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3rd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival

Over 3,000 Melbourne foodies are set to descend on Malvern East’s picturesque Central Park when the 3rd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival returns on Sunday 18 November 2018. The Festival this year will be made up of over 70 stallholders, 8 live entertainers and various leafy dining areas for festival fans to relax and feast away their Sunday with friends. Featuring a vast range of exquisite wines from 20 wineries from the Victorian wine regions of Bendigo, Heathcote, Pyrenees, Yarra Valley, Rutherglen and Sutton Range, including Turners Crossing, Red Edge, Linnaea Vineyards, Rob Dolan Wines, Chambers Rosewood Vineyards, Trenthan Estate and Montalto to name just a few. The festival will also host a craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Coldstream Brewery, Yulli’s Brew and Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. What’s quality food and drink without a bit of atmosphere? The Festival have programmed a line-up of live music including Alex Hughes Dou, Tanya George Trio and Nicky Kurta Trio to help create those pleasant picnic vibes. We haven’t forgotten the kids either, with a full day of family and children’s entertainment planned, including live music performances on the main stage, face painting supported by Bendigo Bank and magician master …

Paracinema Fest

A FILM FESTIVAL FOR THE WEIRDLYWONDERFUL ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE Paracinema Fest is the latest festival to claim space in Melbourne’s thriving cinema scene, and it’s here to open the city’s film lovers’ eyes to new boundary-pushing genre films from Thursday 29 November to Wednesday 5 December. Embracing all forms of transgressive visual media culture, Paracinema Fest is the mutation of high and low art, conjoining cinema academia with (not) guilty pleasure films and everything in between. Highlights of the festival program include the Melbourne premiere of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn starring Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, and Craig Robinson. Directed by Jim Hosking (The Greasy Strangler), the film tells the story of Lulu Danger, whose dissatisfying marriage is shaken up when a mysterious man comes through her town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.” The zombie apocalypse hits World War II in the high-powered, pulse-pounding thriller Overlord. Following a team of American paratroopers in Nazi-occupied France with only hours until D-Day, Overlord has been described as Saving Private Ryan meets 28 Days Later after its …

THE ART OF THE ELEVATOR SELFIE GOES SKY HIGH AT CROWN METROPOL

Can you think back to a time when selfies didn’t exist? It’s an unlikely thought given there’s two million selfies taken each day in Australia, or 742 million per year1, with 1,000 of the finest images being posted to Instagram every 10 seconds2. Unsurprisingly, the selfie phenomena takes on a life of its own inside the humble elevator – and to make the art of the elevator selfie that much easier – Melbournians will now be able to perfect their pout in front of an incredible visual backdrop with the launch of Australia’s first elevator art exhibition opening at Crown Metropol. Over four weeks from October 26, elevators inside Crown Metropol will see every surface transformed into eye-popping works of art that hero the bold and colourful work of Melbourne artist, George Rose. Lift users will be treated to an incredible ride – with vivid designs printed on every surface of the three- dimensional space including the walls, ceiling and floor of the elevators. Renowned Melbourne artist, illustrator and muralist George Rose is known for …

Melbourne Music Week

Clear your calendar for a week of parties, performances and one-off gigs across the city. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will be the official Hub for Melbourne Music Week (MMW) 2018. The iconic space, located in the heart of Melbourne’s most highly visited location (Fed Square), will host a slew of free and ticketed events from November 16 – 24. ACMI’s Gallery One will be the event’s main hub and bar, along with the Lightwell, providing a unique music space that delivers high quality audio and video production and some of the most immersive performances Melburnians have ever seen. Beloved Aussie rock band You Am I will be making their MMW debut, headlining Melbourne Town Hall for a legendary set incorporating The Grand Organ. A crowd favourite over the years, The Grand Organ can produce anything from the slightest whisper to a booming thunder, pushing 90,000 cubic feet of air a minute through its 10,000 pipes. Support will come from post-punk cult rockers New War in what promises to be an intensely …

Moonlight Cinema Returns 2018-19

Pack a picnic, gather the loved ones and celebrate the arrival of summer with a cinematic night out under the stars! Moonlight Cinema, presented by NAB, returns in 2018-19 for another blockbuster season of hit flicks. Australia’s favourite and biggest outdoor cinema, Moonlight Cinema returns to stunning inner city parklands in Melbourne this late November. Catch the summer’s biggest blockbusters, new releases, advanced screenings and cult classic films under a starlit cinema screen. Moonlight Cinema brings the festival atmosphere to film-watching. A favourite amongst families, groups of friends and for that special date night, Moonlight Cinema is the quintessential summer experience. It’s more than a movie experience, it’s an opportunity to kick back in the outdoors and relish in the summer vibes. Being a BYO* event, Moonlight makes a night out easy. Prepare a picnic of delicious deli treats, lollies for the little ones or your best bottle of bubbly, you can bring it all to Moonlight!  Don’t have the time to pull together a snack pack for date night? Don’t worry Moonlight Cinema has …

Night Noodle Markets 2018

The eagerly awaited Night Noodle Markets  will once again transform Birrarung Marr  into a bustling Asian street food festival, this Spring . Over eighteen balmy nights from 8-25 November , Melburnians can embark on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia with more than twenty sizzling hawker-style stalls, served alongside DJs, live music and the city’s stunning nightscape. Night Noodle Markets will return for its second year as a stand-alone spring culinary event, as Good Food Month presented by Citi enjoys its new appearance in June. Sampling signature dishes and innovative tastes from the likes of Puffle, Red Spice Road and Son In Law, guests will discover the best traditional and contemporary cuisines and flavours from across the continent in one vibrant, open-air experience. Guests can explore the Asian market stalls along the riverside, and then find a coveted spot on the grassy hillside overlooking the markets, taking in the strong scents of aromatic smoke and exotic spices as the sun sets. As the evening darkens, the spice and smoke will be matched by the lights …

Join in the spook-tacular fun at ‘Luna Dark’ if you dare!

HAVE YOURSELF A HAUNTED HALLOWEEN AT LUNA PARK AND YOU’LL BE GUARANTEED A DARK CASE OF THE HAIR-RAISING HEEBIE-JEEBIES! As Luna Park transforms into the ghoulishly delightful Luna Dark you’ll be a sad spook to miss out on Melbourne’s biggest costume party this Halloween! So what’s in store for the brave guests willing to plunge into the world of Luna Dark and experience the scariest two-days and four-nights in town (26-28th and 31st October). The House of Horrors – For the fearless punters ONLY! Enter into the darkness to witness the zombie doctor inflict blood-curdling terror on his deathly patients. Menacing monsters everywhere – Make sure to look around every corner and behind shoulders because you never know when a staggering zombie, ghostly ghoul or creepy cadaver will reach and grab you! Fresh from the local tombstones in the area, this terrifying troupe will not stop until they sniff you out. And while you are checking behind you don’t forget to look up at nine-metre long ‘Giant Web’ housing a set of slinky spiders spectacularly suspended …