Witches in Britches, 84 Dudley Street, West Melbourne
In the heart of Melbourne, there is the impressive Witches in Britches Grand Castle theatre restaurant. Inside the castle, witches entertain you with their witty humour and a two hour musical comedy stage show as you enjoy a sumptuous three course banquet straight from the bubbling cauldron in the kitchen.
We really enjoyed our last visit and looking forward to going back again,
Witches in Britches is presenting its brand new show ‘Witches of Oz' ! When Dot lands in Oz, the only way back is to meet the wizard - but who is the wizard ? Follow Dot through the world of black magic as she finds all kinds of trouble and mysterious friends , sending you and your imagination into a world of witchcraft and wizardry.
This tale has a hilarious cast of characters who will have you in splitting your britches throughout this fun-filled night.
Meet the characters of the pop culture field and follow them into a parody world of TV shows with stops at The Block, House Husbands, Cops and Celebrity Survivor.
Enjoy a range of song and dance numbers from the Jackson 5 up to One Direction, guaranteed to have a wicked time.
The includes a three course meal that includes Witches Curse pumpkin soup served from a bubbling cauldron, a choice of 5 main courses including vegetarian option and later some scrumptious desserts.
After the show you can get up to your own mischief until the early hours as you dance the night away in the Dungeon Pit Disco, if you wish.
Come along for a magical journey and please ensure that you arrive by 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. The live show concludes at 10.45pm. There is plenty of street parking nearby and the venue is located close to Flagstaff Gardens.
Meet Elizabeth near the bar area inside the castle before moving to our reserved area.
Enjoy a Friday night of cocktails at a great hidden bar in Melbourne called Eau De Vie.
Eau De Vie is an intimate, dimly lit, jazz infused speakeasy created for the discerning bon vivant. Let their amicable hosts and expert team of bartenders transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, tommy guns and good times were king.
The venue has won many bar awards for their cocktails list and the cocktail bar.
Entry at the end of Malthouse Lane, look for the wooden door with the light above. Malthouse Lane is located off Elizabeth Street near Flinders Street. All food and drinks at own expense.
Meet Taya at the reserved table for FunFF, please only book if you know that you can attend.
Join FunFF and visit some of the Yarra Valley’s smaller winemakers and participate in the 2013 Shortest Lunch festival with live music at each venue.
A moving feast of entrée size meals, it’s the perfect way to meander around the Valley’s boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music on our own private tour.
The Shortest Lunch is a great way of celebrating the shortest weekend of the year (the Winter Solstice) in a relaxed weekend of progressive, all-day dining to ward off those winter chills and enjoy some great wines.
With expertly matched cuisine, wine tastings and even music, you can plan your day progressing from appetizers to dessert with dishes around $10 - $15, you won’t be disappointed.
FunFF plans to visit 4 or 5 wineries on the day in our exclusive tour. Our plan at this stage is to visit Yering farm with Morning Tea / Apple Pies and Cheese Platters, Dixons Creek Wines Estate – Soup and Ravioli options, Steels Creek Estate– Ragout, Tortilla, Dark Chocolate Cake and coffee options and Billanook Estate with Tiramisu also a lamb cutlets option.
In addition to the transport cost, a one off entry fee of $10 will be collected at the first winery on the day that includes souvenir tasting glass (at own expense). Tastings of wines and sales of a glass of wine with your meal will only be supplied in the souvenir glass.
All food at own expense. More food info at Shortest Lunch website if you want to be in the know ahead of time!
Meet Shelley at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. We will be leaving at 9.30am.
Come and enjoy the Spanish Film Festival with "The Summer Side".
"A hilarious film which touches universal matters." GSUS LOPEZ
Winner - 2012 Alicante Film Festival - Silver Tesela for Best Actress, Gold Tesela for Best Film.
This eccentric and lively gem from the Canary Islands centres on the trials and tribulations of a wonderfully dysfunctional family. Following the death of their patriarch, they navigate the choppy waters of family feuds, love, betrayal, friendship and burgeoning sexuality.
