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6 Unmissable Events Happening In Melbourne This February

By Ben Tyers
3rd Feb 2020

We’re already into the second month of the year. Feels like just yesterday we were sunning ourselves by the bay.

There’s plenty happening in Melbourne this February, and we get an extra day this year to make the most of it. So thanks to some help from our friends at Nando's, we've rounded up some of the hottest events in Melbourne this month. All that's left to do is pick your poison (or spice), whether it’s wholesome and mild or spicy and wild.

Can’t Do Tomorrow 


Presented by Urban List, Can’t Do Tomorrow will take place over 10 massive days in February 2020, and will transform The Facility in Kensington into a place to ‘feast your eyes, gorge your stomach, shimmy to live music, play intellectual ping pong, snort espresso martinis and salute the scene’s most smouldering talent.’

There will be more than 100 artists taking part in Can’t Do Tomorrow, including names you’ll recognise in Kaff-eineMysterious AlMEGGS, and many, many more.

When: Thursday 20 February to Sunday 29 February
Where: The Facility, Elizabeth Street, Kensington
For more information, head here.

$11 WTF Ribs | Until 14 February 

Nando's Restaurants

Prepare to drool over this hot deal, because every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nando’s are dishing up $11 WTF Ribs. Tuck into a quarter PERi-PERi chicken, four BBQ ribs and your choice of regular side, including garden salad, corn on the cob, spicy rice or Nando’s famous PERi-PERi chips. If you're still yearning for more, registered PERi-Perks members can get this delicious deal any day of the week. Meal prep can wait.

When: Until 14 February
Where: Nando's Restaurants
To find your closest Nando's Restaurant, head here.

AFLW Season Starts 

All Around Melbourne

Another massive AFLW season is upon us, with games kicking off on Friday 7 February with Richmond vs Carlton at Ikon Park.

Games are once again free to get into, so there's no excuse not to head along to as many as you can. You can also catch them live on the AFLW website.

When: First game starts Friday 7 February
Where: Suburban football grounds around Melbourne
For more information, head here.

Summertime Social 


The igloos that were on top of Fed Square’s rooftop terrace have made way for retro caravans with the launch of Summertime Social.

Book a spot in a caravan, or take it easy on the lawn all while devouring delicious food and drinks.

When: All February long
Where: Federation Square
For more information, click here.

Rain Room 

St Kilda

Rain Room’s run in St Kilda has thankfully been extended once again.

Rain Room’s Melbourne exhibition will now run until Saturday 29 February. So, if you’ve missed a chance to see this 100-square metre room of continuous rainfall, now’s your chance to get in on the action.
When: Until Saturday 29 February
Where: Jackalope Pavilion, Corner Jackson & Acland Street, St Kilda
For more information, click here.

The Exchange Beach Club 

Port Melbourne

It’s back. The Exchange Hotel’s Beach Club will once again pop-up on the sandy shores of Port Melbourne beach this summer.

The free pop-up features a massive shipping container bar, a kitchen which will be whipping up fresh seafood, and summer salads, an ice cream cart, beach-side cabanas, live music from Friday to Sunday, plus totem tennis, volleyball, a ton of deck chairs to relax in, and a heap more.

When: Until Monday 24 February
Where: Port Melbourne Beach
For more information, head here.

The Basic Bitch Festival 


Welcome To Thornbury is leaning into its basic bitchness with its first ever Basic Bitch Festival.

Grab a bottomless rosé of savvy b package, or get into the DIY cocktail garnish table to create your own masterpiece. There’ll be plenty of photo installations and neon signs to get up on the ‘Gram, and they’ll be playing Friends all day on repeat.

When: Saturday 15 February
Where: Welcome To Thornbury, 520 High Street, Northcote
For more information, head here.

Is it getting hot in here? The Nando’s story started in Jo’Burg back in 1987, when mates Robbie and Fernando walked into a PERi-PERi chicken restaurant as customers and came out owners. That’s the power of PERi-PERi. Since then they’ve been obsessing over those flavours, so today their famous PERi-PERi marinades, bastings and sauces are made with Nando’s very own African Bird’s Eye Chillies grown in Southern Africa, plus a dash of lemon, garlic, onion and herbs. There’s a flavour for everyone on Nando’s PERi-ometer, ranging from BBQ all the way up to Extra Hot!

For everything else happening around Melbourne, turn the Nando's peri-ometer right up and check out our Things To Do section for a guaranteed good time.

Image credit: Rain Room

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