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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
November 12, 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
    November 12, 2018
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      • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

        This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.

      • SEAFOOD & SPARKLING FESTIVAL

        Champagne, oysters, mussels and fish finger burgers.

      • SUSPIRIA

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

      • TWOOBS POP-UP

        The super-popular flatform sandal brand will pop-up on Bourke Street for one night. And there will be dogs.

      • CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Catch the latest moving film from the director of 'Gravity', plus 25 other Latin American cinema highlights.

      • MMW TALKS: SOUND HEALING AND MUSIC THERAPY

        A free talk on the how music can relax us in this crazy fact-paced world.

      • CIVIC SOUNDS LANEWAY PARTY

        An all-day party featuring Regurgitator, The Bennies and Bec Sandridge in AC/DC Lane.

      • ALICE SKYE AND FRIENDS

        See an up and coming talent in a free Sunday arvo show in the Botanic Gardens.

      • FREE MESSINA AND 8-BIT BURGERS

        Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).

      • DARK SPACE PROJECT

        A gig performed in total darkness at The Toff.

      • MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK OPENING NIGHT

        The 2018 festival will kick off with a free gig in Fed Square, followed by a Heaps Gay after party at ACMI.

      • MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK 2018

        Thi year's nine-day program features a Cherry Bar laneway party, gigs at ACMI and performances on the Melbourne Star.

      • BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL

        Melbourne's newest festival will take you on a walking tour, get you singing about the city's history and share a multiple-course feast.

      • 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.

      • ARDBEG SMOKEHOUSE SUNDAY

        Add a little smoke to your Sunday with whisky-fuelled cocktails and bites.

      • GONTRAN CHERRIER'S FREE CROISSANT GIVEAWAY

        The French artisan boulanger is landing in Richmond with croissants to give away.

      • 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.

      • RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Australia's annual celebration of Russian cinema celebrates its 15th year.

      • DISCOVER THE NIGHT SKY

        An adults-only after-dark screening and stargazing session at the Planetarium.

      • THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

        See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.

      • THE MAKERS AND SHAKERS MARKET

        Spend your Sunday morning eating baked goods and perusing work from some of Melbourne's most exciting makers.

      • FAHRENHEIT 11/9

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

      • WINGS OF GLORY'S THIRD BIRTHDAY

        Get in on the celebrations with three hours of 30-cent wings.

      • 8BIT'S BIG PAC BIRTHDAY

        The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.

      • 'THE PARTY TO END WORLD HUNGER' SPEED DATING NIGHT

        Put away Tinder — speed dating for an even better cause than your love life is here.

      • LIVE LOVE LIFE WEEKEND

        Work on your 'wellness' at a weekend of meditation classes, spa sessions and cooking workshops in Daylesford.

      • GHOST STORIES

        Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.

      • NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS 2018

        One of Melbourne's biggest food events returns for 18 nights of noodles, dumplings and other delights.

      • POP-UP PAINT AND SIP CLASSES

        Cork & Chroma is hosting a series of wine-fuelled art classes at this year's Night Noodle Markets.

      • HALLOWEEN

        John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.

      • JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.

      • THE LAST VINTAGE SPORTSWEAR MARKET

        Snag vintage threads from the likes of Adidas, Nike, Polo Sport and more — for as little as $5.

      • MACEDON RANGES WINE AND FOOD BUDBURST FESTIVAL

        Sip your way through the Macedon Ranges at this food and wine extravaganza.

      • LA DOLCE VITA WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

        Sample the best of the King Valley crop at this food and wine extravaganza.

      • BUILDERS ARMS HOTEL TRIVIA

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

      • MERE MORTALS

        Check into a 'hospital' and discuss disease over dinner at this morbid and immersive exhibition about death and dying.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

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

      • MELBOURNE MUSIC BUS TOUR

        Take a bus ride through Melbourne's music history.

      • EAST MALVERN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2018

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

      • WANDERLUST 108

        The world's only mindful triathlon returns to Melbourne.

      • POLISH FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrate 100 years of Polish independence with traditional music, wreaths, cakes and a couple of plates of pierogi.

      • SPILT MILK 2018

        The Canberra festival's third outing is headlined by none other than Childish Gambino.

      • PENINSULA VINEHOP FESTIVAL 2018

        The November festival lets you sample the best of the Peninsula's wineries, breweries and cideries, without the need for a designated driver.

      • 10X10 MELBOURNE

        Part charity event, part cocktail party.

      • BILL MURRAY, JAN VOGLER & FRIENDS: NEW WORLDS

        Murray's new show will explore classical music and literature over one night in Melbourne.

      • 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.

      • 1%

        Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.

      • BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

        The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.

      • FIRST MAN

        An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.

      • RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

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

      • BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        With a biopic about Laurel and Hardy, a Scottish teen-zombie-musical-comedy and a four-film tribute to Michael Caine that'll blow the bloody cinema doors off.

      • AMERICAN ANIMALS

        Documentary and drama combine in dazzling fashion in this endlessly fascinating exploration of a real-life heist.

      • 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.

      • DYNAMICS OF AIR

        This group exhibition will explore how we consume air and — with climate change and population growth — how we might consume it in the future.

      • DESIGNING WOMEN

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

      • ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2018

        See Yvette Coppersmith's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.

      • 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.

      • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S 50 GREATEST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHS

        See the best 50 animal snaps from the magazine's 130-year archive at Melbourne Zoo's outdoor gallery.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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

      • BODY WORLDS VITAL

        The world-renowned exhibition offers Melburnians a rare look inside the human body.

      • 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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