Melburnians don’t need much coaxing to get out and enjoy the city’s parks during summer, but in case you need some extra motivation, the Sunset Series in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens should give you a kick where you need it.
For the next two weekends, there will be free entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings, including two dance workshops. The Saturday events — each featuring four music acts — will start at 5pm and last till 8.45pm, while the Sunday dance workshops will also begin at around 5pm. There will be food trucks on site if you can’t muster a picnic.
Here’s the full line-up:
Saturday 10 January:
5–5.45pm Beautiful Beasts
8–8.45pm Echo Drama
Sunday 11 January:
5pm Melbourne Salsa Dance Workshop with Live Latin Band
Saturday 17 January:
5–5.45pm Dan Flynn and the State of Things
6–6.45pm The Tiger and Me
8–8.45pm Madre Monte
Sunday 18 January:
5pm Rhythm and Spice Bollywood Dance Workshop
A couple years back I saw the Bollywood dance workshop and it was a lot of fun. Take a picnic and get ready for a boogie in the sun.
Dates: 10–11 and 17–18 January 2015
Venue: Fitzroy Gardens
Address: 230-298 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Tel: 9658 9658
Note that these events are weather-dependent so please check in with the That’s Melbourne Facebook page if it looks like rain.