The Weekender: May 22 – 24

IT’S a culture-packed weekend! Explore food trucks at Abbotsford, experience K-pop culture, feast your eyes on local film and get into the world of homegrown independent designers. Nicole Tee has more on how to wrap up your week. 

Cluster Truck at Lulie Street Tavern
Friday, May 22 – Saturday, May 23, (6.00pm. – 9.00pm); Lulie Street Tavern (288 Johnston Street, Abbotsford)

Image via ClusterTruck Facebook

Image: ClusterTruck Facebook

As the days and nights get chillier, our inclination to grab grilled food prepared out of a truck gets warmer. Lo and behold, the food-truck gatherings are back!

Starting May, the guys behind the newly opened Lulie Street Tavern will host Cluster Truck, a collection of food trucks every Friday and Saturday night. This weekend Snag Society and Greek Street Food will be bringing us some hotdogs and pitas to warm our chilly nights.

So grab a hot-dog, a beer, a friend and get warm and comfortable around the grill-focused Cluster Truck.

For more info head to Lulie St Tavern’s Facebook page.

Melbourne Korea Festival
Saturday, May 23 (10.00am – 10.00pm); Federation Square

Image: Melbourne Korea Festival Facebook

Image: Melbourne Korea Festival Facebook

Experience a little piece of Korea in Melbourne this Saturday. The Melbourne Korea Festival returns to Federation Square for its second year, with an exciting line-up of food, dance and music.

The Festival promises an exciting K-Pop world festival, where budding K-pop singers and dancers will take to the stage to win a chance to perform at the K-Pop World Festival held in Korea this October. Demonstrations of Korean traditional performances will also take centre stage. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Korea’s national music gugak, a refreshing combination of folk and country melodies, and watch the Hanbok-donned ladies perform traditional Korean dances such as the Royal Court Dance and the Buchaechum (Korean traditional fan dance).

Alongside music and dance, there will also be a display of the Korean traditional martial art Taekwondo, information on Korean tourism and the sale of Korean handicraft. While you are there, don’t forget to tantalise your tastebuds with delicious Korean cuisine. Food stalls selling both Korean traditional dishes and Korean street food will also be available.

For more info head to the Melbourne Korea Festival page.

Markit@FedSquare : A Celebration of Independent Australian Designs
Sunday, May 24, (10.00am. – 5.00pm); Federation Square, Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre.

Image: Markit@FedSquare Facebook

Image: Markit@FedSquare Facebook

Melbourne’s very own design event, Markit@FedSquare is back!

This biannual installation at Federation Square celebrates the best of homegrown independent designs. Discover Australia’s emerging and growing creatives and dwell in their eclectic and arsty-craftsy world, with 100 stalls selling their curated designs of jewellery, ceramics, homewares, prints and apparel for you to peruse.

Whether it’s to purchase or to admire, come along and join in the fun!

For more info head to the Markit@Fedsquare page.

St Kilda Film Festival
Thursday, May 21 – Saturday, May 30, various showings; St Kilda Town Hall.

st kilda film (Custom)

Image: St Kilda Film Festival Facebook

Film buffs, be excited! The St Kilda Film Festival is back in town.

Australia’s longest running short film competition, the St Kilda Film Festival is definitely one not to miss. The event celebrates emerging local filmmakers, showcasing genres including comedy, documentary, drama, animation and digital media. A selection of 100 short film entries received will be screened, with an opportunity for the best filmmakers to bag various cash rewards. Alongside that, a comprehensive program of film-related forums and workshops will be made available free-of-charge to the public.

It’s going to be a day packed full of captivating cinematography so mark your calendars and grab your tickets!

Tickets for films range from $15 to $18 this weekend. For more info and to book tickets head to the St Kilda Film Festival page.

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