The long weekend’s almost over, folks. But fear not! There’s a tonne of amazing things to do in Melbourne this week, ranging from the artistic to the physically gruelling (well, for the participants, not us spectators!). So dust off those last Easter egg crumbs and get ready for some music, comedy, film and surf action this week in Melbourne.
Monday 6th April
Get yourself to Torquay to watch some world-class surf action at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach competition, which just so happens to feature in our latest MINI Edition round-up! Both the men’s champion Mick Fanning, and women’s champion Carissa Moore are defending their titles this year—be prepared for some hotly competitive surf stunts. While you're watching the action, snap some Instagram pics and tag them with @miniaustralia and #theminiedition to be in with a chance to win dinner for five at Chow City!
Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach | Torquay
$10 adult, $5 concession, $25 festival pass, all purchased at the event, more info here
Tuesday 7th April
High tea gets a doughy twist at The Langham! Book yourself into the Sugar and Spice High Tea any time from 10.30am until 4.30pm and enjoy the most luxurious doughnut session you'll ever experience. Flavours include strawberry crumble, blueberry cheesecake and the epic crushed Oreo donut injected with Nutella. Wait, injected with Nutella?! Yes!
Sugar and Spice High Tea, Monday–Friday, 10.30am–4.30pm, The Langham | Melbourne CBD
$59 pp, book by calling 1800 641 107 or email [email protected]
Wednesday 8th April
Did you know that Brunswick bar-meets-warehouse Howler is screening films throughout April? Check out the award-winning gritty British coming of age tale Fish Tank, which stars Michael Fassbender, on Wednesday evening and enjoy some awesome drinks and finger-lickin’ bar food to boot at this epic Melbourne bar.
Fish Tank, 7pm, Howler | Brunswick
$12.20 + bf pp, book here
Thursday 9th April
The Jameson Festival Comedy Club takes over iconic CBD basement venue The Hi-Fi for the duration of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Catch a host of local and touring acts (check the Festival Club website for the line-up, plus other events) while sipping on some stellar whiskey cocktails at their Comedy Up Late event, which kicks off at 11.15pm.
The Jameson Festival Comedy Club, 11.15pm, The Hi-Fi | Melbourne CBD
$20 on the door, more info here
Friday 10th April
Discover just how awesome Melbourne’s creative scene is at the RAW artists showcase Exposure, which takes place at the Flemington Racecourse Melbourne Pavillion. There’ll be everything from jewellery to make-up, fashion to fine art, making for an evening with something for all arty tastes.
RAW presents Exposure, 7.30pm, Melbourne Pavillion | Flemington
$16.50 + bf pp or $20 on the door, book here
Image credit: Surf4Living