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7 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Greta Waters - 06 Nov 2017

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We're calling it, 2017's power couple is day-drinking and public holidays. Giddy up, Melbourne. This week you're in for a whole lotta eating, drinking and dancing (hopefully, for your hangover's sake, in that order).

Whether you're a seasoned punter or just really appreciate the day off, here are *a few more than* five awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week 

KALI & CHAMELLIA POP-UP

For three short weeks, the laneways of Collingwood will be serving up premium choccie and fresh chais at this brand new pop-up. Kali & Chamellia have nailed the balance between bitter and sweet, and with no sneaky additivities you can indulge guilt-free. Shout out to Melbourne’s temperamental weather, all drinks are available warmed or cooled.

Where: Kali & Chamellia, 16 Montague St, Collingwood
When: From Monday 30 October, until it pops down, Mon-Thurs 9am-3.30pm
For more details, click here.

Tuesday 7 November

RACE DAY DEALS AT GARDEN STATE HOTEL

Fasten your fascinators and clip on your cufflinks, the race that stops a nation is coming to Garden State Hotel. For $60 bucks you get priority entry to this no BS beer garden. Set up your picnic amongst the lush greenery and sip on limited edition Chandon X Seafolly Brut and cans of Balter beer. Check out the agenda for Oak's Day—egg and bacon rolls for the fellas and complimentary mani's for the girls. Book here!

Where: Garden State Hotel, 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 7 November, 10am
For more details, click here.

OAKRIDGE WINES CUP DAY

Ditch the hustle and bustle of the racecourse for the vines of Oakridge Wines. For $95 bucks you can enjoy the serenity of the Yarra Valley, with canapes and a decadent three-course lunch. Other festivities include sweeps, the annual ‘toss the handbag’ competition and large TVs to watch the race. Bookings are a must. Don’t miss the bliss.

Where: Oakridge Wines, 864 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
When: Tuesday 7 November, 11.30am-4.30pm
For more details, click here.

CUP DAY AT STOMPING GROUND

Want to get involved in Cup Day...without the shenanigans of Flemington? Head northside to Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall for a luxe picnic and four hours of beer, wine, sparkling, cider and Aperol Spritz. There's gonna be sweepstakes and big screen TVs too. Stomp your spot here.

Where: Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall, 100 Gipps St, Collingwood
When: Tuesday 7 November, 12-4pm   
For more details, click here.

Wednesday 8 November

DESSERT DISCO AT SYRACUSE

It makes total sense to pair a lavender martini with a toasted lavender ice cream sandwich, right? Thanks to the ‘Queen of Desserts’ Philippa Sibley, you can indulge in a night of true dessert magic. For decedent desserts and bold beverages at the very first Dessert Disco, spend $105 bucks (with alcohol) or $85 bucks (non-alcoholic bevs).  

Where: Syracuse Restaurant, 23 Bank Place, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 8 November, from 6pm
For more details, click here.

BURSTING THE BUBBLE: ESCAPING YOUR OWN NEWSFEED

Introducing the Three P’s of news – print, posts and podcasts. Where do you get your news from? We hate to burst your bubble, so we're going to let news gurus Sarah McVeigh and Paul Farrel reveal how our newsfeeds are damaging our worldviews. It's not all doom and gloom though: there's gonna be a pop-up bar from 5.30pm.

Where: VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson St, Footscray
When: Wednesday 8 November 6pm-7.30pm
For more details, click here.

Thursday 9 November

SPINS VINYL LISTENING PARTY

Hold the applause, ‘Masseduction’ by St. Vincent has been dubbed record of the month by Vinyl Me, Please. Come prepared, once this bad boy plays from start to finish, BYO Vinyl Night kicks in until late. Music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts, you can thank Hard Rubbish for the drinks. And yes, there will be giveaways! Okay you can clap now.

Where: Hard Rubbish, 670 Plenty Rd, Preston
When: Thursday 9 November, 6pm till late
For more details, click here.

Check it, Melbourne: Brunswick's cult cinema and bar is back this month. 

Image credit: Garden State Hotel 

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