Arts News

Fairy Floss Melbourne set for Autumn/Winter catwalk and party

It's all going down Saturday May 13 at Fairy Floss Melbourne, 240 Brunswick Street. Learn more about the brand here. 

New NGV exhibition uncovers Buddhist principles and Zen philosophy in a fresh context

Buddha’s Smile comes to NGV International from Friday June 2 until Sunday October 8.

The Melbourne play capturing the fury of womanhood in the 21st Century

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. comes to the Malthouse Theatre from Friday June 16 until Wednesday July 19.

Pint of Science are bringing experts to Melbourne pubs to chat about the world

The festivals take over the three venues from Monday May 15 until Wednesday May 17. Check out the Pint of Science website for more info.

Four of Hollywood’s brightest comedians are performing live in Melbourne

The star-spangled lineup comes to the Comic’s Lounge on Thursday June 15, Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17. Tickets via Frontier Comedy.

Melbourne Museum join forces with Academy Award-winning studio to tell the secret life of bugs

It's all going down from June 23 - October 15 at the Melbourne Museum. More details here. 

PechaKucha Night unleashes creative presentations in Melbourne

Catch PetchaKutcha Night at Bella Union on Wednesday May 3. Tickets on the door or via the Bella Union website.

Hannie Rayson’s One-Woman Show ‘Hello, Beautiful!’ arrives in Melbourne

Catch Hannie Rayson when she performs Hello, Beautiful! at Gasworks, taking place at The Vincent in Albert Park between Thursday 18 May - Saturday 20 May, the Williamstown Mechanics Institute on Thursday 25 May & The Bowery Theatre in St. Albans on Saturday 27 May. Tickets available via the Gasworks , Hobson Bay Tickets & Eventbrite websites, respectively.

Comedy legends Jimeoin and Cal Wilson are joining forces in Melbourne for one night only

It's all going down at Bird's Basement on May 29. More details here. 

60 of Melbourne's best makers are coming together for a free design market

It's all going down at The Atrium, Federation Square on Sunday June 11. Entry is free. More info here. 

200 of Melbourne's hidden spaces and buildings are being unlocked to explore

Open House Melbourne will run from Saturday July 29 - Sunday July 30. Stay tuned for their full program release. 

The Royal Exhibition Building will be filled with doggos this weekend

The Dog Lovers Show will run this Friday to Sunday in Melbourne. Tickets start at $15. More details here. 

Dynamic Tattoo to support youth homelessness with special art auction

It’s all happening at the Corner on Thursday May 4.

These legends have created a comic book about the adventures of two PTV ticket inspectors

You can find out more via their Kickstarter campaign here. 

ACMI’s ‘Code Breakers’ celebrates Australian and New Zealand women in the gaming industry

Code Breakers: Women in Games is free at ACMI from Tuesday July 25 until Sunday November 5. 

The engaging new exhibition exploring dance choreography in a wider context

DANCE X will take over the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum from Wednesday May 10 to Sunday July 30.

Award-winning play 'When the Rain Stops Falling' returns with Melbourne season

When The Rain Stops Falling is playing at the Metanoia Theatre until Saturday May 6 (no shows from Sunday April 30 until Tuesday May 2). You can grab tickets from the website.

Chris Rock locks in second Melbourne show due to huge demand

Chris Rock hits Melbourne on Monday June 26 and Tuesday June 27 at Hisense Arena. Tickets via Ticketek. 

A huge karaoke festival is going down in the CBD tomorrow night

It's free and it's all going down at 206 Bourke Street Friday April 28 from 5pm. For more information on how to get involved, head to the festival website.

Comedy gurus Bridget Everett and Murray Hill join forces for Melbourne show

Bridget Everett and Murray Hill combine at the Yarraville Club on Wednesday June 7.

St Kilda Film Festival unveils full 2017 program

The St Kilda Film Festival takes over the Palais Theatre and St Kilda Town Hall from Thursday May 18 until Saturday May 27. Check out the full deal here.

Hannah Gadsby wins Melbourne International Comedy Festival's 2017 Barry Award

Hannah Gadsby will be given the opportunity to perform an encore show of Nanette at The Comedy Theatre on Saturday April 29. Tickets on sale from 10am today.

National Indigenous Music Awards open nominations for 2017, announce first album

The 14th NIMAs will be held on Saturday August 12 in Darwin. Nominations can be entered here.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival unveil nominations for 2017 Best Newcomer Award

The winner of the Best Newcomer Award will be announced on Saturday April 22 at the Festival Club.

Zack Dyer takes out 2017 RAW Comedy National Grand Final

The win will see Dyer journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to compete in the UK's leading open-mic competition So You Think You're Funny?. Head here to dive into more on the RAW Comedy competition.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival announce nominations for 2017 Barry Award

The 2017 Barry Award and Golden Gibbo Award will be presented at the 20th Annual Comedy Festival Awards on Saturday April 22. For more info on the accolades, check out the festival website.

MTC's 'Minnie & Liraz' explores an oddball romance spawned from a fierce bridge rivalry

Minnie & Liraz comes to the Fairfax Studio from Friday May 12 to Saturday June 24. Tickets via the MTC website.

ACMI is presenting an Akira Kurosawa retrospective

Essential Kurosawa runs at ACMI from May 25 - June 8.