Melbourne, you are looking beautiful! From vintage fashion finds to drive-in cinema dates, world champagne day celebrations to cider and wine festivals, there’s heaps of things to do in Melbourne this weekend. Don’t believe us? Read on for our round-up of the best events…
Notoberfest Continues at Arbory Bar & Eatery
Ditch the Germanic beer-swigging and get to riverside bar Arbory for some jaw-droppingly stunning artwork by Reko Rennie, awesome live music and, of course, tasty drinks and bites all weekend.
Studio Twocan Embrace Colour at My Bookshop
Melbourne creative Studio Twocan showcase their latest works, Of Green And Shaded Lanes, at Toorak store My Bookshop (430 Toorak Road) all weekend long. Get set for some incredible splashes of colour and abstract landscapes, as well as stunning sculptures that bring together lighting, bright resins and concrete.
The Big Fashion Sale At Grey Gardens
Fitzroy’s coolest new arts hub, Grey Gardens, plays host to a designer fashion sale where you can pick up everything from old-season Lanvin to the latest local finds. Grab your wallet and get ready for some fresh threads, people! Find out more here.
Cake Bake & Sweets Show Takes Over Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Got a sweet tooth? You’ll want to get to the Cake Bake & Sweets Show at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, which showcases edible treats, techniques and more. Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman will be on hand to show you how its done and, as you can imagine, there’ll be heaps of samples to try out. So much nom.
Cloudy Bay Seafood Trail
Crisp wine, the freshest seafood and the best venues in Melbourne come together for this fabulous food tour of the city. Drop into Coppersmith in South Melbourne, Waterfront at Port Melbourne and Southbank, Sake, The Botanical or Saigon Sally to snap up some perfectly matched wines and oceanic dishes all weekend.
The Stitches & Craft Show
Love a little crochet, or maybe you’re the patchworking type? Get to the Stitches & Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse, which brings together everything you’ll need for a summer full of creativity. For times, ticket prices and a full list of exhibiters, head here.
Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival Is Back!
You can catch some of Melbourne’s best food trucks at the epic Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival. Somewhat appropriately, Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Burnt, is showing, giving you all the cinematic inspiration you need for an amazing food-centric night out.
World Champagne Day at Bluestone Wine Lounge
Learn how to sabre a champagne bottle (that’s remove the cork with a sabre blade, ie. a sword…) at Melbourne InterContinental The Rialto’s prestigious bar, the Bluestone Wine Lounge, this Friday, which also happens to be World Champagne Day! The festivities kick off at 6pm with all-you-can-muster G.H. Mumm champagne all night, so book your ticket by calling 03 8627 1400 of checking out the website.
Miss Honey Dijon Hits Dr Morse
If you know anything about Chicago house music, you'll know the name Miss Honey Dijon! The awesome DJ hits Abbotsford bar Dr Morse for one night only on Friday, where she'll be throwing down a three-hour set. Get your tickets sharpish, folks, because this is going to be one incredible night of beats and grooves.
Duality at No Vacancy
Cutting-edge Melbourne CBD gallery No Vacancy hosts Duality: An Art Experiment, which combines writing with photography in a group show. A great place to check out some words and pictures by local talents. The opening takes place between 6pm and 7.30pm this Friday.
Stir Frydays At The Queen Victoria Market
Stirfry experts showcase their skills every Friday this month at the Queen Victoria Market. You’ll find freshly fried dishes from Hammer and Tong, Hoy Pinoy and White Guy Cooks Thai, ensuring that no one will leave hungry! The food action kicks off at 5pm so get in early for some epic eats.
Aged + Rare Wine Dinner at Meat Fish Wine
If you’re looking to splash out this weekend in Melbourne, we know just the place. Get to CBD restaurant Meat Fish Wine for a world class feast of incredible cuts and delicious drops, including the renowned 1994 Penfolds Grange Shiraz. For more information, get in touch with Meat Fish Wine.
Winestyle’s Spring Wine Market At The Botanical
The Botanical hosts their Spring Wine Market this weekend, where you can relax while tasting some wonderful wines as well as picking up your stock for a summer of barbecues at awesome discount prices. Lock in your space at this top cellar door-style affair for only $10 here.
Cheese Festival At Prahran Market
You know EXACTLY where we’ll be this Saturday, Listers! Prahran Market is hosting a mouth-watering cheese festival that will have you stuffed full to bursting with dairy delights. For more information check out the Prahran Market website.
Sausage & Cider Festival At The Last Jar
Melbourne’s premier Irish pub, The Last Jar, plates up some gourmet sausages at its second annual sausage and cider festival, which takes place from 1pm – 6pm. Expect live music, tasty bangers and as much Magners as you can handle.
The Garage Sale Trail
All day this Saturday you’ll find garage sales popping up around the city. One of our top things to do in Melbourne for you bargain hunters, the Garage Sale Trail is exactly that: A trail map of the best clear-outs in the city. Check out the sales in your suburb at The Garage Sale Trail website and get hunting!
The Wholesome Cook Launches at Books For Cooks
Calling all low-FODMAP foodies! Get yourself to Books For Cooks at the Queen Victoria Market where Martyna Angell (the brains behind Wholesome Cook) is hosting an evening of drinks and tips for allergy-friendly cooking. Tickets are $10, and copies of her latest book, The Wholesome Cook, will be available for signing and purchase.
Surf Style Training Workshop At One Hot Yoga
The Great Ocean Road’s resident Surf Style Trainer Elise Carver from Little Bantam Health and Fitness is coming to One Hot Yoga and Pilates, South Yarra for a special workshop event that will help you get surf fit and ready to hit the waves this summer. The 90-minute HIIT style workout starts at 12.30pm and will focus on improving core strength, flexibility, agility, balance and endurance. Get summer surf-ready, pronto.
Veuve Clicquot Rose Party At The Botanical
Pink champagne is basically happiness in a glass, so why not get to The Botanical this Sunday for a who day full of the stuff! Enjoy mouth-watering barbeque food and a glass of the finest Veuve Clicquot Rose, all for only $20, which also puts you in the running to win an incredible Veuve Clicquot hamper… Now that’s one way to wrap up the weekend with a bang! Book your spot here.
Little Sparrow Market at Fed Square
Melbourne’s latest market, Little Sparrow Market, hits Federation Square from 10am until 5pm, bringing together the best in local crafts, designers, eco products and incredible giftware. If you’re starting Christmas shopping early (yup, it’s looming on the horizon!) this is the perfect place to do it.
Williamstown Wine & Cheese Fest
This festival does exactly what it says on the tin: Wine, cheese, and a whole lot of both. Held at Seaworks, day tickets start from $23 and include access to everything from cheese making to live music sessions. Find out more vi Wine & Cheese Fest.
The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo Hosts Holy Days Gigs
Check out Australian Music Prize nominated singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro at Holy Days, The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo’s summer Sunday gig session series. With doors opening at 5.30pm and tickets for only $17.50, it’s the best way to spend you last $20 of the weekend. Book here.
Hello Sunday Music Feast In Northcote
From 11am until 8.30pm this Sunday, Northcote Town Hall is transformed into a musical wonderland, thanks to Darebin Music Feast's wonderfully eclectic Opening Celebration. Gospel choirs rub shoulders with campfire singers, gypsies jam with buskers, and troubadours serenade divas. Some top food producers will be there, along with a bar for good measure. The ideal northside Sunday soiree.
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