Jarrod Lawson.

Jarrod Lawson.

JAZZ Jarrod Lawson grew up surrounded by music in his Californian home, where his father ran a recording studio. Inspired by the works of Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, his music incorporates soul and jazz with social and spiritual messages. He will perform his latest album VISIONS, released under the pseudonym Orpheus. Saturday and Sunday, 7.45pm, Bird’s Basement, 11 Singers Lane, city, $39-$55, 1300 225 299, birdsbasement.com

SOUL Karima Madut is a Sudanese-Kiwi actress and singer who moved to New Zealand from Kenya at the age of seven. She has starred in the popular soapie Shortland Street and performed at festivals such as Splore and Subsonic. Karima promotes the breadth of African talent in Australia, encouraging musicians and audiences to collaborate. She offers an intimate performance in Sunday Lounge with Karima. Sunday, 3pm, Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, free, 9658 7300, whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au

ELSEWHERE

MARKET Kyneton Farmers’ Market partners with a local craft market, offering fresh food alongside handmade crafts. Taste honey from Bush Track Bees and pick up wine directly from the makers at Rowanston on the Track. Saturday, 8.30am-1pm, St Paul’s Church grounds, corner of Powlett Street and Yaldwyn Street West, Kyneton, gold coin donation, vfma.org.au

MARKET The Make It Collective’s Christmas Market has a range of Australian-made goods for sale outside Melbourne Museum. There will be more than 50 stores with locally sourced and handcrafted products, including jewellery, pottery, homewares, candles, fashion and specialty foods. Saturday, 10am-3pm, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, free entry, themakeitcollective.com.au

FAMILY Sea Life Melbourne presents an immersive new jellyfish exhibit. Discover facts about jellyfish, design a colourful projection and meet species including the Blue Blubber and the Australian White-Spotted. Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-6pm, Sea Life Melbourne, King Street, city, $34-$42, 1800 026 576, melbourneaquarium.com.au

WORKSHOP Heide Museum of Modern Art is collaborating with the team at MPavilion to bring a workshop experience inspired by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s Terminus exhibition. Big Game is an opportunity for anyone to co-design and create a large-scale game board. Players will use old-school technology to generate avatars. Sunday, 10am, 11.15am and 12.30pm, MPavillion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, city, free, mpavilion.org

FESTIVAL  The African Music and Cultural Festival celebrates African dancing, music, arts and food. Expect fashion shows, cultural performances, traditional drumming and cuisine from across the continent. The festival aims to improve understanding of African culture in Australia. Saturday, 10am-10pm, Federation Square, corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, city, free, africanmusicfestival.com.au

Art and activism as forms of "urban subversion" will be under discussion at MPavilion on Saturday.

Art and activism as forms of “urban subversion” will be under discussion at MPavilion on Saturday.Credit:MPavilion

GARDENING Guerilla gardening as a form of ‘‘urban subversion’’ will be one of the topics at a workshop and panel discussion at MPavilion. The event will also look at the housing equality activism and mural art being performed by young people in and around Melbourne. Saturday, 1pm-3pm, Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite NGV International, free, mpavilion.org

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