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Cirque du Soleil ‘KOOZA’

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Melbourne with an all-new production, KOOZA. One of the most acrobatically breathtaking shows in the Cirque du Soleil stable, KOOZA is a colourful, sparkling homage to the traditions of circus and combines thrilling acrobatics with the art of clowning. This show is sure to blow your mind away.

Photos: Carlos Müller Costumes Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt © 2016 Cirque du Solei

  • Friday & Saturday at 4.30PM and 8.00PM, Sunday at 1.30PM and 5.00PM
  • From $60
  • Under the famous blue-and-yellow Big Top at Flemington Racecourse
  • cirquedusoleil.com
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Its that time of the year again, and Melbourne is welcoming back the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Feel the ‘vroom vroom’ of the engines and the loud noise of the cars going round the track. With a whole bunch of great artists lined up and food trucks just around the corner, don’t miss out on the Grand Prix this weekend!

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Festival of Women’s Cycling – The Women’s Ride

Time to take your spin classes outside, and hop on your actual bikes. Go for a ride this weekend for the Festival of Women’s Cycling! With two different days for your busy weekend, Cycling Victoria is hoping to encourage more women to start cycling. Feel empowered while you cycle with your gal pals and invite your family along for a day of fun.

  • Saturday 7.30AM & Sunday 8.30AM
  • FREE
  • Deakin University on 25 March & Norieul Park Foreshore on 26 March
  • thewomensride.com.au
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On The Go: Hot Dub Wine Machine

The world’s first time-travelling dance party is happening at the Yarra Valley and we’re way excited for this. DJ Hot Dub Time Machine has been taking the world by a storm and he’s stopping by Melbourne for the weekend. Don’t miss out on this weekend of fun and wine if you’re planning a weekend away!

General Admission at $69.90 plus $3.45 b/fee:
· Entrance into the venue and an area on the lawn.
· No access to any other areas.
· BYO chair & rugs. No alcohol permitted and ONLY sealed water and soft-sided eskis permitted.
Restaurant VIP Ticket at $199 plus $6.10 b/fee:
· GA entry
· Three course meal and all beverages provided (beer, wine and soft drink).
· Access to all Rochford Restaurant facilities.
Courtyard VIP Ticket at $149 plus $5.08 b/fee:
· GA entry
· Meal for lunch, served during a 2 hr period.
· Access to private restrooms.
· Private outdoor patio and Cellar Door Bar.
Deck VIP Ticket at $99 plus $4.06 b/fee:
· GA entry
· Lounge bar facilities
· Convenience of private restrooms.

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Wine Making – The Craft & Co Collingwood

Calling all wine lovers, it is time to learn how to make all things great in this class. Learn all about the process of wine making along with a hands-on demonstration. You’ll be making your own wine in no time. Sign me up please!

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Co-Ground Coffee Block Party

Co-Ground Coffee is celebrating their launch with a massive block party! Think espresso martinis, live DJs, old-school games and so much more. This is a unique event right in the heart of Collingwood, where you will be partying for a good cause.

Co-Ground Coffee caravan is unlike other cafes, 100 per cent of the profits supports education and livelihood programs in the Asia-Pacific.

  • 6.00PM - Late
  • FREE
  • Co-Ground Coffee, 51 Langridge St, Collingwood
  • co-ground.org
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Sweet Alley (MFWF)

If you have a sweet tooth, this event is for you. Get excited when our country’s dessert and pastry masters come together for three delicious days of early Easter fun. Get the full chocolate experience with Koko Black, as well as yummy soft-serve filled hot cross buns, artisan ice-creams and nitrogen-filled desserts. It is high time to treat yourself on this long weekend, and prepare your body for all the sweets coming your way.

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Stop to smell the roses at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. I mean, what’s better than the smell of freshly cut grass? Take some insta-worthy photos with the best landscape in the background. It is a feast for the senses for your inner flower child.

  • Friday 9.00AM - 9.30PM, Saturday & Sunday 9.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $29.90
  • Carlton Gardens & Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
  • melbflowershow.com.au
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High Society Supper Club (MFWF)

Expect twists and turns to keep you on your toes, think suckling pig s’mores, wagyu cheeseburger macaroons, smoked bacon and popcorn ice cream and other out-there-fan-fare, served in the intimate setting of Belleville’s Red Door cocktail bar. Dress to the nines – things things are about to get very strange in Chinatown. Chinatown’s favourite Belleville and The Broken Bones Crew are joining forces to create and amazing late night feast for the most adventurous of Melbourne revellers.

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The B.East’s Lowcountry Cookout! (MFWF)

The B.East goes BBQ-heavy with a classic Low Country Cookout, chockfull of southern-style street food from smoked meats to boil-ups, joined by R&B, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll street party bands. Expect jalapeño butter grilled cornbread, deep-fried turkey legs and chorizo pit beans, washed down with hurricanes, mojitos and moonshine punch. We’re ready for a weekend full of soul food!

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CPH Street Food Festival (MFWF)

Walk the streets of Copenhagen without the travel – or the jetlag. Instead, join us in a narrow cobblestone alleyway with the gentle autumn breeze on your face, you’ll instantly be transported to Copenhagen. Bust a move to some Nordic style tunes, enjoy some Danish street food and complete the experience with a Danish beer or wine to wash it all down.

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The Salt Kitchen Soiree (MFWF)

The Salt Kitchen Soiree will bring the finest local produce from regional Victoria to the Paris end of Collins Street think courtyard canapé soirée meets lively afternoon fiesta, with unlimited sparkling and wines and a suckling pig spit roast to seal the deal. Say no more, you had me at unlimited wine!

