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Electric Gardens Festival Melbourne

Electric Gardens has announced a triumphant return to Melbourne on Friday 18 January 2019. Courtesy of T1000 events, 10,000 revellers will able to experience the very best local and international electronic music artists as part of a world-class production at Shed 14 Docklands.

Leading the charge is Underworld, recognised as one of the greatest live acts of all-time, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith will be banging out their repertoire of goose-bump inducing anthems including ‘Born Slippy’, ‘Two Months Off’ and ‘Always Loved a Film’. No strangers to headlining the world’s greatest festivals and events, their contribution to the music industry is unparalleled having been handpicked by Danny Boyle to soundtrack the biggest festival of all – the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Karl Hyde, Underworld comments: “The energy Down Under is second to none, we’re excited about our return and we’ll be taking everyone on a journey at each and every one of the shows.”

Following his electrifying 2016 Electric Gardens performance, Erick Morillo, the platinum-selling artist and Subliminal Records head-honcho will be back with a bang in 2019. Igniting the party wherever he goes, the superstar DJ will be showing Australia exactly why he’s still top of the game after more than 20 years in the biz, bringing the glitz and glamour of Miami, Ibiza and beyond to our shores.

With tracks ‘I Like To Move It, ‘Believe’, and ‘I Feel Love’ under his belt, the mix meister extraordinaire has remixed everyone from Whitney Houston to Basement Jaxx and has collaborated with Puff Daddy, Jamie Jones and Boy George alike.

The technical wizard, Eats Everything will be rounding off the bill of international heavyweights hitting all four garden venues. The UK’s finest house and techno export will be taking centre stage for a festival set like no other. Having played the likes of Coachella, Awakenings Festival and Movement in Detroit, the seasoned Ibiza resident will be pumping out the house, disco and techno feels which have made him a firm favourite of the Elrow family the world over.

Next up is Aussie electronic duo Bag Raiders, who are headed homeward bound for their first series of live shows after an extended hiatus. With a new album poised for release in 2019, revellers will be able to enjoy a sneak preview of their latest floor-filling offering and celebrate 10 years since ‘Shooting Stars’ catapulted the boys to global stardom.

Not content with releasing a new track every month throughout 2018, local legends, Set Mo, are starting 2019 as they mean to go on, promising punters an epic festival performance at Electric Gardens. Joining the lads on stage and completing the EG2019 touring party is an all-girl-line-up of live vocalists, Woodes, Asta and Thandi Phoenix – Set Mo collaborators past and present. Known for their marathon stints behind the decks as well as their game-changing productions, ‘White Dress’, ‘I Belong Here’ and ‘Nightmares’, Sydneysiders Nick Drabble and Stu Turner cite Booka Shade and Groove Armada as inspo for their varied sounds.

Damian Gelle, Promoter, Electric Gardens comments:
“The 2019 event will be bigger and bolder than ever before, as we bring momentous sound, light and vision to Melbourne.”

Tickets on-sale 8am Tuesday 2nd October. To find out more and to register for the pre-sale visit electricgardens.com.au. VIP tickets include premium access to the main stage, exclusive amenities and bar area.

The Electric Gardens festival tour will also visit Sydney, Adelaide and Perth this summer.

  • 6pm - 11pm
  • $79 - Presale // $89- 2nd release // $99- 3rd release // $109 - Final // $150- Presale VIP // $170 - VIP + booking fees
  • Shed 14, Docklands
  • electricgardens.com.au
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly heels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London’s West End to Australia.

Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong turns the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan, into ‘a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster’ (London Evening Standard).

Once again, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.

Will they ever make it to Neverland?

Enjoy ‘two hours of pure comic bliss’

  • Wednesday 1pm and 7pm, Thursday/Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 5pm. Special Christmas Eve Matinee (24 December) at 1pm
  • $84.90 - $109.90
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, The Playhouse
  • peterpangoeswrong.com.au
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Splashland

Parents can tick one activity off their school holiday to-do list as Splashland returns to Caulfield Racecourse from 27 December to January 24.

