26 February

Jafflechutes need your roof, love

Let it rain!

Calling all flying jaffle fans! It’s been brought to our attention that the good folks behind parachute-delivered sandwich outfit Jafflechutes are seeking a new CBD space from which to launch their next lot of toasted delights. Can you help? We hope so. Do it for all of us. See below their Facebook plea:

” Jafflechutarians!

We’re on the lookout for some new jafflechuting spots around Melbourne CBD, and we were wondering if you might be able to lend a hand.

Our requirements are pretty basic.. We need:

- A balcony or rooftop space about five storeys high
- A spot that’s mostly out of the way (laneways are *good*)
- No tram lines / evil trees / ungodly winds
- Some electricity
- Nice music

If you know of such a place and would be happy for us to fill it with cheesy craziness for an hour or two, please send us a message!”

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23 February

Photos: White Night Melbourne 2014

Melburnians are divided on this year’s White Night, with many taking to the official Facebook page to share horror stories of being stuck in a CBD crush and others proclaiming it a spellbinding night out. Photographer Roberto Seba managed to get these fantastic pictures while in the thick of it.

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31 January

Brolly Splash: Flipboard Café’s pool is back!

Brolly Splash

Holy refreshment! The good folks at Melbourne’s favourite cubby-house/café Flipboard have brought back their makeshift pool. If you missed the first one and not sure what this is all about, they rigged up a nifty public pool using plastic and a skip. It’s genius, and it’s free to use for one and all. Go cool your heels.

Brolly Splash, Flipboard Café, Sat 1 Feb, 11am-6pmRead more

24 January

Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I'm Yours

So by now you should have noticed all the pianos that mysteriously appeared two weeks ago. More than 20 ‘street pianos’  popped up around Arts Centre Melbourne and the CBD surrounds to encourage people to play, interact and explore their creativity, knocking down conventions of ownership and public space. The pianos will only be around for a few more days (Jan 27), so prepare for an impromptu concerto from a fellow commuter or flex those fingers and jam out yourself and unleash your inner Mozart.

Need some inspiration? Check out Gillian Cosgriff (winner of Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2013), showing us how it’s done like a pro.

Play Me, I’m Yours, around Melbourne, Jan 9-27

Photo: Roberto SebaRead more

23 January

Barbecue like a boss on Australia Day

While we’re not what you’d call a hard out nationalist bunch at Time Out, we do believe that serving anything less on Australia Day than all of the beasts/vegetables, basted for days, blasted for hours, and served with enough sides to feed a football team is a flat out insult to our great nation.

We love a barbecue. And so here, we’ve compiled our top tips on the best butchers and barbecue spots so that you may celebrate in style.

Stock up
Don’t mess around. Get serious about your supplies. Head straight to Donati’s Fine Meats where they play classical music to relax the house-made hams; Skinner and Hackett for cuts usually only made available to restaurants, or newcomer Hudson Meats, the Sydney import where they go to town making their own sausages, and sourcing only the best ducks, pigs (whole pigs – even baby ones!) and hunks of cow possible to get in Victoria.

Stake your claim
Melbourne has a lot of free public barbecues for your snags and steaks, and they just happen to be surrounded by some pretty nice real estate. Now the problem here is that on Australia day, you’re likely to be sharing that hot plate with a lot of other hungry punters.… Read more

17 January

Flipboard Café has a pool in the city!

Holy refreshment! The good folks at Melbourne’s favourite cubby-house/café Flipboard have rigged themselves up a nifty public pool using plastic and a skip! It’s genius, and it’s free to use for one and all. Go cool your heels.

Sticking it to the sunSticking it to the sun

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23 December

We can see our house from here

Posted in News, Outdoor Melbourne

Melbourne Star

After many engineering difficulties – and nearly five years after it was shut down – the Southern Star Observation Wheel today reopened as the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. As well as offering a bird’s-eye view of the city, there’s a new educational aspect: through displays and audio you’ll hear all about the history, culture and eccentricities of Melbourne.

There are some special Christmas activities planned, so get the family down to Docklands to be entertained by music, face painters and “other surprises” between the following hours:

Monday, December 23: 11.45am – 4.45pm
Tuesday, December 24: 10am – 3pm
Thursday, December 26: 11am – 4pm

Melbourne Star, 101 Waterfront Way, DocklandsRead more

18 December

Christmas lights ahoy

Christmas Lights

Melbourne gets a twinkle in its eye (and on its lawns and walls) about this time of year, and we’ve been out and about taking some splendid pics of what the bulb fiends have been up to in the suburbs. Check out our gallery and our pick of the best suburbs and streets to see Christmas lights in Melbourne.

Want more festive things? Right this way…

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16 December

Skywhale finally set to fly over Melbourne


Earlier this month Melburnians got a look at Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale as it was tethered to the forecourt of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, but due to Melbourne’s ever-changing crazy weather the giant hot-air balloon has been tucked away. Finally, this Wednesday 18th December between 6-7am, the Skywhale will fly directly over Melbourne’s city skyline. Make sure you’re looking up!

Update: Due to some low-hanging clouds (thanks, Melbourne!) the Skywhale won’t be flying anywhere tomorrow (I know, we’re disappointed too). We’ll let you know when the lift-off is rescheduled.

Photo: Nick-DRead more

9 December

The Color Run heads to Albert Park Raceway

Posted in Outdoor Melbourne

After the success of the first two runs, the Color Run is back and rolling into Albert Park Raceway in 2014. By now, you probably would have either posted, or seen a kooky rainbow-powder-coated portrait on your Instagram feed, or been inadvertently smudged with powdered paint on the tram by revellers on C’Run afternoon. Here are some of the results from the Time Out team’s Color Run own adventures. If you want to join in the fun run, registration is now open

The Color Run: Grand Prix Edition, Albert Park, Sun 2 Mar 2014Read more