Winter Weekends – Your weekends are sorted!

Winter Weekends – Your weekends are sorted!
Image courtesy: Oz Comic-Con

Melbourne truly comes alive in winter, both indoors and outdoors. A huge variety of events are on offer so grab your coat and get to the city to experience some of them. Here’s 5 of our weekend favourites this coming month – and stay tuned for a huge July!

1. St Kilda Film Festival

Palais Theatre & St Kilda Town Hall, St Kilda

19 – 28 May
Tickets from $18
More info & tickets: www.stkildafilmfestival.com.au

There is still one more week to visit the St Kilda Film Festival before May rolls into June. The Festival focuses on alternative films that may not have been seen by the public otherwise. Films by both emerging artists and accomplished professionals are featured. The Festival specialises in showcasing the Top 100 short film entries received each year.

2. Good Food and Wine Show

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
10am – 6pm Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June, 10am – 5pm Sunday 5 June
Tickets from $24
More info and tickets: www.goodfoodshow.com.au

Sample your way around the hundreds of local and international stalls at this year’s Good Food and Wine Show. With famous Australian wines available to taste, a cooking masterclass theatre and freebies, it would be wise to catch public transport and skip lunch.

3. Friends of Friends Day/Night Party 

Glamorama Bar

393 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
5pm Saturday 4 June, 5am Sunday 5 June
$10 before 5pm, $20 after (doors open at 3pm)
More info: www.facebook.com/events/1728140600795844/

Detroit favourite Kyle Hall visits Melbourne for an intimate show featuring local talent including András, Tom Moore (Otologic), Edd Fisher & Simon TK (Wax’o Paradiso), Jesse Young (Cutting Shapes), Kitj and STM. Head down early to avoid the queues and get yourself prepped for some funky beats.

4. Oz Comic-Con

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
9am – 6pm Saturday 11 June & Sunday 12 June
Tickets from $30
More info & tickets: www.ozcomiccon.com

Join in the hilarity of the 2016 Oz Comic-Con and ‘unleash your inner geek’. A convention centred around pop culture, gaming, cartoons and cosplay, this year’s Comic-Con features celebrity guests, a huge showroom of merchandise, a gaming zone and a candy emporium. Dress up as your favourite character and get nerdy for a weekend this June.

5. Melbourne Street Art Tours

Federation Square, Melbourne (meet at the 7-11)

1.30pm – 5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until 18 June
(03) 9328 5556
Tickets $69
More info & tickets: www.melbournestreettours.com

Run by street artists, this tour gives an extensive overview of Melbourne’s underground street art culture. Winding down laneways, under arcades and ending at Blender Studios, you will meet artists and watch them at work. Enjoy a beer with the artists such as HA-HA, DrewFunk, Klara, Heesco, Braddock and Man of Darkness. A fascinating afternoon for anyone wanting to discover a different side of Melbourne.