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    e’re a resilient bunch, we Melburnians. No matter what squalls and storms the heavens hurl at us, even in the cruellest of winters, we’re still happy to brave the elements for a night out on the town.

    You only have to look at the number of festivals and openings scheduled for August for proof that it takes more than a little hailstorm to rain on our parade. This week alone we’ve got the Melbourne International Film Festival, the NGV’s Masterpieces from the Hermitage blockbuster, and the cutting-edge Supersense festival, not to mention plays, gigs and gallery openings.

    Each week we bring you the lowdown on the best things to do and see in town and in your neighbourhood on our

    This Week Make Sure You page. Take a look, grab a coat and get out to make the most of our vibrant city.

    And if you can’t face the elements, there’s always a big night in watching

    Dancing With The Stars with new host Shane Bourne. Read our revealing interview with Shane inside. ●

    … Jane