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12° & RAINY ON WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST IN MELBOURNE
By Lauren Vadnjal
August 08, 2018
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Melbourne This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    August 08, 2018
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      • MELBOURNE SPORTS AND AQUATIC CENTRE BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY

        Help celebrate the centre's 21st birthday with free hot yoga, boxing and access to the spa and sauna.

      • CALLUM PRESTON: MILK BAR

        The Melbourne artist has recreated a 90s-style milk bar — filled with 500 hand-painted items.

      • MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2018

        Music meets literature in this year's lineup, featuring Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Sarah Blasko.

      • THE PLASTIC BOOT MARKET AND MASTERCLASS

        Learn how to live waste-free at this pop-up market.

      • JUNGLE COLLECTIVE 'LOW LIGHT PARTY' INDOOR PLANT SALE

        The huge bohemian plant sale will open to the public once more.

      • SONNY'S FRIED CHICKEN BURGER GIVEAWAY

        The Carlton eatery is celebrating its first birthday with 1000 free fried chicken burgers.

      • BIN'GO YOUR OWN WAY

        Music-themed bingo comes to the Corner Hotel.

      • ALL WE CAN'T SEE: ILLUSTRATING THE NAURU FILES

        Thirty-two artists interpret heartbreaking incident reports out of 2016's leaked files from one of Australia's offshore detention centres.

      • GLOW WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

        See the night light up after-dark with projections and installations in Malvern East.

      • AU

        An exhibition dedicated to one of earth's most precious metals.

      • EUGENIA LIM: THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS

        A new three-channel video work that explores our national aesthetic in line with The Australian Dream.

      • BOOZY CHOIR

        Karaoke gets communal.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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

      • MURDER MYSTERY PUB TRIVIA

        Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple at this free sinister trivia night.

      • CENTRAL BEER DISTRICT

        A craft beer bar is popping up at the Queen Vic Market for one month.

      • BLAK DESIGN MATTERS

        The first national survey of Australia's most innovative and powerful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design.

      • ROBERT SMITHSON: TIME CRYSTALS

        The American artist's large repertoire of radical land art will be on display in Australia for the very first time.

      • MY MONSTER: THE HUMAN ANIMAL HYBRID

        This free exhibition explores society's fascination with (and fear of) animal-human hybrids.

      • WEST PROJECTIONS FESTIVAL 2018

        The inner west is bathed in light during this three-week projection festival.

      • MEL&NYC

        In conjunction with its new exhibition from MoMA, the NGV is hosting a slew of NYC-inspired events across the city this winter.

      • MYURAN SUKUMARAN: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

        The first posthumous exhibition by Myuran Sukumaran, who was executed in Indonesia in 2015.

      • THE FIELD REVISITED

        The NGV revisits one of its most daring exhibitions — 50 years on.

      • JAPONISME: JAPAN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART

        The NGV draws on its collection to display 19th century art from Japan, as well as the European works it influenced.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

        A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.

      • FOOTSCRAY FINDS

        A monthly market selling everything from vintage to vegan food.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • QUICK BITES COMEDY

        A free weekly comedy night at Boney.

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