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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Put your old Mario Kart skills to the test, see a movie for just $10 and eat all of the truffles.
By Concrete Playground
June 14, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

    Put your old Mario Kart skills to the test, see a movie for just $10 and eat all of the truffles.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 14, 2018
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      • ZERO

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

      • FANCY BRUNCH SUNDAYS

        Two hours of bottomless cocktails every Sunday at Fancy Hank's.

      • OCEAN'S 8

        This gender-swapped entry in the Ocean's franchise features a sparkling cast but is lacking in drama.

      • HEREDITARY

        Toni Collette stars in this fist-clenching, teeth-grinding horror film.

      • RED CROSS POP-UP SHOP

        A one-day-only treasure trove of pre-loved and vintage fashion.

      • TRUFFLE MELBOURNE FESTIVAL 2018

        Two days dedicated to truffles at the Queen Vic Market.

      • HIGH CHEESE

        Swap cucumber sandwiches for gooey camembert this winter.

      • MEL&NYC

        In conjunction with its new exhibition from MoMA, the NGV is hosting a slew of NYC-inspired events across the city this winter.

      • REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        See the stories of people who have sought asylum as part of this year's Refugee Week.

      • PORT FAIRY WINTER WEEKENDS 2018

        Port Fairy is turning it on with live jazz, dachshund races and winter solstice swims.

      • BLACK CAT TRUFFLE HUNT AND TASTING

        Sniff out winter's finest culinary treasure.

      • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

        A powerful, immersive drama about AIDS activism in Paris in the 1990s.

      • IMPERIAL HOTEL'S WINTER ROOFTOP

        Embrace winter on this Bourke Street pub's rooftop with heaters, cheesy eats and boozy hot chocolates.

      • BIG OTWAY TREE PLANT 2018

        Spend a weekend camping in the Otways — and giving back to nature.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

        The cult teen cheerleader film of 2000 has been given new life by 'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda — and it's coming to Melbourne for a limited run.

      • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

        Fifty years after it was first released, the beloved sci-fi classic returns to cinemas in its original 70mm form.

      • YUM CHA WINTER SESSIONS

        Rice Paper Scissors is serving up monthly yum cha for a very reasonable $55.

      • MUSHROOM RACING

        Japan's insane real-life version of Mario Kart is coming to Melbourne.

      • CAPI OUTDOOR CINEMA

        The iconic Westgarth Cinema is jumping on the outdoor trend.

      • DIALOGUE IN THE DARK

        Take a tour of Melbourne in complete darkness.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

        Focussed, fun and faithful to the lore, Solo is a worthy and entertaining expansion of the Star Wars universe.

      • ITALIAN YUM CHA

        Work your way through bite-sized portions of Italian deliciousness — with chopsticks.

      • CARGO

        An Australian zombie thriller that isn't afraid to go its own way.

      • GOOD FOOD MONTH 2018

        This year's program includes a Palm Springs-themed pop-up restaurant, a face-off between Australia's top pasta chefs and a feast by Denmark's Bo Bech.

      • ON BODY AND SOUL

        A surreal romance about life, love and loneliness.

      • THE PROVINCIAL HOTEL'S WINTER ROOFTOP

        Embrace winter with bottomless crepes and french martinis on a Brunswick rooftop.

      • CHAPPAQUIDDICK

        This timely drama dives into a scandalous chapter in US political history.

      • DEADPOOL 2

        It's not quite as subversive as the original, but this foul-mouthed superhero sequel is still definitely worth your time.

      • SINEMATEK: WINTER DARKNESS

        A weekly cinema at LongPlay where tickets are just $10 a pop.

      • TULLY

        A smart, amusing, empathetic look at motherhood from the team behind 'Young Adult' and 'Juno'.

      • JAPONISME: JAPAN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN ART

        The NGV draws on its collection to display 19th century art from Japan, as well as the European works it influenced.

      • GRANDMOTHERS

        Melbourne's five mulitcultural museums have collaborated on a cross-venue exhibition celebrating yiayias, bubbes and nonnas.

      • THE FIELD REVISITED

        The NGV revisits one of its most daring exhibitions — 50 years on.

      • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

        A bold and relentless next step for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      • MESSINA X WONDERBAO POP-UP

        Three months of single-serve Messina gelato cakes and pillow pork belly bao.

      • BINGO ACADEMY

        Keep the weekend shenanigans going into Sunday afternoon with a bottomless boozy bingo brunch at Tokyo Tina.

      • VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND

        Your quest for Norse mythology, hectic battles and hair inspiration is just beginning.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • BOTTOMLESS PANCAKE BRUNCH

        The newly reopened Prince Alfred Hotel is opening up its rooftop for bottomless pancakes, mimosas, bloody marys and beer.

      • BOTTOMLESS MARTINI BRUNCH

        End your weekend on a caffeine high with two hours of espresso martinis.

      • BELLEVILLE'S SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS

        A weekly Sunday session answering all of your deep-fried chicken desires.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • YUM CHA SUNDAYS

        Cure your Sunday arvo blues with dumplings at The National Hotel in Richmond.

      • THE NIGHT. REIMAGINED.

        This immersive Vivid Sydney installation lets you become the new face of Luna Park.

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