The Weekender: September 4 – 6

EXPLORE the markets of Melbourne, get a taste of Singaporean food and culture, enjoy an artistic afternoon and catch up with books you have always wanted to read. Diana Ponce selects her highlights for this weekend.

Market Week 2015
Saturday, September 5 – September 13 | Queen Victoria Market, 65-159 Victoria St

The Selfie - Queen Victoria Night Markets via Flickr Creative Commons

Image: The Selfie – Queen Victoria Night Markets via Flickr

‘Shop Well, Eat Well and Live Well’ is the theme for this year’s Market Week, which will see Melbourne’s biggest markets (Dandenong Market, Prahran Market, South Melbourne Market and Queen Victoria Market) hosting a wide range of events and activities!

This weekend, you can participate in a Zumba class at South Melbourne Market, take part in the Great Smoothie Challenge, witness a Slow Food Demonstration in Prahran Market or visit a French-inspired vintage market within Queen Victoria Market.

For more information on Market Week 2015, head over to the event’s official page at the Markets of Melbourne website.

Saturday, September 5 (10.00am – 9.00pm) | Federation Square (Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St)

Image supplied by the SOV

Image supplied by the SOV

To celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of independence, Singaporeans of Victoria has organised a full-day community festival to strengthen the diplomatic relations between Singapore and Melbourne.

At Singapura, visitors can experience the delights of Singaporean culture and traditions, ranging from music and cultural performances from local and Singaporean artists to delicious fusion flavours of Singaporean cuisine.

The festival is a FREE event, so don’t miss out on this unique Aussie-meets-Singapore market!

For more information, visit the official event page over at Singaporeans of Victoria’s website.

Amour et Vie (Love and Life)
Wednesday, September 2 – Saturday, September 19 | Rubicon ARI (Level 1, 309 Queensberry St, Melbourne)

Image: Fine Art Gallery via Flickr Creative Commons

Image: Fine Art Gallery via Flickr Creative Commons

Get ready to be inspired by the Amour et Vie exhibition!

Acclaimed Melbourne artist, Dagmar Cyrulla, is back in the city after a successful solo exhibition in Dijon, France and will be exhibiting her new work in Rubicon ARI.

The artist’s new work emphasises her trademark intensity of ordinary situations and subjects. Her personal experiences such as welcoming a new baby, have also marked her latest artwork as she explores the different emotions that come with childbirth.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Rubicon ARI website.

September Booksale at City Library
Saturday, September 5 (10.00am – 3.00pm) | City Library (253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne)

Image: Reading via Flickr Creative Commons

Image: Reading via Flickr Creative Commons

Feel like reading this weekend?

If you’re keen for a more indoor vibe this weekend, head to the City Library and check out what books they have on sale.

Secondhand fiction and non-fiction titles will be sold at only $1 each. Eager book enthusiasts will be pleased to give many of these donated books a new home on their own shelves.

To learn more about the sale, head over to the event’s official page over at the City of Melbourne Library’s services website.

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