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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

This week is a cold one guys. However, do not stress, as we have found some amazing events to enjoy whilst brazing the cold Melbourne breeze. If you can handle it, head up to Mt Baw Baw to celebrate Oktoberfest, or if you’re more of a warm-blooded animal, pop down... more info


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This Pop-Up Lolly Wonderland Is What Sweet Dreams Are Made Of

Calling everyone with a sweet-tooth! Quite literally, a giant pop-up lolly shop has opened in Fitzroy. Sugar Republic is a refurbed warehouse that’s been transformed into a playground for adults. Hop, skip and jump throughout while nibbling on sweet, sweet candy and confectionary alike. Take your pick of swimming through... more info


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A European Themed Laneway Night Market Is Here

Nothing encapsulates the perfect winter night in true European fashion like strolling through a local night market. But aside from the fortunate and equally sporadic European travels, we fellow Australians are relatively unaccustomed to this foreign and exotic concept. Thankfully, Madame Brussels Lane has answered all your prayers, even the... more info


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Get Around This American Inspired Bottomless Boozy Brunch

Hungover on a Sunday? Don’t worry we’ve found something that will cure you. (Best way to cure a hangover is with more alcohol right?) The popular American-style restaurant, Fancy Hank’s, has started up Fancy Brunch Sundays! Which is essentially an American-esque bottomless boozy brunch. Unlimited alcohol and slow cooked American BBQ, could it... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On: Christmas In July Edition

We have officially survived 6 months of 2018 and what a better way to celebrate than Christmas in July festivities! We’ve taken the pain out of searching for the best events and gathered our favs for you. Read on to get the low-down. Rock Pool Bar & Grill Christmas Lunch... more info


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The Must-See Events At Melbourne’s New York City Festival

From June to October 2018, MEL&NYC Festival is coming to Melbourne to celebrate two of the world’s greatest cities, Melbourne and New York City. Coupled with the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) exhibition presented at the National Gallery of Victoria, MEL&NYC is bringing a mix of programs covering art, culture, discourse,... more info


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide To What’s On This Week

There is no end to the creativity of Melbournians. Trust us to find an unusual premise for a festival or party – any reason is good enough if it means we can dine, drink, and dance. Find below festivals celebrating tiny dogs, onesies, winter solstice and more. A Tiny Dog... more info


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Your Guide to What’s On This Week

Alright the long weekend is over and has officially been done and dusted. However, that doesn’t mean you need to stay at home and do nothing! If we know Melbournians, it’s that we like to party and party we shall. Prepare for Live Blues, a brownies festival, Mario Kart Racing... more info


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Free Pizza For Those Who Share A Name With The Royal Family!

If you are lucky enough to be named after the Royal Family you can get yourself some free pizza on Monday June 11! Stretched Pizza in Coburg is celebrating the Queen’s Birthday the right way, with pizza. Calling all Elizabeths, Phillips, Charles’, Camillas, Williams, Harrys, Kates, Georges, Charlottes, Louis’ and... more info


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What’s On Guide: Queen’s Birthday Edition

Everyone’s favourite Queen is having her birthday this weekend, and what’s not to love about a long weekend? But what if you don’t know what to do with this newfound free time? Don’t worry about that – whether you’re in the mood for a winery walkabout, rooftop parties or a... more info


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A Pop-up Gin Party is Arriving in Melbourne!

World Gin Day is coming to Melbourne! Luckily for us, Wilson and Market are transforming their suave terrace bar into a pop-up Gin Alley!! On June 9 from 2pm – 6pm you can expect a mini gin festival with an extensive range of international and local gins. Seriously, could we... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

The first days of winter fall right in the middle of this upcoming week and we understand that the winter blues have officially been set in motion. But that’s ok! Because with sublime cocktails, live music – including a bit of smooth jazz – and an injection of Winona Ryder... more info


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Book Your Function For A Chance To Win Lunch And A Gin Tasting!

