Arts Features

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: A Journey Back In Time On The Big Screen

It's time to catch up with old friends. Not you, Samara. You used to be cool. Say hi to the skagboys on your trip back to Edinburgh's underworld in Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting.   Until next week!

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Asia Is The Future

Thankfully the Oscar rush is over, and we can return to less dramatically taxing fare. I can't believe I'm saying this, but for big dumb fun (and to herald in our new economic overlords), The Great Wall may be the go. Silence, too, is well worth seeing. But for the significance of being informed, you should get to The Coming War On China.  Until next week!


Find Work-Shop Melbourne at 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy.


MOVE Yoga is located at 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD.

Footscray City Films

Footscray City Films is located at 1 Kinnear Street, Footscray.

El Patio Spanish Language School

El Patio Spanish Language School is located at 2/152 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne and 114 High St Northcote.


Melbourne Theatre Company’s John is now running at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio until Saturday March 25. Tickets via mtc.com.au.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Denzel Swings For An Oscar

Swing for the Fences, dear readers. Then hope and pray that Denzel knocks all dem other nominees out the park, ESPECIALLY scumbag Casey. And Viola, too - LOOK AT THIS OSCAR SNOT.     Until next week!

Stupid Fucking Bird

Stupid Fucking Bird will be performed at Metanoia Theatre, The Mechanics Institute every Wednesday to Sunday until Sunday February 26. 

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.