Melbournians, rejoice. While we have entered into the deep chills of the Autumn season, our city’s events for this week will make those warm blankets and hot chocolates seem like old news.
From a Marvel-inspired food truck festival to the annual Makers and Shakers Festival (come hungry), we’ve got your guide to a delicious, culture-packed week in Melbourne.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War at the Food Truck Festival
155 Newlands Road, Coburg
On the 25th & 26th April from 6-11pm, everyone’s food & film favourite, the Coburg Food Truck festival, is hosting a special screening of the latest Marvel blockbuster: Infinity War.
Hosted by Melbourne’s beloved Food Truck Park (Preston) and Village Cinemas, the Coburg Drive-Ins will be swarming with delicious treats, superheroes to get your selfies with, and prizes for the best Marvel-inspired outfit.
So grab some blankets and some spare change, and pre-purchase your tickets for the Marvel celebration here.
The Young At Heart Film Festival
Returning for its 13th edition, APIA’s nationwide Young at Heart film festival is proudly presented by Palace Cinemas.
While the film program is dedicated to an audience of senior film lovers (60 and up), this is an ideal opportunity for all you old-souled and generally intrigued cinephiles out there who can’t get enough of that quality age-old filmography.
Until the 25th April, a selection of heart-warming dramas, Hollywood classics and inspiring documentaries will be showcased all around Melbourne. Get your tickets here, before they go!
The Makers and Shakers Market
Coburg Town Hall – 90 Bell St, Coburg
On the 29th April from 10am-3pm, Coburg Town Hall is hosting the annual Makers and Shakers Market, dedicated to empowering the handmade movement and showcasing local and authentic creations, from homeware and lifestyle products to gourmet foods.
This event aims to give local makers, artisans and designers a place to show and sell their wares, and it’s an ideal place for shopping-lovers to find their new favourite handcrafted treasures.
Off-Grid Living Festival
Centennial Park, Eldorado
Whether it’s wanting to grow your own food, reconnect with nature or generally create a more sustainable life for yourself, the off-grid living festival teaches you all kinds of important techniques and methods that can seriously change your life.
On the 28th April, there will be a full day of activities – ranging from bush craft to sustainable energy methods to health & wellbeing remedies – as well as demonstrations, short talks and market stalls.
For only $15 a ticket, you can learn how to change and uplift your life in the most natural and sustainable of ways. This day is truly invaluable!
Indonesian Film Festival
ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
If you appreciate the multicultural features of Melbourne City, then this film festival might make your week.
Returning for its 13th edition, the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) aims to promote the appreciation of Indonesian culture in Australia.
Showcasing an eclectic range of commercial and art house cinema at ACMI from April 26 to May 2, this festival is rich with culture and cinematic development. View the full program here.
By Vanessa De Lutiis
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