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Sausage Fest, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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The Food Truck Park: Sausage Fest

Melbourne’s home of street food The Food Truck Park has announced an exciting line-up of events for the Winter Series in 2017. Offering brand new food events, returning favourites and the latest in food truck offerings, the northern suburbs is truly a thriving culinary hub of Melbourne.

  • Friday 5.00PM - 10.00PM | Saturday 12.00PM - 10.00PM | Sunday 12.00PM - 9.00PM
  • Free entry, Meals start from $10
  • 518 High Street, Preston
  • thefoodtruckpark.com.au
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Cellarmasters Meet the Makers

Clear your palate, because 20 of Australia’s best wine makers including Neil McGuigan, Nick Badrice and Gwyn Olsen are coming to Melbourne in August to serve up a wide range of award-winning wine.
The annual Cellarmasters’ Meet the Makers event is taking place at Docklands on the evening of Friday August 18, and is a unique chance for wine lovers to sample up to 60 prized wines and meet their makers.
“There are so many wines but so little time, however, Meet the Makers allows you to explore new wines while hearing the unique stories behind each vintage direct from the maker. It’s a lovely evening of tasting and learning,” said Christine Rickets, Cellar Director at Australia’s largest direct to consumer wine retailer Cellarmasters.

  • 6.00PM - 8.30PM
  • Tickets from $32
  • Peninsula C, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
  • eventbrite.com.au
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Goodbye to Berlin

In this bawdy night of 1930’s Berlin, Sally, weaves her reminiscent untold story through a selection of songs from Amanda Palmer, Cabaret, & Threepenny opera. For an experience of the sensuous melting pot that is 1930’s Berlin, you are warmly invited to The Butterfly Club.

The well known Kit Kat Klub has been boarded up along with all the other popular Cabaret venues of Berlin. Sally has transformed an abandoned house into a lavish cocktail bar for her final cabaret, ‘Goodbye to Berlin.’ Hidden in the depths of the city, this secret cabaret is set in the 30’s shortly after the story of Cabaret as you know it. Haven’t you ever wondered what happened to Sally?

  • 8.30PM - 9.30PM
  • $32
  • The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Off Little Collins Street, Melbourne
  • facebook.com
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Leempeeyt Weeyn’ – Indigenous Campfire

Fitting with the traditions of many cultures, the Campfire is central to the winter celebrations. Located in the Square, the Campfire will be officially lit on Saturday 5 August with an Indigenous Welcome to Country and will burn continuously for three weeks.

Be mesmerised by the fire, as it becomes the centre of live performances, storytelling, learning and sharing over the course of the winter program.

  • Friday & Saturday 6.00PM - 9.00PM | Sunday 3.00PM - 5.00PM
  • FREE
  • Federation Square
  • fedsquare.com
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Hokusai

Hokusai features more than 170 works created by the everlastingly popular artist, Katsushika Hokusai. The works span across his entire career and feature woodblock prints, rare paintings on silk never-before-seen in Australia, hand-printed manga (illustrated books) and one of the most recognisable and reproduced images in the history of Asian art, ‘The great wave’.

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Japanese 1760–1849 The great wave off Kanagawa (The great wave) (Kanagawa oki namiura) (1830–34)
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series
Colour woodblock
25.7 × 37.7 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2)

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $16
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market

Madame Brussels Lane is embracing the magic of the season when the laneway transforms into a charming winter wonderland for the fourth annual European Night Market.

Every Friday in August, Melburnians are invited to wrap themselves in scarves and woolly coats and head down the laneway as it comes to life. Browse stalls, listen to tunes spun by the laneway’s resident DJ Cobbler, sip mulled wine and grab a snack – Polish dumplings, German sausages, French crepes or something equally delicious.

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On The Go: Hot Chocolate Festival

Lovers of hot chocolate should get set for 31 different reasons to venture to the Surf Coast or the Yarra Valley, The Great Ocean Road & Yarra Valley Chocolateries stage their annual Hot Chocolate Festival 1-31 August. Expect temptations such as decadent Hazelenutella, French Vanilla, Heavenly Chestnut, Triple Chocolate Brownie, Mint Madness, Cookies and Cream, spicy Pumpkin Chai and even a Smashed Avocado and white chocolate flavour, while a collection of showstoppers will get temperatures rising when hot chocolates get adventurous and interactive.

  • 9.00AM - 5.00PM
  • Free entry
  • Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - 1200 Great Ocean Rd | Bellbrae Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen
  • yvci.com.au
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Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) presents a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking. Held over almost three weeks, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.

