Retro Metro Festival in Marrickville Metro

Spend your weekend dancing to jukebox tunes, play old-fashioned arcade games, watch roller-skating performers, browse locally made crafts, and have a drink from the pop-up bar.

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

And to celebrate his first birthday, the Metro hosts a bash that takes him back to the disco era.

Head downstairs for a two-day feast of jukeboxes, live music and DJ sets, roaming performers (roller skaters, drag queens, disco performers, and more), and kids’ activities like bio glitter tattoo, face painting, and biodegradable balloon art.

Sample food from bite-sized stations to try before you order, then sit down to 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 alleys will be lined with old-fashioned arcade machines, so you can try to get a new high score on Pac-Man† Or pose in front of the photo wall, complete with bright pink neon signs and a recycled art backdrop. And visitors can be part of a big new community artwork: two giant ladys will emerge as blank canvases, with everyone invited to put their own spin on it.

The Metro Markets on Smidmore St also return – shopping art, ceramics, jewelry, lifestyle products and more from 25 stalls run by local Northwest creatives.

Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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