Hidden Faces of the Archibald

Ever dreamed of entering a room full of famous Australians? Or maybe it was a nightmare? This exhibition reveals some of the non-finalist entrants for the famed Archibald Prize. Fifty two portraits and a whole bunch of home grown artistic talent are piled into one room. There’s even the option to pick your favourite and vote for the People’s Choice winner.

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

2 Convention Centre Place, Southbank

Time: all day (Duration: 10th June – 8th August)

Price: Free


Afghanistan: Hidden Treasure

In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the Melbourne Museum presents a collection of treasures and stories covering two thousand years of Afghanistan’s history. From Alexander the Great to the modern day US invasion, aeons of strife and culture are laid bare before our eyes. In addition, a pop-up cafe outside the museum offers traditional Afghani cuisine for the full experience of immersion.

Melbourne Museum

Time: 10am-5pm

Price: Adults $24 Concession $16



Parmageddon at The Swan Hotel

If the oldest pun in pub food history doesn’t delight you, the tastes will. Six ten dollar parmas are on offer, each with a different twist of the classic. Fun dinner game: bring five friends, buy six and do a round the world.

The Swan Hotel

425 Church St Richmond

Time: From 6pm



Making of King Kong

A behind-the-scenes look at how beauty felled the Beast. The making of the King Kong stage show, displaying all the effort and ingredients that create the magic. For those who enjoy the knots and bolts of things, or audio commentary fans.

Regent Theatre

191 Collins St

Time: 11-noon

Price: Free, but bookings required


Animation Festival

Over this ten day festival two hundred films will be shown, coming from all over the world and covering all kinds of topics. These amazing animations are definitely not for children. Friday night there’s vampires, roosters, addictions, sweet soul music and so much more.


Federation Square

Time: 6.30 pm

Price: $15



The Switched On Shindig

Are you ready for soul sisters, vinyl vixens and go-go girlies? This week brings a dance crazy, drink special filled flashback. Promising an authentic 60s club feel – and who’d know if they’re lying – this is a boogie down not to be missed. Including flashing lights and projections to give a little extra old school oomph.

Bella Union

Level 1, Trades Hall Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets
Carlton South

Time: 9pm-late

Price: $10 members, $15 non members



Hoyts Pop Culture Classics: A Clockwork Orange

There are some movies that live on through the ages and The Simpsons’ references. Landing on the last Sunday of each month, Hoyts cinemas have decided to pull up some old school pop culture classics. You’ll be boo-hoo hooing if you miss this Sunday’s tale of Beethoven and ultra-violence, A Clockwork Orange.

Hoyts (selected cinemas)

Price: $10

Time: 4 pm

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