Melbourne Events 2024

 
SPECIAL PRICE 20% off for first week 31 MAY to 9 JUNE 

  

 Click here for tickets:

 https://tickets.rising.melbourne/counting-and-cracking?promo=COMMUNITY

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MAY 2024

 


 

 

May 2024 - Friday 31, 6.00 pm 
Music Concert 


"RHYTHM NIGHT
" at Machan Nights 



Rhythm Night ft. Arjumann and Rosa at MACHAN NIGHTS Melbourne. 

At Dandenong Market, Southern Car Park, 40 Cleeland St , Dandenong 

Contact:  Tickets AusNewsLanka

 


 

May/June 2024 - from Friday 31 MAY to Sunday 23 June
(duration 3 hours with 2 intervals) 

Stage Drama - an epic performance


"COUNTING & CRACKING"

The internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan-Australian epic about love, family and making peace with the past, debuts in Melbourne 31 May—23 June.

Featuring 19 performers from six countries, performing in Tamil and Sinhalese intertwined with English. S. Shakthidharan theatre production follows the journey of one Sri Lankan-Australian family over four generations, from 1956 to 2004.

REVIEWS: 

★★★★★ “A gripping Sri Lankan Epic”—Time Out UK https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/counting-and-cracking-at-edinburgh-festival-review-a-gripping-sri-lankan-epic-8fsk7nzft

★★★★★ “Contender for the best play of the year.”—Time Out Sydney https://www.timeout.com/sydney/theatre/counting-and-cracking-review

INFORMATION:

https://rising.melbourne/counting-and-cracking

At Union Theatre, Melbourne University

Contact:  https://tickets.rising.melbourne/counting-and-cracking?promo=7448 or AusLankaTickets

 


 

JUNE 2024

 


 

 

June 2024 - Saturday 1, 6.30 pm
Music Show


"Mandaaram Andura" - Krishantha Erandaka

 

 

ප්‍රබුද්ධ  රසිකත්වය සොයා ක්‍රිශාන්ත එරන්දක උඩුගම් බලා යන ගමනේ, 2024 ජුනි මස 01 වෙනිදා Keysborough Chandler theatre හි පැවැත්වෙන ඔහුගේ  ප්‍රථම ඒක පුද්ගල සංගීත ප්‍රසංගයට පැමිණෙන ලෙස ඔබට  ගෞරවයෙන් ආරාධනා කරමු.   ඔහු  දුකසේ නෙලු මේ ගී අස්වැන්නසුභවිත ගී ප්‍රිය කරන ආදරණීයන් වෙත පිළිගන්වන්න ඔහු සූදානම්. ලංකාවේ වගේම Australiaවෙත්  යහපත් ගීතයට ආදරය කරන පිරිසක් සිටීම ඔහු ලද  භාග්‍යයකි.

ප්‍රවේශ පත්‍ර: 

 "Mandaaram Andura" - Krishantha Erandaka Live in Concert Tickets, Chandler Community Centre (Acacia Campus), Keysborough | TryBooking Australia

At Chandler Theatre, Acacia Campus, 28 Isaac Road, Keysborough 

Contact: Manahara Music


 

June 2024 - Saturday 1, 6.30 pm
Comedy Show


La-Makola-Kay

Haslaka Thushara (හසා) for the first time in Melbourne with his stand-up comedy - LA මකලෝ KAY

At River Gum Performing Arts Centre, Hampton Park

Contact: AusLankaTVTickets


 

June 2024 - Saturday 1, 6.00 pm 
Movie @ Dandenong


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Reading Cinema, Dandenong 

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 1, 7.00 pm
Fundraiser


"Mexican Fiesta" 

Mexican night "Arriba" organised by the Josephines Club of Australia Inc.  

At Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 19-21 Johnson Street, Oakleigh

Contact: Petite Razeen 0416 037 691


 

June 2024 - Saturday 1, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Methodist College Dinner Dance 2024

Presented by the Methodist College Past Pupils Association (VIC)

Music: Redemption, Area51 & DJ LUVD.
Catering: Silverline Caterer.

At Springvale Town Hall, Springvale

Contact: Indu Ekanayake 0402 203 459


 

June 2024 - Sunday 2, 12.00 pm 
Talk  


CULTURAL CATALYSTS: Creativity in the Sri Lankan diaspora

Playwright S. Shakthidharan, chef Manoli De Silva, and comedian Suren Jayemanne come together to discuss their work

 

S. Shakthidharan’s debut play Counting and Cracking began with a shoebox of his great-grandfather’s letters. Working with his family and the wider Sri Lankan diaspora, he excavated his family’s history, weaving threads of culture and connection into a multi-award-winning theatrical epic following four generations over five decades.

To celebrate the Melbourne debut of this global hit, Shakthidharan is joined in conversation by Masterchef sensation Minoli De Silva, who infuses her culinary artistry with Sri Lankan flavours at Darwin’s Ella restaurant, and actor and comedian Suren Jayemanne, whose stand-up work draws on his experiences as an Australian with Sri Lankan heritage.

