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Mother’s Day pop-up stall @ Acland Plaza (near Readings)
Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May, 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Buy something handmade in the Acland Plaza for Mother’s Day to support a local social enterprise. The Greeves Street Project, an initiative of St Kilda Gatehouse, empowers women involved in street sex work by learning craft, sewing and small business skills.
Watch for new the Greeve Street Project op shop in St Kilda opening in July.

Sally Hepworth on The Mother’s Promise @ Readings
Monday 8 May, 6.30 pm
Sally Hepworth’s third novel, The Mother’s Promise, explores questions of how to let people in when you need support, even if you’ve been fiercely independent, and how far a mother will push herself to look after her daughter. Hepworth combines heart and humour, even in her darkest moments.
Hepworth will be joined in conversation by author and Readings bookseller Gabrielle Williams.
Free, but please book here.

The Human Made Tree @ Alliance Française’s Eildon Gallery
Until 20 May
Opening Monday 8 May, 6.30 pm to 8 pm – meet the artist.
An exhibit by French artist Benjamin Just, curated by Francis Parker, Curator – Exhibitions at MUMA, presented as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival
More info

Dine with a Heart
Wild Mushroom Dinner @ Roxborough
Monday 8 May
Join the team at Roxborough for a delicious three-course Dine with Heart Dinner plus canapes and support those in need at the same time. All proceeds from the menu price will be donated to Dine with Heart Month.
88 Acland St, 7 pm onwards, Tickets $65
hello@roxborough.com.au or 9537 3819

Book launch – Finding Nevo @ Readings
Thursday 11 May, 6.30 pm
In Finding Nevo, gutsy young writer Nevo Zisin shares their experiences growing up as a queer Jewish person in Melbourne – and navigating gender transition, aged 17. Join this personal, political and inspiring writer on their big night. Free, no booking required.
More info 

Peter Mares talks @ St Kilda Library

Thursday 11 May 6.30 pm
Join Peter Mares to discuss his book Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration is Changing the Nation, which investigates the tricky realities of temporary migration. Free
Bookings essential (book early as often book out)

What I learnt in Antarctica @ One Space Two
Thursday 11 May, 7 pm – 9 pm
Hear Antarctica stories from speakers Gio Fitzpatrick and Nicko Lunardi.
Free. 127-129 Fitzroy Street, (enter via The George) Check first about wheel chair access!

Dine with a Heart
Danny Pasta @ Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall
Thursday 11 May, 6pm – 10pm
A gnocchi-making masterclass hosted by master pasta-maker Daniel Tonin from Danny Pasta and held in the SHM Dining Hall in Grey St. Ticket price includes the masterclass, plus antipasto, a delicious gnocchi meal and two glasses of wine per person.
Tickets $60 call 1800 443 278

Human Rights Gala @ Town Hall
Thursday 11 May, 6.30 pm
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival’s annual Gala Film Screening & Cocktail Party  promises to be a stellar night of entertainment with special guest MC Matt Tilley, a selection of short human rights films, Cocktail Party, Silent Auction and address by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Human Rights Commission. $150
Tix and info

Les Miserables @ National Theatre
Friday 12 May – Saturday 27 May
CLOC Musical Theatre is one of Victoria’s largest and most successful non-professional music theatre companies.
More info

American essentials FF @ Astor Theatre

Friday 12 May – 23 May
American Essentials focuses on new indie films from the US. Part of the program is a retrospective season at the Astor – a big screen opportunity to catch old favourites (or new treats) – newer films are at Como and Westgarth
Friday 12 May, 7.30pm The Graduate
Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm Annie Hall
Sunday 14 May, 1.00pm Postcards from the Edge
Thursday 18 May, 7.30pm Barfly + You Never Had It. An Evening With Bukowski
Friday 19 May, 7.30pm Andy Warhol’s Bad
Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm Mulholland Dr.
Tuesday 23 May, 7.30pm David Lynch. The Art Life + Eraserhead

The Storytelling Machine @ Library

Various sessions Saturday 13 May – Sunday 21 May
Watch as your drawing is blended into the Storytelling Machine created by the very clever Dr Betty Sargeant. Sessions for different age groups – fun for all.
Book early as sessions will book out

Crafternoon for Adults @ Library
Saturday, 13 May, 1.00 pm – 4 pm
Linden New Art is offering a creative workshop (at the St Kilda Library) with paper artist and creative director Paperazzi Design Studio, Michelle Lackenby on how to upcycle books into handcrafted paper art pieces, one fold at a time. Suitable for ages 15+, $45 per person
Info and bookings 

Dine with a Heart
A Taste of Italy @ St Columba’s PS Hall
Saturday 13 May
A Taste of Italy at a local Primary School – indulge in a plate of fresh hand-made gnocchi, created and prepared by special guest Daniel Tonin from Danny Pasta. Antipasto and dessert also provided.
BYO drinks and glasses.
2 Normandy Road, Elwood, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Entry cost of $5 will be donated to Sacred Heart Mission

More Dine with a Heart events
Online events calendar Dine with Heart 2017

Felix Riebl (Cat Empire) @ Memo
Saturday 13 may, 8.00.pm
Felix, as singer and percussionist with his legendary live band The Cat Empire, has spent years performing on some of the world’s most illustrious and exciting stages. $35 / $40
Tix and info 


The Realistic Joneses @ Red Stitch
Until Sunday 28 May
2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East
Meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and the new couple next door, John and Pony Jones. The Joneses share more than they would like to admit.
Tix and info

Three Rooms, Three artists @ The Gallery
Until Monday 15 May
Prints and paintings created by local artists Libby Pinkham, Tania Ferrier and Lyn Pool. Inspired by living near the beach, St Kilda cool and crime writing. You’ve got to see it.
St Kilda Town Hall Gallery, office hours
More info

Book ahead

Short films  @ St Kilda Film Festival
18 – 27 May
Book early if you want to be there at the Palais on opening night. Check out the complete program and events schedule.
More info and tix 

Blanc de Blanc @ St Kilda Triangle
From 15 June
Blanc de Blanc, an adults only champagne cabaret from the makers of Limbo and the creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour.
Tix and info

For the record – Bravo and brava

Elwood Convivial dinner a yummy success
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Elwood Harvest Dinner a great night. The convivial dinner was made possible by Emily Ballantyne-Brodie with the help of Kate Bulling, Liz Smith, Chris and Cath Mason, Alida Cappiello, Edna Maloney, Bec Mackenzie, Laura Hesse, Elsa Thorp, Freyer, Bert, Tanya Ramljak & family, Gui Steiner and the Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre.