Melbourne, you just keep getting better and better. Whoever said winter wasn’t the best season of the year has obviously never been to the most liveable city in the world. We’ve scoured the city for our favourite events. Here, in no particular order (except that of calendar date), are our top picks. And yes, one involves a nude sci-fi ‘undressup’ party.
- Final Frontier Conference and SpaceUp Australia (1-3 July) – The University of Melbourne hosts a full weekend about outer space. Mingle with scientists, learn about planets, and even attend an ‘unconference’.
- Friday Nights at NGV (Fridays in July) – Tired of going to bars on the weekend? Try Friday Nighs at NGV instead. DJs, drinks, live music from top bands, and an up-close look at the new Degas exhibit make this a winer.
- Scandinavian Film Festival (3-27 July) – The Scandis know how to do winter, what with their concept of hygge and all. Stay warm and cosy like the Danes do as you watch top films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
- Gertrude Street Projection Festival (15-24 July) – Gertrude Street comes alive with projections, live art, and even choirs singing along on the street corners on opening night. Stop by to marvel at the art, stay for a drink or two at a pub.
- Australian Drinks Festival (16-17 July) – Nothing would convince us to miss one of our fave winter events of the year after going the past two years (when it was previously known as Top Shelf). Book tickets before it books out.
- Nudies Revolution Invasion of the Nudies (23 July) – We enjoyed our time at the last Nudies Revolution penthouse party, and this month they’re doing a scif-fi adventure.
Win a $100 double pass!
- Melbourne International Film Festival (28 July – 14 August) – Our guide to the must-see films will have you sorted. Plan on taking some ADOs to fit in the maximum amount of films.
- Midwinta Ball (29 July) – You don’t have to be a member of the LGBTI community to enjoy having a boogie at this huge bash, put on by the folks behind Midsumma. It always sells out.
- Open House Melbourne (30-31 July) – All those buildings you walk by every day have amazing histories. Head in for a tour, and enter the ballot for top attractions. Best of all? It’s free.
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Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of the University of Melbourne, NGV, Asha Holmes Publicity, TS Publicity, Australian Drinks Festival, and Zilla & Brook.