Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

DIABOLIQUE: The Devil's Masquerade!

Come dressed as one of the 7 Deadly Sins and indulge in an evening of devilish pleasure! This is our own private event so we can really go wild!   Be swept away by the magical, otherworldly music of our live band, Bear the Mammoth.    Feast your eyes on our body art gallery as two talented artists transform four nude canvases into living, breathing works of art.    Eat, drink, flirt, dance and sin the night away with a wickedly fun bunch of bohemians! 

**WARNING: THIS EVENT CONTAINS ARTISTIC NUDITY (male and female)**  

DRESS:
Come dressed as one of the 7 deadly sins.  These are:  Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Lingerie and partial nudity are permitted if it works for your costume theme.  Don't forgetyour mask! 

LIVE MUSIC:  BEAR THE MAMMOTH
Bear the Mammoth are a melodic, instrumental progressive post-rock band.  Their music is dynamic, enchanting and otherworldly - perfect for the mood of our evening!  They will be performing a series of short 15 minute sets.  (We decided to go with shorter bursts of music rather than longer concert-style sets as this is a social event)    See below for a sample of their music.

BODY ART GALLERY:
Roslyn Quinn, talented artist, story teller and enchantress heads up our body art gallery of devilish designs.  Watch as her and her fellow artist turn their nude canvases into living breathing works of art.

THE VENUE:  MOROCCO LOUNGE
The exotic, plush Morocco Lounge, decorated with beautiful authentic Moroccan decor is the perfect setting for our event.  The space is private and is all ours for the night!  Delicious Moroccan food platters will be served for dinner and drinks can be purchased as pleased at the bar. 

Tickets: $65
Tickets include: - Delicious Moroccan food
- Live musical entertainment
- Live body art gallery
- Entry (Space hire)

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE.  NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:
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Jan
20
7:00 pm19:00

EAT YOUR WORDS: Spoken Word Poetry Degustation / Slow Friending Dinner

oin us for a feast of words, friends and culinary delights! Enjoy 4 courses with 4 different sets of dinner partners. Each course consists of a spoken word poetry performance by our featured poet, followed by a paired dish and a daring discussion question designed to reflect the themes of the performed poem. The idea of a degustation is that - “the pairing of complimentary sensations increases the enjoyment of each”.

As well as being poetic and delicious, this event challenges you to open your heart and share your truth. You only gain what you risk! And if this were not enough...we've thrown in a fun little poetry challenge as well!

WHERE:
Belgian Beer Cafe
5 Riverside Quay
Southbank Boulevard
Melbourne

FEATURED POET: ALICIA SOMETIMES

Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. She is a regular guest on 774, Radio National and is one sixth of The Outer Sanctum Podcast (http://www.outersanctum.com.au/). Alicia was editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging for seven years. Alicia was one of the 3RRR’s Breakfasters team last year and was on Aural Text for fourteen years and has appeared in ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. Her poems have been in Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, The Age etc.

She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Alicia has two poetry collections, kissing the curve and Soundtrack. She was a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She was also writer and director of the science-poetry show, Elemental (http://www.elementalplanetarium.net/) which toured in 2015 and will in 2016.

HAIKU CHALLENGE:

The final (4th) round of the game will involve writing and sharing a haiku poem using a simple given formula. You will have time to write at the event (and it's only 3 lines!), however, if you are the kind of person who likes to take a bit longer to write, you can prepare one in advance. Here is the formula to guide you.

Line 1: Describe an object which symbolizes something about who you are or where you're at (5 syllables).
For example: Bright yellow daisy

Line 2: Describe what the object is doing (7 syllables)
For example: opens to the Summer sun

Line 3: State the meaning of the poem (5 syllables)
For example: I am in full bloom

Here's a couple more examples:

Lost floral neck-scarf
Blows widdershins down the street
Life - out of control

Sharp sewing needle
Crafting in fine detail
She knows what she wants.

At the end of the final round, one person from each table will come up and read their table's poems.

COST: $55
This covers:
- 4 course dinner
- Live poetry performance
- Entry into the game.

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE>>

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.

Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

THE TELL-TALE PROGRESSIVE DINNER GAME

I bet you have a few stories you could tell about crazy, funny, scary, or strange things that have happened to you in your life!  If not, you can always make them up... it's all part of the game!  Explore a variety of restaurants along Melbourne's food-famous Lygon Street, and make friends with a colourful and varied group of friendly, single bohemians.

NOTE:  Lygon Street is famous for Italian cuisine so if you hate Italian food, don't come!  LOL!  We have done our best to pick the best ones with varied menus and atmospheres so there will still be some good variety. 

