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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Revel in the return of cinema with a movie under the stars, or sip local prosecco at a hidden rooftop bar.
By Concrete Playground
October 03, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Humans

    Starring Steven Yeun, Beanie Feldstein and Amy Schumer, this unsettling stage-to-screen Thanksgiving flick knows how nightmarish family holiday celebrations can be.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    On the Count of Three

    Jerrod Carmichael makes his feature directorial debut with this raw and soulful dark comedy about two friends with a suicide pact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shocktober: A Month-Long Superscreen Horror Show

    It's the spookiest time of year, with scary movies screening at the Chapel Street cinema all throughout October.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Tacos for World Taco Day

    Celebrate World Taco Day for pocket change at this lively Tex Mex chain.

  • Food & Drink

    Shedfest 2022

    One ticket, 14 top Yarra Valley wineries, and lots of wine to sip and swirl at each stop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    See How They Run

    Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan make a cracking pair of 1950s sleuths in this Agatha Christie-loving murder-mystery.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fire Comes to Mister Bianco

    See what magic happens when Charlie Carrington and Joe Vargetto join forces for a fire-driven feast in Kew.

  • Food & Drink

    Double Your Rebate

    Melbourne's Lucas Restaurants have launched their own dining rebate — and you can even use it in conjunction with the government's one to double your cash back.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Fed Square's 20th Anniversary Month

    Celebrate this Melbourne icon's 20th birthday with a month of free exhibitions, interactive art, performances and more.

  • Food & Drink

    The Pickle & The Patty's Grand Opening

    This American diner has scored its first permanent home — help celebrate at a grand opening party packed full of pickle-related goodies.

  • Design & Style

    Layers of Blak

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

  • Design & Style

    The Chair

    A free exhibition dedicated to the humble chair — in 24 weird, wonderful and otherworldy forms.

  • Food & Drink

    Mejico's Taco & Tequila Festival

    This laneway Mexican joint is throwing a tasting party dedicated to agave spirits — including plenty of hard-to-find drops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Mean Girls' Day Screening

    Wear pink to Cinema Nova's October 3rd 'Mean Girls' celebration and you'll get $10 cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022

    Back for its 40th birthday edition, Victoria's biggest multi-arts fest is set to dish up its heftiest program yet, featuring over 450 performances, parties and events.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Friday Night Socials: Swarm

    A new series of after-hours treats for curious minds, to coincide with Science Gallery's latest exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Won't Be Alone

    Macedonian Australian filmmaker Goran Stolevski makes a mesmerising debut with this stunningly shot horror movie about shapeshifting witches.

  • Food & Drink

    Meat-Free Mondays

    Two of Melbourne's vegan go-tos are curing your Monday blues with their limited-edition menu of plant-based Middle Eastern street eats.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest at The Bavarian

    The Bavarian's Melbourne venues are celebrating Oktoberfest with parties, eight German-style beers, schnapps, giant pretzels, pork-heavy menus and Sunday sausage sizzles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    A getaway-gone-bad slasher flick, a savvy dark comedy and a twisty whodunnit, this Amandla Stenberg-, Maria Bakalova- and Pete Davidson-starring horror gem slays.

  • Food & Drink

    The Martini Bar at QT Melbourne

    This pop-up lobby bar is celebrating one of the world's best known classic cocktails — and gin by Victoria's own Four Pillars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ticket to Paradise

    George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up again, this time for their first rom-com together — and their charisma and banter is the Queensland-shot film's biggest drawcard.

  • Food & Drink

    Europa Night Market 2022

    The Queen Vic's springtime night market series will transport you to a different Euro destination each week, with traditional eats, entertainment and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonage Daydream

    'Cobain: Montage of Heck' director Brett Morgen turns David Bowie's life, music, performances and impact into a dazzling kaleidoscopic documentary that's as shapeshifting and boundary-pushing as the icon himself.

  • Design & Style

    Bricktionary: The Interactive Lego Brick Exhibition

    Melbourne Museum is playing host to the A-to-Z of Lego — including more than 150 impressive models, plus six interactive building zones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clean

    This absorbing and inspirational documentary focuses on Melbourne trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst, unfurling the stories behind her varied life and her messy-but-crucial line of work.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bendigo Annual Tulip Display

    The regional centre is embracing the flower power once again, with an installation of over 53,000 tulips that is free to explore this spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2022

    Melbourne's Italian Film Festival is back for 2022 with Italian box office hits, Sophia Loren-starring classics and a Luca Guadagnino-helmed documentary about a shoemaker to the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghost Stories — Realscape Productions

    This spooky UK stage hit is unleashing its chills and thrills upon Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Lunches at Avani Wines

    Chef Harry Mangat returns to his Red Hill home-away-from-home for a new spring weekend lunch series — and he's got some special guests in tow.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2022

    Ever seen a million tulips in bloom? This spring, you can.

  • Food & Drink

    The Westin's High SocieTea

    Indulge in caviar, premium cheese and theatrically plated tarts in what might be The Westin's fanciest high tea yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Archibald Prize 2022 on Tour

    See the finalists of this year's Archibald Prize at Bunjil Place Gallery on the first stop of the awards' regional tour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hairspray

    The 'Hairspray' musical is spinning its Tony-winning 60s teen dreams at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Motorclassica 2022

    A three-day celebration of the best in motoring, from the vintage classics to the bleeding edge of modern racing and supercars.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's WET Sessions

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

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

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

  • 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

    Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Endless Frites

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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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