Incognito @ Redstitch
Until 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.
Reviewed by TWISK: Thoughtful, engaging, challenging – Incognito follows the drama and folly prompted by the theft of Einstein’s brain by a Princetown pathologist. Explored through an extraordinary 22 characters delivered without costume changes by a hardworking cast of four, the play unpacks ideas of personality, memory and the slender thread of reality that we all inhabit. Inventive, interesting and very well-performed – it’s 90 minutes of intense theatre. But while this is undoubtedly a brainy work, the rapid shift from character to character made it hard to make a heart connection to the characters. A big topic cleverly delivered on a small stage by a dynamic cast. Another great night at the #biglittletheatre
George Romero double feature tribute @ Astor
Tuesday 1 August, 7.30 pm
Credited with recasting the zombie into popular culture, Director George Romero died recently. Astor remembers him in the best way, with Night of the Living Dead and Day of the Dead.
Noi Italian Chat Group @ One Space Two
Wednesday 2 August, 6 pm – 9 pm
Relax with a glass of wine to a free Movie screening of ‘It Started in Naples’ featuring Clark Gable, Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica. Be transported to Italia; come for the aperativo and stay for the conversation. Be assured of a good night with hostesses Patrizia and Nina! $5
Food and Beverage available for purchase at the Bar
127-129 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
160 celebrations and restoration appeal @ Christ Church on Acland
Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August
Historical display in the church.
Friday 4 August
Community concert and historical display 7 pm
Visit this beautiful church and see why it’s worth restoring.
Flier | Facebook | Link to fundraising site
Train @ Palais
Friday 4 August, 8 pm
Multi-Grammy and Billboard award winning band return with their ‘Play That Song’ tour.
Street art exhibition @ Space2b
From Friday 4 August (opening event 6 pm – 9 pm)
Thread is a street art exhibition by Suki & Be Free. 50% of sales will support Space2Be creative community workspace. Drop by to check out the shop, workshop and progress of the laneway café.
Facebook | Instagram Suki | Instagram Be Free
Wed – Fri 10 am – 5 pm; Sat 10 am -2 pm
144 Chapel Street, Balaclava
Sonder – Beyond Blue charity concert @ Alex
Saturday 5 August 7.30 pm and Monday 7 August 7.30 pm
A night celebrating stories through song, with profits going to Beyondblue. $32
Mohsen Yeganeh Live in Concert @ National
Saturday 5 August, 4.30 pm
Mohsen Yeganeh is a popular Iranian vocalist, singer and songwriter and musician, Guitarist, Bassist, composer, and arranger. The 8 pm show is sold out!
Tix and info
Renee Geyer @ Memo
Saturday 5 August, 8.00 pm
She’s local, she’s fantastic, she’s too good to miss in our ‘hood. Supported by Bonnie Anderson.
Tix $54 / $38
Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited @ Palais
Saturday 5 August, 8.30 pm
Legendary Genesis guitarist’s first Australian tour.
Live’n’Local free music @ St Kilda (and beyond)
Saturday 19 August – Saturday 26 August
Loads of free gigs, music in the streets, workshops and industry program.
Book launch: The Welsh Linnet @ Readings
Monday 7 August, 6.30 pm
Deakin University’s Dr Ros Black will launch A.J. Lyndon’s The Welsh Linnet, the first novel in a new trilogy about the Civil War that raged in England, Wales and Scotland (the ‘war without an enemy’) throughout the 1640s.
The Stories & Songs Record Club @ Memo
Wednesday 9 August, 7 pm
Brian Nankervis presents The Stories & Songs Record Club, a monthly get together for fans of Vinyl. Bring your favourite 7? and 12? recordings along and be prepared to tell and hear stories of treasured tracks and the memories they provoke. $30 / $18
Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti @ St Kilda Synagogue
Monday 21 August, 7 pm
Extra-ordinary opportunity to visit the magnificent Synagogue to hear extraordinary music. All ticket income will go to support the Jewish Museum. $115 / $85
Vince Jones Club Tour @ Memo
Sunday 27 August, 2.30 pm
A Whole Different Animal @ Brightspace
Until 12 August, Opening: Saturday 22 July (2-4pm)
60 works by established and younger artists working in various mediums, providing an opportunity to reflect on representations of animals in art.
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
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.
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