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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Emilie Guillemain - 05 Oct 2015

Live music, epic gin degustations and film nights - summer must be on its way! It was tough to wittle down the list to five this week, but we're confident you'll have a rollicking good time with the events we've chosen. The perfect combination of things to do in Melbourne.

Monday 4th

Shadow Thieves

Why not kick off the week with an epic feast featuring the likes of Movida, Ombra, Town Mouse and Estelle. Why not indeed. The Understudy at Ombra Bar is serving up a range of delectable flavours from some of Melbourne’s best-loved restaurants. Tickets are at $120 per head including wine but spaces are limited, so hop to it and give them a buzz on 03 9639 1927 to book.

Tuesday 5th

Chef Series Progressive Dinner

Tuesday also sees a hefty lineup of notable restaurant venues team up for the Chef Series Progressive Dinner hosted by the Collins Square Hospitality Group. Sample the best of the best in an intimate dinner presented by chefs from each featured venue. Diners will start with canapés in the catering kitchen, before tapas by Bar Nacional, mains by Italian restaurant Chiara and dessert from Long Shot, with drinks served throughout the evening. Starting at 6pm with tickets at $75 per head, you’ll want to get in quick for this. Call 03 9252 7928 or alternatively email to book.

Spanish Movie Nights at Robert Burns Hotel

Ahh, who doesn’t love a sultry Spanish flick. Starting this week for the month of October, Robert Burns Hotel will be hosting Spanish movie nights every Tuesday. An introduction and free pintxos will be served from 7pm with the film screening at 7:30pm. More details here.

Wednesday 7th

Gin Degustation

Gin lovers unite! This event, to be held at Arc One Gallery on Flinders Lane, offers you the opportunity to meet 5 of Australia’s best gin distillers. You’ll be able to taste each gin neat, then in a cocktail served with a matching dish from one of our favourite CBD restaurants, Cumulus Inc. Yes please! Tickets here.

Thursday 8th

Bad Pony ‘Limbo’ EP Tour

Indie rock pop Sydney-siders Bad Pony are in town this Thursday, ready to deliver the goods from their debut EP. With special guests Evangeline and Dalli, make sure to snap up your tickets to their gig at The Toff In Town. Tickets are $12, with tunes kicking off from 7:30pm.

Check back in on Thursday for a full list things you could be doing this weekend!

Image credit: The Gin Queen

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