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One man in his time @ Jewish Museum

From 11 September
Aptly titled One man in his time is a celebration of finite life and a contemplation of infinite loss. Using over seven hundred of  her late husband Henry’s possessions, multi-award winning artist, Hedy Ritterman has created a personalised mapping of a man and his era. Hedy has ‘unpacked’ her late husband Henry’s life through the display of everyday things. More info 

muffMelbourne Underground Film Festival @ Alex Theatre
Monday 12 September – Saturday 17 September, various sessions
Now in it’s 17th year this festival will be showing films from Australia and the world. A wild and crazy collection of indie film,
check out the program. Program info


Backyard Chooks @ Laneway Learning
Wednesday 14 September, 8.00 pm – 9:15 pm
Discover the basics about having chooks in your backyard. Tutor Shari has nearly 15 years of practice in the veterinary and animal
care industries, her skills and knowledge comes from a combination of tertiary education and down-to-earth experience.
$15, Finn Cafe, 124 Carlisle Street. Bookings and info

Horror from the archives @ Astor
Friday, 16 September, 7.30pm
A co-presentation with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Australia & Cinemaniacs, two local horrors get dusted off and played in 2k digital splendour. 1985 Fortress with Sean Garlick, Rachel Ward, Elaine Cusick, Laurie Moran, followed by Richard Franklin’s 1981 Road Games feature with Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page. Info and tix 



Elwood Poetry Prize Awards Afternoon @ EcoCentre
Saturday, 17 September, 1.30 pm
Celebrate spring with Cr Jane Touzeau and the EcoCentre’s Elwood Poetry Prize Community Awards Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a cuppa and readings by the winning poets. This year’s theme is ‘the beach’ and our judges enjoyed the many seaside perspectives woven into poems. Community winners announced on the day – don’t miss this lovely annual event, and the distribution of cash prizes!

Be the RE-Generation @ St Kilda Pier
Sunday, 18 September, 4.00 pm (and every Sunday for the rest of the year!)
Spend 90 minutes connecting with your local coastal environment. Young people (15 – 25 years) are invited to join the EcoCentre’s Be the RE-Generation Project to help tackle global environmental issues on a local level. Bookings are essential!

Fringe previews

I Am Art @ Laneway Artspace
From Thursday 15 September, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Until 10 October, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Produced By Port Phillip Housing Association, I Am Art will excite and surprise with its rich collection of diverse artistic expressions from the PPHA Artist Collective. Free, 148A Barkly St. More info

Exposing Edith @ National Theatre
Sunday 18 September, 2 pm
Direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International Cabaret Festival and winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf, 100 years since her birth. Tix and info

Echoes @ Theatreworks
From Tuesday 20 September until Sunday 25 September, 7.30 pm
Echoes tells the story of two British women, born 175 years apart. One, a schoolgirl jihadi; the other, a Victorian blue-stocking. Both travel to the East to build Empires; both meet tragedy in blood-soaked lands. Info and tix

#madashell The Musical @ GH Hotel
Thursday 22 September, 7.30 pm
After a sell out season at Fringe World Perth #madashell The Musical is back in the public bar. $25.00, GH Hotel – Public Bar, 1 Brighton Rd. Tix and info

Larry Paradiseo & The Fabulous Dame Farrar @ National Theatre
Friday 23 September, 7.00 pm
A one woman show on steroids. Performed by Carita Farrer Spencer and her piano accompanist. A cabaret tour de force, Carita brings you her alter-egos…theatrical cyclone The Fabulous Dame Farrar and International sex symbol Larry Paradiseo in this world class Double Act (with herself).  18+ Full $29.00, Concession $25.00 Tix and info

Songs of Cake and Death @ National

Friday 23 September, Saturday 24 September, 9.30 pm
After a World Premiere season chock-full of rave reviews at last years Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide-born, cabaret songstress Anya Anastasia is back and set to transform The National Theatre Melbourne with the raucous, seductive and dangerously witty TORTE E MORT: Songs of Cake and Death. Look forward to extraordinary vocals, mesmerising ukulele, circus trickery and diabolical keyboards and percussion. Tix and info

And continuing

You Got Older @ Red Stitch
Until 2 October
You Got Older is a tender comedy about how you remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you. Tix and info
Read our review

Community stuff

Cots for tots @ St Kilda Mums

Help find 500 cots
St Kilda Mums rehomes nursery equipment with families in need. If you have a cot or bassinet that you can donate, please visit their website to check if it can be rehomed.
Please help spread the word, by putting up this poster in your workplace or childcare centre.

Seniors Festival 10 – 23 October 2016
Pick up a copy of the Festival Program from ASSIST counter at every Town Hall, Community
Centre or local Library. See the program


Help to have a street party @ Port Phillip Community Group
Council and and the Port Phillip Community Group want to make it easy for you to have a neighbourhood street party. They help by providing road closure permits and equipment, public liability insurance and other support. Expressions of interest for the festive season close on 18 September. More info