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Arts News

Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat is coming to Melbourne

Alia Shawkat will appear in conversation at the Comedy Theatre on August 18. Tickets on sale now via the MIFF. 

Victoria passes Australia’s first Aboriginal Treaty Bill

The bill will hit the Legislative Assembly next month when parliament resumes in late July before being signed off by the governor. 

Thousands of Melburnians are gathering for a 'Reclaim Princes Park Vigil'

The Reclaim Princess Park Vigil will take place at Prince Park Drive on Monday June 18 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Visit the Facebook event here.  1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732.

Joaquin Phoenix to play The Joker in new origin film, Scorsese to produce

Walter Hamada has become President of DC Films, and has given the green light to Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker, and Matt Reeve’s The Batman, amongst other big names. Release dates and progress can be found on the DC Films website.

A 12-hour Nicolas Cage movie marathon is hitting Melbourne

It all goes down on Friday August 10. Grab your ticket via MIFF.

An epic late-night party is going down at Scienceworks

Party Beyond goes down at Scienceworks on Friday June 22. Ticks here.

Uber to launch new carpool service in Melbourne

Uber’s ride sharing service UberPool is set to launch in Melbourne on Monday June 11.

Australia's largest contemporary art gallery to open in Melbourne

Are you as excited as we are for this major development? Why not check out one of the biggest contemporary art exhibitions to ever hit Melbourne in the lead up. 

A gorgeous ice skating rink is coming to the Yarra this winter

It's all going down at Crown Riverwalk, Yarra Promenade from Friday June 22 - Sunday July 15. More details via Melbourne Festival. 

This critically acclaimed cabaret tells the story of David Bowie

Thursday June 14 at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

Chris Lilley's new show seems to have more cultural appropriation

Read: Why we don't need another Chris Lilley TV show  

Sony planning to bring back the original PlayStation from 1993

Related: check out Button Mashers, Beat's inaugural gaming column. 

Pop-up globe to bring Shakespeare to Sydney

Register now at www.popupglobe.com.au to be the first to receive all season information and the opportunity to buy tickets when they are released.

Khaled Khalafalla announces Melbourne show

Khaled Khalafalla will roll into Melbourne’s The Comic’s Lounge for his 18+ show on Saturday 21 July. Tickets available now from The Comic’s Lounge website.

Nai Palm is performing at ACMI's Alice in Wonderland exhibition this Friday

It's all going down at ACMI on Friday May 25. Tickets via ACMI. 

La Mama Theatre destroyed by fire, vows to move forward

Check out the La Mama website for updates. 

Critics and journalists from NYC to appear at Wheeler Centre

Tickets are available now at The Wheeler Centre’s website. For more information on MEL&NYC, visit the festival’s website.

Broad City's Ilana Glazer announces one-off Melbourne show

She'll perform at Hamer Hall on June 9. Tickets are available now. 

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra team up with Circus Oz for 'Tutti'

Tutti: MSO X Circus Oz goes down at Hamer Hall on Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8.