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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.
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.
Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.
If this affectionate bank robber drama really is Robert Redford's last acting role, he's going out in a quiet blaze of glory.
Expect fairy floss cocktails, rock 'n' roll tunes and, of course, the famed burgers.
This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.
Champagne, oysters, mussels and fish finger burgers.
This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.
Catch the latest moving film from the director of 'Gravity', plus 25 other Latin American cinema highlights.
A free talk on the how music can relax us in this crazy fact-paced world.
An all-day party featuring Regurgitator, The Bennies and Bec Sandridge in AC/DC Lane.
See an up and coming talent in a free Sunday arvo show in the Botanic Gardens.
Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).
A gig performed in total darkness at The Toff.
The 2018 festival will kick off with a free gig in Fed Square, followed by a Heaps Gay after party at ACMI.
Thi year's nine-day program features a Cherry Bar laneway party, gigs at ACMI and performances on the Melbourne Star.
Melbourne's newest festival will take you on a walking tour, get you singing about the city's history and share a multiple-course feast.
Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.
Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.
Add a little smoke to your Sunday with whisky-fuelled cocktails and bites.
The French artisan boulanger is landing in Richmond with croissants to give away.
The NGV, in collaboration with Lululemon, is hosting free fitness and yoga classes in its garden this summer.
See two artists' worlds collide at this compelling exhibition.
Spend your Sunday morning eating baked goods and perusing work from some of Melbourne's most exciting makers.
Get in on the celebrations with three hours of 30-cent wings.
Put away Tinder — speed dating for an even better cause than your love life is here.
Work on your 'wellness' at a weekend of meditation classes, spa sessions and cooking workshops in Daylesford.
Snag vintage threads from the likes of Adidas, Nike, Polo Sport and more — for as little as $5.
Sip your way through the Macedon Ranges at this food and wine extravaganza.
Sample the best of the King Valley crop at this food and wine extravaganza.
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.
Take a bus ride through Melbourne's music history.
Spend a Sunday in the park tasting wine, beer, cider, cheese, oysters and ice cream.
The world's only mindful triathlon returns to Melbourne.
Celebrate 100 years of Polish independence with traditional music, wreaths, cakes and a couple of plates of pierogi.
Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.
The Canberra festival's third outing is headlined by none other than Childish Gambino.
The November festival lets you sample the best of the Peninsula's wineries, breweries and cideries, without the need for a designated driver.
Murray's new show will explore classical music and literature over one night in Melbourne.
This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.
One of Melbourne's biggest food events returns for 18 nights of noodles, dumplings and other delights.
Australia's annual celebration of Russian cinema celebrates its 15th year.
The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.
Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.
Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.
John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.
Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.
Shop for gin while sipping G&Ts.
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.
Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.
Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.
Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.
Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.
The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.
An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.
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.
Check into a 'hospital' and discuss disease over dinner at this morbid and immersive exhibition about death and dying.
See 60 works from one of Australia's most celebrated photographers — including portraits of Nick Cave and the Queen.
This group exhibition will explore how we consume air and — with climate change and population growth — how we might consume it in the future.
The NGV brings together its diverse range of female-designed works into a free dedicated exhibition.
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.
See Yvette Coppersmith's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.
Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.
A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.
The 87-year-old sculptor's first major Melbourne exhibition.
See the best 50 animal snaps from the magazine's 130-year archive at Melbourne Zoo's outdoor gallery.
The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.
The world-renowned exhibition offers Melburnians a rare look inside the human body.
An NGV exhibition bringing together works from two preeminent Australian artists, George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley.
MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.