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Trifecta of inspiration @ Carlisle Street Art Space
From 22 May – 19 June, town hall hours except Thursdays until 7 pm
Opening soiree: Thursday 23 May, 6 to 8 pm
Transforming Glass presents a body of work that breathes new life onto vintage glass forms. While found recycled goods and ‘street finds’ provide inspiration for Thirsty. Oil and Water depicts everyday objects affected by the ageing process.

Lee Skubiszewski Hardcore Botanica @ Bright Space
Wednesday 23 May – Saturday 8 June
Art inspired by nature. Opening: Thursday 23 May, 6 – 8 pm.

The Three Graces @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 22 May – 2 June
Carved straight from the epic traditions of Greek theatre, The Three Graces is drama on a grand scale. Expect striking visual clarity and amplified physical performances from Melbourne theatre company, The Anchor.

Launch of Secret Art of Poisoning @ Readings
Thursday 23 May, 6.30 pm
Hear about the true crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Adelaide Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Deadly.
RSVP by Tuesday 21 May samanthabattams@gmail.com

Winter Gardening @ Library
Thursday 23 May, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Nicole Griffiths from Sustainable Gardening Australia on practical strategies for maintaining a thriving and productive garden through the winter months. Free – sold out but you can waitlist

German Film Fest opening – Ballon @ Astor

Thursday 23 May, 7 pm
Thriller tracks the scheme to escape the East via hot air ballon while the hated Stasi are in hot pursuit.

Song Writers In The Round @ Ember Lounge
Friday 24 May, 7.30 pm
A songwriter’s delight featuring Fenn Wilson, Freya Josephine Hollick, & Kim Volkman. See Freya on YouTube  $20

This is Public: Podcast Recording @ Espy
Saturday 25 May, 11 am
Be in the audience for an interesting Open House Melbourne Podcast recording with Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles, and Rob Adams, Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne. Very Espy interesting.

Tech skills & LEGO robot-making for seniors @ Linden New Art
Saturday 25 May, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Learn how to program, operate and build a small LEGO robot in this practical and fun 90-minute workshop. A Melbourne Knowledge Week event. For people aged 60+. No prior skills required. $6

LEGO machine engineering for kids and grandparents @ Linden
Saturday 25 May, 2 pm — 3.30 pm
Design, make, fix and upgrade an electronic LEGO model in this hands-on, 60-minute workshop for young and old. This event is suitable for pairs of grandparents and grandchildren aged 5 – 13. No prior skills required. $12 per team

Monash Big Band @ Firefly (Newmarket Hotel)
Saturday 25 May, 7 pm
Twenty undergraduate students from Monash University offer an evening of standards and surprises. $15

Good Times @ Palais
Saturday 25 May, 7.30 pm
A trip down memory lane with Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young.

Bluesmetal style Eric Steckel @ Memo
Saturday 25 May, 7.30 pm
Eric Steckel brings his California Bluesmetal with local players Ian Collard (Collard, Greens & Gravy) and Sammy Owen (Sammy Owen Blues Band),$30

Life in the law @ St Kilda Cemetery
Sunday 26 May, 2 pm
A Life and death in the Law tour, always a favorite.
$15 includes a cuppa

Eric McCusker  @ Ember Lounge
Sunday 26 May 2019, 3.00 pm
Australian rock guitarist and songwriter Eric McCusker from Mondo Rock. $20

Basement Blues: Collard Greens and Gravy @ Espy
Sunday 26 May, 3.30 pm,
Acclaimed for their gritty, driving, down home-home sound, Collard Greens and Gravy play harmonica driven, early Chicago Blues. Free.

Groove with Heart @ Captain Baxter
Sunday 26 May, 4 pm – 6 pm
An evening full of flamboyance and fabulousness for Sacred Heart. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program. $40
Tix via Facebook Tickets


Dine with Heart in May @ St Kilda venues
May is Dine with Heart month.
Stuff yourself and help Sacred Heart at these great local venues:
The Espy will donate $2 from every meal sold in May.
Radio Mexico will donate $2 from every Taco sold, every Tuesday in May.
St Kilda Burger Bar will be donating $2 from every ALL BLACKS Burger sold in May.

Next week – hurry to avoid disappointment

Much Ado About Nothing With Bell Shakespeare @ Library
Wednesday 29 May, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
A frivolous and hopefully raucous evening of conversation about Willy Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Audience participation and opinion is warmly welcomed. Free.

Classical ballerina to edgy poet @ Readings
Thursday 30 May – 6 for 6.30 – 8.00 pm
Enjoy a glass of wine and a conversation between poet Jennifer Strauss and biographer Julia Hamer about the life and work of the Australian dancer and poet Anne Elder (1918-1976).
RSVP: This event is free, but please book 

Reconciliation Week: John Wayne Parsons and Monica Weightman

Thursday 30 May, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
John Wayne Parsons and Monica Weightman perform for National Reconciliation Week. Free.
Book now

Escaped Alone @ Red Stitch
Previews from 28 May
A sun-drenched suburban backyard, four older women: Vi, Sally and Lena and the visiting Mrs Jarrett reflect on their lives over the course of many summers together. Top cast with Caroline Lee, Julie Forsyth, Marta Kaczmarek & Margaret Mills.

St Kilda Film Fest Program announced
21 June – 30 June
Now in late June, the festival is long on short films. Highlights include a Sundance Festival mixed tape or two, an Israel Connection and films about jazz, the Espy and 40 years of Prisoner.