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The Weekender: July 18 – 20

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Jul 17 2014

Adam Liaw

ENJOY a free cooking lesson at the Queen Victoria Market, watch some amazing projections in Fitzroy, sample a taste of Peruvian culture at Docklands or learn about the history of the undergarment in Bendigo. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

Free Cooking Lesson with Adam Liaw at the Queen Victoria Market
Friday, July 18 (11.0oam – 2 pm); Queen Victoria Market (65 – 159 Victoria St, Melbourne)

Head down to the Queen Victoria Market for a free cooking lesson with chef and host of SBS’ Destination Flavour, Adam Liaw. Adam will be demonstrating how to prepare seasonal winter recipes.

You’ll get to enjoy a taste of what he cooks and also receive free recipe cards while you’re there. The demonstrations are at 11.00am, 12.00pm & 1.00pm.

The best part is there’s no bookings required!

For more information, head to the Queen Victoria Market’s site.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival
Friday, July 18 –  Sunday, July 27 (6.00pm – 12.00am); (Gertrude St, Fitzroy)


The Gertrude Street Projection Festival will light up Fitzroy yet again. The festival is put on by the Gertrude Association, a not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to exhibiting contemporary new media.

Thirty sites on Gertrude Street will light up with dazzling, colourful light shows by projection artists and community groups.

In addition to lighting projections, a program of documentary screenings, album launches, parties and industry panels are also part of festivities.

With a program this active, there’s no excuse to be bored over the 10-day festival !

For more information, head to the Gertrude Street Projection Festival’s site.

Melbourne Peruvian Festival
Saturday, July 19 (11.00am – 11.00pm); (120 Pearl River Rd, Docklands)

The Melbourne Peruvian Festival is back for its third year, taking over Docklands for a day of fun, food and music.

The festival aims to showcase and promote Peruvian culture by giving visitors a sample of the food, dress and music of the Peruvian people.

There will be numerous food stalls serving delicious Peruvian cuisine to satiate your taste buds.

Its lineup of traditional dancing and music accompanied by Peruvian folklore dancing and Latino bands, as well as craft stalls with traditional Peruvian creations, give visitors a taste of the sights and sounds of Peruvian culture.

Check out the sites and sounds, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the day!

More on the Melbourne Peruvian Festival can be found at the event’s official Facebook page.

Undressed: 350 Years of Fashion in Underwear
Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, October 26 (10.00am – 5.00pm); Bendigo Art Gallery (42 View St, Bendigo, Victoria)

The Bendigo Art Gallery presents Undressed: 350 Years of Fashion in Underwear direct from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The exhibition features underwear from 1750 up to to the present day and looks at the secret history of underwear and its function in decorating and manipulating the human body.

On display will be a range of garments including corsets, petticoats, hoops and padded underpinnings, showing just how technologically complex and elaborate such undergarments could get throughout history.

Make a day of it check out what else Bendigo has to offer while you’re there!

More on the Undressed exhibition can be found at Bendigo Art Gallery’s website.