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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

By Allira Sher - 13 Aug 2018

What a week to be alive, guys. Not only are we getting some real sunshine, the Melbourne calendar is chockas with sweet events. We’ve got Acne Studio sales, truffle dinners, inspo talks and heaps more. You can Netflix later—right now there's fun sh*t to do. 

Here’s five awesome things for you to do this week.

All Week

Acne Studios Pop-up Sale

Right, now we’ve got your attention. Melbourne's most beautiful (and also the most goddamn expensive) brand is having a pop-up sale. With Acne discounts of up to 80%, you can finally get your hands on those staple pieces you’ve been dreaming of (but your accountant says you can't afford). We suggest heading over to Easey St early though, doors open at 8am. It's running till Sunday. 

When: Tuesday 14 August – Sunday 19 August, Various
Where: Acne Studios, 5 Easey Street, Collingwood
For more info, click here

Monday 13 August 

Truffle Dinner at Cutler & Co

Andrew McConnell and Cutler & Co head chef, Colin Mainds, are chucking a 5-course dinner tonight, and it’s all about truffle, truffle and more truffle. The meal will kick off (as all meals should) with a signature winter cocktail, before going mental on truffles. Think truffle tart, Jerusalem artichokes with truffle compote, King George whiting with truffle terpin, smoked maple glazed duck, truffle coulommiers (cheese) and pistachio cake. Delish.

When: Monday 13 August, 6pm
Where: Cutler & Co, 55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy 
For more info, click here

Ted X Melbourne

TedxMelbourne is back this year, and we’re pretty bloody happy about it. These guys are absolute angels on earth, spreading eye-opening and life-changing ideas that are bound to broaden your minds. There’s a tonne of inspirational speakers this year, so if you’re looking for a big pick-me-up, get your hands on a ticket. We're hanging out for 'Can Robots Make Us More Human?' Spooky. 

When: Monday 13 August 
Where: The Meat Market, 3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne 
For more info, click here

Wednesday 15 August

Humans 2.0 – Beyond Frankenstein

It’s national science week, guys (woohoo) and the guys at Flinders Street Event Space are hosting a FREE event to get your brains ticking. Inspired by the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Humans 2.0 is all about what it's gonna mean to be human in the next century (stay with us, it’s cool). Hear about new modes of communication, sports and transport which may be available to future humans, check out future artefacts and prototypes while grabbing a drink at the psi-bar. See you there, nerds. 

When: Wednesday 15 August, 6pm – 10pm
Where: Flinders Event Space, 524 Flinders St, CBD 
For more info, click here

Thursday 16 August

Wine Dinner At Lamaro’s Hotel 

Happy Thursday, you big legends. You’re invited to join Lamaro’s chef, Geoff Lindsay, this Thursday for a massive 5-course dinner. Each dish will be accompanied by a glass of wine (yes wine) from the Clare Valley Winery, chosen by Sam Barry (the guy from Jim Barry Wines). Knock back some slow-braised greenlip abalone, Port Phillip Bay scallops, grilled venison, Wagyu beef ribs and manchego cheese with black figs. You’ll leave full as a boot, and probs a bit tipsy.

When: Thursday 16 August 
Where: Lamaro’s Hotel, 273-279 Cecil St, South Melbourne
For more info, click here

Alternatively, if you’re hoping to run into a celeb, check these venues out. Confirmed D-List sightings by the dozen. 

Image credit: adzventures (Instagram) 

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