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Heading back to the ol' daily grind can be pretty damn awful after a bright and shiny weekend of picnicking, bar hopping and patting dogs that aren't yours, but luckily Melbourne's a 'keep the ball rolling' kind of city and has plenty of events, exhibitions, theatre, film festivals and live music for you to inject a little awesomeness into your week. Sure, use Monday for Netflix binges. Then get out there and sink your teeth into Melbourne's best happenings this week.
Get your blood pumping at a free fitness class and down bottomless cocktails at this underground brunch.
This irreverent, kaleidoscopic delight is the best Spider-Man movie yet.
Tuck into unlimited sushi rolls in Windsor every Thursday night.
The first major Australian exhibition of the famed American photographer and his many dog muses.
Moon Dog's ballroom becomes a pumping roller skating rink for an afternoon.
Settle into this inner city summer oasis for seafood feasts and gin cocktails galore.
Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens can't save this well-intentioned but formulaic comedy.
An Argentinian-inspired beer garden has popped up at the Arts Centre Melbourne for summer.
Gaspar Noé's latest film takes viewers on a trip into a memorable, manic and murderous all-night dance party.
A pop-up gin bar perfect for after-work drinks.
Director Andrew Haigh is at his empathetic best with this heartwrenching tale of a teenager and his horse.
Creed II ramps up the nostalgia in a story that's as much a family drama as it is a boxing movie.
Stories of love, desire, friendship and longing, all within one swoon-worthy spot.
Melissa McCarthy is in career-best form in this fantastic and empathetic true tale about life, loneliness and literary fraud.
The acclaimed dairy is slinging two-kilogram buckets of goat's cheese for fifty bucks — for one day only.
Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning drama spins a gorgeous, deeply felt story of a housekeeper in 1970s Mexico.
An insightful ode to the joys of pop culture fandom, with plenty of boy band songs on the soundtrack.
A grotesque and sinister Nazi zombie flick worthy of your time.
Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.
Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.
Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.
Embrace the outdoors this December, with movies, live music, good food and adorable doggos.
Boots Riley's filmmaking debut is a savage and surreal sci-fi comedy satire that refuses to be shrugged off, ignored or overlooked.
Give your festive season a French twist at this weekend-long market at a St Kilda mansion.
Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki pack a punch in this stunning heist thriller from director Steve McQueen.
A 'Bad Santa'-inspired Christmas pop-up bar.
A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.
Experience a white Christmas this December at Queen Victoria Market's pop-up ice skating rink.
GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.
Spend your Friday nights listening to free live music and downing ice-cold beer in Coburg.
This trivia night will test your knowledge on food, booze and culture — meat trays and magnums are up for grabs.
More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.
An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.
Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is celebrating its 15th year with a solid lineup of live music.
Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.
Episode V is getting the epic live orchestra treatment from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.
Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.
If this affectionate bank robber drama really is Robert Redford's last acting role, he's going out in a quiet blaze of glory.
This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.
This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.
Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.
Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.
Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.
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.
This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.
The NGV, in collaboration with Lululemon, is hosting free fitness and yoga classes in its garden this summer.
See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.
Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.
Bar Americano's Matt Bax is launching his half-art gallery, half-warehouse bar with a colourful show exploring identity.
As the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, this sleek bamboo garden, maze and deck will sit in the gallery's Grollo Equiset Garden.
Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.
Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.
Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.
Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.
Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.
Ten intricately designed rooms arrive at the NGV for Australia's leading interior design competition.
Learn how to make fresh gnocchi — then sit down to a bowl of it.
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's 69-metre-long floating bar has taken up residence on the Yarra for summer.
See 60 works from one of Australia's most celebrated photographers — including portraits of Nick Cave and the Queen.
The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.
The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.
A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.
The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.
An NGV exhibition bringing together works from two preeminent Australian artists, George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley.
Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.
MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.