This Week in St Kilda
Season’s greetings and all the best for the New Year.
We’ll be back again on Sunday 6 January.
Openair cinema final nights @ South Beach
Monday through Friday after sunset
Beachside cinema this week: Windows, Elf, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. $20/$17
Red Umbrella Day @ RhED
Monday 17 December, 2 pm – 5 pm.
Marking the Annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers with the crew from RhED. Food and light refreshments will be provided and they suggest you wear something red.
10 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade @ Espy
Wednesday 19 December, 6.30 pm
Led by local storyteller Bo Svronos, this is ghost tour meets historical tale. Explore all five levels of the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade through the lens of the paranormal. $33
Twilight Market @ O’Donnell Gardens
Thursdays until 7 February, 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Food vans, hippy crafts and clothes.
Pop up market @ Fitzroy Street
Friday 21 December, from 3 pm
A pop up market with live performances from local musicians plus food and drinks from Fitzroy Street cafes, restaurants and bars.
Near Rainbow Road
The Fabulous Singlettes Christmas Shows @ Memo
Friday and Saturday, 21 and 22 December, 7.00 pm
Three gals, two nights – this funny, irreverent, high camp trio has made regular TV appearances across the globe and starred in their own BBC and ITV specials. $40
Tex Perkins & Matt Walker @ Espy
Sold out! Thursday and Friday 20 and 21 December
Got to be quick!
The F**** F***s + The Daggar @ Espy
Friday 21 December, 8 pm
Born, brewed and distilled from St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel during the mighty grunge upheaval of the early 90’s. Name says it all. Free
John Denver celebration @ Palais
Saturday 22 December, 7.30 pm doors
This might be weird, it might be great. Watch recordings of the late John Denver singing to live performance by his tour band. YouTube
Market @ St Kilda Esplanade
Sunday 23 December, 10 am – 5 pm
Bypass Chaddy and head to the Market with a view
South of the Border comedy @ Memo
Friday 28 December, 7.00 pm
UK Storyteller and MC Sarah Bennetto brings you local Southside comics Tony Martin and Nazeem Hussain. $26
The Caledonian Castaways – pre-hogmanay show @ Memo
Sunday 30 December, 3.00 pm
Sing and dance to some beautiful original songs – ska, rocksteady, funk, blues, country grooves.
Ex-pat Scots from Melbourne’s blues/roots scene try a new genre… Hoots Roots! $30
NYE with Vika & Linda Bull @ Memo
Monday 31 December, 7.30 pm doors
Welcome in the New Year’s Eve with Cookin On Three Burners and Vika & Linda. $55
A very YUMMY New Years Eve @ Espy
Monday 31 December, 8.00 0pm doors
Celebrate the year that was with infamous and beloved camp cabaret icons YUMMY. Featuring dance, circus and humour filled performances by Hannie Helsden, Valerie Hex, Beni Lola, Party Ghost, Richard Sullivan plus YUMMY DJ’s on the decks all night long. $105/$55
Kingswood NYE @ Espy
Monday 31 December, 8.00 0pm doors
Thunderous serpentine space-rock and smouldering falsetto R’n’B. W/ The Montreals $48.50
Mildlife @ Espy
Tuesday 1 January, 8.00 pm
Spend your New Years Day with Mildlife & friends, the perfect way to kick off 2019 and cure that hangover! w/ Special guests. $25
Perpetual Frustration Machine @ Theatre Works
Until 23 December,
A raw thrust into the human drives of our desires, combining text and the physical discipline of circus.
Postcard show @ Linden New Art
Ends Sunday 10 February
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
An annual open entry exhibition of postcard sized art. Free.