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Arts Features

Alice Fraser delves into the realities of humanity with her new show, 'Ethos'

Venue: Chinese Museum - Tea Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15 - $27

'Abigail’s Party' revisits '70s Australiana through a queer, feminist, hilarious lens

Venue: The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Dates: Saturday March 17 - Saturday April 21 Tickets: $89 - $124

Amos Gill is asking the important questions in his new show, 'Where Have I Been All Your Life?'

Venue: Chinese Museum - Laundry Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays and Saturday April 7) Tickets: $15 - $27 

Angella Dravid embraces discomfort in 'Down The Rabbit Hole'

Venue: Forum Theatre – Ladies’ Lounge Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15 – $20  

Dane Baptiste praises 'G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)' with his hilarious Melbourne International Comedy Festival show

Venue: Mantra on Russell Dates: Tuesday April 17 - Sunday April 22 Tickets: $35

DeAnne Smith returns to Melbourne with a vengeance and a new show, 'Worth It'

Venue: Greek Centre, Mykonos Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22, excluding Mondays Tickets: $20 - $30 

Matt Okine explores radio, acting, and pretending to cum in his new show, 'The Hat Game'

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall – Supper Room Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22, excluding Mondays and Friday April 20 Tickets: $25 - $35

Natalie Palamides is well-prepared for the encore tour of 'Laid'

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Rehearsal Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $26 - $33

Paul Williams is confidently self-conscious in his new show, 'Summertime Love'

Venues: Trades Hall – The Archive Room & The Evatt Room Dates: Monday April 9 – Sunday April 22 (bar Wednesdays) Duration: 55 minutes Tickets: $15 - $20 

Josh Wade does not hesitate to dub himself 'The Woke Bloke'

Venue: Comic’s Lounge Dates: Friday April 20 – Saturday April 21 Duration: 60 minutes Tickets: $29.90 – $64.90

Nath Valvo is out for wanky Australian blood in his new show, 'Show Pony'

Venue: ACMI – Cube  Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Monday April 2 & 9 and Wednesday April 4) Tickets: $20 - $32 

Mark Swivel pleads his case to become Australia's 'Alternative Prime Minister'

Venue: Loops Project Space & Bar Dates: Monday April 9 - Friday April 13 Tickets: $20.30 - $25.30

Gerard McGowan is hanging even more shit on himself in his new show, 'Only Getting Funnier'

Venue: Greek Centre - Zeus Dates: Thursday March 29 – Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $15-$20

Kuah Jenhan examines his introverted past in his new show, 'Electric Butterflies'

Venue: Mantra on Russell - Mantra Three Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday March 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $19 - $24

Alan McElroy turns up the banter dial in his new show, 'Wingin’ It'

Venue: Boney Dates: Wednesday March 28 – Tuesday April 10 (bar Sundays & Mondays) Tickets: $15 – $20 

Guy Montgomery goes analogue as he 'Doesn’t Check His Phone For An Hour'

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall - Portico Room Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $20 - $27

Rhys Nicholson : Seminal

Venue: Swiss Club Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 Tickets: $25 – $33

Josh Wade is The Woke Bloke

Venue: Comic’s Lounge Dates: Friday April 20 – Saturday April 21 Tickets: $29.90 – $64.90

Paul Williams isn't ready to let go of his Summertime Love

Venues: Trades Hall – The Archive Room & The Evatt Room Dates: Monday April 9 – Sunday April 22, excluding Wednesdays Tickets: $15 - $20

Des Bishop : Egorithm

Venue: Greek Centre - Parthenon Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22, excluding Mondays Tickets: $25-$36

Rose Matafeo ain't nothing but a Horn Dog

Venue: Regent Room, Melbourne Town Hall Dates: Thursday March 29 - Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays) Tickets: $20-$28

Melbourne Theatre Company invites you to Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party will perform at The Sumner, Southbank Theatre from Saturday March 17 - Saturday April 21.

Where has Amos Gill been all your life?

Find Amos Gill's new show Where Have You Been All My Life at the Chinese Museum and Laundry Room from Thursday March 29 to Sunday April 22 (bar Mondays and Saturday April 7) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tickets are $15-$27.

Swing Patrol are jitterbugging to the top of the dance scene

Swing Patrol’s next beginner-friendly social night will be held at The Moldy Fig on Sunday March 25. For more information on their programs and events, you can head to their website. 

Little Theatre Company

Little Theatre Company is currently based at Alex Theatre, St Kilda. Their next instalment of Café Philosophique Des Toilettes titled There Is More To Me Than I Once Was Taught will take place on Wednesday March 21.

ArtBank are making visual art accessible in a new way

ArtBank will launch its new premises by opening its doors to all on Saturday March 24. Artbank Melbourne is located at 18-24 Down Street, Collingwood. 

Get prepare for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Festival Director/CEO Susan Provan

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs from Wednesday March 28 – Sunday April 22 in venues across Melbourne. Head to comedyfestival.com.au for tickets and program details. Pick up a copy of Beat next week for your comprehensive guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Venus in Fur: bringing von Sacher-Masoch's novel to life, but not in the way you'd expect

Venus in Fur will feature at fortyfivedownstairs until Saturday March 24.