Feb 6-8: Pinchys Lobster Subs, St Kilda Fest and final chance for JPG


North South Feast West – Courtyard Cantina – Opening night

DATE: Fri 6 Feb (and continues each Fri night until 27 Feb)
TIME: 5pm to 9pm
LOCATION: Old Customs House, 400 Flinders Street Melbourne CBD
COST: $12 entry. Free entry for Museum Victoria members.
WEBSITE: museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whatson/nsfeastw/courtyard-cantina/

What’s going on: Get along to the Immigration Museum for a summer celebration of international food and entertainment. Courtyard Cantina will be featuring pop up bars by Melbourne fave’s Shebeen and Sake Master and we will see street food selections from Señor BBQ, Bretzel Biz, La Torilleria, Boss Man Food, El Alamo, Koba and Trailor made food. Oh and to set the atmosphere, a range of PBS DJs will be spinning tunes while you chow down!

Pinchy’s Handmade Lobster Subs

DATE: Every Fri, Sat and Sun from 6th Feb – March 2015 (or until sold out)
TIME: 5pm-9pm
LOCATION: Point Ormond, Elwood (look for the silver airstream right near the water)
COST: From $15
WEBSITE: pinchys.com.au/

What’s going on: Head over to Elwood Beach where the Pinchy’s boys are serving up maine style lobster subs with a side of old school Spider’s and ice cream sandwiches. Bring a towel, cricket bat, a ball and some stumps and make a day of it.

Tip: They sell out of their classic subs really fast, so make sure you get there early if you don’t want to miss out!

Friday Nights with Jean Paul Gaultier – Chicks on Speed

DATE: Fri 6 Feb
TIME: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
LOCATION: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
COST: $28 adult, $23 member, $10 child
WEBSITE: ngv.vic.gov.au/program/friday-nights-at-jean-paul-gaultier-chicks-on-speed/

What’s going on: Rock up to the last Friday Night event for the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition in style! Enter the fashion world of JPG, and be immersed in music, pop-up talks, bars and dining. The main act is Chicks on Speed who work across electronic pop music, performance, installation and new media art. They’ve been around for more than a decade, so they know a thing or two about delivering an entertaining set. Also playing on the night (5:30pm to 8:30pm to be exact), is Andee Frost a Melburnian DJ who apparently puts on a pretty sweet show. So to summarise should be a crazy cool night at the NGV.

Tip: Online tickets for this event are sold out, but there will be a limited number of tickets available on the door from 6pm.

Travel Expo 2015

DATE: Sat 7 Feb and Sun 8 Feb
TIME: 10am – 6pm Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun
LOCATION: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street South Wharf
COST: Free
WEBSITE: travelexpo.net.au/travel-expo/melbourne

What’s going on: It’s always a good time to start planning your holidays for the year, so get along to the Travel Expo this weekend!! There you can talk to the experts, get some insider knowledge and perhaps even book your holiday then and there…because you just know they have some amazing exclusive deals hidden up their sleeve!!! Don’t miss out on realising your dream holiday!

Tip: Enter via door 2.

Jean Paul Gaultier until Midnight

DATE: Sat 7 Feb
TIME: 6pm – 12am
LOCATION: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
COST: $28 adult, $23 member, $10 child
WEBSITE: ngv.vic.gov.au/program/jean-paul-gaultier-until-midnight/

What’s going on: Jean Paul Gaultier is up all night!!! On the last night of the JPG exhibition, NGV pledges to stay open until midnight for a late night viewing, as well as offering food, drinks and a DJ set from Chicks on Speeds’ Alex Murray-Leslie. Should be a pretty special, and dare I say, stylish night!

Moonlight Cinema – Dirty Dancing

DATE: Sat 7 Feb
TIME: Gates open at 7pm and screenings start at 8.30pm (approx.)
LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, on Birdwood Avenue (near the intersection of Domain Road), South Yarra
COST: $19 adult, $15 cinebuzz member, $16.50 concession, $14.50 senior / child
WEBSITE: moonlight.com.au/melbourne/program/

What’s going on: A classic and much loved film showing in the magnificent setting of the Botanic Gardens. What could be better? Food trucks and tunes, you say? Well they’ve got that too! And if we get the weather that is forecast then you are in for a treat of an evening! What are you waiting for? Pack your picnic rug and the cheese and vino (yes you are able to BYO alcoholic beverages – bonus!) and get set for a relaxing night under the stars and in front of the big screen.

Tip: Enter the cinema via Gate D and follow the path to the Central Lawn.

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition NGV – Last chance

DATE: Sun 8 Feb
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
COST: $22 adult, $17 NGV member, $18 concession, $10 child
WEBSITE: ngv.vic.gov.au/jeanpaulgaultier

What’s going on: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition closes after today!! The travelling art show is jet-setting off to Paris next, so make sure you come down and say Bon Voyage to this amazing display of iconic fashion.

Tip: It is probably going to be busy, so make sure you arrive at lease 2 hours before closing time, to ensure you get a good look at the exhibit.

St Kilda Fest: Festival Sunday

DATE: Sun 8 Feb
TIME: 11am – 10pm
LOCATION: St Kilda Foreshore
COST: Free
WEBSITE: stkildafestival.com.au/2015-s2/page/pages/74

What’s going on: In its 35th year, St Kilda Festival is renowned for delivering an epic array of performers and activities and this year is no exception. The last day, Festival Sunday, is the biggie in terms of headline acts and attendance. Some highlights are performances by San Cisco, Japanese Wallpaper, The Basics, Remi, DMA’s, Hayden James and The Church. People flock from all sides of the river for this event because it is super fun, it’s free and it basically has the vibe of a massive street party…but on the foreshore! So cool!!

Midsumma Festival – Last Chance

DATE: Sun 8 Feb
TIME: Various – Check website for more info
LOCATION: Various – Check website for more info
COST: Depends on event
WEBSITE: midsumma.org.au

What’s going on: Midsumma is the annual festival that celebrates our queer community. With an array of arts and cultural events spread around town, there is no shortage of interesting activities to get along to. Today is the last day to get out there and experience one of the best queer festivals in the world! So get amongst it and embrace our beautiful diversity!!!

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