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Heart of St Kilda Concert @ Palais
Tuesday 28 November, 7.30 pm
Big tenth anniversary show with Leo Sayer, Courtney Barnett, Jimeoin, James Reyne, Adalita, John Paul Young, Models, Tim Rogers, Claire Hooper, Dave Callan, Geraldine Hickey, Rebecca Barnard, Billy Miller & the Caravan Choir, Hailey Cramer, The Meltdown and D²Drumline.
Song for a weary throat @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 29 November – Sunday 10 December
Auslan show and Q & A, Sunday 5 December
Rawcus is an award-winning ensemble of performers with and without disability. Their latest production reminds us that hope is never out of reach.
Christmas Tree Festival @ Holy Trinity Balaclava
Thursday 30 November – Sunday 3 December, 10 am – 4 pm (8 pm Thu)
Friday carols 7 pm
Sunday carols 4 pm
Massed Christmas trees create an amazing display. Gold coin donation, children free.
Info and times
St Kilda Twilight Market @ O’Donnell Gardens
Thursdays from 30 November – 22 February, 5 pm – 10 pm
Market stalls with food, clothing, drinks and more next to Luna Park beneath the palms .
Open air cinemas @ St Kilda South Beach
Thursday 30 November – Wednesday 20 December
Enjoy music, food and sunset drinks before the latest releases light up the big screen. Early offerings include Blade Runner 2049 and Thor Ragnarok.
Tripod – ‘Manger Danger’ Christmas Show @ Memo
Friday 1 December, 7.30 pm
Tripod will be smashing out their original Christmas-based tunes. Special guests include Missy Higgins, Colin Lane, Elana Stone, Xani Kolac And Brian Nankervis. $33 standing
Asylum Seekers Comedy Benefit @ St Kilda Town Hall
Friday 1 December; doors open 6 pm
A comedy fundraiser featuring Denise Scott and ten other comedians to raise money to support refugees in Port Phillip. Food and drinks available. $40/$35
St Kilda’s alright: the Fred Negro experience @ Brightspace
Opening night Friday 1 December, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition runs until Sunday 17 December
Celebrating Fred Negro from his start in the 1970s St Kilda punk scene to his current incarnation as illustrator, musician and St Kilda legend.
Info 8 Martin Street, St Kilda
X Race @ Elwood park
Saturday 2 December, 1 pm – 5 pm
X Race is a mystery adventure race in which a parent and their child aged 6-14 race together and complete ten challenges.
Shakespeare in the gardens @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Saturday and Sundays during December, 2 pm and 7 pm
Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents Much Ado About Nothing in the Rose Garden. $31
Melbourne Singers of Gospel @ Alex
Saturday 2 December, 3 pm and 8 pm
Join the 100 voices of Melbourne Singers of Gospel and The Soul Train band to celebrate inspirational music legends. $42/$30
Reefers vs Rebelles @ Memo
Saturday 2 December, 7.30 pm
The Reefers go head to head with The Rebelles in a titanic clash to decide once and for all who holds the Secret of Surf.
Go Show Gold @ Palais
Saturday 2 December, 7.30 pm
Featuring Johnny Young, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Doug Parkinson, Little Pattie, Lucky Starr, Ross D Wyllie, Colleen Hewett, Issi Dye, Barry Smith and the Mixtures performing their worldwide hit The Pushbike Song. $90 +
Advent Carol Service @ All Saints
Sunday 3 December, 5 pm
Annual carols, hymns and readings preparing for Christmas.
Info 2 Chapel Street, East St Kilda
desert, 6:29pm @ Redstitch
From Tuesday 14 November
A small town in the middle of nowhere. A family is talking about everything and anything except what’s really going on. Through fantasy and hyperrealism, desert -6:29pm ponders if it’s possible to ever truly know someone you love.
New writer, great cast, interesting story.
Dolly Diamond’s Bl*nkety Bl*nks @ Alex
7 December – 16 December, 8 pm
Melbourne’s reigning Queen of Cabaret, Dolly Diamond, is b*ck.
Music of Southern Italy @ St Kilda LIbrary
Wednesday 13 December, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Santa Taranta is a Melbourne-based band playing a mix of original music and traditional music from southern Italy.