Friday, January 20, 2012

What's on at Docklands: Australia Day, I Love Food Awards, Docklands Salsa and Summer Specials

Australia Day at Docklands
Australia Day at Docklands promises to be great with art installations from Jenny McCracken, Children's Chalk drawing workshops and Fishing lessons for all.

Chalk Art
Join in the fun of pavement chalk art. Australia's champion pavement artist Jenny McCracken will create a 3D chalk art installation at Harbour Esplanade, Docklands in the lead up to Australia Day.
Enjoy the finished product on Thursday, have your photo taken on the artwork and create your own masterpiece as part of the free chalk art workshops. Specialist chalk artists will provide guidance on developing your unique Australia Day art. Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne.

Docklands Fishing Experience on Australia Day
Ever wanted to learn to fish? Jump on this free opportunity at Docklands on Australia. Receive advice on how to fish, successful techniques, sustainable fishing practices and the types of fish you are likely to catch in the Docklands area. Displays, information and entertainment will provide an enjoyable fishing experience in the heart of the Melbourne.
Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and the Department of Primary Industries.

When: Australia Day, Thursday, 26th January 2012 11am-4pm
Where: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Cost: Free
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I Love Food Awards
The I Love FOOD Awards are Australia's largest people's choice restaurant awards. Voting in the 2012 I Love FOOD Awards closes on March 22nd so make sure you nominate your favourite Docklands eatery and go into the draw to win $10,000 cash!

Here is a list of great Docklands restaurants you can choose from and their recommended categories:

• BlueFire Churrascaria Grill (Restaurant Code: 06737) | Category: Latin American
• James Squire Hotel (Restaurant Code: 13819) | Category: Bistro/Pub, Modern Australian
• Livebait (Restaurant Code: 05735) | Category: Seafood, Fine dining
• Mecca Bah (Restaurant Code: 00849) | Category: Middle Eastern, Flavours of the World, Cheap Eats
• Grill 66 Steakhouse (Restaurant Code: 25070) | Category: Steak
• Mischa's Pizza, Pasta & Salad | Category: Pizza, Family, Cheap Eats
• Orient Express | Category: Japanese, Flavours of the World, Cheap eats

Click here for more Docklands Restaurants

To vote, or find out more about the awards, head to:

Docklands Salsa
Enjoy the hypnotic sounds of Latin music at Waterfront City during Melbourne's summer months. Each Sunday until March 25, 2012, Waterfront City Piazza plays home to one of Australia's finest open-air dance events. This free event is open to everyone including first timers, families, kids and dancers from everywhere.

The Piazza makes a perfect setting for dancing in the shade of afternoon and evening sun. World class views of Docklands combined with restaurants, cafes and fantastic shopping make this even an all round winner. Don’t just come down once, come every week and enjoy this precious opportunity while it lasts!

Where: Waterfront City Piazza, Docklands Drive (in front of the white pavilion tent)
When: Sundays until March 25 2012. Dance class 4pm, Dancing 5pm till 9pm
For more info, head to:

Summer Specials
Mecca Bah Summer Tempters Plate
Looking for a tasty lunch? Sample a little of the Middle East this Summer with Mecca Bah's Summer Tempters Plate.

For just $35 you can sample chef's selection of Mezze for 2, such as the following:
-Kataifi wrapped Middle Eastern cheeses, eucalyptus honey
-Spicy lamb & pine nut boureks
-Moroccan spiced calamari, Lebanese cucumber and mint

Available for weekday lunch until 28th February

For terms and conditions, head to:

Mischa’s Ice Cream Bonanza
Cool down at Mischa's Pizza, Pasta & Salad this summer with a free ice-cream!

Simply spend $25 or more and you’ll receive a free Frozen Chosen dessert! Bring the whole family down for a day by the water complete with ice-cream galore.

The special is available until 28th Feb.

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