YOUR MELBOURNE CHEAT SHEET
Melbourne comes alive in the colder weather. The proof...
Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market
Every Wednesday, expect street food, bars, entertainment and late-night shopping. à Jun 6-Aug 29.
Toni Collette stars in the year’s most terrifying movie. à From Jun 7.
MOMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
The gang’s all here – Picasso, Dalí, Rothko and van Gogh masterpieces from New York. à Jun 9-Oct 7.
Mao’s Last Dancer the Exhibition
Pictures, interviews, costumes and other artefacts from the life of Li Cunxin, the celebrated ballet dancer and author who defected from China. à Jun 16-Oct 7.
Blackie Blackie Brown
An Aboriginal Blaxploitation superhero arrives at Malthouse on a mission of revenge. à Jul 5-29.
The kids’ TV favourite brings his crafty live show to town. BYO pipe cleaners. à Jul 5-7.
The ABBA musical returns in a brand-new production. Knowing me and knowing you, we’ll see you in the front row. à Jul 10-Sep 2.
Worlds collide on the Malthouse stage in this adaptation of the arthouse movie hit. à Jul 13-Aug 12.
Bastille Day French Festival
Storm the barricades and celebrate all things French down at the Meat Market. à Jul 14-15.
Your annual excuse to head to Hobart is here again, with dark music, dark arts and more. à Jul 7-24.
An Ideal Husband
Gina Riley straps on a corset for the perennially relevant Oscar Wilde comedy. à Jul 16-Aug 18.
With no fewer than 12 concerts, the whole city is going to think P!nk this winter. à Jul 16-Aug 29.
The Breaker Upperers
The hilarious Kiwi movie about enterprising women who break up couples for cash is the latest hit comedy to cross the Tasman. à From Jul 26.
Open House Melbourne
Melbourne’s most intriguing buildings open their doors to the curious for one weekend only. à Jul 28-29.
Melbourne International Film Festival
Rekindle your love affair with the movies as Australia’s premiere film festival presents more than two weeks of screenings around town. à Aug 2-19.
A Doll’s House, Part 2
The Tony Award-winning, unofficial sequel to Ibsen’s great drama of female awakening stars Marta Dusseldorp. à Aug 11-Sep 15.
Melbourne Writers’ Festival
Meet your favourite authors and listen to fascinating panel discussions at the annual celebration of the written word. à Aug 24-Sep 2.