December 16-31

Best of Brunswick

A weekly guide of what’s on and things to do in Postcode 3056


What: End of Year Bash
When: 4-8pm, Sunday, December 19
Where: Temple Park, Brunswick (best entered off Gray Street)
Recently profiled by this publication, Brunswick Trugo Club is on a recruitment drive and is seeking to introduce this home grown sport to a new generation of players. See what the fuss is about at an end-of-year party where you can try your hand with a Trugo mallet, snack on a sausage from the barbecue and relax to the tunes of DJ Jarrod Hawn. Kids are welcome but BYO alcohol.


What: Charles Jenkins with David Andrew Milne
When: 2.30-5.30pm, Sunday, December 19
Where: Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Cost: $10 + booking fee
After a string of sold out Sunday sessions at the Retreat earlier this year, prolific singer-songwriter Charles Jenkins is back for another afternoon show just before Christmas, with David Andrew Milne on piano. Two chart topping sets exploring all the skeletons in their back catalogue, and Charles may (or may not) also perform some songs from his newly released 20th album, Radio Sketches.

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What: Euro Xmas
When: 3pm-11pm, Thursday, December 23
Where: The Foreigner Brewing Company, Factory 12, 102 Henkel Street, Brunswick
Among the plethora of breweries in Brunswick, The Foreigner Brewery Company stands out for specialising in Czech style lagers and ales. The brewery was founded by two Czech expats in 2016 and operates out of an unprepossessing industrial estate near the Brunswick parklands. Pop in for a pre-Christmas drink and discover why the Czech republic is renowned for producing some of the world’s best beers.


What: The Fig’s NYE Laneway Party
When: Two sittings at 5.15pm and 8.15pm on Friday, December 31
Where: The Moldy Fig, 120-122 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Cost: $85 per person
New Orleans comes to Brunswick East on New Year’s Eve as The Moldy Fig presents Cajun and Creole cooking along with Blues and Jazz in Cocoa Jackson Lane, alongside the restaurant building. Your ticket buys you a Southern feast meal and live music from Tony J King in the first sitting and The Jackson Combo in the second sitting. If it rains, the event will be moved undercover.


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