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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Long Weekend

Hit up this beach club, enjoy prawn rolls and spritzes riverside or catch a local band.
By Concrete Playground
March 05, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2021

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chaos Walking

    Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, this long-delayed space western is tedious, generic and struggles with its premise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Disney's latest animated delight pairs breathtaking imagery and lively voice work with a moving story of hope.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brunswick Music Festival

    The annual festival is taking over a swag of Brunswick's music venues, bars, pubs and parks once again.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2021

    The ever-popular outdoor cinema series is back for its 25th outing.

  • Design & Style

    The Iconic 40 Percent Exclusive Edit Sale

    Treat yourself to some new wardrobe items at this online sale.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Street Eatz

    Enjoy food trucks, DJs and bottomless booze on the banks of the Yarra.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Windsor Art Club

    Flex your creative skills at this free weekly arts and crafts gathering held at the pub.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy Marathon

    Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back, on the big screen.

  • Food & Drink

    The Old Garage's First Birthday

    Help celebrate this vegan-friendly cafe's first birthday with a plant-based sausage sizzle and pet photoshoot.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Book Market 2021

    Swap your spare change for a stack of books every Saturday and Sunday at Queen Victoria Market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2021

    It's touring a program of 37 films around the country, including twisty thrillers, engaging love stories and a movie inspired by Céline Dion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Truffle Hunters

    Leisurely and engaging, this documentary about elderly men and their dogs searching for truffles in Northern Italy serves up a rich and substantial cinematic meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter — The Story of Bangarra

    Celebrating Australia's acclaimed Indigenous dance theatre, this excellent documentary also steps through the nation's past and paints a portrait of three siblings with dreams as big as their talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Little Things

    Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto co-star in this 90s-style serial killer thriller — and none of them will add new Oscars to their mantles for their efforts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Minari

    Vivid, honest and tender, this resonant and moving drama stars Steven Yeun as a Korean American father and farmer chasing a better life for his family.

  • Food & Drink

    Tanuki Sake Pop-Up

    The guys from Melbourne Sake are hosting a special tasting series complete with eats from the Grossi kitchen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Transitions Film Festival 2021

    Going virtual for the first time, this Australian film festival showcases documentaries about our changing world.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jewish International Film Festival 2021

    After sitting out 2020, the cinema showcase returns with 29 features, 19 documentaries and episodes from three TV series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography

    This new photography festival will transform streets and spaces across Victoria into mini outdoor galleries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

    It includes Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers' — and it's the largest batch of works to venture beyond the United Kingdom in the gallery's history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nomadland

    Featuring an exceptional performance by Frances McDormand, this deeply humanist road trip drama serves up a touching observational portrait of those that society happily overlooks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rone in Geelong

    Celebrated street artist Rone returns to his roots for an immersive new exhibition in Geelong.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Break out the butterbeer — the acclaimed play has brought its magic back to the stage.

  • Food & Drink

    The Piccolina Gelato Project: 8 Chefs in 8 Weeks

    Eight chefs, eight weeks and 24 inventive new gelato flavours — including one made with caramelised radicchio.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mirka

    St Kilda's Jewish Museum of Australia will be home to never-before-seen Mora works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

    This new exhibition celebrates real-life coming-of-age tales.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Malthouse Outdoor Stage

    An openair performance space and cultural hub has popped up in Malthouse Theatre's courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Kitchen & Bar

    Enjoy signature spritz and fat prawn rolls, at this dog-friendly, riverside pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shore Cinema Williamstown

    Check out a movie by the water at Melbourne's newest outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Heide Summer Festival

    An inaugural program of live tunes, storytelling, dance and performance takes over the museum's sculpture park for nine weeks.

  • Food & Drink

    Prosecco Bar Pop-Up

    Indulge in loaded grazing boards and King Valley prosecco at Gertrude Street's pop-up summer terrace.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fed Oasis

    Fed Square is transforming into a greenery-filled oasis with a program of free film screenings, live music and workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    It's screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bondathon

    Watch your way through all 24 official Bond movies to-date — all in the lead up to 'No Time to Die'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live at the Bowl

    A two-month COVID-safe music festival at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale and Birds of Tokyo performing with the MSO.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pentridge Open-Air Cinema

    Catch a movie under the stars at Melbourne's newest cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shakespeare Under The Stars 2020–21

    Pack a picnic and see Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Macbeth' play out in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exchange Beach Club 2020–21

    This pop-up beach bar in Port Melbourne is back for another summer — with $2 oysters and weekend bottomless boozy brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    Juniperlooza 2020–21

    Melbourne's gin festival is back — and it's taken over Pilgrim Bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes, inflatable bubbles and a black hole simulator is taking over The District Docklands.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2020

    Instead of building something new, the event is reactivating its previous six eye-catching structures.

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