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Arts News

A huge environmentally-friendly film festival is taking over Melbourne

EFFA 2018 will screen at ACMI and Palace Westgarth Cinema from 11 – 19 October. For the full program and ticketing information head here.

Melbourne's Food Truck Park is back in time for summer

Food Truck Park returns for Seaside Street Food Festival on the Frankston Waterfront from October 10 until October 14. Head to the Facebook event for more details.

This Melbourne carpark is hosting an epic Underground Roller Disco

It's all going down on Saturday October 20 at 44 Harmsworth Street, Collingwood. Head to the Facebook event for more details.

Watch: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunite in 'Holmes and Watson' trailer

Holmes & Watson hits cinemas on Friday December 21. More arts news here. 

$750k granted to arts and disability funding through Australia Council

Further details about these initiatives are to be released later in the year. Meeting Place continues until Wednesday September 26.

A new Louis Theroux docco series is coming this November

Read our interview with Louis Theroux here. 

The OG PlayStation from your youth is getting a reissue

Sony has announced that it will release a mini version of the PS1, named the PlayStation Classic, on Monday December 3 2018. More information available at Sony’s website.

The Royal Melbourne Show announces new pavilion for young adults

The Royal Melbourne Show will take over the Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday 22 September to Tuesday 2 October. Information pertaining to earlybird offers, online savers, admission costs and ride passes is available at the RMS website.

Apple will no longer provide dongles with new generation of iPhones

Apple has announced that the Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle will no longer be provided alongside purchases of new iPhones (XS, XS Max and XR).

This Melbourne student is suing his uni for failing him

Tweet #PassChinmay to show your support ahead of his preliminary hearing. 

A giant amusement park bar is coming to Melbourne

Check out the Archie Brothers website for more info.

Watch: the first clip from the final season of Anthony Bourdain's ‘Parts Unknown’

A feature-length documentary is also being made on Anthony Bourdain and is set for release in 2019.

A massive 'Star Wars' exhibition is coming to Australia

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition runs at the Powerhouse Museum from November 16 until June 10. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the exhibition website.

Celebrate spring with this epic local design market

It's all going down at The Atrium, Federation Square on Sunday September 16. More details here. 

Circus and rock'n'roll collide in this new Melbourne show

Circus Oz premieres Rock Bang at Malthouse’s Merlyn Theatre on Thursday November 15, tickets to all dates available from Malthouse Theatre.

Jim Jefferies is touring Australia

Jim Jefferies will roll into Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Monday 17 December 2018, as part of The Night Talker Tour. General tickets on sale via Ticketek at 11am Friday 14 September, with presale details available from Ticketek and Frontier Touring.

'Serial' reveals season 3, listen to the new trailer now

 New episodes will be released every Thursday starting September 20 via Serial. 

An experimental festival of circus from Circus Oz

There’ll be comedy, music, dance and more melded through traditional elements of circus, when Sidesault at The Melba goes down at Circus Oz’s home base, The Melba Spiegeltent from Thursday October 11 until Sunday October 21. Get your tickets. 

Gothic horror, bogans and death: Inside Malthouse Theatre's 2019 program

Season Pass subscriptions to Malthouse’s Season 2019 are available from September 4 2018, visit Malthouse Theatre to book online and see a full list of next year’s shows.

Barry Award-winning comedian Sam Campbell announces encore run for Melbourne Fringe

It's going down from September 14 - September 21 at the Lithuanian Club Ballroom. Tickets via Melbourne Fringe. 

VidCon returns to Australia by popular demand

It's all going down at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday August 31 - Sunday September 2. Tickets are on sale now.

'Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical' is coming to Melbourne

Muriel's Wedding The Musical will hit Her Majesty's Theatre in March 2019 for a limited season. Tickets go on sale Thursday September 20 via Ticketek. 

Australia is getting a permanent Yayoi Kusama installation

You can see The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens 2015 from December 2018 at the National Gallery of Australia. 

A retro gaming festival is hitting Melbourne

It's all going down from August 31 - September 23 at QV Melbourne. 

The Clash, Ramones, Sex Pistols and more feature in new Melbourne punk exhibition

It's going down at Sunstudios Melbourne from Friday August 24. 

Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains gain government anti-scalping protection

For further information see ‘Fair Go for Fans’ on the Victorian government’s website.