The towering 12-metre high Trippo returns so parents and kids can race each other down the 40-foot drop. The Reef obstacle course will keep the tweens entertained plus there’s new a smaller obstacle course for the tiny tots as well as the bouncy castle and seal pup slides. Bigger kids will get the heart pumping with The Launch Pad and challenge their friends down The Speed racer.

With more rides for the big and little kids, delicious food, plenty of space to relax in between slides, and live music, everyone will have a blast at Splashland.

Tickets on sale now via www.splashland.com.au

  • Session times: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm
  • • Adult slider (13 years+): $20 • 5 – 12 year old slider: $29.50 • 3–5yearoldtinytot:$9 • Non-sliding adults and children under 3: FREE, no ticket required • Family ticket (4 tickets of any type, maximum 2 adults): $88
  • Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145
  • splashland.com.au
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Splashland

Parents can tick one activity off their school holiday to-do list as Splashland returns to Caulfield Racecourse from 27 December to January 24.

The towering 12-metre high Trippo returns so parents and kids can race each other down the 40-foot drop. The Reef obstacle course will keep the tweens entertained plus there’s new a smaller obstacle course for the tiny tots as well as the bouncy castle and seal pup slides. Bigger kids will get the heart pumping with The Launch Pad and challenge their friends down The Speed racer.

With more rides for the big and little kids, delicious food, plenty of space to relax in between slides, and live music, everyone will have a blast at Splashland.

Tickets on sale now via www.splashland.com.au

  • Session times: 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm
  • • Adult slider (13 years+): $20 • 5 – 12 year old slider: $29.50 • 3–5yearoldtinytot:$9 • Non-sliding adults and children under 3: FREE, no ticket required • Family ticket (4 tickets of any type, maximum 2 adults): $88
  • Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145
  • splashland.com.au
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ANZ Ace the Open

At this year’s Aus Open, every ace served will be celebrated with a donation from ANZ to four charity partners to improve the financial health of the nation. For the first time, tennis lovers can serve up their own ace at ANZ’s Ace the Open pop up court and contribute to the overall donation tally.

  • 19/01/2019 and 20/01/2019 (9am - 7pm), 26/01/2019 (11am - 7pm) and 27/01/2019 (12pm - 7pm)
  • Free
  • Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
  • anz.com.au
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Rockpool Bar & Grill and Burger Project at Australian Open

Tennis fans are in for a treat when Rockpool Bar & Grill and Burger Project roll in for the Australian Open from Monday, 14 January, to Thursday, 27 January 2019.

Located in “The Berm” on the city side of Margaret Court Arena, Rockpool Bar & Grill’s stylish pop-up seats 190 guests and emulates the sleek interior of the renowned Melbourne restaurant at the Crown Complex.

The exquisite a-la-carte menu, especially curated for the legendary sporting event, features an expansive selection of sustainably sourced produce and some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Entrées include roasted macadamias with Aleppo pepper ($10), grilled asparagus with spanner crab and herb butter ($38), and heirloom tomato salad with fresh goat’s curd ($29).

Mains such as Cape Grim minute steak with Café de Paris butter ($42) and Yellowfin tuna with salmorigilio, shaved fennel and lemon ($52) are each worthy of a match break. Hungry spectators can choose between a selection of sides, while an enticing dessert menu offers four Rockpool Bar & Grill classics, including Catherine’s passionfruit pavlova ($21). An extensive wine list is also on offer at the restaurant.

The Rockpool Bar & Grill pop-up is open from 12pm to 8pm daily. Reservations can be made here, with walk-ins dependant on availability. All-inclusive tennis and dining packages can also be purchased here.
On a more casual note, Burger Project is providing tennis lovers with a quick foodie fix before, during and after matches, with the return of its Australian Open burger bar in the Grand Slam Oval.

