The Laborastory

Delivering facts with flair, this performance is held on the first Monday of the month. Here the drier side of science takes a back seat as three modern disciples tell the stories behind their predecessors, and the greatest breakthroughs of history. A chance to learn and laugh.

Uptown Jazz Cafe

177  Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: $10, bookings essential.


Taco Tuesday at The Reverence Hotel

Tacos are the only food shaped like a mouth full of meat. This fun night in Footscray will get you loose and full, with $3 tacos, $3 Tecate, and a crowd that mixes the golden oldies with the early twenties.

The Reverence Hotel

28 Napier St, Footscray

Time: 6pm-9pm


Everyday Fear Transit Gallery

Creep along the tracks at Newport train station and view the only thing hipper than an art gallery: a transit art gallery. Displayed on the walls of The Substation are anonymous text portraits outlining the greatest fears of Melbournians, a chance to see the hearts of those around you. If the viewing isn’t quite reason enough, step into Nosh cafe (opposite the station) for some good coffee and an atmosphere that scorns trendy and instead offers cool.


Newport Substation and Nosh

1 Market St and 24 Hall St, Newport

Price: Free


Vintage shopping

Hop to your op shopping on a Thursday. This large space with a variety of vintage allows the chance for one off finds, and pairs it with the convenience of a massive amount of stuff. No more fashion treks for you.

Lost and Found Market

1-5 Perry St, Collingwood

Time: 11am – 6pm



Fireworks at the Docklands

Each Friday in July the sky will explode over the city. Or at least light up with fireworks. Bring a partner, bring a friend, and sit back to enjoy because although it says ‘for kids’, everyone enjoys sparkles.

The Piazza at the Docklands

Time: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Price: Free



The Room at Cinema Nova

At first, The Room was just the cool movie to hate, well known for its tragic attempt at cult status and the strangeness of its creator. Now, perhaps we have reached the point where hating The Room is just old news. Cinema Nova offers a last chance to give this anti-classic the scorn is deserves.

Cinema Nova

380 Lygon St, Carlton




Melbourne Comic-con

This weekend, take a chance and move away from classic cool into something a little different. The world of Comic-con takes fandoms, creators and characters and throws them into a big melting pot. In this mix of cartoon and kooky, who knows what you’ll discover.

Royal Exhibition Building

Time: 9am – 6 pm

Price: $22 for one day, $4o for two

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