The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Spend your weekend in Melbourne sipping on endless glasses of champagne and prosecco, shopping for plant-based goodies and sampling a whole host of Thai eats.
Concrete Playground
April 18, 2024
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    Thursday, April 18 - Wednesday, May 8, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    For 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino, Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist star in a smash of a tennis- and love triangle-fuelled drama.

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    Harry Potter — A Forbidden Forest Experience

    Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

    The Briars Community Forest, Mount Martha

    This magical experience will get you spotting fantastic beasts at The Briars Community Forest on the Mornington Peninsula.

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    Late Night with the Devil

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Led by a hypnotic David Dastmalchian as a talk-show host, this found-footage standout set in the 70s is an Aussie horror delight.

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    Marameo x Zita's Focaccia Pop-Up

    Sunday, April 14 - Saturday, April 27, 2024

    Marameo, Melbourne

    Feast on their collaborative 'The CPT', which comes with a deep-fried croquette filled with Marameo's black truffle cacio e pepe sauce, nestled between Zita's fluffy focaccia.

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    EziStreat Thai Sunday Market

    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    EziStreat, North Melbourne

    Take your tastebuds on a journey to Thailand with dishes from Soi Thai and ASAP Room.

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    BBQs of the World

    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Dandenong Market, Dandenong

    Celebrate the art of grilling later this month.

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    Civil War

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Author-turned-filmmaker Alex Garland adds another unforgettable movie to his directorial resume, diving into a divided America with Kirsten Dunst playing a war photojournalist.

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    The NBA Exhibition

    Wednesday, April 3 - Sunday, June 2, 2024

    The District Docklands, Docklands

    This huge interactive NBA exhibition bounces through basketball history, celebrating hoop dreams across 20 themed sections.

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    The First Omen

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    The 70s-started horror franchise gets one of its best films yet in this prequel, which boasts a wealth of unnerving imagery and a committed lead performance.

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    Baby's Autumn Aperitivo

    Friday, March 1 - Friday, May 31, 2024

    Baby Pizza, Richmond

    This Richmond spot is serving up spritz, wine and snack specials from 4–6pm daily throughout autumn.

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    Monkey Man

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Both in front of the camera and behind it, Dev Patel is a force to be reckoned with in his frenetic and thrilling feature filmmaking debut.

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    The Bubbles Festival

    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Bells Hotel, South Melbourne

    Say cheers to two hours of sipping sparkling at this ode to bubbly sips.

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    All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken

    Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, December 29, 2024

    Henrietta Windsor, Windsor

    Featuring hot chicks, crispy chips, creamy toum, fattoush salad, Henrietta’s signature hummus, and pickles.

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    Perfect Days

    Thursday, March 28 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Following a Tokyo toilet cleaner's daily routine, this Oscar-nominated film from acclaimed German director Wim Wenders is as blissful as cinema gets.

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    Pandemonium Rocks

    Saturday, April 20, 2024

    Caribbean Gardens, Scoresby

    This eclectic new music festival is hitting Melbourne with Blondie and Alice Cooper headlining.

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    Lunch & Linger at NOMAD

    Saturday, April 6, 2024, Sunday, April 7, 2024, Saturday, April 13, 2024 and Sunday, April 14, 2024 

    Nomad Melbourne, Melbourne

    Share a mezze platter full of NOMAD favourites, plus unlimited beer, wine and spritzes for 90 minutes.

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    George's Social Club

    Friday, February 23, 2024, Friday, March 1, 2024, Friday, March 8, 2024 and Friday, March 15, 2024 

    The George on Collins, Melbourne

    Friday night kick-ons just got a margarita makeover thanks to the George on Collins' late-night bottomless drinks deal.

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    Fantastic Film Festival Australia

    Thursday, April 18 - Thursday, May 9, 2024

    Select cinemas in Melbourne, Various locations

    As well as a nude screening of 'The Naked Gun', this year's festival includes a Ryan Corr-starring monster movie and a 15th-anniversary session of 'Enter the Void'.

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    Melbourne Quarter Eats and Beats

    Tuesday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Melbourne Quarter, Docklands

    Catch $10 eats, pop-up live beats and a sweet getaway giveaway at the inner city precinct this April.

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    Josh Thomas — 'Let's Tidy Up' Tour

    Tuesday, April 9 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne

    The star of 'Please Like Me' is returning to stages across Australia on his latest standup tour — and we have an exclusive discount.

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    Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival

    Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 28, 2024

    Various Locations across Macedon Ranges, Victoria

    As the leaves turn golden, this much-loved region is showing off its seasonal charm with a month of food, drink, music, art and more.

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    Ministry of Crab

    Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, April 27, 2024

    Evergreen, Southbank

    Scuttle on down to Crown Towers to try some of the world's greatest crab dishes during the month-long residency.

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    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Wednesday, March 27 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Various Melbourne venues, Melbourne

    Catch Rose Matafeo, Joel Kim Booster, Hannah Gadsby, Sam Simmons and drunken Shakespeare among MICF's 600-plus 2024 shows.

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    Free Yum Cha at David's

    Saturday, March 16, 2024, Saturday, March 23, 2024, Saturday, March 30, 2024 and Saturday, April 6, 2024 

    David's, Prahran

    Free unlimited yum cha is up for grabs every Saturday arvo in Prahran for anyone named David.

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    Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Regent Theatre, Melbourne

    Get ready to defy gravity: this 'Wizard of Oz'-inspired blockbuster musical is sweeping into Melbourne.

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    Tesselaar Kabloom: Festival of Flowers

    Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Tesselaar Tulip Farm, Silvan

    Watch pixies, fairies and sprites soar above a flowerbed stage as part of a circus at this year's Tesselaar Kabloom Festival of Flowers in the Dandenong Ranges.

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    LUZIA — Cirque du Soleil

    Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

    This spectacular Mexican-inspired production is also Cirque du Soleil's first touring performance to feature rain in its acrobatic and artistic scenes.

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    Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne

    The smash-hit musical is bringing its 1920s razzle dazzle — and all that jazz — back to Melbourne.

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    All You Can Spritzza

    Saturday, February 24, 2024, Sunday, February 25, 2024, Saturday, March 2, 2024 and Sunday, March 3, 2024 

    400 Gradi, East Brunswick

    400 Gradi in Brunswick and Mornington Peninsula is serving up unlimited spritzes and pizza every weekend throughout summer and beyond.

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    Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius

    Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, June 16, 2024

    THE LUME Melbourne, South Wharf

    Hello 'Mona Lisa': Melbourne digital art gallery The Lume's big multi-sensory 2024 exhibition is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Not Natural — Science Gallery Melbourne

    Saturday, February 17 - Saturday, June 29, 2024

    Science Gallery Melbourne, Parkville

    Explore the boundary between natural and artificial at this free exhibit in University of Melbourne's Science Gallery.

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    (This is) Air

    Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    NGV International, Melbourne

    Meet Australia's new big thing: a 14-metre-tall inflatable sphere that breathes air is the National Gallery of Victoria's 2023 Architecture Commission.

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    Non-Stop Noods at New Quarter

    Saturday, January 20 - Sunday, December 29, 2024

    New Quarter, Richmond

    Sip and slurp your way through bottomless margaritas and never-ending bowls of Vietnamese noodles.

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    Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

    Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Melbourne Museum, Carlton

    The king of all Titanic exhibitions has dropped anchor in Melbourne with 200-plus artefacts.

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