Monday 30 May – Sunday 11 June
I will be away next week so this briefing notes will be for the next two weeks!
20 years of jazz in Melbourne, program online
When: Friday 2 June – Sunday 11 June
WALKS: Sound Walks
Imagining Melbourne through the sounds of trams, coffee machines, buskers and city rhythms with acoustic ecologist Anthony Magen.
When: 4pm Sat (3 June), 6pm Sun (4 June), 6pm Thurs/Fri/Sat (8 June – 10 June)
Where: Meet at Fed Square
CELEBRATION: Second Line Street Party
Starting with a public dance class at 11am, you will be entertained by the likes of Horns of Leroy and Swing Patrol as the festivities travel to Federation Square.
When: 11am – 3pm, Saturday 3 June
Where: Starts at the Langham in Southbank, ends at Federation Square
50 years since 1967 Referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision
When: until 3 June
WALKS: Aboriginal Heritage Walks
Free walking tours at the Botanic Gardens all week (bookings required)
When: 11am daily, until Friday 2 June
Where: meet at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
EXHIBITION: The Blak Matriarchy
When: 10am – 5pm daily until 30 July
Where: Koorie Heritage Trust
Cost: free entry
Explore Australian art from 1990 to 2000 through sculpture, design, fashion, paintings and video
Where: NGV Australia
When: 10am – 5pm, Opens Friday 2 June – 1 October
Learn to communicate and interact with the world around you through your other senses as you are led through the dark by blind guides. Partnered with Guide Dogs Australia.
Where: Harbourtown Melbourne, Level 1 29-31 Star Crescent Docklands
When: one hour duration, opens Friday 2 June (no end date)
Cost: $43 adults, $32 concession
At the theatre
George Orwell’s 1948 novel adapted to the live show, Big Brother is watching…
When: Opens Wednesday 31 May – 11 June
Where: Comedy Theatre (not a comedy)
Cost: $85 – $109, Ticketmaster
Listen to Joseph Nolan play the grand organ at the Town Hall. If you have not experienced an organ symphony in the Town Hall, this is your opportunity!
When: 1pm-2:30pm Wed (14 June), 1pm-2:30pm and 8pm-9:30pm Fri (16 June) and 2pm-3:30pm Sun (11 & 18 June)
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Craft, independently designed and locally made products
When: 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11 June
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square
Pull on your winter woolies and head up to the Vic Market for great food, music and mulled wine. Nab a spot next to one of the warm fires and enjoy the ambiance.
When: 5pm-10pm, starts Wednesday 7 June (every Wednesday)
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Have you seen the new art in AC/DC Lane?
An entire laneway of children’s drawings on a bright white background has completely recreated the home of Cherry Bar. Also look out for the images of the likes of James Young, lead singer of Zombitches.
The City of Melbourne has produced a downloadable map highlighting some of the best places to spot street art in the city here.
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Always looking for new things happening in the city so contact me if there is anything you would like to see come up on the weekly Briefing Notes.