It is officially getting very chilly and gloomy in Melbourne. But don’t worry, this week is jam packed with many opportunities to get your hands on a bev, some food, movies and even dogs! Yes, we said dogs!
From mulled wine and cheese to a dog festival and exciting vegan exclusives, we have got your week planned out for you!
Mulled Wine and Hot Cheese Party @ Welcome to Thornbury
520 High St, Northcote 3070
What sounds better than ending your week off with mulled wine and cheese? 6 different types of mulled wine and 15 different food trucks serving you a variety of cheesey meals? If your answer is yes, then this event is for you (even if you said no you should still go).
Welcome to Thornbury have their bi-annual Wine and Hot Cheese Party on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th from midday till 10pm, a perfect opportunity for you to warm up your hands and fill up your tummies. Treat yourself to cheese fondue from FrenchCheese or a raclette burger from Mr Burger whilst sipping on your hot, spiced wine.
Espresso Sundays @ the Park Werribee
12 Watton St, Werribee, 3030
Lift your pinkies and sip on an Espresso Martini on Sunday the 27th from 2pm at The Park, Werribee. Espresso Sunday’s brings you 10 different espresso martini flavours ranging from the classic to salted caramel, mint and latte!
Jumping Goat Liquor sponsors the event and features in all martinis, and their coffee infused vodka gives them an extra top-notch quality coffee taste. Throughout the evening you can watch live AFL and even win some Jumping Goat giveaways! Post AFL win (or blues) you can down the martinis to some tunes from an in house DJ.
What a combo, something that cannot be missed!
90’s Hip Hop & RnB Vegan High Tea @ Belleville
Globe Alley, Melbourne CBD, 3000
This next event is the epitome of the hipster millennial culture. A 90s RnB and Hip Hop Vegan High Tea.
A collab between Belleville Melbourne, MzRizk and Beit e-Shai brings you possibly the best meal you will ever have.
From 2pm Saturday 26th, you can indulge in some VEGAN savoury and sweet delights and natural teas whilst listening some throwback hits. This epic event is sure to sell out fast, so grab your ‘squad’ and book ASAP!!
Barkly Barks Dog Festival @ Barkly Square
90-106 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 3056
Calling all dogs (and dog owners/lovers)! Barkly Square are running its third annual dog festival on Sunday the 27th from 10am-3pm. You will be surrounded by a variety of activities and fun for pooches and their humans. From the favourite dog parade, to dog trivia and dog friendly food trucks, your day will be full of slobber and love!
There’s even an obedience class for those unruly doggos and a day spa for the princesses. Live music for the two legged and plenty of furry friends for the dog-less.
Make sure this is number one on your dog’s calendar this weekend!
Vegan Brunch Bash @ Rice Paper Scissors Fitzroy
307 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065
Vegans, this weekend is made for you! Rice Paper Scissors in Fitzroy is hosting an all you can eat ‘Very Vegie’ brunch on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th. One of Melbourne’s favourite South East Asian hawker style restaurant will definitely deliver this weekend.
An array of vegan dishes ranging from grilled shiitake mushrooms wrapped in betel leaves with a mango and capsicum salsa to Sichuan style dumplings with black bean and chilli oil! For $55 this could all be yours (handy tip: don’t eat breakfast to make the most of your $55)!
Choose from a 12pm session or 2.30pm session on either day. Bookings are essential so make sure you jump on their website ASAP!
Middle Earth Marathon: The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogies @ Astor Theatre
Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, St Kilda, 3182
Maybe you’re not into cheese, dogs, wine, martinis or vegan food, and that’s totally fine (not really). Well don’t worry, we’ve got something else for you. The Astor Theatre is bringing you a 24 hour Middle-Earth Marathon. From 2pm on this Saturday 26th the Astor cinema will screen The Hobbit Trilogy and Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
For only $35 you can partake on the journey through the Middle-earth with other Hobbit and LOTR fans. Bring your comfiest blankets and pillows and brace yourself for the best 24 hours! To help you get through you can even have a cheeky bev or snack from the bar on site.
By Boe Eyking
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