The Weekender: October 14 – 16

GET in the spring spirit at Spring Fling Street Festival, uncover some quirky handcrafts at Finders Keepers Market, have a taste of Latin America in the heart of Melbourne, or get your hair cut by a 10-year-old! Lunnie Gan has you covered this weekend.

Spring Fling Street Festival
Sunday, October 16 (10.00am – 6.00pm) | Errol St & Victoria St, North Melbourne

Looking forward to drinking a beer with some sunshine and local tunes this Sunday? Stroll over to the Spring Fling Street Festival and watch Errol St come alive as the street party hits the laneways!

For the 37th time, the Spring Fling Street Festival is run annually by The Centre, a not-for-profit organisation, aimed at connecting inner-city communities. 

Don’t miss the Melbourne Starters Market, a pop-up exhibition showcasing Melbourne’s local artists, designers, photographers and makers. Dig up some treasures at the Suitcase Rummage, be entertained by local talents at the Precinct Music Stage and have fun with your four-legged friends at the Dog Show.

Check out their official website for more information.

Finders Keepers Markets
Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16 (Various times) | Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)


Photo : Dietmar Down Under via Flickr

If you’re looking for quirky gift card or artisan jewellery, look no further! The Finders Keepers Market is returning this October to the Royal Exhibition Building with more than 250 stalls of arts, craft and design.

Over three massive days, be ready to be amazed as the leading design market in Australia brings together emerging artists and designers all over Australia along with their uniquely curated and creative handcrafted goods. Ranging from fashion, jewellery to homewares, you’ll have a hard time choosing your best pick. Who knows? You may even have a chance to chat with the designers about their stories behind the creations!

Aside from a stunning array of unique pieces, you’ll have no chance of getting hungry with the convoy of food tracks at the market. Be prepared to keep your energy high as there will be a hive of activity with live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee.

Entry to the market is set at $2 per person. If you’re interested, check out their official page

Meyers Place Latin Fiesta
Sunday, October 16 (11.00am – 6.00pm) | Meyers Place, Melbourne

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Catch some Latino heat at the Meyers Place Latin Fiesta this Sunday! Collaborating with the traders of Meyers Place, the street party will bring Latin-inspired food, music and entertainment to bring out all your senses! Soothe your stomach growl with tempting pork sliders and Argentinian beer, feast your eyes with salsa dancing and Mexican bunting and delight your ears with Latin tunes all day round. If dynamic live music and street food aren’t not enough to keep you excited, do know that they’ll be hosting Latin dance classes and craft stalls as well. Join the crowd while you sip on Sangrias and nibble on jerk chicken this Sunday afternoon. Tickets will be available at $5 from 12.30pm onwards. If you’re ready to celebrate all things Latin, have a look at their Facebook event page. Haircuts by Children Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 16 (Various timings) | Razor Dolls Salon and Fur Hairdressing

Fancy taking a seat in the barber’s chair and having your mop cut by a ten-year-old? If that idea intrigues you, you’ll probably be interested in Haircuts by Children, an event that’s being held as part of Melbourne Festival 2016.

This piece by Canadian performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex allows kids to cut an adult’s hair. Over these two days, kids from participating schools will take over two Melbourne salons for a total of four hours, giving free haircuts to anyone who’s interested. 

Event producer, Eva Verity, looks at this experiment as a challenge to the typical adult-children social ladder and an effort to encourage conversation between generations. If you don’t trust a kid with a pair of scissors to shape your hair, how can you urge them to shape their own future? Haircuts by Children is a bold act to empower our youth by turning the tables and recognise the social capacity and voices of the youth.

If you’re curious to know more or want to give these kids a try on your hair, take a look at their official website!

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