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Melbourne has so much to offer - and hundreds of events are free! You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

MSFW: Opening Night Shop–Hop - Friday 29 August 2014, 5pm to 10pm - Festivals

MSFW: Opening Night Shop–Hop

29 Aug 2014, Emporium Melbourne
New to MSFW, this one-night-only shopping event invites you to embrace the thriving retail stores that make our city Australia's fashion capital.
MSFW: Hub  - Saturday 30 August 2014 to Sunday 07 September 2014 - Festivals


30 Aug 2014 - 7 Sep 2014, City Square
City Square takes the name MSFW: Hub – home to free fashion and retail workshops and activities, daily runways, delicious food and live music.
Catalan National Day - Sunday 14 September 2014, 3pm to 5:30pm - Food & wine

Catalan National Day

14 Sep 2014, Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub
Celebrate Catalan National Day with Catalan music, food, wine and an exhibition.
St Peter's Fair and Book Sale - Saturday 06 September 2014, 10am to 4pm - Markets & pop-up shops

St Peter's Fair and Book Sale

6 Sep 2014, St Peter's Church
Come along to a fun, family-friendly day in the beautiful setting of St Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne's historical 'church on the Hill'.
Hear the people sing - Saturday 04 October 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Music

Hear the people sing

4 Oct 2014, State Library of Victoria
Raise your voice together in song as part of a joyous community event inspired by the Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage exhibition.
Our Shame – the Detention of Child Refugees  - Thursday 28 August 2014, 5:15pm to 7pm - Talks & workshops

Our Shame – the Detention of Child Refugees

28 Aug 2014, Melbourne University Law School
Learn about Australia's detention of children from a leading human rights expert, and what you can do to help.
NICTA TECH Showcase - Friday 29 August 2014, 2pm to 6pm - Exhibitions


29 Aug 2014, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
This technology showcase offers the opportunity to view the latest ICT research and technology demonstrations and see the results from collaborations.
I Wish I Could Keep Liking This - Thursday 21 August 2014 to Saturday 06 September 2014 - Exhibitions

I Wish I Could Keep Liking This

21 Aug 2014 - 6 Sep 2014, Fort Delta Art Gallery
Troy Mendham's paintings are rapid mash-ups of colour and line, reminding us of an avid instagrammer, equating aesthetic value with mass receivership.
Caroline Guidi Pop–Up - Wednesday 27 August 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014 - Markets & pop-up shops

Caroline Guidi Pop–Up

27 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014, The Kelvin Club
Browse a ready-to-wear collection of women's clothing, all made in Melbourne.
Be a Bug Explorer - Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014 - Kids & family

Be a Bug Explorer

20 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014, Melbourne Zoo
Trek the bug trail at Melbourne Zoo to visit the new-look Lord Howe Island Stick Insect exhibit.

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