The best events this long weekend
Street artist Rone is known for his large-scale installations, painting huge images of women's faces on the walls of abandoned buildings. Empire is his most ambitious project yet, with Rone taking over deserted Art Deco mansion Burnham Beeches. Rone and his team spent a year painstakingly turning the mansion into an immersive installation.
The women's league of the AFL is back for a third season in 2019. Entry to all matches throughout the AFLW season is free but get in early as stadiums tend to fill up quickly. This Saturday, head along to Marvel Stadium to see Collingwood versus North Melbourne at 4.45pm and Western Bulldogs versus Melbourne at 7.10pm. On Sunday, get set for Carlton versus the Brisbane Lions at 4.05pm at Ikon Park.
Each year the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival showcases the very best this delectable city has to offer. Culinary playgrounds will pop up across the CBD offering anything from sweet treats to French delicacies to fine drops from Victoria’s best wine producers. Safe to assume you’ll need to have your stretchy pants on hand for this one.
Common Man’s pop-up cinema is making the most of the summer nights with a great movie line-up of crowd favourites. Gather up your friends and family for a relaxing night along the Yarra, stretched out on deck chairs watching a movie under the stars with a drink or two. This Sunday they're screening the family-favourite Finding Nemo.
The Westin is putting a nautical twist on the original high tea concept with an all-seafood high tea. Savoury treats include oysters three ways, lobster rolls and fish tacos. High tea favourites have been given a seafood makeover, such as savoury seaweed scones with whipped miso butter and furikake instead of the traditional cream and jam.