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Melbourne Cup Day: Best Bars, Off Track

By Courtney White You may or may not be aware that Melbourne has a few extra public holidays on it’s books… but shh, don’t let the rest of Australia know. One of these beauts is set for Tuesday 1st November, and this time it’s in celebration of Melbourne Cup Day. If neither you – nor your... more info


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What’s On In Sydney This November

By Sam Howard Hey Sydney! What did you have planned for this November? Maybe you wanted to experience a flashback in time at a vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll day, take your date to explore the night sky or maybe even see some native fauna at night? Try something new this month by getting involved with... more info


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What’s On In Melbourne This Weekend

 By Courtney White Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October Spring has finally sprung here in beautiful Melbourne… and not a moment too soon! As the weather warms up, it’s getting to that time of year where we can feel a little more confident in  packing away our winter woolies, tentatively stepping back outside without an umbrella,... more info


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On the Hunt for Melbourne’s Best Burger?

Were you to ask a random selection of the folks on Melbourne’s streets to conceptualize their own version of Melbourne’s best burger, you’re likely to realize that you’ve got a slim chance of gathering anything even resembling a consensus. Fortunately, we’ve finally got the means to decide, once and for all, who the real Burger... more info


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Top 12 Christmas Party Venues in Sydney

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, this list of the 12 best party and function venues in Sydney is the gift you and your office really need. Yes, it’s that time of the year again – the one some call the ‘most wonderful’ of the year – but that really depends on a number of... more info


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Run, Brett! Run!

Brett Hillier is not going to be completing an easy feat. He’s running from Melbourne to Perth- over 3500km to raise money for The Bully Zero Foundation Australia. Along the way he’s going to visit schools to educate kids on how it’s not uncool to be kind. Hidden City Secrets got the chance to chat... more info


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Top Ten Things To Do in Melbourne This October

Hey, folks. So 2016’s been an interesting year so far, huh? If you’d have told my 2015 self about… well, any world event thus far, I would’ve had a good old laugh and told you to calm down on the neuroticism. However, now in the tenth month of this topsy-turvy year, we here at HCS... more info


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Blue Moon Melbourne Night Markets

Once in a blue moon, something incredible happens. That something is happening TONIGHT… and the first Thursday of every month to come. Yes that’s right – the good folks down at The Evelyn Hotel are back at it again with the Blue Moon Melbourne Night Markets – a new concept event which brings independent musicians,... more info


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Top 5 Waterfront Bars in Sydney

Forget heaven, summer is knock knock knocking on our doors, so why not answer? That’s right, it’s time to get back outside, into the sun, and down a couple of pints. Beer, cider, wine, whiskey, cocktails and tapas all await you in a myriad of hidden laneway pubs, sun-soaked rooftop venues, outdoor beer gardens, waterfront... more info


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Top 5 things to do in Sydney this week

Though some of us might question whether the eight hour working day is still something to be celebrated (here’s looking at you and your newly-instilled 6 hour working (holi)day, Sweden), but as it’s time for a long weekend, who’s to quibble? That’s right Sydney-siders, Labour Day is coming up on the 3rd of October, which... more info


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10 of the best day trips from Melbourne

So Melbourne, we have a long weekend coming up – and it’s going to be filled with footy, frivolity, and beer… lots of beer. If this doesn’t sound like your idea of a perfect three day break, then how about getting right out of the way and heading out of the city? They say a... more info


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AFL Grand Final-ly!

 Australians all let us rejoice, for it’s almost Grand Final time and we all know what that means… a day off work. Of course there’s a lot more to it all than JUST a sleep in – so in case you aren’t up with the play on all things footy, here’s a brief guide to... more info


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Not going to the AFL Grand Final? Read on…

To go to the game, or not go to the game? That, Mr. Shakespeare, is the REAL question. The answer though is probably not, as 99% of us couldn’t get tickets… You probably are by now aware that the AFL Grand Final warrants a public holiday, so the decision  as to where – oh where... more info


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Go On, Melbourne: Espresso Yourself

Holy caffeinated cocktails, Batman! Melbourne’s obsession with all things coffee-and-liquor is set to be fuelled (literally) by the inaugural ‘Festival of the Espresso Martini’, kicking off on the 5th of November. Hosted ever so kindly by Mr Black, the festival promises to bring to the table all the caffeinated concoctions your heart could desire, with... more info


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Cows and Goats and Sheep – Oh My!

When you think of Melbourne, the first image you conjure up isn’t likely to be one of farmers and livestock, amirite? In actual fact, the closest a lot of true-blue Melburnians usually get to a sheep is being wrapped in a plush merino wool scarf on a crisp spring day. As of the 17th of... more info


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Dummies Guide To: The Melbourne Cup Carnival

Spring heralds a few things for Melburnians – perhaps more drinking Little Fat Lamb cider in swish rooftop bars than getting amongst traditional lambing – but easily one of the biggest celebrations and social events of spring is the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Taking place over four days, visitors flock to the city from across the... more info


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‘Fringe’ comes to the Fore

From the 15th of September until the 2nd of October, the word on the street is fringe. No, not those naff bits of material hanging off the sleeves of that 70’s coat your mum still has hanging in the closet, but the fringe performance artists, dancers, comics, and installations which make up the famed Melbourne... more info


