The Weekender: April 2 – 4

1. Free Easter event for students

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Come spend the Easter weekend with other students at this event hosted by B-Friend, a non-profit organisation, that helps international students connect with the local community. 

Have you been wanting to go out and make new friends? Now you can do so while appreciating the Carlton Gardens, enjoying some good food at the potluck picnic and playing some fun games to get you in the Easter spirit.

The event will run from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Good Friday. 

Register for the event on Eventbrite.

2. Melbourne Design Week

Photo: Melbourne Design Week

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Melbourne Design Week (26th of March to 5th of April), this weekend is your last chance to do so! 

With a wide range of free talks, tours, workshops and exhibitions hosted by the NGV, you can gain insight as to how different designers tackle the theme of ‘design the world you want.’ 

If you have an interest in design and want to explore how the world could have a better, healthier future, check out the free programs here!

3. Melbourne Gardens Free Guided Walk

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Where better to relax and enjoy an autumn morning than at the Royal Botanical Gardens! 

Whether you’re a lover of nature and listen along to the guide, or just want to check out the Melbourne Gardens for the first time, this tour will guarantee sensational views and beautiful plants to admire. Take plenty of photos!

Click here to see all of the dates and times that the tour runs.

4. Southbank Yoga @ Boyd Park

Photo: Southbank Yoga on Instagram

Interested in some morning yoga? Bring your yoga mat to Boyd Park, where you can join a relaxing yoga class in the open air. 

This $10 class is suitable for anyone, regardless of your experience with yoga. Whether you’re a beginner and want to learn yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation; or more experienced and want to do yoga with fellow yogis, Boyd Park is the place to be.

Check out the class’ Eventbrite page for more information!

5. Explore Melbourne city and lunch!

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Though this event is happening next Tuesday rather than on the weekend, it is a fantastic way to experience Melbourne in a new light.

Friendly tour guides will not only teach you about Melbourne’s history, but also show you some spots in the city that you’ve perhaps never seen before, such as laneways, art, cafes and hidden bars. If you want to enjoy lunch with others after the walk, remember to bring some cash with you!

You can register for this free event on Eventbrite.

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