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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Warm up with a Vietnamese noodle soup here and visit an after-dark arts festival.
By Concrete Playground
August 20, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Warm up with a Vietnamese noodle soup here and visit an after-dark arts festival.
    By Concrete Playground
    August 20, 2018
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      • BLACKKKLANSMAN

        Spike Lee returns a wild, infuriating, eye-opening true story it feels like he was born to tell.

      • GRAVY & GREYHOUNDS

        With greyhounds up for adoption and a slew of gravy-heavy dishes to enjoy.

      • ON CHESIL BEACH

        More than a decade after Atonement, Saoirse Ronan once again shines in another adaptation of author Ian McEwan's work.

      • MELBOURNE SPORTS AND AQUATIC CENTRE BIRTHDAY OPEN DAY

        Help celebrate the centre's 21st birthday with free hot yoga, boxing and access to the spa and sauna.

      • CALLUM PRESTON: MILK BAR

        The Melbourne artist has recreated a 90s-style milk bar — filled with 500 hand-painted items.

      • MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2018

        Music meets literature in this year's lineup, featuring Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Sarah Blasko.

      • THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

        With Kate McKinnon at her hilarious best, this action-comedy delivers solid laughs along with an ace ode to female friendship.

      • HANOI HANNAH SOUP SERIES

        An exploration of Vietnam's lesser-known noodle soups.

      • GIN HIGH TEA

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

      • THE PLASTIC BOOT MARKET AND MASTERCLASS

        Learn how to live waste-free at this pop-up market.

      • FREE TAPAS FRIDAYS

        End your working week with free snacks over a tipple (or two).

      • RBG

        An affectionate and inspirational exploration of the life and impact of America's rockstar Supreme Court Justice.

      • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

        A spectacular cinematic experience that begs to be seen on the big screen.

      • WHITNEY

        The second documentary about the pop superstar in as many years paints a sorrowful picture of a talent gone too soon.

      • ONAM VEGETARIAN FEASTS

        Fitzroy's Rochester Hotel is playing hosts to four affordable vegetarian feasts.

      • BIN'GO YOUR OWN WAY

        Music-themed bingo comes to the Corner Hotel.

      • THE BREAKER UPPERERS

        New Zealand's newest comedy is a hilarious ode to female friendships, ditching bad relationships and singing karaoke to Celine Dion.

      • TWIN PEAKS: A CONVERSATION WITH THE STARS

        Five of the series' stars head down under to chat doppelgängers, David Lynch and life inside the Black Lodge.

      • SUNDAY LUNCHES AT RYNE

        A new four-course Sunday roast to lure you out of the house this winter.

      • WEST PROJECTIONS FESTIVAL 2018

        The inner west is bathed in light during this three-week projection festival.

      • TOKOSAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH

        Pair brunch bento boxes with bottomless booze at this Prahran bar's new brunch.

      • EUGENIA LIM: THE AUSTRALIAN UGLINESS

        A new three-channel video work that explores our national aesthetic in line with The Australian Dream.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • MATES RATES AND CHEESE PLATES

        Tuck into free fromage over cheap drinks.

      • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

        Another round of ABBA hits inspires this musical sequel, which benefits from new additions to the cast.

      • HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2018

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

      • CENTRAL BEER DISTRICT

        A craft beer bar is popping up at the Queen Vic Market for one month.

      • POP-UP PIANO BAR

        Request your favourite song and get ready to sing along.

      • PRIVATE DINING ROOM'S MONDAY MESSER TAKEOVER SERIES

        Tuck into a five-course feast put together by a team of chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and winemakers from several restaurants.

      • BODY WORLDS VITAL

        The world-renowned exhibition offers Melburnians a rare look inside the human body.

      • BLAK DESIGN MATTERS

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

      • 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.

      • EASTLAND ICE RINK

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

      • SWEET SET 2018

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

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • WINTERWILD 2018

        The after-dark arts festival returns to Victoria's Apollo Bay.

      • 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.

      • BENDIGO ON THE HOP 2018

        Experience the en masse winter craft beer crawl that takes over Bendigo.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI TUESDAYS

        Devour as many rolls as you can every Tuesday.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

        A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.

      • FANCY BRUNCH SUNDAYS

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

      • 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.

      • VEGAN TUESDAYS

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

      • 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.

      • $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.

      • 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.

      • 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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