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The Weekender: October 7 – 9

Natalie Ng

Thu Oct 06 2016


MARVEL at the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Astor, chow down on some delectable Malaysian dishes, go to a dog-friendly music festival or shop around for vintage wares for spring and summer. Natalie Ng has your weekend covered. 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with The Pelvic Thrusts
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm | The Astor Theatre at 1 Chapel St, St Kilda


“We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey.”

The Astor Theatre, Melbourne’s home of classic film and culture, will once again bring to its screen, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The screening will be accompanied by The Pelvic Thrusts, self-declared as ‘Melbourne’s smuttiest shadowcast’ and if you’ve never been to a Rocky Horror screening, this would be a great opportunity to dive full in. If you’re a fan of Rocky Horror, this would also be the perfect event for you in the lead up to your Halloween celebrations. Go all out or go home!

Dressing up as the characters, singing along to the songs and shouting out the immortal lines is the best way to truly indulge in this cult classic.

The Pelvic Thrusts’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will be screening at the Astor Theatre on Saturday, October 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $15.50 for concession/students. You can purchase tickets at the door or ideally from The Astor Theatre or Palace Cinemas website.

The Malaysian Street Festival
Sunday, October 9 (9.00am – 4.00pm) | Queen Victoria Market


Malaysia is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most mouth-watering street foods, so what could be better than a festival in the heart of Melbourne that brings that authentic Malaysian flavour right to you?

The Malaysia Street Festival 2016 will be celebrating its sixth anniversary this year and will be held at Melbourne’s oldest heritage market setting — the Queen Victoria Market. It promises to be a culinary and cultural celebration of all things Malaysian with more than 30 scrumptious dishes from Melbourne’s most authentic Malaysian restaurants.

There will also be cultural entertainment throughout the day to make this a truly unique festival.

Entry to the festival is free, and you can find more information about the festival on its Facebook page.

Dogapalooza 2016
Sunday, October 9 (11.00am – 5.00pm) | Burnley Park, Richmond


Like dogs? Enjoy music? Then Dogapalooza is the event for you!

Dogapalooza is Melbourne’s first and very own dog-friendly music festival. This music festival is dedicated to giving dog lovers and owners a wonderful time indulging in some of Melbourne’s finest musicians while their dogs have fun and mingle with their other furry friends.

Dogapalooza will also feature its own in-house vegan BBQ, food trucks, and of course a variety of dog product stalls and vendors.

Proceeds raised from Dogapalooza will go to Oscar’s Law, Melbourne’s rescue groups Stafford Rescue Victoria, Melbourne Animal Rescue and Puppy Tails Rescue.

Tickets are $39.80 for adults, $23.50 for concession/students. More information can be found here on the Dogapalooza Facebook page , and ticketing information can be found on the Oz Tix website here.

Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market
Sunday, October 9 (10.00am – 3.00pm) | Coburg Town Hall (90 Bell St)


For the ladies who wish to pick up unique threads and stock up for the spring/summer fashions, Round She Goes Fashion Market may be the thing for you this weekend. Round She Goes is an award-winning indoor fashion market dedicated to affordable women’s fashion. They will be holding their final event of the year this October 9.

There will be more than 60 different stalls selling women’s preloved designer clothes, quality vintage fashion, unique handmade jewellery accessories all in one convenient indoor market. As with vintage shopping, you never know what you could discover as you pick through someone’s previously well loved wardrobe. You could score Gucci, YSL or Marc Jacobs, or even a totally unique, one of a kind piece with a rich history behind it.

As this will be Round She Goes’ final event of the year, don’t miss it. You can find more information about Round She Goes on their official website – you can even browse their online shop. Or if you just want more information about the event, head on down to their Facebook page event.