The Weekender: June 9 – 11

Add to your comic book collection, learn what clean living is really about, get a taste of Portugal and support local fashion labels. We’ve got your long weekend covered.

Young Adult And Graphic Novel Book Sale
Saturday, June 10 (12.00pm – 4.00pm) | Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre (251 Faraday St, Carlton)

Image: Ryan Hyde via Flickr

If you’re after a few new comics for your collection, head on down to Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre this weekend and peruse through their overflowing collection.

All books will be valued at $1 with all proceeds going directly back into the library service.

So whether you’re a DC diehard or Marvel maniac, head on down and you may just find something suitable to expand your home library!

For more information, visit the event page over at the City of Melbourne’s official website

MindBodySpirit Festival 
Friday, June 9 – Sunday, 12 (10.00am – 7.00 everyday) | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (1 Convention Centre, South Wharf)

Just cause it’s the long weekend doesn’t mean you should overindulge too much. If you’re looking to recover from the stress of study or want to seek a new way of clean and easy living, head to The MindBodySpirit Festival.

The event is touted as the country’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event and will no doubt awaken and unlock your hidden potentials. Learn from more than 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, get a psychic reading or participate in a free meditation session.

It’s not just your mental and spiritual wellbeing as the festival will also feature a Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage with cooking demonstrations for those looking to find tasty and healthy treats for their body.

To learn more about the festival, visit the MindBodySpirit Festival’s official page

A Taste of Portugal
Sunday, June 11 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | Queen Victoria Market (65 – 159 Victoria St, Melbourne)

Image: Langhorns

Ever have thoughts of one day visiting Portugal? Are you someone who has already been visited and want to re-experience it? Or perhaps you’re Portuguese and feeling a little homesick?

Whatever it might be, you won’t want to miss out on A Taste of Portugal, a cultural festival taking place at Queen Victoria Market this weekend!

As the event name suggests, get but a taste of the culture that’s alive and well in Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking nations like Brazil and East Timor. From gourmet Portuguese cuisines, history lessons, music and dance performances and information about tourism to Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries, it’s all here at the festival!

For more information on the event, visit the official website of Portuguese Speaking Communities — the organisers of A Taste of Portugal.  

Curated Melbourne
Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11 (10.00am start daily) | Emporium Melbourne (Level 2, Shop 218, 287 Londsdale St, Melbourne)

What’s a Melbourne weekend without a design market? Curated Melbourne is the place to be for shoppers and fashionistas after the latest garments from Melbourne’s emerging labels.

This weekend at Curated Melbourne’s popup at Emporium, browse your way through collections from the following labels:

  • Vincent Li – alternative menswear
  • Siyona – Australian couture for women
  • Mr Willo – original designs for little children
  • Maude Studio – original designs inspired by the underwater world and all things shiny
  • Jude – contemporary fashion with an artistic edge

This is the final weekend for Curated Melbourne so be sure to support local fashion and design by checking out this pop-up shop!

For more information on Curated Melbourne, visit its official website.

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