Melbourne events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our events are a great way to meet new people and make friends in Melbourne and explore the city.The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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Friday Night Drinks

Royal Standard Hotel, 333 William St, Melbourne

Tonight we are returning to an old favourite, The Royal Standard Hotel but it’s been completely revamped!

The Royal Standard Hotel is now not only a pub, but an Italian-owned Pizza, Pasta and Grill with all the trimmings you would expect - family owned and operated, classic Italian food prepared by the Chef individually to order and a pub adjoining the Bistro area. Happy hour from 4.30pm til 6.30pm with Pots $3.50, Pints $7.00 and Wine $5.

Recently, the Hosts went to check it out and were thrilled with the authentic food, reasonable prices and excellent service. “We want our customers to feel like they are in someone’s home and are relaxed, and above all happy.”

The venue is very close to Vic Markets and Flagstaff station

Join hosts Ian and Sarah, in the private function room adjoining the bistro for drinks +/- dinner. They’ve even said there may be an old-style Jazz Band playing!"

Fri, 20 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Australian Open Tennis - Grand Slam Event

Rod Laver Statue located outside Rod Laver Arena within the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre

*** Please buy your own ticket - FunFF will not be pre-purchasing tickets, prices stated is for Tickettek prices for your reference ***

Come and watch the best players in the world as they converge on Melbourne Park and be part of the wonderful world of tennis and enjoy the entertainment.

Melbourne Park takes the world's centre stage and plays host to the world's best tennis players in the first Grand Slam event of the year.

The Australian Open ground pass gives fans access to all the outside courts and free entertainment on Grand Slam Oval and in Garden Square.

Meet Ian at the brand new bronze Rod Laver statue with his tennis racquet inside which is located outside the Rod Laver Arena heading down towards the Oval. Please scan you ticket at a gate and meet up at the statue.

Please note a ground pass ticket does not allow access to Rod Laver arena or Margaret Court Arena, but this year gives access to Hisense Arena.

Public transport includes tram 70 from the CBD and Richmond, Flinders Street and Jolimont train stations within walking distance to Melbourne Park.

Note: It is worth buying you ground pass ticket in advance as there will be ticket queues on the day and it is also cheaper. Funff will not be pre-purchasing tickets for this event. Ground pass tickets cost $55, we strongly advise to pre-purchase your ticket.

Sat, 21 January

10.50am - 5.00pm

Members: $55

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 20 January

Sunday Session @ The Malvern Hotel

Malvern Hotel, Malvern Rd & Glenferrie Rd, Toorak

Join us at the Malvern Hotel that is an award winning pub that has spacious interior with a smart modern decor offering gourmet pub grub and a good selection of beers.

This pub was founded in 1853 and has been completed restored to a very modern pub with a outdoor deck and a award winning bistro.

In November 2016, the Malvern Hotel received the Best Menu and Wine List award at the AHA Victoria Awards for Excellence for the third time in six years!

The venue is known for its atmosphere, service and food.

Meet Alan at the reserved table(s)

Sun, 22 January

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 21 January

Sunset Sounds at Malvern Gardens

Malvern Gardens, High Street, Malvern

Join us for another sunset concert in the Sunset Sounds series with Cookin' On 3 Burners featuring Stella Angelico and support by Vanessa Fernandez.

Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo.

Vanessa Fernandez eases through the realms of jazz, blues and soul,

Bring a picnic and enjoy a great night,

Meet at gate entrance, if running late call the mobile when you arrive to find the group. Tram number six runs past the gate.

Sun, 22 January

5.00pm - 8.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 21 January

Film of the Month: The Killing of America

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Our film of the month has already occurred (Star Wars @ Imax), so we are adding another special film around the date of our usual film of the month.

The film is a documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

This film according to sources is among one of the most controversial documentaries in the history of cinema and never distributed, televised or made available for sale in the United States.

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been recent being re-vamped.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can be purchased on the night. Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops by the cinema.

Meet Ian in the foyer area at 7.10pm

Mon, 23 January

7.10pm - 9.30pm

Members: $12

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 22 January

Australia Day @ The Duke

The Duke, Level 1, 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne

The Duke of Wellington is Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub, established in 1853, now known as just The Duke, so a great place to celebrate Australia Day.

