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What’s on in Melbourne

We consider ourselves on the pulse of What’s On in Melbourne and will be sharing weekly our what’s hot list. This week there is plenty for people of all ages and interests; from concerts to sporting events.

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What’s on in Melbourne between 27 May to 2 June 2019

1. Good Food and Wine Show at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Enjoy a fantastic day out with family and friends at the Good Food and Wine Show. Sample the latest foods, wines and home products. The years show features top Australian Chef’s Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Miguel Maestre among others. It’s the perfect day for all food and wine lovers.

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June
Cost: From $25
Learn more about the Good Food and Wine Festival


2. Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang

Terracotta Warriors is a large scale presentation of the Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Warriors which were discovered in 1974. It is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century. It has also been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

Presented in parallel, contemporary artist Cai Guo-Quiang showcases his new art works inspired by his home countries culture and philosophical traditions. Cai has collaborated on the exhibition’s design, creating breathtaking immersive environments for the presentation of both his work and the Terracotta Warriors.

Where: National Gallery of Victoria
7 days a week until the 12 October 2019
Cost: Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children aged from 5-15 years
Purchase tickets for the Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang


3. The Winter Village at Federation Square

The Winter Village is a euro-style winter wonderland atop the Skyline Terrace at Federation Square. The Winter Village is equipped with an ice skating ring, a cozy igloo village and a larger-than-life mega igloo where it snows on the hour. Foodies can look forward to a winter-themed food and beverage menu and a pop-up bar.

Where: Federation Square
7 days a week until the end of August 19
Cost: Free entry
Learn more about the Winter Village at Federation Square


4. A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection 

A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection presents works from 26 Chinese artists. The exhibition is an exciting collaboration between the NGV and arts patron and philanthropist Judith Neilson on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the White Rabbit Gallery.

The White Rabbit Collection is currently the largest private collection of contemporary Chinese art internationally, containing 2500 works by more than 700 artists. The exhibition is a social documentation which reveals the dramatic generational change in Chinese society and culture.

Where: Level 3, National Gallery of Victoria
When:  Now until 6 October 2019
Cost: Free Entry
Learn more about A Fairy Tale in Red Times


5. Lazarus – David Bowie’s Final Project

Don’t miss the premiere of David Bowie’s ground-breaking musical Lazarus.

Featuring 18 David Bowie Songs, including Heroes and Absolute Beginners, Lazarus has been inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth bu Walter Tevis. The story focuses on Thomas Newton, an alien that remains on earth as he is unable to die.

Where: Playhouse – 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank
When: From Saturday 18 May to Sunday 6 June 2019
Cost: Prices range from $28.00 to $150.00
Purchase tickets for Lazarus – David Bowie’s Final Project


6. Alexander Calder: The Radical Inventor

Alexander Calder: The Radical Inventor presents approximately 100 sculptural and pictorial compositions made by renowned American artist Alexander Calder. This collection has been drawn from private and museum collections in North America.

The exhibition introduces audiences to the full breadth of Calder’s influential career as an inventor of new artistic forms.

Where: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
When: Until 4 August 2019
Cost: Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children aged from 5-15 years
Find out more about Alexander Calder exhibition


7. Muriel’s Wedding at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Experience one of the most loved and iconic Australian films of all time in this very cheeky new musical.

Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the dress, the church and the attention. Unfortunately there is one thing missing – a groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything that she has ever wanted however that’s when everything really starts to go wrong.

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre
When:  Shows run until the 9 June 2019
Cost: From just $99.00
Purchase tickets for Muriel’s Wedding



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