The Weekender: May 29 – 31

LISTEN to some jazzy tunes, admire some of Victoria’s best architectural designs, immerse yourself in writing culture or get fit at Federation Square. The choice is yours this weekend as Amber Wang selects her choice events for the coming weekend. 

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2015 
Friday, May 28 – Sunday, June 7 (various times);  across Melbourne

Image: Melbourne International Jazz Festival's Facebook page

Image: Melbourne International Jazz Festival’s Facebook page

Attention jazz lovers: the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is back in town!

Since 1998, the annual event has celebrated the spirit of jazz with a platform for performance, collaboration, education and engagement. It’s diverse programming aims to appeal to both young and old, which includes modern masters of jazz, late night art parties, Australian/international collaborations and pathways for emerging artists, and many exciting free events.

For more info head to the festival’s official website.

Victorian Architecture Awards Exhibition
Monday, May 25 – Monday, June 8; Federation Square

Photo: Rexness via Flickr

Photo: Rexness via Flickr

Want to see Victoria’s best building designs? Come to Fed Square!

For two weeks an exhibition presented by the Australian Institute of Architects showcases entries for the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The program allows everyone to appreciate the innovative work of Victorian architects. It also aims to promote architects and architecture within Victoria, across Australia and internationally.

For more information, head over to the event’s official page.

Emerging Writers’ Festival
Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, June 5; Across Melbourne

Image: Emerging Writer's Festival's Facebook page

Image: Emerging Writer’s Festival’s Facebook page

Do you love to write? Eager to hone your craft? Don’t miss this annual event where writing talent is celebrated and nurtured.

For 10 days you’ll be able to immerse yourself in workshops, talks, masterclasses, symposiums and networking events which bring an array of writers, editors, publishers and performers together with readers for a festival that is an essential part of Australia’s literary calendar.

The 2015 program is available online. For more info head to the festival’s official webpage.

Fitness at Fed Square 
Friday, May 29 (7.00 – 7:45 am); Federation Square

Image: will ockenden via Flickr

Image: will ockenden via Flickr

Get active with free fitness classes at Federation Square led by health coaches and fitness instructors from Healthy Lifestyle Lounge this Friday morning.

The classes are designed to help city workers keep fit and healthy. It includes circuit-based exercise that incorporates body weight exercises, cardio training and core strength movements designed to invigorate the mind, body and soul.

Classes are simple and fun. All ages and fitness levels welcome!

For more information, head to the event’s official page.

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