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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for January

Wander through a futuristic light maze, treat yourself to a half-price feast and head to an indoor drive-in.
By Concrete Playground
January 04, 2021
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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for January

Wander through a futuristic light maze, treat yourself to a half-price feast and head to an indoor drive-in.
By Concrete Playground
January 04, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2020–21

    Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ocean Invaders

    You can now get up close and personal with swarms of jellyfish at Sea Life's million-dollar exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Music Week Extended

    The annual event is taking over bars, clubs and unusual Melbourne venues once again.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2020

    Instead of building something new, the event is reactivating its previous six eye-catching structures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    David Noonan: Stagecraft

    Transformation and ambiguity are the leading themes of this exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is going digital — and it’s free to watch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes, inflatable bubbles and a black hole simulator is taking over The District Docklands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cork and Canvas Reopening

    The much-loved paint-and-sip studio is returning with daily sessions from November 4.

  • Food & Drink

    Lakeside at Carousel

    A new lakeside picnic ground complete with food, booze and picnic gear to hire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sea Life's Dining Under the Sea

    Tuck into a three-course meal — and two hours of drinks — while surrounded by marine creatures.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Wanderlust Melbourne

    Visit London, Paris and New York without leaving Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Juniperlooza 2020–21

    Melbourne's gin festival is back — and it's running all summer.

  • Food & Drink

    $6.50 Spritzes, Beers and Rosé

    They're on offer from 12–5pm daily.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2020

    The Yarra's floating bar returns with cocktails on tap and a Mediterranean menu.

  • Food & Drink

    QT Secret Garden Bar

    This hidden rooftop has Four Pillars gin cocktails and stunning city views.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pick Your Own Cherries

    Head out to the Yarra Valley and get picking — and eating.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exchange Beach Club 2020–21

    This pop-up beach bar in Port Melbourne is back for another summer — with $2 oysters and weekend bottomless boozy brunches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shakespeare Under The Stars 2020–21

    Pack a picnic and see Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Macbeth' play out in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion

    Bendigo Art Gallery invites you into the world of First Nations fashion and textile design at its latest exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Atong Atem: To be real

    This exhibition showcases the photographer's work as part of the Photo 2021 International Festival of Photography.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pentridge Open-Air Cinema

    Catch a movie under the stars at Melbourne's newest cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Tenet' at IMAX Melbourne

    See Christopher Nolan's blockbuster the way he intended — and catch an exclusive greeting from the director, too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Inflatable Fun Park

    Bounce around Melbourne's pop-up inflatable theme park — and wander through a huge inflatable maze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eternal

    This new Darkfield Radio production is inspired by Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', and is designed to be listened to alone, at home, while you're in bed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Uptown: An Art Exhibition for Our City

    This new exhibition turns the top of Bourke Street into an outdoor art gallery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live at the Bowl

    A two-month COVID-safe music festival at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale and Birds of Tokyo performing with the MSO.

  • Food & Drink

    Burrito Heaven at Carwyn Cellars

    This summer, pair your Carwyn Cellars beer session with Mexican eats courtesy of the Little Tienda crew.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top Dog Film Festival at Moonlight Cinema

    Melbourne's mini film festival dedicated to dogs is back for another bark — and you can take your pupper along.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne's Happiest Hour

    Score 50 percent off your entire bill at 30 Melbourne bars and restaurants throughout January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Drive In(Door) Cinema

    Motor on into MCEC to watch a movie, with everything from 'The Shining' and 'Clueless' to 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Fury Road' on the bill.

  • Food & Drink

    Howlerwood

    A kitsch Palm Springs-inspired pop-up bar from the Howler crew.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bondathon

    Watch your way through all 24 official Bond movies to-date — all in the lead up to 'No Time to Die'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    It's screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Food & Drink

    Twenty-Nine Cheese Gnocchi 2021

    South Yarra's Cucinetta is serving up this extremely cheesy gnocchi for two weeks only.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Gal Gadot is once again charming and graceful as Diana Prince, but this meandering and muddled superhero sequel doesn't appreciate its true source of wonder.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nomadland

    Featuring an exceptional performance by Frances McDormand, this deeply humanist road trip drama serves up a touching observational portrait of those that society happily overlooks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

    This culinary documentary serves up glossy, gleaming eye candy for those with a sweet tooth, but it never feels like a full meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fed Oasis

    Fed Square is transforming into a greenery-filled oasis with a program of free film screenings, live music and workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dry

    The best-selling Aussie crime novel jumps to the big screen, and Eric Bana is superb as its conflicted central cop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pieces of a Woman

    'The Crown' star Vanessa Kirby plays a woman coping with trauma in this raw and resonant drama.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australian Open 2021

    The world's biggest tennis stars head Down Under.

  • Food & Drink

    Triennial Extra

    A month-long series of tunes, performances, eats and drinks, to complement the blockbuster NGV Triennial exhibition.

  • Food & Drink

    Summertime Fling Festival

    Unearth the best of the Macedon Ranges' vinous delights, with a three-week program of wine, food and music events.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective 'Rare Plant Party ' Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

    Fill your home with new green babies from this warehouse sale.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat and Cheese Boards

    Feast your way through unlimited German cheese, charcuterie and pretzels.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Lazarus' Live-Stream

    Celebrate David Bowie's birthday or mark the fifth anniversary of his death with a live-stream of one of his final projects.

  • Food & Drink

    Prosecco Bar Pop-Up

    Indulge in loaded grazing boards and King Valley prosecco at Gertrude Street's pop-up summer terrace.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Promising Young Woman

    Carey Mulligan is fierce and formidable in this brilliant, blistering and bubblegum-hued take on the rape-revenge genre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Summerland

    This primarily World War II-set drama is mostly a straightforward affair, but it boasts memorable work from Gemma Arterton and a quiet yet potent undercurrent of subversion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Discount Monday

    Carlton's independent cinema is doing $7 movie tickets every Monday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Heide Summer Festival

    An inaugural program of live tunes, storytelling, dance and performance takes over the museum's sculpture park for nine weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shore Cinema Williamstown

    Check out a movie by the water at Melbourne's newest outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Yokoso Collingwood Fitzroy Japan Festival

    Enjoy sake, gyoza, Japanese tunes and shopping for kimonos at this one-day street fest.

  • Food & Drink

    PopeISH

    This six-week pop-up sees Pope Joan's cafe classics score a modern Indian update.

  • Food & Drink

    Jerry Mai and Friends' Epic Summer Barbecue Celebration

    A lineup of food legends, a Mornington Peninsula winery and an extended weekend of smoky barbecue eats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ammonite

    Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are exceptional in this exquisite period romance from the director of 'God's Own Country'.

  • Design & Style

    Wildlife Victoria x Daily Blooms Natives Bouquet

    Grab one of these limited-edition bouquets and help support Wildlife Victoria's animal protection efforts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 Sounds Better Together

    This new gig series will grace stages across the state this January.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Kitchen & Bar

    Enjoy signature spritz and fat prawn rolls, at this dog-friendly, riverside pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Malthouse Outdoor Stage

    An openair performance space and cultural hub has popped up in Malthouse Theatre's courtyard.

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