Feb 13-15: On The List goes behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil TOTEM


Cirque du Soleil TOTEM 

DATE: Ongoing until 29 March 2015
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Flemington Racecourse, The Grand Chapiteau, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington
COST: Starting at $84 for adults, $64 for children and $74 for pensioners/concession
WEBSITE: cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/totem

What’s going on: Marvel at the sheer talent, acrobatics and athleticism of the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM. You will be dazzled by hoops, ring acrobats, foot juggling, hand balancing, unicycles, trapeze duo’s, roller skating and more… it truly is a must see! Plus hint hint it makes a great Valentines Day Present.


DATE: Fri 13 – Sun 15 Feb
TIME: Fri 6 – 10pm, Sat and Sun 10am – 6pm
LOCATION: Royal Exhibition Building, 8 Nicholson Street, Carlton
COST: $8 adult, $5 concession, free for kids under 12
WEBSITE: supergraph.com.au

What’s going on: Supergraph is a SUPER fair that is all about art, design, illustration and print. In fact it is more of a design fiesta because, besides showcasing Australia’s coolest contemporary players in the graphic arts world, there will also be creative workshops, masterclasses, fun-for-the-whole-family activities, food trucks and an opening night party!!! Whooo!

Tip: Have your design wits about you as there will be original and limited edition artworks available for purchase for all tastes and budgets. Nice!


DATE: Until Sun 15 Feb
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Fed Square
COST: Day passes starting at $99 (for students)
WEBSITE: pausefest.com.au

What’s going on: Pause Fest, Australia’s premier digital event showcases the best in creative tech from Australia and around the world. At Pause, you have the opportunity to connect with people and ideas you would never otherwise come into contact with and can indulge in plenty of presentations, keynote speakers, sessions, screenings, workshops and master classes across the weekend.

Tip: Tickets selling out fast!

Stone Brewing Co. Launch 

DATE: Fri 13 Feb
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Forester’s Hall, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood
COST: $25
WEBSITE: forestershall.com.au/events

What’s going on: Stone Brewing Co, from North County San Diego, are having their Australian launch tonight at Forester’s Hall. Head Brewer, Mitch Steele, has made it out for the event and will unveil 5 of his superfresh cold-airfreighted kegs for your tasting pleasure. This will be an event not to be missed for the beer appreciator!

Tip: For the extreme beer conisseur, there are VIP tickets ($50) which give you access to an exclusive tasting and education session led by the man himself, Mitch Steele.

The Lonsdale Street Greek Festival 

DATE: Sat 14 and Sun 15 Feb
TIME: 11am – 11pm
LOCATION: Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: antipodesfestival.com.au

What’s going on: This is the 28th year of the Lonsdale Street Greek festival, so you just know they have got it down pat by now!! Highlights are set to be the Greek food, Greek music, Greek dancing, Greek booze, Greek culture, pretty much anything Greek and great! All we can say is get us to the Greek!!!

Tip: Don’t forget your zorba-ing shoes. There will be a Zorba-till-you-drop competition where you could win a trip to the Greek Islands.

Cupid’s Undie Run 

DATE: Sat 14 Feb
TIME: Doors open 3pm, Undie Run at 4:30pm
LOCATION: Beachcomber Cafe, 10 – 18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
COST: $60 “Brave and Bare” tickets, $70 “I’m a Bit Shy” tickets
WEBSITE: cupidsundierun.com.au

What’s going on: Get your kit off!! No seriously, strip down to your undies and do a fun run. Well that’s what hundreds of people will be doing today in St Kilda. Sounds liberating, doesn’t it? Go on, be brave and join them to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.

Tip: Wear your best nickers and bring your ID – this is an 18+ event. And while you’re there go celeb spotting….you won’t believe who!

Tinder Nightmares 

DATE: Sat 14 Feb
TIME: 7 – 10pm
LOCATION: St Ali, 12 – 18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne
COST: $60 per head (includes champagne upon arrival and dinner cooked by head chef, Andy Gale).
WEBSITE: stali.com.au (for bookings email – ingrid@stali.com.au)

What’s going on: Tinder. Oh the weird and wonderful phenomenon of Tinder. Let’s all get some stories off our chests! Spend your Valentine’s day dinner speed dating and playing bad trivia, all the while hearing writer and comedian, Clementine Bastow’s hilarious tales from the Tinder crypt.

Yarraville Festival 

DATE: Sun 15 Feb
TIME: 9am – 7pm
LOCATION: Centred around Anderson and Ballarat Streets, Yarraville
COST: Free
WEBSITE: yarravillefestival.com.au

What’s going on: Got time for a cool community festival? Yeh you do! The Yarraville Festival is going to be an action packed one with live performances, market stalls, parades, kid’s activities and even fresh produce swapping!!!

NGV Summer Sundays 

DATE: Sun 15 Feb (and Sun 22 Feb)
TIME: 1pm – 7pm
LOCATION: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: ngv.vic.gov.au

What’s going on: It’s a beautiful collaboration indeed, NGV and Mushroom are bringing you Summer Sundays for the next 2 Sundays in Feb. Held in the garden at NGV International, you are invited to spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying performances by Husky, The creases and Mushroom DJs. Melbourne faves Huxtaburger will be there supplying the tasty eats and NGV Hedge bar has your libation needs covered.


Melbourne Slide

DATE: Sun 15 Feb (and returns on Mon 9 Mar)
TIME: 10am – 6pm
LOCATION: Lansdowne Street, Melbourne
COST: $40 (Sold out)
WEBSITE: www.slide.melbourne

What’s going on: You had me at slide! The world’s longest city street slide is going to be here in Melbourne. Over 400m and three lanes of silly slippery slidey fun.

Tip: This event is sold out now, so have fun if you managed to get tickets! If not you better get in quick for the next one.

Newmarket Hotel – BBQ Throwdown – Dinner Session

DATE: Sun 15 Feb
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Newmarket Hotel, 34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
COST: $85 per head
WEBSITE: newmarketstkilda.com.au

What’s going on: BBQ heavy weights, Kong and Newmarket Hotel go head-to-head and toe-to-toe in the epic BBQ throwdown! There’s sure to be a lot of lip smacking as some seriously tasty treats get served up on the night…6 dishes, over 3 rounds. Washed down with your choice of James Squire beer or Michelton and Untapped fine wines.

Tip: Bring your discerning taste buds as you get to “scoff and score” to decide who will be crowned the King of BBQ at the end of the match.

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