THE FIVE BEST THINGS THIS MONTH
5 Say Cheese Festival Prahran Market’s annual cheese festival is beautiful in its simplicity: an entire day dedicated to the dreamiest dairy product known to humanity, where restaurants, chefs and local makers are invited to showcase their wares to hordes of cheese fans. Melbourne’s best cheesemakers will be handing out free samples. à 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra 3141. 03 8290 8220. www.prahranmarket.com.au. 10am-4pm. Free. Sun Oct 29.
4 Pinot Palooza Get up close and viticultural with the world’s sexiest grape variety at Pinot Palooza festival, dedicated to pinot noir. Taste from more than 100 Australian and Kiwi wine producers (and a couple from France and Argentina) then vote in the People’s Choice award. Pair your pinot with goods from Yarra Valley Dairy, Blackbird, Maker & Monger and more. à 9 Nicholson St, Carlton 3053. www.pinotpalooza.com.au. 11am-6pm. $65-$110. Sat Oct 7.
3 Flow After Dark Yogis of all skill levels are invited to join instructor Kate Kendall for a 90-minute vinyasa yoga session in the dark. Stretch, relax, and hold your pose while listening to beats by DJ James Mack. Flow After Dark gets bigger every year, and this time, the event will be held in the Melbourne Town Hall. Book ahead! à 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. www.eventbrite.com.au. 7pm. $58.51. Wed Oct 4.
2 Spring Fling Street Festival North Melbourne streets come alive for this annual festival stacked with live music, shopping, delicious street food, the always awesome Spring Fling Dog Show and a bunch of free activities for the whole family. Now in its 40th year, the Spring Fling Street Festival features pop-up stalls along Errol and Victoria Streets. à www.springflingstreetfestival.org.au. 10am-6pm. Free. Sun Oct 15.