The Weekender: April 24 – 26

CATCH Earth’s mightiest heroes at the movies, put on your best orange attire for Holland’s King’s Day, come witness the annual ANZAC Day March or see a free car exhibition at Fed Square. Jonathan Lian has more on this weekend’s hottest activities.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hoyts Cinema, Village Cinemas and other selected commercial cinemas

Catch the blockbuster sequel to one of the most celebrated franchises in recent Hollywood history Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend at at a cinema near you! Beginning its official theatrical run this weekend, watch as your favorite team of superheroes return to action once again to save humanity from annihilation.

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye are united once again to take on a common foe, the villainous humanity-hating Ultron.

Diving back into the epic Marvel Cinematic Universe will definitely be a great way to spend time with your friends and loved ones this weekend.

Tickets will be limited, so make sure to book in advance to secure good seats! All tickets will be available for purchase online or at your nearest commercial cinema.

Dutch Orange Day 2015: A Taste of Holland
Sunday, April 26 (10.30am – 4.00pm); Queensbridge Square


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Wear something orange this Sunday and wish people a happy “goedemorgen!” at the KLM Dutch Orange Festival, a free celebration happening at Queensbridge Square in Southbank.

Starting at 10.00am, the vibrant Dutch festival kicks off in conjunction with their national holiday, ‘Koningsdag’, or King’s Day.

With exciting activities such as face painting, games and cultural performances, Dutch Orange Day 2015 also showcases the best of Dutch cuisine, with exotic street foods such as ‘poffertjes’ (or Dutch pancakes), stroopwafels, fresh herring, beef croquettes and many more.

During the day, stalls will be set up in the style of a traditional Dutch free market, or ‘Vrijmarket’. This special market is popular during King’s Day, a national holiday in Netherlands, and sells just about anything, from traditional drinks and clothes, to electronics and other vintage items.

If you’re also feeling lucky on the day, participate in a silent auction to win a ticket to Amsterdam! All proceeds of the auction will also be donated to charity.

For more information about Dutch Orange Day 2015, or the Dutch national holiday, jump online and visit the Orange Day website or their Facebook page.

ANZAC day March
Saturday, April 25 (9.00am – 1.30pm); St Kilda Rd, starting at Flinders & Swanston St

Image: Light Horse Brigade, by Michael Coghlan via Flickr

Image: Light Horse Brigade, by Michael Coghlan via Flickr

Come witness the annual ANZAC Day March happening this Saturday on St Kilda Rd. This service pays tribute to the fallen Australian soldiers during times of war and suffering.

The solemn walk features Australian war veterans and their descendants, as well as current servicemen in the Australian military.

The ANZAC Day March along St Kilda Rd takes place after the 6.00am dawn service. This special ceremony is part of the commemoration of ANZAC Day, a national day of remembrance and reflection.

The march will begin at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston St, and will proceed along St Kilda Rd to the Shrine of Remembrance, where the ceremony will end with a commemorative service at the Shrine’s forecourt.

Interested in observing the march? Visit the Shrine of Remembrance website or the ANZAC day page on the City of Melbourne website for more details

Vintage Car club showcase at Fed square
Sunday, April 26 (11.00am – 2.30pm) Federation Square (Corner Flinders St & Swanston St)

Image: 1975 Holden HJ Monaro GTS sedan, by sv1ambo via Flickr

Image: 1975 Holden HJ Monaro GTS sedan, by sv1ambo via Flickr

Head down to the Car Club Showcase this Sunday and marvel at the beautifully restored cars on display at Federation Square.

Meet with proud car owners and other motor enthusiasts at this free event and admire the painstaking restoration work that has gone into their vehicles. Don’t be shy to also ask them about helpful tips and tricks on maintaining a vintage car!

This month, the Monaro Club of Victoria will be putting their groovy sedans on display. These beautifully restored classics from the late 1960s and 1970s will certainly be an amazing spectacle worth checking out.

The motor exhibition only happens on the last Sunday of every month, so make sure to catch your favorite car on display!

Keen to see some vintage cars up close? Head over to the Federation square website for more details!

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