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The Weekender: April 23 – 25

Meld Magazine

Thu Apr 22 2021


1. Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Credit: Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Want to watch some insightful and meaningful movies with friends? Why not go to the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival? The Festival kicks off this Thursday and will last for ten days. Every day, organisers will present at least one film, performance or conversation session about human rights at ACMI Cinema in Federation Square.

Visit the official website for more information and tickets.

2. Colombian Street Food Master Class

Credit: Leila Issa on Unsplash 

Thinking of improving your cooking skills? Considering trying some new dishes? If so, come join Chef Juanito Berbeo’s Colombian Street Food Master Class this Friday afternoon from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Iglu Melbourne Student Accommodation. The ingredients and equipment will be prepared for you, so just bring your cooking enthusiasm to learn how to make some arepas (traditional Colombian Street food)!

You can book for this free cooking class here.

3. Noodle Food Truck Market and Boba Cocktail Festival

Credit: Libby Curran

If you’re a big fan of noodles and boba, you should not miss this Send Noods Festival! The food festival will kick off this Saturday at 12:00pm at The Ascot Lot. Here, you can grab a bite at some of the city’s top noodle-slinging food trucks, try some boozy boba cocktails and more!

Click here to get free tickets to the Food Festival and visit here for more details.

4. Night at the Museum: Youth Midsumma Party

Credit: Alan Weedon Ft. Sui Zhen

Youth Midsumma Party is an amazing in-person dance party for LGBTQIA+ youth held at the Immigration Museum this Saturday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Here, not only can you bust some moves on the rainbow dance floors, but also have the chance to see an incredible exhibition after dark touching on the theme of identity.

Free tickets and more information about the dance party can be found here, but note that the event is only for people aged 12 to 19.

5. Refuge 2021


Have you ever imagined how you would survive through a disaster? Refuge 2021 will take you to experience droughts, floods, pandemics and heatwaves through a range of projects by emergency experts, artists, and more. You can join the digital events from the comfort of your home or head to North Melbourne Town Hall and other offsite locations. 

The exhibition will last four weeks from April 21 to May 16. Visit theArt House for more details about Refuge 2021.