Arts Features

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Cars Of All Shapes And Sizes

This is one of those "anything but Transformers" deals, so... I dunno, ay. Detour looks pretty good. I guess Cars 3? The best thing about it is you don't have to have seen Cars 2.Until next week!

Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes runs at The State Theatre from Tuesday October 17 - Saturday October 21 as part of Melbourne Festival. 

Take a look at what Winter Wild has to offer

Winter Wild will take place in Apollo Bay from Saturday July 1 until Sunday August 13. Tickets and information is available on their website.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Not All That Despicable

I want to say The Promise, because the Armenian genocide is historically overlooked. But it seems like it may not be as potent as its leads would have you believe. So, if you're not already locked in to the Film Fest, it's time for some California dreamin' with All Eyez On Me. Until next week!

The Moors is combining the works of the Bronte sisters onstage

The Moors will be performed at Red Stitch Actors Theatre until Sunday July 9. 

Get to know some of Hollywood's fastest-rising comics with Star-Spangled Stand-Up

Star-Spangled Stand-Up will take place at The Comic’s Lounge from Thursday June 15 – Saturday June 17.

Mark Ludbrook on Vision Quest and art that transcends the worldly boundaries

Vision Quest is held at the 524 Flinders St event space on Friday June 9, from 10am-8pm as an art exhibition and sale and from 10pm-8am as a celebration and party.

Director Scott Maidment on bringing 'Blanc de Blanc' to Melbourne

Catch Blanc de Blanc at The Aurora Spiegeltent at Map 68 from Thursday June 15 –Sunday July 30. Head to www.map57.com or www.blancshow.com for more details. 

Circus Oz artistic director Rob Tannion on new show 'Model Citizens'

Model Citizens will be showing between Tuesday June 20 and Sunday July 16 at the Circus Oz Big Top, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne.  

The About-Blank Presents Beat's Guide Street Art

Stay tuned for more lifestyle, arts and more courtesy of The About-Blank Presents series.

Beat's Guide to the Best Winter Trivia in Melbourne

After more trivia goodness? Head to our profiles section for more in-depth information. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Wonder Women Everywhere

I wish I could take back every premature recommendation I've ever afforded a DC Film; so this time around, Gal Gadot takes a well-earned second place. Hounds Of Love will be the endurance test horror fans are after, but for broader feels and appeals, look no further than those we owe our lives to: 20th Century Women. Until next week!

Kane Hibberd’s Versus zine

To find out more or pick up your own, head to versuszine.com.  

National Celtic Festival: Three Days of Music, Bagpipes and Vikings

The National Celtic Festival goes down in Portarlington over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, from Friday June 9 to Monday June 12. For tickets and more information head to nationalcelticfestival.com.

Murray Hill

Catch Murray Hill and Bridget Everett at the Yarraville Club on Wednesday June 7. 

Beat's Guide to Piercings: Tips & Trends

Hairhouse Warehouse is located at Northland Shopping Centre, Preston. 

Client Liaison are setting the standard for this year’s SoundKILDA Awards

The 2017 SoundKILDA Awards will be presented on Thursday May 25 at the St Kilda Town Hall as part of the St Kilda Film Festival.

The After Hours Cabaret Club

After Hours Cabaret Club goes down at The Melba Spiegeltent on Sunday May 28. 


Macbeth runs at Southbank Theatre from Monday June 5 - Saturday July 15.

Book of Exodus

Book of Exodus - Part I runs from Wednesday May 31 – Sunday June 18 before being followed up by Book of Exodus - Part II from Wednesday October 18 – Sunday October 29 at Theatreworks.

Lawrence Krauss

An Evening With Lawrence Krauss will take place at Collingwood Town Hall on Friday May 19.

Inside the World Sideshow Festival

World Sideshow Festival goes down at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute from Thursday May 11 – Saturday May 13. Tickets are available at www.worldsideshowfestival.com. Festival passes or individual tickets are available from $22 - $145

Minority Report: How diverse is the Melbourne comedy scene?

Lorelei Mathias is an English/Romanian comedy writer, Chortle reviewer and author of the comic novel Break-up Club (Harper Collins). She is also co-founder and producer of LEMON Comedy: a new stand-up showcase that aims to amplify diverse voices in comedy. To book for the first LEMON on 9 May head to @LemonComedy on Facebook and Twitter, or Trybooking. Follow Lorelei at @loreleimathias, facebook.com/Lorelei.mathias.author/ and loreleimathias.com

HoMie: providing opportunities and new clothing to people experiencing homelessness

HoMie is located at 296 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Find more information and contact details on their website. Dynamic Tattoo will be hosting an art show at Corner Hotel on Thursday May 4, supporting HoMie through funds raised.

Behind the Wire: Stories From Mandatory Detention

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival runs from May 4 - May 18 in venues across Melbourne. Head to 2017.hraff.org.au for details and tickets. 

Australian actor Luke Mitchell chats about his rise to fame before arriving for Supanova

Supanova 2017 goes down at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Friday April 28 until Sunday April 30. Tickets available via the festival website.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Guardians, Guns, Girls And Godawful Accents

And now for THE VERDICT – maybe you only get to see one of these flicks on the big screen, and you don’t wanna waste that night out. So, drum roll please…   I can’t honestly say if Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump own the best release of the week, but while Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the most broadly appealing film, I’m keen to throw my homies a bone. Join me and Sharlto Copley’s eyebrows in hating on guns while loving films with guns in Free Fire.   Until next week!

Ali MC is giving a mic to the voiceless through his exhibition Rohingya: Refugee Crisis In Colour

Rohingya: Refugee Crisis In Colour will be exhibited at Fitzroy Library until Thursday May 25. A Q&A presentation with Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, members of the local Rohingya community and other guests will take place on Sunday May 7. The exhibition is part of Human Rights Arts & Film Festival.

Hans Zimmer takes us through his prolific career ahead of his Melbourne show

Hans Zimmer will perform at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday May 4.