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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Greta Waters - 23 Oct 2017

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You would have thought the shock value of Melbourne’s temperamental weather would have died down by now. Naaaaa. Three days of extreme sunshine followed by wind, rain and humidity still has us scratching our heads. Lucky for you, this week's pretty straightforward.

Here is our list of five awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week

AMY WINEHOUSE: A FAMILY PORTRAIT

The Jewish Museum invites you to learn about Amy Winehouse’s life, career and struggles. The exhibition, curated by her family, showcases personal belonging that emphasise Amy’s youthful passion for music and strong connection to her Jewish roots. Oh yeah, and we're the only city in Australia to host this exhibition. We don’t need to tell you twice, see you there!

Where: Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda 3182
When: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
For more details, click here.

Monday 23 October

IN: TRANSIT

Think shipping containers, bright bunting and crate seating. West-siders, you're officially getting an outdoor dining precinct at Highpoint Shopping Centre. Retailers unique to the West will be temporarily setting up shop from Monday. First tenants include Up In Smoke, Kenny Parker and Dex2Rose. Launch weekend (Saturday 28 and Sunday 29) offers discounts, free food, live music and 'Trugo' (just google it).

Where: Highpoint Shopping Centre, Level 3 (outside Degani), 120-200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong 3032
When: Monday 23 October
For more details, click here.

WOMEN OF AUSTRALIAN DISTILLING

Who runs the distilling world? Girls! This sweet collab with Nip of Courage is bringing together the crème de la crème of the distillery to Port Melbourne. Capi is helping out with the soft stuff while A Bit of Jam and Pickle is cooking up a Mediterranean feast to soak up the hard stuff. $105pp includes dinner, drinks, spirits, a masterclass and all of the tastings. Sorry fellas, this one is just for the gals.

Where: Starward Distillery, 50 Bertie St, Port Melbourne 3027
When: Monday 23 October 6pm
For more details, click here.

Thursday 26 October

SERATONIN FILLED HAPPY MELON DEGUSTATION  

Melbourne yogis, welcome to heaven. Serotonin Eatery has teamed up with Happy Melon for a night of mindful meditation and eating to raise funds for The Butterfly Foundation. For $69 bucks, you can experience Happy Melon’s beloved meditation, followed by a nourishing plant-based degustation (in your activewear, obvs). Yes, there really is a god and you can visit her in Burnley!  

Where: Serotonin Eatery, 52 Madden Grove, Burnley 3121
When: Thursday 26 October, 6-8pm
For more details, click here.

Friday 27 October

OKTOBERFEST At JARDIN TAN

Guten Tag, Botanical Gardens. Jardin Tan has arranged the perfect marriage – Vietnamese food and European beer. Leave your runners at home, New Head Chef Noah Crowcraft will walk you through a dynamic tasting menu with hand-selected beers explained by resident-beer connoisseur Thijs van den Ende. We suggest booking, there are limited spots available. 

Where: Jardin Tan, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
When: Friday 27 October, 6.30pm
For more details, click here.

Heads up fashionista: Converse just dropped their new One Star range...and it's in pastel suede. 

Image credit: Amy Winehouse 

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