Melbourne Events 2024

 
                          

Cry of the Spirit: Awakening the Ancestral Flames

Step into a world forgotten by time. "Cry of the Spirit" unveils the poignant tale of the Veddhas, the Indigenous community of Sri Lanka, whose harmonious life within the forest is shattered by the forces of colonialism. Set in the 1930s, amidst the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s struggle for independence from British rule, the Veddhas live in tune with nature, unaware of the storm brewing beyond the trees. As the nation fights for freedom, the Veddhas face an unseen enemy—the Gal Oya project, a symbol of progress by Western standards that ruthlessly uproots their lives. Displaced from their ancestral homes, the Veddhas are thrust into a world of foreign customs, their identities eroded by the tides of colonialism. In their despair, they call upon their spirits for guidance, their cries echoing through time. This powerful dance production brings to light a hidden chapter of history, depicting the damaging effects of colonisation leading to the loss of culture, heritage and identity, which continue today. Join us in honouring the Veddhas' enduring spirit and witness their journey of sorrow, resilience, and hope.
Their story is a reminder of the past we must acknowledge to forge a better future.

17 August 2024, 7.00 pm 

"....a lesson in history in the form of dance and drama" 

 

 

JULY 2024

 


 

 

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


 

July 2024 - Sunday 28, 4.00 pm & 6.30 pm
Movie @ Dandenong 


"MY RED COMRADE"


At Reading Cinema, Dandenong

CONTACT AusNewsLanka

 


 

July 2024 - Sunday 28, 6.00 pm
Music Concert


"MATHAKAYAN"


At Melbourne Town Hall

CONTACT AusNewsLanka

 


 

AUGUST 2024

 


 

 

August 2024 - Saturday 3, 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm 
Fundraising Dinner 


Bridging Lanka "DINE & DONATE"


At OYDIS 190 High Street, Ashburton 

Contact: Lara 0448 588 040 


 

August 2024 - Saturday 3, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Sri Lankan Engineers

Association of Sri Lankan Engineers Annual Dinner Dance in collaboration with the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka - Victoria Chapter.
Proceeds go towards providing scholarships to deserving engineering undergraduates in Sri Lanka.
Contacts are in the flyer

At Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna

Contact: Upali Ileperuma 0432 452 062


 

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


 

August 2024 - Friday 9, 9.00 pm
Music Concert


"Kollo Naraka Nay" 


At District 14, 14/22 Lauderdale Road, Narre Warren 

Contact: AusNewsLanka


 

August 2024 - Saturday 10, 6.30 pm
Music Concert


TM Jayarathna Australia Tour 2024

 

'සොඳුරු අතීතය'
අගෝස්තුවේ Australia වේ ප්‍රාන්ත 5 කදී.

ප්‍රවීන ගායන ශිල්පී TM ජයරත්න ඒක පුද්ගල ගී ප්‍රසංගයක් වෙනුවෙන් Australia වලට පැමිණෙන්නේ වසර 8 කට පසුව.

T M සොඳුරුතම ගී සමුච්චය සමඟින් “සොඳුරු අතීතතේදී” හමුවෙමු,
අගෝස්තු 10 වනදා Melbourne

At Banksia Campus Theatre, Springvale South

Contact: Wickrama Abeysinghe 0478 917 388, AusLankaTickets


 

August 2024 - Saturday 10, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Cambrian's Gala Night 2024

Prince of Wales’s College OBU in Melbourne presents , Cambrian’s Gala Night 2024

We cordially invite you all to join with us on this special night.

At The Grand on Princes Reception Centre

Contact: Janitha 0437 773 359, Jayalath 0434 105 200, Asiri 0434 348 438


 

August 2024 - Saturday 10, 6.30 pm
Music Concert 


RHYTHM & DANCE SHOW


Withe OSHAN LIYANAGE and Crew Live in Concert.

