The Weekender: December 1 – 3

Upper West Side Street Art Precinct – Official Opening
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3 (Friday: 4.00pm – 9.00pm ;  Saturday & Sunday: All day) | Corner of Spencer St & Little Bourke St, Melbourne)

Fancy a look at some new Melbourne street art? See the entire process unfold live before your very eyes this weekend as seven internationally recognised Australian artists contribute to the creation of new murals in the city.

See artists Rone, Adnate, Fintan, Magee, Sofles, Dvate and Smug (creator of the ‘Grandparents’ painting on Lonsdale St), attempt to breathe new artistic life into the city’s Upper West Side in the official launch of the Upper West Side Street Art Precinct.

Witness these mesmerising talents bring their craft even closer to the public at the kick-off party this Friday evening, where food trucks, live painting and DJs will celebrate the arrival of a new Melbourne arts precinct. If you can’t make it on Friday for the launch, see the artists work on their murals in-person for the rest of the weekend.

Come along and meet these talented individuals on the corner of Spencer St and Little Bourke St.

This FREE event is wheel-chair accessible. More information can be found at its official Facebook event page and event listing over at City of Melbourne’s What’s On page.

Australian Tattoo Expo
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3 (Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 10.00pm; Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm) | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf)

If you’re a tattoo enthusiast or someone potentially thinking about getting inked, check out the Australian Tattoo Expo happening at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this entire weekend!

With more than 300 tattoo artists from Australia and around the world, the expo promises plenty in the way of things to do and see. World-famous pyro and aerial troupe, The Fuel Girls, will be performing throughout the entirety of the expo along with multiple competitions. Competitions include the National Australian Pinup Pageant, Girls of Ink, Best Tattoo Contest and (believe it or not), the Shittest Tattoo Competition (apparently appreciating everyone’s best mistakes)!

Come and find out more about the industry’s most talented artists, learn about different tattoo genres and techniques or even get inked right on the spot!

Tickets are currently available for purchase over at the Australian Tattoo Expo’s official website, where you can learn more about the event itself.

Accessible Beach Launch – St Kilda
Saturday, December 2 (10.00am – 2.00pm) | St Kilda Life Saving Club (34 Jacka Boulevard, Melbourne)

Good news to all wheelchair-dependent beach lovers: St Kilda Beach and Port Melbourne Beach are now finally wheelchair accessible!

Coinciding with International Day of People with a Disability, you can celebrate the launch of Melbourne’s two newest accessible beaches at the St Kilda Life Saving Club this Saturday!

If you’re wheelchair-dependent or know someone who is, enjoy the start of the Australian summer by getting your toes wet with the new floating wheelchairs (aka Mobi-chair) for the disabled!

Food and drinks, guest speakers and chill-out zones will be present during the launch.

Stay tuned to their official Facebook event page for new announcements everyday!

Mythical Markets
Saturday, December 2 (1.00pm-5.00pm) | Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve Hall (Sassafras, Dandenong Ranges)

If you’re looking for a gift for that fantasy nerd in your life, visit the Mythical Markets this Saturday!

For only $2, fantasy fans are invited to indulge their whimsical ways out in Dandenong Ranges. Merchandise and various fantasy paraphernalia will be available for purchase at the market so if you’re into all things, dragons, goblins, wizardry, steampunk, medieval and more – this is the market for you!

Cosplaying isn’t necessary but if you do have something to show off, attendees are absolutely encouraged to dress up!

Be sure to bring some extra cash on you if you’re going to be doing a lot of shopping!

To find out more about the Mythical Markets, head over to its official website.

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