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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.
Bag a bargain at a plant sale, stop by a waterside food festival and watch a movie at the MCG.
Stop by Studley Park Boathouse for some dinner and a sunset boat ride.
Acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is up to his usual tricks in this dark, unsettling tale of family dysfunction.
A funny, heartfelt, honest look at high school life and mother-daughter relationships.
These four-course dessert degustations book out very quickly.
A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.
The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
End your weekend on a caffeine high with two hours of espresso martinis.
Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.
A survey of the late Melbourne-based artist's abstract works.
Australia's showcase of socially-conscious cinema returns to our screens.
The luxury brand's travelling exhibition will come to Melbourne after stops in Shanghai, Singapore and Berlin.
12 days. 144 flavours. Many a brain freeze.
The world's poshest picnic is back for another night in white.
Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.
A four-hour tasting session dedicated to the sparkling Italian varietal.
Wander through Heide's gallery and sculpture park after hours.
The huge bohemian plant sale will open to the public once more this weekend.
Watch a film on the pitch of Melbourne's most iconic sporting venue.
Float down the Yarra on a blow-up boat with 1499 others.
A new Sydney sister festival to Austin's much loved event.
Green Day's acclaimed musical is coming to Melbourne for the first time.
See out summer with the Sydney festival's huge tenth birthday.
The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.
These incredibly pretty desserts are coming for you Melbourne.
Delve further into Osamah Sami's extraordinary life in this stage adaptation of his autobiographical novel of the same name.
A deckchair outdoor cinema in the middle of the CBD.
Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.
A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.
A lush slice of Mexico where you can ride out this balmy summer.
A delightful documentary from one of the pioneers of French cinema, still going at the age of 89.
Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.
Keep the holidays going with this photo series taken during summers spent on the Mornington Peninsula foreshore.
This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.
Melbourne's free open-air cinema returns for another summer.
Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning production makes its Australian debut.
Make the most of summer with a classic movie by the Yarra.
Gorgeous and emotional, this critically acclaimed queer romance is one of the best films of the year.
A new Fitzroy market showcase a top selection of local food producers each Saturday.
The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.
An exploration of gender, identity and intersectionality through art.
NGV International's 2017 Architecture Commission will lead you to the gallery's garden via an open-air maze.
This pop-up gin bar looks perfect for after work drinks.
Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.
Cinema under the stars returns to the Botanic Gardens for another summer.
A fish-shaped bar will float on the Yarra this summer.
Puppies, wookiees and popcorn under the stars.
Head to The National for three hours of bottomless brunch cocktails for just $50.
Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.
Arbory's 50-metre-long floating bar will take up residence on the Yarra for summer.
The Sydney-based artist displays a mass of kaleidoscopic collages, sculpture and film in a new solo exhibition at the NGV.
Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.
Showcasing a different barbequed meat each week.
Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.
A weekly Sunday session answering all of your deep-fried chicken desires.
Free-flowing mid-morning beverages every Sunday.
Cure your Sunday arvo blues with dumplings at The National Hotel in Richmond.
Arguably Melbourne's best secondhand clothing market.
The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.
Southside just got a regular market full of top-notch grub.
An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist