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The Weekender: May 16 – 18

Daniel Driscoll

Thu May 15 2014

Emerge in the West Festival

LISTEN to some jazz in the City of Stonnington, get your retro on at the Royal Exhibition Building, experience some African culture in Footscray or pick up something handmade in Carlton.Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

Stonnington Jazz 2014
Thursday, May 15 – Sunday, May 25; Various venues across the City of Stonnington

Head down to the south-east suburbs this weekend to get a taste of Stonnington Jazz, a yearly jazz festival returning for its ninth year.

Featuring 100% Australian jazz talent, the festival will see jazz played at some of Stonnington’s iconic venues including Chapel off Chapel in Prahran and the Malvern Town Hall in Malvern.

The 11-day festival will see both original acts and tribute shows played throughout from some of Australia’s leading jazz musicians including the country’s best known jazz musician, James Morrison, who’ll be performing with his sons William and Harry in the James Morrison Inheritance.

Tribute shows will include The David Rex Quartet exploring the music of the great Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley in the aptly named show Cannon BallChris McNulty and 2012 ARIA Award winner Sarah McKenzie both return home for the festival as well and and are a must see.

Get your groove on and go check out some seriously good Australian jazz talent!

For more info check out Stonnington Jazz’s official website for more details.

The Love Vintage and Retro Fair
Friday, May 16 (5.30pm), Saturday May 17 (10.00am), Sunday May 18 (10.00am); Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)

The Love Vintage & Retro Fair is bringing the best dealers in vintage, retro clothing, fashion accessories, textiles, jewellery, homewares, furniture and collectables, all together under one roof at the Royal Exhibition Building.

As you’re shopping for one-off vintage pieces and checking out fashion parades, light entertainment will be provided with performances by Australia’s hottest retro style singing trio The Pacific Belles (who will be performing live each day).

Visitors to the fair will have also have the opportunity to meet Nathan Page, aka Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, star of ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, who will be on stage to answer questions about the show.

In addition, you can learn more about vintage style in free workshops with expert presenters.

Get your retro on and get down to the Love Vintage and Retro Fair to rock out and pick up some cool pieces over this three day event!

For more information on the Love Vintage and Retro Fair, visit the event’s website.

Emerge in the West Festival in Footscray
Saturday, May 17 (12.00pm – 5.0p0pm); Nicholson and Irving Street, Footscray

If the western suburbs are more your thing, Footscray will be hosting the Emerge in the WestFestival which will see Footscray’s Nicholson Street come alive with a massive street party.

Celebrating the suburb’s emerging and remarkable new cultures and talents, the festival will feature African communities that have made Maribyrnong their home. These various facets of the African continent will showcase performances that will commemorate UNESCO’S World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

The festival’s lively marketplace will allow visitors a chance to tour the local restaurants on Nicholson and Irving Streets where cultural stages for African storytelling, song and spoken word from various African countries will be spotlighted.

Head out west and enjoy a day of rhythm and food!

For more information about the event, head to the Emerge in the West Festival’s site.

North Carlton Pop-Up Market
Saturday, May 17 (10.00am – 3.00pm), St Michael’s Hall (Corner of McIlwraith and MacPherson St, North Carlton)

Image: McKay Savage via Flickr

Image: McKay Savage via Flickr

Get along to the North Carlton Pop-up Market and discover a great selection of vintage clothes, vintage inspired terrariums and potted plants, a huge selection of candles, jewellery created by local artists, handmade cards and much, much more this weekend!

The market celebrates the local arts community and provides a unique arena for local talent to showcase their crafted products.

Get down to Carlton and pick up something unique this Saturday! This is a free event.

For information on the event, head to the market’s site.