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Arts News

Julian Assange to appear live via video link in Melbourne show

It's all going down at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday February 19. Tickets via Think Inc. 

MTC announce 2017 season castings, unveil Jai Courtney as Macbeth

The 2017 MTC season kicks off on Thursday January 19, 2017 with tickets going on sale on Thursday December 1. Macbeth opens on Friday June 9.

'Hot Brown Honey' to make Arts Centre Melbourne premiere

Hot Brown Honey will run at the Fairfax Studio in Arts Centre Melbourne from Tuesday December 6 until Tuesday December 13. Tickets available via the venue website.

Australia's best choreographers come together in Dance Massive 2017 program

Dance Massive runs from Tuesday March 14 - Sunday March 26 at Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre. Head to their website for full details. 

More than 100 Indigenous Australian female artists to feature in NGV exhibition

Who's Afraid of Colour? opens its doors at NGV from Friday December 16 to April 2017. 

A 75-metre waterslide is coming to Fed Square for Summer

Summer in Fed Square kicks off from Tuesday November 29 till Thursday February 16. Head here for the full program list.

The Melbourne exhibition celebrating women who changed history

Catch it from Friday November 25 to Saturday December 10 at Neospace Gallery, Collingwood, and will run for the duration of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.  Head to www.trailblazingwomen.com.au for more details. 

Made In Melbourne Film Festival returns for 2016

The Made In Melbourne Film Festival will run this year December 6 to 11 at participating venues. For the full program and ticketing information, head to the MIM website.

Melbourne is getting a drive-in rooftop cinema

The Backlot Rooftop Drive-in will kick off from Monday December 26 (Boxing Day) in the Dockland's Harbour Town precinct. 

Melbourne is getting a pop-up IV hangover clinic

Head to their website for more details. 

Twenty free talks are happening in ten Melbourne bars this Wednesday

Raising The Bar will unfold Wednesday November 23 across participating venues. Secure your place through the RTB website.

You bloody beauty: 'The Big Lez Show' is coming to Melbourne

See The Big Lez Show in Melbourne on Thursday December 8 at Brown Alley. Tickets via the Matt Van Rooy website.

There's now a board game based on Melbourne's public transport system

Head to their Kickstarter campaign for more details. 

Urzila Carlson announces Melbourne stand-up show

She'll hit Melbourne Town Hall, Supper Room from Thursday March 30 - Sunday April 23 (bar Monday). Tickets via Live Nation. 

'The Last Five Years' to open in Melbourne

It's all happening at fortyfivedownstairs from November 25 to December 11. 

Women of Letters unveil Angie Hart as new host, announces next event

McGuire will host her last event when Women of Letters come to the Thornbury Theatre on Sunday November 27. Tickets available via Oztix.

The Australian Ginger Pride Rally is returning to Melbourne in 2017

Get all gingery when the 2017 Australian Ginger Pride Rally takes over Federation Square on Saturday April 29, 2017. Check out The Ginger Net website for more information.

Midsumma Festival celebrates 30 years with huge 2017 program

Midsumma Festival will go down from January 15 ­­­– February 5, 2017 in venues and spaces throughout Melbourne. Head to their website for full details and bookings. 

ACMI reveal exclusive 'Wallace and Gromit and Friends' exhibition

Wallace and Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman will open at ACMI on June 29, 2017. Bookings via ACMI. 

Aaron Gocs is hosting a trivia night at The Tote

It's going down Wednesday December 7 at The Tote. Head to the Facebook event for more details. 

Fairy Floss festival boutique opens in Fitzroy

Check them out on Saturday November 19 from 6pm - 10pm on 240 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Head to Fairy Floss for more details. 

Melbourne Philharmonia Project bring classical gems to Hawthorn

It's all going down on December 2 at Hawthorn Arts Centre. Head to Melbourne Philharmonia Project's website for more details. Bookings are available here. 

The ten-day festival shining a light on Melbourne's west

It's all going down from November 18 - November 27. Head to Art and Industry Festival for more details. 

'Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man' screens at The Astor next week

It's all happening at The Astor Theatre on Tuesday November 22.

Melbourne's dog-friendly outdoor cinema is back

The season opens on Wednesday November 30 to Sunday February 26, 2017 . Head to their website for more details. 

Rooftop Cinema unveils summer program featuring Gene Wilder, Bowie, Christmas films and more

The season will run from December 2016 through to April 2017 at Rooftop, Curtin House. Head to their website for bookings and details. 

Antiques Roadshow is bringing its live show to Melbourne

Tales From The Antiques Roadshow comes to the Playhouse Theatre on Tuesday January 17 and Wednesday January 18.

ACMI is hosting a two-day superhero symposium

The Superheroes Identities Symposium runs from Thursday December 8 to Friday December 9 at ACMI. 

There's now a Melbourne laneway dedicated to Elaine Benes

Check it out for yourself behind the 7-Eleven on Johnston Street, near the corner of Brunswick Street.