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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for February

Scoop gin sorbet on a rooftop, dive into a multi-sensory Monet exhibition and hit St Kilda for a huge weekend of live tunes.
By Concrete Playground
January 27, 2023
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Food & Drink

    Free Tacos and Frozen Margaritas at Repeat Offender

    Celebrate this Elwood spot's second birthday with some lunchtime freebies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queen by Candlelight

    London's candlelight Queen gigs are bringing their crazy little tribute to Melbourne for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Can Go Now

    This powerful documentary about Richard Bell’s art and activism is an essential new Australian must-see.

  • Food & Drink

    Ice Cream Festival 2023

    12 days. 144 flavours. Three venues. Many a brain freeze.

  • Food & Drink

    World Pisco Sour Day at Tino

    Celebrate Latin America's hero cocktail by sampling three bespoke variations — at just $15 a pop.

  • Food & Drink

    NGV Friday Nights Summer 2022

    The gallery's tune-filled after-hours parties are back for summer — this time inspired by the great Alexander McQueen.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Pizza Sunday Sessions

    Wrap up your weekend with all-you-can-eat pizza for $20.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Vegan Tacos

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rivermouth

    This captivating exhibition explores the deep connection water has with the land and the sky.

  • Food & Drink

    Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2023

    The Great Ocean Road's freshest food fest is back for three days of seafood-filled goodness — including chef demos, feasts, markets and hot scallop pies.

  • Food & Drink

    Campos' Free Coffee Week

    Nab yourself a free coffee from the reigning Champion Australian Coffee Roaster — without paying a cent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tár

    Cate Blanchett turns in another awards-worthy performance in this powerful, complicated and compelling drama about a cancelled conductor.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NinchFest 2023

    The Grogans, Birdz, William Crighton and a host of other talent will hit the Mornington Peninsula for this much-loved summer music fest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone: 2023 Australian Tour

    By the way, Red Hot Chili Peppers are bringing their global stadium tour to Melbourne this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Pop 2023

    Vengaboys, Whigfield, Alice DJ  and N-Trance are coming to Melbourne for a huge throwback pop tour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mary Poppins

    Everyone' favourite nanny is floating into Her Majesty's Theatre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Yoga at Willow Urban Retreat

    Get head over heels with a free V-Day yoga class for you and your favourite sidekick.

  • Food & Drink

    Meeniyan Garlic Festival 2023

    You'll find garlic-infused eats, market stalls and cooking demos (and definitely no vampires) at this huge out-of-town festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Post-Parade Party

    Keep the Midsumma Pride March festivities rolling with an afterparty full of dancing, performances and slushie cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Europa! Europa Film Festival 2023

    For its second year, this showcase of European cinema returns to Melbourne with a 29-movie lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    St Kilda Festival 2023

    The iconic bayside festival returns for its 42nd year for a free weekend of live music and entertainment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Babylon

    'La La Land' filmmaker Damien Chazelle steps back into Hollywood's past, with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt leading a jam-packed Golden Age-set spectacle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Young Henrys Presents at Lulie Tavern

    This rockin' music series will fill your February Fridays with free gigs and beer specials.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sunset Safari 2023

    Hit the zoo at sunset for an after-hours wildlife experience that'll transport you straight to the savannahs of Africa.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival Online 2023

    Stream along with this year's 30th-anniversary MGFF at home, with 21 movies screening digitally nationwide.

  • Food & Drink

    Sips & Sorbet: A Hot Gin Summer

    Head skyward for weekend gin cocktails, plus scoops of fruity sorbet inspired by Four Pillars' gin range.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nosferatu — Malthouse Theatre

    Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre is turning this century-old gothic horror masterpiece into an Aussie-set stage drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gospel Sundays

    Lounge away your summer Sundays with a local drop in hand and live tunes in the air.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Valentine's Day at The Lume

    Take your lover for a romantic stroll among projections of French impressionist masterpieces — with a glass of champagne in hand.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Sessions

    Elevate your Saturday arvos with free-flowing G&Ts and chic picnic bites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fed Live

    Catch King Stingray, Vera Blue, Masked Wolf and more playing free gigs under the stars at Fed Square.

  • Food & Drink

    Sip & Savour Albury

    Head to the border for a weekend of regional eats and drinks — paired with live tunes from Kate Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke and Lisa Mitchell.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Midsumma Festival 2023

    The 34th edition of Victoria's major LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural fest is here to heat up your summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hartbeats Sunset Series

    Venture down the laneway for a tune-filled Sunday session, every week through the end of summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Fiesta en La Playa

    This summer, Chef Paul Wilson is slinging Mexi-Cali eats and margaritas by the beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Sunday Sessions

    Wrap up your week with bottomless gin cocktails and produce-driven eats overlooking the Yarra.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer of Play

    With ping pong, ice cream, interactive art and a roster of late-night fun, the Melbourne Museum Plaza is the place to be this sunny season.

