Suprisingly, pre-christmas St Kilda can be an indulgent refuge from the shopping frenzy. Kick back at the open air cinema, eat out at the night market, trip out at La La Land live at the Palais. Catch dessert 6.29 at Red Stitch while you can. All this and more. This Week in St Kilda.
desert, 6:29pm @ Redstitch
Last shows Wednesday 13 December and Thursday 14 December
A small town in the middle of nowhere. A family is talking about everything and anything except what’s really going on. Through fantasy and hyperrealism, desert -6:29pm ponders if it’s possible to ever truly know someone you love.
New writer, great cast, interesting story.
Music of Southern Italy @ St Kilda Library
Wednesday 13 December, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Santa Taranta is a Melbourne-based band playing a mix of original music and traditional music from southern Italy.
The Human League @ Palais
Wednesday 13 December, 7 pm
Supported by Pseudo Echo, this night will take you back to the age of Dare in 1981. Oh, those fashions! From $100
Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Astor
Thursday 14 December, 12.01 am and various other times
The Skywalker saga continues. Yikes|
Thursday night Soul with Thando @ JewMu
Thirsday 14 December, 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Zimbabwean born and Melbourne based Soul and R&B songstress Thando will perform alongside the Amy Winehouse Family Portrait Exhibit. $18/$12 includes exhibition entry
The Senegambian Jazz Band @ Memo
Friday 15 December, 7.30 pm
Fusing Afro jazz, deep world music beats and funk. $22
Emerald Sun lane party @ Charles Street Laneway
Saturdays in December, 3 pm
The Emerald Sun crew will be taking over the Charles Street Laneway with a family friendly event starting at 3pm with live music and then disco and house music DJs moving into the night.
A casual and relaxed atmosphere and free
Info and tix
35 Johnston St Collingwood
La La Land in concert @ Palais
Saturday 16 December, 7.30 pm
Full film screening with 80-piece orchestra & jazz ensemble. From $66
Red Umbrella Day @ O’Donnell Gardens
Sunday 17 December, 2 pm – 4 pm
Red Umbrella Day is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This year RhED will be hosting an event at which sex workers will be creating a red umbrella sculpture.
1800 458 752
Sunday Schmooze @ Vegilicious
Sunday 17 December, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Jeff Karutz and friends in their Trio ‘Round Midnite are continuing the Sunday Schmoozes at the Vegilicious Vegetarian Cafe
118 Carlisle Street
Shakespeare in the gardens @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Saturday and Sundays during December, 2 pm and 7 pm
Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents Much Ado About Nothing in the Rose Garden. $31
Last Words @ St Kilda Parish Mission Uniting Church
Until 17 December, 7.30 pm
This is a son’s and theatre-maker’s response to the dementing process of his parents. A Russian- Jewish childhood in the 1930’s USSR is the backdrop. $20
163 Chapel Street
St Kilda Twilight Market @ O’Donnell Gardens
Thursdays until 22 February, 5 pm – 10 pm
Market stalls with food, clothing, drinks and more next to Luna Park beneath the palms .
Open air cinemas @ St Kilda South Beach
Thursday 30 November – Wednesday 20 December
Enjoy music, food and sunset drinks before the latest releases light up the big screen.