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Art + Sound: American Masters
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
A fortnightly series showcasing playlists curated to specific galleries by various personalities.

This event is brought to you by NGA and Yamaha.

No bookings required.

30th Rotary Cartoon Awards Exhibition
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the Bunker!

Now in its 30th year, showcasing works from Australian, international, and school-age cartoonists.

Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year with two additional sections: International entries and 12- 18-year olds.

Come and check out all the cartoonists' original artworks on display.

Do you agree with the judges' decisions?

The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 1 September until 21 October.

Aboriginal Weaving Workshop
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Learn about traditional weaving techniques and understand how Indigenous Peoples use an array of plants, while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Hosted by Wiradjuri woman Aunty Shirley, you will get the opportunity to make your own woven keepsake, while using the open space to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultures in Australia and their connection to country.
All resources will be provided on the day and you will also have the opportunity to collect other materials as your guide takes you through our Indigenous garden which showcases plants used for weaving.
AUD10 Comedy Clubs – Sydney Fringe Festival
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Celebrate the Sydney Fringe Festival with BonkerZ.

Welcome to BonkerZ Featured Artist Comedy Clubs, Australia's only Drink(s) included Comedy Club. You heard right, not only do you get a chance to catch some of the hottest Pros, Semi-Pros and Rising Stars from around the world, but they also buy your first round of drinks.

See Eventfinda for more information.
A Convict's Hope
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018 to Sat 13th Oct 2018
Museum of Brisbane has partnered with immersive theatre company Folly Games to create an exciting new production that brings 19th century convict history to life using 21st century technology and where the stage is the Museum itself.

A Convict’s Hope, invites you, your friends and family to solve puzzles, complete mighty tasks and work together in a gamified theatrical experience exploring the Museum’s current exhibition Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories.

In A Convict’s Hope you will encounter an eccentric collector of stories who needs help to reconnect the story of Brisbane’s convict past. As you interact with the characters and objects in the performance your choices affect the narrative and trigger effects in the environment. This is a game, a puzzle room and an immersive theatre performance that uses technology and dramatic storytelling to create an engaging playful experience.

Full experience suitable for ages eight years and older, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Dec 2018
Every Sunday local artisans fill Arts Centre Melbourne's lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.

Everything on offer is produced locally, making the market a real favourite for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures for themselves or as gifts.

Just a short walk over the bridge from Flinders Street Station, in front of the Arts Centre, the Sunday Market is a much-loved weekly event, with the relaxed feel of a regional craft market set against the backdrop of Melbourne's buzzing arts precinct.

Please note that all stallholders at the Sunday Market rotate positions regularly. If you are looking for your favourites, please be sure to have a wander along the stalls until you find what you are looking for.
Anthony Fenwick at Moonta Gallery of the Arts
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Anthony Fenwick will be exhibiting at The Moonta Gallery of the Arts during September 2018 open 2nd to 29th September, 11am to 3pm daily

The Moonta Gallery of the Arts has a different exhibition nearly every month.
Art From the Heart of The Cross
Date Mon 3rd Sep 2018 to Fri 28th Sep 2018
The Art from the Heart of the Cross exhibition is turning eight and they would love to invite you! Through creatively showcasing over 100 artworks by clients of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Kings Cross, be sure to immerse yourself in a diverse array of impressionism, poetry, portraits and origami. If you would want to know more of the personal story of each artist’s journey, then this is an event that is not to be missed!
Annual Queensland Wine Awards
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018 to Wed 4th Sep 2019
The Queensland wine industry is unique in Australia as having the highest proportion of boutique wineries producing the majority of Queensland wine. This means that you are tasting the fruits of small businesses who strive for perfection in their yearly vintages.

The 35th Annual Queensland Wine Awards has settled into the Hotel Grand Chancellor with the wine judging to take place in preceding days, culminating in a celebration of the award winners. Guests will enjoy selected wines with their three course dinner, followed by music and dancing.

Meet the winemakers, talk to the judges, learn more about the Queensland wine industry.
Art Expo
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018 to Wed 26th Sep 2018
Warburton Primary School presents Art Expo - A celebration of medium and book illustration from the children of Warburton Primary School.

This exhibition of children’s artistic creativity is based on an exploration of media and techniques including oil pastel, chalk pastel, charcoal, watercolour painting, mixed media collage, wire sculpture and pencil drawing.

Artworks are inspired by imagination and our love of picture story books.

Join the students, parents and teachers at their launch on Saturday 8 September from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Barcaldine Art Competition and Exhibition
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Fri 21st Sep 2018
One of Western Queensland's best selling Art Exhibitions. With a broad range of art media and styles. . Fabulous opening night with food, drink and entertainment.
Arj Barker
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Hey, you got an hour? Arj has been doing a ton of thinking. It isn’t easy, but he needs to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this….

Australia’s adopted son of comedy heads to Ipswich with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

This performance is recommended for a mature audience 15 years and over. It may contain coarse language and adult themes.
Annual Hazelbrook and Woodford Garden Festival
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
Now in its 32nd year, the festival showcases the beauty and diversity of gardens in the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Gardens open this year are a testament to the hard work, imagination and love of nature shown by their owners, inviting both appreciation and admiration. There is something of interest to all. The festival exhibits a diverse collection of landscapes, established trees, flowers, natives, and shrubs set amidst the unique beauty of the mid mountains.

Keep an eye out for students sculptures throughout the gardens.

A wide variety of plants are for sale, including plants propagated by the school community, at all the gardens.
Bellingen Spring Plant Fair
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm!

The Bellingen Spring Plant Fair is on at the Bellingen Market Park. It features over 70 plant nursery stalls, with a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical, native, exotic or food-bearing plants, garden supplies, and plenty of expert horticultural advice available.

Workshops, activities with undercover seating, information stalls from local organisations, fine food, musicians, free entry, lots of bargains and the chance to win a barrow full of plants donated by the stallholders, make this a great day out for garden lovers.

The Spring Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.
Alexandra Market
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018 to Sat 11th May 2019
Market season is from September to May on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the grounds of the former railway station in Station Street, Alexandra.

Free entry and parking. Open to all types of stalls, such as food stalls, fruit and vegetables, crafts, plants and herbs, jewellery and entertainment.
Barossa Photographic Calendar Exhibition
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Barossa Visitor Centre is excited to be hosting our 2019 Barossa Photographic Calendar Competition exhibition at the Barossa Regional Gallery.

297 entries. 83 photographers. Only 13 could be selected! Come and see who!

Come along to the Barossa Regional Gallery from 8th - 30th of September and discover the exhibition featuring the 13 winning images and descriptions.

Calendars are also for sale from the Barossa Regional Gallery, Barossa Visitor Centre and The Barossa Council library branches while stocks last.
Benny D Williams Live at The Avenue
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
The Avenue is proud to host the most entertaining performer you will ever see on your travels.

Floating gently to you from the Coast of Gold, Benny D Williams brings his "junkyard soul" sounds to your ears. With a growing groundswell of support, Benny will place his crowd in the past, present and future with his rich vocal, killer grooves, stylish strumming, beat boxing and sound layering. Constantly working the road and all the pit stops, Benny is a born entertainer. He will excite you, entice you and leave you feeling groovy.



Performing at The Avenue Surfers Paradise the heart of Surfers Paradise Live Music.

Ace Girls Tennis Workshop
Date Mon 10th Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Jun 2019
Experienced women players will enjoy a tennis training session where you work up a sweat. A medium level of fitness is needed to complete the session.

Ace Girls, Melbourne's lesbian tennis training team will help you keep fit, improve your tennis, meet people and have fun. Women of all ages can participate in the tennis workshops and social dinners. Training nights are every Monday. Tourists and visitors from the gay and lesbian community are welcome. This workshop is not suitable for beginners.

The more experienced players travel to tournaments in country Victoria, interstate and internationally. Help can be provided to help you get ready for the International Gay Games and Outgames events. Ace Girls is part of Melbourne's vibrant gay and lesbian sports scene, and is a member of Team Melbourne, the network of gay sports clubs in Melbourne. New members are welcome, just send through an email for more details.
A Force , Brisbane Festival
Date Mon 10th Sep 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
A Force is a new, evolving public artwork by award-winning collaborative team Hiromi Tango and Craig Walsh.

As each Festival day passes, this installation will collect all manner of materials, ideas and memories that flow through the space in diverse forms. It will respond to many forces, including your own participation.

Special free workshops will help you to participate in the evolving creation of this beautiful artwork. Registration for workshops is essential and open eight weeks before the Festival commences. Visit this page closer to the date for more details.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Bald Archy Exhibition
Date Tue 11th Sep 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
After a 20 year absence, Australia's most popular comic portrait competition, Bald Archy Exhibition is returning to Melbourne. This is the only such event in the world judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude.

Variously described as hilarious, shocking, contentious and wicked, this year's parody of the Archibald Prize consists of 45 finalists all motivated by the Australian larrikin sense of humour.

The NSW Parliament recently unanimously recognised the Bald Archy as an event of considerable cultural value.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, adaptated by Francis Greenslade with Sarah Giles
Date Tue 11th Sep 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
A man has fallen to his death from a police station window. Did he jump or was he pushed? The cops want a cover up, but first they have to contend with an unlikely detective – a certified lunatic with a knack for impersonation.

Written by Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo in 1970, this farce with a political sting in its tail has become an absurdist classic. In a first for this play, director Sarah Giles has amped up the energy with an all-female cast led by some of the country’s funniest comedians. This is a smart and subversive new adaptation, created by Giles with co-adaptor Francis Greenslade (ABC’s Mad as Hell).

It’s a glorious battle of the individual against the establishment, of underdog against overlord, of anarchy against tyranny. On the side of corruption and ineptitude, they welcome back the comic brilliance of Caroline Brazier (ABC’s Rake, STC's Dinner) playing opposite Helpmann Award-winner Amber McMahon, who’s on the side of freedom and justice.
After Dark: Ghost Hunters Tour
Date Thu 13th Sep 2018 to Thu 11th Oct 2018
Join us for a torchlight tour illuminated with genuine stories of death, mysterious occurrences and dastardly deeds at Old Parliament House.

Help us solve the mystery of the ghostly encounters that have been experienced here after the sun goes down.

Bookings essential as spaces are limited.
All of Us – Curated By Jessica Clark
Date Thu 13th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
In a world seemingly felt through the digitalisation of relationships, and experienced through the overwhelming access to data, All of us is a timely reminder of the importance to connect; with people, with a vast range or perceptions, ideas and knowledge.

The exhibition presents a contemporary framework by which to explore the importance of collaboration and the connections between artists, their practice, and the audiences they reach—providing an exploratory space to reflect on what it means to be a greater we.

In this context, and in acknowledgement of the land that binds all of us, the exhibition celebrates the creative rewards of collective activity as a cultural strategy to encourage new connections, reveal those that might otherwise remain latent, and to address the global on a local level.

Featuring: Liam Benson + Adorned, Jodie Haynes, Karen Casey, Teresa Hsieh, Mitch and Molly Mahoney and Justine Youssef.

The opening night of All of Us is on Thursday 13 September from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Performance by Justine Youssef.
Adelaide Speed Dating and Singles Events
Date Thu 13th Sep 2018 to Thu 5th Sep 2019
Speed Dating events run every Thursday night in Adelaide CBD. We're all about ‘clicking’ in real life. Forget what you’ve heard about Speed Dating, because with us there’s no long tables or interview style set ups. It feels authentic yet cosy and you get to go on mini ‘real’ dates with everyone who attends.

We keep the numbers strict to maintain quality guests and avoid date-fatigue. After each date just tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on your card and your info will be swapped with your mutual match.

With a huge variety of age ranges and special themes, it’s a unique way to go on a years worth of dates in one night.

Beers with the Brewer
Date Thu 13th Sep 2018 to Thu 5th Sep 2019
Come down to the brewery at 5pm Thursday nights, it's Beers with the Brewer Night! Free schooner on arrival at 5pm, meet the brewer for a quick chat, followed by a tour of the brewery for an in-depth explanation of how we make our beer.
Alone Outside
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Following their success with A Prudent Man in 2016, Lab Kelpie return to Fringe with this powerful one-woman play by West Australian playwright Liz Newell that explores the conflict, awkwardness and nostalgia of returning home.

Having just broken up with her long-time boyfriend, Daphne reluctantly returns from The Big Smoke to the tiny country town she grew up in to visit her ailing grandmother.

Experiencing run-ins with a revolving door of people she has not seen in years, Daphne eventually reconnects with former best-mate Aidan, sharing a long-held secret that finally brings her the sense of clarity she had not realised she’d been missing.

A meditation on the concept of home that examines the places and people that continually call us back – whether we like it or not – Alone Outside is a moving and ultimately uplifting look at the fraught paths we walk towards self-acceptance.

Written by Liz Newell, performed by Sharon Davis, directed by Lyall Brooks, sound design by Grace Ferguson, produced by Adam Fawcett and presented by Lab Kelpie.
30 x 30 exhibition at Parliament House
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Fri 26th Oct 2018
See Parliament House in a new light with 30 images from the Parliament House Art Collection by 30 of Australia’s best artists and photographers including David Moore, Max Dupain, Richard Woldendorp, Fiona Hall, John Gollings and Anne Zahalka.
Annie Louey: Before I Forget - Melbourne Fringe Festival
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Stand-up comedian Annie Louey returns to the Melbourne Fringe with a brand new hour of jokes, improvisation and audience games.

Annie Louey (as heard on triple j's Good Az Friday) presents her second solo show about forgetfulness, lost objects and the pitfalls of the human mind. Imagine Dr Karl hosting Family Feud – except Annie is not qualified. This is a show for you if you have ever walked into a room and wondered, 'What the heck was I doing again?'

Warning: Contains infrequent coarse language.
Bendigo Annual Tulips Display
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
As the warmer days and clear skies appear, more than 30,000 of Bendigo’s famed-tulips open to brighten the beautiful heritage streets from mid to late September to mid October.



The City of Greater Bendigo's Park and Natural Reserves team put on a great annual Tulip display along Pall Mall and Conservatory Garden. The display features more than 30,000 tulips in an assortment of colours, sizes and blooming times.

Some of the varieties on display are Ad Rem, Agrass White, Carola and Holland Beauty.

Look at last year's display on Instagram with #BendigoTulips. There will be a photo competition on social media. More information to come.

While you are there, don't forget to take a few photos and share it on social media by tagging #explorebendigo and #Bendigotulips.

There will be curator talks conducted during the display. They will be sharing their techniques and wisdom on how to create your own tulip wonderland. More information to come.

ArtExpress
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
ArtExpress is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education.

ArtExpress includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms.

ArtExpress has grown to become a much anticipated event in the New South Wales cultural calendar. Come and be inspired by the next generation’s skill, talent and imagination.

Also See: ArtExpress official website

Please note: the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.
Art Safari
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
A place to play with new works, enjoy the gallery in a different way - enter the idea of ART Safari – an evening to showcase the artists and reinvent the gallery space.

ART Safari is HillsceneLIVE meets the Wild Awards at the launch of the 2018 festival program.

The gallery will be inhabited by these ingenious folk, establishing the interior scape of a performative participatory party. Intended as an interactive responsive experience of the HillsceneLIVE performers, the evening will launch the 2018 HillsceneLIVE program.

At the same time Burrinja Gallery will be exhibiting the works from The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia major biennial exhibition ‘The Wild Awards’.

The meeting of these two programs promises to be an expedition into the wild side of art.
Anatomy of a Power P*ssy – Melbourne Fringe Festival
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
After an award-nominated, five star debut at Adelaide Fringe Festival in February, Melbourne’s cabaret powerhouse, Sophie deLightful returns to the Melbourne Fringe Festival with her most personal, raw work to date.

Anatomy of a Power P*ssy continues with the Power P*ssy series Miss deLightful launched in February 2017 in Melbourne, which has also travelled to Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, and had reviewers singing her praises:

A 60-minute exploration of life as a Power P*ssy, it features real-life stories from the deLightfully sassy bombshell herself, with inspiration from her community of fierce felines. Her signature powerhouse vocals will entice, inspire and excite with heartfelt interpretations and reworkings of classic and modern songs.

The show challenges perception and encourages thoughts, tackling issues close to deLightful's heart including life as a queer, love as a performer and loss…as a human. Not just a show for those identifying as female, Anatomy of a Power P*ssy, will appeal to people of all genders from all walks of life. This is a safe space. Being a Power P*ssy is about connecting yourself with that feminine sexuality within all of us, that empowering energy that challenges us to be the fiercest versions of ourselves.
8 Days of Summer
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Eastland will unveil its biggest installation to date 8 Days of Summer, eight colour-drenched rooms, each inspired by the best parts of the season. Think Sugar Republic.

The activation will be one not to be missed—there will be confetti pools, pina colada vending machines, raspberry pink swing and more. It is an ‘Instagram dream’.
Bathurst Miniature Railway
Date Sun 16th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Bathurst Miniature Railway - operates every third Sunday of the month. The Miniature Railway is located next to the Tennis Centre in Durham Street. Train rides are available weather permitting and passengers must wear covered footwear.

The club started in 1977 and today operates and maintain nearly 600 metres of track at the John Mathew's sporting complex in Durham Street Bathurst. Over the years many buildings, features and a lot more track for your enjoyment have been added. Many members, both past and present, have contributed to the scale and success of this layout.

Everyone will have a great family day out!
Beach Kayak Tour
Date Mon 17th Sep 2018 to Mon 16th Sep 2019
Beach kayak tour with Bundeena Kayaks in southern Sydney. A short guided kayak tour taking in the gorgeous bays and beaches of this picturesque nature lover's paradise.

Absolutely perfect for those who haven't kayaked before and would like the assistance of one of experienced and friendly guides. Kayak, paddle and safety vest included as well as basic kayaking instruction and guide accompaniment for duration of tour. Paddle around the gorgeous Simpson's Bay and along Deehban Sandspit.
Age of Stephen
Date Mon 17th Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
John Peter Farnham is arguably one of Australia's most skilled, successful and adored male pop/rock singers of all time. Stephen Valeri - is most definitely not. But that will not stop him from attempting to convince you that he and Farnsey actually have more in common than first meets the eye.

With a little Help and Comic Conversation, this Farnsey Fanatic is ready to set Hearts on Fire and cram as many hits from Australia's favourite son as humanly possible into 60 minutes. Take The Pressure Down with Farnsey facts, high belting choruses, epic sing-a-longs and a make-shift budget bagpipe solo to end all others.

If you are a Farnsey Fanatic like Stephen, get ready for a night of unforgettable music, stories and laughs in a loving tribute to the greatest voice our country has ever produced. If you cringe at the opening chords of 'You're The Voice', probably best to sit this one out.
Anya Anastasia: The Executioners – Melbourne Fringe
Date Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Gasworks Arts Park presents Anya Anastasia: The Executioners as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Award-winning chanteuse Anya Anastasia brings a fierce, fresh, and tightly choreographed new breed of contemporary comedy cabaret to the stage this Melbourne Fringe. Running at Gasworks Arts Park from the 18 to 29 September, The Executioners cuts close to the bone as Anastasia dismembers the world's political and social current affairs.

Alongside musical-partner-in-crime, Gareth Chin, Anastasia stalks the 21st century landscape, launching thrilling attacks on ecological screw ups, techno obsessives, and self-congratulatory slacktivist keyboard warriors. This hard-hitting and hilarious show articulates the social discomfort and disconnect that now reigns supreme. It is time to unleash the fury.

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners is a digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret that cuts right to the (funny) bone.
Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup at Cranbourne Gardens
Date Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018
Cranbourne Gardens welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children to join the unique Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup. Providing a cultural learning environment for early childhood, the program focuses on literacy, traditional culture and Boon Wurrung language within a beautiful bushland setting. Connect to country, celebrate culture and hear Indigenous children’s stories. Uncover plants and creatures that live in the bush, learn to identify animal tracks, and experience the joy of playing in nature.
Amanda Ruck. InReflection. Exhibition at MiRa Gallery
Date Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Sat 13th Oct 2018
The inaugural exhibition in the MiRA Gallery features Amanda Ruck's beautiful landscape paintings.

In this exhibition her work takes on a new dimension as she reflects on an inverted world that holds the gaze and asks the viewer, which is real and which is mirrored.
After Work , Wine & Dine
Date Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Lanterne Rooms if offering a fantastic 'After Work , Wine & Dine' special this Spring. With the choice of four small plates and one large plate to share for just $50 per person, this grazing style dinner is the perfect opportunity to come out of hibernation and have those long overdue catch ups!

Get your first glass of house wine for just $5, and any additional glasses of house wine after that for just $10. Eat at your leisure and affordably order more if you feel like it, by adding any additional small plate for $6pp extra or any large plate for $9pp extra.

Available from Tuesday to Friday only (until 7 15PM on Fridays).
Minimum of 2 persons, maximum of six.
Conditions apply and seating is limited, so be sure to book.
A Midnight Visit
Date Wed 19th Sep 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
WELCOME. PLEASE DO COME IN.
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

While you are waiting on the casket perhaps you would like to step this way and take a journey with us. A journey to the edge of madness. Be seduced by your imagination and explore a dreamworld of shadows, obsession, guilt, foreboding and impermanence. Is it a nightmare, a remembering or a premonition? Like life, no journey is the same.

A Midnight visit is an immersive experience like no other, with over 30 rooms and bespoke bar The Raven’s Rest to discover. An ever changing dreamworld inspired by the works and worlds of Edgar Allan Poe. Do you dare? After all, fortune favours the bold!
Bellarine High School Music - Live at the Brewhouse
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Thu 28th Feb 2019
Year 11/12 of Bellarine Secondary Music Students are performing at the Brewhouse. Support the local music students and help them raise funds to get to Los Angeles. Pass by for a beer and watch these musical talents perform.

Situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff Brewhouse is home to over 300 craft beers and ciders, showcasing the extensive Prickly Moses handcrafted range, rotating guest taps and hundreds of bottled beers from around the globe.

Their onsite microbrewery is a must visit, along with their upstairs distiller’s bar and balcony and regional tasting room and cellar door, full of local produce and flavours to sample and take home. Enjoy delicious meals, seven days a week or listen to the region's best live music. Queenscliff Brewhouse is the place to sit by the fire, relax in the beer garden or overlook Swan Bay from the balcony upstairs.
Airshow
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
AirVenture Australia, The Great Aussie Fly-in, is landing at Cessnock Aerodrome this September!

Join them in the beautiful Hunter Valley for trade and exhibition days, seminars, aircraft displays, family entertainment, a fabulous gala dinner, and a high energy airshow.

AirVenture Australia will offer the opportunity to walk the lines, get up close and personal with display and private aircraft, and talk to other pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

If you are flying in, be sure to secure your under wing camping spot early as spaces are strictly limited. If you are driving in, there is a host of fantastic accommodation in the area, and so much to see and do in the region.

Between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 22 September vistors will be treated to a high energy airshow to close this three day event.
A Little Cabaret
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Join Little Triangle as they unearth hidden gems of the musical theatre canon, with a line-up of underappreciated, overlooked and rarely performed songs from some of Broadway’s leading composers.

A Little Cabaret features some of Sydney’s finest emerging and established performers in an intimate cabaret setting.

Established in early 2017, Little Triangle aims to present underperformed theatrical productions that challenge audiences and performers alike at a low price point – in the hopes to expand, educate and diversify the music theatre audience base, especially amongst young people.
Berry Farmers' Market
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Thu 15th Aug 2019
The Berry Farmers' Market is a genuine farmers' market, held every Thursday afternoon in the delightful township of Berry, NSW.

This is a true farmers’ market that cares about the origin of food and the protection of local growers, producers and makers.

Each week you will find a wonderful selection of seasonal produce being sold directly to you by the farmer or maker. Along with fruit and vegetables, you can expect to find seafood; oysters; local Wagyu beef; honey; eggs; milk straight from the dairy; gelato made from local milk; cider; wine; mushrooms; cakes and tarts; preserves; sourdough bread, street food, ready-made meals… and more!
A Time for Heroes
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Holst wrote the terrifying first movement of The Planets in 1914, as Europe stood on the brink of war. ‘Mars’ rolls over the landscape like a tank – who can stand against it?

In 1944, as World War II dragged on, a Shakespeare film adaptation was commissioned from Laurence Olivier to boost British morale. Olivier’s portrayal of an idealised Henry V – inspiring outnumbered troops and leading them to victory – was enhanced by a magnificent orchestral soundtrack from William Walton.

But all heroes are flawed. Beethoven wrote his Third Symphony as a tribute to Napoleon – until Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor, whereupon Beethoven scrubbed out the title page in disgust. He dedicated his heroic, victorious symphony “to the memory of a great man”.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 14 Males
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
Fourteen regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 14 Females
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Mon 24th Sep 2018
Eight regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
AFL Queensland State Carnival - Under 17 Females
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Tue 25th Sep 2018
Six regions from around Queensland and Northern Rivers, NSW will converge on Maroochydore in September to test their AFL skills against the best players in the State.
Beer InCider Experience
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Beer InCider Experience is set to have Brisbane frothing for its fifth year, with over 60 independent breweries ready to quench the thirst of locals.

Tickets are now on sale for this unique, beer, cider, music and food festival which gives festival goers the opportunity to sample the goods from local and independent breweries, while listening to some of Australia’s best bands.

Only the finest breweries and cideries have made the cut, and guests are invited to purchase tasters, pots or cans of their favourite brews. The music lineup includes headline acts Melbourne rockers, The Smith Street Band and Brissy locals, The Jungle Giants. Tired Lion, Bad//Dreems, Press Club, Bugs, Bris182 and Sweater Curse are also confirmed with more to come!

Head to the website for more info on the Beer InCider Experience. Group ticket discounts available for 7 or more. The Beer InCider Experience is strictly 18+. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Allday / UC Refectory
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
To celebrate the end of exams and Spilt Milk weekend, UC is bringing Allday to Canberra, with support from Turquoise Prince and Jannah Beth.

This event is Licensed/ All Ages.
Alexandra Farmstay - A Mittagundi Fundraiser
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Alexandra Farmstay Presents another music fundraiser for the benefit of local teenagers.

Last year enough was raised to sponsor nine young people from Alexandra to go to Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre.

These students are now helping to organise the event.

This year the ticket includes Friday night, so why not make a weekend of it - set up your tent, join in the open mic and enjoy the barbeque and bar (please no BYO alcohol).

Follow on with an all day Saturday including great music, puppet show, kids fun area, food catered by Grant St. Grocer, and fabulous local wine and beer and cider on tap (thanks to Jack Skermer).



Saturday entertainment starts at 10:00am with a fantastic line up of music artists including Sal Dastey, The Northern Folk, Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel, This Way North, Tully Sumner and The Stony Six.

There will be undercover space, so do not worry about the weather.

A shuttle bus from the Alexandra township is available and please pre-purchase your tickets via Trybooking to help with catering.

10 Comedians Comedy Cruise – Sydney Fringe Comedy Show
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The Ultimate Comedy Experience at Sydney Fringe.

What’s the best way to enjoy live stand-up comedy at Sydney Fringe? A comedy showcase, of course! See multiple comedians performing in one show! And what’s the best way to enjoy a comedy showcase? Join â€㭪 Comedians’ on their Comedy Harbour Cruise at this year’s Sydney Fringe. It’s a complete night out enjoying comedy and dinner on beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The Comedy
Featuring a diverse line-up with 10 of Sydney’s funniest comedians, this is not just a premium Sydney Comedy club show, it is also the perfect night out for couples or groups. With so many comedians with different styles, there are plenty of laughs for everyone. These â€㭪 Comedians’ shows have sold out all over Sydney and these Sydney Fringe comedy shows have sold out every year since the very first one in 2015.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Anne Ferran: Intimate Journals, Uncover Stories Within The Pages Of The Bundanon Library
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Anne Ferran spent over a year working with the collection of Boyd family books in the Bundanon Library, searching for hidden notes in the margins and items slipped between pages. This Bundanon Trust commission reflects upon the Homestead and the people who inhabited it over time. It is characteristic of Ferran’s images that the subject is not what is seen but rather what haunts it.

Anne Ferran’s photographic and video works have explored histories of incarceration in prisons, asylums, hospitals and nurseries. She has worked extensively with museum collections, photographic archives and historic sites in Australia and New Zealand. Her work is held in major public collections in Australia and internationally.

A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition.
2018 Korean Film Festival in Canberra
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Centre are pleased to present the 2018 Korean Film Festival in Canberra at Palace Electric Cinema

Total 5 films are selected carefully to give different tastes to audience and will be presented to the public.
Anya Anastasia: Rogue Romantic - Melbourne Fringe Festival
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Nowhere does Melbourne Fringe like the west. This September see award-winning cabaret artist Anya Anastasia in Rogue Romantic - a seductive and exhilarating night of cabaret, physical comedy and extravagance.

Feisty, feminist, fierce. Multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed cabaret femme fatale Anya Anastasia has gone rogue. Armed with a biting wit, a lust for revenge and her kick-ass all-female band.

Experience the extravagance, glamour and chaos of this off-kilter diva at the hottest cabaret party in town.

Channeling Yma Sumac and Shirley Bassey, Anastasia's vocals range from husky cabaret to operatic soprano.
All That Is Right
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
All That is Right is a response to acclaimed Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed’s All That Is Wrong, which created a crushing picture of the world through the lens of Belgian teenager, Anna Jakoba Ryckewaert.

Created by director Prue Clark and playwright Morgan Rose with a team of emerging Australian artists, All That Is Right seeks to remind of the hope and optimism you can find in the world, if you know where to look.
A Romantic Dinner Date On Board Sydney Showboats!
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Tue 31st Dec 2019
On the lookout for romantic date night ideas in the harbour city of Sydney? Why not go for Sydney’s iconic dinner cruise experience on board a unique paddlewheeler and enjoy a date night with a difference! Not only will it surprise your partner, with the winning combination of a delectable three-course menu, selection of drinks, a vibrant show and guaranteed window seating, you can't ask for a more perfect romantic dinner cruise venue on Sydney Harbour!

It doesn’t matter whether it be your first or second date, the idea of spending it on board a Sydney Showboat dinner cruise is sure to be a memorable experience that you and your partner will cherish forever. Book your cruise today and add more life to your date night on Sydney Harbour!
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is a national wine show held annually, that is dedicated to benchmarking the unique wine styles produced from Australia’s cool climate wine regions.

Take part in a Public Tasting. Journey through sparkling, Riesling, Traminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Rosé, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Shiraz Viognier and dessert wines. Or just taste your favourite varieties.

Indulge yourself at the Long Table Wine Luncheon. Experience a five course gourmet meal with wine, mingle with the wine show judges and be there when the 2018 winners are announced.

Check the website for full details of event packages, including cost of tickets.

Bookings are essential. The Public Tasting sessions and the Long Table Wine Luncheon will sell out, so get in quick!
Actors College of Theatre and Television Open Day
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
From the big screen (Great Gatsby, Killer Elite, Wolverine, Matrix Re-loaded) to the small (Underbelly, Packed to the Rafters, All Saints), the Actors College of Theatre and Television graduates have excelled by drawing upon a bedrock of proven techniques structured to build energy, autonomy, dynamism, confidence, commitment to excellence and unsurpassed delivery across a range of opportunities. That's the ACTT difference!

During the Open Day, you'll be able to join a drop-in acting workshop, find out about preparing for an audition, see actors on set in a production environment, participate in a Q and A with Head of Acting on Eric Morris Methodology and speak to Scholarship winners, current students, recruitment advisors and Lecturers! You will also be able to visit the co-located International Film School Sydney which provides unprecedented opportunities for cross collaboration between film-makers, actors and technical production.



What are you waiting for? Register now!

Alfred 6 Hour
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Test your endurance and support a great charity at the same time in The Alfred Six Hour charity mountain bike race.

The Alfred Six Hour charity mountain bike race challenges individuals, pairs and teams to a three or six hour mountain bike endurance race on a 6.5 kilometre course through flowing single track and logging roads in the Mystic MTB Park in Bright, just minutes from the town centre.

100 per cent of profits from the event will be donated to The Alfred Hospital to support critical care services in the Emergency and Trauma Centre. To date over $45,000 has been raised since the event began.

In 2017, $15,000 was raised which purchased a new cardiac monitor for one of the ten new single patient rooms that will be a feature of the new facility. This year the event aims to raise even more so get on board and participate, donate or sponsor to show your support.
Art Fest
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Have you ever wanted to learn to paint or draw or to create with wood, metal or clay?

Have you wanted to learn felting or tie dying or to improve your skills in sewing or knitting?

Over 20 taster workshops of fun and creativity will be offered with some sessions available for half day, full day or two days. Choose one or two, or maybe three or four, it's your choice.

Plus there will be a display of tutor's work.
A Day on the Bay
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
A Day on the Bay. A unique food and wine event held at various venues throughout idyllic Coffin Bay.

A relaxing, fun family day out showcasing our famous local oysters and other tantalising dishes and experiences. See the oyster beds, smell the salt air and dodge the emus. Come and savour the oysters at their finest in a vibrant atmosphere encompassing good food, good wine and good music.

Alister Turrill - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

Alister Turrill has shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Albury Wodonga Farmers' Market
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The Albury Wodonga Farmers Markets is the place to spend your Saturday morning.

Shop for the best seasonal fare while supporting the local growers and producers of freshly prepared foods - all sourced from North East Victoria and Southern New South Wales regions.



The markets are held each Saturday in alternate locations: Hovell Tree park in Albury, and Gateway Village on the Lincoln Causeway in Wodonga.

Come along to browse, buy, and support the fresh produce and prepared foods that have been grown and made on your doorstep. At the Farmers Market, all produce has come from within a 160 kilometre radius, so you can be guaranteed that what you are buying is local, fresh, and made with passion.

By buying direct from the producer you are able to understand more about what you are buying, including peaks and fluctuations in the product itself, as you get a chance to talk direct with the people behind the product.

Always... Patsy Cline
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Always…Patsy Cline
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.

The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

The musical play, complete with down home country humour, true emotion and audience participation, includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as ‘Crazy’, ‘I Fall to Pieces’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Walking After Midnight’… 27 songs in all.

Always…Patsy Cline has enjoyed great success internationally including Canada and Australia and especially in the US, where it had a successful run off-Broadway.

This new production is directed by AFI award-winner Denny Lawrence and stars award winning country music singing sensation Courtney Conway alongside popular stage star Mandi Lodge (Menopause The Musical) as Louise Seger.

Around The World In 80 Days
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens with a sinister robbery taking place, Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer.

You never see the face of the robber. But they are fanatical about time and have a slight cough. Perhaps it is a complete coincidence the hero, honest-looking, well-turned out with good teeth, Phileas Fogg has a slight cough and is constantly checking his watch! Perhaps it is also a coincidence he unexpectedly places a wager of 20,000 pounds with fellow members of a London gentleman’s club that he can travel the world in a mere 80 Days, and he suddenly leaves the country!

He goes forth on his adventure accompanied by his newly acquired valet, Mr Passepartout. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to race to a climatic ending that, well you’ll have the see the show to see what happens then!
2018 Archibald Prize
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists.

Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists.

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
"Hey, you got an hour? Look, I've been doing a heap of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard. You had better sit down for this...."

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Mackay with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

⋆⋆⋆⋆ "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh..." Adelaide Now
⋆⋆⋆⋆ "On-point delivery and irresistible charm, it's clear to see why he continues to sell out" Herald Sun

Please Note: Recommended for people aged 15 years and older.
BeachCare Activity Day - Main Beach
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Adele and Amy Songbook South Windsor
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Australia’s brightest new singing star “Bloom” brings to you the songs of two amazing artists, Adele and Amy Winehouse. Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums.

Backed by an all star band of musicians, featuring former members of The Jon English band, The Angels, The Badloves and many more iconic Australian acts, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of skeptics.

The show is not a tribute act; it’s a celebration of amazing songs, bought to you by a young lady with a voice beyond her years, and a superstar band.
A Conversation with Richard Fidler about Conversations
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Richard Fidler’s ‘Conversations’ has become one of Australia’s most loved radio programs and is Australia’s most downloaded podcast.

Over the last twelve years Richard has developed a singular approach to interviewing, combining deep research with immediate empathy to produce a program which is never less than compelling. ‘Conversations’ draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about - someone who has seen and done amazing things.

Richard has interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world.

It’s time someone had a conversation with Richard Fidler.
Art in Nature
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Art in Nature – what better place to celebrate the wonders of the world around you than at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

In collaboration with Campbelltown Art Centre and the Macarthur councils, they invite you to join them for a unique experience to celebrate art in the context of their beautiful garden.

Join artists Blak Douglas and Anney Bounpraseuth for unique landscape painting and botanical drawing workshops. During this workshop, participants will learn practical skills on how to represent the Campbelltown landscape before then being challenged to introduce design elements that overlay personal and cultural narratives into the landscape tradition.

Glenn Smith - award winning photographer will run his photography class which gives you the option to ask all those questions about exposure, depth of field, aspect ratio whilst her shows you the secret beautiful spots of the garden.
Nathan Emery - seed scientist and communicator at the Australian PlantBank - will share his knowledge and passion for macro photography.
A Night at The Theatre
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
An enchanting evening of music, song and delicious dining, hosted at the beautiful Crystal Brook Gardens and Lavender Farm.

Dress is formal (black tie and cocktail). Champagne and canapés served on arrival, music and song from your favourite musicals accompanied by antipasto plates, followed by "Fork Food Supper" (includes gourmet delights such as boeuf stroganoff, chicken with mushrooms, salmon, radicchio, fennel, pear and blue cheese salad, and more), then more music and song, with desserts, coffee/tea to finish.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact the organiser if needed. This event includes a drought relief fundraiser.

A night not to be missed!

8th Sunshine Coast Yoga Day
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The Sunshine Coast Yoga Day is a blissful day of yoga, health and well being. Presentations are available with some of the Sunshine Coast's most experienced teachers.

Classes are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Vegetarian food, drinks and sweets are available to purchase on the day.
5th Birthday Gala For Families!
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Wonderful music, a look behind the scenes of Emma Knights Productions, opportunities to mingle with the artists and fun fundraising games! Bring the whole family!

Music from SPACE ENCOUNTERS, OKLAHOMA!, PIRATES OF PENZANCE and many more! There will be a short TALES OF ADVENTURE performance and a Haydn Seek trail! You will also see snippets of upcoming productions of Anne of Green Gables and The Sound of Music.

There will be some of the best fundraising games so make sure you bring some cash!

There are two types of seating – cabaret style tables on the ground level and dress circle – there is a slight restriction in this seating! There will be food to purchase on the night and you are welcome to bring your own food. Please note however that our liquor licence does not cover BYO alcohol, so any alcohol not purchased at the venue will be confiscated.

Doors will open at 1.30pm with the Gala beginning at 2pm. The entertainment will run for approximately 1.5hours with an interval! We have wheelchair access on the ground floor and if you have a companion card please contact me for a code to book your ticket with!
5th Birthday Celebration Gala
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
A night full of wonderful music, a look behind the scenes of Emma Knights Productions, opportunities to mingle with the artists and fun fundraising games! Grab a table and bring your friends!

We will once again be transforming the Town Hall into a prohibition bar with a passworded South Australian Gin Bar section! The Murree Smith Hall will be filled with an exhibition of the local artworks that have been an integral part of Emma Knights Productions.

The night will be filled with music from CHICAGO, OKLAHOMA!, PIRATES OF PENZANCE and many more! There will be fundraising games, singing challenges and a murder mystery to solve!

There are two types of seating – cabaret style tables on the ground level and restricted views in the dress circle – the restriction is minimal! There will be food to purchase on the night and you are welcome to bring your own food. Please note however that our liquor licence does not cover BYO alcohol.

The night’s entertainment will run for approximately 2.5hours with an interval! We have wheelchair access on the ground floor and if you have a companion card please contact me for a code to book your ticket with!
Albury's Charlie Chaplin Festival
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Don’t miss Albury’s Charlie Chaplin Festival, a unique celebration of the life, work and legacy of legendary actor, comedian, composer, film maker and humanitarian, Charlie Chaplin.

The centrepiece of the festival is the Capturing Charlie: Collecting A Cinema Icon exhibition, the first ever display in Australia of one of the largest collections of Charlie Chaplin memorabilia in the world.

There are programs and events for all ages, including the not to be missed Charlie Takes Over QEII Square: Largest Gathering of Charlie Chaplins Celebration and Guinness World Record Attempt for the most Charlie Chaplin look-alikes.
A World of Folk Songs - Myrtleford
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Beechworth Singers presents a concert featuring folk songs from around the work, harmonised and arranged by composers and musicians including Kodaly, Bairstow, Whittaker, Seiber, Kosma and Holst.

The concert will be held at Myrtleford Uniting Church on Saturday 22 September.
40up Towradgi Beach Hotel and Waves
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
The 40up show is heading to Wollongong!

70s-80s-90s Dance Concept created for 40-uppers including Live Show with Steve ‘The Voice’ Clisby featuring the Music of Barry White

The sizzling 70s, 80s and 90s dance party concept is back after a fabulous kick-off year with sell-out events across Australia, especially for 40-somethings.

The Wollongong show puts the music of the legendary Barry White in the spotlight.

Since they lost so many great artists in the last couple of years, they should celebrate some of the masters of funk and Rand B that they take for granted in mash-ups and remixes.

Barry White’s music and big sound lives on. They will celebrate some of those magic musical moods, beats and melodies.

As always, 40up is bringing the full band including Steve Clisby from The Voice on vocals.
360 Vintage Modern Regional Tour – Bunbury
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed #1 ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight.



Kicking off in Ballarat, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator PEZ, play to audiences all over regional Australia.

In addition to the tour announce, 360 reveals his latest music video, a moving visual for fan favourite single Money, directed by frequent collaborator Rush Productions.

Featuring the vocals of Perth singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter, Money has quickly become one of 360’s most beloved songs finding him in peak form as a rapper, weaving in and out of personal tales about his triumphant rise and rapid fall and the financial consequences and lessons learnt.

Asian Barbecue - Cooking Class
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Taste the difference whilst you master your Barbecuing game and learn some new cooking techniques. This is the perfect class for those wishing to enhance their barbecue cooking this season and be inspired with some tasty new modern dishes.

Roasted cauliflower salad with goma dressing
Beef skewers with Nobu's balsamic teriyaki glaze
Spiced rubbed lamb with charred spring onion and Asian herbs
Cucumber and rocket salad with chilli lime dressing
Yakitori chicken burger
Chargrilled pineapple with toasted coconut ice cream
A Taste of Ireland
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
After performing to thousands of audiences Australia wide, The Irish Music & Dance Sensation ‘A Taste of Ireland’ lands in Tasmania for the very first time.
Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance. Told through Irish music and dance, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.
Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace & Ceili Moore, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.
Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music & dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live!
Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through Ireland.
See Eventfinda for more information.
Art of Basketry Weaving Escape
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Join them for a full day workshop on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, conducted by Mrs Brooke Munro of 'Mr and Mrs Munro' fame.

This is a fabulous opportunity to start your basketry journey or to expand on further basket making skills in a relaxing coastal location.

Bring old friends and make new friends.

Let themspoil you! All meals and materials are supplied.

4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
The beloved Bard returns for three weekends of Shakespearean festivities in 2018 in Sandgate, Newstead and in the new Seven Hills Theatre precinct.

Enjoy outstanding outdoor performances of the witty romantic comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' plus music, swordplay, food, film and more family fun during the September school holidays.
[mac hales] LIVE MUSIC @ Z WINE Cellar Door & Wine Bar
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
This Saturday night live music @ Z WINE Cellar Door & Wine Bar enjoy the acoustic sounds of [mac hales] live. Linger longer and be spoilt like a Barossan while you relax and enjoy a glass of our award winning wines with a selection of our regional food.
Beauty Rich and Rare
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
An immersive sound and light experience illuminating the natural beauty of Australia through the eyes of Sir Joseph Banks.

Feel the excitement and wonder of Banks and his team of botanists, scientists, and illustrators as they documented Australia’s unique botanical and animal species, astonishing eighteenth-century Europe.
Back to the Bungles
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Come Back to the Bungles in September to celebrate the opening of the new Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre. Enjoy a day of family fun with markets, music, science and entertainment for the kids. Explore the park on a guided walk. Join a unique four wheel drive tag-along tour along Burbie trail. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Grand High Tops from a helicopter.

Don't miss this great day out at Warrumbungle National Park. There's lots on offer for the whole family:
Be tempted by local wares at the markets.
Relax with a picnic and listen to some live music.
Explore the park on a guided walk. Do a cultural walk to Tara Cave, or join NSW National Parks guides and scientists to explore the science behind the park's recovery.

Join a unique four wheel drive tag-along tour along Burbie trail and explore the heart of the park.
Enjoy an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the Grand High Tops from a helicopter.
Bathurst Edgell Jog
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The annual Bathurst Edgell Jog is on again this September. Join the biggest 7.5 kilometre fun run in country New South Wales.

Paper entry forms can be collected from Cityfit Bathurst, Sportspower Bathurst, Harvey World Travel, Sportscene Bathurst, Radio 2BS and Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Bathurst Regional Council.

This event starts and finishes at the Bathurst Courthouse in Russell Street.
2018 TABtouch Toodyay Picnic Race Day
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The TABtouch Toodyay Picnic Race Day, the town’s premier event, will be held at the Toodyay Racecourse located amongst the picturesque Avon Valley.

The event features thoroughbred racing, fashions on the field, free kids entertainment, live band after the last race and much more! Hosted by Channel Ten Sport Presenter, Tim Gossage, the day is undoubtedly Toodyay’s favourite community event.

Return bus transfers will be available from Crown Casino to the Toodyay Racecourse.

Private marquees and day memberships are also available.

For more information please visit www.toodyayraceclub.com.au.
A Conversation with Richard Fidler about Conversations
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Richard Fidler’s 'Conversations' has become one of Australia’s most loved radio programs and is Australia’s most downloaded podcast.



Over the last twelve years Richard has developed a singular approach to interviewing, combining deep research with immediate empathy to produce a program which is never less than compelling.

Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about – someone who has seen and done amazing things.

Richard has interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world.

It’s time someone had a conversation with Richard Fidler.

Favourite interviews, the disasters, the how, the why and the art of conversations: this will be a broad ranging and revelatory conversation conducted by fellow ABC host James Valentine.



The audience can expect a never-before-heard insight into the most popular broadcast interviewer in Australian history in this special live show.



Presented by Live Ideas! and Blue Mountains Theatre

Basic Organic Animal Care and Welfare for small farm animals - On Farm workshop
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
This day course will be held in Braidwood, NSW. The day focusses on basic care for small farm animals with a particular focus on poultry and pigs so they provide you and your family with the most delicious meat, eggs.

The workshop will introduce you to basic animal husbandry practices, which includes humane handling, animal welfare and feeding practices including: Housing and hygiene, Feeding and nutrition, Basic healthcare, Handling and welfare, Manure management, Legislative requirements for keeping, transporting and slaughtering.

Issues around the slaughter of livestock will be discussed including to slaughter on the farm or not. The course aims to provide you with practical knowledge and skills to manage livestock on a small scale.

This practical knowledge is applicable to any farming philosophy.

All British Day - Brisbane
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The MG Car Club of Queensland is proud to again present All British Day – Brisbane, September 23 2018.



All British Day in Brisbane aims to foster the camaraderie enjoyed by all British Vehicle Owners and Clubs, to encourage new enthusiasts to join the ranks and allow the vehicles to be viewed by all.

This charitable event organised and run by enthusiasts provides much needed funds to worthy charities and will, with the support of the great British Marques, continue to do so far into the future.

Architecture Tour with Rob Garton-Smith
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
This is a broken pediment. What other pediments are there in York? Can you find examples of alternating pediments, such as those you can see on the White House in Washington DC?

York is a special town because it has fine examples of more than a dozen different Victorian and Federation architectural styles, all within a short walk and uninterrupted by modern buildings. On top of the list are wonderful examples of Arts and Crafts buildings designed by Government Architect George Temple-Poole. What about the York Town Hall! What style is that? Why is it special?

This one hour walking architecture tour will introduce you to the many wonders of York’s architecture. Learn about architecture, learn about York!

The Act-Belong-Commit York Festival is a month-long festival celebrating excellence in arts, culture and entertainment in historic York, Western Australia.
A World of Folk Songs - Beechworth
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Beechworth Singers presents a concert of folk songs from around the world, harmonised and arranged by composers and musicians including Kodaly, Bairstow, Whittaker, Seiber, Kosma and Holst.

The concert will be held at Beechworth Town Hall on Sunday 23 September.
360 Vintage Modern Regional Tour – Dunsborough
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed #1 ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight.



Kicking off in Ballarat, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator PEZ, play to audiences all over regional Australia.

In addition to the tour announce, 360 reveals his latest music video, a moving visual for fan favourite single Money, directed by frequent collaborator Rush Productions.

Featuring the vocals of Perth singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter, Money has quickly become one of 360’s most beloved songs finding him in peak form as a rapper, weaving in and out of personal tales about his triumphant rise and rapid fall and the financial consequences and lessons learnt.

A Tough Gig
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
A free family concert and picnic in the park to support farmers experiencing tough times.

Life on the land can be a tough gig, but it’s one that local musicians and performers will embrace to assist struggling farmers in the grip of the State’s “big dry”. Support their local farmers and tell them ‘you’re not alone in this’.

Performances from Groove Factorie led by Dale Allison, Australian Army Band Kapooka as well as performances from other local artists.

Bring your own picnic or purchase food from a variety of vendors on the day.

People considering support for farmers can donate through a number of registered charities. The contacts for these charities can be found at NSW Farmers’ website.

Proudly sponsored by City of Wagga Wagga, Riverina Water County Council, Australian Army Band Kapooka, Allison Music and NSW Farmers Wagga Wagga District Branch.
Beenleigh Heritage Day
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Join them this Heritage day as the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, unveils the Historic Cairn and we rebury the time capsule . Family fun activities include : The Village Rockers; Cane Queen display: Face painting; Brass band: Old Mc Donalds Farm: Horse/Tractor/Vintage Car Exhibits; 101FM on site broadcast; Albert Battery's Gunshot Volley; and their very own Spirits of the Red Sand Welcome to Country , Traditional smoking ceremony and Corroboree dance performance.



Plenty of food and drinks available for purchase and access to all Historical Village displays.

ATYP Spring Workshops
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Things are heating up at ATYP this Spring. They are introducing workshops that are the perfect introduction to who they are and what they do. If you know anyone that hasn't been to ATYP before (or maybe that's you!) bring them along to join in the fun.

The workshop explores music theatre, film production, devising, masks, cartooning and more! They can't wait to see all the smiling faces, hear the fantastic ideas, and share in the celebration that is the end-of-workshop performances.

ATYP - full of exciting things for you to do this September/October.
12th Annual Texas Country Music Roundup
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Texas comes alive for a week of country music and bush poets with walkup artists welcome from Monday to Thursday and invited artists performing on the main stage from Friday to Sunday.

Artists for 2018 are Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist, Brian Letton, Ashley Cook, Pixie Jenkins, Ashleigh Dallas, Rosanna Ruddick, Justin Standley, Rachel Summerell, Kylie Castle, Chris and Viv Boyss, Peter 'Smokie' Dawson, Jase Lansky and Bobby Howson.

Unpowered camping is available onsite. Toilets and showers on the grounds. Market stall holders are also welcome. A canteen and bar operate Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and night meals in the dining room are available Friday and Saturday as well as a sausage sizzle Saturday morning and breakfast on Sunday.
Art for All at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Thu 18th Oct 2018
The Art for All exhibition will be held at The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery, Kadina Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.00 pm and Saturday 10 am to 12 midday from 24th September to 18th October 2018.

This year the Northern Yorke Peninsula Art Group is 30 years old and is celebrating with this exhibition and with a goal of encouraging interest and understanding of art within the community on the Yorke Peninsula. Their mission is to provide local artists with the opportunity to develop and display their skills in a friendly, caring and sharing environment.

The Ascot Community Exhibition Art Gallery has a different exhibition each month.

The Kernewek Lowender Art Prize Collection is also on permanent display (except for May in odd numbered years when the Cornish Festival is being held).
Australian Police Rugby Union Championships
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
The Australian Police Rugby Union Championships are a biennial event bringing together the best rugby union players from each State Police force.

The Championships see at least two games of rugby played each day, with 2018 bringing the long anticipated Women's competition to fruition.

Starting Monday 24 September 2018, NSW Police Rugby Union will host guests from Western Australia Police, Queensland Police, Australian Federal Police and a Vikings Team comprised of Victorian and South Australian Police. The women's competition will be a fast paced 10 a side affair with both men and women's teams playing finals on Saturday 29 September 2018.

The NSW Police will host a number of various Police Units including the NSW Dog Squad, Public Order and Riot Squad and Air Wing on Saturday for a community day, where members of the community can attend and interact with NSW Police Officers from these units and get to know the fantastic officers from your community.

Barbie Cooking and Baking High Tea
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Fri 12th Oct 2018
Inspire and educate children in all things cookery at Barbie Cooking and Baking Themed High Tea. With a menu designed around the art of food your children might just aspire to be an executive chef or professional baker in no time. At home they can don their favourite apron and recreate their own special high tea menu for a special feast with friends.

Menu: Strawberry Churros Stacks; Meringue rings; Neapolitan Cupcake; Golden Pastry Baking Box with party pie and sausage roll; Pizza muffins; Corn fritter balls; Ham and cheese sandwiches; Cucumber ribbon sandwich; Cream cheese rolls sandwich; Warm buttermilk scones; Raspberry cordial and Hot chocolate.

Classes run weekdays from 24 September until 12 October.
Andrea Keller's Five Below Live at The Jazzlab
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018
Michael Tortoni Bennetts Lane Jazz Club founder, is so happy that the tradition established by the legendary Allan Browne over decades of Monday night performances at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, has been filled by the prolific talents of Andrea Keller.

Composing and nurturing a myriad of emerging and established artists.

Andrea Keller's new project featuring Stephen Magnusson (guitar), Mick Meagher (electric bass), Sam Anning (upright bass), James Mclean (drums), and Andrea Keller (piano) is not to be missed, so book in early.

A Little Lunch Music: Judy Bailey and Sydney Conservatorium Jazz
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Australia’s much loved jazz musician, composer, arranger and teacher Judy Bailey OAM joins her jazz students from Sydney Conservatorium in a lunchtime concert of solo and trio works.
Alice in Pantoland
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Get set for another holiday experience to remember as Wonderland Theatre brings you the all-time favourite classic with a fresh new twist, Alice in Pantoland.

Come and join curious Alice as she embarks on a journey that once again promises to be as much fun for the audience as it is for the cast. Do not be late to book your tickets to this hilarious, magic, all-singing, all-dancing panto ride at Wonderland Theatre.

Season runs from 25 to 30 September at Phoenix Theatre in Elwood. Two shows a day at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
A Coupla Dogs , Brisbane Festival
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
The story of two very different dogs in an animal shelter waiting to be adopted… or sent to the ‘backroom’. They discuss dog philosophy and life whilst dealing with a world that offers random acts of kindness, cruelty and absurdity.

Sharp, political and poetic, this new work from Brisbane’s own Dog Spoon reflects on the recesses of our human psyche through the lenses of two hairy ruffians with a bone to pick.

This production contains adult themes, sexual references and coarse language. Suitable for audiences 16 years and above.

Two dogs, one kennel, five days!
Aaron McCoullough Live at The Jazzlab
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018
This performance sees Melbourne based drummer/composer Aaron McCoullough embark on a national tour promoting the release of 'Provenience'. The night will feature musicians: Tom Noonan (alto saxophone), Claire Strasser (tenor saxophone), James Bowers (piano), Tamara Murphy (bass), and Aaron McCoullough (drums/compositions).

'Provenience' is embedded in the reflection, and rediscovery of specific localities unique to the Illawarra region in New South Wales, with each composition representing a personal response to the constructs of ‘time’ and ‘place’.

Born in Wollongong, Australia on the New South Wales coastline, Aaron relocated to Melbourne in 2004 to undertake studies at the Victorian College of Arts. Since completing his undergraduate studies, Aaron has been a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene, and is an active leading his own original projects with the result being two self released titles: 'Portrait of Thoughts' (2013), and 'Provenience' (2018). His work as a musical collaborator has been well documented with appearances nationally and internationally. These musical encounters have led to numerous tours of industry recognised recording projects.

