So Frenchy So Chic | Werribee Park |Sunday January 15
So Frenchy So Chic may just be the closest you’ll get to France without having to go the distance (or splashing out the cash). Enjoy the spoils and sounds of France with contemporary French music partnered with mouthwatering macarons, crepes, cheese, wine and gourmet pre-packed picnic hampers full of treats. French Champagne will be flowing as you and your friends uncover your inner Francophile, don’t miss it.
Sugar Mountain Festival | Victorian College of the Arts | Saturday January 21
This annual summit of music and art celebrates creativity in various forms, as visual art, new media and contemporary tunes all come together to create something entertaining, interactive and truly memorable. Following the success of the 2016 event, the Sugar Mountain Sensory Restaurant will also be returning in 2017 with an exciting collaboration with the muso’s who crafted the soundtrack to Netflix sensation Stranger Things to showcase the connection each of our senses, taste included, have to one another. Tickets are moving quickly so snap some up before they all run out!
Zoo Twilights | Melbourne Zoo | Friday January 27 – Saturday March 11 (various dates)
If you want to do a good deed but have some fun in the process check out this year’s lineup for Melbourne Zoo’s live Zoo Twilight gigs. Bands such as The Rubens, The Living End, Ball Park Music and Teagan & Sara will hit the stage at various points through the sunny months of the year, all in the name of fighting against wildlife extinction. All dollars raised through ticket sales go towards saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival | Footscray Community Arts Centre | Saturday January 28
Glass Animals, Jagwar Ma, Nick Murphy (formally known as the one and only Chet Faker), Aurora, Tash Sultana, Tame Impala – these are but some of the big names due to front the Laneway stage this January. There’s a bunch of local newbies and up and comers playing too as the Laneway team curate the best of new music and bring it to your eager ears.