July 31- Aug 2: Hank Marvin, MIFF and Truck Stop Deluxe



DATE: Fri 31 Jul – Sun 2 Aug (continues until 16 Aug)
TIME: Various
COST: $19 adult, $16 concession, $12.50 child
WEBSITE: www.miff.com.au

What’s going on: Melbourne International Film Festival is one of the oldest in the world. That in itself is pretty impressive! But you’re not going to go just because it has been running for more than 60 years, you’re going to go because they showcase the best in current cinema from around the world. Seriously, get your MIFF on!


Truck Stop Deluxe

DATE: Fri 31 Jul – Sun 2 Aug
TIME: From 11:30am
LOCATION: 98 Watton Street, Werribee
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.truckstopdeluxe.com.au

What’s going on: Truck Stop Deluxe seats you amongst a haven of big rigs, bold burgers and beverage boutiques. They went all-out with the Trucker theme and have installed actual trucks in the space, so whether you’re sitting in the cab’s leather booths or in the backroom depot, there’s nothing quite like this Truckie diner!


Mini Golf-O-Rama

DATE: Fri 31 Jul – Sun 2 Aug (continues until 3 Aug)
TIME: Fri – from 5pm, Sat and Sun – from 1pm
LOCATION: Howler, 7 – 11 Dawson Street, Brunswick
COST: Free entry with any purchase
WEBSITE: www.h-w-l-r.com

What’s going on: Pint and putt golf – genius concept! This is the last weekend where Howler’s bandroom is going to be transformed into one damn fine laid back country club! Complete with classic mini-golf obstacles, putt your way around the custom-built 9-hole course and swing that club to the sweet tunes provided by guest DJs.


Nespresso Boutique with Donna Hay

DATE: Fri 31 Jul
TIME: 8am – 9:30am
LOCATION: Nespresso Emporium Boutique, Ground Floor, Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.nespresso.com

What’s going on: To celebrate the new breakfast campaign at Nespresso, customers will be treated to bespoke breakfast treats created by one of our fave chefs, Donna Hay. As well as brekkie, Donna will be serving up tips on how to create her unique breakfast recipes. Ahhh yum! Also discussing morning routines and how to get a positive start to the day, will be renowned psychologist, Dr. Suzy Green, founder of The Positivity Institute. So it’s all very tasty and positive for this morning event!


Comedy at The G

DATE: Fri 31 Jul
TIME: 5:40pm
LOCATION: Hans Ebling Room, MCG, Brunton Avenue, Richmond
COST: $50 (MCC Members only)
WEBSITE: www.mcc.org.au

What’s going on: A spot of comedy will be going down before the Tigers V Hawks game at The G. Enjoy a pre-match grazing menu and beverage package, along with a lot of laughs. Colin Lane, Hayley Brennan and Harley Breen are on the bill and are guaranteed to be kicking comedic goals!!


National Swiss Day – Moevenpick Ice Cream

DATE: Sat 1 Aug
TIME: Until 2pm (or the first 250 customers)
LOCATION: All Moevenpick Ice Cream stores
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.moevenpick-icecream.com

What’s going on: The Swiss do a lot of things well – let’s celebrate that by enjoying one of their biggest triumphs – ice cream! The kind peeps from Moevenpick obviously had the same idea, because they are giving away free scoops of their ice cream to commemorate National Swiss Day! They will scoop until they can’t scoop no more (or until they reach the 250 customer) so get in early to enjoy your little scoop of heaven!!


Hank Marvin Markets

DATE: Sat 1 Aug
TIME: 9am – 3pm
LOCATION: Alma Park, 204 Dandenong Road, St Kilda East
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.hankmarvin.com.au

What’s going on: There’s a new market in town – yay – Hank Marvin (cockney slang for starvin’) which is what you will want to be when you visit, because there is going to be an epic array of food trucks, fresh produce and community stalls each week. Approximately 40 stalls and a 24 metre pop-up dining hall will be installed in the lovely surrounds of Alma Park each Saturday from now on – That’s what you call awesome, people.


Trailer Park

DATE: Sat 1 and Sun 2 Aug (continues until 30 Aug)
TIME: 12pm – 8pm
LOCATION: The Village Melbourne, 557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: Free entry
WEBSITE: www.villagemelbourne.com.au

What’s going on: Trailer Park is back at The Village again. This time it is a short stay but with a strong theme – Food of Origin. Each weekend will showcase food from a different continent – this time is it North America – yeee hah! Drink specials and a pop-up bar in the Arbor are sure to keep the party going!


Progressive Laneway Dinner

DATE: Sat 1 Aug
TIME: 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm
LOCATION: STREAT McKillop, 5 McKillop Street, Melbourne
COST: $65
WEBSITE: www.eventbrite.com.au

What’s going on: Enjoy a three-course dinner served by teams from STREAT, Kinfolk and Credo, accompanied by an UrbanWalk experience. Guests will be hosted by the Urban Seed crew, while each meal is served at a different laneway location. Your journey from one laneway to another will be filled with eye-opening experiences and stories, guided by your hosts. The dinner serves as a concluding celebration of Good Neighbour Month, a month where the city is reminded of good neighbourliness. All proceeds from the dinner go to funding Urban Seed’s work of fostering a sense of home, especially for those experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness and isolation.

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