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Arts News

Iconic Melbourne arcade and indie stores under threat due to Metro Tunnel

If you would like to voice your concern in regards to the MetroTunnel works, there is an online feedback survey that can be filled out here.

An adults-only ball pit is coming to Melbourne

Full details of where and when are still to come so be sure to sign up to the mailing list to ensure you're the first to hear any new info. We reckon this is going to be pretty popular. 

The MSO announce 'Star Wars: A New Hope' live in concert

The MSO will perform Star Wars: A New Hope on Friday February 2 and Saturday February 3. Bookings and details via their website. 

The Substation reveals spectacular 2018 program

The Substation Season One begins on January 25 with Moor Mother and Rashida Philips. For tickets and more info head to substation.org.au

This Melbourne artist has recreated a '90s milk bar

Callum Preston's MILK BAR opens on Friday December 1 and runs until Sunday December 10 at the RVCA Corner Gallery, Collingwood. For more info see red-magpie.com

MICF News: Applications for RAW Comedy and Class Clowns are now open

Register for RAW Comedy and Class Clowns now. 

A surreal 'Alice and Wonderland' exhibition is heading to ACMI

The world premiere season of ACMI’s Wonderland exhibition will run from Thursday April 5 through to Sunday October 7 2018. 

NO ZU are playing an after-dark show at the Melbourne Musuem

Nocturnal returns to Melbourne Musem on Friday 1 December. Tickets can be purchased at museumsvictoria.com.au

Midsumma Festival returns bigger than ever with over 170 events for 2018

Midsumma will envelope Melbourne with diversity and joy from January 14 - February 4. Check it out here.

Matt Okine announces encore 'We Made You' tour

Matt Okine will perform at The Tivoli, Brisbane on Thursday December 7; the Athenaeum Theatre on Friday December 8; and the Enmore Theatre, Sydney on Saturday December 9. 

The Highway is a Disco: Del Kathryn Barton's latest exhibition

The exhibition is open at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from November 17 until March 12 2018. Entry is free. See ngv.vic.gov.au for more details.

The local exhibition showcasing young Indigenous artists

The Culture Matters exhibition opens today, November 17 until Saturday November 18 at the Besser Space Collingwood. For more information see vacca.org

Love Wins: Australia votes 'Yes' for same-sex marriage

So, what are you waiting for? Now's the time for celebration. Why not hit up this massive marriage equality street party going down in Melbourne. Let's paint this town rainbow. 

A Harry Potter pop-up shop has apparated to Melbourne

Catch it inside Myer throughout the Christmas season. 

Whoever strung this oBike up like E.T. is the hero Melbourne deserves

Speaking of bicycles, did you hear about the 17km-long bike track that's opening up in Melbourne? 

Pop-Up Globe extends its Melbourne season

Pop-Up Globe will run until Sunday January 28. 

A new 17-km cycling and walking trail is opening in Melbourne

For more green news, did you hear about Elizabeth St turning into a pop-up park? 

Lano & Woodley reunite, touring Australia in 2018

They'll perform at the Arts Centre from March 29 - April 22. Get your tickets. 

Barefoot Cinema is bringing films, food and live music to the great outdoors

Head to Barefoot Cinema's website for tickets and the full cinema program. 

The Rocky Horror Show returns for 2018 theatrical season

The Rocky Horror Show will run at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from July 13, 2018. Bookings via ticketek.com.au. 

A pop-up park is heading to the CBD for summer

The park will open on Elizabeth St from December 2017 to February 2018.

Melbourne's mesmerising House of Mirrors is sticking around a little longer

The House of Mirrors is open from 10am to 10pm every day until Sunday November 19 at the Arts Centre’s Forecourt. 

Comedy legend Russell Peters announces Melbourne show

Russell Peters appears at Hisense Arena on Saturday February 10, tickets available here.

Australia's biggest and best tattoo festival is heading to Melbourne

The Australian Tattoo Expo takes over Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on From Friday December 1 - Sunday December 3. 

Melbourne's dog-friendly, open-air cinema is set for summer

The American Express Openair Cinema runs at Str Kilda Sea Baths from November 30 - December 20. More details here. 

This mesmerising interactive exhibition is heading to Australia

Premiering on November 24 and running until April 30, you have plenty of time to be immersed in the imaginings of teamLab. More details here.