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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Peter Tzimos - 12 Dec 2016


Coming up to Christmas we’ve got so many events hip and happenin’ that you’ll be fully booked until the New Year. Check out a night market that’s really worth your dollars, American barbeque that will get you on the road, and even the almighty tur-duck-en in this week’s list of awesome things to do.

Here are five awesome things to do this week.

Tuesday 13 December

Synesthesia with Sun Moth

Treat yourself to five courses of modern Asian cuisine from Chef Esca at Sun Moth Canteen and Bar this holiday season, all topped off with entertainment for miles. With a selection of DJ’s including Edd Fisher, Jamie Bennett and Tako, as well as live visuals from Imogen Henry, you’re in for a spectacular night. Drinks packages, with specialty craft beers and expertly-curated wines, are bundled to make things easy for you, so what’s left to think about? Find out more here.

A Night Market To Remember

Now there have been a lot of Christmas markets around Melbourne recently, but this one stands out from the crowd for good reason. The Ethical Christmas Night Market aims to provide a shopping alternative through gifts that are ethically made and distributed, including eco-friendly, vegan, fair labour and homemade products. How awesome is that?! Stationery, home décor, clothing, beauty products, jewellery…the list goes on, all while knowing that your dollars are being spent on gifts that are truly worth it. The market will also include live music and food stalls, so make sure you don’t miss out. More information is available here.

Wednesday 14 December

A Very Southern Christmas @ Po’ Boy Quarter

Anyone up for a tur-duck-en this Christmas? Po’ Boy Quarter is hosting an epic Christmas dinner a little bit earlier than we normally expect Christmas, with plenty of Southern favourites. The flavours pack a punch, with hickory-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork with apple and absinthe, and sweet, sweet pumpkin pie all on the menu. Grab a cool drink as well, with select craft beers and classic cocktails included. To celebrate a true Southern American Christmas, just head here.

Thursday 15 December

Shhh…It’s A Secret

Head to the 1950s this #TBT at A Secret Place, one of Melbourne’s fanciest jazz bars. Previously a members-only New York Clubhouse, the opulent venue is now open to the public on Thursdays, along with a swinging jazz quartet, amazing cocktails and stellar service all in the heart of the city. Book here in advance on their exclusive list to avoid an entry fee, so you’ve got more cash to splash on an intimate night of drinks, dancing and debauchery.

Friday 16 December

Burn City Smokers Are Back!

Melbourne’s roaming BBQ bros are finally setting up shop in Mornington this week! The BBQ Beach Boutique pop-up will feature ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and brisket burgers, so you can spend the day in the sun with amazing food as well! There’ll also be locally produced wines and breakfast available, with late-nights also catering to those who want to relax on a lazy summer evening. The pop-up is only open for just over a month, so start planning your road trip soon before you miss out. All the details can be found here.

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Image Credit: Po' Boy Quarter

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