What’s happening in Melbourne

Things to do, events and entertainment in Melbourne

Melbourne this week

  • (Film)

    Fri 25 Apr "What you are about to see can only be described as frank, adult entertainment." So claims this 1971 arthouse... More details
  • (Clubs)

    Fri 25 Apr Ping pong tables, basketball hoops, a half-pipe and three rooms of DJs dropping dub, drum’n’bass and hip hop – don’t... More details
  • (Around Town)

    Fri 25 Apr On the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, join war veterans and their descendants at the Dawn Service and ANZAC Day... More details
  • (Clubs)

    Sat 26 Apr Make your way to the Exford for a fortnightly fix of indie dance hits. Resident DJs Caity K and Ted C (Panic!) spin the indie... More details
  • (Art)

    14 Mar-26 Apr Bonnie Lane mashes up various parts of the human body to create strange and wonderful creatures. Get down and work your way... More details
  • (Theatre)

    17 Mar-26 Apr A big hit in Sydney when it premiered at Belvoir in 2011, Neighbourhood Watch is actually set in Melbourne, in Kew, just... More details
  • (Comedy)

    Mon 28 Apr Australian comedy heavyweights Doug Chappel and John Burgos join forces in a night of good food and big laughs. There'll... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 28 Apr Stacey Kent's smooth jazz vocals and melancholic bossa nova are like something out of film noir: a black-and-white world of... More details
  • (Comedy)

    Mon 28 Apr One of the grand old rooms of Melbourne comedy, Local Laughs remains to this day one of the most reliably entertaining comedy... More details
  • (Comedy)

    Tue 29 Apr Every Tuesday night the Comic's Lounge opens the stage to starry-eyed hopefuls taking to the stage for the first time (or, at... More details
  • (Around Town)

    Tue 29 Apr ACCA will be hosting four forums that will explore the future of contemporary art, while also reflecting on the ACCA's rich... More details
  • (Music)

    Tue 29 Apr There are few voices that stand out in the endless sea of emerging artists, however John Newman’s does so with leaps and... More details

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