Sand Hill Road are celebrating EOFY by giving away 3 double passes for a free lunch at the Garden State Hotel followed by a tour and tasting at Healesville’s Four Pillars Distillery. To be in the running, book a private function at any of their venues listed in this article... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

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... more info


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What’s on: A 2 Day Long Wine Festival Along The Murray River

A weekend of wine and sweet serenity is almost upon us, as the masterful Winemakers of Rutherglen prepare for the return of the annual Winery Walkabout. Spanning the Queen’s birthday long weekend on the 9th and 10th of June, the event promises a jam-packed experience of the region, where festival-goers... more info


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Weekly What’s On Guide: Good Beer Week & World Whisky Day

How do you keep the winter blues at bay? Alcohol (Please consult a medical or legal practitioner before taking any advice from us). May is bringing doom, gloom, and lethargy, but Melbourne is fighting to keep the (literal) spirits up – or rather, downed. Arm yourself from the choices below.... more info


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WIN A Double Pass To The Underground Cinema Opening Night!

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS TO PRESENT TO A LUCKY WINNER TO ATTEND UNDERGROUND CINEMA’S OPENING NIGHT IN MELBOURNE* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page, like our page and tag who you would take in the comments below for your chance to win.     Click... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Melbournians, rejoice. While we have entered into the deep chills of the Autumn season, our city’s events for this week will make those warm blankets and hot chocolates seem like old news. From a Marvel-inspired food truck festival to the annual Makers and Shakers Festival (come hungry), we’ve got your guide to a... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

As Autumn creeps around the corner and the sunny days go fewer and far between, we’ve rounded up some of April’s best events that’ll keep your summer spirit alive. From street food parties to urban art shows, the next few weeks are rich in flavour and culture, leaving you feeling... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

Many of us are still coming out of the Easter egg coma this week, making it extremely tempting to stay in. We’re here to tell you to step away from your eighth Lindt Bunny, wipe that bit of melted chocolate off your face and get out of the house. There’s a... more info


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Your Guide To What’s On This Week

It’s that time of the week. You’re running on 99% coffee, 1% dry shampoo and are 100% considering trying to make a decent living off of selling those Beanie Babies stored in your parents house. Well, we hear ya! Take a break, look to the weekend and check out some fun-filled... more info


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Holy Truck! Food Trucks Are Taking Over The Gaso

Our beloved local bluestone, The Gasometer Hotel, has just added another layer to their already delicious onion of live music, cheap eats and good vibes.As of April 4th, The Gaso will be teaming up with Cluster Truck to provide a rotating array of the best food trucks in town for... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 29th March 2018

Are you sitting at home, bored? Listless? Wondering what to do this week? My, oh my, have we got a treat for you. Suffer a laugh-induced coma at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival or gain some knowledge at Melbourne Museum’s insane Vikings Exhibit. The week is positively brimming with events for you... more info


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The National Hotel is Throwing a Hawker Street Food Party

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching and The National Hotel in Richmond is hosting a holiday eve, Asian-inspired bonanza! The outdoor party in the beer garden will feature Hawker-style street food and will kick off at 6pm on the 29th of March, serving up a selection of pan-Asian inspired... more info


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What’s on Guide: Easter Weekend

The Easter weekend is on its way! It’s a jam-packed few days in Melbourne, so prepare for the big event with our comprehensive guide of what’s on. If you don’t yet have plans, gather the mates, the kids, or anyone ready to party, because you will after this. The Food... more info


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Secret Warehouse Music Gig: Solomun

Firstly, three time ‘Best DJ in the world’ Solomun is headed to Australia. Secondly, his Melbourne show is at an exclusive, secret-as-anything warehouse venue. Thirdly, this has got to be an epic event based on the first and second points alone. Solomun will be performing an extended set in one... more info


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A Spicy Latin Street Party is Taking Over Vic Markets