The venue will be counting down Triple J Hottest 100 all day and there is also a lunchtime special to enjoy a parma and pot, or glass of wine, for just $20.

As well as the parma sepcial, The Duke has a mouth-watering contemporary menu, extensive beverage list and a welcoming atmosphere and is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious meal in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Situated on the first floor of Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub, Level One has recently undergone extensive renovations to unveil a extensive bar and dining area.

The venue also boasts an incredible 20 beers on tap, an extensive range of bottled beer and cider, and a selection of high quality local and imported wines.

The venue have been recently renovated and has been re-born so come and enjoy this great pub in the company of good friends, and share stories, dreams and laughter on Australia Day.

This landmark venue occupies a prominent position opposite The Forum and opposite Federation Square and close to Flinders Street Station.

Meet the FunFF hosts at the venue at reserved tables for lunch

Thu, 26 January

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 24 January

Melbourne Social Club Drinks (End of Month Drinks) @ The Apartment

The Apartment, 401 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink, note it is been held on Friday after Australia Day this month !! **

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for our end of month drinks night. We have use of the reserved area in this classy bar for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great 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.

See an article on a previous social drinks night on Weekend Notes. In September 2016, the social club received a Lord Mayor's commendation, so come as see why we are an award winning social club.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival as usual. Please show your membership card to the hosts to obtain your free drink card. All other food and drinks at own expense.

The Apartment is designed as an extension of a living room, it is a cosy and suave establishment with plush couches and sheer curtains and designer fittings. It is a great place to enjoy the company of friends in a familiar yet modern environment with good old-fashioned, friendly hospitality which makes it an ideal location for our social 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 and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

Look for the sign-in area for Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship on arrival.

Fri, 27 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Shelley's 40th - 1940s Fancy Dress

Riverland Urban Beer Garden on Federation Walk, below Fed Square, CBD

Come and join host Shelley and help celebrate a great night on her birthday bash.

To celebrate this birthday bash, there will be a 1940's style (that means you have to dress up) and will be held at the Riverland Bar.

Riverland is the original waterfront icon in Melbourne is situated on the banks of the Yarra in the historic Federation Wharf vaults, just below Federation Square.

For this event as usual, members can invite friends, just email us and we can adjust your booking.

Come and enjoy a great party in a great riverside venue with light grazing food provided, but other food available if required, drinks at own expense.

The venue is Riverland Urban Beer Garden on Federation Walk (just below Fed Square on the Yarra) from 6.30pm onwards, plenty of public transport options available.

Meet the birthday host Shelley at the party...

Sat, 28 January

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 27 January

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

Federation Square (opposite the main tram stop on St Kilda Road)

Join a group of fellow Melbourne Social Club bike riders for our monthly morning ride.

This month, the ride will begin at Federation Square. From there we will make our way along the Southbank of the Yarra through to the Docklands precinct (which we can explore) and past the Melbourne Observation Wheel.

We then connect with the Capital City Trail riding past Royal Park and the Zoo continuing along the trail through the inner northern suburbs.

We will take brunch in North Carlton or Fitzroy after about an hour of riding.

After brunch we will continue on the Capital City Trail back to the Yarra near Dights Falls where we will take a short break before heading back along the river to Federation Square.

The ride takes approx 3 – 3.5 hrs including time for brunch and is mainly on sealed bike paths. It requires a reasonable level of fitness (as there are hilly sections) and a suitable bike in good working order. The ride is about 32 km long.

Meet David at Federation Square at 9 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 28 January

9.00am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 27 January

Sunday Session and Lunch @ Empress Hotel

Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

Join us a Sunday Session at the Empress Hotel that is a classic inner Melbourne pub situated in the north of Fitzroy, that has been opened since 1873 and has been recently renovated.

At its soul, the Empress Hotel provides everything you’d wish for from your local pub, a relaxed public bar to share a beer with your friends, a dining hall, pool room and a beer garden,

While the spirit of the refurbished Empress Hotel remains very much intact, the addition of an alfresco outdoor dining area and modern Australian, Italian contemporary menu, with some old classics, complete the pubs reincarnation.

Meet Alan and maybe Carlo (if walking OK) at the reserved table.

