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Metropolitan Melbourne is going back under lockdown as of July 9 – does that include you?
Metropolitan Melbourne is back under lockdown, and there are only four reasons to leave your house
Buy a voucher for your favourite restaurant or bar and you’ll receive a three-pack of wine for free
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Shortly after the first round of shutdowns were announced in mid-March, Pride of our Footscray brought us a livestreamed drag night – a way to celebrate pride inside. After a brief hiatus, the bar and its drag queens are back hosting good old fashioned drag bingo nights but updated for the online realm. Self Bingolation combines all the fun of drag bingo, with all the fun of staying at home and protecting the community from coronavirus. Aurora Arsenic will be your host as you play along at home and enjoy a night of comedy, singing, drag and bingo. The event starts at 7.30pm and winners will be showered with prizes like shout-outs, bar tabs (for future use), novelty items, screen time and pride. Stay at home with your household only to enjoy the event, or phone in friends via Zoom or Houseparty. Self Bingolation's next event will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 7.30pm. Aurora Arsenic will be joined by Glaswegian queen Krystal Ring for the event, which will be dedicated to the 12 postcodes in Melbourne that (at the time of writing, it might be all of us soon) have been locked down again. Tickets start at a very reasonable price $9 for bingo and a show – now’s the time to support local artists. Payment information and more details can be found on Pride of our Footscray’s website.
A merry band of players tackle Shakespeare's famous history plays from the comfort of their own homes.
Stretch and sip while staying at home with these virtual yoga and wine classes.
Get cosy and explore Ballarat's brilliant winter festival from your own loungeroom.
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The heart of the city, home to Chinatown and some of Melbourne's best restaurants and arts institutions.
Arty shops, funky restaurants and bars and hipsters galore.
Great vintage stores, and don't miss the famous Art Deco Astor Theatre.
Inventive bars, geek girl boutiques and envelope-pushing eateries. Plus live music institutions.
Whether you are after great eats, a night out or a film at a Victorian-era cinema, Elsternwick is a great place to find yourself.
We should err on the side of caution when describing Williamstown as “greater Melbourne”. Not only will the locals love to tell you it’s only 20 minutes to the city (and no tolls!), but there’s a beach that’s accessible via public transport, a gorgeous pier to stroll down and stunning views towards the city and across Port Phillip Bay. As Melbourne's first seaport, Williamstown has swiftly developed into a trendy seaside suburb with a village feel. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants, you can hop on a bike and circle the water’s edge, or just find a quiet spot to sit and think about all the things you still have left to do. Looking for more fun in the west? Check out our guides to Footscray and Yarraville while you're here.
Exceptional Italian food, gelato and coffee, plus an excellent museum and theatre.
Seaside retreat with plenty of cool bars and restaurants.
Kensington has northwest charm in spades: there are wide, tree-lined streets, plenty of public transport and green spaces aplenty.
Multicultural hub, with dining options from all over the world and a thriving food scene.