February—the shortest month.
It might only be 28 days long and the last month of summer, but February is still a whole heap of fun. So, make the most of the daylight and the warm weather before the colder months come calling. (Featured image: cafuego)
1. Follow the Me and UooUoo Art Trail
The Me and UooUoo Art Trail is on display from 20 January to 21 March, giving intrepid city explorers two months to be able to track down every single UooUoo. Afterward, the UooUoos will go to auction in order to raise more funds and awareness of the amazing work that the RCH does.
2. Control the weather at Rain Room
Now in its second Melbourne run, Rain Room continues to draw people to experience the torrential rain like feeling. The experience is fully immersive and engages all of your senses; however, at the same time, you are protected from getting wet thanks to the motion sensors used to detect your whereabouts.
3. Hit up the QVM on a Wednesday for Food Truck Stop
Taking place every Wednesday in February (that’s four Wednesdays) from 5pm to 10pm, this all-star line-up of food trucks will be parked up alongside the Queen Vic Market near The Beer Garden so you can grab a bite and then grab a drink.
4. Go for a relaxing geothermal spa and movie night
The outdoor, bathe-in cinema experience will take place every Friday in February with a very special Sunday session for Valentine’s Day. Peninsula Hot Springs is also giving away a bathe-in cinema package for two that includes a delicious amphitheatre hamper. (If you don’t win, you can still treat yourself to a delicious hamper.)
5. Sail the High Seas
The Westin Melbourne is bringing back their very special high tea collab, High Seas, with Four Pillar’s Gin and, obviously, we’re excited because we love seafood and we love gin. And putting them together is a match made in heaven.
The High Seas ($89) high tea at The Westin Melbourne sets sail from February 5 and will continue through until Sunday, April 4 from 11am onwards in the Lobby Lounge.
6. Pair whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie
On Tuesday nights, guests will be treated to five whiskies matched masterfully to five kinds of cheese. What the pairings will be, we’re not sure but in the past pairings have included Aberlour 12 year old with French Delice, Glenmorangie Bacalta with gruyere, Bruichladdich Classic Laddie with D’Auvergne blue, even an Auchentoshan Three Wood with French raclette. Eau de Vie is not messing around.
7. See gigs with Melbourne Music Week Extended
When it comes to music, Melbourne is where it’s at. We’re one of the live music capitals of the world putting on something like 62,000 concerts and gigs annually. It’s no surprise then that Melbourne Music Week got Extended—no way we were going to miss out on shows because of a pandemic.
MMW Extended runs through to the end of February and has recently released the latest bands that will be performing across the city. There’s Happy Mondays at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, gigs at Max Watts, The Curtin and the Melbourne Recital Centre among so many others. For the full February line-up of shows, see here.