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

Last days of Sweet Pheobe @redstitch,
Yiddish poetry goes musical @TheNatTheatre,
Chris Stockley’s tribute to Chess Records @memomusichall,
complete works of Willy S @AlexTheatreStk,
Schindler’s List 25th anniversary @astor_theatre.
All this and more
This Week in St Kilda

Local gossip: Bryce Ives says goodbye to Theatre Works
After 8 months as artistic director, Byrce Ives is moving to a senior role at Laureate Education. Read the full story 

Shakespeare – reading the complete works @ Alex

Monday 25 February, 7 pm
Epic idea. Over for the next four years, all of the 40 plays attributed to William Shakespeare will be read in full – tonight it’s Henry V1 part two. Free

Climate Change forum @ St Kilda RSL
Tuesday 26 February, 7.00 pm
Labor candidate for Macnamara Josh Burns with Mark Butler MP at a special pre-election forum on climate change.
Tix and info 

Confined 10 @ Carlisle Street Art Space
Ends Wednesday 27 February
Artworks by Indigenous artists currently within, or recently released, from Victorian prisons.

Hanson @ Palais
Wednesday 27 February, 7 pm
Grammy nominated multi-platinum pop-rock trio.
Tix and info

Also at Palais this week
Rita Ora, Friday 1 March, 7.30 pm
Belinda Carlisle, Saturday 2 March, 7 pm
More info

Current rips @ Brightspace
From Thursday 28 February – Saturday 16 March
Launch: Thursday 28 February (6.30 – 8.30 pm)
An exhibition of new paintings by Mark Schaller and Mick Turner. They trek, they paint, they trek back.

Dine with champions @ Junction Oval
Thursday 28 February
Dine finely amongst sports stars to support Sacred Heart Mission’s Kick Start Program which supports people experiencing homelessness. $190 +

Belly of a Drunken Piano @ Memo
Friday 1 March and Saturday 2 March, 7.30 pm
A passionate, demented and intense rock journey through Tom Waits’ rich catalogue of music. YouTube $32 +

Craft Beer and Food Festival @ Catani Gardens
Saturday 2 March, 1 pm to 9 pm
Hundreds of small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and complemented by local street food. $27+

Schindler’s List – 25th Anniversary @ Astor
Sunday 3 March, 2 pm and 7 pm
Gruelling but compelling cinema inspired by Thomas Keneally’s book about humanity in the darkest of times.

The Chess Sessions @ Memo
Sunday 3 March, 3.00 pm
A tribute to Chess Records with Chris Stockley’s band plus guests James Black, Kelly Auty & Robert Price $30

Try Croquet @ Elwood Croquet Club
Sundays until 31 March, 10 am to 12 noon
To an observer it might appear to be a genteel game but really croquet is a cut-throat affair. Try your hand, if you dare. Free
Head Street, Elwood

Play Me A Poem @ National
Sunday 3 March, 7 pm
Amazing line up of local talent present traditional and modern Yiddish verse transformed by contemporary music styles. $70/$55

Free music venues
Hotel Esplanade 
Dogs Bar 
Claypots Seafood Bar 

Suggest a free music venue

Don’t miss

Sweet Phoebe @ Red Stitch
Must end Sunday 3 March
A tightly wound play by one of Australia’s most acclaimed playwrights, Michael Gow.
Info and tix 


Becoming – artistic outcomes @ Carlisle Street Art Space
Wednesday 6 March to Wednesday 3 April
Opening event Thursday 7 March 6 to 8 pm
Becoming by Rawcus celebrates ageing by creatively expressing the experiences of ageing and disability through dance, movement, photography and film.

Solar information evenings @ St Kilda Town Hall
Businesses: Tuesday 5 March 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Apartment buildings: Tuesday 12 March 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Council’s new Solar Partnership Program focuses on cost effective and convenient solar power options for commercial property owners and apartment dwellers. Free

Blockage – temporary sculptures @ Three locations
From Thursday 28 March to Sunday 28 April
Georgian born local artist, Nina Sanadze has created three sculptures in response to the ubiquitous security bollards that protect and impede us.
Bollard Up a Tree
In a tree outside St Kilda Town Hall
Building Blocks
Levitating toy blocks in Acland Court
A mysterious surveillance apparatus on St Kilda beach