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Blues Festival @ St Kilda

Friday 22 March – Sunday 24 March
Across 23 venues (mostly free), St Kilda gets the blues so you can feel the rhythm.
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Second Line Parade @ From Fitzroy to Acland Streets
Saturday 6.00 pm, Sunday 3.30 pm
Hoodoo Mayhem Band will lead a New Orleans Second Line Parade Saturday evening and Sunday arvo

The Felton Story @ Espy
Monday 18 and Monday 25 March 6.30 pm
Alfred Felton was the National Gallery of Victoria’s main benefactor. Journey through his life and times through the window onto his home, the Hotel Esplanade

Bin Laden: The One Man Show @ Theatreworks
Tuesday 19 March – Sunday 24 March, 7.30 pm Matinee Sun 5 pm
After every show the director facilitates a debate, which makes Bin Laden: The One Man Show an evening of two equally important halves. $35/$28

KeKoSon – Cuban Sounds @ Library
Wednesday 20 March, 6.30 pm
KeKoSon channels the essence of Cuban street music. Free
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Senegambian Jazz Band @ Espy
Friday 22 March, 8 pm
The Gershwin Room gets that Afro-jazz treatment with the phenomenal Amadou Suso, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’ (a traditional West African stringed instrument). $26.50

Bowie: Golden Years @ Memo
Friday 22 March, 7.30 pm
Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder, Taxiride’s Jason Singh & Tim Watson and Electric Mary’s Rusty Brown deliver a musical extravaganza paying homage to David Bowie. $30

Rob Brydon @ Palais
Friday 22 March and Saturday 23 March
Brand new stand up comedy from one of the not-so big men of Brit laughs

Kubrick double feature @ Astor
Friday 22 March, 7.30 pm
Two visions of horror – A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket – from the Master Stanley Kubrick

Briefcase full of blues @ Memo
Saturday 23 March, 7.30 pm
Both types of music, Rythym and Blues. $20

Ensemble Gombert for Lent @ All Saints’ concerts

Sunday 24 March, 3 pm
Melbourne’s most acclaimed a cappella group presents a program of choral music for the season of Lent. $25/$15

Balaclava’s Laneway Festival @ space2b
Sunday March 24, 10 am to 3 pm
Art and food from all across the world, including from Somalia, Iran and Afghanistan. Free
Lane R1509, parallel to Chapel Street

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.

Forgotten History @ St Kilda Town Hall (new venue)
Sunday 24 March, 2.30 pm
Author James Boyce followed by a response from local Aboriginal leaders. Singer/songwriter Shane Howard will also perform. $20, includes afternoon tea.


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 Info

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 Book

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.

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