This Week in St Kilda #288
Locals back the vax
Countdown for November music revival
Black Sorrows to break the music drought!
December @ TheatreWorks
Fabjab @ Pride Centre
Star Health, in partnership with Thorne Harbour Health are running a special Vaccination Pop Up Clinic
at the Pride centre for Rainbow Vaxx Week.
Members of the local LGBTIQ+ community can come here to get their Fab Jab in a culturally supportive and safe space.
The hours of operations are:
Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday and Friday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 6:00pm
Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines available.
To make an appointment call us on 8644 3311 and ask for a FabJab or VPC (Victorian Pride Centre) appointment.
More info about Fab Jabs
No booking? No problems, we’ll accept walk-ins all week ?
StarHealth vaccinations now at Betty Day Community Centre
67 Argyle St, St Kilda
Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Closed daily from 12 pm – 1 pm
Bookings required: contact Star Health’s
COVID Helpline on 03 8644 3311
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Artist speakeasy > responding to a design brief @ Linden Design Fringe
Tuesday 19 October, 6 pm -7 pm
Linden New Art, Design Fringe and Craft Victoria present a special professional development session about responding to a design brief.
The event will feature Ella Saddington from multidisciplinary design studio Us From Space, furniture designer Thomas Lentini, and Elishia Whitchurch, Design Principle at UAP, facilitated by Linden Director Melinda Martin.
Looking Forward, Looking Back @ Christ Church via zoom
Tuesday 19 October, 7 pm -8 pm
Join the Christ Church community for a zoom gathering reflecting on COVID, and their hopes for the future.
Zoom 944 101 4887
St Kilda Affordable Art Show @ Space2b
Applications close Friday 19 November
Exhibition: 1 December 2021 – 29 January 2022
Local artists and creatives are invited to offer works for sale in an exhibition in the lead up to Christmas and New Year celebrations. As an affordable art show, Space2b are limiting prices to a maximum of $300 per piece, with the exception of artists donating their commission to benefit the work of Space2b
Works will be accepted in a wide range of styles and mediums, including paintings, etchings, drawings, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, photography & limited edition prints.
Countdown to November music @ Vaccination targets reached
Venues are planning their November re-emergence
after the lockdown ends and audiences are rocking again.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming …
Black Sorrows @ Memo
Friday 5 November, 7.30 pm
After an enduring a marathon of lockdown, The Black Sorrows celebrate the first day back of live music at Memo, performing songs from throughout their musical career & more! $60 / $55
Kim Volkman & The Whiskey Priests @ George Lane
Friday 5 November, 6 pm – 11 pm
The perfect way to dust off the sound system.
Purple Revolution: Prince Celebration @ Memo
Saturday 6 November, 7.30 pm
Andrew De Silva and friends will pay homage with tracks such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, Cream, Diamonds & Pearls, I Wanna Be Your Lover and the iconic Purple Rain. $50 / $40
The Luke Sinclair Set @ George Lane
Saturday 6 November, 6 pm – 11 pm
Luke Sinclair (Raised By Eagles) writes instantly relatable music, exquisite melodies underpinned by emotionally charged lyrics. For this special George Lane show, Luke is joined by his full band – Zayne Lynd (bass, vocals), Matt Dixon (lead guitar) and Liam O’Leary (drums).
Last Night In Soho – British Film Festival @ Astor
Saturday 6 November, 7.30 pm
In acclaimed director Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie.
Atlanta Coogan & Band present “The Amy Winehouse Show” @ Memo
Sunday 7 November, 3.30 pm
Atlanta Coogan has re-jigged her successful performance of Amy Winehouse’s music into a highly sought after and intimate show. $43 / $25
Anna Scionti (Trio) @ George Lane
Sunday 7 November, 4 pm – 8 pm
Anna Scionti is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player making her own style of music steeped in blues, roots and rock. Scionti walks her own creative path mixing it up on cigar box, resonator, lap steel and six-string guitar.
Selling tix for NYE
New Years Eve @ George Lane
NYE 6 pm
Celebrate with Burn In Hell followed by Kim Volkman & The Whiskey Priests and finished off with The Peptides. It’s a little bit massive.
Yacht Rock Revival celebrate NYE @ Memo
NYE, 8 pm
Say good-bye to 2021 with the mesmerising Yacht Rock Revival band paying tribute to the definition of 70’s light rock, collecting your favourite sounds, songs and grooves from an era when ‘smooth’ meant everything. $80 / $60
Curtains up and lights on @ TheatreWorks
From 1 December
After countless postponements and cancellations, the intrepid TheatreWorks crew are getting ready to re-open this December with two highly anticipated shows.
Tickets to both productions are on sale now with early bird offers for hungry theatre goers
Wellbless @ TheatreWorks
World Premiere: 1 – 11 December
A hilarious new work by Debra Thomas and Ella Roth Barton is darkly satirical comedy examines the parasitic world of wellness, a trillion dollar industry that preys on vulnerable women.
Book before midnight 15 November with the extra special code BLESSYOURSELF to access $20 early bird tickets (plus booking fees).
Pramkicker @ TheatreWorks
14 – 18 December
Hasler’s raucous and irreverent play Pramkicker is a whip smart love letter to women facing the enormous societal expectations surrounding motherhood.
Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie isn’t sure if her ovaries are ready or if she just needs a wee.
One day, in a café full of ‘yummy mummies’, Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested …
Grab early bird special $20 tickets with the code PENNIES when you book before midnight 22 November (booking fees apply).
Vax so they may open safely @ Port Phillip Council
Some of Port Phillip most respected business, arts and community identities are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 so they can re-open safely. (Pictured above: Luna Park Executive Director Mary Stuart)
The new Council social media campaign involves high profile local people from the Palais Theatre, Luna Park, Victorian Pride Centre, Stokehouse, St Kilda MEMO Music Hall, the Astor, Linden New Art, the Jewish Museum and South Melbourne Market.
Together they are calling for people to get their vaccination so venues can re-open safely.
Closed for over 250 days – vax so the doors can open
Here’s some sobering facts …
Luna Park has been closed for over 250 days and counting.
Palais has cancelled 192 performances and lost 57,600 staff hours.
Linden New Art has been closed for over 250 days.
And the list goes on …
Where to get vaccinated
Toys galore with a special discount @ Elwood Toy Library
Until 17 December 2021 all new memberships and renewals of the toy library will be discounted by 15%
The Elwood Toy Library is a not-for-profit community resource that lends toys, games, puzzles, costumes, sporting equipment and ride-on toys.
Located in the Elwood Neighbourhood House (87 Tennyson Street), the library is bursting with over 2000 toys and games available for loan.
Members can also hire great party packs.
The library has a special promotional offer with yearly memberships from only $85 (limited time only offer, normally $100).
You can also purchase a membership as a birthday or Xmas gift for a family you know – hint, hint grandparents!
Find out more
87 Tennyson Street (rear)
Open for click and collect and soon in person visits.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30 am – 11.30 am
Support the Lockdown Lottery @ St Columba’s Primary Elwood
A fund raiser to help funs air purifiers for every classroom
St Columba’s Primary Elwood have launched a lottery with great prizes, including a 3 night stay in Bright, a $150 Leaf voucher, a massage and more.
The funds raised will go towards purchasing and installing air purifiers in every classroom.
As a small Catholic school they get some state funding, but need more to help cover the cost.
Everybody can join this lottery, including the wider community of Elwood and beyond.
You can join even if your child does not attend our school.
Entries close 28 October, prizes drawn 29 October
More info and tix
Happy to chat anytime 0418 345 829
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This Week in St Kilda respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boon Wurrung.
We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land.