A great list of things to do in St Kilda delivered to you every Sunday evening

Two new one-handed plays at TheatreWorks, St Kilda Film Fest opens in style with a zany trailer, sixties songbird, FNQ folk and Chris Wilson on three big nights at Memo and more. This Week in St Kilda

Elegy @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 16 May – Sunday 20 May, various times
A searing exploration of loss, displacement and a longing for home, based on verbatim interviews with queer refugees and inspired the images of photojournalist Bradley Secker. $45/$37
Info and tix

Swansong @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 16 May – Sunday 20 May, various times
Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. $45/$37
Info and tix

St Kilda Film Festival @ Palais and Town Hall
Thursday 17 May – Saturday 26 May
After a gala opening night at the Palais, the festival stars at the St Kilda Town Hall with screenings, industry events and a place-to-be bar.
View the trailer, check the program

Family Friendly Session @ Film Festival St Kilda Town Hall

Sunday 20 May, 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
A special all ages session for the whole family, featuring a selection of films from the 2018 program. $20 / Kids $10

Guanajuato International Film Festival @ Film Festival St Kilda Town Hall
Sunday 20 May, 6.30 pm – 8.15 pm
An international program presented by Mexico’s largest film festival. $20/$17

PP Arnold (UK) @ Memo
Thursday 17 may, 7.30pm
Former Ikette & Swinging Sixties London Soul Star.
With Tim Rogers, Andy Kent, Russell Hopkinson, Talei Wolfgramm and James Black. GA $80
Tix and info

Busby Marou @ Memo
Friday 18 May, 7.30 pm
Folk inspired pop outfit from the banks of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton. $35 YouTube 
Tix and info

Europe @ Palais
Saturday 19 May
Swedish hard rockers famous for The Final Countdown.
Tix and info

Chris Wilson in the arvo @ Memo
Sunday 20 May, 3 pm
The power and the passion from one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters. $25/$20
Tix and info

Cool Jazz and vegan food @ Vegilicious

Sunday 20 May, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Best to book dinner through Vegilicious ().
Jeff Karutz (sax and flute), Rob Ware (piano) and Greg Smith (Double Bass) play music from Miles Davis and Cole Porter through to Sting and the Beatles. No cover charge but table bookings for dinner are recommended.
118 Carlisle Street, St.Kilda
9537 3820


Random Acts of Beauty @ space2b

Tuesday 8 May – Friday 1 June
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Local Natasha Rabbidge displays quirky images captured on her phone over the last year. It celebrates the often unseen or unwitnessed beauty in our everyday lives. Proceeds to space2b.
space2b, 144 Chapel Street

Jacquelyn Stephens @ Brightspace
Thursday 10 May – Saturday 26 May
Wed – Fri 11 am – 5 pm, Sat 12 noon – 4 pm
Recent paintings contemplating the microscopic, sub-atomic and aquatic.

Buddhist meditation drop-in classes @ Cora Graves
Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. Taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Tara. $15

Strictly Ballroom The Musical @ National Theatre

Friday 11 May – Saturday 26 May
Presented by CLOC Musical Theatre, one of Victoria’s largest and most successful non-professional music theatre companies.
Tix and info

Don’t miss

Dine with Heart month @ St Kilda’s finest

Tuesday 1 May to Thursday 31 May
Dine out to support the Mission’s meals. You can also organise your own events at home, school or work.
Here’s some of the local cafes involved:
Babu Ji, Big Mouth, Derby Thai, Dog’s Bar, Dr Jekyll, Elsternwick Hotel, Fitzrovia, Frankies Top Shop, Icon Coffee Shop, Love and Dysfunction, Parish of Sacred Heart & St Columba, Pelican, Pint on Punt, Radio Mexico, St Kilda Burger Bar (The Grosvenor), Uncle and West Beach Bathers Pavillion.

Right Now @ Redstitch

Until 20 May
Australian premiere Written by award-winning Québécois playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin, Right Now s a daring and darkly humorous thriller that surprises at every turn.”

Coming soon

Puffs @ Alex

Saturday 26 May – Sunday 17 June
Off-Broadway comes to Fitzroy Street in a show about the other kids at the Harry Potter Wizard School.
Tix and info