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

Welcome to TWiSK #187
Get TWiSK by email every Sunday 7 pm
Listen to our first monthly podcast
Thirty minutes, three guests and many local events to discuss.
With co-host Michelle Nicol.
Cafe Philosophique – De L’amour @ Espy
Black Sorrows @ Memo
Succulent friends @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Open for Inspection Day @ The Block 
Grab a pre-loved bargain or two @ Garage Sale Trail

From St Kilda to St Kilda @ Carlisle Street Arts Space
Ends Wednesday 16 October, 8.30 am – 5 pm
LAST DAYS: Two local artists ventured to St Kilda, Scotland, an isolated archipelago located in the mid-Atlantic to uncover the compelling links between the two St Kilda’s. Free

Sing a Song of Sixpence @ Ember Lounge
A songwriter’s delight featuring Andrew Lucas Hall, Fiona Lee Maynard, Mon Coeur with Lee Spence accompanying. $20

Jean Kittson: Are we there yet? @ George Ballroom

Tuesday 15 October 2 pm – 3 pm
Jean Kittson presents a travelogue of the road trip of life. Seniors Festival gig. $10
129 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Cafe Philosophique – De L’amour: Relationship with ourselves @ Espy
Tuesday 15 October, 7 pm
Third of five Tuesday night performance / discussions on the nature of relationships. Spoken word, poetry, music and conversation.
TWiSK went last Tuesday and it was great – fabulous Espy Balcony room, great poets, music and discussion. Bravo. $20

Behind the scenes with Suzi Q @ Espy
Wednesday 16 October, 7 pm
Explore The Espy for a tour packed with stories from iconic Suzi Q. $20

Book event: The Sunday Story Club @ Readings
Thursday 17 October, 12.30 pm
A collection of real-life stories that a group of women tell each other when they gather for a deep and structured conversation – once a month in a suburban living room – about the things that really matter.
Free but book please
112 Acland Street, St Kilda

Artist for Kids’ Culture Art Auction @ The Park Melbourne
Thursday 17 October, 6.30 pm
Amazing art auctioned to raise cash for kids programs. Special guests: Michala Banas, Dylan Lewis, Brian Nankervis & Toby Truslove with music by Sweet Jean. $65 +
Tix | Info
36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park

Black Sorrows @ Memo
Friday 18 October, 8.30 pm
After 21 albums, Joe Camilleri’s The Black Sorrows are at the peak of their game.
TWiSK says you’ll be chained to the wheel in ecstasy.  $45

The Mavis’s (Matt & Beki) @ Espy
Friday 18 October, 8 pm
Live in the Gershwin Room w/ special guests Byron St. John $27

Grab a pre-loved bargain or two @ Garage Sale Trail
Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 October
Explore garage sales all over St Kilda and surrounds.
Click here for a map

Succulent friends @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Saturday 19 October, 3 pm
Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens are holding a succulent planting workshop in their glasshouses near Blessington Street. Go home with a plant in a tiny pot. Gold coin donation.

Bakers Daughter aka Alyce Platt @ Ember
Saturday 19 October, 8.30 pm
Bakers Daughter highlights stories from growing up in the suburbs to living in St Kilda with super hero’s, cowboys in the attic and the KGB.

Alex Smith – Flying Solo @ Fyrefly
Saturday 19 October, 8 pm
Lead singer of Moving Pictures, Alex Smith flies solo performing his new album The Thread & celebrating the songs & artists that shaped his youth. $20+

Open for Inspection Day @ The Block Grey Street
Sunday 20 October, 10 am – 4 pm
Love it or hate it, the Oslo renovation will be a popular destination.
Read the rules for visitors 

Puppy Friendly Pub Crawl @ St Kilda
Sunday 20 October, 2.30 pm start
Walk your dog and chill with other dog lovers. Meet at St Kilda West Dog Beach in front of West Beach Bathers Pavilion, 10 mins before the event starts for an introduction.

Meet artist Brodie Ellis @ Linden
Sunday 20 October, 2 pm – 3 pm
Ellis’ work questions the ethics of space travel, technological development and the use of our planet’s limited natural resources.

Shane O’Mara & Shane Reilly are… ‘The Plagiarists’ @ Ember
Sunday 20 October, 3 pm
Two great players with Tamara Murphy (double bass) and Tony Floyd (drums) in the lounge mode.


Control @ Red Stitch
Until Sunday 3 November
Told across several decades, from Melbourne to Mars, Keziah Warner’s provocative and funny new play explores humanity’s desire to dictate how we’re perceived by others.

Love / Chamberlain @ Theatre Works
Thursday 10 October – Sunday 20 October, various times
Courtney Love and Lindy Chamberlain cross paths on a remote highway somewhere in Australia, seeking an elusive Oracle. A play about grief, public judgement and the demonisation of women. $45/$37

Luminous @ Fitzroy Street
From Sunday 5 October until February
Five ‘pop-up’ visual projects from artists Carl Allison and Nick Kozakis, John Fish, Tom Gerrard, PluginHUMAN and Elizabeth West.
Map of locations 

Deadline soon @ Palais Theatre Community Support Fund
The Palais has grants of up to $5,000 to local charities and not-for-profits to support community infrastructure, activities and residents within Port Phillip. Current round of grants close 5 pm, Thursday 17 October.
Apply | More information

Ecliptica @ Space2b
Until 26 October
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Helen Cannon.


On sale now
Heart of St Kilda Concert @ Palais
Wednesday 23 October, 7.30 pm
Sacred Heart Mission’s Heart of St Kilda Concert is back again with another exciting line-up hosted by Brian Nankervis. The concert helps raise much-needed funds for the Mission’s Dining Hall and Meals Program, which serves up 400 free meals every day of the year to people experiencing homelessness and social isolation. $66 +

Port Phillip Community Group AGM @ CitiPower Centre
Thursday 24 October, 5.30 pm
All welcome. Guest speaker is Kate Incerti, Social Worker of the Year.
RSVP agm@ppgc.org.au

Postcard show entries now open @ Linden
Entries close Wednesday 30 October
Get your mini masterpiece ready for the annual postcard show.

Wine and Cider Tour @ Fitzroy Street
Saturday 16 November, 11 am – 4 pm
The walk brings together 16 St Kilda venues with wineries from across the state for an afternoon of wine, cider and entertainment. $25 early bird.
Registration tent 42 Fitzroy Street
Tix and info