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Penguin Random House Book Sale
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Penguin Random House Book Sale

This annual book sale returns right in time for some literary stocking stuffing

Lekker Bikes Garage Sale
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Lekker Bikes Garage Sale

Walk in to this bargain hunt and ride out with a brand-new bike

Exorcist: the Arrival
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Exorcist: the Arrival

Escape room Rush is transforming its entire venue into a terrifying haunted house for Halloween

Captain Moonlite x Supernormal Canteen
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Captain Moonlite x Supernormal Canteen

Get a taste of Captain Moonlite without having to go on a road trip

Black is the New White review
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Black is the New White review

Nakkiah Lui's hilarious family comedy is finally at Melbourne Theatre Company

Kyneton Music Festival
Music Kyneton Music Festival

The line-up for the 2019 Kyneton Music Festival is an absolute banger

Planetarium Nights
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Planetarium Nights

The Melbourne Planetarium is offering after-hours and adults-only access for a series of full-dome film screenings

Rain Room
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Rain Room

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

HalloQween
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HalloQween

Poof Doof’s annual Halloween disco has transformed into a gala ball

Oyster October
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Oyster October

Stokehouse is shucking up $2 oysters for the whole of October

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The latest news

Rare sunset phenomenon Melbhenge returns this November

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Rare sunset phenomenon Melbhenge returns this November
Melbourne’s late-night party bar Boney is closing

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Melbourne’s late-night party bar Boney is closing
You can now take a food and wine tour on French Island

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You can now take a food and wine tour on French Island
Melbourne is now home to an op shop bar

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Melbourne is now home to an op shop bar
Melbourne's trams ranked from best to worst

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Melbourne's trams ranked from best to worst
Older women tell their true stories of homelessness in this moving new show

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Older women tell their true stories of homelessness in this moving new show
Sydney's most famous burger joint Mary's is opening in Melbourne

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Sydney's most famous burger joint Mary's is opening in Melbourne
Australia’s largest Harry Potter store is opening in Melbourne

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Australia’s largest Harry Potter store is opening in Melbourne
Melbourne now has $1 yoga classes to raise money for the Big Issue

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Melbourne now has $1 yoga classes to raise money for the Big Issue
Messina is shrinking its gelato cakes to a single-serve size

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Messina is shrinking its gelato cakes to a single-serve size
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From our critics

Black is the New White ★★★★
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Black is the New White ★★★★

A raucous social comedy with a serious message.

Hustlers ★★★★
Film Hustlers ★★★★

J Lo struts her best stuff in years.

Bar Margaux ★★★★
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Bar Margaux ★★★★

Sometimes, less can really be more.

Joker ★★★★★
Film Joker ★★★★★

A truly nightmarish vision of late-era capitalism.

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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.

25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck
Things to do 25 Melbourne tourist attractions that don’t suck

These Melbourne tourist attractions are tried and true winners.

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 coffee in the Melbourne CBD
Restaurants The best coffee in the Melbourne CBD

We have a reputation for coffee excellence for a reason.

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 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 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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Competitions and announcements

Tell us what you think of Google for the chance to dine on us
Things to do Tell us what you think of Google for the chance to dine on us

Time Out is giving away vouchers for you to dine at our Melbourne Signature Searches venues, all you have to do is answer a few questions. Just tell us how you use Google and what you think of our recent #foundongoogle campaign. Take this short survey to enter the draw for your chance to have a feast on us at Mork Chocolate, Sunda Dining, Light Years Café and Mr Miyagi. // (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,c.id=n,c.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/tRaiETqnLgj758hTBazgd4lm3d5mGgPj6pu_2FPIjSbLrfnUtYzoUSDnDQ8VkL8w2m.js"].join(""),a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); // Create your own user feedback survey

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Know the Future with Mercedes me Store
Things to do Know the Future with Mercedes me Store

Get ahead of the curve with a series of fascinating talks exploring things to come

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Japanese Film Festival
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Japanese Film Festival

With murder mysteries, manga adaptations, gods, yakuza and ’80s pop stars, the festival has plenty to delight J-film fans this year

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Flow Festival
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Flow Festival

A new boutique, all-ages outdoor music festival and roller jam is hitting Melbourne’s west

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Win a Christmas lunch for you and five work mates at Palermo
Restaurants Win a Christmas lunch for you and five work mates at Palermo

Feliz Navidad! The team at Palermo is giving away an end-of-year lunch for your crew

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A Time Out editor’s perfect day in Melbourne
Things to do A Time Out editor’s perfect day in Melbourne

Melburnians are not left wanting for ways to move around their city, but some ways are more enjoyable than others. And we should know – when we’re out exploring Melbourne there’s nothing that ruins our day more than getting sardine-stuck on a tram or suddenly rerouted on a train.  The Subaru Impreza, however, is one of the most comfortable ways to explore Melbourne. The All-Wheel Drive small car gives us total control as we dash around Melbourne’s tight streets and laneways while the reverse camera (and Reverse Auto Braking in selected models) ensures we nail our parallel parks every time. The sat nav means we never take a wrong turn off the M1 and the EyeSight® Driver Assist tech (selected models only) keeps us safe when distracted by a new piece of street art. With multiple USB ports our devices are always ready to use when we hop out, plus the digital radio, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity are far more entertaining than the voiceover on the tram.  In the Subaru Impreza we have the freedom to explore Melbourne's hottest restaurants, schmickest bars and coolest street art (and go beyond the city limits and discover the best day hikes and getaways). This is what our one perfect day exploring Melbourne looks like. Photograph: Graham Denholm

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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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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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