MEETING LOCATION:
CARLTON YACHT CLUB:  298 Lygon Street CARLTON VIC

HOW IT WORKS:

• Everyone meets at the Carlton Yacht Clubat 7pm

• When you arrive, you will form a team of 3 and be given a dinner schedule that will take you and your team to one venue for entree, another for main, and a third for dessert.  Teams are all ladies or all gentlemen. 

• Everyone puts a few dollars into the prize hat. (just $2-$5 each)

• At each course, you will meet up with another group (of the opposite gender).  Once you have ordered your food, you will play a round of the Tell-Tale Game! 

This is how the game works:

       - Each of you will take a turn to tell a little story about something that has happened to you in your life. You will tell either a true story or made-up story! (Stories must not be partially true -they must be the total truth or a total lie. )

      - Once you have told your story, the other team can ask three questions, then must guess as a team if you are lying or telling the truth. 

      -  If they guess wrong you get two points.  If they guess right, they get one point.  If all three of your team members manage to fool the other team, your team gets an additional point for that round. 

• After the final course, everyone meets back at the Carlton Yacht Club for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner. 

• The team with the most point gets the prize hat!

• If there is a tie, one member from each team must tell a made-up story to the judges.  The judges will pick a winner based on who's fabrication is most convincing. 

TICKETS:  $55 - but you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:
Dare Devil Singles
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Dec
17
6:30 pm18:30

WHERE IN MELBOURNE IS CARMEN SANDIEGO?: City Adventure Game!

We are a team of secret agents!  Our mission (should we choose to accept it) is to track down the infamous Carmen Sandiego!  Word has it she was seen at a number of venues around Melbourne city, participating in a range of strange activities!  You will meet up with more and more agents at each venue along the way and, together,  follow the clues through to find Carmen's final location!  Come and help us catch that b*tch! and enjoy an adventurous night out with a great group of crazy bohemians.

**There will be a place to eat along the way***

**Venues will be bars and restaurants.**

WHERE:
Meeting spot is:
FAD Gallery
14 Corrs Lane,
Melbourne


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Carmen was first spotted at FAD Gallery so we will all meet there to begin. 

When you arrive you will pair up with a co-agent and be given a mission schedule with all the information you will need for the night. 


Your first mission is find and get to know your co-agent.  You will be given a couple of investigation questions to ask them. 


Your mission schedule includes a list of all the venues that Carmen Sandeigo has been spotted at. Each pair is assigned a location to check out first. 


At 7pm, you and your co-agent must head over to your first location (as specified in your mission schedule) where you will meet up with another pair of agents.  When you find them you must:  a) As a group of 4, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there.  If she is not, you can all check that location off your list.  c)  You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location. 

At 7:50pm, the 4 of you must head over to your next location to meet with another group of 4.  When you find them you must:  a) Find out what location they have already checked out and mark that location off your list.   b) As a group of 8, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there.  If she is not, you can all check that location off your list.  c)  You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location. 

At 8:40pm, the 8 of you must head over to your next location to meet another group of 8.  When you find them you must:  a) Find out what locations they have checked out so far and mark those locations off your list.   b) As a group of 8, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there.  If she is not, you can all check that location off your list.  c)  You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location.

At 9:30, all 16 of you must head over to the the next location where you will meet up with the other group of 16.  YOU MUST ALL BE AT THIS LOCATION BY 9:45!  You will have 15 mins to find out where the other group has been and cross those venues off your list to discover the final location of Carmen Sandiego! 

We will all meet at the final location by 10pm for drinks and mingling.

TICKETS: 
$55 - but you get $40 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks along the way.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills.

AVAILABLE VIA:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Click here for more info>>

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Slow Friending Dinner Game - German Bavarian Style!

Four courses, four different sets of dinner partners, and four discussion questions to challenge you to open your heart, open your ears, and make genuine connections with new friends. Be open! Be honest! Be brave! You only gain as much as you risk! 

Tickets: $55

This Covers: 
- Dinner consisting of 4 courses
- Entry into the game
- Space hire (this is a private event)

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

TICKETS MUST BE PREPURCHASED ONLINE! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR

HERE'S HOW THE GAME WORKS: 

• The dinner consists of 4 courses. (We start at 7:30pm)

• Each course goes for 20 minutes and there is a 5-10 minute interval between each.

• At each course, you will be sat in a different set of 4 dining partners (2 men and 2 women)

• With each course, you will be offered a question to be explored with your dinner partners Beware! These questions will lead you into conversations that you would never expect to be having on a first meeting with a new friend! They may be intimate, strange, complex, revealing, or even a little confronting. Forget about the usual “what do you do for a living” chit-chat, these questions will challenge you to risk a little more of yourself.

• All participants must pledge to respect the secrets of their dining partners. What is said at the table, stays at the table!

• HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART... You are encouraged to take risks and answer questions boldly, honestly and from the heartYou only gain as much as you risk! If you pretend to be someone else, you will end up with friends, lovers and partners that are suited to someone else. If you answer questions shallowly, you will make shallow connections. Be brave!

THE VENUE:

Just for a bit of extra fun, we're trying out a fun new German venue, The Hof Downtown.  The Hof Downtown specialists in das beste German Bavarian food and beer!   

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Dare Devil Singles
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Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

THE JAZZ AFFAIR: Sultry live jazz, naughty cocktails, and a little dancing

It's time to get sultry and sexy at this shmoozin', boozin' jazz soiree!  Put on your sexiest outfit, wear your most seductive smile, and get ready for a night of sizzling hot JAZZ! 

WHERE:  Hares and Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy

DRESS:
Wear something sexy!  Silk, satin, velvet, leopard print, feathers, ruffles, lace...wear something that makes you feel sexy!  NO DENIM!  (This is a classy event!) 

MUSIC:
 Extraordinary jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto and musical directress and pianist extraordinaire Miss Chief present a sizzling musical seduction!  There will be smooth vocals, hot piano, and a third mystery performer...

MAMA ALTO is a countertenor diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste. Fierce, femme and fabulous, she has been lauded as “divine” (Havana Tribune, Cuba), as “near flawless” (The Age), and “a knockout” (The Herald Sun). She fascinates audiences with “an idiosyncratic mix of statuesque fragility” (The Music), and the accolades roll in from there - “velvet-voiced” (Sometimes Melbourne), “angelic vocal perfection” (The Plus Ones), “transcendent” (Stage Whispers), “breathtaking” (ArtsHub), “hypnotically beautiful, elegant and mysterious” (Adelaide Advertiser), and “bewitching” (SameSame).

DANCING:
After the featured jazz show, we will throw on some hot Charleston and swing grooves and kick up our heals! 

FOOD:
A delicious array of canapes and finger foods will be provided by our friends at the Fitz Cafe/Damask. 

DRINKS AND COCKTAILS:
Hares and Hyenas offers a most impressive and creative cocktail menu as well as an excellent selection of beers, wine and spirits. 

TICKETS:  $36
This covers:
- Entry (Space Hire. This is a private event)
- Food
- Live Musical Entertainment. 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE, NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR! 

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Where the Wild Things Are
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Dare Devil Dating
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Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Slow Friending Dinner Game

Four courses, four different sets of dinner partners, and four discussion questions to challenge you to open your heart, open your ears, and make genuine connections with new friends. Be open! Be honest! Be brave! You only gain as much as you risk! 

WHERE: Damask, 347 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Tickets: $50 

This Covers: 
- Dinner consisting of 4 courses
- Entry into the game
- Space hire (this is a private event)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE NOW>>

TICKETS MUST BE PREPURCHASED ONLINE! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR

HERE'S HOW THE GAME WORKS: 

• The dinner consists of 4 courses.

• Each course goes for 20 minutes and there is a 5-10 minute interval between each.

• At each course, you will be sat in a different set of 4 dining partners.

• With each course, you will be offered a question to be explored with your dinner partners Beware! These questions will lead you into conversations that you would never expect to be having on a first meeting with a new friend! They may be intimate, strange, complex, revealing, or even a little confronting. Forget about the usual “what do you do for a living” chit-chat, these questions will challenge you to risk a little more of yourself.

• All participants must pledge to respect the secrets of their dining partners. What is said at the table, stays at the table!

• HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART... You are encouraged to take risks and answer questions boldly, honestly and from the heartYou only gain as much as you risk! If you pretend to be someone else, you will end up with friends, lovers and partners that are suited to someone else. If you answer questions shallowly, you will make shallow connections. Be brave!

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Where the Wild Things Are
Click here for more information>>

Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

THE SPICE OF LIFE: Progressive Slow Friending Dinner Game - Gertrude & Smith St

How often do we come to conclusions about people based on superficial basics such as age, appearance and profession?  THE SPICE OF LIFE dinner game is aimed at helping us move passed preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets with each other. Come on a singles friendingfoodie adventure down Gertrude and Smith, Fitzroy .  Explore a variety of strange and wonderful bars/ restaurants and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly single bohemians.  All ages,  all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life!  

STARTING LOCATION:  The Wilde, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

HOW IT WORKS:
Everyone meets at The Wilde at 7pm

When you arrive, you are given your own personal dinner schedule that will take you to one venue for entree, another for main, and a third for dessert.  

Each course comes with a different set of dinner partners (2 men, 2 women) and a question that asks you to reveal a secret or unusual fact about yourself.  What is said at the dinner table STAYS AT THE DINNER TABLE.  

