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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
September 13, 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
September 13, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Animals

    Starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, this film about a fracturing friendship feels both dynamic and authentic.

  • Food & Drink

    Tex-Mex Fiesta

    Tuck into unlimited margaritas — over a feast of nachos, fajitas and churros.

  • Food & Drink

    After-Work Drinks With Minimum Wines

    Enjoy some free after-work tastings with this new organic vegan wine label.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Downton Abbey

    The beloved British period drama hits the big screen for a lavish last hurrah.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Angel of Mine

    Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski make a formidable duo in this Melbourne-shot psychological thriller.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Fringe 2019

    This year's citywide arts extravaganza features everything from choirs singing 1999's greatest hits, to a live art installation inviting you to speak your truth.

  • Food & Drink

    YOMG Burger Giveaway

    Nab yourself a cheeseburger for free — or $1 — for lunch this Friday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Farewell

    Awkwafina stars in this nuanced and affecting drama, which charts a Chinese American woman's trip home to see her terminally ill grandmother.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    IT: Chapter Two

    Pennywise is back — and the unhinged clown is the best thing about this bloated horror sequel.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Nutcracker Ice Cream Giveaway

    Gelato joint Piccolina has created three new flavours inspired by the Australian Ballet's latest production of 'The Nutcracker' — and you can try them for free.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Phillip Island Running Festival

    Keep an eye out for penguins at this new running festival on Phillip Island.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald Prize 2019

    See Tony Costa's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.

  • Food & Drink

    Tipico and That's Amore Cheese Lunch

    Make fresh mozzarella — then sit down to a four-course cheese lunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Broken Heel Festival 2019

    This annual tribute weekend is full of drag, divas and disco — all in honour of an iconic Australian film.

  • Food & Drink

    Butterbing Flavour Frenzy Pop-Up 2019

    The purveyors of Melbourne's best cookie sandwiches are hosting a two-hour pop-up — with 50 different flavours in tow.

  • Food & Drink

    Catalina Wine Mixer

    A day of wine tasting, grape stomping and live tunes, in a nod to the legendary 'Step Brothers' shindig.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2019

    Never seen a million tulips in bloom? Now you can.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Floriade 2019

    Australia's biggest festival of spring is taking over with flowers, food, wine and tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Gelato Appreciation Classes 2019

    Devour a five-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi

    Eat as much of this cheesy, pillowy pasta as you can over two hours.

  • Food & Drink

    Flamin' Hot Menu

    Belles Hot Chicken has teamed up with Cheetos for a limited-edition red-hot menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Australian Dream

    2019's second documentary about champion AFL player Adam Goodes proves powerful and essential viewing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lucy McRae: Body Architect

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bathe-In Cinema at Peninsula Hot Springs

    Soak in the hot springs under the stars and in front of the big screen

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Nightingale

    In her follow-up to 'The Babadook', Jennifer Kent serves up a searing and stunning tale of violence and revenge in colonial Tasmania.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Amazing Grace

    This stunning concert documentary finally makes its way to the big screen — 47 years after it was shot.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kursk

    Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux and Colin Firth star in this tense and moving recreation of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Weathering with You

    This director of huge Japanese hit 'Your Name' returns with another delightful and gorgeous animated fantasy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dogman

    Inspired by a true tale, this thoughtful Italian crime drama follows a dog groomer's tussles with the Neapolitan underworld.

  • Design & Style

    Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

    Step into fashion history with more than 100 pieces, archival sketches and fabric samples from the influential designer.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Sundays

    Huxtaburger is serving up endless fried chicken, Furphy and gravy every Sunday.

  • 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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    The hit sugar-dusted Broadway show has made its way to Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    HopsFest

    A new five-week beer fest with trivia, cheap pints and bottomless brew lunches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

    This self-guided tour brings art to life with augmented reality.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Kitchen

    Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish can't lift this average mob drama.

  • Food & Drink

    Mary's Scrumptious Gin High Tea

    Mary Eats Cake is hosting a series of gin-fuelled high teas with unlimited scones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Museum of Broken Relationships

    Croatia's daring exhibition of real-life relationship relics and heartbreaking tales is coming to Australia for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Midnight Visit

    A thrilling new immersive theatre experience takes up residency in an abandoned Melbourne warehouse.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marvel: Journey of Heroes

    The three-month exhibition celebrates 80 years of Marvel Comics.

  • 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

    A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection

    Large-scale and never-before-seen contemporary Chinese works from Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery have made their way to the NGV.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Winter Village

    A European-style winter village with an ice rink, private igloos and fried cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

    Identity, ink, taboos and 2000-year-old traditions are explored in this new exhibition about tattoos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape

    NGV International's latest exhibition features a 31-metre artwork created from gunpowder, fire and silk — and 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

    The NGV will host a huge exhibition of China's terracotta warriors this winter.

  • 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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