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The Weekender: November 15 – 17

Estella Koh

Thu Nov 14 2013


DISCOVER the art of Malaysia, enjoy Melbourne’s culinary palette, celebrate Hispanic-Latin American culture or participate in Melbourne Music Week. There’s plenty to do and see this weekend as Estella Koh writes.

Arts Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne : Discover Malaysia Art
November 11 – 18; MiFA Events (Level 1, Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000)

Discover art through the eyes of Malaysian contemporary artists this weekend at MiFA Events on Collins Street.

In promotion of Malaysian contemporary art in the heart of Melbourne, 30 artists will showcase their creativity, bringing together this first-of-its kind art exhibition.

Bringing Malaysian contemporary art to Melbourne, the showcase is definitely not to be missed by art lovers and collectors as some of the pieces from the exhibit will be up for sale.

More information about the exhibition can be found at our report on it by Joanna Robin. Alternatively, you can find out more about it from their page on That’s Melbourne.

Taste of Melbourne
November 14 – 17; Pelican Lawn, Albert Park

Returning to Albert Park this year is the Taste of Melbourne food festival. A foodie heaven for all, there will be a galore of treats with more than 15 of Melbourne’s latest and hottest restaurants showcasing iconic dishes on their special menu.

Attend master classes and have free sample tastings, experience the cooking magic of Masterchef Australia’s Season 4 finalist Julia Taylor and acquire food knowledge from Country Kitchen all at Taste of Melbourne!

The four days of the festival will only set you back $25 for advance tickets. If you’d rather purchase tickets at the door, it will cost $30 instead.

Check out the video above to see highlights from last year’s Taste of Melbourne to get an idea of what you can expect to see this year.

For more information about this delectable festival, visit the festival’s official website.

Hispanic-Latin American Festival
November 17 – 18; Johnston St, Fitzroy, 3065

Running in its 34th year, the two-day Hispanic-Latin American Festival celebrates the Hispanic-Latin American culture with a power-packed lineup of activities and entertainment.

The outdoor festival includes a wide selection of food stalls, free dance classes, musical and dance performances and other such festivities.

Rich in culture and the arts, the festival promises to be a vibrant and dynamic weekend for people of all ages.

For a detailed look at the program, head on over to the Hispanic-Latin American Festival’s official website to learn more.

Melbourne Music Week
November 15 – 23; Various locations

With many of the lineups exclusive to Melbourne, the Melbourne Music Week sees the collaboration of many creative industries to carefully curate a a program dedicated to honouring the power of music.

Anticipate more than 100 events with 230 artists and 75 event partners across almost 60 unique locations across the city.

For a more detailed report on what to see, check out what our reporter Sarah Khazaal recommends students should see. Alternatively, you can have a look at Melbourne Music Week’s official website to download the full programme.