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A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.

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Exhibitions

Antonia Sellbach: Open Fields

Antonia Sellbach’s practice is focused on language—its ambiguities as well as its logic. Painting’s linguistic potential is tested in her ongoing...

Until 26 Feb 2017

Exhibitions

Melbourne Writers Festival

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

25 Aug - 3 Sep 2017

Outdoor cinema

Shimmerlands

Spend summer nights soaking up good films with a side of great food in the historic Melbourne University campus in Parkville.

Until 25 Feb 2017

Festivals

Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week celebrates the fact that never before has there been so much good beer on offer. Homegrown microbreweries are popping up every month...

12 May 2017
13 May 2017
14 May 2017
15 May 2017

Family

Viktor&Rolf for Kids

In October 2016, NGV Kids will present a new large-scale exhibition by renowned luxury designers Viktor and Rolf, especially for children and...

Until 26 Feb 2017

Outdoor cinema

QV Outdoor Cinema

Following a hugely popular season last summer, QV Melbourne’s Outdoor Cinema returns on 30 November with another program full of Melbourne’s...

23 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017
24 Feb 2017
24 Feb 2017

Learning

Curator Tour: The Blood Tub exhibition

In early 1917 Australian soldiers fought two battles at Bullecourt in France. So ferocious were they that Australian soldiers renamed the town ‘The...

11 Apr 2017

Learning

American Misadventure with Nathan Hill

Critics have likened him to John Irving; Irving has likened him to Charles Dickens; and Dickens, though very much dead, might have appreciated the...

1 Mar 2017

Tastings

Riesling Masterclass

An unmissable masterclass experience. This Masterclass is your chance to experience 10 superb riesling wines from around the world matched with...

4 Nov 2017

Sports

Rugby League World Cup 2017 - Opening Match Australia v England

In 2017, the best players and teams from around the globe will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup....

27 Oct 2017

Learning

Dance, Be In It - Latin and Ballroom Classes

Join some fantastic group classes where you will learn Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Rock n Roll, Jive, Samba, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango and many...

22 Feb 2017
1 Mar 2017
8 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017

Classical

Bach Violin Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach is the greatest polyphonist of all time. To hear Bach’s writing for solo violin, violin and orchestra, two violins and...

2 - 3 Apr 2017

Tastings

Riesling & Cheese Matching by the Experts

Get ready to embark on new tastes that you've never experienced before. Treat yourself to a tasting of six riesling wines sourced from around the...

17 Sep 2017

Dining

Wine Dinners at Bar Liberty

At the end of each month, Bar Liberty holds a themed wine dinner in a private function room. Bar Liberty will talk through the theme and indulge in a...

22 Feb 2017
29 Mar 2017
26 Apr 2017
31 May 2017

Contemporary

John Thorn - Background Boy

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show ‘Background Boy’. A hit of the 2016...

28 Feb - 5 Mar 2017
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