Retro Subway Festival at Marrickville Subway

Spend your weekend dancing to jukebox tunes, playing old-fashioned arcade games, watching roller-skating performers, browsing locally made crafts, and sipping drinks at the pop-up bar.

It’s been a year since Marrickville Metro unveiled its new $142 million wing, which added a dozen new restaurants, 40 new retailers, a Coles, a gym and a massive new liquor store to the mall well -like.

And to celebrate its first anniversary, the Metro organizes a party that plunges it back into the disco era.

Head for a two-day celebration that includes jukeboxes, live music and DJ sets, roving performers (roller skaters, drag queens, disco performers and more), and kid-friendly activities like the bio-glitter tattoo, face painting and biodegradable balloon art.

Sample food from small stations that let you try before you order, then sit down for a meal at Rice Pantry, Nanyang Malaya Cafe, Izakaya Tori or Slim’s Quality Burger. You can also order a drink from a pop-up bar.

Two arcade lanes will be lined with old-fashioned arcade machines, so you can try for a new high score on Pac man. Or strike a pose on the photo wall, with bright pink neon signs and a backdrop of recycled art. And visitors can be part of a big new piece of community art: two giant Ms will appear as blank canvases, with everyone invited to add their own touch.

The Metro Markets on Smidmore St are also back – shop for art, ceramics, jewellery, lifestyle products and more at 25 local designer stalls in the mid-west.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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