Top 5 Things to do in Melbourne This Weekend! August 26-28

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The weekend looms large, and that means it's time to check out what's on in Melbourne this weekend...

Can't think of what you'll get up to? Have we got a plan for you!

Whether it's high fashion, Turkish dining, natural wine or good old American-style fried chicken, this is THE list to get your weekend sorted.

'Fashion Week's Bleeding Edge'

MSFW: Makers & Shakers Emerging Design Market

It's Melbourne Spring Fashion Week!

If you want to get ahead of the trends, check out the emerging design market, an 8-day pop up featuring 50 of the best Melbourne fashion, clothing and accessory designers, as well as unique homewares all designed locally.

You'll be able to tell everyone that you totally bought 'DEVOI' originals before they made it big - you're literally all over it.

Where? Old Met Shop, Melbourne Town Hall

When? Opens at 5pm Friday, then every day 'til Sep 2 'til early evening.

Cost? Not only is it FREE, but you'll score a free barista-made coffee if you spend over $25

'The Alfred Comes Alive After Dark'

The Alfred, CBD

This brand new hotspot kicks its doors open with style on Friday, promising a 'luxe, late-night' experience with massive international DJs, food and more!

This weekend they're bringing in DJs like Didier Cohen and Havana Brown, banging out the best R&B and house music at both ends of the venue.

Why not last out and book yourself a VIP booth!

Where? The Alfred, 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne

When? Friday and Saturday (and ongoing)

Cost? Entry from $25; VIP table (with entry for 4 and a bottle of Dom Perignon) $700

'Turkish the Homemade Way'

Babajan, Carlton North

Turkish food is everywhere at the moment, don't you think?

The work of Kirsty Chiaplias, who has done time under chefs like, oh, you know, Gordon Ramsay and Andrew Blake, Babajan is all about revamping traditional Turkish recipes, made from scratch.

If you're a fan of Turkish flavours (and you definitely are), you'll love the lamby, flatbready, hummusy goodness on offer here, and better still, they'll be licensed soon, so you can check out the best Turkish, Greek and Lebanese wines!

Get in to this little place before everyone finds out about it!

Where? 713 Nicholson St, Carlton North

When? Tue - Fri 7am - 7pm, Sat & Sun 7am - 5pm

Cost? Dishes range from $9 - 23

'Southern style heads South...'

Belle's Hot Chicken, Windsor

They've made a name for themselves in their Fitzroy location, but there are some slight changes in the vibe at the brand new Belle's Hot Chicken in Windsor, favouring a 'bar' vibe over the booths and diner layout in their flagship store.

If you love fried chicken, and want to check out the best local 'natural wines', head to Chapel St and grab a table!

The drumsticks will make your weekend, and you can check out the Windsor special, inspired by chef Morgan McGlone's Masterchef appearance!

Where? 147 Chapel St, Windsor

When? Every day, noon 'til late.

Cost? Wines no more than $12, Dishes under $20, but get a bunch and share 'em.

'Confronting, Disturbing, Hilarious'

The Beast. Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect

You love him on Offspring, you flocked to his amazing comedy musical Shane Warne, and you think he's the hottest thing on Playschool.

Eddie Perfect is having a massive year, and his darkly funny play The Beast hits Melbourne this weekend.

What happens when a group of 'tree changers' plans to eat a freshly, ethically slaughtered Angus calf fall through? They do it themselves and the blood flies...

Where? The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

When? August 25 - Sep 11

Cost? From $80 - $130, plus fees.


ALSO, the Degas Exhibition is still on, so is Scorsese at ACMI. Actually, speaking of ACMI, check out Coffee & Papers! Also, why not learn how to arrange flowers in a day at Yarraville Community Centre!

Want to head out of town? Barry Morgan is playing Ballarat, that's sure to be brilliant!

Written By Andy Zito

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