Although deep down she loves them, Tana (Macarena Gómez) is embittered with her eccentric and unbalanced family – in which everyone has an opinion about the other person’s problems, but is blind to their own. Devastated by the passing of her father, Tana battles to understand why her grandmother outwardly blames her mother for his death; why her Aunt Carmen refuses to accept her son Tomas’ homosexuality (Eduardo Casanova); why her aunts constantly bicker; and why her sister, Estela, is committed to a loathsome, cheating man. Nevertheless, Tana has hatched an escape plan: to move to Sydney, Australia with her boyfriend. However, things don't always go to plan...
Directed by and starring Antonia San Juan, The Summer Side is a superbly-balanced fusion of comedy, absurdity, melodrama, and tenderness that will leave you delighted and relieved that your family is not as unusual as you thought!
The movie will screen in Spanish with English subtitles.
Centrally located in the heart of South Yarra, the Palace Cinema Como boasts a premium wine and beer selection, as well as superb Lavazza espresso coffee served by professionally trained and passionate Melbourne baristas.
Meet Anne in the bar area at the cinema for a pre-movie coffee, wine or beer before the movie starts at 4:00pm. The price includes cinema ticket only with all food and drinks at own expense.
Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH), 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne
** Open to Members, non-members and guests **
The Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH) is one of Melbourne’s most unique entertainment venues housed in a heritage listed building that has been transformed to provide the perfect place to have a drinks night.
If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life.
Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar with members enjoying a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or basic spirits.
Happy hour is also between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and $7 pizzas will also be available to purchase.
The venue is located near the intersection of King Street and Bourke Street.
Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival.
group of recreational Melbourne cyclists from Fun, Food and Friendship meet up for an early morning monthly cycle ride from central Melbourne and returns to a Southbank cafe to enjoy breakfast .
The ride will take us along the Yarra and returns to the cafe in Southbank (unless we decide as a group to complete an alternative route) and usually take us two hours to complete the round trip to Dights Falls before breakfast.
We join a cycling breakfast club whose aim is to bring the European social experience surrounding the sport of cycling to Melbourne. We enjoy a fantastic breakfast that generally includes a mixture of fresh fruit salad, cereal, croissants, waffles, orange juice, tea/coffee.
Breakfast is either $10 a visit or you can pay an annual fee of $75 that gives you a complimentary breakfast each month (11 months of the year).
We will also be joined by the YHA Cycling group so please make them feel welcome.
Meet David at Federation Square, look for the group and their bikes opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road opposite Flinders Street Station.
Sat, 29 June
8.00am - 11.00am
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Thu, 27 June
We are will be taking a group for a week or two weeks skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne. We are interested expressions of interest only from members at this stage so please let us know if you are interested by sending us an email in Week 1 (29 June to 6 July) or Week 2 (7 July to 14 July) or both.
The trip for people already shown interest has been confirmed so this is just an expression of interest at this stage now for anyone else that wants to join and we can fit into the schedule.
Join us at The Clarendon for an after work knock off and indulge in some live music with happy hour drink specials in this very stylish pub that has recently undergone a new refit.
The pub provides a unique European flavoured continental public house feel: with Parisian style street café, grand staircase, a chic bar and restaurant.
There is a happy hour between 5-7pm on Friday and live music from 6pm. Happy has $6 glasses of house wine/sparkling white, $4 Pots (Boags, Carlton, Magners cider) and $7 Pints (Carlton, Boags, Magners cider). There is also a good wine list and a list of craft beers.
There is also a great selection of pub classic meals for only $19.
Meet Taya at the reserved area.
Fri, 5 July
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Thu, 4 July
Brunswick Street reflects the soul of the city, so come and explore this vibrant street with your FunFF friends with an afternoon of drinks, meals, pool / snooker, strolling shops and live bands.
It is one of the city’s leading café and food precincts – ranging from organic to fine dining. Many types of stores line the street selling fashion, art, giftware, books and other speciality themes. There are numerous bars and pubs, many with live bands.
