Top 10 Melbourne Culture On this week 29/12/2019

The sky’s filled with smoke and flame. But never mind that the fireworks are coming!



3rd January

What: FLIGHT is a multi-sensory, multi-universal journey in complete darkness. DARKFIELD once again use their signature 3D soundscape to push the bounds of reality. Expect to reach an altitude very much at odds with the shipping container one is seated within.

Why: Alter your consciousness in a shipping container. Its incredible how the same description, when applied to two different subsets of humanity, can change radically. For example, a white citizen verses a non-white asylum-seeker.


9) Melbourne Whisky Masterclass

2nd January

What: Starward is proudly a pipe, tweed and pretentiousness-free zone. They firmly believe whisky should be enjoyed by everyone, not just a few. In this Masterclass you’ll bottle your own never-to-be-repeated mini Starward, straight from the barrel, fine-tune your palette with expert guidance, taste and discuss experimental, limited release Project whiskies and tour the entire process from barley to bottle with insider intel from the makers themselves.

Why: You heard them. This is for everyone, not just the rich. Everyone who can afford the $120 entrance fee, of course.


8) Fab Friday

3rd January

What: A piano bar featuring some of Melbourne’s best entertainers. Bring a song to sing, request your favourite, or just enjoy the performances and rub shoulders with cast members from major musicals. Who knows who might drop in?

Why: See people eviscerate themselves on stage for your entertainment.


7) Japanese NYE at Tamura Sake Bar

31st December

What: It is their first NYE at Tamura Sake Bar and they are OPEN only for this event. Enjoy a free flow of Beer (Tamura Rice XPA) sponsored by Temple Brewery, 3 kinds of Sake sponsored by Black market sake & sakemate, Osechi (Japanese Traditional NY foods +Tamura special) and Toshikoshi Soba ( Year crossing Soba Noodle).

Why: Sobriety is for 2020.


6) Night Cat Latin New Year Party

31st December

What: New Years Eve goes Latino at The Night Cat this year with a salsa extravaganza! Featuring Quarter Street with THREE big sets, joined by some of the best latino singers in Melbourne including Claudia Osegueda, Marcelo La Greca and Stefania Serna. Get your night started with a free glass of sparkling and dance your way into the new year at the Night Cat.

Why: You rolling your ‘r’s does not qualify as cultural awareness.


5) Feels Good NYD Laneway Party

1st January

What: St Ali is celebrating their 15th birthday with a full laneway party on NYD! Starting from 7am till late, they’re championing the best of South Melbourne with smash hits, fancy beers, natty wines and killer spritz. St Ali will be open and serving up dishes all day from renowned international chefs Curtis Stone, Shane Delia and Chef Andrew McConnell, with the team from Lune Croissanterie dreaming up a NYD croissant to remember (numbers strictly limited). Experience the best of what South Melbourne has to offer with roving performers, a yoga class from Yoke Yoga and DJ sets from Ali Barter, Hvncoq, Finding Figaro and Joey Lightbulb.

Why: Extra Curtis, no George. George who? We have no idea what you’re talking about.


4) New Years Eve Rooftop Garden Party

31st December

What: Celebrate the new year in style at Melbourne’s exclusive rooftop cocktail bar and garden oasis in the sky, Loop Roof and Loop Top. With a five-hour premium drink & canapé package including G.H. Mumm Champagne, beer, wine, spirits and soft drink, enjoy front row seats to the city fireworks! You will be welcoming 2020 in style.

Why: Get pissed in an Edenic garden without facing a future of procreating incestuously and endlessly with your sons, because it’s nearly 2020 and a bearded sky god isn’t effing real.


3) New Year’s Eve Dinner

31st December

What: Ring in 2020 in the heart of the Melbourne CBD with a 3-course dinner at Harry’s Restaurant followed by celebratory drinks at Harry’s Bar. Situated within walking distance to the Yarra River, take a walk after early celebrations at Harry’s to enjoy the amazing fireworks!

Why: It wouldn’t be a true celebration without violent indigestion.’s-Eve-Dinner/b7f69850-2908-11ea-bd3a-87e544f47372


2) The Italian Club presents ‘A NYE Night in Tuscany’

31st December

What: A Tuscan-inspired evening to bring in the new year, at Greenfields Albert Park. A summer’s night cocktail style event with indoor and outdoor spaces (that promises to be buzzing with live music and entertainment), an outdoor deck with unrivalled sunset views over Albert Park Lake and Golf Course. Each ticket includes an Italiano (nonna-approved) spread curated by delightful head chef, Nick Korceba (ex. Maha). Prepare yourself for a feast of all-you-can-eat wood fired pizza, food stations, pasta, porchetta, gelati and cannoli (delizioso!).

Why: Feel free to excessively use the aforementioned phrases in the brackets. There will be no real Italians there besides the ones being paid to be there.‘A-NYE-Night-in-Tuscany’/79c43380-2908-11ea-bd3a-87e544f47372


1) The New Years Eve Family Party

31st December

What: Avoid the crowds, bring the family to one of the best locations in the West to watch the midnight fireworks over the city of Melbourne. Experience a relaxed waterfront environment with food trucks, bars, DJ and live music and activities for the kids.

Why: Bring your small sensitive-eared children to terrifying sky explosions.

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