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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Sing along to your favourite tune at a pop-up piano bar and tuck in to a four-course dessert degustation.
By Concrete Playground
July 16, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Sing along to your favourite tune at a pop-up piano bar and tuck in to a four-course dessert degustation.
    By Concrete Playground
    July 16, 2018
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      • 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.

      • POLYGRAPH — OPTIC NERVE

        Optic Nerve's latest play is a metaphysical thriller meets love story.

      • 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.

      • MARY SHELLEY

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

      • MELANCHOLIA — MALTHOUSE THEATRE

        Lars von Trier's epic cinematic masterpiece has been transformed into a must-see stage production.

      • LEAPS AND BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

        A ten-day festival of (mostly free) gigs across the City of Yarra.

      • BLAK DESIGN MATTERS

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

      • BELL SHAKESPEARE PRESENTS JULIUS CAESAR

        Witness the classic dramatic interpretation of betrayal as performed by the Bell Shakespeare company.

      • 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.

      • SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        A dark and eerie lineup features a chilling recreation of a mass shooting and a gothic interpretation of a folk tale.

      • ADULT NIGHT AT LEGOLAND

        After dark, Lego isn’t just for kids.

      • SERIES MANIA 2018

        The world's biggest TV festival returns to Melbourne.

      • EASTLAND ICE RINK

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

      • BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME ONE

        The stars of The Room are back, but can lightning strike twice?

      • ADRIFT

        Putting in a committed and spirited performance, Shailene Woodley does her best to keep this unremarkable disaster drama afloat.

      • THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S ROOFTOP LAUNCH

        This Flinders Street stalwart has a new rooftop bar.

      • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

        This sequel looks the part but lacks the humanity of its predecessor.

      • MY MONSTER: THE HUMAN ANIMAL HYBRID

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

      • BUNJIL PLACE WINTER LINEUP

        Three famous operas, ballets and plays will show at the award-winning arts centre this winter.

      • 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.

      • WES ANDERSON RETROSPECTIVE

        The Astor Theatre is dedicating a series of weekly screenings to the acclaimed director's work.

      • DESSERT DEGUSTATIONS AT IKI-JIME

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

      • FOXTROT

        The long-awaited second effort from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz proves an astonishing exploration of grief and war.

      • BROTHERS' NEST

        Shane and Clayton Jacobson are back with a blacker-than-black comedy-thriller that's as far away from Kenny as you can get.

      • INCREDIBLES 2

        Pixar's superhero family returns in a worthy sequel to the 2004 hit.

      • FIRELIGHT FESTIVAL 2018

        Docklands will burn bright with a month-long program of pyrotechnics, fire displays, live music and food experiences.

      • UPGRADE

        Australian writer-director Leigh Whannell draws upon a wealth of sci-fi influences for this enjoyably schlocky cyberpunk action-thriller.

      • DISOBEDIENCE

        Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this nuanced tale of romance and religion.

      • THE PERSEVERANCE X BARON SAMEDI POP-UP

        Join the Haitian party god to survive the chilly season.

      • MOONEE VALLEY WINTER FEST

        A winter-appropriate festival with a pop-up ice rink, theatre shows and $8 movie tickets.

      • MADAME BRUSSELS LANE EUROPEAN NIGHT MARKET 2018

        Embrace winter with European comfort food and mugs of warm mulled wine.

      • 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.

      • MICRO | MACRO

        Ryoji Ikeda's new Carriageworks installations explore the intersection of art and science — on both atomic and cosmic scales.

      • WILLIAM TELL

        This masterpiece is Victorian Opera's largest production yet.

      • SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2018

        The three-day festival will this year bring Kendrick, Lorde and Vampire Weekend to North Byron Parklands.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI TUESDAYS

        Devour as many rolls as you can every Tuesday.

      • FANCY BRUNCH SUNDAYS

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

      • OCEAN'S 8

        This gender-swapped entry in the Ocean's franchise features a sparkling cast but is lacking in drama.

      • HEREDITARY

        Toni Collette stars in this fist-clenching, teeth-grinding horror film.

      • 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.

      • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

        Focussed, fun and faithful to the lore, Solo is a worthy and entertaining expansion of the Star Wars universe.

      • VEGAN TUESDAYS

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

      • PORT FAIRY WINTER WEEKENDS 2018

        Port Fairy is turning it on with live jazz, dachshund races and winter solstice swims.

      • BLACK CAT TRUFFLE HUNT AND TASTING

        Sniff out winter's finest culinary treasure.

      • 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.

      • MESSINA X WONDERBAO POP-UP

        Three months of single-serve Messina gelato cakes and pillow pork belly bao.

      • $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.

      • GROOVE THERAPY

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

      • 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.

      • 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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