Arts Features

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.

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!