The Weekender: November 20 – 22

ENJOY a free BBQ, satisfy your sweet tooth at a massive bake sale, run wild with colours, and get a taste of Hispanic and Latin American culture at the Johnston Street Fiesta. Nicole Tee shares how you can make the most out of your weekend. 

RIS’N End of Exam BBQ
Saturday, November 21 (1.00pm – 4.00pm) | Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

Image: Taz via Flickr

Image: Taz via Flickr

To celebrate the end of exam season,  new support group for LGBTIQ international students RIS’N will be hosting a FREE BBQ for all students.

Make new friends, enjoy free food and drinks (non-alcoholic drinks will be provided – students are welcomed to BYO) and find out how you can get involved with the support group as well!

RSVP to the event is essential f0r the purposes of catering and can be done so by emailing Tammy Vu from Study Melbourne Student Centre or calling 8383 6401.

For more information on the event, visit the official event page over at Victorian Aids Council’s website.

Flour Market: Doughvember Bake Sale
Sunday, November 22 (9.00am start) | Collingwood Town Hall (140 Hoddle St, Collingwood)

Doughnuts, eclairs, cruffins, and all things good and sweet; welcome back to the seasonal artisan underground bake sale that is the Flour Market: Doughvember Bake Sale. Spend the day immersing yourself in a variety of luscious and candied baked goods that will leave your tastebuds tingling with excitement.

From All Day Donuts and Chez Dre to Luxbite and 5 & Dime, these bakeries and more are definitely baking up a storm for visitors this weekend!

Beyond the regulars, there will also be coffee supplied by Everyday Coffee, and Italian soft serves too! So come along and enjoy these exclusive treats at this massive bake sale.

Entry at the door is $2.00 dollars. Doors open at 9.00am and the market will run until stocks sells out. More information about the event can be found at its official event page on Facebook. 

The Swisse Colour Run
Sunday, November 22 (2.00 p.m start) | Flemington Racecourse (448 Epsom Rd, Flemington)

colour run

Colour yourself happy with The Swisse Colour Run inspired by the Hindu festival of colours, Holi. Known as the happiest 5km run on the planet, this charity run is a celebration of happiness, healthiness and individuality and an event that successfully brings the community together.

In collaboration with 50 charities, Colour Run Australia has raised more than $1.5 million for charity since 2012.

The five-kilometre, untimed run will see participants starting out with a white shirt, and ending with an array of colour powders splashed all across their faces and shirts. This fun run will also have live music played throughout.

Be sure to grab a friend or two and douse yourself with some colour fun!

To participate, purchase your tickets at the event’s official page.

Johnston Street Fiesta
Saturday, November 21 (12.30 pm – 7.30pm); Sunday, November 22 (11.45 am. – 7.00pm) | Johnston St, Fitzroy

Image: Flickr via Creative Commons.

Image: Flickr via Creative Commons

Cha cha your way through the weekend with the annual celebration of all things Latin American and Spanish at the Johnston Street Fiesta!

Now in its 37th year, the fiesta promises a line-up of Hispanic and Latin American culture, which makes up for a significant part of Australia’s rich and vibrant multicultural society.

Featuring dance performances by local dance schools and community groups, live music and Spanish and American food stalls (think sizzling pans of paella and an abundance of refreshing sangria!), this fiesta will definitely leave you feeling pumped and happy.

You can also learn a step or two of the cha cha, samba and merengue with free dance classes provided.

For more information the Johnston Street Fiesta, visit its official website.

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