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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Catch live entertainment at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, or head to St Kilda to catch a series of never-before-seen artworks.
By Concrete Playground
May 24, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Name Is Gulpilil

    This moving and probing documentary pays tribute to the face of Australian cinema — and one of the nation's astounding on-screen talents.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Valley Rocky Road Festival At Home 2021

    Get a box filled with 31 different flavours of rocky road delivered to your door.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruella

    Emma Stone and Emma Thompson are clearly having a ball, but too much about this '101 Dalmatians' prequel sticks to a formula.

  • Food & Drink

    Feast Week

    Grab $5 dishes from some of your favourite restaurants — for two weeks only.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    National Reconciliation Week 2021: More Than a Word — Reconciliation Takes Action

    You can register your own event, or attend a suite of unique educational discussions and workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ema

    Both scorching and stunning, the latest film from Chilean director Pablo Larraín follows a reggaeton dancer trying to move forward after a traumatic incident.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Quiet Place Part II

    The sequel to 2018's big horror hit is just as savvy, smart and engaging — and places just as much emphasis on silence.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $5 Movie Week

    The cinema chain is treating cinephiles to a week of super cheap tickets.

  • Food & Drink

    Gin High Tea

    Cosy up to this winter high tea series, complete with tea-inspired gin cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    $5 Tickets at Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas

    The three cinemas are serving up seven days of cheap movie tickets.

  • Food & Drink

    Middle East's Finest

    Maha Bar will host an exclusive dinner series headed up by four rising stars of Middle Eastern cooking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Adult Ballet Classes

    Led by current and former dancers of The Australian Ballet, these after-work classes are available for all skill levels.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Starring Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper, this action-infused crime-thriller wants to burn bright, but usually only flickers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    It might star Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson, but the latest 'Saw' film is as derivative as you'd expect of the ninth instalment in the horror franchise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    St Kilda Film Festival 2021

    Melburnians can head along to the annual short film festival in-person — and movie buffs elsewhere can check out the program online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney: The Magic of Animation

    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Virtual Indigenous Film Festival — National Reconciliation Week

    FanForce TV is showcasing Indigenous Australian filmmaking with online screenings and live-streamed Q&As.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Perfect Candidate

    Following a doctor who runs for local council, this rousing drama unpacks life in Saudi Arabia today and agitates passionately for change.

  • Design & Style

    Round She Goes Fashion Market 2021

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

  • Food & Drink

    Dimmy and Dumpling Festival 2021

    All of the jam-packed Asian bites you can handle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

    Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor can't save this lockdown rom-com and heist flick from being dull, creaky, contrived and repetitive.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    German Film Festival 2021

    This year's 30-film lineup includes the directorial debut of actor Daniel Brühl, a tense and topical thriller about immigration, and a new Rainer Werner Fassbinder biopic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wandering Stars

    A 200 metre-long illuminated eel will make its home in the Yarra, paying homage to First Peoples' connection to the natural world.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Golden Square

    In the heart of Chinatown, Rising’s multi-storey pop-up art carpark is set to showcase some big, bold and wildly creative ideas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Wilds

    See Sidney Myer Music Bowl reimagined as a supernatural winter forest, complete with huge sculptures, mirrored illusions and an ice-skating rink.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flow State

    Get nude for this moonlit sonic bathing experience, on an island in the middle of the Yarra.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

    This Malaysian-style burger is packed with fried chicken, peanuts, sambal and an egg.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy

    A singing, dancing stage adaptation of Adam Sandler's classic flick comes to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism

    Ahead of the NGV's much-hyped French Impressionism exhibition later this year, this show dives into Australia's own connection to the 19th-century art movement.

  • Food & Drink

    Pinot Palooza Unplugged

    Sample the best of Victoria's top pinot regions at this trio of wine-tasting parties.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin's Tenth Birthday Month

    The iconic laneway restaurant is celebrating its tenth birthday with a month full of feasts and parties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman

    Lego finds a way — with more than 50 dinosaurs, props and scenes from the movie built out of the popular plastic bricks.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Melbourne's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Food & Drink

    Wine and Cheese Sundays

    Wrap up the weekend with vino and free cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Slow Moving Waters

    TarraWarra Museum of Art's Biennial exhibition is all about taking it slow.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Windsor Art Club

    Flex your creative skills at this free weekly arts and crafts gathering held at the pub.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Night 2021

    Fitzroy North's Horn Please is serving up bottomless vegan curries (with rice and starters) every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Margherita and Margarita Sundays

    St Kilda's PB's is hosting weekly all-you-can-eat pizza sessions — with endless margaritas, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Glazed High Tea

    A gluten free, dairy free and nut free high tea that the whole crew can enjoy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mirka

    St Kilda's Jewish Museum of Australia will be home to never-before-seen Mora works.

  • Food & Drink

    Ballers Brunch

    Unlimited shuffleboard, free-flowing bubbly and lobster rolls — this is one baller bottomless brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

    This new exhibition celebrates real-life coming-of-age tales.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rising Melbourne

    Replacing Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night, the inaugural festival will start on a full moon in May 2021.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    It's screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

    This summer, catch the NGA's blockbuster exhibition that's bringing women into the spotlight.

  • Food & Drink

    Jazzy Bottomless Brunch

    Spend Saturdays with two hours of endless mimosas, espresso martinis and smooth tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Planetarium Nights

    Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Break out the butterbeer — the acclaimed play has brought its magic back to the stage.

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