Friday, 9 January 2015

What's Going On in Melbourne This Weekend

Hello All!

The weather has taken a turn for the worst here in Melbourne, and has dropped under 20C and is rainy.  So this weekend you might want to consider some indoor activities.  In my last weekend before heading back to work, I think we will be heading to the movies to check out Taken 3, but the main incentive is to get some frozen yoghurt :)

Summer by the Sea: Dog's Breakfast

Take your dog to the Altona Dog Beach on Saturday morning to join in a walk with local experts to discover the biodiversity and wildlife living amongst our local beaches as part of the Summer by the Sea series.  Both dogs and owners can get a free breakfast afterwards!  So if you're looking for a new place to walk your dog, try the Altona Dog Beach on Saturday.

Urban Summer Nights Market

A series of summer evening events has been created by the Wyndham City Council for families to attend.   On Saturday afternoon, Urban Markets will provide families with free entertainment highlighting local musicians, great food, and market stalls.  It sounds like it will be a real mix of local food, produce, plants and craft products.  This weekend's event is being held at Kelly Park in Werribee.  If the weather clears up, it might be interesting to go check out this new event!

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival is a free event created to include all categories of art, culture and entertainment being held in Federation Square on Saturday from 12-9pm.  Singing, dancing and eating will be central to this festival, but there will also be a focus on Latin America's environmental, economic and social impacts on Australia and the rest of the world. If you want to learn a bit more about Latin America, this festival could be the place to find out.

Deep Oceans Exhibition at Scienceworks

I went to Scienceworks in Williamstown as a kid, but even as a big kid, it keeps catching my eye.  I'm hoping I can talk Gareth into going to see the Deep Oceans exhibition currently on, which lets you to take a fascinating journey 4000 meters below sea level and discover the weird and wonderful creatures that lurk deep in the ocean, with interactive displays, models and real specimens.  It's an extra $6 on the normal entry fee, but still sounds like it's worth a visit!

MSAC's Ultimate Pool Party

This weekend sees the end of MSAC's Ultimate Pool Party.  Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre's outdoor pool in Albert Park will have loads of pool and land inflatables, as well as a giant slide from the 7.5m dive board.  You can also ride some waves in the wave pool or on the FlowRider or just sit-back and relax in the Coca-Cola Frozen Zone, where there'll be live DJ's spinning great tunes, a BBQ and tons of prizes to giveaway.  Saturday will host the family ultimate pool party, and Sunday will seethe Melbourne High School Flowrider Championship.  I might just take a peak on Sunday to find out what flowriding is!

What are your weekend plans?  On a scale of 1 - 10, how excited are you it's the weekend?

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