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What’s On: Melbourne In June

Brrrr, it’s getting cold now. And you know what that means? Well, for one, the prices of jackets will skyrocket! But it also means plenty more indoor activities to warm you up or the occasional outdoor event where you get to show off your winter wardrobe.

Let’s GO!

The Naked Magicians, left to right: Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler. Image: Supplied (Image: Supplied)

The Naked Magicians

What’s better than a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat? Well, a naked magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, of course! For those who aren’t too delicate or innocent, feast your eyes on a duo who prefer to perform in the nude. For two nights only, ticketholders will be treated to an “R-rated” show, bringing new meaning to “now you see it, now you don’t”

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Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St June 15-16 45-82
Brownie Festival Melbourne. Image: Supplied (Image:Supplied)

Brownie Festival

On the north-western outskirts of Melbourne lies Yarra Valley’s Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and will host one of the most indulging mini festivals for anyone with a sweet tooth. Chocolate brownies of all shapes and sizes, with all sorts of colours laden upon, will be ripe for the picking in late June at this cafe. And, for the ultimate tasting, spend $18 and taste all sorts of brownies while sipping on cocoa tea.

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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen June 13-24 various prices
WinterGlow Festival. Image: Supplied (Image: Supplied)

WinterGlow at Boneo Maze

While it is nippy outside, it doesn’t meant you can’t explore it in the evenings. And with mini golf, mazes, a vintage carousel and plenty of illuminating lighting fixtures, WinterGlow at Boneo Maze is something for everyone – provided they wear a coat and scarf. There’s also food and drink, including wine for the lovey-dovey couples or the stressed-out parents. It’s also on the Queen’s birthday long weekend, so you can afford to tipple!

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Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Road, Fingal Sunday, June 10 Adult: 25, Child: 20
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

With the onset of winter, it’s only natural to warm up your loins with good wine and good food. And where better than at this gastronomical conglomeration of Australia’s best kept culinary experiments. Presented by Citi, this three-day culinary adventure will tickle your tastebuds while warming up your innards as the food and wine courses through your soul.

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl June 1-3 25-140
At Last: The Etta James Story(Image: Source)

At Last: The Etta James Story

The queen of soul, the legend of blues, and the goddess of vocal performance will forever live in the memories of those who enjoyed her music. And if you’re in Melbourne this June, you’ll get the perfect opportunity to relive the memories and feel her soul once more. Vika Bull evokes the turbulent life of the Etta James.

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Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd June 19-24 75-89
Oz Comic-On (Image: Supplied)

Oz Comic-On

And Luke turned to Gandalf and said, “So I assume, my lord, you’re here to bend the knee.” If you get all three references, and if you’re in Melbourne this June, you may be interested in Oz Comic-On. Cosplay to your hearts desire, my mortal friends. And may it be the best Comic-On ever.

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl June 9-10 17.50-62.50

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Get your groove on this June and head out to some of many jazzy events around Melbourne. Capture the soulful instrumental sounds in some of Melbourne’s spectacular venues. Check out who’s making waves in the world of jazz and sample some longstanding legends. But be quick to book your tickets. Some events are starting to sell out!

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Various venues around Melbourne June 1-10 Various prices
MindBodySpirit Festival

MindBodySpirit Festival

Were you one of those people making a healthy new years resolution and have now realised you haven’t done anything healthy this year? Well, now is the time to catch up, girl! Head over to the MindBodySpirit Festival and rekindle with your inner self. And best of all? It’s free entry if you send through your email address. But pack some cash, being healthy isn’t cheap.

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf June 8-11 Free

St Petersburg Ballet: Swan Lake

It’s one of the modern blockbuster ballet shows, even making itself into a movie, and this theatre production is making its way to the Princess Theatre. It tells a love story that either ends in tragedy or triumph, depending on the performance. And this particular production is receiving international critical acclaim.

Book Tickets

Princess Theatre June 20-28 69-179
MoMA at NGV(Image: Supplied)

MoMA at National Gallery of Victoria

New York will soon meet Melbourne, sharing their artistic collections and best kept masterpieces. See some famous paintings and sculptures in the flesh by well renowned artist like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador DalĂ­. The painting on the left here is by Salvador, titled ‘The Persistence of Memory’

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National Galley of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd June 9-October 7 10-65 for exhibition only