We’ve another fun filled week ahead in the city that never stops serving up a good time. If you only do one thing this week, do one of these:
Monday (today but you should really know that) – Why not try Prix Fixe, Melbourne’s first fixed price restaurant. Four courses, no decisions… sounds perfect for a Monday. The theme for March is ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ which apparently means a “cornucopia of mediterranean delights.”
Tuesday – In honour of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (see our previous post), The Abbotsford Convent’s ‘Shadow Electric’ open air cinema is hosting ‘Dinner at the Cinema.’ The Shadow Electric always brings out the best in this beautiful setting and we don’t see how a two course seafood meal, drinks and canapés could possibly hurt that. The film will be water themed but that’s all we can tell you.
Wednesday – So you’ve done the Queen Victoria Night Markets, you want to try something else. Why not venture out into Brunswick and try the new Lebanese place Teta Mona, these guys are kicking goals. You’re already in the area so you might as well head down to The Brunswick Green for the weekly Variety Collective, “alongside a wild night of comedy, you can also expect to see sword swallowers, jugglers and other oddballs come together to delight and amaze.” It is all very Brunswick.
Thursday – The St. Kilda Twilight Market kicks off at 5pm. Get some shopping in before dinner atBabu Ji; it’s new, it’s Indian and it is actually hip. George Lane Bar hosts Comedia Dell’Parte on a Thursday night so you can also get a comedy fix without ever having to leave St. Kilda. It’s a school night but if you’re feeling rebellious, head back into the city for Love Story at the Toff; they do cocktail bubble cups!
Friday – Here things get a little more tricky. Moomba kicks off down by the Yarra, like the Supper Market at Abbotsford Convent it’s a family friendly affair. It’s also one of your last chances to see the Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Private Lives,’ and then the French Film Festival is also getting underway. Cap it off with some dancing at Bella Union.
Saturday – We’re calling this one market day. You have all the usual suspects like Rose St. and a few special events like the Lonely Hunter Market and the Mussel Festival down at South Melbourne Market. Then there’s more Moomba and more French Film, all the usual food and weekend dancing. Start your night at Los Barbudos and Mr. Wows and then just see what happens.
Sunday – By now you’re exhausted so sleep in, wake slowly and go for brunch. The best brunch is often a question of geography. If you’re after something new try All Press in Collingwood or Long Shot in the Docklands. Sunday is a great day to pick up a bargain at the Queen Vic Market and this Sunday it’s hosting Festival of the Sea, “A celebration of all things marine with market fishmongers at their Sunday best, seafood cooking demonstrations, oyster eating competitions and live sea creatures for the kids.” Cap it all off with one of Melbourne’s famous ‘Sunday Sessions,’ a last gasp of weekend fun.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Melbourne has something for everyone. If you need a little help exploring, feel free to give Localing a call.