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Spaced Out

Queen Victoria Market is dedicating Wednesday nights in April to space-themed cocktails and tunes — and food trucks and street food stalls, too.
By Sarah Ward
March 19, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
March 19, 2021
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Queen Victoria Market is no stranger to livening up Wednesday evenings with midweek festivities. The venue frequently hosts night markets when hump day hits, so you can add some food truck dishes, treat food eats and beverages to your working week. But, when its latest event rolls around across four weeks in April, there'll be an out-of-this world theme. At Spaced Out on April 7, 14, 21 and 28, there'll even be an Infinity and Beyond Bar — and a silent disco playing appropriate tunes.

First, the food: from 5–10pm each Wednesday, you'll be tucking into jerk chicken, paella, lobster rolls, popcorn prawns, truffle fries and American barbecue dishes. Fresh cannoli is on offer for dessert — and that's just a sample of the market's cuisine.

As for drinks, the aforementioned bar will be serving up Coldstream Brewery ciders, Mitchelton wines, Morningstar Belgian Dark Ales and Supernova IPA. Or, opt for 'Drops of Jupiter' peaches and cream-flavoured gin cocktails, plus the blend of gin, spiced rum, grapefruit, pineapple and apple juice that's being called 'Space Rock Fizz'.

That silent disco is the work of Guru Dudu, and The Thin White Ukes will also be doing their thing. If you're not aware of the latter, they play David Bowie tracks on ukulele. Obviously, 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Hallo Spaceboy' will feature.

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