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This Weekend In Melbourne

By Clare Acheson - 03 Sep 2015

You guys, the weekend is almost here! We couldn’t be more excited for everything that’s happening in Melbourne this weekend. From fashion pop-ups to film festivals, dining events to birthday parties, it’s looking like yet ANOTHER amazing few days of awesomeness.

So, have we whet your appetite? Are you well and truly dying for things to do in Melbourne this weekend? Thank us later.

All Weekend

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Continues

Fashion’s latest and greatest showcase their wares as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s runways this weekend. If you’re in need of spring racing attire, get to the Spring Carnival catwalk or to the Mr Menswear show on Thursday night. Need something for a future holiday? The resort show takes place on Friday. See you there, fashionistas!

Radiant Pavillion & Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail

If you’re in need of some creative inspiration or fancy a piece of jewellery to spice up your personal style, check out the Radiant Pavillion & Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail, which runs all weekend. There’s heaps of studio events happening all weekend, just take a look at the participants here.

The Environmental Film Festival Begins!

The Environmental Film Festival drops by Melbourne on its national tour this weekend, bringing with it a tonne of interesting movies, documentaries and other film projects. Taking place mostly at CBD cinema Kino, our top picks are Bikes vs Cars, Planetary and Defendant 5. If anything will inspire you to clean up your act, it’ll be this eco event.

20:21 By The Australian Ballet

Every night except Sunday, you can catch 20:21, a breath-taking contemporary performance by the Australian Ballet at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Combining jazz, romantic classical music and compositions from Philip Glass with cutting-edge choreography, prepare yourself for an incredible night of culture.

Northcote Social Club Turns 10 Years Old!

If you watched our latest MINI Edition video, you’ll know that there are loads of gigs happening at the newly refurbished Northcote Social Club to celebrate its 10th birthday this month. Check out the schedule and get it in your weekend diary, folks.

Thursday 3rd

Spring Flavour Exchange Hits Fed Square

Everyone knows that Spring is the BEST season when it comes to eating out, which is why we’re so excited about Flavour Exchange, which takes over Fed Square this Thursday and Friday night from 4.30pm until 8.30pm. The event brings together top local producers for two nights of epic food and drink feasting. Expect local chocolateries, cheeses, wines, jams and chutneys, and more…

Pick up your tickets here.

Two Birds & Fancy Hanks Beer Launch

The geniuses at Two Birds have come together with the Fancy Hanks team to release a Smoked Chipotle Brown Ale. BBQ beer?! Yes please! Be one of the first to try it from 6pm at Fancy Hanks tonight.

Are You Game? At Meat Fish Wine

Adam North of Hopkins River Beet and Matt Fowles of Fowles Wine come together for an EPIC six course meal focussing on game meats and traditionally farmed meats. The extravaganza is $125 per person and begins at 7pm—book your seat via Meat Fish Wine.

Friday 4th

Spring Flavour Exchange Hits Fed Square

Take a read of the blurb above, and pick up your tickets here!

Magic Designer Sample Sale

Find all of our favourite fashion designers at this Fitzroy flash sale! Taking place at 83 Kerr Street from 10am on Thursday (and continuing throughout the weekend), you can pick up bargains from Kuwaii, Verner, Pageant, Witu and more. Check out our 8 Melbourne Fashion Labels You Should Know article for inspiration.

Saturday 5th

VIC100 Wine Awards…With Extra Cheese

This year’s VIC100 Wine Awards event is on Saturday afternoon. Starting from 1pm and running until 5pm, the epic wine-focussed day will be accompanied by a pop-up restaurant by the Pei Modern team, and by delicious cheese pairings thanks to Yarra Valley Dairy. Book your tickets for the wine event and masterclass here.

Wine Compass Meet The Makers Tour

If you love wine but want to get out of the city, book your place at the Wine Compass Meet The Makers tour this Saturday. Leaving form a central pick-up point, the tour includes a delicious lunch at Red Hill Epicurean as well as insiders’ access to Quealy Winemakers, Tucks Ridge and Darling Park wineries. Lock in your spot here, or email or call Adam Nicholls, who runs the tours, via 0413 360 468. 

Cumulus Up Cellar Door | Macedon Ranges

Cumulus invites wine producers from the Macedon Ranges into its beautiful Flinders Lane venue to showcase delicious wines that are typical of the region, including Shadowfax and Silentway. Everything begins at midday and wraps up at 4pm, so get in early for the best tastings around.

Sunday 6th

Sunday Spit Roasts At Dr Morse

The team at Dr Morse really know how it’s done…As of this Sunday, you can get spit roast pork bahn mi for $10 a piece, whisky drinks specials from 1pm, with DJ action starting from 2pm. Is this a contender for Melbourne’s best new Sunday session? Absolutely.

Makers Market At Work Shop

If you love all things arts and crafts, get to the Makers Market at Collingwood creative hub Work Shop this Sunday to discover some top local artisans. You’ll find art form The Urban List favourites Spenceroni and Hugo Mathias, food from Shoko Iku, The Picklery and Spun Fairy Floss and Popcorn, and heaps more creative workshops to get involved in, all day form 10am until 4pm.

Holy Holy at Howler

Australian band Holy Holy’s Saturday gig at Howler has already sold out (sob!) but not to worry, you can still get your hands on tickets for their Sunday show. If you’re looking for a name to drop in music circles, this should be it.

Walk To Art Street Art Tours

Check out some of Melbourne’s most awesome street art by taking a Walk To Art Tour with Bernadette Alibrando from Melbourne Central. The tour kicks off at 3pm and runs for around an hour—the perfect casual Sunday activity.

To book in…

Lock in Monday 7th for Shadow Thieves, Bar Idda’s collaborative dinner with the Ombra team, which focuses on Sicilian food. Kicking off from 6.30pm, the $75 banquet comes with matched wines and is guaranteed to be drool-inducingly delicious. Call Ombra to lock in your tickets asap.

Or, if Sicilian dining isn’t your thing, get to Epocha in Carlton for Five, a five-course event from Matthew and Caitlyn Hammond, who have experience from Vue de Monde, The Press Club, Brooks…basically every Melbourne establishment worth eating at! For more information, contact the Five team via email or phone on 0488 157 121.

Image credit: Ombra

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