DANCE to some Asian pop tunes, witness Aussie sporting history happen, celebrate Indigenous culture or stare at strangers all in attempt to transcend what you know about connection. Tam Tran has your picks this weekend.
Asia Pop Courtyard
Friday, February 3 (5.00pm – 9.00pm) | Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St, Melbourne)
Take a break from the wild Friday parties and enjoy some sweet tunes of Asia Pop starting this Friday at the Immigration Museum.
This free-entry event is a chance to immerse yourself in stories of identity, culture and immigration. Bringing you street food, pop-up bars, performances and music from K-pop and J-pop DJs, Asia Pop Courtyard guarantees to create a memorable Friday night for you and your friends.
Experience the phenomenon of Asia Pop, right in the heart of Melbourne. To find out more about the event and other current programs, visit the Immigration Museum official website.
NAB AFL Women’s Competition Round 1 – Carlton vs Collingwood
Saturday, February 3 (7.45pm – 9.45pm) | Carlton Football Club (Ikon Park, Royal Parade, Carlton North)
The Australian Open has sadly come to an end but sports fans, have no reason to feel down when the female athletes of the AFL clash on the field!
This Friday, the first-ever game of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition will commence, starting with round 1 between Carlton and Collingwood. There will also be food and beverage as well as activities for kids to enjoy.
No alcohol is to be brought into the venue and no smoking is allowed. Entry is free so don’t hesitate to come and show your support.
To learn more about this historic competition and upcoming play-offs, visit the official website of the Women AFL.
Yalukit Wilum Ngargee
Saturday, February 4 (1.00pm – 9.00pm) | O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda
Enjoy the best Indigenous entertainment under the fantastic sunny weather this Saturday at, Yalukit Wilum Ngargee (YWN), a cultural festival celebrating Indonesian culture.
Held at St Kilda’s O’Donnell Gardens, YWN brings you closer to the music and art of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders by featuring a lineup of emerging and established Indigenous musicians, dancers and performers.
The festival also brings you a range of exciting activities, including face-paintings, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and a chance to get up-close and learn about exquisite falcons, owls and eagles.
A free-for-all event, YWN will sure to be a great experience for friends and family to enjoy. Visit the event’s official webpage to find out more.
Eye Gazing Melbourne
Saturday, February 4 (12.00pm – 4.00pm) | Fitzroy Gardens (Cnr Albert St & Clarendon St, East Melbourne)
We’ve all met eyes with strangers on the streets. And we tend to look away immediately for not wanting to weird them out.
But what if you were given a chance to gaze into a stranger’s eyes? The Human Connection Movement, a collective that aims to enhance human identity and connections, is here to create a unique eye gazing experience.
Gaze into the eyes of a person you’ve never met, without exchanging any word. As bizarre as it may sound, past participants have shared that they were able to connect with strangers in a way that transcended verbal interactions.