Briefing Melbourne: 30 May – 11 June

Monday 30 May – Sunday 11 June

I will be away next week so this briefing notes will be for the next two weeks!


Melbourne International Jazz Week

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

Cost: Free

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


Reconciliation Week

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


Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990’s

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

Cost: Free

Dialogue in the Dark

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

Also on at the theatres: Book of Mormon, Aladdin, My Fair Lady


The Wider Project

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

Cost: Free


Melbourne’s Mystery Market

Craft, independently designed and locally made products

When: 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11 June

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square

Queen Victoria Winter Night Market

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

Street Art

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.


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