Saint Fridays ft. CRATE MATES @ St Hotel
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 2:00 am
Saint Fridays ft. CRATE MATES @ St Hotel

You know them from their parties, you’ve probably seen them furiously digging through crates at your local record store! It is the one and only Crate Mates collective!!

This week they will be joining the Saint Fridays resident DJs (The Okhrana & FISH) to play a collective b2b2b2b set!!!

$5 Beers
$7 Spirits
$10 Espresson Martinis

You know the rest!

Juke Kartel @ Prince Bandroom
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm
Juke Kartel @ Prince Bandroom

After hundreds of Headline shows, various support tours and music festivals big and small, domestically and overseas, JUKE KARTEL are reuniting their ‘Levolution’ line-up, of TOBY, TOMMY, DALE and JAY for a one-off show at the beloved Prince Bandroom in St Kilda.‬

‪Toby and Jay will be heading home to Melbourne for this NOT to be missed show.‬

‪Over 5 years has passed and not since several tours of America have we seen these 4 boys on stage together.‬

‪The band will be playing a massive set of songs from their repertoire spanning from Juke Kartel inception to present.‬

‪This will be a show that any fan of Juke Kartel would not want to miss.‬

‪Promising to be a night of rock n roll to remember.‬

‪This is an 18+ event. ‬

‪$20 presale + b/f‬
‪$28 @ door‬

The Peptides – Smash Bros @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Peptides - Smash Bros @ Hotel Esplanade

Live in The Basement, Hotel Esplanade.

St Kilda Rocks proudly presents the legendary Fred Negro and the Peptides plus Smash Bros live in The Espy’s Basement!! The Peptides are the world’s greatest Punk Rock Pop covers band.

Bands start at 9pm, get in early ‘cos it’s gonna be huge.

Viva le rock!

This is an 18+ event.

Hobsons Bay Coast Guard @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Hobsons Bay Coast Guard @ Hotel Esplanade

Live in The Basement, Hotel Esplanade


Four piece psych-surf act Hobsons Bay Coast Guard riding their way across infectious pop hooks and eclectic song styles.

w/ special guests.


This is an 18+ event

Mental As Anything @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 13 @ 1:45 am
Mental As Anything @ Hotel Esplanade

Live in The Gershwin Room, Hotel Esplanade

Aussie favourites Mental As Anything will be bringing their infectious pop sound, blending left-of-centre lyricism, blue-eyed soul and rock to The Espy.

In 1978 the Mental As Anything Play At Your Party EP was released. It was the band’s first recording and it was a sound of pure fun: catchy, quirky, and joyful. It captured the essence of a band that since its formation has never swayed from the path and continues to entertain crowds all over Australia and the world.

Now, the 40th anniversary of that EP is being celebrated by the re-release of the original vinyl and a live multitrack multi-camera recording of Mental As Anything’s 2018 full live show.

This is an 18+ event.

Proud Cricket Day at Citipower Centre @ Cricket Victoria
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Proud Cricket Day at Citipower Centre @ Cricket Victoria

Join us on Sunday 13 January, 2019 to celebrate all things diversity and inclusion at Cricket Victoria’s Proud Cricket Day.

There will be a range of fun activities for adults and kids on the day, including face painting, activations from the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades plus lots of giveaways!

You’ll have a chance to make your own pedal powered smoothie at Bike ‘n Blend, enjoy a sausage sizzle and take part in a social cricket match of course!

Our friends from Bowls Victoria and Football Federation Victoria are joining the fun too, so there will be a range of sports to get involved in.

To register a team, visit here.


Paul Buchanan with the EBC Allstars @ Prince Public Bar
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm
Paul Buchanan with the EBC Allstars @ Prince Public Bar

Paul Buchanan channels the greats in Chicago blues, make no mistake. He writes cracker Australian blues, you betcha! He howls and bites out the best gritty vox in the business. Paul heads the fabulous Amnesia Blues Band out of Gippsland, three times MBAS Memphis finalists, and 2016 Vic/Tas Blues Band of the Year. On January 13th Buck will front the EBC Allstars, with guest Paul Dove on guitar, for a powerhouse set of the real thing. Come and hear what the buzz is all about. Hell yeah!

