The Weekender: April 19 – 21

TAKE part in a League of Legends Tournament, chill out to great tunes, or take a walk in support of pancreatic cancer research. Diane Leow has the details for a fun-filled weekend.

League of Legends Australia/New Zealand Tournament
Saturday, April 20 – MC Internet Cafe

Calling all League of Legends enthusiasts – if the game means more than life to you, be sure to take part in the League of Legends Australia/New Zealand Tournament this weekend.

With prizes worth $4500 to be won, bring your A-game and fight till the end. You just might be the last one standing.

Friends and family are also welcome to cheer you on and they might win some prizes too! Entry costs $20, and you can register you (and your team) online.

For more information, head on over to the Facebook event page.

Amy Ganter & the Love and Squalors + Charles J Tan + Mana
Saturday, April 20 – The Brunswick Hotel

Sometimes, the best way to end a long hard week is to bask in great music. Be captivated by Amy Ganter & the Love and Squalors, a band bringing classical, jazz, reggae, blues, and latin music together to create a unique folk sound.

Supporting them are singer-songwriter Charles J Tan and lyrical pop band Mana. The gig starts at 4.30pm. RSVP via the Facebook event page, or just rock up on Saturday arvo. For a little preview, check out the above video by Amy Ganter.

Baklava Bake-off Grand Final
Sunday, April 21 – Federation Square

Don't miss the Baklava Bake-off grand finals this weekend! Photo: Isabelle Palatin via Flickr

Don’t miss the Baklava Bake-off grand finals this weekend! Photo: Isabelle Palatin via Flickr

Part of Melbourne’s unique charm is its rich and diverse food culture – from the perfect espresso shot to a glistening, beautiful roast duck, you can find it all.

This weekend, Melbourne pays homage to Baklava, a Middle-Eastern dessert made from filo pastry and chopped nuts, sweetened with syrup or honey, with a Baklava Bakeoff!

Featuring baklava making demonstrations from acclaimed chef Greg Malouf, modern French bistro PM24’s head pastry chef Cécile Veyrat, and the 10 remaining finalists in the inaugural Baklava Bake Off competition, this should make for a very sweet Sunday afternoon (pun intended!). For more information, head on over to their Facebook event page.

Put Your Foot Down Walk
Sunday, April 21 – Alexandra Gardens

Don a purple shirt in support of pancreatic cancer research this weekend, at the Melbourne leg of the Avner Nahmani Put Your Foot Down Walk 2013. The Avner Nahmani Pancreatic Cancer Foundation aims to double the number of pancreatic cancer survivors by the year 2020, and every cent could pave the way to making that possible.

Registration costs $25, and you can sign up online. Check out their website for more information.

 

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