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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Gen Phelan - 12 Mar 2018

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Whether you’ve exhausted your Insta stories and your entire wardrobe from VAMFF-ing way too hard, or you’re nursing the Hangover From Hell after a long weekender bender, we’ve got some TLC coming your way this week.

Bid the tumble-dryer-tummy farewell with some greasy BBQ Pop Up goodness, or down a coupla' sangrias at The Queen Vic’s Latin Night and get some time-old hair of the dog. Dayum, your agenda’s shaping up nicely. 

Here’s what’s on this week in Melbs...

Tuesday 13 March

Lillie’s Q BBQ Pop Up at Fancy Hanks

Oi carnivores, we hope you’re Jurassic Park T-Rex Level hungry, because BBQ aficionado Charlie McKenna is bringing his award-winning restaurant Lillie’s Q to Melbourne for a three-day meat eating extravaganza. Charlie’s Chicago-style menu promises slow-smoked pork shoulder, baby back ribs and unparalleled chicken wings. Yeah, you might need a napkin or 100.

Where: Fancy Hanks, 79 Bourke Street
When: Tuesday 13-Thursday 15 March, 5-11pm
For more info, click 
here.

Vintage Wine Showcase at Ricky & Pinky

Wine and dine is a rhyme one can rarely turn down. The vino vendors at MW Wines are joining forces with Ricky & Pinky to put on the spread of all spreads. They’re pitting the best of 2015 Vintage Victorian wine against the heroes of 2015 vintage Burgundy. Soak up the contenders with a four-course Hong Kong-style Chinese menu. Swish swish, bish. Get your sommelier on.

Where: Ricky & Pinky, 211 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
When: Tuesday 13 March, 7pm for a 7:30pm start
For more info, (and tickets) click 
here.

Wednesday 14 March

LATIN NIGHT AT THE QUEEN VIC NIGHT MARKET

Envisage that Livin’ La Vida Loca dance number at the end of Shrek 2 (you know the one) and you’re kinda close to capturing the all-round feel-good vibes of Queen Vic Latin Night. This Wednesday, Queen Vic are parading salsa dancers and housing flamenco workshops to well and truly bring the L Shed down. And don’t you dare consider going without chasing some Spanish paella with a few icy sangrias. 

Where: The Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 14 March, 5pm-10pm
For more info, click 
here.

Thursday 15 March

Pastuso’s Peruvian Pop-Up at Melba Restaurant

If you had plans, cancel them. Alejandro Saravia of cult Peruvian restaurant, Pastuso, is gracing Melba Restaurant at The Langham this week. Melba’s all about well-travelled plates, but never before has it ventured into Peruvian fare. Expect slow-cooked alpaca shoulder croquettes and wagyu beef spring rolls. Yep, really. 

Where: Melba Restaurant, The Langham, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank
When: Thursday 15 March
For more info, click here

QV Melbourne’s Outdoor Cinema

Don’t let the G-rating deter you. Animation Week at QV is for all the kids, especially the big ones. Technicolour, jovial screenings are kicking off this week with F-R-E-E popcorn (!!) and fairy floss (!!!) on alternating nights. A little birdie told us that before the Trolls screening (what a flick), an entourage of movers and shakers will even be performing Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling. Boogie wonderlaaand.

Where: QV Square (level 2), QV Melbourne, corner Lonsdale and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
When: Animation Week: Thursday 15-Sunday 18 March. (Further screenings up until Saturday 31 March), times vary
For more info, (and tickets) click 
here.

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Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis 

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