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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
January 28, 2020
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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
January 28, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    Lagotto's Bushfire Bake Sale

    Stock up on filled cannoli, French baguettes and homemade sausage rolls while raising funds for bushfire relief.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer in Italy

    State of Grace's rooftop has been transformed into a Euro summer oasis, complete with aperitivo snacks and spritzes aplenty.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pups & Pilates

    This series of dog-friendly pilates classes are completely free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Tom Hanks is pitch-perfect as US children’s television host Mr Rogers in this thoughtful, full-hearted and charming drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Just Mercy

    This rousing true-crime story about an African American man on death row features excellent performances by Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter X Kong BBQ Kim Chi'Ken Sandwich

    A limited-edition fried chicken sandwich from Sydney's Butter.

  • Food & Drink

    Lunar New Year at Ocean 12

    Ring in the Year of the Rat with a Chinese feast, top-shelf cognac and sweeping city views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chinese New Year Festival at Box Hill Central

    A 12-hour Lunar New Year celebration with hawker-style markets, 300-person tai chi performances and a roaming dragon dance.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Biggest Little Farm

    This insightful documentary about a Californian couple’s efforts to start an eco-conscious farm will inspire you to pack up and live on the land.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bombshell

    There's a vital story at the heart of this dramatisation of Fox News' sexual harassment scandal, but this star-studded drama is an empty shell of a #MeToo movie.

  • Travel & Leisure

    ACMI x Supernormal Pong Grand Slam

    A Japanese-inspired underground video game arcade is taking over Supernormal for two weeks.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Barbecue 2020

    Bluebonnet Barbecue is serving up two hours of unlimited Texan-style smoked meats every day for six weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    1917

    Gripping, urgent and strikingly shot, this First World War drama follows two soldiers as they venture through enemy territory.

  • Food & Drink

    Hawaiian Summer Pop-Up

    Escape the summer heat at this oasis of colourful cocktails and tasty tropical treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of Attica

    You can get a taste of the country's best restaurant at the Australian Open — for under $30.

  • Food & Drink

    Sizzlefest 2020

    Catch barbecue demonstrations, browse food pop-ups and help pick the winner of the esteemed Prahran Market Sausage Competition

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi

    Eat as much of this cheesy, pillowy pasta as you can over two hours.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    Ned Kelly returns to the big screen in a bold, brutal masterpiece that re-imagines and re-interrogates the notorious Aussie bushranger's place in the country's history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fonda Rooftop Cinema 2020

    An openair cinema with tacos and margaritas donating 100 percent of ticket sales to WIRES.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Barefoot Cinema 2019–20

    A mix of recent and classic films will screening under the summer sky.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Blue Lotus Water Garden 2019–20

    The sprawling Yarra Valley garden is opening its doors to the public for lotus flower season.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Little Women

    The classic American novel gets a sharp, savvy and soulful new adaptation, with Greta Gerwig at the helm and Saoirse Ronan leading the cast.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exchange Beach Club

    This pop-up beach bar in Port Melbourne will be here for a good time, not a long time.

  • Food & Drink

    Dandenong Night Market

    Spend four evenings listening to free live music and downing sangria at Dandenong's new night market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Furphy Outdoor Cinema 2020

    Make a trip to Geelong and catch a film under the stars — beer in hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Home, I'm Darling

    Everything is not quite what it seems in Judy's picture-perfect 1950s household.

  • Food & Drink

    South Melbourne Night Market 2020

    Spend a balmy night browsing stalls with a beer and vegan gelato.

  • Food & Drink

    Black Star Pastry Pop-Up

    The Sydney bakery has brought the "world's most Instagrammed cake" to Melbourne for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Gin Market

    Taste and buy some of Australia's best gins this February.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Melbourne this summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summertime Social

    This summery rooftop oasis is studded with boozy ice cream and lawn games.

  • Food & Drink

    Brewers Feast 2020

    Take your tastebuds on a hoppy tour at this two-day beer festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shaggy & Sean Paul

    The two 90s and 00s stars coming to Melbourne for a a boombastic nostalgic show.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt 2019

    Melbourne's Pixar-themed mini golf course is back for summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Beach Box 2019

    You can float high above the city in a beach-themed Melbourne Star cabin complete with rosé and deck chairs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema

    Melbourne's newest rooftop bar is located at its oldest cinema.

  • Design & Style

    Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office: In Absence

    The striking piece is the NGV's 2019 Architecture Commission.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Midsumma Pride March 2020

    This rainbow parade will celebrate 25 years of solidarity in diversity.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Midsumma Festival 2020

    Melbourne's premiere LGBTQI+ festival returns for three weeks of colourful cabaret, 11-hour carnivals and interactive art.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sunrise Yoga Sessions with Happy Melon

    Salute the sun first thing on a Tuesday morning.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rooftop Cinema 2019–20

    Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NGV Friday Summer Nights 2019

    Check out the gallery's Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition after hours — with the added bonus of live music, performances and G&Ts.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Baxter Riviera Pop-Up

    Embrace summer at this French Riviera-inspired rooftop — with a cocktail in hand, naturally.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Empire Strips Back 2020

    This OTT burlesque is the all-singing all-stripping Star Wars show you never knew you needed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Inflatable Regatta 2020

    Float down the Yarra or the Maribyrnong on a blow-up boat with 1999 others.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'In Bed Cinema

    You'll be able to watch movies from bed at the St Kilda foreshore this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    The Wizard's Cauldron

    This Harry Potter-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts-style potions class.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Gelato Appreciation Classes 2020

    Devour a five-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2020

    Summer is officially here with the return of Melbourne Zoo's gig program.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2019

    This time, the Yarra's floating bar has Miami-inspired cabanas and an onboard pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

    The world-renowned artist is bringing his vivid murals and large-scale pop culture sculptures to the NGV.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

    The self-proclaimed 'body architect' fuses sci-fi and art in this survey of her boundary-pushing work.

  • Food & Drink

    Wonka Bar

    You don't need a golden ticket to enjoy this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'-themed dessert and cocktail bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

    An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that explores the (literal) ins and outs of gut health.

  • 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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