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Watch out: the zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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The zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne, though not the way you imagine it to be. On 25 October, Meburnians will be treated to a Tomorrowland-esque event filled with food, booze, and music – but not before they pass through a haunted house filled with flesh-hungry zombies first!

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This pop-up bar suspends you at 164 feet in the sky for a great view of Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 13 October 2014

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To position the McKenna brand as the ‘Urban Spirit,’ their good folks has launched the McKenna Air Bar at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. All 164 feet of it as it hangs high in the sky offering an amazing 360 degree harbor views. Suspended by a crane, it offers 22 precious seats and has its own barman serving complimentary McKenna Bourbon drinks and a DJ mixing the beats.

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Throw paint at someone at the Holi Festival in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 9 October 2014

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Every year on the day of the full moon of the Phalguna month (usually March or February), India celebrates the festival of colours, or more popularly known as the HOLI Festival. It’s an ancient Hindu religious festival that marks the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the arrival of spring, and the equality of all Indian castes.

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Join this epic obstacle race if you fancy running through live wires charged with 10,000 volts

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Tuesday 7 October 2014

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Now this is some super cool crazy I would love to participate in. The Stampede obstacle race event started in Sydney in 2011, got itself completely sold out, and has since expanded to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for its national race calendar.

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Melburnians celebrate Oktoberfest at Hoptoberfest

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 7 October 2014

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Ah, it’s that month of the year again when we do nothing but chug barrels of beer (which now that I think about it, that probably qualifies as EVERY month of the year!) Hoptoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating the wonderful tradition of Oktoberfest. Hosted by Hophaus, 5,600 Melburnians will be at Bavarian beer hall at the same time as 6 million Oktoberfest attendees in Munich.

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Let this meaningful festival of song, dance and food revive the Aboriginal tourism experience in Sydney

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 2 October 2014

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Held on the first Sunday of every month (coming up: October 5, November 2 and December 7) at Bare Island this year, the First Hand Aboriginal Workshops and Black Markets is an Aboriginal festival of song, dance and food that welcomes all with a wide range of authentic Aboriginal stalls, as well as workshops the likes of traditional basket weaving, spear-making, Djaadjawaan dancing and shell art know-how.

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Soak up some Latin American heat and beats at the Darling Habour Fiesta in Sydney

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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Who loves a party? Be one of the eager 200,000 party goers who are expected to turn up over two weekends in October at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, especially if your Brazilian soul is aching for some solid Latin American funk.

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Help this little boy convey his love to his dad by leaving your porch light on

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Tuesday 30 September 2014

6-year-old Darren of Clarksville, Tennessee wants you to leave your porch light on so that his dad would know that his love for him can light up the entire sky at night. On September 26 last year, Darren’s dad – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Allen Baysore, Jr. – was killed in action in Afghanistan. He had often told Darren, ‘I love you to the moon and back.’

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This Pan Am experience guarantees zero turbulence

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Almost a century after Pan Am took to the air, this iconic airline is coming back… kinda. Called the Pan Am Experience, this is the chance for everyone to experience the smooth service of yesteryear aboard a replica of the airline’s Boeing 747, all from the comfort of the ground (this 747 is located in a production studio).

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In Australia, a pet goldfish was successfully given brain surgery

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 19 September 2014

This story sounds fishy, but it’s true! 10-year old pet goldfish George was recently diagnosed with a tumor in his head. His family, rather than opting to cruelly flush him down the toilet, chose to have him undergo a $200 brain surgery instead.

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Now you can help build a huge vinyl collection of the Beatle’s White Album

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 September 2014

The Beatles released their ninth album, known as The White Album, back in 1968. If you’re a fan of the band, you’ll know that this album was presented in a plain white sleeve-a stark contrast from their previous album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Vale Joan Rivers: iconic comedic genius, you will be missed

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 5 September 2014

Sad news today with the passing of comedic genius Joan Rivers at age 81. Rivers had been on a life support system at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital for the past few days, having been rushed there from her doctor’s office in Manhattan on August 28 after suffering complications from what was considered a relatively innocuous throat surgery.

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Touching portraits of heroic dogs who helped on 9/11

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events, New Photography on Wednesday 3 September 2014

We all know that hundreds of firefighters, police officers and ambulance crews helped out on 9/11 to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center, but rarely do we hear about the heroic rescue dogs of that fateful day. With the help of FEMA, photographer Charlotte Dumas tracked down 15 dogs who worked to find survivors in the rubble of the twin towers, and fittingly named her photo series Retrieved.

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What this professional dancer does to his body is insane

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 1 September 2014

Berlin-based dancer Rauf Yasit calls himself Rubber Legz and you’ll see why. This guy has the ability to pose in any way for the camera, making us all feel a little uncomfortable at the same time! Yasit actually started this contortion work after he injured his back, and unable to perform acrobatics as a breakdancer, he decided to do the next best thing.

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Office thief kidnaps a sandwich and leaves a ransom note, hilarity ensues

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Friday 22 August 2014

Oh the gems you find on the internet. In anonymous office somewhere in the world, a sandwich went missing. *dun dun dun dun* Its frustrated owner then posted a note, calling out the unknown sandwich thief to stop the shenanigans. Here’s where it gets exciting: the thief responds with a ransom note! And from there […]

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