A great list of things to do in St Kilda delivered to you every Sunday evening

Celebrating our second anniversary – over 100 editions of TWISK
This Week in St Kilda started in February 2016 and we’ve are very proud to have brought you over 100 weekly selections of the best in arts, theatre and community in our St Kilda.

Local win for Pride design

St Kilda architects have won the competition to design the new Victorian Pride Centre on Fitzroy Street. The winning proposal (above), from Grant Amon Architects, and Brearley Architects and Urbanists, was described by jury chair Dimity Reed as a memorable and exuberant building that claims the street. See more at pridecentre.org.au

HIR @ Redstitch
From Tuesday 30 January
Red Stitch kicks off the year with HIR – offered as part of Midsumma – a tenderly heartfelt and highly intelligent new work from Taylor Mac, whose A 24-Decade History of Popular Music was the critical smash hit of the 2017 Melbourne Festival.
Tix and info 

AntigoneX @ Theatre Works
Tuesday 30 January – Sunday 4 February
Midsumma theatre offering – A tragedy all queered up with science, fake sun, beach balls, a paddle pool, global warming and a cool clown called AntigoneX. Who needs catharsis in this heat?
Tix and info

Book launch: Cthulhu @ Readings
Thursday 1 February, 6.30 pm
Australian Lovecraftian horror at its best, Cthulhu: Deep Down Under is the beginning of a series that will provoke with fresh new imaginings of cosmic horror visited upon the land down under.

Pride Shabbat @ Temple Beth Israel
Friday 2 February, 6.15 pm
Join TBI for the fifth annual Pride Shabbat Service which celebrates and honours the Jewish LGBTQIA+ community and its supporters.
Everyone welcome. 

Tristan & Isolde opera @ Palais
Friday 2, Monday 5 & Wednesday 7 February, 6.30 pm
Melbourne Opera continues its Wagner cycle with a new production of his greatest opera, Tristan and Isolde.

Yalukut Weelam Ngargee @ O’Donnell Gardens
Saturday 3 February, 1 pm – 9 pm
Free Indigenous Arts and Cultural Festival in O’Donnell Gardens with a jam-packed line up of emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, dancers and artists, plus activities for the whole family.
Music line up 

Australian Same Sex Dancesport Championships @ Town Hall
Saturday 3 February, 6 pm
Watch some of the best same-sex ballroom dancing Melbourne has to offer.Vote for your favourite, cheer on the competitors, be entertained by some amazing floorshows or own the dancefloor.
Tix and info

Peter Cupples celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder @ Memo
Saturday 3 February, 8.30 pm
Peter Cupples backed by a hot band does Stevie Wonder – sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.
Tix and info

Amy Winehouse – A Tribute @ Memo
Sunday 4 February, 2 pm and 7 pm
This tribute features some fine singers including Elana Stone, Kylie Auldist, Rita Satch, Loretta Miller, Alma Zygier, Husky Gawenda and Lachlan Mitchell. Musical Director Darcy Mcnulty will head up an all-star band.
Tix and info 

Kudditji – The Master of Colour @ Laneway Artspace

Daily until Sunday 11 February, 10 am – 6 pm
The Laneway Artspace is honoured to host their most ambitious exhibition yet – ‘Kudditji – The Master of Colour’ – a major retrospective of the works Kudditji Kngwarreye (1930–2017).
Presented with ’The Shape of Light’ – Bulgarian-born Artist, Krasimir Bekyarov’s Australian Solo Exhibition Debut. Krasimir’s wondrous stoneware and porcelain creations will star in a fully-illuminated exhibition.
More info
148A Barkly Street, St Kilda
(up the red brick laneway between St Kilda Cycles and Petbarn)

Next week

St Kilda Festival @ St Kilda
Sunday 11 February, 10 am – 10 pm
Loads of music and so much more. Watch for the Hari Krishna Festival of the Chariots (Ratha-Yatra), pro wrestling, medieval combat, beach volley ball and stilt walkers. Its eclectic and a bit crazy.