After the hot cross bun filled luxury that was Easter, we have to admit we weren’t exactly looking forward to this week (don’t tell the boss). Well dust off the last of your Easter crumbs, there are heaps of ridiculously affordable live music, festival and foodie events this week! Here are the 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.
Scarf’s seasonal autumn dinner
Scarf’s autumn dinners are kicking off this Tuesday with a fresh, seasonal two-course menu including a mouth-wateringly soft lamb shoulder slow braised in master stock with sugar snaps and feta. Um, yes?! A Melbourne initiative committed to employing struggling workers from refugee and migrant communities, Scarf gives young people the valuable opportunity to learn, grow and develop confidence in their hospitality environment. You won’t find a better reason to gorge on Pidapipo gelato, so book your tickets here!
Head to the first Live at St Ali event
Indisputably home to some of Melbourne’s finest coffees, we thought St Ali HQ in South Melbourne couldn’t get much better. Proving us un-caffeinated mongrels wrong, the genius St Ali team are hosting a series of FREE live music events this April. FREE (screams). Kicking off the party are hip-hop/soul creative Melbourne talent 30/70 and DJ Mike Gurrieri, with locally brewed Sample beer, food and (OFC) coffee available all night. Check out the details on Facebook.
Music foodies can’t miss Moonee Tunes
Moonee Tunes is going off like Bugs Bunny in Looney Tunes (I’m sorry). The first event in a four-part mini music festival, the Moonee Tunes line-up includes indie band Tully on Tully and Hip Hop wonders REMI and Tkay Maidza. Held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse (hence the name guys), little and big kiddies are welcome to this giant event! Food trucks will also be rolling in to keep hangry visitors at bay. Get your tickets here.
Get back to basics with Saint Gertrude’s Letterpress class
Saint Gertrude is hosting a beginner-friendly ‘Introduction to Letterpress’ class this Saturday! Non-design heads and everyone who struggles with stick figures (me) are welcome to join this all-day class, which covers everything from the history of letterpress to a hands-on demonstration. The ticket price includes lunch, refreshments and a take-home goodie bag (because you deserve it).
Keep the weekend rolling with the Yarra Valley Beer and Cider Festival
Make the most of your weekend with Yarra Valley’s inaugural Beer and Cider Festival! Running from 11am to 5pm at the Lilydale Showgrounds, drink your way through Victoria’s best boutique brews. You’ve come all this way, it would be a shame to leave without a six pack (or seven) right? Just don’t get roped into being the designated driver.
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Image credit: St Ali, John Newcombe for The Urban List