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The Weekender: November 18 – 20

Samantha Chew

Thu Nov 17 2016


GET gifts early for Christmas, learn about the great epics of Homer, shop around Etsy’s market IN REAL LIFE or treat Sunday like Funday with Gasworks. Samantha Chew has your picks this weekend.

Arts Centre Melbourne Christmas Market
Saturday, November 19 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | Arts Centre Melbourne (100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne)

Get cracking on those Christmas gifts early and head down to Arts Centre Melbourne to find some unique, one-of-a-kind products that friends and family will no doubt enjoy.

Like most of Melbourne’s creative markets, you’ll find a treasure trove of gift ideas including artwork, decor, jewellery, staionary, clothing and a variety of beauty products.

Open from 10am – 4pm, the market will be open every Saturday along St Kilda Rd so if you can’t make it this weekend, there’s always now until December 3 for a unique market gift for Christmas!

For more information about Arts Centre Melbourne’s Christmas Market, visit the market’s official event page. 

Melbourne Festival of Homer
Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20 (Various times) | Various venues

A fan of Greek culture and the Western canon? You’re in luck because the Melbourne Festival of Homer will be held this weekend! Brought to you by Humanities21, this festival will explore the great and epic poet Homer, author of Iliad and Odyssey.

His work on the wellspring of the Western canon will be shown from November 18 and will run for the whole weekend. Those interested can find more information here. Bookings are essential so don’t miss out! Ticket prices vary however, a festival pass is $75 full price and $35 for concession.

Etsy Made Local Melbourne Market 2016
Saturday, November 19 (9.00am – 5.00pm) | 245 Johnston St, Abbotsford

Having withdrawals from the Finders Keepers market? Worry not and visit Etsy Melbourne Market 2016! The biggest online marketplace for crafts and handmade items, Etsy comes to you in a real physical market! Featuring products made locally in Melbourne, you’ll be spoilt for choices.

Immerse yourself with inspiration and creativity worthy of a thousand Pinterest boards while mingling with people who share a mutual love of all things crafty. Additionally, part of the money you give at the door for entry will go towards Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign in support of local artists and talents.

With an entry fee at the door of only $2, you’ll be able to peruse the best of Melbourne’s craft community. For more information, visit the Etsy Made Local Melbourne Market’s official website.

Gasworks Spring Sundays
Sunday, November 13 – Sunday, November 27 (Various times) | Gasworks Arts Park (21 Graham St, Albert Park)

Still clinging on to the remnants of spring? Hold off summer with the vibrant and fun Gasworks Spring Sundays. For three Sundays in November, Albert Park will be transformed for a festival featuring activities such as artsy workshops, circus skills displays, games, performances and more.

For children and adults alike, learn how to coppersmith and do disco-yoga or alternatively, just relax and enjoy the live performances that will be taking place.

With no entry fee, it makes for a great weekend out after exams! For more information, visit Gasworks’ official site.