Moonlight Cinema: Royal Botanic Gardens, 100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Closes for Winter after Sunday 1 April.
Curtin House Rooftop Bar & Cinema
Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne. Final nights Wed 28 March & Sat 31 March. Showing Star Wars 8 - The Last Jedi and I, Tonya. Sit above the rooftops under a star-studded sky, with a cool glass and a burger. Adults $22, Concession $18, and blankets on hire for $5. Seating starts from 9.00pm and films at 9.30pm. Details at 2017.rooftopcinema.com.au or phone 9654 5394.
Celebration of Xuzhou and Greater Dandenong
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong, Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm. LAST DAY 15 April. Dandenong has enjoyed an international relationship with the Jiangsu Province city of Xuzhou, China, since 1996. To celebrate this, Heritage Hill is exhibiting rarely seen objects from the Civic Collection gifted from Xuzhou, including the popular art-form of Chinese paper-cutting. Phone 8571 1666 or visit http://www.greaterdandenong.com/events/4688/sisters-cities-a-celebration-of-xuzhou-and-greater-dandenong/19172.
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street. Opens Thursday 5 April and runs until July. Museum is open daily 10am to 5pm. Entry $15. A digital interactive exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of India's inspirational leader Mahatma Gandhi. Curated from more than 1,000 archival photographs, 130 minutes of footage, 60 minutes of film clips and 20 voice recordings of Gandhi’s speeches. For details please visit /museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum.
City Eat & Drinks
Nong Tang Noodle House
Shop 16-17, 200 Bourke Street. Open from 11.30am every day except Monday. The only restaurant in Australia offering the full range of genuine Shanghai cuisine. Includes Yangchun Noodles, panfried dumplings, “Eight Treasures” Chilli, Shanghai-style Duck in Sauce, “Old Pork Chop” and more. For enquiries or bookings, phone 9639 9258 or email email@example.com.
Asian Street Food Tour
Saturday 7 April 3-6 pm. Cost: $59. Meeting Point: Swanson Street, CBD. Guided tour around a variety of Asian cuisine venues, each with their own delicious samples to share. Private tours for 8 or more also available. Book at foodi.com.au/book/17741 or phone 1300 39 40 41 by Thursday 5 April.
South Melbourne Night Market
Coventry and Cecil Streets, South Melbourne. Every Thursday from 5.30pm, now in its 10th year. Balmy, summer city nights come to life with a feast of street food, market stalls and entertainment. Bring your friends and family and enjoy dinner and drinks, shopping and music under the stars. Quality food, excellent drinks, and live music and entertainment. Get the latest news at southmelbournenightmarket.com.au.
Ten Green Balloons
101 Therry Street, Melbourne. Near Queen Vic Market. Thu-Sun 10am–4pm. Pop-up market with mix of new and old homewares and giftware. Latest designs and vintage objects side by side. Something for everyone, or for the person who has everything. Phone 0412 247 746 or visit www.urbanwattle.com.
Royal Botanic Gardens, 100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Closes for Winter after Sunday 1 April. Films include Red Sparrow, Black Panther and Game Night. Socialise and picnic on the beautiful Central Lawn in the Royal Botanic Gardens before the movie. All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. BYO and licensed. Enter via Gate D on Domain Rd. Tickets $19, concession $16.50, child/senior $14.50, family pass $50. Full program and bookings at www.moonlight.com.au.
Thornbury Picture House
802 High Street, Thornbury. Open Wed-Sun 2pm-11pm, Fridays from 10am.
A new home for independent film, housed in a converted 1919 automotive garage, 57 large seats, 6-metre screen, Krix 5.1 sound system. Beers, cocktails, coffee, popcorn and choctop ice cream available. First session Thurs April 12 8pm, Reel Funny, a collection of short films. Private screenings available for hire. Tickets $18.50, concession & Breakfast Club members $15, seniors and children $12, all tickets $12 on Wednesdays. For details visit thornburypicturehouse.com.au.