Arts Features

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.  

Blood on the Dance Floor

Blood on the Dancefloor runs at Arts House until Sunday June 5. 

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Joyce Yang will perform Mussorgsky's Night on Bald MountainRachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 and excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet at Hamer Hall on Friday June 3, Saturday June 4 and Monday June 6.

TL;DR This Week In Cinema: Gods And Monsters, Magic And Misery

Money Monster and The Measure Of A Man deal with the harsh economic truths we're having to face. They're two sides of the same coin - the story of the wealthy, and the story of the everyman. If stomaching hard truth is not what you seek in a night out, then God Willing has the goods.    Until next week!

Sebastian Maniscalco

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO will perform at The Comedy Theatre on Thursday June 2.

Mira Fuchs

MIRA FUCHS will take place at Arts House from Thursday June 2 – Sunday June 12. 

Beat's Guide to Melbourne's Best Trivia Nights

Did we miss your favourtie? Let us know in the comments below. 

Beat's Top 5: Scorsese Music Films

SCORSESE will run at ACMI from Thursday May 26 to Sunday September 18. You can catch ACMI's screening of Vinyl on Tuesday May 31. 


St Kilda Film Festival presents SOUNDKILDA on Thursday May 26 at St Kilda Town Hall. St Kilda Film Festival runs from Thursday May 19 – Saturday May 28.

Essential Scorsese 

The ESSENTIAL SCORSESE series runs from Friday May 27 – Sunday June 12. ACMI’s Scorsese Exhibition runs from Thursday May 26 – Sunday September 18.

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.