July 3-5: BBQ Throwdown, Stadium Stomp and Underground Cinema


St Jerome’s – The Hotel

DATE: Fri July 3 – Sept 30
TIME: Anytime
LOCATION: Level 3, 271 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
COST: From $330 per night
WEBSITE: www.stjeromesthehotel.com.au

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!

Undeground Cinema

DATE: Fri 3 to Sun 5 Jul
TIME: Fri and Sat 7pm, Sun 4:30pm
COST: $55
WEBSITE: www.undergroundcinema.com.au

What’s going on: Because this is all hush, hush and super underground, we can’t tell you too much. All we can say is that this is an exclusive, immersive film event with the theme “money”. You’ll wanna bring your A game and dress 80’s to get maximum enjoyment out of this!

Tip: Set aside about 4 hours for the show – remember it’s not your normal cinema experience – there incorporate live performances and there is a bar and hot food available.


Ballet Revolucion

DATE: Fri 3 – Sun 5 Jul
TIME: Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm and 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm
LOCATION: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: From $85
WEBSITE: www.balletrevolucion.com.au

What’s going on: Straight outta Cuba, Ballet Revolucion is a raw, energetic and utterly unique performance! The show features some of the world’s best classical and contemporary dancers, and blends latin rhythms with contemporary pop hits, from artists such as Beyonce, Sia, Rhianna and Bruno Mars (must we go on?) So maybe wear your dancing shoes..


Melbourne Magic Festival

DATE: Fri 3 – Sun 5 Jul (continues until 11 Jul)
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote
COST: From $10
WEBSITE: www.melbournemagicfestival.com

What’s going on: Magic – you either love it or hate it! We love it!! There’s nothing like being absolutely dumfounded, baffled and in awe – makes you feel like a kid again. So be delighted and pleasantly surprised by seeing one of the 46 different magic shows on offer during the two weeks of the Melbourne Magic Festival.


How to Realise Your Potential: The School of Life Melbourne

DATE: Sat 4 Jul
TIME: 1:30pm – 4:45pm
LOCATION: The School of Life, 669 Bourke Street, Melbourne
COST: $70 adult, $60 concession
WEBSITE: www.theschooloflife.com

What’s going on: What are you really meant to be doing with your life? The School of Life will help you realise your potential so that you may live a more enriched, fulfilling life (well that’s the plan.) This workshop, led by an expert, aims to help you pinpoint your inner passions and grow the seeds of gaining new leisure activities or even a change of vocation. Exciting times!


Stadium Stomp 

DATE: Sun 5 Jul
TIME: From 8am
LOCATION: MCG, Brunton Avenue, Richmond
COST: $80 full course, $50 half course
WEBSITE: www.stadiumstomp.com.au

What’s going on: Welcome to Australia’s largest consecutive stair climbing challenge for charity! The MCG is one of the largest stadiums in the world, therefore there are a lot of stairs involved – over 7,000 to be a little more specific. Open to all levels of fitness, there will be rest stops along the way and pumping music to keep you motivated.

Tip: Wave times begin from 8am, and new waves begin every 15 minutes until 1pm.


NGV Unplugged Live

DATE: Sun 5 Jul (continues until 9 August)
TIME: 2pm – 3pm
LOCATION: Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

What’s going on: This is the first of a series of intimate and conversational performances, each week featuring a different leading contemporary musician. Curated and hosted by The Panics’ Jae Laffer, this is sure to be a fantastic showcase of Australia’s undeniable talent. Come along and see emerging singer / songwriter, Thelma Plum kick the series off!


BBQ Throwdown (Newmarket Vs Hellenic Republic)

DATE: Sun 5 Jul
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: Newmarket Hotel, 34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
COST: $85
WEBSITE: www.newmarketstkilda.com.au

What’s going on: It’s BBQ Throwdown time people! This time Hellenic Republic goes head to head with Newmarket Hotel. After 3 knockout rounds, you get to decide who the victor will be, judging by the menu – it’s going to be a tough decision. Someone’s gotta do it though!

Tip: Your ticket includes the 6 dishes plus beer and wine!

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