Melbourne is jam-packed with epic events this week. From spooky parties to dinner parties and all things in between, we wrapped up our top five picks for things to do in Melbourne this week.
British Film Festival At Palace Cinemas
The BBC First British Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday and will run from October 28 – November 18. Featuring a number of films starring the likes of Saorise Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, John Hannah and Michael Caine, the festival will present a perfect blend of classic British romance and drama. ‘Youth’ starring Michael Caine will screen on the opening night, a story of a retired composer and film director who are inspired to create again while observing the lives of those around them on a prestigious vacation in the Swiss Alps. For a full list of the festival program and to book your tickets head to the website.
A Taste of TAM Exhibition
Thou Art Mum or ‘TAM’, a Diamond Valley network of over 40 female visual artists are showcasing their next exhibition A Taste of TAM starting this Thursday and running ‘til December 6th. The exhibition is in celebration of a decade of TAM and will feature works by its artists across painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, glasswork, ceramics and photography. Opening on Thursday night in Hurtsbridge from 6:30-8:30, cheese, snacks and drinks will be offered while patrons have the chance to see and purchase artworks. For further information on the exhibit and a list of featured artists click through to the TAM website.
Pinot & Duck Wine Dinner at David’s Restaurant
If duck is your thing, then boy have we got the event for you. Hosted by Top Australian Wines and Wine Tasting Events is the Pinot & Duck Wine dinner at one of our Prahran favourites, David’s Restaurant. At $99 per head you will be treated to a three-course meal with an introduction to six boutique wines and how to best match the flavours of duck with said wines. Dinner is on from 7–10pm and spaces are limited so get in quick and click here to reserve your seats.
Fright Night at Metropol Bar
Halloween, people! It’s upon us. And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than getting decked out in some seriously frightful attire, indulging in some live entertainment and (yes, believe it) unlimited drinks. From 8pm – 1am Metropol Bar St Kilda will be transformed into a ghostly wonderland, this is the Halloween party not to miss. Tickets are $149 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Festival 21 Flash Picnic
Who doesn’t love a picnic accompanied by live music and the chance to discuss our relationships with food? In the lead up to Festival 21 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre in December is a series of flash picnics to open the discussion around relationships with food and what our current choices mean for our future. Register for yourself and a group of friends via the Festival 21 website for the day which will include live performances by James Teague and Neeko plus a Festival 21 spokesperson on the festival’s issues around food and consumption.
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