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5 Awesome Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

By Ellen Seah - 18 May 2015

There are plenty of stellar events happening this week which deserve your attention, Listers! Some of Melbourne’s best and biggest occasions are on for one day only, and in true Melburnian spirit we have no doubt you’ll be racing around to attend them all.

Read on for five awesome things to do in Melbourne this week!

Chadstone VIP Shopping Party

Are you ready to give your credit cards a workout? If so, get yourself to Chadstone Shopping Centre—their May VIP Shopping Party is this Tuesday 19th May. I know what you’re thinking, Listers, Chadstone can sometimes be the overcrowded, loud place you just don’t need post-work. But with savings of up to 60% across the centre from 9am to 11pm, trust me, it’s GOING to be worth it. You wouldn’t want to miss one of the biggest shopping events of the year, would you?

Chadstone Shopping Centre VIP Shopping Party | 9am—11pm
Details on their website

St Jerome’s The Hotel Opens!

Melbourne’s first luxury glamping site (glamorous camping) is officially open for business this Thursday 21st May. The much anticipated hotel is situated on Melbourne Central’s rooftop and hosts 20 deluxe tents for your overnight comfort. If Melbourne’s unpredictable weather (we love this city) is making you sceptical, don’t be. St Jerome’s has everything you need to be snug and happy from premium linen, high-class tents, a 24-hour concierge service and breakfast hampers. If you’re keen to visit (cause let’s be honest, it does sound a little very cool) bookings are open now. Since St Jerome’s Hotel is essentially a trial pop-up concept, I would recommend getting online sooner rather than later.

St Jerome’s Hotel | Level 3, 271 Little Lonsdale Street
For more info or to book, email [email protected] or visit the website

The Wild Debut Imbibe & Banquet at Dr Morse

This Thursday 21st May, dream team Dr Morse and La Sirène are joining forces to bring you The Wild Debut Imbibe & Banquet—arguably the best Good Beer Week 2015 event! The good news is Dr Morse is bringing house made canapés, fresh local mussels, a lip-smacking lamb spit roast and decadent chocolate-y desserts to the table. The even better news is artisanal brewers La Sirène are giving you access to a limited edition brew exclusive to the festival. Oh wait, did I forget to mention the ticket price includes BOTTOMLESS BEER? Loose pants are highly recommended.

The Wild Debut Imbibe & Banquet at Dr Morse
6pm—late | $100 per person | Click here for more information

TOMS One Day Without Shoes

Also happening on Thursday, TOMS is giving away one new pair of shoes to a child in need for every photo of bare feet tagged in Instagram…and we know how much you love your Insta, Listers! Simply take a snap of your bare feet, tag it on Instagram with #withoutshoes and a pair of TOMS will be given to someone without any to spare. No purchase is necessary to participate—you don’t even need to own TOMS to join this global movement! This is the eighth year TOMS is running its annual One Day Without Shoes Campaign. Let’s help make it the biggest one yet!

TOMS One Day Without Shoes | 21st May
Make sure you hashtag #withoutshoes on Instagram!

Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G

Last but not least, Melbourne City Mission’s annual Sleep at the G event is on this Thursday! Last year over a thousand everyday Melburnians slept at the MCG to raise much-needed funds for those who sleep rough every night. Participants sleep on cardboard (ouch!) and are only given a basic dinner and breakfast in support of young people who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Victoria. This fantastic campaign raised over half a million dollars last year, so whatever you’re doing this Thursday night make sure you get involved!

Melbourne City Mission | Sleep at the G
5pm, Thu 21st May—8am, Friday 22nd May | $60 per person | For more information, visit the website 

There you go, our picks of the best of the best things to do in Melbourne this week! Don’t forget to check back in Thursday morning for our roundup of weekend events. 

Image credit: St Jerome's – The Hotel

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