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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Peter Tzimos - 14 Nov 2016

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Take a trip to a different atmosphere with an out-of-this-world NASA event, a secret warehouse dinner and one of the prettiest garden walks you’ll take this spring. Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week:

Tuesday 15th

Warehouse Hangout With SHU

In love of all things Melbourne, hidden secrets and excellent food, SHU Restaurant and The Hidden Sea Wines are hosting a pop-up dinner this week to celebrate Sichuan-inspired cuisine with a focus on beautifully local produce. Take a seat at the stunning dining table to share three courses with cocktails on arrival. This dinner is a one-off exclusive, with the location announced once you booked in your tickets here. We’ll see you there - that is if you can find the place…

Wednesday 16th

Become An Astronaut For A Day

In a special event hosted by the one and only NASA, highly esteemed pilot, astronaut and all-round Impressive Person Terry Virts is giving a talk at The School of Life. Explore our galaxy alongside breathtaking images and videos, and learn about Terry’s unique perspective of what it’s like to see our planet like no one has seen it before. Tickets are available here, as well as all the information you need to get into-a-stellar mood.

Friday 18th

Finger-lickin’ Fried Chicken

This one doesn’t need much more explaining. If you’re not into fried chicken for days, then you’re probably on the wrong site… The Big Chicken Festival is being held at Preston’s Food Truck Park this week, and we honestly can’t wait. With Melbourne’s best food trucks coming together to celebrate all things chook, you don’t want to miss out on the first festival of its kind. There’ll also be craft beers, wine and cider all weekend, as well as sweets once you’ve eaten your fill. Check it all out here.

Saturday 19th

Razor-Sharpen Your Knife Knowledge

If you consider yourself a bit of a Masterchef then this is the number one event for you this week. Leigh Hudson and the experts down at Chef’s Armoury are offering up a slice of invaluable experience in an exclusive demonstration, teaching you how to sharpen chef’s knives on traditional Japanese waterstones. The event is free, but make sure you book in advance to guarantee a spot for you and all your culinary-savvy mates. More info is available here.

Stop To Smell The Roses

The State Rose and Garden Show is blooming this weekend, providing two huge days of fun for you to explore the 5,000 roses on display. With a line-up of garden celebrities and industry experts to help you through the gardens, you can also see plant care demos, take guided tours, and learn as much as you can about being a true green thumb. These glorious surroundings will also let you enjoy live music, food trucks, and even face painting for the young ones (or young-at-heart). Take a closer look here

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Image Credit: The Food Truck Park

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