Serving up some of Melbourne’s best quality burgers, the restaurant is bringing three Burger Project favourites to its Australian Open menu:
• The Cheeseburger ($17) features a Cape Grim grass-fed beef patty, cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a secret house-made sauce.
• The American ($17) comprises of a Cape Grim grass-fed beef patty, cheese, onion, pickles, a secret house-made sauce and rose mayonnaise.
• The Mushroom ($17) includes a crumbed confit mushroom, cheese, onion, pickles, fresh tomato, lettuce and a secret house-made sauce.
Burger Project’s crunchy golden chips ($5.70) are also available alongside a selection of delicious house-made dips ($2), and make for the perfect mid-game snack.

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Enjoy the Vibes at The District Docklands this Summer!

If you are looking for the ideal destination to entertain the whole family this Summer, The District Docklands is hard to beat thanks to its sensational 2019 Summer Vibes program!
From live music performances to giant sand sculpture displays, as well as mini courts by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, it’s all happening at Melbourne’s favourite retail and entertainment precinct, with a jam-packed program of activities and events guaranteed to bring a smile to every member of the family – big and small.
The 2019 Summer Vibes will take place at The District Docklands throughout January and February. Check out the full program below.
The District Makers Market
Every Sunday across summer, indulge in a little retail therapy at The District Makers Market, home to over 30 speciality market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. And if you are really feeling inspired, why not learn some new skills at the free creative workshops or just sit back and enjoy free family entertainment. Plus, on Sunday, 17 February, The District Docklands will be hosting a special Dogs of The District Market!
When: 11am to 4pm, every Sunday (excluding 6 January)
Where: Wharf Street, The District Docklands
Live Music
Tune in to Melbourne’s coolest Summer vibes at The District Docklands. Grab your friends, sit back with a drink or a meal and enjoy a great line-up of acoustic performers, DJs and bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: 2pm to 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Sand Sculpture Exhibition
Who says you have to go to the beach to witness the unique art of sand sculpting? This summer watch two giant sand sculptures literally appear before your eyes at The District Docklands.
When: Live carving from Monday, 14 January to Saturday, 19 January, with the final sculptures on display from Sunday, 20 January to Wednesday, 6 March
Where: Outside Miniso and next to Gelateria on the Docks, The District Docklands
Springfree Trampoline Jump Hub
For 4 days only, jump away in Melbourne’s safest trampoline jump hub – the perfect way to burn off a little excess energy!
Where: Located under the Melbourne Star
When: Thursday, 17 January to Sunday, 20 January, from 10 am to 6pm daily
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Mini Courts
Anyone for tennis? One of Australia’s favourite summer sports is coming to The District Docklands this January, with the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots mini courts! Come along and introduce your kids to a sport they can play for life, in a nurturing environment that promotes active, healthy lifestyles. What’s not to like!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Square near H&M, The District Docklands
Mechanical Surfboard Zone
Hang ten! If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be real-life surfer, now is your chance! Ride the big wave and step up to the challenge on the giant mechanical surfboard!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Giant Garden Games
Grab some friends and come and play all your family favourite games – supersized! Try your luck at Connect 4, quoits, chess, naughts and crosses, Jenga, bocce, dominos and many more.
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, and every Saturday and Sunday throughout February from 12pm – 4pm
Where: Wharf Street near Cotton On, The District Docklands
Australia Day Blinky Bill Meet & Greet
Visit Souvenirs Direct this Australia Day to meet and greet one of Australia’s most lovable larrikins, Blinky Bill! There’ll be plenty of gifts and giveaways for everyone who comes to see our favourite koala. Blinky will be out the front of Souvenirs Direct from 12pm – 12.30pm, 1pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 2.30pm on Australia Day, 26 January.
Gift with Purchase
The District Docklands is giving away a Summer Beach Towel for you to keep. Just spend $100 in a single transaction at any specialty store at The District Docklands and pick up your towel from Customer Service between 14 January to 10 February. (Terms and conditions apply. Commences 14.1.2019 and concludes 10.2.2019 or while stocks last. Limited to 2,000 units in total. Colours may vary. See thedistrictdocklands.com.au for full details.)
With over 80 premium retailers, restaurants, cafes, HOYTS and entertainment, convenient cheap parking, and a fantastic Summer Vibes program all in one amazing location, there is no doubt The District Docklands is the place to be this summer!

