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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Sip espresso martinis in a dog-friendly beer garden, let your inner kid run free at an adults-only Lego night and catch a flick at the Spanish Film Festival.
By Concrete Playground
April 16, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Sip espresso martinis in a dog-friendly beer garden, let your inner kid run free at an adults-only Lego night and catch a flick at the Spanish Film Festival.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 16, 2018
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      • LUCY FOLK SAMPLE SALE

        Add some Lucy Folk charm into your life for a very cheerful price.

      • THE PARTY

        This brief social satire is packed with scathing humour and boasts an absolutely stellar cast.

      • BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

        Free-flowing mid-morning beverages every Sunday.

      • ADULT NIGHT BIRTHDAY PARTY AT LEGOLAND

        After dark, Lego isn’t just for kids.

      • ISLE OF DOGS

        Wes Anderson's latest film is a doggone delight, complete with gorgeous stop-motion animation and a vibrant all-star voice cast.

      • SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's 25-film program features Guillermo del Toro's previous Oscar winner and Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar.

      • THE DEATH OF STALIN

        The latest film from the man behind The Thick of It and Veep is a provocative Soviet comedy with plenty of modern parallels.

      • A QUIET PLACE

        Directed by John Krasinski and starring a formidable Emily Blunt, this almost entirely dialogue-free horror flick speaks volumes.

      • PEANUT BUTTER FESTIVAL

        Whether you like it crunchy or smooth, you'll get your peanut butter fix here.

      • LA BEATLES BOHEME

        An opera that fuses Puccini's La Boheme with The Beatles' last performance — on a CBD rooftop.

      • GAUCHITO GIL'S MALBEC DAY 2018

        Get acquainted with this Argentinian wine over empanadas and a bottomless glass of the stuff.

      • CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE

        Watch the sky come alive with balloons.

      • HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

        An insightful and involving look at the career, impact and enigma of "Brissie's Banksy".

      • A WRINKLE IN TIME

        This big-thinking, big-hearted sci-fi adventure boasts gorgeous visuals and a giant-sized Oprah, but it's definitely a kids' flick.

      • COMEDY FOR GOOD: A BENEFIT FOR YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

        Tom Ballard will host a very funny evening for a very important cause.

      • THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

        Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki crafts an amusing and earnest look at Europe's refugee crisis.

      • ANDY ZALTZMAN: RIGHT QUESTIONS, WRONG ANSWERS

        The host of The Bugle returns for another nonsensical show.

      • 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.

      • CéRAMIQUES ELSTERNWICK'S FREE POTTERY CLASSES

        Elsternwick's new ceramics studio arrives with a month of free classes.

      • PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

        It's not nearly as thoughtful as the original film, but at least the action scenes are entertaining.

      • A PLACE BOTH WONDERFUL AND STRANGE: THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH

        BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this season of Lynch's ten features.

      • 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.

      • GROOVE THERAPY

        Let out all those feelings in this weekly no-judgement dance class.

      • MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018

        Melbourne's month-long funny festival will take over stages across the city once again.

      • FLEABAG — DRYWRITE AND SOHO THEATRE

        After jumping from theatre to television, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit comes to the Malthouse.

      • FREE KEG FRIDAYS

        End your working week with free craft brews. Yes, free.

      • ZOE COOMBS MARR: BOSSY BOTTOM

        The comedian has ditched her alter ego Dave and will tackle gender, feminism and homophobia as herself.

      • ARBORY SILENT COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018

        Try a new way of consuming comedy as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

      • AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

        Enter S.H.I.E.L.D. agent training at this immersive Marvel exhibition at Fed Square.

      • DANIELLE WALKER: BUSH RAT

        Walker's stand-up ranges from adorable to vaguely maniacal — and we mean that as a compliment.

      • COLLEGE LAWN SUNDAY SESSIONS

        Spend your Sunday sippin' espresso martinis in the sun.

      • AUTUMN SCARF DINNERS AT STOMPING GROUND BEER HALL

        Your dining costs will go towards funding training, mentoring and employment for migrants in need.

      • THE MERCY

        This dramatic true story is a film of two halves, but there's enough that works to keep it afloat.

      • SAM SIMMONS: RADICAL WOMEN OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960-1985

        An ambiguously titled show that — given Simmons' hilarious CV — we're willing to take a risk on.

      • DEMI LARDNER: I LOVE SKELETON

        Lardner's stand-up is strange and baffling — and that's exactly why you should see her new show.

      • RHYS NICHOLSON: SEMINAL

        Nicholson's comedy is always relatable and utterly hilarious, making this a must-see set at the comedy fest.

      • AUTUMN AT THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

        Get ready for the cooler weather with $19 wine flights and four-kilogram meat pies.

      • BOTTOMLESS PANCAKE BRUNCH

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

      • MARIMEKKO: DESIGN ICON 1951 TO 2018

        Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition honouring the world-renowned textile label.

      • MICHELLE BRASIER & LAURA FREW: DOUBLE DENIM ADVENTURE SHOW

        A raucous show that's an all-round good night out straight from the early 2000s.

      • 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.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT GYOZA

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

      • KOI DESSERT BAR X MONKEY'S CORNER POP-UP

        These incredibly pretty desserts are coming for you Melbourne.

      • CAPI OUTDOOR CINEMA

        The iconic Westgarth Cinema is jumping on the outdoor trend.

      • CAMEO OUTDOOR CINEMA 2017-18

        Puppies, wookiees and popcorn under the stars.

      • RAC 'N' MAC NIGHT

        Taking cheesy pasta goodness to the next level every Thursday.

      • ARBORY AFLOAT

        Arbory's 50-metre-long floating bar will take up residence on the Yarra for summer.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

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

      • BELLEVILLE'S SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS

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

      • LIDO ON THE ROOF 2017-18

        Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

      • JULIET'S JAZZ AND RACLETTE THURSDAYS

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

      • PLANETARIUM NIGHTS

        Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.

      • WEDNESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA

        Find out which one of your mates is the true Costanza, Lord of the Idiots.

      • 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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