At Brandon Park Community Centre 

Contact: 0481 774 320  AusLankaTickets


 

August 2024 - Saturday 17, 6.30 pm
Dinner Dance


Jet Travel & Cruise Annual Gala Ball

Springvale city hall
from 6:30 pm onwards
attire:black tie glitz & glamour
entrance :$120 per person

At Springvale City Hall

Contact: Romaine Ferdinands 0423 737 074


 

August 2024 - Saturday 17, 7.00 pm
Music Concert 
 

Lakai-Sikai "Live in Funcert"


At St Bernadette's Hall, Cooke Avenue, Sunshine North 

Contact  0430 347 030, AusLankaTickets


 

August 2024 - Saturday 17, 7.00 pm
Dance Concert
 

"Cry of the Sprit"

Cry of the Spirit: Awakening the Ancestral Flames
Step into a world forgotten by time. "Cry of the Spirit" unveils the poignant tale of the Veddhas, the Indigenous community of Sri Lanka, whose harmonious life within the forest is shattered by the forces of colonialism. Set in the 1930s, amidst the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s struggle for independence from British rule, the Veddhas live in tune with nature, unaware of the storm brewing beyond the trees. As the nation fights for freedom, the Veddhas face an unseen enemy—the Gal Oya project, a symbol of progress by Western standards that ruthlessly uproots their lives. Displaced from their ancestral homes, the Veddhas are thrust into a world of foreign customs, their identities eroded by the tides of colonialism. In their despair, they call upon their spirits for guidance, their cries echoing through time. This powerful dance production brings to light a hidden chapter of history, depicting the damaging effects of colonisation leading to the loss of culture, heritage and identity, which continue today. Join us in honouring the Veddhas' enduring spirit and witness their journey of sorrow, resilience, and hope.
Their story is a reminder of the past we must acknowledge to forge a better future.


At Tony Scheumack Performing Art Centre, Beaconhills College, 92 Kangan Drive, Berwick

Contact  Chalanka 0430 465 011, Ridma 0402 272 608, Dhanushka 0402 710 397 


 

August 2024 - Saturday 17, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance
 

Techno Nite 2024

Sri Lankan Engineering Diplomates Association of Australia Presents SLEDAA Techno Nite 2024
On 17th August 2024 at Malvern Town Hall 1251 High Street Malvern.
Sumptuous Dinner Buffet with Complementary Wine.
Live Music by Ultim8

At Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street, Malvern

Contact  Vasantha Jayasinghe 0417 250 442


 

August 2024 - Saturday 17, 6.30 pm
Music Concert

 

"Thunsithaka Handawe"


At River Gum Performing Arts Centre, 58 Fordholm Rd, Hampton Park

Contact  Veru 0414 912 804 AusLankaTickets


 

August 2024 - Sunday 18, 6.00 pm
Music Concert 
 

Lakai-Sikai "Live in Funcert"


At Banksia Theatre, Janine Road, Springvale South 

Contact  0430 347 030, AusLankaTickets

 


 

August 2024 - Friday 23, 7.00 pm
Music Concert


Poddaak Psycho 


At Trak Lounge Bar, 445 Toorak Rd, Toorak

Contact: AusNewsLanka


 

August 2024 - Saturday 24, 6.30 pm
Family Event


Meet and Mingle

Visakha Vidyalaya Past Pupils' Association, Victoria presents , Meet and Mingle Family Night on 24 August 2024 from 6:30PM onwards at Hungarian Community Centre, Wantirna. Band Mystery will entertain the event with DJ Rush. Buffet by Rasabojun. Kids entertainment, raffle and many more surprises. Come join us for fun filled night with your families ! Click QR Code and enter your EOI.

