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Welcome to TWiSK #196
Double scoop summer edition
Christmas, New Years and beyond
Theatre in the Gardens, films on the foreshore, loads of local music and remembering Albert Jacka.
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Taming of the Shrew @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Until Sunday 22 December, 7 pm
Seating is provided , BYO your own picnic to enjoy. 90 minutes, no interval. Suitable for all ages. $20/$25/$30

Open air cinema @ South Beach
Until Friday 20 December, nightly from sunset (gates open 6.30 pm)
A program of popular movies on the foreshore $20+

Mov’in Bed cinema @ Catani Gardens (Pier Road)
Saturday 4 January – Sunday 23 February – no Monday screening
Gate 5 pm – Movie sunset (around 8.45 pm)
Opens with Jaws, followed by a selection of current films, ending with Dirty Dancing. Bed from $36 pp, grass $9 pp

Christmas events @ Christ Church
Carols by candlelight
Thursday 19 December, 8.30 pm
Christmas 4 Kids
Saturday 21 December, 4 pm
Christmas Eve Eucharist
Tuesday 24 December, 9 pm
Christmas Eve Eucharist
Wednesday 25 December, 10 am
14 Acland St

Twilight market @ O’Donnell Gardens
Thursdays from 5 pm (except 26/12 or 2/1)
Food and gifts, music and people.

Claymore and Eric Bogle @ Memo
Friday 20 December, 7.30 pm
Double trouble for a grumpy Celtic Christmas. Folk, rock, dancing. $30+

Phil Para’s dedication to Clapton & Cream @ Fyrefly
Friday 20 December, 7 pm
He’s back. He’s loud and he’s got a great show.

Prince Tribute and Xmas show @ Memo
Saturday 21 December, 7.30
Drive your little red corvette to hear Andrew De Silva and friends pay homage to the Purple Prince. $45

Bobby Valentine Christmas @ Ruby Carter Lounge (RSL upstairs)
Sunday 22 December, 3 pm
Bobby Valentine has got the kids together to perform a very special family Christmas show at the new Ruby Carter Lounge. $20 +

‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ @ All Saints’ Church
Sunday 22 December 7.30 pm
Classy. All Saints’ Choir directed by John O’Donnell.
2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East

It’s A Wonderful Life @ Astor
Tuesday 24 December, 7.30 pm
Kapra’s seasonal classic.

Harper Bloom @ Ember Lounge
Friday 27 December, 7.30 pm
Singer-songwriter with acoustic-electro-pop vignettes of vulnerability, same-sex love, and self-acceptance. $10+

The Piano Men – The Songs of Elton John and Billy Joel @ Memo
Sunday 29 December, 6.00 pm
Jason Dean and his Superband with popular songs from Elton John & Billy Joel’s Illustrious music careers. Featuring all the glitzy costumes and a 7-piece live show band, $35+

NYE ideas Tuesday 31 December

NYE Party with Jack Howard and friends @ Fyrefly
Info and tix

Melbourne Ska Orchestra NYE extravaganza@ Memo
Info and tix

Kingswood @ Espy
Info and tix 

Ali Barter ‘Hello, I’m Doing My Best’ Tour @ Espy
Friday 3 January, 8.30 pm
From her breakout single ‘Girlie Bits’ to recent cut ‘Ur A Piece Of Shit’ Barter spins sobering honesty through sugary pop songs, like a one-two punch of staunch self-assurance and touching vulnerability, in a way that is so uniquely her own. $22.50

Basia Bulat @ Espy
Sunday 5 January, 7.30 pm
Canadian Singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat brings her classic folk sound to the iconic Gershwin Room ahead of the release of her 6th studio album ‘Are You in Love?’. With special guests $27.50

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan Perform Notey & Noisy @ Memo
Thursday 9 January, 7.30 pm
A 75 minute, multi-instrumental, beatboxing, live looping, 7-character musical on the maths, physics and psychology of music and sound. The title might make you think this is a kids’ show, but it’s not, although some kids have hugely dug it. They say, “it’s for nerds of all ages”. $20

Saturday Laughternoon w/ Dave O’Neil @ Memo
Saturday 11 January, 2.00 pm
Saturday arvo laughs in St Kilda in summer. Dave and secret guests.

GANGgagang @ Memo
Saturday 11 January, 7.30pm
In 1986 and ‘87 the Association of Surfing Professionals aka World Surf League voted GANGgajang “World’s Best Band”. $35 +

2XU Triathlon @ Catani Gardens
Sunday 12 January
This summer’s triathlon series has something for everyone, from beginners and kids to professional triathletes. $30+

Casablanca @ Astor
Sunday 12 January, 2 pm
Round up the usual suspects and play it again Sam for an arvo of B&W delight.

Remembering Jacka @ St Kilda Cemetery
Sunday 12 January, 2 pm to 3 pm
Pause to remember Albert Jacka, former St Kilda Mayor and the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in WWI.
St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road, East St Kilda

Local venues with music (often free)

Famous for Elvis in the arvo and small room jazz
213 Barkly St, St Kilda

Dog’s Bar
Classy line up every week
54 Acland St, St Kilda

Music some nights.
42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Espy Basement
Free music most nights and Sunday arvo.
Tuesday open mic, Sunday blues.

Don’t miss

Postcard show @ Linden
Until 9 February, Tuesday to Sunday. 11 am to 4 pm
Over 1250 works, over 400 artists, all postcard size and all for sale. A treat.
Pictured is the winning entry by Mark Hopper, Shaun The Wanderer, 2019, photograph

Rain Room @ Prince Jackalope Pavilion
Until 31 January, 20 minute sessions, from 10 am every day except Tuesdays
Rain falls everywhere but you stay dry.
Special School Holiday kid friendly sessions.
Family (Admits 4) $88.70; Junior (3 – 17 years) $18.90; Concession $26.00; Adult $31.10.
Corner of Acland and Jackson Streets