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          FEATURED EVENTS

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            • Creative Control Online Program

              The annual disability-focused arts event has gone digital with talks, workshops and a virtual art exhibition.


            • Japanese Film Festival 2020

              The annual cinematic event has gone digital this year — and it's completely free.


            • Frozen the Musical

              The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.


            • Imaginaria

              A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes, inflatable bubbles and a black hole simulator is taking over The District Docklands.


            • Maha's Glenmorangie Caketails

              Treat yourself to a decadent whisky cocktail and cake pairing from this Collingwood bar.


            • Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

              The celebrated Australian Chinese artist is taking over Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art with more than 70 ethereal, vibrant and thought-provoking works.


            • Koala Cyber Sale

              The Aussie mattress and furniture retailer is taking up to 20 percent off its range of mattresses, sofas and homewares.


            • Pinot Palooza Side B

              A day dedicated to tasting the best burgundy from the southern hemisphere — at home.


            • Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2020–21

              Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.


            • QT Secret Garden Bar

              This hidden rooftop has Four Pillars gin cocktails and stunning city views.


            • Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2020–21

              Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.


            • Ocean Invaders

              You can now get up close and personal with swarms of jellyfish at Sea Life's million-dollar exhibition.


            • Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

              The celebrated Australian Chinese artist is taking over Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art with more than 70 ethereal, vibrant and thought-provoking works.


            • Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

              Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is going digital — and it’s free to watch.


            • Great Southern Nights

              A whopping 1000 gigs are taking over NSW pubs, clubs, bars and theatres — with Barnsey, Winston Surfshirt, Tash Sultana and Matt Corby all on the bill.


            • The Screaming Jets

              Chair-dance along to one of the last great Aussie rock bands this spring.


            • Ngaiire

              Head on a road trip to the Blue Mountains to catch an intimate gig with the visionary musician.


            • Rai Thistlethwayte

              Thirty Merc's frontman is touring the state solo — and you can catch him for free.


            • Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2020–21

              Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.


            • Ocean Invaders

              You can now get up close and personal with swarms of jellyfish at Sea Life's million-dollar exhibition.


            • Festive Food Truck Stop

              The Queen Vic Market's four-week food truck party will sate your travel cravings and get you fired up for the festive season.


            • The Screaming Jets

              Chair-dance along to one of the last great Aussie rock bands this spring.


            • Drive-Thru Disco Market

              Stock up on Mount Zero olives and Meredith Dairy's marinated goat's cheese — to disco tunes.


            • Budjerah

              See the Coodjinburra singer-songwriter perform in a Snowy Mountains brewery or up near the Queensland border.


            • Ngaiire

              Head on a road trip to the Blue Mountains to catch an intimate gig with the visionary musician.


            • Drive-Thru Disco Market

              Stock up on Mount Zero olives and Meredith Dairy's marinated goat's cheese — to disco tunes.


            • Budjerah

              See the Coodjinburra singer-songwriter perform in a Snowy Mountains brewery or up near the Queensland border.


            • Dog Photog Xmas 2020

              Christmas cards, sorted.


            • The Screaming Jets

              Chair-dance along to one of the last great Aussie rock bands this spring.


            • Rai Thistlethwayte

              Thirty Merc's frontman is touring the state solo — and you can catch him for free.


            • Festive Food Truck Stop

              The Queen Vic Market's four-week food truck party will sate your travel cravings and get you fired up for the festive season.


            • Victoria on Film

              Explore some of the best locally made movies via chats with those involved — including stars from 'Ali’s Wedding', 'The Dressmaker' and 'Crackerjack'.


            • Dog Photog Xmas 2020

              Christmas cards, sorted.


            • Random International: Rain Room

              Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.


            • Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2020–21

              Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.


          MELBOURNE'S COSIEST PUBS AND BARS WITH FIREPLACES

          CIAO CIELO

          This refined Italian eatery in a historic courthouse will transport you to Tuscany for the night.

          115 Bay Street
          Port Melbourne
          T (03) 9646 7697

          NEPTUNE FOOD & WINE

          An ambitious two-level Windsor wine bar with a 'fireplace lounge' and 'cocktail saloon'.

          212 High Street
          Windsor
          T (03) 9533 2827

          DR MORSE

          $10 burgers, local beers, an open fire and a good Abbotsford buzz.

          274 Johnston Street
          Abbotsford
          T (03) 9416 1005

          THE POST OFFICE HOTEL

          A refined gastro-pub experience in bare bones Coburg.

          229-231 Sydney Rd
          Coburg
          T 03 9386 5300

          UNION CLUB HOTEL

          A local's pub hidden in the backstreets of Fitzroy.

          164 Gore Street
          Fitzroy
          T (03) 9417 2926

          TRINKET

          A plush two-storey cocktail lounge with a secret basement bar, fireplace and boozy brunch sessions.

          87 Flinders Lane
          Melbourne
          T (03) 9810 0044

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