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Free events in Melbourne
Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Green at Kathleen: Vertical Gardening - Saturday 08 June 2019, 11:30am to 1pm - Talks & workshops

Green at Kathleen: Vertical Gardening

8 Jun 2019, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
Learn the basics of vertical gardening and how to do it at home.
Peter Wille: Out Driving - Saturday 01 December 2018 to Sunday 01 December 2019 - Exhibitions

Peter Wille: Out Driving

1 Dec 2018 - 1 Dec 2019, State Library of Victoria
Explore this new permanent exhibition which features images of Melbourne's architectural wonders throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Foxcroft Lecture: Unseen Art of the First Fleet - Tuesday 26 February 2019, 6pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Foxcroft Lecture: Unseen Art of the First Fleet

26 Feb 2019, State Library of Victoria
Hear Louise Anemaat deliver her lecture on rare botanical and zoological drawings dating from the 1790s.
The Playground Pop-Up at Fed Square - Saturday 01 December 2018 to Sunday 13 January 2019 - Kids & family

The Playground Pop-Up at Fed Square

1 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019, Federation Square
Popping up at Fed Square this summer, the Playground is the perfect pit stop on a family day out over the school holidays.
Site Specific Performance: Open Studio/ Public Workshop - Saturday 15 December 2018, 11am to 4pm - Talks & workshops

Site Specific Performance: Open Studio/ Public Workshop

15 Dec 2018, Boyd Community Hub - Studio 1 (upstairs)
If you're interested in interactive performance in public spaces, this workshop explores site-specific making through discussion and group exercises.
A Modern Life  - Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 - Exhibitions

A Modern Life

30 Mar 2018 - 27 Jan 2019, NGV International
A sneak peek into the tableware of the 1930s to 1980s
Blender Studios Showcase - Friday 07 December 2018 to Saturday 22 December 2018 - Exhibitions

Blender Studios Showcase

7 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018, Blender Studios
Enjoy the annual end-of-year December soiree at Blender Studios.
Handel's Messiah - Saturday 15 December 2018, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Music

Handel's Messiah

15 Dec 2018, The Scots' Church Melbourne
Enjoy a performance of Handel's Messiah, featuring the Scots' Church Choir, soloists and orchestra.
festival21 - Starting Young Youth Program - Saturday 02 February 2019, 11am to 12:30pm - Kids & family

festival21 - Starting Young Youth Program

2 Feb 2019, Meat Market
festival21 is a massive grass-roots celebration of food, culture and future. The youth program includes fun interactive sessions run for kids by kids.
New Year's Eve - Monday 31 December 2018, 9pm to 1am - Community events & fundraisers

New Year's Eve

31 Dec 2018, Four Live Sites
On New Year's Eve, City of Melbourne will be illuminating the city skyline with a world-class display of fireworks.

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