May 22-24 Rooftop glamping at St Jeromes – The Hotel, Eurovision and Stonnington Jazz


St Jerome’s – The Hotel

DATE: Fri 22 – Sun 24 May (continues until 30 Sept)
TIME: Anytime
LOCATION: Level 3, 271 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
COST: From $330 per night

What’s going on: This is glamping at its finest! Not only are you staying on the astroturf covered rooftop of a CBD building in the most premium of tents, but you will be treated to a completely unique experience. When you escape to St Jerome’s – The Hotel you can expect many things including a gourmet hamper for some brekkie in bed action, morning tai chi and meditation classes, an in-tent mini bar where the snacks and drinks are complimentary, on-the-house coffee and afternoon tea treats. They have literally thought of everything!

Southside Social

DATE: Fri 22 – Sun 24 May
TIME: Fri 5:30pm – 9pm, Sat and Sun from 12pm
LOCATION: 15 – 19 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
COST: Free entry

What’s going on: It is said that this is your last chance to experience the awesomeness that is the Southside Social, which is a cluster of food trucks in an empty lot in Elsternwick. The trucks are on rotation but you might be lucky enough to grab a tasty sandwich from Toasta or a bagel burger from Round the Way, either way there will be mouth-watering food, good coffee and good vibes.


Woody P Opening Weekend

DATE: Fri 22 – Sun 24 May
TIME: From 12pm
LOCATION: 121 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
COST: Various

What’s going on: Woody P is the new kid on the block in the foodie haven that is Flinders Lane. Welcome him to the neighbourhood by visiting during their opening weekend. Foodwise, think a Mediterranean influenced menu with a modern twist, all driven by seasonal produce. I don’t know about you but I am extremely keen to see what Woody P brings to the table.


Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 

DATE: Fri 22 – Sun 24 May
TIME: 5 sessions over 3 days
LOCATION: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
COST: $35 online, $43 on the door – per session

What’s going on: This is Australia’s greatest beer and food festival! Over 3 days, experience 300 craft beers (including 120 exclusive festival beers), 150 breweries, food stalls from leading restaurants, paddle art, seminars, games and entertainment. Now while we aren’t suggesting you try all 300 beers, we do suggest you get along and wet-your-whistle while basking in the glory of the booming craft beer scene!


St Kilda Film Festival

DATE: Fri 22 – Sun 24 May (continues until 30 May)
TIME: Various
LOCATION: St Kilda Town Hall, 99 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
COST: $18 adult, $15 concession

What’s going on: The St Kilda Film Festival provides the most comprehensive overview of the national short film industry, screening the Top 100 short film entries received each year alongside an epic program of music videos, special screenings and events. If you’re a film-buff with a slightly short attention span then this is the event for YOU!


The Ultimate Vegas Show

DATE: Fri 22 and Sat 23 May
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: The Palms, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
COST: From $75

What’s going on: The Ultimate Vegas Show mixes world-class magic and illusions with one of Las Vegas’s top jugglers and performance artist. The show pays tribute to Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and other legendary greats through Australia’s best impersonators, all framed by a bevy of gorgeous Vegas Showgirls and boys and supported by a live band. And you know what they say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…”


Brass Band Battle 

DATE: Fri 22 May
TIME: 9pm
LOCATION: Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor
COST: $22 adult, $18 concession

What’s going on: Strap in for a raucous night of New Orleans style battling brass bands. Horns of Leeroy and Immortal Horns go tete-a-tete on stage in a good old fashioned jazz battle. Watch as these two great street bands go blow for blow, beat for beat to see which brass troupe can top the other. No holds barred, no bars withheld.


Craft Beer on the Yarra – GBW 

DATE: Sat 23 May
TIME: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION: Arbory Bar and Eatery, Flinders Walk, Melbourne (located between Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River)
COST: Free entry

What’s going on: Thunder Road Brewery are taking over the taps at Arbory Bar and Eatery. Sample their Pacific Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, IPA, Pilsner and Brunswick Bitter. To complement the brew try the slow roasted Flinders Island salt bush lamb ‘Meet The Owner’ shoulder and barley risotto. Tunes will also be spun by DJ Andee Frost.


Festival of Steve 

DATE: Sat 23 May
TIME: 12pm – 8pm
LOCATION: Kelvin Club, 14 – 30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne
COST: Free

What’s going on: Listen up, fellas – Festival of Steve is where you need to be! It’s a day dedicated to the modern man, that’s you! Steve knows what you like, including dapper clothing, cool bikes, premium barbers, craft breweries, delicious food and men’s health and fitness. So go get your Steve on!


Markit @ Fed Square 

DATE: Sun 24 May
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free

What’s going on: Markit is a curated retail shopping event featuring illustrative and decorative design products with limited edition pieces ranging from fashion to jewellery, prints, stationery, ceramics and homewares. This biannual event just keeps getting bigger and better – there will be over 100 independent Australian designers selling their goods here!


AFL Women’s Exhibition Series 

DATE: Sun 24 May
TIME: 12:20pm
LOCATION: MCG, Brunton Avenue, Richmond
COST: $15 adults, free for kids

What’s going on: Chicks can play a mean game of footy too! It’s been 100 years since the first recorded women’s football match and the game has come a long way. So come and celebrate the centenary and see these ladies tear it up on the field!

Tip: Your ticket also gets you into the Western Bulldogs V Melbourne match at 3:20pm after the Exhibition game, so make sure you stick around.


Mary’s Burgers Pop-up 

DATE: Sun 24 May
TIME: From 4pm
LOCATION: Belle’s Hot Chicken, 150 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
COST: Free entry

What’s going on: Sydney’s favourite burgers have flown south for a quick visit! They are setting up shop in their mate’s kitchen for a couple of hours only. So come down early, get in line, place your order and taste one of these bad boys (if you’re lucky!)


Eurovision 2015 Vienna Party

DATE: Sun 24 May
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Bella Union, Trades Hall, Corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton
COST: $10

What’s going on: Here we have the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, live (on delay) from Vienna, Austria. Bella Union will be rolling out lovingly crafted themed cocktails, in-house sweeps and voting forms, video segments and – oh yes! – some live renditions during the ad breaks. Let’s see if our mate Guy Sebastian can beat the Euros at their own game!

Chefs at the Cow (with Ashly Hicks from Circa)

DATE: Sun 24 May (and Mon 25 May)
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Milk the Cow Carlton, 323 Lygon Street, Carlton
COST: $120

What’s going on: Milk the Cow are giving Head chef, Ashly Hicks from one-hat Circa, free reign of their 5 metre cheese cabinet to create a unique menu from. Come along and enjoy a 4 course cheese-inspired menu with matched wines, you say? Don’t mind if I do! And if you’re really keen, you can head along again on Monday to Milk The Cow St Kilda, 157 Fitzroy St.

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