Free things to do in summer in Melbourne: six of the top-notch free stories

Is there a better word in today's hellscape of excessive residential value than "free"? Melbourne has a great calendar of loose events scheduled

There are new facilities within the NGV, a redeveloped St Kilda festival and the exciting new design of MPavilion. Here is our list of things

Summertime Play has turned the square between the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition building into a huge, transitional playground filled with ping pong tables, 

The whole place comes to life as the sunlight falls as the game controller gets the neon treatment with interactive light saws and light-up swings topped with spaceships.

Music fans will be packing Fed Rectangular this summer for the return of Fed's live concert series that sees Arnhem Land surf rockers King Stingray

There are numerous bands every night and the live shows are varied for all ages, so grab some friends and head down early to try and snag one of the prized loungers.

Yes, there are the blockbusters like NGV Global's Alexander McQueen – remember Mythos Muse in this year, but there will still be a whole summer of loose artwork

Head over to the redeveloped ACMI for restoration of popular film, TV and online gaming shows. Follow his music records in the Australian Music Vault

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