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Light up the night

Light up the night

White Night Melbourne returns this month and will transform the streets of the CBD from dusk ‘til dawn on Saturday, February 20. The event is a celebration of culture and creativity and will see the city lit up with installations, exhibitions, film screenings, music, dance and interactive events taking place in the streets, laneways, parklands

Summer highlights

The Big Design Market It’s called the Big Design Market for a reason – because it’s the biggest of its kind in Australia! This year the market is taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building from Friday, December 4 until Sunday, December 6. The market showcases the best of independent Australian and international design. This

The month of festivals

Malaysia Street Festival This festival is bringing the best authentic Malaysian cuisine from some of Melbourne’s top restaurants. The festival will take place from 9am-4pm at Queen Victoria Market on Sunday, October 11. The day includes a mix of family and kids activities, competitions and language and music workshops. There will also be performances from

Mexico, markets and Munich

Mexican Festival The Mexican Festival takes place every mid-September to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. This year the event is at Federation Square from 11.30am-8pm on Sunday, September 13. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with food, songs, fireworks, parades and festivals. Mexican Festival is doing its best to bring a taste of this to Melbourne! Food

Festivals and frivolities

The “not to miss” events happening in August Melbourne Day Did you know Melbourne is turning 180 this year? A group of settlers aboard the Enterprize originally founded Melbourne on August 30, 1835. They sailed over from Tasmania – or Van Dieman’s Land, as it was then known. The Melbourne Day Committee has a day

Getting your style sorted on the weekend

Weekends were made for shopping, but when you don’t know your checkers from your chinos, you can end up spending your week’s worth of earnings on a wardrobe that is entirely wrong for you. With fashion having more rules than the English language, you can learn the right dialect with the help of a personal

Festival of Steve

By Sarah Harrison Gentlemen, get those beards ready – the Festival of Steve is back for another year. A celebration of the modern man, the Festival of Steve returns to Melbourne on May 23 and is looking more handsome than ever before. Held at the classic Kelvin Club, this festival of menfolk will feature a

Weekend Calendar

Ethical Designs Browse an ethical market that showcases Australian designers, makers and artists. The Little Sparrow market, Free entry The Atrium, Federation Square October 26, 10am – 5pm www. littlesparrowmarket.com   Food Festival Experience the best cuisine from Malaysia and enjoy authentic cultural entertainment. Queen Victoria Market October 12, 9am – 4pm www.facebook.com/events/693078370780021/ Laughter Club

Gods, Myths and Mortals

The Hellenic Museum plays host to a priceless collection of treasures from the renowned Benaki Museum, Athens. The collaboration between the Hellenic Museum and the Benaki Museum brings 8000 years of Greek civilisation to Melbourne. The collection includes Neolithic pottery, Cycladic statues, Minoan figurines, Mycenaean jewelry, Hellenistic sculptures, Byzantine icons and manuscripts, post Byzantine secular art

Who are you?

The exhibition Identity: yours, mine, ours at the Immigration Museum attempts to find answers to timeless questions like who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia. It offers the viewer an opportunity to reflect on what is means to be part of various communities

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