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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Make a stop here on a wine hop tour through the city's laneways or take part in a charitable fun run out of town.
By Concrete Playground
November 08, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

    Make a stop here on a wine hop tour through the city's laneways or take part in a charitable fun run out of town.
    By Concrete Playground
    November 08, 2018
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      • SUSPIRIA

        This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.

      • FREE MESSINA AND 8-BIT BURGERS

        Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).

      • BOY ERASED

        Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.

      • JULIAN OPIE

        Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.

      • GONTRAN CHERRIER'S FREE CROISSANT GIVEAWAY

        The French artisan boulanger is landing in Richmond with croissants to give away.

      • THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

        See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.

      • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

        This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.

      • NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS 2018

        One of Melbourne's biggest food events returns for 18 nights of noodles, dumplings and other delights.

      • RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Australia's annual celebration of Russian cinema celebrates its 15th year.

      • RNB FRIDAYS LIVE

        Usher — along with Salt-N-Pepa, Lil Jon, Eve and Ginuwine — will headline the R&B tour of your teenage dreams.

      • 8BIT'S BIG PAC BIRTHDAY

        The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.

      • GHOST STORIES

        Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.

      • LORELEI

        This diverse operatic cabaret redefines the seductress female character.

      • FAHRENHEIT 11/9

        Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.

      • HALLOWEEN

        John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.

      • JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.

      • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TRIVIA

        Show your love for the Nine-Nine crew at this dedicated trivia night (with bottomless booze).

      • MESSINA CREATIVE DEPARTMENT CAVIAR WEEK

        Messina is hosting a series of eight-course caviar degustations.

      • FOUR PILLARS CHRISTMAS POP-UP STORE & BAR

        Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.

      • WILDLIFE

        Actor Paul Dano directs this meticulous and emotionally affecting marital drama, with Carey Mulligan putting in a dynamite performance as an unhappy small-town housewife.

      • 1%

        Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.

      • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB

        Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

      • A STAR IS BORN

        Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.

      • LIDO ON THE ROOF 2018-19

        Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

      • BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

        The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.

      • MELBOURNE CERAMICS MARKET SUMMER 2018

        Browse handcrafted creations from over 45 different ceramicists.

      • PET-NAT SOUNDS

        Abbotsford's Lulie Tavern is hosting a series of natural wine parties in its sunny courtyard.

      • FIRST MAN

        An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.

      • RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

        Ten intricately designed rooms arrive at the NGV for Australia's leading interior design competition.

      • AMERICAN ANIMALS

        Documentary and drama combine in dazzling fashion in this endlessly fascinating exploration of a real-life heist.

      • BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        With a biopic about Laurel and Hardy, a Scottish teen-zombie-musical-comedy and a four-film tribute to Michael Caine that'll blow the bloody cinema doors off.

      • ARBORY AFLOAT 2018

        Arbory's 69-metre-long floating bar has taken up residence on the Yarra for summer.

      • MERE MORTALS

        Check into a 'hospital' and discuss disease over dinner at this morbid and immersive exhibition about death and dying.

      • POLLY BORLAND: POLYVERSE

        See 60 works from one of Australia's most celebrated photographers — including portraits of Nick Cave and the Queen.

      • DYNAMICS OF AIR

        This group exhibition will explore how we consume air and — with climate change and population growth — how we might consume it in the future.

      • BENDIGO BLUES & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

        Four days, 50 venues, 150 acts.

      • DESIGNING WOMEN

        The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.

      • ALLIANCE FRANçAISE CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Step through French film history with screen icon Jeanne Moreau as your guide.

      • 'FRIENDS' TRIVIA NIGHT

        No one told you that watching endless television reruns could turn out this way.

      • DOGAPALOOZA 2018

        The music event of every pet lover's dreams is back.

      • MPAVILION 2018

        This year's amphitheatre-like temporary structure has two timber floating roofs and grass-covered grandstands and will host over 400 free events over summer.

      • CITY LOOP — SOOTHSAYER X I OH YOU DAY PARTY

        Melbourne's CBD is getting a brand new day party this November, with the likes of Cut Copy and Andy Garvey.

      • ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2018

        See Yvette Coppersmith's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • KEN UNSWORTH: TRULY, MADLY

        The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.

      • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S 50 GREATEST WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHS

        See the best 50 animal snaps from the magazine's 130-year archive at Melbourne Zoo's outdoor gallery.

      • AMERICAN MASTERS 1940–1980

        The National Gallery of Australia will pull out works by Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock and more.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • BODY WORLDS VITAL

        The world-renowned exhibition offers Melburnians a rare look inside the human body.

      • BALDESSIN/WHITELEY: PARALLEL VISIONS

        An NGV exhibition bringing together works from two preeminent Australian artists, George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

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