Paul Buchanan Web: Amnesia Blues Band

Blues jam from 5:30 pm, feature act 7:00 pm. FREE ENTRY thanks to the PRINCE and EBC.

Espy Moves: Dance Class @ Hotel Esplanade
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm
Espy Moves: Dance Class @ Hotel Esplanade | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia

Dance classes inspired by routines from iconic music video clips held inside a legendary band room // Kids 10-15 5.00pm // Adults 16+ 6.30pm

Familiar moves made easy for everyone from beginners and beyond, in an inclusive and judgement free environment.


All classes are casual with a new short dance routine taught each week:

Dec 4: Michael Jackson

Dec 11: Bowie

Dec 18: Beyonce

Jan 8: Lady Gaga

Jan 15: Kylie

Jan 22: Backstreet Boys

Jan 29: Madonna Vs Britney


James Welbsy

James Welsby is a producer, choreographer and performer with a decade of professional experience in contemporary dance and queer performance. He graduated from the VCA School of Dance in 2007 and in 2008 founded Phantom Limbs (winner “Best Dance” Melbourne Fringe 2013 and “Melbourne Festival Discovery Award”). He has performed for numerous companies (Taylor Mac, Finucane and Smith, BRIEFS,) and independent choreographers (Martin Del Amo, Luke George, and Cadi McCarthy). James is the founder and artistic director of critically acclaimed cult cabaret YUMMY, which has been presented in multiple festivals and continues to tour internationally.

As a choreographer, James has created work for Club Swizzle, Sisters Grimm, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), and has created several full-length shows under his own name. One of which, “HEX,” was performed in Next Wave Festival 2014, the International AIDS Conference 2014, and toured Australia in 2015 to Brisbane Powerhouse, PICA, RCC, PACT, and The Street Theatre. James taught at Chunky Move for six years, and was mentored by choreographer Stephanie Lake through JUMP mentoring. His drag alter ego “Valerie Hex” has been seen touring nationally and internationally and has performed in countless nightclubs around the world.

Chafia Brooks

Chafia began at a small dance school at the age of 8 and continued on as a member of the highly regarded QL2 Youth Dance Company, Canberra before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 10 years professional experience working as a performer, choreographer and teacher. As a contemporary dancer she has been involved in many projects for theatre, arts and music festivals, dance film and site specific work both nationally and Internationally. She also has extensive experience working across more commercial projects in film and TV and has been involved in music film clips for artists including; Darren Hayes, Little Birdy, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, Youth Group, Powderfinger, Ben Lee, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Kid Radio, TZU, Alex Watts and Le1f (USA).

In more recent years Chafia has become focused on the multiple benefits and relevance of dance and movement within the broader community across all demographics, abilities and professions. Further study in Dance Movement Therapy has allowed her to bring dance experiences and education to a widely diverse range of people.


Every Tuesday beginning 4 December 2018


Kids 10-15: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Adults 16+: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your class time. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who remains in the Gershwin Room for the entirety of the class.



Image credit: Gregory Lorenzetti

We acknowledge the lands on which we present these classes are the lands of the Yalukit Willam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and future.

Gay Pride March Party at Freddies @ Freddie Wimpoles
Jan 17 @ 3:07 am – 4:07 am
Gay Pride March Party at Freddies @ Freddie Wimpoles

Pride March on Fitzroy St is back!

Freddies will be loud & proud for the day.

Best spot in town to watch the festivities!

Harry Potter Trivia at Freddies @ Freddie Wimpoles
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Harry Potter Trivia at Freddies @ Freddie Wimpoles

Dear Witches and Wizards, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Shit Pub Trivia’s school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Sharpen your quill and have your wands at the ready for this special Harry Potter trivia. Entry is free and there’ll be lots of great prizes up for grabs, so gather your fellow Harry Potter fanatics and save the date!

Bookings are essential so call the venue on 9525 4041 or DM the Shit Pub Trivia Facebook page.