Meet back at the Wilde after dinner for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner.  

TICKETS:  $55 - but you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills.  

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:
Dare Devil Singles

Click here for more information>>

Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

"APOCALYPSE!" Zombie Burlesque Ball featuring "Brains-Brains Burlesque"

Blood, Brains and Burlesque!  There's no better way to celebrate Halloween.  The apocalypses is at hand!   Get your zombie on and dance like there's no tomorrow!  Don't miss this killer event at Melbourne's CREEPIEST venue, The Croft Institute! 

THE SHOW KICKS OFF AT 6:30pm SO DON'T BE LATE!


***RED EVENT*** Contains nudity and horror themes


THE BURLESQUE:

The Brains-Brains Burlesque spice up the evening with a gruesomely sexy line-up of zomiefied burlesque acts.  Acts are preformed at intervals through the evening.  

COSTUMES:

Come as a zombie! or even better, come as a burlesque zombie!  Get as wild as you like!

 ZOMBIE WALTZING, MUSIC, & SOCIALIZING!
It wouldn't be a ball without a bit of a waltz!  Now and then, the music will change and we will invite you to take a partner and join us for a Zombie Waltz!  What do zombies look like when they waltz at a ball???  We're about to find out!  When we're not waltzing, we'll be playing a fun mix of dirty rock, horror film classics, and dance floor hits.   Don't worry! we won't have it so loud that you can't hear each other speak!  After all, this is a social event! 


THE CROFT INSTITUTE:
You'll find The Croft Institute at the end of a long dark graffiti alley in the city!   The venue was once a mental institute and is now the strangest and creepiest bar in the city.  Cocktails come decorated with plastic syringes and the toilets contain old hospital beds.  We've hired out the upstairs functions space for our event.   Come and lurk with us in this gritty darksome space! 


TORTURE CORNER!
We will set up a torture corning with an electric wand and wax and ice torture. Bring along your own whips, floggers, paddles and belts and lets get spanky!  


DRINKS AND FOOD:
Everyone gets a $40 drink card when they arrive and can order at the bar as they please.  The venue is also gifting us 16 bottles of wine!   We will have a few bar snacks and Halloween lolly bowls around, but this is not a "food event" so make sure you eat before you come.

TICKETS:
$65 - but you get $40 back in the form of a $40 drink card when you arrive.  (We do this so that we can cover the venue's minimum spend)  If you don't drink, you can buy other people drinks...it's a great way to flirt! Or sell your drinks to others who are drinking.   
 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE. NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

The ticket price covers:
- A full burlesque show!
- $40 drink card
- Snacks and Halloween lollies
- Entry (Space hire)
- Torture corner

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Where the Wild Things Are:  Bohemian Adventures
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dare Devil Singles
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Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Slow Friending Dinner Game

Four courses, four different sets of dinner partners, and four discussion questions to challenge you to open your heart, open your ears, and make genuine connections with new friends. Be open! Be honest! Be brave! You only gain as much as you risk! 

Where:  Damask Bar, 347 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Tickets: $50

This Covers: 
- Dinner consisting of 4 courses
- Entry into the game
- Space hire (this is a private event)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE NOW>>

TICKETS MUST BE PREPURCHASED ONLINE! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR

HERE'S HOW THE GAME WORKS: 

• The dinner consists of 4 courses.

• Each course goes for 20 minutes and there is a 5-10 minute interval between each.

• At each course, you will be sat in a different set of 4 dining partners (2 men and 2 women)

• With each course, you will be offered a question to be explored with your dinner partners Beware! These questions will lead you into conversations that you would never expect to be having on a first meeting with a new friend! They may be intimate, strange, complex, revealing, or even a little confronting. Forget about the usual “what do you do for a living” chit-chat, these questions will challenge you to risk a little more of yourself.

• All participants must pledge to respect the secrets of their dining partners. What is said at the table, stays at the table!

• HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART... You are encouraged to take risks and answer questions boldly, honestly and from the heartYou only gain as much as you risk! If you pretend to be someone else, you will end up with friends, lovers and partners that are suited to someone else. If you answer questions shallowly, you will make shallow connections. Be brave!

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Dare Devil Singles
Click here for more info

Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

THE SECRET MISSION GAME! A Bohemian "Snow-Balling" Adventure!

Come on a wacky night out along funky Brunswick Street (and beyond) with a crazy bunch of bohemians!  Explore quirky venues, complete fun challenges, and make new friends as your group grows larger and larger at each stop!  

For those who know our events, this event is a cross between The Spice of Life Progressive Dinner and a Scavenger Hunt...but with it's own little unique twist....  

HOW IT WORKS:

-  Everyone meets at Polly Cocktail bar at 7pm.  Everyone is given a mission schedule. 

