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The Weekender: February 16 – 18

Meld Magazine

Thu Feb 15 2018


White Night Melbourne 2018
Saturday, February 17 – Sunday, February 18 (7.00pm -7.00am) | Melbourne CBD

If you’re new to Melbourne, this is one event you’ll want to experience at least once during your time here!

White Night Melbourne is one of the biggest events on the Melbourne calendar and it will be returning this weekend for yet another year of festivities. A large portion of the CBD will be closed off to traffic, allowing the public to walk around on the streets and roads of Melbourne’s city precincts.

Walk around and marvel at the light installations that will be glowing across Melbourne’s famous city landmarks and structures. Participate in dance and music performances at the main stage of the festival (or just be witness to the many buskers and street performers coming out for the night) or get involved with the many activities and events happening all across the city!

Institutions like the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image will also be opening its doors until 7.00am so there’s no excuses to not check out their fantastic exhibitions, especially NGV’s current Triennial exhhibit!

So if you’re up for a LONG night out, head on down to White Night Melbourne and brave the crowds!

For more information, visit White Night Melbourne’s official website.

February 1 – April 4 | HWKR (137 A’Beckett Street, Ground Floor, EQ Tower, Melbourne)

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Inspired by the hawker-style food lining up the streets of Singapore and Malaysia, HWKR brings to Melbourne an authentic Southeast Asian food experience!

Located in a very contemporary space on the developing A’Beckett St, the HWKR food centres offers you a chance to sample some emerging names in the Asian food game.

From desserts to Asian fusion, you’ll be able to try foods from the following names:

  • Chanteen by Diana Chan
  • Joi Dessert Bar x Monkey’s Corner
  • Bread & Beast
  • Khao by Rice Paper Scissors

Be sure to visit the HWKR centre and dive into the incredible flavours offered by this group of incredible eateries between now and April!

More information can be acquired through the HWKR website.

Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival
February 15 – February 25 (9.00am – 9.00pm every night) | Queensbridge Square (1A Queensbridge St, Southbank)

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a spectacular 11-day festival filled with firecrackers, drums and dragons sweeping through Queensbridge Square!

Head down to Queensbridge Square and celebrate the Year of the Dog by joining locals and other international visitors by participating in a range of festive activities, enjoying live entertainment and eating your way through Asia.

Light installations and dragon dancing are just the tip of the iceberg – costume shows, storytelling performances, qipao displays, Chinese opera, martial arts demonstrations and a special dinner for international students who are missing out on the Lunar New Year will be on hand!

With heaps to do over the 11-days, make sure you get down to Queensbridge Square to celebrate this joyous occassion!

For more information, see the festival’s website!

Ego Expo 2018
February 17 – February 18 (Sat: 10.00am – 10.00pm, Sun: 10.00am – 7.00pm) | Shed 14, 161 Harbour Esplande, Central Pier, Docklands

Australia’s first fashion streetwear expo, Ego Expo, lands this weekend! If you’re all about street culture – from basketball, skating, hip-hop and beyond – this is the expo for you!

What can you expect from Ego? See emerging streetwear labels like Future Youth Melbourne, Two Kings Watches, Ballin’ on a Budget, The Never Clothing, Rotton Future Clothing, Inkosi Apparel and so much more as they display their wares and give eager shoppers a chance to add to their collection!

Feed your ego with select food trucks stopping by for the weekend. The Real jerk, M.I.L.F Food Truck, Biggie Smalls Kebabs and Let’s Waffle and Shake will be appearing at Ego Expo.

Artists such as Sophigrophy, The Bandits Crew, Kyle Gee and Midas Gold will light the stage with their live performances. Other things to watch include 3 on 3 street games of basketball, where 16 teams will settle their business on the court across the entire weekend.

So if you’re all about  hype, don’t miss out Ego Expo! This is a ticketed event, so be sure to grab yours before the weekend!

More on the event can be found at its official website!