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18:18' 18-10-2017
Melbourne will turn into a world of games when it hosts the third International Games Week from 22-29 October.

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    City Calendar           

    Halloween Party Melbourne

    Ciroq, 113 Queen Street. Fri 27 October 9pm–3.30am. Tickets $10-$20. Get into the Halloween spirit, dressed up in your spookiest costume, bust out your ghoulish moves on the dance floor, and drink the bloodiest cocktails around. With DJs spinning the deadliest sounds of RnB, House, Latin and more. Over 18s only. Details at www.thefunaddicts.com.au/parties/halloween-party-melbourne.

    Ayoung Kim

    Royal Botanic Gardens, Mueller Hall, Herbarium, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra. Tues-Sun 10am-7pm. Closes Sun 22 October. Free Melbourne Festival event. Korean artist Ayoung Kim's exhibition, “Porosity Valley, Portable Holes”, an immersive video installation and overlapping cacophony of the real and virtual, the aural and visual. What lies beneath this heaving and unstable mass of Australia as it shifts by seven centimetres a year? For more information see program at www.festival.melbourne/2017/events.

    House of Dior

    NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank. Open 10am-5pm daily until Tues 7 Nov. Friday nights open 6-10pm.  Exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of the one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses. More than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture from 1947 to the present. Featuring works by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Bohan, Galliano, and others. Friday Nights program features live music, food and performances. Tickets up to $26, other options available. Phone 8662 1555 or book at www.ngv.vic.gov.au.

    City Eat & Drinks                

    Hoptoberfest Family Day

    Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Mid Level, Shop MR5, Southgate Precinct, Southbank. Sunday 22 October. The Family Day event closes the Oktoberfest beer and banquet festival at Southgate. For Bookings or more details phone 9682 5900 or visit hophaus.com.au/events/oktoberfest-melbourne-2017.

    Meatball & Wine Bar

    The Meatball & Wine Bar, 135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Mix-and-match breakfast on weekdays from 7am to 11am. Creamy scrambled egg, egg with charred corn and aged cheddar, or green eggs with salsa verde. Add your pick of Italian tomato sauce, hollandaise or pesto salsa verde. Other options available. Lunch and dinner from 11am to 1am, seven days a week. Phone 9654 7545 or visit meatballandwinebar.com.au

    Dong Ting Restaurant

    295-297 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Authentic Hunan Cuisine - one of the Eight Great Chinese Cuisines, well known for hot and spicy flavour, fresh aroma and deep rich colours. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Phone  9041 3793 for bookings or more information.

    City Shopping

    The Bathing Box Swim

    Shop T09,The Strand Melbourne, 250 Elizabeth Street. Stocking major swimwear and lifestyle labels. Discover your next seaside style here and have our stylists find your perfect fit in-store now.

    Open 7 days from 10am to 6pm, closing later on Thursday & Friday. Phone 9042 1989 or visit www.thebathingboxswim.com.au.

    Card & Caboodle

    Shops 11 & 12, Block Arcade, 98-100 Elizabeth St. Open Mon-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Wide range of paper products, hundreds of greeting cards (with its own Australian-made section), wrapping paper, and blank cardstock for all your DIY needs. Other stores in Chadstone and Ringwood. Small gift accessories also available. Phone 9650 9011 or visit www.cardandcaboodle.com.au.

    City Entertainment

    Spooktober Halloween Festival

    St Kilda Town Hall, 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda. Friday 27 Oct to Tuesday 31 Oct. Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. Other days 4pm-10pm. Melbourne’s biggest and spookiest Halloween festival, now in its 5th year, raising funds for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Family friendly. Take the kids for a stroll along the ultimate Trick or Treat trail, roam freely among lurking creatures of the night, play Halloween games, or drink at the Drunken PumpkinBar. Explore Count Carlisle's Trick Or Treat Manor, the dark and blood-filled hallways of Blood Manor, or the creepy Doll Factory. Prize for the most gruesome Halloween costume. Book at www.spooktober.com.au.

