Grand Final eve Marngrook Footy Show @memomusichall, Mirka Memorial @Palais, Writer’s Week kicks off with @SistersinCrimeA Debate, Songs Of Simon & Garfunkel @AlexTheatreStk, more Fringe Events.
This Week in St Kilda
The Famous Spiegeltent @ Luna Park
Until Sunday 14 October
The Famous Spiegeltent touches down at Luna Park these September school holidays with a three week program of live family and adult entertainment. Interesting and diverse program – loads of kids stuff plus cabaret and dance
See the full program
Hippy freaky double feature @ Astor
Monday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Frank Zappa’s film about life on the road 200 Motels with Alice’s Restaurant where Arlo Guthrie’s song is converted into a motion picture.
More double feature delights on Wednesday (Dazed and Confused plus American Graffiti) and a Kiwi theme on Friday (The Breaker Upperers and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople).
Mirka Mora memorial @ Palais
Tuesday 25 September, 2 pm
State Memorial to celebrate the life of Mirka Mora – one of St Kilda’s most loved and iconic artists.
Everyone welcome, no registration required.
Warriors @ Theatreworks
Tuesday September 25 – Sunday 30 September, 2 pm
Fringe event: In Warriors, five young people (a warrior princess, a sport-loving young man and his cos-playing sister, a bright student from the country and her very ill sister in hospital) share their dreams and face their fears.
One-Punch Wonder @ Theatreworks
Tuesday September 25 – Thursday 27 September, 8.30 pm
Fringe event: How much damage does one punch really do? One Punch Wonder pulls up the page and puts the culture of toxic masculinity under a microscope, looking into the coward’s punch from all angles. it asks us: How are we raising our boys?
Ascent @ Theatreworks
28 – 30 September, 7.00 pm
Fringe event: Ascent tells the story of a woman who improves herself to death.The Citizen Theatre ensemble tells this story by creating optical illusions with movement and light, along with an experimental use of song, voice and musical elements.
Deadweight @ Theatreworks
25 – 27 September, 7.00 pm
Fringe event: Step into the pit with Rough Conduct, an immersive world of visual and physical performance that interrogates how we tend to our personal baggage, and questions the burdens we claim to bare. $26/$20
Hallow Mother @ Alex
28 – 30 September, 8.30 pm
Hallow Mother is a multidimensional show inviting you into the arms of our Great Mother Earth and glorifying her sacred land we stand on. Enter into an intimate ritual offering to the Earth Deity presented as theatre in the round.
The Marngrook Rock N Roll Footy Show @ Memo
Friday 28 September, 7.30 pm
A 3 hour jam packed Grand Final Eve show! Featuring Marngrook Footy Show favourites including Grant Hansen, Leila Gurruwiwi, Derek Kickett, Phil Egan and Simon Madden along with comedy from Kevin Kropinyeri and music from Grant’s all-star band ‘Big City Combo’. $25
Melbourne, Jazz, Soul N Blues Revue @ Memo
Sunday 30 September, 2 pm
Eight-hours of live music from Melbourne’s best jazz, soul and blues performers in a one-off benefit for renowned, multi-instrumentalist, Kim Kelaart. Line up includes Wilber Wilde, Jude Pearl and Jake Mason who will share the stage with iconic bands, including The Putbacks, The Meltdown, The Shuffle Club and Paul Williamson’s Hammond Combo. $30
Feelin’ Groovy – The Songs Of Simon & Garfunkel @ Alex
Sunday 30 September, 2.00 pm
Harry Baulderstone and Marcus Ryan debut their tribute to Simon & Garfunkel to Melbourne audiences this fringe season.
Great Crime Writing Debate @ Bigmouth
Sunday 30 September, 4.00 pm
On trial is the wit of some of Australia’s finest crime writers. The Dames and The Dicks argue each other’s case for Who does it better?, the question that lies at the criminal heart of the battle of the sexes. $20
St Kilda Writers Week
Until Sunday 7 October
A Punk Journey @ Ember Lounge
Tuesday 2 October, 6.00 pm
Panel discussion with Stuart Coupe looks at Sydney and Melbourne punk scenes of old. $15
Killer Reads @ Ember Lounge
Wednesday 3 October, 6.00 pm
Sisters in Crime event. Jacqui Horwood interrogates crime writers Sarah Bailey, Katherine Kovacic and Emma Viskic about the popular appeal of crime fiction. $20
Rock Writers Panel @ Ember Lounge
Thursday 4 October , 3.30 pm
Stuart Coupe leads a panel with James Anfuso, Broderick Smith, Kim Volkman and Jen Jewel Brown. $25
How to get away with murder @ Ember Lounge
Thursday 4 October, 6.30 pm
Writers Liz Porter and Maggie Baron take a humorous stab at forensics and crime literature to reveal what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. $20
Full SKWW inconversation program
Jurassic Creatures @ St Kilda Triangle
Until Sunday 14 October, 10 am & 2 pm
An interactive walk through a world full of animatronic dinosaurs. Sessions are 3 hours, from 10 am and then 2 pm daily. $31 or Family of 4 $100 plus fee
Info and tix