Yes, miracles do happen.
The Espy has re-opened. Music, food, views and booze – so much on so many levels.
Looking forward to your first-hand reviews. Here’s some early comments …
“The renovation is spectacular. I was stunned. It could not be more alluring.”
Cr Dick Gross
“This has to be seen & experienced to be believed. Congratulations for being true to history & adding new life.”
Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss
Already the music is playing on three stages over five levels.
Check The Espy gig guide
But wait, there’s more. Dance, exhibitions, films and podcasts.
Check the Espy arts program
Felton Story @ Espy
Monday 26 November, 6.30 pm
Explore the link between renowned philanthropist Alfred Fenton and the historical Espy with publican and history buff Matt Mullins. Includes a drink on the upper level named in Felton’s honour. $31.50
A Very Kransky Christmas @ Alex
Monday 26 November – Sunday 2 December, 7.30 pm
From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. $49/$44
PP Arnold and the Rockwiz Orchestra @ Espy
Tuesday 27 November, 7.30 pm
Soul superstar PP Arnold plays the Gershwin Room at the new refurbished Espy with the hardworking Rockwiz Orchestra. $69.90
Ultrafox @ Ember Lounge
Wednesday 28 November, 8.30 pm
Melbourne’s own continental style gypsy swing band dishes up the finest in Le Jazz Hot with renowned jazz singer Julie O’Hara on vocals. $20/$15
Twilight Market @ O’Donnell Gardens
Thursday 29 November until 7 February, 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm
It’s back with food vans, hippy crafts and clothes.
Openair cinema @ South Beach
Thursday 29 November to Friday 21 December, after sunset
Beachside cinema starts with the latest blockbusters including A Star is Born, First Man, Bohemian Rhapsody, plus classic festive fare like Love Actually and Elf. $20/$17
Her Sound, Her Story @ Espy
Thursday 29 November, 8.00 pm
Film screening, Q&A and live music.
Features conversations with more than 45 artists spanning six decades of Australian music. $17.50
Babba @ Memo
Friday 30 November, 8.40 pm
Babba is billed as the most musically accurate tribute to ABBA in the world – big call. $35
Claymore & Eric Bogle @ Memo
Saturday 1 December, 8.30 pm
Both Eric and Claymore will each perform a set of their own music and will come together at the end of the show for a big band finale. $30
The Ultimate Iggy Pop contest @ St Kilda Sports Club
Saturday 1 December, 7 pm
Pop Off is the ultimate Iggy Pop contest. One band and eight Iggy Pop’s battle it out. All donations to support Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program. $10
66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Carman’s Women’s Fun Run @ Catani Gardens
Sunday 2 December 7.30 am to 12 pm
Help turn St Kilda pink and fight against breast Cancer. Whether you walk or run, get your team and have fun.