Ever wondered what it's like to be hypnotised, or if it's possible for someone to read your mind? Or maybe you're fascinated by sleights of hand and trying to figure out how they were accomplished. Whatever form of magic you're interested in, the Melbourne Magic Festival is sure to cast its spell on you when it arrives in Melbourne on June 27.
If you're not a fan of winter, then we've got some good news for you: last week was the winter solstice or the longest night of the year. Basically, that means from here on out, our days will get longer and we'll get more sunshine. While winter is still a ways off from ending, at least you'll have more hours to play before it gets pitch dark.
School's out for winter, so if your kids are poking and prodding you to keep them entertained, we've rounded up heaps of educational, fun and family-friendly activities. They can learn about First Nations cultures, histories and knowledge systems at the Melbourne Museum, hop aboard Puffing Billy for a historical ride through lush ranges or burn off extra energy at an indoor trampoline park.
Don't have any kids to worry about? Be treated to a night of frivolity and hysteric performances at this sexy burlesque reimaging of Shrek, help beloved cocktail bar the Everleigh celebrate its ten-year anniversary or go down the rabbit hole with a Mad Hatter-themed bottomless G&T party.
Looking for more ways to fill up your calendar? Plan a trip around our gorgeous state with our handy travel guides.