The Weekender: May 7 – 9

1.YIRRAMBOI Festival

Immerse yourself in First Nations culture on the opening weekend of the YIRRAMBOI Festival. This weekend features a special free event Barring Yanabul, meaning “we walk the path” in the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung language. The event will consist of over 40 events that will appeal to everyone, ranging from theatre and arts to music and dance. The Barring Yanabul special event is this Saturday from 8:30am to 8:30pm.

Check the full YIRRAMBOI program here.

2. Sunday is Runday 

Looking to fit some physical activity into your schedule? How about a 10 kilometre group run where you can exercise among other weekend go-getters? If you can manage a pace of six minutes per km then come along. Meet with the other runners at 9:00am on Sunday at The Coopers Malthouse in Southbank and stay afterwards for a post-run breakfast (at your own cost) with your new running buds.

Free but secure a booking here.

3. Memory Lane Silent Disco 

Get your boogie on and dance through the streets of Melbourne with a silent disco courtesy of The Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Guru Dudu. As you make your way through the city, you’ll get the chance to see the Memory Lane exhibit from the Midsumma Festival. Headphones will be provided- expect tunes from the 70s all the way through to the 00s to get you in the mood. Head down to the State Library this Saturday where the disco will run from 2:00pm to 2:40pm.

Free but secure a booking here.

4. Spanish Film Festival 

The Moro Spanish Film Festival, hosted by Palace Cinemas will be ending this weekend so be sure to grab a ticket to see a film from Spain and Latin America. The film festival curated a selection of 29 films, but not to worry, there is plenty of selection left with nine films still showing across Saturday and Sunday. A concession ticket costs just $19… consider this the cheapest ticket to Spain and Latin America ever.

Find session times and cinemas here.

5. Community Plant Exchange 

If you’re a plant lover wanting to diversify your garden for free, come to the Community Plant Exchange and bring along cuttings for propagation, seeds, seedlings and bulbs to swap for something else. Let your inner barterer out and make your way to 185 Warrigal Road Hughesdale this Saturday to join the exchange running from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Free and you can register here.

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