Arts News

This Melbourne exhibition celebrates the beauty of old world tattoo art

Ransacked goes down at The Vic Bar on Thursday May 4. 

A huge rock climbing gym has come to Brunswick

Learn how to fly – kind of – at North Walls now operating at 17-19 Hope Street, Brunny.

Comedy at the Nash returns with hysterical lineup for 2017

Laugh Loud. Laugh Local – Comedy at the Nash comes to the National from Wednesday April 19 until Sunday April 23. For session times and bookings, check out the venue website.

Step into the brains of the world’s most mysterious artists with ‘The Museum of Everything'

The Museum of Everything comes to Mona from Saturday June 10 until Monday April 2, 2018 and will be launched during Dark Mofo.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival to tackle fake news for this year's Great Debate

Find out when the 2017 Great Debate goes down at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday April 15. The debate will be filmed by ABC TV and broadcast on Monday April 17 at 8.30pm. 

Step down the rabbit hole with this psychedelic Melbourne exhibition

It's going down at the Vic bar Thursday April 6 until 12am. 

Game of Thrones legend Natalie Dormer is coming to Melbourne

She'll appear at Supanova at Melbourne Showgrounds from April 28 - April 30. 

MICF Menu: Tuesday April 4

So there’s a list of recommendations to help you decide what to see this evening at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. MICF Menu will return tomorrow with more recommendations.

10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival launches 2017 program

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will run at venues throughout Melbourne from May 4 - May 18. Head to the festival website for full program details. 

The new arts program embracing the history and architecture of the Abbotsford Convent

The new arts program will take over the Abbotsford Convent from Saturday April 8 until Friday June 2 with some installations continuing throughout 2017.

Alan Cumming returns to Melbourne on encore Australian tour

Alan Cumming brings a night of fun to the Comedy Theatre on Friday June 16. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.

Pop a fkn mono because Melbourne's getting a 2.5km bicycle highway

The new veloway will start a Shepherd's Bridge, Footscray and finish on Dudley Street, Docklands. 

It's the last day to sign up for Music Victoria's 2017 Membership Drive

You can renew your membership here or become a member here.

State Library reveals plans for $88 million upgrade

More details via the project website. 

Australia just got its first ever 'dog-sharing' service

Check it out for yourself over here. 

Out Today: Beat's Guide to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

After a more? Head to Beat's Comedy Festival section, where you'll find all of the good stuff in a nicely digitised place. 

A run of Twin Peaks trivia nights are going down in Melbourne

The ultimate Twin Peaks Experience takes over Tuesdays at The Carlton Club from March 28 until May 2.

This exhibition celebrates Melbourne’s most gloriously shit gardens

ShitGardens Exhibition II comes to Lulu Café and Gallery from Friday March 31 until Sunday April 4.

Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince lock in Melbourne show

Professor Brian Cox will unravel a slice of his refined acuity at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Plenary theatre on Thursday November 2.

Forum Theatre's 1920s mosaic restored after 50 years

The restored mosiac will be ready for the launch of Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Tuesdat March 28.  

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival unveils opening night event

The Opposition screens Thursday May 4 at ACMI. For more information about the Festival visit hraff.org.au.

Bill Nighy to appear live in conversation at the Astor Theatre

It's all happening at The Astor Theatre on Tuesday April 4. 

This new Melbourne festival celebrates 60,000 years of Aboriginal culture

It all goes down from Friday May 5 - Sunday May 14 in venues and spaces across Melbourne. Head to the festival website for more details. 

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala lineup is here and get ready to have your sides split

The national TV broadcast will air on ABC on Sunday April 2 at 8.30pm. Head to Melbourne International Comedy Festival for more details. 

The Wheeler Centre reveals first taste of Season Two programme

To check out more of the program and get yourself a ticket, head to The Wheeler Centre.

Bell Shakespeare to present 'Richard 3' in Melbourne

Richard 3 runs at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio from April 20 - May 7. 

Melbourne Fringe Festival applications set to open for 2017

Applications open Monday April 10 and close Monday May 29. Melbourne Fringe Festival runs from September 14 - October 1. 

Coming Soon: The largest tattoo festival in the Southern Hemisphere hits Melbourne

Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival goes down on April 7, April 8 & April 9 at the Royal Exhibition Building. 

Circus Oz unveil larger than life ‘Model Citizens’ showcase for 2017 season

Model Citizens comes to the Circus Oz Big Top at Birrarung Marr between June 20 and July 16. Grab your tickets via Ticketek.

Prahran to score $60m European-style plaza

Construction is slated to begin late this year, with completion slated for 2019.