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The Weekender: August 31 – September 2

Luke Henriques-Gomes

Thu Aug 30 2012


THIS weekend, get out of your PJs, turn off that TV and live a little! Why not head to a medieval battleground, watch some face-melting rock ‘n’ roll, or maybe even learn how to ‘upcycle’ your old clothes. Luke Henriques-Gomes tells you how.

Veg Out St Kilda Farmers Market
Saturday, September 1 – Peanut Farm Reserve, St Kilda

If your fridge is looking a little barren at the moment, maybe it’s time to go grocery shopping. At this point you have two options. You could stand in a ridiculously long line at the supermarket, or, you can run along to the St Kilda Farmers Market and pick up some fresh produce straight from Victorian farmers. As well as organic fruit and veggies, there’s also plenty of wine and cheese on offer. Check out the video above to see what it’s all about.

Friday, August 31 – Princes Park, Parkville

Ever wished World of Warcraft was real? If so, get out from behind the computer and down to Princes Park, where all your fantasy violence dreams can come true. We’re talking full on hand-to-hand combat (with foam swords of course) as Parkville is transformed into an enormous battleground. The battles begin at nightfall  (or 6.30pm) and your first fight is only two gold pieces (exactly $2). If you want to know more, the Swordcraft website will answer your questions.

Tatau: Explore the art of tattoo
Until Sunday, September 2 – Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria

Thinking of getting a tattoo? Before you do, make sure you hit up the Ian Potter Centre and check out Tatau: Explore the art of tattoo. Covering tattoo history, practices, techniques and fashions, this exhibition is the perfect place to get inspiration for your first (or latest) ink. You might just learn something about this ancient practice too. The NGV website has more information.

Upcycle & Stitch: Funky Knickers
Saturday, September 1 – Council of Adult Education

Do you have tons of old clothing lying around the house? If you’ve got basic sewing skills, the folks at the Council of Adult Education can help you turn those scraggly t-shirts into a brand spanking new pair of knickers. It’ll save you money and by ‘upcycling’, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment. To find out more and book a place in the workshop, visit the CAE website.


Yah Yah’s 4th Birthday
Sunday, September 2 – Yah Yah’s

Believers in good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll will be at Yah Yah’s Sunday night, as the renowned rock venue celebrates its fourth birthday. Geelong boys The Frowning Clouds will bring their dirty 60s blues to the party, while You Am I guitarist and local music royalty Davey Lane will also hit the Yah Yah’s stage. With The Bowers and The Ronson Hangup also part of a huge line up, expect an onslaught of rough and ready guitar pop. You can snap up tickets from OzTix for under 20 bucks.