Welcome, merchants
Social enterprise Welcome Merchant supports refugee, asylum seeker and migrant entrepreneurs. And for Refugee Week, it’s hosting a market with sustainably made crafts and clothing; Filipino coffee beans; handmade ceramics; international musicians; food from Colombia, Palestine and Syria; and more.

Those cakes your friend told you about
Former Attica pastry chef Rosemary Andrews is the woman behind the knockout Attica Summer Camp dessert trolley that flooded social media feeds a few years back. Now she’s hosting a one-day pop-up at the peachy new Co Bake Space. Find cakes and tarts by the slice (including “honey-misu”, Basque cheesecake and strawberry lamingtons), as well as pillowy focaccia and cookies.

Let’s get physical
Physical therapist Alice Baquie and professional distance runner Lissy Duncan are hosting a free afternoon of pilates designed for community runners. You’ll be planking, lunging, stretching and warming up your muscles with seaside views in St Kilda, and the event includes refreshments with other runners from around Melbourne.

This year, gift them a dinner to remember with a Broadsheet Gift Card.


Milo, but make it fried
Kariton Sorbetes, the cult Filipino ice-creamery from chefs John Rivera and Minh Duong, is making the start of winter a little crisper with three nostalgic weeks of fried ice-cream and gelato. It’s currently week two, so the team is serving fried Milo gelato with malted milk chocolate ganache and a Milo crunch at the Footscray location until Sunday June 18. Next on the line-up: fried Vietnamese coffee ice-cream topped with vanilla bean custard, available between June 19 and 25.

Baked good lovers, delight
Pastry chef Zahara Valibhoy worked at celebrated macaron specialist Maison Ladurée in Paris before returning home to Melbourne and starting her own online bakery, Beurre. She became known for her viral vax cakes and is hosting a pop-up this Saturday, June 17, at Matilda in Mont Albert, from 8am until sold out. Expect treats like hazelnut choux, vanilla flan and gluten-free brown sugar and rhubarb cake.