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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Warm up with a Vietnamese noodle soup here and visit an after-dark arts festival.
By Concrete Playground
August 13, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Warm up with a Vietnamese noodle soup here and visit an after-dark arts festival.
    By Concrete Playground
    August 13, 2018
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      • BOTTOMLESS FURPHYS

        Sip your way through two hours of bottomless drinks every Friday and Saturday night.

      • ON CHESIL BEACH

        More than a decade after Atonement, Saoirse Ronan once again shines in another adaptation of author Ian McEwan's work.

      • EXPO LIAISON

        Client Liaison is launching its own music festival in which the duo will take to the stage with none other than John Farnham.

      • CALLUM PRESTON: MILK BAR

        The Melbourne artist has recreated a 90s-style milk bar — filled with 500 hand-painted items.

      • HORN PLEASE'S SIXTH BIRTHDAY

        All-you-can-eat butter chicken and beef lahsooni for just $15.

      • THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

        With Kate McKinnon at her hilarious best, this action-comedy delivers solid laughs along with an ace ode to female friendship.

      • HANOI HANNAH SOUP SERIES

        An exploration of Vietnam's lesser-known noodle soups.

      • FREE TAPAS FRIDAYS

        End your working week with free snacks over a tipple (or two).

      • RBG

        An affectionate and inspirational exploration of the life and impact of America's rockstar Supreme Court Justice.

      • 'PICK OF THE LITTER' PUPPY SCREENINGS

        Catch a flick about Guide Dogs while hanging out with actual puppies.

      • PALACE CINEMAS' $5 MOVIE WEEK

        The cinema chain is celebrating the launch of its new movie club with a week of super cheap tickets.

      • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

        A spectacular cinematic experience that begs to be seen on the big screen.

      • SONNY'S FRIED CHICKEN BURGER GIVEAWAY

        The Carlton eatery is celebrating its first birthday with 1000 free fried chicken burgers.

      • WHITNEY

        The second documentary about the pop superstar in as many years paints a sorrowful picture of a talent gone too soon.

      • ACNE STUDIOS POP-UP SALE

        A six-day pop-up sale with up to 80 percent off Acne clothes, shoes and accessories.

      • BIN'GO YOUR OWN WAY

        Music-themed bingo comes to the Corner Hotel.

      • THE BREAKER UPPERERS

        New Zealand's newest comedy is a hilarious ode to female friendships, ditching bad relationships and singing karaoke to Celine Dion.

      • GLOW WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

        See the night light up after-dark with projections and installations in Malvern East.

      • UNLIMITED YUM CHA

        Oriental Teahouse is serving up never-ending dumplings and unlimited wine across two nights.

      • SUNDAY LUNCHES AT RYNE

        A new four-course Sunday roast to lure you out of the house this winter.

      • WEST PROJECTIONS FESTIVAL 2018

        The inner west is bathed in light during this three-week projection festival.

      • TOKOSAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH

        Pair brunch bento boxes with bottomless booze at this Prahran bar's new brunch.

      • EUGENIA LIM: THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS

        A new three-channel video work that explores our national aesthetic in line with The Australian Dream.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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

      • MATES RATES AND CHEESE PLATES

        Tuck into free fromage over cheap drinks.

      • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

        Another round of ABBA hits inspires this musical sequel, which benefits from new additions to the cast.

      • ONE MAGICAL EVENING

        This St Kilda bar is hosting a magical party set to rival the Yule Ball.

      • HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2018

        A month-long chocolate extravaganza to get you through to winter's end.

      • CENTRAL BEER DISTRICT

        A craft beer bar is popping up at the Queen Vic Market for one month.

      • POP-UP PIANO BAR

        Request your favourite song and get ready to sing along.

      • THE GALLERY WORKOUT

        Get active in the NGV and Arts Centre Melbourne after hours.

      • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

        With a self-contained storyline and plenty of laughs, Ant-Man and The Wasp is the perfect follow-up to the chaos of Infinity War.

      • PRIVATE DINING ROOM'S MONDAY MESSER TAKEOVER SERIES

        Tuck into a five-course feast put together by a team of chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and winemakers from several restaurants.

      • MARY SHELLEY

        The story behind the world's greatest horror story, anchored by a brilliant lead performance.

      • MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        With 393 features, shorts and virtual reality experiences, it’s the biggest lineup in MIFF’s history.

      • BODY WORLDS VITAL

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

      • BLAK DESIGN MATTERS

        The first national survey of Australia's most innovative and powerful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design.

      • ROBERT SMITHSON: TIME CRYSTALS

        The American artist's large repertoire of radical land art will be on display in Australia for the very first time.

      • EASTLAND ICE RINK

        The pop-up ice rink returns to Melbourne's east — and it's open late every day of the week.

      • MY MONSTER: THE HUMAN ANIMAL HYBRID

        This free exhibition explores society's fascination with (and fear of) animal-human hybrids.

