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5 Awesome Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

By Iro Kotsimbos - 27 Apr 2015

Sad the weekend’s over? Don’t be, Listers, cos Melbourne is pumping out rad things to do all over town this week!

From luxe foodie events and a night spent with Prince, to taco heaven and feel-good social enterprises, here are 5 totally awesome, incredibly fun things to do in Melbourne—get amongst it!

Monday 27th April

One of our favourite rock musicals of all time, Purple Rain, starring none other than Prince, will be returning to the big screen at ACMI from today. Featuring bold, bright and downright crazy 80s costumes, plus an Oscar AND Grammy award-winning soundtrack, Purple Rain will have you dancing in your seats and humming tunes long after you leave the cinema. Culture vultures, if you’re looking for awesome things to do in Melbourne, then you need to book a ticket STAT!

Purple Rain at ACMI | Federation Square in Melbourne 
Monday 27th April – Saturday 2nd May
Tickets $13 concession, $17 full | Book here

Tuesday 28th April

Did someone say 5 for $20 TACOS?! The crew at Acland St Cantina sure did! Yep, Listers, for the duration of The Month of the Prince you can feast on a chef’s selection of five delicious tacos for a mere $20! Considering the Acland St Cantina crew are responsible for some of the best Mexican in Melbourne, you can rest assured your tastebuds will be SA-TIS-FIED!

5 for $20 Tacos | Acland St Cantina in St Kilda
Month of the Prince runs until 30th April

Wednesday 29th April

One of the more luxe foodie things to do in Melbourne this week, La Belle Époque is the ultimate in fine dining and champagne! Join Kyla Kirkpatrick—a.k.a The Champagne Dame—and Circa Executive Chef Ashly Hicks for five courses of stellar food, all matched with Perrier-Jouet champagne. They’ll also take you through the history of the Belle Époque era, one of the most glamorous periods in history. You better hurry because tickets are close to sold out!

La Belle Époque | Circa, The Prince in St Kilda
Tickets $175 per person for 5-courses + matched champagnes
To book, call 03 9536 1122 or email [email protected]

Thursday 30th April

Our friends at online art gallery Many Hands (which is currently fundraising on Pozible) are throwing a party to celebrate The Art of Doing Good—hurrah! There’ll be delicious food provided by North Melbourne foodie hotspot Little Africa, drinks from Quiet Deeds brewery and Scarlett's Spritzers, live art (get involved, people!) and a DJ set from Matt Nico, who is usually behind the decks at Section 8 and Ferdydurke. It’s all happening from 7pm at Goodtime Studios in Carlton—see you there!

Goodtime Studios | Carlton
Free with pledge or $35 on the door | RSVP via the Facebook event
Pledge $30 or more here to be guaranteed a ticket  

Friday 1st May

Step outside your comfort zone this week and get involved in the Altitude Shift abseiling challenge, a fundraiser on behalf of the brilliant Anglicare Victoria. Run in conjunction with Zenith Events, Altitude Shift will see participants abseil down the 113 metre St James building on Bourke Street, with money raised helping to support Victorian youth living in foster care. It’s definitely one of the more unique fundraisers we’ve come across, that’s for sure, and we jumped at the chance book in for this heart-pumping experience. Go on, you know you want to do it as well…and when it’s for such a good cause, how can you say no?!

Altitude Shift | St James Building in Melbourne
Thursday 30th April – Saturday 2nd May
Tickets $150 per person | Register or donate here

There you have it, Listers—5 of the coolest things to do in Melbourne this week! Enjoy!

Image Credit: The Ultra Link via Pinterest

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