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Music in May

Gigs in Melbourne come in all sizes. From a 100 piece orchestra, to an intimate tango performance, to the mighty sound of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, discover a different type of music performance this May. 2015 Metropolis Festival From 4 to … Continue reading

Give your Mum a Melbourne Mothers Day

A material gift may be nice, but the gift of an experience with you will stay with your mum for life. We’ve done the research and, no matter what mum is into, Melbourne’s the place for a memorable Mothers Day. … Continue reading

Meet the inhabitants: Docklands

No matter the time of year, Docklands is warm and inviting and worth an extended visit. Come on a virtual tour with us to Banoi, who’ve brought a little slice of Vietnamese street food to Docklands with their unique family-inspired … Continue reading

Made in North Melbourne

Jump on the 57 tram – or take a short train ride from the city – and you’ll find yourself immersed in the cafes, colourful retailers and lively community of North Melbourne. Tucked away in this vibrant suburb is a collection of savvy … Continue reading

In search of the great banh mi

Move over dumplings, there’s a new food obsession in town. That’s right folks; Melburnians have gone ga-ga over ‘banh mi’ – the Vietnamese baguette that’s teeming with flavour and laden with herbs, meat (or tofu if you prefer), and enough … Continue reading

WW1 at the Melbourne Museum

In a world-first, over 350 of the most significant artefacts from the acclaimed WW1 collections of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, are now on display at Melbourne Museum. The WW1 Centenary Exhibition commemorates 100 years since the Great War, … Continue reading

Taste of street food

Yearning for a warm, exotic holiday where you can eat your body weight in tasty street food? Lucky for you, Melbourne’s colourful cultural cuisine means your taste buds can travel to Vietnam, Malaysia and Greece all without leaving the city. Vietnamese … Continue reading

Get truckin’: Melbourne’s food truck frenzy

Since June 2014, Melbourne has opened its gates for a fleet of food trucks. From pizza to yum cha and everything in between, you’ll find some bargain innovative eats and surprisingly sophisticated fare at these snack shacks on wheels. Track down the latest whereabouts of … Continue reading

Comedy Festival: Your eating and drinking guide

This week, our guest blogger for the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, comedian/socialite and chicken wrangler, Fiona Scott-Norman tells us where to fuel up or wind down after the show.   Interesting question. I always start the festival filled with … Continue reading

Step Off with the best in urban dance

This Saturday 18 April,  the crème de la crème  of urban dance go head to head in the 11th annual Step-Off Urban Dance Crew Competition at Festival Hall. The event – part of National Youth Week – is the culmination … Continue reading