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13° & CLOUDY ON FRIDAY 26 APRIL IN MELBOURNE
By Concrete Playground
April 25, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

    Party on the sand in the middle of the CBD or at sunset soirée on the beach.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 25, 2019
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      • THE JUNGLE COLLECTIVE MEGA INDOOR PLANT SALE

        A warehouse in the southeast suburbs will be filled with 150 types of plants.

      • ESPRESSO YOURSELF

        A mini espresso martini festival — with $10 cocktails — at Ascot Vale's dog-friendly food truck park.

      • HOT SAUCE AND CHILLI FESTIVAL 2019

        An entire day of hot sauce, chilli shots and Melbourne's spiciest foods.

      • THE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

        Birrarung Marr will be filled with food trucks for five nights.

      • PARTY BEYOND 2019

        Scienceworks will stay open late for a night of disco, drinks and gravitational waves.

      • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TRIVIA

        Show your love for the Nine-Nine crew at this dedicated trivia night.

      • HALF ACRE BUFFET BRUNCH

        An all-you-can-eat brunch with a bottomless DIY cocktail station.

      • BIRRARANGGA FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        A weekend-long fest dedicated to First Nations filmmakers from around the world.

      • BURNING

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • REVOLUTIONS: RECORDS AND REBELS

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • UPSTATE STUDIOS OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

        This new Balaclava studio will run 22 free yoga, pilates and HIIT classes over one weekend.

      • 'GHOSTBUSTERS' LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE MSO

        The cult film's Grammy-nominated score will come to life alongside on-screen ghostbusting.

      • MORO SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        This year, the festival showcases films from both Spain and Latin America — and 11 of them are by female filmmakers.

      • ARBORY AFLOAT 2018

        Arbory's 69-metre-long floating bar has taken up residence on the Yarra for summer.

      • WEST SIDE STORY

        The classic Broadway tale of star-crossed lovers hits Melbourne this April.

      • THE AFTERMATH

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • LITTLE

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • GALVESTON

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • NEON PLAYGROUND

        Melbourne Zoo will transform into an immersive wonderland of light installations for two weeks in April.

      • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS

        16 music legends, 14 days.

      • SHAZAM!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • KAHLUA HOUR

        Six Melbourne bars are doing half-price espresso martinis each Friday in April.

      • DESTROYER

        Featuring an almost unrecognisable Nicole Kidman, this gritty Los Angeles noir is both a scorching character study and a gripping action movie.

      • US

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

        The toy-to-film franchise returns, but buries a fantastic message in all-too familiar packaging.

      • SWIMMING WITH MEN

        This British synchronised swimming comedy paddles blandly through formulaic waters.

      • MID90S

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • PET SEMATARY

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

        Based on the true tale of WWE wrestler Paige and produced by The Rock, this big-hearted crowd-pleaser packs an emotional punch.

      • HOTEL MUMBAI

        This harrowing drama recreates the real-life 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer among the cast.

      • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

        Bill Nighy stars in this melancholy and moving exploration of grief, embracing the future and Scrabble.

      • PETA CLANCY: UNDERCURRENT

        The Bangerang artist presents a new work of photographic landscapes that explore the emotional and cultural scars left on the Dja Dja Wurrung community and land.

      • INDOMIE WARUNG STALL

        This stall at HWKR is dedicated to Indomie mie goreng.

      • EVERYBODY KNOWS

        Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem put in excellent performances in this purposefully familiar drama from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi.

      • CAPTAIN MARVEL

        Marvel's first film about a female superhero feels like a wasted opportunity.

      • THE NATIONAL 2019: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • TUDORS TO WINDSORS: BRITISH ROYAL PORTRAITS

        Bendigo Art Gallery's ode to the history of the British monarchy.

      • 1000 DOORS

        The eerie and endless labyrinth of doors from the duo behind 'House of Mirrors' heads to Bendigo.

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL — SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY AND GLOBAL CREATURES

        The classic film hits the Melbourne stage as a musical adaptation.

      • VERTIC ALLEY

        Sip potions, hang out in magic-themed booths and peruse spell books.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        Dive deeper into the Spanish artist's output when this travelling exhibition comes to the Ballarat Art Gallery.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC 2019

        The pop-up dessert museum returns with 12 new dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.

      • HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

        JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play is coming to Melbourne in 2019.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • CAMEO OUTDOOR CINEMA 2018–19

        Big releases, retro flicks, choc tops and popcorn under the stars in Belgrave.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

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