Arts Features

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.

Lido Cinema's First Birthday

Visit LIDO CINEMAS as they celebrate their first birthday on 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn.


HOWL will stage at The Toff in Town on Monday July 25 with two performances running at 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

TGIF Trashathon: Melbourne's Weekend Horoscopes

Oh, and one last thing. There's some sort of star moving through a vacuous expanse of space. It predicts that you'll head to our Gig Guide and get out to support some local music this weekend. 

Beauty and the Bodyslam: Inside Melbourne's Underground Wrestling Scene

To get in on the action next time around, head to Melbourne City Wrestling. 

TL;DR This Week in Cinema: Two Big Friendly Giants and One Big Friendly Giant Dog

Direwolves aside (hope y'all saw the final, it was epic), there's two very strong contenders for Film Of The Week here. Follow the critics to the outback and go for Goldstone, or dive back into your sweet, sweet memories of childhood with Roald Dahl's The BFG.  Until next week!

Aunty Donna

AUNTY DONNA will perform at the Athenaeum Theatre on Saturday July 2. 

Beat's Guide to the 2016 Federal Election

No matter what your beliefs, make sure to make your voice heard by voting on Saturday July 2. 

Pierre Ulric

PIERRE ULRIC will perform his show Hardcore Mysteries at the Northcote Town Hall from Tuesday June 28 to Saturday July 2 as part of The Melbourne Magic Festival.  

Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Date Ideas

Got any date tips of your own? Let us know if the comments below. 

Emerge in Yarra Comedy Gala

Dilruk Jayasinha will appear at the Emerge in Yarra Comedy Gala at the Richmond Town Hall on Friday June 24 alongside Sami Shah, Vidya Rajan & Shannan Lim, Shiralee Hood and more. Emerge in Yarra 2016 runs across the City of Yarra until Saturday June 25. 

The Axis of Awesome

THE AXIS OF AWESOME will perform at The Yarraville Club on Saturday June 25.

TGIF Trashathon: Melbourne's Weekend Horoscopes

Oh, and one last thing. There's some sort of star moving through a vacuous expanse of space. It predicts that you'll head to our Gig Guide, and get out to support some local music this weekend. 

Terror Byte

TERROR BYTE is now playing at Dracula's Melbourne every week from Tuesday to Saturday, and Sundays in December from 7pm.  

Rachel Rai - Manxious

Rachel Rai takes to the stage with the extremely relatable and hilarious MANXIOUS at The Butterfly Club, Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25 from 10pm onwards. Find your tickets  at www.melbournecabaret.com/manxious/.

Circus Oz

CIRCUS OZ: TWENTYSIXTEEN is on at the Big Top at Birrarung Marr from Wednesday June 15 – Sunday July 10. 

Oh, Charlotte - 26 & Under

Watch Oh, Charlotte as she takes you on a strange and honest journey with 26 & UNDER at The Space on Friday June 17 to Sunday June 19 at 10.15pm. Grab your tickets from http://www.melbournecabaret.com/26-and-under/.

The Naked Truth

THE NAKED TRUTH will run at The Space on Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16 as part of the 2016 Melbourne International Cabaret Festival.  Grab your tickets from www.melbournecabaret.com/the-naked-truth/.

Sam Simmons

Catch SAM SIMMONS when he hits the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18. 

Lost in Love

LOST IN LOVE will run on Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16 at Chapel Off Chapel as part of the 2016 Melbourne International Cabaret Festival.