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The Weekender: April 10 – 12

Echo Chen

Thu Apr 09 2015

Melbourne international comedy festival

STIMULATE your body, mind and soul this weekend by working up a sweat at the Women’s Bike Ride, reflecting on city life through a photography exhibition, and letting Asia’s best comedians tickle your funny bone. Echo Chen has more. 

Comedy Zone Asia
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12 (Fri – Sat 7pm, Sun 6pm); Regent Room, Melbourne Town Hall

For the first time, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has brought home some of the best comedians from Asia.

Come have a good laugh and discover a new world of Asian comedy culture, with 75-minute shows by popular comedians from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

Students under 26 are entitled to a $10-off concession price $19.80, so invite friends to enjoy a laugh-out-loud evening with you!

For more information and to buy tickets, head to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival website.

Exhibition: At Dusk, Under the Clocks
Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12; City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall

The photography exhibition At Dusk, Under the Clocks showcases Angus O’Callaghan, a former high school teacher’s photographic works of the Melbourne city more than 40 years ago.

Embark on a journey back to good old Melbourne from 1968-71 through the images shot at dusk. O’Callaghan’s camera captures the architecture, street scenes and human faces that are unique to the city.

You may find in the photographs some everyday places that you have passed without noticing their beauty, and rediscover the nostalgic charm of Melbourne’s city.

Held at the City Gallery (see video above), the exhibition is open untilApril 21.

For more information, head to the City of Melbourne website.

Bridge Road Film Festival
Saturday, April 11 (5.30pm – 7.30pm); Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Rd, Richmond)

Starting this weekend till the end of June, catch a free movie every Saturday at Richmond Town Hall. It’s all part of the Bridge Road Film Festival 2015, showcasing a selection of big screen classics.

The first film to be featured this Saturday is The Castle, a comedy that won the Australian Movie of the Year in 1998.

For those new to Richmond, Bridge Rd is also a destination for shoppers looking to nab some quality finds at bargain prices, so why not head down a little earlier and see what gems you can find?

For those coming from the city, the 75 tram from Flinders St or the 48 tram from Collins St will take you down Bridge Rd.

To register for your free tickets, head to the Bridge Road Film Festival website.

The Women’s Ride
Sunday, April 12 (throughout the day); Inner suburbs and CBD, Melbourne

Ladies, here’s a healthy way to spend the weekend. The Women’s Ride is a riding day designed for women. Take part in a variety of riding events throughout the day, whether you are a beginner or experienced on wheels.

Rides include theSt Kilda to Docklands Returnfor beginners to easily ride along the bayside trail down to the city. For the adventurous, join a treasure hunt on wheels and relax with yoga after cycling in the Adventure Ride.

For more information and to register, visit The Women’s Ride website