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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Sophie Teague - 29 Feb 2016

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We’ve officially hit March, folks. Just take a few deeps breaths and remain calm… we don’t think we’ve even been awake for the most part of 2016 either. Oh well, we’re shaking it off and you should too, because once again we’ve got a killer line-up of awesome things to do in Melbourne. Yet again.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is delivering a food and film paired cinema experience AND a cheese and cider fest (think of that soft, gooey cheese ppl!) There will also be a Ukulele For Beginners class, a #lux hidden rooftop fashion partay and a killer Ethiopian feast. We’re predicting perfect conditions for a foodie week in Melbourne.

Check out our 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week

Gourmet Cinema at Caulfield Racecourse

Our two favourite pastimes have merged together to form our ultimate night out: food and films. Presented as a part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016, Gourmet Cinema is a cinematic experience with a point of difference. The film will be paired—like a fine wine—with a perfect restaurant, and we’ve been promised each menu will be inspired by the movie of the night. It runs from 2 March to 6 March and we’re pretty excited, because there will be duets like Epocha presenting The Grand Budapest Hotel and Mamasita presenting Chef. This is what food dreamz are made of. All screenings commence around 8.15pm each night and ticket prices vary—remember, bookings are essential, so click here to book.

Monday 29th

Ukulele for Beginners at WorkShop Melbourne

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument but don’t have the cashola, then the ukulele is the instrument for you! A standard ukulele sets you back around $40, and we’ve been told it’s an easy-peasy and super fun one to learn. In this class you’ll learn basic ukulele skills and play some srsly cool tracks too. Tickets are only $20 and you’re encouraged to bring along your own ukulele (although you can hire one if you’re not on the bandwagon just yet). We can already here you strumming a Jason Mraz beat, and we’re falling in love with you. Don’t forget, you have to book this one—so click here right now if you’re keen.

Wednesday 2nd

Hidden Rooftop Fashion Party at L1 Studios

A rooftop fashion party presented by Yelp and SASS clothing, that’s also free? Well that just sounds too good to be true. Melbourne-based label SASS will be showcasing their best pieces while you peruse, eat and drink to your hearts content on a rooftop off Little Bourke Street, while food from the likes of Sushi Hub, Rustica Sourdough, Pressed Juices and SpunFairy Floss will tantalise your taste buds and live entertainment will keep you groovin’ all night long. The best part is there’s two party sessions—one from 5-7pm and the other from 8-10pm. It’s all about #fashun, and of course a little bit of food.

Saturday 5th

Global Feast at Saba’s Ethiopian Restaurant

As part of FoodSocial’s Global Feast, Saba’s Ethiopian Restaurant in Fitzroy will host an Ethiopian dinner for a lucky bunch of peeps. It runs from 6pm–8.30pm this Saturday, and it includes a welcome drink, five shared traditional main dishes, shared platter of dessert, coffee making ceremony and a dance demonstration. At just $65 per person, this is a bargain. Click here to book tickets or learn more. 

Sunday 6th

Fromage a Trois Cheese and Cider Festival | Werribee Park

If you haven’t already bought tix solely based on the title of this event, then here’s a couple of deets to sweeten the deal for you: this Sunday, ample amounts of cheese and cider will spill across the picturesque grounds of Werribee Park and you’ll be able to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and cheese/cider appreciation. Fromage a Trois is a special event presented in conjunction with the brill Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and kicks off at 10.30am. Tickets range from $35-$40 and include a Fromage a Trois glass that’ll make your cider tastings that lil bit easier. Click here to book tickets!

Image credit: Provided, Mamasita & Gourmet Cinema

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