Urban Life 44

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Wizard of Oz: Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne. Strictly limited season for this timeless fantasy adventure tale, performed live on stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber...

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    City Calendar

    South Melbourne Night Market

    Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne. Every Thursday from 5.30pm, now in its 10th year. Balmy, summer city nights come to life with a feast of street food, market stalls and entertainment. Bring your friends and family and enjoy dinner and drinks, shopping and music under the stars. Quality food, excellent drinks, and live music and entertainment. Get the latest news at southmelbournenightmarket.com.au.

    MoMA at NGV

    National Gallery of Victoria, 100 St Kilda Road. From 9 June to August. New York's Museum of Modern Art comes to Melbourne, with a world premiere exhibition of 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Over 200 works from art legends such as Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keefe, Roy Lichtenstein and more. The biggest collection of MoMA works to ever leave New York. For full details, visit MELNYC.COM.

    Wizard of Oz

    Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne. Strictly limited season for this timeless fantasy adventure tale, performed live on stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A tornado carries Dorothy and her dog Toto to the magical land of Oz. She meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and they journey together to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, seeking a way back home for Dorothy. But they also have to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and her evil winged monkeys. For details and bookings visit www.wizardofozthemusical.com.

    City Eat & Drinks

    Suk-sa-bai Thai

    209 Commercial Road, South Yarra. Named after the Thai word for “happiness”, with a menu to match. Pad Thai, Laksa, Thai Style Boat Noodles, Spicy Catfish, green and red curries, and plenty more to delight your taste buds. Open every day except Monday, 11am to 3.30pm and 5pm to 10pm. Phone 9827 9086.

    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

    Winter Clearance Event

    Landes Warehouse, 194 Bridge Road, Richmond. Open daily from 10.30am until 30 June. Womens Winter Essentials at clearance prices. Jackets, coats & parkas from $60 and under, knitwear styles from $10. Labels including Minkpink, Staple the Label, Some Days Lovin, TWIIN and more. Free hot drinks while you shop. For more information, check out the event on Landes Stores Facebook page and follow @landes_stores on Instagram.

    Ex Rental Costume Sale

    Miss Kittys Costumes, 38 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. Sunday 24 June, 10am-4pm. A huge range of contemporary and classic TV, film, comic and music costumes and accessories, from $5. Everything from corsetry, sequin dresses and hot pants to bustle skirts, wigs, costume make-up and special effects. Ideal for your Themed Party, Halloween, Christmas, New Year's Eve etc, or just to stand out from the crowd. Explore the full range at misskittyscostumes.com.au.

    City Entertainment

    Orange Silent Disco

    Library at The Dock, 107-117 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. Friday 29 June, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Free event. Wear your orange themed jumpsuit, orange winter woollies or LED dance-wear to this fun-filled silent disco tour. Explore the Dock and Victoria Harbour Promenade in a silent disco for your senses. Dance in the glow of flickering harbour lights and silent beats. Bookings not required. Phone 9658 9161 for more details.

    VR Play Night

    Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. Wednesday 20 June, 6pm-8pm. Free Virtual Reality Play night, explore the VR world through various free games and experiences. Register at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vr-and-ar-free-play-night-tickets-46514084880.

    FM Karaoke Bar

    146 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Open Sun-Thu 7pm-1am & Fri-Sat: 6pm-3am. Open karaoke and casual drinks in modern ground floor bar, and eight private karaoke rooms upstairs. Songs are updated daily in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Great venue for a hen’s night or other special party. All payment types accepted. Phone 9663 0013 or visit www.fmkaraoke.com.au.

    Editor's Pick

    Skating At Festival

    Crown Riverwalk, Yarra Promenade, Southbank. Open daily. Open-air skating rink with a great line-up of food, drinks and family-friendly entertainment. Enjoy skating under fairy lights to cill music. Equipment for hire, including “kanga” skate aids and knee and elbow pads for kids. Check out the special events, such as the 90s disco session. Warm up with drinks at the Alpine Bar, or enjoy dinner and dessert from the Winter Night Market stalls. Session cost $28 adults, $20 children, family tickets also available. Visit melbourne.skatingat.com.au or email info@skatingat.com.au.

    Music Day at the Dock

    Library at The Dock, 107-117 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. Thursday 21 June, 10am-3pm. Free global music community event, celebrated in over 120 countries. See local musicians Nathan Slater and Emily Rosner play live, experience vintage synthesizers, or get hands-on learning from expert audio engineers. Book a "state-of-the-art" recording studios to make your own recording. To book a recording studio sessions or Junior Producer workshop, phone 03 9658 9161 or email: bookinghtedock@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

    Urban Quest

    Lion Hotel, Level 3, Melbourne Central, Melbourne City. Saturday 7 July, 11am-1.30pm. Urban Quest is an Amazing Race style experience, held in the heart of Melbourne City. Competing teams of 4-6 engage in an exciting race full of brain-teasing puzzles, exhilarating logical challenges and amazing surprises in and around the CBD. Run entirely on smartphones. Under 18s can participate upon providing signed parents consent form only. Cost $40 per person. For details and booking please visit urbanquest.com.au/urban-quest.


    Shoppers Warm To Winter Night Market

    Melbourne is famous for its cold winters, but also as a city where people like to get out and about, and Melburnians won't let the weather get in the way of their reputation for lovers of night life.

    This month the Winter Night Market has returned to Queen Victoria Market, on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Victoria Street, for its 8th year running. Every Wednesday night, from 5pm to 10pm, the market comes to life for people who want to do some late shopping, enjoy some light dining out in the middle of the week, or simply have somewhere to go for a break.

    In fact, you could say the market itself is the least thing on offer, fine as this 140 year old institution is. Over the last eight years, it has become a hub of activity for many who recognise its value as a midweek venue, easily accessible, and potential home to an endless variety of entertainments.

    This year there will be more than 30 global street food and drink stalls, and 50 specialty and artisan stores. Of course food and drink will always take up most of the stage, and some of the stalls here are familiar regulars.

    Churro Kitchen specialises in sweet pastries, originally Spanish but also popular in the Philippines, served in bowls with hazelnut sauce and ice-cream. Also showcasing the Spanish theme is the prize-winning paella from Simply Spanish.

    If Middle Eastern food is your preference, try Just Falafs, or sample African-style fish and chips at Tribal Tastes Whole Foods. A new feature of the market this year are stalls catering for vegan and vegetarian tastes.

    The best of Victoria's brews and wines are also available. Mitchelton Winery's range of wines, the warm spicy mulled wine of ReWine, and the hot apple cider of Coldstream Brewery are all old regulars, returning to the market again.

    As well as food and drink, you can browse some of Melbourne's finest makers, designers, and collectors of homewares, fashion, jewellery, lifestyle and kidswear. Seek out the latest fashions, accessories, or gifts.

    Book and music lovers can visit The Book Nook, a dedicated space for book lovers to explore new and secondhand books and records, and to mix and mingle with Victorian-based authors.

    You can also expect a weekly program of roving entertainers and some of Melbourne's best live music performers.

    The Winter Night Market is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family around crackling open fires, enjoying warm winter drinks and a variety of street food.

    The Market runs until the end of August. For more information on what's on, please visit www.thenightmarket.com.au.

    Meng S




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