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Punk Rock review
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Punk Rock review
3 out of 5 stars

This hit British play about the challenges of adolescence is powered by a brilliant young cast

Fiesta de Tequila
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Fiesta de Tequila

A Mexican cantina-style bar is popping up at this Brunswick bar

Air Playground
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Air Playground

Be blown away by Scienceworks' summer exhibition all about air

Kiss of the Spider Woman
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Kiss of the Spider Woman
4 out of 5 stars

Caroline O'Connor stars in this dark and provocative musical for MTC

Mini Mega Model Museum
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Mini Mega Model Museum

Big things come in small packages as Melbourne Museum goes miniature

Oil review
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Oil review
4 out of 5 stars

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

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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Love Actually in Concert
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Love Actually in Concert

See the seminal Christmas flick with a live orchestra this December

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The latest news

You can take part in a magical Harry Potter Christmas scavenger hunt in Melbourne

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You can take part in a magical Harry Potter Christmas scavenger hunt in Melbourne
A huge group of dogs dressed as Santa will be at Welcome to Thornbury this week

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A huge group of dogs dressed as Santa will be at Welcome to Thornbury this week
This restaurant is making a gnocchi dish with 29 cheeses

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This restaurant is making a gnocchi dish with 29 cheeses
A new sky-high ride is coming to Luna Park this December

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A new sky-high ride is coming to Luna Park this December
Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live is coming to Melbourne

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Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live is coming to Melbourne
Tokyo Tina has added crickets to its menu

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Tokyo Tina has added crickets to its menu
Gami Chicken is giving away hundreds of boxes of fried chook today

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Gami Chicken is giving away hundreds of boxes of fried chook today
A Starward Whisky pop-up is now open in Melbourne’s CBD

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A Starward Whisky pop-up is now open in Melbourne’s CBD
This Melbourne pub throws a weekly raffle especially for dogs

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This Melbourne pub throws a weekly raffle especially for dogs
Bon Iver is performing at Dark Mofo 2020 (and doing a Melbourne sideshow)

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Bon Iver is performing at Dark Mofo 2020 (and doing a Melbourne sideshow)
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From our critics

Frozen 2
Film Frozen 2
4 out of 5 stars

Elsa is back, and the wait has been worth it

Byrdi
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Byrdi
4 out of 5 stars

There should be another word for what Byrdi is doing. Bar doesn’t quite cut it, despite the fact that dispensing booze is at the core of what it does.

Liminal
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Liminal
3 out of 5 stars

The Mulberry Group knows that a successful café doesn’t just mean good food and coffee – it’s all about location, location, location. 

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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

Eight Melbourne pubs and bars for NYE Celebrations
Things to do Eight Melbourne pubs and bars for NYE Celebrations

These watering holes are cracking open the champers to celebrate the year that was

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A schmick new beer garden is launching in Melbourne’s west
Things to do A schmick new beer garden is launching in Melbourne’s west

Station Hotel is opening its new beer garden with a free launch party

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Urban Collective Footwear is throwing a massive Melbourne warehouse sale
Shopping Urban Collective Footwear is throwing a massive Melbourne warehouse sale

Nab a pair of luxury sick kicks

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Yule be glad you booked your Santa photos at Chadstone
Things to do Yule be glad you booked your Santa photos at Chadstone

Your whole family will sleigh their photos thanks to Chadstone’s magical Santa experience

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Four ways to have a magical Christmas at Springvale Homemaker Centre
Things to do Four ways to have a magical Christmas at Springvale Homemaker Centre

Jingle all the way into Springvale this festive season for enchanting experiences

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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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