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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Sip cocktails in a New Orleans-inspired pop-up bar, hit St Kilda for Midsumma Pride March — and the afterparty — or soak up vino and DJ tunes for Daydreams' 10th anniversary.
By Concrete Playground
February 02, 2023
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February 02, 2023
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Daydreams Turns Ten

    This day party is back for a bumper tenth birthday edition, featuring five Sunday sessions filled with tunes, snacks and vino.

  • Food & Drink

    Poodle Patio Party V

    A Sunday courtyard party complete with Hector's Deli sangas, low-intervention vino and Joe Jones on cocktail duty.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema St Kilda 2023

    Catch Oscar-nominees, classic rom-coms and an upcoming Paul Mescal flick in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flow Music x The Third Day

    Spend the day dancing to an impressive lineup of Euro DJs — and raise funds to help rebuild ATET while you do it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    You Can Go Now

    This powerful documentary about Richard Bell’s art and activism is an essential new Australian must-see.

  • Food & Drink

    World Pisco Sour Day at Tino

    Celebrate Latin America's hero cocktail by sampling three bespoke variations — at just $15 a pop.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rivermouth

    This captivating exhibition explores the deep connection water has with the land and the sky.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Post-Parade Party

    Keep the Midsumma Pride March festivities rolling with an afterparty full of dancing, performances and slushie cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Young Henrys Presents at Lulie Tavern

    This rockin' music series will fill your February Fridays with free gigs and beer specials.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gin Sessions

    Elevate your Saturday arvos with free-flowing G&Ts and chic picnic bites.

  • Food & Drink

    Sip & Savour Albury

    Head to the border for a weekend of regional eats and drinks — paired with live tunes from Kate Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke and Lisa Mitchell.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dome Under Fulldome Festival 2023

    Australia's only fulldome film festival is returning to the Melbourne Planetarium this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    tick, tick…BOOM! — Storeyboard Entertainment

    Jonathan Larson's semi-autobiographical musical follows an aspiring composer trying to make it big in New York City's musical theatre scene.

  • Food & Drink

    Campos' Free Coffee Week

    Nab yourself a free coffee from the reigning Champion Australian Coffee Roaster — without paying a cent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tár

    Cate Blanchett turns in another awards-worthy performance in this powerful, complicated and compelling drama about a cancelled conductor.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Tacos and Frozen Margaritas at Repeat Offender

    Celebrate this Elwood spot's second birthday with some lunchtime freebies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mary Poppins

    Everyone' favourite nanny is floating into Her Majesty's Theatre.

  • Food & Drink

    Casa Aperol x Petanque Social

    Aperol’s Rivieran Summer has arrived. Make the most of Melbourne’s warmer weather with an Aperol Spritz at Petanque Social, tickets to a live music festival or a self-skippered boat session on the Yarra.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Babylon

    'La La Land' filmmaker Damien Chazelle steps back into Hollywood's past, with Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt leading a jam-packed Golden Age-set spectacle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Midsumma Festival 2023

    The 34th edition of Victoria's major LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural fest is here to heat up your summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Sips & Sorbet: A Hot Gin Summer

    Head skyward for weekend gin cocktails, plus scoops of fruity sorbet inspired by Four Pillars' gin range.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sunset Safari 2023

    Hit the zoo at sunset for an after-hours wildlife experience that'll transport you straight to the savannahs of Africa.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gospel Sundays

    Lounge away your summer Sundays with a local drop in hand and live tunes in the air.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Sunday Sessions

    Wrap up your week with bottomless gin cocktails and produce-driven eats overlooking the Yarra.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hartbeats Sunset Series

    Venture down the laneway for a tune-filled Sunday session, every week through the end of summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Fiesta en La Playa

    This summer, Chef Paul Wilson is slinging Mexi-Cali eats and margaritas by the beach.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer of Play

    With ping pong, ice cream, interactive art and a roster of late-night fun, the Melbourne Museum Plaza is the place to be this sunny season.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Darkfield Melbourne 2022-23

    All four of Darkfield's eerie shipping container experiences have returned to Chinatown for another spine-tingling season.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Much Ado About Nothing — The Australian Shakespeare Company

    The Bard's classic rom-com is the latest production to get the Shakespeare Under the Stars treatment.

  • Food & Drink

    NGV Friday Nights Summer 2022

    The gallery's tune-filled after-hours parties are back for summer — this time inspired by the great Alexander McQueen.

  • Design & Style

    Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

    This blockbuster NGV International exhibition features more than 120 garments designed by the late, great fashion icon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pentridge Openair Cinema 2022–23

    Pentridge's outdoor cinema is back for another season of new and classic flicks under the stars.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2022

    This year's vibrant MPavilion architecture commission will feature 250-plus free talks, workshops, performances and installations over four months.

  • Food & Drink

    Aperitiki

    This summer series pairs Italian-ified tiki drinks by Joe Jones and snacks by Josh Fry with a lush Italo-disco soundtrack.

  • Food & Drink

    Yum Cha 3183

    Moonhouse's modern take on yum cha doesn't involve trolleys — but it does feature bottomless drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Pizza Sunday Sessions

    Wrap up your weekend with all-you-can-eat pizza for $20.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Paradiso

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Melbourne 2022–23

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Botanique

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema 2022–23

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

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

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