Fringe Festival blasts off @Theatre_Works, Indonesian horror movie @AlexTheatreStk, Sound of Music in 70 mm @astor_theatre, plus Jurassic Creatures roam the triangle.
This Week in St Kilda
Music from 8 pm @ Ember Lounge
Every Monday and Tuesday
Entry is free to the Ember Lounge at the Memo. It’s a club with table service drinks in an intimate version of the Memo. Mondays feature blues, soul and roots with Jake Mason (organ) Danny Spencer (guitar and vocals) & Andrew Swann (drums & vocals). Tuesday features Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo.
Kilter @ Theatre Works
11 September – 16 September, 7 pm
FRINGE EVENT: Kilter is circus on the knife-edge of equilibrium featuring never before seen apparatus, award-winning acrobatics and live music performed by Melbourne’s violinist beatsmith, ORCHA. $28/$20
The Five Elements @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 12 September – Sunday 16 September, 8.30 pm
FRINGE EVENT: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, known as Wuxing, are the basic elements making up how the Chinese traditionally understand the world. A group of overseas artists who live and work in Australia explore the co-existence and collaboration between contemporary dance and Wuxing in five days of performances, with each performance responding to one of the five elements. $30/$18
State election transport forum @ Port Melbourne Town Hall
Thursday 13 September, 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Not in St Kilda but relevant to many residents living in the State seat of Albert Park. Hear local MP Martin Foley and candidates Andrew Bond and Ogy Simic discuss transport. Ask questions. Free
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence @ Library
Thursday 13 September, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Gordon Young, professional ethicist and environmental consultant, discusses current approaches to artificial intelligence and possible scenarios for its development. Free
Booked out – join the waitlist
Gary Pinto @ Ember Lounge
Thursday 13 September, 8.30 pm
ARIA Award winning and multi platinum selling recording artist. $20
7 Bidadari @ Alex
Friday 14 September, 7.00 pm
FRINGE EVENT: Shot in Aradale Asylum in Ararat, Victoria, 7 Bidadari (7 Angels) is an Indonesian horror-thriller feature film premiering in Melbourne ahead of its Indonesian release later this year. $18 Proceeds to go to Fringe Festival.
Sound of Music 70 mm @ Astor
Friday 14 September until Friday 21 September
The hills will look amazing in this new magnificent 70 mm print.
Jurassic Creatures @ St Kilda Triangle
Saturday 15 September – Sunday 14 October, 10 am & 2 pm
An interactive walk through a world full of animatronic dinosaurs. Sessions are 3 hours, from 10 am and then 2 pm daily. $31 or Family of 4 $100 plus fee
Info and tix
Quickies @ Theatre Works
Saturday 15 September, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
10 minute readings, sessions every 10 minutes.
FRINGE EVENT: Quickies is an open event for writers, wordsmiths, choreographers, and theatre-makers. Ten minutes each, and then the next session. Sounds like fun. Hurry if you want to perform – applications close 10 September – first in best dressed
Blackfire are back @ Memo
Saturday 15 September, 8.30 pm
Indigenous rock band Blackfire are back after a 10 year break and are ready to rock
Vegan Festival @ St Kilda Town Hall
Sunday 16 September, 11 am – 6 pm
The Spring Vegan Festival is back for 2018 to celebrate food, life and freedom. The festival will mark Animal Liberation Victoria’s 40th anniversary.
Dead Poets Society @ Cemetery
Sunday 16 September, 2 pm
Friends of St Kilda Cemetery presents an author and literati tour. $10 includes afternoon tea
Bookings firstname.lastname@example.org 0422379053
St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road, East St Kilda
David Brand on Carlo Catani @ RSL
Sunday 16 September, 4.00 – 5.30 pm
On the centenary of Catani’s death, join architect and Councillor David in a Mediterranean virtual tour of the heritage, character and aesthetics underpinning the design of Catani’s St Kilda foreshore.$10/$5
Fringe Festival hubs in the ‘hood
There is a huge local program of Fringe events across TheatreWorks and Alex.
Until 30 September
Theatre Works program
Just a postcode away, Fringe also features at Gasworks
All Port Phillip venues
Storytime For Adults @ Library
Thursday 20 September, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Why should kids have all the fun? Rediscover the unique joy and pleasure of being read to. Red Stitch Actors Theatre actors Kate Cole, Sarah Sutherland and David Whiteley will read extracts from authors including Neil Gaiman, PG Wodehouse and Joyce Carol Oates. Free
Lovesong @ Red Stitch
Until 23 September
A love affair told over many years, Lovesong is a haunting and fragile story about love, memory and growing older. Written by multi-award-winning playwright Abi Morgan (Splendour), this production features an original live cello score.
Back in Acland @ Linden
Until 4 November, Tue – Fri 10 am – 3 pm, Sat – Sun 10 am – 4 pm
Julia deVille and Natalie Ryan present a taxidermy art exhibition in the first event since renovations.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda