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Adelphi Pimms Pop-Up Pool Sessions

Forget the surf this summer — its all popping at the Pimms pool.

As the weather finally warms up in Melbourne, Adelphi Hotel’s iconic rooftop will once again play host to a series of weekend pop-up pool sessions. As the weather finally warms up in Melbourne, Adelphi Hotel’s iconic rooftop will once again play host to a series of weekend pop-up pool sessions.

 

  • Every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from December 18 through January 29, 2017. *Except December 25, and January 1 and 14. 12pm – 6pm.
  • $40 (+ booking fee) includes entry and a free jug of Pimms on arrival per person
  • Adelphi Hotel rooftop – 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
  • adelphi.com.au
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Legends in Concert Tribute to the Stars

These legends have come from viva Las Vegas all the way to sunny Melbourne Southbank.

The original, largest and widely regarded as the world¹s greatest live celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert, is coming to The Palms at Crown Melbourne in January 2017.

This internationally acclaimed production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through the songbooks of some of music¹s legendary singers with world-renowned tribute artists, a live band, talented singers and dancers, lavish multimedia theatrical sets and authentic costumes.

The Legends in Concert tribute artists will sing with pitch-perfect live vocals on The Palms at Crown stage in Melbourne as they portray Prince, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele and, for the first time, Olivia Newton-John.

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Club Aperol at the Australian Open

Quench your thirst this season with Aperol. The iconic Italian aperitif’s pleasant, citrusy and slightly bitter taste makes the perfect accompaniment to the hot Australian summer climate, owning the term ‘Summer in a glass’. Its light flavours and aromas are superbly refreshing to enjoy in the Summer heat. Tennis fans should be on the look out for bespoke prizes, events, and tennis-themed activations on an Aperol theme throughout the tennis season.

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bluethumb Art Prize Exhibition

The bluethumb Art Prize is a continuation of our mission to connect artists with art lovers and has exceeded all expectations of what is possible in its inaugural year. This exhibition showcases the top 30 finalists selected by an eclectic judging panel of 12 industry experts, including Penny Griggs, General Manager of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival); June Mills, Indigenous music star, visual artist and traditional owner of Larrakia land; and qualified art curator and Real Housewives of Melbourne star, Gina Liano.

  • 6.00 PM
  • FREE
  • No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000
  • bluethumb.com.au
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Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival 2017

Unifying the city’s Year of the Rooster celebrations and presenting a cohesive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike, the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival will offer spectacular lighting installations, cultural performances, food experiences and public activities designed to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate.

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Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack

Popping up on the scene is Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack, where you can experience authentic southern style seafood and fried chicken. Prepare your tastebuds for some mouthwatering food like the crab boil, soft shell crab burger and more! Don’t get crabby if you miss out!

  • 3.00PM til late
  • Prices range from $10 to $35
  • The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • theboatbuildersyard.com.au
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On The Go: Barefoot Cinema

Barefoot Cinema is a stunning outdoor set within one of the most exclusive, historic and beautiful areas in Australia. This is definitely worth the trip up if you’re planning a weekend away. Catch a film while you take in the beautiful sights that Barefoot Cinema has to offer.

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The Food Truck Park at Chinese New Year Festival Melbourne

Join us for the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival 2017. Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, delight in the best in Asian street food across the city this summer.

Visit Sounbank’s Queensbridge Square and Docklands to experience street food plus spectacular lighting installations, fireworks, cultural performances and family-friendly activities designed to bring people from all backgrounds together and celebrate.

  • From 11.30AM
  • FREE
  • Queensbridge St, Southbank VIC 3006 and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008
  • thefoodtruckpark.com.au
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Pimm’s Summer Garden Pop-Up

To celebrate the 2017 summer tennis season, Pimm’s – the drink that’s synonymous with tennis – will be served to punters at the Crown Live activation along the Crown Riverwalk, the place to be when you’re not at the court. The Pimm’s pop-up space will feature a bar and garden seating overlooking the Yarra River, where tennis lovers can also watch the live matches on the big screen.

Playing on the longstanding tennis tradition started at Wimbledon, with each jug of Pimm’s purchased punters will also receive a complimentary serving of strawberries and cream.

  • Friday to Sunday 12.00PM – 11.00PM
  • FREE
  • Crown Live, Riverwalk, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
  • crownmelbourne.com.au
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Shimmerlands – Outdoor screening of Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records

From the creators of Shadow Electric comes two months of high-quality programming throughout the daylight and night hours, featuring an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and an outdoor dining area hosting an extensive range of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

Calling all hip hop fans, this documentary on Stones Throw Records offers a rare and insightful look into the underground music community’s most dynamic and socially reflective genre.

Check out our other Shimmerlands activities on our website!

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Shimmerlands – Outdoor gig by Spike Fuck

From the creators of Shadow Electric comes two months of high-quality programming throughout the daylight and night hours, featuring an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and an outdoor dining area hosting an extensive range of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

Spike Fuck is inspired primarily by love and obsession, heroin addiction, transness and washed up ’60s musicians who make overproduced comeback albums in the ’80s

Be sure to check out the other Shimmerlands events while you’re at it!

