The new work week is coming in hot, and we bet you're wishing it wasn't. Never fear, there's always plenty happening in Melbourne. Here are 5 awesome things happening in Melbourne this week that you should check out.
Wednesday 8 February
Hoyts Fifty Shades Darker Girls’ Night Out
Hoyts heard your cries ladies. Friday night will be a Girls’ Night Out advanced screening of the second instalment of Fifty Shades of Grey. Just you, Mr Grey and quite a few sexually frustrated women. Leave at home: hubbies, kids, work commitments, inhibitions. Grab the girls and head to a Hoyts cinema location by 6:30pm, for a 7pm start. Get your tickets here, because they’re going hot.
Sidney Myer Concert – MSO plays the Russians
Chill out on the lawn as the sun goes down. This free event will host two master Russian composers, a home-grown pianist and conductor, and the MSO all under the stars. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and head to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl from 4:30pm onwards. Weather should be finally reflecting that of Summer, so lap it up for a midweek treat.
Friday 10 February
Twin Peaks 25th Anniversary at Astor Theatre
If you haven’t heard of Twin Peaks, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do. The coveted series by out-of-this-world director David Lynch is celebrating its much-deserved 25th anniversary with a screening at the Astor Theatre. Take a trip back to the eerie town of Twin Peaks with Fire Walk With Me and throw yourself full throttle into the mayhem and mad world created by Lynch. The Twin Peak train starts at 7:30pm in St Kilda, get on board.
Free Slider With Any Drink Purchase at Howler
Howler is giving the people what they want—each Friday. Free slider with drink purchase. Formally known as the Golden Hours, 4pm – 6pm on Fridays, will now be known as burger beauty hours. Leave work, open the gates to heaven (Howler front doors), and chow down.
Saturday 11 February
Chocolate & Craft Beer Pairing Masterclass
Attention Melbourne MasterChef wannabes—this is the chocolate-filled cooking event you need a ticket as well! Northland has teamed up with Ganache Chocolate and one of Melbourne's most popular local craft breweries, 3 Ravens, to host the ultimate foodgasmic event. The second Cultural Food Academy in the Northland series, this Saturday's theme combines your love for a cold frothie and your (unhealthy?) addiction to chocolate. Learn to make a classic truffle ganache (just in time to impress your Valentine's!), taste your way through a chocolate and beer flight and take home a goodie bag of recipes. All proceeds go towards SecondBite, who help provide nutritious meals to people in need.
Really, it would be uncharitable to skip the beer and chocolate this weekend! Head to Northland's website to book.
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Image credit: Gânache Chocolate