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Rain Room
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Rain Room

ACMI and Jackalope have brought a big, wet art installation to St Kilda

Round She Goes Market
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Round She Goes Market

Head indoors for a bargain wardrobe at this pop-up market in Coburg

Beer Yoga
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Beer Yoga

Get loose and lit at the same time at Two Wrongs’ boozy yoga class

Dog Photog School Photo Day
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Dog Photog School Photo Day

The pooch portrait specialists are hosting a school photo-themed shoot

Matilda 159 x Andrew Walsh
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Matilda 159 x Andrew Walsh

Matilda 159 brings Singapore's Cure to Domain Road

Supersense
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Supersense

A three-day 'festival of the ecstatic' is taking over every nook and cranny of Arts Centre Melbourne

Brickman Cities
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Brickman Cities

Explore the great cities of the world with incredible models made of Lego

Let Men Tremble
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Let Men Tremble

This provocative new play is inspired by The Scarlet Letter

Come from Away review
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Come from Away review

A heartwarming true story forms the backbone for this hit Broadway musical about a community coming together after 9/11

Monochromatic High Tea
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Monochromatic High Tea

Sofitel is serving up a very Melbourne black and white high tea on weekdays

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The latest news

This art world 'blind date' is teaming up Melbourne's favourite creatives

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This art world 'blind date' is teaming up Melbourne's favourite creatives
Melbourne’s getting its own Bat Signal

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Melbourne’s getting its own Bat Signal
Melbourne is getting a pop-up op shop dedicated to designer labels

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Melbourne is getting a pop-up op shop dedicated to designer labels
Huxtaburger is doing all-you-can-eat-and-drink Sunday sessions

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Huxtaburger is doing all-you-can-eat-and-drink Sunday sessions
You can go camping on the side of a cliff in Victoria’s High Country

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You can go camping on the side of a cliff in Victoria’s High Country
Travelling to London? You can read Time Out (in book form!) to find out where to go

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Travelling to London? You can read Time Out (in book form!) to find out where to go
The winter igloos at Fed Square are turning into a neon nighttime playground

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The winter igloos at Fed Square are turning into a neon nighttime playground
Meet the 25-year-old playwright taking over Australian theatres this year

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Meet the 25-year-old playwright taking over Australian theatres this year
Melbourne is now home to two new 4D cinema experiences

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Melbourne is now home to two new 4D cinema experiences
Dragon Hot Pot now has a vegan broth

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Dragon Hot Pot now has a vegan broth
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Competitions and announcements

Five unique dishes worth searching for
Things to do Five unique dishes worth searching for

In partnership with Google, we’ve hunted down four truly one-of-a-kind Signature Search dishes that no food fan will want to miss. Once you’ve chosen your favourite, vote for it in the Time Out Food Awards. We’ve also teamed up with Google to create Area Guides around each Signature Search so that you can continue your search-powered journey of discovery. 

Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Melbourne: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At the George on Collins on Monday September 2, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google – stay tuned for details.  Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.         In association with 

The best tours in Melbourne
Things to do The best tours in Melbourne

From street art and hidden bars to scaring yourself silly, here are the best sightseeing tours in Melbourne

Time Out Melbourne magazine
Things to do Time Out Melbourne magazine

Time Out Melbourne magazine is now completely free. While newsagencies will no longer stock the quarterly magazine, you can pick up a copy at selected cafés, shops, entertainment venues and hotels around the city. In addition, friendly Time Out helpers will be handing out copies at major city train stations on the day of publication. You can pick up a copy of our Accessible Melbourne issue on Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 between 6.30-10.30am at: Flinders Street Station Flagstaff Station Parliament Station   Missed the last drop? You can read past issues of Time Out Melbourne magazine digitally through the links below: 

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The best of Melbourne

101 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do 101 things to do in Melbourne before you die

Wondering what to do in Melbourne? Take a look at our ultimate bucket list.

The best day trips from Melbourne
Travel The best day trips from Melbourne

If you're looking for a break from the inner-city grid, there's no better cure than a day trip from Melbourne.

