The Weekender: April 5 – 7
WELCOME to April! Join in the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome, watch an exciting dragon boat race, or pick up some new dance moves this weekend. Diane Leow fills you in.
Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome
Saturday, April 6 – Queensbridge Square, Southbank
The Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome celebrates the diversity of Melbourne’s student population – and you’re welcome to join in! Look forward to roving entertainers, interactive activities and information stalls so you can get to know your city a little better. We’ll have a stall there too, so look out for us!
For more information, Meld reporter Jessica-Anne Lyons has this year’s highlights.
Melbourne International Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, April 7 – Victoria Harbour
Join in the action and watch as various teams from across Victoria battle it out on the waterways for the title of State Champion this Sunday. An all-day event, the Melbourne International Dragon Boat Festival promises to be uber exciting, with activities on and off the water. Watch a traditional lion dance performance, take part in the “dotting of the eyes” ceremony, and look on with intrigue as the “flowers on the water” ceremony takes place during lunchtime. Who knows, you might want to join a team and you just might be competing at next year’s race! More information is available online.
Colour Box Studio
Until April 6
Colour Box Studio is a pop-up space for creative people to gather, focusing on SELF – sustainable, ethical, local fashion. Their pop-up shop will be featuring the work of Melbourne’s fashion creatives. From unique pouches to handmade silk-print scarves, you’re in for a treat. For more information, head over to their website.
1st Friday Dance Club
Friday, April 5 – Queensbridge Square, Southbank
Looking to pick up some dance moves from skilled dancers without breaking the bank? Head down to Southbank every first Friday of the month and you can do just that! This Friday, it’s time for “poppin’ and lockin'” and “voguing” by some of Melbourne’s hottest dance artists. The area is known for dance, and every Friday night it comes alive with people of all ages and levels learning a new genre of dance. The evening starts at 6pm and concludes by about 8 (weather permitting), so do head down and get moving!