Alongside his performance practice of composer/drummer, Aaron is a current PhD candidate. Aaron proudly endorses Sakae Drums.
Author Dr Jane Gleeson-White public lecture 1942: Rabaul Year Zero
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018
UNSW Canberra at ADFA and the ACT Writers Centre are excited to host a public lecture by Dr Jane Gleeson-White.

1942: Rabaul Year Zero. How do you write a book about the1942 Japanese invasion of the Australian Territory of New Guinea - and in 2018, why would you want to do that anyway?
Australian String Quartet presents Schubert Ledger Shostakovich
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018
Works by two of the great quartet composers bookend this fascinating program. Schubert considered his thirteenth quartet to be a new beginning, where a command of dramatic expressiveness, gathered from his recent experiments in composing for plays and opera infuses his natural lyrical gift with a new dimension of emotional and pictorial power.

Shostakovich wrote his tenth quartet at the idyllic spa resort of Dilizhan and the spirit of respite and communion with nature lends the work a rare sense of ease. Powerful feelings are by no means absent and in its wild twists of mood and pace, the quartet essays a rich journey towards emotional wisdom.

A contemporary flavour is added with an electric new work by James Ledger, now a leading figure among Australia’s composers, renowned for his ability to create striking imagery in musical form.
Agoy Relaxation Class
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
Agoy is a group class that clears away stress, settles the mind and makes you feel relaxed.

Agoy is a gentle alternative to meditation, an effective complement to meditation and a preparation for meditation.
Aled Jones 'Believe' National Concert Tour
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018
Once the world’s most famous boy soprano and still a singing celebrity to this day, Aled Jones.

To celebrate the release of his new album, Believe, Aled will tour Australia this September/October, appearing at intimate church and community venues across the country. This is Aled’s first time performing in regional Australia.
AFL Footy Festival
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
The AFL Footy Festival celebrates all that is brilliant about Melbourne and its food, entertainment and, of course, footy scene during a free four-day event in AFL Grand Final Week.

Located in Yarra Park, outside of the iconic MCG’s Gate Three, the event caters to fans of all ages.
Bellingen Fine Music Festival
Date Thu 27th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Bellingen Fine Music Festival brings sublime classical music and musicians with international standing to the beautiful Bellinger Valley and inspires and supports young musicians through its highly regarded Music-By-Youth initiative.

Appearing in 2018 is the outstanding international classical guitarist Karin Schaupp who will be performing with the Acacia Quartet and the Bellingen Youth Orchestra. World famous saxophone ensemble, the Sandy Evans Trio is booked as is the Taikoz Quartet who will wow you with Japanese Taiko drums and flutes. Opera lovers will love Blush Opera and we are pleased to present the rising young stars of the Arcadia Wind Quintet. All this and the regular huge program of workshops, fringe events and our focus on talented local young musicians.
360 with PEZ - Vintage Modern Regional Tour – Gold Coast
Date Thu 27th Sep 2018
Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed Number One ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight.

Kicking off in Ballarat on August 22, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator PEZ, play to audiences all over regional Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland before concluding in Tasmania on October 6.

In addition to the tour announcement, 360 reveals his latest music video, a moving visual for fan favourite single Money, directed by frequent collaborator Rush Productions.

Featuring the vocals of Perth singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter, Money has quickly become one of 360’s most beloved songs, finding him in peak form as a rapper, weaving in and out of personal tales about his triumphant rise and rapid fall and the financial consequences and lessons learnt.

Amore E Speranza – Italian Arias and Songs
Date Thu 27th Sep 2018
A delightful evening dedicated to Italian opera and music with a fine selection of arias and songs. Featuring performances by Melba Opera Trust scholars. Presented by Melba Opera Trust in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute. Performing artists: Cleo Lee-McGowan (soprano - Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship); Jessica Harper (soprano - Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship); Stephen Marsh (baritone - Paulette Bisley Opera Scholarship and Eleanor Blakemore Opera Scholarship); Rhodri Clarke (pianist - Associate Artist).

Light refreshments will be served after the performance. A chance to mingle with the artists.
As If No-one Is Watching
Date Thu 27th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Part installation and part performance; Vulcana has announced “As If No-one Is Watching”, an all-encompassing spectacle of circus, dance and rhythm, descending upon The Brisbane Powerhouse.

Bringing together women from all walks of life as they break their silence; Vulcana is inviting you to come behind the scenes and bear witness to the secrets women keep. A dual production with dancers from mature women’s dance collective WaW, “As If No-one Is Watching” sees generations of women share intimacies from the private realm of secrets and desires and make public their expectations, frustrations and triumphs as they unleash their voices and their actions to take up space and push against barriers.

Body image, working motherhood, how to think in mathematics and music, hitting life’s crossroads when you are deaf, intergenerational eating disorders, the discovery of self-love, walking alone at night and what that means as a woman: “As If No-one Is Watching” activates spaces both outside and inside the Powerhouse precinct and invokes the use of a wide range of multi-sensory and technological mediums.
AFL Grand Final Luncheon
Date Thu 27th Sep 2018
Join North Ballarat Sports Club at their AFL Grand Final Luncheon and see Jason Akermanis, Mick Malthouse, Moana Hope and Christie Malthouse talk all things footy.

Tickets include a two course meal and beverages. All funds raised go to the Ballarat Foundation.
Balloon Aloft Fiesta
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
The annual Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta will take to the skies over the Hunter Valley in an amazing display of colour and excitement.

Each day sees upward of twenty-five hot air balloons from all around the country launch together at sunrise and float majestically over the Hunter Valley wine country. Come join in the excitement as a passenger or follow along from the ground.
Aussie Night Markets in Blacktown
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Fri 29th Nov 2019
With over 40 food stalls and a wide variety of cuisines to get your taste buds going, don't miss out on the Aussie Night Markets held in Blacktown on Friday nights.
Back to Bonny's
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
The weekend is a whole-of-community celebration of Bonny Hills – past, present and future. Locals, visitors, businesses and community groups are invited to share and celebrate their special history and place in the Bonny Hills community throughout the events of the weekend which links with the bicentennial anniversary of the arrival of John Oxley.

The weekend begins on the Friday night with a free outdoor movie at Rainbow Beach from 6pm, so grab a picnic rug and some of the delicious local food the area offers and relax down by the beach under the moonlight.

On Saturday 29 September event highlights include an official welcoming ceremony, games and entertainment for children, market stalls showcasing local businesses, craft, produce, and music, demonstrations and dance performances.

Historical exhibits will be on show from 5pm Friday in the Surf Club and will displayed throughout the weekend with a collection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia.

The day will then conclude by a Back to Bonny’s dinner at the Surf Club hosted by local resident and ABC presenter Fiona Wiley.

On Sunday 30 September, head out and explore everything local region has to offer – cafes, wineries, shops, beaches, bushwalks and lookouts.

Benalla Racing - Benalla Gold Cup
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
Take advantage of the long weekend for the AFL Grand Final and spend the public holiday at the Benalla Gold Cup on Friday 28 September.

Experience top class country racing, outstanding fashions on the field and amazing entertainment.

Marquee packages will be available and fun for the whole family.

Gates open from 11:00am and the first race kicks off at 12:00pm.
A Night With The Stars
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
Don't miss out on A Night With The Stars with International acts Renee Suttie, Fortunato and Shelly White for a one off show at SYC! The night includes a dinner starting at 5pm followed by a 7.30pm show.

Limited tickets available. Please call SYC to book now!
Art Off Your Wall - Crookwell
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
What happens to pictures that are no longer proudly hanging on the wall? Hopefully they don't just end up gathering dust after being dumped in a box in the garden shed where only the rats and mice can appreciate them!

The Crookwell District Art Gallery is having an exhibition and sale of pre-owned artworks over four days at the end of September, including the long weekend. It's a great opportunity for you to find a new owner for your pre-loved artworks and to find something really special for yourself.

Last time this event was held there were some truly wonderful offerings to see and buy, so don't miss out this time!
A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sat 13th Oct 2018
Experience Canberra’s premier wildlife sanctuary like never before with the ultimate family sleepover – A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla.

Explore this vast 54.5 square kilometre Nature Reserve with specially designed ranger guided activities that offer NEW ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in this unique landscape, understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people and see the history of European settlement in the Tidbinbilla Valley.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve has koalas, wombats and kangaroos which we all love but we also want to introduce some of the lesser known animals to our guests – bettongs, corroboree frogs and potoroos amongst them. And on World Animal Day – 4 Oct – we have a special guest Brian the Bettong visiting our glampers.

Time to get wild and stay at Tidbinbilla.
Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
In 2015, Country stars Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett joined forces to present ‘Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart’. As multiple Golden Guitar winners with stellar individual careers, the combination of the talents of these three highly acclaimed artists to form the Roots Country super-group ‘Bennett Bowtell and Urquhart’ was a masterstroke.

Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart released their debut self-titled Album at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival and were rewarded for their efforts, winning two Golden Guitars at the 45th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in 2017 in the ‘Alternative Country Album of the Year’ and the ‘Group or Duo of the Year’ categories.
1000 Doors
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
A door is a beginning and an end, a promise and a warning. What waits on the other side is limited only by the imagination and decided only by an action. Step across the threshold of you.

From the masterminds behind last year’s Melbourne Festival hit House of Mirrors comes a new invitation to lose yourself and find something else in the process. A seemingly endless series of doors, screens, portals and gateways give way to the many in-between spaces humanity has invented to fill the void - passageways and parlours and vestibules and holding pens - each haunted by the lingering traces of past inhabitants.

Will you feel like a time-traveller waltzing across eras as you pass through each door? Or one of the very ghosts these doors seem to summon? Every entrance into this house of possibility will begin at the same door, but no two visitors will leave the same as they entered.
2018 Seymour Biography Lecture with Richard Fidler
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
Richard Fidler presents the 2018 Seymour Biography Lecture ‘Telling and Writing the Story’, outlining some of the tensions that come into play when bringing someone’s life story to a listening audience and comparing it to the freedoms and constraints involved in writing biography for a reader.
ALED JONES - BELIEVE (FORREST)
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
Once the world’s most famous boy soprano and still a singing celebrity to this day, Aled Jones.

To celebrate the release of his new album, Believe. Aled will tour Australia this September/October, appearing at intimate church and community venues across the country. This is Aled’s first time performing in regional Australia.
Alice Tovey: Existential Crisis - Melbourne Fringe
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
A mental breakdown with lights, tights and electric guitars.

Existential Crisis (A Rock Opera) is the brand new cabaret by award winning duo Alice Tovey and Ned Dixon. Together with a live four-piece band, Tovey and Dixon’s fist pumping, velvet wearing, 80s dramatic rock opera explores the crushing sense of anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with the dreaded quarter life crisis.

Flipping cabaret on its head, this show hands steel instruments to classically trained musicians. Part narrative, part ballad and full balls-to-the-wall rock, Existential Crisis brings all the energy of a live band and big vocals and aims to kick nihilism in the proverbial d*ck.

Alice Tovey is a Melbourne based singer, songwriter, comedian, actress, writer and egomaniac. Her first solo show, Malice (written and performed with composer Ned Dixon) was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Original Songs and won an Adelaide Fringe Festival Weekly Award for Best Emerging Artist. Again collaborating with Ned Dixon, Alice premiered Personal Messiah (2016) and Mansplaining (2017) to much acclaim.

Warning: Contains mild coarse language.
Ascent - Melbourne Fringe
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Citizen Theatre in association with Theatre Works presents, as a part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Ascent.

Would you improve yourself to death?

Creating optical illusions with movement and light, along with a unique combination of original vocal and musical elements, Ascent is an innovative new music theatre production that takes audiences on the journey of one woman ever reaching for the ideal.

Undergoing a series of physical transformations in a quest to feel forever fresh and relevant, Ascent is another premiere Australian season by local outfit Citizen Theatre that examines what it is to be a woman, and the lengths some people will go to to achieve "perfection".

Running for three shows only at Theatre Works this Melbourne Fringe Festival, Citizen Theatre proudly brings Melbourne audiences a pertinent new work.
100 Years: 100 Objects - Finally the War is Over!
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
An immersive experience of life during the Great War 1914-1918. Smell scents from the battlefront, hear the wartime songs and see everyday objects of a soldier’s life.

See website for details.

180 Mementos , 180 Years
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
One of the oldest regional townships in the country, on September 28, Queanbeyan, NSW, will celebrate its 180th anniversary since proclaimed a town.

This unique, city-wide Exhibition explores that journey in a tangible, interactive way through 180 Mementos.

From international sports stars of the likes of David Campese and Mark Webber, to Australia's only James Bond, George Lazenby, from business to industry, arts to cultural pursuits, Queanbeyan has contributed much to its own region and the nation - including the creation of its capital, Canberra.
Agnes of God
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
Nambour Lind Lane Theatre presents a thought-provoking drama. A young nun stands accused of murdering her newborn infant in her room and a court appointed psychiatrist is sent to question whether she is mentally fit to be brought to trial. Mother Superior Miriam Ruth is concerned not only to protect Agnes, but also their cloistered way of life.

But none of these characters is without a backstory and the investigation will rouse clashes and challenges for them all.

This production of John Pielmeyer’s famous play, directed by Judith Boyd, will resonate with you for many years to come.

Agnes of God opens 28 September at 7.30pm and continues till October 6 at Lind Lane Theatre.

Bookings can be made online via their website or by phoning them.
Artentwine Awards Night
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
Join the Artentwine Committee in celebrating the announcement of the Bell Bay Aluminium Small Sculpture Prize, the West Tamar Council Acquisitive Prize Awards winner and the Christina Holmdahl Award at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door Rosevears. Enjoy a selection of wines by our Tamar Valley Vineyard partners together with a selection of cheeses by Hubert and Dan served in Tamar Ridge’s dining room overlooking the Tamar River.
Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses Good Old Days Weekend
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses "Good Old Days" Weekend is held annually at the Barellan Showground's. The event offers two fantastic days of competitions, demonstrations and displays of working horses and farming methods used in years past.

This unique event showcases Clydesdale horses as "Gentle Giants" and enriches patrons of all generations with an educational and engaging rural heritage experience. Having experienced first-hand how their ancestors lived and worked on the land, visitors will take away with them a greater appreciation of the pioneers of this glorious region - the Riverina.

Camping available at the showgrounds - must be self-contained.
Bathurst AH and P Spring Horse Show
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Bathurst Agricultural, Horticultural and Pastoral Association present the Spring Horse Show over two days.

    The event includes an equestrian show, with competitive Showjumping, Hacking (ridden classes), Breed classes and timed skill events on Saturday and Sunday.
2018 Jamestown Cup
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Everyone loves a long weekend and what better excuse to escape the big smoke than to pack up the car and head to South Australia's Mid-North?

Take a few days out and explore the vineyards of Clare Valley on the way to the Jamestown Cup. After the fun and frivolity of a day at the races, continue up north to discover the beauty of the Flinders Ranges.

Footy fans need not worry about missing the big game, with the AFL Grand Final set to air at the picturesque Jamestown Racecourse screened in various places throughout the course.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress. This is open to all people over 18.

Private marquees are available for the day. There will be full tote service and bookmakers' ring.

Return buses are available on race day.
Barossa Baroque & Beyond
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Barossa Baroque & Beyond is celebrating its 4th micro-fest of fine music, fun, food and wine on the 2018 Labour Day long-weekend.

This year’s eclectic line-up of musical talent by Artistic Director Sharon Grigoryan continues the tradition of past festivals by presenting some of Australia’s finest artists at intimate and relaxed venues in the pastoral idyll that is Tanunda. To wit:

Joe Chindamo (piano) & Zoe Black (violin) , Adam Page (multi-instrumentalist) , Josh Van Konkelenberg (organ and chamber organ) , Unholy Racket (Jackie Newcomb, Simon Rickard and Brock Imison) , Grigoryan Brothers , Dean Newcomb (clarinet) & Julian Ferrerato (violin)

Join us for a time that can’t be beat.
Barossa Baroque & Beyond : Heirloom Veggies with Simon Rickard
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
As a special side event to this year’s Barossa Baroque & Beyond, we are excited to have author & musician Simon Rickard (Unholy Rackett) give a talk on his other passion, heirloom vegetables.

Simon will be available for book signing on the day.
Barossa Baroque & Beyond : Tafelmusik Dinner
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
FermentAsian is delighted to present Zoë Black (violin) and Joe Chindamo (piano) in a program of works that will provide delicious aural counterpoint to a progression of dishes prepared by Tuoi Do and her team.

Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo are the new kids on the classical block and are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to Australian Chamber music.
'Art in the Sticks' - RAW! the exhibition.
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Be immersed in the latest offerings at this year’s ‘Art in the Sticks’, with RAW! - an exhibition comprising the work of more than fifteen artists.

Paintings, sculpture, photography, jewellery, furniture, textiles, and wearable art will be housed in unique exhibition spaces including rustic shearer’s quarters at ‘Cluain’, Lucindale, a working organic beef farm.

The unique two-day event offers the chance to indulge in creative workshops, food, wine and beer offerings, with Sunday’s ‘Long Lunch’ catered by McLaren Vale’s ‘BillyDohntDoes’.

Hosted by co-creators and members of the family who own ‘Cluain’, - and described variously over the years as a ‘Woodstock for artists’ - the two day event will showcase music by Archer, Matisse, Tom Lane, Kelly Menhennett and jazz group ‘Two’s Company’, setting the scene for a festival like no other.

Now in its eighth year, 'Art in the Sticks' offers an eclectic gathering of experiences with unique art, food, wine and music, showcasing talent from SA and the Limestone Coast.

‘Art in the Sticks’ will be held on Saturday 29 September and Sunday 30 September with gates open from 11 am to 6pm. Entry $10.00 per adult and children under 15 free. No EFTPOS available. Camping available.
Art cart
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Free multimedia activities for families to enjoy together, inspired by the National Portrait Gallery Collection.

The activities made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

Bailey and Hughes
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Fergus and Rob are members of experimental folk group The Teeth. Their duo sets consist of stripped-back versions of Teeth songs, and thoughtful covers from their influencers. These covers are usually re-thinkings of traditional Western singer-songwriter music blended with jazz, blues, pop, and country.
Australian Tap Dance Festival
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
The seventh annual Australian Tap Dance Festival takes centre stage in Melbourne this spring, 29 September to 6 October, with a world class line-up of talented Tappers arriving for Australia’s premiere celebration of Tap.

The Australian Tap Dance Festival is the only festival of its kind in Australasia and offers an
action-packed week of Tap and choreography, lessons and master classes, dance battles, seminars, a Gala show and special events for all ages and levels.

The festival will run at Melbourne’s Ministry of Dance, a full accredited dance and training studio founded by renowned Australian dancer, choreographer, performer and presenter Jason Coleman.

This year’s line of up exciting events includes Never Tapped Before, a free beginners class open to the public, History of Tap Lecture, Talking Tap Faculty Q&A, Cutting Competition Dance Battle, the inaugural Tap Trivia Night and the penultimate event, the Australian Tap Dance Festival Gala, showcasing the superb skills of the highest caliber Australian and international Tap dancers. For more information visit the Australian Tap Dance Festival website.
AFL Grand Final at The Terminus Hotel
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
The Terminus Hotel's doors will open from 11:00am, for $100 you are covered for the entire game, with all beer, wine and food supplied from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Online Booking is available. All seats in the public bar up for grabs for the quickest punters.
AFL Grand Final at Richmond Club Hotel
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Your favourite day of the year and the biggest day on the Melbourne calendar is here again. Swan Street will ignite for another massive Grand Final Day and the Richmond Club Hotel is ready for it.

Doors will open from 8:00am for a pre-game breakfast, including food and beverages for $80 a head. Perfect for those heading to the game or gearing up for a massive day. Kick back at your table before the game until 11:00am.

Lunch and dinner bookings are also being taken, with a limited menu available but be quick. Call to book a table or to book in a breakfast package
AFL Grand Final At Prahran Hotel
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Watch Grand Final from the comfort of Prahran.

$105 will get you a five hour food and beverage package in the Upton Bar from 12:00pm, with the game shown live with commentary.

The restaurant and Public Bar will be in full swing, with bookings available in the restaurant for a $55 shared banquet menu. Bookings can be made online or by calling the venue.
AFL Grand Final at Bridge Hotel
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Lock in the day with your crew by booking the Upstairs Package or take a punt at getting a seat in the Public Bar.

Upstairs Package includes five hours of local tap beer, house wine and roaming food from 12:30pm, with the game shown on the big screen and all other screens.

Purchase tickets now online.
AFL Grand Final Day at Waterside Hotel
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Melbourne's favourite day on the sporting calendar is back.

Buy tickets to The Roof where the game will be shown live and loud, with a five hour beverage package from 12:30pm for $100. Add on $25 for an unlimited barbecue from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Public Bar will still be roaring with the game shown live and loud on all screens. Doors open 10:00am.

Tickets are available online.
Alternative Women: Japanese Film Festival Classics
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Japanese Film Festival presents a free program of classic films about passion and obsession.

Films include Kagero-za, an adaptation of Kyoka Izumi’s story of a playwright who meets a beautiful woman he suspects is the ghost of his patron’s deceased wife; A Geisha, in which an aspiring geisha and her established mentor navigate the realities of their profession in post-war Kyoto; feminist New Wave film The Affair, starring prolific actress Mariko Okada; and maverick director Yasuzo Masumura’s intriguing queer melodrama Manji: The Goddess of Mercy.

Manji: The Goddess of Mercy - 29 September, 2.00pm

Kagero-Za (AKA Heat Haze Theatre) - 29 September, 4.00pm

A Geisha - 30 September, 12.00pm

The Affair - 30 September, 2.00pm
Adventures of Tara's Art Exhibition Opening
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Come along for what will be an amazing night at the Bond Street Event Centre. Local artist Adventures of Tara's Art will be featuring in this exhibition.

Everyone is encouraged to come along and experience some amazing art, socialise and listen to some fantastic music as well in one of Sale's newest exhibition and event spaces.
Beer, Cheese, Wine and all that Jazz with Antipodes Jazz Band
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Join them for an evening of Cheese, Wine, Beer and Jazz as they welcome the Antipodes Jazz Band (Melbourne) along with Barry Lillywhite (AKA The Big Cheese/Head Cheesemaker) from the Coolamon Cheese Factory, Tom Southwell from Johansen Wines and Adrian Brayne from Obsession Wines (both cold climate Tumbarumba Wine Region).

This is an informal evening with a formal twist - a sit down, three course meal with beer, cheese and wine and a live performance by the acclaimed Antipodes Jazz Band consisting of musicians from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The menu will feature a matched beer, wine and cheese tasting, main course consisting of gourmet pizza showcasing local produce and of course Coolamon cheese as well as a dessert course. Barry, Tom and Adrian will also share the stories of their brands/produce and participate in a mini Q and A session about the cheese and wine making process.
Ardrossan Markets
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Come along to the Ardrossan Markets and grab a bargain.
Various stalls including but not limited to, craft, homemade goodies, plants etc.
The Ardrossan RSL will be selling egg and bacon sandwiches along with coffee or tea.
2018 AYO Chamber Players
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Discover the intimate world of chamber music with AYO Chamber Players. Directed by renowned Australian pianist, Piers Lane, this will not be your typical chamber music recital. Known for his pizazz and dynamic approach on stage, the London based pianist always aims to captivate audiences through his imaginative and emotive performances.

Passionate about gaining global exposure for Australia’s most talented young musicians, Piers will mentor AYO’s gifted musicians throughout an intensive week of rehearsals, before culminating with two free concerts on Saturday 29 September at Elder Hall. Enjoy an exciting and diverse program of classical favourites from the likes of Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert, 20th-century masterpieces by Juon and Shostakovich, complemented by vibrant, contemporary Australian compositions.

Also featured in the program will be a world premiere of Andrew Howes’ String Quartet No.3 Canons, commissioned by AYO.

If you enjoy an eclectic mix of pieces, come along and hear the country’s best young musicians transform their love for music into performances for string quartet, wind quintet and piano trio.
AFL Grand Final in the Garden
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Enjoy the AFL Grand Final at Garden State. The public bar and beer garden will be open from 10:00am. The game will be live and loud on all screens so go early to steal a table. There are also Brunch and lunch reservations available.

Garden Grill Pre-Match Brunch - Start your grand final day in the Garden Grill and enjoy a delicious three course shared style menu with a drink on arrival. The MCG is just a short ten minute walk from Garden State Hotel. $88 per person, bookings are essential.
 
Lunch in the Observatory - Watch the game in Melbourne's premier venue, high above the hustle and bustle of the beer garden. You will score a three course meal and unlimited drinks fromÂف:30pm until the final siren. The game will be live with commentary on all screens in the Observatory. $170 per person, bookings are essential.
An Evening of The Hits Songs From 1900 to 1985
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
SaM is presenting the concerts they successfully performed to full houses at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2017 and 2018. Vocal harmony by their two lady singers (Sonya and Marian = SaM) backed by vibrant and up-beat keyboard and drums.
Alanna and Alicia
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Identical twin sisters Alanna and Alicia have charmed audiences from Port Fairy to Woodford festivals with their original folky jazz songs, their quality quirky lyrics, sweet harmonies and onstage warmth, wit and fun.

They are excited to bring their beautiful new album, ‘Songs I’m Singing with Me’ which was included in the National Folk Festival’s top albums of 2017, to New South Wales.

'Songs I'm Singing with Me' is a tribute to Australian troubadour, John Beavis who was an inspiration to them when they first began writing songs. John’s beautiful, poetic songs were not as widely heard as deserved due to of his ongoing battle with mental illness. Alanna and Alicia tell his story with warmth and humour and sing their own arrangements of his songs, bringing them to a new audience and to those who remember.

Alanna and Alicia are known for their fine songwriting with lyrics that are equal parts heart and humour. They will sing from their previous original albums, Twinlines, 2013, Two in a Book, 2010 and Funny She’s So Much Like Me, 2006.
Art with a View
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
A local art exhibition with various artists in the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) hall on the Bondi Beach to Bronte coastal walk. Entertainment, wine, sweet treats, cake stall and barbecue this October long weekend.

Art exhibition 10am till 4pm each day. Wine and barbecue from noon till 3pm.

Proceeds from art space sales and food and drink to Tamarama SLSC for the transformation of the club's iconic clubhouse into a state-of-the-art education and training centre.

See the website blog for posts on artists exhibiting and works for sale.
Artentwine: Breakfast with the Judges
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
Rosevears Gallery Restaurant, the venue for breakfast, provides a unique meeting place for friends and business associates in the intimate gathering amongst the art work. The chef insures fresh locally produced food is central to the breakfast menu.
Dr Natasha Cica – director of change-focused consultancy Kapacity.org, former CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, honorary professor at the Australian National University, founder of the Inglis Clark Centre, and one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence – will speak about the choices and challenges she has faced in her global (and Tasmanian!) career.
While Artist-in –Residence Mary Peacock will be working on an interactive visual arts project within the space over the duration of the weekend.
Artentwine: Dinner Conversations @ Rosevears Hotel Gallery
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
After a busy day visiting the Artentwine partnering wineries, dinner in the unique waterfront hotel is the perfect experience. Indulge your taste buds in our modern menu that showcases the finest and freshest produce that Tasmania has to offer. Rosevears Hotel a delightful historic tavern provides old world charm with modern comfort and fine fresh food. The stunning back drop of the Tamar River is the perfect location for lunch or dinner.
Local live music, local artworks and the company of the artist-in-residence will ensure your Tamar Valley experience gives you the behind the scenes experience to great complement the food and friendly fellowship.
Australian Stock Horse Society Eastern Branch Show
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport. Show participants must register through the website.
Awesome Arts Festival
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
The Perth Cultural Centre will come alive this October school holidays as the Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things brings the best in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual arts and more, from around the world, right to your front doorstep. Ideal for children aged up to 12 years of age. For the full program listing, including both free and ticketed events, head to their website.
Berrigan Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Berrigan Agricultural Show is an annual show held every year on a Sunday of NSW Labour Day Weekend in October at the Berrigan showgrounds.

