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Monday 27 May -

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Two Legs Trivia

Tuesday 4 June-

Tuesday

Weekly trivia fun

Free

St Kilda Sports Club, 66 Fitzroy St

The Platypus

Wednesday 19 June-

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Written and directed by well-known Australian actor Francis Greenslade, this play is about Richard and Jessica. About the messy ending of their relationship and whether they can put the pieces back together. Multiple genres, two actors, one audience… and possibly a platypus.

Performed by John Leary (The Good Place, Glitch, The Letdown, Upper Middle Bogan) and Rebecca Bower (The Spooky Files, Offspring, Wentworth).

A bleak black comedy about the end of a relationship.

$45/$35

Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street

The Alan Fletcher Band (Single Launch) + Riley Catherall

Thursday 20 June

The Alan Fletcher Band’s last Australian gig before they depart for an extensive UK tour.

Alan and his partner Jennifer Hansen are joined by Riley Catherall, Damian Cafarella, Shaun Ryan and Lachlan Bryan performing all of Alan’s Americana/ Alt-Country originals and some Country Classics.

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Up Late ‘til 8: Jazz Vibrations

Thursday 20 June

TWiSK has two double passes for readers to this jazz and exhibition evening on Thursday 20 June.  Email with subject “Reverse Swing” before noon Tuesday 18 June to go in the draw

The Jewish Museum is hosting a special evening of jazz at their  latest major exhibition Where We Are.
Immerse yourself in an evening of swinging acoustic jazz and the unique sculptural language of Andrew Rogers’ expansive body of work.
Explore the exhibition and enjoy  a dazzling performance of original compositions and a diverse selection of tunes from early and mid-century jazz  by Melbourne-based jazz ensemble Reverse Swing led by artist and musician John Scurry.

$30/$27

Jewish Museum, 26 Alma Rd; Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Triple Fret: Geoff Achison, Kathleen Halloran & Jimi Hocking

Friday 21 June

“Three superb guitarists, three definitive styles, three epic shows!”

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Michael Waugh ‘Beauty & Truth’ album launch

Friday 21 June

“Waugh is a revered songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller.”

With guest Kerryn Fields

$45/35/29+bf Online

Memo, 88 Acland Street

Tolson (Album Launch) + Little Murders

Saturday 22 June

“Tolson are earthy & authentic, the passion of Neil Young, the rock of the Rolling Stones, the story telling of Paul Kelly and the stream of consciousness of Dylan.”

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Forever 80s – Neon Nights

Saturday 22 June

Forever 80s are a touring show with all the trimmings.

$50/39+bf Online

Memo, 88 Acland Street

The Leigh Sloggett Trio (Matinee Session)

Saturday 22 June

“Leigh Sloggett’s earthy song writing and commanding style extends into Blues, Folk and Country music and is delivered with evocative timbres and a soulful touch brought together by searing roots guitar. “

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Winter Salon

Saturday 22 June-

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

New works by
Malcolm Gartside
David Hurwitz
Ruby Mackenzie
Vanessa White

Opening: Saturday 22 June 2 pm – 4 pm

Free

Brightspace, 8 Martin Street. Wed – Fri 11 am – 5 pm

Groove Dimension

Sunday 23 June

Ten-piece big band performing classic hits and anthems of funk, R&B, disco & soul from legendary 70’s bands & artists.

Dancing in the afternoon.

$55/45/35+bf Online

Memo, 88 Acland Street

“Italian arias and songs”

Sunday 23 June

Favourites by Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Paisiello, Puccini & Verdi

Sarvenaz Monfaredi (soprano) & Berta Brozgul (piano)

Students: granted free entry with a valid student card

$25/$20

All Saints, All Saints Anglican Church, opposite Astor Theatre, near Cnr Chapel St and Dandenond Rd

Patti LuPone

Monday 24 June-

Monday, Tuesday

Direct from Carnegie Hall, Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes is an extraordinary celebration of her illustrious career, as she reflects on her life and takes audiences on a powerful musical journey.

The Grammy Award-winning singer and actress has made her mark with acclaimed roles in EvitaSweeney Todd, Anything Goes and Gypsy. Most recently, LuPone clinched a third Tony Award and a second Olivier Award for her exceptional portrayal of Joanne in Sondheim’s Company.

