Empire 2014

monsadventure

Empire is a show from New York that crosses boundaries and blends genre such as comedy, burlesque, acrobatics and more. A bonus is that it is located on Crown's rooftop, where you can admire Melbourne's night view of the city.       Upon arrival you'll find an outside bar and even an ice-cream truck to keep you busy before the doors open. There is a giant cone-like structure that juts out to s ...

Circus Oz

EricaL

Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town!  Birrarung Marr once again plays host to Australia's very own international big-top smash Circus Oz, returning to Melbourne after a successful tour across America to Montreal.  But Wait.. There's More, a brand new world premier show for Circus Oz opened on 18 June and continues to run until 13 July, performing under a heated big top to escape Melbourne's ...

Laneway Learning

EricaL

If you are the type of person that likes to expand your knowledge and skill set, yet balks at the idea of enrolling onto a fully fledged course in a formal class setting, you might like to try out city based Laneway Learning instead. Laneway Learning Attending a Laneway Learning class will undoubtedly be like no other you would have been to before.  Classes start from just $12 (some hands-on c ...

Pocket

Vi

Located on Melrose street, Pocket is a humble cafe, set up in the small space between the metaphorical parallels of your jacket fabric. The otherwise drab strip is livened up by neat arrays of greenery along the concrete wall and numerous plants in coloured, hand-dipped pots that provide scattered points of vibrance to the cozy domain. As expected, seating is limited with the majority extending ...

Walk by Melbourne tours

Melbourne Sights

I recently attended a Walk by Melbourne tour hosted by Monique, it was a great day!Melbourne is quite a big city there is so much to do and see. To have the full Melbourne experience its best to see the city by foot. You get to walk through some of the arcades and see and hear about Melbourne's rich history You also get to check out some of the great laneways like Centre Place where we h ...

Cafe Corretto

KirtanaB

I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

Learn to Live Comedy Gala

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival may be over, but for many of the comedians, the show goes on. And what better way to continue providing laughs, than for charity. This spectacular line-up of comedians, from Adam Hills to Ronny Chieng, will be performing to raise money for Learn to Live.Learn to Live has a goal to help less fortunate areas gain access to clean water and health care. ...

White Night Festival 2015

Jo Ferguson

Looking for a memorable, magical night with friends or family? Make sure you check out the annual White Night Festival. White Night is an all night extravaganza that runs from 7pm to 7am on Sat 21st February. It’s a marathon celebration of art, technology and culture. Now in its third year, White Night promises an even bigger number of exhibitions and events, spread across the city from the Nati ...

Fort Nepean

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Previously, I wrote about a nice trip and bike ride at Point Nepean National Park. This was more about the journey to the very tip of Mornington Peninsula, whereas now I will tell you about what else is waiting for you at the end! Last time, we didn't have the same enthusiasm to explore the end as we were more excited to reach the end and admire the scenery, then ride back. This time, we took a sh ...

Docklands Winter Fireworks

EricaL

Dark, brisk winter nights may not inspire you to leave your warm couch of an evening, but if you like the idea of free family friendly entertainment, rug up and head down to the Piazza at Docklands. Held every Friday in July and August, Docklands Winter Fireworks will brighten your dark nights illuminating the skies with a ten minute display of colourful choreographed explosions over the city skyl ...

The Royal Arcade, Melbourne's Living HIstory

Jo Ferguson

Since 1869 The Royal Arcade has been close to the hearts of all Melbournians as one of our most unique hidden treasures. Joining Elizabeth, Little Collins and the Bourke Street Mall, The old world charm of this little piece of Melbourne’s history is always a delight for visitors of all ages, whether they are tourists or seasoned locals. It feels like stepping back in time and walking the pages o ...

The Joy of Patch

melbournejournal

Welcome to Patch! Richmond's much loved paleo-inspired cafe. Co-founders Tom Davidson and Jacob Burke have brought together their mutual passions for clean eating and a healthy lifestyle to create a very unique Melbourne eatery. Set in the old, heritage restored Channel Nine studio building, you'll be instantly won over by the scale of the place. Just look up when you walk inside to see how tall t ...

Very Special Kids - Fashion Sale

EricaL

Non-profit organisation Very Special Kids organise exclusive discount fashion sales each year, raising much needed funds for an important cause.  Taking place at Malvern Town Hall, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern, the Very Special Kids Fashion Sale offers huge savings on designer fashion pieces. Each annual event attracts a huge number of shoppers snapping up a fashion ...

Melbourne Frock Swap

EricaL

In January 2014, two sisters, Rachael and Nicole, got together to organise a charity focussed second hand clothing market, raising money for a struggling small local craft business.  Their fashion bazaar proved to be great fun as sellers purged fashion from their wardrobes, and buyers went home with new fashion pieces for a bargain price.  Due to the success of the market, Rachael and Nicole sou ...

Melbourne's Baddest Burger (& Why It's Actually Amazingly Good)

CHUG | Melbourne

Back in high school it was always a wonder what made the bad boys so popular; how was it that they slacked off in class and still managed to get the girls? And how on earth did they ever manage to make sweatbands look fashionable?While these are mysteries of the universe that may never be answered, but we are able to tell you what makes Badboys in Melbourne so dam sexy. Badboys is a teeny-ti ...

Scandinavian Film Festival

Vi

Sick of the current blockblusters and after something fresh? The Scandinavian Film Festival in Melbourne is well underway and is showing an exciting range of films from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark until July 27th. There are over 20 twenty films bringing many characters to focus, from the opinionated Sanna who's doubtful of love (21 Ways To Ruin A Marriage), reformed criminal Teppo ...

Koko Black

EricaL

Chocolate lovers seeking the best treats in town should look no further than Koko Black.  Established in Melbourne back in 2003, Koko Black leads the way in chocolate sensory pleasure.  Koko Black’s founder Shane Hills, started his Koko journey travelling to Solingen in Germany and Bruges in Belgium, to learn the art of chocolate making from the bean.  In Bruges, he met a passionate and talen ...

Medibank Icehouse

Vi

There are different sports for different terrains. Running, jumping and twirling on land could be a breeze for you but can you do the same on ice? Medibank Icehouse offers skaters, from first timers to seasoned professionals the benefit of two Olympic sized ice rinks to skate till their heart's content. For first time skaters, the Icehouse offers free 15-minutes lessons that teaches you the basics ...

ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

EricaL

Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much ...

Dumpling Discovery Walk

$69.00

Walk Melbourne

There’s nothing Melbourne locals like better than a plate of dumplings! But where to go? There’s so much choice!