Events include:
Hack Horses, Show Hunter Horses, Show jumping, Team Penning, Sheep
Boer Goat, Pavilion - Fleeces, arts and craft, cooking, needlework and photography.
Australian Transplant Games
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
Held every two years, the Australian Transplant Games unite hundreds of those whose lives have been saved thanks to organ and tissue donation, Donor Families, Living Donors and supporters from across Australia and overseas.

The exciting week of sports and activities aim to inspire all Australians to ‘make their decision count’ by registering as an organ and tissue donor at donatelife.gov.au.

Come along and support these wonderful athletes as they celebrate their second chance at life.
Bay to Birdwood
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Bay to Birdwood is a vehicle run held annually that sees historic vehicles travel from West Beach at the 'Bay' to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
The 2018 Bay to Birdwood will see over 1500 classic vehicles travelling from Barratt Reserve to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.

The day will start with breakfast from 6:00 am at Barratt Reserve. Anyone is welcome to come along to mingle with vehicle owners and stroll around the rows of beautiful classics.

At 8:30 am the Concours d'Elegance and Preservation class vehicles will be waved from the start leading the vehicles towards the city. This year's route runs along Anzac Highway and into the heart of the city, through Victoria Square, then up into the hills via Payneham Road and Lower North East Road.

The finish festivities will be hosted by the National Motor Museum. Gates open at 10 am and the vehicles are expected to arrive from 11 am. The finish is an event for the whole family, with music entertainment, the fashions in the field competition, local food vendors, children's entertainment, and the judging of the Concours d'Elegance and Preservation class vehicles.
Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
The Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships, based in Wooli, has been running annually since 1985. It is seen as the flagship event in the small coastal town of Wooli NSW and attracts upwards of 3000 visitors to the town each October long weekend.

It is seen as a fun event, for all ages, with not just Goanna Pulling, but a range of other events such as: Tug-o-war, North Coast Axemen event, Brick Carrying races, Sprint Age Races, Market Stalls, Food and Beverage Stalls, Carnival Rides and Live Music.

The Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships is an event targeted at families. The day holds events aimed at all ages and gender. The focus on the day above all else is a sense of family fun supported by the local community.
AFL Masters National Carnival 2018
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
The AFL Masters National Carnival is the largest mass participation football event in Australia with 1400 - 1500 participants (players, officials and travelling families). The 2018 National Carnival includes the Women’s Masters National Carnival.

Since the introduction of AFL Women’s Masters at the National Carnival and with the support from the AFL, the event has become even more promotable and bigger.
2018 Loxton Show
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018
The 99th Loxton Show is held over two days on the October long weekend each year. There will be exhibits from all over the Riverland. It brings people of all ages together to celebrate the agricultural and horticultural heritage of the region. The Show caters for its patrons with many exciting sights, including livestock, grain and fodder, handicrafts, gardening, competitions, vintage machinery, speciality trade sites, sideshows, live entertainers and show rides.
Barossa Baroque & Beyond : Organ Gallery Concert including 1877 Hill & Son Grand Organ
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
This concert in the Tanunda Regional Gallery, home to the painstakingly-restored 1887 Hill & Son Grand Organ (originally housed in the Adelaide Town Hall) will feature:

– Adam Page (multi instrumentalist)
– Josh Van Konkelenberg (organ and chamber organ)
– Unholy Racket (Jackie Newcomb, Simon Rickard and Brock Imison)
– Grigoryan Brothers
Barossa Baroque & Beyond : Jazz Musings
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
An opportunity to explore the wines and art at the Peter Lehmann cellar door, while enjoying the music of Dean Newcomb (clarinet) and Julian Ferreratto (violin).
BassFront
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
BassFront is the south coast music event destination for Electronic Dance and Live Music. A destination like no other! In the small town of Moruya NSW, BassFront is recognised for its location, vibe and culture. Bringing people together for an eight hour event that brings out the fun, the party and the bass!
All Saints Estate Corowa Golf Day
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Gather your friends and family for what is set to be another day of fun, great prizes, live music, delicious food and fine wine from All Saints Estate.

All Saints Estate Ambrose Golf Day
Playing ambrose golf is the most social way to enjoy a game of golf providing a level playing field for all players no matter their experience or level of skill.
Prizes: Double passes to A Day on The Green

All Saints Estate Ladies 'Wine and Cheese with a side of Golf'
The All Saints Estate Ladies 'Wine and Cheese with a side of Golf' is open to all women, from experienced golfers to those who have never stepped foot on a fairway.


Note: No equipment is required.
Prizes: Lunch for two at Terrace Restaurant

All Saints Estate wine prizes throughout the day.

Bookings essential. To make a booking, contact Corowa Golf Club.

Bay to Birdwood Bottomless Brunch at the Inglewood Inn
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Bay to Birdwood will be tooting its way past the Inglewood Inn on Sunday the 30th of September, showcasing Veteran, Vintage and early-classic vehicles.

What better way to beat your grand final hangovers than with a brunch grazing table out on the front deck ft. Alpha Box and Dice's Prosecco & Rose, Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Live music will be playing throughout the event and beyond to keep you entertained for the rest of the day!

Tickets are $50 +BF and strictly limited
Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Beach to Brother is a trail running festival held during the first weekend of the NSW School holidays, being Sunday 30 September.

Competitors from the age of 10 can compete in the five kilometre event.
Competitors from the age of 14 can compete in the 10 kilometre event.
Competitors from the age of 16 can compete in any event.

Competitors can participate in the individual marathon, a team relay marathon, a half marathon, a 10kilometre run/walk, or a five kilometre run/walk.

All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW, starting in various locations in the Port Macquarie region, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain – one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.
An Evening with the Waifs
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018
The Waifs have always had an affectionate, close relationship with fans in regional Australia, thanks to relentlessly touring every corner of the country over the past 26 years.

Late last year they made a promise to return to those regional areas in 2018 that missed out on the sold out dates during their Ironbark 25th Anniversary Tour in 2017. It’s a promise they have kept, from Townsville to Frankston, Noarlunga to Warrnambool, the Waifs have you covered. Tickets go on sale next Tuesday the 17th of July.

The Waifs soared into 2017 celebrating their 25th Anniversary in style – releasing their eighth studio record Ironbark, completing a sold out national tour, and with the help of their amazing fans, gained their first No.1 album debut on the ARIA Charts and reminding them that like a bottle of fine wine, they only get better with time.

The Waifs have built a career out of continually circling Australia and the globe. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 years reuniting with old friends and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures.
2018 Artentwine Sculpture Biennial
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Fri 30th Nov 2018
Tasmanian vineyards and carefully crafted outdoor sculptures created by talented Australian and International artists can all be found in the Tamar Valley for the month of October and November in 2018.

You, your friends and family will be able to witness and admire the artwork by our Artentwine finalists placed in five boutique vineyards.
Participating Vineyards: Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Tasmania, Iron pot Bay Vineyard, Moore's Hill and Tamar Ridge Tasmania.
Artentwine brought to you by West Tamar Arts Group are very excited to provide even more reason to visit the scenic Tamar Valley. This special event only happens every two years!
Tickets are available for pre-purchase now for the following events occurring during the exhibition.
Artentwine Awards Night
Breakfast with the judges
Dinner conversations at Rosevears Gallery
Wineries progressive dinner
Pinot Noir Masterclass
Lunch with Sam and Julieanne
Petuna Seafood people's choice award and long dinner

All-you-can-eat dumplings at Sydney Tower Eye
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
For a limited time only, enjoy a “dumplings with a view” experience in partnership with dumpling specialists, New Shanghai!

From 1 October - 7 October, to celebrate Chinese Golden Week and school holidays, the Observation Deck will transform into a Chinese kingdom, complete with festive decorations, red and gold lanterns. Guests to the Sydney Tower Eye will be able to enjoy a selection of New Shanghai's best dumplings! With lunch and evening options available, the choice is yours!
Australian String Quartet presents Schubert Ledger Shostakovich
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Works by two of the great quartet composers bookend this fascinating program. Schubert considered his thirteenth quartet to be a new beginning, where a command of dramatic expressiveness, gathered from his recent experiments in composing for plays and opera, infuses his natural lyrical gift with a new dimension of emotional and pictorial power.

Shostakovich wrote his tenth quartet at the idyllic spa resort of Dilizhan and the spirit of respite and communion with nature lends the work a rare sense of ease. But powerful feelings are by no means absent and in its wild twists of mood and pace, the quartet essays a rich journey towards emotional wisdom.

A contemporary flavour is added with an electric new work by James Ledger, now a leading figure among Australia’s composers, renowned for his ability to create striking imagery in musical form.
Bell Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (Wagga Wagga)
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Wed 3rd Oct 2018
Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered.

Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism.

Those that rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves.

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance.

Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, will direct a production that’s seething with rage, leaving audiences breathless at how quickly violence reveals the fragility of democracy.

Starring Kenneth Ransom (Gods of Egypt, Belvoir’s Prize Fighter) as Caesar, and featuring an ensemble cast including Ivan Donato, Emily Havea, Louisa Mignone, Nick Simpson-Deeks and Russell Smith, this production will tour to 27 venues around Australia.

Experience the tension between aspiration and ambition, the triumphal entrances and brutal exits, as it is all laid on the line for Rome.
Art Scene Investigation: The mystery of modern art
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Who’s Pop, what’s neo-dada and where’s the colour field? Join the Art Scene Investigation Squad in their next big adventure into the American Masters exhibition.

Suitable for children aged 7-12 years.

30th Birthday Garden Picnic
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Come celebrate with them.

Thirty years young and still growing, the Australian Botanic Garden is fast becoming the scientific and recreational hub of south-west Sydney.

To celebrate their birthday, come and join them for a fun afternoon of free activities for the whole family. Bring along your own picnic hamper and rug and take in the beauty of Lakeside Lawn where they will blow out the candles on their 30th year!

Acrobat's Academy - October School Holiday Program
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Tumble into the wonderful world of circus at Barangaroo these school holidays at Acrobat’s Academy – a brand new workshop for ages five - twelve years with the world renowned acrobats of Gravity and Other Myths.

In a 90-minute session, participants will watch an excerpt from A Simple Space – a multi-award winning show that has been performed more than 500 times across 24 countries. Following this inspiring performance, kids will divide into smaller groups to warm up and explore their physical potential through movement games, floor based acrobatics and group acrobatics.

No previous experience is required – Acrobat’s Academy is an inclusive workshop where all skill levels are welcome. Following the sold-out season of April’s holiday workshop program, booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Acrobat’s Academy is Gravity and Other Myth’s first dedicated children’s workshop program in Sydney and is presented by Barangaroo Delivery Authority as part of a year-round program of leading-edge events and inspirational public art.
3D Printing Workshops - October School Holidays
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Fri 12th Oct 2018
Looking for a way to entertain and inspire your budding scientist these school holidays?

Upward Manufacturing is proud to introduce it's School Holiday Workshop Program. Kids will have a blast with a range of interactive activities including 3D printing, 3D drawing, puzzles, LEGO construction sets and modular design. All attendees will be introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, 3D scanning and 3D printing, and take home their own custom-designed print as well as several goodies from them.



Pack your lunchbox and a thirst for knowledge!

Australian String Quartet presents Schubert Ledger Shostakovich
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018
Works by two of the great quartet composers bookend this fascinating program. Schubert considered his thirteenth quartet to be a new beginning, where a command of dramatic expressiveness, gathered from his recent experiments in composing for plays and opera, infuses his natural lyrical gift with a new dimension of emotional and pictorial power.

Shostakovich wrote his tenth quartet at the idyllic spa resort of Dilizhan and the spirit of respite and communion with nature lends the work a rare sense of ease. But powerful feelings are by no means absent and in its wild twists of mood and pace, the quartet essays a rich journey towards emotional wisdom.

A contemporary flavour is added with an electric new work by James Ledger, now a leading figure among Australia’s composers, renowned for his ability to create striking imagery in musical form.
Australian Irish Dancing Championships 2018
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
They are proud to announce that, for the first time ever, the Australian Irish Dancing Championships will be held in Cairns and tropical Far North Queensland.

Competitors and spectators alike will be immersed in a week long festival of Irish Dance, Music and Culture.

With over 1200 dancers from all states of Australia, competing in Solo and Team events, renewing friendships, socialising and above all enjoying the spectacle of these Championships, they invite you to be part of what is truly a unique and memorable event.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare’s whimsical masterpiece has been transformed into glorious dance thanks to acclaimed choreographer Liam Scarlett. Together with Mendelssohn’s evocative music, Scarlett’s witty choreography brings the magical, humorous and timeless story of love, jealousy and mistaken identities to life.

Appointed Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Associate in 2016, Liam Scarlett is in demand worldwide for his exceptional choreographic talent. He has created ballets for The Royal Ballet (where he is Artist in Residence), and commissions for international companies such as New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and English National Ballet. After it charmed Brisbane audiences in 2016, they are thrilled to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Melbourne.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Thu 4th Oct 2018
Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill.

This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia.

Act One: Carmen
Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

Act Two: Les Sylphides
A short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman.

Act Three: Sleeping Beauty (Act III)
A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all.

Suitable for all ages.

AOCRA Junior Titles
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Thu 4th Oct 2018
Young guns up to the age of nineteen fight it out on Lake Kawana to become national outrigger champions in their age divisions. From the little ones who stand shorter than their paddles to the highly skilled paddlers in older divisions, this event provides excitement, friendship and heart warming displays of teamwork and support. An event designed for juniors, it is loved and enjoyed as much for its competitive vibe as its place in sport for friendships and family time.

This event has all the disciplines over the two day, OC6, OC1, OC2 and V1.

Art Class - Joy of Painting en plein air
Date Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to Thu 4th Oct 2018
En plein air (French for outdoors, or plein air painting) is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.

A two day painting workshop in the beautiful Hunter Valley with artist Gria Shead. Combine the joys of painting with those of food and wine. Price includes traditional Provencal lunch of Bouillabaisse and Wine Tasting.

Please let Gria know if you will require an alternative lunch option.

(Accomodation not included: attendees will need to organise their own accomodation and transport.)
Amber Affair
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Beer enthusiasts and friends are invited to join the Amber Affair to celebrate beer appreciation and mateship.

Brimming with unique craft beers and tasty canapes, this annual event is the perfect excuse for after work drinks, over-due catch ups and a bit of socialising, all while supporting sick kids.

This unique event was created to raise vital funds for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.

Every year, more than 69,000 seriously ill and injured children from around New South Wales and beyond are cared for by the Hospital.

Delivering world-class paediatric care is expensive and there will always be a gap between the need for investment and the resources governments can make available.
3 Speed Crunch Rebooted
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018
Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish.

The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted.

In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and - you will not believe it - even more stupid characters in this absurd, side-splitting slapstick comedy.

Suitable for all ages.
A Morning with John McSweeney
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018
Award-winning entertainer, John McSweeney returns to Ipswich Civic Centre with his band.

Much loved by country music fans across Australia, John has firmly established himself as an all-round entertainer and has appeared with major acts such as Charlie Pride, Slim Whitman, Peter, Paul and Mary, Daniel O’Donnell, Jon English and Marcia Hynes.

His reputation is further enhanced by his ability to play not only guitar but also saxophone, clarinet, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and drums.
Be an Apprentice Chocolatier
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
The Be an Apprentice Chocolatier is a Masterclass event for Entwined in the Valley.

Doesn’t everyone dream of being a chocolatier? Well, this is your chance to get into the kitchen and try your hand at piping, decorating and filling moulds.

Decorate a freckle, make mini koalas and kangaroos and also participate in a surprise activity on the day, then take home your delicious creations to enjoy!
Annual Woodcraft Guild Exhibition
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Mon 8th Oct 2018
The annual exhibition of the Woodcraft Guild ACT showcases fine woodcraft varying from furniture, to boxes, from wall decorations and pictures to toys, and from bowls to pens created by members working in their own workshops or on the Guild premises at Kambah.

The Guild has, this year, partnered with the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) to deliver a wide ranging exhibition and series of woodcraft demonstrations to nurture interest in woodcraft in all it's forms. The exhibition runs in October coinciding with Canberra's Floriade.

Workshops for beginning woodworkers offers a taste of woodcraft to stimulate latent interest in woodwork and also to illustrate the varied timbers and their characteristics for visitors of the Botanic Gardens.

The partnership with ANBG includes using material from the Gardens for creative woodwork pieces that will be on show.
2018 Lexus VRC Melbourne Cup Tour
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country at Thoroughbred Park.

The Belconnen Magpies Race Day has snack bar, bookies and tote facilities available.

Book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room or enjoy superb bar facilities in the Winning Post Bar (open to the public on non-feature race days). Purchase a members' day ticket for $15 and enjoy a carvery luncheon in the Black Opal Room. Table bookings $30.
5 Rivers Outback Festival
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Not just any festival! Be prepared to have a 'wow' of a time!

Balranald is a unique place surrounded by the wonders of the Murrumbidgee, Murray, Lachlan, Wakool and Edwards rivers. Come and discover the hidden treasures of Balranald and experience the beauty, warmth, vibrancy and uniqueness of the community and region.....all in a fun packed three days!.

This Year the Festival celebrates the Community's connection with Water, Wood, Wheat and Wool.
Australian Burlesque Festival - Tropical Tease
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
Celebrating its 9th consecutive year, ‘The Australian Burlesque Festival’ will once again be touring Australia nationwide beginning with Alice Springs on October the 5th, 2018.

Australian burlesque is renowned internationally for its unique array of theatrical, glamorous and avant-garde styles performed by exceptionally talented entertainers. The past nine years has seen our audiences delight in the sensational talent on offer with glamorous tease, exciting neo-burlesque and more exotic seduction than they can handle!!! Being the largest burlesque festival in the southern hemisphere, the 2018 Australian Burlesque Festival (ABF 2018) is a unique theatrical experience uniting burlesque artists from all over the country and the globe in a month-long tour of sizzling showcases and educational workshops.

ABF 2018 features an impressive line-up with national touring headliners including Bunni Lambada (Australia), Lucy Lovegun (Australia), The Diamond Dahlia (UK), Willow J (Australia), Dolores Daiquiri (Australia) and so many more.

Hosted by Ella Fontaine (Australia).

Join us for ‘Tropical Tease’ at The Araluen Arts Centre and celebrate traditional Bump n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high-quality shows from leading stars of the stage.

*Subject to change

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Thu 11th Jul 2019
After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war, from those who have served to loved ones left behind. Take an intimate journey of the personal costs and consequences of war, unfolding over 100 years from 1918 to 2018.
ACT Mental Health Month Launch Carnival
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
Come along and celebrate the launch of Mental Health Month 2018 in Canberra!

See live circus performances, listen to music by local artists and grab a bite to eat under the city lights in a fun, laid-back carnival atmosphere.

This event is family friendly.

Find out more on the Mental Health Month ACT website or on social media.
'Breathe It In' with Terroir and Grosset
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
‘Breathe It In’ at the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre for this year’s ‘Clare with Fresh Air’. Featuring Grosset Wines and Terroir Auburn, it’s a match made in heaven! Wines available by the glass, paired perfectly with a selection of seafood dishes crafted by Terroir at $15 per plate. Indulge your senses with two of the Clare Valley’s most prestigious, gourmet experiences.

One night only, so mark it in your diary and don’t miss out!
Beef & Beer Appreciation Dinner
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018
Enjoy a range of beer from Greenock Brewers with a 2 hour package while our Chef Derek Salmon creates a long table dinner with beef cuts cooked over a bonfire Asado style. Brewmaster Chris Higgins will be co-hosting this event to share stories of boutique brewing in the Barossa Valley

Join us for a jovial evening of Beer and Beef at The Cellar Kitchen Restaurant.
Australian Stock Horse Society NSW Breeders Championships
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is an exciting event for the whole family, whether competing for prize money or attending as a spectator, come and be part of the action.

Pedal cars drive 1.1 kilometres around the streets of Coleraine in the picturesque Western District of Victoria, while supporting charities. Entertainment from 12:00pm, pedal car race starts at 2:00pm and finishes at 4:00pm.
Arapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. Ride
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The A.C.E. Ride is an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to experience the big sky and stunning Wimmera views; with Mt Arapiles rising from the surrounding flat country not unlike Uluru in Central Australia.

Cycling in the Spring, you will experience the flowering canola crops, the growing wheat and barley. In total, the course is 128 kilometres from Horsham to Mt. Arapiles and back to Horsham. The route is designed to avoid the major highways and avoid too much travel on major roads. Check out lentil crops with the occasional paddock of sheep or cattle grazing nearby. The ride also passes several historic buildings and the Natimuk Lake.

A shorter 51 kilometre option is offered to ride from Natimuk to Mt. Arapiles, Grass Flat, Cooak and back to Natimuk.

This event is supporting the work of the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force within the community. The Task Force is made up of a large group of service providers who present programs and information to schools, sporting clubs and public meetings about drug and alcohol issues throughout the Wimmera.
Australian Camp Oven Festival
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Australian Camp Oven Festival is a weekend of great family fun that celebrates Aussie cultural bush heritage. Kids can be part of the damper throwing or billy boiling competitions, while adults might like to try their hand at making a damper or even putting together a team for one of the friendly cooking competitions.



Visitors are encouraged to slow down and savour the country pace and choose to do as much or as little as they like, you can sit back while watching the cooking demonstrations, or enjoy the arts, crafts, and old working machinery. Enjoy some authentic camp oven food before you kick up your heels with the Saturday night entertainment. The Poet's Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings brings the best poets from afar. Aussie dining and full bar facilities are available throughout the weekend and visitors can camp on-site with convenient amenities.

Barkly Muster Gold Rush Camp Draft
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Tennant Creek is the Centre of a vast region that contains some of the best pastoral country in the world. This region is steeped in rich pastoral history and tradition. “The Barkly Muster” is a major Regional Event of the Northern Territory and promotes and celebrates our dynamic pastoral history. The historic significance of this event represents the age old tradition of practicing & competing in, the pastoral skills that provided the backbone of establishing the cattle industry and the pastoral stations that are one of the major economic factors in this region.

This event is held yearly on the 1st weekend in October at Jubilee Park, in Tennant Creek, and brings together the pastoralists from the region and those who love to celebrate and promote our wonderful outback pastoral history. It is truly a mixture of community characters, from the elite cattle station managers to the ringers, rough riders, aboriginal stockmen and the townspeople, the tourists – everyone celebrating a truly outback bush experience.
Barcoo Shire Race Meeting
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Barcoo Shire Race Meeting is held at Jundah each year.

The Jundah racecourse holds the only country race meeting in the Barcoo Shire, and is a fun family event, featuring trainers and their horses from the regional area. This is a rare treat for the local community members to dress up for fashion's of the field, kick up their heels and socialise.

Bar, meals and entertainment provided.
Adelaide Oktoberfest in the Gardens
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration returns to Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in 2018!

Inspired by our love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features Adelaide’s largest heated beer hall, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.

Get in quick so you don’t miss out!
Beaudesert Invitational PBR
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The concept is simple: Match the nation’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an eight-second battle of man versus beast.

The 2018 Tour is all about old Traditions in New Territories as they prepare to unleash the beast in the first of its kind state of the art PBR designed mobile stadium that ensures each and every seat delivers the ultimate pro bull riding experience.

Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) prepare to deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt.

Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience in the comfort of PBR’s new stadium.

This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the PBR.

This event is open to all ages with food, bar and ATM facilities on site.

Please note: DSLR/ Video cameras, chairs, umbrellas, eskys, alcohol and glass are not permitted inside the venue.

A Night of Boogy Woogy Brilliance at Hickinbotham of Dromana
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Boogie and Blues at its best. Australia’s piano boogie-woogie Queen, Jan Preston, joins Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues guitar, Nick Charles, and together will present a uniquely entertaining concert of original songs, music, anecdotes and grooves.

And of course the open fire will be raging just to set the stage.

Book tickets now and come for an early dinner from 6:00pm, before their performance which will commence around 7:30pm.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Baby et Lulu
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Join for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi. Lara Goodridge and Abby Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you are sitting in a Parisian café, even if you have never been to France.

See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions. They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Fest and more, and are not to be missed.

"A must-see act that will seduce your ears with its chansons."
A Toast to the Coast
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Our mates, Stone & Wood’s mates, Your Mates… Everyone’s mates are invited to their next long beer lunch featuring Stone & Wood Brewing from Byron Bay and Your Mates Brewing from the Sunshine Coast!

Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street will host a ‘Toast to the Coast’ beer lunch taking place from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Guests will enjoy four courses with matching craft beers from Byron Bay’s ‘Stone and Wood’ and the Sunshine Coast’s ‘Your Mates Brewing.’ Your ticket is inclusive of a goodie bag and entries into their raffle. Think tees, beers and other awesome merch!

Toast to the Coast Long Lunch is a celebration of the beautiful east coast! The menu will utilise local produce sourced from within the 250 kilometre drive from the Sunshine Coast to Byron Bay! You’ll certainly have to prepare your palates for an incredible feast while you match beers from two epic breweries.
Australia Ninja Games Final – Adults
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Finals for The Australian Ninja Games is here.

Qualifiers have been chosen throughout the year.

This will be a three stage event. You must be qualified and over 18 to enter.

Aunty Donna – The Album Tour
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Aunty Donna, the Album Tour, their first ever musical tour. Michelle Brasier on backing vocals.

Limited tickets for the album tour of this new band.
Acrylic Pouring Workshop
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Learn how to pour landscapes, create cells, do ring pours, drag and swipe in the beautiful gallery/rooms of the Woodend Art Group at the historic Woodend Railway Station building.
3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted and it is perfect for kids and grown ups.

In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and – you will not believe it – even more stupid characters in this absurd, side-splitting slapstick comedy.

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted was commissioned by Circus Oz for their educational program in 2016.
Australian National Show and Shine Euroa
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018
Come and have a great day out at the The Australian National Show and Shine in Euroa whether you are a car enthusiast, or just want to have an interesting family day.

Unique and special cars, trade, produce and food stalls, picnic atmosphere and park ambience. Open to all veteran, vintage, classic, custom and modified special cars, bikes, trucks and tractors. There will be trophies for all marques pre and post war, Hot Rod and custom within excess of 60 trophies.

The show and shine will take place on the beautiful park lands beside the Sevens Creek and in the streets of Euroa. For more information, visit the website, or contact the phone or email provided.
Australian String Quartet presents Schubert Ledger Shostakovich
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018
Works by two of the great quartet composers bookend this fascinating program. Schubert considered his thirteenth quartet to be a new beginning, where a command of dramatic expressiveness, gathered from his recent experiments in composing for plays and opera, infuses his natural lyrical gift with a new dimension of emotional and pictorial power.

Shostakovich wrote his tenth quartet at the idyllic spa resort of Dilizhan and the spirit of respite and communion with nature lends the work a rare sense of ease. But powerful feelings are by no means absent and in its wild twists of mood and pace, the quartet essays a rich journey towards emotional wisdom.

A contemporary flavour is added with an electric new work by James Ledger, now a leading figure among Australia’s composers, renowned for his ability to create striking imagery in musical form.
A Celebration of WOW - Crush Festival Bundaberg
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018
The WOW Regional Voices (Women of the World) program has brought women together to share, learn and connect creating new bonds and opportunities. Three projects, Songbirds of Childers – A 14 women and 10 song collaboration, Mumma’s Kitchen - a series of podcasts created to explore key issues through conversations around the kitchen table, and MindCraft which engaged local visual artists to share new skills and create artworks with women and girls.



Come along to an evening of exhibition, performance and chat as they celebrate the voices of the women in the region.



Songbirds perform Sunday October 7, 6pm to 8.30pm.



Mindcraft Exhibition opens Friday/Saturday 10am to 2pm and Sunday 5pm to 8.30pm.

Accessible Video Marketing Workshop
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018
Moira Arts and Culture Inc. and the G.R.A.I.N. Store are joining forces to present a workshop that will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to produce their own video marketing campaigns in a comprehensive and affordable manner.

The full day workshop will be conducted by Danny Cleary in a studio scenario equipped with equipment from entry to pro level. They will cover all steps interactively throughout the production process and produce a demonstration project within the event.

Participants will leave with an improved understanding of: marketing and the importance of video marketing, production methods from pre to post-production, understand the order, the importance and ways to save time/money for each step.

