Arts Features

Revenge Of The Gweilo

REVENGE OF THE GWEILO will close the Melbourne Underground Film Festival on Saturday September 17 at the Alex Theatre. Tickets through www.muff.com.au.

Henry Rollins

HENRY ROLLINS will bring his An Evening With… talking tour to Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday September 19 and Tuesday September 20.

You Got Older

YOU GOT OLDER runs until Sunday October 2 at Red Stitch Actors Theatre.

Malthouse Theatre’s 2017 Season

THE MALTHOUSE THEATRE 2017 season runs from Thursday February 2 - Sunday November 26, 2017. Season Pass subscription packages are on sale now.

The 17th Melbourne Underground Film Festival

THE 17TH MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL will run from Friday September 9 - Saturday September 17 at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda and Backlot Cinema, Southbank. Tickets via the MUFF website.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Nick Cave, Louis Theroux, Tom Hanks and More

If you're a Nick Cave fan - and god help you if you aren't - One More Time With Feeling can't be missed. It's your first glimpse of the album and a truly intimate encounter with a legend of our music scene. While parents take their younguns off to The Secret Life Of Pets, I recommend you check out Girl Asleep for whimsical fun (and Aussie support) and/or My Scientology Movie to have your conspiracy senses tickled yet again.  Until next week!


PIXEL runs at Her Majesty's Theatre from Wednesday August 31 to Sunday September 4. Tickets via Ticketek. 

Heart of St Kilda

THE HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT goes down on Tuesday September 6 at the Palais Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

Michael McIntyre

MICHAEL McINTYRE will perform at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday October 22. Tickets via Ticketek.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Blood Is Not Thicker Than Your Screenplay Consultant

I'm happy if you see anything that isn't Blood Father, honestly. Mechanic: Resurrection is also, like most things back from the dead, well worth avoiding. Time to get spooped, kids. Head on down the Eight Mile and check in to Don't Breathe.   Until next week!

Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones runs at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner from August 1 - September 10. Tickets via MTC. 

Beat’s Guide to Melbourne’s Best Barber Shops

Got any hot tips of your own? Let us know in the comments below. 


BEARDYMAN will take to the Corner Hotel on Tuesday September 13. Tickets via Ticketscout.

The Beast

THE BEAST will run at the Comedy Theatre from Thursday August 25 to Sunday September 4.

Korean Film Festival: Best of the Fest

KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL MELBOURNE runs from Thursday September 1 - Thursday September 8 at ACMI.

Down Under

DOWN UNDER will screen at ACMI from Thursday August 18 – Wednesday August 24. 

The Fiery Maze

THE FIERY MAZE runs at the Malthouse Theatre from Thursday August 18 to Sunday September 4.

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

THE 2016 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MELBOURNE runs from Thursday August 11 to Sunday August 21 in cinemas and venues throughout the city. 

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.