Arts Features

Beat’s Ultimate Student Survival Guide

Australian Catholic University’s Know Your Options information sessions will take place at their Melbourne and Ballarat campuses on Monday December 17, from 12pm to 2.30pm and 4pm to 6pm respectively. Head to the ACU website  for more information. 

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival is a music-filled celebration of Indigenous culture

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival takes place from Friday February 1 to Saturday February 2, with events at St Kilda’s Memo Music Hall and O’Donnell Gardens. Head to the festival website for more information. 

The Rose St Market is at the heart of Melbourne's art scene

Find the Rose St. Artists’ market at 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy, open from 11am to 5pm on weekends.

Local visionary Frank Sita is pushing the boundaries of music and art

Read up on what Frank Sita is up to at his website. The Big Show! goes down at St Kilda’s Saint Martins Place on Saturday December 1. Tickets available via Trybooking.

Mapping Melbourne celebrates contemporary Asian art in Australia

Mapping Melbourne takes over the city from Saturday December 1 to Saturday December 15. Head to the festival website for tickets and event information.

Five free art exhibitions currently happening in Melbourne

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'Menopause the Musical': the worldwide hit humouring an oft-ignored female phenomenon

Menopause the Musical will play at The Palms at Crown from Tuesday November 20 through to Sunday November 25.

'The Infirmary' is an immersive live art experience placing you within the clutches of death... literally

The Infirmary is on at North Melbourne Town Hall's Arts House until Sunday 18 November. More info and tickets available at the Arts House website.

'Lords of Chaos' recreates the violent Norwegian black metal scene

Lords of Chaos will be premiered as part of Monster Fest at Cinema Nova on Sunday November 25. Check out the Monster Fest website for more information.

The Betoota Advocate is a beacon of journalistic integrity

The Betoota Advocate bring their Roadshow to Hamer Hall on Saturday November 17. Tickets via the Arts Centre website.

Mo Gilligan is riding the waves of his social media fame

Mo Gilligan brings his ‘Coupla Cans’ tour to the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday November 23. Grab your ticks via Ticketek.

School of Rock the Musical is an exhilarating throwback

School of Rock the Musical is on now at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Wednesday to Sunday until February 3. Tickets available via schoolofrockthemusical.com.au. 

Circus Oz's 'Rock Bang' is an operatic spectacular

Catch Circus Oz: Rock Bang from Thursday November 15 until Sunday November 25 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. Tickets via the venue website. 

Ngulu-nganjin is Abbotsford Convent's vibrant celebration of Indigenous heritage

Ngulu-nganjin comes to the Abbotsford Convent as part of Open Spaces on Saturday November 17 from 12pm-2pm. Head to abbotsfordconvent.com.au for more info.

We chat to the festival director of Dogapalooza, Melbourne's 'Coachella for Dogs'

Dogapalooza goes down on Sunday November 11 at Burnley Park. Grab your tickets via Oztix. Adult ticket buyers can use the code «rescue» at checkout for a 30% discount. 

Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie on the surrealist behemoth he's crafted for 2019

Get down to Launceston for Mona Foma from Sunday January 13 to Sunday January 20. You can snag yourself a ticket on the Mona Foma website. 

Adelaide Feast Festival is a fun-filled LGBTIQ+ extravaganza with a stellar lineup to match

Adelaide Feast Festival goes down from Saturday November 10 to Thursday November 25. Grab your tickets via the festival website.

Hardware Lane Costumes is your one-stop shop for everything Halloween

Get all your crazy Halloween costumes at Hardware Lane Costumes upstairs, located at 43 Hardware Lane. Head to their website  for more info. 

Hauntville is a terrifying Halloween extravaganza

Hauntville runs over the next two weekends, from Friday October 19 to Sunday October 21, and Friday October 26 to Sunday October 28. Tickets can be purchased at the event or through the Hauntville website.

Circus Oz's new festival 'Sidesault' is a multi-dimensional masterpiece

Sidesault at The Melba is on from now until October 21. Tickets available via the Circus Oz website.

Madiba the Musical brings the story of Nelson Mandela to life

Madiba the Musical can be seen at the Comedy Theatre from now until October 28, when it will kick off the rest of its Australian and New Zealand tour. 

Beat's Guide to BOAA — Ballarat's Contemporary Art Festival

The Biennale of Australian Art is currently taking place in Ballarat between Friday September 21 — Tuesday November 6. Tickets are available on the BOAA website.

Sonic/Ascent: the show redefining political music while empowering gender and racial diversity

SONIC / ASCENT will take place at Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday October 18, as part of Darebin Music Feast. Darebin Music Feast will run from Thursday October 18 until Sunday October 28.

'My Name is Jimi' is shining a light on a lesser-known Australian Indigenous culture

My Name is Jimi will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne from Thursday October 4 until Sunday October 7 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.

'Resting Switch Face' hilariously explores the trials and tribulations of being a receptionist

Resting Switch Face will play at The Butterfly Club from Monday October 22 until Saturday October 27 (excluding Tuesday) at 7pm.

Melbourne Festival explores the language of circus with 'Lexicon'

Lexicon is on at Royal Botanic Gardens from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.