Receive practical training by observing as well as have an opportunity to operate a variety of equipment and software.

If you are planning your video marketing campaign, you may get some private or group feedback on your approach.
Australian Stock Horse National Youth Show hosted by the Moss Vale Branch
Date Mon 8th Oct 2018 to Thu 11th Oct 2018
Join them to celebrate the versatility of the Australian Stock Horse at the ASHS National Youth Show in Camden, NSW.

Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting horse event.

Beechworth Bakery celebrating 12 years in Healesville
Date Mon 8th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
This year, Beechworth Bakery's Healesville team is using their milestone celebration to raise funds for the Kidney Foundation. Why? Excellent question.

One of their Healesville team members, the super talented baker and decorator Thommo (who just got married) had to have his first kidney transplant at the tender age of nine, followed by a second transplant just last year. To celebrate not only his bravery but also his parents, who were the donors in both cases, the team decided to add extra meaning to their birthday celebrations by helping to raise funds and awareness for the foundation that’s doing a wonderful job of supporting and advancing this issue.

Of course there's the famous 10c Pie Sale: buy a regular Beechworth Steak pie and get a second one the same for just 10 cents (Monday 8 to Friday 12 October).

To kick of the fundraising for the Kidney Foundation, there will be a week-long silent auction instore. Simply come in, have a look at what’s on offer, and put your bid in. All proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation.

Then on the weekend, there will be lots of great free entertainment with a gold coin donation for the foundation encouraged.
Australian String Quartet presents SCHUBERT LEDGER SHOSTAKOVICH
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018
Works by two of the great quartet composers bookend this fascinating program. Schubert considered his thirteenth quartet to be a new beginning, where a command of dramatic expressiveness, gathered from his recent experiments in composing for plays and opera, infuses his natural lyrical gift with a new dimension of emotional and pictorial power.

Shostakovich wrote his tenth quartet at the idyllic spa resort of Dilizhan and the spirit of respite and communion with nature lends the work a rare sense of ease. But powerful feelings are by no means absent and in its wild twists of mood and pace, the quartet essays a rich journey towards emotional wisdom.

A contemporary flavour is added with an electric new work by James Ledger, now a leading figure among Australia’s composers, renowned for his ability to create striking imagery in musical form.
Auswide Motorhome Club Rally
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018 to Mon 15th Oct 2018
The 20th Anniversary Auswide National Rally will be held from Tuesday 9 to Monday 15 October 2018 in Yarram Victoria.

Auswide Motorhome Club Inc holds an Annual Rally each year which gives the opportunity for all members to gather at a selected venue for a number of days to enjoy fellowship with one another. They are planning to make this a special rally to celebrate their 20th Rally.

The 2018 Rally will be held in Yarram and members will be able to explore the region with Port Albert and Tarra Bulga National Park absolute must see sites.
Adelaide Film Festival 2018
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) is an eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events.

The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exciting new talent in the Australian industry.
Balaklava Race Day
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 10th of October. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Art In The Street - Crush Festival Bundaberg
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018
Gin Gin and District Fine Arts Society run the amazing Courthouse Gallery in Gin Gin. They are teaming up with the Childers Art group and any other interested artists for a day of painting in the street at Gin Gin.

Join them for a beautiful day with fellow artists and friends.

‘Take the Stage’ Holiday Program
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Thu 11th Oct 2018
Sing, dance, act and ‘Take the Stage’ these school holidays with ASPA Education. Performers will be mentored by our experienced team of performing arts specialists in this fun and inclusive program, held over two days.

Through dynamic workshops in song, dance and drama, each ensemble will work together to develop an end of program showcase concert for friends and family.

With workshops for boys and girls in Kindergarten to Year 8, ‘Take the Stage’ caters for first-time performers through to experienced young artists.
100 Keyboards
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Sat 13th Oct 2018
The music of multi-instrumental sound artist Asuna has reshaped multiple facets of the experimental music scene of Japan, from ambient and drone to improvisation.

Asuna’s landmark work 100 Keyboards is a site-specific listening experience in which one hundred battery operated keyboards are sensitively brought to life, generating an undulating sonic harmony both mesmerising and mysterious. The crowd of sounds takes on its own kind of mass, while subtle acoustic variations emerge, hover and retreat.

Since the late 1990s Asuna has created experimental sound works that vault genre divides, crossing from hip-hop to hardcore punk to freak folk noise and low-fi pop. Performances might feature sound sources as diverse as popping candy, wind-up toys and kazoos, but the playfulness of the compositions belie the profound sensibilities of a true avant-garde artist.

This is part of Melbourne International Arts Festival.
3D Printing Workshop – October School Holidays
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Fri 12th Oct 2018
Many of today’s designers are using 3D printing to allow unparalleled scope in design exploration from prototyping to production. Students can explore this technology in the hands-on workshop led by Modfab, the first 3D Printing Technology business in Australia to create customised learning experiences for school students. Everyone will get the opportunity to sketch, 3D model in CAD, and then print their own small work to take home.

Age: Nine - Twelve
Maximum capacity: 10 participants per workshop; Bring Your Own lunch and water bottle.
Workshop: Digital Craft, Educational, Technology Family friendly.

Image credit: Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future, 2016, WPCC. Photographer: Joshua Heard
An Evening of Deeper Conversations
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018
Tired of small talk, superficial chitchat and artificial infotainment?

Want to meet real people in the real world in real time to talk about real stuff that matters?

Join a unique new pop-up event for a fun, memorable and meaningful evening of inspiring and stimulating conversations with depth.

No need to prepare - just bring an open mind. They'll provide a series of thought-provoking questions (and a few handy tips and techniques) and you take it from there.

The evening will be facilitated by journalist, former ABC Radio "cyberscribe" and therapist Yvette Nielsen.

All ages welcome, from millennials to baby boomers - the greater the diversity, the richer the experience.

Cash bar opens at 6.30pm with light canapes provided (you might like an early dinner at a local Nambour cafe down the street).

Official event kicks off at 7pm and runs till 9pm, with doors closing at 9.30pm.

Save the date and tell your friends - you'll not want to miss out on this extraordinary night.

Tickets are strictly limited so don't delay booking.

And feel free to spread the word!
Bendigo Comedy Festival
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Bendigo Comedy, in conjunction with the Shamrock Hotel and the City of Greater Bendigo are proud to announce the inaugural Bendigo Comedy Festival.

Running across three nights at Bendigo’s iconic Shamrock Hotel, the Bendigo Comedy Festival will feature performances from some of Australia’s best comedians including Nick Capper, Alex Ward, Daniel Connell, the legendary Elliot Goblet and 2018 Most Popular New Talent Logie winner Dilruk Jayasinha.
Australian Poetry Slam: Western Sydney Final
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018
Spoken word and storytelling are key elements of intangible heritage. Heritage Near Me is proud to co-host with Word Travels, the Western Sydney final of Australian Poetry Slam.

Word Travels is the International Performing Writers' Association. As a not for profit arts organisation, they organise literary and literacy programs for festivals, private companies, libraries, schools and cultural institutions around the Asia Pacific with a focus on developing performing writers. You can find them in theatres, schools, board rooms, health institutions, night clubs, prisons, regional towns, abandoned restaurants and libraries.

Word Travels believes that spoken-word artists, poets, hip-hop artists, story-tellers and monologists can develop an industry equal to that of actors, musicians and writers. Their main objective is to inspire people to tell their stories in creative ways, primarily through live performance.

West Fest is a two-week festival held in multiple locations across Western Sydney in October.

From food tours and forums, to poetry slams and fashion shows, Western Sydney’s vibrant culture will come to life in West Fest! Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural diversity of Western Sydney.
Battle on the Bidgee Stockmans Challenge
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Come and experience the Battle on the Bidgee. It is fast becoming one of the leading Stockman's Challenges in Australia. This very popular event showcases great feats and skills through horsemanship, whilst taking in the picturesque surroundings of the Gundagai Showgrounds and Common area that is nestled between the mighty Murrumbidgee River and Morley's Creek.

Entertainment, bar, and canteen will be available all weekend.

Challenge events will include Pack saddle, Horse shoeing, Whip crack, Stock handling, Bareback obstacle and Cross country.

The Finals will be held on Sunday which includes Brumby Catch and Poly Buck Jump.

Plus added weekend events include: Quick Shoe, Quick Shear, Kids Gymkhana, Bush Gymkhana, Andrew Sheridan Horse Starting Clinic, Poly Buckjump, and Steer ride.

All profits from the Battle on the Bidgee will be donated to the local community and Snowy Hydro.

Bendigo Heritage After Dark
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
Start your weekend right by sipping, savouring and chatting amongst wine-loving friends at Bendigo Heritage After Dark.

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is hosted in the Gold Crushing Room, within the magnificent Fortuna Villa complex.

The clinking of wine glasses will be a common sound at this casual wine and food event. Your ticket includes complimentary wine tastings with more than 40 Bendigo region wines available to try. Regionally-sourced food will be served up as a perfect match to the local wines.

Come and join the fun and Wine Down on Friday 12 October at Bendigo Heritage After Dark, 6:00pm to to 9:00pm. Book a free bus seat (very limited numbers) to and from the event, otherwise there is plenty of parking on-site.

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is part of Bendigo Uncorked Week– an entire week of wine and food events in Bendigo’s historic landmarks.
Battle on the Bidgee
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The committee invites you to be part of the 7th annual 'Battle on the Bidgee Stockman's Challenge'.

The first two days of competition consist of the challenge preliminary events; Stock Handling, Packhorse, Whip Crack, Bareback Obstacle, Horseshoeing and Cross Country.

On Day Three of the challenge, the top ten Open Competitors will compete in a wild horse catch and poley buck jump.

The top five Lady Competitors will also compete in a wild horse catch and a working cow horse event, while the top five Junior's will battle it out in a time trial and steer ride.
The novice category is here to stay, with the top three novice men and top three novice ladies competing in a working cow horse event.

There will be an Open Campdraft, a bush gymkhana with the best local cowboys and cowgirls testing their skills against some of the toughest stock in the country and The Evan Imlay Brumby Challenge.

On Saturday night, there will be a live band.

Kids will not be forgotten with kids games on the Friday night and a kid's gymkhana on Saturday for fun on their horses, providing a fun environment hosted by the Gundagai Pony Club.

2018 Coonawarra Regional Retrospective Tasting
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
October is all about celebrating Cabernet in Coonawarra and our Regional Retrospective Tasting is one of the feature events in the month-long Cabernet Celebrations calendar, where you can taste decade old wines from the depths of our winery cellars.

Experience for yourself the superior aging ability of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon as our wineries gather to showcases wines from 2008 and older.

Join the winemakers for a unique and exclusive opportunity to taste and compare ten-year-old wines with current releases. Discover how the characteristics of Cabernet change and develop over the years, displaying a true testament to longevity.
Aussie Bush Entertainment Muster
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Aussie Bush Entertainment Muster is on again for 2018 and will be held at the Benalla Bowls Club. It will feature a weekend of dinkum songs, bush poetry, yarns, laughs and participation.

A friendly annual gathering for musicians and bush poets. Poets breakfasts, workshops, concerts and the Victorian Song championships.

All of the action kicks off from 6:00pm on Friday 12 October.

For more information contact Jan Lewis.
Bell Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered.

Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing – which is dangerous in a world driven by ego and idealism.


Those that rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves.

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance.

Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, will direct a production that’s seething with rage, leaving audiences breathless at how quickly violence reveals the fragility of democracy.

Experience the tension between aspiration and ambition, the triumphal entrances and brutal exits, as it is all laid on the line for Rome.

A Hitch to the Sticks Festival
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The world first sensation – A Hitch To The Sticks Festival – is back. If you ever dreamed of being in a band on your own tour bus, then here is your chance.

Equal parts Rock Star and Almost Famous, A Hitch To The Sticks Festival offers 50 adventurers a three-day, all-inclusive adventure.

The 50 Hitchers will inhabit a world usually accessible only to rock stars and their friends. Australian rock legend Dallas Frasca, will take you on the ride across North East Victoria - there’ll be celebrity hitchhikers, secret gigs, campfire jams, bus singalongs, legendary escapades, Ned Kelly hideouts, discovery of Aboriginal artefacts, and a great lineup.

The Hitch tour bus will begin in Melbourne on Friday before making stops at destinations throughout North East Victoria before arriving back in the big smoke on Sunday evening.

Ten events across three days, with six secret gigs for the bus ticket holders only, and four mega public shows, one of which will be the biggest event Wangaratta has ever hosted.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk - Townsville
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Beach Rugby Australia
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it!

Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike.

Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, it’s time for Australia to get on board and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than the beautiful Gold Coast, known for it’s spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.
2018 Sunshine Coast Expo
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 220 local and regional companies will be exhibiting with a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes, lifestyles, outdoor living, and outdoor adventure.
Bendigo Uncorked Week
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Mon 22nd Oct 2018
Bendigo Uncorked Week is a wine and food-filled escape in Victoria’s historic Bendigo.

A whole week of boutique crafted experiences from Bendigo’s winemakers, including wine walks, incredible dinners in architecturally historic buildings, a wine-themed movie, a jazz and wine afternoon, and even the chance to be a wine judge.

If you love wine and food, this is the week for you. The week begins with Bendigo Heritage After Dark amongst the magnificent Fortuna Villa complex, and concludes with the ever-popular wine walk, Bendigo Heritage Uncorked.

Filling in the week are niche wine and food events from local wineries and eateries that will ignite your senses. Why not stay a few days and make the most of all the local wine and food on offer. There are 10 wine and food events planned during the week.

Bendigo Uncorked Week runs from 12 to 22 October. Tickets to each event are on sale now on the Bendigo Tourism website.

Bendigo Uncorked Week is proudly supported by Bendigo Bank Insurance, Bart N Print, Visit Victoria, Fastway Couriers and Bendigo Tourism.
A Hitch to the Sticks - Moorngag Hall
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
If you ever dreamed of being in a band on your own tour bus, then here is your chance. The world first sensation, A Hitch To The Sticks Festival, has returned.

Feel like a rock start as you join the epic journey from Melbourne to this part of the world.

Take in the musical delights at different venues everyday.



For this year's festival, head out to Moorngag on Saturday 12 October for Mac's Peak, Scratch Match, Rob Ely and Ellen James.

This is an event not to be missed.

'Mavericks, Madness and Murder Most Foul!' - West Terrace Cemetery by Night Tour
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Fri 29th Nov 2019
West Terrace Cemetery has been a South Australian landmark since Colonel William Light laid out the city of Adelaide in 1837. The cemetery is home to around 150,000 souls and our West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours explore the stories of those who rest here. Make your way through the darkness amongst the tombstones as your guide shows the way. Long-dead characters appear out of the gloom…heroes and lovers, political greats and cold-blooded killers. Unique sound and light effects enhance a show that is at once surprising, shocking, entertaining and informative. We assure you you’ll never think of West Terrace Cemetery the same way again!

West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours represent a unique tour experience. The Night Tours are multiple winners of the esteemed South Australian Tourism Awards and gained Hall of Fame status in 2014.
ASBK Round Seven Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli returns to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 12 to 14 October.

Non-stop Superbike action will light up Phillip Island, as the Nation's premier motorcycle road racing championship rolls into town to crown the 2018 Champions.

In a weekend fuelled by capacity grids battling it out for ASBK supremacy, do not miss action from YMI Superbike, Kawasaki Supersport, Supersport 300, Australian Sidecars, YMF R3 Cup and a new class on the ASBK Calendar - the Superbike Masters. Past Champions will dust off their Historic Superbikes from the 70’s and 80’s for three races around the Island.

The action and excitement does not stop on the track, with the chance to meet your favourite riders and grab an autograph. Win your chance to get on the back of a superbike with a pillion ride. Grab a bargain at Trade Alley.
Australian Stock Horse Society Southern Highlands Branch Show
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

Art Show at Warratina Lavender Farm
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The annual Art Show at Warratina Lavender Farm is sure to impress.

All types of paintings will be on show and for sale. There will be framed paintings, unframed paintings, cards, and more all for sale.

The Show is supported by members of the Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley Art Society.

Devonshire teas, all day breakfasts and luncheons will be available throughout the show.
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is a wine and food event with a difference. It is a moving, yes moving – like walking, feast of the Bendigo region.

Your ticket is a special opportunity to taste the wines of the Bendigo region, matched with speciality food prepared by local chefs while strolling between seven stunning heritage buildings in Central Bendigo. It is an event with a relaxing pace, allowing you to stroll from one venue to the next when you are ready to discover more Bendigo wines, inspired food and grand gold rush architecture.

Located within Central Bendigo, the seven venues are easy to walk between. At each venue you will get to experience Bendigo's thriving foodie scene with entrée sized dishes developed specially for the day. Each ticket includes wine tastings, seven entrée sized speciality dishes, souvenir tasting glass, carry bag and guide book with walking map.

Wines you enjoy on the day can be ordered from individual wineries or purchased from the Pop Up Wine Shop. Fastway Couriers Bendigo kindly provides free delivery for half-dozens or dozens purchased.

Tickets from the Bendigo Tourism website.
A Day on the Hill: Spring Festival Crooked River Wines
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Join them for a day of amazing live tunes, local wine, craft beer, tasty eats and fun.

Ticket includes entry to the festival and limited wine tasting.

Smoked Pulled Pork Burger, Beef Rendang Curry, Falafel Salad, Crooked River and Robertson Jacke Potatoes, Cheeseboards, Scrolls, Oyster Bar, Pizza Truck, Coffee Cart

Christie Lamb
Australia’s Golden Girl of Country Rock

Owen Campbell
Australia’s Premier Blues/Roots Artist
Chart Topping and undoubtedly one of Australia’s most exciting performers

The Missing Linc Band, Andre Corban Drums, Dave Quinn Bass, Lincoln Piper Guitar/Vox.

Peter Northcote
Undoubtedly Australia’s Premier Session Guitarists, A Philanthropist and all round nice guy. Peters playing gives you goose bumps. He’s played with some of the biggest international stars and now graces you with his presence.

Scott McRae
Easy Beats/Stevie Wright Show
Television Presenter/Actor and one hell of a voice

Alan Barnes - Don’t be fooled by the shadow of his brother Jimmy. Alan can hold his own!

Ned Olive and Jack Purdon Bass

Andrea Krakovska - Toxic Dolls, Keys/Guitar
Benalla Lions Club Antique and Collectable Fair
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Benalla Lions Club Antique and Collectable Fair is being held on Saturday 13 October 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday 14 October 2018 from 10:00am to 4:0000pm in the Benalla Indoor Recreation Stadium.

There will be a light refreshments available from the canteen on both days. A Lucky Door Prize will be drawn on Sunday. Interstate and Local Dealers will be attending with a large variety of items on display and all items will be for sale. For further details please contact Margaret or email pandmpoels@bigpond.com.
Adelaide Zombie Walk 2018
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Adelaide Zombie Walk attracts a SAPOL estimated 10,000+ participants into the Adelaide CBD.
The event is a FREE community event that raises funds for FoodbankSA and all monies raised go directly back into the community to assist those in need with food relief.
Over the past 8 years we have raised over $70,000 dollars for those in need within our local community and gathered over 1.5 tonne of non-perishable food items.
The event starts at 3pm, with the actual walk commencing at 7pm, and looping back into Rundle Park.
Our event is all ages and alcohol free.
Participants gather in the park from 3pm, where they are treated to entertainment, market stalls, food vendors and music.
Best dressed competitions start @ 5pm, before the walk is launched at 7pm.
Head into Rundle Park Adelaide on October 13, 2018 to experience a FREE true community event with a difference.
You will be suprised just how much fun our event is.
Alice Springs Masters Games
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
In 2018 nearly 4000 athletes and officials and 500 volunteers will be involved in 36 sports over eight days in the Red Centre of Central Australia.

Many participants will experience their first Games with many more athletes returning to get another fix of the Friendly Games.

Boxing, Model Aircraft Flying and Functional Fitness have joined the schedule for 2018 as well as Squash which is making a return.

Most of all, the spirit of the Friendly Games will continue. Lots of old friends will catch up and the Games’ essence of genuine camaraderie will live on!

If you would like to be a part of Australia’s longest-running Masters Games register now!

https://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/sports/

https://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/volunteers-2/volunteers/
Beechworth Oktoberfest
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Get your annual dose of Ohmpah pah pah.

Beechworth craft-brewery Bridge Road Brewers is hosting its 14th annual Oktoberfest. Located in the heart of town, this small brewery has a swag of awards to its name, and is ready for this years celebration of beer and music.

The event is based around the original Oktoberfest held in Munich in late September each year. This Beechworth Oktoberfest is probably as close as you will get to the real thing without forking out the dollars to fly to Europe.

The authenticity of this event is bolstered not only by the four piece OhmPah band, traditional outfits and cuisine, but also by the beer brewed especially for the occasion. As is tradition in Munich, they also brew their own Marzen, or Oktoberfest beer, more than two months ahead of the event. This allows for the beer to age or large in tank for a prolonged period, resulting in a smooth malty lager, perfect for such a celebration.

Tickets will sell out as they did last year. Purchase your tickets before booking accommodation.
Aquatic Weed Harvester Australia presents East Coast Sidecar Roundup Round Two
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
The East Coast Sidecar Roundup is a not-for-profit entity and is a speedway sidecar series that is run up and down the east coast of Australia. They have grown in popularity since commencing the series in 2015, that was formed to encourage and support the growth of sidecar racing for both juniors and seniors on the east coast.

They have teams from all across the country race in the series as well as a number of teams from across the ditch in New Zealand. Introducing Live Streaming this year will not only promote the sport across the world, but will expose their sponsors, supporters and race teams to the world audience.

Come and see the speedway sidecars chew up the speedway oval on their methanol burning 180HP rocketships. This huge motorsport event will see speedway sidecar teams from most states of Australia and even a couple of Kiwis coming across the ditch to take it to the Aussies!!
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk - Logan
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Australian Supercross Championships Geelong
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Troy Bayliss Events will host The Australian Supercross Championships Round Three presented by Yamaha.

Australia's best will take on Americans as they race for $20,000 in prizes and Championship points.

Do not miss the biggest supercross in Victoria in 10 Years.

A huge night of two and four wheel motorsport action will be perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Prior to the main event a full pit party will also take place just outside the main entrance with music, entertainment and its your chance to meet and greet all the riders.
BeachCare Activity Day - Tugun
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Adventurethon Demolish Mackay
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Get your adventurous side ready to take on some of the best of Central Queensland.

There will be three separate locations for each race to ensure they have the best course locations for each of the standalone events – Paddle, Mountain Bike and Run. This will enable them to showcase the very best bits Mackay has to offer!

Saturday Morning: Mackay Paddle Rush
Saturday Afternoon: Mad MTB XC
Sunday Morning: Finch Hatton George Adventure Run

With three distances to choose from and it’s definitely the most exciting and fun way to see and expolore the region!

They can’t wait to show this off to you and look forward to a brilliant weekend of adventure in Mackay this October.
Back Block Bards Book Launch and Art Exhibition
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
A Collection of Bush Verse by Bush Bards.

This book by a group of related poets is a contribution to the rich history of bush verse in Australia. All the poets featured were born and bred in western NSW and their verse is largely based on experiences from this area. Being from a number of different authors, readers will observe different styles and content in the poetry. The illustrations have been done by artist Joan Vagg, who also has poetry featured.

Recently, their family has been affected by the cruel disease of early onset dementia. While dementia is all too common in the elderly, it’s showing up more frequently in younger people. This book is part of a fundraising campaign for Dementia Australia Research Foundation, that also involves artwork sales and other activities throughout 2018.
Barnawartha Annual Community Garage Sale
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
The Community of Barnawartha will host the annual Barnawartha Community Garage Sale on Saturday 13 October.

Come along and bag a bargain at one of the participating garage sales throughout the day.

The Barnawartha Primary School will be holding a sausage sizzle at the Barny Store on the day and the garage sales will be available from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Brought to you by the Barnawartha Development Association.
Abbalanche "The Australian Abba Tribute Show"
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Abbalanche is Australia’s only award-winning ABBA Tribute Show, having previously won the Ace Awards ‘Best Show’, since performing the country’s greatest ABBA production since 1995.

Abbalanche takes you on an entertaining ride through all the hit songs you know and love. This is a visually stunning and incredibly energetic show with plenty of crowd participation. Abbalanche are a timely celebration of the dazzling costumes, exciting eye-catching choreography, sing-a-long ballads and dance-floor hits.

Abbalanche is the essential ABBA experience! So dust of your flares, don your platforms, get down and get funky with these sexy singing Swedes from Stockholm this October.
Artists Lunch , Food Wine and Conversation - Crush Festival Bundaberg
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Artists of all make, model and vintage are welcome at a relaxing lunch at Vintner’s Secret Vineyard. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other artists from the region over a delicious spread. Hosts Marianne and Ed are terrific advocates for bringing together food, wine and the arts and invite you to their table to discover a little bit more about the inspiring passion of the region’s creatives.
Amabile Dalfarra-Smith: A line through landscape
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Amabile Dalfarra-Smith’s practice is rooted in her connection to place and her relationship with Western Victoria’s landscape. Her work is influenced by photography and her training as a graphic designer and experience as an art teacher. The essence of the place inspire Dalfarra-Smith’s personal responses to nature. These interpretations may be realistic, but often develop more abstractly through seeking to see the world from more than simply a pedestrian’s point of view.

A line through landscape offers a survey of linocuts, paintings and drawings from 1994 - 2018, focusing on Dalfarra-Smith’s relationship with nature and unique style which incorporates realism, expressionism, design and graphic line.

Well-known for her Eucalyptus Series, Dalfarra-Smith renders unusual perspectives and uses cast shadows to describe form and emphasise space. Other paintings include shrubby landscapes and grasses that are more expressive and derived from thumbnails and sketches that the artist produced when travelling. Dalfarra-Smith presents a number of different artistic interpretations of the Wimmera countryside and flora that prompt us to see the line of landscape in novel ways.

A HRAG exhibition
Audi Centre Springwood’s City of Logan Sports Awards 2018
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Want to go toe to toe with Danny “The Green Machine” Green? The four-times world champion boxer is their special guest for this year’s Audi Centre Springwood’s City of Logan Sports Awards.

The city punches above its weight when it comes to sporting talent. Sporting super stars Cameron Smith, Israel Folau, Corey Parker, Jason Day, Alex Leapai, Jodie Henry and Steven Bradbury to name a few, all started out here in the City of Logan.

Join them at the gala awards dinner, Saturday 13 October and witness the new crop of sporting talent that is emerging from the city.

Rub shoulders with the city’s sporting elite and celebrate these champions and their achievements.

Tickets on sale now and include pre-dinner drinks, a three course meal and entertainment by McKenzie Band.

ADC Makers Market
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Australian Design Centre's boutique outdoor Makers Market is back as part of Sydney Craft Week. With a distinctly Darlinghurst vibe this is a friendly local street market that emerges in the morning and is gone by nightfall returning the streets to local people.

Come and enjoy the market atmosphere under the big marquee as we close off Palmer Street and invite Sydney's most talented creators to showcase their work.

The Design Centre will open all day so you can catch the latest exhibitions, try your hand at making and check out all the new makers in Object Shop - the Design Centre's retail space supporting makers and designers. There will also be delicious food on site to help sustain the shopping! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to mingle with the makers, hear the stories about why and how they make and perhaps take a little bit of their work home to enjoy.
A Feast of Stories: Spring
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
This 1890’s Chapel is the perfect venue for a celebration and reflection on the season. A time of community, belonging and feasting. Meet new friends at the long table. Price includes arrival drink and four course meal.
Battle of Hastings re enactment 1066 Medieval weekend
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Knights and warriors of both the Normans and the Saxons set out to conquer each other on the battlefield representing what happened in 1066. Join them on the battlefield and witness what it would of been like in the days as a warrior of knight.

Free event for all ages.

Specialised menu options also available.

Saturday 13 fighting occurs between 3pm to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 3pm.
Balkan Gypsy Party With Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles Orkestra
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party!

Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.
Anxiety & Depression: Can Ancient Yoga Wisdom Help?
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
At some stage in our lives we are all affected by anxiety or depression with modern society often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and full of stress. Every year millions of Australians suffer from depression and anxiety with recent studies reporting that numbers are on the rise.

