All posts tagged: #melbourne

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 …

FREE Easter Putt Putt @ Eastland School Holidays

Eastland’s April school holidays FREE “Easter Putt Putt” mini-golf pop-up happening from April 8 – April 18, where kids aged 4-12 years can make their way around six stylised, Easter inspired holes featuring bubbles, moving wheels and obstacles. Eastland April School Holidays information: What:                  FREE Easter Putt Putt pop-up mini-golf Date:                   Monday, April 8 – Thursday, April 18 Time:                   10:00am – 4:00pm Where:                Level One, Central Mall outside Commonwealth Bank Cost:                    Free Entry – No Bookings Required Website:             https://www.eastland.com.au/schoolholidays Charity:                Eastland will again be partnering with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation through optional donations upon entry to the activation.

NEON PLAYGROUND – Light and Art for Wildlife Conservation

Lions and tigers and neon lights, oh my! For two weeks only this April, the city’s vibrant arts scene will come to life inside the lush grounds of Melbourne Zoo for its inaugural Neon Playground spectacular. Experience the zoo after dark as it is transformed by lights, projections, art installations and interactive performances. Large-scale projections will adorn the historic Melbourne Zoo mate gate façade, with the work of Kit Websterlighting up the art deco features. Journey through Awareness Alley along the historic Main Drive, where you will be engulfed in dynamic laser art by internationally renowned artist Robin Fox. Along the way, learn about Zoos Victoria’s fighting extinction species through the colourful neon artwork of Carla O’Brien. Transport yourself into the world of Graeme Base’s Waterhole, where giant illuminated puppets from the beloved book magically come to life. Explore the giant neon maze, inspired by the distinctive yellow and black pattern of the Southern Corroboree Frog, with 600 metres of LED neon suspended from the ground to create a labyrinth of light … and a …

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 …

Pidapipo and ITALiAN ARTiSANS

Come and enjoy the perfect sweet treat called Tartufo, an ice cream dessert originating from Calabria. The traditional Italian dessert, which means trufflein Italian, is comprised of a flavour of ice cream with syrup in the centre and then covered in a shell made of chocolate. Lisa and Tony, Pidapipo owner, have developed two Tartufo flavours as part of the collaboration; Hazelnut gelato with gianduja centre, covered in crushed hazelnuts and a milk chocolate shell; and to make life a little sweeter, a fior di latte gelato with a coffee centre, covered in white chocolate shavings. Both tartufo flavours will be available at ITALiAN ARTiSANS ongoing and all three Pidapipo stores (including Uber Eats) for one week from 5 April. Be sure to book your next dinner date in, as it will most certainly give you a taste of Italy right in the heart of Melbourne.

Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular

GABS (Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular) is returning to Melbourne in 2019. Renowned as one of the world’s leading beer festivals, GABS brings together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand to rethink and celebrate the way we drink craft beer and cider. The event offers 170 unique craft beers and ciders that are made specifically for GABS. Although Vietnamese pho, donuts, wine, hemp, popcorn, and green ants (yes you read that right) aren’t the first thing you think of when you think great craft beers and ciders, they are just a few of the ingredients mixed into this years brews. With brewers teaming up with teahouses, gin distilleries and even an American BBQ Smokehouse, GABS 2019 is set to be a wild and tasty year. There will also be a vast range of activities on offer, including: – Little Creatures House Of Fun, where attendees can tackle vintage card games, crazy mini golf and hay bale bowling. – The Balta Tiñata, a giant beer can piniata that will have punters swinging for glory. – BentSpoke’s Roller Racing Derby, elevating your heart …