-  ROUND 1) At 7pm, everyone sets off to meet one other person at your first secret location.  Together, you must complete your first challenge!

-  ROUND 2) At the end of round one, you and your partner set out to your second location together to meet up with another pair.  You must complete the second challenge as a group of 4.  

-  ROUND 3) At the end of round two, your group of 4 sets out to your third location to meet up with another group of 4.  You must complete the third challenge as a group of 8. 

-  ROUND 4) At the end of round 3, your group of 8 sets out to your fourth location to meet another group of 8.  You must complete the fourth challenge as a group of 16!

- ROUND 5)  At the end of round 4, your group of 16 set out to the final location to meet up with the other group of 16.  

TICKETS:  $55 - but you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills and pay for things along the way. 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE (you can't purchase tickets at the door on the night) 

ONLY 32 tickets available! Get in early! 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> 

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Where the Wild Things Are:  Bohemian Adventures
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION>>

Sep
17
7:00 pm19:00

THE SECRET MISSION GAME! A Single's "Snow-Balling" Adventure!

Come on a wacky night out along funky Brunswick Street (and beyond) with a crazy bunch of bohemian singles!  Explore quirky venues, complete fun challenges, and make new friends as your group grows larger and larger at each stop!   

HOW IT WORKS:

-  Everyone meets at Polly Cocktail bar at 7pm.  Everyone is given a mission schedule.

-  ROUND 1) At 7pm, everyone sets off to meet one other person at your first secret location.  Together, you must complete your first challenge!

-  ROUND 2) At the end of round one, you and your partner set out to your second location together to meet up with another pair.  You must complete the second challenge as a group of 4. 

-  ROUND 3) At the end of round two, your group of 4 sets out to your third location to meet up with another group of 4.  You must complete the third challenge as a group of 8.

-  ROUND 4) At the end of round 3, your group of 8 sets out to your fourth location to meet another group of 8.  You must complete the fourth challenge as a group of 16!

- ROUND 5)  At the end of round 4, your group of 16 set out to the final location to meet up with the other group of 16. 

TICKETS:  $55 - but you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills and pay for things along the way.

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE (you can't purchase tickets at the door on the night)

Warning - Pirate maybe on the horizon

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA

Dare Devil Singles: 
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Sep
3
6:30 pm18:30

MELBOURNE MAYHEM! : City Scavenger Hunt...Wild Things Style!

New challenges!  New and favorite venues!!  THE RACE IS ON! Join a team and head out on a wild scavenger hunt adventure! Make new friends and discover the strange and quirky corners of Melbourne city. Each team takes a different route. Each stop along the way comes with a Green, Yellow or Red challenge for your team to choose from. Which team will be the wildest and clock up the most points before reaching the final destination?? Who will win the prize?!

PLEASE BE ON TIME!  If you arrive later than 7:00pm, you will miss out!

Tickets:
$15

$6 from every ticket goes into the prize pool!  The more tickets we sell, the bigger the prize!!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

HOW IT WORKS

First: join the Facebook event so you can post your challenge pics and get group updates as you go

1) At 6:30pm, everyone meets up at FAD Gallery and is divided into teams. Join the event on Facebook so you can check in and post photos as you go from your phone (or from a team member's phone!)

2) At 7:10pm, each team is sent off to a different starting venue.


3) Each team is given the same list of stop-off venues. You and your team must journey from your start location to the final destination, stopping at as many of the listed venues along the way as possible - within the given time! You have until 7:30pm to get to your starting location and discuss your strategy. At 7:30pm, the race begins!


4) Each venue comes with a Green, Yellow and Red challenge. You and your team must choose a challenge to complete at each venue. A Green challenge gets you 1 point, a yellow challenge gets you 3 points, and a Red challenge gets you 5 points. You must take photos to prove you have completed each challenge.

5) Everyone must be back at FAD Gallery at 10:30pm! If you are more than 5 minutes late, you loose one point for every five minutes you are late.

NEW STUFF!

This time, we will be including "Time and Place" challenges.  Be at a the specified venue at the appointed time and compete in group challenges against other teams!

Aug
13
7:00 pm19:00

THE SPICE OF LIFE: Bohemian Singles Progressive Dinner Friending Game

How often do we come to conclusions about people based on superficial basics such as age, appearance and profession?  THE SPICE OF LIFE dinner game is aimed at helping us move passed preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets with each other. Come on a singles friendingfoodie adventure down Melbourne's famous Hardware Lane.  Explore a variety of bars/ restaurants and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly single bohemians.  All ages,  all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life!  

HOW IT WORKS:
Everyone meets at The Golden Monkey at 7pm

When you arrive, you are given your own personal dinner schedule that will take you to one venue for entree, another for main, and a third for dessert.  

