What’s on in Melbourne this weekend?
Flying Lotus Live Friday Jan 30th, 170 Russell
US based producer, Flying Lotus will perform in what promises to be an exciting Laneway Sideshow. He’s collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and more, making him one of the best connected people in hip hop.
Craft Supermarket Jan 30/31, Craft, 31 Flinders Lane
This market started in December, just in time for that late year Christmas shopping, but it continues until the end of this month so that you can continue to buy presents for the more important people in your life (you and you). A carefully curated selection of designer craft pieces are on offer. The market finishes this Saturday, so get in while there’s still time.
[Summersalt Festival] Next Stop Melbourne Sunday Feb 1st, Melbourne Recital Centre
Now in its second year, this African arts festival with artists spanning a range of genres including reggae, “electric blue witch hop”, dub step, afrobeat, funk and more.
[St Kilda Festival] The Beatles La Boheme Jan 31/ Feb 1, the Prince Bandroom St Kilda
Puccini’s La Boheme opera will be playing side by side with the Beatles iconic blend of rock in this story about the life and times of the 20th century’s most prolific music group.
[St Kilda Festival] Dash Sunday Feb 1st, Prince of Wales
Award winning Melbourne quartet, Dash, bring their unique sound of ambient electric guitars and bass with soothing vocals to the stage in what promises to be a captivating show.
Australian Open All weekend, Melbourne Park
Australia Day long weekend means tennis season in Melbourne. Watch the best take on the best at the Southern Hemisphere’s only grand slam tennis tournament. We’re now in the pointy end of the competitions, with the finals being played this weekend.
Gelato Messina’s International Soup Kitchen All Weekend, Royal Croquet Club
Head on down to this pop up croquet pitch for drinks, tunes and gelato despised as soup. Messina will be serving four different sundaes out of iconic Campbell’s soup cans.
Mambo: 30 Years of Shelf Indulgence All weekend, NGV Studio, Federation Square
One of Australia’s most iconic brands has just turned 30 and in celebration, the NGV Studio is hosting the largest collection of Mambo works ever assembled. Ranging from 1984 until today, the collection includes some original works.