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Classical concerts and White Nights

No excuses to stay in this Saturday night, folks, with two great free events happening over the weekend.

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl will showcase the last of three free summer concerts performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 22 Feburary (the second of these will take place tonight). Take a picnic blanket and some nibbles and stretch out under the stars — this is one of my favourite events of the summer. Both tonight’s and Saturday’s concerts begin at 7pm, but it’s best to arrive early to stake out a decent spot on the grass.

Also kicking off this Saturday evening is White Night Melbourne, an event that will see Melbourne’s CBD transformed with light installations, street performances, film screenings, music, food, fashion and much more from 7pm until 7am on Sunday. There will be over 100 free events happening over the 12 hours, with many of Melbourne’s major cultural institutions taking part. Last year’s inaugural White Night event attracted over 300,000 visitors, so this year will surely be a busy one. To learn more about White Night, visit the website, where you can view the full programme and even create a personal account to keep track of your favourite events.

A free classical music concert followed by a White Night — sounds like the perfect Melbourne evening.
 

Sidney Myer Free Concerts

Date: 19 and 22 February 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Myer Music Bowl map
 

White Night Melbourne

Date: 22–23 February 2014

Time: 7pm–7am

White Night Melbourne map
 

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