Are you free tonight?: breeze through a Summer of Love at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum

When love comes knocking…

Immigration Museum is opening up its heart to lovers, friends, family and internet dates, playing host to two Summer Courtyard events, with the first one happening this evening.

You’re invited to rendezvous in the Museum’s courtyard to celebrate the most universal of all human emotions, love.

Tonight lovers of all persuasions can experience I Feel Love (Feb 8), a bold and flamboyant celebration of queer culture and love. The line-up includes Bhenji Ra and the House of Slé (pictured above right), Love exhibition contributors The Huxleys (seen at top) and fabulous First Nations drag queen, Zodiac (pictured above left).

Head to Valentine’s After Hours at the Immigration Museum for a happy love story and lessons on how to make aphrodisiacs.

Or, attend an intimate Valentine’s After Hours (Feb 14) opening of the swoon-worthy exhibitions LOVE and Kahlil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet, with the Immigration Museum open until 9pm. Take part in special workshop Love Potions and Aphrodisiacs (Feb 14), with bartender and storyteller Fred Siggins (below), which explores the history and mythology behind love potions, elixirs and aphrodisiacs from around the world (book ahead as numbers are limited!)

You’re invited to rendezvous in the Immigration Museum’s courtyard to celebrate the most universal of all human emotions, love.

Full programming details below.

Summer Courtyard: I Feel Love
Friday 8 February, 5 – 10pm

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As the summer sunshine casts its glorious glow over the Immigration Museum’s courtyard, a small oasis in the heart of the city, it will play host to two vibrant Summer Courtyard events.

Later in the month, the courtyard will again come alive for Gibran’s Garden (Feb 23) as the museum pays tribute to the life and work of acclaimed poet Kahlil Gibran with food and music from his home country of Lebanon.

Valentine’s Day Workshop: Love Potions and Aphrodisiacs 
Thursday 14 February, 5:30pm

A special treat during our Summer of Love, Immigration Museum will be open late to celebrate Valentine’s Day, inviting lovers to participate in a workshop which delves into love potions, elixirs and aphrodisiacs from around the world.

Adults 18 + event only – friends, family, singles, couples and groups welcome!

Valentine’s After Hours
Thursday 14 February, 5pm- 9pm

A special treat during our Summer of Love, Immigration Museum will be open late to celebrate Valentine’s Day, inviting lovers to enjoy the entire museum including our LOVE and Kahlil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet exhibitions until 9pm.

Summer Courtyard: Gibran’s Garden
Saturday 23 February, 3 – 8pm

The last event of the Summer of Love courtyard series will pay tribute to the life and work of acclaimed poet Kahlil Gibran with food and music from his home country of Lebanon.

Click here for more information.

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