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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Brunswick Street Lazy Afternoon

Evelyn Hotel - 351 Brunswick Street, corner of Kerr Street, (side entry from Kerr Street) Fitzroy

Brunswick Street reflects the soul of the city, so come and explore this vibrant street with your FunFF friends with an afternoon of drinks, meals, pool / snooker, strolling shops and live bands.

It is one of the city’s leading café and food precincts – ranging from organic to fine dining. Many types of stores line the street selling fashion, art, giftware, books and other speciality themes. There are numerous bars and pubs, many with live bands.

There are all types of people from bohemian to trendy and arty to student types. It is unpretentious, tolerant and accommodating which makes its character so rich, colourful and interesting.

Our journey starts with a drink (or two !) at the Evelyn Hotel. The Evelyn Hotel is nothing less than a Fitzroy institution. Location is everything, and the Evelyn\'s right in the middle of it.

Afterwards we can head off to enjoy a short game of pool / snooker in the relaxed environment of the character filled “Red Triangle” pool & snooker hall. This hall is located upstairs in an old converted timber warehouse. Alternatively some of our members may wish stroll and amble the street checking out the many shops and maybe spend a dollar or two !!

We finish the afternoon with a meal and drinks at one of the streets iconic restaurants. For those interested, after the meal there may be an opportunity to catch a band at one of the areas many live venues.

Tram 112 travels along Brunswick Street.

Meet David (aka cycling David) at the Evelyn Hotel, please use the side entrance on Kerr Street

Sat, 23 May

2.00pm - 6.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

Prahran Market, Lunch and Jazz

Gramercy Bistro, Cullen Hotel, 162 Commercial Road, Prahran (near Prahran Market)

Come along to Prahran Market, enjoy lunch at the market and listen to jazz as part of the Stonnington jazz festival

Prahran market is a foodie heaven so discover the latest and greatest culinary trends and expand your food knowledge, enjoy lunch and some free jazz.

After a coffee stop, the group will visit the market stalls, listen to jazz at the market and find a spot for lunch with all food and drinks at own expense.

Free live jazz will be playing in the courtyard at Prahran Market, with Pater Baylor - Stringbuster playing between noon and 3pm.

Neat the market at Windsor Plaza, you can enjoy the closing party of the Stonnington Jazz festival reliving some of the great acts of the festival.

Headlining of the closing party are The Riot Squad, legendary blues man Jules Boult with his band the Redeemers, and the unforgettable Jackson Four, pumping out a mix of favourites and little-known gems in their own blues and jazz style. The party at Windsor Plaza is between noon and 4pm

Initially, we will meet for a coffee in Gramercy bistro that is situated at The Cullen Hotel, just across from the Prahran Market. The Cullen is part of the Art Series Hotel Group that promises a unique art inspired experience for guests.

Gramercy is a New York inspired bistro paying homage to some of the city's greatest hotels and the classic dishes and cocktails that have originated in many of these institutions.

Meet Nicole at Gramercy Bistro for a coffee before an afternoon of enjoying the market, lunch and jazz.

Sun, 24 May

11.00am - 3.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 23 May

Jazz and Shiraz and Wine Tastings @ La Camera

La Camera Italian Restaurant, Mid Level East End, Southgate

Come and join us for a night of Jazz and Shiraz and FREE wine tastings at this popular event at La Camera.

La Camera is a casual restaurant with more than dinner and drinks on the menu. In the Italian language, La Camera means "The Room"; an unpretentious name for a stylish but modest restaurant and tonight will feature jazz as well.

Enjoy Melbourne's amazing city skyline from indoors or on the balconies, whilst sampling La Camera's extensive dinner menu with some great pizza offerings.

Tonight there will also be free wine tastings from various wineries, so enjoy a night of music and wine.

La Camera is located on the mid level of Southgate near the entrance closest to St Kilda Road. All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian and/or Carlo at the reserved table(s)

Mon, 25 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 24 May

Funky Bunch Trivia @ The Savoy Tavern

Crn Spencer St & Bourke St

Come and enjoy Funky Bunch Trivia with your FunFF friends in the city.

Funky Bunch Trivia is a multi media trivia night. Watch video clips, listen to music and test your general and not so general knowledge. It is a great fun night out.

$100 Bar tab up for grabs each week plus spot prizes. last month we won bottles of wine.

Happy hour between 5pm - 7pm and $15 steaks!!

The trivia starts at around 6.30pm and meals area available at own expense.

Meet Nicole at reserved table.

Tue, 26 May

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 25 May

Melbourne Social Club End of Month Drinks @ RMH

Governors Lounge, Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH), 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne

** Open to Members, non-members and guests, free to attend with all members receiving a free drink on arrival, as usual **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the Governors Lounge at RMH exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship in this heritage listed building.

Come and see some of our previous event photos on the TV screens in our reserved area.

