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Lauren Vadnjal


Lauren Vadnjal

Lauren is the editor of Concrete Playground.

  • The Wizard's Cauldron

    Wednesday 15th January - Sunday 12th April
    @ Secret Fitzroy location

  • Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2020

    Saturday 7th March
    @ Melbourne Zoo

  • Charli XCX and Earl Sweatshirt Headline Laneway Festival's Huge 2020 Lineup

    Raise a plastic cup to the middle of summer with these big names.

  • Oyster Frenzy

    Thursday 12th September
    @ Bleakhouse Hotel

  • Gluten Free Expo 2019

    Saturday 5th October - Sunday 6th October
    @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Buses Will Replace Trains on Some of Melbourne's Train Lines Again This Spring

    Parts of the rail network will be closed throughout September and October to complete further upgrades for the Metro Tunnel.

  • Spring Gin Market

    Saturday 7th September - Sunday 8th September
    @ The Craft & Co.

  • Patti Smith, Dave Matthews Band and Crowded House Top Bluesfest's First 2020 Announcement

    Time to start making Easter long weekend plans (yes, already).

  • The Pizza Slices to Seek Out When Nothing But Cheese, Dough and Sauce Will Cheer You Up

    Hot, cheesy and chewy — there's nothing like the comfort that comes from a good slice of pizza.

  • Hawkeye Winter Premium Luxe Sale

    Friday 9th August - Saturday 10th August
    @ 270 Young Street

  • Oyster Frenzy 2019

    Tuesday 20th August
    @ The Botanical

  • Five Sensory Art Experiences in Melbourne You Can Immerse Yourself in This Winter

    Pull on your winter coat to see projections across the city, sit down to a five-course art dinner in a CBD bunker and walk through a room of rain (without getting wet).

  • Buses Will Replace Trains on a Heap of Melbourne's Train Lines Again This Winter

    Parts of the rail network will be closed throughout July to complete upgrades for the Metro Tunnel.

  • Winter Gin Market

    Saturday 13th July - Sunday 14th July
    @ The Craft & Co.

  • Four Pillars Is About to Release Its 2019 Batch of Bloody Good Bloody Shiraz Gin

    The distillery has acquired a big bunch of Victorian shiraz to make more of the cult favourite annual release than ever before.

  • Four Coeliac Australia-Accredited Spots Where You Can Get a Good Gluten-Free Feed in Melbourne

    If you're coeliac, you're probably used to missing out on late-night gyros and actually good chewy pizza bases — until now.

  • Melbourne Will Host a Huge New Annual Winter Arts Festival from Next Year

    It will combine Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night and move them to a new winter timeslot.

  • This Is What it Will Be Like to Ride Along Melbourne's First Elevated Bicycle Highway

    When it opens in 2022, the 'veloway' will sit above Footscray Road as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

  • Hawkeye Vintage Super Sale 2019

    Wednesday 15th May - Sunday 19th May
    @ 270 Young Street

  • NGV Friday Nights 2019

    Saturday 12th October
    @ NGV International

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