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This exhibition explores drawings and markings of figures, signs or text made on public surfaces across Indigenous Australia, from rock face to now. The...
ExhibitionsTop Arts 2020
Top Arts 2020 celebrates the exceptional and thought-provoking work of VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students. Drawn from a range of media, topics, schools...
Makers marketsThe Rose St. Artists' Market
Perfect for post-brunch perusing, the Rose St. Artists' Market is where those in-the-know find Melbourne's art and design talent each weekend.
FamilyPirate Day at Polly Woodside
Ahoy there me hearties. Come aboard the tall ship, Polly Woodside on the first Sunday of each month for Pirate Day. Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers,...
CabaretMelbourne Cabaret Festival
The 11th annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns to Chapel Off Chapel with two weeks of atmospheric, seductive and soul-stirring entertainment from Wednesday...
Gardens & agricultureLightscape at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Walk beneath tree canopies drenched in colour and through mesmerising ribbons of light in this immersive display at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Open gardensPlant Craft Cottage Open Sundays
Visit the heritage-listed Plant Craft Cottage, now part of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. The cottage is located in the magnificent...
DesignOpen House Melbourne 2020
The 13th Open House Melbourne returns in 2020 – but not as you know it. The 2020 program will not open the physical doors to the city’s most significant...
LiteratureMelbourne Writers Festival
Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.
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Dine like a local and find some of the city's favourite eateries tucked away upstairs, downstairs and behind bustling queues in Melbourne's laneways.
Food & wineBars
Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.
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Melbourne does dumplings by the steamer-basket load. Be the judge of the best xiao long bao and pot stickers at these local favourite dumpling houses.
Food & wineChinese restaurants
Explore Melbourne's laneways and eat streets to find the best Chinese restaurants for special occasions, all-day yum cha and a quick dumpling fix.