This is the events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests. Our Melbourne events are a great way to explore Melbourne, meet new people and make new friends in Melbourne.


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Trivia Night @ The College Lawn

College Lawn, 36 Greville Street, Prahran

Join us for trivia at the College Lawn which is a hidden gem in Prahran, great pub food and trivia on Wednesday night.

Join us for trivia with the Baron which starts from 8pm but we will arrive earlier for pre-dinner trivia. At trivia, try to win Venue Bucks, jugs of beer and other great prizes.

The College Lawn features a lounge bar, restaurant, accommodation, bottle shop and sun drenched beer garden, this warm and friendly pub in Prahran is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.

With a menu that features delicious pub classics, mouth-watering contemporary dishes and an appetising selection of share platters, the College Lawn Hotel serves up some of the best pub food in Melbourne!

The venue is within walking distance of the Prahran train station.

Meet the Ian at the reserved table.

Wed, 10 February

7.30pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 9 February

Curry of the Month: Indian

Curry Leaf Cafe, 101 Brighton Road, Elwood

Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent again to visit an award winning Indian restaurant in Melbourne.

Regarded by many as one of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne, it does amazing Indian curries and sizzling tandoori platters.

The venue has received some good reviews and has great service, we have visited this venue before.

Tram 67 stops just across the road.

Meet Ian at the table(s) reserved for FunFF. All food and drinks at own expense.

Thu, 11 February

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 10 February

Friday Night Drinks - Laika Bar

Laika Bar, 9 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Come and meet The Funff team at the Laika Bar for Friday night drinks.

This Bar is an intimate, long narrow bar loosely described as a “1930s European style bar”, with barmen wearing old fedora hats and vests, such as some of the small bars in Buenos Aires (old European style bar with an underground cool).
 
The venue has an impressive cocktail list sourcing almost impossible to find liquors, spirits and aperitifs from around the world, the owners have to make sure the list stands out. They regularly have live Jazz and the DJ plays the 70's, 80's & 90's

So come and meet us for some great tunes and a lively atmosphere. Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 12 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 11 February

Valentines Day Party Cruise with band Totally 80s

Meet outside the Woolshed Pub, Central Pier, Docklands (opposite Eithad Statium)

Come enjoy a night full of fun, great music and award winning top tier finger food with drinks included on a four hour Port Phillip Bay cruise on the Victoria Star.

This was a very popular event last year and reports of last year's cruise was a smashing success with everyone on board having an absolute ball.

Entertainment now includes with a great band named "TOTALLY 80S ” with their inimitable music on the upper deck who will be performing all the hits from the 80’s and are guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping.

On the Lower Deck, “DJ Mondo” will be spinning all the hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's .

Many couples and singles attended last year's cruise with a mix of ages from 25 - 65, so there was no excuse for anyone to be alone on the night…..and most people took advantage of that fact and partied hard for the entire four hour cruise !

An abundance of magnificent top quality food and beverage is included in the one low price of $105 that includes top tier finger food with a large selection of beers, bubbles, wines and soft drinks.

Meet Nicole outside the Woolshed Pub, we will be boarding the cruise at 7.15pm as a group.

Sat, 13 February

7.00pm - 11.30pm

Members: $105

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 12 February

St Kilda Festival and Lunch

Elephant and Wheelbarrow, 169 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Come and join Funff at the St Kilda festival with live bands, food, drinks and plenty of fun...

St Kilda Festival is one of Australia's best known and Melbourne's most loved events. It utilises St Kilda's stunning foreshore and celebrates the cream of Australia's musical talents.

Listen to fantastic rock/pop music in the beach concert area, World Music in Alfred Square, Jazz Blues and Funk Stage at O'Donnell Gardens and new music in Belford Street and salsa dancing in the Latin Quarter

There is loads of events from extreme sports to salsa dancing, comedy to a bed race, and water sports to cycling on display.

St Kilda Festival is Australia’s premier outdoor street Festival, and the largest outdoor crowd gathering in the country.

Meet Ian in the back bar area for lunch. The pub provides an extensive range of beers and a traditional English menu. All food and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 14 February

12.45pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 13 February

Flavour of the Month - Greek

Stalactites Greek restaurant, 177/183 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Join us as we head to Stalactites for a Greek flavour of the month. Stalactites has been an institution on Lonsdale Street for the past 37 years where it serves up the usual Greek favourites such as saganaki, moussaka and giros.

This venue is one of the best and well known Greek restaurants in Melbourne and sits in the heart of the Greek quarter.

