What’s On Locally

NOTE:
Please confirm directly with the event organisers before attending, or check the Victorian Health website for advice.

VENUES KEY:

BFM – Boroondara Farmers’ Market, Patterson Reserve, Auburn Rd, Hawthorn.
BHT – Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
HAC – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. Ph. 9278 4770
PT – Peridot Theatre, Mt Waverley Sec College, Lechte Rd. tickets@peridot.com.au or 0429 115 334 
WaFS – Waverley Film Society, St John’s Uniting Church Hall, Virginia St, Mt Waverley
WC – Whitehorse Centre, Rear 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
WCvC – Whitehorse Civic Centre, 397-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
WFM – Whitehorse Farmers’ Market, Whitehorse City Council, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading.

MAY

Sat 8 May 2pm & 8pm Then there’s music and entertainment from Good Day Sunshine with the songs of Lennon & McCartney. Three of Australia’s top cabaret performers are joining forces to take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through a collection of the finest pop songs ever written. Fancy singing along with the na, na, na, na bit in ‘Hey Jude’? Want to ‘Give Peace a Chance’? Does ‘All My Loving’ bring back nostalgic memories of Johnny Young and The Young Talent Team? Then this is the show for you! 

Wed. 12 May The Duchess Bio. UK 106 min Col. 2008. Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes. The story of the life of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire, known for her high-profile political views and personal life.

JUNE

Wed 2 Jun 8pm; Thu 3 Jun 2pm/8pm Grace Under Pressure. Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their training and working experiences in hospitals, A surprising and deeply moving experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. [WC]

Fri 4 Jun 8-9:50pm Rebetiko Trio: Grigoris Bithikotsis – The Sir of the Greek pentagram Athens-born Grigoris Bithikotsis learned to play the Bouzouki in secret, away from a disapproving father. He became one of the great Greek folk singers and songwriters. Featuring local musicians John Spantsios on vocals, Dean Georgalas on Bouzouki and Con Kalamaras on guitar, joined by some special guests. $30 Adult, $24 Conc. [HAC]

Sun 13 Jun 8am–1pm Whitehorse Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit/veg, eggs, meat, fish etc. From the grower to you. [WFM]

Wed 9 Jun 7:40pm Bend It Like Beckham Comedy. UK 2012 With Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley. The daughter of an orthodox Sikh defies her parents and joins a football club. [WaFS]

Sat 19 Jun 2pm or 5pm Romantic Passions – Beethoven and Brahms Zelman Symphony Concert. Roy Theaker and Kalina Krusteva will thrill you with the Brahms Double Concerto which was his last orchestral composition. [HAC]

Sat 19 Jun 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

Sun 20 Jun 11am–4pm Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Ride the rails at June’s Public Running Day – for the young or young at heart. Pack a picnic and make a day of it with your family and friends. (Alcohol not permitted within grounds.) Tickets, $4, must be bought online at rb.gy/62tfud Cnr Elgar & Belmore Rds, Mont Albert North. Ph. 9898 2671.

22 Jun – 31 Jul noon Celebrating 30 Years of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Thousands of musicians performed over the 30-year history, it has been a rite of passage for many young and aspiring local musicians. This interactive exhibition traces the history of this much-loved community event from its inception in 1992 as the Camberwell Eisteddfod to the event as it is known today. Free event. [HAC]

Fri 25 Jun 8-9pm Inventi Ensemble – Enchanted Forest A multi-disciplinary music and art experience turning the Hawthorn Arts Centre Main Hall into a ‘living’ enchanted forest. Inventi will play Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Beethoven’s music will be partnered with Debussy’s beautiful and poetic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Featuring a seven-piece ensemble. [HAC]

Sat 26 Jun 9am-2pm Safe Seats Safe Kids Program Free child restraint fitting day, hosted by Kidsafe Victoria and State Government. Supported by Nunawading Highway Patrol and Whitehorse City Council. Location: Nunawading Highway Patrol, 401 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. https://safeseatssafekids.com.au/

Sun 27 Jun 9am–2pm Arts Nunawading Market Shop local at Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Free entry, ample free parking. Managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. Proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. [WCvC]

JULY

7-10 Jul 8pm, Matinee 10 Jul 2:15pm Peridot One Act Play Season. Catfish Jumping A ‘whodunit’. Two detectives find out that everyone is a suspect, including the catfish! Cycle The laundromat is a sanctuary until a stranger enters and begins to ask questions to break the ‘cycle’. Anna by Lamplight Berlin, Nov 1938, two days after Kristallnacht. Who presents Anna’s greater danger: the Nazis or her abusive husband? And who is the stranger lurking under the lamplight? [PT]

Sun 11 Jul 8am–1pm Whitehorse Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit/veg, eggs, meat, fish etc. From the grower to you. [WFM]

Wed 14 Jul 7:40pm Rabbit Proof Fence 2002 With Kenneth Branagh, Evelyn Sampi. In 1931 three Aboriginal half-caste girls set off across the outback to escape training as domestic servants. [WaFS]

Sat 17 Jul 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

Sun 18 Jul 11am–4pm Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Ride the rails at July’s Public Running Day – for the young or young at heart. Pack a picnic and make a day of it with your family and friends. (Alcohol not permitted within grounds.) Tickets, $4, must be bought online at rb.gy/62tfud Cnr Elgar & Belmore Rds, Mont Albert North. Ph. 9898 2671.

Sun 25 Jul 9am–2pm Arts Nunawading Market Shop local at Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Free entry, ample free parking. Managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. Proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. [WCvC]

25 Jun 8pm; Sat 26 Jun 2pm/8pm Richard’s Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer) laugh, you might cry. Hear all those half-forgotten songs you’re ashamed to know the lyrics to. Part comedy show and part performance that will take you through contemporary politics, philosophy and wicked dance moves. [WC]

Sat 31 Jul 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

AUGUST

6–21 Aug 8pm Curtain Up by Peter Quilter, directed by John Jennings. The hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it to life again. Matinee 8 Aug 2:15 pm. Twilight 15 Aug 4pm. [PT]

Sun 8 Aug 8am–1pm Whitehorse Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit/veg, eggs, meat, fish etc. From the grower to you. [WFM]

Wed 11 Aug 7:40pm The Importance of Being Earnest 2002. With Rupert Everett, Colin Firth. Two friends face questions about their identities, leading to hilarious mix ups. [WaFS]

Sun 15 Aug Box Hill Record and Comic Fair Australia’s longest running record fair specialising in rare LPs and 45s, comics, CDs, cards and other collectables – Beatles and Kiss LPs, music posters, memorabilia, football and swap cards, rare Batman and Superman comics and heaps more. $4 entry. [BHT]

Sat 21 Aug 8am–1pm Boroondara Farmers’ Market Entry $2. Fresh pasta, organic fruit/veg, etc. 60 stalls of fresh produce. [BFM]

Sun 22 Aug 9am–2pm Arts Nunawading Market Shop local at Make it. Bake it. Grow it. Free entry, ample free parking. Managed by Arts Nunawading Inc. Proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse. [WCvC]