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Luminous @ Fitzroy Street
Cafe Philosophique – De L’amour: Intimacy @ Espy
Debra Byrne & Dion Hirini @ Ember Lounge
Control @ Red Stitch
Blessing of the animals @ St James the Great

Mad as a Cute Snake @ Theatre Works

Until Saturday 5 October, 11 am, 2 pm, some 7 pm
A riotous and joyful theatrical adventure about having the courage to be yourself – whatever that may be! $35 / $25 / $18

Cafe Philosophique – De L’amour: Intimacy @ Espy
Tuesday 1 October, 7 pm
First of five Tuesday night performance / discussions on the nature of relationship. Spoken word, poetry, music and conversation. $20

Ecliptica @ Space2b
From 1 October to 26 October
Opening Friday 4 October 6 pm – 8 pm
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Helen Cannon.

Love My Place grant sessions @ Little Ha Ha

Wednesday 2 October, 3.30 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday 8 October, 9 am – midday
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects in the Fitzroy Street area. A total of $100,000 is available (across two areas) before next June.
Applications close Wednesday 30 October.

Author Talk: Jane Gilmore – Fixed It @ Library
Wednesday 2 October, 6.30 pm
Author Jane Gilmore in conversation with Melbourne editor for the Guardian, Gay Alcorn, following the release of Fixed It. Free.
Waitlist only 

Heroine – A Cabaret with Courtney Glass @ Alex
Wednesday 2 October and Thursday 3 October, 7.30 pm
Classy singer Courtney Glass (Sweeney Todd with Anthony Warlow) makes her cabaret debut for two performances only. Joined by David Butler on piano, expect a celebration of Broadway standards. $25 +

Motor Ace @ Espy
Friday 4 October, 8 pm
A special one-off show to launch an LP pressing of Shoot This for the very first time on vinyl. $48 +
Info & Tix

Debra Byrne & Dion Hirini @ Ember Lounge
Friday 4 October, 7.30 pm
Debra Byrne with Dion Hirini in an intimate and up-close performance. $25

Dirt River Radio Album Launch @ Memo
Saturday 5 October, 7.30 pm
Known for heartfelt ballads cranked with Rock-a-Billy swagger, Gypsy Romps, Celtic sea shanties and smouldering dirty Soul. $20

Field, See & Mason “Down Under Covers” @ Ember Lounge
Sunday 3 October, 3.00 pm
Fields, See & Mason perform original renditions of Aussie hit songs from their new album “Down Under The Covers”. $20

Luminous @ Fitzroy Street
From Sunday 5 October until February
Five ‘pop-up’ visual projects from artists Carl Allison and Nick Kozakis, John Fish, Tom Gerrard, PluginHUMAN and Elizabeth West.
Map of locations 
Exhibition launch
Saturday 5 October, 4 pm at Linden New Art.

All creatures blessed @ St James the Great

Sunday 6 October 2 pm
Get your dog, guinea pig, bird or other beloved animal blessed. Free
435 Inkerman Street, East St Kilda

Control @ Red Stitch
Previews from Tuesday 1 October
Told across several decades, from Melbourne to Mars, Keziah Warner’s provocative and funny new play explores humanity’s desire to dictate how we’re perceived by others.
Previews $23 – a big little bargain!


Chonk @ Library
Wednesday 9 October, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Celebrate the musical collaboration of bebop pioneers Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian. Free.
Bookings essential

On sale now
Heart of St Kilda Concert @ Palais
Wednesday 23 October, 7.30 pm
Sacred Heart Mission’s Heart of St Kilda Concert is back again with another exciting line-up hosted by Brian Nankervis. The concert helps raise much-needed funds for the Mission’s Dining Hall and Meals Program, which serves up 400 free meals every day of the year to people experiencing homelessness and social isolation. $66 +
Postcard show entries now open @ Linden
Entries close Wednesday 30 October
Get your mini masterpiece ready for the annual postcard show.