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Shakespeare Grove Artists’ @ The Gallery St Kilda Town hall
17 August – 14 September;
Opening 6 pm – 8 pm Thursday 18 August
Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios are set within the tranquil environment of VegOut community gardens. See their work on the walls at the Town Hall.
Local forum on housing @ St Kilda Community Housing
Thursday 18 August, 5.15 pm – 7 pm
How are we going to solve what looks like a perfect storm of housing problems? Come along and hear three speakers talk about possible solutions to this “wicked” policy issue.
Speakers are John Enticott, Liz Mumford and John McInerney.
Baxter Hall, Christ Church St Kilda, 14 Acland Street
More info and RSVP
Post Natural History Archeology of the Future @ Eildon Gallery
Opens Thursday 18 August (6.30 pm) until 4 September
An exhibition by Vincent Fournier presented by the Perth Centre for Photography.
“Mixing History and anticipation, memory and science fiction, the Post Natural History project shows a collection of ‘upcoming species’ based upon synthetic biology and cybernetics.”
Alliance Française’s Eildon Gallery, 51 Grey Street. RSVP
Marketing For Growth @ St Kilda Town Hall
Thursday 18 August, 5:00 – 8:30pm
This hands-on workshop will enable you to build a deeper understanding of your customers and focus your marketing strategy to increase sales and revenue. With the latest information and insights from a small business marketing expert and a suite of best-practice templates and resources. $30.00 Book
Asylum Seekers’ Comedy Benefit @ St Kilda Town Hall
Friday 19 August, doors open 6 pm, show starts 7 pm
A great line-up, comedians are using laughs to raise money and awareness for the plight of asylum seekers. Funds go Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) and also ‘Refugee Legal.’ Book
Kurosawa’s RAN in 4K @ Astor
Friday 19 August, Saturday 20 August, 7.30 pm
Sunday 21 August, 4 pm
Akira Kursawa final masterpiece, RAN has been beautifully restored in 4K for the first time. A reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear set in feudal Japan, Must be seen on the big screen
Tickets $16.00 / $15.50
Book Binding with native plant Fibres @ SKINC
Saturday 20 August 11am-1pm
SKINC (St. Kilda Indigneous Nursery Co-op) is hosting a new workshop on how to book bind using recycled materials and native plant fibres.
Cost: $45 This includes materials and your own book to take home
Info and bookings
SKINC is located 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne
Elvis anniversary show@ Memo
Saturday 20 August, 8.00pm
Priscilla’s Nightmare present their long awaited reunion show at Memo celebrating the songs of Elvis Presley on the 39th anniversary week of his death.
$38 seat / $28 general Book
Bonnie Brown & Louisa Breen @ Alex
Saturday 20 August, 8 pm
Bonnie Brown and Louisa Breen are two of Australia’s leading concert pianists, and without peer as a piano duo. A one night only concert of new Aussie works and classical favourites.
Play list and tickets
Live’n’local @ local live venues
20 – 27 August, free, 50 acts in many venues, all free
Check out the gig guide to plan your festive week
Saturday 20 August highlights
4 pm: Bella Wolf, Latin grooves, Alliance Basement, 51 Grey Street
5 pm: Zeon, Irish folk, Alliance Basement, 51 Grey Street
7 pm: With One Voice Choir, Acland Street (god knows where amongst the rubble)
7 pm: Vic Meehan, girl with a guitar, Bay City Burrito Bar, Shakespeare Grove
Sunday 21 August highlights
2 pm: Wild at Heart Strumarama, St Kilda Sports Club, Fitzroy Street
6 pm: The Originals, three gals play country rock, Robarta 109-111 Fitzroy Street
6 pm: The New Savages, Rockabilly revisited, Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
Yirrmal in concert @ St Kilda Baptist
Sunday 21 August, 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Yirrmal and Nigel Wearne along with the Solstice Singers choir. Two great singer songwriters in an intimate acoustic concert and fundraiser. All proceeds donated to indigenous education via the Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation. Afternoon tea will be available for a gold coin donation.
Doors open at 2 pm. Music starts at 2.30 pm
Seating is unreserved
Adults $30 Children u16 $15
9 Pakington Street Bookings
Standing Up: Portraits of Social Justice @ Jewish Museum
Sunday 21 August 2016 – 15 January 2017
An exhibition presented in partnership with Stand Up, a Jewish social justice organisation. The exhibition draws on Stand Up’s latest book, which profiles some of the most outstanding Jewish and non-Jewish Australian humanitarians, philanthropists and social justice activists of our time. This visually captivating exhibition features the photographic works of Melbourne based photographer Woodrow Wilson.
SkyBus airport direct @ St Kilda
SKYBUS St Kilda Express service will pick up passengers from four St Kilda locations every half-hour during the week between 6.17 am and 7.37 m. On weekends the shuttle will run hourly and finish later, at 8.17 pm. It will go directly to Tullamarine Airport Terminal 4. $19 one way. More info