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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Get your blood pumping at a free fitness class and down bottomless cocktails at this underground brunch.
By Concrete Playground
May 20, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Get your blood pumping at a free fitness class and down bottomless cocktails at this underground brunch.
    By Concrete Playground
    May 20, 2019
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      • Food & Drink

        High Cheese 2019

        Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        German Film Festival 2019

        Showcasing the best new movies from the country that gave us 'Metropolis', 'Das Boot', 'Run Lola Run' and Werner Herzog.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Barkly Barks Dog Festival 2019

        Your regular Sunday trip to Woolies just got way better.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Equinox — Odyssey

        A '2001: A Space Odyssey'-themed warehouse party with laser installations, music and BYO booze.

      • Food & Drink

        Texakaya by Burn City Pop-Up

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mysterious Al: Blinking Into the Sunlight

        Famed Aussie street artist Mysterious Al is taking over an abandoned warehouse for his first solo exhibition in three years

      • Arts & Entertainment

        John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

        The third time is still the charm in this action-packed assassin franchise, with Keanu Reeves and his former stunt double-turned-director doing what they do best.

      • Food & Drink

        Lulie & Rita's Sunday Pizza Party

        Bottomless booze and all-you-can eat pizza to wrap up your weekend

      • 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

        All Is True

        Starring as well as directing, Kenneth Branagh explores William Shakespeare's retirement years in this thoughtful drama.

      • Food & Drink

        Curryoke

        Combining curry and karaoke (and drinks), one Sunday a month.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Hustle

        Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson can't save this gender-swapped con-artist remake, which just ends up scamming itself.

      • Food & Drink

        Ballarat Heritage Weekend

        Immerse yourself in heritage-inspired feasts, enchanting stories and fire pits.

      • Food & Drink

        Glenmorangie World Whisky Day 2019

        Celebrate the amber liquor with bespoke highballs at some of Melbourne's top bars.

      • Food & Drink

        Bingo Loco

        Rave bingo is rolling in town — start your stretching, stat.

      • Food & Drink

        Sofitel x Dulux Terracotta Warrior High Tea

        Paint (and eat) chocolate terracotta warriors at this high tea inspired by the NGV's newest exhibition.

      • Food & Drink

        Eat Street Melbourne 2019

        The 20th iteration of this big foodie birthday party features bottomless eats and drinks from 40 Melbourne culinary names — and all proceeds go to charity.

      • Design & Style

        Wandering Jungle X The Espy

        After-dark plant sales in St Kilda's Espy — with DJs and drinks.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

        Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Geelong.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2019

        Melbourne's showcase of human rights-focused films, art and performances is back.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Yandell Walton: Shifting Surrounds

        This immersive digital installation explores the planet's shifting environments, as sparked by climate change.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Top End Wedding

        This bright, breezy Aussie rom-com travels across the Northern Territory, and features a standout performance from star and co-writer Miranda Tapsell.

      • 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

        Long Shot

        Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a relatable pair in this heartfelt and hilarious political rom-com.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        1985

        Powerful and poignant, this thoughtful drama explores a 20-something man's homecoming in the mid-80s.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gloria Bell

        Julianne Moore is luminous in this captivating film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Batman' Anniversary Marathon

        Go back to the 80s and 80s, Dark Knight-style.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Curse of the Weeping Woman

        The sixth film in the Conjuring franchise serves up a few effective bumps and jumps, but also exposes a worrying thematic undercurrent.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Avengers: Endgame

        A fitting, loving and remarkable end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Burning

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Winter Village

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Dying Ain't Much of a Livin', Boy: The Films of Quentin Tarantino

        For nearly three months, the Astor pays tribute to one distinctive director.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Aftermath

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Little

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Low Light Festival 2019

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Galveston

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Igloo Garden 2019

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mid90s

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Pet Sematary

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Shazam!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Us

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • Food & Drink

        Rocky Road Festival of Flavours 2019

        Rock yourself into a food coma in the Yarra Valley or on the Great Ocean Road.

      • 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.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vivid Sydney 2019

        This year's radiant program includes FKA Twigs, Spike Lee and a field of 500 glowing fireflies.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Casino Royale' in Concert

        Catch Daniel Craig's 007 debut on the big screen at Hamer Hall with a live score by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

      • 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

        The National 2019: New Australian Art

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • Food & Drink

        Plate Up Ballarat 2019

        Hunt for truffles, drink chilli beer and eat inventive toasties at Ballarat's month-long food festival.

      • Design & Style

        The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

        Bendigo Art Gallery's ode to the history of the British monarchy.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Melbourne Book Market 2019

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Star Wars' Identities: The Exhibition

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

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