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The Best Things to Do Around Melbourne This Weekend

Enjoy live tunes by the waves at Urbnsurf, or hit the Yarra Valley's cherry festival for a luxe picnic among the fruit trees.
By Concrete Playground
November 30, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seriously Red

    Paying tribute to the one and only Dolly Parton, this Australian comedy follows a plucky impersonator swapping the nine-to-five for playing her idol.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Paradiso

    Moon Dog is descending on the Arts Centre forecourt for a summer of bevs, beats and barbecue eats.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer of Love

    When The Beast CBD and Kenny Lover join forces, good things happen — including this fried chicken, waffles and Sriracha ice cream situation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Violent Night

    Casting David Harbour as a kick-ass Santa is a gift, but this festive action-comedy pilfers too many of its parts from other, better films.

  • Food & Drink

    A Very Merry Tasting Extravaganza

    Get into the festive spirit — and tick off a few Christmas prezzies — at this bar's huge tasting party and market.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing with Cactus

    Victoria's sprawling cactus garden will serve as a majestic backdrop for this one-off, astrophysicist-led stargazing tour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Menu

    A culinary thriller-slash-black comedy with bite, this Ralph Fiennes- and Anya Taylor-Joy-starring cinematic dish is savage, savvy and slickly satisfying.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    End of the Line — Sandy

    This new music fest is dishing up a day of all-female music talent — at the end of the Sandringham train line.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    The 'The Shape of Water' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' director's stop-motion take on the beloved 19th-century Italian tale might just be the most magical yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Not-So-Silent Cinema

    Catch iconic silent films screening for free at Federation Square — with live soundtracks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bones and All

    Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell play cannibal lovers road-tripping through America's midwest in this evocative and exquisite film from 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino.

  • Northside Craft Distillers Market

    For one day only, a former shoe factory will be filled with the flavours of Aussie craft distilleries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Melbourne 2022–23

    Moonlight Cinema is back for another huge summer of cinema under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    The Craft & Co Christmas Gin Market

    This is your one-stop pop-up gift shop for all things gin-related.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Merry Wives of Windsor — Melbourne Shakespeare Company

    The Melbourne Shakespeare Company production is slated to arrive this December.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Big Design Market Melbourne 2022

    After a three year hiatus the Big Design Market is returning to Melbourne with a massive lineup of stalls and exceptional culinary experiences.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Old Bar's 21st Birthday

    Fitzroy's live music mainstay is celebrating its 21st with a tune-filled fiesta headlined by Cash Savage and The Last Drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2022

    Celebrate new and classic Japanese cinema with an animated flick about competitive gliding, an action-comedy giving assassins a kawaii spin and a documentary about four top Tokyo chefs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spilt Milk 2022

    Flume, Steve Lacy and The Wombats lead Spilt Milk's return along the east coast.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Botanique

    A little slice of New Orleans has landed in the Southbank Theatre Forecourt for summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless High Tea

    Pair this sweet and savoury high tea spread with bottomless, free-flowing drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    For his first movie in seven years, Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu ponders the weight of being a filmmaker in a feature both spectacular and indulgent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Monster Fest 2022

    Melbourne's beloved genre film fest is back with another lineup of weird, wild, strange and surreal movies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    She Said

    Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan lead this powerful newspaper drama, which follows the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

  • Food & Drink

    CherryHill Orchards Cherry Picking Festival 2022

    Lean into summer — hit this Yarra Valley orchard for a day of cherry-picking, picnicking, live tunes and cherry ice cream.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Friends! The Musical Parody 2022

    This song-filled satirical stage version of the hit 90s sitcom will be there for Melburnians this year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Happy Birthday Marty: Celebrating 80 Years of Mr Martin Scorsese

    The Astor Theatre is paying tribute to a filmmaking icon with a month of movies, including rarely screened titles and select sessions on 35mm.

  • Food & Drink

    The Melbourne Gin Company x Oigåll Projects Pop-Up Bar

    A star local distillery and a Fitzroy gallery are hosting Friday-night sips matched with after-hours art.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Geelong's Christmas Festival of Lights

    Get your festive fix wandering through more than three million Christmas lights — plus, enjoy rides, entertainment and Christmas cocktails along the way.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Millie Lies Low

    There's nothing false about this astute and hilarious NZ comedy about faking it till you make it in a social media-ruled world — or about Ana Scotney's exceptional performance.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Urbnsurf's Acoustic Music Series

    This summer, enjoy live local jams and cold brews overlooking the waves at Melbourne's surf park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Working Life: Stories From the Collection

    Discover the cultural and social diversity of working life over the years at the Immigration Museum's latest exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2022–23

    Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn — they're all back under the stars in Belgrave this spring and summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Opera — Opera Australia

    Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of the legendary musical comes to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Barbara Hepworth: In Equilibrium

    Hepworth's nature-inspired sculptors made her one of the leading artists of her generation, and notably the first female sculptor to achieve international recognition for her art.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Amalfi Summer

    This CBD spot is transporting you to the Amalfi Coast this summer, with holiday-worthy antipasto bites and Mediterranean cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema 2022–23

    Watch movies and sip drinks under the stars in Elsternwick over another spring and summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2022–23

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns for a fresh season with an impressive lineup of recent and classic flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Monet & Friends Alive

    The next multi-sensory exhibition to take over The Lume is an immersive deep-dive into the French Impressionist era.

  • Food & Drink

    Hook, Line and Drinker

    Get messy with one of New Quarter's Cajun-Vietnamese seafood banquets — paired with bottomless booze, if you're thirsty.

  • Design & Style

    Layers of Blak

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

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

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stella the Stargazer

    This enchanting tiny palace features a roll-out stargazing sleep platform, luxe shower and eats by Alejandro Saravia.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

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