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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Tuck into an unlimited vegan feast, see an after dark gig at the NGV and embrace the cold at a winter wonderland.
By Concrete Playground
June 18, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Tuck into an unlimited vegan feast, see an after dark gig at the NGV and embrace the cold at a winter wonderland.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 18, 2018
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      • WINTER SOULSTICE DINNER

        Celebrate the longest night — and shortest day — of the year with a candlelit riverside feast.

      • FREE PANINI

        Saluministi is celebrating the launch of its third store with a three-hour panini giveaway.

      • MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018

        A dazzling array of two week's worth of cabaret.

      • SECTION 8 X BARON SAMEDI POP-UP

        This winter, summon the spirit who thrives on creativity, spontaneity and debauchery.

      • LOW LIGHT FESTIVAL

        The four-weekend celebration will bring the seaside town to life with film screenings, gigs, workshops and walks.

      • PATIENT WOLF OPEN DAY

        The Brunswick distillery will open its doors to the public for just the second time in its short history.

      • LULIE'S LOCK-IN SERIES

        The Abbotsford bar is christening its new digs with a series of takeovers.

      • 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.

      • RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP 2018

        Pick a side. Don your colours. Take no prisoners.

      • SEVENTH DAY

        Knock back free oysters over wine every Sunday.

      • EMERGING WRITERS' FESTIVAL 2018

        Hear and learn from Australia's literary up-and-comers at this ten-day fest.

      • WINTER SOLSTICE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

        A day filled with organic chocolate — and free wine tastings.

      • 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.

      • REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        See the stories of people who have sought asylum as part of this year's Refugee Week.

      • SKATING AT ST KILDA FESTIVAL 2018

        St Kilda's pop-up ice skating rink returns for winter.

      • SKATING AT MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2018

        A winter wonderland is popping up along the Yarra.

      • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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

      • ITALIAN YUM CHA

        Work your way through bite-sized portions of Italian deliciousness — with chopsticks.

      • CARGO

        An Australian zombie thriller that isn't afraid to go its own way.

      • PASTA PARTY

        Party with three of Australia's best Italian chefs.

      • VEGAN TUESDAYS

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

      • GOOD FOOD MONTH 2018

        This year's program includes a Palm Springs-themed pop-up restaurant, a face-off between Australia's top pasta chefs and a feast by Denmark's Bo Bech.

      • 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?

      • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

        A powerful, immersive drama about AIDS activism in Paris in the 1990s.

      • IMPERIAL HOTEL'S WINTER ROOFTOP

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

      • OINOFILIA 2018

        Five hours. 80 wines to try. Lots of Greek snacks.

      • ON BODY AND SOUL

        A surreal romance about life, love and loneliness.

      • 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.

      • CHAPPAQUIDDICK

        This timely drama dives into a scandalous chapter in US political history.

      • DEADPOOL 2

        It's not quite as subversive as the original, but this foul-mouthed superhero sequel is still definitely worth your time.

      • SINEMATEK: WINTER DARKNESS

        A weekly cinema at LongPlay where tickets are just $10 a pop.

      • BEST F(R)IENDS Q&A WITH GREG SESTERO

        Cinema Nova will screen the new movie from The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero at this one-off event.

      • ZERO

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

      • TULLY

        A smart, amusing, empathetic look at motherhood from the team behind 'Young Adult' and 'Juno'.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

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

      • BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

        The cult teen cheerleader film of 2000 has been given new life by 'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda — and it's coming to Melbourne for a limited run.

      • NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS 2018

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

      • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

        Fifty years after it was first released, the beloved sci-fi classic returns to cinemas in its original 70mm form.

      • VERVE

        Three choreographers, one explosive performance.

      • MUSHROOM RACING

        Japan's insane real-life version of Mario Kart is coming to Melbourne.

      • 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.

      • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

        A bold and relentless next step for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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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