The manner in which we live, work and interact are changing—and these all influence our health and happiness. How can we live our lives to nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being? Does ancient yoga-wisdom have a role to play in dealing with anxiety and depression? Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from world renowned Vedic teacher Acharya das as he explores the answers to these important questions and provides tools to help us cultivate inner peace and happiness.
Event includes guided meditation, kirtan, Q&A time, and refreshments.

Free event, donations welcome!

About Acharya Das
Acharya das is a world renowned and respected teacher of Vedic and yoga philosophy, meditation and kirtan. He has as an uncommonly deep understanding of yoga philosophy and practice and conveys that message in a clear, simple and oftentimes humorous manner. He has studied for many years...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Macq
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Join them for a free community performance of Bangarra’s Macq at Campbelltown Arts Centre, supported by local group performances and a barbecue.

Bangarra dancer Jasmin Sheppard created the work Macq acknowledging a moment in our past, exploring the historical chapter that devastated the Dharawal people of Appin in 1816, under the direction of Governor Macquarie. Bangarra will perform this passionate and political work for the south-west Sydney community, bringing it back to Country – to the land that inspired it.

Come along for a free community barbecue at 4:30pm followed by local performances and Bangarra’s Macq as the sun goes down in the Amphitheatre.

Get down early to secure your spot.
Artisans in the Gardens
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Artisans in the Gardens is an exciting and diverse range of artworks inspired by nature in all its forms.

A celebration of the natural world, Artisans in the Gardens, now in its 18th year, brings together an extraordinary range of artwork. The exhibition showcases some of Australia’s best established and emerging artists and craftspeople with over 2,000 artworks including sculpture, ceramics, hand blown glass, jewellery, textiles, plus so much more.

The pieces are thought-provoking, awe-inspiring, functional and beautiful pieces of art. The artistic inspiration for the works draws on the intrinsic beauty of nature as well as current environmental issues and sustainability.

All items in the exhibition are for sale over the nine day event, with proceeds going to the artists and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens to continue supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educations programs within your Botanic Gardens.
Annual Dungog Rumble
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Sixth Annual Dungog Rumble is a family day out. Come and view the Hot Rods, Custom Classics, Restored Vehicles and Motorcycles. There will be live music, raffles, barbecue, giveaways and a great car show. All proceeds to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter .
Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Seaside Carnivale is a family fun day with a huge variety of events and activities for all ages - even adults!

Join in the fun of the pet parade, decorated bike, fancy dress, teddy bear, spanner throwing competitions, the famous Seaside Tombola and much more!

New exciting events to be announced soon!

More details to come, so make sure to follow the Batemans Bay Seaside Carnivale Facebook page!
Beechwood Billycart Classic
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Beechwood Billycart Classic is a great fun day for both adults and kids. The billycart races cater for 100 kilometres per hour speedsters racing down Mt Pappinbarra, veterans and kids’ races, set in the relaxed village atmosphere of Beechwood.

Besides the billycart races, there are stalls, horse rides, jumping castle, barbeques, and of course the hospitality of the Beechwood Hotel.

Started in 1980, the five kilometre adult course attracts entries from far and wide, with the top racers exceeding 100 kilometres per hour! Since there are a couple of small uphill sections, billycarts for the Classic are unique in the world, in that they are two-person. One does the driving, whilst the other – the ‘Co-Driver’ – needs a fit pair of legs to keep the power up when gravity’s working against them.

Children do a much shorter downhill-only course down the main street of Beechwood, but since its only a gentle decline, they use a ‘Co-Driver’ too!
Alpacas and Llamas in the Mist (Demystified)
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
On a summer morning watch a herd of Llamas and Alpacas amble up a tranquil vista of paddocks and rolling hills, coming up to meet you for their breakfast.

This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed – meet over 200 alpacas and llamas, learn about them, and take wonderful “selfies” with them.
39th Annual Beekeeping Field Day
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
The 39th Annual Beekeeping Field Day, presented by the Bendigo Branch Victorian Apiarists Association Inc at Harcourt Leisure Centre.



This event's aim is to promote beekeeping skills, education and information gathering within the industry for both novice and experienced beekeepers; offering support for all. Open to all interested people wanting to meet other beekeepers and industry members.

Trade Stalls and Catering are available all day, honey and a wide variety of beekeeping materials will be available for purchase. There will also be guest speakers discussing a range of topics, including tree identification, almond pollination and extracting honey from flow hives or traditional hives.

Of much interest will be the open-hive demonstrations - describing the workings of and care of beehives.

All members of the public are welcomed, with items for sale such as jewellery, beeswax food wraps, candles face, hand, body, and baby balms. For more information please contact Carol via phone.

Annual Blacksmith Convention
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
Come to Blacksmiths Wandin in the Yarra Valley and experience Blacksmiths forging hot metal using tools to hammer, bend, and cut to produce objects such as sculpture, tools, decorative items and cooking utensils.

Enjoy art exhibition and painting workshops, wood turners, tool sales, demonstrations, medieval re-enactments and historic grounds.

Free entry, free coffee and free sausages.
Australia's Biggest Duck Race for Cancer Research
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
Australia’s Biggest Duck Race for Cancer Research will return to the banks of the Brisbane River at Riverside Drive, West End for the 12th consecutive year on Sunday 14 October from 11am to 5pm.

There will be 40000 rubber ducks flocking to water for the show stopper event in the ‘race that quacks a nation’, with the first beaks over the line winning their lucky ticket holder a car, AUD25000 cash or a boat.

The fun-filled family day will also feature kids’ rides, shows and activities, live stage music, delicious eats from the Regatta Hotel and Ducks galore!

The event is the PA Research Foundation’s flagship fundraiser for cancer research. Sadly one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. This is a disease which does not discriminate and the PA Research Foundation is committed to supporting break through research to improve diagnostics, preventatives and treatments for patients faced with cancer.

To support this fundraising event, you can purchase a single duck in the race for AUD5 or better your odds with a whole flock!

Please visit the Duck Race website for event information or to purchase tickets.
Art Studio Workshops at Incinerator Gallery
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018 to Thu 6th Dec 2018
The Incinerator Gallery is a premier visual arts destination located in Melbourne’s West.

The Gallery offers a curated program of contemporary art in an Incinerator designed by the office of Walter Burley Griffin, the only one remaining in Victoria, and one of only six left in the country.

The Incinerator has two main gallery spaces, as well as a community access space for emerging artists, curators and community groups. Year round, the Incinerator plays host to curated exhibition programs featuring works from both emerging and established artists.

This spring, the Gallery will be offering classes in Ceramics, Contemporary Textile Design, Observational Drawing and Acrylic Painting, Fusing and Slumping Glass and Egg Tempera Painting.

Led by inspiring and experienced artists, students can enjoy workshops in small groups, in a motivating and relaxed gallery setting.

Classes run for eight weeks, commencing Monday 15 October. Workshops include all materials unless specified. Bookings essential as class sizes are limited to small groups.

Visit the Incinerator Gallery website to book your place or call to find out more about the workshops on offer.
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind Tour
Date Mon 15th Oct 2018
Pop breakthrough Anne-Marie is coming to Australia this October for two very special one-off shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Following the release of her UK Top Three and ARIA Top 20 debut album Speak Your Mind, the UK’s biggest-selling breakthrough artist of 2018, Anne-Marie will perform her chart-topping tunes including her most recent hit �’—a song she co-wrote with touring partner and long-time friend, Ed Sheeran.

See Eventfinda for more information.
A Little Lunch Music: Arrebato Ensemble
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Arrebato Ensemble, led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Greg Alfonzetti, is an exceptionally talented group of musicians that includes cello, double bass, oud, saxophone, harmonica and percussion players. While contemporary flamenco is the compositional driving force of the Ensemble, they also encompass jazz and world music.
Aussie Wildlife Course - October/November/December
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Wed 5th Dec 2018
The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife.

It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries.

This course runs one evening per week over eight weeks.

Please see their website for information sheet and booking form.
Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour October
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Explore Latitude 23 Glasshouse with one of our resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists.

Join one of our resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new tropical display house, known as Latitude 23.

Closed to the general public it is home to an amazing collection of ferns, orchids, aroids, tillandsias, bromeliads, lilies, begonias, palms and cycads – many of the plants that were kept in the Pyramid and the Arc.
Adelaide Fashion Festival
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Adelaide Fashion Festival is South Australia's premiere fashion festival. Highlighting Adelaide's dynamic creative industries against a backdrop of the city's vibrant venues and fashion precincts, the Adelaide Fashion Festival is bold, original, progressive and inspired.

The festival, held each October, showcases established and up-and-coming Adelaide designers as they present contemporary and relevant fashion and accessories alongside unique hair and makeup styling, local photography, music and South Australia's iconic food and beverages.

The festival is committed to developing the local fashion industry and growing the international focus through ongoing business development missions in regions such as Jakarta, Dubai, Paris and Mumbai.

The Adelaide Fashion Festival is for lovers of fashion and design, buyers, designers, media, stylists, retailers and the curious at heart.

Guests will be inspired across the five days of the festival; the program includes international - standard runway shows, masterclasses, the chance to meet top fashion identities over lunch and retail activations featuring tomorrow's top trends.
An Evening with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present an evening of gorgeous music featuring director Christopher Moore and violinist Sophie Rowell.

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre present arguably Mozart’s best concerto, the Sinfonia Concertante, and Brahms’ Serenade No.2, a rarely performed masterpiece and regarded as ‘quintessential Brahms’. Alongside these great classics, you will be among the first in Australia to experience a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - Paolo Sebastian presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide & Unley Runway 1
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Paolo Sebastian will open the 2018 Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide & Unley with a collection inspired by the revered works of Russian composer Tchaikovsky, in company with a live score by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

The couture house’s Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collection The Nutcracker holds true to the label’s essence; the creation of a grand narrative through meticulously crafted couture.

Drawing on Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed masterpiece, the iconic scores of The Nutcracker will be brought to life through vision and sound; the dreamlike realms of the tale will be shown through delicate embroideries illustrating the Kingdom of the Dolls, the Land of the Flowers and more, while the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will recreate the timeless sounds of the renowned ballet.

Textures of opulent wool cashmere, French tulle and silk chiffon in tones of glacier blue, sugar plum, frost white and garnet are adorned with intricate hand-sewn snowflakes, floral motifs, and delicate crystal embellishments, demonstrating designer Paul Vasileff’s attention to detail and craftsmanship in his seventeenth collection.

Your ticket to Tchaikovsky’s mystical world as seen through the eyes of South Australia’s leading creative talents.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - Paolo Sebastian presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide & Unley Runway 2
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Paolo Sebastian will open the 2018 Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide & Unley with a collection inspired by the revered works of Russian composer Tchaikovsky, in company with a live score by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

The couture house’s Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collection The Nutcracker holds true to the label’s essence; the creation of a grand narrative through meticulously crafted couture.

Drawing on Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed masterpiece, the iconic scores of The Nutcracker will be brought to life through vision and sound; the dreamlike realms of the tale will be shown through delicate embroideries illustrating the Kingdom of the Dolls, the Land of the Flowers and more, while the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will recreate the timeless sounds of the renowned ballet.

Textures of opulent wool cashmere, French tulle and silk chiffon in tones of glacier blue, sugar plum, frost white and garnet are adorned with intricate hand-sewn snowflakes, floral motifs, and delicate crystal embellishments, demonstrating designer Paul Vasileff’s attention to detail and craftsmanship in his seventeenth collection.

Your ticket to Tchaikovsky’s mystical world as seen through the eyes of South Australia’s leading creative talents.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - Masterclass with Alyce Tran of The Daily Edited
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Join one of Adelaide’s most successful exports, the co-founder of The Daily Edited (TDE) Alyce Tran, for a Q&A about all things fashion, business and social media.

Tran has dominated the luxury lifestyle accessories market since TDE launched its accessory line in 2014. Today TDE’s customisable products can be found in wardrobes, handbags, desks and hands around the world.

TDE has revolutionised the way people see and think about personal and professional lifestyle products. The brand’s trademark social media aesthetic, and partnerships with style-makers including supermodel Amber Valletta, have made TDE one of the most recognisable, ‘must-have’ accessories for women, men, children – and even dogs.

Meet one half of the dynamite team behind TDE, Alyce Tran, and hear about how she transitioned from lawyer to fashion industry leader.

The masterclass will be hosted by Alison Kubler.
Alan Reid/Rob Van Sante concert
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Alan (vocals, piano, accordion, guitar) and Rob (vocals, guitar) perform modern and traditional folk. Alan recorded almost 30 albums with world renowned Battlefield Band. Alan’ songs have been a feature of the band's repertoire since the early 80's and are noted for their story telling element, lyricism and strong melody.

In 1998 his first solo album 'The Sunlit Eye' featuring new songs and tunes was released followed by his song and tune book 'Martyrs, Rogues and Worthies' in 2001. His songs have been an integral component for the band and for the two well received albums with Rob. Alan was a 2009 Scots Tradition Award nominee in the composer section.

Rob is a highly respected tasteful guitarist and a fine singer. He has lent his ears to the Battlefield Band for the past 13 years as their sound engineer for both live and recorded work. He continues to accompany them on all their tours as their 'fifth' member and when not on the road, Rob can be found at work in his recording studio in his adopted home town of Leeds, recording and producing albums for local, national and inter-national musicians.
A Clockwork Orange
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Fri 2nd Nov 2018
The classic Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange comes to life this October, exploring the nature of man’s free will.

Presented by Life on Hold Productions, the adaptation is the brainchild of director Sarah Christiner who set up the production company, co-wrote the script with Connor Carlyle and plays the main role of adult Alex, who narrates the show as he looks back on his past.

But as if that commitment wasn’t enough, Christiner has also got herself a permanent tattoo in honour of the production—she now sports �” on the back of her neck, the number Alex is assigned as a prison inmate.

A Clockwork Orange chronicles the experience of Alex DeLarge played by Carlyle, a young man enjoying a debauched life until he gets his comeuppance and is rehabilitated by severe conditioning. After treatment, Alex can no longer choose his actions and is prohibited from performing violent acts but also from enjoying basic human pleasures.

“If you take away a man’s right to choose his actions, do you take away his humanity?” Christiner said.

“The story has often been misconstrued as being about violence in youth culture but...
A Quiet Evening of Dance
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
When William Forsythe breaks a rule, it stays broken.

Forsythe is one of the pivotal figures in contemporary dance and ballet. In the twentieth century Forsythe pushed the language of ballet to the outer limits and in the twenty-first century has continued to prod and stretch the form, making work that’s as physically demanding as it is conceptually rigorous.

A Quiet Evening of Dance is a suite of four works that showcases the depth and breadth of Forsythe’s practice. DUO2015 began life in 1996 and a renewed version was included in Sylvie Guillem’s farewell dance program.

2016’s Catalogue was created based on the rich physical knowledge of former Forsythe dancers Jill Johnson, Brit Rodemund and Christopher Roman. The remaining works are premieres for trio and seven dancers, taking viewers right up to the present minute of Forsythe’s ever evolving choreographic history.

Winner of the Fedora—Van Cleef and Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018.
Berry Gardens Festival
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
There is so much to see and do in this scenic part of the Shoalhaven. Why not plan ahead for a special weekend at a beautiful time of the year, when the beaches are quiet and the countryside and its flowers are at their most bounteous?

Visit the beautiful large gardens open in Berry and surrounds.

Tickets are available at all gardens and at Apex Park, Berry.

Refreshments are available at Garden 5.

Parking is available near all the gardens. Wheelchair access may be limited in some gardens. Toilets are available at Apex Park, Mark Radium Park, Berry Showground and Alexandra Street (disabled accessibility).
Sorry, pets are not permitted.
Abseil for Youth
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Fri 19th Oct 2018
Abseil for Youth brings together hundreds of people passionate about experiencing life to the fullest.

Be part of a truly unique, challenging and fun event this year! Step outside your comfort zone and step off the edge of a 33 storey building as a lone thrill-seeker, a group of mates, or make it your next team building activity!

Well done to all past abseilers on 'facing your fears' and 'rising to the challenge' to help young Australians overcome the struggles of addiction, seek support for mental health illness, homelessness and unemployment.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018
Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill.

This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia.

ACT 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III)

A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all.

ACT 2 – Les Sylphides

A short ballet in one act about a young man who, while walking at night, encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman.

ACT 3 – Carmen

Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

Adelaide Fashion Festival - Vogue's Kitchen with Edwina McCann
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018
Hear from one of the country’s most influential voices in fashion, media and business, Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann, at contemporary city eatery, Sean’s Kitchen, while enjoying a stunning shared lunch and elegant wines from Wicks Estate.

Back for her second year at the Adelaide Fashion Festival, McCann will share her insights about trend, influence, consumer behaviour and the media landscape. At the helm of Vogue Australia McCann has redefined the meeting point between fashion, luxury and media while championing causes such as the healthy body initiative, diversity, sustainability and supporting local talent.

McCann started her career, serendipitously, at Vogue Australia as a fashion assistant before moving on to fashion-related posts at The Australian and Grazia and three years as editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar. McCann returned to Vogue Australia as editor-in-chief in 2012 and under her leadership the brand has become the country’s leading fashion title across all platforms.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - Couture Culture presented by Burnside Village
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018
A stunning display of couture bridal and evening gowns that will take your breath away, and breathe life into your dream wedding.

One of the most popular events of the Adelaide Fashion Festival schedule, Couture Culture is a spectacular showcase of intricate beading, effortlessly draped designs and exquisite details.

The pieces that will walk the runway are all hand-made in South Australia by local designers: Atelier Milano, Caleche, Couture+Love+Madness, Eliza French, GretaKate, Jaimie Sortino and Varacalli Couture with accessories by Ashlee Lauren, Mimi-Jane Millinery and Sylvy Earl.

Styled by Harper’s Bazaar market editor Caroline Tran, the Couture Culture runway will be a poetic dream of silk, chiffon, lace and organza.

Be romanced by the elegant but different points of view from Adelaide’s leading bridal, evening and millinery designers.
2018 Seniors Variety Concert
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018
An afternoon of fun entertainment and afternoon tea for the elderly citizens of the Community.
As part of National Seniors Week, George Town Council hosts an amazing concert for our residents.

Held in the Memorial Hall, George Town, guests are kept entertained by a variety of vocal and dance performances.

This year, artists include : Fiddlestix - a family with a love of celtic music, Trish Ray, Vince Davis, Bee Bop Dance Studio, Community Hub Eukele Group, Council Act , Neville Marston and finishing with a good old singalong
A must for our wonderful senior citizens. Open to everyone in the North of the State.

A Ghost in My Suitcase
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The spirits you carry, they carry you too.

Twelve year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hairraising pursuit too.

This world premiere stage version of A Ghost in My Suitcase is adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

From contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai to the misty byways of rural China, the tale takes place in the overlap of cultures and histories both big and small.
A Ghost In My Suitcase
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The spirits you carry, they carry you too. Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hair-raising pursuit too.

This world premiere stage version of A Ghost in My Suitcase is adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel. From contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai to the misty byways of rural China, the tale takes place in the overlap of cultures and histories both big and small.

This is part of Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Australian Native Orchid Show
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
The Australian Native Orchid Show is back again for 2018 at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Featuring a wide range of Australian Native Orchids and their hybrids including the Australian native Sarcochilus orchids.

As well as the orchids on display, there will be orchids nurseries and vendors in the room selling products and orchids for your garden.
AFL Queensland Schools Cup - State Preliminary Finals and State Grand Finals 2018
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The AFL Queensland Schools Cup (AFLQSCup) is AFL Queensland’s premier schools’ competition. The state-wide inter-school competition is open to public, private and independent schools across six competitive divisions: Primary Male, Primary Female, Junior Male, Junior Female, Senior Male and Senior Female.

The AFLQSCup is a free competition for schools and provides equitable pathways for male and female students. The competition is resourced and administered by AFL Queensland.

Schools begin the competition in localised gala days in either the South East Queensland or North Queensland Conferences, with Regional Champions progressing into the knockout State Qualifying Finals.

The competition culminates in the AFLQSCup State Preliminary and Grand Finals on the Sunshine Coast, with 24 teams in attendance. The six North Queensland champions are flown down for an all expenses paid weekend on the Sunshine Coast including a day of sightseeing.

Six State Champions are crowned on Sunday, 21 October.
20th National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Celebrating 20 years of cold climate wines at Australia's largest and coolest inland wine show. Although the judging process is a closed event, the Public Tasting held on 19 October is a great opportunity to bring your friends or group to get familiar with cool climate wines and to informally chat to the local wine producers and regional winemakers.

Surrounded by amazing locally sourced fresh food, coupled with over 800 complementary wines, expand on your wine knowledge by simply tasting.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk (Unanderra)
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about this relationship and where it's headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy, Arj Barker, returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - TAFE SA Showcase presented by Spendless Shoes
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The next generation of Australian design will storm the runway at AFF, bringing new energy and ideas to Adelaide-born apparel.

Second and third year design students will present looks that represent their vision of ‘modest fashion’, the fastest growing sector in the global fashion industry and see this year’s finalists for the Premier’s Design Award, as well as pieces created throughout the course of the year.

The runway show will be produced entirely by TAFE SA students, from hair and makeup to lighting, visual merchandising, catering, event management, music and graphics. TAFE SA stylists will be mentored by local creative Mia Gambranis.

An exciting look at the future of fashion.
A Tribute to Roy Orbison
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
A tribute to one of the world’s biggest music icons Roy Orbison! Experience a show like no other starring internationally acclaimed artist Aaron W Mansfield! A show so true to life you “close your eyes and you're listening to Roy Orbison and then open your eyes and you’re looking at Roy Orbison!”

Doors open at 7:30pm for 8pm start.
Ararat Golden Gateway Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Golden Gateway Festival is a tradition dating back decades, offering a range of activities and events for all ages across Ararat over ten days.

Activities this year include the crowing of the Golden Gateway Festival King and Queen, a street parade, drone racing competition and much, much more.
Araluen Wheels Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The Araluen Wheels Festival is a family friendly event featuring a whole host of great displays.

On the day there will be a Show and Shine competition, huge navy vehicles, emergency services, vintage cars, bikes and motorcycles.

There will also be plenty of food, entertainment, market stalls a photography competition and much more.

Be sure to keep the date free for an afternoon full of delicious food, great rides and a wheely good time.
ANDREW PIKE'S ADVENTURES IN THE FILM TRADE
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Andrew Pike takes us on a journey through the Australian film trade, viewed from the perspective of a Canberra-based distributor and exhibitor.

As the principal of Ronin Films, and operator of the fondly remembered Electric Shadows cinemas, Andrew focuses on the bizarre and forgotten aspects of his field.

Presented in association with the Friends of the NFSA.
Arj Barker "We Need to Talk" at Wests Illawarra
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
You had better sit down for this...
Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wests Illawarra with his brand new show "We Need to Talk".

Over 18's only
Doors open: 7:30pm
Show starts: 8:30pm
Tickets: available from reception or on the website.
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
From 70s synth-pop pioneer with Yellow Magic Orchestra to experimental minimalist to lauded film composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto has never been content keeping still.

A partial list of collaborators proves the expanses Sakamoto’s music roams: Brian Wilson, Iggy Pop, Youssou N’Dour and David Sylvian are just a few. Sakamoto’s most recent and enduring musical partner has been German glitch maestro Alva Noto. In the early days of this century what began as a swapping of files has ultimately led to raved-about albums, an exquisite soundtrack to the film The Revenant and a series of unmissable live events.

On the heels of the recent live improvised album Glass, witness these two distinct minds in communion once more.

This is part of Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Benalla Spring Show
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
Head to Benalla for the 136th Benalla Spring show held at the Benalla Showgrounds.

See the show jumping, watch the sheep dog trials or see the pet parade or event the tiny to and costume clasess. The show will bring a smile to all those who attend.

The Benalla show will be held on Friday October 19 from 9:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday October 20 9:00 to 5:00pm.
26th Annual Festival of Art- Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council Inc.
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council Inc presents the 26th Annual Festival of Art exhibition and sale at The Old Courthouse, Murrumburrah. The exhibition is open the weekends of October 20/21 and October 27/28.

Official opening night is October 19 from 8pm. Supper is provided inclusive to entry price.
Batlow Apple Blossom Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Australia's most renowned apple growing region at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival.

Food, market stalls, live music, and family fun combine to bring the apple town of Batlow to life during the festival this October.

Held annually on the third Saturday in October, the festival's Gala Day has an emphasis on affordable family fun.

Stallholder enquiries are always welcome. Festival information is available for download from the web site.
Ben Chifley Memorial Light on the Hill Dinner
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The legacy of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his inspirational words, which have come to epitomise Labor values, have been celebrated for the past 32 years in his home town of Bathurst, at the annual Light on the Hill Dinner and Address.

This years address will be delivered by Don Watson.

As a speech writer for Prime Minister Paul Keating, political satirist for television, and the author of many award winning non-fiction books, Don has helped shape Australia’s thinking over decades. His “Redfern Speech” delivered by Paul Keating in 1992 marked a turning point in public discourse on Aboriginal affairs, and paved the way for Kevin Rudd’s Apology to the Stolen Generation sixteen years later.



Don is known for his best-selling account of his time as Keating’s speech writer, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM (2002), The Bush (2014), a lyrical journey through regional Australia.

His Dictionary of Weasel Words (2004) continues to encourage readers to renounce meaningless corporate and government jargon, and embrace meaningful, precise language.

Annual NSW Iris Society Show
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Part of the National Iris Convention hosted by the Iris Society of Australia, enjoy the wonderful displays of many types and varieties of Iris, plus floral art, handcraft, photographs and art depicting Iris and Iridaceae.

There will be potted Iris, Rhizomes, seeds, craft items, and cottage plants on sale.

Members of the public (all Iris growers) are encouraged to enter an exhibit, at no charge, see the Iris Society website for more details.
Berry Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Come and enjoy the lush green fields and beaches of the NSW South Coast and the town of Berry. There is something for everyone at the Berry Antiques Fair.

The fair runs over two days with NSW and interstate dealers offering a wide range of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, books, linen, lamps and many other interesting items that are all for sale.
Australian Stock Horse Society County of Cumberland ASH Branch Annual Show
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Action packed equine programme including dressage, challenge and open events that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

4 Hearts Brewing Pumpyard Oktoberfest
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
A Traditional Oktoberfest Celebration. Beer tent, German band and food. German beers brewed on site. The best Oktoberfest celebration Ipswich has seen in years.

They have built the first brewery in Ipswich since 1903! Their Brewery and bar serves their awesome food, their beers, guest beers, cider, wine and spirits.

2018 Caulfield Cup Day at Morphettville
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Starting with Caulfield Cup Day, follow all of the action from Melbourne while you hang out trackside, enjoying live racing action with a wine in hand on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

The ladies’ day of the Carnival, Caulfield Cup Day, is the time to get the girls together for a fashionable afternoon out. You may like a refined setting at the Winning Post Restaurant or if you'd rather a trackside party right in the middle of the action, the Spring Carnival Lawn Party is for you. Perfect for a group gathering, you’ll have your first few drinks and food already purchased for you and a table for your group to base yourselves.
Australian Stock Horse Society Eurobodalla Hack and ASH Show
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider. Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.
Beach Netball - Wollongong
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Beach Netball is a fun, social game played with friends with a focus on health and fitness.

It’s played on a specially designed half court on the sand with five players on the beach per team. It’s a round robin event, featuring shoot outs and finals with the winners taking home the James Cook University Cup. There will be music, free giveaways and sponsor live sites. It's Netball, but not as you know it!

Teams can be either over 18 and under 18 with both males and females eligible to play.

Get your squad together and book your team now!

Teams can be a minimum of five, with a maximum of ten players per team.
2 Worlds Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The 2 Worlds Festival aims to bring two cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere. It will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not-so-traditional activities, and indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking in 2 Worlds.

The headline acts include Yothu Yindi, Shane Howard Trio, Baker Boy, Darren Percival, Chris Wilson and Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj, with at least another 15 local and national musicians performing across four stages.

The event will also feature indigenous and modern art with a theme around the 2 Worlds concept “Walking in 2 worlds”. In addition there will be a variety of workshops, activities for kids, interactive dance demonstrations and pop up performances from both cultures.