There are all types of people from bohemian to trendy and arty to student types. It is unpretentious, tolerant and accommodating which makes its character so rich, colourful and interesting.
Our journey starts with a drink (or two !) at the Evelyn Hotel. The Evelyn Hotel is nothing less than a Fitzroy institution. Location is everything, and the Evelyn's right in the middle of it.
Afterwards we can head off to enjoy a short game of pool / snooker in the relaxed environment of the character filled “Red Triangle” pool & snooker hall. This hall is located upstairs in an old converted timber warehouse. Alternatively some of our members may wish stroll and amble the street checking out the many shops and maybe spend a dollar or two !!
We finish the afternoon with a meal and drinks at one of the streets iconic restaurants. For those interested, after the meal there may be an opportunity to catch a band at one of the areas many live venues.
Tram 112 travels along Brunswick Street.
Meet David (aka cycling David) at the Evelyn Hotel.
Sat, 6 July
2.00pm - 6.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Fri, 5 July
Afternoon tea or the classic high tea has seen resurgence in Melbourne. This month we have chosen one of the classic spots to indulge in this refined ritual at The Windsor Hotel that has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883.
This luxury hotel serves its renowned afternoon tea of freshly baked scones with jam and cream, exquisite pastries and finger sandwiches on tiered silver stands.
Upon arrival at The Hotel Windsor Melbourne, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, whilst afternoon delicacies and unlimited freshly brewed tea and coffee is brought to your table.
Afternoon Tea is served in their signature hotel restaurant and includes an indulgent dessert buffet.
Meet Nicole at the reserved table for us for a 2.30pm start.
Sun, 7 July
2.30pm - 5.00pm
Members: $79.9Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPrepayment required for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Sat, 6 July
Join FunFF to see the amazing Docklands fireworks and sound spectacular with a two for one Friday night drinks offer to warm your winter night,
Alumbra is the sophisticated Middle Eastern-themed cocktail bar with an outside deck area located on central pier area of Docklands, check out the Buddha while you are at the venue. Alumbra has thrilling views of the fireworks from a large and heated balcony which is part of the Docklands fireworks in July.
The venue serves up a delectable Middle Eastern Gourmet BBQ, and the $17.00 plated serving is ample enough to satisfy even the most voracious of appetites!
Enjoy the in-house DJ spinning funk and soul while two-for-one drinks (until 8pm) and $12.00 Belvedere cocktails are served over the illuminated island bar.
Shed 9 is located opposite Eithead Stadium, walk past the Woolshed Pub and Bistro and Va Bene Pizzeria to get to Alumbra.
The sky over the water at Docklands will explode with colour, light and sound at 7pm, so get there early and don't miss out!!
All food and drinks at own expense. Meet Nicole in the bar area.
Fri, 12 July
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Thu, 11 July
*** FunFF will not be pre-purchasing tickets, so please buy your own ticket for the event, either by pre-purchase via the NGV website or at NGV on the day. Ticket price is $26***
Monet's Garden is a stunning exhibition devoted to Claude Monet's iconic garden at Giverny. Renowned as the "father of French Impressionism", Monet was inspired by his direct experiences of nature, culminating in the ravishing depictions of his lily and flower gardens in the rural property at Giverny, northern France, that became his lifelong obsession.
Step into the extraordinary this winter for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these masterpieces.
After viewing the exhibition, we can re-group and enjoy coffee/brunch/lunch together somewhere nearby.
Meet David just inside the entrance of the NGV (by the water wall). Cost is for entry to the exhibition, all food and drinks at own expense.
Sat, 13 July
11.00am - 1.00pm
Members: $26Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPlease book now & pay on the day for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Fri, 12 July
Big Mouth, 168 Acland Street, St Kilda (cnr Acland St and Barkly St)
Come and join us for Sunday Brunch at Big Mouth in Acland Street.
Acland Street is the cosmopolitan centre of St Kilda, originally home to the many European immigrants who brought with them the tradition of mouth-watering cakes and pastries from their homelands. Rows upon rows of indulgent cakes line the windows of Acland Street's famous cake shops.
