APRIL 2024

 


 

 

April 2024 - Friday 19, 7.00 pm (Keysborough)
April 2024 - Saturday 20, 7.00 pm (Craigieburn)
Dance & Music Concert


"COLOURS to CONFESSIONS"

Exploring Sri Lanka's untold history.....

     

Colours to Confessions, is an English Musical based on Sri Lankan Folklore.
Filled with music and dance, this play explores Sri Lankan's History and reveals some hidden secrets.
Written by Udara & Sudara De Silva.

23 March at Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans 

19 April at Banksia Theatre, Keysborough

20 April at Iron Bark Theatre, Craigieburn

Tickets - https://linktr.ee/colours.to.confessions or use the QR code on poster

Contact: Sudara De Silva 0431 897 002, Udara De Silva 0450 072 262


 

 

 

April 2024 - Saturday 20, 6.30 pm 
Music Event


"NAADA PRASAADA" 


At Hallam Secondary College Theatre, 74-84 Frawley Rd, Hallam  

Contact:  AusNewsLanka 

 


 

April 2024 - Saturday 20, 7.00 pm
Free Music Event 


"RHYTHM AN' GROOVES" 
with Kevin Speldewinde & his band
 

RHYTHM AN’ GROOVES, at the Noble Park, RSL, Heatherton Road, Noble Park, Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 7.00pm onwards.

Led by Kevin Speldewinde, the six-piece band plays and sings Jazz, Latin, Blues, Country, Reggae, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll and more.

No 
Entry charge.

At The Noble Park RSL, Heatherton Road, Noble Park. 

Contact:  (03) 9548 3750 

 


 

April 2024 - Saturday 20, 4.00 pm
Church Event 


"Songs of Praise"
 

AUSTRALIA / SRI LANKA WELFARE GUILD INC (ASWG), presents “Songs of Praise”, Saturday, April 20, 2024, commencing at 4.00pm

At Mulgrave Uniting Church, 62 Wanda Street, Mulgrave.   

Contact:  Rowena 0451 690 123 

 


 

April 2024 - Sunday 21, 11.30 am to 3.00 pm 
Luncheon Get Together


Seniors Luncheon 


At Walawwa 477 Princes Highway, Noble Park    

Contact:  George 0448 296 258 

 


 

08 April to 21 April 2024, 5.15 pm or 6.15 pm
Comedy Show


Melbourne Comedy Festival 


Sashi Perera Boundaries

Nominee Best Newcomer 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Set boundaries. Find peace. It sounds so simple, but Sashi Perera calls bullshit. 

What do you keep out and what do you let in? Sashi is diving into high crime, religion and the animal kingdom as she explores the absurdity of boundaries.

You may not have seen Sashi live, but chances are you've seen her viral clips online. Never afraid to test backgrounds or push cultural limits, her stand-up has notched up over 40 million views.

Her debut solo show Endings earned Sashi a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and its run in Australia and the UK was sold out. The improviser, writer and yarn spinner was also featured as ‘One to Watch’ at the UK Funny Women Awards. 

If you’re still figuring out what to let into your life this year, Sashi’s unique international tales, bizarre perspectives and sharp wit make her a must-see. Join Australia’s rising star of comedy in her quest for peace.

At Trades Hall - Solidarity Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton  

Contact: Comedy Festival  


 

28 March to 21 April 2024, 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm
Comedy Show


Melbourne Comedy Festival 


Nazeem Hussain Totally Normal

Have you ever wondered what Nazeem Hussain does during a two-year break?

Me neither, and I'm him.

But here's the news: Nazeem's back and as Totally Normal as ever.

Totally Normal is Nazeem's brand-new stand-up show, and he'll be hitting stages around Australia in 2024.

Whether you've laughed at him on TV, followed him on TikTok or perhaps tailed him in real life (creepy, but he appreciates the commitment), now's your chance to strap in for a full dose of Nazeem, live and up-close. Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy and a much-loved television and radio personality.

Nazeem's Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy, filmed in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, was released in 2019, streaming globally in 180 countries, introducing Nazeem to a legion of new fans and critical acclaim. A regular on international stages, Nazeem has performed around the globe, including sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London's Soho Theatre, all across New Zealand, Paris, Belgium, China, Singapore, Malaysia, the US (including opening for Dave Chappelle in New York City), and a homecoming show of sorts in Sri Lanka to 2,500 people (yes, the Prime Minister and his wife sat on thrones in the front row).

