Friday, July 22, 2011

What's on in Docklands: Urban Realities, James Squire Trivia Night, Fox Classic Car Collection & Fireworks Display

Urban Realities 3 Day Design Challenge
Docklands will be receiving a makeover when the much anticipated Urban Realities; Landscape Urbanism 3 Day Design Challenge begins next week!

In and around the Docklands, teams are given the challenge to design and construct a site in just 72 hours.

Docklands will become the workshop, the camp, the dining room and the party venue for the 10 chosen teams for three entire days with winning teams being awarded with prize money and the pleasure of having a realised project in Melbourne’s public realm.

More than 100 architecture and design practitioners, craftspeople and artists will race the clock in the reality architecture and design competition. The challenge brings together creative minds from all over the world to compete in the action packed, hands on, game plan competition that responds to this year’s state of design festival theme 'design that moves.'

When: Wednesday 27th-Saturday 30th July
Where: In and around Docklands. The actual locations of the each site will be revealed on commencement of the event.

For more information and live updates on the design sites visit their website here.

James Squire Trivia Night
Put those thinking caps on and get ready for some fun at James Squire Hotel!

Alan from Melbourne Trivia Company has put together a collection of creative and fun mind boggling questions to keep you on your toes every Wednesday night!

Grab your mates, grab a table and get ready to win the great prizes up for grabs! Why not head in early for a bite to eat. Have a browse of the menu here.

Book your table by calling 9606 0644

When: Wednesday nights, 7:30pm
Where: James Squire Hotel, 16-17, 439 Docklands Drive
Click here for more information or to see other James Squire specials & events.

Fox Classic Car Collection
View the Fox Classic Car Collection of prestige cars, collected over a 20 year period by trucking businessman Lindsay Fox.

The remarkable Australian $15million collection has up to 50 vehicles exhibited at any one time. It features the largest collection of Mercedes Benz in the southern hemisphere, the Sir Henry Royce Foundation Gallery (one of three in the world) and classic vehicles the like of which were owned by Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso and James Dean.

After browsing the classy cars, treat yourself to a gourmet delight at Livebait. On Gourmet Tuesdays, you can enjoy a huge 50% discount on a 4 or 6 course menu with matching wines. The 4 course option, regularly $129, is just $64.50. For 6 courses, regularly $149, will only cost you $74.50. The special is valid all day Tuesdays.
Click here for more details and to view a sample menu.

When: Every Tuesday, 10am – 2pm
Where: The Fox Classic Car Collection is housed in the historic Queen’s Warehouse building, built in 1890 on the corner of Collins Street and Batman’s Hill Drive.
Click here for more information.

Fireworks at Docklands
Each Friday in July, the sky over the water at Docklands has been exploding with colour, light and sound to delight people of all ages.

With 3 weeks already passed, you have just two more opportunities to see the fireworks spectacular! The fabulous fireworks and sound spectacular is free to attend and is sure to warm your winter night.

Why not make a night of it and enjoy a meal before or after the show? Or perhaps choose a cosy waterfront restaurant such as Mecca Bah and enjoy the show while you dine from the comfort of your own table!

Pre-event fireworks entertainment include fire performers from 6.30pm. The fireworks display begins at 7pm.

When: Friday 22 July: Jazzing up the sky, Friday 29 July: Final countdown
Where: Docklands Waterfront City


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