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to Melbourne's best restaurants, from fine dining to cheap eats.

The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows
Theatre The best new and upcoming Melbourne shows

Book in for the best Melbourne shows with our guide to new and upcoming theatre in Melbourne.

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
Bars The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne.

The best cheap eats in Melbourne
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Melbourne

With so many cheap eats options in Melbourne, it's not hard to eat out without breaking the bank. 

The best secret gardens in Melbourne
Things to do The best secret gardens in Melbourne

Stop and smell the flowers at these unsung gardens around Melbourne.

The best free things to do in Melbourne
Things to do The best free things to do in Melbourne

Expert tips for exploring the city's best attractions for zero dollars.

Where to find Melbourne's best street art
Art Where to find Melbourne's best street art

These are the street art hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping.

Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes
Travel Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes

Pink lakes are rare, and only a handful are found around the world – including Victoria.

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Melbourne area guides

Melbourne CBD
Things to do Melbourne CBD

The heart of the city, home to Chinatown and some of Melbourne's best restaurants and arts institutions. 

Fitzroy
Things to do Fitzroy

Arty shops, funky restaurants and bars and hipsters galore.

Windsor
Things to do Windsor

Great vintage stores, and don't miss the famous Art Deco Astor Theatre.

Collingwood
Things to do Collingwood

Inventive bars, geek girl boutiques and envelope-pushing eateries. Plus live music institutions. 

Elsternwick
Things to do Elsternwick

Whether you are after great eats, a night out or a film at a Victorian-era cinema, Elsternwick is a great place to find yourself.

Williamstown
Things to do Williamstown

We should err on the side of caution when describing Williamstown as “greater Melbourne”. Not only will the locals love to tell you it’s only 20 minutes to the city (and no tolls!), but there’s a beach that’s accessible via public transport, a gorgeous pier to stroll down and stunning views towards the city and across Port Phillip Bay. As Melbourne's first seaport, Williamstown has swiftly developed into a trendy seaside suburb with a village feel. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants, you can hop on a bike and circle the water’s edge, or just find a quiet spot to sit and think about all the things you still have left to do. Looking for more fun in the west? Check out our guides to Footscray and Yarraville while you're here.

Carlton
Things to do Carlton

Exceptional Italian food, gelato and coffee, plus an excellent museum and theatre.

St Kilda
Things to do St Kilda

Seaside retreat with plenty of cool bars and restaurants. 

Kensington
Things to do Kensington

Kensington has northwest charm in spades: there are wide, tree-lined streets, plenty of public transport and green spaces aplenty.

Footscray
Things to do Footscray

Multicultural hub, with dining options from all over the world and a thriving food scene.

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Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Melbourne: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At the George on Collins on Monday September 2, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google. Make sure you read our guide to unique eats in Melbourne, try them all, and get voting for your fave. Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.     // var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '64954843686', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-64954843686', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided

Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards
Restaurants Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards

By Time Out in partnership with Google For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we are partnering with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some awesome local heroes doing great things worth searching for. The People’s Choice: Signature Searches award invites Time Out readers to discover and try these amazing eats, with the chance to win tickets to the big Time Out Food Awards event in September and more.   Here’s what involved. Step one: Read all about Google Signature Searches here. Step two: Try them!  Step three: Vote for your favourite and have your say, tagging #foundongoogle Vote now Further event details can be found here.      In association with 

Mercedes me x Adventure: Mental Resilience
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Mercedes me x Adventure: Mental Resilience

In this inspiring conversation hosted by Mercedes me Melbourne, two adventurers share their stories of incredible physical feats – and the remarkable mental resilience that made them possible. The first is writer and explorer Robyn Davidson, author of the best-seller Tracks. The book and subsequent 2013 feature film detailed her nine-month solo trek through the Australian desert, undertaken with four camels and her dog. The second guest is Mark Wales, an ADF veteran with ten tours of duty under his belt. After serving as an elite troop commander in Afghanistan, he battled depression and stress disorders upon leaving the military. He applied the strategy and focus he learned on the battlefield to his recovery, and now educates others on leadership, teamwork and high performance. The duo will chat to journalist Mark Beretta about their respective journeys, and the mental fortitude required to get through them. Tickets are $10 and include a drink and snacks by St Ali.

