FESTIVAL The second signature Midsumma Festival event, the Pride March, will finish at Catani Gardens, where a stage is set up for live performances and music. Head down to witness the power of love, inclusivity and equality. 11am-4pm, Fitzroy Street and Catani Gardens, St Kilda, free, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au

Overheard 
By Oslo Davis<br>
Elizabeth Street, Friday 7pm<br>
"I'm 65 this September. How old are you now darling? ... Eleven?! I thought you were an infant!"

Overheard
By Oslo Davis
Elizabeth Street, Friday 7pm
“I’m 65 this September. How old are you now darling? … Eleven?! I thought you were an infant!”

ART While in St Kilda attending the Midsumma Pride March, pop into Linden New Art and check out Jonathan Kim’s exhibition Encounter. Kim’s work highlights important relationships between an art medium and its environment. Until Feb 23, today, 11am-4pm, Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda, free, 9534 0099, lindenarts.org

Mon Feb 3

OUT OF TOWN Assembled: The Art of Robert Klippel features more than 100 works from the Australian sculptor. Klippel is known for using unusual materials and techniques, often looking at the dichotomy between nature and the man-made. Until Feb 16, Mon, 11am-5pm, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville, free, 5957 3100, twma.com.au

Tue Feb 4

STAGE Joel Bray’s Daddy is a performance piece addressing trauma, colonialism and queerness. Bray tells his story through dance, dialogue, audience participation, humour, heartbreaking honesty and lots of sugar. Feb 4-8, Tue, 8pm, State Theatre Rehearsal Room, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $30-$35, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au

Wed Feb 5

TALK “We’ve declared a climate emergency, now what the f— do we do?” is a panel featuring sustainability-oriented company Hip v. Hype, who can help make sense of what exactly a climate emergency means and what happens next. 6.15pm-7.15pm, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road, free, city, mpavilion.org

Sizzlefest

Sizzlefest

Thu Feb 6

ART Chelle Destefano’s paper-fabric sculpture exhibition The Deaf Culture looks at a time before advancements in hearing aid technology when different methods of communication were relied on. Until Mar 1, Thu, 11am-4pm, Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, free, 8325 1750, incineratorgallery.com.au

Fri Feb 7

MUSIC Perth band Almond Soy makes indie pop music with a surf-grunge edge. Their second EP Under the Wait features singles February and Coat. Friday, February 7, 7.30pm, the Gasometer Hotel, corner of Smith Street and Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, $12, 9416 3335, thegasometerhotel.com.au

Sat-Sun Feb 8-9

FESTIVAL Since 1980, St Kilda Festival has been an annual summer celebration, hosted in Melbourne’s idyllic beachside locale. This year, catch Busby Marou, Alice Skye, Tia Gostelow, the Kite String Tangle and more. Sun, 10am-10pm, various locations across St Kilda, free, 9209 6777, stkildafestival.com.au

STAGE RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World tour is coming to Australia featuring Aquaria, Detox, Kim Chi, Monet X Change and more all in tow, for a show that features catchy pop hits and vogueing. Sat, 8pm, Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, $110-$140, 136 100, ticketmaster.com.au

FESTIVAL International musicians Charli XCX, the 1975 and Earl Sweatshirt are joining Australian music favourites DMA’s, Tones and I and Ruel for summertime staple, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Sat, 10am-11.30pm, Footscray Park, 40 Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray, $170, lanewayfestival.com

STAGE Comedian and actor Jack Whitehall is touring his new stand-up show Stood Up. His Netflix show Travels with My Father is a comedic take on father-son bonding. Sun, 8pm, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, $90-$110, 132 849, ticketek.com.au

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