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5 Awesome Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

By Sophie Colvin - 24 Aug 2015

It’s set to be a week of deep thinking and full stomachs. From dinner at a bayside wonder to a ‘yoxing’ event, we’ve narrowed down the list things to do in Melbourne, to keep you entertained this week.

Monday 24th

Pacha Mama Laneway Fiesta

Fan of street food? How about South American street food? And cocktails? Yeah, I thought so. Head to Blender Studios on Franklin Street and dig into senor BBQ—think mix grill, chorizo baguettes, vegetarian quesadillas and doughnuts. Wash it all down with cocktails from Gin Palace and new release Pacha Mama wines. Grab tickets and I’ll see you there.

Thursday 27th

SPeciality WIne Maker Dinner at Ebenezer Coffee & Wine Bar

If you’ve ever ventured around the bay to Black Rock’s Ebenezer Coffee and Wine Bar, you’ll be familiar with the top-notch wines that they have on offer. Well good news, folks! Each month, Ebenezer teams up with one of their wine suppliers to give you a chance to meet the makers in style. This month, they're working with Warramunda Estate and have dreamt up a glorious, four course meal with matched wines. It’s $110 and is already almost sold out, so you’ll need to get your skates on - email to make a reservation and to register for the next events, which will feature Medhurst and Levantine Hill wineries. If you haven’t already been to Ebenezer, go. Quick smart, do yourself a favour.  

The Fence: A comedic debate

Brilliant asylum seeker community education not-for-profit, Road to Refuge has teamed up with some of Australia’s favourite comedians including Judith Lucy, Cal Wilson, Akmal Saleh, Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann, and First Dog on the Moon's Andrew Marlton to put on a comedy debate with serious substance.

The comedians will battle it out alongside human rights advocates Julian Burnside QC and Jessie Taylor in what is certain to be a truly entertaining event, THE FENCE: a comedy debate about an absolutely absurd border policy designed to keep everyone out! 
The debate is intended to bring asylum seekers, refugees and border policy into the minds of all Australians by using comedy, making it a more accessible topic—laughing fixes everything, right? To be held at RMIT’s Storey Hall, you can grab tickets here.

Friday 28th

Wired for Wonder

The savvy, brainy, brilliant crew behind Wired for Wonder have done it again. The line up for this year’s Wired for Wonder event looks intriguing times 1,000. With keynote speakers, workshops and adventures that you get to choose, it’s set to be a day jam-packed with brain-bending ideas and challenging concepts. Discussing everything from living with robots, how tech is affecting your sex life and the truth about trust to whiskey tasting, it’s one not to be missed.

Sunday 30th

Tully Lou Yoxing | Round 2

Tully Lou held its first ‘yoxing’ event—a yoga/boxing hybrid—earlier this year and it was an absolute cracker, it sold out in a blink. So it’s back! The first half of event is spent learning the 101 of boxing techniques before hitting up a HIIT circuit boxing session, to get the blood pumping. The second half is a little more sedate—Tully will take a yoga flow session to help you bend and stretch all the muscles you’ve just used in boxing. Post workout you’ll enjoy small healthy eats and treats and everyone leaves with goodie bag that will be loaded. Not enough events have party bags, in my humble opinion. Tickets here.

Don’t forget to check back in on Thursday for the full list of what’s on in Melbourne this weekend.

Image credit: Pacha Mama

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