The Weekender: October 9 – 11

EXPLORE the exotic Asian flavours at Stir Frydays, run yourself to fitness with Nike+ Run Club, hunt for the best bargains at Brunswick Flea Market or immerse yourself in arts and culture at the celebrated Melbourne Festival. Trinh Le has provided his tips for your weekend.

Stir Frydays: Asian Food Truck Festival
Friday, October 9 (5.00pm – 9.00pm) | Queen Victoria Market (Therry St)

a woman serving grills behind an Asian food stall at Stir Frydays Queen Victoria Market

An Asian food stall at Queen Victoria Market’s Stir Frydays. Photo supplied.

Fancy some yum cha, spring rolls or spiced chicken wings? Starting this weekend, Queen Victoria Market’s Therry St will be filled up with Melbourne’s most favourite Asian food trucks and carts!

Happening every Friday until November 27, you can drop by to try one of The Age’s Top 10 New Burgers of 2014 from 1090 Burger, or the exotic Szechuan spiced lamb ribs from Hammer & Tong.

Other food providers include: Korean Fried Chicken Truck, Ghost Chicken, Gorilla Grill, White Guy Cooks Thai and many more!

To learn more, head over to Stir Frydays’ official event page at the Queen Victoria Market website.

Nike+ Run Club Melbourne
October 5 – December 14 (Various times) | Various locations

runners from Nike+ Run Club Melbourne

Run the city with members from the Nike+ Run Club. Photo from Nike Runing’s Facebook page.

Explore scenic running routes around Melbourne and learn some of the best running tips from the Nike+ Pace Leaders.

All you have to do is pack up your sportswear, arrive early for some proper stretching, and then follow a journey of fitness with coaches and fellow runners.

Each session lasts about one hour and covers different types of running, such as H.I.T, speed run, home run, long run and more.

The Nike+ Run Club is a FREE event, although booking is essential.

Brunswick Flea Market
Sunday, October 11 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick

people shopping at Brunswick Flea Market

Shoppers hunt for the best bargains at the monthly flea market. Photo from Brunswick Flea’s Facebook page.

Head down to Brunswick this weekend and shop around for a few new accessories or trinkets.

Hunt for the best bargains from this monthly flea market, where you’re likely to encounter an amazing treasure trove of goodies and local design stalls.

With everything from vintage fashion, vinyl records, handmade products and even fresh produce, there’s something for everyone at the Brunswick Flea Market.

Entry to the market is free. To get up to date information, visit the market’s Facebook page

Melbourne Festival 2015
October 8 – October 25 (Various times) | Various locations

Actors on stage at a 1984's play performance Melbourne Festival 2015

A scene from 1984’s play adaptation at Melbourne Festival 2015. Photo supplied.

The Melbourne Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with an impressive program of 74 arts events.

Whether you’re into music, film or theatre, there’s always something worth checking out from this much-anticipated international arts festival.

Some highlights include: Tanderrum, a powerful ceremony by elders from the five clans of the Kulin nation; 1984, a play adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece; and Fly Away Peter, an opera inspired by David Malouf’s novel.

For Melbourne Festival’s full schedule and ticketing information, visit its official website.

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