The Weekender: October 12 – 14

WHETHER you step into Malaysia through food and music, enjoy the fun and frivolity of Oktoberfest or see some classic Aussie indie rock, there’s plenty to see and do this weekend. Luke Henriques-Gomes has the details.

Photo: North Fitzroy Community Garden

Rushall Garden Open Day
Saturday October 13 – North Fitzroy

Nestled in among the high rise flats of inner city North Fitzroy is the Rushall Garden. This Saturday is Open Day and there will be garden tours, plants and seedlings for sale, home grown produce and home made goodies. There will also be a sausage sizzle and a raffle. If the garden is in your area, attending is a great way to support your local community and pick up some fine produce while you’re at it. Check out the Rushall Garden website to learn more.

Photo: Malaysia Street Festival

Malaysia Street Festival
Sunday October 14 – Queen Victoria Market

Are you Malaysian and feeling homesick? Or do you simply love Malaysian culture and cuisine? If so, the Queen Vic Market has you covered with the Malaysia Street Festival. Expect a healthy helping of food, music and activities, including Silat martial arts demonstrations and a costume runway show. To find out more, head to the Malaysia Street Festival website

Photo: Hofbrauhaus

Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus
Throughout October – Hofbrauhaus

For the good people of Germany, October means one thing. Beer. Or more specifically, Oktoberfest. In Australian culture, beer is not so much a seasonal pursuit as a way of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the festivities. At Hofbrauhaus you get stuck into the Schnitzel Challenge which involves eating a lot of meat as quickly as you can. Don’t forget to try some Bavarian cocktails, or just enjoy a nice stein German beer. The Hofbrauhaus website will tell you more.

Image: Beth, Mooroopna Secondary College

Indoor Laneway Exhibition
Until October 14 – The Arts Centre

The Indoor Laneway Exhibition joins contemporary art and public spaces to create a unique showcase of new media art. Part of a collaboration with renown new media artist and writer, Eugenia Lim, the project will unveil the efforts of school students from across Victoria. To see what it’s all about, visit The Arts Centre website.

Regurgitator at Hi Fi Bar
Friday October 12 – Hi Fi Bar

For the uninitiated, Brisbane pop trio Regurgitator are icons of the 90s indie music scene. They’ll be regurgitating their big hits including “Polyester Girl” on Friday night as part of a retrospective show at Melbourne’s Hi Fi Bar. The ‘Gurge will perform their debut record Tu-Plang and the ARIA winning follow-up Unit back to back. Tickets are available from the Hi Fi website.

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