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The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne’s longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. Starring a who’s who of Melbourne’s finest comedians, every Friday night The Big HOO-HAA! ensemble dazzles audiences with its unique brand of high-octane impro, killer punchlines and sizzling (and occasionally fizzling) one-liners.

Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, two teams, the Hearts and the Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes, armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline.

  • 8:00-10:00pm
  • $29 Full, $25 Concession, $25 Groups (6+)
  • The Butterfly Club. 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000
  • hoohaamelbourne.com.au
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The Afternoon Tea Party

Saturday-Sunday
“It’s Always Tea Time” – The Mad Hatter

Afternoon tea with a twist, darlings – time for a G-and-tea!

Saturdays & Sundays from 1pm-3pm

Trade your tea for punch and your cakes for caviar

$55pp includes bottomless boozy punch bowls, prosecco and a tray of treats

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Sparkling Pinot and Petanque

From 12pm till 5pm guests are invited to spend an afternoon playing petanque while sipping on sparkling wine and grazing cheese boards in the stunning gardens at the historic winery – and don’t worry if you have never played the game before – the team from the Woodend Hanging Rock Petanque Club will offer tips and tricks of the game.
With the only underground Cellar Door in the region, guests can also experience a Blind Tasting session or sample locally made liquors from Herbal Lore or craft beers from Tooborc Brewery and more.
A jumping castle will keep the kids entertained and adults can join in on the grape stomping competition. There will be food available onsite including Cleveland’s famous woodfire pizzas and bites from Donald & Tuck Food Van.
This family friendly event is a great way to relax and unwind, sit back on the lawn and take in the stunning surrounds of the Macedon Ranges while watching games of petanque and enjoying the live music.

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Wedding & Bride Summer Bridal Expo 2019.

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST BRIDAL EXPO

The Melbourne Wedding & Bride Expo is Australia’s premier bridal show designed to help you create your dream wedding. The expo is a one-day event taking place on Sunday 20 January 2019. Come and meet the wedding industry leaders who know just how to take the stress out of planning your perfect day.

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Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco: Piknic Électronik 2019

CARL & ERIC’S MOBILE DISCO:
PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK
7 HOUR SET
SUNDAY 20th JAN 2019
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2E3A2HL

Carl & Eric will be doing what they do best! Digging deep through their extensive record collections and picking out their favourite soul, funk and disco tracks that they were brought up with and tracks that have influenced them over the years.  It’s a known fact that they have many gems in the archives!

‘Mobile Disco’ began in Melbourne, Australia with 150 of Carl & Eric’s closest friends.  It’s gotten bigger each year with more friends & jazz, funk and disco loving fans coming along for the ride.  ‘Mobile Disco’ is now a ‘Must Attend’ national tour playing to sold out boutique shows at some of the most picturesque locations across Australia.

So get those disco shoes ready, this is one ‘Mobile Disco’ you won’t want to miss!!

What is Piknic Électronik:  Piknic Électronik is an innovative weekly Summer event that indulges audiences while constantly proposing new discoveries. With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience. Defined by its specialised yet accessible programming, Piknic Électronik knows how to please both electronic music enthusiasts and newcomers alike as local and international talent enthrals the crowd every time. With beautiful city centric green spaces, food trucks and more on offer, Piknic invites you to make it your own and enjoy the day however you fancy.

For more info, go to:
Facebook: @carlandericsmobiledisco
Instagram: @carlandericsmobiledisco
Website: carlcox.com
Twitter: @Carl_Cox
Facebook: @carlcox247

Follow Piknic Électronik:
Website: www.piknicelectronik.com.au
Facebook: PiknicElectronikMelbourne
Instagram: @piknicmel

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The Old Married Couple – Trio

Sweet, silly and suggestive, The Old Married Couple’s live show combine’s their distinctive energetic vintage style Folk and swing music with crowd participation, dancing, skits, double entendre and an undeniable sense of sincerity and joy.

