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This Weekend In Melbourne

By Clare Acheson
20th Aug 2015

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend in Melbourne, folks, you’ve clicked the right link. This weekend is all about ice skating, silver screen heroes and food from around the world. Got a spot in your diary that needs a-fillin’? Read on…

All weekend

Munich Brauhaus Turns One!

South Wharf’s awesome German beer hall, Munich Brauhaus, turns one this weekend and to celebrate, they’re throwing a cracking party! For three days only—Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday—you can book in for two hours of all you can eat and drink fun on Das Über Boot, the Munich Brauhaus boat, which promises pretzels, live music and general Germanic good times. At $65 per person, that’s a steal. Book your tickets here… See you there!

Outdoor Ice Skating in Prahran

Get your skates on, literally, and get to the ice skating rink in the middle of Prahran, which is only open for one more weekend! With skaters allowed on the ice until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights, the final weekend is sure to be a sell-out. Pre-book your spot here.

Last Weekend To Catch Glow Winter Arts Festival

Glow Winter Arts Festival draws to a close this Sunday, meaning it’s your last opportunity to catch some amazing arts and entertainment ventures that only come alive in the colder months. For a full line up, head to the Glow website.

Bowie on Film at ACMI

ACMI’s cinemas get the full Bowie treatment this weekend with the beginning of the Bowie On Film series. If you need you fix of the Thin White Duke in motion, this is where you’ll get it. Check out what’s on here.

The Yarra Valley Hot Chocolate Festival Continues

Yup, you can get your hands on some exclusive hot chocolate creations at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie all this weekend. Quick! While you don’t need to book to visit the chocolate factory, tasting sessions often book out before the day so nab your place here.

ARTcontained at Port Melbourne

The Academy of Design Australia hosts a pop-up exhibition at Station Pier, Port Melbourne, that’s showcased entirely in shipping containers! Called ARTcontained, the exhibition uses the containers as larger-than-life light boxes, showcasing design from around the country, it’s the perfect culture fix before dropping in for a coffee at our new fave, Café Lafayette.

Thursday 20

Pope Joan’s From The Pot Series

Pope Joan celebrates the humble hot-pot on Thursday and Friday, when you can enjoy chicken tagine with pearl cous cous, leaves, beans and carrot salad. At $100 per couple including a bottle of wine, this is the excuse you’ve been looking for to eat out this week.

To book a table call 03 9388 8858 or email contact@popejoan.com.au.

Friday 21

Craft-a-dark at Work Shop

Crafting after dark? Heck yes! Collingwood hub of all things awesome Work Shop hosts an evening of inspiring craft-based activities in collaboration with local artist Spenceroni, who will be showing you how to make patterned plant collages to jazz up your walls. BYO drink sand snacks, or grab a beer from the bar and get creating, people! More info on the Work Shop website.

Saturday 22

Talk & Taste At The Immigration Museum

Interested in where Melbourne’s multi-cultural food scene has come from? Get yourself along to Talk & Taste, an initiative run by North South Feast West, at the Immigration Museum for a lesson in identity and delicious culinary inspiration. With speakers including the team from Hawkers beer (Lebanon’s first craft brewery), Feast of Merit’s Ravi Presser and Ygap’s Pauline Duncan, it’s set to be an interesting afternoon of opinion and debate. For more info, head here.

Blogging 101 at Digital DIY

Fancy yourself as the next Urban List team member? Head along to DIY Digital at Northcote Town Hall, which is on as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, for a seminar on how to crack that web-world nut. The Design Files’ Lucy Feagins, I Quit Sugar’s Sarah Wilson and Natalie Tran from Communitychannel will all be on hand with top tips. Book your ticket here.

Spring Lamb Festival at Prahran Market

Celebrate all things lamb at Prahran Market this Saturday where, between 10am and 3pm, you’ll find pop-up stalls from the likes of Hellenic Republic and Big Boy BBQ working wonders with gourmet lamb. With everything from butchery to street performers, it’s sure to be an awesome way to welcome in Spring.

High Tea At The Savoy…For Good!

The McGrath Foundation, which supports breast care nurses across Australia, hosts one of its epic pink high teas this Saturday in none other than the Savoy Ballroom in the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Running from 1pm, the event is the perfect ladies’ day out that supports an extremely worthwhile cause. Gather your gals and get your tickets here.

Sunday 23

Bomba Goes to Spain | The Canary Islands

CBD eatery and bar Bomba is hosting an epic four course menu this Sunday, taking you to the Canary Islands for some delicious dishes inspired by sunnier shores. Kicking off at 12 noon, the dining event is the result of the head chef’s recent travels, so expect some authentic cuisine packed full of Spanish flavours. To book your tickets ($65 pp), contact Bomba directly.

Beer Meets Cheese at The Fox In The Corn

Panhead Custom Ales and a host of other New Zealand producers get together to celebrate all that’s good about beer and cheese at Fox in the Corn in Footscray. Expect a delicious afternoon (the event runs from 3pm until 5pm) of great flavours and epic pints for $45 per head. Book your tickets here.

Secret Dinner Party With IDES And Lime & Tonic

Celebrated chef Peter Gunn of IDES and Attica is in the kitchen for the latest Lime & Tonic secret dinner party event. The location, which will be disclosed the day before the event, is somewhere within the CBD, but only ticketholders get to find out where! Keen to lock in your seat? Book your ticket for Sunday’s amazing dinner here

Next weekend…

Book your tickets now for the Wired For Wonder seminar, which takes place Friday 29th August. A tonne of amazing speakers will be presenting their big ideas and inspirational thoughts at this amazing event, which you can find out more about here.

Image credit: Munich Brauhaus, Nick West for The Urban List

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