Two Worlds Festival is a not for profit fundraising event that aims to grow organically into a recognised major event that entertains, educates, stimulates and promotes interaction and understanding across two cultures.
3 Peaks Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The popular 3 Peaks Festival is set to return to Dunkeld on Saturday 20 October 2018, so mark your calendar for a weekend of sunshine, shopping and festivities.

With a large range of unique local craft stalls, gourmet food, boutique beer, local wine, music and a great range of kids activities makes this the perfect family day out or fabulous place to catch up with friends for a relaxing day in Dunkeld.
Avoca Cup
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the Avoca Cup.

A day to simply focus on having fun with friends among the racing action, there are always plenty of reasons to party as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into gear.

Held on Caulfield Cup Day, race goers can enjoy live bands, kids fun, big screen viewing and camping at the racecourse for $15 per site per night. The club also host a popular Calcutta on Cup Eve with guest speakers and a hot meal, perfect for the campers, locals and visitors in town.

Avoca’s Fashions on the Field has also worked its way on to the must compete list of any Spring Racing Fashion enthusiast, with quality standards and quality prizes.

Avoca is grass roots country racing at its best.
AusPet 2018
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
After 20 or more years as an industry only event, PIAA’s AusPet 2018 (formerly known as Pet Expo) is set to open the doors to the public. The inaugural event will be held on the Gold Coast in October, giving locals and interstate visitors first chance to experience all things furry, fishy, slithery and scaly.

AusPet 2018 is an event that focuses on all types of pets and will be running educational sessions on reptiles, aquariums, pet first aid, minibeasts, birds, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and more.

The event will include a one day industry trade show and two days public expo. The public days are heavily family orientated and will include aquatic competitions, jumping castle, face painting, breed displays, rehoming options, as well as presentations by Animal Welfare League, EcoRept and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.



Visitors will also be able to bring their pets along on the day and enjoy a fantastic day out for the entire family. For more information and ticketing info check out their website.

ABBA-solutely Fabulous
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
After sell out shows across Australia in 2017, award winning entertainers Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy bring their smash hit live concert ABBA-solutely Fabulous to the Empire Theatre!

Get ready to experience an outrageously funny romp through ABBA’s smash hits. The original dynamos from the world-wide musical sensation MAMMA MIA! will delight with their irresistible humour and explosive renditions of songs. Burchmore and Mulcahy are two of the country’s most formidable entertainers.

With their platform boots, lycra cat suits and big hair this dynamic duo - who channel a fair splash of Patsy and Eddy of 'Absolutely Fabulous’ fame – will have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s smash hits. Think Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance, Ring Ring, Does Your Mother Know, Money Money Money, Fernando and many more! Designed to thrill super fans who and charm a whole new generation, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Catch Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulchay live in a hysterical romp through ABBA’s smash hits! It’s unlike any ABBA show you’ve ever seen before; it’s ABBA-solutely Fabulous!
13th Annual Art Show
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
In its thirteen year, the vibrant Noble Park Community Centre’s 13th Annual Art Show is organised by a dedicated voluntary committee made up of local artists, with administrative support from staff of Noble Park Community Centre.

The show also provides the opportunity for local students from schools in the area to exhibit alongside adult entrants and have their work judged. It aims to unite groups who have an interest in art across the City of Greater Dandenong, celebrating community art in a socially inclusive environment. The show offers the local community a unique opportunity to display their work in a non-threatening but professional setting where many artists may be first time exhibitors.

Join for this free one-of-kind community event. On display are some spectacular pieces from extremely talented artists.

Entries open Thursday 2 August and close Wednesday 26 September. All are welcome to enter the show.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, I've been doing a sh*t-ton of thinking about...us, and where we're headed. This isn't easy, but I need to be 100% honest with you, even if what I say makes you laugh, very, very hard.
You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
⋆⋆⋆⋆ "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh..." Adelaide Now
⋆⋆⋆⋆ "On-point delivery and irresistible charm, it's clear to see why he continues to sell out" Herald Sun
BeachCare Activity Day - Tallebudgera
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Alex Stuart Quartet: Aftermath
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The critically acclaimed, Paris-based guitarist Alex Stuart returns to his home-town to release his fourth album, Aftermath. This time he brings his French band, which features a stellar cast of some of Paris’s finest jazz musicians. Between them they have performed with many jazz and world music greats, including Chucho Valdes, Pharoah Sanders, Tony Allen, Etienne Mbappé, Guillaume Perret and Mamani Keita.

Stuart has been based in France since 2005 and has since established himself there as a unique musical voice. He won the prestigious 'Jazz à Juan Révélation' prize in 2011, has released three critically acclaimed albums there and has performed with his group in top festivals and venues around the world. Since his arrival he has built upon his ANU musical foundations and expanded his horizons through performances and studies within Paris’s rich and varied music cultures.

Aftermath’s title track was Alex’s first composition following the November 2015 attacks in Paris. It was triggered by that terrible event, but inspired in particular by Paris’s defiant return to life in its aftermath.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia and New Zealand.

This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet.

This is the first time that the Imperial Russian Ballet Company have brought this presentation to Australia and New Zealand. This stunning and diverse programme consists of the electrifying Carmen in ACT 1, the romantic Les Sylphides in Act 2 and the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in Act 3.

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda.

The cast of 40 elite dancers and support staff will travel to Australia in September and October 2018.

Aussie World's Halloween FestEvil
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Sunshine Coast's biggest Halloween event is back in 2018 over two big weekends!

Set in a not-too-distant dystopian future, the Wasteland at Aussie World is riddled with strange apocalyptic creatures lurking around every corner.

Enter at your own risk...

Explore the park after dark, take a trip into the apocalyptic Wasteland and tame the four new EPIC mazes (three of them are not for the faint hearted) including the notorious Mayhem Maze.

This year's Halloween FestEvil includes: four epic mazes, roving entertainment, live music, spooky disco in The Shed,trick or treat plus rides and attractions.

Families are welcome but parental guidance is recommended as some characters and scenes may frighten younger children.

There will also be a dedicated kids zone separate from the Wasteland that the little ones can enjoy!
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Regional Tour: Notturno (Young)
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are world leaders in the performance of music from the baroque era. Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st century life to centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended for their masterpieces. For example, the string instruments for this program use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings you would hear a modern orchestra play on.

The program the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble brings to you is titled Notturno which simply means ‘night’. This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented here. It features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings which is a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour. The ensemble showcases some delightful chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Johann Caspar Mertz and Wenzel Matiegka.

The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.

Concert duration: approximately 80 minutes
Basketry Workshop - Woven Colourful Raffia Table Mats
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Learn a new skill at Woven Raffia Table Mats - a basketry craft workshop with Lydia Beshara at the Royal Botanic Gardens presented by the Friends of the RBGM.

Have some fun using brightly coloured Raffia to create a festive mat or coaster. Join Lydia in this one-day workshop where you will be using woven raffia to make your mat. Choose festive seasonal colours or hot for a summer table.

Your tutor will demonstrate all the techniques you will need from start to finish.

No experience needed. All materials included. Take home your creation at the end of the workshop. Suitable for both adults and teenagers. Morning tea and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch.

Lydia has Diplomas in Art and Horticulture and uses her passion for art, craft and plant materials to create unique baskets. Lydia is Basketry Group Coordinator at the Plant Craft Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and member of the Basket Makers of Victoria.

Please book online. Classes are limited with up to 10 per workshop. Enter via H Gate.

Australian Hockey League - Queensland versus Tasmania
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Here’s your chance to welcome the Queensland Blades and Scorchers back to the State Hockey Centre in style... Be part of the atmosphere at the new look Australian Hockey League (AHL)!

Watch the Blades and Scorchers take on the Tasmanian Tigers and Van Demons. See the current and future stars of the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos in action for their state!

Come and join in for a huge evening of fun and entertainment on October 20, including kids activities, halftime entertainment and live DJ. Plus prizes are up for grabs.
All shook up: snow domes from the collection of Sally Hopman
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Spring is here but snow is still falling at CMAG. View Sally Hopman’s collection of over 500 snow domes, from the classic to the kitsch and everything in between.
Anniversary All Chrysler Day
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary All Chrysler Day.
Organised by Chrysler Restorer's Club of Australia Inc, Chrysler and Valiant Owners Association Ltd, The R and S Series Valiant Car Club on NSW Inc, PT Cruisers Downunder NSW Inc, Dodge Owners Club of Australia.

See a great display of Chrysler Vehicles, for further information please see the web site.
Angas Plains Wines Live Music in the Vines with Kathy Pike
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Kathy Pike brings her delightful singing and guitar playing skills to Angas Plains Wines inspired by the likes of Neil Finn, Bernard Fanning, The Waifs, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell. Kathy provides authentic interpretations of songs borrowed from these and others that she admires. An acoustic songbird, she is also a talented songwriter who channels her heart into her music engaging her audience with a large range of songs.

Kathy performed last year and we loved her so she is back to play again.

A Russian Triple Bill
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Following sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, The Imperial Russian Ballet return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill, the first time the company has brought this stunning program to Australia.

Act 1 - Carmen
Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

Act 2- Les Sylphides
A short ballet in one act about a young man, who while walking at night encounters a groups of sylphs or magical women.

Act 3 - Sleeping Beauty (from Act III)
A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all!

In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company - The West Australian
Adelaide Fashion Festival - Stay and Play Street Party Glenelg
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
On the Adelaide Fashion Festival’s last day head down to the Bay for a bit of retail therapy and Stay and Play at the Adelaide Fashion Festival – Free Stay and Play Street Party.

Enjoy fashion parades, live music, children’s activities, plenty of shopping and the hugely successful KIDDO Markets will embrace a sea change, bringing guests the best of locally produced and sourced garments.

Looking for inspiration? Check out the family fashion for ideas on how to style your little Mstr or Miss. Enjoy the Kid Village where there will be a chalk art and a bubble artist. Cooking demonstrations and fashion parades will keep the older ‘kids’ entertained, food and drink vendors will be on site for the entire day.

Bring the family, explore the fashion precinct and Stay and Play at the Bay, hosted by the City of Holdfast Bay and Jetty Road, Glenelg.
Bateau Bay Brickfest - A Lego Fan event
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Rainbow Bricks are excited to announce the first Bateau Bay Brickfest.
There will be exhibitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas bringing their amazing creations for you to enjoy.

They will have their always popular Rainbow Bricks city layout including working trains and trams and lots of other lights and movement.

As always they will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display.
Beechworth Bakery Yackandandah's First Birthday
Date Mon 22nd Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
By way of thanks for a great year since Beechworth Bakery opened, they would love to invite you to join in the week-long celebrations.

All week whenever you buy a regular Beechworth Steak pie, you can get a second one the same for just 10 cents. There will be kids' activities and prizes to be won.

On Saturday it is party time. They are putting up a marquee with live music, birthday cake, children's entertainment, and lots more.

And on Sunday Beechworth Bakery dare you to come into the bakery in your PJs. You will be rewarded for your bravery (laziness?) with a coffee and biscuit on Beechworth Bakery.

So mark the date in your calendar and be sure join in the fun.
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Regional Tour: Notturno (Orange)
Date Mon 22nd Oct 2018
The musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are world leaders in the performance of music from the baroque era. Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st century life to centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended for their masterpieces. For example, the string instruments for this program use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings you would hear a modern orchestra play on.

The program the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble brings to you is titled Notturno which simply means ‘night’. This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented here. It features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings which is a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour. The ensemble showcases some delightful chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Johann Caspar Mertz and Wenzel Matiegka.

The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.

Concert duration: approximately 80 minutes
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Regional Tour: Notturno (Blackheath)
Date Tue 23rd Oct 2018
The musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are world leaders in the performance of music from the baroque era. Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st century life to centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended for their masterpieces. For example, the string instruments for this program use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings you would hear a modern orchestra play on.

The program the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble brings to you is titled Notturno which simply means ‘night’. This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented here. It features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings which is a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour. The ensemble showcases some delightful chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Johann Caspar Mertz and Wenzel Matiegka.

The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.

Concert duration: approximately 80 minutes
Adam Swanson – World Champion Ragtime Pianist
Date Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Adam is the youngest winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, held in Peoria, Illinois. In 2007, he appeared alongside the late John Arpin at the Bohem Ragtime and Jazz Festival in the Republic of Hungary and has also toured Switzerland.
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Regional Tour: Notturno (Singleton)
Date Wed 24th Oct 2018
The musicians of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are world leaders in the performance of music from the baroque era. Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st century life to centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended for their masterpieces. For example, the string instruments for this program use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings you would hear a modern orchestra play on.

The program the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble brings to you is titled Notturno which simply means ‘night’. This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented here. It features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings which is a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour. The ensemble showcases some delightful chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Johann Caspar Mertz and Wenzel Matiegka.

The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.

Concert duration: approximately 80 minutes
Australian National Field Days
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Started in 1952, the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is Australia's oldest annual agricultural exhibition where visitors will see a vast range of agricultural machinery, implements, services and ideas. Each year over 600 exhibitors from throughout Australia and overseas display their products and services at the event.

The ANFD is conducted by the Orange Field Days Co-op Ltd, a not for profit co-operative, whose charter is to Advance Australian Agriculture through exhibition, research, demonstration, competition and education.

The event is an exhibition of the latest agricultural technologies to assist farmers achieve their productivity objectives. Machinery, implements and ideas are all on display.

In addition fashion and lifestyle products are exhibited in The House Paddock.

The voluntary committee and staff work throughout the year to have a range of topical, interesting and entertaining activities across the site over the three days.

2018 Cancer Wellbeing Forum
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
A half day event for people touched by cancer, Informative sessions presented by Health Professionals and personal cancer journeys shared. Supported by Portland District Health, Beat Cycle for Hope, Rotary Club of Portland and Arbonne.
Assessing the Impact of World War 1 on Albury and District
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
Just ahead of the centenary of Armistice Day, two local historians explain how they go about trying to assess the impact of the World War I on Albury and the district.

Doug Hunter is the author of Albury at War 1914�. Dr Bruce Pennay is from Charles Sturt University.

The session is organised by the Two-state History Education Network (THEN) and will be of particular interest to schools. Both speakers will refer to e-resource materials they have developed with Albury LibraryMuseum.
ACCA DACCA Does The Jack
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
You’ve seen all the claims, the ultimate, the biggest, Australia’s number one and so on. Well they’re here to tell you “You Aint Seen Nothin” unless you’ve seen ACCA DACCA.

ACCA DACCA is a lesson in Australian rock history, not a tribute not a cover band this is a full blown show, Cannon’s, Bells Bagpipes Bon and Brian.

What will you take home from a night with ACCA DACCA?
The knowledge you've jut witnessed live the closest replication/performance to the real AC/DC not only at present but the AC/DC of the Bon Scott era as well.

Big words?
Maybe but ACCA DACCA is a monster of a show!

See for yourself.
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Phillip Island race track is a sacred place for any fan of two wheels. Where epic turns are cast against a stunning backdrop. World class athletes race against gravity and mates unite at the track where the piston pounding, adrenaline pumping action is set to return. This is motorcycle racing’s best address.

But book quickly, you will not want to miss the electric atmosphere as riders battle it out for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

If you love bikes, round up your mates and get your Island on.
2018 Gawler Cup
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
The 2018 Gawler Cup is favoured as a great day of quality racing, fashion and entertainment.

This TWILIGHT event is the pinnacle of our Racing Season. 8 Big Races in the Twilight of the day leading into the Huge Group 1 Racing Evening at Moonee Valley.

Gawler is known as the gateway to the Barossa and is famous for its hospitality and fine food and wine. Combine this with the stars of the track and you've got the perfect opportunity to entertain friends and family with a fun day at The Races.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a top prize of $1000 for the womenswear winner, so come dressed to impress. This is open to all people over 18.

Packages to be confirmed soon and entertainment to suit all ages.
ADFAS Lecture: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by Chloe Sayer
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico and this lecture will explore their lives and their work through the first half of the 20th century.

Frida made herself the principal theme of her work, but they are spectacular and often confronting. Diego's panoramic images adorn the walls of public buildings combining social criticism with a faith in human progress.

A lecture not to be missed.

Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start.
2018 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes Night
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
It is the Spring Racing Carnival event with a difference - Australia’s richest race under lights is the centrepiece to what is an unforgettable opening to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival.

The Valley flicks the switch on Group One racing and entertainment as headline acts entertain the energetic crowd on racing’s "Night of Nights".
A Touch of Brass
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
An evening of brass band music featuring the Marananga Brass Band The band is one of three Barossa bands and is in its 94th year. Great range of songs and audience sing-a-longs. Great music, great Seppeltsfield Wine among friends.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Alex Rousos Duo
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Alex Roussos is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist with a warm, rich and unmistakable voice.

Awesome on stage!

Alex was the lead singer for Sydney duo After the Storm for twelve years 1992�. During that time, the band built up a loyal following at many venues around the city including: The Orient, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Observer, Bondi Hotel and the Bridgeview.

See you at the Inn!

A Night of Cream and Hendrix
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Join Drey Rollan and crew for a musical experience that cuts right to the heart of where psychedelic blues-rock guitar began. Life in London was bustling in the swinging 60’s, with the explosion of the British invasion hitting the world over.

Whilst the Beatles were conquering America, there was another sound commanding attention, three dynamic musicians from the London Blues and Jazz scene would form the first power trio called Cream. Featuring Eric Clapton a guitar god, Bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, this super group would create the Blues Rock genre. Together Cream crafted four incredible albums within a two year a period. Hits such as I feel free, sunshine of your love, White Room and Crossroads.

This sound became iconic when the most talked about guitarist of all time Jimi Hendrix came on to the scene taking the sound to supernatural heights. The American landed in London formed the Jimi Hendrix experience with bassist Noel Redding and Drummer Mitch Mitchell.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle: The Three-Ring Circus.

Behind the Lines 2017 is a travelling exhibition, coming to the Bunker Cartoon Gallery from 26 October to 2 December, and proudly supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.

This year provided a cavalcade of political characters and plenty of sensational events to capture the imagination of cartoonists and the public alike. Citizenship chaos, calls for constitutional reform and a postal plebiscite. The Budget caught attention with its invitation to consider both ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’ and Donald Trump dominated front pages with his compelling Twitter habit and outspoken responses.
A World of Dark Comedy
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
A World of Dark Comedy creates a festival of crazy, bizarre and extraordinary tales by short filmmakers to present a world of the worst things that can happen in human interactions. It will be is the most fun you can have under the cover of dark-ness.
ABBAsolutely Fabulous
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
After sell out shows across Australia in 2017, award-winning entertainers Rhonda Burchmore OAM and Lara Mulcahy present their smash hit live concert ABBA-solutely Fabulous.

Celebrated by The Today Show as ‘a party show - the best!’ and pronounced ‘ABBAsolutelyamazing’ by Jess Rowe of Studio Ten; this live concert is unmissable entertainment.

Get ready to experience an outrageously funny romp through ABBA’s smash hits. The original dynamos from the worldwide sensation Mamma Mia! will delight with their irresistible humour and explosive renditions of songs.

With hysterical anecdotes in tow, they’ve had audience after audience dancing in the aisles to their favourite songs!

Think Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Rock Me, Does Your Mother Know, Money Money Money, Fernando and many more! Designed to thrill super fans and charm a whole new generation, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Don’t miss your chance to experience Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy’s critically acclaimed live concert. It’s unlike any ABBA show you’ll ever see - it’s ABBA-solutely Fabulous!
Bathurst Spring Spectacular
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Bathurst Gardeners’ Club “Spring Spectacular 2018” will be held on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October 2018

The gardens on display in 2018 are a beautiful collection of town and country gardens large and small. This year our theme is “Enchanted Gardens – discover, delight, inspire!” Look for the fairy houses hidden away in each garden.

Tickets will be able to be purchased from the Bathurst Information Centre or any show garden.

For further information about the event, please visit the Bathurst Spring Spectacular web site.
Australian Stock Horse Society South Coast Branch Championships
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

Australian Stock Horse Society Northern Branch Annual Show
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

    Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

2018 Family Open Cockpit Weekend
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Announcing the Family Open Cockpit Day 2018, held at the Australian National Aviation Museum from 10:00am to 5:00pm on October 27 and 28.

There will be heaps of display cockpits including visiting cockpits including Sea Venom, Victa, DC-9 Simulator, Canberra Bomber, Kiowa, Hunter, Firefly, Viscount, Freighter, F-11 Module and more.

A huge favourite for familes and aviation enthusiasts alike. See the freshly restored Canberra Bomber, along with around 20 other aircraft cockpits open for getting into and feeling what its like to be a pilot.

Food, drink, models, engine runs, raffles, plenty of shade, plus more surprises yet to be announced. Tickets on sale soon.
2018 Cox Plate Day at Morphettville
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Cox Plate Day follows and it’s the Gent’s day. The Cox Plate is Moonee Valley’s biggest Spring Carnival race day, and you’ll be able to see every race of the day in between Morphettville’s full card of live races.

The dapper racing purists will love the Punters Lounge, perched at the top of the grandstand with a small crowd, and food and drinks provided all afternoon.

You may also enjoy our gourmet BBQ buffet luncheon with beverage package located trackside along the home straight or you may prefer the Spring Carnival Lawn Party, with a bar, food and entertainment steps away from the action.

Alexandra and District Open Gardens Weekend
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
There is nothing like the Alexandra and District Open Gardens Weekend to enjoy beautiful gardens, stunning views of mountain ranges, rolling green hills and river valleys.

Wander through expansive farm properties and clever, manicured town blocks. Experience pristine air and a warm country greeting at each open venue. New ideas are showcased with five venues new to the list this year.

Love honey? Learn from an experienced bee keeper. Snap up handmade tools, trendy succulents and other plants for sale. Admire sensational garden sculptures. Enjoy delicious country catering. Relax and unwind from your busy life.

You can find the gardens in scenic Buxton, Taggerty, Acheron and Alexandra Township. All venues are easily located from the website using your smart phone or device. Each venue is easy to reach and less than two hours from Melbourne. Plan ahead and allow a couple days to enjoy the gardens and numerous attractions.

Garden Guide maps available at each venue.

The event is 28 years old this year. Come and be inspired. All details on the website.
AEROFLOW Nitro Funny Cars
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The coolest show in all of drag racing is heading to Willowbank Raceway for the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Show !

Featuring Nitro Express, Fast Company, Dark Horse, Stormtrooper and Bumble Bee and many more in an extravaganza of 14 nitro cars! These 4000 horse power beasts will take to the iconic Willowbank quarter mile, not only looking for wins, but also to represent Queensland versus New South Wales in the inaugural event at the local track the Queenslanders!

Also featuring the flame-throwing, wheelstanding funny cars - Nitro Sheriff and the Rocket Ship racing the full track on their back wheels!

A full support show keeps the action rolling from start to finish.
Ardrossan Fishing Competition
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Ardrossan Jetty
Saturday 27th October 2018
Many prizes to be won
followed by a sausage sizzle and prize presentation in the Town Square.
Further details from Ardrossan Visitor Information Outlet
Astroman
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
For a troubled but brilliant teenager in 1980s Geelong, the world is a small place. Thirteen-year-old Jiembra Djalu and his brother Sonny are the new kids in town, and while Jiembra may be a video game whizz and maths genius, he’s always getting into strife. A friendship with the owner of the local arcade and a chance at gaming glory could see him change his life forever, but could also mean leaving behind what means most – his brother and adoring mother. BMX bikes, Michael Jackson, Gary Ablett, Donkey Kong and Friday night Kentucky Fried Chicken all provide the backdrop for this joyous family show.

Astroman is playwright Albert Belz’s irresistible and touchingly humorous coming of age story. With a glorious charm reminiscent of Stand By Me and Jasper Jones, this love letter to the â€㰔s wraps audiences in the highs and lows of growing up, the exhilaration of learning, and what it means to be truly courageous.

MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes directs this world premiere starring Elaine Crombie (Black Comedy), alongside Kamil Ellis (Macbeth), and Calen Tassone (Red Dog), with Tony Briggs (author of The Sapphires) as Associate Director.
A Russian Triple Bill
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Dubbo Regional Theatre.

This is the first time that the Imperial Russian Ballet Company have brought this Triple Bill to Australia and New Zealand which comprises 40 elite dancers and support staff.

Act One – Carmen Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

Act Two – Les Sylphides A short ballet in one act about a young man who, while walking at night, encounters a group of sylphs.

Act Three – Sleeping Beauty A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Desire. Invited guests include many fairytale characters including Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and Cinderella.

This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The company is delighted to take regional audiences on a journey of magic and awe.
Band of The South Australia Police
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Join the Band of South Australia Police as they return to Goolwa in October for a fun-filled afternoon of musical entertainment. Come and enjoy a night of entertainment.
Australian Stock Dock Spectacular
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Australian Cow Dog Challenge was established in 2017 to promote the breeding, training and welfare of the Australian working cow dog with an annual trial and sale. Entrants, attendees, prize money and media coverage exceeded expectations for the inaugural event and there is now an opportunity to expand the event into a national stock dog show in 2018.

The newly rebranded Australian Stock Dog Spectacular (ASDS) will be the world’s largest and richest working stock dog event, dedicated to promoting the breeding, training and welfare of Australian working dogs.

Held at Australia’s premier livestock events centre, The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) in Tamworth, the ASDS will also incorporate Cow Dog, Three-Sheep Dog and Yard Dog trials as well as a working stock dog futurity sale in one national event.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the drop-dead, uproariously funny musical about Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who discovers he is ninth in line to be Lord D’Ysquith, the Earl of Highhurst. But when the D’Ysquith family dismiss Monty’s claim, all eight family members in line to be Earl start dying from unnatural causes.

This dastardly plot has been created to feature a single virtuoso performer in all eight roles; triple Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel stars in these eight roles. Between murders, Monty is trying to woo money-minded Sibella Hallward until he finds himself drawn to the young Phoebe D’Ysquith.

How will all these convoluted storylines come together?

This hilarious show enjoyed a three year run on Broadway and in 2014 was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won four, including Best Musical.
Barking Ants live at The Clubhouse
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The “BARKING ANTS” are a band with a reputation for delivering a repertoire of classic rock songs, rocking top 40 hits and gutsy pub anthems. Consisting of founding members, Ralph, Mark and Trev, and newer members, Rob and Darren, the five-piece band has a large following in the Barossa area.

With covers of AC/DC, The Living End, Green Day, Jet, The Foo Fighters, Grinspoon, The Red Hot Chile Peppers and Snow Patrol, the Barking Ants will rock out classics such as ‘Hurt so good’, ‘Jessie’s Girl’, ‘You shook me all night long’ and ‘Run to paradise’, plus current chart hits such as ‘White Noise’, ‘She’s a Genius’, ‘Hard Act to Follow’, ‘Times Like These’, ‘Take Me Out’, ‘Hands Open’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Sex on Fire’. The band’s set lists are an anthology of pumping, driving rock songs! Get your friends together and get here!
2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Renowned as The Race Where Legends Are Made, Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in 2018 will encompass Australia’s best horse race on a stage built for the big moments. The Valley’s cauldron will be rumbling as the crowd waits to crown their next legend.

With the question in the air of whether super mare Winx will return, the world will hold its breath as she potentially seeks to go beyond the deeds of any other racehorse in history and attempt to win an unprecedented fourth W.S. Cox Plate.
Abba-Solutely Fabulous
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their hilarious new concert, Abba-Solutely Fabulous. They’ll have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s hits.

Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia , Take a Chance , Ring Ring, Money Money Money, Fernando and more, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk (Albury)
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about this relationship and where it's headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy, Arj Barker, returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Adelaide Hills Oktoberfest
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
This festival will deliver a traditional and authentic German Cultural Oktoberfest; and what better place to do it than the Adelaide Hills.

The inaugural festival will be a family friendly affair with music, traditional dancing, beer and off course plenty of German style food. Prancing Pony Brewery will be brewing two traditional German style beers, which will be served in 1 Litre Steins.

Guests will enjoy a range of games to participate in during the day including Bretzel eating, Hammer Throwing & Potato Sack Racing.

