May 15-17: Good Beer Week, Melbourne International Design Week and Squizzy Taylor’s Ball

 

Melbourne International Design Week

DATE: 15 – 17 May
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Various
COST: Various
WEBSITE: www.designmattersvictoria.com

What’s going on: Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of international design excellence, showcasing the best of design both here and overseas through inspiring and informative events. The program aims to highlight the role of design in business, technology and society. So whether you are a creative yourself, or you are just interested in the impact design has on your life, get along to one of these great events over the next few days!

 

The Whitney Houston Show: Opening Night 

DATE: Fri 15 May (continues until 30 May)
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: From $50
WEBSITE: www.thegreatestloveofall.com.au

What’s going on: How’s this for a flashback Friday? The Greatest Love of All is a tribute concert to one of the biggest pop icons of our times – Whitney Houston. Be taken back to the good old 80’s / 90’s “Bodyguard” style as Belinda Davids portrays Whitney through all the hit songs, her voice is so good you’ll begin to believe it’s the real deal!

Stonnington Jazz Festival: Jazz Party 

DATE: Fri 15 May
TIME: 9pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor
COST: $22 adult, $18 concession
WEBSITE: www.stonningtonjazz.com.au

What’s going on: Jazz Party is a loose collective of jazzbos known for their sporadic take-over of unlikely spaces across Melbourne. The Melbourne Bowling club takes on the dark, cool and dangerous vibe of Melbourne’s underground jazz scene, as players pump out a slippery mix of jump blues, boogie and rhythm and blues. Shouting, drinking and slow dancing with strangers encouraged!

 

Victorian Design Exhibition 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: All day
LOCATION: City Square, Corner Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.designmattersvictoria.com

What’s going on: As part of Melbourne International Design Week, this free outdoor exhibition showcases Victoria’s best designers. More than 100 award winning designs will be on display, just to show you some of the talent that our state has produced. This is the last day to check it out so don’t delay!

 

Lyme Disease Awareness Event 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: 10am – 4pm
LOCATION: Flinders Street Amphitheatre, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.fedsquare.com

What’s going on: Lyme disease is the world’s fastest growing tick-borne illness and is affecting thousands throughout Australia. Come along and learn more about the disease and help raise awareness and funds for the on-going advocacy of Lyme and Lyme-like disease in Australia. Fed Square will also be lit up in green in support of Lyme disease awareness and sufferers on the nights of Fri 15, Sat 16 and Sun 17 May.

 

Holy Matrimony (GBW) 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: 2pm – 4pm
LOCATION: Collins Quarter, 86 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: $47
WEBSITE: www.goodbeerweek.com.au

What’s going on: Come and witness beer and canapés tie-the-knot in holy matrimony! Burleigh Brewing Company and Collins quarter, invite you to experience the perfect marriage of 5 beer and canapés couplings…some will be traditional while others will be scandalous! Be there for the wedding reception that everyone will be talking about..

 

Mates From Way Back (GBW) 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: 4pm – 6pm
LOCATION: The Kodiak Club, 272 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
COST: $70
WEBSITE: www.goodbeerweek.com.au

What’s going on: Did you know that beer and tequila are old mates? Must have been a rather secret friendship, we’re thinking, but all the same the good lads from The Kodiak Club and Tequila Tromba will walk you through the history and affinity of these lovely liquors.

 

Squizzy Taylor’s Ball 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: 7:30pm (show starts at 9pm)
LOCATION: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford
COST: $49
WEBSITE: squizzy taylor’s ball tkts

What’s going on: Squizzy Taylor got up to all sorts of mischief and you could get a glimpse at that world when Collingwood Town Hall is taken back nearly a century and transformed into a 1920’s speakeasy and brothel. The experience is fully immersive, with actors playing all the key historical characters, acrobats, magicians, singers, jazz bands and pop-up bars just to name a few of the features.

Tip: Dress code at Squizzy Taylor’s Ball is strictly 1920’s – 1930’s costumes…contemporary clothes are simply not allowed and you don’t want to mess with Squizzy’s boys on the door.

 

Stonnington Jazz Festival: Soul Bowl 

DATE: Sat 16 May
TIME: 9pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor
COST: $22 adult, $18 concession
WEBSITE: www.stonningtonjazz.com.au

What’s going on: Get your funk on at one of Melbourne’s oldest bowling clubs, experiencing the sounds of Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Australia’s foremost soul inspired Hammond organ trio and the infamous The Putbacks. DJ MZRIZK will be spinning tracks in between performances so it’s sure to be a night of cutting the rug!

 

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

DATE: Sun 17 May
TIME: 10am – 2:30pm
LOCATION: Albert Park Lake, Ibis Picnic Area (near the Carousel Restaurant), Albert Park
COST: $30 adult, $15 child, $18 concession, $65 family (on the day)
WEBSITE: www.millionpawswalk.com.au

What’s going on: Paws out for this fun community event which both you and your furry friend can enjoy and know you are doing your bit to end animal cruelty. The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is the biggest dog walk in Australia and in its 20th year has got lots of activities and entertainment planned. So do the Million Paws for your dog’s “walkies” this weekend!

 

Jasper & Jasmine: Wedding of the Year 

DATE: Sun 17 May
TIME: 1pm – 5pm
LOCATION: West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Beachfront, 330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West
COST: $30 pug, $60 human, $19.95 virtual ticket
WEBSITE: www.jasperandjasmine.com

What’s going on: Cute, cute, cute – A pug wedding!!! Jasper and Jasmine have been through a lot but, after 7 solid years of dating, are ready to start their new life together! These two love pups are about to be wed in front of a whole lot of people to raise funds for Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria. It’s just so beautiful!

Tip: If you can’t physically be there for the occasion, god forbid, you can watch The Wedding of the Year through a live online video link.

 

Grain Vs Grain (GBW) 

DATE: Sun 17 May
TIME: 6pm
LOCATION: Shizuku Ramen, 309 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
COST: $115
WEBSITE: www.goodbeerweek.com.au

What’s going on: Grain vs Grain will showcase Hitachino Nest beers vs Kikusakari’s very own signature line of sakes. The beers are carefully matched against sakes and food, which allows for comparisons in taste and discussions of technique. This event will be informative but, most of all, fun. Kanpai!




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