The Weekender: April 21 – 23

Wonderland at ACMI
Until October 7 | Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Corner of Swanston St and Flinders St)

Photo: Phoebe Powell.

Hop down the rabbit hole into a whole new world where everything is magical and nothing is impossible. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) invites wanderers to come on a journey through Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories.

This world premiere of the exhibition Wonderland, which forms a part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will take visitors through Lewis Carroll’s unique worlds. Structured like a maze, this winding exhibition goes through all the incarnations of Alice and her Wonderland journey through all its incarnations, including the most newest stories as told by director Tim Burton.

Guests will walk through an exhibition filled with more than 300 unique objects from around the world which include first edition publications and illustrations, magic lantern projectors, costumes and many more.

Wonderland runs at ACMI from now until October 7. Ticket prices range from $16 to $25.

For more information, visit the exhbition’s official website.

The (Very) Big Laugh Out!
Until April 22 (Fri: 5.00pm, Sat & Sun: 2.30pm) | Federation Square (Corner Swanston St and Flinders St)

It’s the last weekend to watch and LOL at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and split your sides over their world-class street performers and comedians.

One part of its program that you won’t want to miss out on is The (Very) Big Laugh Out! happening across several locations at Federation Square.

Catch international performers including Paul Currie (Northern Ireland), the Kif-Kif Sisters (Canada), Yo-Yo Guy (USA) and the Croquiky Brothers (South Korea) alongside local acts The Listies, Anna Pocket Rocket, Trash Test Dummies and more all for free!

The (Very) Big Laugh Out! Runs a few times each day on the Federation Square main stage until April 25. More information can be found at its official website.

Malaysia Day Festival
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday April, 23 (Sat: 9.00am – 3.00pm, Sun: 9.00am – 4.00pm) | Queen Victoria Market (Corner Elizabeth St and Victoria St)

Photo: Son Hua via Flickr

Experience Malaysia this weekend at Queen Victoria Market! Expect authentic and scrumptious Malaysian food and be witness to the very best of Malaysian culture as the celebration returns for a seventh year in Melbourne.

Aside from your nasi lemak and rendang, attendees can also enjoy a game of congkak, henna art, sarong tying, and enjoy cultural performances, among other fun activities for all ages to enjoy.

There’s even an ‘Amazing Race’ competition for those feeling a little bit competitive!

The Malaysia Day Festival takes place at the Queen Victoria Market on April 21 and 22. More information can be found at the event listing over at City of Melbourne’s What’s On page.

Between the Street and the Sky
Until April 28 (Various times) | City Gallery (Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston St, Melbourne)

The City of Melbourne’s Director of City Design and Projects, Professor Rob Adams AM has put together a unique exhibition showcasing Melbourne’s development over the years at City Gallery on Swanston St.

The world’s most liveable city of seven years running has seen the revival of the city into a world-class modern metropolis.

Curated by Professor Adams, Between the Street and the Sky gives vision about the past, present and future of Melbourne on display through photos and projections.

This free is open exhibition for the public until April 28.

For more information, visit the event listing over at City of Melbourne’s What’s On page.

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