ALT-POP Since busking from the age of 15 and uploading acoustic covers to YouTube, alt-pop singer Shahrae has amassed a significant fanbase. Her debut single Awkward resonated with fellow introverts. Sunday, 7.30pm, the Workers Club, corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy, $12.50, 9415 6558,

When The Light Leaves

When The Light Leaves


THE FEATHER IN THE WEB Kimberly moves through the modern world differently from the rest of us. While we look forward to after-work drinks, Netflix recommendations and wellness seminars, Kimberly enjoys public masturbation and steering cars into oncoming traffic. All she wants is to watch this bland world burn, but that quickly changes when she meets Miles and experiences the most mainstream feeling of all – love. Until March 1. Saturday, 8pm, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda East, $25-$57, 9533 8083,

MIDSUMMA EXTRAVAGANZA All-star variety show Midsumma Extravaganza is considered a highlight of the queer arts and cultural festival. Hosted by the dazzling Bob Downe and comedian Kirsty Webeck, the night combines humour with cabaret, music and drag performances. See “the RuPaul of Thailand”, Pangina Heals, cabaret sensation Dolly Diamond, comedian and broadcaster Tom Ballard, rising comedian Nath Valvo and plenty more at this one-night-only show. Saturday, 8pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $59-$79, 9296 6600,

WHEN THE LIGHT LEAVES Dan has terminal brain cancer and is nearing the end of his days. Though he is surrounded by his loving partner, well-intentioned sister and a nurse who comforts by the book, Dan continues to suffer while awaiting his death. Rory Godbold’s When The Light Leaves looks at Victoria’s assisted dying laws, the reality of death and how to reconcile grief, while inviting audiences to consider how they themselves would want to go. Saturday, 9.30pm, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, $25-$35, 9296 6600,


KINGSTON Running since 2004, the Kingston Farmers’ Market features more than 60 stallholders from Gippsland and the surrounding region selling certified organic produce, including summer vegetables from Peninsula Fresh Organics and fresh blueberries from Moondarra Blueberries. Try heritage breed pork from Yarra Valley Free Range and pinot noir from Amherst Winery. Saturday, 8am-12.30pm, Sir William Fry Reserve, Nepean Highway, Highett, $2,

RED HILL The Red Hill Community Market has a proud history, holding its first market in 1975. There’s a mix of old treasures and contemporary wares from more than 300 stallholders. Make sure to try the gourmet food and local produce from the Mornington Peninsula’s best. Saturday, 8am-1pm, Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill, free entry, 5976 3266,

FESTIVAL Indigenous arts and cultural festival Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee loosely translates to “people, place, gathering”. Providing a platform for local artists and performers, the music line-up features Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Benny Walker, Coloured Stone, Kee’ahn, Pirritu, Key Hoo and the Struggling Kings, alongside hip-hop dancers, food and market stalls, workshops and a number of kids’ activities. Saturday, 11am-7pm, O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda, free, 9209 6490,

ART In psychology, the Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias where people believe their abilities are greater than they actually are. Clinical psychologist-turned-artist Annette Allman explores this concept with colourful ceramics that feature self-deprecating sentences, pondering what it means to be a “bad artist” making “bad art”. Saturday, 11am-5pm, Gallerysmith Project Space, 170 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, free, 9329 1860,

EXPERIENCE Deep Soulful Sweats takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to society’s current obsession with the zodiac. Described as a “guided astrological dance”, the collective experience invites audiences to participate in an inclusive and unrehearsed performance with no spectators. No experience necessary . Saturday, 7.30pm, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, $20-$25, 8606 4200,

TALK Swiss art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, has curated more than 300 shows. He joins TarraWarra Museum’s Victoria Lynn in the conversation “Earth: A Place of Reconciliation, A Reconciliation of Place”. Sunday, 3.30pm-4.30pm, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, StKilda Road, city, free (bookings essential),

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