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The Weekender: September 25 – 27

Hieu Chau

Thu Sep 24 2015


LEARN something new, enact change for young people everywhere, celebrate Chinese culture or catch back-to-back screenings of Mean Girls and Clueless. Hieu Chau gives you the highlights for this totally ‘fetch’ weekend. 

Saturday, September 26 (10.30am – 1.00pm) | Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre (251 Faraday St, Carlton)


Teach Anything Good Day returns once again for a productive day of learning!

This Saturday, pick up new skills or learn something new by taking classes in cookings, financial trading, creative drawing, dancing and coping with difficult people!

By registering at TAG Day’s Eventbrite page, you can attend any four classes of your choice.

For more information about TAG Day, visit its official website to see what other events are available.

Unleashed Festival
September 21 – 26 (Various times) | Federation Square (Corner Flinders St & Swanston St)


If you’re a big thinker with ideas that can potentially change the way young people interact with the world around them, head down to the Unleashed Festival to learn how you can become part of change in your community.

As part of the festival, this weekend you can visit the Changemakers Marketplace, a space for festival goers to meet other likeminded people, purchase goods and interact with organisations who support young people; engage with the Speaker Series to learn more about the young innovators making change in the world today; or catch a few films created by young people for young people on Federation Square’s big outdoors screen.

Hosted by the Foundation for Young Australians, the Unleashed Festival looks to make an impact on the lives of young people everywhere.

For more information about Unleashed, head over to the festival’s website

Moon Cake Festival 
Sunday, September 27 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | Queen Victoria Market (65 – 159 Victoria St, Melbourne)

Celebrate Chinese culture this weekend by heading down to the Queen Victoria Market and taking part in the Moon Cake Festival!

Promoting abundance and togetherness, the festival aims to raise funds for the Kids with Cancer Charity in a day filled with entertainment and treats.

From lion dancing, traditional Chinese orchestras, noodle-making demonstrations, moon-cake eating competitionsmartial arts performances and a whole variety of other events, there’s plenty to see and do at the Moon Cake Festival this Sunday.

For more information, visit its event page over at the Queen Victoria Market’s website

Mean Girls and Clueless at Astor Theatre
Saturday, September 26 (First feature kicks off at 7.30pm) | The Astor Theatre (Corner Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, St Kilda)


Don’t pretend like you’re sick this Saturday night when Regina George asks you to go see a back-to-back double of Mean Girls and Clueless at the Astor Theatre!

St Kilda’s famed repertory cinema will be screening these two insanely quotable high school classics on Saturday night, offering those who’ve already familarised themselves with these films a chance to relive them on Astor’s giant screen.

For newcomers, it’s an opportunity to see what makes both films so ‘fetch’ in the eyes of pop culture.

It might not be a Wednesday but if you don’t want to commit social suicide, wear pink this Saturday evening and catch Mean Girls and Clueless together for a night of big laughs.

To secure tickets, head over to the Astor Theatre’s official website where you can also find other screenings for other films in its future schedule.