historical property well worth the trip down the coast. This Thursday’s screening is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the second edition of the ABBA-inspired film series. Tickets to the cinema roughly range from $17-24 and can be found here.

Where: The Briars, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha
When: Wednesday 16 January, 6pm

For more info, click here.

St Kilda Twilight Market

Held each Thursday, the St Kilda Twilight Market is a summer market held next to Luna Park that offers live music, entertainment, food and craft stalls that makes for a perfect summer date night. Be sure to get a good seat on the grass to catch the sunset before grabbing some gelato at Piccolina’s newest digs on Acland Street.

Where: O’Donnell Gardens, Conor of Esplanade and Acland Street, St Kilda
When: Thursday 17
January, 5pm–11pm
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: Arnaud Mesureur

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