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The Weekender: November 2 – 4

Diane Leow

Thu Nov 01 2012


THIS weekend start growing a moustache, go crazy playing pinball, take part in Hamer Hall’s birthday bash or go on a self-guided history tour of the Queen Victoria Market. Diane Leow has the deets.

Throughout November

If you notice a sudden increase in moustaches around the city this month, don’t be alarmed – it’s mostly part of the Movember movement. Its aim is to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, especially prostate cancer and male mental health. You can participate in a number of ways by registering at You can start growing a Mo, support a mate who’s growing one (girls, you can do this too!), or take part in one of many events throughout Movember. Watch the video above or click through to their website for more details.

Pinball Faith
Friday, 2 November – South Melbourne

Need to release some steam this weekend? Want to go crazy at a video arcade? Look no further: grab a couple of friends and head down to Pinball Faith. Pay an entry fee of $25, get free flow pizza and snacks for the entire night, and go crazy on pinball machines and arcade games which have all been set on free play.

Step it up a notch and join in on their pinball competitions for cash prizes or a glittering trophy! Details are on their website here.

Ever dreamed of taking a bow on a world-class stage? This weekend's your chance! Photo: Fernando de Sousa via Flickr

Hamer Hall’s 30th Birthday Open Day
Sunday, 4 November – Arts Centre Melbourne

If you’re in for a dose of culture this weekend, the Arts Centre invites you to Hamer Hall’s 30th Birthday Open Day. If you’ve ever dreamed of taking the stage on a world-class platform, this is your chance!

Take part in a free tour, listen in on a talk about Hamer Hall’s history and recent redevelopment, or catch an artistic short film. Or take it outdoors and have a stroll by the Yarra, and head to the Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market. Be entertained by Balkan Brass Orchestra Opa!, or indulge the child in you and grab a balloon from the balloon man.

For more information, head on to their website here.

Take a self-guided history tour of the Queen Victoria Market this weekend. Photo: Alpha via Flickr

Queen Victoria Market Self-Guided Heritage Trail

The Queen Victoria Market is a Melbournian institution for locals and tourists alike. Perhaps you’re already familiar with the different sections and have your favourite butcher, but want to know more about what goes on behind the façade that makes Queen Victoria Market the icon that it is today.

Download a self-guided tour brochure and take a trip to the Market with a different perspective this weekend!