All posts tagged: what’s on

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 …

WIN: 1 x double pass for GABS (Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular)

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** WIN 1 x double pass to GABS 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. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to GABS 2019 and to find your new favourite beer. Here’s how to enter – 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow 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 2ndMay 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!).*


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.

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.


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 …


*** COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Dead Weight. That was what Christ Grammar Coach Russel of the Immaculate Conception’s B Reserve netball team called Charisa Bossinakis. She then dutifully quit her dreams of competitive sports and instead settled for comedy. In this show she questions where it all went wrong. Could it be the fact that she can name each Kardashian but not all three branches of government? Or maybe that she completed a mime credit at university? Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us. Simply share this post 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. More info: Competition closes on 5thApril 2019.

WIN: 1 x double pass for 50/50 By Michael Shafar

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** One of Australia’s fasting rising comedy stars, Melbournian Michael Shafar, returns to the Melbourne Comedy Festival with a brand-new show, 50/50, at Victoria Hotel 28 March – 21 April. Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us.Simply share this post on Facebook or Instagram 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. Competition closes on 25thMarch 2019. More info:  

Win x1 double pass for Silent Comedy Festival – Arbory Bar & Eatery

***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** Following three sell out seasons, Arbory Bar & Eatery’s Silent Comedy Festival returns to cement itself as one of the most popular events on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Program. Inspired by the silent disco phenomenon, Silent Comedy is a stand-up comedy gig like no other. Located on Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River and situated next to Flinders Street Station, the venue is best known for its energetic bar, views of the river and hugely popular list of burgers. With the use of headphones, the comedian’s jokes are delivered direct to the audience via headphone sets leaving passer-by’s and railway commuters open to becoming subject matter and the butt of punchlines. Come laugh out loud to yourself. Here is your chance to win x1 double pass on us. Simply share this post on Facebook or Instagram 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 on We Know Melbourne Website. Competition closes on 29th March 2019.