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The Pleasure Garden

This December, Melbourne will add a shiny new festival to it’s  list. Billed as an immersive, creative arts and music feast, the Pleasure Garden will take over the Catani Gardens on December 10, with a diverse and unique musical programme, mischievous roving theatrical performances, inspiring art installations and large, thematic stages. The lineup for the festival includes local legends The Cat Empire, the funky The Opiuo Band from NZ, London duo The Consultants, Tash Sultana, Blue King Brown, Dub Pistols, Sound System and more. As with every other festival, punters can expect  plenty of  boutique cocktail and food options, plus some thrilling carnival rides. Our friends at Rydges St Kilda are giving away a double pass to The Pleasure Garden with 2 cocktails at Mavis Browns. All you have to do is tell them in 25 words or less why you love summer! More information here. When: December 10 Where: Catani Gardens, St Kilda Visit the Pleasure Garden website here. 

90s Tribute

Tribute Mania Giveaway

Tribute Mania will explode onto the Palais Theatre’s iconic rock ‘n roll stage with simply the best sounding, best looking and most technically accurate tributes anywhere in the world! The formula is simple. Sound like the artist, perform like the artist and look like the artist …then have a hell of a lot of fun doing it! Paying tribute to 5 of the world’s biggest bands, the night will take you on a journey through the 1960s to the 2000s! Playing on the night will be: Bjorn Again – The World’s No.1 ABBA Show The Australian Queen Tribute Show – The Closest You Will Ever Get to a 1980’s Queen Concert Elton Jack Show– The World’s Most Loved Elton John Show The Beatnix – The World’s First Beatles Tribute Show and Still Going Strong and introducing The Spicy Girls – Australia’s First Spice Girls Tribute Show Get your dancing shoes on, Tribute Mania will set your toes tapping. When: 6:30pm, Saturday, 3 September Where: Palais Theatre, St Kilda Visit the website here Exclusive: Tell us your …

Heart of St Kilda Concert

The Sacred Heart Mission 365 days of the year helps hundreds of people who are suffering from homelessness or living in poverty to find care, support and shelter and a hot meal. For the ninth year running, The Heart of St Kilda Concert, held at the beautiful Palais Theatre in St Kilda will play host to a fantastic line-up of comedy and music acts including Russell Morris, Kutcha Edwards, Shan Howard, Olympia and The Umbilical Brothers (with more artists to be announced closer to the date) and raise much needed funds for the Mission and it’s work. The Sacred Heart Mission serves up over 160,000 meals every year from its Grey Street, St Kilda dining hall, and last year the concert raised a massive $79,000 for the Mission’s program which helped to feed nearly 20,000 people in need. This St Kilda concert will feature RockWiz host Brian Nankervis as MC, tickets start from $79 (available via Ticketmaster) and will sell out quickly. Acess to the concert is a piece of cake, take either tram number …

St Kilda Markets

St Kilda Esplanade Market

An institution in St Kilda since 1970, the Sunday market by the beach these days attracts well over 100 local artists, craftspeople and entrepreneurs each Sunday to the area. Delve into a treasure trove of handmade fashion, candles and beautiful unique pieces of jewelry. Delight in original paintings, gorgeous bespoke homewares, delicious treats and gift ideas. Stallholders at the St Kilda Esplanade Market are renowned for having a direct hand in crafting the products they sell.  Enjoy a chat with a local about their offering and within minutes you’ll sense the amount of love, passion and pride they put into their work. Take home some unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your friends, family or even yourself – just in time for Christmas. New stall holders are added regularly, so you’ll always find something fresh. You can’t miss this market, just look for the rows of marquees lined all along the Upper Esplanade at St Kilda, head to Luna Park, and you’ll find the start of the market – between Fitzroy Street and Acland Street, easily accessed …

Live n Local

Live N Local hits St Kilda this August

One week. Over 50 artists. Non-stop music. For those about the rock, get on this. Returning again to St Kilda this August, Live N Local showcases Melbourne’s diverse and incredible music talent across local venues in St Kilda and the wider Port Philip community. St Kilda is renowned for its eclectic music and pub scene, and Live N Local promises quality emerging and established artists, roving performers and outdoor activities in all the usual haunts PLUS a few unexpected locations, which the organisers are keeping under wraps for now. (Check their website for updates). Full program is expected to be launched 19 July. The best part about Live N Local? The gigs are free. So if you are looking for something to do at the tail end of this Winter, grab your mates and head over to St Kilda for some fab tunes from some names you know and some names you may not. And whilst you are there, check out some of the nearby bars like Mavis Browns for a beverage for two. No …