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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Michaela Goldblatt - 18 Apr 2016

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We’ve got a killer line-up of events to break up your working week. How does a pre-work intergalactic sparkle party sound? Or a seasonal autumn dinner to eat away any stress? We know we’re stupidly keen.

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

On all week 

Spanish Film Festival at the Palace Cinema Como 

The Spanish Film Festival has just kicked off and the selection of quality films this year is the most extensive yet—a testament to their booming industry. The line-up includes the anticipated romcom Spanish Affair 2, Ma Ma starring Penelope Cruz, and one-off screenings of both the documentary Barca Dreams and the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent. You will be treated to Spanish food, drinks and music throughout the festival. Check out the full programme here to see what tickles your fancy. 

Live Colouring-In for Adults at Bayside Shopping Centre

It's clear that colouring-in is no longer an activity for just the kiddies—us adults are lovin’ it more than ever. Well now there's an opportunity to go big, with a large-scale line drawing of the iconic Frankston foreshore, produced in collaboration with mindfulness illustrator and artist, Georgia Perry. Head to level one at Bayside Shopping Centre for two weeks only, to nab the unique opportunity to colour in a section of a mural in exchange for a $2 coin donation to local domestic violence charity WAYSS. So grab your pencils and get colouring for a great cause. 

Tuesday 19th

Scarf’s seasonal autumn dinner at Rupert on Rupert

This is your opportunity indulge in a tasty two-course menu, while supporting an incredible Melbourne-based initiative. Scarf affords young people struggling to find work the opportunity to learn and grow within their hospitality environment. Diners are able to see the training and mentoring first-hand, which will only make you feel all warm and fuzzy—and, you won’t even feel guilty gorging on spicy jerk chicken and chocolate Kingston tarts. Book your tickets here!

Wednesday 20th

Morning Gloryville Intergalactic Jurassic Sparkle Party

If you haven't made it to an early morning MGV rave, this is your last chance as the team gets ready to hibernate for the winter. Dressed as a Sparkly Space Dinosaur, be prepared for mesmerising music and visual entertainment as well as free massage, organic coffee, a juice bar and yoga! You will be sure to leave feeling well-energised for the workday (or preferably funday) ahead. Get your ticket pronto! 

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd

The Appleton Estate Tasting Trail At Nieuw Amsterdam

The Appleton Estate Tasting Trail is wrapping up this weekend so if you haven’t been (or even if you have), get along to Nieuw Amsterdam for an amazing Jamaican experience. The Appleton Estate team really knows how to serve a great drink, so it’s no surprise that they’ve been whipping up some epic rum cocktails for the past two weekends. You can expect to find great rum, tropical vibes and some rich Jamaican cultural stories being told long into the night this Friday and Saturday. 

Want more epic events in Melbourne? Check out 20 free things to do in April.

Image Credit: Morning Gloryville via Facebook

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