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TWiSK #358

Divine new spot for Gatehouse Op Shop
Library street art fades to grey
Circus comes to Triangle
Grand Prix RAAF fly over and fireworks schedule
Critical Mass protest ride heads to St KildaPodcast preview of TWiSK 
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New home for St Kilda Gatehouse Op Shop

Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4.30 pm
169 Chapel Street, St Kilda
The St Kilda Gatehouse Greeves St Op Shop has moved to a divine new location on Chapel Street in part of the Uniting Church near Carlisle Street.
TWiSK visited last week and spoke to Andie Patchett about the new location (hear her on our podcast).
‘It’s a fresh new space with soaring beams and magnificent light through stained glass windows. People are saying it’s divine, she said.
‘We’ve got space for so many special things, there’s a toy section and a new space for tweens, inspired by our location next to a school and childcare centre.
There also a sartorial cabinet with gorgeous cuff links, cameras and vintage ties.
‘The space has a beautiful vibe, come down and pay a visit soon,’ she said beaming with pride.’
169 Chapel Street, Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4.30 pm

Four classic double features @ Astor
Monday 27 March 7.30 pm
Sci-fi with Soylent Green and Westworld
Thursday 30 March, 7.30 pm
More sci-fi with Debbie Harry in Videodrome followed by
John Carpenter’s The Thing
Friday 31 March, 7.30 pm
Tarantino double bill with Kill Bill volumes 1 & 2
Saturday 1 April, 7.30 pm
An offer you can’t refuse, with double Coppola action starting with Apocalypse Now Final Cut and then The Conversation
Bachata Corazon Jack & Jill Special @ Espy Gershwin Room
Tuesday 28 March
Learn some dance steps or tune your steps and then watch Melbourne’s best Bachata dancers battle it out at this open level Jack & Jill dance off at 10 pm.
Brought to you by Bachata Corazon and World Bachata Festival. Free through to $100

St Michael’s Grammar: The Boy from Oz @ National
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 1 April, 7.30 pm
St Michael’s Grammar School is proud to present its 10-12 Musical for 2023, showcasing the talents of St Michaels’ students. $42/$27
Grand Prix @ Albert Park
Thursday 30 March
RAAF display 5.25 pm – 5.40 pm
Super cars and Porsche Carrera Cup from 10.30 am
Friday 31 March
Practice and qualifying from 8.30 am – 9 pm
RAAF display 2.35 pm- 2.50 pm
Saturday 1 April
Qualifying and racing from 9.05 am – 7 pm
RAAF display 3.35 pm – 3.50 pm
Fireworks 8.30 pm
Sunday 2 April
F3 and Supercars from 9.05 am
RAAF display 11.15 am- 11.30 am and 2.25 pm – 2.40 pm
F1 race 3 pm
Fireworks 8 pm
Critical Mass rides from Fed Sq to East St Kilda @ Alma Park
Friday 31 March, 5 pm – 6.30 pm
Critical mass is coming south of the river.
They will be drawing attention to the lack of safe cycling and accessible tram stops on Chapel St.
Start: Fed Square 5 pm.
Halfway pick up point: 5.45 pm Fawkner Park (cnr Park St/Toorak Rd)
End Alma Park 6.30 pm.
Event details
Circus Royale @ St Kilda Triangle
Friday 31 March – Sunday 30 April, various times including
This family friendly, ultra-high energy show will appeal to audiences of all ages.
With Cassie Millard on the Swinging Trapeze, star performer on Australia’s Got Talent Olivia Barker with her contortion skills, Olivia Chircop up on the aerial net, and Columbian daredevil Lion Brothers on the high-wire, wheel of steel and inside the motorcycle globe of death. $55/$35
Mini market @ Christ Church
Saturday 1 April, 9 am – 2 pm
Books, plants, Taco Van and more
14 Acland Street
Making Ghost Wind Chimes @ Linden
Saturday 1 April, 1 pm – 2 pm,
Get creative and join Linden for a free wind chime workshop inspired by Nell’s exhibition, Old New Wave.
This workshop is perfect for all ages, you can take your creation home or hang it on a tree in our beautiful Linden garden. Free, limited spots
Comedy Pub Crawl with UK comics @ Ellora
Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April, 2 pm
Four St Kilda bars, five award-winning comics. Always sells out. $45.50

The Comedians’ April fools’ gigs @ Palais
Saturday 1 April, 5.30 pm and 8 pm
An April Fools sausage fest with Marty, Sam, Mick and Lawrence. $90+
Sammy Owen Blues Band @ St Kilda Sports Club
Saturday 1 April, 8 pm
Their residency continues on the first Saturday of the month.
Flea Market and Fair @ St Columba’s Primary
Sunday 2 April, 10 am – 1 pm
For children 0 – 12Y, Easter Egg Hunt, meet the bunny, free bike repair and other fun.
24 Glen Huntley Road, ElwoodMusic & Stories: The Sarajevo Haggadah @ JewMu
Sunday 2 April, 1 pm – 2 pm & 4 pm – 5:15 pm
Renowned historian and author Dr Elijas ‘Eli’ Tauber will delve into the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah believed to have been created in the mid-14th century. Following this screen lecture is a live performance of Sephardic Jewish and Bosnian Sevdah music by the talented Melbourne ensemble Saray Iluminado.
The 4pm session will include a Q&A with Dr Tauber. $35
Darts Party qualifiers @ St Kilda Sports Club
Sunday 2 April, names in by 1 pm
Round Robin singles comp. $20
66 Fitzroy Street
The Peptides @ St Kilda Sports Club
Sunday 2 April, 5 pm onward

