The Weekender: June 24 – 26

PERUSE some art in the CBD, chill out with some yoga in Footscray, pick up a rarity in Carlton or check out the latest tech in Southbank. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

The Art of Degas
Friday, June 24 – Sunday, September 18 (Times vary) | NGV International (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne)

Image: jason ilagan

Image: jason ilagan

Get down to the National Gallery of Victoria to see the works of Edgar Degas as part of the gallery’s annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

Check out the paintings sculptures, prints and photos of the renowned French impressionist painter and artist.

The exhibition will feature more than 200 works with featured works including The Arabesque, The Rehearsal, and sculpture The fourteen year-old dancer.

This annual series is not to be missed during its limited time in Melbourne.

Tickets: Adults $28 and Concession $24.50.

For more info and to book tickets head to the NGV Interational’s website.

International Day of Yoga – Music & Meditation
Saturday, June 25 (3.00pm – 5.30pm) | Footscray Community Arts Centre (45 Moreland St, Footscray)


Head on over to the Footscray Community Arts Centre to celebrate International Day of Yoga with an afternoon of meditation, yoga and music.

Whether you’re a beginner or regularly practice, head on over to receive an introduction to Sahaja Yoga Meditation, accompanied by music ranging from meditative to uplifting world music.

It’s a great way to relax and take your mind off our fast paced world for a short while.

The event is free and presented by an experienced team of volunteers.

RSVP here or head to the Sahaja Yoga Victoria website for more info.

Big Red Book Fair
Saturday, June 25 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | The New International Bookshop, Trades Hall (54 Victoria St, Carlton)

Photo: guldfisken via Flickr

Photo: guldfisken via Flickr

Head on down to Trades Hall for the annual Big Red Book Fair where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase unique book titles at bargain prices!

Find heaps of cheap and high quality books of all genres on offer and while you pick up few new additions to your collection, explore Trades Hall’s rooms and corridors which will be filled to bursting with specialty books on sociology, history, science and more!

Take a break from your hunt to satiate your hunger with a BBQ provided by LASNET .

For more info and a sneak peek at the sale, visit the official website.

TGE 2016 – Technology & Gadget Expo
Saturday, June 25 (10.00am – 7.00pm) – Sunday, June 26 (10.00am – 5.00pm) | Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre


Head along to Australia’s first Technology & Gadget Expo to check out the latest innovative new products on the market and take a peek at what’s is to come!

The two-day event will feature a variety of products including; Automotive & Watercraft, Gamers Bubble, Lifestyle, Augmented Reality World and more.

Get a first-hand look into the mind-blowing advancements of modern technology, be inspired by incredible speakers and get the opportunity to test and purchase the latest products.

Check out the Drone Zone to experience, see and buy some of the latest drones available today and try a variety of products including the latest Electric Skateboards, solar tyres and bikes in the Electric Vehicle Trial Area!

Catch presentations every 30 mins on stage giving you a peek at some of the latest tech heading our way.

Prizes will be on offer with giveaways nearly every hour for the entire 2 days!

Tickets are $25.00 per day or $40.00 for a 2-day pass.

For more info and to purchase tickets head to TGE’s website.

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