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The Weekender: July 29 – 31

PARTY with purpose in Fitzroy, celebrate Christmas in July in Malvern, see what amazing wonders the Melbourne Observatory has or see something at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Justin Lim has you covered this weekend!

Image by : Hanoi Hannah

The Weekender: July 22 – 24

ROCK up to Fed Square in your comfiest pyjamas, shop around for some of the best local designs, mix fro-yo with Vietnamese hawker food or experience snow at Docklands. Samantha Chew has you covered this weekend!


ACMI’s Retrolympiad: Celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics with retro video games

CELEBRATE the Olympic spirit in retro gaming fashion at ACMI’s one-night only Retrolympiad! Justin Lim spoke to ACMI producer Emily Siddons to learn more about the unique event.

Image: Suitcase Rummage Facebook

The Weekender: July 15 – 17

CELEBRATE Bastille Day, explore the wonders of Peruvian music and food or shop at the markets at Suitcase Rummage and The Village Square Pop Up Sunday Market. Justin Lim details your weekend sorted.

Photo via Melbourne Magic Festival website.

The Weekender: July 8 – 10

BROWSE around Little Sparrow Market at Federation Square, spend Christmas in July at Luna Park, tour the world food trucks and crafty designs at the Big Bayside & Peninsula Design Market or suspend your belief at the Melbourne Magic Festival. Haylee Han brings your highlights for this weekend.

Photo via Winter Treats Facebook Event page

The Weekender: July 1 – 3

HAVE some Winter Treats in the Wilson Botanic Park, enjoy an adults-only day at Inflatable World, shop around at the Melbourne Mystery Market or honour the brave troops at the Reserve Forces Day Parade. Natalie has your guide for the weekend.


The Weekender: June 24 – 26

PERUSE some art in the CBD, chill out with some yoga in Footscray, pick up a rarity in Carlton or check out the latest tech in Southbank. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend….


FTW: 2016 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

SEE what Nordic delights await you at this year’s 2016 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival as Justin Lim breaks down this year’s program and has the details on how you can win one of…

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Carlton Harmony Celebration 2016

DON’T miss the chance to celebrate Melbourne’s multicultural communities in Carlton when the Carlton Harmony Celebration kicks off on Friday, June 24. Justin Lim has the details.


Melbourne International Animation Festival 2016

ANOTHER round of quality animation arrives at ACMI with the 2016 edition of the Melbourne International Animation Festival. Yulia Sotnikova has the details of this film festival.

Photo: Chrissamuel via Flickr

The Weekender: June 17 – 19

LIGHT up the streets of Belgrave, dive into a history book sale, celebrate the contributions of refugees in your local community or see what Australian woodturning is all about. Justin Lim has your highlights for the weekend.


The Weekender: June 10 – 12

CATCH a circus act in Prahran, sample a taste of Asia in Preston, nourish your spirit in Southbank or enjoy some Portuguese culture at the Queen Vic Market. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.


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