July17-19: David Bowie Is, Jamie’s Ministry of Food Cooking Classes and Cirque Africa


David Bowie Is Exhibition

DATE: Fri 17 – Sun 19 Jul (continues until 1 Nov)
TIME: 10am – 6pm daily (until 9pm Thurs and Fri)
LOCATION: ACMI, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
COST: $25 adult, $19 concession, $15 child
WEBSITE: www.acmi.net.au/bowie

What’s going on: Prepare for unprecedented access to objects from the David Bowie Archive that tell the enthralling story of the boy from Brixton who became an international cultural icon. Featuring over 50 legendary costumes, original stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, album artwork, rare film, video and photographs and interviews, the exhibition showcases Bowie’s impact as a performer and screen star.

Tip: Every ticket buyer receives a free Bowie album thanks to Google Play! Winner!!



Momentum Energy River Rink at Fed Square

DATE: Fri 17 – Sun 19 Jul
TIME: 10am – 10pm
LOCATION: River Terrace, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: $22 adult, $20 concession, $18 (6 – 14 years), $15 (3 – 5 years)
WEBSITE: www.fedsquare.com

What’s going on: Outdoor ice-skating rinks are the stuff of dreams – It feels just a little bit magical to be getting access to our very own in the stunning setting of the River Terrace at Fed Square. So beginners and semi-pro’s alike, get your skates on and come down for a fun skating session day or night – it’s the last weekend so don’t miss out!!

Tip: 45 minute sessions beginning on the hour, every hour.


Jamie’s Ministry of Food Cooking classes

DATE: Fri 17 – Sun 19 Jul
TIME: Fri 4pm and 6:30pm, Sat and Sun 3pm
LOCATION: Northern Pavilion, Princes Park, 360 Royal Parade, Carlton North
COST: $100 adult, $75 students, $50 concession
WEBSITE: www.jamiesministryoffood.com

What’s going on: Start a cooking course this weekend as part of Jamie’s Ministry of Food!!! Over 5 weeks, learn to cook simple, fresh and delish meals and guess what – you get to eat what you cook too! You will learn all of Jamie’s tips and tricks, as well as food saving, budgeting and meal planning. Join the food revolution now!

Tip: Classes max out at 12 participants. They are 90 mins long and run for 5 weeks. Extremely good value!



DATE: Fri 17 Jul
TIME: 5pm – 9pm (during July trial period)
LOCATION: Seaworks, 2 Ann Street, Williamstown
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/pages/Dockyard/887568601281348

What’s going on: Great venue right by the water, with beautiful views of Melbourne. Every Friday night in July there will be a rotating roster of Melbourne’s best Food Trucks stopping by to cook up a storm and serve you their best! The only Food Truck park in Melbourne with plenty of outdoor as well as indoor space, Dockyard goes ahead rain hail or shine. Plenty of seating, heaters, live music and onsite bar. Eat, Drink, Play at Dockyard.


Bowie Late Nights

DATE: Fri 17 Jul (continues every friday until 30 Oct)
TIME: 6pm – 9pm
LOCATION: ACMI, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free (priority given to exhibition ticket holders)
WEBSITE: www.acmi.net.au/bowie-late-nights

What’s going on: Friday nights will become a banging celebration of one of the most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance. Be entertained with a double bill of DJs and interstellar Australian bands, performers, electro artists and musicians, including Total Giovanni, Bombay Royale, Geraldine Quinn, Sleep D and Chela!

Tip: Attend any exhibition session from 5pm and get VIP access.


The Hunter’s Kitchen

DATE: Fri 17 and Sat 18 Jul
TIME: From 6pm
LOCATION: The Lucky Penny, 481 Chapel Street, South Yarra
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.theluckypenny.com.au

What’s going on: Popular Chapel Street venue, Lucky Penny is launching a brand-new eatery concept for these chilly winter evenings, cue in The Hunter’s Kitchen! Incorporating a Viking / hunter theme, they will serve hearty Scandinavian eats and comforting drinks to really warm your cockels. The space has been decorated accordingly and there are also blankets to keep diners extra cosy on chilly nights – nice!


Dave Thornton Live 

DATE: Fri 17 and Sat 18 Jul
TIME: 6:30pm dinner and show, 8pm show only
LOCATION: The Comic’s Lounge, 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne
COST: $50 dinner and show, $30 show only
WEBSITE: www.thecomicslounge.com.au

What’s going on: We all love Dave “Thorno” Thornton – He puts on a such a great accessible show that everyone is sure to enjoy!! So get along for an enjoyable night in a classic venue where so many of the great names in comedy perform. Go on, treat yourself to a few good belly laughs – it’s good for ya!


FoodSocial – Chocolate tasting and demo at Mámor Chocolates & High Tea Szalón

DATE: Fri 17 Jul
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
LOCATION: Mámor Chocolates & High Tea Szalón, 153 Johnston Street, Collingwood
COST: $49
WEBSITE: www.foodsocial.com.au

What’s going on: Close your eyes and picture old Europe. A baroque room bathed in red and gold, bespeckled with jewels, exquisite porcelain sets, mirrors and antique furniture as you step inside. You’ll be greeted with a french bubbly upon entry and then watch and learn from the chocolate expert, Dr Hanna Frederick, as she demonstrates how to make artisan chocolate truffles. Totally interactive, with games and prizes throughout the night – sounds decadently divine!


The High Tea Party

DATE: Sat 18 and Sun 19 Jul
TIME: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm
LOCATION: The Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: $100
WEBSITE: www.thehighteaparty.com.au

What’s going on: Not that you need an excuse to catch up with the gals, but this is the perfect one if you’re looking to treat yourself and your besties! An all day event that includes a decadent high tea sitting, complimentary pamper stations, tastings, workshops, parades, complimentary glass of sparking wine and boutique market stall shopping plus a gorgeous gift bag for each guest! Ooh don’t mind if I do…

Cirque Africa

DATE: Fri 17 to Sun 19 Jul
TIME: Fri 7:30pm, Sat 1pm and 7:30pm, Sun 11am
LOCATION: Burnley Oval, Corner Swan Street and Madden Grove, Richmond
COST: From $30
WEBSITE: www.cirqueafrica.com.au

What’s going on: Cirque Africa is a different kind of circus! Expect 2 hours of high energy performances, all backed by a live band, which showcases the talent of 38 artists, acrobats and contortionists. You will be propelled into a whirlwind of wonder with amazing acrobatic, juggling feats, colourful costumes and song and dance! It’s the last weekend to experience this, so don’t delay – jump on some tickets!

Domestique Pop-up Bar & Eatery Opening Party

DATE: Sat 18 (continues 23 – 26 Jul)
TIME: From 8pm
LOCATION: The Shadow Electric, The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.shadowelectric.com.au

What’s going on: Le Tour is in full swing! On ya bike for the launch party of Domestique – the annual pop up bar that screens the all important alps stages of the Tour de France live. The food offering will be ‘tete de la course’ with the amazing menu put together by Chef Scott Blomfield of Mighty Boy. And DJ Moonshine will be bringing the tunes to the table, keeping the vibe warm and welcoming!

A Lady’s Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

DATE: Sun 19 July
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: The Toff in Town, 2/252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
COST: $29
WEBSITE: http://thetoffintown.com/

What’s going on: Daisy, Delilah and Deedee are 3 desparette ladies looking for lurve. They’ve found the answer to end all their woes – The art of Wingman. These amazing cabaret performers take us through some amazing wingman techniques…I can’t wait to learn a trick or 2.


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