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News You Can Use: Eight Things That Happened in Melbourne This Week

Here's what caught our attention over the last seven days.
By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Merivale's Italian Diner Totti's Will Open Its First Victorian Outpost in the Lorne Hotel This Summer

    Come February, the long-standing Great Ocean Road pub will play host to Australia's fifth Totti's venue — and the first-ever outside of New South Wales.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Barack Obama Is Coming to Australia in 2023 for a Speaking Tour About Leadership

    The former US President is heading to Sydney and Melbourne in March — and his Sydney talk will be livestreamed, too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Now Open: Metung Hot Springs Is Finally Here If You're Due for an Indulgent Gippsland Getaway

    Bathe in geothermal pools, float in private clifftop barrels and indulge in spa treatments — then spend the night in a lagoonside glamping retreat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Temple of Boom' Is the Colourful Mini Parthenon Replica That's Landed in the NGV Grounds

    The structure will be adorned with continually changing murals by local artists — and play host to a program of gigs and events, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Gimlet Is Getting a Sibling — a New Laneway Cocktail Bar by Andrew McConnell

    The yet-to-be-named bar is coming our way sometime next winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Stokehouse Pasta & Bar Is the New Euro-Accented All-Day Eatery in the Former Pontoon Digs

    Seaside snacks, crab spaghetti and $79 bottles of vino — meet the latest incarnation of this sun-drenched St Kilda spot.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nai Palm Will Kick Off This Summer's Alexander McQueen-Inspired Season of NGV Friday Nights

    Score after-hours access to the NGV's new Aussie-first fashion showcase — plus, catch pop-up bars, DJs and live gigs, every Friday night through summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marlon Williams, Spiderbait and CW Stoneking Will Headline the 2023 Riverboats Music Festival

    As well as the main event in Victoria's Echuca-Moama region, this festival includes intimate sideshows on the PS Pevensey paddlesteamer.

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