Summertime is here with the warm weather and lazy days. You need not spend any of your hard earned cash to enjoy the first month of the new year. There is so much to do for free. Here is a list of nice things happening in your city this week.

MELBOURNE

Exhibition: Bohemian Melbourne
When: Wednesday 14 January- 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 14 January (5pm-10pm)
Where: Queen Victoria Market

Exhibition: Mambo Retrospective
When: Wednesday 14 January- Sunday 22 February
Where: NGV, Federation Square, CBD

Mambo

Blender Lane Artists Market
When: Wednesday 14 January (5pm-10pm)
Where: Blender Lane, CBD

Exhibition: Richard Avedon People
When: Wednesday January 14- Sunday 15 March
(Tuesday to Friday 10am- 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm- 5pm)

Where: Ian Potter, Swanston Street, Parkville

Axe Girl (Ex-Jebediah)
When: Thursday 15 January
Where: Front Bar, The Espy, St Kilda

The Claremont Singers with Jody Galvin
When: Thursday 15 January
Where: Post Office Hotel, Coburg

Supper Market at Abborsford Convent
When: Friday 16 January (6pm-10pm)
Where: Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street

Twilight Movies in the Park
Movie: Frozen
When: Friday 16 January
Where: Kinder Smith Reserve, Braybrook

The Romanticos
When: Friday 16 January
Where: Reverence Hotel, Footscray

Jack Derwin
When: Saturday 17 January
Where: The Front Bar, The Wesley Anne (6pm)

Pool Parties at the Iconic Adelphi Pool– Free peep at Melbourne’s most iconic pool
When: Sunday 18 January
(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

Into the Mystic: The Music of Van Morrison – Free Concert Event
When: Sunday 18 January (6pm)
Where: Malvern Gardens, High Street, Malvern



Tyre Swans: Donnie Dureau, Darren Gibson and Jamie Hay

When: Sunday 18 January
Where: Reverence Hotel, Footscray

SYDNEY

Thieves and Celia Pavey
When: Wednesday 14 January
Where: The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale

The Little Darlings Night Owls Kids Film Festival
When: Wednesday 14 January
Where: Village Green, Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street

Free Movies by the Boulevard
Movie: Saving Mr Banks
When: Wednesday 14 January
Where: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park

Lady Luck Festival
When: Friday 16 January and Saturday 17 January
Where: The Carrington Hotel


Courtyard Sessions featuring Caitlin Parkes
When: Friday 16 January
Where: Seymour Centre, City Road, Chippendale

Centre & The South with Buddha in a Chocolate Box
When: Friday 16 January
Where: Coogee Diggers, Coogee

Zuri Akoko with Frames
When: Saturday 17 January
Where: Goodgod Small Club, Chinatown

Free Pop Rock/Folk Rice Is Nice Summer Party featuring The Frowning Clouds, Darts, Weak Boys, Terrible Truths and Summer and Flake
When: Sunday 18 January (1pm)
Where: Victoria On The Park, Marrickville

BRISBANE

Exhibition: The Art of The Lion King

When: Wednesday 14 January- Sunday 1 February (10am-4pm)
Where: Tony Gould Gallery, QPAC

Exhibition: 2high Festival- Artists from Mars
When: Wednesday 14 January- Thursday 15 January
Where: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

ADELAIDE

Exhibition: Generate– Local Artists showcasing their best at The Jam Factory
When: Monday 12- Saturday 24 January
Where: Jam Factory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Jam Factory

Exhibition: Postcards from the Edge of the City
When: Monday 12- Sunday 26 April
Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

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Exhibition: Fashion Icons Up Late
When: Friday 16 January
Where: Art Gallery Of South Australia

Free Screening: Escape of the Corporate Battery Hen From Surrealist Artist Andrew Baines
When: Sunday 18 January (2pm)
Where: Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

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PERTH

Summerset Arts Festival
When: Friday 16 January- 7 Saturday February
Where: City of Stirling, various locations
Not all events are free, but most are, or cheap (max $25 per event)

Music in the Park Featuring Mama Kin, Benny Walker and Band and Patient Little Sister
When: Saturday 17 January
Where: Penistone Park, Greenwood

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Cat Video Festival
When: Saturday 17 January (5pm-8:30pm)
Where: Northbridge Piazza, corner of James and Lake Street

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Free Film Screening: A Cat in Paris

When: Saturday 17 January
Where: Northbridge Piazza, corner of James and Lake Street

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