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What's On In Melbourne | May 20 - 22

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Get ready for a weekend of visual extravagance as Melbourne dishes up the best events from the realms of music, art and theatre. Whatever you do, the only thing you won’t encounter … is boredom.

FRIDAY


MUSIC | Stonnington Jazz Festival

As far as memorable performances from a variety of Australian artists go, the City of Stonnington has a strong track record of putting on great events and connecting fans of music and performance with talented creatives. The Stonnington Jazz Festival is no exception.

© msacomm/Pixabay

© msacomm/Pixabay


SATURDAY


FOOD | Good Beer Festival

Not that Melbournians generally need an excuse to drink, but if there ever was a good time for a bevy, it is this May as Good Beer Week returns to Melbourne for its sixth anniversary.

Hops: Drink Awesome. Drink Fresh. | Image courtesy of Good Beer Week, © Ricky Sullivan

Hops: Drink Awesome. Drink Fresh. | Image courtesy of Good Beer Week, © Ricky Sullivan

THEATRE | Straight White Men

Directed by Sarah Giles, Straight White Men is a razor-edged comedy from Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company and the most talked about play of the recent New York season.

Image courtesy of Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)

Image courtesy of Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)

MUSIC | The Beatles Orchestrated

From the world’s premier Beatles band, the Fabulous Beatle Boys, and the Australian Symphony Orchestra come The Beatles Orchestrated, a live musical recreation of the Beatles’ greatest hits, including ‘Sgt Pepper’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Help’, ‘Let it Be’, ‘All You Need Is Love’ and many more.

By United Press International /WikiCommons - Image in the public domain

By United Press International /WikiCommons – Image in the public domain


SUNDAY


 ART | HER PLACE Pop Up Exhibition

HER PLACE Pop Up Exhibition is a celebration of women’s contributions to Australia’s social, cultural and economic story, using multi-media platforms including the moving image, oral histories, text and objects.

Bec Scott | Image courtesy of HER Place Women's Museum Australia

Bec Scott | Image courtesy of HER Place Women’s Museum Australia

MUSIC | Metropolis New Music Festival

Find yourself enchanted this May as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Melbourne Recital Centre to present the 2016 Metropolis New Music Festival, featuring some of Australia’s premiere musicians, engaging talks and activities plus a variety of free events.

MiaForrest | Image courtesy Melbourne Recital Centre

MiaForrest | Image courtesy Melbourne Recital Centre

ART | Next Wave Festival

Join the next generation of Australian artists at Next Wave Festival. This year’s festival features over 40 events from the realms of theatre, performance, visual art, music/sound and dance.

Next Wave 2016, The Fraud Complex | © Johnson + Thwaites