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This Weekend In Melbourne

By Emilie Guillemain
12th Nov 2015

The Night Noodle Markets and Taste of Melbourne kick off this weekend! Melbourne also has some stellar films on show, a Tim Burton tribute party, a five-course pork and ale dinner at Belleville, gin pop-up bar, and a garden show for all those green thumbs out there. Grab your mates and start planning, there’s loads to get around this week!

Here is our top list of things to do this weekend in Melbourne.

All Weekend

Night Noodle Markets at Birrarung Marr

The Night Noodle Market is back and we can’t wait to dig in again this November! Expect classic flavours from the likes of Wonderbao and Red Spice Road with Windsor newcomer Hawker Hall joining sister venues Chin Chin and Kong. Fronting 56 stalls this year the Night Noodle Market runs from November 12 – 29. Entry is free and for further details of who’s on the menu head on over to Good Food Month.

Taste of Melbourne at Albert Park

Melbourne’s favourite foodie event Taste of Melbourne is back and we can’t wait to dig in deep! Over 4 days, 6 tasting sessions will be open to the public featuring a range of signature dishes by Melbourne’s finest restaurants in taste-sized portions. This year the line up will include names such as Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal and Luxembourg, Movida, Pastuso, and George Calombaris’s Gazi. For session times and ticket bookings head to the Taste of Melbourne website

A Taste of TAM Exhibtion

Thou Art Mum or ‘TAM’, a Diamond Valley network of over 40 female visual artists are showcasing their next exhibition A Taste of TAM running ‘til December 6th. The exhibition is in celebration of a decade of TAM and will feature works by its artists across painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, glasswork, ceramics and photography. For further information on the exhibit and a list of featured artists click through to the TAM website

2015 Jewish International Film Festival

2015’s Jewish International Film Festival is packed with 60 Australian premiere features, documentaries and TV series from Israel and around the globe. Running until November 29th at Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick, the festival will showcase a number of Jewish tales in all their complexity and nuance. For a full list of the festival program and film bookings click on over to JIFF.com.au

British Film Festival at Palace Cinemas

Running until November 18th the British Film Festival will feature a number of films starring the likes of Saorise Ronan, Nicholas Hoult, John Hannah and Michael Caine, presenting a perfect blend of classic British romance and drama. Make sure to catch a flick this season! For a full list of the festival program and to book your tickets head to the BFF website

Thursday 12th

Workshop Melbourne The Art of Japanese Whisky

Suntory Whisky, the legacy of Japanese Whisky itself has been delivering perfection since 1923 and this Thursday you have the chance to partake in learning the art of the spirit from House of Suntory Australian Brand Ambassador Brenon Rogers. Tickets are $60 with the Workshop session running from 6:30-8:30 and will get you Japanese bites from Teriyaki Sake Anarchy, a Kakubin Highball on arrival, tasting of 5 Japanese whiskies and a masterclass in Japanese whisky history. Get in quick and book here

Friday 13th

Gin Pop-Up Bar at Domain House

Gin is what’s up this month, people, and Domain House are getting amongst it with a gin pop-up bar. $40 will get you entry to the event and 2 cocktails featuring Finsbury London Dry Gin and Black Robin Rare but throw in another $10 and you’ll upgrade to the masterclass ticket where you can up your knowledge of the spirit by learning about the importance of botanicals in gin production. Click here for bookings. For more gin love in November be sure to visit Melbourne’s first gin festival

A Nightmare Before Christmas - Tim Burton Tribute at 24 Moons

Halloween might be over, but 24 Moons are kicking off the weekend by channeling some frightful Tim Burton vibes. Combining a selection of live performances, music and movies that celebrate the director’s work and style, 24 Moons invites you to get jazzed up as your favourite Tim Burton characters with a prize offered for the best dressed couple. Head on down to knock back some $5 Beetlejuice shots and dance to 8 Foot Felix and DJ Black Kitty. A Nightmare Before Christmas starts at 8:30pm and $20 tickets are available via Moshtix

Stir Frydays at Queen Victoria Market

Asian street party every Friday night until November 27th? Heck yeah. Food trucks and bars will be serving up the very best Asian style dishes and drinks with some sweet tunes to get down to at the Terry Street Precinct. Kicking off from 5PM, we know where we’re headed after work. For more info head over to Stir Frydays at QVM

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th

State Rose & Garden Show at Werribee Park

Celebrate spring with the State Rose & Garden show as it takes over the historic Werribee Mansion this weekend. Bringing together some of the biggest names in gardening including channel 9’s Melissa King and SBS garden-to-kitchen master Vasili Kanidiadis, the show will be a delight for green thumbs and curious gardeners alike. With over 5000 roses in full bloom and guided tours of the mansion’s divine rose garden this is one event to channel the spring vibes this November. Gates open from 10am both days and entry is free!

Saturday 14th

Sisters’ Market at Brunswick Town Hall

Sisters Marianna Gentilin and Roberta Lamberti are hosting their sixth market featuring a selection of more music and food stalls to sit amongst those of local artisans. The market will feature up to 70 stalls across clothing, accessories, homewares, artwork, books and vintage posters. Open from 10am-4pm at the Brunswick Town Hall, why not make a day of it?

Pork & Ale Nose to Tail at Belleville

Bacon and booze lovers, this one’s for you. Belleville’s Pork & Ale Nose to Tail will deliver a 5 course meal matching mouthwatering pork dishes and fine brews. From sticky pork hock donuts, to pork crackling, and maple bacon dessert, what on earth are you waiting for? Get your tickets at $90 a head via 9663 4041 or email info@belleville-melbourne.com.

Sunday 15th

Eureka Climb at Eureka Tower

Pumped to climb 1642 steps to the top of Eureka Skydeck this Sunday? For most of us that might seem a bit of a stretch, but for the determined peeps out there keen to contribute to a good cause while upping their fitness game, this is the perfect gig. The climb will raise funds for Eureka’s charity partners Interplast and Whitelion and is open to anyone from 12 years of age and all fitness levels. Starting at 7am with staggered start times throughout the rest of the day, we suggest you start training now to bring your A-game this weekend! For more details and to register head to the Eureka Climb website

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry at Speakeasy Cinema

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry presents the stories of the feisty women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 – 1971. An incredible documentary that explores the foundation of NOW to the creation of more radical groups like W.I.T.C.H (Womens International Conspiracy from Hell!), the film places crucial questions in the spotlight about women’s rights and is not to be missed. Tickets are $25 plus booking fee or $40 including dinner and can be booked via the Speakeasy Cinema website

Crop Up! Peruvian Talk at The Immigration Museum

Renown chef Diego Muñoz and Pastuso’s https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/directory/pastuso head chef Alejandro Saravia will join together for a panel discussion as part of Good Food Month, talking the significance of seeds, grains and berries in various cultures. Diego will also share his passion for the fusion of Peruvian and Asian flavours that will be showcased at the Lady Carolina pop up stall at the Night Noodle Markets. The panel runs from 6-8pm with adult tickets at $17 and kids free! Click here for bookings. 

Looking for more things to do? Get in early and purchase your tickets for All About E. Described as a female version of cult movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert, All About E is Australian director Louise Wadley's first feature-length film. At the story’s core is the title character, E: a beautiful Lebanese-Australian lesbian DJ on the run with a bag of stolen cash with her hilarious gay best friend. Open for limited screenings across the country, it's a must-see!

When: 7 December
Where: Sun Theatre Yarraville
Tickets: Buy yours here!

Image credit: Taste of Melbourne

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