The Weekender: October 20 – 22
Melbourne Finders Keepers Market
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22 (Various times)| Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)
Looking to revamp your Instagram? Come and check out what’s in store at this year’s Finders Keepers Market.
Featuring more than 250 independent art and design stalls curated by talented local designers, the market will bring you a wide range of designer’s products in clothing, accessories, home decorations and more. With beautiful yet minimalistic designs, you’re bound to find something that will not only level up your living space but also your Instagram aesthetic.
The market will also feature various food and beverages stalls, Melbourne’s favourite food trucks and live music, making it a fun and enjoyable event for all. With an entry fee of only $2 and free for children, this will certainly be a market that you do not want to miss.
To find out more details, visit Melbourne Finders Keepers Market official website.
Sunshine Lantern Festival
Sunday, October 22 (10.00am – 9.00pm)| Hampshire Rd, Sunshine
Brighten up your Sunday by heading down to Sunshine for an amazing event jam packed with food, drinks and entertainment.
The festival will feature a large performing stage with multicultural live entertainment in front of Sunshine Plaza. Along Hampshire Rd, there will be food stalls, street performers, children’s rides, lantern-making and many more activities.
End the week with a bang this Sunday at Sunshine Lantern Festival, literally, as there will be spectacular fireworks and a dragon dance at the end of the day.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Amy Winehouse: A FamilyPortrait
Sunday, October 22 (10.00am – 5.00pm)| The Jewish Museum of Australia (26 Alma Rd, St Kilda)
Everyone knows Amy Winehouse as the incredible singer with immense talent, who became a victim of drug and alcohol addiction towards the end of her life. But not many know of the Amy before the limelight – “a little Jewish kid from North London who….just wanted to be true to her heritage”, said her brother Alex Winehouse.
‘Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait’ is a personal and intimate exhibition which takes us back to her early life and career. Visitors will get a chance to explore an untold of side of Amy, her family life, her Jewish roots and how they came to shape her career later on. With the Winehouse family’s generous donations, the exhibition presents a number of Amy’s belongings as well as family photographs of Amy throughout her time growing up in North London.
Opening in Melbourne this Sunday, the exhibition is free for children and costs only $6 for students.
For more details, visit the Jewish Museum official webpage.
Friday, October 20 (5.00 – 10.00pm)| 206 Bourke St, Melbourne
Want free dumplings? Hurry up and be the first among 500 to get in line for Tim Ho Wan’s Gold Dust Buns this Friday at Melbourne Dumpling Festival.
What’s more, there will be limited free green tea ice-cream, as well as a bonus take-away dumpling deal where you spend $10 or more on dumplings and receive a bonus cocktail or beer. If hustling is not your thing, you can still stroll along, enjoy live music and indulge yourself in delicious dumplings from Melbourne’s top Chinese restaurants, including China Red, Dragon Boat, China Chilli and Tim Ho Wan.
For more details on the event and giveaways, visit Melbourne Dumpling Festival’s official webpage.