  • Food & Drink

    Free to Feed's Summer Feasts

    Some of the social enterprise's culinarily-gifted participants are sharing the flavours and stories of their cultures via a pop-up dinner series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dome Under Fulldome Festival 2023

    Australia's only fulldome film festival is returning to the Melbourne Planetarium this summer.

  • Picolo

    Australia's first major low- and no-booze drinks fest will have you sipping and swirling — with zero threat of a hangover.

  • Food & Drink

    Le Diner en Blanc Melbourne 2023

    The world's poshest picnic is back in Melbourne for another round — and it'll only let you in if you're wearing white.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Synthony No 3

    A live orchestra will perform dance floor bangers by Disclosure, Eric Prydz, Flume, Calvin Harris, Wilkinson and more at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The MSO's 2023 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

    One of Melbourne's summertime traditions returns, this time with a celebration of Tchaikovsky and an ode to Melbourne's diversity.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    & Juliet

    This Olivier Award-winning Shakespeare-meets-pop musical is coming to Australia in 2023.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical

    Calling all 90s teens: this film-to-theatre adaptation is bringing its 90s soundtrack and dangerous liaisons back to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Laneway Festival 2023

    HAIM, Joji and Phoebe Bridgers headline Laneway's huge comeback lineup for 2023.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    tick, tick…BOOM! — Storeyboard Entertainment

    Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical musical follows an aspiring composer trying to make it big in New York City's musical theatre scene.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's Swim Club

    Now, you don't even need to book a hotel room to spend a weekday living it up by W Melbourne's glam 14th-floor pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hello Sunshine

    This new one-day music festival will serve up sounds from Amy Shark, The Cat Empire and 360 — plus a DJ set from the OG Red Wiggle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Darkfield Melbourne 2022-23

    All four of Darkfield's eerie shipping container experiences have returned to Chinatown for another spine-tingling season.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Much Ado About Nothing — The Australian Shakespeare Company

    The Bard's classic rom-com is the latest production to get the Shakespeare Under the Stars treatment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pentridge Openair Cinema 2022–23

    Pentridge's outdoor cinema is back for another season of new and classic flicks under the stars.

  • Design & Style

    Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

    This blockbuster NGV International exhibition features more than 120 garments designed by the late, great fashion icon.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2022

    This year's vibrant MPavilion architecture commission will feature 250-plus free talks, workshops, performances and installations over four months.

  • Food & Drink

    Aperitiki

    This summer series pairs Italian-ified tiki drinks by Joe Jones and snacks by Josh Fry with a lush Italo-disco soundtrack.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha 3183

    Moonhouse's modern take on yum cha doesn't involve trolleys — but it does feature bottomless drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Paradiso

    Moon Dog is descending on the Arts Centre forecourt for a summer of bevs, beats and barbecue eats.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Botanique

    A little slice of New Orleans has landed in the Southbank Theatre Forecourt for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer of Love

    When The Beast CBD and Kenny Lover join forces, good things happen — including this fried chicken, waffles and Sriracha ice cream situation.

  • Food & Drink

    Section 8's Six-Month Series: Level Up

    This trendy openair CBD bar is launching a program of monthly events to celebrate local creatives and musicians.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Melbourne 2022–23

    Moonlight Cinema is back for another huge summer of cinema under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Working Life: Stories From the Collection

    Discover the cultural and social diversity of working life over the years at the Immigration Museum's latest exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Monet & Friends Alive

    Melbourne's digital gallery is diving into the French impressionist era with this multi-sensory exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Opera — Opera Australia

    Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of the legendary musical comes to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2022–23

    Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn — they're all back under the stars in Belgrave this spring and summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Amalfi Summer

    This CBD spot is transporting you to the Amalfi Coast this summer, with holiday-worthy antipasto bites and Mediterranean cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2022–23

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns for a fresh season with an impressive lineup of recent and classic flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Barbara Hepworth: In Equilibrium

    Hepworth's nature-inspired sculptors made her one of the leading artists of her generation, and notably the first female sculptor to achieve international recognition for her art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema 2022–23

    Watch movies and sip drinks under the stars in Elsternwick over another spring and summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Hook, Line and Drinker

    Get messy with one of New Quarter's Cajun-Vietnamese seafood banquets — paired with bottomless booze, if you're thirsty.

  • Design & Style

    Layers of Blak

    Powerful storytelling meets contemporary jewellery design for this compelling First Nations group exhibition.

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