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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
November 11, 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
November 11, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Irishman

    Thanks to the combined talents of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this decades-spanning gangster epic proves a weighty knockout.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pain and Glory

    Pedro Almodovar asks Antonio Banderas to step into his fictionalised shoes in this highly personal drama — and the results are revelatory.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Pizza at Bimbo & Lucky Coq

    Melbourne's two masters of cheap pizza are hosting free pizza parties, simultaneously.

  • 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

    Kubik

    Melbourne Music Week is bringing back its 2011 pop-up cube venue as this year's festival hub.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Music Week 2019

    The tenth anniversary program will see 70 aural gigs, parties and a glowing rubik's cube take over the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live Music Safari: Section 8

    Melbourne Music Week's roving one-night music party hits this Chinatown bar for a live hip hop session

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Star's Music Menagerie 2019

    Melbourne's observation wheel will become a windmill of sky-high gig venues for this special Melbourne Music Week event.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Federation Bells

    Electronic producer Elisabeth Dixon turns Birrarung Marr's Federation Bells into the hero instrument for this free dance party.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Meatballs

    All-you-can eat meatballs with three different sauces and crusty bread for dipping — all for $30.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Ceramics Market 2019

    Browse handcrafted creations from over 45 different ceramicists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brittany Runs a Marathon

    Jillian Bell puts her heart, soul and gift for witty quips into this hilarious and highly relatable feel-good comedy.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Between the action and the iconic characters, the latest 'Terminator' sequel feels very familiar — but that's not a bad thing.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After the Wedding

    Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are spectacular in this engrossing remake of a Danish Oscar nominee.

  • Food & Drink

    Polish Festival 2019

    Celebrate Melbourne's Polish community with traditional music, vodka and a couple of plates of pierogi.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Night Noodle Markets 2019

    The food-filled markets will take over Birrarung Marr for 18 nights this November.

  • Food & Drink

    Bartender vs Chef Dinner

    Enjoy one boozy ingredient done six different ways.

  • Food & Drink

    East Malvern Food and Wine Festival 2019

    Spend a Sunday in the park tasting wine, beer, cider, cheese and ice cream.

  • Food & Drink

    Yoga & Wine

    Pair your vinyasa flow with a post-workout glass of wine.

  • Food & Drink

    Peninsula Vinehop Festival 2019

    Explore the Mornington Peninsula's best vinos at this two-day winery hop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Loch Hart Music Festival

    A BYO camping festival on the Great Ocean Road with music, morning yoga and comedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MINI British Film Festival 2019

    Geek out on Helen Mirren movies, watch whistleblower Keira Knightley and find out what Ken Loach thinks of the gig economy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blinded by the Light

    Inspired by a Bruce Springsteen superfan, this jukebox-style music flick turns The Boss's hits into a predictable but pleasant coming-of-age tale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Realscape Productions

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ready or Not

    A bride plays a murderous game of hide and seek with her bloodthirsty new in-laws in this entertaining horror-comedy, which serves up bumps, jumps, laughs and vicious satire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Covering similar territory to the original, this zombie sequel just manages to justify its existence — but the best material comes from its new cast members.

  • Food & Drink

    Vietnamese Yum Cha 2019

    A Vietnamese twist on brunch, with optional bottomless cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Callum Preston: Everything Is Borrowed

    The 'Milk Bar' artist is undertaking a five-week residency at the Rialto's bar, which will culminate in an exhibition dedicated to the items we accumulate throughout life.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Yoga and Bootcamp

    Get bendy (or sweaty) in the CBD's new sky-high park without spending a cent at these free weekly classes.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Highballs and Pizza at Capitano

    Settle in for a night of top-notch food and Johnnie Walker highballs at this cosy Carlton spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Tall, Dark and Then Some at Bar Margaux

    Try a Johnnie Walker highball like you've never tasted before from the creative Made in the Shade legends.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hope Dies Last

    Proudly one of the most depressing exhibitions of the year is appearing at Gertrude Contemporary.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Midnight Visit

    A thrilling new immersive theatre experience takes up residency in an abandoned Melbourne warehouse.

  • 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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