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Peace paintings, French Market, EcoFest, Hannah Gadsby, Asylum Seekers Comedy Benefit, plus awesome tunes from Jack Howard, Ron S Peno and Spacey Jane.
This Week in St Kilda

St Kilda Talks Podcast #3: December
Locals talk about St Kilda arts, music and community.
Talking with:
Peter McEwen | Brett Cousins | Karen Sait | Dave Willis
With co-host Carmel Shute
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Dr Strangelove @ Astor
Monday 2 December, 7.30 pm
This is what we worried about before climate change.
Dark, funny, memorable.

Paintings for Peace @ space2b
3 December – 31 January
Opening Night: Thursday 12 December 6 – 8 pm
100 artworks about peace in a community exhibition.
144 Chapel St, St Kilda

Five Minutes of Fame Xmas open mike @ St Kilda Sports Club
Tuesday 3 December, from 5.30 pm
Port Phillip Community Groups’s big night of festive cheer.
Entertainment, dinner, raffle, special guest and more…
Info 8598 6600
66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Springsteen’s Western Stars @ Astor
Wednesday 4 December 7 pm, and Sunday 8 December 2 pm
A documentary about Bruce Springsteen’s first studio album in five years.

Montague: Lost and Found @ Carlisle Street Art Space
Wednesday 4 December to Wednesday 15 January
Floor Talk: Thursday 5 December 6 pm
Exploring the social history of Montague in pictures.
St Kilda Town Hall

Christmas Tree Festival @ Holy Trinity
Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December
Thu & Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun noon – 4 pm
Massed Christmas trees on display plus two concerts.
Gold coin donation, kids free.
Concert with Elwood Community Choir
Friday 7 pm
Carols among the trees
Sunday 4 pm
Crn Chapel Street and Brighton Road

America @ Palais
Thursday 5 December, 8 pm
Celebrating their 50th Anniversary. $101+

Sun Salute + Sky Eater + Lotty De @ Fyrefly
Friday 6 December, 7 pm
Sun Salute are a bright hope in dark times.

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

EcoCentre 20th birthday party and EnviroFest @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Saturday 7 December, 11 am to 4 pm
Join MC Jane Edmanson from Gardening Australia for EnviroFest in the gardens. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy live musical performances, a short film screening, an art exhibition, and more.
St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Christmas market @ Alliance Française
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December, 10 am to 5 pm
The annual marché de Noël with a variety of French products sold or made by French designers and creators living in Australia. Free
51 Grey St, St Kilda

Asylum Seekers Comedy Benefit @ St Kilda Town Hall
Saturday 7 December, 6 pm
A night of laughter with Judith Lucy, Dave O’Neil, Damian Callinan and others. $35/$40

Jack Howard’s Epic Brass @ Memo
Saturday 7 December, 7.30 pm
A celebration of the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian rock, the show features an incredible set list of killer brass tunes. $30 +

Hannah Gadsby ~ Douglas @ Palais
Saturday 7 December, 4.45 and 8 pm
Helpman Award winning show for local hero Hannah Gadsby. Her last how, Nannette, rocked says TWiSK. $84+

Taming of the Shrew @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Saturday 7 December to Sunday 22 December, 7 pm
A full-scale, fast-paced adventure in the gardens. Seating is provided , BYO your own picnic to enjoy. 90 minutes, no interval. Suitable for all ages. $20/$25/$30

Summer Carnival @ Theatre Works
Saturday 7 December, 4 pm
The show goes on at Theatre Works in fun style with a carnival before launching their 2020 season. Jumping Castle (adult size), music, carnival games and sausage sizzle. $5+
Season launch at 7 pm.

Spacey Jane ‘Head Cold’ Tour @ Espy
Sunday 8 December, 7 pm
Indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane head to the Espy this December to celebrate their single ‘Head Cold’ $27.50
Espy live music program

Don’t miss

Oil @ Red Stitch Cromwell Road
Until 15 December, various times
Ella Hickson’s epic 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 with the Box Office.
Read The Age review Oil

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+

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 of Wales 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


Book launch: A Guide to Historic St Kilda @ Readings
Tuesday 10 December, 6.00 for 6.30 pm
Join David Willis for a discussion of his new book that tells the stories behind the places we love. Free.

Grubby Urchins Sea Shanties @ Library
Thursday 12 December, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Join the singing of maritime work songs from the golden age of sail
TWiSK says these are great fun. Hurry, will sell out.
Bookings essential 

Port Phillip Community Group Christmas Market @ 161 Chapel
Tuesday 17 December, 1.30 pm
BBQ, music, Santa, gifts for children and more.

NYE ideas from the podcast

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 

Opshop Christmas shopping ideas from podcast

Greeve St Recycled
16 Belford St, St Kilda 
112 Acland St, St Kilda 
144 Chapel St, St Kilda
Salvo Store St Kilda
116 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Sacred Heart op shop East St Kilda
415 Inkerman Street, (cnr Hotham St) East St Kilda

St Kilda Talks Podcast: December edition #3
With co-host Carmel Shute
Listen Now