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Carnaval (MFWF)

Chef Alejandro Savaria and his award-winning kitchen team are serving up a modern Peruvian feast, showcasing the diversity of Peruvian cuisine, inspired by the art and culture of the coast, the Andean highlands and the Amazon.

Pastuso will be transformed with contemporary art, as well as glimpses into Peru’s past, setting the scene for our celebration of Peruvian culture. Join Chef Alejandro Savaria and his award- winning kitchen team for a delicious snapshot of Peru through art, food, wine and Pisco.

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Italian Affair (MFWF)

Our Italian Affair provides the chance to curate, taste and create with the very best from Fatto Bar & Cantina, Ladro and Pidapipo. Experience a pasta class run by Fatto, build, cook and eat your own pizza with Ladro and, to finish, a gelati tasting from the excellent Pidapipo. 

  • 12.00PM
  • $68
  • Fatto Bar & Cantina Fatto Bar & Cantina , Hamer Hall 100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia, Melbourne
  • melbournefoodandwine.com.au
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On The Go: Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in the picturesque Yarra Valley this weekend! Be spoilt for choices with some of the best wines in Melbourne, paired with some pretty tasty food. And if wine isn’t your cup of tea, some locally brewed ciders and beers are available as well. Listen to some live tunes will you sip on your glass of wine and take in the roving hills of the Yarra Valley.

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Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (ROC Race)

The original game show inspired obstacle fun run is happening this weekend. With larger-than-life obstacles along the 5K walk/run course, it is sure to be a fun event. Bring along all your pals and take part in this obstacle course for some bonding, or even just to have a good laugh. Don’t miss out on this event this weekend.

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The Breakfast Club (MFWF)

Celebrate Melbourne’s breakfast culture with a bunch of sweet and savoury brunch-friendly dishes and drinks, thanks to some of our city’s favourites. Expect to be spoilt for choice with the diverse range of signature and newly created breakfast snacks from MoVida, Tokyo Tina, Top Paddock and more. And as we always say, its 5 o’clock somewhere in the world! Grab a drink, eat some food, and be part of Melbourne’s Breakfast Club.

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Sip It, Don’t Shoot It (MFWF)

Celebrate their 4th birthday with Mesa Verde and all things Mexican with a tequila-fuelled feast in Curtin House’s rooftop garden. Their tequila experts will be there to shake up some cocktails, pour you some drinks, and let you truly appreciate the often overlooked spirit. Grab a buddy, book your spot and be prepared to party Mexican style.

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Two Houses Collide (MFWF)

It is all about rosé, when two incredible rosé houses collide for a lavish afternoon under the cherry blossoms. A collaboration between Whispering Angel and Dominique Portet will compare and contrast the best of French and Australian rosé, paired with sumptuous Japanese savouries and sweets from Ichi Ni Nana Izakaya. There will definitely be some insta-worthy shots in the flowering blossom gardens of Madame Brussels, where everything is glamorously pink themed.

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Masterclass – Jorge Vallejo (MFWF)

Watch and learn from the man behind Mexico City’s Quintonil, currently ranked No.12 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. With indigenous ingredients being the main focus of the day, learn some neat tips and tricks on how to make an awesome meal. Learn from some of the world’s best, without having to leave the shores of Australia. WIN TIX HERE

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Smorgasburb by Sand Hill Road (MFWF)

It doesn’t get more quintessentially Melbourne than this. Seven of Melbourne’s favourite suburban locals, serving up their signature pub offerings paired with a drinks list as long as the Bridge’s cobbled laneway. Celebrating the best of Melbourne’s suburban pub menu offerings – one day / one venue. The Bridge Hotel’s cobbled laneway for Sand Hill Road’s Smorgasburb. WIN TIX HERE

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Irish Film Festival

Continuing with the Irish celebrations after St Paddy’s, is the Irish Film Festival. With five spectacular feature films and three documentaries, you’ll be able to dive right in to the Irish culture. We’re getting good vibes about this event for the weekend.

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BL Burgers Pop Up

Sydney’s undisputed burger champs are arriving in Melbourne for the weekend, and we’re excited. Bar Luca & BL Burgers are serving up some of their bestselling classics, including the Blame Canada. A BL beef patty, maple-glazed bacon, American cheddar, poutine and aioli, we’ll willingly use up our cheat day for this!

  • 12.00PM - 10.00PM
  • Burgers are $15
  • The Boatbuilders Yard 23 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, VIC 3006
  • blburgers.com.au
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RN72, A journey to the Alps (MFWF)

In the heart of Stonnington lie three of Melbourne’s best wine bars, all positioned on tram route 72 – “RN 72”. Tourists will assemble at Milton Wine Shop to collect their “ski pass/lanyard” containing a myki card and a lift pass with the offering at each wine stop. Starting at Milton with burgundy and buns, we’ll jump a tram up to Toorak Cellars for champagne and oysters. Finally, The Alps for riesling and raclette.

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The Golden Triangle (MFWF)

We’ve already established Windsor as one of Melbourne’s culinary hotspots, so its no surprise that the Golden Triangle of food is located here. Famous foodie destinations Hanoi Hannah, Tokyo Tina and Saigon Sally will host a progressive lunch where guests can experience the best of the three venues in one day. We can’t say no to that!

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Burger Block Party (MFWF)

Burgers make the world go round, so we’re getting burgers from around the world to celebrate the wrap up party of the 2017 Festival. With some of the best burger spots in Melbourne as well as Hobart coming to whip up their dish, your head will spin from all the choices. It is most definitely a delicious way to wrap it up.

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Piers Festival

Come one and come all to the Piers Festival. With a fashion show, live acts from some great musicians and yummy food, this is definitely an event for everyone. Listen to some great tunes and a whole bunch of other activities for you to enjoy, this weekend.

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