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5 Awesome Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

By Ellen Seah - 11 May 2015

This week is all about keeping the warm in and the cold out Listers. We’ve rounded up some of the best events in Melbourne you simply can’t afford to miss, rain or shine (more likely rain). Here’s our round up of top things to do in Melbourne this week!

Tuesday 12th

Dine in St Kilda this month with a clear conscience and happy heart. The Sacred Heart’s Dine With Heart In May charity event encourages patrons and restaurants to raise money to help feed the homeless and disadvantaged. Some of Melbourne best restaurants and cafes including Luxembourg and Dr Jekyll are getting involved in this fantastic event. Round up your friends or family to enjoy a meal out for this very worthy cause.

Dine With Heart In May | The Sacred Heart
1st May – 31st May | Various locations, St Kilda

For a list of participating restaurants visit the website

Wednesday 13th

Whether you’re a pro photographer looking to expand into new areas or an image lover whose passion extends into free time, Strange Neighbour’s Wednesday advanced printing class could be the weekday activity for you. Taught by Robert Marnika, the class aims to teach students new, artistic, non-traditional techniques for darkroom photography. At $495 per person, it’s a hefty fee. But the intimate classes are limited to eight people, and after all, you can’t put a price tag on love, right?

Strange Neighbour | 395-397 Gore Street, Fitzroy
$495 pp | Every Wednesday from 13th May, 7pm-10pm
Call 03 9041 8727 to book

We know we’ve been banging on about seafood this month, but there’s so much beautiful produce in autumn we’re not even sorry! The loveable National Hotel in Richmond is making your hump-day dinners easy. Offering you your choice of half a kilo or one kilo of Port Arlington mussels plus one of three flavoursome broths, this affordable, tasty warm meal will have you coming back every Wednesday. No worries if you’re a regular, they change broths weekly to keep things interesting.

The National | 334 Victoria Street, Richmond
Every Wednesday through May | $15/half a kilo, $25/one kilo
Booking is essential, call 03 9429 8811

Thursday 14th

Design lovers will be spoilt senseless this week, with the opening of the Melbourne International Design Week. If you’re a lover of the homemade, the intricate, and the individual, this is the glamorous event for you. Boasting the best of Australian and international design over the week, everything from design conceptions, to product design, graphic design and architecture will be showcased at the Victorian Design Exhibition. A little unbelievably, this massive exhibition is completely free. You don’t have to spend one precious penny! 

Melbourne International Design Week | City Square, Cnr Swanston & Collins Street

Friday 15th

Start the weekend early with one of the best food and wine experiences we’ve stumbled upon in Melbourne—a Meet The Makers tour of the Mornington Peninsula with Wine Compass. This Friday’s tour visits delicious foodie winery Polperro, boutique wine producer Ocean Eight and Moorooduck Estate, where you’ll get to sip on exclusive releases. An incredible two-course lunch at Polperro is included, along with city pick-up, making for an awesome day of food-sploration.

There’s also 20% discount for The Urban List readers!
Use the code TULOFFER when booking tickets and save $49!

Meet The Makers tours are running throughout May and June, so if you can’t make Friday’s tour, make sure you book into the future remaining dates. We’ve heard several have sold out already…You gotta be quick, Listers!

Meet The Makers food and wine tour | Wine Compass, Mornington
$250 pp, or $200 using the code TULOFFER

There you go, our picks of the best of the best things to do in Melbourne this week! Don’t forget to check back in Thursday morning for our roundup of weekend events. 

Image credit: How Sweet It Is via Pintrest

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