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The best things to do this week

LuWOW: Fantastic Island
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LuWOW: Fantastic Island

Melbourne's dearly departed tiki bar is throwing an extravaganza

A Night at the Nicholas
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A Night at the Nicholas

Spend a cool evening exploring the hidden corners of Melbourne’s famous Nicholas Building

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

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Indies & Idols
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Australian Chamber Orchestra: Indies & Idols

The ACO is celebrating three indie musicians and the Polish classical composers that inspired them

Emerging Writers' Festival
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Emerging Writers' Festival

The Emerging Writers Festival announces a talented-filled program

Escaped Alone review
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Escaped Alone review

Four women meet to reminisce – and look to a terrifying future – in this surprising play from leading playwright Caryl Churchill

Brownie Festival
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Brownie Festival

Treat yourself to a festival dedicated to fudgy, chocolate brownies

Skating At Festival
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Skating At Festival

Get your skates on this winter at a seaside pop-up ice rink

Brickman Cities
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Brickman Cities

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

The Queen Victoria Night Market
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The Queen Victoria Night Market

Melbourne's iconic Queen Vic Market opens its doors after dark for a bustling bazaar of food, drink, live entertainment and more

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The latest news

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in Victoria from November

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Single-use plastic bags will be banned in Victoria from November
Videos, seating and lots of lighting – here's what it's like to go to gigs if you're deaf

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Videos, seating and lots of lighting – here's what it's like to go to gigs if you're deaf
Riverland Bar is serving mugs of boozy hot Milo this winter

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Riverland Bar is serving mugs of boozy hot Milo this winter
Things you only know if you're an Auslan interpreter

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Things you only know if you're an Auslan interpreter
Pope Joan has found a permanent home

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Pope Joan has found a permanent home
It's official, Victoria is home to Australia's best pie

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It's official, Victoria is home to Australia's best pie
MONA’s new exhibition is a human-sized board game with global implications

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MONA’s new exhibition is a human-sized board game with global implications
NeNe Fried Chicken is giving away free fried chicken

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NeNe Fried Chicken is giving away free fried chicken
Shrek the Musical is bringing the swamp to Melbourne

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Shrek the Musical is bringing the swamp to Melbourne
The Spice Girls say they're coming to Australia in February

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The Spice Girls say they're coming to Australia in February
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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

Four reasons to go to Riverland Bar before and after the footy
Bars Four reasons to go to Riverland Bar before and after the footy

Going to the big match? Head to Riverland before or after for the perfect pre-game or after-footy fun

Win a weekend getaway in Ballarat this winter
Things to do Win a weekend getaway in Ballarat this winter

We're giving away the ultimate family winter break with an ace prize pack for two adults and two children

Win one of five family passes to MLIVE's Family Fiesta weekend
Kids Win one of five family passes to MLIVE's Family Fiesta weekend

This winter school holidays, Melbourne's new Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts will be hosting a mini-festival for kids

Read the latest Time Out Melbourne magazine
Things to do Read the latest 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: 

Wunderage
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Wunderage

Every circus is set up basically the same, right? You take one big top (preferably red and white striped), add a stage for the performers, some seats for the audience and maybe some barriers to separate the two. Circus Oz isn’t one for doing things like everyone else though. Circus Oz is shaking up the rules of circus with Wunderage: an immersive new show with no seats and no barriers between you and the performers. In Wunderage the audience isn’t just watching the show passively from the sidelines – instead they see it unfold all around them. Through mind-boggling physical feats, humour and an inspiring live score, Wunderage treads a tightrope (literally and figuratively) between who we are and who we might become. Step into the performance space and discover a room filled with giant blue boulders and tightropes up to four metres high. The performers move freely throughout the space – it’s hard to predict where they’ll appear next as they effortlessly ride bicycles on highwires, do handstands on teetering towers and flip, twist and somersault off precarious platforms. Try to keep calm as the acrobats twirl majestically in aerial slings and clamber up and down Chinese poles. The show is a collaboration with Brisbane performance art group Company2, who have infused it with the group’s sense of poetic theatricality, humour and fondness for pushing boundaries. Wunderage is a playful, heart-warming show that explores the desire for people to be something they are not. Wun

Catch all the NBA action and you could win a trip to New York City
Sport and fitness Catch all the NBA action and you could win a trip to New York City

The Sporting Globe locations all over Victoria are screening the playoffs and finals this month

Rupert on Rupert
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Rupert on Rupert

Collingwood’s backstreets are home to Rupert on Rupert, an eyeball-wooing bar and restaurant graced with high ceilings, light-drenched interiors and a mini forest’s worth of pot plants and trees. Ric Corinaldi and his wife Mali opened Rupert in 2015 and have since made it synonymous with cool cocktails, kicked-back Sunday sessions and many bespoke weddings. It makes sense as soon as you enter the big, heavy glass door that separates Rupert from its namesake Collingwood sidestreet. This place is so pretty it deserves a Hollywood screen test. Think big, brown Chesterfield couches paired with finely crafted wooden tables, an atrium-style roof and rooms flooded with greenery. Out the back, there are two custom-made fireplaces which come in handy when winter rears its very chilly head. There's also a sexy cocktail lounge out the back which is perfect for private dinner parties or events. Now, if you can tear yourself away from the interiors, you'll be able to settle down for a cheeky drink or even a full-blown meal as Rupert is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Be sure to check the venue's website or Instagram in the lead up to a visit as they may be closed for private events. Even on a weekday, this light, bright and pared-back restaurant is buzzing. Head chef Samuel Wilson has put together a menu that’s made for sharing – but there are a couple bigger dishes you’ll want to hog all to yourself. Charcoaled ricotta gnocchi is saddled with butternut pumpkin an

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The best of Melbourne

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do 50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

Wondering what to do in Melbourne? Take a look at our ultimate bucket list: 50 fun things to do in Melbourne, plus what makes the city great, from the food to the festivals and everything in between.

