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This week we’ll be checking out Space Shapes at Artplay, the TiniTrader Pop-Up Market while deep in the throes of my annual kid-free schedule at Melbourne International Film Festival. Have a great week!


  • European Night Market (Fri 5 Aug – Fri 12 Aug) – take in the rich European aromas of mulled wine, German sausages and freshly baked pretzels as you browse the mix of new and returning food stalls.
  • Shimmer: The Exhibition Artplay (Fri 5 Aug – Sun 21 Aug) – experience a playful fantasy land of glistening flower garlands and illuminated sculptural forms by torch light.
  • Docklands Winter Fireworks (Fri 29 Jul – Fri 26 Aug) – Fireworks every Friday night at 7:30pm during July and August with other FREE entertainment happening along the promenade from 6:30-8:30pm. FULL REVIEW.
  • Snow Play Harbour Town (Fri 5 Aug – Fri 26 Aug) – free snow play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Space Shapes Artplay (Sat 5 Aug) – Use light boxes and light projectors to explore how objects can be transformed into giant silhouettes and how colours can change and blend together.
  • Saltbush Arts Centre Melbourne (Sat 6 Aug – Sun 7 Aug) – Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience. For 4-12 years.
  • Kids Flicks at ACMI (Sat 6 Aug – Sun 7 Aug) – ACMI’s curated program of children’s films.
  • Pirate Sunday at Polly Woodside (Sun 7 Aug) – Dress as a pirate and come help us search for hidden treasure, play tug of war and have your face painted.
  • Feast of Footy Queen Victoria Market (Sun 7 Aug) – AFL Live Pre Game airs direct from the Queen Victoria Market.
  • Food Truck Rally Queen Victoria Market (Sun 7 Aug) – Throughout July and early August, food trucks line Queen Street with live entertainment.
  • Superbox Friends Artplay (Sun 7 Aug) – Give your Super Box Friend real moving motorised parts, a personality, and then set them free!
  • Jump First, Ask Later Arts Centre Melbourne (Fri 5 Aug – Sat 6 Aug) –  collective true stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community. For 8+ years.
  • Winter Night Market Queen Victoria Market (Wed 10 Aug) – best of winter food, design and theatrics to the market every Wednesday during winter. FULL REVIEW.
  • Dance of the Yeti Artplay (Thu 11 Aug – Fri 12 Aug) – Come on a dance adventure, exploring imaginary landscapes of snow-capped mountains and rocky plains.






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