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16° & CLOUDY ON THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 10, 2018
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Melbourne This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    November 10, 2018
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      • TWOOBS POP-UP

        The super-popular flatform sandal brand will pop-up on Bourke Street for one night. And there will be dogs.

      • MMW TALKS: SOUND HEALING AND MUSIC THERAPY

        A free talk on the how music can relax us in this crazy fact-paced world.

      • ALICE SKYE AND FRIENDS

        See an up and coming talent in a free Sunday arvo show in the Botanic Gardens.

      • FREE MESSINA AND 8-BIT BURGERS

        Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).

      • MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK 2018

        Thi year's nine-day program features a Cherry Bar laneway party, gigs at ACMI and performances on the Melbourne Star.

      • BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL

        Melbourne's newest festival will take you on a walking tour, get you singing about the city's history and share a multiple-course feast.

      • JULIAN OPIE

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

      • ARDBEG SMOKEHOUSE SUNDAY

        Add a little smoke to your Sunday with whisky-fuelled cocktails and bites.

      • GONTRAN CHERRIER'S FREE CROISSANT GIVEAWAY

        The French artisan boulanger is landing in Richmond with croissants to give away.

      • BREATHE. SWEAT. STRETCH. FREE

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

      • JJ'S PLACE

        Leonard's House of Love will pop up in Collingwood for a party filled with whiskey, burgers and live music.

      • MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL 2018

        See some opera under the stars — entirely for free.

      • LIVE LOVE LIFE WEEKEND

        Work on your 'wellness' at a weekend of meditation classes, spa sessions and cooking workshops in Daylesford.

      • MUIR ARCHITECTURE AND OPENWORK: DOUBLEGROUND

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

      • THE SUMMER NIGHT MARKET 2018–19

        Time for another year of balmy Wednesday nights at the Queen Vic Market.

      • NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS 2018

        One of Melbourne's biggest food events returns for 18 nights of noodles, dumplings and other delights.

      • FOUR PILLARS CHRISTMAS POP-UP STORE & BAR

        Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.

      • PET-NAT SOUNDS

        Abbotsford's Lulie Tavern is hosting a series of natural wine parties in its sunny courtyard.

      • RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

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

      • MERE MORTALS

        Check into a 'hospital' and discuss disease over dinner at this morbid and immersive exhibition about death and dying.

      • BENDIGO BLUES & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

        Four days, 50 venues, 150 acts.

      • EAST MALVERN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2018

        Spend a Sunday in the park tasting wine, beer, cider, cheese, oysters and ice cream.

      • JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 CLASSICS PROGRAM

        Step through Japanese film history — for free.

      • POLISH FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrate 100 years of Polish independence with traditional music, wreaths, cakes and a couple of plates of pierogi.

      • BUILDERS ARMS HOTEL TRIVIA

        This trivia night will test your knowledge on food, booze and culture — meat trays and magnums are up for grabs.

      • POLLY BORLAND: POLYVERSE

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

      • DYNAMICS OF AIR

        This group exhibition will explore how we consume air and — with climate change and population growth — how we might consume it in the future.

      • 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.

      • AMERICAN MASTERS 1940–1980

        The National Gallery of Australia will pull out works by Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock and more.

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