May 29-31: Food Truck Park, Dreamgirls and Warren Miller’s No Turning Back

 

World Class Cocktail Week

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Various
COST: Various
WEBSITE: www.eatdrinkplay.com

What’s going on: A week dedicated to the mighty cocktail – where do I sign up? Check out one of the many events which honour these delicious beverages. Will it be Sunday Bloody Sunday or a Tea Inspired Cocktail Class? You chose!

 

Fancy Nance Opening Weekend 

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May
TIME: Operating hours
LOCATION: 21 Daly Street, South Yarra
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.fancynance.com.au

What’s going on: As if we didn’t feel special enough when Adriano Zumbo brought his dream-like patisseries down to Melbourne, now he has opened up an uber cool high tea salon out the back. This is a unique approach to the high-tea experience, with a rotating menu of share platters and cocktails available. No doubt it’s going to be zumbo-liscious!

 

Woody P Opening Weekend 

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May
TIME: From 12pm
LOCATION: 121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.woodyp.com.au

What’s going on: Woody P is the new kid on the block in the foodie haven that is Flinders Lane. Welcome him to the neighbourhood by visiting during their opening weekend. Foodwise, think a Mediterranean influenced menu with a modern twist, all driven by seasonal produce. I don’t know about you but I am extremely keen to see what Woody P brings to the table.

 

The Food Truck Park Richmond 

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May
TIME: Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Dinner – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: 110 Church Street, Richmond
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.thefoodtruckpark.com.au

What’s going on: This is your last chance to take your “food truck loving” butt down to The Food Truck Park Richmond. Expect to see a good selection of Melbourne’s finest food trucks on rotation serving up the tasty eats!

 

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back 

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Village Cinemas, Jam Factory, 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra
COST: From $29.50
WEBSITE: www.warrenmiller.com.au

What’s going on: This autumn, Warren Miller releases its 65th film, No Turning Back. The newest installment celebrates the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has led Warren Miller to every end of the winter world. Warren Miller’s annual film tradition marks the beginning of colder weather and the un-official pre season party.

Tip: Arrive 45 mins prior to screening time to enjoy the snow expo!

 

Dreamgirls Australian Premier

DATE: Fri 29 – Sun 31 May (continues until 14 June)
TIME: Fri 8pm, Sat / Sun 2pm and 8pm
LOCATION: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
COST: From $49
WEBSITE: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

What’s going on: Dreamgirls is the award-winning musical production from the US. It was inspired by Diana Ross and the Supremes, so needless to say, it will have some fantastic tunes for you to bop along to. Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway in 1981. Through several revivals and an award-winning film, it has remained a favorite for more over three decades.

 

Whitelion Bail Out 

DATE: Fri 29 May
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: Old Melbourne Gaol Watch House, Corner Russell and LaTrobe Streets, Melbourne
COST: Participants must commit to raising a minimum of $1000
WEBSITE: www.whitelionbailout.org.au

What’s going on: The Bail Out is Whitelion’s national fundraising and awareness campaign. It provides a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of a young person that has been disconnected from our community due to abuse and neglect, drug addiction and poverty. The Bail Out event exposes ‘inmates’ to life on the inside by simulating prison life – being stripped of possessions, fingerprinted, photographed and simulated court appearancebefore a Magistrate and being sentenced to some cell time. The idea is to round up donations and raise your own bail out funds.

 

Wellness Seminar 

DATE: Sat 30 May
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: Two Ton Max, 124 Langford Street, North Melbourne
COST: $220
WEBSITE: http://www.jofincham.com/blog/ http://thenourishnook.com.au

What’s going on: The Wellness Seminar is an intimate, up-close and personal day with guest speakers Lola Berry, Stephanie Prem and Kate Toholka, which is hosted by Joanna Fincham. Your experience also includes all-day organic catering, pilates/stretch session, guided meditation and goodie bags. Basically, this event is the one-stop seminar for your unique Wellness journey!

Tip: Wear comfy active clothing!

 

Guinness Oyster Festival

DATE: Sat 30 May
TIME: 2pm – 7pm
LOCATION: The Last Jar, 616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.thelastjar.com.au

What’s going on: Old mates Oysters and Guinness get their time in the spotlight today. Sample a variety of Australian oysters, whilst enjoying Celtic folk/rock fusion tunes. In addition to the traditional Irish oysters and Guinness, the 2015 festival will feature an oyster shooter bar, serving oyster and liquor based concoctions from the classic Bloody Mary to some customised Irish blends.

Tip: $2 oysters. $6 pints of Guinness. Get on it.

 

All In Charity Poker

DATE: Sat 30 May
TIME: 6:15pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Pavillion, 135 – 157 Racecourse Road, Kensington
COST: $300 per ticket
WEBSITE: www.hachemgroup.com.au

What’s going on: Ever wanted to attend a red carpet event that is 100% charity focused? SGI Building Services and The Hachem Management Group (headed up by professional poker player Joe Hachem) are teaming up to create the “All In” for Charity Poker event proudly supporting beyondblue. There will be over $50,000 in prizes to be won and the overall winner will take home a package to the value of $20,000 inclusive of a trip to Las Vegas or Europe flying Business Class.

Tip: Prepare to empty your pockets – all in the name of charity!




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