May 1-3: Beach Burrito Skate Jam, Yum Cha and Shiraz Lunch and Dog Lovers Show

 

Dog Lover’s Show 

DATE: Fri 1 – Sun 3 May
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
COST: $25 adult, $12 child, $20 pensioner, $60 family
WEBSITE: www.dogloversshow.com.au

What’s going on: If you love and cherish our friends from the canine world, you need to get along to this 3 day doggy expo. It’s an absolute celebration of the varied and special roles that dogs play in our lives. Expect to see dog parades and performances, working-dog demos, information sessions, dog-matching, dog-related exhibitors and the heart-melting pat-a-pooch zone. Nawwww!

Conscious Living Expo 

DATE: Fri 1 – Sun 3 May
TIME: 10am – 6pm (Fri and Sat), 10am – 5pm Sun
LOCATION: Expo Hall, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
COST: $16 adult, $12 concession, $32 family
WEBSITE: www.consciousliving.net.au

What’s going on: The Conscious Living Expo, in a nutshell, is a showcase of healthy sustainable lifestyle choices. Included in the epic program is raw food cooking demos, natural health therapies, psychic mediums, music workshops, celebrity speakers and so much more. Feed off the good vibes that will be floating around this event and live it up!!
Tip: Bring a friend for free – get two tickets for $16. Check out the website for t’s and c’s.

Melbourne Art Book Fair 

DATE: Sat 2 and Sun 3 May
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

What’s going on: As a new project of its kind in Australia, the Melbourne Art Book Fair brings together emerging/established publishers, artists, writers and designers, providing unprecedented access to artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and independent publications. The fair will be set in unique spaces, custom-designed for the event, and feature free talks, forums, performances, food, drinks and music!

Shiraz Yum Cha Lunch 

DATE: Sat 2 May
TIME: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
LOCATION: David’s Restaurant, 4 Cecil Place, Prahran
COST: $75
WEBSITE: www.blog.winetastingevents.com.au

What’s going on: 6 little words for you – All-you-can-eat yum cha. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get treated to 8 of the best Australian Shiraz wines to wash it all down. David’s is well-known for their amazing yum cha lunches, so book your place for this delish foodie experience.

Pistonhead and Burrito Bowl Skate Jam at Beach Burrito 

DATE: Sat 2 May
TIME: 3pm – 5pm
LOCATION: Beach Burrito, 232 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.beachburritocompany.com

What’s going on: There’s a lot of firsts here – Very recently, Beach Burrito opened the first ever skate-able pool in a restaurant. And today they are holding their first Skate Jam. Hosted by RJ Barbaro, this event is sure to be a world first!! So whether you’re coming down for a skate or just a cheeky taco and tequila, don’t miss this spectacle of a skate jam.

 

Eurovision Song Contest Preview Party 

DATE: Sat 2 May
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Bella Union, Trades Hall, Corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton
COST: $15 on the door
WEBSITE: www.bellaunion.com.au

What’s going on: Everybody loves a bit of Eurovision!! You know you want to see all 40 entries for this year’s contest on the big screen and vote for your faves. After the screening, Eurovision tunes will be spun for a night of epic dance moves and themed cocktails. There will be best dressed prizes so go all out and get your glam-euro-trash on!

From LA to down under – Yoga and live DJ night 

DATE: Sat 2 May
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Chunky Move, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
COST: $60
WEBSITE: www.flyingmasters.com.au

What’s going on: Pairing Yoga and live DJ music – genius. Just think of all the endorphins you are going to be oozing!! Tonight you will be guided through flowing and creative yoga positions, have a little dance and just move however you body feels like moving. Everyone is welcome, just come along and be prepared to get a little wild and zen at the same time!

World Laughter Day 

DATE: Sun 3 May
TIME: 11am – 12pm
LOCATION: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.laughterclubsvic.org

What’s going on: They do say laughter is the best medicine. This time laughter is curing the world’s woes and bringing about peace, happiness and health. We know it might feel a bit funny at first, but get together to let out some massive belly laughs for World Laughter Day. The Laughter Club will be keeping their ears out for the most contagious, happiest and funniest laughs.




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