At Hungarian Community Centre, Wantirna

Contact: Thilini Wijesinghe 0425 697 360


 

August 2024 - Saturday 24, 7.00 pm
Fundraising Dinner 


"LEAP INTO SPRING"  


At Jan Wilson Hall, Halton Road, Noble Park

Contact: Iggy 0433 338 658, Wijitha 0402 133 551

 


 

August 2024 - Sunday 25, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm
Comedy Drama


"It's Not Me...Someone Else" 

ALSO in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth:

Sydney - 1st of September Roselea Community Centre, Carlingford
Brisbane - 8th of September Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, Wynnum
Perth -  14th September 

Melbourne tickets available in May from AusLankaTickets  
At Rivergum Theatre, Hampton Park

Contact: Lochana 0450 003 025 


 

August 2024 - Saturday 31, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Starlight Film Gala 2024!!

Long awaited Anulian's Starlight Film Gala 2024!!

A Night of Elegance 2024 - as our major fundraising endeavour this year.

This event will be held on the 31st of August 2024 from 7 pm to 1 am at The Lincoln of Toorak, 2 Trak Centre, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak VIC.

All proceeds will contribute to our school's development projects and to facilitate a scholarship scheme for academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing financial support and guidance to help them succeed.

At The Lincoln of Toorak, 2 Trak Centre, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak.

Contact: Himali 0409 077 420


 

August 2024 - Saturday 31, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Old Mazenodians Dinner Dance

 

At Boxhill Townhall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 

Contact: Dave 0411 031 887, Geethani 0456 536 395 


 

August 2024 - Saturday 31, 6.30 pm
Music Concert


"RU SANDA RAE" - final tour 

 
At Palai Theatre, St Kilda 

Contact: 0431 286 034, TicketMaster 


 

SEPTEMBER 2024

 


 

 

September 2024 - Friday 6, 10.00 pm to 4.00 am 
Music Costume Party 


"THOVILAYA" 

තොවිලය | Halloween Costume Party | Brown Alley | Melbourne
Proudly Presented by Melbourne Sri Lankan DJs ft DarkCloud Entertainment

At Brown Alley 585 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

Contact: AusLankaTickets 


 

September 2024 - Saturday 7, 6.00 pm
Fundraiser Dinner 


HOPPER NIGHT

 




At Oakleigh Grammar School Conference Hall, 77 Willesden Road, Oakleigh 

Contact: Leon 0433 235 471 


 

September 2024 - Saturday 7, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


"DANCE WITH EAGLES"


www.sackobaaustralia.org

At The Grand on Princes, Mulgrave 

Contact: Ashok 0425 497 733, Naomal 0407 477 447


 

September 2024 - Saturday 7, 7.00 pm
Music Concert


නැගිටින්න | Stand Up 
with Darshana Ruwan Dissanayaka


The musicians of the world together form the personified vision of bringing out the pulsation of the earth and its aesthetic soul as it were, while an eminent musician transforms the lyrical beat of nations collective heart into formal rhythms. In the field of contemporary Sri Lanka music, Darshana Ruwan Dissanayaka is such a creative musician who has earned the rare distinction of being admired by a host of admirers for his incomparable virtuosity.
https://www.darshanaruwandissanayake.com/

At HUNTINGTOWER, MOUNT WAVERLEY

Contact: Malan 0410 604 089


 

September 2024 - Saturday 7, 8.00 pm
Music Club Unplugged 


ආදරණිය හදගැස්ම with Jana & Shakila

 




At The Attic Pinewood Centreway, Mount Waverley 

Contact: AusLankaTickets


 

September 2024 - Saturday 14, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


Maroons & Silver Night 2024

Save the date for one of the best Sri Lankan school dinner dances in Melbourne, "Maroons & Silver Night 2024," on September 14, 2024, at "The Grand Reception on Cathies."
Proudly organized by the Old Nalandians Association of Australia (Nalanda OBA Melbourne),

At The Grand Reception on Cathies

Contact: Nandana 0452 611 234


 

September 2024 - Friday 20, 9.30 pm
Club Music 


PYRAMIDZ live in Australia with YURENI

 


At The NASHAA Night Club, Jackson Street, Toorak

Contact: Pubudu 0494 047 544, Manoj 0432 267 686, AusLankaTickets


 

September 2024 - Saturday 21, 7.00 pm to 9,00 pm
Comedy Show


BLOK & DINO (Australian Tour)

Blok & Dino are back in Melbourne this September with a brand new comedy show! 

