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Dance Nation starts for Comedy Festival @RedStitch, go Green for St Pat in O’Donnell Gardens, plus Jo Jo Zep @memomusichall and more.
This Week in St Kilda

Solar information evenings @ St Kilda Town Hall
SOLD OUT Tuesday 12 March 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday 2 April, 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Council’s new Solar Partnership Program has cost effective and convenient solar power options for apartment dwellers. Free

Luke Combs @ Palais
Wednesday 13 March, 7.30 pm
US country rising star.

Adolfo Aranjuez with Tony Birch @ Readings
Thursday 14 March, 6.30
Readings and Meanjin bring you a conversation about identity and sexuality Adolfo Aranjuez discussing the importance of language with author Tony Birch.
Free but book please

The Wolfe Brothers @ Memo
Thursday 14 March, 7:30 pm
Pioneers of Australian contemporary country music. $32/$25

Jabardasth Come “Dhee” @ Palais
Saturday 16 March, 6 pm
A celebration of Indian comedians and dancers. Expect dancing, comedy skits and mimicry with fantastic routines, stunning costumes, amazing atmosphere.

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons + Rock Doctors @ Memo
Sunday 17 March, 8:00 pm
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and Rock Doctors join forces for a memorial concert for their much loved friend and bass player John Power. $35

St Patrick’s Day @ O’Donnell Gardens

Sunday 17 March, 10 am to 10 pm
Celebrate all things Irish. At 1 pm the event will become ticketed and will feature top Irish performers, including Zeon. Free (before 1 pm)/$32

Dance Nation @ Red Stitch 

Sunday 17 March to Sunday 14 April
Previews from Tuesday 12 March
Part of the Comedy Festival, Clare Barron’s prize winning new play explores puberty, ambition and friendship, set within the turbulent world of competitive dance. $55/$42/$29

Free music venues – check their websites for the line-up of free gigs
Hotel Esplanade
Dogs Bar
Claypots Seafood Bar

Suggest a free music venue

Comedy Festival local preview

50 Shades! The Musical Parody @ Alex
Wednesday 27 March – Sunday 7 April
A guilty pleasure with uninhibited performances, hot dirty dancing and loads of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music). $57/$49

Robot Song @ TheatreWorks

Tuesday 26 March – Saturday 13 April
Meet Juniper, a smart 11-year-old whose world is turned upside down when the arm of a giant robot appears on her doorstep and takes her on an unexpected journey. A new work for ages 8–12. $35/$25

Ross Noble @ Palais
Friday 29 March – Saturday 30 March, 8 pm
What happens when pure comedy takes human form? $50

Comedy Pub Crawl @ St Kilda
Sunday arvos from 31 March and Easter, 2 pm
Laughs and lager in the arvo.

Mad Pride @ Newmarket
Thursday 4 April – Friday 5 April
Mad Priders reclaim terms such as ‘mad,’ ‘nutters’ and ‘psychos’ and switch them from the negative to the positve. $30/$25

Alphabet Soup @ Theatre Works
Friday 6 April – Saturday 20 April
This all ages show – think Dr Seuss meets The Umbilical Brothers meets Mr Bean. $65 / $15

Matthew Hardy Saturday Afternoon Fever: 20th Anniversary @ Espy
Wednesday 10 April, 7.15 pm
Performed and written by Matthew Hardy– SEN 116’s original co host of The Run Home.

UgLeigh @ Alex
Wednesday 10 April – Sunday 14 April
Offbeat, absurdist comedy inspired by Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One. $35/$30

Also soon

Timor Leste Fest @ Acland Plaza
Sunday 24 March, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Celebrating the friendship with Suai / Covalima with a festival of all things East Timorese.

Blockage – temporary sculptures @ Three locations
From Thursday 28 March to Sunday 28 April
Georgian born local artist, Nina Sanadze has created three sculptures in response to the ubiquitous security bollards that protect and impede us.
Bollard Up a Tree
In a tree outside St Kilda Town Hall
Building Blocks
Levitating toy blocks in Acland Court
A mysterious surveillance apparatus on St Kilda beach

Tour ‘Lost Elwood’ with Isaac Hermann @ Elwood

Sunday 31 March, 2 pm
Isaac Hermann, local history buff , guides a historical society walk through the leafy streets of Elwood. $5 Earlier session booked out in hours, so hurry

Macnamara Candidates’ Forum @ St Kilda Town Hall
Wednesday 3 April , 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Liberal, Labor and Greens candidates for Macnamara speaking on their parties’ policies on Climate Change & Energy.
Free tickets on Eventbrite.