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23° & RAINY ON THURSDAY 17 JANUARY IN MELBOURNE
By Lauren Vadnjal
January 02, 2019
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Melbourne This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    January 02, 2019
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      • ROOFTOP YOGA

        Do a Saturday morning yoga class at Rooftop Bar.

      • HUGE INDOOR PLANT WAREHOUSE SALE: RARE PLANT PARTY

        Fill your home with new green babies from this warehouse sale.

      • URBAN OASIS BEACH PARTY SERIES 2019

        Party on the sand in the middle of the CBD.

      • SUNSET SOUNDS 2019

        A series of free outdoors gigs held in parks across Melbourne. BYO picnic.

      • WILLIAM WEGMAN: BEING HUMAN

        The first major Australian exhibition of the famed American photographer and his many dog muses.

      • VITRA 100 MINIATURES

        A curious German exhibition of classical chair designs is heading to Melbourne — and they're all fun-sized.

      • MPAVILION MUSIC MEETS

        Queen Victoria Gardens' epic ampitheatre-like pavilion will be filled with (free) live music every weekend in January.

      • STOMPING GROUND LA BOCA

        An Argentinian-inspired beer garden has popped up at the Arts Centre Melbourne for summer.

      • AUBURN HENDRICK'S GIN GARDEN

        Settle into this inner city summer oasis for seafood feasts and gin cocktails galore.

      • CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: THE CLOCK

        ACMI's new award-winning installation is a mesmerising collage of time — that runs for 24 hours.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • JULIAN OPIE

        Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.

      • BREATHE. SWEAT. STRETCH. FREE

        The NGV, in collaboration with Lululemon, is hosting free fitness and yoga classes in its garden this summer.

      • THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

        See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.

      • MUIR ARCHITECTURE AND OPENWORK: DOUBLEGROUND

        As the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, this sleek bamboo garden, maze and deck will sit in the gallery's Grollo Equiset Garden.

      • RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

        Ten intricately designed rooms arrive at the NGV for Australia's leading interior design competition.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • POLLY BORLAND: POLYVERSE

        See 60 works from one of Australia's most celebrated photographers — including portraits of Nick Cave and the Queen.

      • DESIGNING WOMEN

        The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.

      • KEN UNSWORTH: TRULY, MADLY

        The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.

      • MPAVILION 2018

        This year's amphitheatre-like temporary structure has two timber floating roofs and grass-covered grandstands and will host over 400 free events over summer.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

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