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Melbourne International Flower and Garden show

March may mark the start of autumn, but at the Royal Exhibition Building activity is blossoming with the return of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) Presented by Lawn Solutions Australia, March 27 – 31, 2019. The event is predicted to attract over 100, 000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. The annual convergence of the most talented landscape designers, progressive florists, emerging design talent, DIY specialists, well over 200 exhibitors and thousands of flowers provides evergreen inspiration for the year to come. With new charity partner Beyond Blue aligned with the Show, visitors can expect gardens that are not only visually arresting, but are emotionally stirring as they tap the sense of tranquillity and wellbeing that comes from connecting with nature. The annual Landscape Design Show Gardens welcome an impressive line-up of local and international talent with confirmed designers including: NZFGS Gold Medallist Bayley LuuTomes, a collaboration between Candeo Design, Jason Hodges for Lawn Solutions and Semken Landscaping, MUSA Landscapes in partnership with Beyond Blue, Inge Jabara, Christian Jenkins, Waddell Landscapes, …

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, …

The Classics are back across Stonnington this summer

Music lovers will be able to enjoy free performances from some of Australia’s best loved singers when The Classics concert series returns to Stonnington’s parks and gardens this summer. Performers at The Classics concert series include Rob Mills, Vika and Linda Bull, Bobby Fox and Olivia Cranwell with the concerts set to cover the genres of Opera – 2 February, Broadway – 9 February and Symphony – 23 February. City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, congratulated the series’ artistic directors for bringing together an exciting range of talent from across the musical landscape. “Thanks to the commitment and vision of The Classics’ artistic directors, our community will enjoy some fantastic music and performances,” said Cr Stefanopoulos. “I encourage everyone to get along to these performances, which will take place outdoors in Stonnington’s historic parks and gardens,” added Cr Stefanopoulos. The Classics: Opera, Saturday 2 February, 7.30pm at Victoria Gardens, High Street, Prahran. Award winning Australian director, Cameron Menzies will bring Puccini’s La Boheme to the stage with an abridged version of this classic opera, performed in the round. You can look forward …

Head to Hawker Hall to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Feast your way into the Lunar New Year with Hawker Hall’s Chinese New Year Banquet, exclusively available on Tuesday February 5th, from 5pm. Featuring a five-course banquet menu, with plenty ofChinese-inspired dishes fit for an emperor. Devour Yee Sang, Seafood Stuffed Doughnuts, Chicken and Garlic Chive Pearly Dumplings, and White Fish and Water Spinach Golden Dumplings. Also, on the menu is Short and Long Duck Soup Cup, Soy Braised Pork Belly, Pan Seared ‘Nyonya’ Style Fish Fillet, Many Treasure Lotus Leaf Rice and Kai Lan. Finish the night on a sweet spot with Toasted Coconut, Jelly, Pandan Sago. Available for groups of any size from 5pm, the banquet costs $68 per person. Yum Cha: Back by popular demand, and every weekend in February, Hawker Hall’s popular Yum Cha is back. Dine in every Saturday and Sunday from February 2nd between 11am-4pm and enjoy six courses of HH’s style Yum Cha for $38pp. Hawker Hall’s Yum Cha menu includes a choice of, Five Spiced Chicken Ribs, BBQ Pork Bun, Poached Chicken with Green Beans, Fried Squid and Choi Sum, plus more. Hawker Hall will …

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!

Midsumma Review: Rebel

It’s been three years this January since the passing of legendary rock star David Bowie, and since his death many tribute shows have popped up – but none have pushed the boundaries of blended performance crafts quite like Rebel. Premiering as part of the 2019 Midsumma Festival program, and choreographed, directed and produced by Melbourne’s Highwire Entertainment, Rebel is a solid act, combining music, circus acrobatics and visual art into a live concert, glam rock and roll cabaret with heart stopping physical feats, a costume selection to die for and enough talent to make you sick. We witnessed roller skating trapeze, a hoops routine performed in eleven inch wedges, flames, flare and a bloke working an aerial pole in a pair of high top chucks like it was nothing, backed by a band of triple talented musicians. Bowie’s best hits were brought to life by the exceptionally charismatic Stewart Reeve, who’s amazing voice features enough embodiment of the Thin White Duke to bring each song perfectly to life, but still retain his own vocal flavour. …

WIN x1 double pass for Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! The Queen of Spades

****COMPETITION TIME*** On Feb 16, 17 & 20 Village Cinemas in Melbourne will present an exclusive filmed performance of The Queen of Spades, as a part of the Royal Opera House 2018-2019 Live Cinema Season! Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades follows Gherman, a soldier torn between love and a destructive fixation with gambling. The opera set in 1890 explores madness, obsessive passions and the supernatural, with the characters giving voice to Tchaikovsky’s own unfulfilled desires. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 8thFebruary 2019. Read more about the event here.