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Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions

Things to do Melbourne Museum , Carlton Until Sunday January 24 2021
The band Bananagun sits on a gondola in a lake with parasols and golden afternoon light
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Time Out says

Some of our city's best festivals and venues team up to bring you this twelve day arts and culture celebration

After a long hibernation we're all keener than ever to get out and about and enjoy our city's vibrant cultural landscape this summer. Melbourne Museum knows this all too well and has devised a twelve day celebration of arts, music, comedy, films and food called Summer Sessions. The event combines our city's cultural heavyweights, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Music WeekExtended, IMAX Melbourne and , of course, Melbourne Museum to bring over 120 performers and artists to hungry punters live this January.

If you've missed laughing out loud and attending cinemas in 2020 you're in for a real treat with the Summer Sessions comedy and movie sessions. Catch some of Australia's most hilarious comedians followed by a screening under the stars every Thursday and Sunday night. The line-up is bound to tempt you too with performers curated by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and classic flicks from the '80s and '90s picked by IMAX Melbourne. Roll on the floor laughing (safely) with sets from Josh Earl, Double Denim, Geraldine Quinn, Die Roten Punkte, Alex the Magician and Garry Starr. Then relax into the twilight cinema experience with screenings of E.T., Gremlins, Home Alone, Alien, Back to the Future and the original Lion King.

Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions will also have a robust (and dearly missed) live music program. Head to the outdoor plaza every Friday and Sunday for a suite of alfresco gigs curated by Melbourne Music Week  Extended. Feel city-proud all over again with the joyous sounds of some of Melbourne's most cherished bands and performers like Space Echo Plaza, Bananagun, Halo Vocal Ensemble, LOODS and The Tony Allen Experience: A Live Tribute directed by Nui Moon.

The fun doesn't stop there with Melbourne Museum's plaza activated as a free activity and dining hub throughout the Summer Sessions period. Bring the family along to the outdoor hang out for delicious burgers, loaded fries, hearty pastas and fresh coffee with kid-friendly content on the big screen. Throughout the day you can also experience Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha. Singing Songs and Telling Stories by author and illustrator Brendan Kennedy Tati Tati Wadi Wadi Mutti Mutti.

So get ready to enjoy balmy nights and engaging days at Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions. Bookings are essential and tickets for the comedy, music and film events are a reasonable $8-$20. Find out more and nab your spot here.



By: Time Out in association with Melbourne Museum



Venue name: Melbourne Museum
Address: 11 Nicholson St
Price: $8- $20

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