Hank’s Jalopy Dreams @ Espy basement
Sunday 2, 6 pm
As hip as rockabilly can get. Free
No wheelchair access

Don’t miss

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise @ Theatre Works
Until Saturday 1 April, 7.30 pm
Part theatre, contemporary dance, and Riot Grrrl fanzine come to life, this riotous, high-energy performance is a celebration of eco-feminist rebellion. $35 / $20
Wolf Play @ Red Stitch
Until Sunday 2 April
South Korean playwright, Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play looks at the broken adoption of a little boy who is plucked from South Korea and moved to one American home, then shunted to another. In this internet-era custody battle, Jung draws upon the ancient, underappreciated performing art of puppetry to playfully explore a lone wolf desperately seeking his ‘pack’. $69 – $20
Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Wheelchair access, limited accessible seating
The Women’s Show #18 @ Vivienne Anderson Gallery
Until Saturday 22 April
284–290 St Kilda Road
Tuesday to Friday 1 1am — 5 pm, Saturday 12 pm — 4 pm

Comedy festival local gigs

Not Finished With You Yet @ Alex Theatre on Fitzroy Street
Until Sunday 16 April
“It’s saucy, funny, and deeply entertaining from start to finish. It’s not afraid to be outrageous or risqué …
Well scripted, and wonderfully performed, it’s the musical to see!”
Weekend Notes Review
Part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
A new musical with a powerhouse cast headed by real-life partners Christie Whelan Browne and Rohan Browne.
Tickets from $66 (previews) $71
Tix and info 
1/135 Fitzroy St
Wheelchair access, accessible toilet

Kumarsutra Greatest Hits @ National
Saturday 22 April, 8 pm
Kumar is hailed as one of South East Asia’s most iconic and respected performing artists and a brilliant stand-up comedian. $80+


Vale Renée Geyer: Memorial / Musical Celebration @ National Theatre
Tuesday 4 April, 6.30 pm
TV & radio presenter, Richard Wilkins will MC the second half of the evening with a musical celebration from Paul Kelly, Russell Morris, Kevin Borich, Deborah Conway, Ross Wilson, Rebecca Bernard, Renée’s house band, plus other special guests performing in her honour. $69
20 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Wheelchair access, accessible toilet
Kim Volkman heads a trifecta of bands @ St Kilda Sports Club
Friday 14 April, 7 pm
Kim Volkman and The Whisky Priests, River of Snakes and Persecution Blues. $30

The Giants – Q&A with Bob Brown @ Astor
Sunday, 16 April at 3:00pm (single feature)
This special event session includes a post film Q&A with Bob Brown and the film makers. The Giants explores the intertwined fates of trees and humans in this poetic portrait of environmentalist Bob Brown and the Forest.

Vale Pat Grainger 1930 – 2023
Passionate Port Melbourne voice

Passionate local historian and participant, Pat Grainger died on 19 March at the Alfred Hospital after a short illness.
(Pictured above Pat Grainger with Governor Linda Dessau having received her OAM, 2016)
She had been living at home in Port Melbourne until moving into Caspa Emerald Hill Residence just before Christmas last year.
She had projects on the go regardless.
Pat loved Port
Her friends in the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society (PMH&PS) remembered her fondly in a heartfelt email:
“Although we came to know Pat as a local historian, at heart she was a staunch activist for the environment and social justice. For many years, a yellow ribbon flew from the aerial of her blue car as she drove around Port – the symbol of Save Albert Park. Until very recently, she was still signing petitions and writing to politicians urging them to stop supporting new coal mines.
“Pat loved Port. She was known to say she had so many memories of Port Melbourne but they weren’t her memories they were other people’s stories that she had inherited.”
Read more at the PMH&PS website

Colourful one day, grey the next
Ephemeral past to digital future

A Council commissioned street art site has been painted over just three months after being completed.
The graffiti art located behind the St Kilda Library was launched in December as part of The Ground Up, a State Government Funded anti-graffiti project.
An ephemeral exit
Mayor Heather Cunsolo told TWiSK three murals were removed at the property owners request.
“The three murals behind the St Kilda Library were painted on a privately owned wall in collaboration with the property’s owners.
“The owners enjoyed the murals but were removed at their request as they intended to sell the property.”
3D eternal existence
But in a very modern twist, the art will live on in digital space including a 3D scan to feature as part of My Art Walk app.
This app is currently in development and will allow people to view and interact with public art works, including those which have been removed.
Have your say on live music precincts at Council street pop ups
As part of the community consultation on the St Kilda LIve Music Precinct, Council will be at these locations to accept your feedback.
Friday 31 March,  St Kilda – (Corner of Canterbury Rd and Fitzroy Rd), 4 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 1 April, St Kilda – (Acland Plaza) 10 am – 12 pmGreg Day
Happy to chat anytime 0418 345 829
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