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Weekends are precious. Two glorious days devoid of responsibility and overflowing with possibility. Luckily, Melbourne's got plenty happening to make sure you don't spend the days indoors binge-watching Netflix and instead discovering new bars, absorbing art and feasting your way through food markets. Here are our picks of the weekend's happenings.
Party on the sand in the middle of the CBD or at sunset soirée on the beach.
It doesn't have the most original story, but this sci-fi action flick still delivers thanks to its compelling heroine and kickass fight scenes.
Head down to Geelong to taste over 200 beers in the sun.
Celebrating the early years of US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career, this biopic takes a conventional approach but does its subject justice.
This Oscar-nominated drama is undeniably stirring, but never self-assured enough to be subtle.
Choose from 12 different $10 spritzes (and enjoy free cicchetti) every Friday night at Brunetti's Carlton and Flinders Lane stores.
Three days of oysters, prawns, wine and sustainability talks on the Great Ocean Road.
Cashing in on the real world craze, this horror film features inventive killer chambers, but lacks intrigue elsewhere.
Catch a flick about Guide Dogs while hanging out with actual doggos.
Sip potions, hang out in magic-themed booths and peruse spell books.
You'll find garlic beer and garlic ice cream (and definitely no vampires) at this huge out-of-town festival.
The CBD's multi-level barbecue joint is hosting a series of rooftop yum cha sessions.
This immersive music and art event will take over five rooms of The Espy.
Party like you're at an 80s wedding reception.
A Pixar-themed mini golf course pops up in St Kilda for six weeks.
A fine-tuned performance from Julia Roberts lifts this familiar addiction drama.
This compelling race-relations drama offers a perceptive, impassioned insight into America today.
The Windsor restaurant has brought back its affordable yum cha sessions to celebrate Chinese New Year.
12 days. 144 flavours. Many a brain freeze.
Gertrude Street's Fitzroy Beer Garden has transformed into a beachy oasis with summery cocktails, sand and daily specials.
This Oscar-nominated race-relations drama boasts excellent performances and warm intentions, but still remains problematic.
This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the stunning tale of rock-climber Alex Honnold and his historic attempt to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes.
Hugh Jackman plays a real-life presidential candidate caught up in a scandal in this timely political drama.
A ten-dish vegan-only yum cha degustation for only $45.
If you already preach 'The Simpsons' as an untouchable masterpiece for the ages, this is the play for you.
An unflinching take on American race relations that plays out like a history lesson on-stage.
A Melbourne summertime tradition.
The one-day music event will take over Northcote Town Hall.
The pop-up dessert museum returns with 12 new dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.
Escape to the Victorian wilderness infused with music, art and culture.
Take a bus ride through Melbourne's music history.
Wander through Heide's gallery and sculpture park after hours.
This classic Australian tale returns to the big screen.
Focusing on an all-female skateboarding crew, Skate Kitchen makes all the right moves.
With commanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, this historical drama couldn't feel more relevant today.
An engaging, warts-and-all look at the personal and professional life of the Sri Lankan-born hip hop star.
This family-friendly comedy was inspired by the life of its director, but can't find the balance between authentic and formulaic.
Swap your spare change for a stack of books every Sunday at the Queen Victoria Market.
Make the most of summer with a classic movie — and an espresso martini — by the Yarra.
Comedian Bo Burnham makes his filmmaking debut with this winning coming-of-age flick.
Everyone's favourite magical nanny is back in this charming sequel, with Emily Blunt leading the charge in a most delightful way.
Summer is officially here with the return of Melbourne Zoo's gig program, featuring Cat Power, Marlon Williams and The Internet.
Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Cool Runnings' or 'Holmes & Watson'.
ACMI's new award-winning installation is a mesmerising collage of time — that runs for 24 hours.
JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play is coming to Melbourne in 2019.
The sprawling Yarra Valley garden is opening its doors to the public for lotus flower season.
The NGV, in collaboration with Lululemon, is hosting free fitness and yoga classes in its garden this summer.
The latest film from 'Ida' director Pawel Pawlikowski is a melancholic post-war masterpiece.
A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.
This historical comedy from filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is a savage, acerbic delight.
The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.
An Argentinian-inspired beer garden has popped up at the Arts Centre Melbourne for summer.
Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.
Christian Bale is a sight to behold in a political comedy that unfortunately favours style over substance.
Settle into this inner city summer oasis for seafood feasts and gin cocktails galore.
The first major Australian exhibition of the famed American photographer and his many dog muses.
Jason Momoa charms in this special effects-laden superhero blockbuster.
A mix of recent and classic films will screening under the summer sky in Elsternwick and the Mornington Peninsula.
Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.
Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.
Pack a picnic and see Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' play out in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.
Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.
See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.
As the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission, this sleek bamboo garden, maze and deck will sit in the gallery's Grollo Equiset Garden.
An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.
Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.
Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.
Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.
Ten intricately designed rooms arrive at the NGV for Australia's leading interior design competition.
Arbory's 69-metre-long floating bar has taken up residence on the Yarra for summer.
The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.
A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.
The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.
MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.