The Weekender: August 28 – 30

GEAR up for massive sales, spend a day with your loved ones by the harbour in Docklands and catch a breathtaking orchestra performance by University of Melbourne students. Siti Mokhsin shares how you can spend your Melbourne Day weekend.

Shop the City
Friday, August 28 (5.00pm – 10.00pm); Saturday & Sunday, August 29 – 30 (10.00am – 10.00pm) | Melbourne CBD

The Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) struts down the city this weekend!

Running until September 4, MSFW will be kicking things off with a retail spree, introducing the latest trends for Spring and Summer across Melbourne’s CBD.

Get your hands on exclusive in-store offers and discounts for three days only at the following venues: Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne Central, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne’s GPO, Bourke Street Mall, Collins Street, St Collins Lane and Flinders Lane.

Don’t miss out on this huge sale!

For more details on the events and tickets, check out the MSFW website.

Melbourne Day Market
Sunday, August 30 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

In celebration of Melbourne’s 180th birthday, the Docklands Sunday market will be having a Melbourne Day-themed variety market along the Harbour Esplanade.

It will be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Day Concert, where local talents will be performing on stage at Water Plaza.

Enjoy the live music performances, witness the Melbourne Water display, join the cutting of a giant birthday cake or simply enjoy the breeze with other Melburnians at the harbour.

For more information, visit the Docklands Sunday market’s website.

Fitted for Work’s Conscious Closet
Friday, August 28 (11.00am – 7.00pm); Saturday, August 29 (11.00am – 3.00pm) | 210 Lonsdale St, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Do your part for charity by shopping at the Fitted for Work’s Conscious Closet’s sale.

Find pre-loved and new women’s clothing, shoes and accessories from brands such as Carla Zampatti, Jigsaw, Scanlan & Theodore, Perri Cutten, Alannah Hill, Veronika Maine, Cue, Alpha 60, Gorman and Sportscraft among other gems up for grabs.

All proceeds will be going to Fitted for Work themselves, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to help women experiencing disadvantage regain their self-esteem and confidence to secure employment.

For more details, visit the Fitted For Work’s Conscious Closet’s Facebook page.

Sidney Myer Free Concert: University of Melbourne Orchestra
Friday, August 28 (7.30pm – 9.00pm) | 100 St Kilda Rd, Hamer Hall

Fancy an orchestra performance?

Head down to Hamer Hall this Friday for a musical elegy in memory of the late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, composed by University of Melbourne Masters student Harry Sdraulig.

The premiere performance will be followed by Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 5 with renowned Fabian Russell as the Principal Guest Conductor.

The event is free, although booking is required via Arts Centre Melbourne.

Visit the event page at the University of Melbourne’s website for more information.

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