Monday May 20
Cheap Mondays at Cinema Nova Carlton
Feel like a night out without three visits to the bar’s ATM and an empty purse come morning? Mondays at Cinema Nova have you covered. With tickets starting from $6 for morning sessions and $9 come afternoon, you can take yourself, shout a friend and still have change jingling about your pockets.
Rust and Bone
‘Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.’
Cinema Nova 
Lygon St, Carlton
Price: $6 morning tickets, $9 tickets for screenings past 4pm.

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.

Medibank Icehouse 

105 Pearl River Road, Docklands

Open: 9am – 3.45pm & 7 – 10pm
Price: $15 with skate hire of  $11 without

monets garden

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 strong coarse language, atmospherics, strobe effect, simulated violence, use of AK 47 rifles, and scenes depicting 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

Time: 4:00pm

richmond vs essendon

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.

Time: 7:45pm

Tickets: $36 for a standard reserve, prices vary see website for more details.

little big sugar salt

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

About The Author

Bree Turner

Before becoming Couturing’s Lifestyle Editor, Bree was a country kid turned Melburnian, theatre maker and world traveller. Her love for writing stemmed from excessive emails sent home whilst travelling which then developed into blogs. She also dabbled in creative and review writing whilst studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University. Bree is in the midst of an epic love affair with Melbourne, her screen play ‘when Bree met Melbourne’ is rumoured to of been picked up by no one, and in her dreams Melbourne will be played by Ryan Gosling and Bree will play herself.

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