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Halliday Sip Series

 After last year’s sold out Sip Series event, Halliday Wine Companion again invites wine lovers to join them for an evening of intimate wine tasting and education, with free-flowing canapés. The next installment in the Halliday Sip Series is ‘A Spotlight on Cellaring’ which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar and will be an unforgettable evening of wine tasting and more. Attendees will experience an array of wines featured in the upcoming Halliday mini mag, while also having one-on-one discussions with highlyrated winemakers. On the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers from highlyrated wineries, taste exceptional wines across vintages, and buy glasses, bottles or cases of any new favourites. All ticket holders have the opportunity to add on an exclusive masterclass, to extend wine knowledge and delve deeper into the wines tasted. All tickets include tastings, free-flowing canapes and grazing tables and goodie bags. WHEN:  Thursday June 13th from 6.30-9.30pm WHERE: Mercedes me Store, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne TICKETS:  $99.95 + booking fee Halliday Members save $20. Find out more about becoming a member at https://www.winecompanion.com.au/become-a-member BOOK NOW:  …

RUN MELBOURNE WINTER RUNNING FESTIVAL

Melbourne’s most anticipated running festival, Run Melbourne, is back with something for friends, families and fitness fanatics. Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 participants expected to hit the pavement across four events: the 4K Friendship Dash (a free event suitable for families and friends – including the furry ones!), the Half-Marathon, the 10K run and the 5K run. This year Run Melbourne is celebrating 12 years of growing into a movement that has changed the culture of running through the streets of Melbourne. With cheer zones, more training support and fundraising resources, participants are set to enjoy an unforgettable race weekend. Over the past 11 years, participants have raised more than $16.5 million for over 400 charities and this year’s target is $2 million. SATURDAY 27 JULY NAME: Run Melbourne Friendship Dash LOCATION: Birrarung Marr DISTANCES: 4K run/walk COST: Free WEBSITE: https://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne/ SUNDAY 28 JULY NAME: Run Melbourne LOCATION: Federation Square DISTANCES: 5K run, 10K run, Half-Marathon COST: Varies, visit website for entry costs WEBSITE: https://events.solemotive.com/run-melbourne/  

May Contain Traces of Reading

Mitchel E Roberts is not your average stand up comedian. His show, ‘May Contain Traces of Reading, is performed without uttering a single word and it’s back for another season at the Butterfly Club this Jane – June. We spoke to Mitch about what audiences can expect this time around, and what’s next for the young rising star. Mitch, you talk about the concept for this show as ‘coming to you in a golden moment’ – but is there a back story or inspiration behind the idea? The back story to this show is basically that I’ve been having silly ideas since I was 8 years old, and within a couple of weeks, I’d move on to the next grand plan, or huge scale scheme. This idea was different though. For one, I wasn’t actively trying to come up with something. I was just working in a job that didn’t require a lot of brain power or attention, and while my mind was wandering, this show walked into my head, with a fully formed premise. …

WIN 1 x double pass to Oz Comic-Con 2019

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** WIN 1 x double pass to Oz Comic-Con 2019: Come And Celebrate Everything Pop Culture Oz Comic-Con is returning to Melbourne on June 8th – 9th, giving fans across all fandoms the ultimate event for all things pop culture. Assemble your super squad and get ready for a jam-packed weekend of entertainment. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to Oz Comic-Con. Here’s how to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 2nd June 2019 *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form below. (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!). *  

WIN 1 x double pass to Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** WIN 1 x double pass to Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice For one night only, the best 12 young winemakers will assemble in Melbourne to present their two wines with eats to be provided by the Butcher’s Diner to match the Young Gun’s pours. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice. Here’s how to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on 27th May 2019 *Get a bigger chance to win by sharing the post or filling out the form below. (Remember to have your profile public so we can see the share!). *

Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting

If you’ve ever wanted to have your say in Australia’s most respected wine awards, now is your chance at the Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting presented in collaboration with City Wine Shop on Saturday 1 June. For one day only, the 2019 Final 12 cohort will assemble in Melbourne to present their two wines that got them into the final. Meet the winemakers and learn more about the best emerging wines from across the country before casting your vote for your favourite wine on the day. Hosted at the St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Melbourne’s 24-hour beacon of late night food, the Butcher’s Diner will pop up to pair the Young Guns’ pours. Whether you’re into its signature grass fed burgers or counterpoint vegan fare, we’re sure you’ll meet your match. Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice not only offers attendees the opportunity to be involved in the awards, but provides a platform to discover the best new winemakers and wines in the country. What: Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Where: St Martins Youth Arts Centre, 28 Saint Martins Lane, …

