A great list of things to do in St Kilda delivered to you every Sunday evening

Meet our new Mayor, Cr Louise Crawford

Actor, climate activist and now Mayor, Louise Crawford talks to TWiSK in her first interview as Mayor.
Spend 10 minutes and get to know Louise in her own words.
We discuss the composition of the new council, the high vote for women and her pledge to be a curious and respectful listener.
Watch now on YouTube
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Rent free space for creatives @ Fitzroy Street
Live on the terrace @ Dog’s Bar
Artists for Kids Culture – online auction @ Memo Live stream
Nadine Garner presents Scarlet Stiletto Awards @ Sisters in Crime
Postcard show premiers at re-opening @ Linden
Big screen, big sound bliss is back @ Astor
Four big shows coming @ The Fyrefly
Free space to create @ Fitzroy Street
Six prime spaces are up for rent free tenancy on Fitzroy Street in a bid to make the street more attractive to both locals and visitors.
The opportunity is ideal for makers, creators, artists and social enterprises.
Go online to check the criteria and get in an Expression of Interest ASAP.
Fingers Xed there could be activity in place before the New Year.
Expressions of Interest are now open 
Contact Dan Dealy Hewitt
Renew Fitzroy Street project manager

Volunteer beach patrols start next weekend @ St Kilda Life Saving Club
With professional lifeguards patrolling Monday through Fridays, volunteers take over on weekends and public holidays from next weekend until mid-April. You’ll see then watching between the flags, helping people with information and keeping swimmers safe.
Also next weekend is the first Bronze Medal training course for would-be life saving volunteers.
There are still places available, contact the club for details.
St Kilda Life Saving Club

Music on the terrace @ Dog’s Bar
Live music Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday nights from 7pm. Tickets limited.
Check latest gig list
With the musicians performing on the outdoor terrace and tables positioned literally on Acland Street, the Dog’s Bar is leading the St Kilda live music revival.
Eugene Hamilton and The Money
Monday 23 November, 7 pm. $20
Other gigs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Artists for Kids Culture – online auction @ Memo Live stream

Wednesday 25 November, 7 pm
The Annual Art Auction this year will be on-line, presenting a big night of art, music and special guests.
Musical performances from Alice Skye, Kylie Auldist, Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller, and The Jane Barnes Band (featuring Ruby) plus more. $30/$21
Tix and info 
Art for Kids Culture
Artwork Preview @ Brightspace
Exhibition until 29 November, daily 12 pm – 5 pm
The 67 artworks to be auctioned are now showing at Brightspace.

Towards low carbon business @ PP Sustainable Business Network
Tuesday 24 November, 9 am – 9.40 am
Find out about becoming carbon neutral and the benefits of taking credible voluntary climate action for your business.
Hear how Albert Park Kindergarten became the first certified carbon neutral kindergarten in Australia.
Also speaking is Polly Hemming from Climate Active
Free. Password: Carbon
Link (only works at the time of the event)

Printing and WiFi back @ St Kilda Library
Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
St Kilda Library now has onsite collection browsing and borrowing for 20 people in timed 1-hour sessions, plus wireless printing and scanning facilities.
St Kilda library will continue to offer Click and Collect.
Get the latest in this rapidly evolving re-opening

Nadine Garner presents Scarlet Stiletto Awards @ Sisters in Crime
Saturday 28 November, 8pm
Sisters in Crime YouTube 
Nadine Garner will present Sisters in Crime’s 27th Scarlet Stiletto Awards alongside crime author and show biz sister, Jane Clifton.
These awards for short crime stories written by Australian women will deliver a record $10,460 in prize money.
Nadine will announce the winners from the 241 entries and 25 shortlisted authors during a special online ceremony.
But wait there’s more …
Criminal sisters (and bros) are invited to a live Facebook watch party. $10 donation gets you the draw for a fabulous book pack.
Book for Facebook Party

Australia’s low-carbon opportunity with Ross Garnaut @ PECAN
Tuesday 1 December, 7 pm
Hosted by Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network and their Glen Eira friends this online forum features a Q&A with Ross Garnaut, one of our most respected climate and energy policy experts.

Postcard show premiers at re-opening @ Linden
From Saturday 5 December, bookings required
Book a spot and join the return to Linden Gallery in COVID safe style.
There will be 2 sessions daily for a limited number of visitors:
Tuesday to Sunday
Session 1 > 11.15 am – 1 pm
Session 2 > 2 pm – 3.45 pm
Book your visit here 
TWiSK recommends you visit the Linden website to understand their COVID safe precautions.
TWiSK sponsors the Postcard Show Best St Kilda Artwork Prize

Big screen, big sound bliss is back @ Astor
From Thursday 26 November
With limited seating but great sound and that big screen, escape your lounge to the Astor for two powerful new releases: Tenet and David Byrne’s American Utopia.
Shown as single features, both these films are made for the big screen, big sound experience.
Tenet is a sci-fi thriller meets futuristic black Bond action.
American Utopia is a Spike Lee film that documents the former Talking Heads front man’s brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name – wow.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia
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Christmas Concert & Singalong at Home @ Elwood Community 
Friday 4 December, 7 pm – 8 pm
Via Zoom presented by Elwood Community Choir, led by Jeannie Marsh in collaboration with Holy Trinity Balaclava and Elwood
Plus the choir will lead a SINGALONG of Christmas Carols and Christmas songs
Please email christmastreefest@hotmail.com by 1 December to register.
You will be sent the Zoom link, and singalong word-sheets.

Get a glimpse into the future @ TheatreWorks
Tuesday 1 December, 7:30 pm (AEST)Glasshouse
Get set for theatre Glasshouse style. Theatre Works will re-emerge with intimate in-the-round setting in 12 custom made booths that put the comfort and safety of audience and performers at the forefront, without compromising the experience at the theatre.
Audiences will start to enjoy the Glasshouse experiences from the first week of January with a new Fringe Replanted program.
Watch online www.facebook.com/TheatreWorksStKilda
or www.twglasshouse.org

Four big shows coming @ The Fyrefly
Bookings from Monday 23 December
The lights are set to shine again at the Fyrefly below the Newmarket Hotel in December. Enjoy music in style, with dinner and show options. Rumoured by local experts to be have the best venue toilets in St Kilda!
Friday 11 December
Jack Howard & The Ambassadors of Love present ‘Bacharach & Beyond’
Saturday 12 December
Phil & Denzil Para
Friday 18 December
Michael Spiby, Jimmy Cupples and James Ryan
Saturday 19 December