Sun, 29 January

12.30pm - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 28 January

Curry of the Month: Nepalese

Gurkhas, 190 Chapel Street (cnr High Street), Prahran

Gurkhas Brasserie is one of the most famous Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne. Enjoy some great food and afterwards explore some of the bars around Chapel Street.

On Tuesday Night is a sample night and you can sample a varieties of dishes (eat as much as you can) just for $20 per head which is great value.

Experience traditional authentic Nepalese cuisine served by friendly, hospitable staff. The comprehensive menu caters for all taste preferences including a diverse vegetarian selection at reasonable prices.

All food and drinks at own expense.

Public transport options are either number 6 tram that stops at the corner of High Street and Chapel Street, or walk down High Street from Prahran train station. The restaurant is near the corner of Chapel and High Street.

Meet Ian at the table for FunFF.

Tue, 31 January

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 30 January

Jazz at the Birds Basement

Birds Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne

Join us for a session of jazz at the Birds Basement with Sarah Mcclaine for a night of Beatles to Beyonce, Ella Fitzgerald to Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson to Michael Buble.

Birdland New York is the original club of Charlie Parker. The club has been the home of the most famous musicians since 1949. For the first time Birdland extends it’s banner outside New York in the form of Bird’s Basement in Melbourne. Melbourne is very proud to be the host of Bird’s legacy. Bird’s Basement promises to be stage of past, present and future legends.

Tonight, we will see Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Maclaine that constantly delights audiences with her rich, velvety voice, it's beautiful tone and her fantastic vocal range. She moves with ease from pop to jazz, blues to r&b, disco to Latin.

Sarah has worked with some of Australia's finest entertainers such as Peter Cupples (Stylus), Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), and Lisa Edwards (John Farnham), Sarah has also had extensive experience as a session/backup vocalist.

Join us for session of jazz at this great new jazz venue

Join us at our B reserve table the show starts at 7.30pm but we will meet at the venue at 6.30.

Thu, 2 February

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: $34.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 27 February

Port Melbourne: Saturday Lunch and Drinks

Mr Lawrence, London Hotel, 92 Beach St, Port Melbourne

Enjoy Saturday lunch at Mr Lawrence at the London followed by drinks at The Pier.

Mr Lawrence is within the iconic London hotel opposite the port Melbourne Beach and has a 90% rating on Urbanspoon.

The venue has some great bay views and has been recently refurbished The menu has a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean focus that has a mix of small sharing plates, larger dishes, sides and Turkish pizzas with daily specials and a huge range of craft beers.

The Pier is a restaurant, bar & function venue located on the edge of Bay St Port Melbourne…. a stones throw away from the water ideal for a few afternoon drinks.

Meet Sandra and Wayne at Mr Lawrence which is in within the iconic London Hotel and is an easy walk from the end of the tram line 109.

Sat, 4 February

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 3 February

Have a Go : Rowing at Albert Park Lake

Y Rowing Centre, Powerhouse Function Centre (cnr Queens Road and Lakeside Drive) Albert Park Lake

Come and try rowing at Albert Park Lake, and have fun learning about rowing.

During this introductory session you will receive basic tuition in crews of 4 in an olympic-style shell (boat).

The introductory session starts at 10am sharp and finishes at around 11.00.

Unlike canoes, rowing shells don't roll over. All you need is a thick pair of socks, t-shirt, bike shorts or track pants and a warm top if it is a cool day.

Look for Ian and his bicycle at the Rowing Centre. The Powerhouse Function centre is located near the Pullman Hotel(was the old Sebel or Carlton Crest Hotel) at the intersection of Kings Way and Lorne Street. Melways 2L A11.

Afterwards we can take a coffee or early lunch at the Pullman Hotel

Sun, 5 February

9.40am - 11.30am

Members: $16

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 4 February

Trivia - Sherlock Holmes Inn

415 Collins St, Melbourne

Join us for a trivia night at the Sherlock Holmes on Collins Street which is a British styled pub located on Collins Street.

The trivia night is hosted by comedian Janet McLeod and offers winners $50 food & drink vouchers as well as quiz rounds for Jugs of Beer, Bottles of wine, etc.She is a well respected comedian and has a way of getting you involved in the night.