Each course comes with a different set of dinner partners (2 men, 2 women) and a question that asks you to reveal a secret or unusual fact about yourself.  What is said at the dinner table STAYS AT THE DINNER TABLE.  

Meet back at the Golden Monkey after dinner for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner.  

TICKETS:  $55 - but you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills.  

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE

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Aug
6
7:00 pm19:00

THE SPICE OF LIFE: Bohemian Progressive Dinner Friending Game

How often do we come to conclusions about people based on superficial basics such as age, gender, appearance and profession?  THE SPICE OF LIFE dinner game is aimed at helping us move passed preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets with each other. Come on a friending/ foodie adventure down Melbourne's famous Hardware Lane.  Explore a variety of bars/ restaurants and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly bohemians.  All ages, all genders, all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life!  

HOW IT WORKS:
Everyone meets at The Golden Monkey at 7pm

When you arrive, you are given your own personal dinner schedule that will take you to one venue for entree, another for main, and a third for dessert.  

Each course comes with a different set of dinner partners and a question that asks you to reveal a secret or unusual fact about yourself.  What is said at the dinner table STAYS AT THE DINNER TABLE.  

Meet back at the Golden Monkey after dinner for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner.  

TICKETS:  $55 - (MUST be pre-purchased online.)   But you get $45 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks.  Why do we do this?  1) To minimize no-shows.   2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills.  

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>>

Jul
30
6:30 pm18:30

MARVELOUS MYSTERY TOUR! A City Adventure for Wild Singles!

Come with me on an adventurous romp through the city and explore some of Melbourne's quirkiest hidden secrets!  I'm not telling you where we're going - it's a surprise! There are 6 stops in this tour. Each stop is characterful and unique in it's theme, ambiance and menu.  Nothing brings people together like fun, quirky, adventures, so come along and join us!  

We sold the June tour our so quickly that we've decided to repeat the tour in July...

TICKETS:
$15
This is a small, exclusive tour! There are only 8 men's and 8 lady's tickets available! This is an open age group event. 

PURCHASE TICKET ONLINE HERE>>

Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

DEBAUCHERY AT THE GATSBY MANOR: Cabaret Show and "Eat the Cabaret" Dessert

Revel in the the fancy frivolity of our very own glam and glitter, Golden Age cabaret show!  Led by cabaret starlet, Belinda Hanne Reid, and featuring a colourful cast of Melbourne's finest cabaret performers, this is a show not to be missed!   Share a drink and a laugh with our friendly meetup group members and make some funky new friends. AND THEN....Stay after the show for an extra special treat...the Eat the Cabaret Dessert by cupcake queen, Nat Wonderland.

TICKETS:
$30

This includes:
- A full cabaret show!  Music, comedy, and more!!!
- 5 mini cupcakes at the EAT THE CABARET Dessert. 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE...

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DRESS:   'Golden Age" Costume encouraged (not essential)

ABOUT BELINDA HANNE REID

Belinda is a graduate of Musical Theatre at the Qld Conservatorium. Her TV credits include guest roles on Channel 7’s Winners and Losers and ABC’s It’s a Date. Theatre credits include Narelle Sims in Price Check: the Musical! and her solo cabaret Ich Bin Ein Belinda (which she wrote and produces). She also performs and tours with cabaret trio The Desperettes.

****STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL LINE-UP!  ****

EAT THE CABARET  - CUPCAKE DESSERT

Cupcake Queen, Nat Wonderland, is preparing something special!  She's cupcaking our cabaret!   The flavours and style of each of our cabaret performers have been represented in specially designed cupcakes so that, after we enjoy the show, we then get to EAT it!  What could be better!!   Select 5 mini cupcakes to try - it's all included in the ticket price. 

THE VENUE:

Hares and Hyenas is a unique space with a secret double identity!  By day, Hares and Hyenas is an alternative, bohemian bookshop...and by night....it transforms into a very cool little cabaret space complete with a stylish, well-stocked bar.  

AFTER:

Kick on with us at Polly Cocktail bar - it's just down the road and is beautifully in keeping with your theme!

Jun
25
8:00 pm20:00

PSYCHEDELIC SPACE PICNIC: Indoor Picnic - Surround Projection Art & Live Music

Get ready for a seriously trippy event! Psychedelic Space Picnic immerses you with surround visual entertainment, crafted by our talented VJ/projection artist, Marty Stringer. Our featured band, The Safety Word, creates a unique musical experience with their all-original trippy, post-rock/ r'n'b style music. Pack a picnic basket with your favourite goodies and don't forget to wear something White, Weird and Wild so that you glow under the UV lighting! 

TICKETS
$40
  PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

WHAT WE'VE ORGANISED.....