Hosted by journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran, these acclaimed Sri Lankan creatives come together for an insightful and celebratory exploration of how personal narratives and cultural influences shape their craft, from family kitchens to international stages.


At 159 Monash Road, Parkville (Arts & Cultural Building, University of Melbourne)  

Contact:  Tickets Cultural Catalysts: Creativity in the Sri Lankan Diaspora - The Wheeler Centre

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 2, 5.00 pm 
Movie @ High Point 


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, High Point 

Contact:  Tickets https://movies.auslankatickets.com/

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 2, 4.30 pm 
Movie @ Chadstone


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, Chadstone  

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 6.15 pm
Music Concert 


"DERANA STARS" in Concert


At The Besen Centre, Burwood

Contact: www.lankaevents.com 

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 7.00 pm 
Fundraising Dinner  


"KARAOKE NIGHT"  


Sri Lankan Australians Inc., in collaboration with Rotary International, is proud to present the inaugural Sri Lankan Karaoke Night. Join us for an evening of fun and fundraising to support those in need, especially in the medical and educational sectors in Sri Lanka.

https://www.trybooking.com/CRFBV

At Number Ninety, 90 Atherton Road, Oakleigh. 

Contact: Manori 0400 106 140, Senani 0422 622 319  


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 6.30 pm
Dinner Dance


"EAGLES WINTER BALL"

Get ready to step into a world of glamour and excitement at the most anticipated event of the year - Royal Ceylon Air Force Club's Annual Dinner Dance!

Mark your calendars for 8 June 2024, as we transform The Grand on Cathies into a dazzling wonderland for an unforgettable evening of music, laughter, and delectable delights. This is your chance to shine, so don your most stylish attire and prepare to dance the night away!

Our curated playlist promises to keep you on your feet with a blend of dance songs. 

At The Grand on Cathies

Contact: Upul Gunaratna (Secretary)  0408 581 682

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 
Dinner Dance 


Chartered Ball 2024 - The Golden Gala  



At Springvale City Hall, 18 Grace Park Avenue, Springvale. 

Contact: Krishan 0405 486 905, Anuruddha 0411 254 933 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 6.30 pm 
Movie @ High Point 


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, High Point  

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 8, 6.30 pm 
Movie @ Northland 


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, Northland 

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 9, 5.00 pm
Public Talk


RECOVERY OF STOLEN ASSETS

Community awareness program on Recovery of Stolen Money in Sri Lanka.

At Shavans Pinewood 17-21 Centreway, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Contact: Chanaka Senanayake 0448 135 641


 

June 2024 - Sunday 9, 12 00
Religious Event


THE SACRED JAYA SRI MAHA BODHI ROPANABHI-WANDANA

THE FIRST AUTHENTICATED JAYA SRI MAHA BODHI SAPLING PLANTING CEREMONY IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

We are honored to extend you a heartfelt invitation to join us for a profoundly significant occasion - the Planting Ceremony of the officially authenticated sapling of the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

The Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a direct descendant of the tree beneath which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment, carries immense spiritual and cultural significance.

At Bodhi Dhamma Vihara, 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, Bendigo, Victoria

Contact: Indika Kudagamage 0450 064 646


 

June 2024 - Sunday 9, 5.00 pm 
Movie @ Eastland  


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, Eastland

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 9, 5.00 pm 
Movie @ Broadmeadows  


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, Broadmeadows

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 9, 4.30 pm 
Movie @ Chadstone  


"Visal Adare
" විසල් ආදරේ 



Enjoy The Latest Blockbuster from Sri Lanka. Starring Sachin Liyanage (first movie) | Dinakshie Priyasad | Rashipraba Sandeepani | Nimesh Weeranga & many more. 

At Hoyts Cinema, Chadstone

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Friday 14, 7.30 pm
Comedy Show


"Cyril Aiya" 



At Banksia Campus, Keysborough Secondary College, 8-20, Janine Road,, Springvale South

Contact: Kavinda 0449 987 165 - AusNewsLanka


 

June 2024 - Saturday 15, 6.00 pm
Music Concert


"Mathaka Padha" - Dr. Rathna Sri Wijesinghe



At Banksia Campus, Keysborough Secondary College, 8-20, Janine Road,, Springvale South

Contact: Harshana 0430 174 277 - AusNewsLanka


 

June 2024 - Saturday 15, 6.30 pm
Dinner Dance


Hantane Nite 2024

Peradeniya University Alumni Australia Victoria Chapter (PUAAVIC) Annual Dinner Dance 2024 "HANTANE NITE" will be held on 15th June from 6.30 PM onwards at Malvern Town Hall.

Contact:
Ike Rathnasinghe 0430 169 276
Sanjeeva Manamperi 0425 619 355
Upali Illeperuma 0432 452 062

At Malvern Town Hall

Contact: Ike Rathnasinghe 0430 169 276


 

June 2024 - Saturday 15, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Charity Ball


MID WINTER CHARITY BALL
in aid of
THE FOUNDATION OF GOODNESS
in Sri Lanka

At Springvale Town Hall

Contact: Vasee Nesiah 0403 471 642


 

June 2024 - Saturday 15, Sunday 16 & Saturday 22, 
Stage Drama in Sinhala 


"ANATHA MANATHA API" 

Sri Lankan Theatre Group Melbourne presents a collection of short plays by Sri Lankan playwrights.
  
