Things were looking up the moment we saw that Northface logo appear on-screen the Sunday just been, and while there’s a little more wiggle room to live your best life, we’ve still got an odd fortnight to push through before a big frosty one hits our lips at the pub.
Keep yourself occupied with the best things to do in Melbourne this week.
A LOCAL BEER | WATERMELON AND SOURDOUGH BEER RELEASE
A little while back, A Local Beer let loose a new type of beer made from excess bananas and bread that would otherwise go to waste. The sustainably-minded brewers work closely with SecondBite foundation, who provide meals to those who need it most (and the produce A Local Beer use to make their brew).
Now, they’re releasing a cloudy ale made from excess sourdough and watermelon. An unlikely combination, but a delicious one with complex flavours and fruity notes nonetheless—each six pack sold will also see a meal donated to the disadvantaged. Nice one.
Releasing this Wednesday here and at select booze stores across Melbourne and Australia.
Ukiyo Virtual Escape Room
Escape room veterans, Ukiyo, are bringing you another immersive virtual experience to see you through until the first week of November. It’s called Loom, and takes its cues from My Neighbor Totoro, relying heavily on teamwork to see you and your compadres take the top spot.
It kicks off Wednesday 21 October, where you can play nightly for a bargain price of $5.00. Book your tickets here.
Fire Cooking Masterclass | Lennox Hastie
You may know the name Lennox Hastie from Netflix’s chef table, owner of restaurant Firedoor and a master of fire-based cooking. In what’s probably going to be one of the last of the livestreams, join Hastie this Friday for a masterclass in cooking barramundi over an open flame.
It’s all for a good cause, supporting Australian barramundi farmers doing it tough. There will also be a q&a following the class. Register here.
Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020
The pandemic has brought on several unexpected silver linings, like being able to (virtually) attend exhibitions that would otherwise be exclusive to the city they’re held within. The latest is Sydney Contemporary’s 2020, a collection of over 450 works from local and international artists—there are also several live performances available to stream, including one from Sydney-based Koori artist SJ Norman, who will write and recite love letters to their friend abroad, the New York-based Cherokee writer Joseph M Pierce. Pierce will then return the gesture for us all to see the next day.
Check it all out here.
Take A Hike
Depending on where you live, this may mean a walk along the St Kilda foreshore, maybe a trip to Williamstown, or a walk along the Merri Creek trail. Whatever the selection, the world is your oyster (within that 25km limit, of course). Check out some of the best walks around Melbourne here.
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