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

Fall on your bum ice skating @acland
Film Festival at Town Hall @stkildafilmfest
Mandarin Improv Night @AlexTheatreStk
Trio of exhibitions with sound @LindenNewArt
Death-defying escapes @PalaisTheatre
This Week in St Kilda @gdaystkilda

In local news …

St Kilda Liberal enters the Senate
St Kilda resident David Van has been elected to the Senate .
He pipped outspoken independent Derryn Hinch and sitting ALP  Senator Gavin Marshall for the final spot in the Senate.
David is founder of the South Melbourne based De Wintern Group, a corporate public relations consultancy.
Congratulate David on Facebook

Eyesore transformed by volunteers @ Crn Barkly and Carlisle
Diagonally opposite the National Theatre there is now a small triangle of native garden thanks to hardworking and creative EcoCentre volunteers.
Council is involved, and there’s some State $$, but the big news is the effort by volunteers including landscape architect and recent migrant Francisca (read her story)
More on the Acland Grange Garden

St Kilda Film Festival @ Town Hall
Until Sunday 30 June, various times
Alongside the 100 short films in competition, there are feature programs and workshops including:
The Israel Connection, Monday 24 June, 7.45 pm
On the Inside: 40 Years of Prisoner, Tuesday 25 June, 7.45 pm
Under the Radar young filmmakers showcase, Wednesday 26 June, 6.00 pm
In Conversation with Richard J. Frankland, Wednesday 26 June, 7.45 pm
Reel Fun: Family Friendly Session, Saturday 29 June, 10 am
Sounds of St Kilda, documentary homages to St Kilda’s music heritage: St Kilda Jazz Stories and Return of the Espy, Saturday 29 June, noon.
Tix pricing from $11 per session

Titus Andronicus (reading) @ Alex
Monday 24 June, 7 pm
Once a month they aim to read  one of the 40 plays attributed to William Shakespeare in full. Free

Mahua Improv Night @ Alex
Thursday 27 June – Saturday 29 June, 7.30 pm
In Mandarin, China’s most famous improv group uses free dialogue, physical expression and performance skills to create unique improvised comedy. $45

Celebration of Pride (and Pride Centre progress) @ Tolarno
Friday 28 June, 5 pm – 7 pm
The Victorian Pride Centre invites you to celebrate the progress made to-date in building Australia’s first LGBTIQ focused community hub. $5
Please book 

Desperateens album launch @ Memo
Friday 28 June, 7.30 pm
Led by Stacey Gray, the Desperateens are friends who love writing music and creating inspiring songs. $20 YouTube 

Trio of exhibitions with sound @ Linden
Friday 28 June until  Sunday 1 September
Opening night Friday 28 June, 6 – 8 pm
Three artists explore art through sound: Cate Hope, Lucreccia Quintanilla and Mona Ruijs. Free
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

Draught Dodgers @ Espy
Friday 28 June, 8 pm
This four-piece rock/garage collaboration includes Tim Rogers (You Am I) on guitar, Jack Davies (Bitter Sweet Kicks/Pam Salmon) on vocals, Mick Sayers (Crack Whores) on bass, and Evan Richards (Burn In Hell) playing drums. Free
Info and Espy gigs

Skate, scooter and BMX comp @ Skate Park
Saturday 29 June, 11 am – 4 pm
Skate Park League competitions in skate, scooter, or BMX. Free.
Scooter 11 am (14 & Under, 15 & Over)
BMX 12.30 pm (14 & Under, 15 & Over)
Skate 1.30 pm (12 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Male, Open Female)

The Bob Dylan + Tom Petty Show – True Confessions Revisited @ Memo
Saturday 29 June, 7.30 pm
DYLANesque play their new show ‘True Confessions Revisited’ – classy classics. $30 YouTube 

Cosentino – Anything is Possible Tour @ Palais
Saturday 29 June, 2.30 and 7.30 pm
Local escapologist and Wesley boy, Paul Cosentino performs death-defying escapes, mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic. From $71

Shane O’Mara & Shane Reilly are ‘The Plagiarists’ @ Ember Lounge
Sunday 30 June, 3 pm
Shane O’Mara and Shane Reilly are The Plagiarists, with Tamara Murphy (double bass) and Tony Floyd (drums) for an arvo show. $20

Jazz Jam @ The Post
Sundays from 4 pm – 8 pm
Drop in jam session – the music ranges from bebop, swing, blues, Latin or experimental – looks good.
304 – 306 St Kilda Road (cnr Inkerman)

Godfather @ Astor
Sunday 30 June, 7 pm
Francis Ford Coppola’s sprawling classic – an offer you can’t refuse.

Sunday comedy @ Bigmouth
Sundays from 7 pm
Give it a try.


Ice Skating returns @ Acland Plaza
Until Sunday 14 July, 10 am – 9 pm
The open-air ice rink returns.

Last week of Escaped Alone @ Red Stitch
Last days, until 30 June
A sun-drenched suburban backyard, four older women reflect on their lives. Top cast with Caroline Lee, Julie Forsyth, Marta Kaczmarek & Margaret Mills.


School holiday program @ Library

Monday 1 July – Friday 12 July
Loads of fun, hurry bookings fill quickly

Hip Hop Festival @ Theatre Works
26 July – 28 July
Applications are now open for young people aged 15-25 to get involved – breakdancing, DanceScratch recording, DJing, rap, song composition, spoken word, poetry, and more!