MARTIN STRINGER – VJ/ PROJECTION ARTIST /PHOTOGRAPHER

Working with our psychedelic space theme, Marty Stringer creates a live, cathartic visual experience using a mix of imagery, time-lapses, psychedelic moving shapes, film, and flying drone captured footage. Marty is a true proficient, having worked with various bands and at festivals around Melbourne. Be sure to wear all white as you will be part of the experience! With a multi-projection setup, images will be projected up onto the musicians and spectators.

THE SAFETY WORD – LIVE MUSIC

The Safety Word provide a unique musical experience.  Their sound is a mixture of moody, glitch infused RnB; born in the break-beating heart of Melbourne. They combine down tempo electronica with a twist of trip-hop and broken beats. Thrown into the blender are soulful vocals, abstract guitar, warm electronic bass and ambient synth soundscapes. 

This performance will see them play 3 x 25 minute sets which will build in pace and intensity as the night progresses. Starting slow as a relaxed, cathartic experience and will end in a sea of dance floor smiles.

 

DJ P.M. - BETWEEN SETS MUSIC

Between and after live music sets, DJ P.M. takes us on a journey through various styles of music from all around the world. Get ready to experience some new, exciting sound!

SUPER COOL VENUE!

We've hunted far and wide to find the perfect, all-white space for our surround visual projection event! L1 Studios is conveniently situated on Little Bourke Street, near the corner of Elizabeth St in the city. It's a funky little urban rustic space with heating/cooling and smooth clean floors to set our picnic blankets out on. Entrance is off Racing Club Lane – stair access only.

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU....

TICKETS (Your financial contribution towards costs)
$40

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

TICKET MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE (NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR)

***PLEASE BOOK TICKETS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE! ***

FANCY DRESS THEME - “WHITE, WEIRD, AND WILD!”

Wear a wild, all-white outfit! Anything white goes! (Though, keep in mind you'll be sitting on the floor on a picnic blanket!) White pyjamas, white toga, white lingerie ...come dressed as an angel, white rabbit, bride, ghost, snow queen, saint, white walker... Wear white wings, white hats and head pieces, white feather boas, scarves and ties, white tales and ears.... anything that's White, Weird and Wild! Please share your ideas on the message board!

BYO FOOD & DRINK

This is an indoor picnic so pack a picnic basket with all your favourite goodies. Bring enough for you and a little to share, as sharing and exchanging food is a great way to make friends. BYO drinks (including alcohol).

People on vegetarian, gluten free or FODMAP diets, please connect with each other on the message board so you can organise some special diet food sharing.

Bring whatever you like but please remember....NO FOOD AND DRINK IS PROVIDED.

WHAT TO BRING

Picnic blanket.

If you're a little stiff of limb and really can't sit on the floor, bring a cushion or a folding picnic chair/stool.

Food, drinks, picnic plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, and anything else you need for your picnic.

A fun, party attitude!

Jun
11
7:00 am07:00

MARVELOUS MYSTERY TOUR! A City Adventure for Wild Singles!

Come with me on an adventurous romp through the city and explore some of Melbourne's quirkiest hidden secrets!  I'm not telling you where we're going - it's a surprise! There are 6 stops in this tour. Each stop is characterful and unique in it's theme, ambiance and menu.  Nothing brings people together like fun, quirky, adventures, so come along and join us!   

TICKETS:
$15
This is a small, exclusive tour! There are only 8 men's and 8 lady's tickets available! This is an open age group event. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>

May
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Mysterious Masquerade of DESTINY: 1930's Parlour Game & Charleston Party

Eat, drink, laugh, learn the Charleston….and discover your DESTINY at this mysterious, magical event!! 

Come in disguise (a gypsy, a secret agent, a harlequin, a masked lady in red... whatever takes your fancy!) and give yourself a mysterious pseudonym. Mingle and shmooze to discover the true names and identities of the other masked guests. Hunt down the three people who hold your destiny cards, then have your cards interpreted by one of our tarot readers to catch a glimpse into your future!  AND THEN!  Learn the Charlston and dance the night away!  

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE -BOHEMIAN ADVENTURES
Full details here>>

 

DARE-DEVIL DATING
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May
13
7:00 pm19:00

WORD-SHOCK! Gothic & Erotic Literary Soiree

Put on your daggiest dive-bar outfit and come and join us for a dramatic evening of love, desire and the twisted human soul!   Cringe, squirm, shudder, gasp, sigh with pleasure, and grin with naughty delight as our talented array of spoken-word performers take the stage and leave you speechless with WORD-SHOCK!  

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
More info here>>

 

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Queen of Hearts' Glow-in-the-Dark Singles Party!

