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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Revel in the return of cinema with a movie under the stars, or sip local prosecco at a hidden rooftop bar.
By Concrete Playground
September 26, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
September 26, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shocktober: A Month-Long Superscreen Horror Show

    It's the spookiest time of year, with scary movies screening at the Chapel Street cinema all throughout October.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    See How They Run

    Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan make a cracking pair of 1950s sleuths in this Agatha Christie-loving murder-mystery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jonathan Van Ness: Imaginary Living Room Olympian

    Gorgeous news: Jonathan Van Ness’ life advice and gymnastics routines are coming to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • Food & Drink

    Double Your Rebate

    Melbourne's Lucas Group restaurants have launched their own dining rebate — and you can even use it in conjunction with the government's one to double your cash back.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Fed Square's 20th Anniversary Month

    Celebrate this Melbourne icon's 20th birthday with a month of free exhibitions, interactive art, performances and more.

  • Food & Drink

    Who's Watch Inn: The Netflix Pub

    This pop-up Netflix pub in Carlton will make you feel like you're sipping inside your favourite shows — and it's giving everyone a free drink, too.

  • Design & Style

    Layers of Blak

    Powerful storytelling meets contemporary jewellery design for this compelling First Nations group exhibition.

  • Design & Style

    The Chair

    A free exhibition dedicated to the humble chair — in 24 weird, wonderful and otherworldy forms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Won't Be Alone

    Macedonian Australian filmmaker Goran Stolevski makes a mesmerising debut with this stunningly shot horror movie about shapeshifting witches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Goodbye to Godard

    ACMI is farewelling iconic auteur Jean-Luc Godard with big-screen sessions of six masterpieces from his French New Wave period.

  • Food & Drink

    Meat-Free Mondays

    Two of Melbourne's vegan go-tos are curing your Monday blues with their limited-edition menu of plant-based Middle Eastern street eats.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's Swim Club

    Now, you don't even need to book a hotel room to spend a weekday living it up by W Melbourne's glam 14th-floor pool.

  • Food & Drink

    Heathcote Food & Wine Festival 2022

    After a two-year break, this famed festival will see you sipping and swirling the best Central Victoria has to offer.

  • Food & Drink

    Urban Wine Walk Prahran Spring 2022

    Take your love of wine to the streets on this self-guided tasting crawl between the bars and pubs of Prahran.

  • Food & Drink

    Bunnings Patch to Plate

    Create your own mini herb garden — then learn how to use it to whip up some snazzy spring dishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberwest

    Seaworks' annual Oktoberfest party returns for a huge day of stein-sipping, pretzel-scoffing, traditional games and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dystopian Bouquet

    This multi-sensory, collaborative exhibition is a love letter to Melbourne, nestled down a CBD laneway.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Night of Compassion

    Acclaimed composer Nigel Westlake, singer-songwriter Lior, FOJAM and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are joining forces for one night only.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest at The Bavarian

    The Bavarian's Melbourne venues are celebrating Oktoberfest with parties, eight German-style beers, schnapps, giant pretzels, pork-heavy menus and Sunday sausage sizzles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    A getaway-gone-bad slasher flick, a savvy dark comedy and a twisty whodunnit, this Amandla Stenberg-, Maria Bakalova- and Pete Davidson-starring horror gem slays.

  • Food & Drink

    The Martini Bar at QT Melbourne

    This pop-up lobby bar is celebrating one of the world's best known classic cocktails — and gin by Victoria's own Four Pillars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ticket to Paradise

    George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up again, this time for their first rom-com together — and their charisma and banter is the Queensland-shot film's biggest drawcard.

  • Food & Drink

    Europa Night Market 2022

    The Queen Vic's springtime night market series will transport you to a different Euro destination each week, with traditional eats, entertainment and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonage Daydream

    'Cobain: Montage of Heck' director Brett Morgen turns David Bowie's life, music, performances and impact into a dazzling kaleidoscopic documentary that's as shapeshifting and boundary-pushing as the icon himself.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Quiet Girl

    Tender, affecting and resonant, and filled with wonderful performances, this Gaelic-language coming-of-age drama tells a small tale with a big impact.