19 Melbourne restaurants where you can be rewarded just for eating
Restaurants 19 Melbourne restaurants where you can be rewarded just for eating

With fabulous restaurants hailing from every corner of the globe, eating in our fair city is a reward in itself. But what if you could be rewarded just for visiting the restaurants and cafés you already love, ensuring you always get more bang for your buck on your next food adventure? Liven is a nifty mobile wallet and payment app that gives you access to a whole new world of restaurant rewards. Pay and earn at over 1,000 restaurants that already include dining institutions such as Messina, Din Tai Fung, Dodee Paidang and more. When you dine using the Liven app, you accrue a universal digital currency called ‘LVN’ that can go towards your next feast. LVN can be spent at any partner restaurant, sent to your friends within the Liven app, or donated to charity. All you need to do is enjoy your meal and pay with one simple click and earn instantly. To start eating your way toward the rewards, just search for your favourite restaurant on the Liven app, enjoy a fabulous meal and pay using Liven. To make life even easier, we’ve picked out some winners you can visit right away in Melbourne. Download the Liven app now and start eating and earning. Liven’s also slinging out $100,000 worth of food and prizes. Dine with Liven and go into the running to win a month’s free of your food faves – burgers, gelato, laksa – food-themed swag bags, and more. Every $10 spent counts as an entry, and you can earn double entries by eating at any of

Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk
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Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

Melbourne’s laneways are filled with a never-ending (and endlessly changing) collection of street art. Our painted public places are a point of pride for residents, and the subject of many an Instagram post for tourists (and if we’re honest, locals too). This August, a section of Melbourne’s CBD is getting a different sort of street art that will take over not just the city’s streets but its arcades and heritage buildings too.  The Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk uses (as you may have guessed) augmented reality to install fantastical digital art throughout the Flinders Quarter (the section of the city bordered by Collins, Swanston, Flinders and Elizabeth Streets). It’s part self-guided tour and part treasure hunt, with the walk using augmented reality app Eyejack to let walkers discover artworks and the local stories that inspired them.  On the art walk you’ll discover colourful animations that mimic the daily cycle in Degraves Place courtesy of street artist Vexta; interdimensional portals and human-size wings brought to you by digital artist Sutu (who’s also created a hypnotic, brain-like work); a hand-me-down armchair remade for augmented reality by the whimsical Chelsea Gustafsson; and a homage to the flamboyant Leigh Bowery created by Melbourne’s most creative couple, the Huxleys.  Walkers will also be taken to Young and Jackson Hotel where the bar’s famous nude painting (aka Chloe) will be given a digital update. Being right next to Flinders Street Station, the p

Teddy Bear Hospital Winter Check-Up
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Teddy Bear Hospital Winter Check-Up

Visiting the doctor as a kid can be intimidating, but here to assuage kids' nerves and introduce them to the world of hospital medicine is the Teddy Bear Hospital Winter Check-Up. This annual fundraising event is where children can get their teddies treated while learning about health care. It’s fun, interactive and educational, but best of all, proceeds benefit the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. For the fifth annual Winter Check-Up, five activity stations will be set up on Chadstone’s Lower Ground Floor, all manned by volunteer medical and allied health students from the University of Melbourne. Kids can pull on lab coats and check their teddies’ eyes, ears, heart and teeth before deciding which treatment they need. They’ll usher their furry patients through radiology, music therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy, immunisation and even surgery before finishing at the photo station for a snap with their healthy bears. Between stations, roaming planes and ambulances will dispense emergency bear care. You can BYO a patient from home or purchase an adorable emergency services-themed teddy bear at the event. (We’ve got our eye on the lifesaver bear, aka Teddy Hasselhoff, with his cute little red-and-yellow swim cap.) Tickets for the Winter Check-Up are $10 per child or $20 per family. It's open 10am-5pm, Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25, with last admission each day at 4.30pm. Visit chadstone.com.au for more information.  

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