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The Weekender: August 12 – 14

Stevi Lee

Thu Aug 11 2016


Take a neon run in Clayton, enjoy some vegetarian delights in Preston, laugh out loud in the city or see the Air Force Band perform live at the Town Hall. Stevi Lee has you covered this weekend!

Winterfest at Monash University
Friday, August 12 (5.00pm – 9.00pm)| Monash Sport Centre (Monash University, Clayton)

Hosted by Monash University, Winterfest is back for its annual event on campus, bringing with it light and music!

Though the event has already kicked off, don’t think that you’re missing out even for a bit! The Light Up the Night Fun Walk/Run, where you get to traverse your way around the new 1km Monash Circuit, will also be happening with participants parading around the circuit in light and neon-coloured paint, transforming the Monash Circuit into a sea of colour.

Registration to take part in the walk/run will only be $2.00 dollars and is to support charitable organisations working with homeless youth.

Meanwhile, the Let it Glow event, which offers food trucks, live entertainment and a fireworks display this Friday at the Clayton campus, is FREE. The fireworks display will kick off around 7.30pm.

More updates and information on the Winterfest can be found at its official website.

The Food Truck Park (Vegetarian and Vegan Weekend)
Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August 14 (Various times) | The Food Truck Park (518 High St, Preston)


Following the huge success of their Vegetarian and Vegan Food Truck event, the Food Truck Park is bringing it back once again! During the three day event, the Vegetarian and Vegan Food Truck Park will be bringing you mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan food that are both ethically accepted and delicious! The image above is from just one of the many vegetarian and vegan food trucks that will be there to feed you.

Why travel all the way to vegan and vegetarian restaurants if they are bringing them to you in one place, right? This is definitely worth a try, even for those who aren’t vegan or vegetarian, because when else are you going to try something new?

More information and updates on The Food Truck Park’s Vegetarian and Vegan weekend can be found on their Facebook page.

Melbourne Comedy’s Rising Stars
Saturday, August 13 (10.00pm – late) | The Butterfly Club (Carson Place, off Little Collins St)

What better way to spend the weekend than by laughing out loud and de-stressing from your assignments. The Butterfly Club is bringing back Melbourne’s hottest line-up of emerging comedians in the state and country!

Local comedian Michael Shafar (RAW Comedy, The Leak, 3 Course Comedy) is bringing the show back with a brand new line-up of Melbourne’s finest comedians. Come and laugh your night away and enjoy the comedy of Australia’s future stars!

More information and tickets can be purchased on their website.

Air Force Band – A Symphony for Fun
Sunday, August 14 (2.00pm – 4.00pm) | Melbourne Town Hall

See the Air Force Band perform live and FREE at the Melbourne Town Hall this Sunday. Widely recognised as a world-class military band, with a proud history of service to the Air Force and the Australian community, the band bases its set of values on respect, excellence, agility, and dedication.

Wishing to deliver a different range of music, including its ‘flagship’ ceremonial chamber ensembles, and drum corps, this is an experience that international students will no doubt appreciate as it allows you the chance to enjoy great music and see more of Australian culture.

Further details for the event can be found on their Facebook page.