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What’s On In Melbourne | May 6 - 8
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What’s On In Melbourne | May 6 - 8

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Updated: 8 May 2016
Temperatures may be dropping but there is no time for hibernation as Melbourne’s cultural calendar remains packed. This weekend, we’ve picked the hottest events for you from the realms of comedy, art, history and pop culture. Buckle up, Melbourne, and get ready – this weekend is a feast for the senses once more.

FRIDAY

ART | Geelong After Dark

Prepare to have your mind filled and illuminated with art as Geelong After Dark takes over the streets, laneways and venues of Geelong’s CBD for one night only.

Image courtesy of Geelong After Dark, © Upcreative: Will Cook
Image courtesy of Geelong After Dark, | © Upcreative: Will Cook

SATURDAY

ART | Free Comic Book Day 2016

Comic fans pay attention, and clear your schedules on Saturday, May 7th for the world’s biggest celebration of comic book culture.

© Peggy Marco/Pixabay
© Peggy Marco/Pixabay

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

KNOWLEDGE | Melbourne Knowledge Week

‘Connecting Minds, Creating Change’ is the overarching theme of this year’s Melbourne Knowledge Week, which returns to the city for a brain-stimulating week packed with a diverse range of over 60 interactive events.

© skeeze/pixabay
© skeeze/pixabay

SUNDAY

ART | Hard Edge at the NGV

Fans of abstract art will get their money’s worth at the ‘Hard Edge’ exhibition currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

David Wilson Untitled sculpture 12.71 1971 welded steel, lacquer 322.5 x 121.9 x 53.5 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1972 A3-1972 © David Wilson
David Wilson, Untitled sculpture 12.71 1971, welded steel, lacquer, 322.5 x 121.9 x 53.5 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1972, A3-1972, | © David Wilson

HISTORY | Islamic Coins: A journey through Islamic civilisation

Islamic Coins: A Journey Through Islamic Civilisation’ is a special visiting exhibition which history fans, coin collectors, and antique lovers will not want to miss.

Image courtesy of the Islamic Museum of Australia, © Misheye
Image courtesy of the Islamic Museum of Australia, | © Misheye

LITERATURE | Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas

Books are humanity in print, Barbara W. Tuchman once said, and avid readers must not miss Mirror of the World: Books and Ideas now on show at the State Library of Victoria.

Midget Library | Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria
Midget Library | Image courtesy of State Library of Victoria