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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Hit up this beach club, enjoy prawn rolls and spritzes riverside or catch a local band.
By Concrete Playground
February 25, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
February 25, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Book Market 2021

    Swap your spare change for a stack of books every Saturday and Sunday at Queen Victoria Market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Truffle Hunters

    Leisurely and engaging, this documentary about elderly men and their dogs searching for truffles in Northern Italy serves up a rich and substantial cinematic meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter — The Story of Bangarra

    Celebrating Australia's acclaimed Indigenous dance theatre, this excellent documentary also steps through the nation's past and paints a portrait of three siblings with dreams as big as their talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Little Things

    Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto co-star in this 90s-style serial killer thriller — and none of them will add new Oscars to their mantles for their efforts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Minari

    Vivid, honest and tender, this resonant and moving drama stars Steven Yeun as a Korean American father and farmer chasing a better life for his family.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Miss Juneteenth

    Focusing on a mother encouraging her daughter to enter a beauty pageant for Black American teens, this keenly observed drama proves both tender and thoughtful.

  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Month at The Espy

    Pop down to the St Kilda pub for fruity margs, Mexican-inspired bites and mariachi band performances.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Another Round

    Four teachers test a theory that humans actually need a constant supply of alcohol in their blood in this Oscar-shortlisted Danish drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Assassins

    Exploring a shocking 2017 assassination, this gripping true-crime documentary has to be seen to be believed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Synchronic

    Starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, this sci-fi thriller follows two paramedics dealing with a trippy new designer drug.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Untitled Day Party with Hayden James

    Dancing and live music return to Port Melbourne's Timber Yard for a nine-hour day party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Transitions Film Festival 2021

    Going virtual for the first time, this Australian film festival showcases documentaries about our changing world.

  • Food & Drink

    Zero Waste Warehouse Market

    Stock up on olives, pulses, grains, honey and condiments — but you'll need to bring your own reusable containers.

  • Food & Drink

    That's Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival

    Spend a day feasting on Italian whey cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jewish International Film Festival 2021

    After sitting out 2020, the cinema showcase returns with 29 features, 19 documentaries and episodes from three TV series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival 2021

    This year's LGBTIQ+-focused festival will also screen online for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography

    This new photography festival will transform streets and spaces across Victoria into mini outdoor galleries.

  • Food & Drink

    Tipico's Pop-Up Passata Making Class

    Tipico's head chef demonstrates the art of making perfect passata, at these free pop-up classes

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rone in Geelong

    Celebrated street artist Rone returns to his roots for an immersive new exhibition in Geelong.

  • Food & Drink

    Pooches & Prosecco

    Have a day out with your pup — there will be lots of prosecco for you and heaps of treats for them.

  • Food & Drink

    The Piccolina Gelato Project: 8 Chefs in 8 Weeks

    Eight chefs, eight weeks and 24 inventive new gelato flavours — including one made with caramelised radicchio.

  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Month 2021

    Celebrate the salty-sour cocktail the right way — by drinking one (or a few).

  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Month

    This month-long celebration of the humble margarita, featuring slushies, specials and free drinks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pick Your Own Sunflowers 2021

    Spend a day frolicking through a field of sunflowers — and picking them.

  • Food & Drink

    Everleigh-After

    This true feast for the senses is a collaboration between The Everleigh, Peter Gunn and new creative culinary concept SSIXX.

  • Design & Style

    Assembly Label Choose-What-You-Pay Sale 2021

    Nab some new summer threads at up to 50 percent off.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mirka

    St Kilda's Jewish Museum of Australia will be home to never-before-seen Mora works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide

    This new exhibition celebrates real-life coming-of-age tales.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Makers and Shakers Fitzroy North Community Market

    This roaming makers market is popping up in Melbourne for a four-week summer series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Malthouse Outdoor Stage

    An openair performance space and cultural hub has popped up in Malthouse Theatre's courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Kitchen & Bar

    Enjoy signature spritz and fat prawn rolls, at this dog-friendly, riverside pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bathe-In Cinema at Peninsula Hot Springs 2021

    Soak in the hot springs under the stars and in front of the big screen

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shore Cinema Williamstown

    Check out a movie by the water at Melbourne's newest outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Heide Summer Festival

    An inaugural program of live tunes, storytelling, dance and performance takes over the museum's sculpture park for nine weeks.

  • Food & Drink

    Prosecco Bar Pop-Up

    Indulge in loaded grazing boards and King Valley prosecco at Gertrude Street's pop-up summer terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat and Cheese Boards

    Feast your way through unlimited German cheese, charcuterie and pretzels.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fed Oasis

    Fed Square is transforming into a greenery-filled oasis with a program of free film screenings, live music and workshops.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    It's screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bondathon

    Watch your way through all 24 official Bond movies to-date — all in the lead up to 'No Time to Die'.

  • Food & Drink

    Howlerwood

    A kitsch Palm Springs-inspired pop-up bar from the Howler crew.

  • Food & Drink

    Burrito Heaven at Carwyn Cellars

    This summer, pair your Carwyn Cellars beer session with Mexican eats courtesy of the Little Tienda crew.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live at the Bowl

    A two-month COVID-safe music festival at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale and Birds of Tokyo performing with the MSO.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Uptown: An Art Exhibition for Our City

    This new exhibition turns the top of Bourke Street into an outdoor art gallery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar-Wai

    ACMI and Sydney Film Festival are teaming up to screen 11 sumptuous films from the acclaimed Hong Kong director.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pentridge Open-Air Cinema

    Catch a movie under the stars at Melbourne's newest cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shakespeare Under The Stars 2020–21

    Pack a picnic and see Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Macbeth' play out in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Music Week Extended

    The annual event is taking over bars, clubs and unusual Melbourne venues once again.

  • Food & Drink

    The Exchange Beach Club 2020–21

    This pop-up beach bar in Port Melbourne is back for another summer — with $2 oysters and weekend bottomless boozy brunches.

  • Food & Drink

    Juniperlooza 2020–21

    Melbourne's gin festival is back — and it's taken over Pilgrim Bar.

  • Food & Drink

    QT Secret Garden Bar

    This hidden rooftop has Four Pillars gin cocktails and stunning city views.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2020

    The Yarra's floating bar returns with cocktails on tap and a Mediterranean menu.

  • Food & Drink

    $6.50 Spritzes, Beers and Rosé

    They're on offer from 12–5pm daily.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Imaginaria

    A multi-sensory playground with light-filled mazes, inflatable bubbles and a black hole simulator is taking over The District Docklands.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2020

    Instead of building something new, the event is reactivating its previous six eye-catching structures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ocean Invaders

    You can now get up close and personal with swarms of jellyfish at Sea Life's million-dollar exhibition.

  • Food & Drink

    Lakeside at Carousel

    A new lakeside picnic ground complete with food, booze and picnic gear to hire.

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