Newsletter | #862 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #862 | What's On this Week

What's On Melbourne Newsletter
Tuesday 4th July 2023 - Monday 10th July 2023

Experiences in the world's most loveable city.

Featured This Week

& Juliet
2.22 - A Ghost Story
ACMI: Goddess: Power Glamour Rebellion
Adventure Park's Winter Glow
ArtVo | Trick Art
BABBA - Live At Your Local
Bastille Day French Festival
Chaos Lab: A Creative Experience for Children
Christmas in July Luncheon by the River
Code Camp - School Holiday Camps
Connection: The Lume Melbourne
European Night Market
Fantastic Beast: The Wonder Of Nature
Lightscape - Royal Botanic Gardens
Live Music This Week
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
Melbourne Magic Festival
Metro Comic Con
Rough Trade @ Explosives Factory: Theatre Works
School Holidays Guide
Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights
The Eagles Story
The Finders Keepers: Design Market
The Rink: Ice Skating
The Rocky Horror Show

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Stay safe - Be kind - Be Melbourne


Christmas in July Luncheon by the River

Enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Hophaus, with views over the city and river

Sunday 23 July 2023 @ Hophaus Bar

Get your family or crew together and celebrate Christmas in July at our Festive Luncheon includes a 3 course menu (shared entree & main, choice of dessert).

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Rough Trade

Katie Pollock's Hilariously Heartfelt Play Inspired By The Real-Life Facebook Group

19 - 29 July 2023 - Explosives Factory: Theatre Works

Part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour - and adult toys!

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Code Camp - School Holiday Camps

The Best School Holidays Ever

Australia's favourite school holiday and after-school program!

Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays learn some valuable new skills have fun and make new friends.

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Adventure Park's Winter Glow


Until 16 July 2023 | Adventure Park Geelong

With snow rides epic light installations and amazing fire twirling and ice sculpting displays! See live ice-sculpting and fire-twirling displays plus millions of dazzling lights and hundreds of glittering installations all over the park. Ride action rides play mini-golf plus lots more activities for the kids.

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The Eagles Story

Live Shows in July 2023

Australia's Premier Eagles Experience is a celebration of the iconic American rock band The Eagles. With incredible attention to detail the performers bring the band's legendary music to life in a way this is both authentic and electrifying.

Friday 21st July - Yarraville Live (Dinner & Show)

Sat 29th July - Ringwood Bowls Club (Supper & Show)

Tickets are on sale now!

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Live At Your Local

Welcome to the wonderful musical illusion that is BABBA.....

A BABBA show is an electrifying experience that transports audiences back to the glory days of ABBA. With stunning costumes captivating choreography and pitch-perfect renditions of the band's greatest hits.

It's the best night out in town!

Melbourne Plaza Tavern Werribee - 21.7.23 -

Melbourne Stamford Inn - 22.7.23 -

All shows are 18+ Tickets are on sale now!

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Magic & Illusion - Dinner & Show

Mind blowing magic right before your eyes

Every Friday night witness miracles upclose with award-winning magician Luke Hocking at Melbourne's #1 magic & illusion show at the 5 Star Marriott Hotel.

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School Holiday Guide

Our biggest winter guide yet!

Saturday 23 June - Sunday 9 July 2023

Keep the kids entertained during the Winter School Holidays with Melbourne's best guide jam packed with events activities and venues.

Melbourne Adventure Park's Winter Glow

Melbourne All Day Activities for KIDS

Melbourne ArtVo Trick Art | Docklands

Melbourne Chaos Lab: A Creative Experience for Children

Melbourne Circus Royale | Narre Warren

Melbourne Code Camp - The Best School Holidays Ever

Melbourne Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience

Melbourne Fairy Park

Melbourne Gumbuya World

Melbourne Imaginator: Walk Through Experience

Melbourne Jurassic Creatures Live

Melbourne Lightscape - Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne Melbourne Adventure / Theme Parks

Melbourne Potion Putt - A Wizardry Minigolf Course

Melbourne Puffing Billy's Train of Lights

Melbourne Roola Boola Childrens Arts Festival

Melbourne The Rink: Ice Skating

Melbourne Train Rides For Kids

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The Rink: Ice Skating @ Birrarung Marr

Open through the winter school holidays

Put on your skates and slice up the ice under a deep constellation of lights! The Rink at RISING takes the concept of ice skating to a whole new level.

These school holidays skate under a stunning array of lights and decorations enjoy a selection of free activities and round off the experience with some food and drinks.

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Chaos Lab

A Creative Experience for Children

School holidays - District Docklands

Chaos Lab allows children's imaginations to run wild with the craziest and most colourful dreams imaginable. This interactive laboratory experience will inspire the young to release their creativity!

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European Night Market 2023

European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane

Friday evenings: 7, 14, 22 and 28 July 2023 @ Madame Brussels Lane

Step into a winter wonderland, where Bavarian beer hall magic unites music, food, and frivolity. Delight in European favorites from 17 food vendors, indulge in warm mulled wine, bespoke gin cocktails by Little Lon Distilling Co., and revel in unforgettable street performances!

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Metro Comic Con

Film, TV, animation, gaming, cosplay, collectables, publishing and comics

Melbourne Showgrounds on 8-9 July 2023

The pinnacle of Australian pop culture experiences, delivering a weekend full of adventure, fun and fandom celebration.

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Dining In The Dark

Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark?

Wednesday 19 July 2023 - Juliet Melbourne

After donning your blindfold in the darkened candlelit room you'll soon realise that focusing on taste and smell alone can be a truly enlightening experience - provided you're not afraid of the dark!

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

8th Edition Online + In-Cinema at Cinema Nova

Online: 1st - 31st July 2023 | In-Cinema: 21nd - 30th July 2023

The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world.

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Lightscape 2023 - Royal Botanic Gardens

Back by popular demand- Immersive after-dark experience

Nightly until Sunday 6th August 2023

Never before seen lightworks along with the impressive Winter Cathedral will light up the gardens. Immersed in light colour reflection and music the all-new trail just over 2km will take you through the green heart of Melbourne. Expect colour-changing installations large-scale illuminated sculptures and surprises along the way.

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The Finders Keepers: Design Market

Autumn Winter Naarm Market

7-9 July 2023 - Royal Exhibition Building

The Finders Keepers curated design market returns bringing 270+ of their favourite Australian designers and makers. From ceramics to jewellery, unique art to slow fashion, The Finders Keepers is where you'll discover the latest from Australia's craftiest cats.

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Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights

By day Sovereign Hill delights but when the sun goes down thats when it really shines.

Until 16 July 2023 - Sovereign Hill

Throughout the day visitors can wander the streets as 'snow' falls enjoy pantomimes and theatre shows Christmas-themed arts and crafts the chance to share a photo with St Nick and wonderful wintry treats like mulled wine and gingerbread. As the sun goes down ever-changing projections bring Sovereign Hill's streetscape to dazzling life as a spectacular light show illuminates the much-loved museum.

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Melbourne Magic Festival

The Melbourne Magic Festival casts its spell across Melbourne

Until 8 July 2023

Over 130 performances of 30 different shows including top international guest magicians from all over Australia!

Read More.. 2023 Program (PDF)


Ballers Clubhouse | Melbourne & Carlton

A mindblowing 18+ experience.

This spectacular social club is a revolutionary supervenue that blends club, bar and dining with the world's most popular bar games.

Fully licensed with 75 taps, 10 private functions spaces, 8 pimped-up ping pong tables, 6 stand-up shuffleboards, 6 spectacular bars, 4 shuffleboard courts, 6 social darts booths, a VR Playhouse with 4 booths, an open-air patio, cabanas, automated and interactive game tech, it is an out-of-this-cosmos experience.

Melbourne Carlton


Bastille Day French Festival

Everyone's favourite celebration of all things French

Friday 7th July 2023 - Saturday 8th July 2023 - Queen Victoria Market

A winter market packed with local French-Australian businesses, mouth-watering French cuisine, dazzling artists and performers, a ticketed program filled with Les Lumiares talks, Walking Tours and masterclasses, right in the heart of the city!

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Live | This Week In Melbourne

Check out the live shows this week in Melbourne

Melbourne's vibrant music scene pumps out live music 7 nights a week in hotels bars and live music venues.

Melbourne Absolute Bowie

Melbourne Ash Island

Melbourne BABBA - Live At Your Local

Melbourne Candlelight Soundtracks: Rings & Dragons

Melbourne Candlelight: A Tribute To Queen @ St James Old Cathedral

Melbourne Electric Fields + MSO

Melbourne Omega Ensemble: Ecstatic Dances

Melbourne One Song: The Music Of Archie Roach

Melbourne Pete Murray | Greatest Hits Tour

Melbourne Russell Morris: The Real Thing

Melbourne Scarecrow - The Mellencamp Show at Commercial Hotel

Melbourne Shorrock & Cadd: The Two Amigos

Melbourne Sugar Tongue Violet Harlot Sistine Guns

Melbourne Surprise Chef

Melbourne Swingin' Jazz n Blues with The Jackson Combo

Melbourne The Deans: Live at The Count's

Melbourne The Dreggs - Melbourne

Melbourne The Eagles Story

Melbourne The Milk Carton Kids + Vera Sola

Melbourne Wash My Soul In The River's Flow

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More to check out: this week

Melbourne Annie Smithers @ NGV Garden Restaurant

Melbourne ANZUP Community Engagement Forum: The Ball's in your court

Melbourne Australian Belly Dance Convention

Melbourne Ballarat Winter Festival 2023

Melbourne Christmas in July on the Boardwalk

Melbourne Dr Jo Clyne and Dr David Waldron: The Quack and the Charlatan

Melbourne East Gippsland Winter Festival 2023

Melbourne Eynesbury Winter Festival 2023

Melbourne Moama Lights Festival 2023

Melbourne NGV Friday Nights

Melbourne Puffing Billy's Train of Lights

Melbourne Reflections on the Coronation: Cocktails with the Earl of Loudoun

Melbourne Source Kids Disability Expo 2023

Melbourne The Art of Dining: INGREDIENT - Dinner At Mister Bianco

Melbourne The Society Social Lunch Series

Melbourne Winter Wonderland at Grazeland

Melbourne World Chocolate Day 2023

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2.22 - A Ghost Story

Winner BEST NEW PLAY - the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller 2.22

25 July - 20 August 2023 - Her Majesty's Theatre

An adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may or may not appear. What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

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ArtVo Melbourne | Trick Art

Become part of the artwork at ArtVo Melbourne

ArtVo Melbourne @ Docklands is open 7 days a week

The interactive trick art gallery is your chance to touch the art and strike a pose in front of the mind boggling themed zones. The venue is a fun activity for all ages with over 80 different 3D reality defying artworks and optical illusions to work with across 9 different themed zones.

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Rembrandt: True to life

Rembrandt: True to life follows the work of the seventeenth-century Dutch master from his early years in Leiden in the 1620s through to his final years in Amsterdam in the 1660s.

Until 10 September 2023 - NGV International

The NGV holds the most important Rembrandt collection in the Southern Hemisphere and this exhibition is a unique opportunity for audiences to explore the great range of the artist's prints alongside some of his key paintings in the most comprehensive exhibition of Rembrandt's work to be held in Australia in twenty-five years.

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Goddess: Power Glamour Rebellion

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series

Until October 2023 @ ACMI

Featuring never-before-seen costumes cinematic treasures interactive experiences and large-scale projections this landmark ACMI-curated exhibition will unveil examine and celebrate the changing representation of femininity across film history through provocative on-screen moments.

