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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 …

Melbourne’s most popular outdoor Beer Festival is here

Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Now in its 10th year, BeerFest Australia is more than just a craft beer expo, it celebrates all the good things in life that are better with beer. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Melbourne’s most decadent local street food. BeerFest offers Melburnians the chance to expand their knowledge from the very best in the industry. It is the ultimate one-on-one experience; offering an up close and personal look into each brewer’s individual signature style. There will be masterclasses, live demonstrations, as well as plenty of tastings. Brewers at BeerFest in Melbourne include: Southern Bay Brewing Fury and Son Brewing Company Brick Lane Brewing Co. Thunder Road Brewing Tin Shed Cider  Mr. Banks Brewing Co. Two Birds Brewing KAIJU Beer Hop Nation Bellarine Estate Burnley Brewing Entertainment BeerFest has …

Peninsula Vine Hop Festival 2018

Get ready for your taste buds to dance, at the Peninsula VineHop Festival With most ticket options to the VineHop Saturday selling out quickly, attention is turning to the Peninsula VineHop Festival’s foodie-focused event, the PostHop Sunday Session on Sunday 18 November. With a relaxed ‘Sunday Session’ feel, the PostHop Sunday will be a five-course food and drink pairing event held at Hickinbotham of Dromana, with a focus upon maximising flavour in a relaxed environment. According to event organiser Lisa MacGregor, everyone who attends the PostHop Sunday event will be given a ‘Degustation Passport’ entitling them to a five-course picnic style lunch, to enjoy at their own leisure throughout the day. “Each course has been specifically matched with a premium Peninsula beer, wine or cider, which can be purchased on the day,” said Lisa. Passport holders can opt for vegetarian options, or indulge on the following degustation menu: A selection of three Boatshed cheeses, served with crackers (can be GF) Matched with Hickinbotham Estate Merlot or a Mornington Peninsula Brewery VinAle Grilled fish taco, corn …

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 …

Live Your Dream With 100% Wine & Brew Tours

100% Wine & Brew Tours specialise in tours around Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges. This touring company will let you customise your experience to your vision whether it is simply a luxurious day of cheeses and wines to a mixture of wine, craft brewery’s and a heart-warming lunch located in the most popular of Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges or Yarra Valley regions. Tours start from $60 a head with a minimum group of 8 all the way up to 45 people. The tour includes bus transfers to and from locations which includes pick up and drop off. The tour host will entertain you with games and sing-a-long’s to keep you laughing all day with compliments of the beauty of the venues you will be attending. These tours are perfect for a birthday celebration, hens/bucks night or an end of year work Christmas party. Content wording and images from 100% Wine & Tours We know how much you love wine, so we have partnered up with 100% Wine & Brew Tours this year. …

Cat Lovers Show 2018

LOOKING FOR THE PURR-FECT DAY OUT? THE INAUGURAL CAT LOVERS SHOW POUNCES ON MELBOURNE The cat’s out of the bag – those Melburnians who are crazy about kitties will be feline fine when the inaugural Cat Lovers Show pounces on the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018. Following the unprecedented success of the award-winning Dog Lovers Show and after increasing demand from the cat loving community, Event Management International (EMI) is excited to be launching the first and greatest feline-festival Australia has ever seen. Your chance to win 1 x double pass on us here. “Unsurprisingly, nearly 30 percent of households in Australia are home to at least one cat (2.7 million)*. The Cat Lovers Show will be dedicated to educating, informing and entertaining visitors in a truly memorable way and is an opportunity for them to connect and cuddle with dozens of breeds and hundreds of beautiful cats. One of the main objectives of the show is to raise awareness for cat rescue and working closely with shelters across …