Your are invited, by royal decree, to the Queen of Hearts' Glow-in-the-Dark Singles Party! Get your glowing accessories at the door, head downstairs to Caz Reitop's beautiful bluestone cellar function space, and join in a fun social game that will have you mingling, dancing, chatting and laughing the night away. 

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

DARE-DEVIL DATING
Full details here>>

 

Apr
30
7:00 pm19:00

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE MELBOURNE: City Scavenger Hunt...Wild Things Style!

THE RACE IS ON!  Join a team and head out on a wild scavenger hunt adventure! Make new friends and discover the strange and quirky corners of Melbourne city.  Each team takes a different route.  Each stop along the way comes with a Green, Yellow or Red challenge for your team to choose from.  Which team will be the wildest and clock up the most points before reaching the final destination?? Who will win the prize?!

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Full details here>>

Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

NAUGHTY FRENCH THINGS: Love-Note Dating Game, French Food, and French Music

Oh-la-la!  It’s time to get a little French and flirty!  The Naughty French Things Game is a fun, light-hearted way to meet and get to know other sexy singles.  There are five 15min rounds.  Each comes with a new conversation partner, a quote by a French poet, philosopher or artist, and a naughty little question to throw you into some rather spicy discussions!  At the end of each round, write your partner a fun, silly love-note and slip it into their love-note envelope.   Delicious French canapés are served throughout the game.  THEN stay around after for dessert, drinks, a little live French music and an opportunity to mingle with the people you didn't meet during the game.   

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Dare-Devil Dating
More info here>>

Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

“EG-E-SHEG-E-DRE!” : Slow-Friending Dinner Game / Palinka Degustation!

Palinka is a traditional Hungarian liqueur and“Egeshegedre” is how you say “Cheers” in Hungarian. This degustation consists of 4 courses, each featuring a different flavour of palinka, paired with a plate of food to compliment its flavours.  At each course, you are sat with a different set of dinner partners andgiven an unusual, challenging, or controversial question to discuss.   You must answer the questions honestly and from the heart!  This event challenges you to be the most honest version of yourself.  Are you up to the challenge?  And can you say “Eg-e-sheg-e-dre”?

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Full details here>>

 

Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

VIRIDIS INTIMIS: Wild, Avant Garde Multi-Form Art Soiree

See art, hear art, BE art at this wild, avant garde, artistic red event!!!   Two visual artist, a body artist, a bare-skin artist's model, two wild Venezuelan percussionists, a photographer, an audience engineer...and YOU... come together to explore the theme of the natural world and our place within it.

"Human kind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connected." - Chief Seattle

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

FRIENDS AT THE GALLERY
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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DARE-DEVIL DATING
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Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

THE CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE DINNER: It's time to reveal your true colors!

Come and try this fun and intriguing new way of making friends and getting to know people!  This event is a four course dinner.  At each course, you are sat with three other people and given an unusual or fantastical scenario to discuss. (You are sat with different people for each course....they could be anyone!) The choices and tactics you choose in each scenario will reveal some fascinating insights into who you are as a person. What will you learn about your new friends?   What will you reveal about yourself???   Are you brave enough to find out?  

***For those of you who came last time, don't worry, we will have a new set of scenarios*** 

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
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Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

THE CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE DINNER: It's time to reveal your true colors!

This dinner game is a fun (and delicious!) way to find and connect with people who share your ethics and outlooks on life.   The dinner consists of four courses.  At each course, you are sat with a different group of people (there are 2 men and 2 women in each group) and given a tantalizing and controversial hypothetical scenario to discuss and solve.  The stance you take and the decisions you make in each scenario will reveal your true colors!  Then...stay for a drink after for a chance to mingle with people you were not sat with during the dinner.  

***For those of you who came last time, don't worry, we will have a new set of scenarios***

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

DARE DEVIL DATING
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Feb
26
7:00 pm19:00

NOCTURNE - An Underground Immersive Theatre Party!

Underground, in our mysterious tunnel venue....  Intoxicating music vibrates and dances through the darkness, and the dramatic words of the poet chill and thrill us as our favorite opera diva and our best spoken-word poet team up to weave an enthralling story of 'Nighttime'!  We, the audience, are the night sky!  Come dressed in all black and adorn yourself with anything that glows, glitters and sparkles like the stars.

THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE VIA:

Where the Wild Things Are
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Dare Devil Dating
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Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

LOKI'S LIES PROGRESSIVE DINNER :A mischievous evening of fibs, food, and friends

Loki, the god of mischief and mayhem, invites you on a fun, foodie adventure!  Join a team and face-off with three other teams at three different restaurant venues in the Loki's Lies Challenge.  How good are you at spotting a lie?  Which team will be the master of tricks and win Loki's prize??   

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Where the Wild Things Are
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