Sydney Rd Fest, Style After Dark, Catalonian Films, Spanish Beer and more this weekend

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March 2, 2012 5:00 pmtoMarch 4, 2012 11:00 pm

It takes something big to stop the mighty Sydney Road, and this is it. The Annual Sydney Rd Street party is here again. This Sunday, join the friendly citizens of Moreland for one of the biggest multicultural gatherings in Melbourne. Roots music, African beats, street performers and singer-songwriters all day, with a dedicated stage for each. There’s even a Vegan Bake Off at The Radical Grocer. Don’t miss it.
WHAT: Street party
WHERE: Union St to Victoria St, Sydney Rd, Brunswick
WHEN: Sunday 4 March 12pm-7pm
WEB: brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/srsp.htm

Fashionistas will want to check out the alternative fashion market Style After Dark in South Melbourne. Stalls will be selling locally-designed clothing, accessories, jewellery and headwear, plus there’ll be food and drink from the resident Spanish, Italian and Middle Eastern restaurants. Musicians too.
WHAT: Night fashion market
WHEN: Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-9:30pm, March 1 – April 19
WHERE: South Melbourne Market, 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
WEB: www.styleafterdark.com.au

All the way from the Spanish city of Catalonia comes the fourth Made in Catalonia Film Festival at Cinema Nova. From coming of age drama Heroes: Forever Young, to autism documentary Maria and I and the raw drama Elisa K, this Spanish film fest has a little bit of something for everyone. Like tapas (or pinxtos).
WHAT: Film Festival
WHEN: 2-4 March
WHERE: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton
WEB: www.ccvictoria.cat/festival

Grizzly Espresso is hosting a secret party this Sat to premier their new beer, Pistonhead. There’s hints of free beer, but no one’s talking. Perhaps, you’re thinking it doesn’t sound so secret, but you’ll need a special door code to get in. How to get the code? We’re not entirely sure, but following this link and adding yourself to the list might help…
WHAT: Pistonhead Pre-Launch party
WHERE: Grizzly Espresso, 287 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
WHEN: Sat 3 March, 8pm till late
COST: Free entry before 9.30pm with door code
CODE: We’d like to know too….

Speaking of Spain and beer, Carlton liquor store Booze will be saying hola to autumn this Friday with free tastings of the new Epidor beer from Spanish brewery Moritz. Get your buzz on early.
WHAT: Tastings
WHERE: Booze, 112 Elgin St, Carlton
WHEN: Friday 2 March from 5.30pm

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