Melbourne has amazing culture and style, it’s no wonder it’s has been named the world’s most liveable city 4 years in a row – we freaking love this place!
With so much happening, it’s no surprise there’s an event for every resident (and visitor) this May – from Melbourne International Design Week to a couple of great events popping up in Federation Square and at the RMIT University Campus Store.
Grab your calendar and a big black marker, because you’ll need to mark these on your fridge!
#MIDW15 Design Matters – Photo by @settie3008
Monday 11 May – Sunday 17 May
Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of design excellence and highlights the role of design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.
It has been created to highlight the best of design in the State of Victoria and internationally in order to nurture a strong design culture. Events give everyone the opportunity to be inspired by the benefits of outstanding design for our lives and our economy.
08 May – 22 May
This event at federation Square aims to educate consumers by showcasing fair trade and ethical fashion brands and the stories behind their products, illustrating the importance of supporting fair trade and ethical fashion brands that don’t exploit people and the environment for profit.
The exhibition will feature a series of mannequins dressed in garments, detailing the production process and the people who made the product, as well as the story behind the product or company.
Saturday 24 May, 2015
Held twice a year at Federation Square, Markit is a curated retail shopping event featuring focusing on illustrative and decorative design products with limited edition pieces ranging from fashion to jewellery, prints, stationery, ceramics and homewares.
Running until the end of July, 2015
The fabulous new production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical will have audiences dancing in the aisles at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Based on the much-loved Australian film and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom the Musical features classic songs from the film including Love is in the Air and Time after Time, as well as some wonderful new songs by artists such as Eddie Perfect and Sia.
Running until Sunday 23 August 2015
Brilliantly re-imagined by director Julie Taymor, The Lion King has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience at Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
11 May – 05 June
Visit the Red Cross RMIT Pop Up Shop at RMIT University Campus Store (at 17-25 Little LaTrobe Street) to snap up some pre-loved items, handpicked from Red Cross shops. This is a rare chance for students, teachers and city workers to shop for a cause and buy high quality, fashionable second-hand clothing.
The shop will be re-stocked weekly, so head in for a great range of new and second hand dresses, jackets, skirts and many other types of clothing and accessories.
Running until 6 December 2015
Buy arts, crafts and delicacies from the local artisans who fill the lawn of the Arts Centre Melbourne to showcase their unique handmade goods.
For more great Melbourne Event Listings, visit That’s Melbourne here.
Be sure to shout out any other favourite events in the comments below!