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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 25 – 27
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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 25 – 27

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Updated: 24 March 2016
As we move steadily through autumn, we watch the temperatures decline and with that we turn our attention to the indoors. There is no time to miss the summer though, thankfully, because Melbourne always brings plenty to the table – regardless of season. This long Easter weekend is no exception. In fact, we wish every weekend was at least three days long to give us enough time to experience what the city has to offer. We’ve picked the best indoor events for you to check out.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Best of Both Sides Festival

The Best Of Both Sides Festival (BOBS) returns to the legendary Lucky Coq in Windsor and Fitzroy’s one-and-only Bimbo Deluxe to showcase Melbourne’s hottest local music talents.

© unsplash/pixabay
© unsplash/pixabay

SATURDAY

ART | 200 Years Of Australian Fashion

Fashion fans and history buffs take note: in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, the National Gallery of Victoria launches 200 Years Of Australian Fashion.

Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee wearing Linda Jackson’s Tutti Frutti dress in 1975 | Image courtesy of NGV, © Ann Noon
Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee wearing Linda Jackson’s Tutti Frutti dress in 1975 | Image courtesy of NGV, © Ann Noon

COMEDY | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

As one of the top three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival means (serious) business.

Image courtesy of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, © Jim Lee
Image courtesy of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, | © Jim Lee

PHOTOGRAPHY | Media Legends (State Library of Victoria)

Celebrating people who have made significant contributions to the craft of journalism in Australia, Media Legends: The Media Hall of Fame is showcasing the works of Australian war correspondents.

CBS war correspondent William L. Shirer in Compiegne, France, reporting on the signing of the armistice between Germany and France on June 22, 1940. | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in the United States
CBS war correspondent William L. Shirer in Compiegne, France, reporting on the signing of the armistice between Germany and France on June 22, 1940. | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in the United States

SUNDAY

ART | Andy Warhol & Ai Wei Wei

Bringing together two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition Andy Warhol — Ai Weiwei exhibition explores modern and contemporary art, life, and cultural politics.

Installation view of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016. Andy Warhol artwork © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York. Administered by Viscopy, Sydney; Ai Weiwei artwork © Ai Weiwei. Photo: John Gollings
Installation view of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2016. Andy Warhol artwork © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York. Administered by Viscopy, Sydney; Ai Weiwei artwork © Ai Weiwei. Photo: John Gollings

HISTORY | Commemorating the Irish Easter Rising 2016

At the centenary of the historic Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916, the State Library and the University of Melbourne havepartnered to join in the global commemoration of one of the defining moments in Irish history.

O'Connell Bridge and O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in Untied States
O’Connell Bridge and O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in Untied States

ART | Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 30th Anniversary Exhibition (ACM)

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the curators at the Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the festival with a complimentary exhibition.

© Tripp/Flickr
© Tripp/Flickr