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Oil review
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Oil review

This ambitious, centuries-spanning play is packed with ideas and feeling

Between Appearances: the Art of Louise Weaver
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Between Appearances: the Art of Louise Weaver

One of Melbourne's favourite contemporary artists returns with her most extensive solo show to date

Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born review
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Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born review

Meow Meow is hoping for a Christmas miracle in this brilliantly funny Malthouse show

The Audition
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The Audition

Actors and asylum seekers come together in this new theatre piece by Outer Urban Projects

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

American Express Openair Cinemas
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American Express Openair Cinemas

Head to St Kilda for a fresh season of outdoor film screenings and live music

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Arbory Afloat
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Arbory Afloat

Arbory Bar’s super popular pop-up floating bar is back

Night Noodle Markets
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Night Noodle Markets

Melbourne's annual Asian food market takes over Birrarung Marr for a showcase of street food favourites

The Color Run
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The Color Run

Join the brightest five-kilometre fun run in the city

Melbourne Music Week
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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne's cultural heart is on full display during this ten-day music showcase

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The latest news

Pho Nom is giving away 100 bowls of pho for free

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Pho Nom is giving away 100 bowls of pho for free
Two Wrongs now offer an astrology-themed bottomless brunch

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Two Wrongs now offer an astrology-themed bottomless brunch
Darwin has been taken over by light installations by the man behind Uluru’s ‘Field of Light’

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Darwin has been taken over by light installations by the man behind Uluru’s ‘Field of Light’
The team behind fine diner Lake House have just launched a bakery

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The team behind fine diner Lake House have just launched a bakery
Score free Espresso Martini gelato from Messina in Melbourne this summer

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Score free Espresso Martini gelato from Messina in Melbourne this summer
Arts Centre Melbourne has opened a new, theatre-inspired café in its forecourt

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Arts Centre Melbourne has opened a new, theatre-inspired café in its forecourt
Holey Moley mini golf bar has announced punny new holes and cocktails

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Holey Moley mini golf bar has announced punny new holes and cocktails
A baby koala has been born at Melbourne Zoo for the first time in eight years

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A baby koala has been born at Melbourne Zoo for the first time in eight years
A new app now lets you track down Melbourne’s best food trucks

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A new app now lets you track down Melbourne’s best food trucks
A permanent new food precinct is opening in Melbourne’s west

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A permanent new food precinct is opening in Melbourne’s west
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From our critics

Pain and Glory ★★★★★
Film Pain and Glory ★★★★★

Pedro Almodóvar’s new film is a gorgeously crafted memoir. 

Bar Margaux ★★★★
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Bar Margaux ★★★★

Sometimes, less can really be more.

Marriage Story ★★★★★
Film Marriage Story ★★★★★

This deeply felt divorce drama features powerhouse performances from Johansson and Driver

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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

Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards
Bars Win a double pass to the Time Out Bar Awards

Join us for a night of ace drinks, sweet tunes, great food as we crown Melbourne's best bars

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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Win a weekend in the city with your best fur friend
Things to do Win a weekend in the city with your best fur friend

Vacations (or staycations) are better when you can hang out with your doggo – good thing this Melbourne hotel has gone pet-friendly

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Because I got high: The Global Drug Survey wants to know about your drug use
News Because I got high: The Global Drug Survey wants to know about your drug use

Recreational drug taking (including drinking) is part of the nightlife of our city. Policymakers, healthcare professionals, academics and industry insiders need an accurate picture of how, why and when we take drugs in order to keep us safe while supporting nightlife and good times. To that end, the totally anonymous Global Drug Survey is asking people around the world to be honest about their drug use. For years the Global Drug Survey (GDS) has been asking people to share their recreational drug habits by filling out a confidential and encrypted online survey. Because recreational drug use is illegal in many countries, it can be hard to get accurate information on the issue. The survey is privately commissioned by a group of international experts in drugs, health and public policy – so you don’t need to fear being contacted by the feds. This year the GDS is focusing a lot on CBD oil, which is found in many countries in everything from dietary supplements to hand lotions. But does CBD oil actually accomplish what it says it will? It's currently only available in Australia by prescription, but many people order it online illegally. If you're one of them, the GDS wants to hear from you.  The GDS is also asking questions like: Do you take psychedelics as medicine for psychiatric illness? What are your biggest regrets after drinking, if any? What advice could be given to people who are drinking at risky levels to help modify their behaviour? Do you have any experience wi

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

We road tested the Subaru Impreza on a day experiencing the best of Melbourne

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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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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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