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Nocturnal

Following a string of successful past events, I was excited to attend the Melbourne Museum’s monthly live music event, Nocturnal.This month, as is fitting for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Nocturnalput on an all jazz setlist. Entering the spacious atrium, my friends and I found the occasion to be in full-swing. Melodic echoes of beat boxing and vocal reproductions rang out as we wove through the colourful crowd. As with the previous events, there was a whimsical array of lights projected onto the ceiling and bouncing off every shined surface. What impressed me wasn’t merely the talent of the acts but also their adaptability. The entrance of the Melbourne Museum is (undeniably) a peculiar space for live music, with its mezzanine floor, and glassy, modern architecture. However, the performers and sound crew seemed to have made a deliberate effort to play to the venue, and they pulled it off spectacularly. There were no acoustic knockbacks or audio mishaps, but instead a chorus of perfected sound and colour bringing another unique set of experiences to life. …

WIN 1 x double pass for Halliday Sip Series

***COMPETITION TIME*** After a two successful Sip Series, Halliday Wine Companion are again bringing their wine expertise to the wine loving public with the next event being a ‘Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring’, which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar for both novices and full-blown aficionados alike. Here is your chance to win a double pass to the Halliday Sip Series: Spotlight on Cellaring valued at $199.90 How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 10th June 2019 *For more chances to win, fill out the form below. The event is held on June 13th between 6.30-9.30 PM at Mercedes me and attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste exceptional wines and enjoy free-flowing canapes from St Ali.

WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story.

***COMPETITION TIME*** WIN 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. COME FROM AWAY has won numerous awards including the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Mus(New York) including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. On top of this, the musical has received three Drama Desk Awards (New York) including Outstanding Musical, four Helen Hayes Awards (Washington, D.C) including Outstanding Production of a Musical, four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including Excellence in Production of a Musical and six San Diego Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Musical. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for COME FROM AWAY: the remarkable true story. How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 17th June 2019. *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on http://bit.ly/COMEFROMAWAY. (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).  

WIN 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAIN Gasworks 13 – 23 June @8pm Win x1 double passes for 14 June.  Two strangers wake up on a mysterious train one morning. They have no idea how they got there, no sense of their ultimate destination, and can only tell one thing for sure – day is turning to night, and the train is not stopping. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass for TWO ON THE NIGHT TRAINHow to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 7th June 2019 *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form on  (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!).

THE EUROPEAN NIGHT MARKET RETURNS BIGGER THAN EVER WITH A NOD TO DISCO

 After welcoming more than 20,000 visitors in 2018, The European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane every Friday night this July with a 30% bigger footprint, more stalls than ever before, and neon-drenched entertainment.  Running every Friday 5pm – 10pm, the Euro disco inspired market will stamp your culinary passport with bites from Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, as well as looping performances from Tanya George and retro beats by Fleiss. Dating back to 1853, the infamous Oddfellows Hotel will reopen its doors for four weeks only to peddle custom-made Hot Toddies and Mulled Wine.  Taste buds will be transported to Europe’s hotspots – a stop to Italy with Café Babbo’s Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, crisp pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti from Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia and delicious riffs on the classics from Tiramisu Lift Me Up. Sweet French favourites will be served up by Pop Up Crepe, The Brulee Cart, and Degani, while Frencheese will sling bowls of oozing, melted raclette. The Eurotrip continues with German sausages smothered in cheese, sauerkraut …

RUN MELBOURNE WINTER RUNNING FESTIVAL

Melbourne’s most anticipated running festival, Run Melbourne, is back with something for friends, families and fitness fanatics. Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 participants expected to hit the pavement across four events: the 4K Friendship Dash (a free event suitable for families and friends – including the furry ones!), the Half-Marathon, the 10K run and the 5K run. This year Run Melbourne is celebrating 12 years of growing into a movement that has changed the culture of running through the streets of Melbourne. With cheer zones, more training support and fundraising resources, participants are set to enjoy an unforgettable race weekend. Over the past 11 years, participants have raised more than $16.5 million for over 400 charities and this year’s target is $2 million. SATURDAY 27 JULY NAME: Run Melbourne Friendship Dash LOCATION: Birrarung Marr DISTANCES: 4K run/walk COST: Free WEBSITE: https://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne/ SUNDAY 28 JULY NAME: Run Melbourne LOCATION: Federation Square DISTANCES: 5K run, 10K run, Half-Marathon COST: Varies, visit website for entry costs WEBSITE: https://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne/  

May Contain Traces of Reading

Mitchel E Roberts is not your average stand up comedian. His show, ‘May Contain Traces of Reading, is performed without uttering a single word and it’s back for another season at the Butterfly Club this Jane – June. We spoke to Mitch about what audiences can expect this time around, and what’s next for the young rising star. Mitch, you talk about the concept for this show as ‘coming to you in a golden moment’ – but is there a back story or inspiration behind the idea? The back story to this show is basically that I’ve been having silly ideas since I was 8 years old, and within a couple of weeks, I’d move on to the next grand plan, or huge scale scheme. This idea was different though. For one, I wasn’t actively trying to come up with something. I was just working in a job that didn’t require a lot of brain power or attention, and while my mind was wandering, this show walked into my head, with a fully formed premise. …