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This Week in St Kilda TWiSK #199
Big Midsumma @ Theatreworks
Pride March @ Fitzroy Street
The Feather in the Web @ Red Stitch St Kilda
Sammy J @ Fyrefly
and so much more

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Midsumma @ Theatreworks
$20 tix every show

This Bitter Earth @ Theatreworks
Until Sunday 2 February
Being a twenty-something is hard. Being a twenty-something queer is… something else. Tix

Feral Queer Camp: Writing workshop @ Theatreworks
Monday 27 January – 31 January
Lachlan Philpott’s writing workshops will focus on tapping into your voice through exploring memory and your perspective. “Simple, cathartic, political and truthful'” $25 Tix

Birdoir @ Theatreworks
Tuesday 28 January – Saturday 1 February
Glamour meets grotesquery in cabaret performed by a troupe of hideous human-bird hybrid freaks! $20+ Tix

Feral Queer Camp Round Table @ Theatreworks
Saturday 1 February, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
A lively roundtable discussion about what is current in queer performance and directly ask the makers and thinkers what queer does for them and what they do with it. Free Tix

Queer quickies @ Theatreworks
Saturday 1 February, 4 pm
You are invited to read through an excerpt from a script or a play that you are writing, or to show something from work in development. Tix

Elwood Community Choir @ ESNLC
New term starts Wednesday 29 January, 7.30 pm
Join a friendly choir. No auditions. World music, Australian, pop, folk, more. Led by experienced choir leader Jeannie Marsh.
$90 per term or $15 per week
87 Tennyson Street, Elwood

Angela Bailey on Lesbian and Gay Archives @ St Kilda Library
Wednesday 29 January, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Angela is the President of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and has worked widely as a curator and photographic artist.
Book please

The Feather in the Web @ Red Stitch St Kilda
Previews from Wednesday 29 January
A lacerating satire of mainstream culture that revels in all the magnificent, awful parts of ourselves we’ve learned to squash right down.

Rose Hartley – Maggie’s Going Nowhere @ St Kilda Library
Thursday 30 January, 6.30 pm
Rose Hartley speaks about her fierce and funny debut, Maggie’s Going Nowhere, the feel-good read of the summer.

Festival of Half Baked Ideas @ Fyrefly
Bushfire fundraisers
Thursday 30 January – Sunday 2 February
The Festival of Half Baked Ideas now lives at the Fyrefly.
Sammy J has an afternoon gig Saturday 1 February.
Tix and info

Brendan McMahon @ Ember Lounge
Thursday 30 January, 7.30 pm
Australian alternate country rock artist playing to raise funds for bushfire relief. $20

Dragon ‘The Best’ @ Memo
Friday 31 January, 7.30pm
A night of perfect vision that mines the breadth of Dragon’s setlists. Classic kiwis. $35

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee @ O’Donnell Gardens

Saturday 1 February, 11 am – 7 pm
A free day of family-friendly activities, with live music program:
11.45 am: John Wayne Parsons
12.40 pm: Kee’Ahn
1.35 pm: Pirritu
2.20 pm: Coloured Stone
3.15 pm: Key Hoo
4.10 pm: The Struggling Kings
5.10 pm: Benny Walker
6.10 pm: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento @ Memo
Saturday 1 February, 7.30 pm
Calypso, Mento, Early Reggae and Ska styles.

RAW Comedy 2020 @ Espy
Saturday 1 February, 1 pm
The best new comedians battle it out. $11

The Empire Strips Back @ Palais
Saturday 1 February, 8 pm
Be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers in this 18+ burlesque event

Pride March: Celebrating 25 years @ Fitzroy Street
Sunday 2 February, 11 am
Melbourne’s LGBTQIA community marches along Fitzroy Street, soon to be home of the new Pride Centre.

Pride March after party @ Espy
Sunday 2 February, 2 pm to late
Tap your foot to some gay grooves. Free or $10

The Meltdown – Songwriting Sundays @ Ruby Carter Lounge
Sunday 2 February, 3 pm
Upstairs at the RSL, a blend of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition. $10

Aydan for all ages @ Memo
Sunday 2 February, 4.00 pm
All ages show. Aydan from the The Voice. $39

The Searchers @ Astor
Sunday 2 February, 7 pm after Rio Bravo
Classic John Ford western. Perfect for big screen.


St Kilda Festival @ St Kilda
Sunday 9 February
Celebrating 40 years. Eight stages, dozens of activities, thousands of people.
See the full line-up and more

Mamamia podcast bushfire fundraiser @ Alex
Tuesday 11 February, 7 pm
A live show to raise money for the bushfire relief. Join Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens for a good cause.

Local venues with music (often free)

Famous for Elvis in the arvo and cosy room jazz
213 Barkly St, St Kilda

Dog’s Bar
Classy line up every week
54 Acland St, St Kilda

Music some nights.
42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Espy Basement
Free music most nights and Sunday arvo.
Tuesday open mic, Sunday blues.

Don’t miss

Postcard show @ Linden
Until 9 February, Tuesday to Sunday. 11 am to 4 pm
Over 1250 works, over 400 artists, all postcard size and all for sale. A treat.
Pictured is the winning entry by Mark Hopper, Shaun The Wanderer, 2019, photograph

Rain Room @ Prince Jackalope Pavilion
Until 29 February
20 minute sessions, from 10 am every day except Tuesdays
Rain falls everywhere but you stay dry.
Special School Holiday kid friendly sessions.

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