The Weekender: August 5 – 7

WITNESS guitar magic at Caulfield Racecourse, drink coffee while doing good or have a rummage at Fed Square. Lunnie Gan has got you covered this weekend!

Melbourne Guitar Show 2016
Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 7 (Various times) | Caulfield Racecourse (22 Station Street, Caulfield East)

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Attention guitar lovers, you will not want to miss this! Following a sensational response to the 2015 event, The Melbourne Guitar Show (MGS) 2016 returns to the Caulfield Racecourse this weekend.

Proudly presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, this massive event will showcase the cream of guitars and guitar equipment as well as an unbeatable array of international brands and home-grown craftsmanship.

In addition to this, the organisers have put together a massive line-up of local and international artists for seminars and live performances, including legends of the music industry Kevin Borich and Phil Manning. There is also a groundswell of excitement surrounding the event, with the best of the local talent pool on show. 

An adult day pass will cost you $16 while concession day passes go for as low as $10.

More information about the Melbourne Guitar Show 2016 can be found at the event’s official website. 

CafeSmart 2016
Friday, August 5 | Various locations across Melbourne

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This Friday, drink coffee and do good. For every coffee you purchase on August 5 at a participating cafe around Australia, $1 will be donated to a local charity.

CafeSmart is an annual event from StreetSmart, aimed at helping Australia’s homeless through collecting donations and raising awareness of the issue of homelessness. Since 2013, StreetSmart has raised more than $3.8 million to help Australia’s homeless.

CafeSmart day is a great way to help out a local charity, with your morning coffee going towards helping homeless people in your community. With over 330 participating cafes signed up it won’t be hard to find one in your area.

On August 5, join the CafeSmart photo competition with the hashtag #cafesmart. You can also ‘donate a coffee’ and buy CafeSmart merchandise online.

For more info or to find out how to get involved, visit CafeSmart’s official website.

Suitcase Rummage
Sunday, August 7 | Federation Square | 11am – 4pm

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Photo : Yan Chen via Flickr

Fancy a bargain in a market of suitcases filled to the brim with treasures? Drop by Fed Square this Sunday and join Suitcase Rummage.

Whether it’s selling your pre-loved, vintage stuff or sifting through dozens of suitcases and trying to snap up a bargain, have a blast taking part in the rummage experience!

From vintage clothes and handmade goods to books and artwork, there will definitely be some treasure waiting to be discovered in the scattered cases.

For those who love bric-a-brac rummaging, don’t miss this! You’ll be surprised at what you can pick up!

For more information, visit Suitcase Rummage official website.

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