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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Stroll through this wintry night market and sip a negroni while watching a Wes Anderson classic.
By Concrete Playground
November 18, 2019
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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Stroll through this wintry night market and sip a negroni while watching a Wes Anderson classic.
By Concrete Playground
November 18, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    $10 Movie Tickets at Village Cinemas

    Head to the movies for a tenner over one week in November.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema St Kilda 2019

    Embrace the outdoors this December, with movies, live music, good food and adorable doggos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Charlie's Angels

    The feisty female spy franchise is back (again) with a great Kristen Stewart-led cast, but an inescapably generic feel.

  • Food & Drink

    Beachside Yoga & Brunch

    Gen bendy with a yoga class on the beach, then reward yourself with brunch and endless bubbly.

  • Food & Drink

    Bunnings Bushfire Fundraiser

    Eat a snag, help a struggling Aussie.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Irishman

    Thanks to the combined talents of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this decades-spanning gangster epic proves a weighty knockout.

  • Food & Drink

    Wandering Jungle X Bodriggy

    Shop for plants in Abbotsford's new brewery — with DJs and free tinnies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pain and Glory

    Pedro Almodovar asks Antonio Banderas to step into his fictionalised shoes in this highly personal drama — and the results are revelatory.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kubik

    Melbourne Music Week is bringing back its 2011 pop-up cube venue as this year's festival hub.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Music Week 2019

    The tenth anniversary program will see 70 aural gigs, parties and a glowing rubik's cube take over the city.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MMW 2019 Closing Party

    Melbourne Music Week's tenth anniversary festival wraps up with an underground dance party at Hamer Hall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Sleep

    Returning to Stephen King's famous book and Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror movie, this moody sequel works best when it finds its own ways to shine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Last Christmas

    Inspired by the 80s Wham! song, and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this festive rom-com is a contrived but sweetly engaging seasonal affair.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Meatballs

    All-you-can eat meatballs with three different sauces and crusty bread for dipping — all for $30.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brittany Runs a Marathon

    Jillian Bell puts her heart, soul and gift for witty quips into this hilarious and highly relatable feel-good comedy.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Scent Bar at The Duke

    Drop into the Duke for floral cocktails, one-metre long cheese boards and edible scents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2019

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Color Run Love Tour 2019

    Run five kilometres in a cloud of colour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Between the action and the iconic characters, the latest 'Terminator' sequel feels very familiar — but that's not a bad thing.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Food & Drink

    The Summer Night Markets 2019–2020

    Time for another year of balmy Wednesday nights at the Queen Vic Market.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmasland

    This OTT Christmas pop-up has ten themed rooms filled with a marshmallow pool, a human-sized snow globe, a pink forest and lots of lollies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019

    Melbourne's annual celebration of Japanese cinema returns.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Express

    Kick-start your night out with a round of caffeinated cocktails — for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Freshtival Spring Tour

    A slick night of nostalgic tunes — with a ball pit, jumping castle and fireworks, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Night Noodle Markets 2019

    The food-filled markets will take over Birrarung Marr for 18 nights this November.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Underground Cinema: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Step inside Wes Anderson's beloved 2014 film — with food, booze and a screening inside a real hotel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queenscliff Music Festival 2019

    A festival to ease you back into summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    CluedUpp Presents the Latest Krays

    Take to the streets of Melbourne to solve this interactive 'Cluedo'-style murder mystery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    OK Motels at The Charlton

    A one-night party in a 70s-era regional motel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grapevine Gathering 2019

    Pair great drops of wine with a first-rate music lineup at this one-day festival in Victoria.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    10x10 Melbourne

    Part charity event, part cocktail party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MINI British Film Festival 2019

    Geek out on Helen Mirren movies, watch whistleblower Keira Knightley and find out what Ken Loach thinks of the gig economy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Realscape Productions

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Vietnamese Yum Cha 2019

    A Vietnamese twist on brunch, with optional bottomless cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Callum Preston: Everything Is Borrowed

    The 'Milk Bar' artist is undertaking a five-week residency at the Rialto's bar, which will culminate in an exhibition dedicated to the items we accumulate throughout life.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Yoga and Bootcamp

    Get bendy (or sweaty) in the CBD's new sky-high park without spending a cent at these free weekly classes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keanu Reeves-A-Thon

    Step through the inimitable actor's career every Friday night — from the original 'Bill and Ted' to the first 'John Wick' flick.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2019

    This time, the Yarra's floating bar has Miami-inspired cabanas and an onboard pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

    The world-renowned artist is bringing his vivid murals and large-scale pop culture sculptures to the NGV.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

    The self-proclaimed 'body architect' fuses sci-fi and art in this survey of her boundary-pushing work.

  • Food & Drink

    Wonka Bar

    You don't need a golden ticket to enjoy this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'-themed dessert and cocktail bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese 2019

    Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

    An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that explores the (literal) ins and outs of gut health.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play has landed in Melbourne.

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