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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Amber De Luca-Tao - 12 Jun 2017


A balanced life looks a bit different to everyone. And this week, you could say it’s looking a bit like a doughnut in one hand and a shot of absinthe in another. Isn’t that what you were imagining?

Here’s our list of 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

Monday 12 June

Vegan Soul Food Mondays

Who needs a soul mate when you have vegan soul food? The B.East, notorious for their American-style meals is changing it up once week, dedicating Mondays to all things vegan. In addition to the regular options, there’s a delicious Southern-style vegan menu on offer, as well as rotating vegan booze specials. Chicken Fried Pepper Steak and Gravy with Jalapeno Cornbread, Southern Fried Double Downs and Hickory Smoked King Mushroom Burgers are just to name a few. They’re not mocking carnivores, just meat.

Where: The B.east, 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, VIC 3057
When: 5.30pm – 10pm
For more information, click here.

Wednesday 13 June

Queen Vic Winter Night Market

It's back, baby! The Queen Vic Market has opened its snow-dusted doors for another season of its epic Winter Night Market. This year's festival is all about fire: there'll be mulled wine, 50+ food vendors, epic light installations and the obligatory oversized paella wok (you can't have a proper night market without it). The market is going to be running every Wednesday night through winter, but with all that food on offer (plus the promise of "raging open fires") there's really no reason to wait.

Where: Queen Victoria Market
5pm - 10pm, Wednesday 13 June
For more info, click here.

Thursday 15 June

Trivia Night At The Absinthesalon

Yes we may have spent last Saturday worshipping gin, but we’re dedicating this Thursday to absinthe. If a regular night of trivia questions you can’t answer isn’t enough to stun your senses, perhaps some absinthe will do the trick. Whether you consider yourself a master of the quiz or struggle to answer simple yes or no questions, the Absinthesalon is challenging you to remain ‘lucid’ through three rounds of trivia. If numbing all of your body parts (brain inclusive) sounds good this Thursday, you know where to go.

Where: Absinthesalon, 82 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: 7pm
For more information, click here.

Friday 16 June

Sweet Tooth Food Truck Festival

Sweet news for you, terrible news for your dentist. A lil’ sweet tooth fairy told us there’s a food truck festival dedicated to all things sugary this weekend. We’re talking chocolate, churros, doughnuts, ice-cream, waffles, crepes, vegan baked goods plus pretty much every other dessert you’ve ever fantasized about. Side note: if you don’t get crazier than Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka’s chocolate lake, you’re not doing it right. BYO cravings.

Where: The Food Truck Park, 518 High Street, Preston, VIC 3072
When: Friday 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm
For more information, click here.

Full Moon Party Melbourne

You now those Full Moon parties you smashed at 23? The body-paint, fire-twirling, bucket-slinging fun-fests that kicked on 'til the wee hours and always ended with some dodgy Swedish backpackers, each one named Sven? Well that same sort of thing is coming to Melbourne this Friday night. The Colonial Hotel is throwing a Full Moon Party, complete with body paint, DJs and drink specials. No thongs allowed, but Singha singlets most definitely encouraged. 

Where: The Colonial Hotel, 585 Lonsdale St
When: 9:30pm - 5am, Friday 16 June
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: B.East

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