Friday, March 30, 2012

    What's on at Docklands: Dragon Boat Championships, Circus Skate-A-Rama, Easter at Harbour Town, Illusion Spectacular, Run for the Kids, Earth Hour

    There is so much happening this weekend and throughout the School Holidays at Docklands! Take a look at just a small snippet of what’s on!

    Dragon Boat Championships
    Witness close to 3,000 athletes from across the nation compete for the title of 2012 Australian Dragon Boat Champion!

    Expect spectacular opening and closing ceremonies that not only celebrate the sport of Dragon Boat, but pay respect to the rich traditions and over 2,000 year history of the sport.

    Where: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands VIC 3008
    When: 31 March-5 April 2012
    Click here to find out more

    Circus Skate-A-Rama
    Roll up, roll up, welcome to the Circus Skate-A-Rama at Medibank Icehouse! Join the Circus Skate-A-Rama these school holidays and enjoy professional circus acts & ice dancers perform daily! Learn to skate and ice dance for FREE.
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands, 3008, VIC
    When: 31st March-15th April
    Click here to find out more

    Easter Celebrations at Harbour Town
    In celebration of the Easter holidays, Harbour Town invites you to enjoy a fun schedule of FREE activities the whole family can enjoy. Look forward to meeting the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, $1,000 shopping spree, animal farm, magic workshops, live music and more!

    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands
    When: 31st March-15th April
    Click here to find out more

    Wonderland Fun Park presents Spellbound Illusion Spectacular
    Bring the family to Wonderland Fun Park this April school holidays to see Spellbound Illusion Spectacular featuring world class illusionist Michael Boyd, his cast of spectacular dancers and Thurston The Duck appearing (and disappearing!) daily.

    It's an entertainment extravaganza unlike any other with amazing illusions including levitations, transportations and a new Illusion to Australia direct from Las Vegas. All this, plus other hilarious antics the whole family will love.

    Where: Wonderland Fun Park
    When: 31st March-15th April
    Click here to find out more

    Run for the Kids
    The 2012 Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids long course incorporates all of the unique features that have made it a landmark event and gives participants access to normally off-limit roads. Running via Docklands along Waterfront Promenade and New Quay Promenade is a new feature of the course.

    Where: Throughout Melbourne
    When: 1st April 2012
    Click here to find out more

    Earth Hour
    Docklands restaurants are getting behind "Earth Hour" by switching off all unnecessary lights on Saturday 31st March at 8.30pm. Show your support by dining at one of these participating restaurants and enjoy a candlelit dinner by the water.

    • BlueFire Churrascaria Grill
    • Livebait
    • Mecca Bah
    • Mischas Pizza, Pasta & Salad
    • Grill 66 Steakhouse
    • James Squire Hotel

    Where: Participating Docklands restaurants
    When: 31st March, 8.30pm-9.30pm
    Click here to find out more

    Friday, March 23, 2012

    What's on at Docklands: Tight Ice Tuesdays, Super Tuesday Dining Specials, Docklands Salsa, and James Squire Trivia

    Tight Ice Tuesday
    Pull those skates on for a bit of mid week fun without breaking the bank!
    Every Tuesday Medibank Icehouse slashes the prices of skating so you can have all the fun for half the price.

    From 7pm, skate along to popular modern music, including Indie Rock, New Wave, Electro and Dubstep. Great for all ages- if you love to try new things then here is your chance!

    If you've never skated before, a free lesson could be just the thing to build your confidence up- after a 15 minute lesson on the ice you should be gliding around the rink with no problems at all. Click here to find out more about free lessons.

    When: Tuesday public skating: 9.00am - 3.45pm, and 7.00 – 10.00pm
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands, 3008, VIC
    Click here for more information

    Super Tuesday Dining Specials
    After enjoying a discounted skate at nearby Medibank Icehouse, why not head towards the waterfront at Docklands and enjoy 50% Off Food!

    On Tuesdays, selected Docklands restaurants will split your bill in half! Simply order from the special Super Tuesday Menu to take advantage of the special discount. Some terms & conditions apply.

    BlueFire Churrascaria Grill
    Order a minimum of Churrascaria + Dessert for 50% off food. Available Tuesday Dinner.
    Find Out More

    Grill 66 Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    Order a minimum of Main + Dessert from the Super Tuesday menu and save 50% off food. Available Lunch & Dinner Tuesday
    Find Out More

    Order a minimum of Main + Dessert from the Super Tuesday menu and save 50% off food. Available Lunch & Dinner Tuesday
    Find Out More

    Docklands Salsa
    For the final week, enjoy the hypnotic sounds of Latin music at Waterfront City during Melbourne's summer months. 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. This is your final chance to enjoy this great opportunity while it lasts!

    Where: Waterfront City Piazza, Docklands Drive (in front of the white pavilion tent)
    When: Sunday March 25 2012. Dance class 4pm, Dancing 5pm till 9pm
    Click here for more info

    James Squire Trivia Night
    Wednesday nights at James Squire Hotel is Trivia Night! Put on your thinking cap to be in with the chance to win great prizes, including a $50 voucher for the brightest bunch, plus beer giveaways throughout the night.

    Host Alan Lovett will keep you entertained with quirky, interesting and mind testing questions. A great option is to head along for dinner and drinks then finish off the night with plenty of laughs!

