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 EID celebration concert

This event will feature Afghan music from Musa Sahar, Ustad Ghazanfar Ali, Ali Omid and Khair Ali Shahristani.

– Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets Dandenong. Friday 15 June, 7pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are priced from $20. Visit www.drumtheatre.com.au or call 8571 1666.

Community soccer festival

Local soccer teams and community groups will battle it out in the City of Greater Dandenong’s Community Soccer Festival.

Games kick off from 12pm, followed by a live broadcast of the Australia versus France World Cup game at 8pm.

– Harmony Square, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. Saturday 16 June, noon to 9.30pm.

Maori New Year

Matariki is the Maori name for the pleiades star cluster which rises in early June, heralding the start of a new year.

Matariki is a time to connect with and give thanks to the land, sea and sky.

It is also a time for the community to come together and celebrate.

This Matariki event will feature kapa haka performances by Nga Matai Purua, live acoustic sessions with Soul Purpose, free moko face painting and food from NZ Street Food, which will have a location in Market Square.

– Market Square, Dandenong Market, corner Clow and Cleeland streets, Dandenong. Sunday 17 June, 10am to 3pm.

Odile major exhibition

It will run across four Dandenong venues and explore dark and light, evil and innocence.

Each of the 11 artists involved in the multi-venue display will explore ideas around good and evil and performance and identity.

It is best experienced as a self-guided walking tour.

– Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, 66 McCrae Street. Until Saturday 23 June. Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets. Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Garnar Lane Lightboxes, Garnar Lane. All day, every day. Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, corner Walker and Robinson streets. Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, and Saturday, 11am to 3pm.

 

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