  • Various session times.
  • $19.50
  • ACMI; Forum Melbourne; Comedy Theatre; Hoyts Melbourne Central; Kino Cinemas; SpACE@Collins;
  • miff.com.au
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On The Go: Biggie Smalls Food Truck X Four Pillars Distillery to celebrate ‘Gin and Juice’ Collaboration

Biggie Smalls – Windsor is due to open its doors this September. Expect Windsor to be bigger and schmicker with made-to-order cocktails including an exclusive ‘Gin and Juice’ created by none other than the legends at local Healesville distillery – Four Pillars Gin.

To celebrate the collaboration between Biggie Smalls and Four Pillars Gin, the Biggie Smalls truck will be calling Healesville home from Friday, 18th August through to Sunday, 20th August so gin lovers can try the new Gin and Juice and feast on a “B.S.P” Biggie snack pack or k’bab.

  • Friday 4.00PM - 7.30PM | Saturday 11.30PM - 7.30PM | Sunday 11.30AM - 4.00PM
  • Food Truck prices and Four Pillars Distillery prices apply
  • Four Pillars Distillery - 2A Lilydale Road, Healesville VIC
  • biggiesmalls.com.au
Donut and Beer Fest, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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Donut and Beer Fest

Due to popular demand, Donut Fest is back with an all new winter edition! Donut doubt the power of the donut to bring together a sugar-loving crowd! Local craft beers will be the beverage of choice (since it is a Donut and Beer Festival) but caffeine will be on standby to keep snoozers in the game.

  • 11.00AM - 3.00PM & 4.00PM - 8.00PM
  • $15
  • Batman Royale, 14 Gaffney Street, North Coburg
  • donutfest.com.au
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Matt Stewart “Pretty Dry” + Nick Capper “Chrome Doggie” Comedy Festival Encore Performance

RAW Comedy winner Matt Stewart’s debut solo show Pretty Dry, and NSW comedian Nick Capper’s weird and wonderful Chrome Doggie will hit Brunswick’s Little Mess Saturday 19 August.

Stewart’s Pretty Dry enjoyed a fantastic sold-out run at this year’s MICF, with a show described as “the culmination of a 7-year journey writing, directing, and performing comedy. …Stewart’s got disgustingly good timing and a mighty, warm on-stage presence. One of those rare shows that’ll suck you in from the opening line and spit you back out 50 minutes later utterly breathless.”

Nick Capper’s show Chrome Doggie took audiences on an altogether different ride. The comedian’s comedian, Capper has earned praise from comedy heavy weights and was considered a real hidden gem of this year’s comedy festival.

  • 6.30PM - 8.45PM
  • $25 for both shows or $15 for individual shows
  • Little Mess, 408 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC 3053
  • trybooking.com
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The Food Truck Park: Street Food Clash: Souva VS Kebab

Melbourne’s home of street food The Food Truck Park has announced an exciting line-up of events for the Winter Series in 2017. Offering brand new food events, returning favourites and the latest in food truck offerings, the northern suburbs is truly a thriving culinary hub of Melbourne.

  • Friday 5.00PM - 10.00PM | Saturday 12.00PM - 10.00PM | Sunday 12.00PM - 9.00PM
  • Free entry, Meals start from $10
  • 518 High Street, Preston
  • thefoodtruckpark.com.au
The Bodyguard, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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The Bodyguard

The award-winning musical The Bodyguard is finally here! Based on the story we all know and love, you’ll definitely fall in love with the musical. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. WIN TIX HERE

  • Tuesday 1.00PM, 7.00PM | Wednesday 1.00PM, 7.30PM | Thursday 7.30PM | Friday 8.00PM | Saturday 2.00PM, 8.00PM | Sunday 2.00PM, 6.00PM
  • From $89.90
  • The Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • thebodyguardmusical.com.au
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Hokusai

Hokusai features more than 170 works created by the everlastingly popular artist, Katsushika Hokusai. The works span across his entire career and feature woodblock prints, rare paintings on silk never-before-seen in Australia, hand-printed manga (illustrated books) and one of the most recognisable and reproduced images in the history of Asian art, ‘The great wave’.

Image:
Japanese 1760–1849 The great wave off Kanagawa (The great wave) (Kanagawa oki namiura) (1830–34)
from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji (Fugaku-sanjū-rokkei) series
Colour woodblock
25.7 × 37.7 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909 (426-2)

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $16
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market

Madame Brussels Lane is embracing the magic of the season when the laneway transforms into a charming winter wonderland for the fourth annual European Night Market.

