What’s On Locally

Some events listed below may be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Please confirm directly with the event organisers before attending, or check the Victorian Health website for advice.

March 2020

Sat 21 Mar 7:45pm  Aurore (I Got life!); France, 2017. French woman hits menopause, quits waitress job. Then she meets her old love pre-marriage. Is this a new beginning? [WFS] CANCELLED

Tue 24 Mar 6:30pm–8:30pm Intro. to watercolour workshop Learn essentials for creating beautiful effects using diff. paper, brushes, colour mixing. All materials prov. Suits ages 16+. $45 Adult, $40 Conc. [HAC]

Sat 28 Mar 10am-2pm Ashburton Artisan Market Free. All handmade by Australian artisans. Buy local, support local. Ashburton Community Centre, 156 High St. facebook.com/AshyCRA Ph. 9885 8890. CANCELLED

April 2020

2–5 Apr 8pm Peridot Theatre’s One Act Play Season. Catfish Jumping by Greg Roberts; Anna by Lamplight by Alison Knight; Cycle by Natalie Burns. [PT] CANCELLED

Sat 4 Apr 7:30pm Romantic Cello Geoffrey Gartner & Daniel Herscovitch; whimsical fantasy of Debussy, brooding mood of Shostakovich; grandeur of late Brahms. [CMS]

Sat 4 Apr 7:45pm Three Identical Strangers UK, 2018. In 1980 New York, three young adopted men meet and learn they’re triplets separated at birth. Their quest to find out why becomes a sinister mystery. Doco. [WFS] CANCELLED

Fri 3 Apr 8pm–9:50pm Quarter Street Classic salsa. Dynamic live band with a driving rhythm section and all-trombone horn section. $38, $32 Conc. [HAC]

Wed 8 Apr 7:40pm Chocolat UK. Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench. A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a French village and cause a stir. [WaFS] CANCELLED

Wed 15 Apr–Sun 10 May Nature in Art Exhibition from Canterbury N’hood Centre students. Accurate depiction of the natural world results in delicate, detailed and acutely observed paintings. [HAC]

Wed 15 Apr 11am Salute to the Anzacs Show contains many hit songs and stories from WWI & II. Narator Chris McKenna. [WC]

Wed 15 Apr 7:30pm Mrs Miniver Middle-class British housewife holds her family together as WWII literally hits their home. Walter Pidgeon is her husband. [CFS] CANCELLED

Sat 18 Apr 7:45pm The Other Son When joining Israeli army for national service, Joseph discovers he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, son of a West Bank Palestinian. Drama. [WFS] CANCELLED

Sun 19 Apr 2pm Family dairy in Box Hill Phil Warner. Gold coin donation. [BHL]

Tue 21 Apr 6:30–8:30pm Phone photography workshop Learn how to create picture-perfect moments with smartphone with professional photographer Natalia Naa. BYO own smartphone. $45, $40 Conc. Suits ages 16+. [HAC]

24 Apr–9 May 8:15pm, 2pm Whose Life is it Anyway? Young sculptor has quadriplegia. Trapped inside a useless body he’s determined to decide his own fate. Puts forward critical arguments for and against euthanasia. [MTC] Tues 28 Apr 10:30am Leanne Jin – Piano Sydney-based Leanne makes her Melbourne debut performing works by Scarlatti, Haydn and Rachmaninoff. [CMS]

May 2020

Sat 2 May 7:45pm  The Wife Devoted wife sacrificed her talent, dreams and ambitions for her charismatic husband’s brilliant literary career, ignoring his infidelities with grace and humour. [WFS] CANCELLED

Sat 2 May 9am – noon Walk and Sketch  Learn about plants and wildlife then sketch or photograph what you find. BYO art supplies or camera. All ages. Free. Maranoa Gardens, 40 Yarrbat Ave. Balwyn.

9-23 May 2pm & 8pm Beautiful: The Carol King Musical Nova Music Theatre. Early life and career of Carole King. Her songs plus Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector etc. [WC]

Sun 10 May 2–2:50pm Inventi Sunday Classics: A French Connection Music for flute, oboe and piano by Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Bizet, with themes from Carmen. $18. [HAC]

Wed 13 May 7:40pm The Duchess Bio. UK 106 min Colour 2008 Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes. Life of Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire, known for her high profile political views and personal life. [WaFS] CANCELLED

Sat 16 May 7:30pm  Burning Japan/ S. Korea, 2018. Girl asks old friend to mind her cat while she visits Africa. Returning, she introduces a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby. [WFS]

Wed 20 May 10am The Wizard of Oz 1939 family movie starring Judy Garland. [WC]

Wed 20 May 7:30pm Departures (Japan – Subtitles) Devoted orchestra cellist is suddenly left without a job. Follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. [CFS]


BHL – Box Hill Library, Mtg Room 1, 1st Floor, 1040 Whitehorse Rd. Gold coin donation. Ph. 9285 4808
BHT – Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd
CFS – Camberwell Film Society, Old Library, 25 Inglesby Rd
CMS – Camberwell Music Society, Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Rd
HAC – Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. Ph. 9278 4770
HP – Hartwell Players, Ashwood College, Vannam Dr. Ph. 0422 010 830
MTB – Melbourne Tramways Band. Ph. 131 963 to check weather by noon.
MTC – Malvern Theatre Co., 29a Burke Rd, Malvern East, Tickets: 1300 131 552
PT – Peridot Theatre, Mt Waverley Sec College, Lechte Rd. tickets@peridot.com.au
SO – St Oswald’s Anglican Church, 100 High St, Glen Iris
WaFS – Waverley Film Society, St John’s Uniting Church Hall, Virginia St, Mt Waverley
WAS – Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd. Free entry.
WC – The Whitehorse Centre, Rear 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
WCC – Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
WFS – Whitehorse Film Society, Whitehorse Centre, 379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading