The Weekender: December 28 – 30

CRICKET, cheap movies, and a Christmas light show – just some of Diane Leow’s suggestions for the final weekend of 2012!

Langham Lightshow
Until December 28 

If you wish Christmas could last that little bit longer, head on down to the Langham Melbourne to catch a delightful lightshow telling the story of its “Goose Hunter” statue’s Christmas wish – to come to life in a Winter Wonderland. This lightshow is being held to help raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation so throw a coin into the fountain if you’re able. The lights come on hourly from 12pm to 11pm. Check out the video above for a preview!

Australia v. Sri Lanka Live Site
Until December 28 – Peppercorn Lawn

Cricket fans, take note. If you didn’t manage to grab tickets to the Australia v. Sri Lanka games, you can try catch them for free! Bask in the glorious sunshine while watching Sri Lanka and Australia battle it out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pack some snacks or bring an esky filled with cold drinks, and cheer on your favourite team.

$6 Movies at ACMI
Until February 3, 2013

Beat the Australian summer by hiding in the air-conditioned comfort of a cinema. From now till early February, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is offering $6 movies before 6pm every day for their Long Play summer season! Choose from a doco on feminism (Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines), Berberian Sound Studio – a psychological thriller, Laurence Anyways – a French film about a man who decides to change his gender, and Urbanized, a film with a different perspective to urban design. For more information, head on over to the ACMI website.

AED Legal Centre Fundraising Film Night
Friday, December 28 – Palace Westgarth Cinema

Need a reason to catch the movie musical Les Misérables? The AED Legal centre is hosting a fundraising film night. Watch a great movie for a great cause, as the AED Legal centre endeavours to give people with a disability free access to legal advice. Tickets are $30 and include popcorn, a choc top, and a drink. For more information, click here.

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