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The Weekender: April 28 – 30

Emmelyn Vincent

Thu Apr 27 2017


Friday, April 28 (6.00pm – 9.00pm), Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30 (10.00am – 6.00pm) | Melbourne Showgrounds (Epsom Road, Ascot Vale)

Supanova is back at it again for another year of celebrity-meeting, cosplaying, and general nerdy goodness!

There will be celebrity meet and greets with stars like Natalie Dormer from Game of Thrones, informative panels, exclusive screenings of the latest and greatest Australian fantasy pictures like Shane Abbess’ Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child, the ever exciting cosplay competition, and much more.

So grab your tickets, and come on down this weekend to pick up some nerdy memorabilia, catch a glimpse of a famous face, or just mingle with some like-minded people.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Supanova’s official website.

Van Gogh and the Seasons
Friday, April 28 – Sunday, July 9 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | NGV Southbank (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne)

This Friday night marks the start of the long-awaited Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Unlike most previous exhibitions of Van Gogh’s work that mainly featured his most famous pieces, this collection gives a fresh look at the artist’s work by centring around a theme – seasons. The four seasons had a great influence on Van Gogh’s work. He saw meaning behind each spring orchard and each bleak winter twilight, and the circadian rhythm of the seasons as a metaphor for the circle of life.

Van Gogh and the Seasons will encourage visitors to see the world through Van Gogh’s eyes, a good way of putting aside his most blockbuster works and really contemplating how the genius that is Van Gogh saw the world.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official NGV website

Eat Pierogi Make Love
Sunday, April 30 (5.00pm – 10.00pm) | The Gasometer Hotel (484 Smith St, Collingwood)

Photo: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr

Pierogi Pierogi will be coming back to Collingwood’s The Gasometer Hotel this Sunday with their famous Polish dumplings to celebrate International Worker’s Day!

The kitchen will be cooking up pierogi and hearty kapusniak, a classic Polish soup with herrings, to feed all you hungry workers. Vodka will be flowing from the bar until it closes.

And after your bellies are happy and full, Hello Tut Tut will begin their musical festivities so you can sing and dance your hearts away before the morning comes and it’s time to get back to the ol’ grindstone.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

Federation University’s Graduating Music Theatre Company Presents Rent
Saturday, April 29 – Saturday, May 6 | The Athenaeum Theatre Two (188 Collins St, Melbourne)

When Jonathan Larson’s rock musical Rent hit theatres twenty years ago, it became an overnight hit, and is now the eleventh longest running Broadway show.

It tells the story of a group of struggling young artists trying to make a living in the East Village of New York City.

This Saturday, Melbourne’s brightest up-and-coming-stars from Federation University’s Graduating Music Theatre Company will take on this iconic musical at The Athenaeum.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.