The Sherlock Holmes opened in 1985 and the hostelry has been extremely well received, as have its comestibles, ales wines and spirits. So much so that the worst criticism has been that the establishment is too small for the large numbers of discerning citizens who wish to avail themselves of the sundry attractions which this unique tavern affords.

Here is a home for the aficionados of the works of the eneffable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where the friendly shades of Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty (a changed man since he went over the falls) and the Stradivarius-playing, opium-smoking genius himself, the Great Detective, await your pleasure.

So meet Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 7 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 6 February

Friday Night Drinks - Glamp Bar

267 Little Collins St, Melbourne

Melbourne is full of surprises, but we’re pretty sure that there’s no other bar in the city quite as spectacular as Melbourne glamping (that’s glamorous camping for you newbies) bar, Glamp. Situated on Little Collins Street in the space above modern African restaurant polēpolē, Glamp is the *only* venue in Melbourne that will let you drink mouth-watering cocktails and nibble on African-style snacks under safari-style canvas.

The space has three distinctive areas—a spacious seating area inside a stunning safari tent, an open bar with enough space for a boogie, and a cosy private seating area that’s hidden behind Heavyweight—the resident rhino.

You’ll find selected cocktails for only TEN BUCKS all night on Thursdays, and until 8pm on Fridays.

If you’re beginning to feel peckish, Glamp’s recently revamped food menu delivers the goods. Two cheese and charcuterie boards have been added as sharing options, as well as a variety of savoury ‘cigars’ made from Tunisian pastry that make for tasty vego and meat-lovers’ snacks. Overdosed on the cheese? Dance it off on Friday and Saturday nights, when local afrobeat, dancehall and African R&B DJs take charge of the sound system.

So meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 10 February

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 9 February

St Kilda Festival and Lunch

Elephant and Wheelbarrow, 169 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Come and join Funff at the St Kilda festival with live bands, food, drinks and plenty of fun...

St Kilda Festival is one of Australia's best known and Melbourne's most loved events. It utilises St Kilda's stunning foreshore and celebrates the cream of Australia's musical talents.

Listen to fantastic rock/pop music in the beach concert area, World Music in Alfred Square, Jazz Blues and Funk Stage at O'Donnell Gardens and new music in Belford Street and salsa dancing in the Latin Quarter

There is loads of events from extreme sports to salsa dancing, comedy to a bed race, and water sports to cycling on display.

St Kilda Festival is Australia’s premier outdoor street Festival, and the largest outdoor crowd gathering in the country.

Meet Ian in the back bar area for lunch. The pub provides an extensive range of beers and a traditional English menu. All food and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 12 February

12.45pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 11 February

Valentines Day Bowling and ...

Melbourne Central Lion Hotel, Level 3, Melbourne Central Melbourne

Come and enjoy a cheap night out bowling at this funky bowling venue with cool tunes on the latest music videos playing on screens !

Many people have asked us to arrange a more anti establishment Valentines Day event, so here it is !

Strike Bowling completely redefines the fun and age-old bowling experience for the 21st Century: giant lane- end video projections, on-lane special effects lighting, comfortable soft seating, and a full service cocktail bar.

The cost will include 2 games of bowling inclusive of shoe hire and is located on Level 3 of Melbourne Central.

Look for Ian in the bar area on arrival of the Melbourne Central Lion.

The Central Lion serves old fashioned pub meals and has been given good reviews for its food and service and great place to meet before and after the bowling.

On Tuesday, there is $15 Parma and pot of Carlton Draught or VB. It has a happy hour 4pm-7pm with $4.50 pots and $14 Jugs of Carlton Draught & VB

We plan to head to bowling around 7pm or 7.30pm, so enjoy knocking some pins down on Valentines Day!

Tue, 14 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: $29

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 9 February

South Melbourne Market

George Hotel, 139 Cecil Street, South Melbourne

From twilight, the streets surrounding South Melbourne Market buzz with a feast of street food, market stalls, and free entertainment and music.

There’s an incredible line-up of stalls for 2017 including food trucks, carts, restaurants, bars and lots of shopping. Plus live music across four stages, including Kiwat Kennell, Dan Flynn, Rod Gear and Django Duo. All under the verandahs of Coventry and Cecil Streets.