$79.90+

Palais, Lower Esplanade

Commando with Vernon Wells live

Tuesday 25 June

Fan Meet with Vernon Wells aka Bennett from Commando and Wez from Mad Max 2; he will be meeting fans, doing photo ops, as well as signing autographs.

5:30pm – Pre Event Ultimate Fan Meet
7:00pm – General Admission Movie/Q&A Ticket Holder Arrival
8:15pm – 10pm – Commando Screen

Astor, 1 Chapel Street

Terminator 2: Judgement Day with Robert Patrick Live

Wednesday 26 June

Get up close & personal in this Fan Meet with Robert Patrick aka The T-1000; in a live career retrospective, he will also be meeting fans, doing photo ops, as well as signing autographs

5:30pm – Pre Event Ultimate Fan Meet

7:00pm – General Admission Movie/Q&A Tix Arrival

8:15pm – 10:30pm – Terminator 2 Screening

Astor, 1 Chapel Street

Maree Clarke – In The Flicker Of Light

Wednesday 26 June-

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

“The artist’s most ambitious glass project to date – the culmination of residencies across the State of Washington, USA and Canberra, Australia – this unparalleled exhibition is an in-depth exploration of the river reed through the medium of glass.”

Opening event: Wednesday, 26 June, 6 – 8pm.  Maree Clarke will be in attendance

Free

Vivien Anderson Gallery, 284–290 St Kilda Road; Tue – Fri 1 1 am — 5 pm; Sat 12 pm 4 pm

Climate Cafe

Thursday 27 June

A free, small group gathering place where supportive connections are made through sharing our feelings about the climate crisis – feelings that may not be so safe or welcomed to share elsewhere.

Hosted by Carol-Ann Allen, a local climate-engaged group facilitator trained and experienced in offering community Climate Cafes.

Free

EcoCentre, EcoCentre @ Cora Graves, 38 Blessington St.

The Long Game

Friday 28 June-

‘The Long Game’ is a razor-sharp examination of the public commentary around sexual assault victims, the continuing challenges for women in public life and a deep dive into what a ‘Feminist Sisterhood’ really means in the ‘dog-eat-dog’ world of Australian politics.

Does solidarity between women in such a competitive environment really exist, and how do today’s whistle-blowers face down the often-vitriolic judgement from a previous generation for whom ‘feminism’ was a dirty word?

18+, Sexual content and references, Drug use, Strong language
Explosives Factory is accessed via a flight of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible.

$45/$35

Theatre Works (Explosives Factory), 67 Inkerman St

The Whale

Friday 28 June-

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Victorian premiere of “The Whale” by Samuel D. Hunter. A gripping exploration of isolation, redemption, and human connection.

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, Charlie hides away in his apartment. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

Sundays 5 pm

$40.92

Alex Theatre, 1/135 Fitzroy Street

St KIlda City FC: Comedy Night at the Farm

Saturday 29 June

Sk Kilda City FC comedy night with Tom Siegert/The Suburban Footballer.

Hilarious Stand-Up Comedy
Raffles with some great prizes
BYO nibbles for your table
Pizza ???? will be provided from our sponsor venue Flames
Bar open late at club prices

Pre-sale tickets $20 (via the app or the canteen window)
On the door $30

$30/$20

Peanut Farm, 21 Spenser St

Andrew McSweeney & The Wishing Horse (Matinee Session)

Saturday 29 June

Andrew McSweeney & The Wishing Horse featuring the launch of song book, A Basket of Songs, written by illustrator/author Trace Balla and Andrew.

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Sarah McLeod

Saturday 29 June

Sarah McLeod is a founding member of the three time ARIA Award winning band The Superjesus.

George Lane, 1 George Lane

Neil Young – ‘On The Beach’ 50th Birthday Celebration

Sunday 30 June

“On The Beach, Neil Young’s 5th Album is a unique beautiful masterpiece & one of his finest.”

Lisa Miller, Nick Barker & The Honeyslides will embrace & celebrate this extraordinary album along with a select bunch of their most loved Neil Young songs.