The venue is conveniently located on the corner of Lonsdale and Russell Streets. Tram to Swanston and Lonsdale or there are many buses to choose from that travel up Lonsdale Street.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Tue, 16 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 15 February

Music Concert in the City: Dvořák Under the Stars

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne

Summer in the city means Melbourne’s favourite musical treat, where the Myer Music Bowl bring beautiful music and great artists from around the world to Australia's greatest outdoor space for music.

So pack a picnic, bring a few drinks and catch up with your FunFF friends and enjoy beautiful music in a spectacular setting.

The MSO’s Sidney Myer Free Concerts, presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in association with the University of Melbourne produces a glorious outdoor concert.

Due to the popularity of this event, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl often reaches capacity. When this occurs the Arts Centre is required to close the entrance gates, with the result that some people may miss out. We advise members to arrive early to avoid disappointment. The concert starts at 7pm.

The schedule today is Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine,
Gershwin Piano Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No.7

Please meet Ian near the entrance of the Myer Music Bowl.

Wed, 17 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 16 February

No Trivia Dinner @ Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Come and enjoy your FunFF friends for a mid-week dinner night without the trivia.

Many members have asked us to arrange a dinner at this venue so enjoy a fun night out at a pub that has a well-priced food menu and huge beer garden that will keep you coming back for more.

It has an 80% rating on Urbanspoon as well with all food and drinks at own expense.

Funky Bunch Trivia will re-commence at this venue later in the year.

Look for Carlo and the table(s) for Funff or contact mobile sent in SMS reminder.

Thu, 18 February

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 17 February

Friday Night Drinks and the Big Wheel

Harbour Town Hotel, 9/12 Star Circus, Harbour Town Docklands

Come and meet The Funff team in the Docklands for Friday night drinks and take the opportunity to visit the Observation Wheel if you wish, or just watch the wheel change colours from the bar.

The Harbour Town Hotel is conveniently located beside the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and offers a refreshing dining and drinking experience for everyone.

The beautifully designed venue offers a delicious range of meals, tapas, snacks and desserts, as well as more than 40 premium Australian and imported beers, a contemporary cocktail menu and an extensive wine list.

The new outdoor dry bar is popular during lazy summer afternoons and evenings.

During the evening, you may wish to take a spin and see the views from the big wheel.

Tram numbers 86 (via Bourke St) and tram number 48 (via Flinders St) will stop right outside the Harbour Town Shopping Centre then walk towards the big wheel.

So come and enjoy a summer night out in the Docklands. Meet Sandra and other hosts at the reserved area.

Fri, 19 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 February

Macedon Ranges and Picnic at Hanging Rock

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre

Come and explore a little of the Macedon Ranges and Hanging Rock with winery visit in our exclusive day trip.

Our first stop is the Memorial Cross is 200m which is an imposing structure commemorating those who served in the world wars. There are outstanding views of the surrounding country from the Reserve at the summit of Mt Macedon. There is also café at this first stop.

Our next views of the area will be at Camels Hump which is the highest point in the Macedon Ranges that has a lookout with spectacular views. This is one of three local rocky outcrops formed by volcanic action millions of years ago.

Nest stop is a stroll around Sanitorium Lake which is a man-made lake, famous for its intense reflections. The lake was built to provide a water supply for a proposed Sanatorium for tuberculosis patients.

The lake remains as a tranquil place and as a reminder of advances made in medical science over the years.

We will then experience our own version of a picnic at Hanging Rock after a walk to the top to enjoy great views of the surrounding area.

Bring you own picnic lunch for that Picnic at hanging Rock feeling. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a famous book that focuses on a group of female students at an Australian women's college in 1900 who inexplicably vanish at the site of an enormous rock formation while on a Valentine's Day picnic.

And finally we will visit a winery at the end of the day.

The price includes return transport from the city and our guide Jason that has run many trips for us in the past. Please bring some picnic food/drinks to enjoy at Hanging Rock.

Meet Ian and Jason at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, we will leave at 9am.

Sat, 20 February

8.45am - 5.00pm

Members: $65

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 February

Trivia Night @ The Mitre Tavern

Mitre Tavern – 5 Bank Place (between Collins and Little Collins), City

Enjoy a fun trivia night at the Mitre Tavern with the longest continuously running Trivia Night in Melbourne! Now into its 13th year!

The Mitre Tavern has a wide range of bistro food and an wide selection of on-tap beers. Come and enjoy the Mitre Tavern, the decor remains seemingly untouched, feel the creaky floor, mind your head on the low ceiling and admire the worn wood.

