Arts Features

Hardware Lane Costumes is your one-stop shop for everything Halloween

Get all your crazy Halloween costumes at Hardware Lane Costumes upstairs, located at 43 Hardware Lane. Head to their website  for more info. 

Hauntville is a terrifying Halloween extravaganza

Hauntville runs over the next two weekends, from Friday October 19 to Sunday October 21, and Friday October 26 to Sunday October 28. Tickets can be purchased at the event or through the Hauntville website.

Circus Oz's new festival 'Sidesault' is a multi-dimensional masterpiece

Sidesault at The Melba is on from now until October 21. Tickets available via the Circus Oz website.

Madiba the Musical brings the story of Nelson Mandela to life

Madiba the Musical can be seen at the Comedy Theatre from now until October 28, when it will kick off the rest of its Australian and New Zealand tour. 

Beat's Guide to BOAA — Ballarat's Contemporary Art Festival

The Biennale of Australian Art is currently taking place in Ballarat between Friday September 21 — Tuesday November 6. Tickets are available on the BOAA website.

Sonic/Ascent: the show redefining political music while empowering gender and racial diversity

SONIC / ASCENT will take place at Darebin Arts Centre on Thursday October 18, as part of Darebin Music Feast. Darebin Music Feast will run from Thursday October 18 until Sunday October 28.

'My Name is Jimi' is shining a light on a lesser-known Australian Indigenous culture

My Name is Jimi will be performed at Arts Centre Melbourne from Thursday October 4 until Sunday October 7 as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival runs from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday October 21.

'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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