Welcome to TWiSK #186
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Thirty minutes, three guests and many local events to discuss.
Betty Sargent | Fiona Lee Maynard | Louise Crawford
With co-host Michelle Nicol.
Support for Spencer P Jones Lane @ Council
Last Wednesday 2 October
Council has voted unanimously to support the naming of a lane in honour of local musician the Late Spencer P Jones. The final decision now rests with the state authority that approves street names.
Listen to our October podcast for more information and a rocking SPJ tune.
Luminous @ Fitzroy Street
Five ‘pop-up’ visual projects from artists Carl Allison and Nick Kozakis, John Fish, Tom Gerrard, PluginHUMAN and Elizabeth West.
The film and video works are definitely best viewed at night.
Map of locations
Seniors Spectacular @ Town Hall
Monday 7 October from 2 pm – 4.30 pm
Seniors Festival launches in spectacular style with dancing, musical entertainment and refreshments.
Tuesday open mic @ Espy
Tuesdays from 7.30 pm
BYO guitar, drum sticks, harmonica or whatever it is you’ll be jamming out on. They supply the sound tech, so all you need to do is plug in and play!
Cafe Philosophique – De L’amour: Loneliness and Distance @ Espy
Tuesday 8 October, 7 pm
Second of five Tuesday night performance / discussions on the nature of relationship. Spoken word, poetry, music and conversation. $20
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.
Amy Vee @ Ember Lounge
Wednesday 9 October, 7.30 pm
Celebrating the release of her album. $25
Hussy Hicks @ The Fyrefly
Thursday 10 October, 7.00 pm
Hussy Hicks are currently on the road introducing fans old and new to their fifth full length offering, ‘On the Boundaries’. $23
Love / Chamberlain @ Theatre Works
Thursday 10 October – Sunday 20 October, various times
Courtney Love and Lindy Chamberlain cross paths on a remote highway somewhere in Australia, seeking an elusive Oracle. A play about grief, public judgement and the demonisation of women. $45/$37
Control @ Red Stitch
Thursday 10 October – Sunday 3 November
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.
Raw Brit guitar show @ Memo
Friday 11 October, 7.30 pm
Raw Brit perform the classics from Free, Bad Company, The Who, Slade, Led Zeppelin, Status Quo, Cream and more! $30
BABBA @ Memo
Saturday 12 October, 7.30
Mama Mia – they’re back – since 1994 BABBA have performed all over Australia, Asia and New Zealand to sold out audiences and rave reviews. $35
Melbourne marathon @ St Kilda streets
Sunday 13 October
St Kilda Road, Beaconsfield Parade, Fitzroy Street, Jacka Boulevard and Ormond Esplanade
Walk, run or wheel through our glorious streets. $158
Song Burst @ All Saints
Sunday 13 October, 3:00 pm
Lawrence Allen – tenor, Lisa-Anne Robinson – soprano, John O’Donnell – piano and Tom Fitzgerald – instrumental & vocal present an afternoon of favourites from yesteryear and today. Concert and tea – $10 for pensioners
Corner of Chapel St & Dandenong Rd
Organ Concert @ Christ Church,
Sunday 13 October, 3.00 pm
Don’t miss this chance to hear the very amazing organ at Christ Church on Acland played by master organist Lachlan Redd. Entry $10 towards the restoration fund.
The Conformist @ Astor
Sunday 13 October, 1.30 pm
Having missed mentioning the amazing 347 minute long Italian masterpiece 1900 – which screened last week – don’t miss the chance to see this shorter but equally impressive art house classic by Bertolucci.
Jon Stevens @ Memo
Sunday 13 October, 7 pm
A show jam-packed full of hits, hits and more hits from the Noiseworks & INXS Collection and more. $45
Rain Room @ The Prince
Now until the end of January
Be fully immersed in the rain while simultaneously protected from it.
20-minute sessions Family 4 – $88.70, Single $31/$26
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 +
Port Phillip Community Group AGM @ CitiPower Centre
Thursday 24 October, 5.30 pm
All welcome. Guest speaker is Kate Incerti, Social Worker of the Year.
Postcard show entries now open @ Linden
Entries close Wednesday 30 October
Get your mini masterpiece ready for the annual postcard show.
Wine and Cider Tour @ Fitzroy Street
Saturday 16 November, 11 am – 4 pm
The walk brings together 16 St Kilda venues with wineries from across the state for an afternoon of wine, cider and entertainment. $25 early bird.
Registration tent 42 Fitzroy Street
Tix and info