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OPEN THE DOOR TO A WORLD OF COLOUR AT HIGHPOINT THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Highpoint Shopping Centre will host a colour-filled and custom-built play space for crafty kids these April School Holidays. From Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, kids can discover an interactive realm inside Highpoint’s House of Colour for a week of art and play. Highpoint’s House of Colour will be a “home” like no other, with three bright and bold connecting rooms designed to be the ultimate funhouse for kids. Each room will focus on a different Pantone colour and will include interactive and entertaining activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Behind each door kids can prepare to find a new adventure and surprise. Highpoint’s littlest shoppers can look forward to: •  The Living Room: step inside and discover the first room where Mini designers will love getting creative and decorating the white surfaces and quirky furniture with pink shapes and stickers. The room will act as a progressive piece of art for all kids to contribute to throughout the week. •  The Bedroom: a place to crash-land! Kids can prepare to take flight in the yellow bedroom on the large …

Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con is returning to Melbourne on June 8th – 9th , and Brisbane and Sydney in September, 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. Oz Comic-Con was introduced to Australian shores in 2012 and has since cemented itself with pop culture fans, offering a little bit of everything for everyone interested in film, television, comics, anime, cosplay and much more. Convention goers can expect appearances from film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors, gaming tournaments and freeplay along with out-of-this-world activations, industry talks and panels, and exclusive merchandise that can’t be bought anywhere else. An event for all ages, kids can leave their mark on MARVEL’s colouring wall, spark their creative desires in a range of kids comic artist workshops and walk tall in the Kids Cosplay Parade. Comic enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the Comic District with opportunities to meet comic guests from major publications and enjoy the Comics Library. Gamers can head on over to the Gaming Zone and feed their …

Kids’ Hot Cross Bun Decorating Activity

Pran Central’s free hot cross bun workshop will be held in the centre’s food court on Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11 between 11am and 2pm. All budding little bakers will be shown how to mould their dough into a hot cross bun shape after choosing to fill their buns with a choice of Cadbury chocolate chips, smarties or sultanas. Once the outside has been decorated in either a cross shape or their initials, Bakers Delight will bake the buns in the oven, ready for them to take home. EVENT DETAILS: When: Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th April Where: Pran Central food court between 11am-2pm. Approx 20 minutes to bake.

TAKE YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE UP A LEVEL THIS APRIL

Start your weekend the right way on Saturday 6 April with Moving Meditation , an unlikely pairing between King & Godfree’s Johnny’s Green Room and Universal Practice, the go-to Physiotherapy, Pilates and Yoga studio in Melbourne. Johnny’s Green Room, Melbourne’s hottest new sky-high bar will transform into its own rooftop yoga atelier for one morning, with guests treated to a 45-minute session at 8:30am. Universal Practice founder, Sammy Wilson, will lead Moving Mediation  which combines a blend of yoga and meditation, benefiting the body through movement and the mind through stillness. Throughout the morning, guests will give themselves a chance to relax and rejuvenate as Sammy brings her scientific and holistic knowledge approach to the practice. Johnny’s rooftop will be decked out with Lululemon mats, and following class attendees will be treated to a coffee of their choice. Founded in 2016, Universal Practice has become an integral part of the Melbourne wellness landscape, cementing its place as the go-to Physiotherapy, Pilates and yoga studio, with practices across Fitzroy, Richmond and soon-to-be Malvern which will open its doors in winter 2019. Whether it be a …

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 …

SHOP UP A STORM AND REVEL IN REWARDS THIS SHOPPING DAY AT HIGHPOINT

Calling all shopping addicts! On Wednesday 20 March 2019, Highpoint Shopping Centre will host its highly anticipated March Shopping Day, from 9am to 10pm. An opportunity to refresh last year’s winter wardrobe, shoppers can indulge in over 250 discounts and offers from leading retailers including Mecca Maxima, Country Road, Kookai, Gorman, UNIQLO, Seed and Nike plus many, many more. To reward savvy shoppers, Highpoint has created HIGHPOINT CALLING: two quirky and colourful rewards rooms filled with over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won. Shoppers can prepare to enter: • You’ve Got Mail: the first rewards room, introducing snail mail to millennials. Vintage mail boxes will adorn bright orange walls, with postcards and generous Highpoint gift cards locked inside. Shoppers who spend over $200 in centre will be granted entry and handed a key to unlock the matching box; the contents is theirs to keep! • Call Waiting: the second rewards room, restoring the traditional phone booth. Retro corded phones will attach to candy pink walls, and the sound of ringing will bounce off the panels. Shoppers who spend over $400 in centre can peak …

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, …