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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for August

By Concrete Playground
August 01, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Design & Style

    Boho Luxe Market 2022

    Bringing the Byron Bay lifestyle to Melbourne for three days of market stalls, food trucks and glamping inspiration.

  • Food & Drink

    The Art of Lunch

    Hear First Nations artists chat art and activism over a lunch feast filled with native ingredients.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    $5 Tickets at Cinema Nova

    To celebrate the Carlton cinema's 30th birthday, Cinema Nova is winding back its tickets to 90s prices for one day only.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert — Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Set in Walmajarri Country, this powerful performance explores the displacement and survival of First Nations people.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cub Sport at WET

    The Brisbane indie-poppers are hitting the W Melbourne pool deck for a one-off dance party to celebrate their latest release.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Swarm

    Science Gallery Melbourne has unveiled its latest interactive exhibition — a series of creatively-charged large-scale works diving into the idea of collective social behaviour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    6 Festivals

    This lively Australian drama hops between local music fests — and will make you want to go to one ASAP.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Princess

    Solely compiled from archival footage, this expertly edited documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales and her treatment by the media would make a gripping double feature with ‘Spencer’.

  • Food & Drink

    The Dark Spirits Festival

    From the minds behind Melbourne's long-running gin markets comes this four-day celebration of dark booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MIFF Play 2022

    Can't make it to MIFF in-person? Keen to fit more movies into your day? This year's Melbourne International Film Festival is streaming 77 films over two and a half weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nope

    After ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, Jordan Peele adds another bold, intelligent, eerie and supremely entertaining horror masterpiece to his resume.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Deep Tasting

    Experience Minor Figure's new limited-edition sip — while soaking up tunes and coffee aromas in a psychedelic greenhouse.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paws & Tails Winter Art Gallery

    A group of furry animal shelter residents have become artists — and you can browse and buy their work at this one-night-only fundraising exhibition.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Retrosweat's "Let's Get Physical" Olivia Newton-John Tribute Sessions

    Pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John by donning lycra and getting physical — in-person in Sydney, or at home around the country via livestream.

  • Food & Drink

    Cooking With Fire

    Prince Dining Room is teaming up with Firebird for a flame-driven feast fusing Vietnamese and Mediterranean flavours.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Rose's Hot Gin Terrace

    Archie Rose is hosting a toasty cocktail session dedicated to warm gin concoctions through the ages.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Murder Party

    If ‘Amelie’ and ‘Knives Out’ combined, the end result would look like this candy-coloured French whodunnit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Planetarium Nights — National Science Week

    Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand as cosmic content enthrals you.

  • Food & Drink

    Grazeland Truffle Festival

    Spotswood's huge food precinct is dishing up a three-day funghi fest, with a bounty of truffle dishes from all corners of the globe.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Food & Drink

    Maxibon Waffle On Drive-Thru

    There's a new ice cream sandwich in town — and it's got its own pop-up drive-thru, slinging freebies all weekend long.

  • Food & Drink

    Naught Distilling at The Orchard

    Eltham's rising star distillery is hitting the eastern suburbs for a lavish cocktail-matched gin dinner.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Interspecies and Other Others

    This otherworldly, multi-artist exhibition will envelop the Abbotsford Convent grounds for five weeks — and it's free to explore after sunset each night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Full Time

    This French standout turns a single mother and five-star hotel chambermaid's hectic daily routine into a relentless thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Friday Nights at Kewpie

    Come for the bottomless pizza — stick around for dance-friendly tunes from Boogs, Luke Vecchio, Sunshine and more.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Throwback Lounge

    Immerse yourself in 90s nostalgia — and a dedicated cereal bar — at this retro winter pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Go Fooding Month

    Right through August, tuck into exclusive $49, $79 and $99 three-course menus at restaurants across Melbourne.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom

    This annual event pulls in snowboarders of all ages and skills from beginners to Olympians.

  • Food & Drink

    Miss Trixie's 'By the Slice' Pop-Up

    For one day only, this beloved cake biz is serving its masterful creations by the slice — along with cookies, brownies and more.

  • Design & Style

    Tipsy Terrarium Workshop

    Hit the pub for a hands-on terrarium class led by The Plant Whisperer.

  • Food & Drink

    Mya Tiger Yum Cha

    This limited-edition weekly yum cha series will spice up your Sunday with dim sum, DJ tunes and teapot cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi and Cocktails 2022

    Brunswick's free-flowing gnocchi and cocktail feasts are back — and this time, the menu's vegan- and gluten-free-friendly.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne International Film Festival 2022

    MIFF is finally back in-person for the first time since 2019 — and more than 370 features, shorts and extended-reality titles are taking over Melbourne's cinemas.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunaverse

    A three-day celebration of dark beer and live music to warm up your winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Competition

    Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are fantastic in this sharp and witty Spanish Argentine comedy about filmmaking.

  • Food & Drink

    Lamb Month at Three Blue Ducks

    The restaurant's firing up the spit for a month of lamb-centric menu specials.

  • Food & Drink

    Tom Sarafian at Cumulus Inc v.2

    The former Bar Saracen chef and master of modern Middle Eastern cooking returns to Flinders Lane for another two-week feasting series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cinema Nights on the Rooftop

    This month, hit QT's all-weather rooftop bar for a Tuesday night flick and free popcorn.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival 2022

    This month-long extravaganza will get you through to winter's end, complete with OTT, boozy and indulgent hot chocolates.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Georgia Mooney's Supergroup

    This 'Spicks and Specks' and 'Rockwiz'-style live variety show is hitting Brunswick Ballroom for two big nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    This 2018 bestseller jumps from the page to the screen, but proves as pristine and polished as a swampy southern gothic murder-mystery melodrama can be.

