The Weekender: August 4 – 6
Humans vs Zombies Melbourne
Saturday, August 5 (11.00am – 5.00pm) | Fawkner Park
In this game of gang up tag with an insane twist, two forces are constantly battling for control: The Human Survivors are focused on fighting the infected and surviving to the end with the aid of dart blasters, while the Zombie Horde aim to spread infection by tagging the survivors.
Humans vs. Zombies: Melbourne ran their first large-scale event in 2010 with a massive attendance of 10,000 players, and has since then run monthly events such as this. Most events feature various games or missions with different tweaks to the rules.
This is a 14+ event. The cost is only $2 for dart hire. Head to their Facebook’s event for more information on the game and location.
Melbourne Ceramics Market
Sunday, August 6 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | 195 Argyle St, Fitzroy
Melbourne Ceramics Market at Work-Shop is a new bustling and vibrant marketplace that highlights and reflects the fabulous clay movement in town.
Browse and buy from some of the city’s finest ceramic talents at this promising new pottery market, featuring more than 25 emerging and established ceramic makers under one roof, such as Clay By Ti, Daisy Cooper Cerami, Dasa Cerami, Alhoka Desig…
While you’re there, make sure to grab some fresh coffee from a local coffee truck, sample delicious cakes, and just enjoy the good vibes.
This is a FREE event. Visit their website for more info.
August 4 – December 1 (6.00pm – 11.00pm) | Melbourne Museum
Watch the Melbourne Museum transform into an after-hours adult playground on the first Friday of every month, with a full program of entertainment including delicious bites, signature cocktails, expert demonstrations, spot talks, and a rotating list of international and local live performances.
A ticket to Nocturnal will set you back $25-35, and give you access to museum galleries, pop up talks from museum experts, and exclusive back-of-house collections not usually seen by the general public.
For more details, visit the Melbourne Museum’s event page.
August 5 – 20 (Various times) | Federation Square, Melbourne
Leempeeyt Weeyn’ means ‘campfire’ in the Gunditjmara language group of Western Victoria, and is also a symbol of resistance and coming together, artistically and spiritually. The campfire will be officially lit in Federation Square on August 5 at 6pm with an Indigenous Welcome to Country, and will burn continously for three weeks.
The fire will become the centre of live performances, storytelling, learning and sharing over the course of Fed Square’s winter program, including activities such as Taichi, Qigong, opera, poetry, dance and blessing of the smoke.
All are welcome to attend this FREE event. More information is available at Fed Square’s website.