Arts Features

The 2016 Glow Winter Arts Festival

THE 2016 GLOW WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL runs from Thursday August 11 to Sunday August 21 in venues and locations throughout the City of Stonnington.


Wit Incorporated's Macbeth runs for ten performances only from Friday August 12 to Saturday August 27 at Bluestone Church Arts Space, 10A Hyde Street, Footscray.

The 2016 Melbourne Festival: A Chat with Jonathan Holloway

The 2016 Melbourne Festival runs from Thursday October 6 to Sunday October 23. Tickets are on sale now. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Squad Goals, Sweetheart

Alright, DC. You get one more chance, and if you blow it, I'm out. At least until Wonder Woman. As you all knew it would be, Suicide Squad is my pick of the week. Let's get loony.  Until next week!

Michael Winslow

MICHAEL WINSLOW will take his show to the Village Green Hotel on Saturday August 6, the Gateway Hotel on Thursday August 11, Shoppingtown Hotel on Friday Auvilgust 12, Chelsea Heights Hotel on Saturday August 13, Hallam Hotel on Thursday August 18, York on Lilydale on Friday August 19 and Yarraville Club on Friday August 26. Tickets via liveatyourlocal.com.au.

Frankly Winehouse

FRANKLY WINEHOUSE will run at Whole Lotta Love from Wednesday August 3 to Sunday August 7. Tickets via Moshtix.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Space(d), Spooks and 'Splosions

This is a solid week! The Killing Joke packs hecka punches with its lineup and thematics, but it looks like the blockbuster takes the cake again. It's the Fast & Furious / Spaced mash-up you never knew you wanted.   Until next week!

The Mill on the Floss

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS will run at Theatre Works from Thursday July 28 to Saturday August 13. Bookings via Theatre Works.

Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Video Game Bars

Reckon you're Melbourne's ultimate video game champion? Duke it out (or just dance it out, the choice is yours) when Retrolympiad comes to ACMI on Saturday July 23. Tickets available now. 

David Icke

DAVID ICKE will appear at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday July 30.

Aphrodite Feros-Fooke & Chase Burns: The Detour

THE DETOUR starts from The Gertrude Hotel and runs on Tuesday July 19 and Friday July 22 (sold out).

Virtual Reality at MIFF

The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday July 28 to Sunday August 14. Head to their website for full details on their Virtual Reality program.

The 65th Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday July 28 to Sunday August 14 in venues throughout the CBD. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Turns Out, Ghostbusters is Pretty Damn Good

Swiss Army Man and Sing Street both promise a great deal of joy that's been lacking from the screen for a while, and Our Kind Of Traitor seems tight enough to thrill. But really, there's no debate. Put your fedora away. See Ghostbusters. Have a blast.  Until next week!

Kit Webster - Morphic Prism

Kit Webster's Morphic Prisim will run at 184 Gertrude Street, site number 26. Gertrude Street Projection Festival takes place from Friday July 15 to Sunday July 24.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Gertrude Street Projection Festival will run from Friday July 15 until Sunday July 24 on Gertrude Street and its surrounds from 6pm until midnight.

When Louis Met Melbourne: A Chat with Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie screens at The Comedy Theatre on Sunday July 31 and at Hoyts, Melbourne Central on Saturday August 13 as part of Melbourne International Film Festival. Louis Theroux Live on Stage will take place at Hamer Hall at 3pm and 7pm on Sunday September 25 (sold out) and the Plenary at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday September 26. Tickets via Ticketmaster. 

Vintage & Pre Loved: American Vintage

AMERICAN VINTAGE is located at 133 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. To get there by tram, catch the 86 or the 11 and jump off at the intersection of Brunswick and Gertrude, then take a quick minute long walk up the road. You can also find American Vintage on Facebook - @americanvintagefitzroy.

Vintage & Pre Loved: Hunter Gatherer

HUNTER GATHERER sits in the middle of Fitzroy, located at 274 Brunswick Street. By tram, the store is easiest to reach by catching route 11. You can follow Hunter Gatherer on Facebook where they post daily hot items, Melbourne related posts, fashion/collectables and other inspiration.

Vintage & Pre Loved: Lagoon Vintage

LAGOON VINTAGE can be found at 204 Smith Street in the heart of Collingwood, easily reached by catching the 86 tram. They're open from 11am–7pm daily, but in case you can't make it down, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy at @LagoonVintage.

Vintage & Pre Loved: Monkey Jar

Head down to MONKEY JAR at the corner of Smith and Webb in Collingwood. The 86 tram stops mere meters away from the entrance, and there's plenty of place to park your bike nearby. Catch them on Instagram at @vintage_fitzroy, or at www.facebook.com/monkeyjarmelb/.

Vintage & Pre Loved: Retrostar

Check out RETROSTAR on the First Floor of the Nicholas Building at 37 Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD. They've also got a pretty nifty online store too – check it out at www.retrostar.com.au.

Vintage & Pre Loved: Vintage Sole

VINTAGE SOLE has a great presence around Melbourne – you can find stores at 153 Chapel Street, Windsor, 6/37 Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD and 195 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. You can find Vintage Sole on Facebook - @VintageSole, Instagram - @Shopvintagesole and online – vintagesole.com.au.

Cirque de la Symphonie

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE will come to Hamer Hall on Friday July 15 and Saturday July 16.

Maz Jobrani

MAZ JOBRANI will perform at The Palms at Crown on Friday July 15.

Get Smart: Beat's Education Special

Well, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and learn something new. And to get schooled in the best of Melbourne's music and nightlife culture - make sure to check out our Gig Guide. 

TL;DR This Week in Cinema: Hollywood Ruins Everything

You might be needing something to pep you up in these uncertain times, and with the exception of one somewhat subversive rom-com, it's a piddling release week. Maggie's Plan gets my cinematic vote, but the adventurous should get down to 107 Projects and see Godface which OK I am performing in.  Until next week!

Education : Billy Blue College Of Design

Billy Blue runs their next open day on Saturday August 13. To find out when the next intake is and register your interest in attending, please call 1300 851 245 or email your enquiry through to info@billyblue.edu.au. For more information, visit www.billyblue.edu.au.

Education : Cosmopoli'French

Cosmopoli'French runs four terms a year along with a summer program, offering weekday, Saturday, afternoon and evening classes to their students. Make-up classes are also offered to busy learners at no extra cost. You can enrol at any time (athough it's preferred to start at the beginning of term) by heading over to www.cosmopolifrench.com, or calling 0424 284 586.

Education : Inlanguage Boutique

InLanguage Boutique's next intake begins on the week of Monday July 11. With a maximum of eight students per class, they tend to fill up quickly so be sure to book sooner rather than later. To find out more, get in touch with the team by calling 03 9939 3939. Visit www.inlanguageboutique.com.au for more info.