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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

By Gracyn McEwan - 15 Oct 2018

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Melbourne's offering up a diverse line-up of things to keep you occupied this week guys. If you're into trying a new menu feat. fried chicken ribs (who isn't?), or keen to whip out some dance moves with Melbourne musicians, or into single malt whiskies, we've got you covered. 

Here are 5 awesome things to do this week in Melbourne.

Thursday 18 October

VEGAN THURSDAYS AT LA SVOLTA

The legends at La Svolta have recently launched their vegan menu, available every Thursday to satisfy all your plant-based needs. The menu changes weekly but just to get you drooling some options on offer include Poplette Di Ceci—chickpea balls with almond milk and garlic mayo— and spaghetti with a vegan rocket, pistachio, pine nut and orange zest pesto. Holy yum.

Where: La Svolta, 450 Hampton St, Hampton
When: Thursdays
For more info, click here.

FEAST OF THE BARREL AT FANCY HANK’S

Your fave BBQ specialists at Fancy Hank’s have collaborated with Wolf of the Willows brewery and Tasmania’s Lark Distillery for a special, one-off dinner. Prepare yourselves for a boozy night starting off with raw beef, smoked brisket fat mayo with shiitake and burnt green onion paired with Lark’s the Wolf Release single malt whisky. And be sure to save some room for the chocolate cherry pudding with smoked chocolate and pickled cherries which will be paired with Wolf of the Willow’s Australian Pilsner. Sign us up.

Where: Fancy Hank’s Barbecue Restaurant, 79 Bourke St, Melbourne
When: Thursday, 18 October, 7—10pm
For more info, click here.

PUMA FUTURE HISTORY

Come party with some of Melbourne’s coolest up-and-coming artists to help celebrate 50 years of Puma’s Suede collection. The event is packed to the brim with performances from up-and-coming Melbourne artists like Niasha, DJ Peril and Billy Davis bringing his feel-good RnB tunes. The space will also be filled with visuals from the new Australia’s Future History Campaign featuring talented Aussie’s like Billy Davis, artist Aki Yaguchi and Archibald Prize finalist Melissa Grisancich.

Where: 524 Flinders St, Melbourne
When: Thursday, 18 October, 6:30—10pm
For more info, click here.

DAREBIN MUSIC FEAST

Clear your schedule guys, this one’s a big’un. The 22nd edition of the Darebin Music Feast is packed with 120 events across the week, with a killer opening night including a screening of Her Sound, Her Story (looking at women in the Aussie music industry) and an immersive light, visual and musical experience featuring the PICAA choir. Check out this year’s program to plan out your week—we’re pumped for Sonic Agender Clip Flicks which features a curation of music clips followed by a Q&A with Australian musicians like Laura Imbruglia and film experts like Artistic Director of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia, Cerise Howard. Music and film nerds this one’s for you.

Where: Multiple venues, check them out here.
When: Thursday 18—Sunday 28 October
For more info, click here.

Friday 19 October

Finders Keepers Market

Yep, it's back again already. Finders Keepers is rocking the Royal Exhibition Building for three days this week, and the first night is Friday. Expect 250+ craft stalls, homeswares, clothes, overpriced wallets and original artwork, not to mention live tunes and food trucks. Entry is $5 and there's ATMs on site (if you need 'em).

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
When: Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: Puma

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