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The Weekender: November 11 – 13

Stevi Lee

Thu Nov 10 2016


SEE and hear some free music gigs, get shopping up in Chelsea Heights, eat your way around the Night Noodle Markets or learn how you can end animal cruelty. Stevi Lee has your choices for this weekend! 

Melbourne Music Week 2016
Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 19 (Various times) | Various locations

Kicking off this weekend is the annual Melbourne Music Week 2016! The nine-day event will feature a variety of performers with more than 240 artists doing their thing across 110 events.

On Friday, you can catch comedians Aunty Donna and four-piece band The Jungle Giants performing on the steps of Parliament House; on Saturday catch “doom-pop” artist Kira Puru performing at State Library Victoria’s forecourt; and on Sunday, see Zimbabwean-born R&B songstress Thando and indigenous/Greek artist Lady Lush also perform at the forecourt of State Library. All events listed here are free.

There are plenty of other happenings all around town so to be in the know with what’s going on, make sure you check out the full program of Melbourne Music Week 2016 over at its official website

Lifestyle Chelsea Heights Market Day
Saturday, November 12 (9.00 am – 12.00 pm) | Lifestyle Chelsea Heights (29 Wells Rd, Chelsea Heights)

Pick up some handmade hats or other treasures at the Williamstown Craft Market. Photo: Steel Wool via Flickr

The Lifestyle Chelsea Heights community is having a market day for all to enjoy! This community offers a place for everyone from all ages to enjoy their time by resting and enjoying the myriad of market stalls on the day.

Stalls selling cakes, glassware, candles, crafts, handmade cards and bags, books, jewelry, sausage sizzles and everything in between will be available for shoppers to browse through. And what perfect timing too with Christmas right around the corner!

The Market Day will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9.00am to 12.00pm at Lifestyle Chelsea Heights. Entry is free, and we love free entries, don’t we?

For more information and updates on the event, go to their Facebook event page.

Night Noodle Market
November 10 – November 27 (Various times) | Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

A photo posted by Good Food Month (@goodfoodmonth) on

It’s back! Melbourne’s beloved Night Noodle Market kicks off this weekend at Birrarung Marr and will be bringing some of the best street and hawker food from Asia.

What can you expect to find at the Night Noodle Market? Household names like Mr Miyagi, Wonderbao and Hoy Pinoy will be present alongside a host of other great stalls as well as desserts from some not-so Asian places including Messina.

Beyond the food, you can also experience live entertainment as you’re gorging on noodles; live entertainment in the form of dragon dancers, DJs and other bits of live music.

The event is free to attend for everyone but if you intend to eat your way around the market (and let’s be real, that’s basically what’s gonna happen) just note that the event is cash-free, meaning no there won’t be any tills and all purchases and transactions can only be done on your card.

For a gander of the menu or just to simply learn more about the Night Noodle Markets, visit its event page over at Good Food Month’s official site

World Events Ending Animal Cruelty presents WEEAC Australia 2016
Sunday, November 13 (12.00pm to 8.00pm) |  Williamstown Foreshore Reserve

Photo: WEEAC

Now in its sixth year, the World Events Ending Animal Cruelty team is bringing its mission to end animal cruelty and raise awareness of it to Melbourne by way of family-friendly event.

Vegan food stalls will be set up at Williamstown Foreshore Reserve and there’ll be plenty of live music for you to have a good time. The event is also pet-friendly naturally so those of you with furry friends are more than welcome to bring along your pets so that they can mingle with others!

For more information and updates about the event, please visit their website.