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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
June 27, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chiharu Shiota: State of Being

    Brisbane isn't the only place to see Chiharu Shiota's impressive artworks, with Melbourne's Anna Schwartz Gallery also showcasing the artist's pieces until late July.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ali & Ava

    This lyrical social-realist drama from British filmmaker Clio Barnard tells a tender and touching tale about two West Yorkshire residents looking for love and happiness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Illusions

    Featuring superb performances and an involving narrative, this handsome 19th century-set French drama about big dreams and stark realities feels oh-so-relevant today.

  • Food & Drink

    Poodle Bottomless Brunch

    This Fitzroy favourite is dishing up a one-off edition of its much-loved bottomless brunch, pairing fancy bites with free-flowing drinks.

  • Design & Style

    NAIDOC Week Market

    Shop fashion, art and other wares from First Nations designers and businesses — and unleash your own creative spirit at one of the day's free interactive workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NAIDOC Week at Arts Centre Melbourne

    Celebrate NAIDOC Week with cultural workshops, a design market and a showcase of First Nations art, plus live tunes from the likes of Alice Skye, Soju Gang and Spinifex Gum.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Mid-Year Clearance Sale 2022

    The Swedish furniture giant is offering discounts of up to 50 percent off until July 10.

  • Food & Drink

    Mya Tiger Yum Cha

    This limited-edition weekly yum cha series will spice up your Sunday with dim sum, DJ tunes and teapot cocktails.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2022

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emerge

    Wander amongst luminous animal sculptures, hula hoopers and fire-twirlers when this arts fest sets Mount Waverley's community gardens aglow.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Miyagi in the Big Smoke

    Windsor's long-standing modern Japanese diner is descending on QT Melbourne for a six-week dinner pop-up driven by smoke and char.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Southside Live

    A new free, six-night music fest is lighting up St Kilda's beachfront.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Wayne's World' 30th Anniversary Tribute Party

    Party on like Aurora's finest rock 'n' roll fans at this huge 30th anniversary party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firelight Festival 2022

    Docklands' after-dark arts festival is back for three fire-filled nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shreklesque — The Bad Collective

    Somebody once told us that this is the burlesque and drag version of 'Shrek' you didn't know you needed.

  • Travel & Leisure

    CluedUpp: Crime Scene Investigator

    Take to the streets of Melbourne to solve this interactive murder-mystery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaleidoscope

    Go on, get lost — in this huge human-sized kaleidoscope that’s made of glass, steel, mirrors and moving prisms.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby's Winter Aperitivo

    Richmond's Baby Pizza is bringing the Euro holiday vibes, serving up spritz, beer and cocktail specials from 3–5pm daily throughout winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Food & Drink

    Better in Bread

    This weekly collaborative dining series is a love letter to carbs that sees the Beast CBD team up with a bunch of cult faves.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2022

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from the past year comes to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hero

    Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns to his best with this Cannes Grand Prix-winner, which follows an imprisoned man, a lucky find and a good deed that doesn't go unpunished.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jurassic World Dominion

    The sixth film in the dinosaur franchise reteams OG stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum — but even that can't save its extinction-level struggles.

  • Food & Drink

    NOMAD Truffle Brunch

    If you're looking for a new lazy Sunday brunch option, time your next visit to NOMAD — where the team is celebrating all things truffle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Darkfield

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Sydney Theatre Company's smash-hit production of the Oscar Wilde novel is a groundbreaking one — the one-person show features a sole actor playing all 26 characters. And, it's coming to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six the Musical

    This West End hit explores the stories of Henry VIII's six wives — by getting them to sing at a pop concert.

  • Design & Style

    Neighbourhood Earth

    An immersive, multi-sensory adventure awaits at Melbourne's premiere of this intergalactic exhibition.

  • Food & Drink

    $12 Ramen

    Now you can get your slurp on with budget-friendly bowls of ramen every Wednesday and Thursday evening at Brunswick's Project281.

  • 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

    QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection

    See hundreds of years of iconic artworks from the NGV collection examined through a queer lens.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture

    The NGV’s new exhibit explores Australian identity through unconventional portraiture.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobster & Co 2022

    This indulgent riverside pop-up is back for a luxe winter appearance, only serving lobster rolls with truffle fries and glasses of champagne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightscape

    This after-dark light show is taking over the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne this winter, featuring a 1.8-kilometre trail of light and colour.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Wellness Sundays at The Lume

    Enjoy a guided yoga flow class while immersed in large-scale digital art, curated sounds and a bespoke scent.

  • Food & Drink

    The Enchanted High Tea

    The Westin is making fairytales come true with this themed high tea inspired by the 'Cinderella' musical.

  • Food & Drink

    Apres-Ski on the Rooftop

    Fargo & Co's rooftop has scored a bunch of mini ski chalets, which you can book for a cosy session of Grey Goose drinks and pink chocolate fondue.

  • Food & Drink

    Half-Price Paella

    Mr Joe's new Thursday night deal will level up your midweek dinner game, with half-price paella and bottomless cocktails to match.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda x Wonderbao

    The humble bao is given a Mexican twist for Fonda's new limited-edition collaboration menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Glass slippers and pumpkin carriages are coming to Melbourne, with the Broadway production dancing into the Regent Theatre from May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at ACMI

    This ACMI retrospective showcases an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • 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

    Calendar of Cage

    Thirteen weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections

    A slice of Ancient Greece is coming to Australia, with 44 works and artefacts dating back to the early bronze age on display at Melbourne Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis: Direct From Graceland

    The Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting a four-month-long exhibition dedicated to Elvis Presley, featuring around 300 items and curated in collaboration with the Graceland archives.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton

    Melbourne, don't miss your shot to see the blockbuster Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at The Lume

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', experience the famed artist's masterpieces like never before at this immersive digital gallery.

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