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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
August 11, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    The Art of Lunch

    Hear First Nations artists chat art and activism over a lunch feast filled with native ingredients.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bark Fest

    This weeklong celebration of dogs features a best-dressed comp, free doggy showbags and cuddle time with the Australian Border Force's cutest team members.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Swarm

    Science Gallery Melbourne has unveiled its latest interactive exhibition — a series of creatively-charged large-scale works diving into the idea of collective social behaviour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    6 Festivals

    This lively Australian drama hops between local music fests — and will make you want to go to one ASAP.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Princess

    Solely compiled from archival footage, this expertly edited documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales and her treatment by the media would make a gripping double feature with ‘Spencer’.

  • Food & Drink

    The Dark Spirits Festival

    From the minds behind Melbourne's long-running gin markets comes this four-day celebration of dark booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MIFF Play 2022

    Can't make it to MIFF in-person? Keen to fit more movies into your day? This year's Melbourne International Film Festival is streaming 77 films over two and a half weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nope

    After ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, Jordan Peele adds another bold, intelligent, eerie and supremely entertaining horror masterpiece to his resume.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paws & Tails Winter Art Gallery

    A group of furry animal shelter residents have become artists — and you can browse and buy their work at this one-night-only fundraising exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Planetarium Nights — National Science Week

    Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand as cosmic content enthrals you.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Throwback Lounge

    Immerse yourself in 90s nostalgia — and a dedicated cereal bar — at this retro winter pop-up.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Melbourne Houseplant Festival

    This fiesta of foliage has something for every kind of indoor plant-lover, with expert talks, workshops and a huge array of leafy market stalls.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jim Beam Welcome Sessions 2022

    Catch an exclusive (and free) gig from The Veronicas this August.

  • Food & Drink

    Mya Tiger Yum Cha

    This limited-edition weekly yum cha series will spice up your Sunday with dim sum, DJ tunes and teapot cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Friday Nights at Kewpie

    Come for the bottomless pizza — stick around for dance-friendly tunes from Boogs, Luke Vecchio, Sunshine and more.

  • Food & Drink

    Go Fooding Month

    Right through August, tuck into exclusive $49, $79 and $99 three-course menus at restaurants across Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi and Cocktails 2022

    Brunswick's free-flowing gnocchi and cocktail feasts are back — and this time, the menu's vegan- and gluten-free-friendly.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne International Film Festival 2022

    MIFF is finally back in-person for the first time since 2019 — and more than 370 features, shorts and extended-reality titles are taking over Melbourne's cinemas.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival At Home 2022

    Get creative hot chocolate flavours delivered to your door.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival 2022

    This month-long extravaganza will get you through to winter's end, complete with OTT, boozy and indulgent hot chocolates.

  • Food & Drink

    Lamb Month at Three Blue Ducks

    The restaurant's firing up the spit for a month of lamb-centric menu specials.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria 2022

    Explore echo light chambers, bound your way into giant bubbles and wander between shimmering digital vines at Docklands.

  • Food & Drink

    Winter Orchard in the Sky

    The Q is spending the rest of winter celebrating Marionette's innovative fruit liquers with a drinks showcase and special cocktail menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Miyagi in the Big Smoke

    Windsor's long-standing modern Japanese diner is descending on QT Melbourne for a two-month dinner pop-up driven by smoke and char.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby's Winter Aperitivo

    Richmond's Baby Pizza is bringing the Euro holiday vibes, serving up spritz, beer and cocktail specials from 3–5pm daily throughout winter.

  • Design & Style

    Neighbourhood Earth

    An immersive, multi-sensory adventure awaits at Melbourne's premiere of this intergalactic exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road

    Munro’s first Australian exhibition is an experimental, immersive light installation exploring the human experience.

  • Travel & Leisure

    W Melbourne's WET Sessions

    Enjoy drinks, snacks and beats while you party poolside — even in winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Light: Works from Tate's Collection

    This Melbourne-exclusive showcase from the UK's Tate galleries features more than 70 works, including pieces by Claude Monet and Yayoi Kusama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    9 to 5 The Musical

    Dolly Parton's hit musical is finally coming to Melbourne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Picasso Century

    Scope out more than 70 works by the Spanish artist, as well as 100-plus others from over 50 of his contemporaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flight — Darkfield

    Strap yourself into a section of a real airplane, and prepare for an eventful and immersive experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection

    See hundreds of years of iconic artworks from the NGV collection examined through a queer lens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture

    The NGV’s new exhibit explores Australian identity through unconventional portraiture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Van Gogh at THE LUME Melbourne

    From 'The Starry Night' to 'Sunflowers', the artist's masterpieces are on display like never before at Australia's first immersive digital gallery.

  • Food & Drink

    Tokyo Tina's Bingo Academy

    Bring the big weekend energy to your Saturday afternoon with this bottomless boozy bingo brunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Apres-Ski on the Rooftop

    Fargo & Co's rooftop has scored a bunch of mini ski chalets, which you can book for a cosy session of Grey Goose drinks and pink chocolate fondue.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers' Cardboard Pop-Up Bar

    Everything inside the zero-impact venue has been constructed from materials that are either recycled or can be reused or composted.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at ACMI

    This ACMI retrospective showcases an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fitzroy Mills

    A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.

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