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QV Melbourne Outdoor Cinema

Hurry up Melbournian as it is the last weekend for the Flick / Fest QV outdoor cinema season. Come and enjoy free live music and comedy, filmmaker intros and themed $10 cocktails* from The Prosecco Van**. For the first time, every single screening is dog friendly. Curated by Gus Berger (George Revival Cinema, Thornbury Picture House) the Flick / Fest season is a selection of everything from cult classics to recent hits, with weekly themes including Animation + Anime, Heroes + Villains, Musicals, Crazy Stupid Love, Oscars and 80s week. In association with Ozflix, the streaming platform dedicated to Australian film, two special screenings will feature introductions from cast and filmmakers. Tickets are on sale now via qvcinema.com.au. Today, Friday 22 March, there’s a special Ozflix Presents screening of raucous all-Aussie comedy The BBQ, starring Shane Jacobson and Magda Szubanski. With an introduction from the cast and director and an OzSnax short before the feature, it’s one not to be missed. Melbourne’s only silent cinema is located right in the heart of the city on the Astroturf lawn in …

SUPER BLOOM FESTIVAL 

The Ultimate Two-Day Wellbeing Festival  – 13 -14 April 2019  Super Bloom Festival is a new boutique wellbeing event redefining the conventional festival experience. Super Bloom Festival embraces the exploration of wellbeing and invites people to pursue a more extraordinary, well-lived life. Held in the grounds of Abbotsford Convent, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts community hubs, Super Bloom Festival will transform the site into a sprawling village of discovery – bringing together a program of over 100 sessions that include wellbeing leaders, experts, practitioners, philosophers, performers and artists. Attendees will be immersed in a weekend of curated experiences, performances, classes and workshops. Super Bloom Festival is made possible through the generous support of partners: Swisse, The School of Life, Dumbo Feather and Broadsheet Media. EVENT DETAILS Dates: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2019 Times: 7.30am until 6pm, daily Location: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Tickets: Early bird two-day weekend festival tickets $265 (plus booking fee) (available until 22 Feb) Single day festival tickets $160 (plus booking fee) For more information visit …

Half Acre

BUFFET BRUNCH AND BLOODY MARYS: Half Acre Hosts Boozy Courtyard Brunch with Live Music for Melbourne Food  and Wine Festival All-day brunch has never looked better as Half Acre prepare to host an epic Melbourne Food and Wine Festival buffet brunch on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of March – the only brunch event on the festival’s calendar. To add to this never-ending feast of deliciousness, guests are encouraged to create their own Bloody Marys all day long at the eatery’s DIY Bloody Mary table, while enjoying live music and entertainment throughout the event. Expect the ultimate brunch menu including Vincotto Roasted Figs, Challah French Toast with Rosewater Berry Compote, Bacon Mushroom and Egg Pie and Roasted Pear with Saffron and Bay Leaf Custard, and Walnut Crumble. Also on offer is Potato, Silverbeet and Lemon Yoghurt, Pizza, Hot Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill and Pickled Green Chilli, and an assortment of fresh breads and bagels with whipped butter and preserves. Wash down brunch with unlimited Bloody Mary’s, or for those partial to a gin or spritz, Half Acre is also offering special Half …

It’s Single’s Night to Shine

Single this year? Do not worry, we have your cover. No need to sit at home and swipe left and right this Valentine’s dAy as all single girls and guys  you have been watingin to connect with will be in one and only room for the one night, Following it last year success, Australia’s favourite social network application BUMBLE are hooking up again this year  and playing matchmaker with their “Single Mingle” party. Don’t be jealous of all those couples on boring dates with their set menu and roses; Hawker Hall will be the place to be this Valentine’s Day with epic food and drinks on offer, speed dating, and if that doesn’t make you buzz already DJ CC Babcock taking love song dedications and getting the dance floor started. The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a one-way ticket to love just $55, which includes entry and food, drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Single minglers can look forward to some of Hawker Hall’s most popular dishes including, popcorn chicken, tofu fries, …

The Wine & Cheese Fest will return to Williamstown 

The Wine and Cheese fest are back this year in the newly renovated Seaworks. Get ready to enjoy fine quality wine and cheese on Saturday 9thMarch as artisan food vendors will be showcasing their gourmet products, plus hot food and specialty arts & crafts stalls. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, pickled preserves and home-style pastries, to smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and a wide variety of craft beers, ciders and refreshments, the Wine & Cheese Fest will have something on offer for everyone’s taste buds. Wine masterclasses with top local vintners will be on offer including” Prosecco” with Dal Zotto Wines, “Sparkling & Cabernet Sauvignon” with Blue Pyrenees, and “Taste 100 years of Wines” with Mount Avoca winemaker, Matthew Barry in the VIP marquee. For the cheese enthusiasts, French cheesemaker Matthieu Megard from L’Artisan Cheese Organic and Gowen Irlen from Melbourne and Cheese will be offering delicious tips of the trade. Plus, the “Maestro of Mozzarella” and one of Australia’s best makers of Italian cheese, George Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, …

Head to Hawker Hall to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Feast your way into the Lunar New Year with Hawker Hall’s Chinese New Year Banquet, exclusively available on Tuesday February 5th, from 5pm. Featuring a five-course banquet menu, with plenty ofChinese-inspired dishes fit for an emperor. Devour Yee Sang, Seafood Stuffed Doughnuts, Chicken and Garlic Chive Pearly Dumplings, and White Fish and Water Spinach Golden Dumplings. Also, on the menu is Short and Long Duck Soup Cup, Soy Braised Pork Belly, Pan Seared ‘Nyonya’ Style Fish Fillet, Many Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice and Kai Lan. Finish the night on a sweet spot with Toasted Coconut, Jelly, Pandan Sago. Available for groups of any size from 5pm, the banquet costs $68 per person. Yum Cha: Back by popular demand, and every weekend in February, Hawker Hall’s popular Yum Cha is back. Dine in every Saturday and Sunday from February 2nd between 11am-4pm and enjoy six courses of HH’s style Yum Cha for $38pp. Hawker Hall’s Yum Cha menu includes a choice of, Five Spiced Chicken Ribs, BBQ Pork Bun, Poached Chicken with Green Beans, Fried Squid and Choi Sum, plus more. Hawker Hall will …

The Espy

Saint Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel fondly known as The Espy, opened its doors to the public November last year. The hotel went through a massive revamp and the wait was absolutely worth it! The hotel was built in 1878 and stands as one of the most prominent 19th-century resort hotels in Victoria. The Espy also remains one of the longest running live music venue in Australia. Aside from the breath-taking ocean views and sunsets, The Espy spoils you with variety, featuring live music stages, dining options including a flavour-filled Cantonese restaurant and 12 bars across 5 levels. Options, options and more options!