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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 18 - 20
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What’s On This Weekend In Melbourne | March 18 - 20

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Updated: 17 March 2016
This weekend take your senses on a journey around the world, without ever leaving the city. Whether it is international music in Brunswick, culinary delights from around the world in St Kilda, the best of French cinema 2016, commemorations of history, or celebrations of happiness – you’ll have time to catch your breath, but no time to be bored.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Brunswick Music Festival

Within the packed Melbourne festival calendar, the Brunswick Music Festival claims the spot as Victoria’s premier music festival and one of the biggest multicultural events in Australia.

Spiro | Image courtesy of Brunswick Music Festival, © York Tillyer
Spiro | Image courtesy of Brunswick Music Festival, © York Tillyer

SATURDAY

FOOD | International Street Food Festival 2016

Cleanse your palate, folks, and get ready for a weekend of culinary delights at the International Street Food Festival (ISFF) at the St Kilda Beach foreshore.

Street Food | gillnisha/pixabay
Street Food | gillnisha/pixabay

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

FESTIVAL | Holi Mela 2016 Festival of Colours

After a successful initiation to the Melbourne festival scene, the Holi Festival of Colours returns to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for the second time, promising an all-around unforgettable experience.

Holi Festival of Colours | © Steven Gerner/Flickr
Holi Festival of Colours | © Steven Gerner/Flickr

SUNDAY

HISTORY | Commemorating the Irish Easter Rising 2016

At the centenary of the historic Easter Rising in Ireland in 1916, the State Library and the University of Melbourne have partnered to join in the global commemoration of one of the defining moments in Irish history.

O'Connell Bridge and O'Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in Untied States
O’Connell Bridge and O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland | Courtesy of WikiCommons, image is in the public domain in Untied States

FILM | French Film Festival 2016

Cinephiles and francophiles rejoice, as the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Melbourne for the 27th time. if you haven’t made it to a screening yet, this weekend is your last chance.

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

ART | Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 30th Anniversary Exhibition (ACM)

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the curators at the Arts Centre Melbourne (ACM) are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the festival with a complimentary exhibition.

© Tripp/Flickr
© Tripp/Flickr