At s Melbourne Town Hall  

Contact: Comedy Festival  


 

28 March to 21 April 2024, 6.30 pm or 7.30 pm
Comedy Show


Melbourne Comedy Festival 


 

Dilruk Jayasinha Preloved

Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2023 Perth FRINGE WORLD

After a year of heartache (and a heart attack), Dilruk has been trying to put himself back together again – without the help of all the King's horses and all the King’s men. Who quite frankly, were useless. Especially the horses.

While he may not be as good as new, he’s back on the stage with an hour of stand-up which is new and better than ever!

Dilruk had a massive 2023 performing to sold out crowds, appearing on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Opening Night Allstars Supershow and starring in Season 3 of Utopia.

At s Melbourne Town Hall  

Contact: Comedy Festival  


 

April 2024 - 25th, 27th & 28th 
Religious Event


"30th Anniversary Celebration" 

An event (25th) to highlight the 30th Anniversary since the Dandenong Meditation Centre was established. Followed by overnight Pirith chanting (27th) and Dane (28th). Everyone is invited to take part in these events. 

At Springvale Town Hall and Dandenong Temple 

Contact:  Daya 0425 783 028 


 

28 March to 27 April 2024 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Dining Event


A culinary adventure


**Bookings Essential**

From March 28th to April 27th, 2024

  • Wednesday: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm – 8:00pm, 8:30pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Level 3, Evergreen at Crown Towers Melbourne - an amazing location overlooking the Yarra River at Crown Casino, formerly home to the Michelin-starred restaurant "Dinner By Heston".

Secure your spot now: https://tinyurl.com/mt5z4bz3

At Crown Towers Melbourne.  

Contact: AusLankaTickets  


 

April 2024 - Saturday 27, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


"ARABIAN NIGHTS" 

IT’S ANOTHER SPECTACULAR PETERITE MELBOURNE OBSC DANCE
This year, our theme in a long line of themed dances is one that will be new to Melbourne …..”Arabian Nights”. The committee is excited, and so will you be when you enter Cathie’s Lane on the 27th of April this year.
Watch this space for further updates and teasers.

At CATHIES LANE, Wantirna South

Contact: TINO DE LA MOTTE 0418 106 819


 

April 2024 - Saturday 27, 8.00 pm to 2.00 am  
Music Event


"DYNAMICS" @ the Attic


At Attic Pinewood (Shavans upstairs) 17-21 Centreway, , Mount Waverley  

Contact: AusLankaTickets  


 

April 2024 - Sunday 28, 6.30 pm 
Music Event


"STRINGS" D.D.Gunasena live - NEW DATE


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

Contact: AusLankaTickets  


 

April 2024 - Sunday 28, 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm
Luncheon  


"A Sunday Luncheon"
 

VOLUNTARY OUTREACH CLUB INC (VOC), presents “A Sunday Luncheon”, Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 12 Noon to 5.00pm

At The Walawwa (The Bungalow), 477 – 481, Princes Highway (Service Lane), Noble Park.
Music by DJ Damien, Eastern and Western 
Smorgasbord, BYO Drinks. Drinks at Bar Prices. Cost: Adults: $50.00 each, Children (under 12 years): $25.00 each. 

At The Walawwa, Noble Park   

Contact:  Patsy 0410 652 155, Frank 0414 979 401 or Ingrid 0403 503 364

 


 

MAY 2024

 


 

 

May 2024 - Saturday 4, 7.30 pm
Dinner Dance 


"Country & Western Night"
 

EIGHTY CLUB MELBOURNE INC, presents “Country & Western Night”, Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 7.30pm to 12.30am at The Grand on Princes, 2251 Princes Highway, Mulgrave.

Featuring: Col Perkins and Sandra Dodd. Smorgasbord Dinner, Dessert, Tea/Coffee. BYO Drinks. Donation: $50.00 per head. 

