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The Weekender: March 23 – 25

Yasmin Khushairi

Thu Mar 22 2018


2018 Asian Grocery Exhibition
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25 | No Vacancy Gallery (QV)

Increasingly, Asian culture has permeated throughout facets of Western society and Melbourne is certainly no exception. The culture has become a huge part of this city and it’s hard not to see the influence their distinctive cultures and practices have had on Melbourne’s taste and lifestyle.

In conjunction with Cultural Diversity Week, seven Melbourne artists with Asian backgrounds from Korea, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines and Iran have produced artworks inspired by stereotypical Asian grocery products (fake foods, strange household goods and shamanic instruments).

Citing the grocery is the most ideal place to experience Asian culture in all its splendour, visitors can catch the Asian Grocery Exhibition everyday this week until Sunday, March 25. See what Asia is really about and join the free East Asian printmaking workshop!

For further information, visit the official website.

Long Chim Bangkok Markets
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25 | Crown Riverwalk

Ever wanted to go to Bangkok? Or do you simply miss the hustle and bustle of the Thai capital?

This weekend at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, experience that same city as the team at Long Chim and Australian chef David Thompson, transform the Crown Riverwalk into the streets of Bangkok.

Enjoy a variety of food stalls, floating lanterns and live entertainment all at the Long Chim Bangkok Markets.

Click here for more information.

MoMo Fest – Nepalese Dumpling and Holi Festival
Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25 | 30 Charles St, Coburg North

The Nepalese Dumplings Festival is making a comeback this year at the Coburg Velodrome. The event will feature more than 25 momo stalls serving a variety of wrapped wontons such as buffalo meat, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood as well as vegetarian and vegan-based dumplings.

There will be live performances from the Himalayan country in the form of folk music and dancing but don’t forget about the massive Holi celebration too!

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Midnight Masque Burlesque
Saturday, March 24 (8.00pm) | Speakeasy HQ (522 Flinders St, Melbourne)

Keen for something a little different? A bit risque? 

This Saturday, Speakeasy HQ presents a lavish theatre performance that’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Midnight Masque Burlesque will be presented in an 1850s gold rush era bank vault and is a showcase of stunning performances by some of Australia’s most beautiful burlesque artists.

Audiences are requested to wear face covering masques for a more indulging experience.

For tickets and and more information, visit SpeakeasyHQ website.