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13 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend

By Mona Chatskin - 18 Aug 2016

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Oh boy Melburnians, have we got a weekend planned for you! There’s just about every unique event on that you can imagine. An Asian street food weekend, a Scorsese quiz night, and even an O.C themed party – ya’ll are absolutely spoilt for choice.

Here’s 13 awesome things do this weekend in Melbourne.

All Weekend

Glow Arts Festival                                            

The Glow Arts Festival is wrapping up this weekend, so it’s your last chance to get your butts down there. The City of Stonnington is lighting up and creating a playground for peeps to explore after dark. From light installations to comedy shows, there’ll be something to keep everyone entertained. This Saturday, Luke McGregor is headlining the Glow Comedy Club – so guarantee you’re guaranteed for laughs. Check out the whole festival program to find exactly what you’re after.

Live N Local festival

It’s time for an entire week of free live music performances! Thanks to St Kilda Fest and the City of Port Phillip, Melburnians can enjoy over 50 great emerging and established artists – playing in a bunch of different locations during the Live N Local Fest. There’s no better way to dance those winter blues away than with some of these jam seshes. So go on, have a boogie.

Asian Street Food Weekend

The Food Truck Park in Preston is once again delivering the goods this weekend. Asian street food is kicking off, and promises to satisfy all your dumpling, bao, and banh mi needs. Expect drool-worthy eats from Woking Amazing, Nem N' Nem, and a bunch of other street food favourites. Barry’s Bar will be pouring craft beer and cider all weekend to keep you buzzing.

Thursday 18th

Starward x White Rabbit Dinner

There’s nothing we love more than a tall frothy or a delicious, amber whisky. That’s why we’re so excited that Starward whisky and White Rabbit beer have teamed up to bring us this delish collaborative dinner. To accompany your bevvies, you’ll be served pork and veal meatballs and crème brulee. Great booze and an epic feed? Sign us up for the ultimate start to the weekend!

Dal Zotta wine & Asian Test Kitchen  

Red Spice QV is back this week with yet another delicious test kitchen mix up. Asian flavours are being matched up with Dal Zotta wines – so you get to experience the ultimate flavour combos. Nosh on everything from scallop yuzu ceviche with whipped avo to crackle and crab-puffed pork skin, each with a specially paired glass of vino! And the dessert has us absolutely drooling. Peanut butter French toast with condensed milk ice cream and chocolate drizzle – so you’re as tempted as we are, right?!

Friday 19th

Scorsese Quiz Night

We all know Martin Scorsese is an ultimate legend. Whether it’s Taxi Driver or The Wolf of Wall Street that’s your favourite flick, this Scorsese Quiz Night will be sure to keep your knowledge in check. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the exhibit (if you haven’t already) and to fan girl over his successes. The night will feature giggles, music, dranks and prizes for the best trivia quizmasters.

Wine and Dine, From Six ’Til Nine

Spare Me Kitchen, the epic dining space within Glamorama Bar, sure knows how to kick off the weekend. For this Friday and next, you can treat yo’ self to their ‘Wine and Dine, From Six ’Til Nine’ offer of two courses with matched wines for $60. You’ll need to get in quickly as spots are filling fast. You can expect plenty of finger lickin’ modern Australian food and top-notch wines. Book here

Saturday 20th

Jamaica Comes To Big Mouth St Kilda

You heard it here first! Big Mouth are getting their Jamaica on this August with $9 Appleton Estate cocktail specials (word on the street is they’ll even be serving mai tais) and tasty Jamaican eats. So, if you want to sample the goods head to Big Mouth from 7-9pm on the 20 and 27 August when they’ll be offering tastings of Appleton Estate’s signature cocktails. 

3Ravens 80s Night

Melbourne’s first and only goth-inspired brewery, 3 Ravens Brewery and Bar, is welcoming ya’ll for a feast of exquisite beer and groovy beats. Put your best goth foot forward and get ready for an evening of classic 80s goth rock. All beers are $7, and vino is $10 by the glass. Pumping ‘till three in the morning, you’re in for a heccas night.

Talk & Taste Session At Pilgrim Bar

Running once a month, these Talk and Taste sessions at Pilgrim Bar hope to enlighten us into the beauty of local drink producers! The Melbourne Gin Company, Gembrook Hill, and The Wanderer are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of drink tastings and nibbles. Tickets are only $15 per session, so grab some before they’re all snagged up.

The O.C Party

We know you’re all still pining for the days of Ryan, Seth, Marissa, and Summer. Thanks to The Bait Shop, now you can embrace your O.C nostalgia this Saturday night at their O.C. party! They’ll be free entry, life-size character cutouts, O.C songs blasting till 11.30pm, and even an O.C. themed photobooth! Best bit? You can slurp on Marissa Mojitos, Orange County Iced Tea, or Summer Breeze Sangrias. Sounds like the ultimate Saturday night!

Pierogi Pierogi At The Fitzroy Market

These doughey pockets of goodness provide us with true happiness. So when we discovered that we’d be able to gorge on them this Saturday at the Fitzroy Market, we obviously went berserk. Whether you like ‘em sweet or savoury, you can grab your pierogi fix this Saturday. For those of us who don’t know, these babies are the ultimate European dumpling.

Sunday 21st

Vin Diemen

If you love all the amazing food and wine that Tassie has to offer, but don’t have the chance to make it down – Vin Diemen are bringing Tasmania to you! This Sunday, some of the best wine producers of the state are coming to Melbs so we can all join in on the fun. Don’t worry, they won’t let you go hungry. Fresh Tasmanian produce – think seafood and cheese – will be served up along with their huge range of wines. Head down to North Melbourne’s Meat Market to find these guys!

Friends of Pheasant's Tears Winery Luncheon

A meal with a purpose, folks. Our favourite riverside bar, Arbory, is hosting the ultimate luncheon this Sunday to raise funds for the Pheasant’s Tears Winery, which was damaged by a fire last year. To help support the cause, all you need to do is nosh on a delicious four-course Georgian-inspired menu brought to you by Arbory, Tipo 00, Clever Polly’s and Cobb Lane. Is there any better way to support this great cause? We think not.

Image Credit: The Arbory 

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