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.

Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar with members enjoying a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or basic spirits.

Happy hour is also between 6.30pm and 9pm. We have also a special pizza and a drink for $12 available on the night.

The venue is located near the intersection of King Street and Bourke Street.

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival.

Thu, 28 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

2015/2016 Melbourne Entertainment™ Book

To be picked up at end of month social drinks

Order a brand new 2015/2016 Melbourne Entertainment™ Books which includes over $15,000 in valuable offers, valid through 1 June, 2015. It is packed full of restaurants, hotels, attractions, sports and leisure activities for only $65. The Melbourne Entertainment™ Book is your guide to the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, attractions, sports and leisure activities... all with 25% to 50% off or 2-for-1 offers.

Books ordered here will be brought along to end of month drinks if you would like to purchase a brand new book!

THE BOOKS WILL NOT BE POSTED DUE TO THEIR SIZE.

Please be ready to give cash on delivery for your book, but reserve on-line either way. If you would like a mobile version just state in the comments and we will send you the link for your phone/tablet, payments for mobile version will be via link provided.

Remember to pre-order as we only have limited supplies and it saves you so much money !

Thu, 28 May

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Members: $65

Non-Members / Guests: $65

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

Booking closes on:
Wed, 27 May

Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Lunch

Chocolate Buddha, Federation Square

The Melbourne Jazz Festival kicks off the 2015 program with the Opening Celebration Concert with Mystery International Guests on the main stage of Federation Square.

The opening jazz concert you can experience a taste of what the 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival has in store with a free open-air concert at Federation Square hosted by the fabulous Fem Belling.

Enjoy authentic Japanese home-style cooking at Chocolate Buddha for lunch. This Japanese inspired communal dining room specialises in traditional Ramen and Donburi (rice and noodle) dishes with a contemporary twist. Chocolate Buddha received a commendation from The Age Good Food Guide in 2007 for their unique combination of ethnic minimalist interior and original dishes using organic and free-range meats and local vegetables.

Great jazz and lunch makes this a great lunchtime event, with all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian at Chocolate Buddha.

Fri, 29 May

12.30pm - 1.45pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 28 May

Discounted Jet Boating Trip and Cafe at St Kilda Marina

Jet Boat Hut near The Great Provider, St Kilda Marina, 42A Marine Pde, Elwood

Come and enjoy a trip on a fully enclosed jet boat - so you do not get wet at a great discounted price (normal price $70). After the jet boat enjoy a drink/snacks or cakes/coffee in a great venue overlooking St Kilda Marina, only metres from the water.

Enjoy a fun spin in a jet boat around St Kilda area. We are booked on the jet boats from 3pm, so we need to arrive at 2.40pm for usual forms to complete.

Experience St Kilda at full throttle, with the sweet sound of twin 5.9l turbocharged engines in your ears! You will experience massive sideways slides, awesome fish tails, wave riding and the infamous jet boat "Powerbrake Stop" - all from within an enclosed cabin so you do not get wet.

Your jet boat adventure begins at St Kilda Marina with a comprehensive safety briefing and a rundown of the trip ahead. In the boat, with the jet boats power finally unleashed, you will soar past smaller boats and experience a roller coaster of manoeuvres orchestrated by the jet boat pilot.

The Great Provider offers modern Australian food with a little something for everyone. Brunch options available all day, as well as light lunches, snacks and drinks in a great venue overlooking St Kilda Marina.

Price includes a ride on the jet boat at a discounted price (normal price $70), all food and drinks at own expense. The jet boat leaves from St Kilda Marina near The Great Provider, there is a jet boat hut in which you can sign in.

Meet Ian at the Jet Boat Hut.

Sat, 30 May

2.40pm - 5.00pm

Members: $39

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 29 May

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

Federation Square (opposite the main tram stop on St Kilda Road)

Join a group of fellow Melbourne Social Club bike riders for our monthly morning ride.

This month, the ride will begin at Federation Square.

We will follow the main Capital city trail along the Yarra to Gardiner's Creek, then taking that trail to Ashburton.

Our brunch today will be is at the Resident café in Ashburton.

We return to Federation Square by the same route, the journey is about 1 hour each way.

The ride requires a reasonable level of fitness (as there are hilly sections) and a suitable bike in good working order.

Meet David at Federation Square at 8.45 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 30 May

8.45am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 29 May

Ski Film: Warren Miller - No Turning Back

Jam Factory, 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra

The ski season starts soon so to get us in the mood it's time for a ski movie!

Watch the new Warren Miller Ski film No Turning Back and some of the new ski developments at the expo showcase.

Warren Miller's 65th feature film, No Turning Back highlights an exhilarating worldwide tour of exotic locations with the sport's best skiers and snowboarders.

Warren Miller films attract a cult-like following and marks the official start of winter for sports enthusiasts everywhere.

