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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Revel in the return of cinema with a movie under the stars, or sip local prosecco at a hidden rooftop bar.
By Concrete Playground
May 16, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
May 16, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    College Lawn Cider Fest

    This southside pub is getting into the autumn spirit with a three-day celebration of cider, complete with hay bales, mulled drinks and live music.

  • Food & Drink

    Democracy Barbecue 2022

    Swap your Election Day sausage for a three-course barbecue feast paired with Canadian craft beers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter

    Bringing Stephen King's 1980 novel to the big screen for the second time, this dull remake only burns two things: its audience's time and patience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Double Delicious

    Five performers share their stories while each preparing a signature dish, in this compelling fusion of theatre and culinary immersion.

  • Food & Drink

    International Tea Day at Yugen Tea Bar

    Celebrate your obsession with an expert-led tea workshop, a tea and cheese pairing, or a six-course feast matched with tea and tea-infused gin cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    O_C_E_A_N

    This multidisciplinary arts project is devoted to all things ocean — and even includes a floating gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda x Wonderbao

    The humble bao is given a Mexican twist for Fonda's new limited-edition collaboration menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Glass slippers and pumpkin carriages are coming to Melbourne, with the Broadway production dancing into the Regent Theatre from May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Banff Mountain Film Festival 2022 Tour

    This annual showcase of adventurous cinema is bringing nine mountain-focused flicks to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at ACMI

    This ACMI retrospective showcases an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

    After reimagining Henry Lawson's short story for the stage and page, Leah Purcell brings her First Nations, feminist and anti-colonial take on the tale to cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petite Maman

    'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' filmmaker Céline Sciamma returns with a magical and insightful tale about childhood — and it's one of her best movies yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    'Drive My Car' may have won an Oscar, but Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's second powerful and poignant drama of the past year is equally as masterful.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Directed by 'Evil Dead' legend Sam Raimi, the latest MCU film about surgeon-turned-sorcerer Dr Stephen Strange is darker and trippier but still dispiritingly standard.

  • Food & Drink

    Creative Sundays at Lui Bar

    This renowned cocktail bar has kicked off a new Sunday session, showcasing fresh local talent via intimate live gigs and exclusive sips.

  • Food & Drink

    Mya Tiger Yum Cha

    This limited-edition weekly yum cha series will spice up your Sunday with dim sum, DJ tunes and teapot cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Endless Frites

    Elevate your Tuesday night dinner with an unlimited side serve of hot, crispy fries.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers' Cardboard Pop-Up Bar

    Everything inside the zero-impact venue has been constructed from materials that are either recycled or can be reused or composted.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After Yang

    Colin Farrell is haunting in this exceptional sci-fi drama about androids, memory, family, the ties that bind and what it truly means to live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Despite its title, the second 'Downton Abbey' movie serves up more of the same upstairs-downstairs dramas — but Maggie Smith still steals every scene she's in.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Nasi Goreng Lunch

    $60 gets you two hours of bottomless cocktails and Nasi Goreng at the Indonesian eatery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's WET Sessions

    Enjoy drinks, snacks and beats while you party poolside — even in winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Valley Rocky Road Festival At Home 2022

    Get a box filled with 31 different flavours of rocky road delivered to your door.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Valley Rocky Road Festival 2022

    Rock yourself into a food coma in the Yarra Valley or on the Great Ocean Road, with 31 different limited-edition varieties of rocky road to feast on throughout May.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2022

    A heap of Melbourne restaurants are offering half-price meals till the end of May.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Where Plants Meets Science: Virtual Laboratory

    Visit this interactive digital space for beauty education and plant-powered skincare prizes.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Vegan Tacos

    Don Taco is serving up all-you-can-eat vegan tacos every Tuesday for just $20 per person.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month 2022

    Twenty-four of Melbourne's favourite bars are whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Food & Drink

    Death by Taco

    Bodriggy's new weekly taco and margarita specials spell death for any Monday blues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography

    Enjoy the return of PHOTO with an incredible, diverse lineup of photographers, exhibits and installations across Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

    Bring the big weekend energy to your Saturday afternoon with this bottomless boozy bingo brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections

    A slice of Ancient Greece is coming to Australia, with 44 works and artefacts dating back to the early bronze age on display at Melbourne Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis: Direct From Graceland

    The Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting a four-month-long exhibition dedicated to Elvis Presley, featuring around 300 items and curated in collaboration with the Graceland archives.

  • Food & Drink

    Kelso's Chop Shop

    The legends at Kelso's Sandwich Shoppe have descended on The Mill Brewery, with a new pop-up kitchen dedicated to the humble chop cheese sanga.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton

    Melbourne, don't miss your shot to see the blockbuster Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mental: Head Inside

    This interactive exhibition explores different perspectives on mental health, smashing stereotypes via a collection of over 20 experimental projects.

  • Food & Drink

    Bun-Cha

    Meet The B.East's lively take on yum cha, celebrating classic hip hop, bubble tea cocktails and tasty things in buns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at The Lume

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', experience the famed artist's masterpieces like never before at this immersive digital gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Pétanque Social 2021–22

    The riverside pop-up is making a return this summer, with an open-air bar inspired by the Tuscan countryside.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Patricia Piccinini: A Miracle Constantly Repeated

    The acclaimed Australian artist's latest exhibition fills the usually closed Flinders Street Station Ballroom with otherworldly creatures.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

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