Beat Weekends: Our pick of gigs and events on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Beat Weekends: Our pick of gigs and events on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Beat Weekends


Another week bites the dust. Sayonara baby! As the sun sets on this fated Friday, we’ll be participating in our weekly tradition of clocking off and entering party-mode.

Because you’ve probably been too busy rustling through papers at the office to even consider what to do with your weekend, I’ve done it for you – it’s kind of my job. Read on for Beat’s curated list of the most poppin’, lockin’, show-stoppin’ and beat-droppin’ parties, gigs and events this weekend.

To browse through all of the events, shows and gigs happening this weekend, check out our Gig Guide

Friday May 19

Scout Boxall’s Turbo Lover: Homegrown legionnaires caps, regional Club X hold-ups and carabiner burlesque

  • Scout Boxall Turbo Lover (Encore Show)
  • Comedy Republic Theatre
  • $25
  • Get your tickets here

Frenzal Rhomb announce Australian tour in support of their 10th album The Cup of Pestilence

  • Frenzal Rhomb w/ The Meanies
  • 170 Russell
  • $60
  • Get your tickets here


  • Luluc w/ Jess Ribiero
  • Northcote Social Club
  • $35
  • Get your tickets here

Saturday May 20

Dreamtime at the ‘G 2023 entertainment announced

  • Dreamtime at the ‘G –  AFL game between Richmond and Essendon celebrating Indigenous Australian culture
  • The Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • $16+
  • Tickets are available here

Melbourne industrial-alt rockers The Nicoteenagers pivot their sound on new single Crawl

  • The Nicoteenagers w/ Kai Cult and Demo Disk
  • The Leadbeater Hotel
  • $24
  • Get tickets here

Mallrat is heading on an Australian tour

  • Mallrat w/ Cat and Calmell and Biblemami
  • The Forum
  • $70
  • Buy tickets here

All the free live music happening at the Thornbury Local this May

  • Hello Satellites w/ Wolf Arrow Rain
  • The Thornbury Local
  • Free
  • Find out more here

Sunday May 21

Clint Boge Announces National Tour

  • Clint Boge
  • The Espy
  • $39
  • Grab some tickets here

The Gem Bar launches May and June live music residencies with tunes to match its menu

  • Leroy Macqueen w/ K.Walsh
  • The Gem Bar
  • Free
  • Find out more here

All Weekend Long

Red Frogs, pizza and hot crossed buns: Try whacky beers at this Melbourne festival

  • Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular – a big beer celebration featuring pop-up bars, games, beer debuts, meet-and-greets, music and entertainment
  • The Royal Exhibition Buiding
  • $50+
  • Grab some tickets here

Meditations, multicultural performances and fireworks: Melbourne’s beloved Buddha Day is back

  • Buddha Day Festival – ceremonies, meditations, live entertainment, fireworks and activities
  • Fed Square
  • Free
  • Find out more here