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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Enjoy bottomless booze and all-you-can-eat pizza at this Abbotsford tavern or pick up a good read at the Melbourne Book Market.
By Concrete Playground
February 24, 2020
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The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Weekend

Enjoy bottomless booze and all-you-can-eat pizza at this Abbotsford tavern or pick up a good read at the Melbourne Book Market.
By Concrete Playground
February 24, 2020
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  • Travel & Leisure

    QV Melbourne's Gaming Dome

    A free pop-up esports dome with 18 different gaming stations.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lodge

    Set in a remote cabin and featuring a bone-chilling performance by Riley Keough, this atmospheric psychological thriller never just sticks to an easy formula.

  • 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

    Transitions Film Festival 2020

    Now in its ninth year, this Melbourne film festival showcases documentaries about our changing world.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective 'Tropicana Party' Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

    Fill your home with new green babies from this warehouse sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Double Delicious

    This live cooking show combines storytelling and sautéing from the like of writer Benjamin Law and kim chi master Heather Jeong.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hear My Eyes: 'Suspiria'

    Watch the chilling 1977 film on the big screen complete with a live score by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Fia Fiell, Leah Senior and the Melbourne Chamber Choir.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Modernism

    The NGV is bringing 190 early-20th century Japanese works to Australia for the first time.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Cocktail Festival

    Drink your way around town at this new Melbourne booze fest.

  • Food & Drink

    The Prosecco Festival 2020

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Inflatable Regatta 2020

    Float down the Maribyrnong on a blow-up boat with 1999 others.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

    Watch 'Howl's Moving Castle' and 'My Neighbour Totoro' on Sidney Myer's huge screen while the scores are performed live by the MSO.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Enlighten Festival 2020

    Watch the city light up as Canberra celebrates culture, music, performance and innovation.

  • Food & Drink

    BeerFest Melbourne 2020

    Australia's longest running beer festival returns to Melbourne — with hundreds of brews in tow.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Can't Do Tomorrow

    This new urban art festival is going to be all over your Instagram feed this February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Richard Jewell

    Exploring the story behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bombing, Clint Eastwood's latest drama champions a hero — but needlessly focuses on a cartoonish villain, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma

    Jane Austen's matchmaker returns to the screen in this dutifully faithful, perfectly palatable yet hardly memorable adaptation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fantastic Film Festival Australia

    Focusing on genre cinema, Melbourne's newest film festival features everything from mutant zombies to grim serial killer flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The speedy bundle of blue fluff makes the leap to the big screen — but fans of the game might be left scratching their heads.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2020

    Summer is officially here with the return of Melbourne Zoo's gig program.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bathe-In Cinema

    Watch a rom-com from a 39-degree geothermal pool at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    DayDream

    Step inside this pop-up installation for 90 seconds of immersive light and sound.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shrek the Musical

    The production, which originally opened on Broadway in 2008, will bring its green-hued nostalgia to Her Majesty's Theatre.

  • Food & Drink

    $1 Coffee

    This South Wharf bar is doing $1 coffees all month.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Gnocchi

    Eat as much of this cheesy, pillowy pasta as you can over two hours.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer in Italy

    State of Grace's rooftop has been transformed into a Euro summer oasis, complete with aperitivo snacks and spritzes aplenty.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pups & Pilates

    This series of dog-friendly pilates classes are completely free.

  • Food & Drink

    The Odd Couple Vegan Jaffles

    Maker & Monger is serving up two limited-edition vegan jaffles created by famed chef Shannon Martinez.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Melbourne restaurants are offering half-price meals for eight weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Barefoot Cinema 2019–20

    A mix of recent and classic films will screening under the summer sky.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Blue Lotus Water Garden 2019–20

    The sprawling Yarra Valley garden is opening its doors to the public for lotus flower season.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summertime Social

    This summery rooftop oasis is studded with boozy ice cream and lawn games.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'In Bed Cinema

    You'll be able to watch movies from bed at the St Kilda foreshore this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    The Wizard's Cauldron

    This Harry Potter-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts-style potions class.

  • Food & Drink

    Black Star Pastry Pop-Up

    The Sydney bakery has brought the "world's most Instagrammed cake" to Melbourne for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Melbourne this summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Beach Box 2019

    You can float high above the city in a beach-themed Melbourne Star cabin complete with rosé and deck chairs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Classic Rooftop Cinema

    Melbourne's newest rooftop bar is located at its oldest cinema.

  • Design & Style

    Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office: In Absence

    The striking piece is the NGV's 2019 Architecture Commission.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of the Royal Botanic Gardens' always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Captain Baxter Riviera Pop-Up

    Embrace summer at this French Riviera-inspired rooftop — with a cocktail in hand, naturally.

  • Design & Style

    MPavilion 2019

    This year's white lantern-like structure will be lit from within — and host over 400 free events throughout summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Design & Style

    Collecting Comme

    A free exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou

    The Ian Potter Centre is hosting dual exhibitions from two of Australia's most celebrated photographers.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Afloat 2019

    This time, the Yarra's floating bar has Miami-inspired cabanas and an onboard pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

    The world-renowned artist is bringing his vivid murals and large-scale pop culture sculptures to the NGV.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes

    An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that explores the (literal) ins and outs of gut health.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    JK Rowling's acclaimed two-part West End play has landed in Melbourne.

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