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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Stroll through this wintry night market and sip a negroni while watching a Wes Anderson classic.
By Concrete Playground
December 09, 2019
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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Stroll through this wintry night market and sip a negroni while watching a Wes Anderson classic.
By Concrete Playground
December 09, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Christmas

    A timely remake of a 70s cult classic, this is a Christmas-themed slasher flick for the #MeToo era.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Wild Goose Lake

    Following a crime boss on the run, this patient Chinese gangster flick is simply gorgeous to look at from start to finish.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Magical Christmas Quest

    A city-wide Harry Potter scavenger hunt is taking over Melbourne for one day.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elton John

    The 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour will see him play his last-ever shows in Australia.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Beach Box 2019

    You can float high above the city in a beach-themed Melbourne Star cabin complete with rosé and deck chairs.

  • Food & Drink

    Sebastian Says Bingo Christmas Party

    A party with bingo, beer and pizza — for hounds and humans alike.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido Cinemas' Fourth Birthday

    The Hawthorn cinema is celebrating its birthday with seven days of $7 movie tickets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Addams Family

    This animated all-ages film trades in generic storylines and bad jokes that don't do its weird and wonderful family any justice.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    By the Grace of God

    Exploring abuse in the Catholic Church, this sensitive, sobering and superbly acted picture dramatises a real French case.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Martha: A Picture Story

    As vibrant as its engaging subject, this Australian-made doco explores the life and legacy of New York-based street art photographer Martha Cooper.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seafarers Christmas Pop-Up

    Miniature (and real) Christmas trees will line the banks of the Yarra — and they're available to purchase.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pups and Pilates

    Grab your pooch and make tracks to this dog-friendly morning workout at South Wharf.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Christmas Festival

    A day of carols at the Carlton Baths, nightly light projections and a 'How to Make Gravy' sing-along are all part of this month-long program of festive events.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Knives Out

    Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette, this highly amusing whodunit is like Agatha Christie for modern-day America.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Farming

    'Lost' and 'Suicide Squad' actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje turns director to bring his own bleak childhood — including his teenage years in a skinhead gang — to the screen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Judy & Punch

    This subversive fairytale turns a problematic puppet show into a feisty delight — complete with fantastic performances by Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Carlton Christmas Cinema

    Pack a picnic and enjoy Christmas movies under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ascot Lot Twilight Christmas Market

    A puppy-friendly evening of gift buying, cocktail drinking and delicious food eating.

  • Design & Style

    Heide Xmas Market

    Soak up the sun in Heide's sculpture park and peruse lots of handcrafted goods.

  • Design & Style

    Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office: In Absence

    The striking piece is the NGV's 2019 Architecture Commission.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Secrets

    Starring Keira Knightley as a government employee-turned-whistleblower, this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller couldn't be more relevant.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sunrise Yoga Sessions with Happy Melon

    Salute the sun first thing on a Tuesday morning.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rooftop Cinema 2019–20

    Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paul Kelly: Making Gravy 2019

    The special outdoor concert returns for a third year, with Courtney Barnett, Kate Miller-Heidke and Marlon Williams on the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NGV Friday Summer Nights 2019

    Check out the gallery's Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition after hours — with the added bonus of live music, performances and G&Ts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2019–20

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema St Kilda 2019

    Embrace the outdoors this December, with movies, live music, good food and adorable doggos.

  • Design & Style

    Hugo Boss End-of-Year Outlet Sale

    Dress like a Boss for half the price.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Sleep

    Returning to Stephen King's famous book and Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror movie, this moody sequel works best when it finds its own ways to shine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Last Christmas

    Inspired by the 80s Wham! song, and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this festive rom-com is a contrived but sweetly engaging seasonal affair.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2019

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Food & Drink

    Meredith Dairy Bucket Bonanza 2019

    The acclaimed dairy is slinging two-kilogram buckets of goat's cheese for fifty bucks — for one day only.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmasland

    This OTT Christmas pop-up has ten themed rooms filled with a marshmallow pool, a human-sized snow globe, a pink forest and lots of lollies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Home Alone' in Concert

    Relive the 90s Christmas classic with a live orchestral score.

  • Food & Drink

    Fountain of Goose

    Sip free cocktails at this blissful CBD pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Love Actually' in Concert

    Revisit the classic Christmas-themed British rom-com with a live score.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chicago

    The famed musical is bringing its 20s razzle-dazzle to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keanu Reeves-A-Thon

    Step through the inimitable actor's career every Friday night — from the original 'Bill and Ted' to the first 'John Wick' flick.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2019

    This time, the Yarra's floating bar has Miami-inspired cabanas and an onboard pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

    The world-renowned artist is bringing his vivid murals and large-scale pop culture sculptures to the NGV.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

    The self-proclaimed 'body architect' fuses sci-fi and art in this survey of her boundary-pushing work.

  • Food & Drink

    Wonka Bar

    You don't need a golden ticket to enjoy this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'-themed dessert and cocktail bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese 2019

    Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

    An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that explores the (literal) ins and outs of gut health.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play has landed in Melbourne.

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