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Arts Features

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Marvel's Civil War Begins, And The Verdict On The Best Of The Bunch

For the purpose of encouraging conversation, I sent some of you to your cinematic doom, and for that I apologise. Conscientious objectors and those suffering from post-traumatic Snyder disorder have the right to see Green Room and An with no regrets. But for the rest of us, the lines have been drawn, and the battle is unavoidable. It's time to pick your side.  Until next time!

Jim Jefferies

JIM JEFFERIES will perform at Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday April 27 and Thursday April 28.

Miss Julie

Melbourne Theatre Company's MISS JULIE will run at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner from Wednesday April 20 – Saturday May 21. 

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Fliers, Failures, Freaks And Footscray

Support your local industry and get on down to Pawno. Lord knows we need more diverse storytelling in Australia. But after you've done your patriotic duty, join me at a screening of Marguerite. Cover your ears and open your heart.  Until next week!

Polyester BOOKS Pop-Up Shop

POLYESTER BOOKS POP UP SHOP is at 330 Brunswick Street. There’s loads of rare records and music related memorabilia available including Reflex magazine with a flexidisc containing a previously unreleased Nick Cave song ($30); a poster and flexidisc of the Nick Cave song Scum ($30); Live at the Station live record from 1976 featuring the Dingoes and more ($30); Jimbo, a raw one shot comic by Gary Panter published in 1982 ($70); Frank Kozik: an Ode to joy compendium of posters, prints & other works ($45). This Record Store Day, spend over $20 and receive 20% off.

Jack Gleeson

JACK GLEESON will appear at Supanova Pop Culture Expo from Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. 

More Than A Mile

More Than A Mile is currently in its production stages. You can pledge to help bring the film to life by heading to their Kickstarter page until Saturday April 30. 

Beat's Guide to Supanova 2016

SUPANOVA POP CULTURE EXPO 2016 will run from Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Pajama Men

PAJAMA MEN will perform at The Famous Spiegeltent at Arts Centre Melbourne from Wednesday April 13 – Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

60 Seconds with...Paul Foot

AN EVENING WITH MR PAUL FOOT will run at the Melbourne Town Hall from Wednesday April 13 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Bill Henson: ONEIROI

Bill Henson’s ONEIROI opens on Friday April 8 at the Hellenic Museum as a permanent exhibition. 

Meeting the Other Side

The Barry Award-nominated Tom Ballard will perform his show The World Keeps Happening at the Melbourne Town Hall from Wednesday April 13 – Sunday April 17, and Boundless Plains to Share at Trades Hall on Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Big-Budget Bombs And Low-Budget Legends

Eesh, it's a bit of a rough week for Western releases, but fortunately there's homegrown quality on offer. Labyrinth Of Lies will satisfy the thriller-oriented, and Our Little Sister will appeal to those after a more gentle experience. But for broad appeal and a little bit of uplift, Wide Open Sky wins the week.  Until next week!

Bonnie Wright

BONNIE WRIGHT will appear at this year's Supanova Pop Culture Expo alongside Jack Gleeson, Allison Mack and more from Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Dave Hughes

DAVE HUGHES will perform his show Sweet at The Athenaeum Theatre from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Joel Creasy

JOEL CREASEY will perform his show The Crown Prince at Max Watt's from Wednesday April 6 Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sarah Schaefer

SARA SCHAEFER will perform as part of Headliners at the Melbourne Town Hall featuring Sarah Tiana, Whitmer Thomas, Mark Forward and more from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Comedy Zone

THE COMEDY ZONE will run at Trades Hall from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Wil Anderson

WIL ANDERSON will perform his show Fire at Wil at The Comedy Theatre from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Amos Gill

Amos Gill will perform his show Netflix and Gill at the Forum Theatre from Wednesday April 6 to Saturday April 16 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Igor Meerson

IGOR MEERSON will perform his show, Hou I Lernt Inglish at the Melbourne Town Hall from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Colin Lane

COLIN LANE will appear with his show Colin Lane and Friends at the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday April 8, Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Charlie Pickering

CHARLIE PICKERING will perform his show How To Tame A Wild Squirrel at The Comedy Theatre on Thursday April 7 and Thursday April 14 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Tanylalee Davis

TANYALEE DAVIS will perform her show Actual Size at Little Sista from Wednesday April 6 to Sunday April 17 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: The Jungle Book Is Back, And Other Tales From History And Myth

On your way to seeing Zootopia for a third or fourth time - seriously, go and see Zootopia - maybe you could consider this week's non-Hollywood contenders. Each one is sure to stimulate more than just the eyeballs: Rams is a critical darling, Moore always tickles the funnybone, and no-one deserves their story to be heard more than the women who survived the occupation of Korea.     Until next week!

Blake Everett

BLAKE EVERETT will perform Ready Since I Was Five at Verve Studios from Thursday March 31 – Saturday April 9 at part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Daniel Sloss

Daniel Sloss will perform his show Dark at Roxanne from Wednesday March 30 through to Sunday April 17 as part of the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Jen Kirkman

JEN KIRKMAN will perform I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself: Stories From A Life Under Construction at Fairfax Studio, The Arts Centre from Wednesday March 30 – Wednesday April 6 as part of the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Amy Acker

Amy Acker will appear at this year's Supanova Pop Culture Expo alongside Jack Gleeson, Allison Mack and more from  Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.