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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
April 15, 2019
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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
    April 15, 2019
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      • BURNING

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • MORO SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        This year, the festival showcases films from both Spain and Latin America — and 11 of them are by female filmmakers.

      • ANZAC DAY AT THE GROSVENOR HOTEL 2019

        Watch the iconic ANZAC Day clash and drink free pots.

      • HALF ACRE BUFFET BRUNCH

        An all-you-can-eat brunch with a bottomless DIY cocktail station.

      • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • THE AFTERMATH

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • LITTLE

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • THE JUNGLE COLLECTIVE MEGA INDOOR PLANT SALE

        A warehouse in the southeast suburbs will be filled with 150 types of plants.

      • SONGS IN THE KEY OF SPRINGFIELD

        Featuring everything from 'See My Vest' to 'Monorail' to 'We Put The Spring in Springfield'

      • WEST SIDE STORY

        The classic Broadway tale of star-crossed lovers hits Melbourne this April.

      • ESPRESSO YOURSELF

        A mini espresso martini festival — with $10 cocktails — at Ascot Vale's dog-friendly food truck park.

      • HOT SAUCE AND CHILLI FESTIVAL 2019

        An entire day of hot sauce, chilli shots and Melbourne's spiciest foods.

      • GALVESTON

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • MID90S

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • PET SEMATARY

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • SHAZAM!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • THE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

        Birrarung Marr will be filled with food trucks for five nights.

      • PARTY BEYOND 2019

        Scienceworks will stay open late for a night of disco, drinks and gravitational waves.

      • DESTROYER

        Featuring an almost unrecognisable Nicole Kidman, this gritty Los Angeles noir is both a scorching character study and a gripping action movie.

      • US

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

        The toy-to-film franchise returns, but buries a fantastic message in all-too familiar packaging.

      • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TRIVIA

        Show your love for the Nine-Nine crew at this dedicated trivia night.

      • SWIMMING WITH MEN

        This British synchronised swimming comedy paddles blandly through formulaic waters.

      • FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

        Based on the true tale of WWE wrestler Paige and produced by The Rock, this big-hearted crowd-pleaser packs an emotional punch.

      • BIRRARANGGA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        A weekend-long fest dedicated to First Nations filmmakers from around the world.

      • EUROPA NIGHT MARKET

        The Queen Vic Market has launched a new European market, with currywurst, flamenco dancing and a Brexit bar, for autumn.

      • HOTEL MUMBAI

        This harrowing drama recreates the real-life 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer among the cast.

      • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

        Bill Nighy stars in this melancholy and moving exploration of grief, embracing the future and Scrabble.

      • PETA CLANCY: UNDERCURRENT

        The Bangerang artist presents a new work of photographic landscapes that explore the emotional and cultural scars left on the Dja Dja Wurrung community and land.

      • INDOMIE WARUNG STALL

        This stall at HWKR is dedicated to Indomie mie goreng.

      • EVERYBODY KNOWS

        Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem put in excellent performances in this purposefully familiar drama from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi.

      • CAPTAIN MARVEL

        Marvel's first film about a female superhero feels like a wasted opportunity.

      • THE GUILTY

        Set in a police call centre and making the most of its single location, this gripping Danish thriller doesn't disappoint.

      • KING OF THIEVES

        The biggest robbery in British history makes for dull, formulaic viewing in this star-studded affair.

      • NEON PLAYGROUND

        Melbourne Zoo will transform into an immersive wonderland of light installations for two weeks in April.

      • REVOLUTIONS: RECORDS AND REBELS

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • THE NATIONAL 2019: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • UPSTATE STUDIOS OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

        This new Balaclava studio will run 22 free yoga, pilates and HIIT classes over one weekend.

      • TUDORS TO WINDSORS: BRITISH ROYAL PORTRAITS

        Bendigo Art Gallery's ode to the history of the British monarchy.

      • 1000 DOORS

        The eerie and endless labyrinth of doors from the duo behind 'House of Mirrors' heads to Bendigo.

      • VERTIC ALLEY

        Sip potions, hang out in magic-themed booths and peruse spell books.

      • 'GHOSTBUSTERS' LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE MSO

        The cult film's Grammy-nominated score will come to life alongside on-screen ghostbusting.

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL — SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY AND GLOBAL CREATURES

        The classic film hits the Melbourne stage as a musical adaptation.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        Dive deeper into the Spanish artist's output when this travelling exhibition comes to the Ballarat Art Gallery.

      • BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS

        16 music legends, 14 days.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC 2019

        The pop-up dessert museum returns with 12 new dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.

      • HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

        JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play is coming to Melbourne in 2019.

      • CAMEO OUTDOOR CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

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

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

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

      • ARBORY AFLOAT 2018

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

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