    Carnival of Lost Souls

    Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood. Thurs 19 Oct to Sat 28 Oct 8.30pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Featuring some of Australia's best physical entertainers, musicians & singers, a dark and magical 19th-century circus production with a lavish mix of performances from world‐class acrobats, aerial artists, illusionists and carnival characters, centred around a tale of desire and betrayal under the Big Top. Ages 15 and over. Tickets from $51.68 at www.eventbrite.com.au.

    House of Mirrors

    Forecourt, Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Road. Open 4-10pm Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm Sat-Sun, until Sunday 22 October. A mirror maze with a difference, where no doorway, corridor or wall can be trusted. Melbourne Festival Event. Entry $10.

    Editor's Pick

    Mosaic Festival

    Queen Victoria Market, Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets. Sun 22 Oct 10am–4pm. Free event. The fourth Mosaic Festival features live music, dance, cultural costumes, international cuisine, arts and crafts from around the world, in a celebration of multicultural women in Victoria. For information phone 9654 1243 or visit virwc.org.au.

    Breaking Sounds

    Testing Grounds, 1 City Road, Southbank. Sat 21 Oct 2pm–5pm. Free event. Breaking Sounds is a not-for-profit organisation that gives young musicians a chance to perform in front of a welcoming audience. It's not a competition - Breaking Sounds encourages connections and contacts, helping budding musicians to learn the tricks of the live performance trade with guidance from experienced musicians and technical support. Phone 0413 467 610 or visit www.breakingsounds.org.

    Queen of Spades Board Game Cafe

    189 Smith St, Fitzroy. Open 7 days from 8am, until late from Thursday to Sunday. Melbourne's first board game cafe. Enjoy coffee, craft beers, and quality food, and a variety of board games from $5 per person. Choose from clas games like Chess or Monopoly, or less well known board games including A Game of Thrones, Cards Against Humanity and Trouble. Phone 9042 5777 or browse the list at www.queenofspadesbar.com/board-games.

    Editorial

    Melbourne Becomes A World Of Games

    Melbourne will turn into a world of games when it hosts the third International Games Week from 22-29 October.

    Since its launch in 2015, Games Week has grown to be the Asia Pacific’s biggest games celebration and industry event. Last year more than 60,000 people took part, ranging from industry insiders to fans.

    This year over one thousand gaming developers from Australia and overseas, including GCAP Loading, Game Connect Asia Pacific and Unite Melbourne, will take part in a huge range of industry events.

    Embedded in Games Week will be the PAX Australia gaming event, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Fri 27 October to Sunday 29 October. This is a chance for thousands of gaming fans to get a first look at the latest unreleased consoles and games before they hit the market.

    Games Week begins on Sunday 22 October, with a day of free family activities at ACMI in Federation Square. From 10am to 4pm families can test their Nintendo skills on ACMI's giant screen, or build and explore together in the Minecraft Play Zone. Come dressed as your favourite game character to win fantastic prizes, or jump into one of the costumes available for a unique family portrait.

    Throughout the week, you can explore the city with Wayfinder Live, a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways, unlocking the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. The creator of Wayfinder Live, Troy Innocent, will host free small group walking tours at certain times to explain the game.

    Local designers and artists demonstrate their games live on stage in Parallels: The Freeplay, and Silicone Valley's Global Top Round, brings together 20 to 30 emerging games studios from around the world for an intensive conference on turning good games ideas into thriving businesses. Up to 10 studios will receive US$50,000 each in funding to launch their games on the global market.

    Studios will also be on hand at events such as the Women in Games Lunch, the Code Breakers exhibition celebrating the achievements of Australian and NZ female gaming pioneers, and the Australian Game Developers’ Awards.

    The Education in Games Summit helps to inform teachers about new and emerging technologies for the digital curriculum, and shows visitors how technology is used by some schools.

    Whether you are an enthusiast and an old hand at gaming, or someone who wants to find out more, the Games Week program has something to offer you. Check it out at gamesweek.melbourne.

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