HOP ON DOWN TO KING & GODFREE FOR GOOD BEER WEEK

 The newly refurbished King & Godfree will be playing host to three of the hottest events on the Good Beer Week calendar for 2019. Whether you’re a beer novice or brewing connoisseur the Italian food precinct has something for you, including a rooftop party, tasting session and a sit down six-course matched dinner.  Salt. Fat. Acid. Heat. – Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm, Agostino Cellar  Join Two Bird Brewing’s Jayne Lewis on a sensory exploration of beer and food, held in the beautiful cellar at Agostino. Lewis will help you discover the unique ways that beer styles interact with tastes; from salty, sweet, fatty and acidic.  For example, salt will be showcased with a salt cod fritter with aioli and heat with spicy nduja, white bean and octopus crostini. There will also be a grazing table complete with a variety of cheeses, salumi and pickles.  Si Parla Italiano – Thursday 16 May, 7pm, Agostino  The most refined out of the three events will be Si Parla Italiano, a six-course dinner at Agostino King & Godfree’s soon …

GOOD FOOD MONTH

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with several incredible feature events, consisting of exclusive dinner experiences and tantalising lunches held at this year’s Good Food Month Restaurant at Canvas House, South Melbourne. The diverse and inspiring program once again welcomes one of the world’s biggest culinary legends, Marco Pierre White, alongside Australia’s hottest homegrown talent including Andrew McConnell, Phil Wood, Matt Stone, Paul Iskov and Joel Valvasori-Pereza. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.goodfoodmonth.com/melbourne This year, Good Food Month has chosen one of Melbourne’s most exciting spaces as the new home for its series of unique feature events. A spectacular warehouse space in South Melbourne, Canvas House, will play host to an exciting program of dinners with Marco Pierre White, including a collaboration with Phil Wood of Pt Leo Estate and Laura (Good Food Guide’s New Restaurant of the Year), pasta showcase with Andreas Papadakis (Tipo 00) and Joel Valvasori (Lulu La Delizia), Young Chefs Dinner with the young guns of Australia’s top kitchens and a very special Sunday Roast. …

ARCHITECTS OF BEAUTY

The ultimate beauty event series is set to make over Melbourne’s west. Architects of Beauty will return to Highpoint Shopping Centre for its fourth consecutive year, taking place on Thursday 9 May until Sunday 12 May 2019. This year’s curated program of hands-on workshops and masterclasses will inspire beauty lovers to ‘Glow Your Own Way’ – from natural to neon, simple skincare to stage makeup, and so much more. Uniting the biggest names in Australian beauty, this category-defining event series will welcome an impressive line-up of beauty business experts, make-up visionaries and podcasting pioneers to deliver an experience like no other. This year’s ‘beauty architects’ include: • Erika Geraerts, Founder of casual cosmetics brand, Fluff, and Shella Ruby Martin, renowned Melbourne make-up artist, who have teamed up to deliver a striking conversation about the future of beauty, as well as a lesson to mastering Fluff’s iconic ‘makeunder’ • Globally recognised drag queen, Karen From Finance, who will step through the essential tips, tricks and trends in drag transformation • Jack Cail, the Melbourne-based celebrity make-up artist known for his gorgeous glow, who will teach beauty …

BARKLY BARKS IS BACK!

 Barkly Barks dog festival returns for a fourth year to Brunswick’s Barkly Square from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 25 May 2019. Developed in response to Brunswick’s barking mad dog ownership, the beloved free festival is an annual celebration of canine companionship and the local community’s love for their four-legged friends.  This year, Barkly Barks will transform the Square’s laneway into a puppy paradise with the biggest program to date featuring pooch performances, paw-sonalised products, dingo discoveries and decadent doggy dishes.  The crowd-favourite Dog Parade will make a triumphant return with categories including Fastest Floof, Most Obedient, Best Costume, Best Owner Dog-elgänger and more. Registration for all events and activities can be made on the day; first in, first served.  Housing the best products available for your canine, the doggy mini market will see personalised pet accessories, hoodies and neckerchiefs by ID PET, as well as sleek and stylish seat covers from Sling Guard designed to keep your pooch comfy and car clean!  Making their festival debut, Dingo Whiskers (an offshoot of the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary …