This Week in St Kilda #305
Church set to rock @ Christ Church on Acland
St Kilda Festival crowd numbers revealed
Skater lands @ St Moritz
Zydeco Jump @ Memo
$300K in Reimagine grants announced
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The Who’s Tommy @ Palais
Monday 28 February – Tuesday 1 March
The Who’s Tommy is a multi-award-winning musical of raw energy and smash hits. Featuring a powerhouse soundtrack with music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend.
Seniors Summer @ Port Phillip
Free events for seniors organised by council.
Don’t be fooled by the title, many events are in Autumn!
St Kilda Trail Public Art Walk @ Acland Plaza
Tuesday 1 March, 10 am to 11.30 am
Seniors are invited to join Council’s Public Art Advisor Georgia Rouette on a tour of public art. The walk is approximately 2 kms.
Contact Cathy 9209 6260 email@example.com
Croquet – A Hit for Health @ Elwood Croquet Club
Sunday 6 March, 10 am – 1 pm (lunch) or 1 pm – 4 pm (afternoon refreshments)
The Club is offering seniors a morning or an afternoon session of croquet.
Pam on 0411 032 757 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elwood Foreshore Park 33 Head Street, Elwood
More for seniors
A walk in the park organised by the National Council of Jewish Women.
A celebration of Dolly Parton at Sacred Heart Community’s new home.
Phantasmagoria @ Theatre Works
Wednesday 2 March until Saturday 12 March, 7.30 pm (plus 2 pm Sat)
Billed as a sensorial feast flavoured with sensitive performance, comedy, puppetry and evocative animated imagery.
Tix and info
Kaveret Tribute @ Memo
Wednesday 2 March and Thursday 3 March, 8 pm
Join the star-studded band featuring Lior, Ohad Rein, Simon Starr, Jonathan Skovron, Adam Starr, Scott Griffiths, & Tony Floyd and with special guest performers Matan and Itai Franco for two big nights of the best of Kaveret and more! $59/$49
Alliance Française French Film Festival @ Astor
Thursday 3 March, 7 pm
The Festival starts with the sumptuous film Lost Illusions. Join the Alliance on the red carpet for a glamourous evening in the company of special guest and Festival Ambassador David Wenham. $80 / $65
Writing Together with Lee Kofman @ Library online
From Thursday 3 March
Join experienced teacher, mentor and prolific author Lee Kofman in Writing Together, a free online writers group where everyone is welcome. Three sessions over three weeks.
More info and bookings
Chapel of Rock #1 @ Christ Church
Friday 4 March, Doors 6.30 pm
This church is an amazing music venue, you can hear the spirits. Show #1 is The Penny Ikinger Band, Charlie Owen and Gareth Skinner. $25
Tix at door
The Peptides @ George Lane
Friday 4 March, 6.30 pm
Freddy and the crew are back to throw down some of the best covers. With ‘The John Lawrance Hour’.
Tix and info
The Australian Joe Cocker ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ @ Memo
Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March, 7.30 pm
With an 11-piece band made up of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians attuned to Joe Cocker’s music. $40 / $25
FTL @ Catani Gardens
Saturday 5 March
For The Love is “a music and lifestyle brand event” with performances from top tier artists, including global dance music icon Dom Dolla, beloved Perth trio Crooked Colours, Mallrat, Allday and more. $169
Tix and info
Chapel of Rock #2 @ Christ Church
Cancelled due to COVID
Saturday 5 March
More rock n roll in this the church of holy acoustics.
Show #2 is Kim Volkman & The Whiskey Priests, Burning Sand and Marilyn Rose and the Red Church . $20
Louis King And The Liars Klub & Ezra Lee @ George Lane
Saturday 5 March, Doors 6.30 pm
Combining the Rock n Roll and Blues of Louis King & The Liars Klub with Rockabilly keyboard extraordinaire Ezra Lee.
John Butler @ Palais
Saturday 5 March
In this brand new live show, John will be sharing stories from the road and from his heart and playing songs from his vast catalogue
Clean Up Australia Day @ Westgate Park
Sunday 6 March, 10 am – 12.30 pm
Join the ACF’s Macnamara community group clean up at Westgate Park. All are welcome.
BYO gloves, refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, closed shoes and a snack.
Last year volunteers took 71 kg of rubbish from this hidden gem that is home to many and a naturally pink lake on occasions.
