May 2022 - Events - What's On

Cameo Live Comedy - Featuring Dave O'Neill

Fri 6th May 2022

7.30pm $25

Dave has been in the business of comedy for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand-up comics, having performed at 20 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and appeared on numerous TV shows including Spicks & Specks, The Project and Utopia.
Dave’s observational humour and genuine humility have earned him national attention. Don't miss your chance to see his comedy stylings live, one night only on Friday 6 May. Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

1628 Burwood Highway, Belgrave

Kallista Community Market

Sat 7th May 2022

9am - 1pm 

Kallista is a vibrant outdoor country market with handmade and home crafted goods including jewellery, plants, wood crafts, soap, clothing, delicious food and so much more.

Village Green, Church St, Kallista

Cockatoo Country Market

Sat 7th May 2022

8.30am - 1.30pm 

Stalls include fresh produce, pantry items, crochet and knitwear, leather goods, wooden goods, plants, gift items and other local businesses (stalls do vary depending on season). Food options include coffee van, scones, slices and biscuits, as well as hot chips and burgers. Stalls are located both indoors and outdoors. Please comply with current COVID rules.

77 Pakenham Road, Cockatoo

Mother's Day High Tea and Music Matinee

Sun 8th May 2022

2pm to 4pm $10 to $25

Spoil mum with an afternoon to remember.
Beautiful entertainment and a sumptuous high-tea with all the trimmings.
On a tiered serving platter you'll find warm savoury delights, exquisite cakes and sweet treats, scones with home made jam and cream and cute ribbon sandwiches. Adults tickets include a flute of sparkling wine along with your choice of a pot of tea, freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate.
Sit back and enjoy top class music by Wendy Snook on Harp, Chris Newman on guitar and vocals and the beautiful, rich baritone of Jose Garcia on vocals and guitar.

19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Belgrave Big Dreams Market

Sun 8th May 2022

9 am - 2 pm Free Entry

A place to find all things grown and made with love : A dream come true : A dream to foster community, abundance, joy and creativity. You'll discover a collection of Melbourne's finest Artists and Makers. Discover original and bespoke design pieces alongside some of the yummiest and freshest produce the area has to offer with live music courtesy of our very talented onsite buskers, bouncy castle and facepainting for the kids, this is a market for the whole family to enjoy!

Reynolds Lane, Belgrave

Monbulk Produce Market

Sat 14th May 2022

9am - 1pm Free Entry

Monbulk Produce Market at top of main street brings fresh seasonal produce, home baked good and wares to our local town where the community. Make it, Bake it, Grow it. Meet the producers and everyone benefits.

50 Main Road, Monbulk

Emerald Rotary Market

Sat 14th May 2022

8am to 1pm Free

An eclectic family friendly market selling new & used goods.

Emerald Primary School Oval, Heroes Avenue, Emerald

Emerald Craft and Produce Market

Sun 15th May 2022

10am - 3pm Enquiries: 03 5968 3881

The Emerald Market is vibrant and colourful featuring locally made products and home grown produce right in the centre of town. Visitors can expect a variety of goods including preserves, cakes, hot food stalls, local specialties, vegetables and plants, jewellery, clothing, food, lifestyle products and massage. Our market is plastic bag free, so don’t forget to bring along your own bags.

Cnr Kilvington Drive & Main St, Emerald

May Madness Mid-Year Promotion

Mon 16th May 2022 Sun 22nd May 2022

9am - 5.30pm daily Spend $20 in-store for a chance to win $500, $300 or $200

Take 10 Festival at The Gem

Fri 20th May 2022 Sun 22nd May 2022

20th and 21st May at 8pm and 22nd May at 2pm $15

Our TAKE TEN festival here at the Gem theatre kicks off with these two hitch- hikers arguing over a square metre of real estate along the Warburton highway. This truly absorbing and surprising piece,. Entitled "Confessions", was written by Lilydale writer, Julie Cunningham and  brought to life beautifully on stage by local teachers Sonia Morrison on the left and Tina Chalmers on the right. Their director, Andrew Tomazos  will be no stranger to Gemco regulars or indeed theatre patrons more widely.
Julie submitted this play in 2019 as one of ten chosen from a pool of thirty. Other local writers chosen were Daniel Hill from nearby Selby, Kerry Turpie from Kangaroo Flat and Michael Olsen from Greensborough. The rest have been sent in from writers from other States and world wide.
We think it's a fabulous collection.  But which one  deserves the prize?Come along and help us decide!

19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Steve Wade Live

Fri 20th May 2022

7:30pm Free

The live music kicks off tonight with Steve Wade (ex Little River Band) at 7:30pm
If you haven’t caught Steve live before come along and check him out, it’s always a great live show.

5/329-331 Belgrave-Gembrook, Emerald

Gembrook Market

Sun 22nd May 2022

9am - 2pm 

Promoting sustainable living, many of the 90+ stall holders are artisans and craftspeople who have created unique items from recycled materials. Purchase home grown produce including some wonderful gourmet foods. We have a 'garage sale site' and if occupied on the day you visit, who knows what bargain you may find! A jumping castle, farm animals or similar activities for young children are on site at most markets.