The Old Married Couple have spread toots and hoots at festivals, dance halls, variety shows, cafes and bars around Australia and garnered a reputation as a unique, outrageous and celebratory live experience.

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The Illusionists

it is a powerful mix of of the most outrageous and astonishing acts which appeal to most age groups…but definitely your demographic. The show comes from Broadway and refines magic and challenges audiences expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mindreading, disappearance and daredevil act.

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Following hot on the wobbly heels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London’s West End to Australia.

Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong turns the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan, into ‘a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster’ (London Evening Standard).

Once again, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.

Will they ever make it to Neverland?

Enjoy ‘two hours of pure comic bliss’

  • Wednesday 1pm and 7pm, Thursday/Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 5pm. Special Christmas Eve Matinee (24 December) at 1pm
  • $84.90 - $109.90
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, The Playhouse
  • peterpangoeswrong.com.au
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Enjoy the Vibes at The District Docklands this Summer!

If you are looking for the ideal destination to entertain the whole family this Summer, The District Docklands is hard to beat thanks to its sensational 2019 Summer Vibes program!
From live music performances to giant sand sculpture displays, as well as mini courts by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, it’s all happening at Melbourne’s favourite retail and entertainment precinct, with a jam-packed program of activities and events guaranteed to bring a smile to every member of the family – big and small.
The 2019 Summer Vibes will take place at The District Docklands throughout January and February. Check out the full program below.
The District Makers Market
Every Sunday across summer, indulge in a little retail therapy at The District Makers Market, home to over 30 speciality market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. And if you are really feeling inspired, why not learn some new skills at the free creative workshops or just sit back and enjoy free family entertainment. Plus, on Sunday, 17 February, The District Docklands will be hosting a special Dogs of The District Market!
When: 11am to 4pm, every Sunday (excluding 6 January)
Where: Wharf Street, The District Docklands
Live Music
Tune in to Melbourne’s coolest Summer vibes at The District Docklands. Grab your friends, sit back with a drink or a meal and enjoy a great line-up of acoustic performers, DJs and bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: 2pm to 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Sand Sculpture Exhibition
Who says you have to go to the beach to witness the unique art of sand sculpting? This summer watch two giant sand sculptures literally appear before your eyes at The District Docklands.
When: Live carving from Monday, 14 January to Saturday, 19 January, with the final sculptures on display from Sunday, 20 January to Wednesday, 6 March
Where: Outside Miniso and next to Gelateria on the Docks, The District Docklands
Springfree Trampoline Jump Hub
For 4 days only, jump away in Melbourne’s safest trampoline jump hub – the perfect way to burn off a little excess energy!
Where: Located under the Melbourne Star
When: Thursday, 17 January to Sunday, 20 January, from 10 am to 6pm daily
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Mini Courts
Anyone for tennis? One of Australia’s favourite summer sports is coming to The District Docklands this January, with the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots mini courts! Come along and introduce your kids to a sport they can play for life, in a nurturing environment that promotes active, healthy lifestyles. What’s not to like!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Square near H&M, The District Docklands
Mechanical Surfboard Zone
Hang ten! If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be real-life surfer, now is your chance! Ride the big wave and step up to the challenge on the giant mechanical surfboard!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Giant Garden Games
Grab some friends and come and play all your family favourite games – supersized! Try your luck at Connect 4, quoits, chess, naughts and crosses, Jenga, bocce, dominos and many more.
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, and every Saturday and Sunday throughout February from 12pm – 4pm
Where: Wharf Street near Cotton On, The District Docklands
Australia Day Blinky Bill Meet & Greet
Visit Souvenirs Direct this Australia Day to meet and greet one of Australia’s most lovable larrikins, Blinky Bill! There’ll be plenty of gifts and giveaways for everyone who comes to see our favourite koala. Blinky will be out the front of Souvenirs Direct from 12pm – 12.30pm, 1pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 2.30pm on Australia Day, 26 January.
Gift with Purchase
The District Docklands is giving away a Summer Beach Towel for you to keep. Just spend $100 in a single transaction at any specialty store at The District Docklands and pick up your towel from Customer Service between 14 January to 10 February. (Terms and conditions apply. Commences 14.1.2019 and concludes 10.2.2019 or while stocks last. Limited to 2,000 units in total. Colours may vary. See thedistrictdocklands.com.au for full details.)
With over 80 premium retailers, restaurants, cafes, HOYTS and entertainment, convenient cheap parking, and a fantastic Summer Vibes program all in one amazing location, there is no doubt The District Docklands is the place to be this summer!

