Tuesday May 21
Tight Ice Tuesday at Medibank Icehouse
Every Tuesday, Medibank Icehouse offers cheap entry to their oh so cool rink. With speakers that pump Indie Rock, New Wave, Electro and Dubstep, you’ll be grooving to tunes whilst skating up a storm.
105 Pearl River Road, Docklands
Open: 9am – 3.45pm & 7 – 10pm
Price: $15 with skate hire of $11 without
Wednesday May 22
Monet’s Garden at the NGV
‘“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Monet’s Garden is a stunning exhibition devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. Renowned as the ‘father of French Impressionism’, Monet was inspired by his direct experiences of nature, culminating in the ravishing depictions of his lily and flower gardens in the rural property at Giverny, northern France, that became his lifelong obsession. Step into the extraordinary this winter for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these masterpieces in Australia, exclusive to Melbourne.’
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank
10 MAY 2013 – 08 SEP 2013
Price: Adult $26.00 Concession* $22.50 (other packages are available, see website for full details).
Thursday May 23
Menagerie by DANIEL SCHLUSSER ENSEMBLE for the NEON Independent Theatre Festival
If Monday’s cheap flick left you with a taste for more, then why not head down to catch a live performance by a stunning cast. Although it may not be as economical as Monday, it’s sure to leave you with a spattering of culture that’s priceless.
‘In a tiny derelict flat, a voracious mother, her repressed daughter and flamboyant poet son live in squalor, nourished only by competitive manoeuvring and nostalgic fantasies. You recognise this family. They have the same lost dreams and drowned sorrows as your neighbour, uncle, stepbrother. They are caged animals, wild at heart, with the American Dream – capitalism and hedonism – oozing through the seams of their imaginative worlds.
Contains adult themes, strong coarse language, partial nudity, atmospherics, strobe effect, simulated violence, use of firearms and scenes depicting sexual violence.’
Melbourne Theatre Company
252 Sturt street, Southbank
16 May – 26 May
All tickets $25
Friday May 24
High Country Brewery Trail Taphouse Makeover
The High Country Brewery Trail Makeover features each brewery’s favourite hand crafted beer on tap during the launch at the Taphouse. You can even join the informal Q and A session with the brewers during the launch.
The Local Taphouse
184 Carlisle Street St.kilda East Vic 3183
Saturday May 25
Richmond vs Essendon
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
AFL, whether you like it or not, sits as a cornerstone of Victorian culture. Whether or not you have a team, the bubbling atmosphere of the event is sure to have you cheering with goals and shouting at the umpire. And if you still can’t enjoy it for the sportsmanship, enjoy watching thousands of people scream, shout and grip the edges of their seats.
Tickets: $36 for a standard reserve, prices vary see website for more details.
Sunday May 26
Brunch at Little Big Sugar Salt
The first venture from Charl Laubscher, Erika Geraerts, Morgan Green and Adam Houston, Little Big Sugar Salt is a small cafe with a lot of heart. With a compact menu, LBSS has managed to pack a whole lot of flavour into just eight signature items. If you’re still not satisfied, they also boast a rotating specials board of sandwiches that will appease even the pickiest of palettes.
Little Big Sugar Salt
Cnr Victoria and Lithgow Streets, Abbotsford
Mon- Fri: 6:30am to 3:00pm
Sat- Sun: 8:00am to 3:00pm