Here is a hand picked list of the top things to do in your city this week, for free.


Blueherring Pop-up Exhibition
When: Wednesday 11 February – Wednesday 3o September
Wed: noon – 6pm Thu: noon – 6pm Fri: noon – late Sat: noon – 6pm

Where: Street Trading Cylinder 44–86 Swanston Street, Cylinder One, City Square

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Exhibition – Bohemian Melbourne
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 22 February

Where: State Library of Victoria in the Keith Murdoch Gallery Main entry, Swanston Street

Wednesday Night Market at Queen Victoria Market
When: Wednesday 11 February (5pm-10pm)
Where: Queen Victoria Market

Exhibition – Mambo Retrospective
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 22 February
Where: NGV, Federation Square, CBD


Chinese New Year Festival
When and Where: Throughout February – various times and venues. See more at cnymelbourne

Blender Lane Artists Market
When: Wednesday 11 February (5pm-10pm)
Where: Blender Lane, CBD

Exhibition – Richard Avedon People
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 15 March

(Tuesday to Friday 10am- 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm- 5pm)
Where: Ian Potter, Swanston Street, Parkville

The State Library of Victoria presents Shhh! – pop-up performances, with free live music, dance and street theatre by local artists
The Woohoo Revue
When: Thursday February 12 (6pm)
Where: Queen’s Hall, City

Supper Market at Abbotsford Convent featuring music from Manny Fox
When: Friday 13 February (6pm-10pm)

Where: Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street

Spinning rooms with Spacejunk, Diana Radar, Bottlecaps
When: Friday 13 February
Where: Front Bar, The Espy, St Kilda

Sidney Myer Free Concerts – A Musical Valentine
When: Saturday 14 February
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Botanic Gardens

NGV Summer Sundays featuring Husky, The Creases and Mushroom DJs
When: Sunday 15 February
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, City

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Pool Parties at the Iconic Adelphi Pool– Free peep at Melbourne’s most iconic pool
When: Sunday 15 February 12pm-7pm
(They are only letting in 70 guests at a time, so you may wish to arrive early to get your strip of astro-turf right by the pool)
Where: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Kain Borlase
When: Sunday 15 February
Where: The front bar, The Wesley Anne, Northcote

Out of town for the weekend?

Exhibition – Ben Quilty
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 1 March
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery


Summerside Festival
When: Wednesday 14 February – Monday 2 March
Where: Various events, various locations – Visit The Poachers Way to view a full list of events

Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 15 March
Where: National Gallery of Australia

Edgar Degas, Dancer in fourth position c 1885, chalk, pastel, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Margaret Hannah Olley AC 2008

National Multicultural Festival featuring Justice Crew, UK-based psychedelic rock-soul singer Z-Star, Sol Nation, Bombay Royale and Inka Marka in a free Friday night concert.
When: Friday 13 February – Sunday 15 February
Where: Various times and venues – visit for the full program

Pop Up Cinema – Easy Rider 95mins (1969) Rated M
When: Wednesday 11 February 2pm, 7.15pm and Sunday 15th Feb, 2pm
Where: Domain Theatre
Oscar Key Sung, Michael Ozone and Basenji
When: Wednesday 11 January

Where: Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
The Month of Love 2015 at Darling Harbour including fireworks, light installations, romantic movies more
When: Wednesday 11 February – Saturday 7 March
Where: Darling Harbour, City
When: Wednesday 11 February
Where: Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington
Ocean Alley and Mar Haze
When: Friday 13 February
Where: The Hotel Steyne, Manly

Amali Ward Duo
When: Saturday 14 January
Where: Coogee Diggers


Holy Shakers with Crossing Red Lines, Little Coyote, Oculus, Sleeper and Capital Colours
When: Sunday 15 February (4pm)
Where: Valve Bar, Sydney

Courtyard Sessions 2015 – Vigilantes
When: Sunday 15 February (6pm – 9pm)
Where: Seymour Centre, City Road, Chippendale

Melt: The Exhibition
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 22 February (Mon 9am–5pm/ Tue–Sun 9am–9pm)
Where: Mosquito Foyer, Brisbane Powerhouse
Jan Power’s Farmers Market
When: Saturday 14 February (6am – 12pm)
Where: Powerhouse Plaza, Brisbane Powerhouse

Valentines Day Twilight Markets at Wynnum Central

Music program :
Shapeshifter 3.30 pm
Steve Dorrington 4.40 pm
Mama Juju 5.45 pm
Shannon Quinn 7.00 pm
When: Saturday 14 February
Where: Edith Street, Wynnum Central
Twilight Markets

When: Wednesday 11 February – Monday 23 February
Where: City of Adelaide and surrounding Councils

Art of Nature at State Library of South Australia – Australiana Botanical Expression
When: Wednesday 11 February – Tuesday 21 March
Where: Treasure Wall, State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide

Art of Nature

Paige Renee Court, Abbie Vee and Darcy Fox
When: Wednesday 11 February
Where: The Hotel Metro

Exhibition: Postcards from the Edge of the City
When: Wednesday 11 February – Sunday 26 April
Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Vintage postcard

Valentines Day Love Notes
When: Saturday 14 February (1- 6pm)- This Valentine’s Day, you are invited to the rose garden in the Botanic Gardens. Write an anonymous love note to leave on display, and dedicate your favourite rose with a personalised helium balloon. It’s all free, and everything you will need is provided. Participants can also enter the draw to win a double pass to Moonlight Cinema’s Valentine’s screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and a voucher for the Botanic Gardens Restaurant
Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

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Pidgeonholed electronica presents Crease and fold, Leitmotiv, Lafidki and R.Domain
When: Saturday 14 February
Where: The Hotel Metro

Orleana Waters is hosting a free Wine and Cheese Tasting Day
When: Sunday 15 February – From 11am to 3pm, you’ll be able to sample some of the region’s best wines and cheese and also enjoy great live music performances. There will also be free face painting for the kids.

Where: Orleana Waters, Coventry Road, Evanston Gardens


Symphony of Love – Free Valentines Day Concert
When: Saturday 14 February
Where: Claremont Park, Bay View Terrace

Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth – Commemorating the Centenary of The ANZAC
When: Saturday 14 February – Sunday 15 February
Where: Langley Park and other locations in Perth

The Giants

Summer Concerts in the Park featuring Madame Montage
When: Sunday 15 February
Where: Allen Park, Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne

Limestone Concert Series
When: Sunday 15 February
Where: Limestone Amphitheatre, Booragoon

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