Melbourne Events 2024

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2024

 


 

February 2024 - Saturday 24, 6.30 pm
Music Concert 


API WAYO "Live in Naarm"


At The Besen Centre,Burwood 

Contact: Thari 0431 286 034 AusNewsLanka


February 2024 - Saturday 24, 7.00 pm
Dinner Dance


EVENING ELEGANCE WITH "BLACK"

"BLACK" ONE OF SRI LANKA'S MOST POPULAR DANCE BANDS AND ENTERTAINERS ARE COMING BACK TO MELBOURNE FOR THE 2ND TIME. THE ORGSNISERS ARE MAKING ALL THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE YOU GET YOUR MONIES WORTH. THIS WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY.
SILVERLINE CATERERS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A SUMPTOUS BUFFET DINNER, DJ DAMIEN WILL BE THERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU TOO AND THE MC FOR THE NIGHT WILL BE JUDE DE SILVA. DONT MISS OUT. BE THERE TO ENJOY A FABOULOUS EXTRAVAGANZA. SEE YOU!

At Springvale Town Hall 

Contact: Mitzi Zaveer 0430009113



February 2024 - Sunday 25, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm

Music Concert


"ELVIS GOSPEL" with EDDIE JAMES


At Mornington RSL, 27 Virginia Street, Mornington

Contact: 0428 712 783


 

February 2024 - Sunday 25, 5.30 pm
Talk Presentation 

A Q&A with DAVID CRUSE


 At Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, Balwyn North 

Contact: Sumal 0416 583, 888


 

February 2024 - Sunday 25, 6.15 pm 
Movie @ Dandenong 


"ASU" - for the 2nd time


Date/Time: 25th February at 6.15PM

Venue: Reading Cinema  - Dandenong

For More Information and Online Tickets Please visit

www.lankaevents.com

At Reading Cinema, Dandenong  

Contact:  www.lankaevents.com

 


 

February 2024 - Sunday 25, 5.00 pm
Movie @ Sunshine

"VISANGAMANAYA" Isolation

 At Village Cinema, Sunshine Cinema 9

Contact: AusLankaTickets


 

MARCH 2024

 


 

 

March 2024 - Friday 1, 9.30 pm 
Music Show 


INFINITY & WASTHI 


 Melbourne! this is surely going to be a dazzling night.

At TRAK Night Club, Toorak 

Contact: AusLankaEvents.com


 

March 2024 - Saturday 2, 6.00 pm  
Dance Concert 


"PUNCHI SURANGANAVI"
 

At Besen Centre, Burwood 

Contact: Ama 0411 646 695 


 

March 2024 - Saturday 02, 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm 
Fundraiser Dinner


Lions Clubs - HOPPER NIGHT

Presented by the Lions Club of Lysterfield and Lions Club of Wantirna

At Southern Community Centre, Rupert Drive, Mulgrave  

Contact: https://www.trybooking.com/CNSLV for bookings

 


 

March 2024 - Saturday 02, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm 
Talk Show in Glen Waverley


"Level Up Your Mental Power"

 Level Up your mental power - Talk show with Hasintha Hewawasam (Mentor & Psychological Counsellor)

At Glen Waverley Community Centre, Glen Waverley  

Contact: AusLankaTickets Mashi 0424 596 360


 

March 2024 - Saturday 2, 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm 
EXPO - fundraiser 


Health Expo & Food Fair 

"Medical Expo" where the public can meet medical specialists for individual health advice and listen to medical presentations, get lifestyle and diet advice from nutritional experts and participate in cooking demonstrations.
We will also have traditional Sri Lanka food, music, dancing, art and crafts.
ALL WELCOME

At Hungarian Social Club, 760, Boronia Rd, Wantirna

Contact: Dr. Erosha Premaratne 0437 321 105


 

March 2024 - Sunday 3, 4.00 pm  
Talk in Sinhala 




At Mt. Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mt. Waverley

Contact: Jayantha 0400 989 377

 


 

March 2024 - Sunday 3, 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm 
Music Concert


"Sinatra After Dark"

Sinatra After Dark, Featuring “Hans De Zilwa” and a fantastic 8 piece Band. Sumptuous Finger Food will be served between breaks .......
So ... come on & enjoy some exceptional musical entertainment.

At 358 Haughton Road, Clayton

Contact: Hermann Loos 0488 027 558


 

March 2024 - Friday 8, 7.00 pm 
Dinner Dance 


"AUTUMN" with Infinity

 

At Cathies Grand Reception, Cathies Lane, Wantirna South 

Contact: AusLankaTickets 


 

March 2024 - Sunday 10, 6.15 pm 
Music Event


"SASARA WASANA THURU" - songs of Amaradeva


 "Sasara Wasana Thuru" Once in a lifetime concert for Melbourne Music Lovers.
Memorable night filled with Maestro Amaradeva's songs sung by Sunil Edirisinghe, Kasun Kalhara, Ranjana Amaradeva, Subhani Amaradeva

At Hunting Tower, Performance Arts Center 

Contact: 0403 040 659 


 

March 2024 - Monday 11 (Labour Day holiday), 5.30 pm 
Music Event


"SASARA WASANA THURU" - 2nd show


 "Sasara Wasana Thuru" Once in a lifetime concert for Melbourne Music Lovers.
Memorable night filled with Maestro Amaradeva's songs sung by Sunil Edirisinghe, Kasun Kalhara, Ranjana Amaradeva, Subhani Amaradeva

At Hunting Tower, Performance Arts Center 

Contact: 0403 040 659 AusLankaTickets


 

March 2024 - Saturday 16, 7.00 pm  
Fundraising Event


AMBULANCE fund raiser


At The Lincoln of Toorak 

Contact: Inquiries 0432 977 791  


 

