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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Bag a bargain at a plant sale, stop by a waterside food festival and watch a movie at the MCG.
By Concrete Playground
February 22, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

    Bag a bargain at a plant sale, stop by a waterside food festival and watch a movie at the MCG.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 22, 2018
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      • TWILIGHT STREET FOOD FEST AT THE BOATHOUSE

        Stop by Studley Park Boathouse for some dinner and a sunset boat ride.

      • HAPPY END

        Acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is up to his usual tricks in this dark, unsettling tale of family dysfunction.

      • LADY BIRD

        A funny, heartfelt, honest look at high school life and mother-daughter relationships.

      • PIERRE ROELOFS' DESSERT EVENINGS 2018

        These four-course dessert degustations book out very quickly.

      • INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

        A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.

      • BLACK PANTHER

        The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

      • BOTTOMLESS MARTINI BRUNCH

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

      • MOLLY'S GAME

        Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.

      • MUTLU CERKEZ: 1988–2065

        A survey of the late Melbourne-based artist's abstract works.

      • TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Australia's showcase of socially-conscious cinema returns to our screens.

      • LOUIS VUITTON: TIME CAPSULE

        The luxury brand's travelling exhibition will come to Melbourne after stops in Shanghai, Singapore and Berlin.

      • ICE CREAM FESTIVAL 2018

        12 days. 144 flavours. Many a brain freeze.

      • DINER EN BLANC 2018

        The world's poshest picnic is back for another night in white.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

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

      • THE PROSECCO FESTIVAL

        A four-hour tasting session dedicated to the sparkling Italian varietal.

      • ART BY TWILIGHT

        Wander through Heide's gallery and sculpture park after hours.

      • JUNGLE COLLECTIVE 'ELEPHANT AFFAIR' INDOOR PLANT SALE

        The huge bohemian plant sale will open to the public once more this weekend.

      • CINEMA AT THE 'G 2018

        Watch a film on the pitch of Melbourne's most iconic sporting venue.

      • INFLATABLE REGATTA 2018

        Float down the Yarra on a blow-up boat with 1499 others.

      • SYDNEY CITY LIMITS

        A new Sydney sister festival to Austin's much loved event.

      • AMERICAN IDIOT

        Green Day's acclaimed musical is coming to Melbourne for the first time.

      • SECRET GARDEN 2018

        See out summer with the Sydney festival's huge tenth birthday.

      • PHANTOM THREAD

        The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.

      • KOI DESSERT BAR X MONKEY'S CORNER POP-UP

        These incredibly pretty desserts are coming for you Melbourne.

      • GOOD MUSLIM BOY

        Delve further into Osamah Sami's extraordinary life in this stage adaptation of his autobiographical novel of the same name.

      • QV OUTDOOR CINEMA FLICK FEST 2018

        A deckchair outdoor cinema in the middle of the CBD.

      • I, TONYA

        Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.

      • SWEET COUNTRY

        A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.

      • PARAISO DEL PATRóN

        A lush slice of Mexico where you can ride out this balmy summer.

      • FACES PLACES

        A delightful documentary from one of the pioneers of French cinema, still going at the age of 89.

      • THE ROARING 20S AND ALL THAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

        Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.

      • MATTHEW SLEETH: ROSEBUD

        Keep the holidays going with this photo series taken during summers spent on the Mornington Peninsula foreshore.

      • SWINGING SAFARI

        This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.

      • PARK CINEMA DOCKLANDS 2018

        Melbourne's free open-air cinema returns for another summer.

      • THE SHAPE OF WATER

        Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.

      • THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

        The Olivier and Tony Award-winning production makes its Australian debut.

      • SOUTH WHARF POP-UP CINEMA

        Make the most of summer with a classic movie by the Yarra.

      • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

        Gorgeous and emotional, this critically acclaimed queer romance is one of the best films of the year.

      • THE FITZROY MILLS

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

      • NGV TRIENNIAL

        The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.

      • UNFINISHED BUSINESS: PERSPECTIVES ON ART AND FEMINISM

        An exploration of gender, identity and intersectionality through art.

      • GARDEN WALL

        NGV International's 2017 Architecture Commission will lead you to the gallery's garden via an open-air maze.

      • MELBOURNE GIN COMPANY SUMMER BAR AT PATRICIA

        This pop-up gin bar looks perfect for after work drinks.

      • JENNY WATSON: THE FABRIC OF FANTASY

        Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2017–18

        Cinema under the stars returns to the Botanic Gardens for another summer.

      • SUPAFISH

        A fish-shaped bar will float on the Yarra this summer.

      • CAMEO OUTDOOR CINEMA 2017-18

        Puppies, wookiees and popcorn under the stars.

      • SUNDAY BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

        Head to The National for three hours of bottomless brunch cocktails for just $50.

      • ROOFTOP CINEMA 2017–18

        Melbourne's original rooftop cinema returns for summer.

      • ARBORY AFLOAT

        Arbory's 50-metre-long floating bar will take up residence on the Yarra for summer.

      • DEL KATHRYN BARTON: THE HIGHWAY IS A DISCO

        The Sydney-based artist displays a mass of kaleidoscopic collages, sculpture and film in a new solo exhibition at the NGV.

      • LIDO ON THE ROOF 2017-18

        Hawthorn's rooftop cinema returns.

      • KONG'S SUNDAY BBQ

        Showcasing a different barbequed meat each week.

      • PLANETARIUM NIGHTS

        Stare up at the full-dome screen with a drink in your hand.

      • BELLEVILLE'S SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS

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

      • BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

        Free-flowing mid-morning beverages every Sunday.

      • YUM CHA SUNDAYS

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

      • CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET

        Arguably Melbourne's best secondhand clothing market.

      • THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

        The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.

      • HANK MARVIN MARKET

        Southside just got a regular market full of top-notch grub.

      • ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

        An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist

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