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Top Free Things to do Any Saturday in Melbourne

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by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published November 27th 2012
Explore the best of Melbourne for free
Enjoy the delights of Melbourne

It's Saturday. You've got time to kill before meeting up with friends. Melbourne has so much to offer, the difficulty is narrowing down the best way to spend your time. Here are five suggestions that won't disappoint.

[ADVERT]Visit the Laneways

Much of the street art found in Melbourne's Laneways is bold, bright and beautiful. Hosier Lane, Union Lane, Croft Alley and Caledonian Lane present an ever changing canvas of thought provoking pieces. Smythe Lane and Rutledge Lane are also worth a look. You'll discover images which have been created using stencilling, spray painting and papering.

Explore the street art in Melbourne's Laneways

Be Amazed by Screenworlds

Screenworlds is a free, permanent exhibition that can be found downstairs at ACMI. You'll have the opportunity to explore the history of Australian film and television, play contemporary and classic video games and lose yourself in the many interactive displays. The exhibition is open between 10am and 6pm and there are free orientation tours at 11am and 2.30pm.

Discover what Screenworlds has to offer

Explore Melbourne's Public Art

It's not unusual to wander through the streets and come across a random, life sized art sculpture. Exploring the sculptures of Melbourne can be a bit of a 'Choose Your Own Adventure'. To find out more about some of the pieces worth visiting, click here.

Public Art Melbourne
It is worth taking yourself on an adventure to explore the public art work of Melbourne'

Fed Square Book Market

If you love books, the Book Market in the Atrium at Fed Square won't disappoint. There are over 5000 new and pre loved titles on offer covering an eclectic mix of interest areas. Books are on sale every Saturday from 11am until 5pm.

Fed Square Book Market
You'll find all sorts of books at the Fed Square Book Market.

Learn Spanish

Have you been pondering the thought of learning a second language? Don't just think about it, do it. Head along to the free Spanish conversation classes at the Cruzao Arepa Bar in Fitzroy. Sessions begin at 3.30pm.

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture with free conversation classes at the Cruzao Arepa Bar.

You can navigate your way around much of Melbourne for free by using the Free Tourist City Shuttle or the City Circle Tram.

Free Tourist Shuttle
Make the most of the free tourist shuttle.

Many free one off events occur on Saturdays in and around Melbourne. It's worth visiting the Weekend Notes website for suggestions.
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