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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 25 Oct (9.30om onwards) Diwali Cruise @Crown
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
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
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
CLUB / ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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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