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St Kilda is a land of contrasts this week. Children will takeover Acland Plaza by day for play-o-ram and travelling bookclub. At night the Fringe comes out with drag, gospel, stories and more. On Sunday, all creatures great and small get blessed. Just another week in St Kilda.
Yikes – the State Government plans to fully rebuild St Kilda Pier
Not it’s not a lost script from Utopia – they’ve been threatening to do this for yonks! Jump on the Parks Vic website to see the plans and comment before 20 October.
The 10 Marathon Commandments @ St Kilda Life Saving Club
Wednesday 27 September, 8 pm
Running coach Rohan Armstrong shares his 10 rules for running a successful marathon.
Play-o-rama @ Acland Plaza
Wednesday 27 September – Sunday 1 October, 10 am – 4 pm
Discover a playful arena of pop-up games and free activities during the school holidays. Loads of giant games for little people.
Fringe Festival @ St Kilda venues
Full Fringe program
St Kilda Stories @ National
Tuesday 26 September – 30 September, 8 pm
A collection of original, bitter-sweet monologues with a seaside aftertaste penned especially for Melbourne Fringe by playwrights from Melbourne Writers’ Theatre. $30/$20
WouldMan @ National
Tuesday 26 – 28 September, 11.00 am and 2.00 pm
An original, funny and dynamic one-man theatre show for all ages. There is strong colourful rhythmic language, visual poetry and very funny noises. $20
No Offence @ Alex
Friday 28 – 30 September, 7.30 pm and Sat 2.00 pm
Trigger warning – contains moments of joy. RAG Theatre creates opportunities for inclusive arts and cultural participation. No Offence was developed over the course of weekly workshops in 2017. $15/$8
Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester @ Alex
Saturday 29 September, 8.00 pm
NYC’s drag legend rants & performs her infamous vulgar parodies! $39
Gospolation @ National
Friday 28 – 30 September, 7.30
Sink your soul into classic tunes, moves and grooves, as director Charmaine Jones-Devasagayam (Monash University) remixes secular and sacred music in her signature style.. $40/$34
Transient @ Acland Street and surrounds
Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 September, 6 pm
Three free guided walks in and around Acland Street. Local artists respond to the sites through performance, sound, projection and spoken word.
Bookings essential. BYO smartphone and headphones.
Jazz @ Phamish
Thursday 28 September, 7 pm
Enjoy dinner or a drink with some jazz, this week featuring Tamara Kuldin. Make sure you get there for the first set at 7 pm
Spring into Storytime @ Acland Plaza
Thursdays 28 September (and 5 October), 10.30 am
St Kilda Library is bringing storytime to the streets. Join in for stories, songs and rhymes.
Blade Runner (The Final Cut) @ Astor
Saturday 30 September, 5 pm
Get ready for the sequel by seeing the original on the big screen.
Blessing of the animals @ St James the Great
Sunday 1 October, 2 pm
All creatures great and small are welcome at the annual Blessing of Animals.
St James the Great, Anglican Church, 435 Inkerman Street, East St Kilda, corner Alexandra
Street (Melways Ref 58 G10)
American Song @ Redstitch
Starts Tuesday 3 October
Written by Joanna Murray-Smith, acted by the amazing Joe Petruzzi
Film extras for film @ Acland Plaza
Dates later in October
Catherine Hill, a local filmmaker, is directing a film called ’Some Happy Day‘ which she also wrote. It tells the story of two St Kilda women, a social worker and a homeless woman, whose lives intersect over the course of 24 hours. It’s a feature film operating on a tight budget, and as such, they are looking for generous local people to volunteer their time as extras. Register your interest firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 0401 033 990.
BOOK NOW: Heart of St Kilda Concert 28 Nov tix on sale now – get in while you can for the big tenth anniversary show. Line-up includes Leo Sayer, Courtney Barnett, Jimeoin, James Reyne, Adalita, John Paul Young, Models, Tim Rogers, Dave Callan, Geraldine Hickey, Rebecca Barnard, Billy Miller & the Caravan Choir, Hailey Cramer, The Meltdown and D²Drumline, with more acts to follow.
Big gigs @ Memo
Sat 7 Oct – Justice Crew + special Guests Divine Our Destiny
Sun 8 Oct – DAO of Dylan feat. Rebecca Barnard & Monique DiMattina
Fri 13 Oct – Benny Walker ‘Wine Women and Soul Tour’
Sat 14 Oct – Ted Mulry Gang + Special guests Busy Kingdom
Sat 28 Oct – Moonee Valley Drifters feat. James Black, Lesley Averill, Sam Leman, Dingo (PBS) & Emma B’s Dance Class
Sun 5 Nov– Chris Wilson Live at MEMO feat. Shannon Bourne
Sat 25 Nov – The Audreys ‘Between Us and Last Night Tour‘
Sun 04 Feb – Amy Winehouse – A Tribute feat. Elana Stone, Kylie Auldist + More!
Sun 18 Mar – Big Country (Scotland)