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Arts Features

Tandem: bringing games to life with circus

Gravity Dolls will perform Tandem at Chapel Off Chapel from Tuesday November 28 until Saturday December 9, as part of Poppy Seed Festival.

‘Alexithymia,’ a performance that simulates the autistic experience

Alexithymia runs at the Meat Market Stables in North Melbourne until Saturday November 18. 

Leonard French’s stained-glass treasure at La Trobe Uni gets special cinematic treatment during Soundvision in 'Variations on Leonard French'

Variations on Leonard French will premiere at Soundvision, taking place at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus on Saturday November 18. The event will also feature performances from GL, Remi, The RAah Project, and more.

The MSO are bringing the magic and music of Harry Potter to the stage

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Live in Concert will be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at The Plenary, MCEC on Thursday November 16 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Live in Concert on Friday November 17. A special double performance of both films will take place on Saturday November 18. Beanbag seating is available.

Her Sound, Her Story: giving a voice to women in the music industry

Her Sound, Her Story will air as part of Face The Music, screening at NGV Theatrette on Friday November 24. Face The Music takes place on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24.

Vivid White: a story of loyalty and real estate

Catch Vivid White at The Sumner, Southbank Theatre from Saturday November 18 to Thursday December 23.

Beat’s Guide to Australia’s most beautiful camping destinations

Summer is the season for adventures. Whether it's a roadtrip or a festival you're heading to, One Planet gear has you covered. For a limited time, enter the code 'beat' at checkout for 10 percent off your purchase. 

Melbourne Underground Film Festival is shaking things up in the film industry

Melbourne Underground Film Festival runs from Friday October 27 to Friday November 3 with screenings at Howler, Fad Gallery, Alex Theatre and Moondog Bar & Space. Check out the full festival program and ticket information at muff.com.au.

‘Like Running Water’: a performance exploring femininity and the complex nature of water

Like Running Water will take place at Melbourne Recital Theatre on Friday October 20 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets and more information can be found at festival.melbourne/2017.

How to recreate the history of humankind in only a few hours

Germinal runs at the Malthouse Theatre from Thursday October 19 - Sunday October 22 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets via festival.melbourne/2017/. 

The laneway festival that's bringing rock to the suburbs

Poisonarts Laneway Festival will take place at Little Drop Of Poison, Eltham on Saturday October 28, with music from Child, The Cigarillos, and more and art from the likes of Stabsie and Swift&CtrlV.

The new exhibition exploring the beauty of human skulls

Romancing The Skull runs from Saturday October 14 until Sunday January 28 at The Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Gallery’s Day of the Dead festival will be held on Saturday November 4. Head to artgalleryofballarat.com.au for more information.

All the good news you need to know about the new rental law changes

Head here if you're after any extra information on the rental law changes. 

An immersive labyrinth of mirrors opens in Melbourne

House of Mirrors comes to the Arts Centre Forecourt from Thursday October 5 until Sunday October 22 as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets are available from the venue.

All of My Friends Were There bringing birthdays to life

All of My Friends Were There comes to Theatre Works from Thursday October 5 until Wednesday October 11, as part of Melbourne Festival. Tickets through festival.melbourne/2017.

Taylor Mac on community, liberation, and the power of popular music

A 24-Hour History of Popular Music will run at The Forum Melbourne on Wednesday October 11 (Chapter I: 1776—1836), Friday October 13 (Chapter II: 1836 - 1896), Wednesday October 18 (Chapter III: 1896 - 1956), and Friday October 20 (Chapter IV: 1956 - present). Taylor Mac will also appear at The Inauguration on Thursday October 5 and The Wrap on Sunday October 22.  

Dialogue In The Dark takes you through the city in a way you've never experienced before

Dialogue in the Dark runs at Harbour Town, Docklands with sessions running through to Thursday November 30. More details via dialogueinthedark.com.au.

'For The Ones Who Walk Away' flips the script, empowering children to ask the hard questions

For The Ones Who Walk Away takes over Brunswick's Siteworks as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival from Wednesday September 27 until Sunday October 1. Tickets available here.

Take a deeper look into Malthouse Theatre's 2018 Season

Malthouse Theatre's 2018 Season Passes are on sale now, visit malthousetheatre.com.au for more information. 

The Way Out; cyborgs, whiskey and a barren wasteland

The Way Out runs at Red Stitch Theatre until Sunday September 24. Tickets via redstich.net.

So you wanna make it as a freelancer? Here's how.

If you'd like to learn more about taking your career to another level, go check out Photography Studies College and take the next step. 

Beat's Guide to the best day hikes around Victoria

After more hot tips? Check out Beat's guide to the best secret beaches around Melbourne. 

From Marilyn Manson to Guardians of the Galaxy: A Chat with Tyler Bates

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out now on available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD with all-new bonus content only on Blu-ray and Digital. 

Every Studio Ghibli film, ranked for your enjoyment

If you're keen on catching Celebrate! Studio Ghibli at ACMI from Thursday August 24 to Sunday September 24, why not look into an ACMI Film Membership? $25 gets you a film ticket to any ACMI cinema screening, discounted film and exhibition ticket prices all year long, invites to member-only screenings, cheap tickets for your friends and family, savings at the cafe/bar and shop, special ticket offers for festivals, and concession prices at the NGV plus other friends of ACMI. Check it out here. 

Footscray City Films

Footscray City Films will host an open day on Sunday August 20. Learn more at footscraycityfilms.com.au.

I spent a day immersed in Melbourne's wrestling scene and things got out of hand

Interested in similar stories? Check out our feature on Melbourne's underground wrestling circuit here.  Illustration by Stephanie Dimofski.

The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man runs at Malthouse Theatre until Sunday August 27. Tickets via malthousetheatre.com.au. 

Due West: Immersive Arts Festival

Due West: An Immersive Arts Festival runs from Thursday August 10 - Sunday August 27 in and around the City of Maribyrnong. More details via duewestfestival.com.au.