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The Weekender: June 13 – 15

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Jun 12 2014

FIFA World Cup Carnival

GROOVE to the music at Gallery One Three, witness a world record attempt at Fed Square, watch the World Cup kick off at Flinders Street or enjoy music from around the world in Fitzroy. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

The Smoking Owl
Friday, June 13 (7.00pm – 11.00pm); Gallery One Three (Unit 7 – 8, 13 Somerset Place, Melbourne)

Head over to Gallery One Three for this new free night, The Smoking OwlJack May will be pumping out the music, accompanied by live vocalist Oliver May. They fuse Georgian choral music with Four to the Floor Beats and will have you moving in the downstairs gallery.

In the upstairs gallery, feel free to sign your name to a Garrett Huxley interactive piece made from painters’ canvas to protest laws that discriminate against LGBT communities worldwide.  

There will also be masks available to add to the atmosphere on the night!

For more info head to the venue’s Facebook page.

Longest Team BBQ Ever
Friday, June 13 (7.00am) – Saturday, June 14 (1.00pm); Fed Square Ampitheatre (Corner Flinders St and Swanston St, Melbourne)

The Beehive Foundation will be attempting  to break the Guinness Book of Records’ Longest Team BBQ at Fed Square, which currently sits at 28 hours.

Head over to this free event and check out their efforts during this marathon barbeque event as they bring this world record back to Australia.

Enjoy breakfast or a snag right from the foundation’s grill and enjoy the continuous live entertainment showcasing local bands and DJ’s.

All money raised will go to the delivery of the Foundation’s programs through junior sporting clubs, community centres and schools across Victoria.

For more info head to the Foundation’s site

World Cup Carnival
Saturday, June 14 (4.30am – 11.00am); 524 Flinders Street (524 Flinders Street, Melbourne)

Melbourne is mad for the World Cup and the city will come alive with venues open from crazy hours. Why not celebrate with a pint in your hand and a couple hundred other supporters going nuts for the biggest game in the world.

524 Flinders Street kicks off the carnival with two live matches from 4.30 am. Holland take on Spain with a 5.00am kick off in the first of two matches. At 8.00am, the Socceroos take on Chile in what is sure to be the most lively experience you’ll see in Melbourne!

The venue will have live music and entertainment to keep you going. Cheap drinks will be available and a food truck will be on site!

Grab your tickets and join in the fun as Melbourne parties like it’s 1999 for a month!

For more info and to book tickets head to the venue’s Facebook page.

Emerge Festival Main Event
Sunday, June 15 (12 pm – 5 pm); Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier St, Fitzroy)

Get down to the Fitzroy Town Hall for a day of free multicultural celebration at the Emerge Festival Main Event. Enjoy three stages of music from around the world and a vibrant cultural marketplace as Napier Street gets closed off for an all-day block party.

Dance to traditional sounds from all around the globe while enjoying the aromas wafting through the air from an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Taste some authentic food from a multitude of countries being served up at stalls around the event.

There will also be free cultural workshops, storytelling circles, henna tattoos and hair braiding if you need a break from dancing.

For a day of fun, dance and multicultural celebration, get down to this unique event!

For more info head to the festival’s site.