St Kilda readers are in for a very special weekend of music. On Saturday night, the amazing Mama Alto and muse Miss Chief will host a stylish cabaret spectacular at the ornate National Theatre. And then on Sunday, a cornucopia of sensational Jewish talent will transform the Temple Beth for Shir Madness.
And then of course, there is so much more …
Behind the Façade @ Gallery (St Kilda Town Hall)
Until 13 September
Take a peek behind the scenes at intriguing local places with local photographer Michael Kluge.
Reclink grand final footy @ Peanut Farm
Wednesday 30 – Thursday 31 August, 10 am – 4 pm
Including the unincluded, the Reclink Football Grand Final Series attracts over 700 participants, volunteers, AFL personalities and radio commentators.
Info and line up
Bakersfield Mist @ Gasworks
Thursday 31 August, 7.30 pm
Not in St Kilda, but just a tram ride away. John Wood and Julie Nihill star in a comedic drama about art and life.
Almost sold out
Maggie Diaz Photography Prize announcement @ Brightspace
Friday 1 September, 6 pm – 9 pm, exhibition until 17 September
Now in its second year, the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women is for female photographers of all ages, backgrounds and career levels. The only requirement is that they must only use available light.
See the amazing shortlist
Exquisite: An Evening with Mama Alto @ National
Saturday 2 September, 7 pm
For one luminous night only, acclaimed cabaret diva Mama Alto, musical directress Miss Chief and a stunning jazz band, perform a dazzling and spectacular recital. Dress to the nines for an evening with two talented and stylish cabaret performers.
Great tix from $35
Shir Madness @ Temple Beth
Sunday 3 September, 12 noon – 10 pm
A festival of Jewish music. Catch the Klezmatics, US clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer, Renée Geyer, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, Tinpan Orange, the Grigoryan Brothers and more.
$66 / $33; kids under 12 free with adult entry; VIP $120
The greatest show on wheels @ near Luna Park
Sunday 3 September, 11 am – 5 pm
See over 400 classic cars, hot rods and street machines at a family fun day on Acland Street. Kids’ activities and live music.
An evening with Don, Tex and Charlie @ Memo
Fathers Day Sunday 3 September, 6 pm
After two sell out shows, this early gig will be ideal for the aged rocker in your life!
Hurry for tix
Dirty double for father’s day @ Astor
Sunday September, 7 pm
Make your dad’s day with a double dose of Harry Callahan and those very big guns – Dirty Harry and Magnum Force.
The Way Out @ Redstitch
Until 24 September
The Way Out is a new play by Josephine Collins, developed through the Red Stitch INK program. Featuring Kevin Hofbauer, Rory Kelly, Grace Lowry, Olga Makeeva, Dion Mills, Khisraw Jones-Shukoor and Sahil Saluja.
Big Heart @ Theatreworks
6 September – 24 September
Written by Patricia Cornelius and Directed by Susie Dee, Big Heart is the story of a woman who adopts a child from each of the continents. She believes she offers the children a better life, free from poverty, war, or neglect.
Eugene Hamilton’s ‘Songs Of James Bond’ @ Memo
Saturday 9 September, 8.00 pm
No matter if you like it shaken or stirred, Eugene and the Bond Girls are set to make you live twice. The Girls are Chelsea Gibb, Nina Ferro and Nichaud Fitzgibbon and will be backed by the 10 piece ‘Spectre Orchestra.’
Melbourne Fringe @ Local venues
14 September – 1 October
Redstitch, Eildon Gallery, Alex and National Theatres are hosting local Fringe Festival events.