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The Weekender May 30 – June 1

Daniel Driscoll

Thu May 29 2014

Gasolene Muscle Car Expo

INDULGE at the Good Food and Wine Show, get revved up at Gasolene Muscle Car Expo or enjoy some free tunes at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl Well Being Concert. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

Good Food and Wine Show
May 30 – June 1 (10.00am – 6.00pm); Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (1 Convention Place, South Wharf, Melbourne)

Good food and wine show

Australia’s largest and most awarded consumer food and wine exhibition, The Good Food and Wine Show is on again at the Exhibition Centre.

Enjoy some amazing food from some of Australia’s most famous food and wine regions including The Yarra Valley, Barossa and McLaren Vale. Enjoy a drink and rub shoulders with famed sommeliers and vintners at the Riedel Wine Theatre or enjoy a great beer in the Grazing Garden while tucking into wonderful street food with some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks.

Some of Australia’s best known chefs including Matt Moran, Jaques Reymond and Matt Stone will be cooking up a feast at the LifeStyle FOOD Chef’s table. Enjoy a gorgeous three-course tasting prepared live by the chefs and understand the origins of the produce used to create each meal. Enjoy each course with a magnificent Australian wine matched by the chefs to each course.

Improve your culinary skills by taking part in Masterclasses by creatives including Adriano Zumbo in his Zumbarons Masterclass or broaden your horizons with a Beer Lovers Guide’s Introduction to Craft Beer at the Spiegelau Beer Classics Bar. You’ll be impressing your friends in no time!

With so much on offer, this is a food lover’s paradise!

For more info and to book tickets head to the Good Food and Wine Show’s site.

Gasolene Muscle Car Expo
May 30 – June 1 (Times vary); Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)

Get your motor running and head over to The Gasolene Muscle Car Exp0. With more than 140 muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s on display including some truly rare machines, no petrol head should miss this.

Cars from movies, private collections, barn-finds and survivor cars will adorn every part of the Exhibition Building. The Expo will also be showing a special selection of cars from the Mad Max movies you will not see anywhere else in Australia.

Special guests will include Adrian Bennett from the Mad Max Museum in Silverton who will be there to lend his expertise. Mad Max actors and stunt men from Mad Max1 & 2, Sam Newman from The Footy Show and Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee Paul Rogers will be there over the three days.

For more info on the Gasolene Muscle Car Expo head to their site.

Well Being Concert and The Long Walk
Saturday, May 31 (12.00pm – 6.30pm); Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Kings Domain Gardens/Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne) River Terrace, Rear of Federation Square (Corner Swanston St and Flinders St)

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at the Well Being Concert, a free concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl from 12 pm before joining The Long Walk to the MCG.

The concert is a celebration of Indigenous artists featuring Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan, Urthboy, Radical Son, Ellie Lovegrove and Maupower. Aria award winning artist Dan Sultan will headline this excellent show.

After the concert join in The Long Walk as it celebrates its 10th year. The walk originated in 2004 when Aboriginal AFL player Michael Long embarked on a journey walking from Melbourne to Canberra to talk to Prime Minister John Howard about caring for the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Walk with Michael Long to the MCG for the Dreamtime at the ‘G, the annual match dedicated to celebrating the role Australian Rules Football has played in building bridges between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia with a game between Essendon and the Tigers.

The walk leaves the Sidney Myer Music Bowl at 5.30pm and you can join the walk as it passes along River Terrace.

Join in this great event for a wonderful day out.

For more info head to The Long Walk’s site.