Feb 20-22: White Night, Exclusive Adelphi Pool and Happy Chinese NY


Summersalt Festival – last weekend! 

DATE: Fri 20 Feb
TIME: Various
COST: Various
WEBSITE: www.summersaltfestival.com.au

What’s going on: This is your last chance to get along to one of the many events for the Summersalt Festival. Some stand outs are Pixel Mountain – a mash up of dance, circus and digital art at the Dodds Street Stage or maybe Shine Bar Music is more your bag. Either way, check out what you can squeeze in before it shuts up shop!

Cheese: Introduction to Affinage

DATE: Sat 21 Feb
TIME: 10:30am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Spring Street Grocer, 157 Spring Street, Melbourne
COST: $30
WEBSITE: www.springstreetgrocer.com.au

What’s going on: Spring Street Grocer are inviting you to come and hang out in their cellar where they will hold an informative cheese tasting. Here you get to learn about the care and maturation process of different cheeses and obviously tasting will come into play here! Whoo!

Tip: Bookings are a must – no impromptu cheese tasting here – call or email to reserve your spot.

Adventure Travel Expo

DATE: Sat 21 Feb – Sun 22nd Feb
TIME: 12pm – 6pm on Sat, 12pm-5pm on Sun
LOCATION: Royal Exhibition Building, 8 Nicholson Street, Carlton
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.myadventureexpo.com

What’s going on: It’s time for a holiday! Come to the Adventure Travel Expo and talk to the well-travelled pros who can point you in the right direction for your next exciting holiday. Or even if you’re not planning an adventure – it’s always nice to dream!

Tip: Register online to avoid the lines and go in the running to win a swag of prizes.

Hawker-Style Market – Chinese New Year

DATE: Sat 21 Feb
TIME: From 6pm
LOCATION: Chinatown, Corner Little Bourke Street and Heffernan Lane, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.cnymelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Chinatown, already bustling and bright, will be filled with the mouth-watering aromas and scintillating sounds of a true Hawker Market. Dabble in street food from China, Japan, Korea, India and Thailand…just to name a few! Traditional Chinese gifts, produce and sweets will also be available to really bring in the Year of the Goat.

White Night Melbourne

DATE: Sat 21 Feb
TIME: 7pm Sat – 7am Sun
LOCATION: Various locations in Melbourne CBD
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Melbourne city comes alive tonight for 12 magnificent hours to allow us to roam freely between arts, sports, music, theatre, food, light displays and performance. There’s something for everybody at White Night…what are you waiting for? Check out the online programme and start planning your night!!!

Tip: Peak attendance is between 9:30pm – 11pm, so if crowds aren’t your thang, maybe go a little earlier or be bold and rock up late.


Neon Run

DATE: Sat 21 Feb
TIME: 7pm – 11pm
LOCATION: Albert Park Lake
COST: $55 per person, $60 at the event (unless sold out prior)
WEBSITE: www.neonrun.com.au/melbourne

What’s going on: This is one FUN run – a 5km course which you can run, jog, walk or dance! Your choice. There will be neon lights, silent disco, glow zones, foam, music and performers! Not only is Neon Run a whole bunch of fun but it supports Beyond Blue, so #partyforapurpose tonight!

QV Square on White Night (feat The Potbelleez and Zoe Badwi)

DATE: Sat 21 Feb
TIME: From 8pm
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: 12 hours of White Night leaves plenty of time to check out QV Square where Aussie music acts The Potbelleez and Zoe Badwi perform in an exclusive FREE concert under a canopy of vibrant, glittering lights.

Chinese New Year Sunday in Chinatown

DATE: Sun 22 Feb
TIME: 11am – 10pm
LOCATION: Chinatown, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.cnymelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: What isn’t going on today? There will be street performers, live music, food stalls, craftspeople and competitions. It’s going to go off like a firecracker…no literally, there will be firecrackers too!! The Chinese Museum also has a free open day if you need to escape the chaos.
Tip: The Dragon Parade is on from 11:15am – 12:45 – it’s not to be missed!

Pop Up Rooftop Pool Party At Adelphi Hotel

DATE: Sun 21st Feb – Sun 29 March (Sunday’s only)
TIME: From 12pm
LOCATION: The Adelphi Hotels Flinders Lane rooftop (187 Flinders Lane)
COST: Free event (drinks from $5)
WEBSITE: http://www.adelphi.com.au

What’s going on: The Adelphi Hotel’s Flinders Lane rooftop hosts a pop up pool bar on Sundays throughout summer. Cool down with a retro cocktail and take a dip in the iconic Adelphi pool that juts out over Flinders Lane.

Tip: Capacity is limited to 70 guests at a time, so arrive early to steal the best poolside position. BYO towel!

SoundWaves at Fitzroy Pool

DATE: Sun 22 Feb
TIME: 1pm – 5pm
LOCATION: Fitzroy Swimming Pool, 160 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy
COST: Adult $5.50, Consession $2.70, Child Swim $2.80 (entry to the pool)
WEBSITE: www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/services/Yarra-Leisure

What’s going on: Rad pool-party vibes going down at Fitzroy Pool today. With poolside DJs and a free barbeque, who could ask for a better way to end the weekend? Also, today we wave goodbye to this event, so make sure you don’t miss it!!

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