Uncle Vanya @ Red Stitch
Tuesday 15 November – 17 December
A new version of Chekhov direct by Nadia Tass done in the Red Stitch Style. “The countryside. Lust, boredom and life.” What more could you want? Aussie Premier with great cast including Rosie Lockhart, Olga Makeeva, Ben Prendergast, Eva Seymour, David Whiteley, Justin Hosking, Kristof Kaczmarek and Marta Kaczmarek
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David Broza @ Herman Sanger Centre
Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November, 8 pm
David Broza, Israeli musical superstar and peace activist, will star in two concerts at TBI (Melbourne’s largest progressive synagogue). Vanity Fair magazine is a fan, they say he did more for the Middle East peace process in eight days than Secretary of State John Kerry has done in two years.
Herman Sanger Centre, TBI, 76-82 Alma Road Tix
Beaujolais Nouveau Festival @ Alliance Française
Thursday 17 November, 7 pm
After a three year break, the Alliance Française is delighted to announce that it will resume hosting the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival. On the program will be wine and cheese degustation, Beaujolais cultural activities, musical performances, and prizes to be won.$45 Tix and info
Animal @ Theatreworks
Thursday 17 November – 27 November, 8 pm, Sunday matinee 5 pm
Susie Dee, Kate Sherman and Nicci Wilks come together to present the world premiere of Animal, an unflinching examination of violence against women.
Recommended for audience 16+ years
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The Rubens @ Republica
Thursday 17 November, 7.30 pm
The Corona SunSets music tour is bringing you The Rubens. It’s the stuff of postcards.
Hoda Afshar photographic exhibition @ Brightspace
Thursday 17 November – 3 December, Wed – Fri 11am – 5 pm, W/end 12 noon – 4 pm
Opening 6.30 pm 17 November
In the Exodus, I love you more is an ongoing photographic series that began in 2014. It is a record of the artist changing vision of, and relationship to, his homeland, Iran.
8 Martin Street More info
Sisters in Crime event: Booze, Books and Broads @ St Kilda Library
Friday 18 November, 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Melina Marchetta in conversation with PD Martin: Why I’ve turned to adult crime fiction after more than two decades of writing YA novels. This event is the prequel to SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree
A Star Wars Burlesque Parody @ Palais
Friday 18 November, 8 pm
The Empire Strips Back takes the classic characters from the beloved Star Wars film franchise, and drops them into the world of Burlesque, creating a show like no other. May the g-string be with you.
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SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree @ St Kilda Town Hall
Three hundred crime fans from all over Australia are expected at SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree – Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th anniversary convention on Saturday 19 November. The One-Day Crime Spree – which will actually run for A-Day-and-A-Bit – will involve 50 leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars.
Program | Tickets
Note: electronic bookings close midnight Wednesday 16 November. Tickets to individual sessions available at the door.
Art for Reconciliation @ Gurutzia Gallery
Opens Saturday 19 November, 2 pm
Weekends 19 – 20 November, 26 – 27 November and 3 – 4 December, 2 pm – 5 pm
Meg Davoren-Honey’s latest exhibition being held at the Guruzia Gallery. Meg, an active member of the Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCfR), is donating a portion of the proceeds to the group.
6 Charnwood Crescent
City 2 Sea @ Catani Gardens
Sunday 20 November, 8.30 am – 1.30 pm
The City2Sea aims to help raise $500,000 in 2016 for more than 650 charities. You can run for 5km or 15km if you so desire.