The Weekender: April 7 – 9

Join an all-out sugar fest, see the world through the lens of contemporary photography, enjoy a weekend of finger lickin’ goodness, or be amazed at Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition. Trinh Le has the details.

Flour Market Southside Slice
Saturday, April 8 (9.00am – 11.30am) | Prahran Town Hall (180 Greville Street, Prahran 3181)

The Flour Market, Melbourne’s most famous bake sale, is making its way to the southside. Featuring exclusive appearances of Mork Chocolate, Millstone Patisserie, Bake & Co, Shortstop, Cremorne Street Bakers and the likes, this pop-up pastry showcase at the Prahran Town Hall is truly an all-out sugar fest.

For just $2 entry, you can snap up as many heavenly baked treats as you can carry. Head to their Facebook event’s page for more information.

Festival of Photography
March 31 – July 31 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | NGV International (180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne)

If you’re a fan of contemporary photography and visual arts then you cannot miss the NGV Festival of Photography.

Spanning both NGV International and NGV Australia, this grand-scale exhibition features the work of some of the most challenging and exciting photographers working today, including William Eggleston, Patrick Pound, Bill Henson, Zoë Croggon and Ross Coulter.

What’s more, as with the NGV permanent collection display, this exhibition is FREE. For the full line-up of exhibitions, go to NGV’s official website.

The Big Chicken Festival
April 7 – 9 (4.00pm – 9.00pm) | The Food Truck Park (518 High Street, Preston 3072)

The Big Chicken Festival

Melbourne’s most favourite fried chicken food trucks are coming together for a weekend of finger lickin’ goodness. Photo: Supplied.

For three days, The Food Truck Park will transform into a playground for fans of delicious, succulent deep-fried chicken. Melbourne’s cluckiest trucks are coming together, including Roadrunner Fried Chicken, C’est Chick, Between The Buns, King of Spuds, Just Wingin’ It and so much more.

Barry’s Bar will be serving craft beer, wine and cider throughout the weekend.

This is a free-entry, all-ages, licenced event. For more information, visit their official Facebook’s page.

Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO Exhibition
April 1 – May 9 (Various times) | Melbourne Museum (11 Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053)

Ever dreamed of visiting the Empire State Building, Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben and other world-famous landmarks? You can do it now without leaving Melbourne, thanks to Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught!

Explore the world of epic LEGO masterpieces and learn about some of the world’s most famous landmarks in a fully interactive, educational experience.

Over 50 hand-crafted models will be on display, including a giant LEGO Arc de Triomphe, LEGO Empire State Building with King Kong, LEGO Big Ben, a LEGO Leaning Tower of Pisa and even a LEGO version of Michelangelo’s statue of David. What’s more, there will be a number of interactive hands-on activities to take part in.

A single ticket will set you back $25-$35. Head to Ticketek for more information.

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