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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for November

Check out this year's Archibald Prize, slurp $2 oysters at a beach bar and celebrate post-lockdown life with a boozy dessert box.
By Concrete Playground
October 28, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Tom Hardy and his parasite are back in this gleefully ridiculous sequel to 2018's box-office hit — and watching the actor argue with himself is the best thing about the film.

  • Food & Drink

    QV Club

    QV Melbourne welcomes a summer pop-up complete with two bars and a roster of DJs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Titane

    Following a serial-killing car model, this ferocious and unflinching body-horror thriller is only the second-ever movie to win a female filmmaker Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.

  • Food & Drink

    Christmas at Degraves

    One of Melbourne's most iconic laneways is getting a festive makeover.

  • Food & Drink

    Thanksgiving Hour

    Head to some of Melbourne's top bars to celebrate Thanksgiving with a festive cocktail.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Rescue

    The Oscar-winning directors behind 'Free Solo' swap climbing peaks for diving deep, this time chronicling the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blue Bayou

    With potent performances and a dreamy-yet-gritty look, this deeply moving drama tackles America's immigration laws and their punitive impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zola

    2015's viral 148-post Twitter thread about a Florida trip gone wrong comes to the screen, complete with candy hues, a bold approach and a savvy dissection of social media.

  • Food & Drink

    Rice Paper Scissors at Aunty Kim's House

    With no time limits on bookings, Rice Paper Scissors' new pop-up dining and function space is primed for long, lazy group catch-ups.

  • Design & Style

    Postal Lane Markets

    The CBD has scored a new weekly laneway market, serving up eats, drinks, tunes and an array of locally-made wares.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Friends' at Bathe-In Cinema

    Watch your favourite TV friends on a big screen under the stars, while soaking blissfully in a geothermic pool.

  • Food & Drink

    Frosé Your Way

    Fargo & Co is embracing summer with a specialty frosé lineup — complete with fruity flavours and fun toppings.

  • Food & Drink

    Midsummer Night's Garden at The Smith

    This Prahran spot has transformed its garden atrium into a bloom-filled summer oasis inspired by the balmy days to come.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat Platters

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

  • Design & Style

    Melbourne Fashion Week 2021

    Melbourne's annual fashion celebration returns for a week full of unique runway shows, workshops, pop-ups and exhibitions.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosé Evolution

    The Yarra Valley's region-wide celebration of rosé is serving up a pretty-in-pink program of tastings, picnics, parties and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tick, Tick… Boom!

    Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his filmmaking directorial debut with this passionate tribute to Jonathan Larson, as based on the 'Rent' composer's own one-man rock monologue.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Power of the Dog

    In her first film in more than a decade, acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion directs a mesmerising musing on strength, desire and isolation, as aided by a career-best performance by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Xplore Melbourne

    This free augmented reality scavenger hunt will see you exploring the city as you unlock artworks, musical performances and exclusive giveaways.

  • Food & Drink

    CherryHill Orchards Cherry Picking Festival 2021

    Hit this Yarra Valley orchard for a day of cherry picking, picnicking, live tunes and cherry ice cream.

  • Food & Drink

    Gami Dalgona Candy Giveaway

    Gami Chicken and Beer is giving away free dalgona candies with dine-in meals.

  • Food & Drink

    Higher Order

    This 90-minute immersive dining experience delivers a feast for all senses, fusing art, performance, music and design.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    No Time to Die

    Daniel Craig farewells his time as Bond in a thrilling, weighty and emotional swansong that isn't afraid to shake and stir the franchise's usual elements.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria 2021–22

    Explore echo light chambers, bound your way into giant bubbles, wander between shimmering digital vines and take a leap into a three-metre abyss.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow'

    This Berlin-based artist's playful and interactive exhibition dives into life's big queries with room-sized installations and telephones sculptures that ask questions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at The Lume

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', experience the famed artist's masterpieces like never before at this immersive digital gallery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Julia

    Paying tribute to TV chef Julia Child, this loving culinary documentary serves up the cinematic equivalent of a hearty meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Many Saints of Newark

