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The Weekender: August 15 – 17

Daniel Driscoll

Thu Aug 14 2014

Ukrainian Festival

FIND some career advice at the Exhibition Centre, Wander around a market in Chinatown, catch up and coming DJs in the city or learn a little more about Ukrainian culture at Fed Square. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

Melbourne Career Expo
Friday, August 15 (10.00am – 3.00pm) – Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17 (10.00am – 4.00pm); Melbourne Exhibition Centre (1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne)

The Melbourne Career Expo is on at the Exhibition Centre and is the largest and most comprehensive careers event in Australia.

The Expo contains 200 exhibitors from some of the biggest employers in Australia and covers a range of career opportunities from employment to education, trades, corporate and professional sectors.

Find information on courses, training, apprenticeships and trainee-ships. The expo is Victoria’s only expo with majoremployers and recruiters. Employment opportunities will be on offer from a number of those employers.

There will be a huge range of free information to look into including seminars, career advice, resume advice and career development workshops.

With so much career information under one roof, this is an event not to be missed for looking to take that next step in their career.

For more info, head to the Career Expo’s site and make sure you grab your free ticket.

Winter Market in Chinatown
Friday, August 15 (4.00pm – 10.00pm); (Heffernan Lane,Chinatown, Melbourne)

Chinatown is celebrating Winter with a traditional market. Hawker-style stalls will tempt the taste buds with a delicious assortment of Chinese food including dumplings, rice, noodles, cakes and more.

Souvenir stalls will have an assortment of goodies to peruse and buy.

The Chinatown site also has discount coupons on offer for winter so head over to the site and check them out before you head out to the market!

For discount coupons in Chinatown and more info head to the Market’s site.

Your Shot DJ Competition
Saturday, August 16 – Sunday, August 17 (1.00pm – 10.00pm); Royal Melbourne Hotel (629 Bourke St, Melbourne)

The Melbourne leg of the Your Shot Competition is on at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. The round the clock event will showcase some of the top headline DJs from Australia, as well as the best in up-and-coming talent. The competition will see 76 contestants hit the decks for the biggest set of their lives so far!

Contestants will give it their all in the hopes of taking home the title of ‘Your Shot’ champion and the ultimate prize of a set at Stereosonic Music Festival 2014 as well as being flown overseas to perform at Paradise Club Mykonos and more!

Head out for a great night and catch a huge selection of up and comers before they get big!

Tickets are $20 on the door.

Head to the Your Shot website or Facebook page for more info.

Ukrainian Festival
Sunday, August 17 (12.00pm – 4.00pm); Deakin Edge, Federation Square (Corner Flinders St and Swantston St, Melbourne)

The Ukrainian Festival at Fed Square will give you a sample of what Ukrainian culture has to offer.

The festival will be celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. It also commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s most praised poet and artist whose life and legacy are especially valued for the spirit of freedom that are portrayed in his works.

You’ll find the festivities at Deakin Edge where you can enjoy a rich tapestry Ukraine’s history and heritage with spectacular Cossack dancing, choral singing and folk music.

Visit the educational exhibits and displays, explore the rich tradition of embroidery and other tactile arts and enjoy some of Ukraine’s national cuisine.

For more info head to Fed Square’s site.