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ACMI x Supernormal Pong Grand Slam
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ACMI x Supernormal Pong Grand Slam

Supernormal downstairs transforms into a classic arcade game for two weeks

Rain Room
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Rain Room

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

Australian Open
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Australian Open

Get all the on-court action at the Australian Open

High Seas
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High Seas

Something's fishy at the Westin – an all-seafood high tea, running until the end of March

War Horse review
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War Horse review
4 out of 5 stars

Joey is galloping back to Melbourne for a return season

The Lord of the Rings Marathon
Film The Lord of the Rings Marathon

The Astor is reliving every uncut second of Peter Jackson’s iconic fantasy trilogy

AO Live Stage
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AO Live Stage

The Australian Open's 15-day music festival is back with a line-up hotter than the January ground temperature at Rod Laver Arena

Chicago review
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Chicago review
4 out of 5 stars

The razzle dazzle musical is returning to paint the town – and all that jazz

This Bitter Earth
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This Bitter Earth

Queer millennial life makes its way to Theatre Works in this new play

Summertime Social
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Summertime Social

Federation Square’s rooftop carpark is being turned into a sunny, all-ages playground this summer

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The latest news

You can now enjoy pilates with your dog at this Melbourne venue

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You can now enjoy pilates with your dog at this Melbourne venue
Melbourne’s Australia Day fireworks have been cancelled due to Victoria’s bushfires

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Melbourne’s Australia Day fireworks have been cancelled due to Victoria’s bushfires
You need to watch this 1980 ad for Bourke Street Mall right now

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You need to watch this 1980 ad for Bourke Street Mall right now
Din Tai Fung is serving gold-dusted dumplings for Chinese New Year

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Din Tai Fung is serving gold-dusted dumplings for Chinese New Year
9 exciting things coming to Melbourne in 2020

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9 exciting things coming to Melbourne in 2020
Eat Piccolina's gelato lamington to support bushfire recovery

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Eat Piccolina's gelato lamington to support bushfire recovery
Get bottomless gnocchi at Mamma's Boy Trattoria all through January

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Get bottomless gnocchi at Mamma's Boy Trattoria all through January
Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 musical is heading to Melbourne

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Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 musical is heading to Melbourne
You can help bushfire relief by dining at these Melbourne restaurants and bars

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You can help bushfire relief by dining at these Melbourne restaurants and bars
Everything you need to know about today’s bushfire and climate justice rally

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Everything you need to know about today’s bushfire and climate justice rally
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From our critics

Marios
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Marios
4 out of 5 stars

The Italian café that invented Brunswick Street continues to prosper.

1917
Film 1917
5 out of 5 stars

This WWI movie marries technical virtuosity, jittery thrills and an emotional core.

Chicago
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Chicago
4 out of 5 stars

The razzle dazzle musical has returned to paint the town – and all that jazz.

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Read our latest theatre reviews

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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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Uncle Iggy's Crab Shack
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Uncle Iggy's Crab Shack

An authentic Southern-style crab shack has popped up on the banks of the Yarra River

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The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde's trivial comedy for serious people gets a riotous refresh

Win two tickets to the Australian Open
Sport and fitness Win two tickets to the Australian Open

Here's your chance to see two superstars of world tennis battle it out at Rod Laver Arena

Seven summer barbecue spots in Melbourne
Things to do Seven summer barbecue spots in Melbourne

Plan a great barbecue with friends this season

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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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