      • SWEET SET 2018

        Grub is teaming up with some of the city's best pastry chefs for a series of sweet Sunday lunches.

      • SEANCE

        The spine-chilling shipping container experience is popping up at the Queen Victoria Market — enter if you dare (and aren't claustrophobic).

      • WINTER SCARF DINNERS AT BHANG

        The cost of your Indian dinner will go towards funding training, mentoring and employment for migrants in need.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC

        A pop-up dessert museum where you can jump into a pink ball pit, climb inside a gumball machine and help yourself to lollies, ice cream and sweet snacks.

      • VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AT SAKé

        A lavish feast with free-flowing pink bubbles.

      • DESSERT DEGUSTATIONS AT IKI-JIME

        Shannon Bennett's new CBD restaurant is pairing cocktails with four courses of dessert — for three nights only.

      • PAELLA WITH FRANK COOKING CLASS

        A wine-fuelled cooking lesson with restaurateur Frank Camorra.

      • BOB DYLAN

        The living legend will return to Melbourne for two shows that will showcase six decades of songs.

      • MIFF TALKS: ALIA SHAWKAT IN CONVERSATION

        Best known for her role 'Arrested Development', Shawkat will speak about her career as an actor and artist as part of this year's Melbourne International Film Festival.

      • WINTER IGLOO GARDEN

        Escape the winter chill inside a cosy igloo with chocolate fondue.

      • MYURAN SUKUMARAN: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

        The first posthumous exhibition by Myuran Sukumaran, who was executed in Indonesia in 2015.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI TUESDAYS

        Devour as many rolls as you can every Tuesday.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

        A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.

      • FANCY BRUNCH SUNDAYS

        Two hours of bottomless cocktails every Sunday at Fancy Hank's.

      • HIGH CHEESE

        Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

      • MEL&NYC

        In conjunction with its new exhibition from MoMA, the NGV is hosting a slew of NYC-inspired events across the city this winter.

      • VEGAN TUESDAYS

        Tuck into an all-you-can-eat vegan curry feast at St Kilda's Babu Ji every week.

      • SNOWSHOE TO FONDUE

        How far would you go for cheese?

      • IMPERIAL HOTEL'S WINTER ROOFTOP

        Embrace winter on this Bourke Street pub's rooftop with heaters, cheesy eats and boozy hot chocolates.

      • BOTTOMLESS PIZZA AND UNLIMITED BEER NIGHT

        $35 gets you two hours of slices and brews every Thursday night.

      • THE PROVINCIAL HOTEL'S WINTER ROOFTOP

        Embrace winter with bottomless crepes and french martinis on a Brunswick rooftop.

      • ZERO

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

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS 2018

        Gear up for spring gigs and after-dark access to the NGV's huge MoMA exhibition.

      • JAPONISME: JAPAN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART

        The NGV draws on its collection to display 19th century art from Japan, as well as the European works it influenced.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • GRANDMOTHERS

        Melbourne's five mulitcultural museums have collaborated on a cross-venue exhibition celebrating yiayias, bubbes and nonnas.

      • THE FIELD REVISITED

        The NGV revisits one of its most daring exhibitions — 50 years on.

      • BINGO ACADEMY

        Keep the weekend shenanigans going into Sunday afternoon with a bottomless boozy bingo brunch at Tokyo Tina.

      • $1 OYSTER MONDAYS

        Take your Monday nights up a notch with a cheeky dozen at Prahran's Tokosan.

      • TUESDAY WHISKY & CHEESE NIGHT

        Spend your Tuesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.

      • QUICK BITES COMEDY

        A free weekly comedy night at Boney.

      • VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND

        Your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration is just beginning.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • BOTTOMLESS PANCAKE BRUNCH

        The newly reopened Prince Alfred Hotel is opening up its rooftop for bottomless pancakes, mimosas, bloody marys and beer.

      • DIALOGUE IN THE DARK

        Take a tour of Melbourne in complete darkness.

      • BOTTOMLESS MARTINI BRUNCH

        End your weekend on a caffeine high with two hours of espresso martinis.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT GYOZA

        Head to South Yarra's Japanese biker bar for an hour of power every Wednesday night.

      • CAPI OUTDOOR CINEMA

        The iconic Westgarth Cinema is jumping on the outdoor trend.

      • RAC 'N' MAC NIGHT

        Taking cheesy pasta goodness to the next level every Thursday.

      • BELLEVILLE'S SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS

        A weekly Sunday session answering all of your deep-fried chicken desires.

      • JULIET'S JAZZ AND RACLETTE THURSDAYS

        Get your gooey cheese fix while being serenaded at the hidden basement bar.

      • LIMITED RELEASE THURSDAYS

        Belles is bringing its Windsor punters a weekly party to kick start the weekend.

      • YUM CHA SUNDAYS

        Cure your Sunday arvo blues with dumplings at The National Hotel in Richmond.

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