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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
August 19, 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
    August 19, 2019
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      • Design & Style

        Nique Warehouse Sample Sale

        The minimalist Melbourne label is hosting a warehouse sale with discounts of up to 80 percent off.

      • Food & Drink

        Toasted

        White Night Reimagined hosts a tempting winter food trail, starring revamped toasties and hot cocktails from some of Melbourne's best-loved venues.

      • Food & Drink

        Maker & Monger Winter Feast

        A one-off three-course cheese feast at the CBD's Arbory Bar.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Story Tree

        A stunning audiovisual work on a grand old tree that tells the Bundjil creation story of the Kulin Nation.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

        JK Rowling's acclaimed West End play will come to life on the facade of the Old Treasury Building.

      • Food & Drink

        White Night at Leonardo's Pizza Palace

        Two Sydney favourites are coming to town for a late-night White Night pizza and wine party.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Michael Pinsky: Pollution Pods

        An immersive installation exploring the impacts of air pollution across the globe.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Antonin Fourneau: Waterlight Graffiti

        Use water to create glowing graffiti in the Treasury Gardens.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Close-Act: Globe

        This otherworldly live show will take over Birrarung Marr with 41 performers and a giant sphere for White Night Reimagined.

      • Food & Drink

        White Night Feast

        A decadent one-off feast by three top Melbourne chefs for White Night Reimagined.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Nocturnal X RocKwiz

        Melbourne Museum is teaming up with Australia's favourite music trivia show for an after-dark, adults-only party.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mad Max: Fury Road

        The famed post-apocalyptic film will come to life in Carlton Gardens for White Night.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Drinks 'n' Doggos

        A Sunday session with endless cocktails for humans and free treats for pups.

      • Design & Style

        Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

        Step into fashion history with more than 100 pieces, archival sketches and fabric samples from the influential designer.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

        Stepping back to 1969 with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, Quentin Tarantino crafts what might be his best film yet.

      • Food & Drink

        International Bao Day Giveaway

        Free fluffy bao at Melbourne CBD's Goldie Canteen.

      • Food & Drink

        Ella's Cellabration Week

        Seven nights. Seven different cuisines. Seven chances to nab a free meal.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Sundays

        Huxtaburger is serving up endless fried chicken, Furphy and gravy every Sunday.

      • Food & Drink

        Yakitori & Biiru

        Enjoy $5 yakitori and $10 tinnies every Thursday in St Kilda.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Life Drawing Sunday Sessions

        Test out your sketching skills in a body-positive environment.

      • 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

        Late Night

        Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling star in this smart, perceptive, endearing look at the world of late-night television.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Midsommar

        After the dark, deranged dread of 'Hereditary', director Ari Aster returns with a daylight nightmare that's just as disturbing.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Who You Think I Am

        Juliette Binoche goes catfishing in this twisty online dating thriller.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

        The hit sugar-dusted Broadway show has made its way to Melbourne.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Paella & Sangria

        Feast on endless bowls of the classic Spanish dish and unlimited cups of spiced wine for just $50 at St Kilda's Pontoon.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Ophelia

        A lushly staged and impressively performed alternate take on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Garden Bar

        Warm up at this winter garden bar with hot cocktails and pancake taco snacks (yep, they're a thing).

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

        This self-guided tour brings art to life with augmented reality.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Lasagne

        Eat as much of this pasta favourite as you can over two hours.

      • Food & Drink

        Cheese Wheel Risotto

        This winter, you can try five-cheese risotto served hot out of a pecorino wheel.

      • Food & Drink

        Hanoi Hannah Soup Series 2019

        A month-long exploration of Vietnam's lesser-known noodle soups.

      • Food & Drink

        Mary's Scrumptious Gin High Tea

        Mary Eats Cake is hosting a series of gin-fuelled high teas with unlimited scones.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Diego Maradona

        The director of 'Senna' and 'Amy' turns his gaze towards one of soccer's most famous and scandalous players.

      • Food & Drink

        Sensory Underground: White Night Reimagined Asahi After Dark Bar

        Drink cocktails and beers in a futuristic pop-up bar beneath Federation Square.

      • Food & Drink

        Hot Chocolate Festival 2019

        A month-long chocolate extravaganza to get you through to winter's end.

      • Food & Drink

        Oyster Frenzy 2019

        Get ready to eat your body weight in the ocean's greatest gifts.

      • Food & Drink

        Signet and Sweet

        Indulge with an award-winning scotch and some of Australia's finest chocolate this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

        These babies only bloom for two weeks of the year — don't miss them.

      • Food & Drink

        Blobfish Beer Festival

        This new beer festival is dedicated to brews that are as weird and wonderful as its name.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Random International: Rain Room

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        A Midnight Visit

        A thrilling new immersive theatre experience takes up residency in an abandoned Melbourne warehouse.

      • Food & Drink

        Roller Disco Brunch

        This 80s-themed pop-up rink will let you skate around on a harbourside rooftop while brunching on bottomless mimosas and pizza.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Pac Maze

        A 1.5-kilometre, LED-lit 'Pac-Man' maze for humans is popping up in Melbourne.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        White Night Reimagined 2019

        This year, Melbourne's after-dark arts extravaganza is part of a three-day city-wide festival happening in winter.

      • Design & Style

        Round She Goes Fashion Market 2019

        The indoor market dedicated to women's fashion is back.

      • Food & Drink

        Imperial's Wizards Brunch

        Sip bottomless potions, munch on brunch and hang out in magic-themed booths.

      • Food & Drink

        Sweet Set 2019

        Grub is teaming up with some of the city's best pastry chefs for a series of sweet Sunday lunches.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Marvel: Journey of Heroes

        The three-month exhibition celebrates 80 years of Marvel Comics.

      • Food & Drink

        Spiked Apple Cider Bar

        Warm up with a hot apple cider spiked with cinnamon whisky, brandy or rum this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Melbourne Music Bus Tour 2019

        Take a bus ride through Melbourne's music history.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Melbourne Book Market 2019

        Swap your spare change for a stack of books every Sunday at the Queen Victoria Market.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Winter Village

        A European-style winter village with an ice rink, private igloos and fried cheese.

      • Food & Drink

        Bottomless Gradi

        All-you-can-eat pizza and free-flowing booze every day in winter at 400 Gradi.

      • Food & Drink

        High Cheese 2019

        Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

      • Food & Drink

        Texakaya by Burn City Pop-Up

        The flavours of Texas and Japan combine for this three-month pop-up.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Moon

        A huge exhibition dedicated to the moon and space travel descends on the Geelong Gallery.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

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

      • Food & Drink

        Queen Victoria Winter Night Market 2019

        Melbourne's cosy outdoor situation of fondue, hot cider and lots of snow.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection

        Large-scale and never-before-seen contemporary Chinese works from Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery have made their way to the NGV.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Monet: Impression Sunrise

        Claude Monet's most famous painting is the star of the NGA's latest exhibition.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Igloo Garden 2019

        Escape the winter chill inside a cosy igloo with cocktails and chocolate fondue.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape

        NGV International's latest exhibition features a 31-metre artwork created from gunpowder, fire and silk — and 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.

      • Food & Drink

        Indomie Warung Stall

        This stall at HWKR is dedicated to Indomie mie goreng.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Revolutions: Records and Rebels

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

        The NGV will host a huge exhibition of China's terracotta warriors this winter.

      • 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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