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Barkley Square Open Air Cinema

Following an impressive inaugural year, Brunswick’s beloved Barkly Square is set to launch its Barkly Square Open Air Cinema programming in a big way, with proceeds to be donated to seven charities across the new summer series. In partnership with The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), the Square’s iconic McDougall Lane, Brunswick will transform into a French-inspired oasis Saturday 2 December, for a spectacular launch event celebrating all things magnifiquement français with a special screening of Amelie. Across the summer program, ticket-holders will be provided the opportunity to get comfy, unwind and catch a wide variety of films ranging from seasonal favourites to cheeky classics in the heart of Brunswick’s bustling Sydney Road. Movie-lovers can rest easy knowing the series of screenings will boast the best of both worlds by delivering the ultimate cinema experience while ensuring a unique charitable edge. Guests of the weekly screenings will have the exclusive ability to indulge in tasty treats from Barkly Square food retailers, as they undergo extended opening hours for the duration of the summer programming. Barkly Square will devote this year’s programming to a wide range of …

Taste of Melbourne

A​ ​colourful​ ​collision​ ​of​ ​​art,​ ​entertainment​ ​and​ ​food​​ ​will​ ​transform​ ​the​ ​MCG’s​ ​Yarra​ ​Park​ ​from 30​ ​November​ ​to​ ​3​ ​December​ ​2017​ ​as​ ​​Taste​ ​of​ ​Melbourne​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​Electrolux prepares​ ​a​ ​feast​ ​for​ ​all​ ​senses​ ​with​ ​​world-first,​ ​top​ ​secret​ ​collaborations​​ ​from​ ​the​ ​city’s favourite​ ​chefs,​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​musicians. By​ ​day,​ ​families,​ ​foodies​ ​and​ ​curious​ ​shoppers​ ​will​ ​meander​ ​through​ ​laneways​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than 100​ ​artisan​ ​producers​ ​and​ ​gather​ ​for​ ​gourmet​ ​picnics.​ ​By​ ​night,​ ​the​ ​park’s​ ​canopy​ ​of​ ​trees will​ ​glow​ ​with​ ​glittering​ ​and​ ​neon​ ​lights​ ​as​ ​delicious​ ​dishes​ ​and​ ​drinks​ ​traverse​ ​the​ ​festival. Taste​ ​Festival​ ​Australia​ ​director​ ​Kristy​ ​Austin​ ​said​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​festival​ ​embraced​ ​Melbourne’s creative​ ​heartbeat​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​good​ ​taste​ ​in​ ​its​ ​many​ ​manifestations. In​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​creative​ ​fusions,​ ​top​ ​chefs​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​graffiti​ ​artists, designers​ ​and​ ​sculptors​ ​in​ ​secret​ ​kitchens​ ​and​ ​studios​ ​around​ ​the​ ​city​ ​to​ ​concoct​ ​unique creations​ ​revealed​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​festival. To​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​feast,​ ​paper​ ​engineer​ ​Benja​ ​Harney​ ​was​ ​commissioned​ ​to encapsulate​ ​Taste​ ​Festivals​ ​in​ ​paper​ ​form,​ ​from​ ​zucchini​ ​flowers​ ​in​ ​a​ ​forest​ ​of​ ​mushrooms and​ ​gold-flaked​ ​meringue​ ​to​ …

East Malvern​ Food and Wine Festival

Mark your diaries because the 2nd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be held again on this Sunday 19 November 2017 from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Last year more than 3000+ Melbourne foodies and wine lovers flocked to picturesque Central Park, East Malvern for an amazing day, sipping and savouring over 100 wines and an extensive array of invited local and regional culinary exhibitors and artisan producers of international cuisines. This year a vast range of exquisite wineries from more than 15 Bendigo and Heathcote regions including Balgownie Estate, Red Edge, Silver Spoon, Lome Vineyard, Burnt Acre, Noble Red, Coliban Valley, Mount Burrumboot Estate, Glenwillow Estate, Mount Camel Winery, Tellurian Wines and Farmer and the Scientist will be showcased. There will also be a new local craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Two Birds Brewing, Barrow Boys Brewing, Bad Shepherd Brewing Co and Captain Vanzibar. So come and enjoy a unique and intimate experience, meet the passionate winemakers and brewers and learn about, taste and purchase their premium award-winning wines and ales. Feast from local Melbourne favourite food trucks and pop-up restaurant stalls including Richmond Oysters & Seafood Tapas, That’s …

ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 spectacular large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors using just your smartphone for the ultimate selfie. Explore and immerse yourself into different scenes, locations and famous paintings across 1900 sqm and 11 themed gallery zones. Keen to go on a Jungle Safari? Step into the palm of King Kong and gaze up at the beast himself. Want to uncover the Pharoh’s Treasures? You’ll need to hop aboard the flying carpet to take you there! Catch a wave in the Aquatic Adventure, narrowly escape the menacing jaws of the monster croc in Australiana, or transform into a winged fairy in the Enchanted Garden. ArtVo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspriring paintings with works complete in just 60 days. Open 7 days, ArtVo is the perfect entertainment destination for school holidays, family and corporate groups and an unparalleled recreational adventure for all ages. Opening hours: Sun ~ Thurs 10am-6pm | Fri ~ Sat 10am-11.30pm Where: …

Melbourne Music Week

Launched in 2010, this relatively new festival was designed to celebrate Melbourne’s thriving music scene, support up and coming local talent and foster partnerships to ensure the industry continues to grow. Not just about music alone, it has been described as an ‘imaginative line-up that spans music, film, art, design and hospitality – on at various locations in and around the CBD. When: 17 – 25 Nov 2017 Where: check out their program here.

WIN: Cine Latino Film Festival

– COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – Cine Latino, a festival that celebrates the sights, sounds and stories of Latin American Cinema. Presented by Palace Cinemas and with films from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, Cine Latino highlights the uniquely cultural, sporting, musical, dance and filmmaking talents of that vibrant part of the world. This year we have 10 x double passes to give away for the festival and all you need to do is fill out the form below to get a chance to win! This year the program presents a 9-film spotlight on the best new films from Argentina with Cine Argentina. A special event screening of INSEPARABLE (INSEPARABLES), an Argentinean remake of the French hit The Intouchables, will launch a strong program including: From the international festival circuit – AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (AL FINAL DEL TÚNEL) directed by Rodrigo Grande, a super-charged, suspense-laden film starring Leonardo Sbaraglia (Wild Tales) and Clara Lago (Spanish Affair); I’M GILDA (GILDA, NO ME ARREPIENTO DE ESTE AMOR), a grand biopic about the …

Paris to Provence

Want to travel to France the last weekend of November? Good choice, as Christmas markets are booming during this period. Your ID will never be ready on time, “Dommage, mais c’est la vie” as we said in the “langue de Molière”. Except if you drive to the Como House and Garden. Upon arrival process to the cashier and get your ticket… no ID required…, and let the magical Paris to Provence comes to you. Each year in November the Como House and Garden transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days and puts together more than 70 stalls and exhibitors representing everything French in Melbourne, ranging from French food, travel and tourism, children activities, boutique, brocante, lifestyle and furthermore. If you love France and its culture come along to polish your French skills, network with other Frenchies, watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere. This year, the festival will honour Coco Chanel with a unique exhibition in Como House’s Boudoir, Grand …