Arts Features

'Resting Switch Face' hilariously explores the trials and tribulations of being a receptionist

Resting Switch Face will play at The Butterfly Club from Monday October 22 until Saturday October 27 (excluding Tuesday) at 7pm.

Melbourne Festival explores the language of circus with 'Lexicon'

Lexicon is on at Royal Botanic Gardens from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.

We chat to Pablo Francisco before he brings the laughs to Melbourne

Pablo Francisco will perform at the Athenaeum Theatre on Thursday September 27.

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Bogan Shakespeare: doing the Bard bogan style

Bogan Shakespeare plays at Club Voltaire from Thursday September 27 until Saturday September 29 as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. 

Ingrid Taylor-Moss on taking 'thirtyhood' to the stage

Catch Daze to Thirty at the Alderman on Tuesday September 18 and Wednesday September 19 and Tuesday September 25 and Wednesday September 26.

Frank Sita on finding a voice through his art

Frank Sita’s Voice Art: Songs on Canvas appears at Osteria 20 and Soda Rock from Friday September 14 until Sunday September 30 as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Lore Perfumery: The Fitzroy company offering personalised fragrances

View the Lore Perfurmery range and shop online at loreperfumery.com.au or visit them in-store at 313 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

'Pramkicker' is the comedy that finally challenges child-centric societal values

Pramkicker will play at Meat Market, North Melbourne from Friday August 24 to Sunday August 26.

Footscray City Films teaches cinematography with an emphasis on heart and soul

Find Footscray City Films at 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray. Find out more about about the school and their course offerings on their website, or at their open day on Sunday August 19 from 1pm.

Button Mashers: This month in the world of gaming

Heard of any cool gaming events coming up in your neck of the woods? Hit us up.

Junction Arts Festival is putting Tassie's Apple Isle on the map once again

Junction Arts Festival will take place in venues and locations throughout Launceston from Wednesday September 5 until Sunday September 9.

Glow Winter Arts Festival is set to light up the streets of Stonnington

Glow Winter Arts Festival will transform Stonnington into a techno-naturalist wonderland from Thursday August 16 to Sunday August 19.  

The Merger: kicking goals for Australian cinema

The Merger will screen at ACMI on Sunday August 12 as part of Melbourne International Film Festival. Melbourne International Film Festival will run at various venues around Melbourne until Sunday August 19.

United Skates: shining light on the underground skating culture you never knew existed

Catch United Skates at ACMI on Friday August 3 or Hoyts Melbourne Central on Sunday August 5, as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival.

We chat to Melbourne International Film Festival’s Artistic Director Michelle Carey

Melbourne International Film Festival will take place from Thursday August 2 to Sunday August 19 at cinemas around Melbourne. Head to the MIFF website for the full program.

Beat's guide to 2018's Melbourne International Arts Festival

Melbourne Festival is happening from Wednesday October 3 - Sunday October 21. For tickets and the full program, head to the Melbourne Festival website. 

The Scandinavian Film Festival taps into Nordic sophistication

The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will take place from Thursday July 12 until Sunday July 29 at Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, and Palace Cinema Como. Tickets are available at the SFF website and all venues.

Why Adelaide should be on your winter travel hitlist

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Beat's guide to this year's Scandinavian Film Festival

The Scandinavian Film Festival is happening at Palace Theatres across Australia from July 10 - August 5. For the full program, session times and bookings, head to the SFF website. 

Bell Shakespeare: streamlining ‘Julius Caesar’ for a modern audience

See Bell Shakespeare’s production of Julius Caesar at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne from Wednesday July 18 until Saturday July 28.

Amer Hlehel embodies love and loss in theatre production 'TAHA'

Amer Hlehel will perform TAHA at State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from Tuesday July 10 until Saturday July 14.

Beat's Top Picks of Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival runs from Friday July 6 until Saturday July 14 at various venues around Melbourne. For the full program head to their website. 

Filmworker: the untold story of Kubrick’s right-hand man

Filmworker will air at Cinema Nova on Friday July 6, as part of Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival runs from Friday July 6 until Saturday July 14 at various venues around Melbourne.

Risking Light: a journey through grief, compassion, and forgiveness

Risking Light will air at Backlot Cinemas, Southbank on Saturday July 14 as part of Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival runs from Friday July 6 until Saturday July 14 at various venues around Melbourne.

Circus Oz celebrate 40 years with 'Precarious'

Circus Oz will present Precarious at the Royal Botanic Gardens from Friday June 29 until Sunday July 15.

The Showmen are bringing danger, pyrotechnics and an exciting twist to Melbourne Magic Festival

The Showmen will perform two shows as part of Melbourne Magic Festival. The GREATEST Magic Show will run at The Melba Spiegeltent from Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 and The Art of Magic and Illusion will feature at the venue on Thursday July 5 and Friday July 6.