Our beautiful city will be back soon with all the tastes, sounds and experiences we love and so many new ones to discover.

From incredible exhibitions to exhilarating live shows and gorgeous new restaurants, there's plenty of unmissable experiences waiting for you to enjoy when lockdown ends.

18 Jun - 16 Jan

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

15 Nov - 21 Nov

Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week returns for 2021.

5 Dec - 25 Apr

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

This major exhibition focuses exclusively on French couturière Gabrielle Chanel.

18 Jul - 31 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.

9 Sep - 30 Sep

Dark Talk Time

Dark Talk Time connects two strangers via phone for conversations full of depth and wonder.

Shanghai Street on Elizabeth

Featuring a variety of Jiangnan-style dumplings and signature dishes.

29 Apr - 31 Oct

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

Melbourne's best lockdown foodie pop-ups

Discover a butter chicken window, sandwich specials and top restaurants popping up in the suburbs.

3 Oct - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

30 Sep - 17 Oct

Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Fringe returns in 2021 with boundary-pushing and formidably fabulous art.

1 Sep - 24 Nov

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

29 Oct - 7 Aug

2021 NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

The best Portuguese tarts and custard desserts in Melbourne

Try traditional tarts, Portuguese tarts, lemon curd creations and more from the best pastry chefs.

Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters

Artisanal coffee and brewing equipment, plus a seasonally changing menu.

10 tiny hole-in-the-wall cafes open during lockdown

We found Melbourne's tiniest cafes in laneways, under train tracks and on top of traffic islands.

Mabu Mabu - Big Esso

An all-day bar and kitchen showcasing Indigenous food by Torres Strait chef Nornie Bero.