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Your weekend in Melbourne November 16 to 17


POP Australian musician Yvette Johansson performs stripped-back renditions of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits. Teaming up with a hand-selected group of seasoned Melbourne musicians, Johansson will dive into Jackson’s musical archive, reaching back to the ’70s. Saturday, 7.45pm, Bird’s Basement, 11 Singers Lane, city, $29, 1300 225 299, birdsbasement.com



INDIE-NOIR Performing their new album Stay Connected, Melbourne crooners Broads display their powerful vocals and poignant lyrics. Drawing inspiration from ’60s pop, ’70s folk and new-age ’80s sounds, the album is an 11-track collection of synths and saxophones underpinned by lulling harmonies. Saturday, 8pm, Common Rooms, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria streets, Carlton, $15, commonrooms.com.au


MARKET South Geelong Market shows off its quality local produce including seasonal vegetables from Spring Creek Organic, cultured butter from Lardass Butter and crusty bread from Sourdough Kitchen. The family and pet-friendly market is committed to highlighting the region, with local honey, grass-fed meat, fresh flowers and more. Sunday, 9am-1pm, Geelong South Primary School, 200 Yarra Street, South Geelong, free entry, vfma.org.au

East Malvern’s Food and Wine Festival.

East Malvern’s Food and Wine Festival.

FESTIVAL Returning for a fourth year, the East Malvern Food and Wine Festival brings together local wines, food and family-friendly entertainment. Food trucks will offer meals from gnocchi to dumplings, while more than 100 Victorian wines will be available for tasting and there will be face-painting and live music. Sunday, 11am-5.30pm, Central Park, corner of Wattle Tree and Burke roads, East Malvern, free entry, eastmalvernfoodandwine.melbourne

FESTIVAL A collection of up-and-coming artists and acclaimed international acts will present more than 40 immersive performances and workshops at the Due West Arts Festival. Capturing the vibrant community of the western suburbs, highlights include Indian dance performance Kāla and Newport Archives, an audio tour of the region. Saturday and Sunday, various times, locations and prices, duewestartsfestival.com.au

The Holy Shroud exhibition.

The Holy Shroud exhibition.

FOOD Sample St Kilda’s finest drops at the St Kilda Wine and Cider Walk. The walk will take you around 16 local venues, each matched with a different Victorian winery for tastings, with street performers providing entertainment along the way. Saturday, 11am-4pm, 42 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, $25-$45, eventbrite.com.au

ART Take part in an immersive scientific and artistic journey at The Holy Shroud, a guided exhibition from Italian artist Veronica Piraccini. The exhibition is centred around the Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth with the image of a crucified man alleged to be Jesus. In response, six artworks have been created using ancient techniques. Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2.30pm, SpACE@Collins, 1/278 Collins Street, city, $22-$38, eventbrite.com.au

FAMILY  Eric Hill’s classic children’s book Spot is brought to life on stage in a show for kids aged three and above. Spot and his friends set off on an adventure to visit his dad and the farm, only to find all the animals are lost. Audiences join in on the mission to track down their new friends, aided by puppetry, songs and brain teasers. Saturday, 10am, noon and 3pm, Sunday, 10am and noon, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $27-$32, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

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