Arts Features

Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Record Store Cafes

Got any more hot tips for us? List your favourites in the comments below. 

Desert Body Creep

Next Wave 2016 presents DESERT BODY CREEP at Northcote Town Hall from Tuesday May 17 – Sunday May 22.

The Finders Keepers Market

THE FINDERS KEEPERS MARKET will run from Friday July 22 until Sunday July 24 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Visit www.thefinderskeepers.com for more info, or download the official app through the App Store.

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Belgrave Big Dreams Market holds their next market day at St Thomas More Primary School, Reynolds Lane in Belgrave. They're open on Sunday May 15 (second Sunday of the month) between 9am and 2pm.

Fitzroy Market

The Fitzroy Market is open on the third Saturday of every month through the course of this year. The Fitzroy Market's next instalment runs at the corner of Napier street and Greeves street on Saturday May 21 between 10pm-3pm.

Mulgrave Markets

Mulgrave Makers Market runs on the fourth Sunday of every month between 8am and 1pm on the grounds of The Body Shop's HQ on Jacksons Road, Mulgrave. The next market day runs on May 22, where they'll celebrate their seventh birthday.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The St Kilda Esplanade Market runs every Sunday between 10am to 4pm (up until September), and can be found on the upper St Kilda Esplanade near Luna Park, right beside Fitzroy Street and Acland Street.

The Dandenong Market

The Dandenong Market is open all year round on Tuesday from 7am to 4pm, Friday from 7am to 5pm, Saturday from 7am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The Dandenong Market can be found on the corner of Clow Street and Cleeland Street in Dandenong.

Preston Market

The Preston Market is open on Wednesday from 8am to 3pm, Thursday from 8pm to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 8pm and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. You can find the Preston Market on the corner of Cramer Street and Mary Street in Preston.

Wild About Melbourne Pop Up Makers Market

Wild About Melbourne is popping up at CoBrew Makers Market this Friday Night from 5pm to 9pm at 1-3 Theobald Street in Thornbury. After that, there's plenty more going on. Check out Wild About Melbourne on Facebook for more details.

A Plus Market

A Plus Markets holds their next market day at Queen Victoria Market, Shed C, on the corner of Peel and Victoria Street in the CBD. They're open on Sunday May 29 between 9am and 4pm.


DOUBLESPEAK will run as part of Footscray Community Arts Centre's Art and Activism month, with performances on Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21. 


SCORSESE will run at ACMI from Thursday May 26 to Sunday September 18. 

The Horse

THE HORSE will run at Arts House from Thursday May 12 through to Sunday May 22 as part of Next Wave Festival 2016.

St Kilda Film Festival

The ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL runs from Thursday May 19 through to Saturday May 28.

Elizabeth Surtees: Merging Conceptual Art And Beat Magazines

Elizabeth Surtees presents Perceptions at No Vacancy Gallery from Tuesday May 10 – Sunday May 22. Opening night is Thursday May 12, from 6pm-9pm.

Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Karaoke Bars

Got any other karaoke hot-spots we should know about? Let us know in the comments below. 

All India Bakchod

ALL INDIA BAKCHOD will perform at the Forum Theatre on Friday May 6. 

Next Wave Festival

NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL will run in various locations and venues throughout Melbourne from Thursday May 5 to Sunday May 22.

60 Seconds With...Xanthe Dobbie of One Million Views

ONE MILLION VIEWS will run throughout North Melbourne Shopfronts from Thursday May 5 to Saturday May 21 as part of Next Wave 2016. They'll also host a workshop, HOW TO GO VIRAL: ONE MILLIONS VIEWS at Arts House on Sunday May 8.

The Orchid and the Crow

THE ORCHID AND THE CROW will run at Theatre Works from Wednesday May 4 to Sunday May 15.

TL;DR This Month In Cinema: All Of May's Biggest Movie Trailers In One Place

Chasing Asylum, Keanu and The Hunt For The Wilderpeople would top my list on any given week, as perhaps would X-Men: Apocalypse. But I am off to explore the world for a bit, and will have to binge them all on my return. Stay curious, cinemagoers!  

La Bohème

LA BOHÉME will run at the State Theatre, Arts Centre from Tuesday May 3 through to Saturday May 28.

2016 Victory Lap Tour with Bella de Jac

The MISS BURLESQUE & MR BOYLESQUE 2016 VICTORY LAP TOUR will go down at Howler on Saturday April 30. 

Beat's Guide To Melbourne's Best Op Shops

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

2016 Victory Lap Tour

The MISS BURLESQUE & MR BOYLESQUE 2016 VICTORY LAP TOUR will go down at Howler on Saturday April 30. 

Shane Koyczan

SHANE KOYCZAN will perform for one night only at The Forum Theatre on Friday May 22. 

Little Shop of Horrors

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will run at the Comedy Theatre from Wednesday May 4 through to Sunday May 22.


PHOTOMARATHON MELBOURNE will take place in the CBD on Saturday April 30.

The River

THE RIVER will make its Australian premiere at Red Stitch Theatre, running from Tuesday April 26 to Saturday May 28.