March 2024 - Saturday 16, 6.45 pm to 12.00 am 
Fundraising Event


AFTERGLOW 2024


At Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna  

Contact:  Sunil 0402 361 461, Vasantha 0406 977 330 



March 2024 - Sunday 17, 6.30 pm

Movie @ Dandenong


"SEEDS"


At Reading Cinema, Dandenong 

Contact: Bandu 0419 874 469 


 

March 2024 - Thursday 21, 5.00 pm  to 6.30 pm 
Book Launch


"CRISIS in SRI LANKA and the WORLD"
by Asoka Bandarage

  

Crisis in Sri Lanka provides an in-depth analysis of Sri Lanka’s on-going political and economic crisis taking into account the island’s historical evolution with an emphasis on external political and economic intervention. The book discusses the unequal economic and financial architecture of the global economy which set the framework for the debt and socio-economic crisis in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. The book also explores the emergence of the crisis in the context of the accelerating geopolitical conflict between China and the USA in the Indian Ocean. It concludes with a consideration of the ethical dilemmas behind the debt and survival crisis in Sri Lanka and across the world. It points out a range of social movements and initiatives in Sri Lanka and the Global South which subscribe to collective and ecological alternatives and a path of sustainability and social justice.

Asoka Bandarage received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. She has served on the faculties of Brandeis University, Georgetown University and Mount Holyoke where she received tenure. Prof. Bandarage is the author of books: Colonialism in Sri Lanka (De Gruyter); Women, Population and Global Crisis (Zed Books); The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka (Routledge); Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy (Palgrave MacMillan) and other publications on political-economy, ecology, ethno-religious conflict as well as mindfulness and social action. Her latest book is Crisis in Sri Lanka and the World: Colonial and Neocolonial Origins: Ecological and Collective Alternatives (De Gruyter, 2023).

Dr. Bandarage has written for the Huffington Post and Asia Times, given innumerable academic lectures and media interviews and serves on the Advisory Boards of Critical Asian Studies, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate and the International Buddhist Association of America. www.bandarage.com

 

At John Medley Linkway Meeting Room, John Medley Building, Grattan Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville.   

Contact:  

 


 

March 2024 - Saturday 23, 6.00 pm
Book Launch


"Diyaketapahana" Book launch

"Diyaketapahana" is a book on Civil Engineering constructions and their histories. This event is a Book Launch.

At Ashwood Community Hall, Electra Avenue, Ashwood 

Contact: Sisira Dissanayake 0400 123 610


 

March 2024 - Saturday 23, 7.00 pm
Stage Drama


"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.

At Bowery Theatre (St Albans Community Centre}, 33 Princess Street, St Albans 

Contact: Udara De Silva 0450 072 262


 

March 2024 - Sunday 24,  6.00 pm 
Music Event


"TRILOKA" Two Forty Two


At Melbourne Pavilion, 135 – 157 Racecourse Road, Kensington  

Contact:  AusLankaTickets

 


 

March 2024 - Sunday 24, 9.00 am
Get Together


New Year Festival 2024 (බක්මහ උළෙල 2024)

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival. Organized by Sri Lankan Cultural Foundation of Werribee.

At Dunnings Road Reserve - Point Cook

Contact: Harindra 0423 029 673, Kamal -0415 906 534


 

March 2024 - Sunday 24, 5.30 pm  to 8.00 pm 
Music Event


"KAVI CAFE" with Wajira


At Keysborough Secondary College, Janine Road, Springvale South  

Contact:  Iresha 042 690 0871 - AusLankaTickets

 


 

March 2024 - Saturday 30, 6.30 pm 
Music Event


Suneth Udayarathne Live


At Rowville Performing Arts Centre, Rowville.  

Contact:  Srinath 0430770 300 


 

March 2024 - Saturday 30, 6.30 pm 
Music Event


"STRINGS" D.D.Gunasena live

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

Contact: AusLankaTickets  


 

March 2024 - Saturday 30, 6.00 pm 
Music Event


"COLONBIA" live in concert


At Southern Community Centre, Rupert Drive, Mulgrave   

Contact:  AusNewsLanka 

 


 

APRIL 2024

 


 

 

April 2024 - Saturday 6, 2.30 pm (PAANGSHU) & 4.30 pm (MUNNEL) 
Movies - 2 screenings 


පාංශු & මනල් (மணல்) Movies

විසකේසා චන්ද්‍රසේකරම්ගේ
පාංශු & මනල් (மணல்) චිත්‍රපට ප්‍රදර්ශණය

සංවිධානය
The Australian Foundation for Save Sri Lanka

At Keysborough Secondary Collage Banksia Hall, Janine Road, Springvale South 

Contact: Malan 0410 604 089


 

April 2024 - Sunday 7, from 9.00 am
Family Event


Melbourne "Bakmaha Ulela"


At Dandenong Showgrounds

Contact: Wasantha Rohana 0433 019 212


 

April 2024 - Wednesday 10, 6.30 pm
Lecture 


Annual Victor Melder Lecture 

 

"Sri Lanka and the Silk Road of the Sea"Delivered by Dr Sanjiva Wijesinha 


Dr. Sanjiva Wijesinha MBBS (Ceylon) MSc (Oxford) FRCS FACS FRACGP is a family physician and retired Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

At Clayton Community Centre Theatre, Clayton Library, Clayton 

For reservations - www.trybooking.com/CLPLR

Contact: Jason Brack 03 9541 3120 


 

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


 

MAY 2024

 


 

 

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 - 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.

Further details will be announced soon.

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 - 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/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, 7.00 pm
Misic Concert


"SWARNA SWARA"  



At Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton

Contact: Malaka 0403 040 659