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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 …

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 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!

The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is the show that began the burgeoning careers of Tim Minchin and Claire Hooper.Flying by the seat of their pants there’s no script and no stopping them as The Big HOO-HAA!ensemble fuses quick-witted improvisation with live music to create an original comedy show based entirely on your suggestions. Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, two teams, The Hearts and The Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes. Armed with only a handful of props, they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punch line. Running in Perth since its creation by impro guru Sam Longley back in 2002, The Big HOO HAA! arrived in Melbourne in July 2010 where it quickly became the go-to for audiences seeking a riotous alternative to traditional comedy nights. Now in its eighth year and firmly established as a prime-time, city-centre fixture, The Big HOO HAA! is on a sell-out streak with packed houses laughing it up every Friday night. Come …

Summer Nights – the Night Markets Return for 2019

The Summer Night Markets kicked off last week again and despite being a somewhat miserable night, the event proved to be as popular as ever with crowds turning up to get a taste of their favourite food stalls and check out some new flavours for the 2018/19 season. The Market boasts 60 global street food stalls and this year the delicious dining options are better than ever with all the usual favourites like Mussel Pot, Running Bull Sangria and Wonderbao returning again with their popular offering, as well as donut balls of every possible flavour including Nutella, salted caramel and melted marshmallow from Taki’s Balls – you’ll find these quite addictive, but they are perfect to share. If you like your dinner with a side of Instagrammable flair, be sure to check out Flying Noodles for their servings of noodles that float in mid air over the plate, over chopsticks held by seemingly invisible hands. Beer, wine and cider is also on offer from local breweries, Brick Lane, Coldstream and Mitchelton Wines. The Summer Night …

Simple Gestures Exhibition by Melbourne’s Creative Community – Raising Money for Youth Cancer

SIMPLE GESTURES: An exhibition of gestures (BIG or small) by Melbourne’s  creative communnity, raising money for youth cancer. They say a simple gesture can go a long way, but what if you took it further? The team behind the SIMPLE GESTURES Exhibition are doing just that, with a collection ofthoughtfully curated works of art produced by Melbourne’s creative community, with an aim to raise over $200,000 for Youth with Cancer via The Alfred Hospital (specifically The Alfred Foundation, Melanoma Ward). Opening Wednesday 28th November and running through to Sunday 2nd December at The Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood, SIMPLE GESTURES will showcase contributors from all corners of the creative spectrum who are donating a work each including designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists. All sharing a conceptual approach to their practice and ensuring a rich curatorial diversity for the exhibition. This is the third exhibition of its kind, following the successes of ‘Wakes Me Into’ (2007) and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ (2008), taking inspiration from a close friend Kristen Royce, who sadly passed away from …

High Cheese at The Westin Melbourne Menu

The Scone Giorgio Cravero Reggiano scones Savoury Temptations Basil crème fraiche layered brie Marcel Petite Comté gourgeres Roquefort & Cognac served with Pain d’Épices Beaufort d’Alpage & leek tart Baked Normandy Camembert with garlic and thyme Sweet Delights Tiramisu with Kahlua coffee syrup soaked chocolate cake Cannoli with whipped vanilla bean ricotta and honey Holy goat organic skyla strawberry and thyme Mille-Feuille Gorgonzola dolce stuffed fresh figs with fresh peninsula honeycomb Matched wines are available by the glass and include: 2016 10X Pinot Noir – Ten Minutes By Tractor $21 This is a Pinot that punches above its weight. Surprisingly restrained and elegant for what was a warm ripening season. There are layers upon layers of complexity here. Lifted aromatics of tart cherry, fresh tobacco leaves and candied ginger, the palate is supported by a fine acidity, gentle tannins & alluring savoury characteristics of dried red earth, leather and pencil shavings. Quintessential, on point, game Pinot Noir. 2015 Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay $24 2015 was a remarkable vintage in the Adelaide Hills resulting in …