  • Design & Style

    Bricktionary: The Interactive Lego Brick Exhibition

    Melbourne Museum is playing host to the A-to-Z of Lego — including more than 150 impressive models, plus six interactive building zones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clean

    This absorbing and inspirational documentary focuses on Melbourne trauma cleaner Sandra Pankhurst, unfurling the stories behind her varied life and her messy-but-crucial line of work.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bendigo Annual Tulip Display

    The regional centre is embracing the flower power once again, with an installation of over 53,000 tulips that is free to explore this spring.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flux Gourmet

    Set within a sonic catering institute, the latest film by 'In Fabric' director Peter Strickland serves up another wild, witty and wonderfully weird concoction.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cherryhill Orchards Blossom Festival 2022

    This Yarra Ranges orchard is getting into the spring of cherry blossom season with cherry ice cream, picnic feasts and beekeeping workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Italian Film Festival 2022

    Melbourne's Italian Film Festival is back for 2022 with Italian box office hits, Sophia Loren-starring classics and a Luca Guadagnino-helmed documentary about a shoemaker to the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ghost Stories — Realscape Productions

    This spooky UK stage hit is unleashing its chills and thrills upon Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Spring Lunches at Avani Wines

    Chef Harry Mangat returns to his Red Hill home-away-from-home for a new spring weekend lunch series — and he's got some special guests in tow.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2022

    Ever seen a million tulips in bloom? This spring, you can.

  • Food & Drink

    The Westin's High SocieTea

    Indulge in caviar, premium cheese and theatrically plated tarts in what might be The Westin's fanciest high tea yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wisdom & Light

    Get swept up in immersive visuals and stunning soundscapes for this multi-sensory exhibition dedicated to the life of Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    AR.Trail

    Hunt down your next art fix with Melbourne's new AR gallery trail, showcasing works by KAWS, Patricia Piccinini and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Archibald Prize 2022 on Tour

    See the finalists of this year's Archibald Prize at Bunjil Place Gallery on the first stop of the awards' regional tour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hairspray

    The 'Hairspray' musical is spinning its Tony-winning 60s teen dreams at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Swarm

    Science Gallery Melbourne has unveiled its latest interactive exhibition — a series of creatively-charged large-scale works diving into the idea of collective social behaviour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Interspecies and Other Others

    This otherworldly, multi-artist exhibition will envelop the Abbotsford Convent grounds for five weeks — and it's free to explore after sunset each night.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi and Cocktails 2022

    Brunswick's free-flowing gnocchi and cocktail feasts are back — and this time, the menu's vegan- and gluten-free-friendly.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's WET Sessions

    Enjoy drinks, snacks and beats while you party poolside — even in winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

    Bring the big weekend energy to your Saturday afternoon with this bottomless boozy bingo brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria 2022

    Explore echo light chambers, bound your way into giant bubbles and wander between shimmering digital vines at Docklands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picasso Century

    Scope out more than 70 works by the Spanish artist, as well as 100-plus others from over 50 of his contemporaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road

    Munro’s first Australian exhibition is an experimental, immersive light installation exploring the human experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light: Works from Tate's Collection

    This Melbourne-exclusive showcase from the UK's Tate galleries features more than 70 works, including pieces by Claude Monet and Yayoi Kusama.

  • Food & Drink

    Endless Frites

    Elevate your Tuesday night dinner with an unlimited side serve of hot, crispy fries.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers' Cardboard Pop-Up Bar

    Everything inside the zero-impact venue has been constructed from materials that are either recycled or can be reused or composted.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Vegan Tacos

    Don Taco is serving up all-you-can-eat vegan tacos every Tuesday for just $20 per person.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at THE LUME Melbourne

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', the artist's masterpieces are on display like never before at Australia's first immersive digital gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

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