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Shop festive at space2b, explore the Jewish Museum during their Wild Open Day, shake your tail feather at The Astor, wonder at the burlesque glamazons at the Palais and get thirsty playing beach volleyball on St Kilda Beach.
This Week in St Kilda
Vale Lord Fred the cat
Locals have marked the passing of Fred, a popular cat on Acland Street near Robe Street, with a mural. Artist Mikey XXI created this tribute to the cat dubbed Lord Frederick of Acland Street in the lane next to the cat’s home.
Sing a Song of Sixpence @ Ember Lounge
Monday 25 November, 7.30 pm
Songwriters in the round with Jamie MacDowell, Lara Travis & Stav w/ Jack Howard. $20
Beach Volleyball @ St Kilda Beach (near Sea Baths)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (weather permitting) 6 pm
Work up a thirst at the Republica Beach Volleyball competition – a social, 4-a-side, mixed (girls & boys), weekly competition. $80 per team $20 per player.
Each team gets a pizza to share plus a free beer, wine or softie for all.
Two Neil Cole plays about the holocaust @ Chapel off Chapel
Wednesday 27 November – Sunday 8 December, various tomes
Not in St Kilda but many locals feel a special connection to these topics. Five Minutes to Midnight and Raoul Wallenberg Saved Me are two plays by Melbourne playwright Neil Cole looking at holocaust experience.
$38- $42 + BF
Martin Barre celebrates 50 years of Jethro Tull @ Memo
Wednesday 27 November, 7.30 pm
Jethro Tull fans unite. $80
PPCG fundraiser movie: Knives Out @ Classic Cinema Elsternwick
Thursday 28 November, 6.30 pm
Fundraiser movie night for the Port Phillip Community Group screening an Agatha Christie inspired murder mystery with a stellar cast. $30/$25
Nadja Léona @ Alliance Française
Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December, various times
Nadja-Léona investigates the writing of André Breton bringing a contemporary feminist perspective to his iconic text of Nadja.
$25 / $15
No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story @ Memo
Friday 29 November, 7.30 pm
Nikki Nouveau presents the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English. $35
The Blues Brothers @ Astor
Friday 29 November, 7.30pm (single feature)
They are musicians on a mission from God. Shake your tail feather or grab an orange crush.
Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Live @ Palais
Friday 29 November, 8 pm
Adam Thompson and The We Will Rock You Band pay homage to Queen & Freddie Mercury $79+
Jazz Harbingers @ Fyrefly
Friday 29 November, 7.30 pm
Melbourne-based hardbop band inspired by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. $20
Venom on the drums @ Fyrefly
Saturday 30 November 30, 8 pm
Ten years ago, Electric Mary released their iconic sophomore album ‘Down to the bone’. Now founding member Venom is bringing it back, the way it used to taste. Along with Tim, Del, Gabe, and Tony.
Dita Von Teese Glamonatrix @ Palais
Saturday and Sunday 30 November and 1 December, 8.30
Dazzling International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, debuts her all new revue – billed as the most lavish touring burlesque show in history. $90+
Wild Open Day @ JewMu
Sunday 1 December, 10 am to 5 pm
A free open day and chance to meet the new Director & CEO Jessica Bram, tour the museum and St Kilda Shule. Worth a visit.
Jewish Museum of Australia 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda
Festive laneway market @ space2b
Sunday 1 December 10 am to 2 pm
Featuring gifts, music and food from around the globe.
Laneway behind 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda
Little Wise + The Little Lord Street Band @ Fyrefly
Sunday 1 December, 2 pm
Little Wise, AKA songwriter Sophie Klein, invites you to celebrate her new album ‘Want it All’ in her hometown launch show.
Gaslight @ Astor
Sunday 1 December, 7 pm (with Jezebel)
See the film that sparked the term ‘gaslighting’.
Veg Out / Big Sculpture Open Day @ Veg Out
Tour Sunday 1 December
Tour the Veg Out gardens and be amazed by the 19 big sculptures installed for November.
Hear curators Adrian Spurr and Mariella Del Conte on our podcast
Oil @ Red Stitch Cromwell Road
Unti 15 December, various times
Ella Hickson’s epic (three hour) play traces the evolution of the oil industry in a hurtling collision of empire, history and family.
Red Stitch has expanded to have two venues, St Kilda plus a larger theatre and office space in Cromwell Road, South Yarra.
Accessibility is limited; please discuss the Box Office.
Read The Age story on Oil
St Kilda Talks Podcast: November edition #2
With co-host Michelle Nicol
Ron Peno & The Superstitions @ Memo
Friday 6 December, 7.30 pm
Legendary and much-loved front man, Ron S. Peno is back with The Superstitions. $25
Grubby Urchins Sea Shanties @ Library
Thursday 12 December, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Join in the singing as the Grubby Urchins lead one of their famed roarin’ sessions of maritime worksongs from the golden age of sail
TWiSK says these are great fun. Hurry, will sell out