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20 Things to do in Melbourne on a Wednesday


Wednesday is hump day. The weekend is just coming in sight but it�s still a distance away. People at a loose end on a Wednesday or visitors to Melbourne are sometimes at a loss for what to do, so here are 20 of our suggestions.

  1. Visit the Old Treasury Building which is one Melbourne's most impressive Victorian era buildings and has a regular display related to the history of Melbourne.
  2. Pay a visit to CERES Environmental Park. Every Wednesday there is a farmers' market and plenty to see and do for adults and kids.
  3. The National Gallery (International) in St Kilda road is often open on Wednesday evenings  for 'Art After Dark'. This often provides an opportunity to visit special exhibitions for those who cannot make it during the day.
  4. Take a trip to Mornington . On Wednesdays you will find a large long-running craft market in the main street. If you want to stay closer to the city you can find a comprehensive list of Wednesday markets at The White Hat Guide to Wednesday Markets in Melbourne
  5. The Queen Victoria Market is closed during the day on a Wednesday but the South Melbourne Market is open and offers a more compact version of its larger sister.
  6. Take a leisurely stroll around Albert Park Lake. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue or maybe hire a boat.
  7. During selected nights throughout the year enjoy the bustle of the Queen Victoria Night Market.
  8. Take a boat tour on the Yarra and see the city from a different angle.
  9. Enjoy lunch in Brunswick Street Fitzroy or Smith Street Collingwood.
  10. Attend Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral. A brief oasis of calm in the bustle of the city.
  11. Take a train to the end of the line and enjoy the changing scenery. You could try the Eltham/Hurstbridge line or maybe Belgrave in the Dandenongs
  12. Visit Heidi or the McClelland Gallery and enjoy outdoor sculpture, indoor exhibitions and maybe a glass of champagne.
  13. During winter, take in a free evening film at the State Library.
  14. Have a leisurely night out at a restaurant in the city. There are plenty to choose from.
  15. Visit Chloe at Young & Jacksons and remind yourself why she has become an icon of Melbourne.
  16. Attend a free public seminar. For instance the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific has one on the last Wednesday of the month. See The White Hat Guide to Free Workshops, Lectures & Seminars in Melbourne.
  17. During the summer months head off to the Royal Botanic Gardens for Moonlight Cinema in the Gardens.
  18. Choose a sidewalk cafe in the CBD or in the corporate sector of Docklands and enjoy watching Melbourne at work.
  19. Take a stroll around the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne and enjoy the mish-mash of architectural styles.
  20.  And finally, if it's raining then you could have a look at The White Hat Guide to 50 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Melbourne.

Choose a particular Wednesday


Some forthcoming events on a Wednesday in Melbourne

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sydney Theatre Company’s ground-breaking one-person show makes its Melbourne debut, seamlessly blending live video and theatre to bring 26 characters to life.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a monumental work of Australian theatre and an odyssey of theatrical storytelling, featuring an exceptional performance from Eryn Jean Norvill.

This one-person show is an Olympic act of performance: a sole performer nimbly shapeshifting to play all of the dark tale’s 26 characters in an audacious cascade of theatrical transformations. A scintillating mix of cutting-edge contemporary theatre design, lush period drama, and astonishing live video, this vibrantly contemporary adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is gripping, funny a landmark achievement in Australian theatre.

Full details and bookings at the Arts Centre website

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Do You Hear The People Sing?

Bayswater Makers Market

It is fifty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.

This September, leading stars from Broadway, the West End, France, Korea and Australia will gather to celebrate these unparalleled musicals and their writers in Do You Hear The People Sing?  They will be joined by a 24-piece orchestra and an ensemble of twelve singers.

This event is headlined by Michael Ball with John Owen-Jones , Rachel TuckerBobby FoxDavid HarrisSooha KimSuzie Mathers and Marie Zamoraand is the definitive celebration of the work of Boublil & Schönberg. It includes not only hits from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon but also Martin GuerreThe Pirate Queen and their very first musical together, La Révolution Française. This concert was created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is the only celebration of their work that the duo has ever authorised.

Full details and bookings on the official website.



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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

L'Amour sign on steps of Regent Theatre

Baz Luhrmann’s film comes to life on stage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and - above all - love.



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Hamilton

Hamilton

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.

Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” ” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.

Prices and bookings at the Hamilton website



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SIX - the musical

The six wives of Henry VIII reimagined into a high-octane 75 minute global pop musical entertainment.

Winners of 2 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, this show has been highly succesful on Broadway, the West End and the Sydney Opera House.



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Free Tour of Federation Square
Free Tour of Federation Square. No need to book, just turn up on time at the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags in the Swanston Street Forecourt. ..
Free Salsa Classes
The Salsa Foundation offers free beginners salsa classes every week, Come for a drinks, meet new people, and learn to dance salsa. Dress comfortably and casual, call or SMS 0400 933 285 for venue details and to book your place. Numbers are limited! Bring a friend too - the more the merrier. (enter via the alleyway next to Hungry Jacks) ..
Coburg Historical Society
Visitiors to the monthly meeting will enjoy a guest speaker, after which a light supper is served. ..
Checkpoint Charlie Comedy
Checkpoint says it is the city's premier above ground underground comedy room and suggests for just $5 come fill yourself with $6 drinks and put your continence to the ultimate test against the country's best comedians as they spit funnies into the business end of a loud stick. Details at Checkpoint Charlie Comedy. ..

Selected attractions open on certain Wednesdays in Melbourne

Grainger Museum

Grainger Museum

Built by arguably Australia's finest musician, Percy Grainger, to house his collection of music-related instruments, scores and other items associated with his life and career. more info > >


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Heide Museum of Modern Art

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a gallery, sculpture park and museum of important art and artists from Melbourne and beyond. White Hat recommends that anyone interested in Australian art, particularly that of the Heidelberg School, should pay a visit to this important site. More details at Heide Museum of Modern Art >>


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Old Treasury Building

One of Australia's finest Victorian era buildings. It is open to teh public on Wednesdays and Sundays and features fine displays related to Melbourne history. More info >>
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Australian National Aviation Museum
A collection of aeroplanes and displays relating to Australia's aviation history. The museum is at Moorabbin Airport. more info > >
Bundoora Homestead
Bundoora Homestead is a wonderful Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and licensed café. Free admission.More info >>
Fox Classic Car Collection
For anyone interested in classic cars, White Hat can recommend this collection as a 'must visit'. Except for special occasions, The Fox Classic Car Collection is only open on Tuesdays Wednesdays & Saturdays (closed Grand Prix Weekend, Easter & Melbourne Cup Day) more info >>
Free Tour of Melbourne Town Hall
A free tour of the historic Melbourne Town Hall. Numbers are limited so bookings are essential and required one day in advance. More information >>
Hellenic Museum
Situated in the historic Former Royal Mint buildung, this small but important museum is Australia' foremost centre of Hellenic history, ciuture and the arts as well as documenting Greek migation and contributions to Australia. More information >>
Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University is a short tram ride from the city and a short walk from Lygon Street Carlton. Entry is free but from time to time there are special exhibitions in part of the gallery which may entail an entry charge. Exhibited works are chosen from teh art clocction of the Unversity of Melbourne - the largest university art collection in Australia. More info >>


Jewish Museum of Australia
Preserving and exhibiting Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious ritual in all its diversity. It includes the significant contrbutions of Jewish people to Australian life. more info > >
National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection
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