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ANZ Ace the Open

At this year’s Aus Open, every ace served will be celebrated with a donation from ANZ to four charity partners to improve the financial health of the nation. For the first time, tennis lovers can serve up their own ace at ANZ’s Ace the Open pop up court and contribute to the overall donation tally.

  • 19/01/2019 and 20/01/2019 (9am - 7pm), 26/01/2019 (11am - 7pm) and 27/01/2019 (12pm - 7pm)
  • Free
  • Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
  • anz.com.au
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Rockpool Bar & Grill and Burger Project at Australian Open

Tennis fans are in for a treat when Rockpool Bar & Grill and Burger Project roll in for the Australian Open from Monday, 14 January, to Thursday, 27 January 2019.

Located in “The Berm” on the city side of Margaret Court Arena, Rockpool Bar & Grill’s stylish pop-up seats 190 guests and emulates the sleek interior of the renowned Melbourne restaurant at the Crown Complex.

The exquisite a-la-carte menu, especially curated for the legendary sporting event, features an expansive selection of sustainably sourced produce and some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Entrées include roasted macadamias with Aleppo pepper ($10), grilled asparagus with spanner crab and herb butter ($38), and heirloom tomato salad with fresh goat’s curd ($29).

Mains such as Cape Grim minute steak with Café de Paris butter ($42) and Yellowfin tuna with salmorigilio, shaved fennel and lemon ($52) are each worthy of a match break. Hungry spectators can choose between a selection of sides, while an enticing dessert menu offers four Rockpool Bar & Grill classics, including Catherine’s passionfruit pavlova ($21). An extensive wine list is also on offer at the restaurant.

The Rockpool Bar & Grill pop-up is open from 12pm to 8pm daily. Reservations can be made here, with walk-ins dependant on availability. All-inclusive tennis and dining packages can also be purchased here.
On a more casual note, Burger Project is providing tennis lovers with a quick foodie fix before, during and after matches, with the return of its Australian Open burger bar in the Grand Slam Oval.

Serving up some of Melbourne’s best quality burgers, the restaurant is bringing three Burger Project favourites to its Australian Open menu:
• The Cheeseburger ($17) features a Cape Grim grass-fed beef patty, cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a secret house-made sauce.
• The American ($17) comprises of a Cape Grim grass-fed beef patty, cheese, onion, pickles, a secret house-made sauce and rose mayonnaise.
• The Mushroom ($17) includes a crumbed confit mushroom, cheese, onion, pickles, fresh tomato, lettuce and a secret house-made sauce.
Burger Project’s crunchy golden chips ($5.70) are also available alongside a selection of delicious house-made dips ($2), and make for the perfect mid-game snack.

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The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne’s longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. Starring a who’s who of Melbourne’s finest comedians, every Friday night The Big HOO-HAA! ensemble dazzles audiences with its unique brand of high-octane impro, killer punchlines and sizzling (and occasionally fizzling) one-liners.

Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, two teams, the Hearts and the Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes, armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline.

  • 8:00-10:00pm
  • $29 Full, $25 Concession, $25 Groups (6+)
  • The Butterfly Club. 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000
  • hoohaamelbourne.com.au
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The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway

The world’s biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway, returns to Melbourne 22-27 January with a brand new show! The Illusionists is a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw dropping talents of eight of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Collectively these performers have been seen by millions across the world and this production showcases their talents on stage together for the very first time. The Illusionists has shattered box office records and dazzled audiences of all ages around the world with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Prepare to witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance this summer!

