May brings us to the end of Autumn and the rainbow leaves on the trees reflect the vibes in our neck of the woods. The Midsumma Pride March is upon us and the arts scene reaches its apex in the coming weeks with our celebrated film festival. It’s time to dip yourselves in a little culture. Here are our top five things to do in St Kilda this May.
1. Midsumma Pride March
Sunday 23rd May
Whip out your rainbow flags it’s time to support those marching for solidarity with the LGBTIQ+ community.
For the best view of the march and a spot amongst the action, book a table at Prince Dining Room and get viewing rights from the best vista in town – Prince Deck on the day. You’ll be right in the think of things. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few after-parties post-march that you will need to register for to comply with the COVIDsafe plan… make sure to book your entry ticket ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
2. International Wine Day at Little Prince Wine
Next Tuesday 25th May
Every day is Wine Day at Little Prince Wine but next Tuesday is National Wine Day! Join us for a $28 Little Prince Platter and receive two glasses of wine from our by-the-glass menu on the house. The only tough decision left is whether to go with red, white, rosé or sparkling? Available from 11am until late.
Little Prince Platter, $28
(meat, cheese, olives + crackers)
3. Icons & Legends: A tribute to the Music of Bon Jovi
Friday 28th May
You’re Wanted, Dead or Alive, to celebrate the best of Bon Jovi at Prince Bandroom. Stop Livin’ on a Prayer and lay yourself down in a Bed of Roses and the iconic bad’s greatest hits. Huge numbers like Always, It’s My Life and You Give Love a Bad Name… get down there, leather chaps optional.
4. Urzila Carlson at The Palais Theatre
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd May
The Aus/NZ bubble is open and Urzila is bringing her comedy show ‘Token African’ on the road again. She’s funny and we could all do with a good laugh. Catch her at The Palais but buy soon, buy quick. Carlson is a guaranteed sell-out.
5. St Kilda Film Festival
Thursday 20th May – Sunday 29th May
Shift your focus… St Kilda Film Festival is Australia’s largest and longest-running short film festival. The Festival supports the Australian film industry by turning the spotlight on exceptional films by both emerging talent and short works by accomplished industry professionals. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the St Kilda Film Festival is an Academy Awards qualifying event. Award-winning films from the Festival are eligible for consideration in the Short Film Awards and Documentary Short sections of the Oscars. This means you could be watching a local filmmaker’s life blow up before it even happens.