Prepare to cancel all your Wednesday night plans (i.e. laundry and Netflix) because we've got something much, much better. The Queen Victoria Market is bringing back its Summer Night Market for a 19th season of balmy tomfoolery. This means that after a day of toiling in the diamond mines or hosiery department (whatever your poison) you can cool off with a free evening of international street food, vintage fashion and handcrafted homewares.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, this year they are theming the nights so that each week offers up something a little different. They'll kick off the 2016/17 season on November 16 with a 'disco funk' theme. That means free tunes from the tropical jungle-inspired Tek Tek Ensemble, funk and soul band The Gold Street Band as well as The Everymen and James Kenyon, who tells Australian stories through his music.
And don't even think about eating at home because they've got food vendors to suit every whim, including pizza pockets from 400 Gradi team, gooey cheese breads from Toasta, Greek doughnuts from Taki's Balls and Moroccan food from MJR TOM. And if a face full of pizza isn't enough to take the edge off, there'll be a Pimm's Garden for, well, Pimm's jugs and, come December 7, as well as a frozen cider bar by Cheeky Rascal and a frosé bar too.
There has never been a more appropriate time to exclaim 'Yassss Queeeeenn'.
The Summer Night Market will run every Wednesday night from November 16 to March 8 (excluding December 28) from 5-10pm at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. For more info, visit thenightmarket.com.au.