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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 11 - 13
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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 11 - 13

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Updated: 17 March 2016
It’s Labour Day Weekend, folks! With Monday a public holiday, there is no reason (and hardly any excuse) to not get fully immersed in what Melbourne is bringing to the table this weekend. In the outdoors, festivals are set to send the city buzzing with events programs bursting at the seams. Or for those looking to escape the heat, exciting exhibitions and the French Film festival awaits. Whatever you choose, be sure to make the most of the days – and just sleep it off on Monday.

FRIDAY

FESTIVAL | Moomba Festival

Over Labour Day weekend, the Moomba Festival will celebrate the diverse traditions of Melbourne throughout Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens with a packed programme, including high-octane water sports performances, live music, cultural workshops, an abundance of food choices and much more.

Image courtesy of Moomba Festival
Image courtesy of Moomba Festival

MUSIC | Zoo Twilights presents Björn Again

The penultimate concert of the Zoo Twilights is set to finish the series with a bang as the most successful tribute band of all time, critically acclaimed ABBA tribute and parody show Björn Again, takes to the stage.

© macinate/Flickr
© macinate/Flickr

SATURDAY

MUSIC | ChillOut Festival 2016

The biggest LGBTIQ regional fest in the southern hemisphere returns to Victoria for its 20th anniversary and for a (Labour Day) weekend of music, food, and fun and.

Image courtesy of ChillOut Festival
Image courtesy of ChillOut Festival

PHOTOGRAPHY | No Lilies – ‘Women and Work’

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In celebration of Internal Women’s Day on March 8th, MAGNET Galleries is hosting the 6th annual photographers’ fundraiser exhibition ‘No Lilies – Women and Work

© Kheel Center/Flickr
© Kheel Center/Flickr

FILM | French Film Festival 2016

Cinephiles and francophiles rejoice, as the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Melbourne for the 27th time.

The Brand New Testament | Image courtesy of Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
The Brand New Testament | Image courtesy of Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

SUNDAY

ART | Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO

In Julian Rosefeldt’s latest exhibition, Manifesto, the artist collaborated with Australian actress Cate Blanchett to create a 13-channel work challenging the role of the artist in today’s society. LAST CHANCE!

Image courtesy of the Australian Centre for Moving Arts (ACMI), © Julian Rosefeldt
Image courtesy of the Australian Centre for Moving Arts (ACMI), | © Julian Rosefeldt

FOOD | Melbourne Food And Wine Festival 2016

Foodies better loosen their belts, as Melbourne’s legendary Food and Wine Festival opens its larders again this March with a range of special treats in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

© Tourism Victoria/Flickr
© Tourism Victoria/Flickr

ART | The Art of Star Wars and Superheroes

Having taken over two years to assemble, The Art of Star Wars and Superheroes exhibition currently on display at theSilver K Gallery is the largest display of Star Wars art ever presented in Australia. LAST CHANCE!

Incoming T-70 | Image courtesy of Silver K Gallery, © Disney and Lucasfilm
Incoming T-70 | Image courtesy of Silver K Gallery, © Disney and Lucasfilm