To provide more space for people to relax, eat, drink and soak up the Night Market atmosphere, this year will be bigger and better than ever with the Market’s Centre Aisle and many permanent stalls opening for the first time during the evenings. All food and drinks at own expense

Meet host Shelley and the group at the George Hotel for a small bevvy before heading into the market area at around 6.30pm

Thu, 16 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 15 February

Macedon Ranges Exclusive Wine Tour

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Centre

Enjoy an incredible Macedon Ranges Tour for a special member price of under $85!

We have put this trip together on request from our members, and we expect this to be another popular trip, so don't forget to book early. We will not be able to upsize transport options on this trip, so bookings can't be increased.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport with the proposed wineries McIvor Estate, Granite Hills Winery, Cobaw Ridge Winery, Hanging Rock Winery and Curly Flat Winery.

Lunch will be at own expense at the Holgate Brewhouse in Woodend .

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. Tour leaves at 9.30am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish at own expense.

Sat, 18 February

9.15am - 5.30pm

Members: $84.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 16 February

Film of the Month: Hidden Figures

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Come and enjoy this month’s film ‘Hidden Figures’ on bargain cinema night of only $8.50 to see one of the latest releases at the cinema.

This film is based on a true story where a team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

This visionary trio served as the brains that turned around the space race and inspired generations to dream big.

It received positive reviews and has grossed over $10 million.

Meet Wayne at the seats outside the box Office at 5.45pm, the film may start at 6.10pm, so we will go in before the start of the film. If the film has unallocated seats, please consider buying you tickets in advance. We don't know the film times yet so all times are subject to change.

Mon, 20 February

5.45pm - 9.00pm

Members: $8.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Melbourne Social Drinks Night (End of Month Drinks) @ The Fringe

Upstairs Bar area at The Fringe, 33-35 Little Lonsdale Street (Enter via Madame Brussels Lane), Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for our end of month drinks night. We have exclusive use of the upstairs area for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

An article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

The Fringe is an urban oasis in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD and is a great mix of a hidden lane way bar, a courtyard, a rooftop bar and a bistro.

The Fringe boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces and we have a reserved upstairs area just for us to enjoy and is located in the iconic Madame Brussels Lane.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer or house wine or beer. All other food and drinks at own expense. New members and renewals, please collect your new cards.

This is another one of those hidden Melbourne bars that the FunFF team finds for you, so come and enjoy it with us!!! The venue is located in Madame Brussels Lane near corner of Little Lonsdale Street.

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 and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

Check-in with the hosts of FunFF at the door in the upstairs area on arrival.

Thu, 23 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Imperial Hotel, 2/8 Bourke St, Melbourne

Join us as the Lonsdale St Greek Festival celebrates 30 years in 2017, when Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party brings a weekend of Greek culture, food and entertainment to the city’s historic Greek Precinct.

The festival features three stages of free entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and over 60 food, drink and craft stalls, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture will take over Lonsdale Street.

We will meet at the Imperial Hotel which is the third oldest pub in Melbourne and an amazing rooftop bar, live sport and delicious menu and is located on the corner of Bourke St and Spring St.

We plan to leave at around 2.30pm to look around the festival, meet Tina and Joe in the downstairs bar area.

Sat, 25 February

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 24 February

Discover Sailing at St Kilda with Brunch

Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Sea Baths Complex , St Kilda

Discover the freedom and pleasures of sailing with some fun sailing activities with a great view overlooking Port Phillip Bay with another fun sailing day.

Enjoy a great day out in St Kilda meeting for brunch at Beachcomber Cafe situated right on the beach - the perfect place to relax, chat and watch the world go by....

Afterwards, discover the freedom and pleasures of sailing with some fun on ocean going yachts. Enjoy a fantastic view overlooking the beach at St Kilda's famous foreshore icon after returning from sailing and enjoy a few drinks on the balcony.

Going sailing is a great pastime, but for anyone without experience, it can be a bit daunting trying to work out how to get started so this day is designed to help us get started on the water.

We will be booked on yachts at 1.00, so pre-payment is required for this event which will include a drink after sailing (up to the value of $15)

Please bring along a hat, soft sole shoes, wear layers of clothing, spray jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and drinking water. Although, if weather is sunny on the day, shorts, t-shirt, hat and sunglasses would be fine.