Gembrook Community Centre, Gembrook-Pakenham Rd, Gembrook

Kris McGill Live

Sun 22nd May 2022

3:00pm Free

The ever popular Kris McGill returns this Sunday from 3pm to see out your weekend with some of your favourite tunes.
Take in the view while enjoying a glass of local wine or a craft beer or two.

5/329-331 Belgrave-Gembrook, Emerald

Seed of Life Farmers Market

Tue 24th May 2022

8am until 1pm Free

The Seed of Life Farmers Market is a non-for-profit that runs on the 4th Sunday of every month. Our mission is to support local ethical growers, producers and artists around the foothills of Mt. Dandenong in Melbourne. We're a group of Permaculture enthusiasts that creates a monthly meeting place where the community can come together to share their resources, ideas and pick up fresh local produce.

43 Main Street, Upwey

Just a Boy from Belfast

Thu 26th May 2022

7pm to 9.30pm $20 to $25

Joe Creighton is no stranger to the Australian Music Industry having shared the stage with many Australian and international artists throughout a 40-year stellar career. Artists such as John Farnham, Olivia Newton John, Kylie Minogue,The Black Sorrows, Mark Gillespie, Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, Tony Joe White and Rodriguez (Sugar Man) to name a few. Joe is more recently known for his own body of work with his unparalleled show Into the Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison. He brings a great authenticity to this consistently sold-out show having grown up on the streets of Belfast and watching Van perform with his band ‘Them’.

In his newly worked solo show, Just A Boy From Belfast, apart from spinning a yarn or two as the Irish often do so very well, Joe performs material from his four highly acclaimed solo albums while adding a selection of songs from his greatest influences such as, John Lee Hooker, Willie Deville, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan,Tony Joe White, JJ Cale and of course Van Morrison.

For more information, videos, dates, stories visit: Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

The Gem Community Arts Centre

May Q & A Business Breakfast

Fri 27th May 2022

6.45am - 9am $20 plus gst

Join us for our first Q &  A. Peter, CEO Puffing Billy will provide an overview of the PBR Act plus investment in the PBR Masterplan, what does this mean for local business. Stephen of Mainstreet Aust will provide valuable insights into the revitalisation, management, planning & activation of main streets. Industry Capability Network will be talking on local jobs first and Andrew Pomeroy, Advocacy & Economy at Cardinia Shire will provide insights into the Economy ID stats & profile for E. D. Ranges.

Puffing Billy Railway Lakeside Visitor Centre, Emerald Lake Rd, Emerald

Dave Graney and Clare Moore

Fri 27th May 2022

7pm - 10pm $20 to $25

Dave Graney and Clare Moore -- duo with guitars/vibes/keys/melodica.

However they choose to play, they bring their story and their songbook which stretches to over 40 albums. They make show like few others. During the initial Melbourne pandemic lockdown they started doing online shows every week, sometimes twice a week and revisited songs from all these albums as well as workshopping new material. They kept their performing nerve and playing and writing skills sharp. Then the lockdown eased and they played some shows around Australia. Then the lockdown came back again. Lucky their lockdown nerves held too.

The duo’s latest album is a classic Compact Disc packed with too many songs for vinyl. It’s an album for the freaks called EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY.

19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Casino Royale at the Hairy Dog Cafe

Sat 28th May 2022

7pm $100 per person

Do you feel lucky? Lets have some fun dress up for this red carpet event. Try your luck with Hairy Dog money, Black Jack, Roulette and the big wheel. Don't worry if you dont know how to play the professional croupier will show you. Enjoy some beautiful canapes while you play. Even a grand prize at the end. Tickets are available at Hairy Dog Café 68 Main Street Gembrook

68 Main Street, Gembrook

PAVE Women in Song

Sat 28th May 2022

7pm to 10.30pm $20 to $25

This year's line up is: Alison Ferrier Lang Alison Ferrier’s music has been described as, “Country punk, rock and blues meets folkish melancholy and gingham country with a dash of double denim '70s sweetness.” Riley Jordan A contemporary artist in an earthy lush style, Riley Jordan hashoned her skills as a producer, songwriter and performer with adeep dedication and respect for her craft.Her latest Single ‘She CanDefy Gravity’ is described by Radio Airplay as “An inspired piece ofsongwriting”. More info at Cate Taylor
Cate Taylor is an indie-folk singer songwriter from Melbourne. Her music is described as rich, natural and grounded in heartfelt, spacious lyrics with a performance style that is authentic and engaging. She released her debut album, Red Dirt in 2020.
Pia Nesvara Arm-in-arm with her flamenco guitar, Pia Nesvara brings flavors of her Chilean roots in a blend of gutsy vocals, hard-hitting rhythms and brazen lyrics to create her ‘soul meets indie/folk-songwriter’ sound. 

The Gem Community Arts Centre

Emerald Funfest 2022

Sun 29th May 2022

10am - 3pm $10 - $150

After almost three years, the Emerald FunFest returns in a new format but a day jam-packed with fun activities and surprises. 

The whole festival will be centred around the beautiful Gem Community Arts Centre with a music stage, circus tent, children's activities, rides, stalls, street performers, demos and lots more. 

Help celebrate this wonderful community as we brush off the cobwebs, crank up the energy and put on an inspiring show for all ages!

The Gem Community Arts Centre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

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