$50/40/30+bf Online

Memo, 88 Acland Street

Twisted plots with a cracking pace: Breathing new life into rural noir

Friday 5 July

Rural Noir — crime fiction set everywhere from dry and dusty farming communities to sleepy seaside towns — has become a global publishing sensation. Breathing new life into this established, sometimes tired, genre are three Australian authors – Vikki Wakefield (To the River)Fiona Lowe (The Accident), and Christine Gregory (The Community). They’ll be thrashing through the issues with award-winning author, Margaret Hickey.

Sisters in Crime event: Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome.

Entry and dinner combined charge: $60 non-members; $55 concession; $52 Sisters in Crime and Writers Victoria members, $50 under 19.

$60/$50

The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne

Andrew Rogers: Where We Are

Friday 10 May-

An exhibition featuring the  internationally acclaimed artist Andrew Rogers, known for his large-scale contemporary sculptures and land art, including the globe-spanning Rhythms of Life, a connected set of drawings on the earth visible from space.

The retrospective exhibition, will delve into the artistic process behind Andrew’s masterpieces and ongoing practice. It will portray his personal journey and evolution as an artist through figurative sculptures, abstract forms and his renowned land art; all together reflecting on the human experience, issues of identity, community, and the passage of time.

Family (2 Adults & 2 Students): $51
Children under 10: Free

$20/$16

Jewish Museum, 26 Alma Rd; Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Beautiful Ukraine Group Exhibition

Tuesday 11 June-

‘Our Beautiful Ukraine exhibition’ hosted by Space2b and Create for Ukraine is an exploration of the power and beauty of Ukraine.

Eight Ukrainian artists based in Melbourne, Hobart, Prague and Vyshhorod share their art of hope, peace, and beauty.

The works demonstrates the vastness and depth of Ukrainian art. Please join us for the inspirational exhibition.

Opening Saturday 15 June,
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Free

Space2b Social Design, 144 Chapel Street. Tue – Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm; closed Sun & Mon

INSIGHTS (…Like No Other Place)

Wednesday 5 June-

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Paintings by Christopher Headley

“My decision to switch from three-dimensional works in ceramics to painting has given me the freedom to reflect upon earlier ideas, pushing them in new directions as well as exploring new concepts.”

Chris will be in attendance at the exhibition on Saturday and Sunday 15 and 16 June,  2.00pm  to 4.00 pm

Free

Jackman Gallery, 60 Inkerman St; Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

Pride Month

Saturday 1 June-

Pride Month promises a spectacular line-up of film screenings, workshops, and performances.

A wild ride of Pride events.

Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street | Monday to Friday – 9am to 6pm | Saturday & Sunday – 10am to 6pm

Blackout Songs

Saturday 1 June-

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

First performed in London in 2022, Blackout Songs is a two-hander described by critics as a compassionate and unflinching study of love, addiction and memory.

“After a chance encounter at an AA meeting and they’re drawn to one another. Then later, once they’re drinking again, they both have this almost-feeling that they might have met before – could even have been together, sometime in the past… They should really get sober together and figure it all out: that would be a worthwhile project. Maybe they will. Just after one last drink…”

Wed – 6.30pm
Thur – Sat 7.30pm
Sun – 6.30pm
Sat Matinee 22nd June – 2pm

$68/$48

Red Stitch, Rear 2 Chapel Street (opposite the Astor)

Michelle Hamer > I’m A Believer

Friday 31 May-

I’m a Believer confronts dismissive language surrounding chronic health issues through a darkly humorous lens. The exhibition features Hamer’s first series of silkscreen prints and monoprints crafted from redacted letters and medical scans, alongside five new hand stitched works, exploring gendered language, access, and erasure.

Free

Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 4 pm, Closed Mondays & Public Holidays

Vittoria Di Stefano > Pears on a Willow

Friday 31 May-

Vittoria Di Stefano primarily works in sculpture and installation. Pears on a Willow is a site-specific sculptural installation for Linden New Art that explores the poetics of domestic spaces and their embedded histories.

Free

Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 4 pm, Closed Mondays & Public Holidays

Shivanjani Lal > Mere Porvaj [I Am Remembering]

Friday 31 May-

Shivanjani Lal is a Fijian-Australian artist and curator whose work uses personal grief to account for ancestral loss. Mere Porvaj (I Am Remembering) speaks to the history that has been forgotten, the labour of women, and the love of a land that continues to hold them.

Free

Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 4 pm, Closed Mondays & Public Holidays