Meet at corner of Lorimer Street & Sardine Street, Port Melbourne
The Plight of St Kilda’s 19th Century Servants @ St Kilda Army and Navy Club
Sunday 6 March, 4 pm – 6 pm
St Kilda Historical Society presents Carmel McKenzie with a fascinating examination of the living conditions of servants in nineteenth century St Kilda. Reflecting its wealth, St Kilda boasted the highest number of resident servants of any Melbourne suburb at the time. $10
Kindly note: They will be maintaining the mask requirement for this event.
Zydeco Jump @ Memo
Sunday 6 March, 4 pm
Relive 1989 when Zydeco Jump first hit the Melbourne music scene at the Esplanade Hotel on a Sunday afternoon. $45 / $28
Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie @ George Lane
Sunday 6 March, doors 4 pm
“With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers.”
Radical Acts @ Theatre Works (Explosives Factory)
Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March
8 plays in 8 hours / 9 writers / 6 directors / 15 actors in 38 roles: a weekend of free public readings / State-of-play panel discussion / Playwrights in-conversation
The She Writes Collective to provide a sneaky peak inside their new work in a series of play readings with professional actors and directors. Free
Tix and Session details
No wheelchair access 🙁
Grace extended @ Red Stitch
Until Sunday 6 March
After great reviews and selling out many shows, Grace has been extended until early March.
Three women, Three generations and One long weekend in Copenhagen.
Featuring Kate Cole, Jillian Murray & Mia Tuco.
Limited disabled access 🙁
Casting Off with A Good Catch @ Gasworks
Thursday 10 March to Saturday 12 March 7.30pm – 8.25pm
Intergenerational circus with lots to say. Casting off stereotypes, these dynamic Australian women tumble, talk, fly, and balance precariously. Circus that makes you laugh and cry simultaneously! “Relaxed, personal and fantastically inappropriate.” $45/$40/$30
The Darkening Sky @ Theatre Work
From Thursday 17 March – Saturday 26 March, 7.30 pm
A contemporary neo-noir thriller spanning seven decades and set in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, The Darkening Sky is the latest premiere work from renowned playwright Richard Murphet.
Save 20% on all tickets purchased before midnight 4 March using the code EARLYBIRD at checkout.
Tix and info
Win one of two double passes to the preview show
The Darkening Sky, Thursday 17 March, 7.30 pm
Thanks to Theatre Works we have 2 double passes to give away.
Email your interest before noon Monday 28 February to go in the draw
Skater has landed @ St Moritz
Yet to be fully revealed, Skater has landed at the St Moritz development on the Upper Esplanade.
Artists Dean Colls and Louise Skacej created this work, paying homage to the former St Moritz Ice Rink which closed in 1982.
Watch for the full reveal later in March or April.
In the meantime, you get a good view from the tram!
It’s official: 35,000 people visited @ St Kilda Festival
Council had revealed that 35,000 was the official attendance at the nine-day 2022 St Kilda Festival.
Mayor Cr Marcus Pearl told TWiSK that the 2022 St Kilda Festival looked very different to previous years, aiming to produce a COVID safe event with reduced crowds while delivering some much-needed support to the live music and local hospitality industries.
“The Festival showcased more than 50 bands over six performance days and attracting more than 35,000 people to a safe and welcoming public event.”
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Reimagine grants announced @ Council
Council has announced the six winners in the $300K Reimagine – Activation Design Competition – each winner receives $50K
The grants seek to deliver temporary activations across Port Phillip “creating vibrancy and increased activity through creative use of public space.”
The St Kilda based projects include:
Jonathan Leahey’s Fairy
Artist’s impression above.
Outside the Sea Baths. Installation will take place in March.
“Fairy celebrates the smallest species of penguin – eudyptula minor, or Little Penguin, an aquatic flightless bird that lives on St Kilda’s breakwater. Fairy will be anything but a “little”. Standing at 5m and fabricated from 3 mm corten steel.”
W(e)aves of Colour
Acland Street Plaza. Installation expected in March.
“W(e)aves of Colour will deliver a colourful and dynamic overhead art installation that will provide a virtual roof to Acland Plaza.”
See details of other grant winners
Work starts @ St Kilda Pier
Constriction has commenced on the new St Kilda Pier.
According to Parks Vic, the existing pier will remain open during the construction of the new pier. Only when the new pier is ready for public use, will the old pier be dismantled.
It will take approximately 18 – 24 months to complete the new pier, subject to weather or technical issues.
It’s a big job costing $53M (Source)
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