What’s On Locally

February 2020

Sat 15 Feb, 7:45pm Woman at War Iceland. Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens her long-held hope. [WFS]
Sun 23 Feb 2:30pm Melbourne Tramways Band – Big Band. Wattle Park. [MTB]
Sun 23 Feb 11am-4pm Ashburton Community “Last Weekend in Summer” Festival (beer garden & band ’til 7pm) High St, Ashburton. Performers, rides, live stage with Ashburton Idol, amusements, interactive activities. Cuisine for sale, special offers. FB & Insta @ashburtonvillage3147. w: ashburtonvillage3147.com.au

Sat 15 Feb Opera in the Park Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury
Sat 22 Feb Cinema in the Park Riversdale Park, Camberwell

March 2020

Sun 1 Mar 11am–5pm Glenferrie Festival 2020 Between Burwood & Barkers Rds. Free. Deconstructed parade, live music, fashion parades, etc. 250+ stalls selling food, Artisan products from Hawthorn Makers Market, community stalls.

Sun 1 Mar 2-2:50pm Inventi Sunday Classics: Italy, Norway & Australia Italian composer Cambini, Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt suite and a piece written for Inventi by Aust. composer Luke Styles. $18 [HAC]

Sat 7 Mar 7:45pm Bohemian Rhapsody, UK/USA, 2018, Legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Bio/Drama/Music. [WFS]

Tues 10 Mar 10:30am Duo Chamber Melange Beethoven, Schumann, Saint-Saens & Rachmaninov. Beautiful melodies & dramatic themes, intermingled with energised rhythms. [CMS]

Wed 11 Mar 7:40pm High Noon Western B&W 1952. Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. A marshal gets no help when he defends his town against bad men. [WaFS]

Sat 14 Mar 2-3pm 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial Hear directly from curators; gain deeper understanding of artworks on display. Free, but bookings are essential. [HAC]

Sun 15 Mar 2pm The changing face of local government Phil Warner began work at City of Box Hill as cadet engineer; in 2019 retired as General Manager of Infrastructure for City of Whitehorse. [BHL]

Wed 18 Mar 10am Singin’ in the Rain Set in 1920s, comedy, musical. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds. [WC]

Wed 18 Mar 7:30pm RBG Ruth Bader Ginsberg Aged 85, US Supreme Court Justice was a pioneer in gender equality. Explores her inspiring personal journey; changing rules and shaping laws. [CFS]

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]

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.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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

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]

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]

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 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]

VENUES:

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