Wondering what else to do while you're in Melbourne?
Below you will find a list of events taking place throughout White Night Reimagined weekend.
Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August, from 7pm
House of Usher – Funeral Services, 222 Macaulay Road, North Melbourne
Be seduced by your imagination with the award-winning immersive theatre experience, A Midnight Visit.
An epic 36 rooms await you in an abandoned warehouse. Explore a dark dreamworld of shadows, thrills, obsession and awe in a performance experience like no other. Encounter strange characters, thrilling scenes and macabre splendour as you journey deeper and deeper into mystery…
All senses will be tantalised – even (especially!) the sixth.
Inspired by the life and works of the granddaddy of gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, A Midnight Visit is part choose your own adventure, part performance, part sound world, part surreal playground – and all parts unforgettable.
Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August
Marvel Stadium, 740 Bourke Street, Docklands
The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne.
Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the USA’s best battle it out with Australia’s local heroes in this important pre-FIBA World Cup series.
With eight Aussies lighting it up in the US this year, there has never been a better chance for the Boomers to beat the might of the USA Basketball on home soil.
This promises to be the biggest sporting event of the year.
Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August, from 11am
Chin Chin, 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
An overload for the senses, Chin Chin is quintessentially Australian with a South-East Asian injection.
Glynn Urquhart is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with digital animation, makeup, and performance. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, his work deals with themes surrounding the physical, the digital, and the spaces that exist between the two. “Click and Drag” is a series of video vignettes of constructed characters that exist in a space between the physical and the digital. The characters in the work embody the disconnect between these two perceptions of identity. Glynn has had work shown in solo and group art exhibitions locally around Melbourne, as well as animated short films screened at film festivals internationally.
Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August, from 11am
GoGo Bar, 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Underneath Chin Chin you’ll find GoGo Bar, the sweet mistress, tempting you to settle in, stay a while and spend the evening.
Melbourne artist Kate Hodgetts’ practice utilises both camera and camera-less photographic techniques where she physically pushes and pulls the medium to its material limits. In this exhibition, The Excitingness of Being, intuition is key. The photographic negative is scored where the tool falls and both decisive and indecisive moments mingle together in the single frame to produce each unique artwork. Kate holds a BFA-Hons in photography from the Victorian College of the Arts and an MA from the University of Melbourne.
Thursday 22 August, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday 24 August, 2pm – 4pm
Hamer Hall Box Office, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Experience Berlioz’s fantastical symphony, which Leonard Bernstein described as “the first psychedelic musical trip”. This frenzy of emotions across five movements tells a story of the composer’s unrequited passion for the woman of his dreams.
Conducted by Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, the program also features Mendelssohn’s ethereal A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No.1 with soloist Jian Wang.
Sunday to Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday to Saturday 10am – 9pm
Corner Jackson and Acland Streets, St Kilda
Rain Room invites you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. Motion sensors detect the movements of the human body as you navigate through the darkened underground space, becoming performers in this intersection of art, technology and nature.
Thursday 22 August, 6pm – 8pm
Northbank, Flinders Walk, Melbourne
Each year, SIGNAL commissions up to ten young and emerging artists aged 16-25 to produce a new screen or sound work. The resulting works are projected large scale on the SIGNAL Screens and played along Northbank through the SIGNAL Sound Walk.
In 2019 SIGNAL’s Screen and Sound Commissions were awarded to Cielo Croci, Remi Freer, Thao Ly, Winnie McQuinn, Roshan Ramesh, Hugo Rose, Connor Ross, Mara Schwerdtfeger, Alice Watson, Ruby Willis.
Thursday 22 August, 12pm – 10pm
Friday 23 August to Saturday 24 August, 11am – 12am
Russell Street Extension, Melbourne
Melbourne’s favourite winter wonderland, The Winter Village, will transform into an oasis of neon colour for White Night 2019. The city’s new landmark winter destination is hosting 16 interactive neon installations across the space with snow showers every hour and winter themed food and beverage for all. During the White Night festival, The Winter Village will transform into a Neon Winter Night featuring Carla O’Brien’s latest collection, including a Snowman, Reindeer, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Ice Skate Penguin, among many others.