The Honey Bees @ Red Stitch
From 14 June
There’s a buzz about Red Stitches world premier of The Honey Bees. As the world’s honeybees disappear, a family-owned apiary struggles to keep up with overseas demand. Driven by matriarch Joan’s iron will, the business continues to grow. And then Melissa arrives out of the blue. The Honey Bees is a tale of Family and Empire; Action and Consequences; and what happens when the bee finally stings.
Tix and info
The Paper House book launch @ Readings
Thursday 16 June, 6.30 pm
The launch of Anna Spargo-Ryan’s stunning debut novel, The Paper House. This is a sharp-eyed, bittersweet depiction of the love between parents and children, and the havoc that love can wreak. Writer and critic Bethanie Blanchard will join Spargo-Ryan in conversation.
Free, no booking required. Info
Empyrean @ Alex
17 – 18 June
Empyrean is the second performance for the Melbourne Ballet Company’s 2016 season. This beautiful new work explores the concept of Empyrean: outer sky, closest to purity and unconditional love.
$40 / $34
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Mental As Anything @ Memo
Friday 17 June, 8 pm
With Martin Plaza’s unmistakeable voice, Greedy Smith’s key board prowess and anecdotal quips, joined by brilliant musicians, Zolton Budai, Martin Cilia and Jacob Cook this is a memorable event not be missed.
$45 seated / $33 at door
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Also on Saturday at Memo – Leave Your Hat On pays homage to the Rock ‘n Soul legend Joe Cocker – Tix and info
Fête De La Musique X 2
Presented by the Alliance Française Melbourne, 2016 Fete de la Musique (Make Music Day) is celebrated with two free events.
Thursday 16 June @ St Kilda Library, (6 pm – 7.30pm) the students of Elwood College and the Trio Benoit featuring Dave Evans (accordion), James Sherlock (guitar) and Adam Spiegl (double bass) will perform in the St Kilda Library.
Sunday 19 June @ Memo, from 2.30pm, the Memo Music Hall welcomes the main Fête de la Musique event, featuring four exciting local live acts:Ali Barter, Penny Ikinger, Baro and The Seven Ups
Both are free
Morning tea for West St Kilda
Sunday 19 June, 10.30 am – 12 noon
West Beach Bathers Pavilion
Join the West St Kilda Residents Association Inc. (WSKRA) for free coffee, tea and scones. Catch up with old friends, meet new neighbours and discuss local issues.
More info wskra.asn.au