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Arts News

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. 

Go grab your woofer because a huge dog lovers show is coming to Melbourne

DockDogs comes to the Royal Exhibition Building as part of the Melbourne Dog Lovers Show between Friday May 5 and Sunday May 7.

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.