Matariki Day

This celebration of Maori new year will feature cultural performances, free ta moko face and body painting, and New Zealand delicacies including hungi, mussel fritters and fried bread burgers.

  • Market Square, Dandenong Market, corner Clow and Cleeland streets, Dandenong. Sunday 25 June, 10am to 3pm.

All Nations social cricket

Join in social cricket Sunday training sessions. Learn how to play or help to teach others.
All equipment is supplied and players of all skill levels are welcome.

  • Dandenong Park, Pultney Street, Dandenong. Sundays from April to September, noon to 2.30pm. Call Abdul Razzaq on 0430 783 526, Rob Koch on 0432 439 943, email rob.koch@monashhealth.org or search All Nations Cricket on Facebook.

New layers

This exhibition showcases three local artists, originally from Afghanistan and Iran, who express their contrasting stories through paint.
Mona Shokri studied interior design in the University of Tehran. She often captures people and instruments in her contemporary-style paintings.
Hussain Rezaie’s work explores political injustice, marriage inequality, and environmental issues.
Zakiria Tahirian had his own gallery in Pakistan and taught painting, and his artwork includes traditional miniatures and conceptual works based on language and symbols from his country.

  • Connection Arts Space, corner Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong. Monday 19 June to Friday 30 June. Open Monday to Friday, noon to 6pm, and Saturdays, noon to 3pm.

51 years in Australia

Uta Wohl has used dyed yarns to create woven images that share the memories she’s made since arriving in Australia from Germany 51 years ago.

  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, corner Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong. Until Saturday 1 July. Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, and Saturday, 11am to 3pm.

Heartlands art

Since 2010, Ames Australia has staged the Heartlands Art Project to increase opportunities for artists from a refugee background.
This year’s exhibition illustrates the journeys, hopes and dreams of refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, corner Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong. Until Saturday 1 July. Open Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, and Saturday, 11am to 3pm.


Chicago vaudevillians

Set in the city during the roaring jazz hot 1920s, Chicago tells the story of two rival Vaudeville murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Windmill Theatre Company presents this performance.

  • Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong. Friday 23 June, 8pm, Saturday 24 June, 8pm, Sunday 25 June, 2pm, Thursday 29 June, 8pm, Friday 30 June, 8pm, Saturday 1 July, 8pm, and Sunday 2 July, 2pm. Tickets are priced from $34. Bookings are essential. Visit www.drumtheatre.com.au or call 8571 1666.


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