  • Tues-Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm
  • Adults from $69, children from $39
  • Regent Theatre, Collins Street, Melbourne
  • theillusionistslive.com
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The Atlantic x Hotel Sorrento – Seafood ‘n’ Spritz Sunday Sesh

Nick Mahlook, Executive Chef of Melbourne’s premium seafood restaurant, The Atlantic, presents a Seafood ‘n’ Spritz Sunday Sesh at the iconic Hotel Sorrento.

Guests will enjoy exquisite waterfront views from Hotel Sorrento’s outdoor Salt Bar featuring interactive seafood stations and roving canapes.

On arrival, guests will be greeted with a St Germian Spritz, followed by wine pairings to perfectly complement the fresh flavors produced by Nick and the team at The Atlantic. Cocktails will also be available to quench your summer-time-thirst.

  • 5-8pm
  • $110 plus booking fee
  • Hotel Sorrento - 5-15 Hotham Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
  • eventbrite.com.au
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Enjoy the Vibes at The District Docklands this Summer!

If you are looking for the ideal destination to entertain the whole family this Summer, The District Docklands is hard to beat thanks to its sensational 2019 Summer Vibes program!
From live music performances to giant sand sculpture displays, as well as mini courts by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, it’s all happening at Melbourne’s favourite retail and entertainment precinct, with a jam-packed program of activities and events guaranteed to bring a smile to every member of the family – big and small.
The 2019 Summer Vibes will take place at The District Docklands throughout January and February. Check out the full program below.
The District Makers Market
Every Sunday across summer, indulge in a little retail therapy at The District Makers Market, home to over 30 speciality market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. And if you are really feeling inspired, why not learn some new skills at the free creative workshops or just sit back and enjoy free family entertainment. Plus, on Sunday, 17 February, The District Docklands will be hosting a special Dogs of The District Market!
When: 11am to 4pm, every Sunday (excluding 6 January)
Where: Wharf Street, The District Docklands
Live Music
Tune in to Melbourne’s coolest Summer vibes at The District Docklands. Grab your friends, sit back with a drink or a meal and enjoy a great line-up of acoustic performers, DJs and bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: 2pm to 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Sand Sculpture Exhibition
Who says you have to go to the beach to witness the unique art of sand sculpting? This summer watch two giant sand sculptures literally appear before your eyes at The District Docklands.
When: Live carving from Monday, 14 January to Saturday, 19 January, with the final sculptures on display from Sunday, 20 January to Wednesday, 6 March
Where: Outside Miniso and next to Gelateria on the Docks, The District Docklands
Springfree Trampoline Jump Hub
For 4 days only, jump away in Melbourne’s safest trampoline jump hub – the perfect way to burn off a little excess energy!
Where: Located under the Melbourne Star
When: Thursday, 17 January to Sunday, 20 January, from 10 am to 6pm daily
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Mini Courts
Anyone for tennis? One of Australia’s favourite summer sports is coming to The District Docklands this January, with the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots mini courts! Come along and introduce your kids to a sport they can play for life, in a nurturing environment that promotes active, healthy lifestyles. What’s not to like!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Square near H&M, The District Docklands
Mechanical Surfboard Zone
Hang ten! If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be real-life surfer, now is your chance! Ride the big wave and step up to the challenge on the giant mechanical surfboard!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands
Giant Garden Games
Grab some friends and come and play all your family favourite games – supersized! Try your luck at Connect 4, quoits, chess, naughts and crosses, Jenga, bocce, dominos and many more.
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, and every Saturday and Sunday throughout February from 12pm – 4pm
Where: Wharf Street near Cotton On, The District Docklands
Australia Day Blinky Bill Meet & Greet
Visit Souvenirs Direct this Australia Day to meet and greet one of Australia’s most lovable larrikins, Blinky Bill! There’ll be plenty of gifts and giveaways for everyone who comes to see our favourite koala. Blinky will be out the front of Souvenirs Direct from 12pm – 12.30pm, 1pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 2.30pm on Australia Day, 26 January.
Gift with Purchase
The District Docklands is giving away a Summer Beach Towel for you to keep. Just spend $100 in a single transaction at any specialty store at The District Docklands and pick up your towel from Customer Service between 14 January to 10 February. (Terms and conditions apply. Commences 14.1.2019 and concludes 10.2.2019 or while stocks last. Limited to 2,000 units in total. Colours may vary. See thedistrictdocklands.com.au for full details.)
With over 80 premium retailers, restaurants, cafes, HOYTS and entertainment, convenient cheap parking, and a fantastic Summer Vibes program all in one amazing location, there is no doubt The District Docklands is the place to be this summer!