At The Grand on Princes, 2251 Princes Highway, Mulgrave

Contact:  Earle/Shireen (03) 9512 7265 or George/Yvonne (03) 9795 0009

 


 

May 2024 - Saturday 4, 7.00 pm to 1.00 am
Dinner Dance


Arabian Soiree 2024


At The Lincoln of Toorak

Contact: Anusha 0420 316 997, Banie 0425 567 330

 


 

May 2024 - Friday 10, 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm 
Music Event  


"AMU" 


At Springvale City Hall, 18 Grace Park Ave, Springvale

Contact:  AusLankaTickets

 


 

May 2024 - Saturday 11, 10.00 am 
Buddhist Event  


Vesak Celebration 


At Melbourne Town Hall 

Contact: 

 


 

May 2024 - Saturday 11, 7.30 am to 3.00 pm
Donate Blood 


"Lohitha Puja" Blood Donation Camp

Register at - www.ybrcc.com.au/blooddonation

At Lifeblood Mt Waverley Donor Centre, 43 Centreway, Blackburn Road, Mt Waverley

Contact: 0430 070 681, 0401 670 585

 


 

May 2024 - Saturday 11, 12.00 pm
Writers Festival 


"SAFE HAVEN" book launch  

Shankari Chandran

Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband and four children. She is the author of Song of the Sun God, The Barrier and Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, which won the 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

SHANKARI CHANDRAN, Miles Franklin – winning novelist (‘Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens’) introduces her eagerly awaited follow-up story of displacement, refuge and love, ‘Safe Haven’ at The Melbourne Writers Festival. 

More information and Program - mwf.com.au

At Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Contact:  Melbourne Writers Festival


 

May 2024 - Saturday 11, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


SLESPA Dinner Dance-2024

Dinner dance of Sri Lanka Ex-Service and Police Association Australia will be held on 11th of May 2024 at The Lincoln of Toorak.

At The Lincoln of Toorak

Contact: Lalith Udugampala 0425 156 602


 

May 2024 - Saturday 11, 6.00 pm
Comedy Show


"HYBRID BULLETS"

Comedy with Mihira and Priyantha

At Banksia Campus Theatre,Keysborough

Contact: Chalaka 0451 459 099 AusLankaTickets


 

May 2024 - Sunday 12, 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
Music & Lunch 


"HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"

An unforgettable experience of soulful melodies by The One and Only TV & Recording Artiste, King of Romance Mr Derrick J, with 2 Gold Records and Phillip Joseph known as Australia's Universal Performer, will take you down memory lane covering over 5 Decades of classic Hits, Old Time Dance, Rock & Roll, Disco, & Plenty More! Classic Performers Performing to keep your toes tapping on the dance floor!

A fabulous fantastic rollicking time promised.

At Walawwa - The Bungalow Princess Highway, Noble Park 

Contact: 0438 874 488, 0395 483 444

 


 

May 2024 - Saturday 18, 6.30 pm
Dinner Dance


A Night in Paris Masquerade Ball

42nd Annual Dinner Dance presented by St. Benedict’s College Old Boys Union of Victoria Inc.

At Springvale City Hall

Contact: Nilantha Perera 0425 802 255


 

May 2024 - Sunday 19, 3.00 pm
Fundraiser


"Friends of Lanka" Fundraising Kottu Drive

Friends of Lanka Fundraising Kottu Event for Help Learn 2024-25 project; distribution of school supplies for over 600 needy children in Sri Lanka



Delivery orders accepted.

At John Pandazopoulos Hall 78 Power Rd, Doveton 

Contact: Gamini Walisinghe 0401 017 328

 


 

May 2024 - Sunday 19, 12.00 noon
Lunch


"Curry Lunch" 

BURGHER ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIA) INC, presents “Curry Lunch”, Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12 Noon to 5.00pm at the BAA Centre, 358 Haughton Road, Clayton. Meals by “Strings / P & D Foods”. Menu: String Hoppers with Kiri Hoddi & Eggs, Savoury Rice, Chicken and Fish Curry, Pol Sambol, Seeni Sambol. Cos: $20.00 per person.

At 358 Haughton Road, Clayton 

Contact:  Hermann & Carol 0417 391 120, Hans, 0419 292 939, Elaine 0417 570 405


 

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, 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 - 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 - 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 - Saturday 15, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


HANTHANA NIGHT 2024

Peradeniya University Alumni Australia Victoria Chapter (PUAAVIC) Annual Dinner Dance 2024 "HANTHANA NIGHT" will be held on 15th June from 7.00 PM onwards at Malvern Town Hall.

More details to follow.......

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 - 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 - 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 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

 


 

 

August 2024 - Saturday 3, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Winter Blossoms 2024

"Winter Blossoms 2024" Annual Dinner Dance organized by Devi Balika Past Pupils Association Australia

At Springvale Town Hall

Contact: Iranthi De Silva 0450 386 722