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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Enjoy bottomless booze and all-you-can-eat pizza at this Abbotsford tavern or pick up a good read at the Melbourne Book Market.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Enjoy bottomless booze and all-you-can-eat pizza at this Abbotsford tavern or pick up a good read at the Melbourne Book Market.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Addams Family

    This animated all-ages film trades in generic storylines and bad jokes that don't do its weird and wonderful family any justice.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco Bell's Tram-Thru

    Jump on this Chapel Street tram ahead of Taco Bell's first Victorian store opens and you could get a free ride and a free meal.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Vegan Night

    Fitzroy North's Horn Please is serving up bottomless vegan curries (rice and naan) every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    By the Grace of God

    Exploring abuse in the Catholic Church, this sensitive, sobering and superbly acted picture dramatises a real French case.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Martha: A Picture Story

    As vibrant as its engaging subject, this Australian-made doco explores the life and legacy of New York-based street art photographer Martha Cooper.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco & Tequila Bar

    Howler's pop-up bar is back and serving up $5 tacos and frozen margaritas two nights a week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Water

    Climb through a gymnastic sculpture, step over 100 tonnes of rock that recreates an Icelandic stream and see a real snowman.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seafarers Christmas Pop-Up

    Miniature (and real) Christmas trees will line the banks of the Yarra — and they're available to purchase.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pups and Pilates

    Grab your pooch and make tracks to this dog-friendly morning workout at South Wharf.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Christmas Festival

    A day of carols at the Carlton Baths, nightly light projections and a 'How to Make Gravy' sing-along are all part of this month-long program of festive events.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Knives Out

    Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette, this highly amusing whodunit is like Agatha Christie for modern-day America.

  • Design & Style

    Big Design Market 2019

    Pick up a locally designed Christmas pressie — and treat yourself to pizza and cocktails while you're at it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Farming

    'Lost' and 'Suicide Squad' actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje turns director to bring his own bleak childhood — including his teenage years in a skinhead gang — to the screen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Judy & Punch

    This subversive fairytale turns a problematic puppet show into a feisty delight — complete with fantastic performances by Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Carlton Christmas Cinema

    Pack a picnic and enjoy Christmas movies under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    Four Pillars Myer Pop-Up Gin Store

    Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.

  • Design & Style

    Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office: In Absence

    The striking piece is the NGV's 2019 Architecture Commission.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Secrets

    Starring Keira Knightley as a government employee-turned-whistleblower, this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller couldn't be more relevant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rooftop Cinema 2019–20

    Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Medium Spicy

    An all-femme lineup celebrates the diversity and talent of Melbourne's Asian-Australian community at this party at MPavilion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cameo Outdoor Cinema 2019–20

    Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fabric XX

    London's most famous nightclub is hosting a one-off openair dance party in Fed Square.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Breed 2019

    Witness groundbreaking original works by four emerging Australian choreographers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Alliance Francaise French Christmas Market 2019

    Give your festive season a French twist at this weekend-long market at a St Kilda mansion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cornelia Parker

    See an exploded garden shed, steamrolled silver and a blood-red room of absent poppies in the largest exhibition of the British artist’s works to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilty

    Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potterfest: A Harry Potter Marathon 2019

    You may need a time-turner to get through two days of 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' films.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairgrounds 2019

    Liam Gallagher, Dope Lemon, Kasey Chambers, DMA's, Hatchie and Julia Jacklin are all part of this year's boutique camping festival in country NSW.

  • Food & Drink

    Fountain of Goose

    Sip free cocktails at this blissful CBD pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema St Kilda 2019

    Embrace the outdoors this December, with movies, live music, good food and adorable doggos.

  • Food & Drink

    Beachside Yoga & Brunch

    Gen bendy with a yoga class on the beach, then reward yourself with brunch and endless bubbly.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Sleep

    Returning to Stephen King's famous book and Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror movie, this moody sequel works best when it finds its own ways to shine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Last Christmas

    Inspired by the 80s Wham! song, and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this festive rom-com is a contrived but sweetly engaging seasonal affair.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lido on the Roof 2019

    Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmasland

    This OTT Christmas pop-up has ten themed rooms filled with a marshmallow pool, a human-sized snow globe, a pink forest and lots of lollies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Realscape Productions

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Callum Preston: Everything Is Borrowed

    The 'Milk Bar' artist is undertaking a five-week residency at the Rialto's bar, which will culminate in an exhibition dedicated to the items we accumulate throughout life.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keanu Reeves-A-Thon

    Step through the inimitable actor's career every Friday night — from the original 'Bill and Ted' to the first 'John Wick' flick.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2019

    This time, the Yarra's floating bar has Miami-inspired cabanas and an onboard pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

    The world-renowned artist is bringing his vivid murals and large-scale pop culture sculptures to the NGV.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

    The self-proclaimed 'body architect' fuses sci-fi and art in this survey of her boundary-pushing work.

  • Food & Drink

    Wonka Bar

    You don't need a golden ticket to enjoy this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'-themed dessert and cocktail bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • Food & Drink

    High Cheese 2019

    Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

    An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that explores the (literal) ins and outs of gut health.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play has landed in Melbourne.

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