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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Ioana Dragnef
12th Aug 2019


You’ve probably spent the last few days doing your best frozen Jack Torrance impression and we don’t blame you. But for those of you who are still alive, unfrozen and motivated, we have a delicious round-up of activities happening this week. From movie viewings to lavish whiskey dinners, here are five awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

Tuesday, 13 August

St Kilda Film Fest - Best of the Fest

The St Kilda Film Festival heads northside for one night only at Cinema Nova. Come and enjoy the festival packs of the best short films from the St Kilda Film Festival. Screening prices vary between $13 - $20 and you can check out the whole list of films here.

What: St Kilda Film Fest - Best of the Fest
Where: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton
When: Tuesday, 13 August, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
For more info, click

WinterFest Ice Rink

For the fifth and biggest year of WinterFest yet, things are ramping up at Caulfield campus with a first-ever skating rink. Complete with tunes to get you grooving and tasty snacks to keep you fuelled, it’s the easiest way to keep warm this winter. Bring your friends down to get cosy around the fire pits, and make the most of free food offerings from MONSU.

What: WinterFest Ice Rink
Where: Monash University Caulfield, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield
When: Tuesday - Friday, from 10 am - 6 pm.
For more info, click

Wednesday, 14 August

Talisker Whisky Dinner at Stokehouse St Kilda

Stokehouse St Kilda has teamed up with Talisker to bring guests a night of whisky by the sea. Enjoy a curated five-course seafood-focused menu, paired perfectly with a selection of premium single malt whisky from Talisker as well as whisky-based cocktails. Think Crayfish cannelloni with a carrot noisette sauce and wattleseed crumb paired with 10-year-old Talisker whisky and lots more. The whole thing will set you back $155 per person and while it might sound steep, it’ll be worth it. Bookings essential.

What: Talisker Whisky Dinner at Stokehouse St Kilda
Where: Stokehouse St Kilda, 30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
When: Wednesday, 14 August, 7 pm
For more info, click

Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

Running for one month from Wednesday 14 August, the Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk will celebrate the rich history, modern-day life and exciting future of the vibrant Flinders Quarter precinct. Encompassing a diverse collection of artworks over multiple sites, the Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk will feature works by celebrated Australian artists including Vexta, The Huxleys, Adele Varcoe, Alex Mitchell, and much more. Best part? It’s totally free.

What: Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk
Where: From Swanston St to Elizabeth St, between Flinders St to Collins St
When: 14 August – 14 September 2019
For more info, click

Thursday, 15 August

Glow Winter Arts Festival

Glow Winter Arts Festival presents a free program of stunning and immersive outdoor installations to spark conversation and ignite curiosity after-dark in Malvern East. Go on a playful journey of light through Central Park—shifting light, changing shadows and illuminated artworks. Come test your photography skills.

What: Glow Winter Arts Festival
Where: Central Park, 148 Burke Rd, Malvern East
When: 15 August - 18 August, 6 pm - 10 pm
For more info, click

Looking for more stuff to do? Head over to our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Amelia

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