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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Catch live entertainment at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, or head to St Kilda to catch a series of never-before-seen artworks.
By Concrete Playground
August 02, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Food & Drink

    The Single Layer Master Bento

    High-end ingredients and intricately prepared morsels make Ishizuka's at-home bentos one of the highlights of lockdown.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheesecake Week

    One of Melbourne's dessert maestros is whipping up a week-long celebration of cheesecake, complete with new creations and a virtual masterclass.

  • Food & Drink

    F**k Lockdown 6.0 Boozy Brunch Box

    Get Rice Paper Scissors' boozy brunch feast delivered to your door — tunes included.

  • Food & Drink

    Pt Leo Estate At Home

    Enjoy one of the Mornington Peninsula's most celebrated dining experiences — delivered to your doorstep.

  • Food & Drink

    Click-and-Collect Truffle Trail

    This lockdown-friendly taste of the Prahran Market's truffle festival is boxed up and ready to enjoy at home.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia 2021

    Put your trivia skills to the test via this regular live-streamed quiz night.

  • Food & Drink

    Gluten-Free Scone Day

    This gluten-free patisserie is serving a special lineup of coeliac-friendly scones for one day only.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival At Home 2021

    Get a box filled with creative hot chocolate flavours delivered to your door.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival 2021

    A month-long chocolate extravaganza to get you through to winter's end.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Planetarium Nights August 2021

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NGV Friday Nights 2021

    Gear up for weekly gigs, vino and after-dark access to the NGV's new French Impressionism exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anything But Square

    Immersive artworks, live tunes and French film masterpieces are all part of Fed Square's free winter program.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne International Film Festival 2021

    For the second year in a row, Melbourne's long-running annual film festival is streaming a digital-only program into homes around Australia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archie at Home

    Check out the winners of this year's prestigious art prizes from home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jungle Cruise

    Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt make a delightful team in Disney's latest formulaic and corny flick based on a theme park ride.

  • Food & Drink

    Fireside Yarra Valley 2021

    This ten-day festival showcases the Yarra Valley's cosiest winter offerings — and yes, that means wine in abundance.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese at The Westin — Truffle Takeover Edition

    The Westin's cheese-themed high tea is back — with a limited-edition truffle-infused menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Old

    M Night Shyamalan's latest thriller is frequently unnerving, insidious and moving — and also a little too neat.

  • 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

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    This female-focused action-thriller features stylish visuals and a stellar cast, but it also happily follows in other footsteps.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    An advertisement masquerading as a movie, this 25-years-later sequel wastes both basketball superstar LeBron James and his animated Looney Tunes co-stars.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Aperitivo

    Richmond's Baby Pizza is serving up spritz, beer and cocktail specials from 12–5pm daily throughout winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brush By the Vines Paint n Sip

    Australia's largest paint and sip studio has just opened in Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Widow

    Combining spy thrills with family dramas — and aided by a top-notch cast — the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally gives the first female Avenger her own solo feature.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Knot

    You'll also need to listen to the three-part experience in your car — and in a room of your home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hear My Eyes: 'Two Hands'

    Revisit this Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne-starring gem on the big screen, accompanied by a live score.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Winter Chalet

    This immersive winter pop-up is bringing a taste of the Italian Alps to inner-city Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'River' with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

    From the director of 'Sherpa' and 'Mountain', this documentary ponders how rivers shape the planet — and the ACO will perform its score live.

  • Food & Drink

    A Middle East Feast

    Maha East will host a rotating Middle Eastern lunch, inspired by the guests on Shane Delia's new cooking show.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Igloo Gardens

    Escape the winter chill inside your own cosy igloo, while sipping espresso martinis and mulled wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Roast

    Treat yourself to a sumptuous Sunday roast paired with free-flowing drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Supper Club

    Banish those winter blues with cheese and bottomless wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Aperol Après Ski Club

    Head to Aperol's Après Ski Club this winter to enjoy a spritz in the city or on the slopes.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese at The Westin

    The Westin's cheese-themed high tea is back — and it's as gouda as ever.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism

    Ahead of the NGV's much-hyped French Impressionism exhibition later this year, this show dives into Australia's own connection to the 19th-century art movement.

  • Food & Drink

    Wine and Cheese Sundays

    Wrap up the weekend with vino and free cheese.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mirka

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    David Lynch Retrospective

    BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this season of Lynch's ten features.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Longsong's Cheese Nights

    Melty jaffles, oozy raclette and crispy saganaki, one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Mates Rates and Cheese Plates

    Tuck into free fromage over cheap drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Dumplings 'n' Massage

    Horse Bazaar pairs these two indulgences for just $15 every Tuesday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan Tuesdays

    Tuck into an all-you-can-eat vegan curry feast at St Kilda's Babu Ji every week.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Pizza and Unlimited Beer Night

    $35 gets you two hours of slices and brews every Thursday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Martini Brunch

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

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Gyoza

    Head to South Yarra's Japanese biker bar for an hour of power every Wednesday night.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Tuesdays

    Devour as many rolls as you can every Tuesday.

  • Food & Drink

    Tuesday Whisky & Cheese Night

    Spend your Tuesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rac 'n' Mac Night

    Taking cheesy pasta goodness to the next level every Thursday.

  • Food & Drink

    Juliet's Jazz and Raclette Thursdays

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quick Bites Comedy

    A free weekly comedy night at Boney.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha Sundays

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Groove Therapy

    Let out all those feelings in this biweekly no-judgement dance class.

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