The Weekender: March 3 – 5

FIND out more about Australia’s female filmmakers, shop around at Federation Square, eat your way around the world or visit the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival. We’ve got your hits for this weekend. 

Melbourne Women in Film Festival
Friday. March 3 – Saturday, March 4 (Various times) | Treasury Theatre (1 Macarthur St,  East Melbourne)   

To celebrate the achievements of Melbourne’s female filmmakers, the annual Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) will kick off this weekend for two days of diverse programming for women.

Taking place at the Treasury Theatre, things you can expect from this year’s edition of MWFF include a retrospective screening of pioneering feature films in Australian history and panels on gender inequality and progress by female filmmakers.

So this weekend, learn more about the amazing efforts of Australia’s finest women in film — from cinematographers and directors to producers and sound designers — and make an effort to support #womeninfilm.

To find out more from the Melbourne Women in Film Festival, visit the festival’s official website

Autumn Design Market
Sunday, March 5 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | The Atrium, Federation Square

The Melbourne Mystery Market returns this weekend to Federation Square with 75 stalls of designers and craftspeople filling up the Atrium.

As the name suggests, none of the stalls will be made known to the public until the day of the event. All we know is that, like most markets, you can expect a variety of different things like jewellery, art, fashion items, beauty care and more at the Autumn Design Market.

Snacks and food will also be provided to help replenish your energy as you shop your way around town.

To find out more from the Autumn Design Market, check out the official event page over at the City of Melbourne’s What’s On page

La Di Da Laneway Food Truck Festival
Friday, March 3 (4.30pm – 9.30pm) |  La Di Da (577 Little Bourke St, Melbourne)

One of Melbourne’s most iconic garden laneways will become your culinary ticket around the world this weekend as La Di Da makes way for a food truck festival.

Food trucks you can expect at this festival include:

  • Mr Burger
  • Twisted Fisherman
  • Parlor Pizza Bar
  • Let’s Do Yum Cha
  • and MANY MORE

La Di Da’s Laneway Food Truck Festival will be on every Friday throughout this month so don’t fret if you miss out out on it this coming Friday!

For more information, visit the event page over at La Di Da’s official website. 

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017
Wednesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 19 (Various times) | Various locations

Kicking off this week is the biggest fashion festival in the city, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF)!

The festival will be running between March 1 and March 19 and this weekend, you can see some of the latest collections and designs or enjoy other fashion-related events at the following:

With plenty to see and do at the festival, fashionistas won’t want to miss out on the huge range of events on offer this weekend at VAMFF!

To find out more, visit VAMFF 2017’s official website.

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