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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 03, 2021
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  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    May 8 at Moon Dog

    Take your bestie on a mate date for May 8 — and score free beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Docklands for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Willy's Wonderland

    A silent and swaggering Nicolas Cage battles demonic animatronic mascots in this horror flick, which is never as entertaining or out-there as it should be.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective Mother's Day Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

    Take your mum shopping for new green babies at this warehouse sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wrath of Man

    Reuniting for the first time in 16 years, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie avoid simply rehashing their shared past glories in this effective revenge thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Taco Day

    Score a free Crunchy Taco Supreme at any Melbourne store.

  • Food & Drink

    Footscray Night Market

    Footscray Station is firing up for this Friday night market series, featuring a globe-trotting array of food stalls and stacks of entertainment.

  • Food & Drink

    Gnocchi Festival 2021

    The 2019 event was in such high demand, organisers announced a second day — so this year's festival will be a two-day affair as well.

  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day at Ludlow

    Treat your mum to this long lunch on Mother's Day to say thanks for all the times she packed you yours.

  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day at The Westin

    This indulgent high tea will feature jazz, rosé — and a special gift for mum.

  • 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

    Bingo Loco

    Rave bingo is rolling into town again — so start your stretching, stat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The United States vs Billie Holiday

    In her first lead role, singer-turned-actor Andra Day is phenomenal as the iconic musician — but the film she's in often feels both rousing and standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dissident

    This thorough, exacting and understandably infuriated documentary details the life and death of assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Food & Drink

    Euro Summer at Melbourne Quarter

    A month of Euro-accented eats, drinks and giveaways to have you dreaming of sunnier times.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glen Grant Launch and World Whisky Day

    Unwind after work with a whisky inspired by nature.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2021

    Watch your way through 29 movies from Spain and Latin America, including an award-winning rom-com, twisty thrillers and Gael García Bernal's latest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gunda

    This dialogue-free documentary observes farm animals as they go about their daily lives, and the result is as haunting as it is striking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Supernova

    Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth are simply heartbreaking in this affecting drama about a long-term couple dealing with early-onset dementia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Midsumma Festival 2021

    The long-running LGBTQIA+ celebration will dish up over 145 events across 17 huge days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Moran: 'Dr Cosmos' Stream

    Stream this side-splitting gig 'Black Books' star's last tour of Australia.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunday Brunch at Montalto

    Enjoy Matt Wilkinson's latest brunch creations while looking over Montalto Estate's scenic winery.

  • 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

    Autumn Gin Market

    Taste and buy some of Australia's best gins all in the one spot.

  • 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

    Parmesan Wheel Week 2021

    Eat pasta straight out of a parmesan wheel.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fangirls

    From The Beatles and INXS to One Direction, fangirls are the ones who have kept the light alive for these boy bands.

  • 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

    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

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes, inflatable bubbles and a black hole simulator is taking over The District Docklands.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rone in Geelong

    Celebrated street artist Rone returns to his roots for an immersive new exhibition in Geelong.

  • 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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