Oz Comic-Con 2012 event. Image: Leif Wilsan, all rights reserved.

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Pop culture has never looked so cool

After enormous success in previous years, Oz Comic-Con is gearing up for a stellar event in 2014. Juliana Mare has this years’ superstar guest line-up.

Photo: Rachel Furolo

The Weekender: March 21 – 23

ARTS and culture are all around Melbourne this weekend; moreso than usuall! Watch people brand themselves as part of the Festival of Live Art, indulge your high fashion side at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, get some styling tips at Salon Melbourne or have authentic Turkish experience at Queen Victoria Market. Sarah Khazaal has you covered this weekend.

Image: University of Salford via Flickr

The Weekender: February 14 – 16

GET inspired by the graphic design fair Supergraph, check out an awesome DJ set in Brunswick, grab a beer and a bite at The Wharf Hotel or get out of the CBD and visit the Yarraville Festival. Daniel Driscoll has you covered for the weekend!

Photo: Jenny Ryan via Flickr

The Weekender: February 7 – 9

LEARN about the technology available to produce an amazing new generation art, take a step back in time with indigenous net weaving, visit the Harmonious Youth Participation Festival, or indulge your taste buds at the Flour Market. Sarah Khazaal has you covered this weekend.

Feel free to wear your finest kimono or yukata on the day! Photo: Supplied

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2014

THE Japanese Summer Festival is on this February bringing colourful ‘Yukata’ summer Kimonos, tantalising ‘matsuri’ holiday foods and the ‘Bon Dance’ to Melbourne. Sol Ahn shares what visitors can expect at this year’s festival.

The Bell Laboratory Members with their instruments

Melbourne Music Week 2013

WITH an eclectic mix of music being showcased at this year’s Melbourne Music Week, Sarah Khazaal looks at the highlights of the week-long celebrations.

Photo: The Age Good Food Month's Facebook Page

The Weekender: November 1 – 3

CELEBRATE Malaysian culture, participate in Good Food Month, honour the dead or explore the world of James Bond. There’s plenty to do and see this weekend as Estella Koh explains.

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Armageddon Expo 2013

POP culture enthusiasts rejoice! Armageddon Expo 2013 returns this weekend, offering fans a chance to indulge their nerdier side. Sarah Khazaal has the details.


The Weekender: October 11 – 13

LEARN how to be an entrepreneur, shop for independently made art and jewellery or celebrate Malaysian culture. Elizabeth Yick fills you in with what’s on this weekend.


Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2013

FROM abortion issues to jewel thieves, the Melbourne leg of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival promises a line-up of engaging films featuring real issues and real people. Sarah Khazaal chooses her highlights from the festival.


Singapore Day arrives in Sydney

FOR the first time ever, Singapore Day touches down in Sydney. Sol Ahn finds out how Singaporeans living or studying abroad can reconnect with their home country.

Get a litre of German beer (and more!) in you this Friday at Oktoberfest 2013, Photo: Karl Baron via Flickr

The Weekender: October 4 – 6

CATCH a few Italian films, shop for independently made apparel and knick-knacks or let loose with Oktoberfest. Hieu Chau gives you the run down with what’s on this weekend.


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