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ARBORY AFLOAT COOPERS LIVE TENNIS DECK

The Arbory Afloat X Coopers Live Tennis Deck is back this Australian Open hosting a big screen of live matches across the tournament. Watch the world’s biggest tennis stars from Australia’s largest floating bar and restaurant whilst sipping on Coopers Popular Pale Ale, Session Ale and Coopers Dry. Mediterranean inspired dishes, thanks to Executive Chef Nick Bennett, will also be on offer including wood-fired pizzas and antipasti. The Arbory Afloat Live Tennis Deck will be open from 11am -11pm each day from now, until Sunday 27 January. No bookings required. If you’re heading to the tennis, Arbory Afloat is located next to Flinders Street Station, making it the perfect spot to drop in on the way to all the actions at Melbourne Park.  

Where to watch the AFL Grand Final

Ah the Grand Final – the only game to turn the head of even the most staunchest of footy rejectors, who suddenly become a screaming, rules-knowing, stats-googling maniac. We love it. So get in amongst the excitement and emotion of the day, plus score some fantastic food and drinks offers. Carpark Pop up at The Corner Hotel A pub in Richmond? For the Grand Final? Groundbreaking. But hear us out – The Corner Hotel is going full Meryl Streep with a Car Park Pop up on both Grand Final day and eve (Thanks, Dan) with some tunes from The ReChords, LCD TVs for game watching, and a variety of food trucks and bars. A family friendly event, the Corner will also be taking a gold coin donation entry fee that goes to Reclink Australia in support of rebuilding people’s lives through sport and art. Where: 57 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121 More: www.cornerhotel.com Stomping Ground Beer Hall Inspired by the great beer halls of Europe, Stomping Ground is a tasty spot for footy viewing, especially if …

Kid-free activities for the Easter long weekend

The Easter weekend isn’t just for kids – adults can binge on chocolate enjoy themselves too. Foot loose and child free? Dig in, with not a rabbit in sight: Adult Easter at Chapel Street Precinct Cocktails, plus Chocolates that match said cocktails. Need we say more? Ten of the Chapel Street precinct’s most famous locations want to treat you with a stunning drink and chocolate treat to match. Check them out here and plan accordingly Catch a game at Etihad Stadium Etihad is merely a hop, skip and a jump from Southern Cross station, and is hosting three fantastic AFL matches this weekend. Catch North Melbourne v Western bulldogs on Friday,  Carlton v Gold Coast Suns on Saturday, or Collingwood vs St Kilda on Sunday. Find out more here  Have a giggle or two  – Melbourne Comedy Festival With the festival in full swing, there are plenty of acts to catch over the long weekend. From Alanta Colley’s Parasite Lost to Ahir Shah’s Appearing In Order, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Find the lineup here Sing your heart out – Rainbow Karaoke Sing …

Get your body moving at a Silent Yoga Disco

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be struggling to find the motivation to exercise in this colder weather. The old boring routine at the gym doesn’t seem to be as fun in winter, especially when you could be sitting in front of the TV or drinking vinos next to a fireplace. Enter Flow After Dark Silent Yoga Disco! After a massive sold-out Sydney event, the next chapter is coming to Melbourne this May The Disco session will be 90 minutes of all-level Vinyasa Yoga led by Flow Athletic co-founder, Kate Kendall, to the fluid beats of Sydney DJ, James Mack. Partnering with Silent Sounds, Style Runner is bringing fun back to winter exercise. When: 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday, 14 June 2016 Where: Melbourne Town Hall Visit the Flow After Dark website.

The Australian Open Fast Facts

Tennis Season is almost upon us! From January 18 -31st the best of the best tennis superstars will rally it out for the Grand Slam title at The Australian Open. To get you into the swing of it, here are some fun fast facts we bet you didn’t know : 1. Marius Copil sent the fastest serve of the tournament at 242 km/h in 2015. 2. Serena Williams served 88 aces, the highest in the women’s singles draw in 2015. 3. A record 55k sandwiches and baguettes were sold in 2014. 4. Over the duration of the 2015 tournament, there was a record 14.3m unique visitors to ausopen.com 5. 2014 saw record temperatures at the tournament, reaching 43.9°C (110°F). Almost 1,000 fans were treated for heat exhaustion and both Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Corline Wozniacki mentioned that their shoes and water bottles were beginning to melt at times. For more fast facts plus what makes it one of the most exciting events in the world of sport visit bit.ly/1T9CmLc. When: 18 – 31 January 2016. Where: Rod …