The hump day slump can be rough, so why not Flamenco dance your way through it? Queen Victoria’s Night Market is throwing a Latin Street Party on Wednesday 14th March and you’re invited. With live entertainment, mouth-watering paella and dance lessons at your beck and call, you won’t want to miss... more info


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Brunswick Music Festival’s 30th Anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Brunswick Music Festival is once again lighting up the streets and bringing the beats to one of Melbourne’s most alternative, creative and multicultural suburbs. In the two-week-long, much-loved annual event, the very best music talent – both local and international – are showcased on... more info


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WIN 2 x Double Passes to the Gourmet Cinema

All the foodies, put your hands up. All the cinephiles, make some noise…? Well if you’re inclined to do both, then you can do so at this year’s Gourmet Cinema. And luckily, we’re giving away 2 x double passes to attend any of the below sessions this March as a... more info


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Spend Chinese NY with Melbourne’s Best Dumplings

Good things really do come in small packages, and what better way to celebrate the lunar New Year than by chowing down on nature’s hot pocket, the dumpling! Whether you’re spending the Chinese New Year ridding yourself of bad fortune, taking in the glow of some lanterns or celebrating the light... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 15th February 2018

The city lights up in February with White Night Festival, Lunar New Year celebrations, an open-air cinema at the MCG & more. Hit up these events and bedazzle your mates with your awesome plans, check out our top picks! White Night  Melbourne CBD Returning to Melbourne on the 17th of... more info


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What’s On Guide: Friday 9th Feb 2018

Lonsdale Street turns into a mouth-watering Greek haven, plus an all weekend taco & tequila festival and the return of St Kilda Fest this coming Sunday & more. Stunted on what to do this weekend? Don’t fret – we’ve compiled our top picks for what’s on this week, so all... more info


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5 Galentine’s Day Activities For All The Single Ladies

Single ladies, rejoice. If you don’t have a honey, or if you’re just more interested in hanging with your girls this Valentine’s season, Hidden City Secrets have got you covered. This 13th of February, were celebrating Galentine’s day in full force. Creator, founder and CEO, Leslie Knopes (of Parks &... more info


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What’s On Guide: Thursday 1st Feb 2018

The last week of Midsumma fest, the launch of the St Kilda Twilight Market, Garden State’s Welcome Back Party, Let Go Fest and more. Our comprehensive guide to what’s on in Melbourne this week! Grab your mates and plan ahead to ensure you have the most fun-filled, wild week possible.... more info


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Beat your NYD Hangover

No one wants to start the New Year seedy and hungover, so we’ve found and tested a few hangover cures that work for us and will hopefully work for you too! PREPARE YOUR BODY!  Before you leave to go to your big New Year’s Eve bash, preparation is the key.... more info


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10 Do’s and Don’ts this New Years Eve!

We’ve come up with some simple do’s and don’ts for New Years Eve so you can have a sparkling night and enjoy all the festivities (minus any embarrassing moments… we hope). Time to enjoy all the food and drinks before we start planning for all those New Years resolutions (that... more info


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Where to go this New Year’s Eve

Want more insider articles like this? Click here to sign up to our newsletter. Time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to all the New Year’s resolutions that we will not keep! Yes, the countdown has started to find a venue to bring in the New Year. Luckily we... more info


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12 Things Christmas Workers Don’t Want you to Know

It’s all smiles and pleasantries when you walk through the shop door, but behind closed doors, there are just some things retail and hospitality workers would never say to your face. HOWEVER, we’d like to divulge those secrets today and if you’re the one working this Christmas, we feel you.... more info


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6 Tips For An Epic Office Christmas Party

So you’re in charge of the office Christmas party this year? No pressure – just your boss and everyone you work with judging you. At Hidden City Secrets, we are the king of planning parties and picking the perfect venue, so follow our guide on how to host a headache... more info


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Where To Host Your Office Christmas Party

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re reading this, you are probably a little bit unprepared for your end-of-year office party. But that’s okay, we have your back and the boss won’t even know you left planning to the last minute with these exceptional venues. Cargo Hall 39 South Wharf... more info