  • Food & Drink

    Splendour at Melbourne & Olympic Parks

    Each night of Melbourne's Splendour sideshows, this pop-up will be slinging street food, cocktails and big festival energy — and you don't even need a ticket to get in.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne Houseplant Festival

    This fiesta of foliage has something for every kind of indoor plant-lover, with expert talks, workshops and a huge array of leafy market stalls.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Black Phone

    Reteaming with his 'Sinister' director Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke is unnervingly excellent in this tense and eerie 70s-set horror film.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winter Night Market 2022

    The Queen Vic Market's legendary winter sessions have returned to fire up your Wednesday nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria 2022

    Explore echo light chambers, bound your way into giant bubbles and wander between shimmering digital vines at Docklands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Gray Man

    Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans bounce off of each other with chalk-and-cheese aplomb in this globe-hopping action-thriller, Netflix's most expensive film to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Open

    Based on a true story, this entertaining Mark Rylance-starring underdog comedy focuses on the British man dubbed "the world's worst professional golfer".

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Orchard in the Sky

    The Q is spending the rest of winter celebrating Marionette's innovative fruit liquers with a drinks showcase and special cocktail menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle With Friends

    Join Lagotto for a series of Italian truffle feasts filled with classic dishes that have been cleverly reimagined.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Drag 'n' Draw

    This life-drawing class features a RuPaul's Drag Race star as your glamorous art model.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Island Iced Tea Rita Series and Limited-Edition Tacos

    For three weeks, El Camino Cantina is splashing together Long Island iced teas and margaritas in one boozy beverage.

  • Food & Drink

    Holy Water Craft Distillery Festival

    A spirits festival devoted entirely to Victorian craft booze, with a program of masterclasses you won't want to miss.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Taika Waititi's second 'Thor' film is a ball of playful, goofy, 80s-worshipping chaos — in both fun and messy ways.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hear My Eyes: 'Chopper'

    Catch the Eric Bana-starring gem at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival — with a brand-new, completely original score played live.

  • Food & Drink

    Half-Price Paella

    Mr Joe's new Thursday night deal will level up your midweek dinner game, with half-price paella and bottomless cocktails to match.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jim Beam Welcome Sessions 2022

    Catch an exclusive (and free) gig from The Veronicas this August.

  • Food & Drink

    Endless Frites

    Elevate your Tuesday night dinner with an unlimited side serve of hot, crispy fries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

    Calling all Nordic cinema fans: Australia's annual showcase of Scandi movies returns to Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Miyagi in the Big Smoke

    Windsor's long-standing modern Japanese diner is descending on QT Melbourne for a two-month dinner pop-up driven by smoke and char.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby's Winter Aperitivo

    Richmond's Baby Pizza is bringing the Euro holiday vibes, serving up spritz, beer and cocktail specials from 3–5pm daily throughout winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Darkfield

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Sydney Theatre Company's smash-hit production of the Oscar Wilde novel is a groundbreaking one — the one-person show features a sole actor playing all 26 characters. And, it's coming to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six the Musical

    This West End hit explores the stories of Henry VIII's six wives — by getting them to sing at a pop concert.

  • Design & Style

    Neighbourhood Earth

    An immersive, multi-sensory adventure awaits at Melbourne's premiere of this intergalactic exhibition.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Race a Virtual Lap of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Circuit

    Satisfy your need for speed for an opportunity to win a trip to the Singapore Grand Prix.

  • Food & Drink

    $12 Ramen

    Now you can get your slurp on with budget-friendly bowls of ramen every Wednesday and Thursday evening at Brunswick's Project281.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection

    See hundreds of years of iconic artworks from the NGV collection examined through a queer lens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road

    Munro’s first Australian exhibition is an experimental, immersive light installation exploring the human experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture

    The NGV’s new exhibit explores Australian identity through unconventional portraiture.

  • Food & Drink

    Apres-Ski on the Rooftop

    Fargo & Co's rooftop has scored a bunch of mini ski chalets, which you can book for a cosy session of Grey Goose drinks and pink chocolate fondue.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers' Cardboard Pop-Up Bar

    Everything inside the zero-impact venue has been constructed from materials that are either recycled or can be reused or composted.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's WET Sessions

    Enjoy drinks, snacks and beats while you party poolside — even in winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Vegan Tacos

    Don Taco is serving up all-you-can-eat vegan tacos every Tuesday for just $20 per person.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at ACMI

    This ACMI retrospective showcases an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picasso Century

    Scope out more than 70 works by the Spanish artist, as well as 100-plus others from over 50 of his contemporaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light: Works from Tate's Collection

    This Melbourne-exclusive showcase from the UK's Tate galleries features more than 70 works, including pieces by Claude Monet and Yayoi Kusama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    9 to 5 The Musical

    Dolly Parton's hit musical is finally coming to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightscape

    This after-dark light show is taking over the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne this winter, featuring a 1.8-kilometre trail of light and colour.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

    Bring the big weekend energy to your Saturday afternoon with this bottomless boozy bingo brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections

    A slice of Ancient Greece is coming to Australia, with 44 works and artefacts dating back to the early bronze age on display at Melbourne Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at THE LUME Melbourne

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', the artist's masterpieces are on display like never before at Australia's first immersive digital gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

    A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.

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