At Hallam Community Theatre, Hallam (June 15 & 16) and
Ironbark Theatre Craigieburn (June 22) 

Tickets - Hallam https://www.trybooking.com/CQGGU 

Craigieburn https://www.trybooking.com/CQIRC

Contact: Kusumsiri 0430 112 088 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 16, 1.00 pm
Religious Event


Arama Pooja 2024 - Dhamsuwa Forest Monastery

Dhamsuwa Forest Monastery will have the inaugural Arama Pooja on Sunday the 16th June at 1 pm. All are invited.

At Epping Memorial Hall, 827 High St, Epping

Contact: PUSHPA JAYAKODY 0432 154 552


 

June 2024 - Sunday 16, 10.30 am
Celebration 


St Anthony's College Kandy 170th Celebration 

Please confirm participation. 

At St Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 71 Williamsons Road, Doncaster

Contact: Ashok 0425 497 733, Nadeesha 0410 771 202 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 16, 6.30 pm 
Movie @ Epping

"Ape Principal
"  




At Reading Cinema, Epping 

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Sunday 16, 5.00 pm 
Movie @ Fountain Gate


"Shinina Samikarana
" - The Dream Equation  



A coming of age story of a young boy from a rural village in Sri Lanka, as he journeys through twists and turns of his life and finally comes up triumphant.

Starring - Sajitha Anthony, Ashan Dias, Kasuni Kavindi, Randika, Moreen Charuni and more. Directed by Sasaika Herath


At Village Cinema, Westfield Fountain Gate 

Contact:  Tickets AusLankaTickets

 


 

June 2024 - Friday 21, 6.00 pm
Music Concert


Purple Range 

 

At Banksia Campus, Keysborough Secondary College, 8-20, Janine Road,, Springvale South

Contact: 0461 423 967 -  AusNewsLanka

 


 

June 2024 - Friday 21, 9.00 pm
Music Concert


NEWS - Club Night 

NEWS "ADHI MAATHRA" Club Night

At TRACK Lounge Bar, Toorak

Contact: Champika 0455 056 565 AusNewsLanka

 


 

June 2024 - Saturday 22, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Dance of the Lions 2024

Bi-biennial Dinner Dance organized by the Trinity College Kandy, OBA Melbourne

At The Lincoln of Toorak

Contact: Chandana 0406 423 084

 


 

June 2024 - Friday 28, 6.30 pm
Music Concert


"Sindu Handawe" 

Experience the fusion of traditional Sri Lankan rhythms and contemporary sounds.

Join Sarith Surith with the News Band, accompanied by vocalists Umara Sinhawansa and Bachi Susan on a captivating musical journey from Sri Lankan to Melbourne as they seamlessly blend traditional Sinhalese melodies with modern influences, creating a dynamic and immersive experience for audiences.

Be transported to the heart of rich musical heritage and witness the nation’s top bands alongside esteemed vocalists of diverse and vibrant sounds.

At Melbourne Recital Centre 

Contact:   https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2024/sindu-handawa/

 

 

June 2024 - Saturday 29, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


"GOLDEN VIBES 2024" 

Presented by Mahanama College Old Boys Association, Australia  

At Springvale Town Hall, Springvale Road, Springvale 

Contact: Deepal 0422 538 427, Lasantha 0404 390 389, Gayan 0430 374 832 


 

JULY 2024

 


 

 

July 2024 - Saturday 6, 6.00 pm
Music Concert


Music of CLARENCE


At The Renaissance Theatre, 826 High Street, Kew East

Contact: Daya 0410 636 974 


 

July 2024 - Sunday 7, 6.00 pm
Drama Concert


"JAYA SABAWA 2"



At Banksia Campus Keysborough Secondary College, 8-20, Janine Road, Springvale South

Contact: AusLankaTickets


 

July 2024 - Saturday 13, 6.30 pm
Dinner Dance


MelMora Dinner Dance 2024

Dinner Dance time again for MelMora members and Friends! Save the date for a memorable evening!
Saturday 13th July 2024 at Springvale City Hall!
More information to follow!

At Springvale City Hall, 18 Grace Park Avenue, Springvale 

Contact: Pushpika 0401 934 088


 

July 2024 - Sunday 21, 6.00 pm
Music Concert


"SANSARANI" - Yasas Medagedara 

 

At Banksia Theatre, Springvale 

Contact: Malaka 0403 040 659

 


 

July 2024 - Friday 26, 9.00 pm
Music Concert


SANNAYA - Club Night 

NEWS "ADHI MAATHRA" Club Night ft. Sarith Surith, Baachi and Umara

At TRACK Lounge Bar, Toorak

Contact: Dilshan 0415 730 277 AusNewsLanka

 


 

July 2024 - Saturday 27, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Maroons Night 2024

Maroons Night 2024 organized by the Old Anandians Association of Victoria.

At

Contact: Sanjeewa 0425 619 355


 

AUGUST 2024