Every Friday in August, Melburnians are invited to wrap themselves in scarves and woolly coats and head down the laneway as it comes to life. Browse stalls, listen to tunes spun by the laneway’s resident DJ Cobbler, sip mulled wine and grab a snack – Polish dumplings, German sausages, French crepes or something equally delicious.

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On The Go: Hot Chocolate Festival

Lovers of hot chocolate should get set for 31 different reasons to venture to the Surf Coast or the Yarra Valley, The Great Ocean Road & Yarra Valley Chocolateries stage their annual Hot Chocolate Festival 1-31 August. Expect temptations such as decadent Hazelenutella, French Vanilla, Heavenly Chestnut, Triple Chocolate Brownie, Mint Madness, Cookies and Cream, spicy Pumpkin Chai and even a Smashed Avocado and white chocolate flavour, while a collection of showstoppers will get temperatures rising when hot chocolates get adventurous and interactive.

  • 9.00AM - 5.00PM
  • Free entry
  • Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - 1200 Great Ocean Rd | Bellbrae Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen
  • yvci.com.au
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Rutherglen in the City

Hosted by the Winemakers of Rutherglen, Rutherglen in the City will bring the essence and wines of the iconic Rutherglen wine region to The Strand Melbourne’s Driver Lane and provide Melburnians with the opportunity to taste and learn more about the region’s unique wine varietals and its winemakers.

Capturing the true Rutherglen feeling, Driver Lane will be transformed into a winter wine bar right in the heart of the city with fairy lights, wine barrels, Australian foliage, communal furniture, acoustic tunes and a mock cellar door.

Event goers will have the chance to meet and chat with the winemakers face-to-face; sample a selection of wines, before indulging in some of the region’s best offerings.

  • Friday 5.00PM - 10.00PM | Saturday 12.00PM - 11.00PM | Sunday 12.00PM - 6.00PM
  • Free entry and complimentary cellar door tastings, food and wine at bar prices
  • Drive lane, The Strand, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • winemakers.com.au
Take A Seat, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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Take A Seat

After a sold out season in January, Take A Seat returns bigger and better with more stories, more characters, and more reasons to fall in love with this tale of life after death.
Moments after their unfortunate ends, a cluster of characters turn up in limbo, told to simply take a seat and wait for their “decision” to be made. Nobody knows where they are, what’s going on, or who they share this room with. They just wait. Emotionally charged, they clash over faith, life decisions, right and wrong, and ultimately bonding over the one thing they all have in common: the impending unknown.
Exploring many current topics along the way, Take A Seat captures all walks of Australian life, as they come together in an explosive, challenging and emotional journey, that’ll leave you asking questions.

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Create Your Own Banksy

A creative night out with a Twist! Create your very own Banksy inspired masterpiece while you sip on your favourite glass of liquid creativity! All art materials are provided with step-by-step instructions. No prior painting experience required!

Murder Mystery Dinner, On The List, On The List Melbourne
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Murder Mystery Dinner

Restaurant Associates at Melbourne Zoo are hosting their first Murder Mystery Dinner this September, with more planned for the following months. Come dressed in the theme of the night (70s for September) and get ready to solve the mystery. Tickets include a 2 course dinner, unlimited beverages served throughout the night and activities over the 4 hour event.

  • 6:30PM - 10:30PM
  • $149
  • Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
  • zoo.org.au
Fashion Aid - Photo Credit - Andy Maccoll
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Fashion + Aid 10th Anniversary X Harrolds

FASHION+AID is thrilled to announce the exclusive partnership with luxury boutique department store, Harrolds who are set to showcase some of their stable of the world’s finest designers at this year’s 10th anniversary FASHION+AID.
Get ready to be left in awe by some of the latest creations and collections from some of Harrolds designers, such as Victoria Beckham, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Tom Ford, Comme des Garçons, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Valentino, Kenzo and more.
Since its inception 10 years ago, FASHION+AID has continued to push the boundaries of encompassing fashion, music and entertainment all wrapped up in to an exclusive sell out event. This year FASHION+AID will be hosted by Dave Hughes.

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Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Lets Rock and Roll

Emotionworks premier production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is slashed to 90 minutes, electrified with the best classic rock songs of all time and performed at the funky, psychedelic Rubix warehouse – a hidden wonderland for Melbourne’s creative subculture. This is opera fusion!

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