What’s On in March
We have loads of Market events this month to numb your end-of-summer blues. From the beautiful sounds of Opera in the Market to the vibrant tastes and colours of the Turkish Pazar Festival and a handful of book launches complete with tastes – we’ve got your Autumn sorted.
Tortellini at Midnight
Friday, March 1
We welcome Emiko Davies back to the Market to celebrate the release of her new book Tortellini at Midnight. Meet Emiko and learn how to fold beautiful tortellini. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious tastes. If you love pasta, this one’s for you.
Opera in the Market
Monday, March 4
For one memorable night, the historic Queen Victoria Market will become a theatre like no other. Enjoy the drama and spectacle of some of the world’s favourite opera singers and sample fine wines and wonderful food from a selection of Melbourne’s famous food vans.
Turkish Pazar Festival
Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10
Queen Victoria Market will transform into a traditional Turkish street market with the vibrant tastes, colours and sounds of Turkey. Enjoy delicious food, beautiful music, arts and crafts, cultural displays and day-long stage performances.
Explore the wonders of Filipino Food
Monday, March 11
Discover the amazing food of the Philippines with a night spent with Filipino cookbook authors Nicole Ponseca and Yasmin Newman. Learn the secrets of this mouth-watering cuisine so you can re-create the dishes at home.
Pinch Points Live Music
Saturday, March 23
Pinch Points, one of Melbourne post-punk garage bands play live at the Market. Experience the wonders of Queen Victoria Market and wrap up the day with a solid dose of home-grown live music at Zo Damage.
An Introduction to Sake with Tasting
Thursday, March 24
Love sake? Melissa Mills from Sake Connect will present a select range of sake for tasting and introduce you to the complex world of one of the world’s favourite drinks. You’ll also receive a copy of John Gaunter’s The Sake Handbook.
Sunday, March 24
Enjoy a fun line-up of live music and entertainment showcasing the great talents of Filipino people. Try some authentic dishes from the food stalls and enjoy a great day out with friends and family.
Melbourne Book Market
Every Sunday until April
The Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5000 new and pre-loved titles. Peruse literature, history, gardening, travel, art and kids’ books plus a selection of quality secondhand vinyl records and CDs.