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Bartenders score a grant

Bartenders score a grant

By Alex Dalziel  Melbourne’s first commercially-available bar laboratory has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the City of Melbourne as part of the council’s small business and social enterprise grant scheme. Worksmith ELLA is a bar laboratory and co-working hub located in a sleek industrial space in Melbourne Central’s new ELLA food district.  The space,

Two decades of jazz

Celebrate the 20th birthday of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival from June 2-11. Since 1997, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has showcased the best jazz acts from all around the world and this year is no different. With such an extensive program this year it will be hard to narrow down your show choices, but

Food and beer lovers unite!

Melbourne Good Beer Week is back from Friday May 12 – Sunday 21 and with a huge program of drinks, food and fun-filled events, there’s sure to be something for everyone. This year’s program has been broken down into four streams: Beer Lover, Foodie, Beer Geek and Good Times. So whether you want to grab

Food and Wine Festival

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival from March 31 – April 9 at various locations across the city. From humble beginnings in 1993 with just 12 events, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has grown to now include a program of more than 200 events. The festival attracts more than

Melbourne Fashion Festival

The famous Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is back this year from March 1 – 19 and, while the runways take place at the Melbourne Museum, there’s a whole range of events you can attend around the CBD too! Well Made Clothes and Ethical Clothing Australia have partnered up to present A Good Evening:

Asia Pop Courtyard

Finish your week with a burst of fun, food, and Asian pop fusion every Friday night at the Asia Pop Courtyard. As part of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (TOPA) festival, the Immigration Museum courtyard will be transformed into one giant dance floor. Featuring performances from SBS Pop Asia DJs and performances from K

Let The Lonely Sock do the work for you

Father and son-in-law duo Kevin Bevans and Danny Wheeler understand the fast pace of the CBD and its residents. So when it comes to after-work laundry duties, they’re happy to do the work for you. The Lonely Sock at 11 Rose Lane, opposite Southern Cross Station, is a brand new purpose built laundrette that Mr


Chasing the Sun

October 2 heralds the beginning of the daylight saving period in Victoria, a bittersweet affair as we mourn the loss of a precious hours’ sleep yet revel at the prospect of the coming summer. As the weather begins to warm and the days become longer, in true Melburnian fashion, we follow our natural instincts and

Art After Dark

Take the long way home and prepare to expect the unexpected at BLINDSIDE’s 2016 festival On The Verge, taking over the alleyways and byways of the CBD at the start of the month. An experimental art festival presented by not-for-profit, artist-run space BLINDSIDE, On The Verge is contemporary art in its most creative and progressive

Cold comforts from a welcoming city

The glacial cold-fronts that have swept across Melbourne this winter haven’t deterred the city’s food and wine enthusiasts in the slightest. With more delicious reasons to head out into the winter night than ever before, it’s simply a matter of rug up or deal with a severe case of FoMO. And as the promise of

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