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Comedy review: Andy Balloch, Killing Time, The Motley Bauhaus, MICF 2024

The clock is ticking, but you can still catch this show if you hurry...

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Exhibition review: Art of The Brick, Melbourne Showgrounds

Over a million LEGO pieces have been used in this exhibition, which returns to Melbourne with new sculptures.

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Comedy Review: Elf Lyons, Raven, The Greek, MICF 2024

Equal parts chilling and thrilling, this show has it all.

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

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Funny Tonne – part four, MICF 2024

The fourth and final batch of top reviews from the Funny Tonne, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's fledgling reviewers for…

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Theatre review: A Case for The Existence of God, Red Stitch Actors' Theatre

A two-hander about close male friendships and mental health.

Works shown as part of ‘LOEWE Crafted World’ at Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Ceramic chestnut roasters by Laia Arqueros. Photo: ArtsHub. A playful pair of ceramic chestnut roasters with eyes and a tongue poking out. It’s placed on a large exhibition platform alongside other objects on display.
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Postcard from Shanghai

From a full-scale biennale to retail galleries, here’s a rundown of the arts and cultural attractions in Shanghai.

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New study examines why we love sad music

A UNSW study examines our enjoyment of negative emotions aroused by sad music.

White Night returns to Ballarat. Photo: Supplied. Floral projections cast onto a building during the night, featuring vintage portraits that have flowers as eyes. A crowd gathers outside.
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Limited-time projections to cast city into the unexpected

White Night returns to Ballarat for the first time since 2019, offering a night of free activities.

Possum Magic. Two actors in khaki style uniforms turn axles with a wheel on one side, while between them two white female actors are dressed as possums and are being transported. Behind the actors is a tree and a map of Australia on the back wall.
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Theatre review: Possum Magic, Alexander Theatre

A beloved children's book was theatrically transformed into a magical production.

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