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5 Awesome Things To Do This Week In Melbourne

By Gracyn McEwan - 22 Oct 2018


Welcome back to another work week. We hope you're ready to hit the ground running, because this week's filled with film screenings, menu launches, whisky tastings and funky tunes. Let's do this, Melbourne.

Here are 5 awesome things to do this week. 

All Week


The 2018 JIFF has kicked off online and will begin screening this week, with 64 features and docos to keep you entertained. Opening night is Slovakian film, The Interpreter, which follows an 80-year-old translator trying to find answers about his parent’s execution during the war in Slovakia. Opening night tickets also include drinks, canapés and live music from Melbourne group Yonatan Is a Giraffe, performing songs from Israeli album, The 16th Lamb. Definitely not one to miss.

Where: Classic Cinema, Elsternwick and Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn
When: Wednesday 24 October—Wednesday 21 November
For more info, click here.

Tuesday 23 October


Prepare to get emotional guys. Dad is a doco on fatherhood and autistic children, following 12 Aussie fathers and their experiences as parents to children on the autism spectrum. Go along to the Melbourne premier for an exclusive screening before it’s official release later this year. Tickets to the screening also include refreshments after the doco ends, so stick around.

Where: The Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 23 October, 7—9pm
For more info, click here.

Thursday 25 October


Join Zhou’s Zhou’s in-house team as they take you through tastings of five different Japanese whiskies, including Suntory, Nikka and Ichiro Akuto. Did we mention they're doing Boilermakers too? There's gonna be matchings of craft beers like Hitachino Nest from the famous Kiuchi Brewery in Naka, Japan. Delish spring rolls, BBQ pork buns and wontons are also on the cards. 

Where: Zhou Zhou Oriental Teahouse, 455 Chapel St, South Yarra
When: Thursday 25 October, 6:30pm
For more info, click here.

Friday 26 October


St Ali and Mercedes Me Store will be hosting a special menu teaser for Smoke & Pickles to celebrate their re-opening. We’re keen to sample new stuff like fried chicken ribs served with pickled watermelon, truffled potato gems and smoked pastrami with fresh horseradish. YUM. First 100 people through the door will be getting a Smoked Negroni on arrival made with Four Pillars Gin, so you know, start lining up.

Where: Mercedes Me Store, 525 Collins St
When: Friday 26 October, 5pm
For more info, click here.


A group of artists based in the West are coming together for a night of hip-hop, R&B, soul and funk tunes (West side is the best side). Start off your Frida right and get your boogie on while you down Japanese Izakaya-style food like $1 JFC (Japanese Fried Chicken). Heck. Yes.

Where: Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
When: Friday 26 October, 8pm—1am
For more info, click here.

Here's one for the weekend too: the Hunter fashion markets are back, baby. 

Image credit: Getty Images

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