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11 Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Michaela Goldblatt - 26 May 2016

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There’s no excuse NOT to celebrate the last couple of days of autumn, Melburnians. We’ve got all your festival cravings satisfied with a festival for each of the following taking place this weekend: Italian food, wine, modern gentlemen, indoor music and even tea! On top of this, there’s an exclusive fashion warehouse sale, niche theatre experience, food truck party and so much more…

Read on for our list of the best events to check out in Melbourne this weekend—and all their key deets.

All Weekend

Scorsese exhibition at ACMI

Kicking off today, the new must-do exhibition at ACMI this month is the Scorsese retrospective. From feature films and movie props, through to hand drawn frame blocking and personal effects, this is the most extensive Scorsese collection to date, with the director himself saying: “Some of the objects you are going to see were literally taken off walls and shelves in my office and editing room…A lot of these things are very, very personal." Check it out until Sunday 18 September at ACMI.

Latin Fiesta Party at The Food Truck Park in Preston

The Food Truck Park is turning up the heat this weekend as Melbourne’s Latin food trucks stop by boasting the best in street cuisine from Brazil to Cuba. Expect Don Lopez, Corn Kid, Mannys Doughnuts and special latin twists by Boss Burgers, Loaded Gourmet Hotdogs and many more! Check out the Facebook event for further info. 

Thursday 26th 

Pageant AW 16 ‘Fervour’ Collection & Film Launch @ Shifting Worlds

Shifting Worlds invites you for a drink and exclusive preview of Pageant’s ‘Fervour’ film that creatively showcases their new Autumn/Winter collection. Fashionistas, check it out—all the details are here

Friday 27th

Oakridge Seasonal Dinner: The Forager | Coldstream 

The two tattooed urban boys, Matt Stone and Elijah Holland, have taken off for a week of foraging for tasty and wild morsels—and those that they track down will be prepared for an incomparable meal at Oakridge Winery. You’ll hear about their adventures, learn about the dishes, and most importantly, taste some true delicacies. Reserve your spot here for this seriously unique dinner. 

KITX Warehouse Sale | Richmond

KITX is hosting its first ever Melbourne warehouse sale for one day only at William Mora Galleries this Friday. Limited stock of the brand’s signature lace up corsets, classic tailoring pieces and hand woven silk layered items from No. 1 and No. 2 collections will be up for grabs—so get in quick, ladies. 

Saturday 28th

Festival of Steve at Taxi Riverside

Gents, this one is for you. The annual Festival of Steve gathers designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters to celebrate the modern gentleman. The exhibitor line-up is on point, featuring Orbit Key, Men’s Biz, Curve Cycling, Pidapipo Gelateria, and many more. Be sure to check out the free talks on Scorsese, style, and the modern man. 

Great Gatsby Boat Party

Gatsby was known for his lavish parties just as the team at Newbies International has become recognised for throwing epic boat parties on Melbourne’s almighty Victoria Star. This is your opportunity to don your best Gatsby outfit and party like they did in the ‘Roaring Twenties’. Tickets are already at final release so get 'em while they're hot. 

Indoor Music Festival at Billboards

What a great idea in this freakin’ freezin’ weather! Expect iconic Melbourne DJs, live performers and dancers, confetti guns and light shows, and exclusive drink specials. Check out the Facebook event for further info, party animals. 

Sunday 29th

Italian Wine + Food Festival | Carlton

The first ever Melbourne edition of the Italian Wine + Food Festival is set to land at the Royal Exhibition Building this Sunday, and by the sounds of the line-up, you won’t be disappointed. There will be food talks and cooking demonstrations, wine and olive oil workshops, sommelier tours, live cheese and pasta making, and a Gourmet Traveller Food Market. Oh and let’s not forget the mounds of pizza, antipasto and pasta prepared by our top Italian restaurants, including 400 Gradi and La Bonta, and your pick of over 250 Italian wines on pour… Bellissimo!  

Melbourne Tea Festival | South Wharf 

Tea lovers will be in their element this weekend with the arrival of the Melbourne Tea Festival at the MCEC. There are two components to the festival: a tea market with dozens of stallholders showcasing their specialty tea, treats and teawares; and tea workshops, involving educational talks, demonstrations and hands-on sessions, for those keen to learn. We’re pretty keen on the Brew Lounge where you can chill with a cuppa while enjoying the music. Pre-sale tickets are available here

Handmade 3 Wine Festival at Builders Arms Hotel | Fitzroy

Our favourite gastropub, the Builders Arms Hotel, will be transformed into a wine lover’s heaven this Sunday afternoon as some of the best local and international winemakers and suppliers gather to share their passion and provide you with all the wine tastings you could ask for. No need to alarm you guys, but the pub’s private dining room will be wholly dedicated to wine’s BFFL—cheese. If you haven’t stuffed yourself sick from all the cheese varieties on offer, hot roasted meats prepared by head chef Murphy will keep you satisfied. Online tickets have already sold out, so be sure to get there early before midday to secure your ticket at the door.  

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