What’s on in Melbourne is my little series of curated events in Melbourne – there is so much going on in this vibrant city. What’s on in Melbourne in September/October 2019. Here are my picks:
KAWS – Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria
Contemporary American artist KAWS, a.k.a Brian Donnelly, is one of the most resonant artists of his generation. In an Australian first, KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of KAWS’s oeuvre, full of humour, hope and humanity, celebrating his ability to connect with broad audiences.
The NGV Federation Court will feature the newly commissioned 7m Companion bronze statue – the largest KAWS statue to this date. The exhibition features more than 100 works including iconic paintings reappropriating pop-culture figures to his more recent large-scale abstract works, and an impressive collection of his celebrated sculptural figures.
And don’t forget to visit KAWS Playtime with your kids and have some fun.
Brittany Maggs as special guest at the Dami Im Australian tour
Australian pop artist, Brittany Maggs has announced her first ever national tour, with none other than powerhouse vocalist / Eurovision runner up, Dami Im on her 21 date Australian tour.
Hitting Victoria later this month for five epic performances, the singer will for the first time be belting out her music to a national crowd. Starting the Victorian leg of the tour in Melbourne on the 27th of September, followed by Wedndouree, Warrnambool, Horsham and Bendigo. The tour will hit both regional and metro cities across NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD before finishing up in WA in November.
Can’t wait to hear the fresh tunes of the 19 year old and listen to her cheek girl-power anthem “Lazy Boy” and her brand new single, ‘Reasons’. She will play a 30min set before Dami Im takes the stage.
New York, New York! Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival
This years Caulfield Cup Carnival will bring New York to Melbourne. New York flair, cool and colourful drinks with a big city twist, quick bites, hearty meals and 5-star dining offerings from the cultural melting pot of that concrete jungle and cutting-edge entertainment.
Join the Carlton Draught NYC Block Party or maybe the Young Members Jockey Club (not only for members). See new fashion with attitude buy David Jones, sip a glass of champagne on the Moet Lawn, relax at the Bondi Surf Lodge or enjoy a four course meal at the Greenwich St by Shannon Bennett.
Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day kicks things off on Saturday 12 October – Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes Day is on Wednesday 16 October and the 2019 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup is on Saturday 19 October.
Openair Cinema by American Express
As the Melbourne weather gets warmer and warmer there is nothing better than enjoying an outdoor movie this spring! The American Express Openair cinema returns this year to the Yarra Park in Melbourne. Combining yummy food trucks, cold drinks and some great movies under the stars. Watch “Once upon a Time in Hollywood”, “Rocketman”, “Hobbs & Shaw”, “Lion King” or many more blockbuster movies.
For a bit more luxury upgrade to the American Express Lounge which includes a premium location, a bean bag, a cushion, a warm fuzzy blanket, one individual cup of Haagen-Dazs ice-cream, fresh popcorn, a glass of Giesen wine and wait service straight to your seat.
A relaxing movie night in bean bags … can’t wait! The American Express Open Air Cinema will be in Melbourne from 09th October to 03rd November 2019.