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Arts Features

How to become a pro music photographer: an expert's guide

This article is co-presented with Photography Studies College. Head to their website for more details on courses and how to enrol. 

Transitions Film Festival is aiming to educate people and inspire a positive shift in culture

Transitions Film Festival will run from Thursday February 22 until Friday March 9 at Cinema Nova, Carlton and Loop Project Space and Bar.

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival is showcasing the diversity of work that women are doing in the film industry

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2018 runs from Thursday February 22 until Sunday February 25 across ACMI, HOYTS Melbourne Central and RMIT cinemas. You can find full details via the festival website, mwff.org.au. 

Can artificial intelligence become truly creative? We ask an expert to find out

Pausefest takes over Federation Square from February 7 - February 11. 

National Sustainable Living Festival are driving the conversation about climate change

National Sustainable Living Festival will take place from Thursday February 1 until Wednesday February 28. The festival’s Big Weekend will take place at Federation Square and Birrarung Marr from Friday February 9 until Sunday February 11.

LGBTIQA heroine Dolly Diamond reflects on 15 Midsumma years

Catch Dolly Diamond on Saturday February 3 as part of Midsumma Festival. 

Lo/Jo Jive Festival reminds us to dream big and look for fun in our local neighbourhoods

The Lo/Jo Jive Festival and Market will take place on Saturday February 10 at The Tote, The Bendigo Hotel, FeeFees Bar and the Collingwood Art Precinct.

Stormie Mills on looking inside himself to create his latest exhibition

Stormie Mills’ latest exhibition Life Traps and Other Things will feature at Metro Gallery from Monday February 5 until Saturday March 3.

Jodie Mae Holm of YUCK Collective tells us about her time at LCI Melbourne

LCI Melbourne is located at 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood. Find out more about their course offerings on their website, lcimelbourne.edu.au.

Tight Butthole: We chat with Adam Devine

Adam Devine will appear at The Athenaeum Theatre on January 31 and February 1. Tickets via Live Nation. 

We chat to Jimmy Carr ahead of his Australian tour

Jimmy Carr will perform at Hamer Hall on Friday January 26, Saturday January 27, Sunday February 18, and Monday February 19.

Black Quantum Futurism on race, revolution and DIY time travel

Experience Moor Mother’s blend of radical noise, punk and poetry at The SUBSTATION on Thursday January 25. Fetish Bones is out now via Don Giovanni Records.

Triennial EXTRA: A guide to NGV's free, ten-day festival

Triennial EXTRA will transform NGV from Friday January 18 until Sunday January 28, open nightly from 6pm. The NGV Triennial runs until Sunday April 15.

Australian Open 2018: The best matches and music to see

After more Australian Open tips? Make sure to check out our full overview feature, covering the entire music program along with places to eat and drink while you're there. Ticket and program details via the Australian Open website. 

Music, tennis and beer: Beat's guide to the Australian Open 2018

The Australian Open gets underway Monday January 15 and runs until Sunday January 28. For more information, head to the Australian Open website.

Ever imagined chucking knives at someone? Alfredo Silva does it for a living and The Unbelievables brings him to the stage

The Unbelievables will come to Hamer Hall from Wednesday January 3 until Saturday January 13.

The smart guide to Xmas shopping for people that leave everything until the very last minute

Head on over to www.giftflick.com.au to view their whole range. What are you waiting for? Christmas?

Yarra Park Life ringing in the New Year with fluffers, friends, fireworks, and films

Yarra Park Life will take place at Edinburgh Gardens on Sunday December 31.

Sounds of Africa: shining a light on the arts, music, and culture

Sounds of Africa will come to Ceres Park, Brunswick East on Saturday December 16.

Matt Okine on bringing ‘We Made You’ back

Matt Okine will perform We Made You at the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday December 8.

Phil Jamieson is bringing Green Day’s American Idiot to life

Green Day’s American Idiot The Musical will take over Comedy Theatre from Friday February 23 until Sunday March 11.

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.