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Up coming festive music highlights
Rockwiz Live! @ Palais
Saturday 17 December (almost sold out) More info & tix
Tripod Christmas Turkeys @ Memo
9 & 10 December More info & tix
JC & The Po’ Boys Christmas Show @ Memo 16 December More info & tix
Pearly Shells Christmas Ball @ Memo
18 December More info & tix

img_5954National award for local beach lovers @ Keep Australia Beautiful
Bravo to the crew from the EcoCentre for winning the National Clean Beach Award from Keep Australia Beautiful for their tireless efforts on West Beach. Challenged by storm water litter spewing from drains to the beach, volunteers and council have rehabilitated this now treasured area over three decades. Check West Beach out – its near Pier Road behind West Beach Pavilion – it’s magical (see my 5 spots for serenity post). Pictured are Cr Dick Gross, student Mitch Watson, EcoCentre EO April Seymore, EcoCentre Educator Bronnie Walsh, Graham Chappel from Beach Patrol 3182 and Earthcare St Kilda, Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio Fitzpatrick, EcoCentre Volunteer Coordinator Anthony Gallacher, and Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake OAM
More info

Art Market breakfast talk @ JewMu
Wednesday 30 November, 7.15 am
Geoffrey Smith from Sotheby’s will fire up your breakfast with a chat about the Aussie Art Market, current trends and future directions. $70 ph
Tix | Info  8534 3606

Fog Theatre birthday party @ Town Hall
Thursday 1 December, 6.30 pm
Everyone loves a party, but where’s the cake? Fog Theatre is a unique and dynamic theatre program for local adults with disability based. They are celebrating with an evening of live performances, music, dancing, films and special guests. $20/$15
Tix and info

Community Christmas Tree Festival @ Holy Trinity
Thursday 1 December – Sunday 4 December
This little church snuggled behind the town hall in Chapel Street marks the festive season with a massive Christmas tree display and two concerts. To celebrate the opening, Citi Opera presents a Christmas concert at 7 pm on Thursday($20) and there’s Carols on Sunday from 4 pm.
175-177 Chapel St More info 

Photographer Sarah Rhodes, seated right, with some of her subjects: Henry Atkinson, left, Vicki Couzens, Caroline Martin, Mick Harding and Treahna Hamm. Picture: Stuart McEvoy Source: The Australian

Photographer Sarah Rhodes, seated right, with some of her subjects: Henry Atkinson, left, Vicki Couzens, Caroline Martin, Mick Harding and Treahna Hamm. Picture: Stuart McEvoy Source: The Australian

Possum Skin Cloak welcome @ Town Hall
Friday 2 December, 11 am
Traditional Owner and Boon Wurrung artist Caroline Martin (pictured above) has created a possum skin cloak for display at the Town Hall. The cloak is a significant Aboriginal cultural asset and will be on permanent display to the community at the St Kilda Town Hall. Join Council for a cuppa and ceremony to welcome the coat. More info 

The Tempest @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens
Friday – Sunday only, 2 – 11 December, 7 pm – 8.30 pm
Enjoy Shakespeare by twilight in the gardens as Prospero whips up a her stormy revenge.
No seating will be provided – so bring picnic blankets and portable chairs $30/$25
Blessington Street, St Kilda
Tix and info

Dumbo Feather fete @ Whitehouse
Saturday 3 December, 8.00 am – 2.00 pm
The annual Dumbo Feather Christmas/Everythingmas Fete brings ethical products from local businesses for you to peruse away from shopping centre madness. Visit their website for a preview of the goodies on sale.
11 Princes St  More info 

Oz Rock experience @ Memo
Saturday 3 December, 8.00 pm
With a rocking house band and dancers, Pete Rowsthorn hosts an evening of Oz rock nostalgia across 30 songs.
$35 seat $26
More info

Carman’s Women’s Fun Run @ Catani Gardens
Sunday 4 December, 7.30 am – 11.30 am
Get the gals of all ages together, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and Girls Mini Run, take your marks and run for fun while raising cash for breast cancer action (Breast Cancer Network Australia).

minnowsSailing World Cup @ RMYS on St Kilda foreshore
Sunday 4 December – Sunday 11 December,
8 am – 8 pm
A big deal for little boats, the Sailing World Cup brings the best local and international sailors to our shores. From tiny Optimists to speedy Vipers, you can soak up the sailing action for free. sailmelbourne.com.au

Afternoon gig for Bones @ Memo
Sunday 4 December, 1 pm
Legendary Melbourne drummer, Keith Elliot – aka Bones – has played with many of the best in the business. He has been in very bad health and needs a cheer up. Join friends Russell Morris, Mike Rudd, Mick Pealing, Stylus, Wayne Jones, Justin Brady and more for an afternoon delight. $45/$33 Tix and info 

SisterWorks @ Pozible
SisterWorks is a non-profit social enterprise ‘Handmade with Love in Melbourne’ that supports migrant, asylum seeker or refugee women to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. They need to raise $30,000 for a bunch of useful equipment – the crowd funding deadline is 19 Jan. Sounds like a great idea for festive cheer – maybe an office pitch in?
Visit Pozible