Few people who enjoy the ales here are aware of the fact that this cosy cottage style pub spawned the name of the Mitre 10 hardware chain. The Pub at the Mitre Tavern strives to create a warm, friendly environment in the heart of the city, where in winter you can enjoy a just poured lager in front of the fireplace and enjoy the great counter-meals seated in rustic old-style furniture.

Meet Nicole at the reserved table for FFF. All food and drinks at own expense.

Tue, 23 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 22 February

Melbourne Social Club Drinks (End of Month Drinks) @ The Apartment

The Apartment, 401 Lt Bourke Street, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks, special Wednesday event. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for our end of month drinks night. We have use of the reserved area in this classy bar for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life. See an article on a previous social drinks night on Weekend Notes.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival that can be used for to offer a glass of Sunnycliff sparkling or a glass of Coldstream Pilsner. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink. All other food and drinks at own expense.

The Apartment is designed as an extension of a living room, it is a cosy and suave establishment with plush couches and sheer curtains and designer fittings. It is a great place to enjoy the company of friends in a familiar yet modern environment with good old-fashioned, friendly hospitality which makes it an ideal location for our social drinks night.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

Look for the sign-in area for Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship on arrival.

Thu, 25 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Rhythm of Africa: Werribee Park Open Range Zoo

Coffee Stand outside Arts Centre on St Kilda Road

Come and join FunFF for an African adventure. Rhythm of Africa is a trip to Africa without the jetlag and a fantastic night out and plenty of time to see the attractions at Werribee Park.

Cool African beats. Warm summer nights. Mesmerizing wildlife. Experience the best of Africa as the sun goes down at Rhythm of Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

It is a soul-enriching experience that is guaranteed to have you dreaming of Africa. The music takes place in a savanna village where you will discover irresistible African cuisine, dancing, drumming workshops, hair braiding and so much more.

Tonights performance is Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence which is Senegalese rhythms with reggae, jazz, funk and soul.

Wonder around the zoo before the concert. A minibus will take us from the Arts Centre to Werribee Park. Bus departs at 3.00pm and leaves the venue at 8.30pm and live music is from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.

If you live near Werribee and wish to meet us directly at the zoo, please let us know via email.

Please feel free to bring own blankets, hampers and beverages for a relaxed picnic. Please note the Meerkat Bistro will not be serving alcoholic beverages during the evening but visitors who wish to bring their own alcohol may do so.

Price includes return minibus transport and entry to Werribee Park and the Rhythm of Africa experience. Food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts centre.

Sat, 27 February

2.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: $59

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 February

Sunday Session and Lunch at Empress Hotel

714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

The Empress Hotel originally opened in 1873 as The Empress of India Hotel and over the years has gone through many guises and unfortunately closed it's doors in late 2013. However it reopened in 2015 after a refurbishment and now boasts 14 taps of beer, a decent food menu and a good wine menu. Food is more of the gastro type but is reasonably priced. It also has a beer garden for those sunny days and perfect for a Sunday session.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Sun, 28 February

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 27 February

Trivia Night - Sherlock Holmes Inn

415 Collins St, Melbourne

The Sherlock Holmes on Collins Street opened in November, 1985. The hostelry has been extremely well received, as have its comestibles, ales wines and spirits. So much so that the worst criticism has been that the establishment is too small for the large numbers of discerning citizens who wish to avail themselves of the sundry attractions which this unique tavern affords.

Here is a home for the aficionados of the works of the eneffable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where the friendly shades of Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty (a changed man since he went over the falls) and the Stradivarius-playing, opium-smoking genius himself, the Great Detective, await your pleasure.

The night is hosted by comedian Janet McLeod and offers winners $50 food & drink vouchers as well as quiz rounds for Jugs of Beer, Bottles of wine, etc.
She is a well respected comedian and has a way of getting you involved in the night.

So meet Nicole at the reserved table.

Tue, 1 March

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 29 February

The Hateful Eight in 70mm @ The Astor

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Come and enjoy a special Tuesday night at The Astor with the Grateful Eight in 70mm directed by Tarantino.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT will be screening in glorious Ultra-Panavision version having an extra 6 minutes footage over and above the standard multiplex version of the film.

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been re-opened and is the home of 70mm in Australia.

While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff.

Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travellers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.

See it as Tarantino intended with the overture, intermission and additional footage, all in glorious Ultra Panavision 70mm

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can usually be purchased on the night or can also be bought online advance. The Astor has one of the best cinema choc-tops available. Join us for this masterpiece on 70mm.

Film starts at 8.45pm. Look for Ian in the foyer.

Tue, 1 March

8.15pm - 11.50pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 29 February

Bar of the Month Yorkshire Hotel

48 Hoddle Street Abbotsford

The Yorkshire Hotel is something of an institution on Hoddle Street having first been built in the late 1800s. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but inside it has a very warm welcoming feel and this is complemented by the friendly staff and great service. Food is good pub grub and Wednesday night is steak night where you can get a $36 steak for $19.50. You'll have to pay more if you want veggies but it is still a great deal. There are no craft beers on tap although there are 2 Thunder Road brews which are very tasty but there are some crafties in the fridge as well as a good wine list.

So come and join us for a visit to this great pub.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables, which will be at the back in the restaurant.

Wed, 2 March

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 1 March

Friday Night - Abbotsford Convent Supper Markets

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

Set under the stars, surrounded by heritage gardens and historic buildings, there is no better place to welcome the weekend.

The Supper Market serves up delicious Himalayan, Indonesian, Mexican, Turkish and French food, wood-fired pizzas, good old-fashioned fish and chips and a delicious selection of sweets from the dessert stalls. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy sitting on the garden lawns while eating delicious food cooked and served from the market kitchens. There are a number of licensed onsite bars offering microbrews on tap and wine by the glass.

Melbourne musicians perform weekly, adding to the fantastic atmosphere of this much-loved night market. There are also craft, fashion and accessories stalls for you to browse through.

This is the last night this year that it will be on so expect crowds.

Meet Nicole at the entrance

Fri, 4 March

5.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 3 March

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival: River Graze

NGV Garden Bar, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Join us for a weekend culinary adventure that kicks off the 2016 Festival’s Opening Weekend along the Yarra River that transforms into a food and wine lovers playground bursting with culinary hot-spots, free entertainment and regional flavours

There is a wide range of food, wine and beer activities along both sites of the Yarra river from Federation Square, across to the Arts Centre down to Ponyfish Island and then along the river to South Wharf.

There are a mix of hot spots such as Prosecco Road, Seafood Market, Food Truck Alley, Cider Orchard, Urban Diary, Beer Hub and Oakridge Urban Vineyard.

The festival starts at noon and closes at 9pm.

We will start our adventure in NGV Garden Bar serving Victorian wines and beers with views over NGV’s outdoor 2015 Summer Architecture Commission for the first half hour as a meeting spot.

Meet Ian at the NGV Garden Bar

Sat, 5 March

3.00pm - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 4 March

Sydney Road Street Party

Bridie OReillys, 29 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club at the Sydney Road Street Party as part of the Brunswick music festival with live bands, food, drinks and plenty of fun...

There are various bands playing over many stages. It is one of the biggest multi cultural gatherings in Melbourne.

Meet Carlo in the bar area of Bridies. The pub provides an extensive range of beers in a traditional styled Irish pub. All food and drinks at own expense. Please note that Sydney Road is closed to traffic from Union Street to Victoria Street in Brunswick

Sun, 6 March

12.45pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 3 March

Flemington Grazing Trail and Cellar Door - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub) at Southern Cross Station

Join the Melbourne Social club for amazing food experiences set against the backdrop of Group 1 thoroughbred racing at Flemington. Enjoy food and wine and watch the races.

The famous Flemington front lawns and rose gardens will come alive with an incredible selection of the very best boutique wineries, breweries and producers Victoria has to offer. Foodies and wine lovers can enjoy tasting from exhibitors in a unique cellar door experience.

Foodies and wine lovers can enjoy tastings from Pizzini Wines, Oakridge Wines, Two Birds Brewing, Cavalier Brewing, Otway Brewing, Tahbilk Wines, Taltarni Wines, Brown Brothers, Chambers Rosewood Vineyards, Mt Zero Olives & Milawa Cheese Company, Tahbilk Café, Milk the Cow, Cooper Handmade Pies, The Forge Pizzeria and Springhill Farm, just to name a few.

This event combines Australia's best horses competing on Autumn’s premier raceday with a selection of bites and beverages on offer.

Combining Australia’s best horses competing on autumn’s premier race day, cooking demonstrations on the Smeg Demonstration Stage from leading Victorian chefs, global bites and beverages with the relaxing Seppelt Lawn Bar - you have the perfect recipe for an incredible day out.

The venue at the event will on the Front Lawn of Flemington Racecourse. If you wish to meet us at Flemington, please let us know on booking and use the SMS to meet up with the group.

We will be taking the train from Southern Cross to Flemington, so we expect most of the group to meet us at Southern Cross.

Meet Nicole at the Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub) located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross (Spencer St) railway station.

