The City of Stonnington never disappoints with their arts and events calendar. They have an annual program of free and ticketed events that range from festivals for children in winter, popular outdoor concerts in summer, gardening for green thumbs in spring and jazz for music lovers in autumn. There's something going on all year-round. Be sure to SIGN UP to the What's On Newsletter to stay updated with what's happening in Stonnington.
Kicking off on 10 Jan 2021 from 4-8pm, you'll find the Sunday Pop-up Cinema Series launching at Prahran Square, 30-40 Izett St, Prahran. With a 500 space carpark right below the Square, this makes it easier for those travelling from afar, not having to worry about parking issues, especially in Prahran. This FREE event is happening in various locations across Stonnington in January. Each event will feature two sessions so the whole family is sure to be entertained. At 4pm you have School of Rock and 6pm, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. There's just something a little magical about watching films as a community. Pack a picnic and bring your rugs or support the local community by paying a visit to a cafe or food store.
For a more OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD experience, there's Robot SPACEland up next on 14 Jan and it'll run through till 31 Jan 2021. Come along and experience this ship-load of jaw-dropping, mind-boggling guests in the New Year. Measuring up to 17 metres in height, each of these interactive displays of intergalactic awe will grab your attention by day and take your breath away by night. While you're in the area, there are many Chapel Adventures to have!
Sunday Pop-up Cinema Series in Central Park, 148 Burke Rd, Malvern East begins on 17 Jan from 4-8pm with a second date on Sun 31 Jan 2021. Also, FREE the sprawling gardens and shady avenue trees makes it the perfect setting for a Sunday afternoon picnic with family and friends. Films are as follows.
Sun 17 Jan - 4pm: Blues Brothers, 6pm: Strictly Ballroom
Sun 31 Jan - 4pm: Bend It Like Beckham, 6pm: Wimbledon
All events are COVID safe events and there'll be no food or drink vendors on site. Keep our community safe by staying home if you are feeling unwell. Respect physical distancing, regular hand sanitisation and QR code check-ins; requirements of all these events.
Malvern Gardens, 1275/1277 High St, Malvern is your next venue for the Sunday Pop-up Cinema Series on 24 Jan 2021 from 4-8pm. The two films respectively at 4pm and 6pm are The World's Fastest Indian and The Hundred-Foot Journey. Again, a public garden that's perfect for picnics in its lush, green surrounds.
Just to break it up, there's an injection of music with Sounds of Stonnington Symphony from Sun 21 Feb to Wed 31 Mar 2021. Experience the classic sounds of Stonnington Symphony in the stunning surrounds of Stonnington's parks and gardens during the month of February and March.
Featuring new commissioned arrangements of contemporary and classic pieces conducted by Roy Theaker and performed by Stonnington Symphony Orchestra. Locations are - Central Park, Victoria Gardens, Hedgeley Dene (near fountain) and Malvern Gardens - late February to mid-March, For these events, stay tuned for further information on dates and times. As aforementioned, be sure to sign up to the What's On Newsletter to stay updated with what's happening in Stonnington.