What a way to start your 2015 snow season!

The ski expo and bar will be open before the screening with the movie starts at 6pm. Look for Ian near the box office at 5.15pm

Please note early cut-off date, FunFF is buying tickets for this event, so we can sit in a group for the 6pm session.

Sun, 31 May

5.15pm - 8.30pm

Members: $29.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 24 May

Funky Bunch Trivia at The Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Come and enjoy Funky Bunch Trivia with your FunFF friends.

The trivia starts at around 8pm so dinner is available before trivia starts at own expense.

Funky Bunch Trivia is a multi media trivia night. Watch video clips, listen to music and test your general and not so general knowledge. It is a great fun night out.

$100 Bar tab up for grabs each week plus spot prizes.

This pub has a well priced food menu and huge beer garden that will keep you coming back for more and it has an 80% rating on Urbanspoon as well with all food and drinks at own expense.

Look for Carlo and the reserved tables for Funff or contact mobile sent in SMS reminder. All food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 3 June

7.00pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 2 June

Weekend Away - Mornington Peninsula

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Centre

Enjoy a weekend away to the Mornington Peninsula with your Funff friends. Waitlist available via email.

We will meet on Friday night at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre and head down to Rye for dinner at Baha. Then, we will head over to our accommodation (a self contained house that sleeps 10 people) at Rosebud West located just 200m from the beach.

On Saturday morning, we will have free time to walk on the beach or sleep-in and have breakfast (BYO breakfast) and we will head off at 9:30am. On Saturday, choose either Option A (add $40) or Option B below (please add your choice into the comments section when booking):
Option A. Peninsula Hot Springs (~10am-2pm, including lunch at own expense)
Option B. Mornington Peninsula Chocolates and then wine tasting and lunch at Montalto winery followed by an optional walk around the sculpture park at the winery.

We will then pick up our friends from Peninsula Hot Springs and head home for some free time (swim, shower, change, walk, sleep, whatever). At 5pm, feel free to join us for Happy Hour at the house (BYO drinks and nibbles). Then, at 6:30pm, we will head off to Portsea for Saturday dinner at Portsea Pub.

On Sunday morning, we will have free time to walk on the beach or sleep-in and have breakfast (BYO breakfast) and we will pack up, check out and head off at 9:30am. We will head over to have a look at Arthur's Seat Lookout and then head on to Mornington Market at Mornington Racecourse where we can have some lunch and browse the food, crafts, plants and much more. Around 3pm or so, we will head on home to Melbourne and we should arrive back at the Arts Centre around 4:30pm or so.

Please note that minor adjustments to planned activities may need to be made depending on weather and availability.

The cost for the weekend includes share accommodation (including bed and bath linen) and all transport for the weekend. Those opting to visit the Peninsula Hot Springs will need to pay an additional $40 (payable through the "Other Payment" page). All food and drinks at own expense. BYO cereal for breakfast, we can buy milk once we get down there. BYO drinks and nibbles for Happy Hour on Saturday. Please meet Anne and Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre at 5:45pm on Friday night for a weekend of fun and adventure.

Fri, 12 June

5.45pm - TBA

Members: $159

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Perisher Snow Weeks - Week 1 and / or Week 2

Jindabyne / Perisher NSW

We are be taking a group skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne for one or two weeks depending on individual members requirements.

We are currently taking expressions of interest from members, so please email us if you are interested.

We will be heading up for Week 1 (27 June to 4 July) AND Week 2 (5 July to 12 July) or both.

We will run the event in a similar manner to previous years, where some people attended for one week and some for two weeks.

Sat, 27 June

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

Curry lunch prep

Mordialloc

Pre Curry lunch prep will be happening today.

Nicole will be creating curries for the event on Sunday. If you wish to learn how she makes these savory delights you are welcome to come and help out.

Details will be given by e-mail once booking has been made.

Sat, 4 July

10.00am - 1.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 3 July

Curry by the Pier - Mordialloc

Mordialloc

Come and Join the Funff Crew for a day by the beach watching the waves crash on the shore.

We will be enjoying an authentic home style Sri Lankan Curry experience with the company of good friends.

After the success of another great Australia Day we are putting on another lunch. Come and enjoy a home cooked Curry Lunch.

The curries will be mild in heat so that everyone can partake and will be made with roasted spices, packed full of flavour.

This is your traditional home style Sri Lankan Curry. The dishes are varied with many culinary influences from over the centuries including Portuguese, Dutch, English, South Indian and Malay.

B.Y.O Drinks

The house is very close to the beach and you can see the stormy weather from the Lounge.

Exact location of party will be give on booking. Meet the FunFF hosts on arrival.

Sun, 5 July

NOON - 5.00pm

Members: $19.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 4 July

Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result of your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk. Members also require a current membership to attend members only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.




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