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The Weekender: June 23 – 25

Meld Magazine

Wed Jun 21 2017


The Songs of Alan Menken
Saturday, June 24 (Various times) | Southbank Theatre (140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank)

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You might not know the name but you’ve definitely heard his music. If your childhood consisted of songs like ‘Under the Sea’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’, you won’t want to miss out on The Songs of Alan Menken this weekend.

Composer to some of the most famous Disney films of all time, hear some of Menken’s classic songs as performed by a cast of seven backed by a three-piece band, this concert is sure to bring some warmth to the hearts of children big and small.

This concert is ticketed. Full price tickets are set at $35, concessions at $30 and for youths under the age of 20, tickets are $27.

For more information on the event, please visit Melbourne Theatre Company’s website where tickets can also be purchased

Melbourne Design Market
Sunday, June 25 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | Federation Square (Corner of Swanston St and Flinders St; Undercover carpark near playground alongside Riverside Walk/via Atrium)

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Melbourne is a creative city and this is no more apparent than in its seemingly infinite amount of design markets that crop up almost every weekend.

This weekend, treat yourself to some of Melbourne’s best original designs at the Melbourne Design Market, Australia’s much loved and original design market. This market has launched thousands of new products, profiled hundreds of designers and provoked a shopping haven for design lovers keen to find new and exciting wares to call their own.

The Melbourne Design Market is held underground at Federation Square’s carpark. In addition to shopping, visitors can also expect live music throughout the market, food and, of course, the very best in Melbourne coffee.

For more information on the Melbourne Design Market, please visit its official website

City Library Book Sale
Saturday, June 24 (11.00am – 3.00pm) | City Library (254 Flinders Lane, Melbourne)

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Are your shelves looking a bit empty? Looking to impress others with your collection of finely curated books the next time you have guests over? Want to start a reading pile to keep you busy over the break?

Melbourne’s City Library is having a sale this weekend on select books! There’s no telling which books exactly will be on sale but what you can expect to find are books that are either no longer in the right condition to be stored in the library, books that haven’t been as popular and books that have been donated but cannot be used.

These books will be second-hand (in some cases, even third-hand!) and will, of course, be available in fiction and non-fiction. Books are priced from $1.00.

Stock up this weekend and visit City Library’s Book Sale. For more information, visit the library’s website

Winter Solstice – Festival of Welcome
Saturday, June 24 (3.00pm – 8.00pm) | Federation Square (Corner of Swanston St and Flinders St)

Refugee Council of Australia and Federation Square are teaming up to present the closing event of Refugee Week 2007, the Festival of Welcome.

As part of its aim to celebrate the diverse voices that make up Australia’s multicultural landscape, this festival will include performances from Australian soul icon, Dan Sultan, the Ethiopian Circus, Circus Oz, a rare public performance from the Syrian Children’s Marching Band and much more!

Performances will take place at Federation Square’s main stage from 3.00pm – 8.00pm. Other things happening in the area to commemorate the close of Refugee Week include food stalls, refugee stories, arts and crafts, and more.

More on the event can be found at the City of Melbourne’s What’s On page