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Djuki Mala @ MAP57 on the Triangle
Until 28 July, 7.15 pm
TWISK REVIEW: It’s been ten years since the Djuki dancers from Arnhem Land went viral on YouTube with Zorba the Greek meets traditional Yolngu dance.  With plenty of traditional dance moves combined with hip grinding that would impress Elvis, the dancers are at MAP57 until 28 July with a dynamic one-hour show. Video clips of elders put the dance in cultural context and explain the birth of their desire to take their dance to the world. The dancers radiate enthusiasm, humour and cheek. From Zorba through Singing in the Rain to Michael Jackson, the boys dance the way that they like. It’s unique, it’s fun and it’s inspiring. You’ll witness why it went viral a decade ago.
PS: Take a jacket, the venue is an ice box. But the dancers are hot.
*$5 discount: locals can get a discount with promo code COPPNEWS | Tix

Paul Kelly @ Memo
Thursday 20 July, 8 pm
Paul Kelly and band are going to play a special intimate show at MEMO Music Hall this Thursday night. Paul will be debuting his new album ‘Life Is Fine’ Tix

TWISK checks the facts about Tram 96
Did you receive this postcard from Southern Metro MLC Margaret Fitzherbert last week? Yikes, trams cut in peak hour? How many and why? The postcard was short on specifics, so we chased the details.
According to Yarra Trams, 791 Route 96 trams now depart Acland Street each week – exactly the same number as last year. But as Margaret correctly points out, there is one fewer service during morning peak, but there is also one additional service during the afternoon peak. Meaning the number of services hasn’t actually changed.
However this picture of a packed St Kilda bound 96 tram outside Southern Cross last week shows that over crowding is still a concern.
The public are voting with their Myki’s for public transport by using services like the 96. But with persistent overcrowding, more trams, especially in peak times would be welcome.
Here’s Margaret’s email – drop her a line with your ideas about the 96, and maybe the 12 and 16 while you’re at it. I’d love to know when low-floor trams will run on 12 and when the long-promised Balaclava station tram stop will be upgraded for disabled access.
What about you?

Ned – The Musical @ The National
Monday 17 July, 7.30 pm
Be swept away by the combined power of 50 performers. NED tells the story of Ned Kelly as a young man, a brother, a son and a mate. One night only. $38/$25
More info 

Incognito @ Redstitch

Tuesday 18 July – Sunday 13 August
Princeton, New Jersey, 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy on Albert Einstein – and then steals his brain. A play about what it means to be human and the role of memory.

Charlie Hides – #TransAtlanticDame @ Alex
Wednesday 19 July, 8 pm
International drag star Charlie Hides returns to Australia with a brand new show #TransAtlanticDame. Known for his uncanny comic impersonations of dozens of A list celebrities, Charlie will be bringing some of his “divas” to perform as well as well as spilling the “tea” on Rupaul’s Drag Race. From $39 Tix

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin @ MAP57 at the Triangle
Wednesday 19 July – Friday 21 July, 8.45 pm
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Tix 

Frankenstein @ Theatreworks
Thursday 20 – Saturday 29 July, matinees and evenings
A dark yet moving portrayal of one of horror’s most iconic creations.

Digital strategies for business workshop @ Town Hall
Thursday 20 July, 5.30 – 9.00 pm
This small, interactive workshop will demystify the digital world and help bring focus and clarity to your online marketing activities. $30 Tix and info

2017 Hot Dog Eating Competition @ Luna Park
Saturday 22 July, 11 am
To celebrate International Hot Dog Month, Luna Park is hosting its much anticipated, annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Who’s a silly sausage then? Info

Maxathon@ Astor
Saturday 22 July, 11 am
Four Mad Max movies back to back. Big screen for the Max.

A Whole Different Animal @ Brightspace
22 July – 12 August, Opening: Saturday 22 July (2 pm – 4 pm)
60 works by established and younger artists working in various mediums, providing an opportunity to reflect on representations of animals in art.
Info   | Graeme Rowe’s SELFISM opens on the same day

Raymond Crowe: The Unusualist @ MAP57 at the Triangle
Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July, 5.30 pm
Magician, comedian, inventor, master of illusion, ventriloquist, shadow and mime artist – he’s a multifaceted Aussie genius who keeps you guessing until the last moment.

Don’t miss

Blanc de Blanc @ MAP57
Until 30 July, 7.30 pm
Fast paced, fabulous circus meets cabaret. Skilled, sexy, funny adult entertainment. A blast. Hear audience comments in our GDayStKilda one-minute podcast 
Tix | Read our review in previous post

Emerald Hill Art Group @ Gallery
Until Wednesday 9 August
The Emerald Hill Art Group Annual Exhibition explores time – its implications, joys and relentless progression.
The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall

Plan ahead

Liver Tonic @ Memo
Friday 28 July, 7.00 pm
Celebrating World Hepatitis Day, Harm Reduction Victoria invites you to celebrate ‘Liver Tonic’ with an all-star line-up of artists.
Check the great line up 

Prince tribute @ Memo
Saturday 29 July, 8.40 pm
Andrew De Silva from 90’s R&B sensation CDB and winner of Australia’s Got Talent, along with with some of Australia’s finest touring stars are ‘Purple Revolution‘ – A Tribute to Prince.
More info 

More Tex, Don & Charlie @ Memo
Sunday 3 September, 6 pm
Two shows sold out! A Sunday early show has been added. Here is a father’s day for music lovers. Better book fast.

Post script

Coming soon. TWISK explores Fitzroy Street
In August, TWISK will be giving extra attention to Fitzroy Street. Share what you love about Fitzroy Street as it is. Share your ideas to make it better.
Send us an email with your suggestions

Watch for Divercity @ Your letterbox

The latest Divercity magazine will arrive in letterboxes from 17 July. Here’s a preview for those who can’t wait.