Unmissable experiences for Melburnian's this winter
The cooler weather might be moving in on our beloved Melbourne, but there's no need to batten down the hatches just yet.
Chase those winter blues away by taking full advantage of what Victoria's capital city has in store for you over the coming months.
The Wizard of Oz Musical in Melbourne
Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the Regent Theatre to find the Wizard! This highly anticipated musical rendition of the much-loved classic "The Wizard of Oz" will perform in Melbourne from May to July 2018.
Join Dorothy (Samantha Dodemaide) and her dog Toto as the two friends find themselves lost in the land of Oz after a tornado rips through Kansas. Help the duo find their way to the Emerald City, alongside the Scarecrow (Eli Cooper), the Tin Man (Alex Rathgeber) and the Cowardly Lion (John Xintavelonis).
See costumes to film snippets, interactive Wonderland themed activities to movie props, illustrations and much more.
Pop into the interactive Mad Hatter's Tea Party featuring stunning, moving art projections all around you as you see a table set for tea come to life in front of your eyes.
Enter the Queen's Croquet Ground designed by Mosster Studio, where you design your very own playing card. Place your head into a camera booth and see yourself transform into one of the Queen's playing cards!
Enter the Wonderland at ACMI via a selected session times. Book online in advance to avoid disappointment.
When: 5 April - 7 October 2018 Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne Web:Here
MoMA at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Immerse yourselves in the modern and contemporary art as The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, opens MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art on 9 June, 2018.
This isn't the Snow White you are familiar with and nor is it a light-hearted ballet performance, but a sensory treat is assured!
This captivating rendition of the age-old fairytale, taps into the darker side of Snow White.
Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White at Arts Centre Melbourne
Captivated global audiences worldwide, Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White is a collaboration with the artistic talents of the world's greatest creatives.
Put together by the award-winning French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, with costumes designed by legendary haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier and monumental sets designed by Thierry Leproust, Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White is a far cry from your "Disney" familiarity.
Enjoy this captivating performance of the classic story of Snow White, which follows the original Brothers Grimm fairytale of 1812, only this time depicting scenes in a much more malevolent manner.
Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White will perform at Arts Centre Melbourne will perform for 1 - 5 August, 2018.
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, St Kilda Road. When: 1 - 5 August, 2018 Book: Here
Behind the Scenes Tours at Melbourne Museum
Tap into your inner geologist, scientist or historian at Melbourne Museum this winter, with a series of "behind the scenes" tours on select Thursday evenings.
As a Museum Member, you can book onto any one of the following tours:
17 May – Preparation and Vertebrate Mount Store
See a range of bird and mammal mounts ranging from recently prepared specimens to material acquired during the Museum's early years and enter the Preparators' Workshop to see 'where the magic happens'.
14 June – Geoscience Store and Live Exhibits
Get up close and personal with amazing crystals, meteorites and unusual rocks from Museum Victoria's collection.
You will also meet a selection of fascinating and unusual animals living behind the scenes in the Live Exhibits collection (live spiders, snakes, lizards and other creatures included!)
19 July – Conservation and Vertebrate Wet Store
Visit the Conservators Laboratory and the Vertebrate Wet Store and learn what it takes to be involved in the Museum's Conservation team. It is here you will meet see evidence of the real 'creatures of the deep'; specimens from The Abyss.
16 August – History and Technology and Museum Archives
Wander through our History and Technology collection store where. you will be educated on Melbourne's social history, in a room filled with timeless pieces from the past.
Book on Behind the Scenes tours at Melbourne Museum on either a 4pm or 6:30pm slot.
Where: 1 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
When: Various dates, listed above.
If none of the above Melbourne events chase your winter blues away, then we don't know what will. Perhaps it is time for you to enter hibernation! See you on the other side.