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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Sip plenty of prosecco at this Italian festival, warm up with hot cheese and explore the ACMI 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition after dark.
By Concrete Playground
May 28, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

    Sip plenty of prosecco at this Italian festival, warm up with hot cheese and explore the ACMI 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition after dark.
    By Concrete Playground
    May 28, 2018
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      • GOOD FOOD MONTH 2018

        This year's program includes a Palm Springs-themed pop-up restaurant, a face-off between Australia's top pasta chefs and a feast by Denmark's Bo Bech.

      • GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's lineup spans from stars to snow to psychological thrills — and a beloved German comedy trilogy.

      • HANDMADE 5

        An approachable Sunday afternoon wine festival at the Builders Arms Hotel.

      • ON BODY AND SOUL

        A surreal romance about life, love and loneliness.

      • BOTTOMLESS PIZZA AND UNLIMITED BEER NIGHT

        $35 gets you two hours of slices and brews every Thursday night.

      • CHAPPAQUIDDICK

        This timely drama dives into a scandalous chapter in US political history.

      • DEADPOOL 2

        It's not quite as subversive as the original, but this foul-mouthed superhero sequel is still definitely worth your time.

      • SINEMATEK: WINTER DARKNESS

        A weekly cinema at LongPlay where tickets are just $10 a pop.

      • TULLY

        A smart, amusing, empathetic look at motherhood from the team behind 'Young Adult' and 'Juno'.

      • AB [INTRA]

        Sydney Dance Company's new show is an exploration of our primal instincts and impulses.

      • 10X10 MELBOURNE

        Part charity event, part cocktail party.

      • ROUND SHE GOES FASHION MARKET

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

      • JAPONISME: JAPAN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART

        The NGV draws on its collection to display 19th century art from Japan, as well as the European works it influenced.

      • MSO VS TRIPOD

        The orchestra and three comedians team up for one night of musical parodies

      • VEGAN MINI MARKET 2018

        Melbourne's local-focused monthly vegan market returns for another year.

      • BREATH

        Simon Baker jumps behind the camera in this soulful and assured adaptation of Tim Winton's award-winning novel.

      • GRANDMOTHERS

        Melbourne's five mulitcultural museums have collaborated on a cross-venue exhibition celebrating yiayias, bubbes and nonnas.

      • GOING DOWN

        Michele Lee's memoir is kind of about her experience growing up as a migrant in rural Victoria, but it's mainly concerned with her varied sexual experiences.

      • UNSANE

        This iPhone-shot thriller serves up a savage take on society's treatment of women.

      • GURRUMUL

        This insightful documentary explores the life, music and legacy of one of Australia's most important musicians.

      • NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's program features art parties, a performance that fits 100 historical disasters into 60 minutes and an investigation into the world of freestyle dog dancing.

      • THE FIELD REVISITED

        The NGV revisits one of its most daring exhibitions — 50 years on.

      • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

        A bold and relentless next step for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      • SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE BRIDGE HOTEL

        Pre-pay a bar tab and this Richmond pub will match it — and throw in a free cocktail jug, too.

      • BINGO ACADEMY

        Keep the weekend shenanigans going into Sunday afternoon with a bottomless boozy bingo brunch at Tokyo Tina.

      • MESSINA X WONDERBAO POP-UP

        Three months of single-serve Messina gelato cakes and pillow pork belly bao.

      • $1 OYSTER MONDAYS

        Take your Monday nights up a notch with a cheeky dozen at Prahran's Tokosan.

      • ROCKY ROAD FESTIVAL OF FLAVOURS 2018

        Rock yourself into a food coma in the Yarra Valley.

      • ISLE OF DOGS

        Wes Anderson's latest film is a doggone delight, complete with gorgeous stop-motion animation and a vibrant all-star voice cast.

      • TUESDAY WHISKY & CHEESE NIGHT

        Spend your Tuesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.

      • QUICK BITES COMEDY

        A free weekly comedy night at Boney.

      • A PLACE BOTH WONDERFUL AND STRANGE: THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH

        BYO damn fine cup of coffee for this season of Lynch's ten features.

      • VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND

        Your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration is just beginning.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • GROOVE THERAPY

        Let out all those feelings in this weekly no-judgement dance class.

      • COLLEGE LAWN SUNDAY SESSIONS

        Spend your Sunday sippin' espresso martinis in the sun.

      • AUTUMN AT THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

        Get ready for the cooler weather with $19 wine flights and four-kilogram meat pies.

      • BOTTOMLESS PANCAKE BRUNCH

        The newly reopened Prince Alfred Hotel is opening up its rooftop for bottomless pancakes, mimosas, bloody marys and beer.

      • MARIMEKKO: DESIGN ICON 1951 TO 2018

        Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition honouring the world-renowned textile label.

      • DIALOGUE IN THE DARK

        Take a tour of Melbourne in complete darkness.

      • BOTTOMLESS MARTINI BRUNCH

        End your weekend on a caffeine high with two hours of espresso martinis.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT GYOZA

        Head to South Yarra's Japanese biker bar for an hour of power every Wednesday night.

      • CAPI OUTDOOR CINEMA

        The iconic Westgarth Cinema is jumping on the outdoor trend.

      • RAC 'N' MAC NIGHT

        Taking cheesy pasta goodness to the next level every Thursday.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

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

      • BELLEVILLE'S SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS

        A weekly Sunday session answering all of your deep-fried chicken desires.

      • JULIET'S JAZZ AND RACLETTE THURSDAYS

        Get your gooey cheese fix while being serenaded at the hidden basement bar.

      • PLANETARIUM NIGHTS

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

      • WEDNESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA

        Find out which one of your mates is the true Costanza, Lord of the Idiots.

      • LIMITED RELEASE THURSDAYS

        Belles is bringing its Windsor punters a weekly party to kick start the weekend.

      • YUM CHA SUNDAYS

        Cure your Sunday arvo blues with dumplings at The National Hotel in Richmond.

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