The Weekender: June 19 – 21

GET in touch with your spiritual side, put the pedal to the metal inside a go-kart, enjoy a twist on the traditional Sunday roast or pick up a unique design. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.  

Free Yoga at the Multicultural Hub 
Saturday, June 20 (10.00am – 11.30am & 12.00pm – 1.30pm); Multicultural Hub (506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne)

Image: GoToVan on Flickr

Image: GoToVan on Flickr

Learn to centre your mind with free Yoga classes at the Multicultural Hub in the lead-up to the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

The easy-to-practise classes will consist of a collection of five-minute yoga exercises to enhance health, joy, peace, love and success.

Take away practices that will help you to cope with the hectic pace of modern life.

Practices taught will include physical postures (Sadilaja and Yoga Namaskar), breathing methods (Pranayam), Nada Yoga and meditation.

No prior yoga experience is required to participate in this relaxing and highly beneficial activity.

For more information or to register for a class, head to the Isha Yoga website.

Auscarts Indoor Go Kart Racing: Dollar a lap Sunday
Sunday, June 21 (10.00am – 10.00pm); Auscarts Racing (50 Salmon St, Port Melbourne)


Put the pedal to the metal this Sunday at Auscarts Racing for only $1.00 a lap (40 lap minimum)!

This is one of Melbourne’s best indoor Go Karting venues with a purpose built track and European Go Karts.

Race along a state of the art purpose-built indoor circuit at speeds up to 55 km per hour.

Bookings are essential and groups of 8 or less can call on the day.

For more information, head to the Auscarts website or Facebook page.

The Town Roast at Queen Victoria Market
Sunday, June 21 (10.00am – 4.00m); Queen Victoria Market (65-159 Victoria St, Melbourne)

Image via Wikimedia commons.

Image via Wikimedia commons.

Head to the Queen Victoria Market this weekend where the country comes to town for a twist on the traditional Sunday roast!

Local eateries including Hoy Pinoy, Fancy Hanks, Estelle and Souvla will be given the street food treatment on the day, serving up their own creative flourishes on the usually straight forward roast by carving, spit roasting and slow cooking with creative flair.

While you’re there, enjoy a few cooking demonstrations, some free entertainment, Victorian produce market tours and sink a drink at the regional beer and wine bar.

For more information, head to the Queen Victoria Market’s website.

Melbourne Design Market
Sunday, June 21 (10.00am – 5.00pm); Federation Square Undercover Carpark

Image: M Lim via Flickr.

Image: M Lim via Flickr.

Head to Federation Square to see the latest in design at The Melbourne Design Market.

The Market features a curated collection of more than 50 local designers with a focus on male design including furniture, homewares, fashion and jewellery on show.

See both new designers sharing their creations for the first time and established brands launching new products.

Pick up a designer gift for you or a friend including shirts, bags, custom-made leather key accessories and more!

Observe the effort that goes into making handmade leather shoes and belts with Leather craftsman Jess Wootten from Wootten putting his trade machinery on display.

Women won’t be left out with beautiful jewellery and scarves, wooden homewares more to see and purchase on the day.

You can also take a break from shopping and enjoy some fair trade organic coffee or a bite at one of the food stalls, while grooving to some live music.

For more information, visit the Design Market website or Facebook page.

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