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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Amber De Luca-Tao - 26 Jun 2017

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Just when you thought Melbourne was getting kinda boring and you were ready to pack up and move to another country (preferably one that can match our coffee game) Melbourne comes through with the goods. There are bingo raves, speed dating parties and a day dedicated just to Spaghettini comin' right up. See, we’ve got everything we’ll ever need… and then some.

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

Wednesday 28 June

Poetry Night at The Absinthe Salon

Roses are red, violets are blue, absinthe. We can’t do poetry good either, but we have a feeling that knocking back a few shots of the green fairy might just change that. If it turns out that intoxication can't even transform you into Fitzroy’s answer to Shakespeare, you can kick back, relax and drinketh all the absinthe while Jez PA Speelman, one of Australia’s finest performing artists takes the stage…maybe while you take some notes.

Where: Absinthesalon, 82 Rose St Fitzroy
When: 6pm
For more information, click here.

Speed Dating Party at Welcome to Thornbury

Singles, you better be ready to mingle. This week you won’t find a Double Denim Festival at Welcome To Thornbury, you'll (hopefully) find love. We know that you’re more than capable of demolishing all four serving sizes on your own (seriously who needs people?), but sometimes it’s nice to share the food coma with someone you sorta like. So this week Dear Pluto are hosting one of their infamous speed dating parties, seeing 20 rounds of mini-dates all crammed into one boozy night of bevs and banter.  Not really a solo speed dater? You pack animals can play the field in a group. Safety in numbers right?

Where: Welcome To Thornbury, 520 High St Northcote
When: 7pm – 10pm
For more information, click here.

Fatto Spaghettini Day

Eating on a budget doesn’t have to be boring, especially if you know how to pimp your Mi Goreng noodles right. But if you feel like something a little less processed and a lot more fancy, or just any excuse you can find to treat yo’ self, lock in lunch at Fatto Bar & Cantina. For one day only you’ll be able to get their signature Spaghettini with Spanner Crab dish for $10. Even though you can’t really put a price on delicious carbs, we should mention it’s usually a $28 meal. We’re talking Fatto’s handmade spaghetti, Fraser Island spanner crab, chilli, parsley and a dash of lemon–bellissimo!

Where: Fatto Bar & Cantina, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
When: 12pm till sold out
For more information, click here.

Thursday 29 June

Red Bull Sound Select

Red Bull gives us so much more than wings. It also gives us Uni exam superpowers AND (this week) the first instalment of a monthly showcase known as Red Bull Sound Select. Beginning this week, the event will happen once a month and celebrates both emerging talent and local musicians. The showcase happens regularly all around the world (even as we speak) and is finally touching down in Melbourne at The Gasometer Hotel. Red Bull is so effin’ addictive—we can’t imagine this line-up will be any different.

Where: The Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith Street Collingwood
When: 8.00pm
For more information, click here.

Bongo Bingo Rave

When we found out the Bongo Bingo Rave was actually coming to Melbourne, all we could think was, what a time to be alive. But seriously, we’re anticipating this half-bingo, half-rave phenomenon as one of the UK’s greatest exports since the Queen’s Bday Long Weekend. Pre-sale tickets and the all-important DJ line-up will be dropping soon. For now, we recommend hitting up your Grandma so that you can work on your bingo skills, you’re gonna need ‘em.

Where: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St Abbotsford 
When: Thursday 29 June
For more information, click here.

Were you actually planning on leaving the country when you haven't even seen these 14 stunning places here in Aus yet? Surely not.

Image credit: Fatto

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