What’s On this weekend in Melbourne’s Indian community


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What’s Happening This Week!


Hindi Films

Housefull 4

The Sky Is Pink

 Dream Girl 

Made in China


Saand Ki Aankh

Laal Kaptaan


Tara Mira

Ardab Mutiyaran





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T H I S    W E E K E N D


Diwali Whittlesea

Sat 26 October (12 noon – 9.00pm) City of Whittlesea presents Diwali with Live DJ, fireworks, Bollywood dancing, carnival rides, surprise acts and much more. Details email vividdiwali@gmail.com


Diwali Cruise

Fri 25 Oct (9.30om onwards) Diwali Cruise @Crown

Crown Towers Melbourne
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC

Details bollywoodclubx.com


Hindustani Classical Vocal

Sat 26 Oct (7.00pm onwards) Melbourne Hindustani Classical Music Society presents Kolkata vocalist Brajeswar Mukerjee accompanied by Bikram Singh Malhar on harmonium and Jay Dabgar on tabla. Venue: 22 Cheviot Road, Mt Waverley Tickets: Voluntary contributions appreciated. Details www.mhcms.org/



BJSM-VIC Chhath Puja

Sat 2 Nov (6.30pm – 8.30pm) to Sun 3 Nov (5.30am – 7.30am) The Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia and NZ (Victoria) announces first ever Chhath Puja in Melb. Venue: Karkarook Park, Warrigal Rd, Heatherton. Details https://bjsm.org

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th birth anniversary

Tue 12 Nov For the first time this year, Sikhism’s 550th anniversary will be marked across Melbourne thanks to a Victorian Government initiative, in which major monuments will be lit up on 12 November in the faith’s saffron colour, including Bolte Bridge, the Arts Centre, Melbourne Museum and AAMI Stadium.

Other events include:

The Humanity Walk in the Melbourne CBD, with 20,000 Victorians expected to attend

  • Geelong’s Humanity Walk, with participants walking from Rippleside Park to Steampacket Gardens
  • The Multicultural Community Parade to be held in Bendigo on 27 October
  • The Guru Nanak Sikh Society Shepparton for celebrations running from 8 to 13 November
  • Punjabi Sath Melbourne, which will run the Guru Nanak Birthday Literary Function
  • The Travels and Teachings of Guru Nanak Art Exhibition at RMIT University


Swar Sandhya
Sat 2 Nov (7.30pm onwards) Sharda Kala Kendra presents its evening of music at Brandon Park Primary School, 1-5 Ninevah Cres, Wheelers Hill. Details Yusuf, 0416 930 416

Hindustani Classical Vocal by Ujwal Nagar

Sun 3 Nov (6.30 pm – 8.30pm) Vocalist Ujwal Nagar presents a Hindustani classical recital with Pranav Ramji on tabla and Prasad Karve on harmonium
Venue: Kew Courthouse, 188 High Street, Kew.

Sonu Nigam Live In Concert

Tue 5 Nov (6.30pm onwards) Plenary Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 3006 VIC Australia. Details premiertickets.co

Australia’s biggest Indian folk festival

Tue 5 Nov SwaRaRaGa presents Indian folk music at Langwarrin Performing Arts Centre, 80 Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin. Details 0415 848 837


Thur 31 Oct (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

The Australia India Institute presents its next event in the Question mark Series: Is National Education Policy the end of Indian Right to Education Act? Venue: Sidney Myer Asia Centre – Yasuko Hiraoka Myer (YHM) Room Level 1, 761 Swanston St, Melbourne. Details www.aii.unimelb.edu.au

Details www.aii.unimelb.edu.au

India Week: Bollywood Film Night

Fri 1 Nov (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) The Australia India Institute along with the Faculty of Arts, Asialink and the UMSU Bollywood Club present a fun night of Indian food, Bollywood dancing and a screening of cult classic Dil Chahta Hai as part of India Week. Venue: Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Level B1, Arts West – West Wing, Professor’s Walk, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Saaz Band for Saaya Fundraiser

Sat 2 Nov (6.00pm – 8.30pm) Charity organisation Saaya Touching Lives and Australian Telangana State Association Sydney presents a night of Bollywood music with Saaz Band, at Pacific Hills Christian School, 9 – 13 Quarry Rd, Dural. Details www.saaya.org.au


Diwali Dhamaka

Sat 2 Nov (2.00pm – 6.00pm) Featuring Ramdas Padhye (puppetr show) and Shabdanche Café 9song and poetry). Venue: Sydney Baha’i Centre, 107 Derby St, Silverwater. Details Premier Tickets.

Kareena Kapoor

Sat 2 Nov (7.00pm – 11.00pm) Catch Kareena Kapoor at The Diamond Showroom, Blacktown Workers Club, 55 Campbell St, Blacktown. Details www.drytickets.com.au


550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: Divine Steps Festival

Sun 10 Nov (10.00am – 4.00pm) Sikh Youth Australia together with Sikh Sangat and Sikh organisations of Sydney, present the Divine Steps Festival, an event celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Birth Anniversary and his universal message.

The Divine Steps Festival looks to share and celebrate the essence of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by bringing together Sikhs and other faith groups in a spiritual festival honouring his life and Universal message.

The Festival will feature:

  • Divine Music Concert of spiritual music and performances from Sikh (Dya Singh World Music group) and other faith traditions.
  • Langar (free vegetarian food and drinks)
  • A showcase of the history of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the Sikh faith
  • Free health checks (courtesy of Culture Care)
  • Jumping castle and entertainment for the whole family
  • Fundraising for selected charities – raffles, silent auction
  • Sponsored charity udahasi walks

Details 0401 055 271 or Facebook/DivineStepsFestival

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