The Weekender: May 26 – 28

Hear some sweet flamenco tunes, have your short film screened, have morning tea with the Kensington community or shop around The Creators Market in Prahran. What are your plans this weekend?  

Visions of Spain
Saturday, May 27 (7.00pm – 8.00pm) | Melba Hall – The Conservatorium (Gate 13, Royal Parade, University of Melbourne, Parkville)

Image : Jérôme Decq via Flickr

As part of the 2017 Guitar Perspectives Concert Series held at Melba Hall in the University of Melbourne, be treated to the sweet tunes of the flamenco guitar as Gerard Mapstone and Leyenda del Tiempo perform this weekend.

The performance will coincide with Instrument of Change: Visions of the Guitar in the Early 20th Century, an exhibition currently open to the public at the Grainger Museum, also located inside the University of Melbourne. Music historians can revel in the evolution of the guitar across time, from the BMG (Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar) movement of the late Victorian era to the guitar traditions adopted by the Hispanic, Pacific and North American regions.

This is a free event and all are invited to the fun.

For more information about the event, visit the Grainger Museum’s page over at the University of Melbourne’s website.

Filmonik
Saturday, May 27 (6.30pm – 9.00pm) | Loop Project Space & Bar (19 – 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne)

Image : 4neus via Flickr

Aspiring filmmakers and those with an eye for cinema are encouraged to attend the 40th edition of Filmonik this Saturday.

If you’re a filmmaker who wants to have their work publicly exhibited, simply rock up with a short film you’ve recently made in any genre (so long as it’s under five minutes) on a USB and present it on the night. Simple as that!

For everyone else, enjoy a mix of short films from local filmmakers and have a beer or two while you’re watching at the Loop bar.

For more information about Filmonik, check out the official website.

Kensington’s Biggest Morning Tea
Saturday, May 27 (10.00am – noon) | Kensington Town Hall (30 – 34 Bellair St, Kensington)

Image : Gary Bembridge via Flickr

Forget about Saturday brunch. Get up nice and early and start your Saturday with some delightful morning tea in Kensington.

Kensington’s Biggest Morning Tea is an all-ages event with plenty on offer for those who want a nice and relaxing start to the weekend. Expect barista-brewed coffee at the event, loads of tasty treats and sweets from local businesses and community members, a silent auction, local musicians and plenty of activities to keep the young (and young at heart) active throughout the morning.

Although entry is free, the event is also a means to raise funds towards the Cancer Council and its mission to support cancer research and provide prevention programs so donate if you can!

For more information about the event, visit the official Facebook event page.

The Creators Market Prahran
Saturday, May 27 (10.00am – 3.00pm) | Prahran Town Hall (180 Greville St, Prahran)

Image : ella Byford via Flickr

What’s a Melbourne weekend without a design market? This Saturday, Prahran Town Hall opens its doors to the public when The Creators Market descends on the suburb.

What can you expect from the indoor market? Baked goods by independent caterers like Blake +  Fables, original garments by emerging fashion brands like Fujinella, bespoke home and body fragrances from the likes of The Essentials Lab and A WHOLE LOT MORE will be present for shoppers, taste makers and lovers of good craft to browse through.

Entry to the market is completely free but bring along some money if you plan on buying your way around The Creators Market!

For more information, visit The Creators Market’s website.    

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