Acland Street is also known for its many funky bars, outstanding restaurants and eclectic shops. Hip newcomers have added to the vibrant cosmopolitan mix with sophisticated drinking spots, cosy and enticing restaurants, haute couture and New Age fashion outlets and live music venues. St Kilda offers an endlessly fascinating pot-pourri of modern pop and café culture, enhanced for people-watchers by a constant stream of sometimes eccentric, always colourful characters.
Meet Anne at Big Mouth at our reserved table. All food and drinks at own expense. After brunch, perhaps browse the many shops along Acland Street.
Sun, 14 July
10.30am - 12.30pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Sat, 13 July
Chill On Ice Bar, Southgate Retail Complex Mid Level, Southbank
Join Fun, Food and Friendship, Melbourne's best social group for the ultimate in Christmas in July Parties at the Ice Bar, the coolest place in Melbourne. Early bird special save $10 when you book early.
We have an exclusive private function room in the ski lodge area where we can celebrate Xmas in July.
We will meet and mingle in the ski lodge which is an ideal location for Friday night happy hour drinks after work which perfectly complements the Ice Lounge. Happy hour prices from 5-8pm in the Ski Lodge It includes 2 for 1 drinks on local beers, selected wines and selected spirits.
Dress for Xmas if you like .....
For a great price you will receive entry to the Ice Lounge, rental jacket, gloves and ugg boots, PLUS a complimentary deluxe cocktail served in an ice glass AND a standard drink in the Ski Lodge area.
On arrival you will be allocated a time slot to visit the ice lounge and for great ice lounge pictures visit the ChillOn Ice Bar website for more info.
We will visit the Ice lounge in time slots between 7.00 and 9.00pm to cover all FunFF guests, but the party kicks off from 6.30pm. Session times will be allocated on arrival.
This event requires pre-booking as your name will be place on the door,
Meet Ian, Nicole and Ice Bar book-in staff at the check-in desk at the ski lodge.
Fri, 19 July
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Members: $39Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPrepayment required for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Wed, 10 July
Hardrock Indoor Rock Climbing Centre - cnr Swanston and Franklin Streets (opposite Melbourne City Baths), Melbourne
Indoor Rock Climbing is a fantastic activity that almost everyone can enjoy!
It does not matter if you have never been before and you do not have to be Spiderman to try it!
Come climbing with Melbourne Social Club at Hardrock Indoor Rock Climbing Centre and we can promise that you will have both a safe and enjoyable experience rock climbing indoors on walls that feel and look like real rock. Wall heights range from 6 metres to 16 metres.
Climbing session runs for 2 hours in total. Price includes harness and climbing shoe hire and a Hardrock Instructor to run through all the safety work at the start, ranging from how to put on a harness through to how to belay.
After the climb, we will head down to Lygon Street and grab a late lunch.
Meet Anne at the Hardrock Indoor Climbing Centre, please arrive on time so that we can start climbing at 11am. Lunch at own expense.
Sat, 20 July
10.45am - 3.00pm
Members: $29Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPrepayment required for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Fri, 19 July
Enjoy a day trip to the Yarra Valley tasting some chocolates, some wines and includes a visit to the Yarra Valley Farmers Market at Yerring Station,
We will start our day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery followed by a visit to the market at Yerring Station.
This market was founded over 12 years ago and is the longest running market in Victoria and is held in the Historic Barn, the Farmers' Market features produce made and grown by some of the regions' best producers.
There is also opportunity to try some wines at the cellar door of Yerring Station, or excellent coffee and sweet treats at Matt's upstairs bar, if you wish.
After enjoying the market, we will head to Healesville for lunch which can enjoy delights from the Beechworth Bakery and/or from the Healesville Market. Also while at Healesville, we will also have time to visit the White Rabbit Brewery and the Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate shop.
To round off our day, we will visit two wineries for tastings.
The price includes return transport, wine tastings at two wineries with lunch at own expense. If you wish to be picked up on route, please e-mail us before booking so we can assist you on coming on the trip.
Meet Nicole at the Coffee stand outside the Arts Centre for a 9.45am departure.