Meet Ian at the FFF table. All food and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 26 February

11.30pm - 4.00pm

Members: $15

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 25 February

Jazz and Shiraz and Wine Tastings @ La Camera

La Camera Italian Restaurant, Mid Level East End, Southgate

Come and join us for a night of Jazz and Shiraz and FREE wine tastings at this popular event at La Camera.

La Camera is a casual restaurant with more than dinner and drinks on the menu. In the Italian language, La Camera means "The Room"; an unpretentious name for a stylish but modest restaurant and tonight will feature jazz as well.

Enjoy Melbourne's amazing city skyline from indoors or on the balconies, whilst sampling La Camera's extensive dinner menu with some great pizza offerings.

Tonight there will also be free wine tastings from various wineries, so enjoy a night of music and wine.

La Camera is located on the mid level of Southgate near the entrance closest to St Kilda Road. All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian and/or Carlo at the reserved table(s)

Mon, 27 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 26 February

Day Trip: Peninsula Piers and Pinots Festival

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Festival

Enjoy our exclusive trip down to the peninsula visiting the Piers and Pinot Festival in a beautiful setting by the sea at Flinders, with local food, music & Piers & Pinots Yacht Race for a special member price less than $100.

Our trip was sold out last year and we can't increase transport numbers for this trip so we advise to book early.

On the way to the festival, we will pop into the Mornington Peninsula Chocolates where tasting should be available on the day (at own cost $2.50), or usual range of great chocolates to purchase.

At the festival, the Mornington Peninsula Pinot Producers will provide tastings of a range of pinots of various styles from elegant & ethereal to earthy notes & dark fruit. This festival is part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Program.

Enjoy fine wine alongside local produce at a mini farmers market, live music and the Piers and Pinots Yacht Race. Food available to purchase at own cost.

On the way back from the festival, we will walk around Flinders or visit another winery

The cost includes return transport and entry to the wine festival (normal cost $35) that includes a complimentary Riedel wine glass and wine tastings.

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre for a coffee before a sharp 10am departure.

Sun, 12 March

9.30am - 6.00pm

Members: $99.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 7 March

Tramboat Cruise to Williamstown

Central Pier (outside Woolshed Pub) Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Join us on a fun cruise to Williamstown on Melbourne’s very own tram boat and enjoy morning tea and fish and chips included for a unique day out experience.

Come and enjoy cruising on a boat which looks like a tram! The Tram boat is fully enclosed and has an open upper deck

Enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) included and see café, shops, pubs, pier or boats at Williamstown.

Many will remember the Spring Racing Carnival inclusive Tramboat cruises to Flemington races so this is a great opportunity to enjoy another fun Tramboat cruise.

This cruise is for anyone who likes having fun, cruising on the water, Fish and Chips and a few drinks! The bar will be open on the Tramboat with drinks at own expense.

The Tramboat is equipped with excellent facilities including lounge seating, stereo system with a wide selection of music and a fully licensed bar.

Join our fun tram boat cruise which is 3.5 hours long with a break at Williamstown for around 1 hour. On arrival at Williamstown you can wonder around the shops, historic port and cafes. We will enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) included in the price after we finish at Williamstown on theTtramboat home.

The cost includes the Tram Boat morning tea and Gourmet Fish’N’Chips or vegetarian option served on the way back. If you would like a vegetarian option, or grilled fish and salad (gluten free) please let us know on booking the cruise.

Meet Ian beside the Woolshed Pub at Shed 9, Central Pier at Victoria Harbour opposite Eithead Stadium. The cruise will depart at 11am sharp and will not wait for latecomers.

Catch the FREE City Circle tram to the Central Pier stop, or Tram 70 (via Finders Street) or Tram 86 (via Bourke Street).

Alternatively, take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade.

Sat, 1 April

10.40am - 2.30pm

Members: $50

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Booking closes on:
Mon, 13 March

Weekend Wilsons Prom Trip

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre to Wilsons Prom

We are running a dedicated 2 day members tour of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

It’s Victoria’s most popular National Park with stunning white sand beaches, amazing short coastal and forest walks and amazing scenery at every turn. The 2 day tour is only $199 per person and includes return transport from Melbourne, all meals and all camping equipment.