    Fourteen years after fading to black, 'The Sopranos' gets a firmly familiar but still powerful and engaging big-screen prequel starring James Gandolfini's son Michael.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eternals

    Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao brings a different look, feel and sense of thoughtfulness to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest superhero team-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2021

    Australia's annual celebration of Japanese films is celebrating its 25th year by bringing 21 new and classic movies to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wild at Heart: The Films of Laura Dern

    Celebrate Laura Dern's exceptional on-screen career with seven big-screen gems, spanning everything from 'Jurassic Park' to 'Certain Women'.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Funlab Day of Fun

    Get putting, go bowling or mash buttons for a tenner — and help a great cause.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Good to Be Here

    Section 8 is cruising into the public holiday — and back into reality — with a DJ-fuelled laneway party.

  • Food & Drink

    Vesper's Grand Reopening

    Sample this Mediterranean eatery's newest creations across a limited-edition five- or eight-course tasting menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Passing

    Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga are phenomenal in this polished, probing and patient drama about racial identity in America.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Respect

    This music biopic about the Queen of Soul follows familiar beats, but Jennifer Hudson shines singing Aretha Franklin's hefty catalogue of hits.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Fire Inside

    This sensitive and poignant documentary revisits Australia's 2019–20 bushfires, paying tribute to the communities affected and exploring the aftermath.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Harder They Fall

    Stepping back to the Old West with an all-star cast, this revisionist western is ambitious and memorable, smart and suave, and an all-round swaggering film

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Killing of Two Lovers

    A hit at Sundance 2020, this intimately observed and astonishingly acted drama focuses on a family struggling with the repercussions of a fraying marriage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Night House

    Rebecca Hall is exceptional in a haunted house movie that's made with horror style as well as smarts, but also sometimes falls victim to its own indulgences.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2021–22

    This year, Melbourne's summer floating bar is inspired by Turkey's Turquoise Coast, serving up Mediterranean bites and a hefty lineup of cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Planetarium Nights

    Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2021

    Melbourne's annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ cinema returns for its 31st year with a huge 145-film in-cinema lineup — and a 40-plus movie online program as well.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Comedyish Spring Break

    A lineup of Aussie comedic stars and emerging legends take to the Comedy Republic stage to unleash their freshest material across one chuckle-filled weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dreamscapes: A Static Vision Film Festival

    This three-day, 15-feature film festival is all about movies that ponder dreams and imagined worlds.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

    Australia's annual showcase of Nordic cinema returns to Melbourne with a lineup of films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Night 2021

    Fitzroy North's Horn Please is serving up bottomless vegan curries (with rice and starters) every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Margherita and Margarita Sundays

    St Kilda's PB's is hosting weekly all-you-can-eat pizza sessions — with endless margaritas, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Glazed High Tea

    A gluten free, dairy free and nut free high tea that the whole crew can enjoy.

  • Food & Drink

    Hank Marvin Market

    This Bayside market serves up a feast of food and drinks every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Mates Rates and Cheese Plates

    Tuck into free fromage over cheap drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Martini Brunch

    End your weekend on a caffeine high with two hours of espresso martinis.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

  • Food & Drink

    Juliet's Jazz and Raclette Thursdays

    Get your gooey cheese fix while being serenaded at the hidden basement bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

    Cure your Sunday arvo blues with dumplings at The National Hotel in Richmond.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    This emotional documentary isn't without its missteps, but still simmers with the celebrity chef, author and travel documentarian's passion and curiosity.

  • Food & Drink

    Goldelucks Vax Doughnut Boxes

    Celebrate lockdown ending with a limited-edition pack of doughnuts and beer.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exchange Beach Club 2021–22

    Port Melbourne's pop-up beach bar is back for another summer — complete with $2 oyster specials and bottomless boozy brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    Indian Bazaar by Nabil Ansari

    A Sunda chef is taking over the Cricketers Bar for a two-week pop-up fusing regional Indian flavours with modern technique.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pig

    Nicolas Cage puts in one of his finest performances yet in this thoughtful revenge thriller about a truffle hunter searching for his stolen pig.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Patricia Piccinini: A Miracle Constantly Repeated

    The acclaimed Australian artist's latest exhibition fills the usually closed Flinders Street Station Ballroom with otherworldly creatures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Riders of Justice

    Mads Mikkelsen proves as magnetic and exceptional as ever in this bold, entertaining and thoughtful Danish revenge-driven comedy.

  • Food & Drink

    QT's Secret Garden with Dal Zotto

    Wander into this hidden rooftop bar for an Italian-inspired soiree, featuring local prosecco, vintage tunes and bocce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Alpinist

    Filled with breathtaking mountaineering footage, this tense and thoughtful documentary focuses on Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc and his free-climbing exploits.

  • Design & Style

    Garage Sale Trail 2021

    Save your life's clutter from landfill or land yourself some bargains — in-person and online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lamb

    Affecting, surreal and starkly unsettling, this Noomi Rapace-starring folk-horror delight focuses on a grieving couple and their farm's newest arrival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Malignant

    After a slow start, 70s and 80-inspired body-horror flick from Australian director James Wan evolves into a limb-thrashing, blood-splattering, gleefully chaotic ride.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Last Duel

    Matt Damon, Adam Driver and 'Killing Eve' star Jodie Comer recreate medieval history in this weighty and savage drama from Ridley Scott.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema 2021–22

    Watch movies and sip drinks under the stars in Elsternwick.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Candyman

    The 90s horror franchise gets a sharp, smart and sublimely shot new instalment, as produced and co-written by Jordan Peele.

  • Food & Drink

    Pétanque Social 2021–22

    The riverside pop-up is making a return this summer, with an open-air bar inspired by the Tuscan countryside.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    In its 25th film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces a new superhero — and adds a supremely well-cast martial arts movie to the sprawling franchise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2021–22

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns after lockdown with a jam-packed lineup of recent and classic flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2021

    This year's festival will kickstart your European holiday cravings with a 26-movie lineup of new and classic dramas, thrillers, comedies and documentaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2021–22

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Environmental Film Festival Australia 2021

    Jumping online in 2021, this returning Aussie film festival explores the struggles and splendours of the environment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    British Film Festival 2021

    Spend a month watching the latest and greatest British flicks — including Edgar Wright's new thriller, a David Bowie biopic, and films starring Olivia Colman, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda DIY Taco Kits and Margs

    Fonda's new limited-edition taco packs and bottled margs are primed for your next lockdown-friendly fiesta.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SFF On Demand

    In addition to its in-cinema 2021 program, SFF is screening 69 films online across ten days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Annette

    Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard play star-crossed lovers in this spectacular musical melodrama from 'Holy Motors' director Leos Carax and art-pop duo Sparks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Suicide Squad

    The DC Extended Universe gives its crew of supervillain criminals a big-screen do-over — and the resulting film is lively, raucous and well-cast, but also repetitive and average.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

    This new exhibition celebrates real-life coming-of-age tales.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ability Fest 2021

    This inclusive music festival is fully wheelchair accessible, and also translated into AUSLAN.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shiva Baby

    Sharp, relatable and also filled with cringe-inducingly awkward moments, this impressive debut feature spends a day at a shiva with a college senior.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nine Days

    A winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this beautifully evocative existential drama follows unborn souls vying for a chance to live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Friends! The Musical Parody

    This comedic stage production turns the beloved 90s sitcom into a song-filled satire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 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 back — and you can catch it IRL or online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Sparks Brothers

    Making his documentary debut, ‘Baby Driver’ director Edgar Wright helms a delightful tribute to the five-decade-old art-pop group that should be everyone’s favourite band.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald Prize 2021

    The Art Gallery of NSW's coveted exhibition is coming to Sale this spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In the Heights

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's vibrant love letter to Washington Heights hits the big screen, with intoxicating, invigorating and exuberant results.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Melbourne's newly renovated Regent Theatre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Treasures of the Natural World

    Two-hundred of the oldest and strangest objects from London's Natural History Museum are coming to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Break out the butterbeer — the acclaimed play has brought its magic back to the stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mirka

    St Kilda's Jewish Museum of Australia will be home to never-before-seen Mora works.

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