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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 …

Verdi’s Rigoletto

 In an opera trifecta, the people’s baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat, award winning tenor Liparit Avetisyan and local rising star Stacey Alleaume come together to star in Elijah Moshinsky’s resplendent production of Verdi’s Rigoletto in Melbourne.  Making his Australian debut in the role of Rigoletto is booming Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat. Mongolia’s first ever entrant to the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015 where he was crowned the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize Winner, Enkhbat was named the Honoured Artist of Mongolia in 2010 at the age of 24 and has since performed in cities around the world including Paris, New York, Seoul and Kiev.  Joining Enkhbat onstage will be arguably one of the most exciting young singers performing today, remarkable Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan, in the role of the Duke of Mantua singing the classic aria ‘La donna è mobile’. Recipient of the 2017 Golden Mask Award (Russia’s highest theatre award) for best opera actor, Avetisyan made his Australian debut with OA in 2017 performing the role of Alfredo Germont in Moshinsky’s production …

SET SAIL ON A CELTIC ODYSSEY WITH THE IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

This May, The Irish Film Festival returns to Melbourne with an award-winning program, studded with gems all the way from the Emerald Isle. This year’s all-inclusive Festival is home to seven full length feature films, five documentaries and six shorts, ranging from compelling dramas, hilarious comedies and hard-hitting real-life stories. Feature Films:The official opening night film  is the internationally acclaimed Float like a Butterfly, an uplifting drama from the producers of Sing Street and the Oscar winning film Once. Set in 1972 when Muhammad Ali was set to fight in Dublin, the film follows Frances, a young Irish traveller girl, with big dreams of becoming a champion boxer. Comedy: No Party for Billy Burns follows a would-be cowboy Billy, an innocent farm hand about to leave his dreary life behind him for big dreams of excitement, adventure and romance on the open road. Another offering is Metal Heart, a poignant coming of age comedy that follows twin sisters Chantel and Emma who couldn’t be more different. One Goth and one beauty queen, the sisters’ sibling rivalry …

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.

The Reading Nook takes over Highpoint Shopping Centre

Strengthening its position as the community’s heart in the west, Highpoint Shopping Centre will this month welcome The Reading Nook: its newest temporary pop-up space, devoted to free book exchange. Helping to promote the love of reading amongst little ones and locals, The Reading Nook will encourage customers to stop by, collect a book, and leave a pre-loved book of their own in its place. Forming as a mini library, The Reading Nook will be home to many gifted stories, providing customers the opportunity to read and unwind inside or take their discovered book to read in an oasis of their own. In addition to leisurely reading, The Reading Nook will host a program of activities throughout its time at Highpoint, including family-fun activities such as face painting, kid-friendly games and giveaways on launch day (Tuesday 23 April), weekly story-telling sessions in partnership with the Maribyrnong Library Service, and visits from local toy libraries. The Reading Nook will pop up at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct: an outdoor retail and casual dining hub formed by three shipping containers, taking inspiration from food truck parks and capitalising on …

Game of Thrones

Game of Throne is returning this April, so get ready to raise a glass to the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection as it officially hits Australian shores this week. To celebrate the eighth and final season of the critically-acclaimed TV series, Game of Thrones, DIAGEO and HBO have released a limited-edition collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. The collection features seven Scotch whiskies paired with six of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch, giving fans an authentic taste of the Seven Kingdoms. Diageo’s unparalleled diverse range of distilleries in Scotland, much like in Westeros, each have their own unique characteristics and produce a distinctive whisky representative of its local terroir. These similarities were the inspiration behind the collection, drawing an authentic storyline between each House and single malt pairing. Whether you want to collect them all or represent your chosen House, be sure to pick up a bottle before they leave the realm. For more information on The Game of Thrones Collection Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection, …