Day 1 –

- Depart Melbourne CBD around 8.30am and leave for Wilsons Promontory National Park. It’s a 3 hour drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

- Once at the park we’ll walk 2.5km to the awesome Big Drift sand dunes which are at the northern end of the National Park near the gate entrance.

- Afterwards drive 25 minutes to Tidal River where we’ll have lunch and setup camp. Once camp is setup we’ll head off on a 2.5km walk to the famous Squeaky Beach where guests can relax, play frisbee or go for a walk along the squeaky white sands.

Afterwards we will walk to Pillar Point lookout which provides incredible views over both Squeaky Beach and Norman Bay. Guests will enjoy one of the best photo opportunities at the Prom whilst standing on giant granite boulders. If it looks like it’s going to be a stunning sunset, we’ll watch it from here.

Once back at camp, there is a BBQ for dinner and relax before going for a night-time walk along Tidal River and Norman Bay beach to gaze at the stars. Wilsons Promontory is one of the best spots in Victoria for stargazing.

Day 2

We wake up early and cook breakfast before tackling the Mt Oberon Summit Walk. It’s a 3.5km walk up to the summit however the view is one of the best in Victoria. The walk whilst uphill is achievable for all guests with a moderate fitness level. Once at the top we relax and soak in the amazing views.

Lunch is at Tidal River and we have the option of relaxing at the beach in Norman Bay, exploring Picnic Bay or walking the 6km loop at Lilly Pilly Gully. At around 4pm, we depart for Melbourne.

The Arrival time in Melbourne is around 7-7:30pm on Sunday night.

Accommodation

Tent camping. 2, 3 and 4 man tents are available and single guests will be provided their own tent. Inflatable mattresses and sleeping bags are also provided. Please just bring a pillow. The Tidal River campground has full toilet and shower facilities along with a general store.

Food for weekend includes picnic for lunch on both days which consists of sandwiches, muesli bars and fruit. In the evening a BBQ will be cooked and for breakfast cereal and fruit is provided along with fruit juice. The tour van also has a fridge on board and guests will be provided bottled water and please feel free to bring additional snacks and keep them in the fridge if you like.

What to bring – Your day pack with swimming clothes, towel, hat, sunglasses, toiletries & a change of clothes for Sunday.

Please also bring a good pair of runners or hiking shoes as this tour involves approx. 10km to 20km of walking over 2 days depending on group fitness and what activities you’d like to do.

If you like the sound of this trip, we will open to bookings, so please drop us an email at info@funff.com.au and we can get the event placed live.

Sat, 8 April

8.30am - 7.30pm

Members: $199.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 1 April

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Weekend

PTV Hub - Southern Cross Station

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th June

Since 1974, thousands of people have descended on Rutherglen for one of the biggest wine festivals in the country. A general admission ticket to Winery Walkabout gets you access to wine tastings, live music, entertainment, tours and more at over 17 wineries, making for an epic jam-packed, fun-filled long weekend!

Many wineries also set up markets, food vans, masterclasses, buffet breakfasts, dinners, VIP tasting areas and more. Winery Walkabout is the best way to get to know Rutherglen and enjoy the atmosphere with your friends.

There's a reason people have been coming back for Walkabout for over 40 years - find out for yourself.

The price gets you travel to and from Albury, 2 nights accommodation, twin share, and shuttle buses around the festival. We have 3 two bedroom apartments booked at the Quest in Albury and will be getting the regional bus to Rutherglen with shuttles from there to the wineries.

Breakdown of pricing:
Accommodation - $116
Festival entrance with buses - $90 (approximation only this may change)
Travel to and from Albury - $76

We will start the weekend with a train trip to Albury at 12.00 getting in at 4pm (we will have reserved seats this is included in the price). Once in Albury we will have time for a rest and a wander around before dinner (yet to be organised). All food and wine will be at your own expense.

On Sunday morning we will have an early breakfast and jump on the bus to take us to the festival where we will get another shuttle to get us out to the wineries.

On Monday we will have a relaxing start and take the 12.45 train back to Melbourne and are due to arrive back around 5pm.

The festival booked out in record time last year so get in early.

We will open the bookings shortly

Sat, 10 June

11.45am - 5.00pm

Members: $282

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result of your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk. Members also require a current membership to attend members only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.




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