Author: We Know Melbourne

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Rainy Day Activities in Melbourne

Don’t let Melbourne’s four seasons in one day get you down. So it’s a little wet outside, no problem, we’re used to the changes in weather here (it’s why we layer, it’s in our DNA), so to help with your rainy day plans, we’ve gathered our top 5 rainy day activities here in Melbourne, so you can still enjoy the day, AND stay dry. Enjoy… 1. Hit the Arcarde Games up at Bartronica Bar This place will take you back to your teenage years on a rainy day, enjoy drinks from the bar whilst playing your favourite arcarde games from the 80’s and 90’s . Classic games on offer include the original Mortal Kombat, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and our favourite, the Simpsons. Wizards can also test their skills on the bar’s collection  of  pinball machines that date back to the seventies. 335 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 2. Go Indoor Rock Climbing Not only will this activity keep you out of the elements, but it’s fun AND you’ll get fit at the same time. (Bonus) Bring a …

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Arts Review: All This Living

As the intro to this piece states, ‘age comes to us all you know,’ we’re reminded of this in the opening act, a recollection of a bathroom encounter, when some young pretty things, applying lipstick in the mirror, label the character, Jay, portrayed beautifully by Camilla Blunden, ‘just an old woman.’ This comment, makes it real for her, and thus launches the rest of the performance where she digs deeply into the phenomenon of getting old, and how over time, older women somehow lose their voice, become invisible, and incorrectly feel they have become a burden to society. As the piece progresses, she attempts to turn these beliefs on their head, re-empowering women, as wise, important, highly visible beings with stories to tell, all the while batting off the inner voices that creep up, and try to convince her otherwise. This show was difficult to follow in parts, as the narrative jumped from whimsical inner thought to thought, from real life to fantasy through paint stores, pots and pans, to magical woods filled with fiery …

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Keeping Fit Like a Melbournian

We’ve gathered together five, true-Melbourne-style ways to keep fit all year round, like a true-blue Melbournian would…. 1. Run the Tan For the uninitiated, the tan is that fabulous dirt running track which encircles the city Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are lucky, you’ll enjoy looping past the Yarra River section whilst a concert is on at the Sidney Myer Musical Bowl, if you aren’t… you’ll come a-cropper on Heartbreak Hill like most of us end up doing. The tan is an easy stroll or short tram ride from the city, is around 3.85km for one loop, and the quickest lap ever was 10 minutes and 12 seconds, run by Craig Mottram in 2004. At 7.30am on the first Saturday of every month, the Victorian Road Runners offers 4 km and 8 km time-trials around the Tan Track.   2. Try something different – like Silent Disco Yoga Yep, how cool does that sound? On 21 March, Melbournian yogi’s can hit up an After Dark Silent Yoga Disco, 90 minutes of Vinyasa style yoga hosted …

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Win tickets to The Dog Lovers Show

Can you think of anything that is better than Disneyland? We can! No need to spend big bucks on your plane tickets, because The Dog Lovers Show is here again! Celebrate, interact with and learn about man’s best friend this May at the Royal Exhibition Building. Visitors to the show will get to learn about over 600 beautiful dogs, browse over 250 exhibitors and see celebrity vets do their thing. What can you expect at the show: Australia’s most talented canines in action in the Royal Canin Arena DockDogs, Australia’s most exciting dog sport and competition with a wide range of breeds launching themselves off a dock into a massive pool of water! Meet and learn more about more than 100 popular breeds Expert tips for a healthier and happier dog Discover all you need to know about providing a loving home for a Dog in need Information & experts on hand to help you find the right Dog for your lifestyle Tribute to Australian Hero Dogs including Military, Guide, Therapy, Customs, Working and Assistance Dogs showcasing the skills and abilities of our canines and how they …

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Eat, drink, make & learn

Are you passionate about coffee making? Is it pasta you crave at the end of your long day? Ever wanted to master your home made coffee brewing skills? Or is indulging in cheese one of your daily routines? The Craft & Co, a collective leaning centre in Collingwood offers classes in all of these areas and more for those with an interest in the culinary and arts. The Craft & Co works with local producers in Melbourne and offers classes ranging from salami making, pasta making, coffee cupping, brewing for beginners, cheese making,  learning why bees matter so much or exploring the magic behind craft distillation. All classes are $75, 3-hours long and including a tasting, one in-house brewing beverage, questionnaires and hands-on experience. If you are unsure what class you should take, you can even try out their free pasta or wine making demo class on Sundays to get a feel for the courses. Here is a sneak peak of what you get from the classes: Pasta Making: All attendees enjoy freshly made pasta, …

Dog Lover’s Show 2017 T&Cs

PRIVACY: We are committed to the privacy of your information. We do not, and will not, distribute, disclose or sell any of your personal information to third parties, other than as required by law or as necessary to process a payment. By entering the contest, you agree to release the Competition Entities, Instagram and Facebook and Twitter from all responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Competition or any prize-related activities, if any, or any awarding, possession, use and/or misuse of prize(s), if any, awarded herein. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. You are providing your information to ErdiGroup Hotel Collection and not to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.   TERMS AND CONDITIONS The Promoter is ErdiGroup Hotel Collection (ABN 58 328 593 784 & 50 693 006 965)  of 195 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed …

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Valentine’s Day in Melbourne

Suddenly, the post-Christmas bliss of January is over and we find ourselves well into February, and if you are a commercially influenced romantic at heart (like us)…. Valentine’s Day. The pressure mounts every year for some, the need to outdo the previous year, or perhaps impress a new love interest, coupled with the fear of failure and rejection. Never fear, we’ve gathered together a top 5 list of things to do in around Melbourne this Valentine’s Day (or close enough to..) for those who aren’t smartly already planning to rock out at Guns N Roses that night. 1. Coburg Drive In Food Truck Festival – Fifty Shades Darker The smell of the popcorn, the coziness of the car… the drive-in is a perfect date night, and at the Coburg Drive-In and Food Truck Festival you can also combine that with an insatiable lust for delicious food from all of your favorite Melbourne food trucks like Yo India, Real Burgers, Mamma Van, our pick – Mary Had a Little Lamb, to name a few. On Valentine’s …