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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
July 22, 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
    July 22, 2019
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      • Arts & Entertainment

        Winter Is Dark: A Film + Gin Festival

        Thornbury Picture House is hosting a double bill of dark horror flicks paired with Bloody Shiraz gin cocktails.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Diego Maradona

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The White Crow

        Directed by Ralph Fiennes, this biopic about ballet great Rudolf Nureyev is at its best when it takes the contemplative approach.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        50-Cent Record Sale

        Rathdowne Records is selling 5000 vinyls for just a silver coin.

      • Food & Drink

        International Tequila Day

        Sip on $7.50 margaritas — all day.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Crawl

        Pitting a father and daughter against snapping alligators during the middle of a hurricane, this creature feature is unnervingly effective.

      • Food & Drink

        Free Sausage Sizzle

        Chef Shane Delia and Bunnings are teaming up to give out a heap of free snags.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Lion King

        This photorealistic remake looks astonishing and remains faithful to the original, but isn't completely convincing.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Apollo 11

        Five decades after the lunar landing, this astonishing documentary steps through the Apollo 11 mission using newly discovered archival materials.

      • Food & Drink

        Oyster Frenzy 2019

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

      • Travel & Leisure

        Tiny Dog Festival 2019

        Celebrating pint-sized pooches over a few pints.

      • Food & Drink

        Signet and Sweet

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

      • Design & Style

        Open House Melbourne 2019

        This annual event will open up some of Melbourne's most loved buildings for two days.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2019

        Fitzroy's main drag will once again come alive after dark with colourful lights and projections.

      • Food & Drink

        Curryoke

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

      • Food & Drink

        Imperial's Wizards Brunch

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Booksmart

        This hilarious and heartfelt film from actor-turned-filmmaker Olivia Wilde is an instant teen-comedy classic.

      • 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

        Stuber

        The odd-couple paring of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista can't save this pedestrian action-comedy.

      • Food & Drink

        Hotel Peaches Brunch Series

        A lineup of guest chefs will descend on Peaches for weekly brunch parties, complete with bottomless filter coffee, bloody marys and DJs.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Marvel: Journey of Heroes

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

      • Food & Drink

        The Fork Festival

        A heap of Melbourne restaurants are offering half-price meals for six weeks.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mystify: Michael Hutchence

        A tender, thoughtful and electrifying music documentary about the life and legacy of the INXS frontman.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Hail Satan?

        This witty, illuminating documentary explores the activist side of The Satanic Temple.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Spider-Man: Far From Home

        The official end of Marvel's Phase 3 offers a lot of laughs, a big heart and more than enough hope for the future.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Annabelle Comes Home

        The third film in the Annabelle saga is the best one yet.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Parasite

        Bong Joon-ho's 2019 Palme d'Or-winner is an astute, intoxicating masterpiece.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Yesterday

        A great premise and an ace soundtrack aren't enough in this British rom-com, which ponders a world without The Beatles.

      • Food & Drink

        Spiked Apple Cider Bar

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2019

        This year's lineup features a futuristic space flick, the highest grossing Danish film ever and a retrospective of the original 'Millenium Trilogy' movies.

      • Food & Drink

        Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market 2019

        Embrace winter with fried cheese, pierogi, gluten-free cannoli and mugs of warm mulled wine.

      • Food & Drink

        Messina Creative Truffle Degustation 2019

        A series of decadent eight-course truffle and gelato degustations.

      • 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

        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 back to Melbourne for a limited run.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Melbourne Book Market 2019

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Un-Thaid

        Large-scale paintings, ceramic sculptures, shibari and cocktails combine at Grau Projekt's latest exhibition.

      • 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.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        NGV Friday Nights 2019

        Gear up for weekly gigs, spritzes and after-dark access to the NGV's new Terracotta Warrior 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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