Join Gehan Blok and Dino Corera for a night filled with laughter, featuring an exclusive never-before-seen video, stand-up comedy, a live sketch performance and music. 

Don't miss out on this show like no other!

Content Warning: Recommended for audiences 18+ due to explicit language and content.

At The Bunjil Place, Narre Warren 

Contact: Bunjil Place 


 

September 2024 - Sunday 22, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm
Movie @ MONASH


"GINI AVI & GINI KELLI"


At Monash Uni Campus Centre Cinema, Clayton

Contact: AusLankaTickets


 

September 2024 - Sunday 22, 11.30 am to 6.00 pm
Golf Tournament 


SPC Golf Tournament 2024


At Cranbourne Golf Club, 750 Glasscocks Road, Cranbourne North 

Contact:  Niroshan 0433 468 710, Denham 0469 057 343  


 

September 2024 - Saturday 28,  6.00 pm
Music Concert  


Aye Hamuwemu ආයේ හමුවෙමු

 


At Rowville Performing Arts Centre 

Contact:  0433 941 282, AusLankaTickets 

 


 

OCTOBER 2024

 


 

 

October 2024 - Saturday 5, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


SESQUICENTENNIAL GALA


At 90 Cathies Lane, Wantirna South

Contact: Cornell 0401 428 023, Ruwan 0401 418 375

 


 

October 2024 - Saturday 12, 6.00 pm
Music Concert 


"Snehaye Nagaraya"

"SNEHAYE NAGARAYA"
Memorable night filled with songs sung by Maestro Amarasiri Peiris and Melodious Sashika Nisansala.
Music Directed by Indrajith Mirihana. 


At Huntingtower

Contact: AusLankaTickets 


 


 

October 2024 - Saturday 19, 7.30 pm
Dinner Dance


Spring Breeze 2024


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

Contact: Ramona 0430 673 200


 

October 2024 - Saturday 19, 7.30 pm
Dance


DANCE CONCERT - Kerrigan La Brooy

Kerrigan is returning to stages across Australia this year and he’s doing an Exclusive One-Off FUNDRAISER Concert/Dance in Melbourne. It’s on Sat Oct 19th, 7.30 pm at the multimillion entertainment complex Bunjil Place.

Take advantage of the pre-sale discount. Tickets are $65 or $120 per couple, but the early bird pre-sale purchase is only $50. For group bookings of more than 10, there’s 1 FREE ticket.

After over a decade, entertainer extraordinaire Kerrigan La-Brooy returns to stages at selected venues around Australia, including an exclusive Melbourne only Fundraising ‘Concert Dance’.

With a staggering 25 Number 1 Hit Singles & closing in on a record breaking 4 consecutive years on the airplay charts, the chart-topping, globe-trotting, show-stopping, award-whopping, eye-popping, jaw-dropping, crowd-flocking, stage-rocking, seat-bopping, singer songwriter, swings into action.

This is a Fundraising Event for Kerrigan’s widely recognised charitable work which he orchestrates both nationally and globally; feeding, clothing, showering and offering laundry facilities to thousands of community members, 365 days of the year. Among those whose well-being and quality-of-life Kerrigan enhances are the homeless, hungry, disabled, displaced, asylum seekers, refugees, new migrants, victims of domestic abuse and anyone requiring emergency relief. 

Music from all genres. predominantly Country & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Grab an Early Bird Discount. Limited Tickets on Sale. 

Kerrigan La-Brooy Biography (kerriganlabrooy.com)
At Bunjil Place, Narre Warren 

Contact:  Bunjil Place Ticketing


 

October 2024 - Sunday 20, 6.15 pm
Movie @ EPPING


"GINI AVI & GINI KELLI"


At Reading Cinema, Epping 

Contact: AusLankaTickets