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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

By Gracyn McEwan - 24 Sep 2018


You've made it to the start of another week guys. You should be proud. And good thing too, coz Melbourne is providing some delicious and entertaining ways to survive the work week. We've got massages and dumplings (at the same time), a cheese feast and a five-course vegan degustation. It's gonna be a very good week...

Here's 5 awesome things to do this week in Melbourne. 

Monday 24 September

CONGRESS’ ‘VEGETABLES FOR DINNER’

Calling all vegans. Congress has partnered with Fitzroy provedore Northside Fruit & Veg to bring two nights of 5-course, plant-based dinners. Each veg-filled course will come with a wine pairing—think salt-baked beets with cashew cream and horseradish, paired with a 2016 Hochkirch Pinot Rose from Henty. Bookings are essential for this one guys. Get in quick.

Where: Congress 49 Peel St, Collingwood
When: Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September, 6:30pm
For more info, click here.

Tuesday 25 September 

DUMPLINGS N' MASSAGE

Why didn't we think of this one before? At Horse Bazaar this week you can get a massage and eat Japanese fusion-style dumplings while listening to DJ, MzRizk dish-out classic RnB hits (talk about stimulating the senses). Tickets are only $16.95 and include a 10-minute seated massage and a serving of three dumplings, with flavours like crispy fried cheese, Nutella or the old faithful, pork with spicy sauce.

Where: Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale Street
When: Tuesday 25 September, 6pm
For more info, click here.

Wednesday 26 September 

FREE DUMPLINGS AT NEW SHANGHAI

To celebrate World Dumpling Day (what a glorious day), the legends at New Shanghai will be giving away FREE pork buns in-store. The buns will be on offer for an hour only, so make sure you get in early to enjoy the crispy, pan-fried, pork-filled balls of heaven.

Where: New Shanghai, Shop 323, Level 3, Emporium 287 Lonsdale Street
When: Wednesday 26 September, 2—3pm
For more info, click here.

CHEESE NIGHTS WITH LONGSONG X MAKER & MONGER

Longsong are giving the people what they want—weekly Wednesday cheese nights. It's all part of their new collab with cheesemonger Anthony Femia from Maker and Monger. Each Wednesday will feature a selection of hand-picked Australian cheeses, chosen by Femia along with the melty delights like cheese jaffles and grilled raclette. Did we mention there's booze? 

Where: Longsong, 44 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 26 September, 5pm
For more info, click here.

'KARAOKPEN' AT THE MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Bristol-based musician, Chuman, will be hosting three nights of karaoke and open-mic mash-ups as part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. What does a ‘karaokpen’ look like? Well it's an open-access band where guests can select a song to sing, pick up an instrument or guide others through the song lyrics. This could end badly folks.

Where: Testing Ground, 1-23 City Road, Southbank
When: Wednesday 26—Friday 28 September, 6:30pm
For more info, click here.

Need some dinner inspo? Here's three new Melbourne openings you need to check out ASAP. 

Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis

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