It’s time to shake off the winter hangover once and for all. Spring has sprung and St Kilda is diving into this seasonal change headfirst. Get out and explore the ‘hood with this diverse list of calendar highlights. Suburb stalwart or spring chicken, there is something here for St Kilda lovers of all ages.
1. REGURGITATOR AT PRINCE BANDROOM
Friday 1 November
Technically not in October, sorry not sorry, Oz music legends Regurgitator descend on Prince Bandroom this spring for their 25th-anniversary tour. Emerging from one of the eddies in the independent undercurrent of Brisbane’s 90s music scene, the past 2.5 decades have been a time of ceaseless reinvention seeing the band playing with form, flux, and affectionate self-parody. Now… they pound the quarter-century mark with a fully blown visually rehabilitated retrospective of a show straddling a holographic hyperbole of antiquated technology, trawling the analogue back through the digital.
2. BRUNCH AFFAIRS x PRINCE DINING ROOM
Sunday 13 October
Brunch Affairs presented by Bondi Sands, takes a haute-couture approach to day-drinking with an afternoon of music, fashion, food and drink at our very own Prince Dining Room. Bunch Affairs will serve up their signature fusion of fun and frivolity alongside a three-course menu of local, seasonal dishes.
Elyx Vodka cocktails, Aix Rosé and refreshing ales from Estrella Damm set the tone in Prince Dining Room’s sun-drenched atrium and bar before the atmosphere elevates to an afternoon of eclectic beats curated by DJs Mark John and LANA.
October 2019 – February 2020
A thought-provoking love letter to St Kilda, Luminous is a culmination of five public artworks setting up shop along Fitzroy Street. On display until February 2020 the works titled “These Streets”, “PluginHUMAN”, “Flora”, “Circle” and “Bearings” explore different facets of life in St Kilda in what is ultimately an artist’s impression of our neighbourhood past, present and future.
4. SACRED HEART MISSION’S HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT
Wednesday 23 October
This much-loved annual concert showcases some of Australia’s finest live music and comedy performers, who all generously donate their time in support of the Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals program.
Hosted by crowd favourite Brian Nankervis, this year’s thrilling line-up also features: The Teskey Brothers, Joe Camilleri, Carl Barron, Dan Sultan, Rhonda Burchmore, The Chantoozies, Rob Snarski, Steph Tisdell, Pierce Brothers, Kiki Courtidis, The Meltdown, Billy Miller, Rebecca Barnard and The Caravan Choir – with more acts to be announced.
5. CRAFTERNOON FOR KIDS – WHEN I GROW UP
Saturday 5 October
Join artist Justin Hinder for kids art activities these school holidays. Think about all the wonders the future holds inspired by Linden New Art current exhibitions. Look 10 years into the future, 100 years and 1000 years. What do you think the future will look like when you grow up?
Activities will start with a game of exquisite corpse where kids will collaboratively build portraits of their future selves inspiring a discussion about the kind of world they want to live in as adults, and what they hope the future will look like.