Arts Features

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.

Bert Kreischer on truthful comedy, ahead of his Melbourne debut

Bert Kreischer will appear at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre on Thursday September 14. Tickets via ticketmaster.com.au.

Glow Winter Arts Festival will once again showcase the wonder of Melbourne's finest creatives

Glow Winter Arts Festival encompasses Stonnington from Thursday August 10 - Sunday August 20. Head to glowfestival.com.au for more details. 

Melbourne International Film Festival: Westwind: Djalu's Legacy

Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday August 3 - Sunday August 20. Westwind: Djalu's Legacy runs Wednesday August 9 at the Forum Theatre, as well as Sunday August 13 and Friday August 18 at ACMI. Tickets via miff.com.au.

Melbourne Festival Director Jonathan Holloway on their 2017 event

Melbourne Festival runs from Wednesday October 4 to Sunday October 22. Head to their website for the full program.

Supersense is back for another year of enlightening art, theatre and music

Supersense 2017 hits Arts Centre Melbourne from Friday August 18 - Sunday August 20. For more information and tickets, head to the Arts Centre Melbourne’s website.

Amateur Hour Episode Recap: Dear Unimaginables feat. Pikelet

Head to Amateur Hour for more goodies.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice runs from Wednesday July 19 - Sunday July 30 at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre.

We chat to Jacob Tolo ahead of Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Gertrude Street Projection Festival runs from Friday July 21 - Sunday July 20 from 6pm - midnight. Jacob Tolo's Staircase is located in the foyer of 110 Gertrude St. More details via gspf.com.au.

Amateur Hour Episode Recap: Grief Shortener

Head to Amatuer Hour for more goodies and stay tuned for another episode recap from Beat. 

Gertrude Street Projection on ten years of transforming Fitzroy’s iconic street

Gertrude Street Projection Festival runs from Friday July 21 - Sunday July 30 from 6pm through to midnight in over 38 sites across the length of Gertrude Street. Head to gspf.com.au for more details.  

Thando on reimagining the work of David Bowie and Freddy Mercury onstage

Thando will star in Bowie and Mercury Rising, taking place at Chapel Off Chapel from Wednesday July 26 – Sunday July 30.

What you can expect from the 2017 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival runs from Sunday July 9 until Sunday July 16. For more information, schedules and tickets, head to mdff.org.au.

Noises Off

Noises Off will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne from Saturday July 8 until Wednesday August 12.

Amateur Hour Episode Recap: 'The New Guy' feat. Dan Kelly

Head to Amatuer Hour for more goodies and stay tuned for another episode recap from Beat. 

Laura Jean on her journey from debut LP 'Our Swan Song' to finding a new sound

Laura Jean plays the Winter Wild festival as part of the FIRE element in Apollo Bay on Saturday August 12. 

From cabaret to carnival rides, here’s everything you need to know about MAP 57: St Kilda’s Winter Garden

MAP 57: St Kilda’s Winter Garden is on now with festivities running until Sunday July 30. For more information, visit map57.com.  

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. addresses the harsh trials of modern femininity with humour and honesty

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. takes place at the Malthouse Theatre until Sunday July 9.

Greek Goddess celebrates the legacy of beloved Greek actress, singer and politician, Melina Mercouri

Greek Goddess will run from Thursday June 29 – Saturday July 1 in the Gasworks Theatre at Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park. Visit www.gasworks.org.au for more info.

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.