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The Big HOO-HAA!

Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne’s longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. Starring a who’s who of Melbourne’s finest comedians, every Friday night The Big HOO-HAA! ensemble dazzles audiences with its unique brand of high-octane impro, killer punchlines and sizzling (and occasionally fizzling) one-liners.

Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, two teams, the Hearts and the Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes, armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline.

  • 8:00-10:00pm
  • $29 Full, $25 Concession, $25 Groups (6+)
  • The Butterfly Club. 5 Carson Place, Melbourne 3000
  • hoohaamelbourne.com.au
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RUDIMENTAL NATIONAL ‘TOAST TO OUR DIFFERENCES’ TOUR

East London luminaries, Rudimental have today announced they’ll be heading back to Australia for a national tour in February 2019, as part of their Toast To Our Differences world tour to celebrate the release of their new album that’s set to drop globally on January 25, 2019. Tickets will go on sale at 11am on Wednesday October 10 through Ticketek, except the Brisbane show which is through Ticketmaster.

The tour will see Rudimental play Margaret Court Arena (Melbourne) on February 8, before moving through to Bonython Park (Adelaide), Old Mt Gamier Gaol (Mt Gambier), Hordern Pavilion (Sydney), Mindil Beach (Darwin), Riverstage (Brisbane) and finishing up at R.A.C. Arena (Perth) on February 17.

With over 1.4 billion global streams, 20 million single sales, 40 platinum awards, 22 million monthly listeners on Spotify (ranked 55th artist in the world), 700 million YouTube views and a global audience of 1.5 million+ across socials, there is no doubt Rudimental are conquering the world and loving every second of it! Their single These Days featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen has racked up more than 2.4million sales worldwide and has just been certified triple platinum here in Australia. The new single with Major Lazer, Let Me Live featuring Anne-Marie and Mr. Eazi is quickly climbing the airplay charts on a similar trajectory to all the other Rudimental singles that have gone before it.

There’s a lot of love for these guys here in Australia (one of their best performing markets) and it’s been over two years since the full band last toured here. But the good news is, they’re pumped to get back to our shores after being reminded of just how fun our Aussie audiences are when they headlined Snowtunes with a DJ set last month. Piers Agget enthuses, “We can’t wait to come out to Australia again. It feels like our second home, we’re gonna be playing the new album and touring with new singers and bringing a new spin on that Rudimental vibe”.

Division Agency are particularly excited to be bringing Rudimental back down under, having enjoyed a long and successful history with the band. They first introduced them to Australian audiences at Future Music Festival back March 2013 where they took the country by storm and proved to be one of the stand out performances that year and in subsequent appearances.

General public tickets go on sale at 11am on Wednesday October 10, with pre-sales beginning with Telstra Thanks® at noon on Friday October 5 and concluding at 5pm on Sunday October 7.

The new album Toast To Our Differences is set for a January 25, 2019 release.

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St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival is Australia’s largest FREE music festival and this year features an incredible line-up featuring DZ Deathrays, The Cat Empire, The Preatures, Saskwatch, Slum Sociable, Haiku Hands and so many more! Alongside the live music there will be plenty to get involved in, including Disco Yoga to kick off the day.

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Affordable Wedding Expo

Helping couples save time and money, whilst planning their perfect Wedding!

  • 10 am to 2 pm
  • Free online via website or $5 each at the door
  • Malvern Town Hall, Cnr High St & Glenferrie Road, Malvern
  • affordableweddingexpo.com
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