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The Weekender: April 29 – May 1

EXPERIENCE Korean culture, enjoy the Dog Lovers Show, buy some organic food or take part in Australia’s largest fitness expo. Zoe Law has you set this weekend.


Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016

MELBOURNE Knowledge Week returns from May 2 to 8, transforming the city into a bustling hub of technology, culture and science. What does it hold for international students? Clara Ng finds out.

Installation view of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

The Weekender: April 22 – 24

CATCH Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei before they leave for good, experience a Broadway spectacular, take part in a traditional Australian ceremony or rediscover the history of the arts in Southbank. Trinh Le has your long weekend covered.


FTW: Win tickets to the Holocaust Film Series

ORGANISED by the Jewish International Film Festival, the Holocaust Film Series sheds further light on the tragedy that befell millions of Jewish lives during World War 2. April Dudgeon has the details on how you can win tickets to see these films.

Dami Im will perform ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Image: Paul Cush via Wikimedia Commons

The Weekender: April 8 – 10

FROM a craft beer and cider festival to free comedy and an unofficial X Factor reunion featuring Australia’s beloved Dami Im, there’s no reason to not get out and about this weekend. April Dudgeon has the details.

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Indonesian Film Festival 2016

THE Indonesian Film Festival returns to Melbourne this April for an 11th year, showcasing an eclectic mix of arthouse cinema from a corner of the globe known for its striking beauty and rich culture. Zoe Law has more.

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Piers Festival 2016 celebrates Australia’s migrant history and diverse cultural heritage

ATTRACTING some 12,000 attendees last year, the Piers Festival has become an annual highlight in Victoria’s cultural calendar, offering students a chance to explore the nation’s migrant history and diverse cultural heritage through the arts. Zoe Law has more.

The Flying Calamari Brother's Salt and Pepper Calamari is the perfect way to finish off a long day of shopping at the market | Photo: The Flying Calamari Brothers' Facebook Page

The Weekender: March 25 – 27

FROM Easter-themed events to Latin dancing and enjoying the best of regional Victorian craft and produce, there’s no better time to be out and about than this Easter long weekend. Deborah Goh has the details.


The ABC of Student Life workshops to help students settle down in Melbourne

NEW to Melbourne? The Australian Federation of International Students is hosting a series of workshops to help international students get the building blocks of life overseas down pat. Lunnie Gan has more.


Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome 2016: City celebrates the contribution of international students

BE at the heart of the action this Saturday at the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome, and celebrate the city’s cultural diversity with thousands of other international students. Lunnie Gan has more.


The Weekender: March 18 – 20

HEAR the crowd roar over Formula 1 race cars, indulge in the best blooms, flick off one hour of light and haul some vintage gems. Lunnie Gan has you covered this weekend.

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J-Pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu returns to Australia

JAPANESE pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will perform in Sydney and Melbourne this June! Clara Ng has the details on how what you can expect and where to secure tickets.


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