Things to do in Melbourne in July

My best picks

Paint the town Red: More than 45 iconic heritage buildings in Melbourne CBD will be lit up in shades of red. From the 18-25 July. From 6pm onwards – the fireworks on the 18th will be taking part.

Superb Docklands Fireworks every Friday from 7pm for 10mins of superb fun at the Waterfront City.

Open Houses – Melbourne 2014 the open days are: 26-27 July from 10-4pm collect info from hub outside Melbourne Town Hall (90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000) There are over 100 buildings open throughout Melbourne – Free entry

Design Market – free event Saturday July 20. Location: Federation Square – Corner of Swanston & Flinders Street. In car park at playground along the riverside walk. Take the stairs above the playground to the market level.

Theatre: Roger & Hammerstein’s ‘The King and I’ – Opera Australia Production – Superb to watch, fantastic costumes and great singing and dancing currently at The Princess Theatre Melbourne.

Exhibitions: Powerhouse Museum & Art Centre Melbourne present

‘Love me do – The Beatles in Australia’ on until the end of July. Location: Art Center Melbourne – Free event: or phone 1300 182 183.

Exhibitions: Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court. May 16 – August 31. Location: National Gallery of Victoria

Circus Latino: Location: 80 Harvester Rd – Sunshine Marketplace Until July 20

Live Comedy: The Comic’s Lounge: Daily: Daily Location: 26 Errol St, North Melbourne.

Live Comedy: Spleen Bar: Free on a Monday. Location: 41 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences. July 4 – August 29. Location: Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, Corner Exhibition Street and Lonsdale Street. To book call:

(03) 9662 3900

Live Jazz: The Mill, Every Thursday and Sunday. Location: 71 Hardware Lane, Melbourne. To book: (03) 9600 1454

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