Aug 14-16: Trailer Park, Flicks and Feasts and Glow Winter Arts Festival

 

Welcome to Thornbury

DATE: Fri 14 Aug
TIME: Various
LOCATION: 520 High Street, Northcote
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/welcometothornbury

What’s going on: You’d think Melbourne has had enough of food truck parks, but nope – yet another one emerges! This one is the venture of Mr Burger co-owner and is the first for the city of Darebin. Already receiving a solid appearance from many food trucks, the site will now feature a purpose built area which provides loads of seating and shade and there is also a bar for all of y’all thirsty peeps. We say “Welcome to Thornbury.”

 

General Assembly Campus Launch Party and First Birthday

DATE: Fri 14 – Fri 21 Aug
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: General Assembly Melbourne, 12A 45 William Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.generalassemb.ly

What’s going on: The General Assembly provides classes, workshops, courses and events on so many different topics in technology, design and business. The GA has definitely come a long way – they began 4 years ago with a single classroom in Sydney, now help them cut the ribbon on their 5 classroom Melbourne Campus!! It’s going to be a great celebration fueled by libations and great conversations!

 

Flicks and Feasts at Stonnington Glow Winter Arts Festival

DATE: Fri 14 – Sat 15 Aug (continues until 22 Aug)
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Prahran Market Laneway, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
COST: Free
WEBSITE: http://glowfestival.com.au

What’s going on: Flicks and Feasts brings together two great activities in one great location. Friday night we got ‘Blue Hawaii’ showing, so naturally the fare is Americana in style – like our faves Taco Truck and Smoking Barry’s BBQ, then on Saturday the cult flick ‘Spirited Away’ is up so the fare becomes Oriental in flavour – think Caliko BBQ and Hungry Panda. Mmmmm! Pull up a pew and enjoy munching on some tasty food in front of an awesome film!

 

Dedications at Stonnington Glow Winter Arts Festival

DATE: Fri 14 – Sat 15 Aug
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
COST: $35 adult, $25 concession
WEBSITEhttp://glowfestival.com.au/

What’s going on: In a tour de force inspired by Australia’s seminal late night radio program Love Song Dedications, John O’Hara, inhabits multiple characters who confess and confide in the Love God. We experience the heartache and triumphs as they call in, request a song and share the stories of a nation in and out of love. Featuring classic love songs from Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Leonard Cohen and more.

 

The Wellness Summit

DATE: Sat 15 – Sun 16 Aug
TIME: 9am – 4pm
LOCATION: Plenary 3 (Doors 9 & 10), Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
COST: $347
WEBSITE: www.thewellnesssummit.com/

What’s going on: Two days of powerhouse wellness featuring your favourite Wellness Couch podcasters and some very special guests. Join over 600 other like-minded wellness enthusiasts and soak up the latest cutting-edge wellness and self-empowerment information. Be entertained, make lifelong friends, and get up close and personal with the leaders in Australia’s wellness movement.

 

Trailer Park

DATE: Sat 1 and Sun 2 Aug (continues until 30 Aug)
TIME: 12pm – 8pm
LOCATION: The Village Melbourne, 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.villagemelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Trailer Park is back at The Village again. This time it is a short stay but with a strong theme – Food of Origin. Each weekend will showcase food from a different continent – this time is it North America – yeee hah! Drink specials and a pop-up bar in the Arbor are sure to keep the party going!

Battle 8 Round 1

DATE: Sun 16 Aug
TIME: 4pm – 11pm (DJ Battle Starts 7pm)
LOCATION: Section 8, 27 – 29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.section8.com.au

What’s going on: Who can win the party over? Will it be defending champs ‘Condensed Milk’ or will ‘Perfect Strangers’ turn-the-tables with their epic skills? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to check these guys out at the rad laneway bar that is Section 8.

 

Bursaria High Tea with a Twist

DATE: Sun 16 Aug
TIME: 2pm
LOCATION: Bursaria at The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Helliers Street, Abbotsford
COST: $55
WEBSITE: www.bursaria.com.au

What’s going on: Spend the afternoon sampling the sweet and savoury treats, bubbles and boutique teas in the Rosina Function Space set in the lovely surrounds of the Abbotsford Convent. High Tea with a Twist features a DJ spinning vinyl Motown classics and glamorous entertainment from Bravo Darling mingling amongst the tables dazzling guests with their amazing costumes. The perfect Sunday afternoon celebration or for no reason at all!