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 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

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. Our theatre critics recommend the best shows to see right now, as well as the most exciting upcoming shows in Melbourne. For more Melbourne theatre information, check out our latest reviews and our guide to scoring cheap theatre tickets.

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

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

When you think Melbourne, some of the words that come to mind surely must be 'coffee', 'laneways' and 'street art'. Street art covers almost every nook and cranny of our creative, colourful city, but there are more highly concentrated clusters than others. These are the street art hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping: the city's ten best street mural hotspots, in all their spray-painted laneway glory. Continue your art journey through Melbourne at these free galleries, or purchase your very own piece of art at one of these weird and wonderful shops.

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne
Bars The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

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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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The George on Collins is launching two tasting menus from ex-MasterChef Khanh Ong
Restaurants The George on Collins is launching two tasting menus from ex-MasterChef Khanh Ong

Once upon a time, there was the power lunch – a meal where high rollers took their wheeling and dealing out into restaurants around the city. The George on Collins has revamped the idea with a focus on the time it takes to get the most out of your meal in what they’re calling the Hour of Power. Designed to show off the flavour-packed creations of their new partner – MasterChef 2018 contestant and DJ, Khanh Ong – two new “feed me” menus will be available for lunch and dinner from Tuesday–Friday and Saturday evenings starting June 4. Photograph: Supplied There is the Little Hanoi for $42pp, where Khanh selects favourite dishes for you from the  extensive Vietnamese menu. Think Bo La Lot, grilled beef and betel leaf skewers, lamb cutlets with tamarind and millionaire eggplant with Vietnamese mint and sesame dressing. If you’re feeling a little hungrier, and have a little more time on your hands, option two is rightfully named the Big Saigon. For $58 per person, feast on more of the menu with a few sweet treats thrown in. Expect banana parfait and chocolate mousse, or ricotta, pineapple and jackfruit spring rolls with ginger syrup and green peppercorn ice cream. Whether it's a swift, satisfying lunch meeting or you want to get in a quick dinner before a show or night on the town, it’s going to be a fuss-free choice. Photograph: Supplied Ong, whose infectious smile and passion for Asian cuisine made him a viewer favourite in the MasterChef kitchen last year, has revitalised

The ultimate Tassie road trip you never knew you needed
Travel The ultimate Tassie road trip you never knew you needed

Tassie is small enough to conquer in an extra long weekend but big enough to support all the incredible farm-to-table eateries, small-batch distilleries and eye-popping nature that it’s become known for. The best way to get there is by ship – Spirit of Tasmania, to be exact. The reason? Taking your own car to traverse this stunning isle means you can explore more than just the big cities. So take a break from Hobart and explore the rest of Tasmania, where the number of gorgeous things you’ll see and experience is bonkers high.

LAC
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LAC

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo was established in 1985 by Princess Caroline of Hanover (in accordance with her mother, Grace of Monaco’s wishes) and has since become one of the world’s most exciting ballet companies. “For a ballet company, they’re so different to what we do, but they’re really creating ballet of the 21st century,” the Australian Ballet's artistic director David McAllister says. The Australian Ballet has invited the company to Melbourne with this new, critically acclaimed take on Swan Lake, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot. His production is dark, sexy and features costumes by Winter Olympics designer Philippe Guillotel. “As Jean-Christophe always does, he approaches it from a very contemporary angle,” McAllister says. “It’s the same Swan Lake story – the white swan versus the black swan – but in this production they’re played by different people.”

Wunderage
icon-location-pin North Melbourne
Wunderage

Every circus is set up basically the same, right? You take one big top (preferably red and white striped), add a stage for the performers, some seats for the audience and maybe some barriers to separate the two. Circus Oz isn’t one for doing things like everyone else though. Circus Oz is shaking up the rules of circus with Wunderage: an immersive new show with no seats and no barriers between you and the performers. In Wunderage the audience isn’t just watching the show passively from the sidelines – instead they see it unfold all around them. Through mind-boggling physical feats, humour and an inspiring live score, Wunderage treads a tightrope (literally and figuratively) between who we are and who we might become. Step into the performance space and discover a room filled with giant blue boulders and tightropes up to four metres high. The performers move freely throughout the space – it’s hard to predict where they’ll appear next as they effortlessly ride bicycles on highwires, do handstands on teetering towers and flip, twist and somersault off precarious platforms. Try to keep calm as the acrobats twirl majestically in aerial slings and clamber up and down Chinese poles. The show is a collaboration with Brisbane performance art group Company2, who have infused it with the group’s sense of poetic theatricality, humour and fondness for pushing boundaries. Wunderage is a playful, heart-warming show that explores the desire for people to be something they are not. Wun

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