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What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

4 Aug - 28 Aug

Melbourne International Film Festival

Be part of MIFF’s landmark 70th festival, in cinemas and online.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

22 Jul - 29 Jan

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

5 Aug - 28 Aug

Throwback Lounge Winter Pop-up

Four weekends of 1990s-themed entertainment and snacks.

7 Aug - 9 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

12 Jul - 6 Nov

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

10 Jul - 11 Sep

9 to 5 The Musical

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton's joyous smash hit musical 9 to 5!

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

30 Jul - 19 Nov

Saturday Sessions

Kick into the evening with these monthly Saturday-night sessions at Melbourne Museum.

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The best wine bars in Melbourne

Find luxurious cheese plates, hidden cocktail bars and cosy date-night spots.

The best Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne

Warm up with big bowls of curry laksa, char koay teow and nasi lemak.

The best brunch spots in Melbourne

Find bottomless brunch, Japanese breakfast sets, Sunday brunch spots and more.

21 Jun - 9 Oct

Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real

A free exhibition inviting kids and their families to experiment with innovative ways of making art.

12 Aug

Re-generation International Youth Film Festival

See films on the theme of resilience and empowerment for young people.

7 Jan - 23 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

20 Sep - 24 Sep

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

This classic story is brought to life with an ingenious mix of digital animation and live action.

1 Feb - 13 Dec

Music Matinee

Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.

13 Jan - 22 Dec

Tai Chi at Docklands

Enjoy a morning class of tai chi and qigong, the perfect mind and body exercise.

29 Aug - 28 Nov

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

23 Jun - 15 Jan

Ron Mueck: Mass

Visit Mueck's large-scale installation comprising more than 100 hand-cast skulls.

12 Aug - 20 Aug

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Enjoy the delights of the largest annual celebration of Indian cinema outside India.

26 Aug - 28 Aug

Boho Luxe Market & Glamping Festival and Boho Bride

Enjoy a weekend of stalls, workshops, food, fashion, entertainment and inspiration.

8 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne Writers Festival

An annual literary festival celebrating books, writers and readers over four days in September.

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.