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Melbourne Now


Until 20th August 2023 - The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Fed Square

Celebrating new and ambitious local art and design Melbourne Now will cross a range of contemporary disciplines including fashion and jewellery painting sculpture architecture ceramics video performance printmaking and publishing.

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Fantastic Beast: The Wonder Of Nature

Explores the links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals of our natural world

Until Sunday 8th October 2023 - Melbourne Museum

Wonder at the magic of the creatures from the Wizarding World alongside the remarkable animals from London's Natural History Museum collection and learn about their shared abilities and behaviours that allow them to dazzle attract and escape.

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Connection: The Lume Melbourne

Breathtaking Stories Through First Nations Art & Music

Daily @ The Lume Melbourne

Connection features over 550 digital and original artworks from more than 110 visual and musical artists representing the largest collection of First Peoples' art ever assembled.

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& Juliet

The award-winning & JULIET at the Regent Theatre

Nightly until July 2023 - Regent Theatre

This hilarious inspiring and poignant new musical is wrapped up in one of the most addictive and joyful soundtracks to ever hit the stage. Shakespeare gets a remix with some of the world's most loved and glittering pop anthems from legendary songwriter Max Martin and collaborators.

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The Rocky Horror Show

The Legendary Rock & Roll Musical

Until 30 July 2023 (extended) - Athenaeum Theatre

A brand-new Australian production marks its 50th Anniversary in 2023 starring Australian superstar Jason Donovan and Myf Warhurst as the Narrator.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

ReImagined - Extended by popular demand

Until July 2023 - Princess Theatre- will not be touring Australia

The most globally awarded play in history Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now experienced as one thrilling theatrical event.

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The Story of the Moving Image

Melbourne's "BEST" free exhibition

FREE | Open daily | 10am - 5pm @ ACMI Fed Square

Discover how inventors innovators and artists at the turn of the 20th century wielded light split time and captured motion heralding a technological revolution that continues today.

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MIRROR: New views on photography

​Great photography can hold up a mirror to the world and reflect our innermost thoughts and feelings

Free until January 2024 - State Library of Victoria

Showcases over 140 photographs from the State Collection alongside creative responses from emerging and established Victorian storytellers to tell fascinating tales of Victoria through a contemporary lens. 

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GREASE | The Musical

GREASE Is The Word | GREASE is still the word

31 December 2023 - 28 January 2024 - Her Majesty's Theatre

Featuring dazzling costumes and all those unforgettable songs including: Summer Nights Sandy Hopelessly Devoted to You You're The One That I Want Greased Lightnin' and Grease is the Word.

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Markets This Weekend

Melbourne Blackburn Art & Craft Market

Melbourne Camberwell Sunday Market

Melbourne Keysborough Computer & Technology Market

Melbourne Kyneton Community Market

Melbourne Markets@Wheelers - Werribee

Melbourne Melbourne Book Market at Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne Mornington Racecourse Craft Market

Melbourne Regional Farmers Market at Abbotsford Convent

Melbourne Somerville Saturday Market

Melbourne St Mary's Warburton Community Market

Melbourne Sunbury Village Market

Melbourne The Finders Keepers: Design Market

Melbourne Violet Town Market

Melbourne Wallan Olde Time Market

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Just announced..coming soon!

Melbourne A Christmas Carol

Melbourne DV8 Reunion 2023

Melbourne Flavours Of India At Crown Melbourne

Melbourne Melbourne Elvis Festival 2023

Melbourne National Film and Sound Archive: On-Demand Streaming Platform

Melbourne PAWGUST 2023

Melbourne POP ART @ Chadstone

Melbourne Silvers Circus - Nunawading

Melbourne The Hundred with Andy Lee - LIVE AUDIENCE

Melbourne The Moth StorySLAM: GrandSLAM

Melbourne Shot In The Heart Of Australia

Melbourne Tina Arena | Live @ Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Tyroola Tyres: July 2023 Sale

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