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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Get your blood pumping at a free fitness class and down bottomless cocktails at this underground brunch.
By Concrete Playground
December 10, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Get your blood pumping at a free fitness class and down bottomless cocktails at this underground brunch.
    By Concrete Playground
    December 10, 2018
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      • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

        This irreverent, kaleidoscopic delight is the best Spider-Man movie yet.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI

        Tuck into unlimited sushi rolls in Windsor every Thursday night.

      • WILLIAM WEGMAN: BEING HUMAN

        The first major Australian exhibition of the famed American photographer and his many dog muses.

      • SUNDAY FUNDAY ROLLER DISCO

        Moon Dog's ballroom becomes a pumping roller skating rink for an afternoon.

      • AUBURN HENDRICK'S GIN GARDEN

        Settle into this inner city summer oasis for seafood feasts and gin cocktails galore.

      • SECOND ACT

        Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens can't save this well-intentioned but formulaic comedy.

      • STOMPING GROUND LA BOCA

        An Argentinian-inspired beer garden has popped up at the Arts Centre Melbourne for summer.

      • CLIMAX

        Gaspar Noé's latest film takes viewers on a trip into a memorable, manic and murderous all-night dance party.

      • MELBOURNE GIN COMPANY SUMMER BAR

        A pop-up gin bar perfect for after-work drinks.

      • LEAN ON PETE

        Director Andrew Haigh is at his empathetic best with this heartwrenching tale of a teenager and his horse.

      • CREED II

        Creed II ramps up the nostalgia in a story that's as much a family drama as it is a boxing movie.

      • LOVE

        Stories of love, desire, friendship and longing, all within one swoon-worthy spot.

      • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

        Melissa McCarthy is in career-best form in this fantastic and empathetic true tale about life, loneliness and literary fraud.

      • MEREDITH DAIRY BUCKET BONANZA SALE 2018

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

      • ROMA

        Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning drama spins a gorgeous, deeply felt story of a housekeeper in 1970s Mexico.

      • I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY

        An insightful ode to the joys of pop culture fandom, with plenty of boy band songs on the soundtrack.

      • OVERLORD

        A grotesque and sinister Nazi zombie flick worthy of your time.

      • ROOFTOP CINEMA 2018–19

        Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.

      • CAMEO OUTDOOR CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA 2018

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

      • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

        Boots Riley's filmmaking debut is a savage and surreal sci-fi comedy satire that refuses to be shrugged off, ignored or overlooked.

      • ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH CHRISTMAS MARKET 2018

        Give your festive season a French twist at this weekend-long market at a St Kilda mansion.

      • WIDOWS

        Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki pack a punch in this stunning heist thriller from director Steve McQueen.

      • BAR HUMBUG

        A 'Bad Santa'-inspired Christmas pop-up bar.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • AIR CANADA ICE RINK

        Experience a white Christmas this December at Queen Victoria Market's pop-up ice skating rink.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • COBURG NIGHT MARKET 2018

        Spend your Friday nights listening to free live music and downing ice-cold beer in Coburg.

      • BUILDERS ARMS HOTEL TRIVIA

        This trivia night will test your knowledge on food, booze and culture — meat trays and magnums are up for grabs.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • FESTIVAL OF THE SUN 2018

        Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is celebrating its 15th year with a solid lineup of live music.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK WITH THE MSO

        Episode V is getting the epic live orchestra treatment from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

      • ESCHER X NENDO: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

        The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.

      • SHOPLIFTERS

        Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.

      • THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

        If this affectionate bank robber drama really is Robert Redford's last acting role, he's going out in a quiet blaze of glory.

      • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

        This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.

      • SUSPIRIA

        This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.

      • BOY ERASED

        Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.

      • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB

        Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

      • JULIAN OPIE

        Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.

      • WILDLIFE

        Actor Paul Dano directs this meticulous and emotionally affecting marital drama, with Carey Mulligan putting in a dynamite performance as an unhappy small-town housewife.

      • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

        This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.

      • BREATHE. SWEAT. STRETCH. FREE

        The NGV, in collaboration with Lululemon, is hosting free fitness and yoga classes in its garden this summer.

      • THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

        See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.

      • FAHRENHEIT 11/9

        Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.

      • MATT BAX: COCKROCKER

        Bar Americano's Matt Bax is launching his half-art gallery, half-warehouse bar with a colourful show exploring identity.

      • MUIR ARCHITECTURE AND OPENWORK: DOUBLEGROUND

        As the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, this sleek bamboo garden, maze and deck will sit in the gallery's Grollo Equiset Garden.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

      • PATRICIA PICCININI AND JOY HESTER: THROUGH LOVE…

        Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.

      • FOUR PILLARS CHRISTMAS POP-UP STORE & BAR

        Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.

      • A STAR IS BORN

        Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.

      • LIDO ON THE ROOF 2018-19

        Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

      • RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

        Ten intricately designed rooms arrive at the NGV for Australia's leading interior design competition.

      • GNOCCHI MASTERCLASS

        Learn how to make fresh gnocchi — then sit down to a bowl of it.

      • MPAVILION 2018

        This year's amphitheatre-like temporary structure has two timber floating roofs and grass-covered grandstands and will host over 400 free events over summer.

      • ARBORY AFLOAT 2018

        Arbory's 69-metre-long floating bar has taken up residence on the Yarra for summer.

      • POLLY BORLAND: POLYVERSE

        See 60 works from one of Australia's most celebrated photographers — including portraits of Nick Cave and the Queen.

      • DESIGNING WOMEN

        The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.

      • KEN UNSWORTH: TRULY, MADLY

        The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • BALDESSIN/WHITELEY: PARALLEL VISIONS

        An NGV exhibition bringing together works from two preeminent Australian artists, George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

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