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Coppelia – Australian Ballet @ Palais
Until 1 October
The Australian Ballet returns to the Palais Theatre for a special season of the comedic family favourite fairytale, Coppélia. More info and tix

Coppelia for little ones 4+ @ Palais
Friday 30 September, 12.30 pm
Enjoy a special one-hour version of the fairytale story ballet Coppélia, performed to live music and narrated by one of the characters. Perfect for children, it’s fun, interactive and will have everyone twirling for joy!
$40 – $85 Tix and info

On Holidays: Publish Me Workshop @ Linden
Wednesday 28 September, 1 pm – 3 pm
Childrens’ workshop with Kids’ Own Publishing artist Lisa Gardiner who will show kids how to write and illustrate their own origami-fold book for publication. They will learn the process of folding the book, and filling the pages with artwork and text and will be able to draw inspiration from themes explored in the works of exhibiting artist Samuel Tupou.
$18 per child 26 Acland Street Info and tix 

Sticks Stones Broken Bones @ National Theatre
Wednesday 28 September, 2 pm
Using household objects and bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets transforms simple objects into hilarious silhouette stories. The puppetry is performed in front of the shadow screen, so that the audience gets a close look at the visual trickery. Old toys, brooms, boxes and discarded clothing, are deftly stitched together to create shadow puppet stories and characters.
Tix and info

Write right for readers @ Laneway Learning
Wednesday 28September, 8.00 pm – 9.15 pm
Great writing skills can be taught says writer and communications consultant Rachel Kurzyp (left). This short class will teach you how to write searchable, bold and hardworking content that will make your audience stop and take notice. If you’re a newbie writer, university student, communications professional or just want more people to open your emails, then this class is for you!
$14, Finn Cafe, 124 Carlisle Street Info and bookings

Jazz @ Leroy
Thursday 29 September, 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm
This evening the JMQ Jazz Ensemble features a dynamic guest duo of singer, Belinda Parsons and pianist, Bob Sedergreen.
191 Acland Street, Tix and info

blessingofanimals2016Blessing of the animals @ St James the Great
Sunday 2 October, 2.00 pm
Father Richard Murray, will welcome friends and animals for this celebration of companion animals. Includes Animals on the Move mobile animal nursery, a sausage-sizzle and afternoon tea.
Free entry 435 Inkerman Street, East St Kilda


First annual award for cat videos @ Astor
Sunday 2 October, 4 pm
Featuring Duke, the resident Astor Theatre Cat’s favourite internet cat videos, this session is peeerfect for cat lovers. The audiences will have a score card to vote from all the videos screenings through the ceremony – these will then be tallied and the audience favourite will be decided.
Info and tix

Open Voice Q&A Port Phillip @ Pozible
St Kilda News and others have launched a Pozible fundraising campaign to hold a forum in October about the council elections. They want to pack out the Memo Hall and have Professor Andrew Dodd lead a panel discussion and Q&A. Entry on the night will be $20-$25 Make a pledge

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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