The Weekender: June 10 – 12

CATCH a circus act in Prahran, sample a taste of Asia in Preston, nourish your spirit in Southbank or enjoy some Portuguese culture at the Queen Vic Market. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

NICA 2016 Showcase: Things NOT of this EARTH
Wednesday, June 8 – Saturday, June 18 (7.30pm) | NICA National Circus Centre (39 – 59 Green St, Prahran)


Graduating students of the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) are putting on a show not to be missed with their 2016 showcase Things NOT of this EARTH!

Graduates from NICA’s intensive three year training degree will be performing their graduate performance at NICA’s very own stage in Prahran.

The theme of the show is inspired by B-Grade sci-fi movies and will see amazing solo acts including aerial straps and rope, handstands, hula hoop, juggling and trapeze mixed with a healthy dose of comedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets from $29 concession and $36 adult.

For more info about the show and to book tickets head to the NICA official site.
Asian Street Food Weekend
Friday, June 10 (10.00am – 10.00pm) – Sunday, June 12 (12.00pm – 9.00pm ) | 518 High St, Preston

Photo: Alex Wright via Flickr

Photo: Alex Wright via Flickr

Enjoy a taste of Asia at Preston’s Food Truck Park with an authentic Asian Street Food style atmosphere.

Try a fantastic combination of familiar flavours with speciality dishes made especially for this event.

The indoor and outdoor areas will be decorated to create the right a feeling of Asia for the occasion. Choose from a great selection of food trucks over the three days including VAN GO FOOD Trucks, Yo India, Let’s Waffle ‘n’ Shake and Chilli Express, with a different line up bringing the goods each day.

Head inside to Barry’s Bar and warm up while you enjoy your tasty meal and sink a craft beer or cider on tap at the same time!

For more info head to the Asian Street Food Weekend Facebook event page.

Mind Body Spirit Festival 2016
Friday, June 10 – Monday, June 13 (10.00am – 7.00pm) | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Go and find zen at MCEC this weekend...

Go and find zen at MCEC this weekend…

The Mind Body Spirit Festival, Australia’s largest health, wellbeing & natural therapies event is back for another year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With over 200 exhibitors there’s something for just about everyone with psychic readings, inspirational seminars, stage performances.

Take some time out from all the wandering and enjoy some body pampering, join a free meditation session or enjoy some delicious healthy food.

Check out and buy unique goods and gifts including  clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, music, books,  crystals and more!

Pre-purchase your tickets online and save.

To book tickets or to find out more head to the Mind Body Spirit Festival website.

A Taste of Portugal
Sunday, June 12 (9am) | Queen Victoria Market

Image: David Bote Estrada via Flickr

Image: David Bote Estrada via Flickr

Sample a taste of Portuguese culture at the Taste of Portugal Festival this Sunday at this free event at the Queen Victoria Market.

Check out a selection of beautiful Portuguese ceramics, jewellery and handbags.

Indulge your taste buds with custard tarts, street food and delicious beverages. Learn to cook Portuguese style with cooking demonstrations throughout the day, where you’ll learn how to make Portuguese paella.

Dance to Brazilian rhythms, listen to traditional Portuguese Fado or take an impromptu Samba dance class right in the heart of the market, and don’t miss the Capoeira dance exhibition.

Plan a trip to Portugal at one of the tourism and cultural displays, and find out how you can learn to speak the language right here in Melbourne.

There will be art and photographic displays along with plenty more to see and do.

For more info head to the Portuguese Speaking Communities website.

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