    Where: James Squire Hotel, 439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands
    When: Every Wednesday night from 7.30pm
    Click here for more info

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    What's on at Docklands: Earth Hour, Ice Hockey Practice Match, Grill 66 Introduces a New Menu, and 'I Love Food' Awards

    Earth Hour 2012

    The world’s biggest environmental event in history is coming up on the last day of this month- Earth Hour 2012. Many Docklands restaurants are showing support for the great cause by serving you dinner by candlelight.

    Run annually, Earth Hour aims to raise awareness and commitment to a sustainable future.
    Participating venues will be turning off all non essential lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Book yourself a table to do your bit to save the earth!

    What: Earth Hour 2012
    When: Saturday 31st March, 8.30pm-9.30pm
    Where: Participating Docklands restaurants
    Click here to find out more about Earth Hour and the restaurants involved.

    Ice Hockey Practice Match

    It’s time to choose your side! Whilst the AIHL season doesn’t begin until next month, a practice match this Saturday between both competitive Melbourne teams, Melbourne Ice v Melbourne Mustangs, is sure to be a great clash. If you don’t yet have a favourite ice hockey team, this is your time to see which side looks to dominate the 2012 season!

    Whilst Melbourne Ice have been titled National Champions for the past two years, is this the year for the Mustangs to shine on the ice?

    What: IHV Exhibition Match - Melbourne Ice v Mustangs
    When: Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm
    Where: Medibank Icehouse, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands, 3008, VIC
    Click here for tickets or to find out more

    Grill 66 New Menu

    The popular Docklands Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Grill 66, has given their menu a makeover. Whilst keeping all your grilled favourites and steaks they have also added new sensational dishes such as the Grill 66 “Bigger than Ben-Hur” Burger- 300g prime beef burger with onion jam, iceberg lettuce, beetroot, bacon and eggs. Delicious!

    If you can't decide what to order, they have created the ultimate feast- The Grill 66 platter for 2 which includes a mouthwatering selection from the grill: BBQ pork ribs, lamb cutlets, bull boar sausages, chicken kebabs, Buffalo wings and more with a selection of condiments.

    View the new menu here!

    Where: Grill 66 Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 66 NewQuay Promenade, Docklands, 3008
    Visit the website here

    I Love Food Awards

    If you haven’t voted yet for your favourite Docklands restaurant, now is the time! Voting for the 2012 ‘I Love Food’ Awards closes on the 22nd March- less than a week away. Don’t forget there is $10,000 up for grabs- you’d be silly not to vote!

    Our favourite picks include:
    • James Squire Hotel- Bistro/Pub
    • Livebait- Seafood
    • Mecca Bah- Middle Eastern
    • Grill 66- Steak
    • Mischa's Pizza, Pasta & Salad- Pizza

    Click here to vote

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    What's on at Docklands, Labour Day Weekend: Melbourne Flea Market, Animal Farm, Free Kids Cooking Class, Lunch at Livebait

    Melbourne Flea Market
    Docklands is now the host of a fantastic new market, the Melbourne Flea!
    Each Saturday, locals, tourists, workers and those just walking past can enjoy a day of fun, food and shopping. The venue is an experience in itself- stalls are all located in and around vibrant revamped shipping containers.

    The market is broken down into 3 areas to allow for the whole community to find something that takes their fancy.
    Farmers: 9:00 am – 2:00pm
    Flea: 9:00 am – 4:00pm
    Container: 9:00am – 9:00pm

    Where: 453-507 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008.
    When: Every Saturday, 9am-9pm. Opening weekend, Saturday 10th March.
    Click here for more information.

    Animal Farm at Harbour Town
    The cute and cuddly Animal Farm is back at Harbour Town this Labour Day Monday! Visit all your favourite farmyard friends, and get up close to all the lovable animals. If you’re lucky you may even get the chance to feed a baby lamb!

    When: Monday 12th March, 11am-3pm.
    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands. Located near Temt and Novo Shoes
    Click here for more information.

    Free Kids Cooking Classes
    This Saturday head to Harbour Town where Little Kitchen cookbook author and teacher Sabrina Parrini will host a FREE live family cooking demonstration and hands on cooking classes in an undercover marquee at Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

    A cooking demonstration will be held at 11:30am, followed by three FREE kids cooking classes for young chefs keen to take part in an interactive cooking experience with Parrini, during which they will prepare delicious Italian styled meatballs, and a traditional English Eton Mess for dessert.

    Each cooking class session will run for 30 mins and will offer up to 20 junior cooking enthusiasts the opportunity to dress in chef’s aprons and hats while getting their hands dirty making tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy.

    Where: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands
    When: 10th March, 11:30am-4pm (Classes are 1pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm), outside Globalize.
    Bookings: All pre bookings have booked out. Walk up bookings available from 11am at the marquee- limited spots left so be sure to get in quick!
    Click here to find out more.

    Lunch at Livebait
    If you’re in Docklands this weekend, why not stop by for a bite to eat at Livebait? Brand new head Chef Giorgio has created a new menu full of delicious dishes and seafood specials. Enjoy your feast overlooking the water and taking in the great city views.
    Click here to take a look at the new menu.

    Where: Livebait, 55B NewQuay Promenade, Docklands
    When: Open for lunch & dinner 7 days.
    Click here to find out more about Livebait, or phone: 03 9642 1500


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