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The Weekender April 4 – 6

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Apr 03 2014


SEE some outrageous moves at Wresleclash, get some fitness and nutrition advice at the Exhibition Centre, pick up something different at the Hawthorn Craft Market, or sample some Swiss culture at Queensbridge Square. With so much on offer, Daniel Driscoll keeps you in the know this weekend.

Friday, April 4 (7 pm), 1000 Pound Bend (361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

Are you ready to rumble? Wrestleclash comes out fighting at 1000 Pound Bend this Friday! These live pro-wrestlers love a theme, and this month the talent is going All American. Expect outrageous costumes, comedy and plenty of stars and stripes. This is the one show where absolutely anything can happen and usually does!

The Main Event will see the debut of Mr America as he throws the smackdown on his nemesis, also making his debut, “The Mad Man from the Middle East”, Ali Akbar Hussain. A hero himself in his home country, this man hates one thing and one thing only, the United States of America.

Get down to 1000 Pound Bend to cheer for the Hero or boo the hell of the Heel!

Tickets $25 on the door.

For more info head to Wresleclash’s site

Australian Fitness & Health Expo
Saturday, April 5 – Sunday, April 6 (9.30 am – 5.30 pm), Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (1 Clarendon Street, South Wharf)

The Australian Fitness and Health Expo, the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere comes to Melbourne for the first time in its 25 year history. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo has lots on offer and not just for those into fitness. Check out world class events, fitness demos and stock up on the latest fitness equipment, apparel, sports nutrition and supplements from over 250 exhibitors offering great show-only specials.

Exhibitions will include the Victorian Jiu Jitsu State Championships, withup to 1,000 athletes competing during the Expo in what is considered the largest and fastest growing Jiu Jitsu event in Australia. Also on show are the Australian Boxing Championships, Australian Raw Powerlifting Championships, the International Pacific Powerlifting Invitational and CrossFit Challenges. Meet Alistair Overeem, the only fighter in combat sport to hold a world title in both MMA and Kickboxing at the same time. Get the latest in sports nutrition, supplements and high performance training aids

If you feel like participating when you’re there, the expo has three Endurance challenges to test your fitness level, the Musashi Vertical Challenge, Versa Climber Challenge and Concept2 SkiErg Challenge, with prizes on offer for the winners.

With so much on offer over the two days, it’s not to be missed!

For more info head to the Fitness Expo’s site

Melbourne Swiss Festival 2014
Sunday, April 6, (11 am – 4 pm), Queensbridge Square (1A Queensbridge Street, Southbank, Melbourne)

Groups and organisations representing all four languages and areas of Switzerland will take part in the Swiss Festival 2014, where the Swiss community showcases its unique culture and traditions. The Swiss Festival is held annually in Melbourne and is the main event for all Swiss groups located in Victoria.

The day will be filled with Swiss singing, yodelling and  dancing as well as the Guggemusig (a carnival brass-band) and Kiwi Yodellers from Auckland, New Zealand will be joining the festival for the first time.

Stalls will be presenting Swiss products and services as well as tasty Swiss food and Swiss wine. Head along to this free event and sample some of the exquisite Swiss cuisine while filling your bags with wonderful Swiss goodies.

For more info head to the Swiss Festival’s site or their Facebook page.

Hawthorn Craft Market
Sunday, April 6 (10 am – 3 pm) City of Boroondara, Parkview Room, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

The Hawthorn Craft Market is one of Melbourne’s oldest and best maker’s markets. Held on the first Sunday each month, it has been running for over 30 years. The market sells a wide range of individually designed and handcrafted items including jewellery, clothes, cards, accessories, homewares, toys, beauty products,  food and plants which in some cases cannot be found elsewhere. It’s easy to get to and free to enter so get over to the market. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday while the weather’s still decent.

For more information head to the Market’s site or their Facebook page.