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On The Go: 2017 Festival of Sails

Planning to head out of Melbourne this weekend? Join in the shoreside fun at the 2017 Festival of Sails along the Geelong waterfront, when the largest annual keelboat regatta in the southern hemisphere gets underway! Enjoy free family entertainment, live music, rides, food and drinks, market stalls and world-class sailing action. Includes a discover Sailing program, free come & try beach activities, spectacular waterski and flyboard shows.

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KITKAT CHOCOLATORY Lunar New Year

To celebrate Lunar New Year in 2017, the KITKAT CHOCOLATORY in Melbourne is offering KITKAT fans the chance to get their hands on 500 Limited Edition bars on the run up to the celebration, featuring Asian inspired flavours Red Bean and Coconut, as well as Citrus Crème Brulee.

Visitors to the KITKAT CHOCOLATORY can also create their own break to either enjoy themselves, or gift to loved ones as a Lunar New Year present. Bespoke KITKAT bars creations can incorporate one of three premium chocolate bases, and include a selection of 16 different toppings, which rotate every six weeks.

  • 10:00AM-7:00PM
  • Free Entry – Special Edition bars range from $6 - $68
  • KITKAT CHOCOLATORY, Melbourne Central, 211 La Trobe St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • kitkat.com.au
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Shimmerlands – Outdoor gig by SKA-BQ Feat. Melbourne SKA Orchestra

From the creators of Shadow Electric comes two months of high-quality programming throughout the daylight and night hours, featuring an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and an outdoor dining area hosting an extensive range of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

Presented by Shimmerlands, it will be a celebration of ska in all its forms. There will be smokin’ Caribbean BBQs, drinks, scooters, ska music and a whole lot of Skankin’. You don’t have to be a Ska lover to enjoy, just a music lover!

Be sure to check out the other Shimmerlands events while you’re at it!

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On The Go: Lunar New Year at Dandenong Market

Planning a trip out of Melbourne this weekend? Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Dandenong Market and discover many delicious flavours, aromas, sounds and colours of this traditional festivity. Delight in some traditional street food, and a jam-pack schedule of entertainment and activities. So come and welcome in the Lunar New Year with your family and friends with a brilliant day of food and fun.

  • 10.00AM - 4.00PM
  • FREE
  • Southern Car Park, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong
  • dandenongmarket.com.au
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Prahran Market Annual Sausage Fest

Be prepared for Prahran Market’s butchers to fight it out and see who exactly is the top dog. What’s even better than that? Members of the public (that’s you) get to taste test each entry and vote on which snag you think is best. Don’t miss out on this sizzling event this weekend.

  • 1.00PM - 2.30 PM
  • FREE
  • Harvest Hall, Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
  • prahranmarket.com.au
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Shimmerlands – Outdoor gig by ‘You’re A Melody’ with Floating Points & Red Greg

From the creators of Shadow Electric comes two months of high-quality programming throughout the daylight and night hours, featuring an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and an outdoor dining area hosting an extensive range of Melbourne’s finest restaurants.

From roaring modern soul ballads and Brazilian bunsens, to funk cuts , Floating Points & Red Greg’s euphoric selections always aim to create a dance floor where the audience aren’t looking at the stage but are instead looking at each other.

Be sure to check out the other Shimmerlands events while you’re at it!

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Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack

Popping up on the scene is Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack, where you can experience authentic southern style seafood and fried chicken. Prepare your tastebuds for some mouthwatering food like the crab boil, soft shell crab burger and more! Don’t get crabby if you miss out!

  • 3.00PM til late
  • Prices range from $10 to $35
  • The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • theboatbuildersyard.com.au
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Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival

February is about to get a lot more fiery.

The Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival is back for its third year, this time held over two consecutive days, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017 at Flemington Racecourse.

They’ve got everything from cook offs to demonstrations to product exhibitions. And of course, mouth watering barbecue. Tuck into this tasty treat with their live entertainment and DJ’s.

 

  • 11am-7pm
  • Tickets starting from $25
  • The Nursery, Flemington Racecourse
  • bbqfest.com.au
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Chapel Summer Sessions – Kyle Lionheart

Chapel Summer Sessions will host an array of diverse and exciting musical acts of stripped-back live summer tunes. Kyle Lionheart will be taking over the space with his mesmerising voice. Here to win your heart over with his remarkable guitar skills and distinctive high notes. Sounds like a session not to miss this weekend!

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Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack

Popping up on the scene is Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack, where you can experience authentic southern style seafood and fried chicken. Prepare your tastebuds for some mouthwatering food like the crab boil, soft shell crab burger and more! Don’t get crabby if you miss out!

  • 3.00PM til late
  • Prices range from $10 to $35
  • The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • theboatbuildersyard.com.au
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Inflatable Regatta 2017

Don’t let summer drift away by missing out on the Inflatable Regatta 2017. Experience the Yarra River like never before with 999 other inflatable boats. It is definitely the coolest way to take in the Yarra River, and the other sights of Melbourne. It’s basically a huge lazy river (sorta)! Sign me up!

  • 9.00AM - 6.00PM
  • $60 for single boat, $110 for double
  • Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn
  • inflatableregatta.com
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Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack

Popping up on the scene is Uncle Iggy’s Crab Shack, where you can experience authentic southern style seafood and fried chicken. Prepare your tastebuds for some mouthwatering food like the crab boil, soft shell crab burger and more! Don’t get crabby if you miss out!

  • 3.00PM til late
  • Prices range from $10 to $35
  • The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • theboatbuildersyard.com.au
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