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Cultural outings

Cultural outings
Melbourne is the undisputed live music capital of Australia, but it's also a heavy hitter when it comes to all forms of arts.​

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Image of Wonderland
Thu 05 Apr 2018 to Sun 07 Oct 2018
Wonderland celebrates the screen history of Lewis Carroll's timeless stories.
Image of Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Fri 23 Mar 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings the rich, often-misunderstood culture of Vikings to life, debunking stereotypes and providing fascinating insights.
Image of Wonderland Late Nights
Fri 20 Apr 2018 to Fri 05 Oct 2018
Tumble down ACMI's rabbit hole after dark with DJs, bands and live art performances at Wonderland Late Nights on the last Friday of the month.
Image of Beyond Bluestone
Sat 17 Mar 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018
From the Metro City Loop to those infamous housing commission flats, find out more about these important projects which are now taken for granted.
Image of MEL&NYC
Fri 01 Jun 2018 to Fri 31 Aug 2018
Melbourne is set to take a bite out of the Big Apple this winter, with a city-wide festival to celebrate our cultural connection with New York City.
Image of Patterns of Collecting: From The Bower at TJC
Mon 04 Jun 2018 to Tue 18 Sep 2018
Patterns of Collecting presents artwork and items from the personal collections of four contemporary Victorian artists, led by Carole Wilson.
Image of Tolarno Galleries Winter Program
Thu 07 Jun 2018 to Sat 18 Aug 2018
This cutting-edge Melbourne gallery, established in 1967, presents new works from contemporary Australian artists this winter.
Image of Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories
Fri 08 Jun 2018 to Sun 26 May 2019
An exhibition presenting the turbulent tale of Victoria's gold rush through the individual stories of 20 objects.
Image of Kings Artist Run Initiative
Founded in 2003, Kings Artist Run Initiative (ARI) is a non-profit collective exhibiting contemporary, experimental visual and sound art projects.
Image of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
Sat 09 Jun 2018 to Sun 07 Oct 2018
NGV presents a major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York's iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Image of Hidden Faces - 2018 Victorian Salon des Refuses
Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Thu 04 Oct 2018
View a curated selection of portraits by Victorian artists submitted for national portrait prizes but not hung in the official exhibitions.
Image of An Ideal Husband
Mon 16 Jul 2018 to Sat 18 Aug 2018
The incomparable Gina Riley leads a stellar cast in this timeless Oscar Wilde comedy.
Image of Flinders Lane Gallery
In the heart of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane cultural precinct, Flinders Lane Gallery has been exhibiting exceptional and collectable artworks since 1989. The gallery shows new solo exhibitions by represented artists every three weeks.
Image of Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
Thu 02 Aug 2018 to Sun 19 Aug 2018
MIFF is a film-lover's paradise – see international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best local, national and international cinema.
Image of Turban Fest
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 11am – 5pm
come and enjoy the vibrant Bhangra dances, turban tying, Sikh martial arts and more at Turban Fest.
Image of Simone Young Conducts Brahms
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 5pm – 7pm
Join internationally acclaimed conductor Simone Young as she leads the youthful and energetic ANAM Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony no.3.
Image of Melbourne Writers Festival
Fri 24 Aug 2018 to Sun 02 Sep 2018
Melbourne Writers Festival brings together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world.
Image of Australian Music Vault
Tue 19 Dec 2017 to Mon 31 Dec 2018
The Australian Music Vault is a celebration of the Australian contemporary music story.
Image of Synthesizers: Sound of the Future
Thu 19 Apr 2018 to Sun 09 Sep 2018
Synthesizers: Sound of the Future tells the story of the Grainger Museum and how it became an incubator for electronic music in the late 1960s.
Image of Smells Like a Song
Fri 18 May 2018 to Fri 17 Aug 2018
Enjoy a night of musical mayhem that celebrates the very best in improvisation and onstage collaboration.
Image of Turban Fest
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 11am – 5pm
come and enjoy the vibrant Bhangra dances, turban tying, Sikh martial arts and more at Turban Fest.
Image of Cinema Nova
Cinema Nova is Melbourne's home of quality arthouse and contemporary cinema, as well as regular film events, Q&As, Nova Deluxe, film festivals, the Cinema Nova Bar and CineTrivia.
Image of Hidden Secrets Tours
Venture down laneways and discover the hidden charm of Melbourne on one of these walking tours of the city. Perfect for tourists and locals alike, these walking tours offer something for everyone, from art and architecture enthusiasts to coffee lovers.
Image of Flinders Lane Gallery
In the heart of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane cultural precinct, Flinders Lane Gallery has been exhibiting exceptional and collectable artworks since 1989. The gallery shows new solo exhibitions by represented artists every three weeks.
Image of Blindside Gallery
BLINDSIDE is an independent contemporary arts space committed to supporting and promoting contemporary art practice across a broad range of media.
Image of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Discover the world of the moving image in the galleries, cinemas and studios at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) at Federation Square.
Image of City River Cruises
City River Cruises’ sightseeing tours take in the Port of Melbourne and Docklands aboard the Melba Star – the most luxurious cruise boat on the Yarra River. Cruises operate daily, departing from 11 Princes Walk, Melbourne. Bookings advised.

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