Arts Features

Punktured Melbourne

Get down to Punktured on 143 Swanston St, Melbourne or head to www.offyatree.com.au to find your nearest store. Their Valentine's special runs until Sunday February 19.

Manflower Co.

Head to their website to find out more. Valentine’s Day orders close Sunday February 12.

We chat with Gregg Turkington about bringing Neil Hamburger to life

Neil Hamburger will perform at Northcote Social Club on Thursday February 16 with Dr. Elsuavo and Daniel Tucceri.

Damian Walshe-Howling is bringing MESSiAH to Flickerfest

MESSiAH will screen at Flickerfest, coming to Palace Kino Cinemas on Wednesday February 15 and Thursday February 16.

The Classics are sending off the summer with a dose of Broadway

The Classics: Broadway will come to Ardrie Park, Malvern East on Saturday February 11.

An Ode to Good Game: A pioneering force in Aussie gaming culture

Interested in video games? Check out Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Video Game Bars. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Capitalism, Nationalism, Misogyny And Holistic Detection

Buddies In India is my outside bet - could be fun, and it wins you CNY points! But honestly? Fuck these nationalists, capitalists and misogynists off, get Netflix and chill to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Dave out.  Until next week!

MOVE Hot Yoga

MOVE Hot Yoga is located at Level 1, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Black Stories Matter

This is an incredible week for cinema, and for diversity in storytelling. I want to give Shyamalan the benefit of the doubt, but I'm siding with my critic colleagues - Moonlight is the film to see.  Until next week!

The LGBTIQ Sports Festival by Team Melbourne

The LGBTIQ Sports Festival will take over Footscray Park & Victoria University Footscray Campus on Saturday February 4 as part of Midsumma Festival.

Muliebrity & Other Collaborations

Muliebrity & Other Collaborations will be displayed at Kingston Arts Centre from Friday January 20 until Saturday February 25 as part of Midsumma Festival.

‘Tis Pity

‘Tis Pity runs at the Melbourne Recital Centre from Saturday February 4 to Wednesday February 8 (excluding Sunday February 5). Tickets via Melbourne Recital Centre. 

Joyful burlesque and cabaret combine for 'A Night at the Musicals'

A Night at the Musicals kicks off on Tuesday January 17 at Arts Centre Melbourne and runs until Sunday January 22. Tickets via Arts Centre Melbourne. 

Best of Midsumma 2017: Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back will take over the Melba Spiegeltent from Thursday February 2 until Saturday February 4 as part of Midsumma Festival. 

Best of Midsumma 2017: Queer and Alternative Life Drawing

Queer and Alternative Life Drawing will take over St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford on Sunday January 22.

Best of Midsumma 2017: Rhonda Butchmore's Fabulous Cou-Tours of Arts Centre Melbourne

Take a tour of the Arts Centre like you've never seen it before with Rhonda Butchmore's Fabulous Cou-Tours of Arts Centre Melbourne from Thursday January 19 - Friday February 5 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays bar Thursday January 26). 

Best of Midsumma 2017: Finucane & Smith's Glory Box: Lucky 13

Finucane & Smith's Glory Box: Lucky 13 runs at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne from Tuesday January 24 to Sunday January 29.

Best of Midsumma 2017: The Great Gay Goddess Gallery

The Great Gay Goddess Gallery will run at Artists Studio 106, St Kilda from Friday January 20 until Saturday February 4 as part of Midsumma Festival.

Best of Midsumma 2017: Ash Flanders: Playing To Win

Ash Flanders: Playing to Win goes down at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne on Friday January 27, Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29.

Nick Cody

RAW Comedy will kick off its heats for 2017 at Howler on Saturday January 14, Saturday January 21 (hosted by Nick Cody) and Saturday February 11; The Evelyn Hotel on Saturday February 4, Sunday February 5, Sunday February 12, Sunday February 19 and Saturday February 25 as well as at Kindred Studios on Thursday February 9. 

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA runs at The Big Top, Flemington Racecourse, from Friday January 20 through to Sunday March 12. 

The Best (And Worst) Films of 2016

What's been your favourite films of the year? Let us know in the comments section. 

Shimmerlands are bringing risky, creative and edgy cinema to Melbourne’s summer

Shimmerlands will run at the University of Melbourne from Sunday January 2 until Sunday February 26.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Apartheid, Animation and A Jolly Good Xmas

Disney takes the Christmas biscuit. For family-friendly thrills, head out on the open ocean Wind Waker style with Moana.     Until next year, dear readers! Enjoy your holidays!

Five unmissable music documentaries to catch this summer

Shimmerlands will screen over 45 films within the University of Melbourne, as well as hosting live music and outdoor dining, from Sunday January 1 - Sunday February 26. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Going Rogue

Without a shadow of a doubt, this Thursday is the day to join the rebellion. Give in to the (Disney) Empire, to the superweapon that is the Star Wars franchise, and to the magnetic Force of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One.  Until next week!

Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts

Phillippe Parreno: Thenabouts will run at ACMI until Monday March 13.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Men's Business

Monsieur Mayonnaise looks to be an excellent doco worthy of your attention, and Little Men has the critics abuzz, but for my money, Lee Tamahori's Mahana is the most compelling viewing this week has to offer.  Until next week!

Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad will be part of the Invasion Of The Pod People series with Andrew Denton at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday December 17 and Ring True: Music, Identity & Obsession on Saturday December 17 at The Wheeler Centre.