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Twist It At The LuWOW

There isn’t a venue more appropriately named then the LuWOW in Fitzroy. With special events happening month after month, it’s no wonder why it has become one of the most thriving hot-spots in Melbourne’s bar scene, and they’re at it again. The famous Tiki cocktail bar is proud to present a Twist Party every Friday night... more info


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Beer, Burgers & Bingo at the Grosvenor

It’s said that all good things happen in threes, so I present you the Grosvenor and the 3 B’s -No, it’s not St. Kilda’s new girl band. I invite you to relish in three words. Three words that by themselves instil a great deal of happiness, but together cause elation like no other. Beer. Burgers.... more info


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Wine and Dine with Charles Melton

Calling all wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs, aficionados and lovers of the cherished liquid of the God’s. A very special dinner event is being held on September 8th, and it’s not to be missed. Charles Melton is to Australian wine what Lindt is to chocolate and Normandy is to cheese, and good news for us Melburnians, we... more info


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The LuWOW Turns Five

LuWow bar really do live up to their name, consistently WOW-ing Melburnians with an ever growing list of special events and offers that keep rolling out the door and have people rolling in… oh, did we mention entry is free? Until recently, the pop up Caribbean Kitchen had people lickin’ devilishly good, sticky jerk chicken... more info


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Happy Birthday to the Queen, Thanks for the Day Off

One of the most debated days of the year has come around again where many are up in arms, questioning why it is exactly we have the day off to “celebrate” the “birthday” of a lady who “supposedly” governs our great nation from afar, on a date that isn’t actually her date of birth. But... more info


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Celebrate Jack’s 150th Birthday

The King of Whiskey is coming to Melbourne and, as expected with all royal celebrations, no extravagance will be spared. Jack Daniels is turning 150, and to celebrate, he is bringing Tennessee to Melbourne for the biggest whiskey celebration the city has ever seen! His palace, which comes in the form of the famous Jack... more info


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5 Local Acts to Catch at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

By Charlie Ranger Yep. It’s back. That thing to do during March and April in Melbourne. You know…The people trying to be funny for a month thing? The one where there’s over 500 shows and hundreds of desperate performers on the street trying to drag you into their venue to watch them do the LOLz?... more info


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Labour Day Eve at Ms. Collins ft. DJ Mustard!

Looking for the best place in Melbourne to party the night away this Labour Day Eve? Hit up Ms. Collins for the ultimate night out! DJ Mustard, the award-winning genius DJ/producer behind some of your favourite hits (Tyga’s ‘Rack City’, 2 Chainz ‘I’m Different’, and Jeremih & Y.G’s ‘Don’t Tell Em’), is making his way... more info


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Festivals This Summer: Melbourne Zoo Tastes of Twilight 2016

As if you needed another excuse to go to Melbourne Zoo this summer, the Tastes of Twilight season kicks off on January 29th with a killer line-up of all your favourite musicians set to the backdrop of a lion’s roar! Another one of Melbourne’s Festivals for a great cause: Music Against Wildlife Extinction! Tastes of... more info


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Sydney Festival – The Madness Returns!

By Charlie Ranger Sydney Festival is gonna rock out with its socks out from 7-26 of Jan 2016. Fact. If you’re the sort of person who never knows ‘where to go’ at the start of a new year then this festival has you covered. Around 370 performances and 100 events performed by over 700 artists... more info


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Comedy Festival Weekend Review

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Weekend Review by Rachel Furolo MARK WATSON – "FLAWS" It takes a special kind of comedian to turn otherwise life shattering events into comedic gold. A master of adlibbing hilarity with his audience, coining Australian phrases like a local and poking fun at his own emotional issues, Mark Watson will have you... more info


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The Gangsters Palace Speakeasy

Spirit Station Pier THE GANGSTERS PALACE SPEAKEASY 18th APRIL 2015 The Gangster Palace Speakeasy is back! Let us take you on a face-paced, wild ride journey with our cast of the hottest jazz and tap dancers, live music, daring acrobats, seriously strong men, sizzling burlesque girls, vaudevillans and more. Come sit back, have a gamble,... more info


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REMIX Summit Sydney 2015 – Sydney

REMIX Summit Sydney 2015 2nd-3rd June Remix Summits tackle the big ideas that shape our future of arts, the creative economy and creative cities.  Held in London, New York, Sydney and Dubai once a year, the creative industry heavy weights converge upon these cities to discuss and present everything from culture to technology to entrepreneurship. ... more info


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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival 3rd–14th June From 3rd – 14th of June, the Sydney Film Festival’s 62nd year showcases the best in cinema from Australia and across the world. 27 feature films, documentaries, short films, retrospectives, restorations, animations and more have already been announced with many more to come.  The Sydney film Festival, one of the oldest... more info


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VIVID Sydney

VIVID SYDNEY VIVID Sydney 22nd May – 8th June VIVID Sydney is an annual celebration of light, music and culture. The opera house plays centre piece to this stunning festival which this year has attracted the likes of Morrissey, Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV on the radio and many more. The full line up can be... more info


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St Kilda Openair Cinema

Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema nights are a quintessential outdoor event with live music and feature films playing on a huge movie screen from dusk. On arrival film and music lovers can relax with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the licensed festival bar, while listening to the sounds of Melbourne’s most-loved indie... more info