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The Weekender: 22 – 24 June

Catherine May

Thu Jun 21 2012

Melbourne International Animation Festival

COMICS market, high tea at the movies, animation, and food glorious food. What better way to celebrate the end of exams! Catherine May fills you in. 

Comics Market
Saturday June 24, From 10am, Carnegie Library and Community Centre
Okay, so Carnegie isn’t exactly in the centre of town but if you’re into comics then it might be worth hopping on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line. The event promises a flea market style layout showcasing a range of Australian independent comics. It’s free entry and the event is rated PG so there should be something for everyone. More information can be found on the Glen Eira City Council website. And if you’re really interested, they’re also running a Manga workshop on Sunday!


High Tea at the Movies
June 23-24, 3-6pm, Cinema Nova, Lygon Street
Want to celebrate the end of exams with something a bit fancier than a film with popcorn and a frozen coke? Cinema Nova has got the idea that some people enjoy the finer things in life and is combining the simple pleasure of a great film with a selection of finger food and a drink of your choice for $39. The Danish film ‘A Royal Affair’ is being shown this weekend with French film ‘The Chef’ also being screened but instead of finger food, diners can enjoy a full three course meal for $59. Ticket information can be found on Cinema Nova’s website.

Melbourne International Animation Festival
Until June 24, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Events for this year’s MIAF have been taking place since last Sunday, but this weekend, films from around the globe will be shown. European, Asian and American shorts are are being shown alongside local films with a special showcase of Japanese work on Sunday at 4pm. Also worth a mention is Saturday’s Late Night Bizarre kicking off at 9.30pm which will be showing an array of 18+ animations for those wanting to see a bit of sex and violence. The full program of events can be found on the MIAF website.

The Roast Collection
Until July 1, Around Town
With the weather getting colder and barbecue season a distant memory, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival has encouraged restaurants around the city to put on events and special menus highlighting the beauty of a roast. But it’s not all Yorkshire puddings and gravy, restaurants are offering Pan-Asian, French and Argentinian style roasts amongst other cuisines. Prices vary quite drastically, so take a look at the Melbourne Food & Wine website to see what takes your fancy.


Yunyu – Twisted Tales
Friday June 22, 8pm, Revolver Upstairs, Chapel St
Former Triple J Unearthed winner Yunyu is teaming up with manga artist Queenie Chan and a whole host of animators to create a multimedia music experience. There’ll be futurist pop, a seven piece band and a unique take on fairytales with visual art to accompany the music. Tickets are $15 on the door but slightly cheaper if you book online in advance. For more information about the event go to Yunyu’s website.