Sat, 12 March

10.45am - 4.30pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 11 March

Zoo Twilights: Belinda Carlisle and Pseudo Echo

Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville

*** TICKETS FOR ZOO TWILIGHTS CAN SELL OUT SO BOOK EARLY - BUY YOUR OWN TICKET ****

Come along & enjoy the music at the Melbourne Zoo Twilights concert where we will be entertained by the Belinda Carlisle and Pseudo Echo.

Belinda Carlisle first came to fame as the lead singer of all-girl group The Go-Go's and recorded a number of hits including 'We Got The Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'. Belinda then embarked on her hugely successful solo career with international hit singles including 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth' and 'I Get Weak'.

Fans will be treated to her much loved hits from three decades, when she once again showcases why she is one of the most loved and successful female singers of her time at Melbourne Zoo this summer.

Also joining Belinda on stage in Pseudo Echo who formed in the early 1980s and dominated the charts with hits like ‘Don’t Go’, 'Listening' and 'FunkyTown'. Their infectious electronic beats, coupled with catchy pop tunes, have cemented their place in Australia's pop music history and their songs continue to be heard on Australian radio to this day.

The price of the ticket allows you walk around visiting the animals until 7.30pm with the concert starting at 7pm.

Meet Ian at the (northern) gate closest to the railway station at 5.30pm. (BYO food only.) Due to recent liquor licensing laws, Zoo Twilights is no longer at BYO drinks event. Food can also be purchased at the event.

Getting there: catch the train to Royal Park Station (Upfield line) or Number 55 tram (goes along William Street). There is also plenty of parking space.

If running late, SMS the number from reminder text to see where we are located at the Zoo.

Sat, 12 March

5.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: $70

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 11 March

Peninsula Piers and Pinots

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Festival

Enjoy our exclusive trip down to the peninsula visiting the Piers and Pinot Festival in a beautiful setting by the sea at Flinders, with local food, music & Piers & Pinots Yacht Race.

On the way to the festival, we will pop into the Mornington Peninsula Chocolates where tasting should be available on the day (at own cost $2.50), or usual range of great chocolates to purchase.

At the festival, the Mornington Peninsula Pinot Producers will provide tastings of a range of pinots of various styles from elegant & ethereal to earthy notes & dark fruit. This festival is part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Program.

Enjoy fine wine alongside local produce at a mini farmers market, live music and the Piers and Pinots Yacht Race. Food available to purchase at own cost.

On the way back from the festival, we will visit some lookouts around the Cape Schanck Lighthouse.

The cost includes return transport and entry to the wine festival (normal cost $35) that includes a complimentary Riedel wine glass and wine tastings.

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre for a coffee before a sharp 10am departure.

Sun, 13 March

9.30am - 6.00pm

Members: $89.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 1 March

Friday Night Drinks - The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

The Moat bar and cafe has established itself independently as a food and wine destination. Just off the footpath, the sunken outdoor terrace is immediately welcoming with faux-wicker chairs, potted herbs and bright green AstroTurf, giving a kitschy, French-picnic feel to this very inner city location.

With its unique courtyard and the hefty, time-worn bluestone walls that support this iconic 19th Century building, The Moat establishes an atmosphere unlike any other. Boasting an interior paying homage to the nostalgia and intellect of the building they also cater to the whimsy and fantasy of the fiction housed above.

Their food and wine is curated with the utmost care and passion. They offer customers a simple yet delicious menu and a considered drinks list. There’s two rotating draft beers on tap and, to keep your thoughts rolling, a book exchange program.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 18 March

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 17 March

French Film Festival - Rosalie Blum

Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us to watch the French Film Festival Opening Night Film, Rosalie Blum, and stay with us afterwards for dinner at the Spaghetti Tree Restaurant.

Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut Rosalie Blum is a warm, witty and impeccably performed drama-comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and farreaching consequences.

Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjŕ-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins following her…

To reveal more would only spoil the surprises of Rappeneau’s ingeniously structured tale, other than to say that a series of coincidences – both hilarious and dramatic – memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri’s wonderful Hunting and Gathering.

Indeed with its themes of fraternity, love and the need for human connection, Rosalie Blum delivers a timely reminder of the best that French culture has to offer. It’s a joy to watch.

Sarlat Film Festival 2015 – Winner of Audience & Best Actress Award, Noémie Lvovsky

The film will screen in French with English subtitles.

This was the film that was played at the Opening Night of the French Film Festival but we will get to avoid the crowds by seeing it later on in the festival.

Afterwards, we will head over for a scrumptious dinner at the Spaghetti Tree Restaurant.

Meet Anne at the box office of Kino Cinemas at 6:00pm. The movie starts at 6:30pm. The price includes cinema ticket only with all food and drinks at own expense.

Sat, 19 March

6.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: $20.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Fri, 18 March

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