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Comedy, music, art, theatre and film – take your pick – Nerds, frauds, laughs, mini masterpieces, vegie gardens and heritage rockers.
Linden Postcard Show opens
Veg Out Big Sculpture open day
This Week in St Kilda
Frontm3n @ Memo
Tuesday 19 November, 8 pm
Peter Howarth, Mick Wilson and Pete Lincoln. Known respectively as lead vocalists of The Hollies, 10cc and The Sweet, three great friends perform the classic hits of these iconic bands with three guitars and three amazing voices. $40
People Suck @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 20 November – Saturday 30 November, various times
Winner of Best of Toronto Fringe and Patron’s Pick, this irreverent, hilarious and all-too-relatable musical comedy explores the many, many ways in which people are just the worst.
$37/$30 Pay what you can Sat 5 pm
Lea Salonga @ Palais
Wednesday and Thursday 21 & 22 November, 8 pm
Tony® and Olivier Award-winning Broadway star and Disney legend Lea Salonga, returns to Melbourne with the Philharmonia Australia. $75+
Pop Up Book Sale @ St Kilda Library
Thursday 21 November, 10 am – 4 pm
Come along and find a great book for your personal collection, there will be many great titles looking for a new home.
Jazzy Jeudi @ Alliance Française
Thursday 21 November, 7.30 pm
Colombian songwriter and guitarist Oscar Jiménez will be joined by the New Impromptu Quartet for a show of Latin jazz and folk & roots music. $25/$20
Find out more
Sharing your Garden with Wildlife @ St Kilda Library
Thursday 21 November, 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Discover how to become a ‘Champion for Wildlife’ by incorporating food sources, water, shelter and nesting places in your garden / balcony.
Free – but waitlisted
The Basics ‘Game Over’ Album Launch @ Espy
Thursday 21 November, 7.30 pm
The Basics in the Gershwin Room. $33
Notey And Noisy: A Sound Science Mathemusical @ Ember Lounge
Thursday 21 November, 8 pm
A 75 minute, multi-instrumental, beatboxing, live looping, 7 character musical on the maths, physics and psychology of music and sound.
Not a kids show as such – but for nerds of all ages. $20
Dreamsong @ Alex
Thursday 21 – Saturday 30 November, various times
Experienced musical theatre cast present a hilarious Australian Musical by Hugo Chiarella and Robert Tripolino. Dubbed the ‘Australian Book of Mormon’ the promoters guarantee all who come to the Church of DreamSong will be touched! By God! $47
Native Gray @ Brightspace
From Thursday 21 November to 30 November
Opening: Thursday 21 November, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Celebrating her love of nature, colour and all things floral – mixed media works on dressmaker’s card.
11-5 Wed – Fri & Sat 12-4
8 Martin Street
MI SEX Computer Games 40th anniversary @ Memo
Friday 22 November, 7.30 pm
Party like it’s 1979. $40
Kent Burnside (USA) + The New Savages @ Fyrefly
Friday 22 November 22, 7.30 – 11.30 pm
Kent Burnside was born into the blues. He hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi and is the oldest Grandson and pupil of blues legend, R.L. Burnside. Very dance-able. $28+
Linden Postcard Show @ Linden
From Saturday 23 November until 7 February
Opening event: Friday 22 November, 4 pm
Over 1000 postcard sized artworks on display and for purchase. Free entry.
Hear Melinda Martin, Linden Director, on our podcast
Mrs Lowry & Son Q&A with Timothy Spall @ Astor
Saturday 23rd November, 4 pm
Hear legendary actor Timothy Spall in Q&A as part of the British Film Festival screening of his film Mrs Lowry & Son.
Frocking Hilarious – Comedy Fundraiser @ Alex
Saturday 23 November, 7 pm
Frocking Hilarious is ActionAid Australia’s comedy extravaganza: an all women line-up including Judith Lucy, Claire Hooper, Geraldine Hickey, Libbi Gorr and more. $65
Gabrielle Parbo – Tapestry @ Fyrefly
Saturday 23 November, 7.00 pm – 11:30 pm
The show weaves together the songs and stories of Carole King, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell. Feel the earth move! $25+
Sooshi Mango @ Palais
Saturday 23 November, 8 pm
The boys, Joe, Carlo and Andrew bring you an all-new 2 hour theatre show comprising of live skits, videos and hilarious musical numbers. $65+
Boom Crash Opera (With Dale Ryder) + Machinations @ Memo
Saturday 23 November, 8.30 pm
Presented by MMM nationally, the newly reunited Boom Crash Opera will be joined by Machinations. $50
Veg Out / Big Sculpture Open Day @ Veg Out
Sunday 24 November
Tour the Veg Out gardens and be amazed by the 19 big sculptures installed for November. Big program of activities for the open day.
Hear curators Adrian Spurr and Mariella Del Conte on our podcast
Aequales Ensemble @ All Saints’
Sunday 24 November, 3 pm
The Aequales Ensemble return with string quartets by Mozart and Brahms including Brahms’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, no. 2. $25 full / $15 concession / Students free with student card.
2 Chapel Street, East St Kilda
The Substitutes – extended @ Memo
Sunday 24 November, 3.00 pm
Playing with five extra musicians to give a big 60’s sound. $30
Andy Saunders – The Black @ Espy
Sunday 24 November, 7 pm
Andy (The Block) brings his new solo show to Melbourne following 5 star reviews and sold out shows with the Aboriginal Comedy Allstars in Edinburgh and London. $30 +
Oil @ Red Stitch Cromwell Road
Unti 15 December, various times
Ella Hickson’s epic (three hour) play traces the evolution of the oil industry in a hurtling collision of empire, history and family.
Red Stitch has expanded to have two venues, St Kilda plus a larger theatre and office space in Cromwell Road, South Yarra.
Accessibility is limited; please discuss the Box Office.
Read The Age story on Oil
PPCG fundraiser movie: Knives Out @ Classic Cinema Elsternwick
Thursday 28 November, 6.30 pm
Fundraiser movie night for the Port Phillip Community Group screening an Agatha Christie inspired murder mystery with a stellar cast. $30/$25
Ron Peno & The Superstitions @ Memo
Friday 6 December, 7.30 pm
Legendary and much-loved front man, Ron S. Peno is back with The Superstitions. $25
St Kilda Talks Podcast: November edition #2
With co-host Michelle Nicol