What's on Melbourne

  • 2020 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival


    19th - 29th March 2020

    Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by the Bank of Melbourne is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse program of 200+ events. 

    Run by a small not-for-profit organisation, the Festival has grown over its history from grassroots beginnings with only a handful of events in 1993, to now being recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine festival.

    In March, food and wine lovers indulge in events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria. 

    Website:

    www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

  • 2020 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix

    12th - 15th March 2020

    Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, which takes place over 58 laps of the 5.303-kilometre Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday, March 15.

    Website:

    www.grandprix.com.au

    www.formula1.com

  • Kurios - Circus de Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil is bringing their new critically acclaimed show KURIOS to Melbourne! Opens 12 March at Flemington Racecourse. Stay at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands. Its only 10 mins driving from Waterfront Docklands to Flemington racecourse for the amazing show.

    12 March 2020 to 10 May 2020

    Location:Flemington Racecourse

     448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC 3031

    Website: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Feburary 2020

    Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne is coming exclusively to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. The production has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK since opening in July 2016 in London. It makes its Broadway premiere in April 2018.

    Written by BAFTA and Olivier award winner Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.

    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. International Casting Consultant is Jim Carnahan and Australian casting is by Janine Snape CGA. Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

    Venue: Melbourne’s Princess Theatre

    Website: www.harrypottertheplay.com/au

  • Broadsheet

    Through breaking news, features, event guides and insight from industry experts, Broadsheet is the authority on the cultural life of your city. We’re here to keep you across the goings on around town and to cover, analyse and comment on it all with accurate reporting, sharp photography and clear, clean design.

    Our aim is not simply to tell you about a restaurant opening – we’ll spend time in the kitchen, chatting with chefs over the clatter of pans, and to the designers while poring over their drawings. What we’re excited about is not led by breathless hyperbole, but specifics. We don’t need to tell you your city has great cafes. But by telling you who’s making them great, and why, and where you can find them, we want to add to your insight into what makes the city tick.

    There’s no exact science here; at the end of the day we’re writing about what we like. But we think that’s important.

    On Broadsheet you’ll find daily coverage of the most talked-about openings and big-ticket events alongside the emerging, the lesser-known, and the people, businesses and movements that may have been overlooked, but are no less worthy of your attention.

    We’ll keep you across the simple must-haves, too – what’s worth seeing in the galleries, or where’s the best place in town to buy a tailored suit.

    We’re excited about the cities we cover. New shops, bars and restaurants continue to open, festivals pop-up every other week and decision-makers take our culture seriously. Subscribe to the newsletter and don’t forget keep in touch.

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  • Concrete Playground

    With incredible places, events and news at your fingertips, think of Concrete Playground as a personal concierge for your social life.

    Concrete Playground is a digital city guide that helps you find the best and most interesting things happening on around you. Launched in 2009, Concrete Playground now connects with a wide and engaged audience in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Wellington.

    Our collective of editors and contributors cast a critical eye over our cities and provide the highest standard of filtered cultural content. We handpick the most electrifying experiences, sort the signal from the noise, profile new innovators and review the latest openings honestly and independently. Browse through our restaurants, bars, shops, events and guides to discover your new favourite places.

    We believe your city is only as good as you make it. That's why we think globally and play locally so that you have access to the most inspiring ideas and trends from around the world. Exploring and dissecting the latest issues affecting your cultural life, Concrete Playground has you covered, every day, and on any occasion.

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