With the weather set to be appropriately Melbourne-like this week, ditch your plans for pre-winter house hibernation and grab your favourite brolly for some of Melbourne’s best events! Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.
On all week
Get Tapping Happy With the NAB Happy Tappers Event
If you’re a proud Android phone owner and you bank with NAB, boy do we have some good news for you. This week from 11am-4pm, NAB customers can access some of the best deals of 2016 including $1 Mr Burger burgers, 7c Happy Socks and 10c tapas from Bar Lourinha. To be eligible for your daily, jaw-dropping Happy Tapping deal, all you have to do is download or update the NAB App and set up NAB Pay, and head to the State Library of Victoria! These deals are so good; you’ll be dancing at the Happy Tappers pop-up like Happy Feet. This is exclusive to the first 500 NAB Pay customers—check out all the details here.
Spanish Film Festival Opening Night
The highly anticipated (by everyone in Melbourne) Spanish Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday, with some of the best films of 2016 rounded up for opening night! Whether you’re in the mood for stomach-clutching laughter (Spanish Affair 2), poignant, dramatic adventures (Embrace of the Serpent) or heart-warming, tear-jerking tales (Truman), we hope it’s your turn to pick this Wednesday on date night.
Talk + Taste at Pilgrim Bar
The good folk at Pilgrim Bar are hosting another Talk + Taste event this Thursday. The evening will be presented by Dave Mackintosh of Arfion & Salo Wines, and for $15, you can head along to and find out more about wines (essential for good dinner party chat) and the story behind them. You’ll also be treated to excellent canapés and wine tasters—thank goodness for that. The evening will be an intimate and interactive affair, so bookings are essential: you can grab tickets here. We recommend you get there early and grab a drink at Pilgrim Bar beforehand.
Gin and Fine Dining Pairing at Circa
Gin lovers: this could be the best way to kick start autumn! In conjunction with Circa, Four Pillars distiller Cameron MacKenzie is hosting an exclusive, intimate four-course dinner with matched gin-based cocktails. Featuring Four Pillars’s Rare Dry, Barrel Aged, Navy Strength, and Negroni spiced gin, this is promised to be a jolly gin-ful night of fine dining and drinking. You can book your spot via email or call Circa.
Thursday and Friday
Appleton Estate Tasting Trail At The Rochester Hotel
The Appleton Estate tasting trail is on again this weekend, kicking things off on Thursday. This time it’s the Rochester Hotel’s turn to play host to the ultimate Jamaican rum tasting. Appleton Estate will be offering up a huge range of rum cocktails and some enchanting, old-school stories about the unique process in which it is made. To get you in the mood, you’ll be surrounded by a super swish, Jamaican-tropical theme. Who even needs to go on holidays?! Check out all the details here.
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