There will be, however, two main competitions that
guests can participate in:
For the Herren (Gentlemen): BEST MOUSTACHE COMPETETION.
For the Damen (Ladies): BEST STEIN HOLDING COMPETITION.
BeachCare Activity Day - Broadbeach
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Australian Minigolf Championships
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Gold Coast will play host to the 2018 Australian Minigolf Championships at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach.

It will be the first time the national championships have been sanctioned by the World Minigolf Sport Federation.

Players from as far as Perth and New Zealand are expected to converge on the Gold Coast and compete for the 2018 titles as well as cash and prizes.

There are no qualifiers this year, but snap a picture of your score card and post it to Instagram and tag Australia Mini Golf with the hashtag #2018ausminigolfchamps from any mini golf course and be into win a free entry into the event!

Registrations are now open and players can compete in one of three categories:

- Men's Open Standard

- Women's Open Standard

- Youth (17 years old or younger)
Australian Stock Dog Spectacular
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Stock dogs from all over Australia competing in cattle dog trials, three sheep dog trials and yard dog trials over eight days at Tamworth, NSW for AUD60 000 in prize money, trophies , buckles and product.

As well as the trials, there is a futurity pup sale and working dog sale plus demonstrations, trade sites and educational seminars over the week. All events are undercover in the two indoor arenas at AELEC, Tamworth. Entry is free every day for spectators. All dog lovers are welcome.
Anne McCue
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Anne McCue is coming back to Django at Camelot! Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals.

Billboard heralded her as the "virtual definition of ‘triple threat.' A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist.” Her albums showcase her rocking sensibility and six-string virtuosity.

She has played guitar on albums for Robyn Hitchcock, Wild Ponies, Michelle Shocked and produced albums for Emma Swift (ARIA nominated), Scott Miller, Tracey Bunn, Ellen Starski. Her new project with Joseph Lekkas (Palm Ghosts) is called Radios In Motion. Anne is host of Songs On The Wire on WXNA Nashville and Main FM Castlemaine.

See Eventfinda for more information.
A Night of Motown With Suzy and the Snakepit
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock and roll—Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.

Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!
Beach to Bush Farmers Relief Fundraiser
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
From the Beach to Bush Farmers Relief Fundraiser, there will be a Truck and Motor Bike Show, Shine, with Graphics and also Muscle Cars will be rocking up.

Enjoy the Live Entertainment featuring: Col Elliott (Singer/Songwriter and MC), Jamie Davis (award winning Country Singer/Songwriter) and Lindsay Waddington (Singer/Songwriter).

Some fun for the kids, Jumping Castle, Buck and Bull, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pony Rides also some yummy Food Vans and Top Note Karaoke will be there to keep your children occupied.

Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket and fold up chair so you can relax on the green rolling grounds and hills.

Live Auction “ BIG TICKET ITEM “ Toyota Yaris 2028 auto and registration. More items to be notified closer to the event .
A Morning of Weaving
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at weaving on a traditional floor loom but haven't had the time/ability/inclination for the loom set up?

Give yourself some time out of your busy week and allow yourself to be immersed in this creative world of weaving.  Never sat at a loom before?  That will not hold you back.  The looms are set up and ready for weaving and a short introduction will have you weaving in no time.  For those already familiar with weaving you will be able to extend on what you have already learnt.  

 You will have time to make a piece that you can choose to have as a table runner, a mat or a wall hanging. Or purchase some soft alpaca for a scarf.  (please note, weaving a scarf can take more than the three hour class, you will be very welcome to come back to finish your project)  Craft wools in a wide array of colours are available.  You are also very welcome to bring along some special wool of your own (there will be a small charge for warp usage).
Assembly Operation
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Speak Percussion
Australia
Adelaide Premiere

Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak Percussion are constantly redefining the parameters of percussion.

Assembly Operation brings together three percussionists who dutifully form an assembly line to extract exquisite sound from three iconic representations of Chinese culture: paper, ceramics and low-fi electronics.

Each section draws upon the visual, sonic and conceptual qualities of the famed Chinese one yuan note.

Using paper, packaging, electronic toys and traditional objects, Speak Percussion deliver a loaded sonic odyssey.

In this exciting new collaboration between Eugene Ughetti, visual artists Cyrus Tang and Jia Jia Chen and performance maker Clare Britton, Assembly Operation is a dark and humorous performance intertwining percussion, theatrical staging and video sequences to conjure surreal reflections on mass-production.
Back to Hartley - Family Fair
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raising funds for local charities/not for profit groups.

Entry is AUD5 per car, all monies raised will be donated to a local community group in the Lithgow district.

2018 is Lithgow Aged Care.

Back to Hartley is a day of family fun and entertainment with something for every age member of the family to enjoy.

A free Jumping Castle for all children. A snake show, Sally Anne's Dancers, Lithgow Living History - get lashed as a convict, pony rides and much more.

Explore the Village and visit the Talisman Gallery enter the fire poker challenge, the fantastic work of local Indigenous artists in the Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery, purchase Irish gifts for Finn's Celtic Store, view the village from the highest point on the site at the Granite Tors, look inside the convict cells and courthouse or try the Rowson's River Walk.

The event showcases a variety of hand made arts, crafts and local produce.

Bark For Life Victoria
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Bark For Life is a unique event honouring the caring qualities of dogs during a human cancer experience.

Dogs from all areas come together with their human companion to walk to fight back against cancer. Vital funds are raised for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, prevention, information and support services. You are warmly welcomed to join and fight back against cancer today.

For more information or to register, visit the Bark For Life 2018 website.
Alpaca Magic Open Day
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Alpaca Magic biannual Open Day is coming up again on the last Sunday of October!

If you're after a fun day out for the family, looking to find out a bit more about the events they run, or thinking of investing in llamas/alpacas as pets or livestock guardians, please come along to meet the lovely animals (who will be wandering amongst their human guests) and have a chat with the staff.

There'll be several staff available on the day to answer all the questions you have, coach any nervous children through interacting with the llamas/alpacas for the first time, and point out the animals that are up for sale - at reduced prices throughout this Reduction Sale period.
No bookings required, however there is a facebook event set up for you to invite your friends.
Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games 2018
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Games are a biennial event held throughout Australia and New Zealand, and in their 17th instalment will be hosted within the City of Mandurah, Western Australia..

The Games are open to all serving, retired and volunteer members of eligible Law Enforcement and Emergency Service agencies and seek to maximise participation by promoting the physical and mental benefits of competitors. In addition, the Games will promote a positive sporting, cultural, social and tourism experience for all competitors and accompanying persons. In total, the Games will attract in excess of 3,000 competitors who will compete in approximately 50 sporting events over the course of the week.
Arts & Makers Market at Ross
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Ross Arts & Makers Market is a fabulous opportunity to see fine coin jewellery, ceramics, handmade glass and painted wooden beads, scented candles, wild art, books, comics, photographs, textiles, felt work, needlework, embroidery, paintings (see the artist in action). Venue is Ross Town Hall, from 9am. Free admission.
Ararat Show
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Ararat Show is on again in 2018, with loads of activities and competitions for you to enter. A great day out for the family, come along and support your local show.
Albury Standard Gauge Tour
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Join the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre's first public Standard Gauge heritage train tour to Albury travelling behind recently restored P22 in a unfamiliar livery and T357. The border town of Albury blends country pace and city lifestyle with its offerings of historical buildings, cultural events, vibrant shopping precincts and tree-lined gardens.

P22 recently was painted blue and gold, a first for the P Class locomotive. The train will have limited seating and will consist of 1937 former Spirit of Progress S Class Compartment style Carriages. A kiosk will be on board serving hot and cold food, hot drinks, beer, wine and soft drinks. Our caterers Taste on Track have a fantastic dinner box for all bookings.

Enjoy a historic trip to Albury and help celebrate the first public heritage train on Standard Gauge.

More details at Seymour Railway Heritage Centre website. Very limited seats.
Annsleigh Gardens Open Day
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Annsleigh has been a much-loved event and garden for over fifty years.

This is a rare opportunity to explore this stunning five acre English garden, as the gates are thrown open to welcome you in.

Annsleigh is a favorite for weddings and events, contact us to find out more.

Adelaide Gaol - Wail at the Gaol
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Adelaide Gaols annual Trick or Treat Trail is back bigger and better in 2018. Bring along your little ghosts and goblins for a day sure to entertain!

With inflatable rides on offer and plenty of food and drink the Gaol hosts the best (and most affordable) Halloween event of the week. Within the spooky walls will be plenty to see and do, with stalls full of tasty treats and maybe a game or two. Fill up your loot bag and bring your family along, we’d love to welcome you, so why not join in on the fun!

Be sure to dress in your scary best (mum and dad can too) and be ready for a spooky day, with lots to see and do!
Benalla Race Club - Members Day Out
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018
At Members Day Out, experience top class country racing at the Benalla Racecourse where racegoers can experience a unique country atmosphere set against the timeless backdrop of the glorious elm trees which overlook the area.

Held on Monday 29 October 2018 at Benalla Racecourse.

A fantastic day for the whole family.
Back to the Bush Veterans Reunion
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Wed 7th Nov 2018
The Back to the Bush Veterans Reunion is held on the first weekend in November each year and is a reunion dedicated to all veterans who have served our country. The reunion is also open up to the wider public who wish to share in the camaraderie. Thousands of veterans from all over Australia travel to Bruce Rock to enjoy the camaraderie of this community event.

The event runs for a week with different social events, sporting competitions and time to chill out and relax in our fabulous community. The community of Bruce Rock hold a concert on the Saturday evening as well as markets and veterans march and much more.
5th annual International Mining and Resources Conference IMARC
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Thu 1st Nov 2018
The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future. Now in its 5th year, it has become Australia’s largest mining conference bringing together over 5000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 90 countries for four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking.

The programme covers all aspects of mining, from exploration to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies. Along with future energy opportunities, as well as people, projects and infrastructure case studies that will benefit the industry.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better having already confirmed speakers from organisations including Anglo American, Gold Fields, Oceana Gold, Evolution Mining, Centennial Coal, Goldcorp, Teck, Roy Hill, Newcrest Mining, Canaccord Genuity and Newmont.

Furthermore, the free exhibition features over 150 leading companies showcasing the latest innovations, technology and services the industry has on offer, including the biggest names in the industry such as Caterpillar, Scania, Komatsu, HATCH, Mercedez Benz, Thiess and Sandvik to name a few.

Claim your Free Expo Pass or receive a further 10 per cent off current early bird prices with the discount code MA1090EL.
Bairnsdale Golf Club Centenary Tournament
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Bairnsdale Golf Club is celebrating 100 years of its annual golf tournament.

It is open to all golfers, male and female. This is an opportunity for golfers to experience East Gippsland 's venues, accommodation and activities within the region.
Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Get ready to experience golf like never before!

For the first time in its 147-year history, golf is coming to Adelaide Oval. From Monday, 29 October – Sunday, 4 November 2018, the stadium will be transformed into a golfer’s paradise.

In partnership with Australian Golf Digest, Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf will feature a nine-hole stadium golf course, a nine-hole putting course, a Clubhouse putting hole and longest drive simulator competition.

Teeing off from locations around the stadium, including level 5 in the Riverbank Stand, the northern mound at the base of the famous Moreton Bay fig trees and a purpose-built platform in the front of the heritage scoreboard, this bespoke stadium golf course is sure to become a must-play course for every golfer in the country.
Baling
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018 to Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Malaysia
Australian Premiere

On December 28, 1955, three national leaders held a highly publicised meeting that would change the course of history. The location: A small classroom in northern Malaya. The aim: To end seven long years of devastating revolutionary war.

For two days, newly-elected Malayan leader Tunku Abdul Rahman, British colonial official David Marshall and Communist insurgent Chin Peng engaged in clashes of will, impassioned debate and shrewd political manoeuverings in an attempt to resolve the country’s division.

Direct from Malaysia’s cutting edge Five Arts Centre, the original ‘Baling Talks’ transcripts come to life in the hands of performer-researchers who themselves share conflicting political views – and whose gripping documentary-style questioning refuses to let the audience watch as an impartial bystander.
Asian Essentials - Cooking Class
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018
Master your Asian kitchen—learn the essential basics of Asian cooking. With your new culinary skills we will then produce a delicious feast.

Master Stock – Well worth the effort to produce this rich tasty sauce.
Red Braised Pork with Masterstock, Chilli Jam, Lime and Asian Greens
Chilli Jam – This very versatile condiment can be used in everything from Thai style salads to stir frys.
Thai eggplant, chicken, Kaffir lime leaves and Chilli Jam stir fry
Green Curry Paste - a versatile green curry paste also gives you an understanding of key ingredients and aromatics used in Thai cooking.
Green Seafood Curry with lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves
Fragrant Rice with Coriander

Class Includes - Tuition, recipes, lunch/dinner with regional wine, beer or soft drink
Australian Music Week & HiFi Days Festival
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Australian Music Week (AMW) is a three-day live music and entertainment industry conference event held in Cronulla. The only event of its kind in NSW, designed for music lovers, artists, and industry professionals as a chance to hear the latest emerging talent, connect, network, and do business together.

The AMW conference will encompass two days of dedicated programming with panels and workshops encompassing songwriting, recording, publishing, touring, producing, finance, marketing and more, and will provide the tools and knowledge to build a profile in the business by putting attendees face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries. The AMW Live Showcases will bring together 80 of the best emerging artists on offer from around Australia and the world.
Bega District News Network Race Day
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Get ready for a fantastic day of racing at Bega District News Network Race Day!

Suitable for all ages, with free buses to and from the track, its set to be terrific!

Phone or jump on to the facebook page for more details.
45th Annual Wangaratta Art Show and Sale
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The 45th Annual Wangaratta Art Show and Sale proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta and takes place on the same weekend as Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.

All Artists and Artists and art lovers are welcome to enjoy the Gala Opening Night, Thursday November 1, where all prize winners will be announced and those attending will gain first option to purchase. The Gala opening begins at 6:00pm at the Uniting Church Hall, with gourmet canapés available.

The Art show will be open to the public Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4 10:00am to 5:00pm. Thanks to very generous sponsorship the prizes for 2018 will total $7,750.00. For more information, please visit the Wangaratta Art Show website.
Anh Do The Happiest Refugee Live (Camden)
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018
Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry.

Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Tarasevich-Nikolaev will delight classical music fans across 16 venues in regional cities with a program including Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor K.397, Chopin’s Berceuse Op.57, Rachmaninoff’s 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 and more.

The grandson of famous Russian pianist Tatyana Nikolayeva, Arseny made his public debut at the age of nine with the Bryansk City Chamber Orchestra. He has since won the Fifth International Scriabin Piano Competition, was awarded second prize for the performance of Russian music at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and second prize at the Grieg International Piano Competition in Bergen.

His debut album, Moments Musicaux is set to be released in late 2018, after he signed an exclusive deal with Decca Classics and Universal Music immediately following the 2016 Competition.

This performance will be held in the Cunningham room.
Artstate Bathurst
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Artstate is a four-year program presented by Regional Arts NSW which aims to shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state. The event will include a line-up of inspirational speakers alongside a multi-genre arts program showcasing the very best in arts from the Central West region.

The two-day conference program will include keynote speakers from Australia and overseas discussing the themes of A Sense of Place and Robust Regions. Keynote speakers include Wiradjuri artist Jonathon Jones; Director of Findhorn Bay Arts in Scotland, Kresanna Aigner; and Manager of Place Making at Panuku Development Auckland, Frith Walker.

Accompanying the conference program is an extensive arts program which is open to the public and includes the world premiere of a new work from the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in collaboration with Australian Theatre for Young People, The Climbing Tree; an extensive free music program including local country duo Smith & Jones and the Regional Youth Orchestra. The visual arts program includes exhibitions at Bathurst Regional Gallery, the newly activated Tremain’s Mill cultural precinct and outdoor work in Machattie Park.
Art After Dark: Raquel Ormella and Terror Nullius
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Enter the Gallery after dark as exhibiting artist, Raquel Ormella, takes us on an intimate tour of her exhibition "I hope you get this". This survey includes works in a variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity. We will then enter the theatre for a special screening in Horsham of politically searing new film Terror Nullius by Australian collaborative duo Soda Jerk.

Soda Jerk’s Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. This experimental sample-based film works entirely within and against the official archive to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Experience this new master work on the big screen of the Horsham Town Hall Theatre.
Albury Show
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Albury Showground will come alive as the best in local and regional agricultural and artistic prowess goes on display. Loads of live entertainment including the wood chopping, bike stunt team, precision driving teams and performances to entertain the whole family will be running.

There will be fireworks lighting up the skies at night and during the day, competitions for the best in art and craft, cookery, livestock, produce and more, will be held.

Sideshow Alley is always a huge hit with the young and the young at heart. Ferris wheels, dodgem cars and thrill rides will be sure to please the daredevils.

Fireworks displays will be held on Friday and Saturday evening from dark (8.30-9.00pm).
Free parking on site will be available, entry via North Street, Albury
Ballina Country Music Festival
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Put on your hat, dust off your boots, tell your friends and neighbours the Ballina Country Music Festival is on its way!

Now in its seventh year, this is a three day festival with over 30 acts providing free entertainment on six stages in various venue locations throughout Ballina.

Both shows will be staged in a special marquee to be erected at Cherry Street Sports Club and will be the only two shows to have a nominal cover charge with all other acts over the weekend presented free to the public.
A Ragtime Piano Party - With Adam Swanson
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
The name Scott Joplin will be known to many people; others may know of James Scott or Joseph Lamb.

But these three, considered to be the finest three classic ragtime composers, were joined by over 1,000 others, some of whom only ever had one ragtime composition published.



Much of this music languishes unplayed, but for you we have an assortment of ragtime compositions, mostly from the golden years from 1895-1920 when ragtime was the dominant popular music and the dance music of the day - before the quickstep and foxtrot were invented.

Young American ragtime pianist Adam Swanson is one of the cadre of pianists who have fossicked to find these gems and he will play some of the standards and several of the lesser known tunes, many of which may never have been previously played in Australia.



It will be an evening of exciting ragtime and a rare opportunity to hear these tunes as there are so few ragtime pianists in Australia.

Adam Swanson is the foremost young ragtime enthusiast in the United States.

He graduated with a bachelor's in classical piano and completed a master's degree in musicology at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in 2015.

An Evening with Jonathan Thurston - Live on Stage
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
A unique opportunity to share An Evening with Johnathan Thurston Live on Stage as he reflects on an illustrious career on and off the field.

An Evening with Johnathan Thurston provides a rare insight into the mind of a champion. From humble beginnings to rising through the ranks collecting every individual rugby league accolade and team honour, Johnathan Thurston is a once in a generation footballer.

With a nomination in 2018 for Australian of the year Johnathan has a passion for education and leadership, in particular representing the Australian indigenous community.
Ballina Cinema Under the Stars
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Ballina!

The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie Paddington 2 screens at sundown.

So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars!
An Evening with All Our Exes Live in Texas
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
The Sound Doctor presents ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, are a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies.

With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they have had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK.

Ahead of their Lost Lands appearance, this Sound Doctor gig will be the Exes last headline show before a much-deserved break from touring.

Special guest support will be multi-instrumentalist Jason Lowe taking you on an awe inspiring musical journey of the heart and soul.

Supported by Surf Coast Shire.
Australian National Busking Championships
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in its eighth year.

The event is now held in several towns around Australia, including Stanthorpe, Narooma, Ballarat and Gundagai and Albany coming on board this year.

The finals are then held in the picturesque town of Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW.



The ANBC is a different sort of music festival for Australia.

The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the Buskers who perform bring a huge variety of music to the event.

Pre-registered Buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots) at various times around the Central Business District of Cooma.

Judges roaming throughout the day select a number of Buskers to perform at the finals concert held in Centennial Park later that afternoon.



Battle rounds are held and the judges and audience make their final decision on the winners.

Australian Stock Horse Society Moss Vale Branch Show
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Cup Week starts with a fusion of monochrome fashion, first-class racing and celebrations at AAMI Victoria Derby Day.

Regarded as one of the most prestigious days of spring racing, AAMI Victoria Derby Day features a card of nine Group races, four at the elite Group 1 level. The feature Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby, worth over AUD$1.5 million, is Australia's premier staying classic for three year olds.

Off the track, the fashion stakes are equally impressive, thanks to the Myer Fashions on the Field competition for both men and women. Ladies embrace the traditional black and white palette, while men often choose to wear a grey morning suit and top hat, creating classic racing elegance in a larger than life world of glamour and sophistication.
Barcaldine Race Day
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
Experience Outback Racing at its best and check out the Barcaldine Races. These races offer something for everyone - Winter Fashions on the Fields, bookmakers and TAB on course, jumping castle and playground for the kids. Kiosk and bar available.
Augusta Adventure Fest
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Welcome to the new-look Augusta Adventure Fest!

Cemented as the biggest adventure race weekend in the world, the 2018 event has been re-structured to provide new races, more excitement and plenty of action, for everyone!

New fuel-injected format with standalone races and non-stop adventure race, the new format allows anyone and everyone to be involved, from adventure racers who can try everything, to runners who can come down and 'just' do the trail run or paddlers who can come down and 'just' do the paddle race. Either way the Augusta Adventure Fest welcomes you!

Whatever you choose, you’ll be racing through the magical wilderness ‘down south at Augusta, Western Australia – past the iconic Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, under the Karri trees and through a range of untouched landscapes in air so fresh you’ll feel truly alive!
Benalla Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Benalla Festival will be celebrated in 2018 from 3 to 11 November, on the foreshore of Lake Benalla and around the Rural City.

The Festival is a celebration of the local lifestyle.

The program of fun and creativity aims to engage the community and visitors with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more.

The 2018 Festival theme is Our Backyard - A celebration of special places and spaces.

Mark it in your diaries and get ready for a week of fun.

A VIP Camping Experience Designed for First Time Campers
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Never been camping before? Don’t have your own gear? Let the experts show you how it’s done with an exclusive outdoor experience hosted by Coleman Camp Club.

For the first time, Coleman Australia will be offering a series of four specially designed weekend escapes for novice campers, showing just how enjoyable and easy camping can be.

Located in the Upper Colo Reserve, just 1.5 hours from Sydney, you will have the chance to experience the latest and very best Coleman equipment, while being treated to a hassle-free weekend.

Limited tickets available, book your spot now online.
4 Peaks Bright Alpine Climb
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Tue 6th Nov 2018
One of the oldest trail running races in Australia. The 4 Peaks Bright Alpine Climb is held on Melbourne Cup weekend every year and has been run continuously since 1979.

The climbs are not easy but are well within the reach of reasonably fit people, and include Mystic Hill, Mount Feathertop, Mount Hotham and Mount Buffalo.

Entry categories range from under 15s to 65 and over so bring the whole family and tackle as many or as few peaks as you like.
3 Bays Marathon
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
3 Bays is back and it is now bigger and better with two days jam packed of running goodness. New for 2018 is the addition of a 60 kilometre trail ultra run on Saturday 3 November, taking the 3 Bays scenery to a whole new level.

It is 60 kilometre of mostly single track, coastal trail along the Great South West Walk - this is trail running as good as it gets and starts at the Bridgewater Lakes, taking in the sights of Bridgewater, Cape Nelson and Portland. It finishes in Portland as part of the Upwelling Festival.

Then on Sunday it's the 3 Bays road events you all know and love. Take your pick of the Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon or Marathon Relays.
A Taste Of Beerenberg
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 5th May 2019
You are invited to an intimate, insider’s experience at one of South Australia’s most-loved properties – Beerenberg Farm.
The iconic strawberry farm started as a simple roadside stall in the 1970s and is now one of Adelaide’s most popular tourism attractions and producers. You’ll be hosted in a private area of the farm that is not usually open to the public and hear about how the farm has grown and the stories of summers passed sharing strawberries among friends, family and the public over the past 40 years.
Relax and learn about the stunning Hahndorf farm over a generous grazing platter of gourmet local produce and Bickfords sparkling beverages, before being released to roam the strawberry fields to hand-pick your own bounty.

Leave with a gift bag to continue enjoying a taste of Beerenberg. Sessions have a maximum capacity of 12 people.

Please be aware of our Terms and Conditions regarding cancellations due to inclement weather.
Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live (Albury)
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
By popular demand Anh returns with his smash hit show, Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live.

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry.

Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

Away
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Australian National Theatre Live presents a film of a live theatrical performance in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre.

It is summer, 1967, and three families head for the coast to get away, to move on, to change. Set against the backdrop of an Australia recovering from the Vietnam War, and wrestling with social upheaval, this production of one of Australia’s greatest classics pits the internal conflict of family life against the struggle of a country shaping its future.

A triptych of glorious mothers—one recovering from the loss of a child, one who fears the same for her own, and one learning to let go—are each determined to take this holiday as a restful time of rejuvenation.

Taking up playwright Michael Gow’s challenge to break apart the rules of theatre, Matthew Lutton’s production of Away unleashes the full theatricality of the text; intimacy gives way to the epic, and suburbia is replaced with the dark spectacle of a tempest. As the pressures of family secrets swell and gather into a storm, each mother and each family feels their way towards new, more hopeful ground.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
BeachCare Activity Day - Labrador
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in our events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
For more information, please contact the CCEP Project Officer James Gullison at j.gullison@griffith.edu.au.
Alpine Spring Yoga Retreat
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Mon 5th Nov 2018
Take an opportunity to harness the renewing energy of spring, create a positive vision for your future and become your best self by stepping outside your comfort zone. You will explore vinyasa, yin and restorative sequences, meditation practices and some optional adventure activities in neighbouring Mt Buffalo National Park (think abseiling, paddle-boarding and hiking with expert local guides) to assist you to create positive energy in your life.

This retreat is specially designed for people of all experience and ability levels.

The stunning private retreat location is set at the base of Mt Buffalo at the luxurious property of 215 Mt Buffalo Retreat. Surrounded in bushland, this property consists of one main house where all our meals and gatherings will mostly take place, one pool house (yes, there is a beautiful pool) with two extra rooms, one on site yoga studio and one king suite where the teachers will stay.

Included: two nights accommodation, all meals, drinks and snacks, twice daily yoga classes in the purpose built heated studio, guided meditations each morning and evening, workshops around the theme of creating positive change,essential oils workshop and adventure activities at Mt Buffalo.
19th Annual Model Railway and Hobby Exhibition
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The Wagga Wagga Model Railroaders Inc are holding their annual Model Train and Hobby Exhibition.

The exhibition will include model train layouts and displays, model ships, model building and clinics, trade stands, trike displays and railway memorabilia.

Please join them for a family day out enjoying the exhibition.
2018 Victoria Derby Day at Morphettville
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Embrace the traditional black and white palette for the day creating classic racing elegance while celebrating the interstate action on Victoria Derby Day, the prestigious day of racing before Melbourne Cup Day.

Enjoy a full day of live racing on the track, as well as all of the Derby Day races streamed live from Flemington.

Packages ranging from $69 for our Festival Gardens pavilion right up to $179 per person for a private hospitality suite. Whether you're wanting to set yourself in stylish surroundings with cocktail hospitality and a party atmosphere at the Lawn Party or indulge at the gourmet BBQ pavilion we have you covered.
Beltane Fire Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Come one, come all to gather by the fire and celebrate as your ancestors did many moons ago. For it is Beltane! A time of great celebration and joy, a time to harvest what has been sown and make sacred vows.

They shall honour the deities, perform sacred rituals, feast and dance by the flame. All welcome to join for this sacred Sabbat.

Stall applications for the village fair, Bards for music, presenters for workshop spaces and volunteers are all now available.

Tickets to the Festival start at AUD45.

During the Festival there will be a Feast, Ritual and Wickerman (Burning Man) on Saturday, Handfasting, Broom Jumping, Maypole Dancing and lots of music on Sunday
ABBA Orchestrated
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
At Port Macquarie's Westport Park on Saturday November 3, there will be an unforgettable evening filled with timeless hits as The Music of ABBA comes alive, performed by BABBA and The George Ellis Orchestra.

Fans of the legendary Swedish band ABBA will rejoice as BABBA and the George Ellis Orchestra meet the challenge in creating a symphonic concert like you’ve never seen before, paying homage to ABBA’s timeless music.

Following hundreds of millions of albums sold and 40 years after being formed, the music of ABBA can still be heard - and seen - everywhere.

George Ellis is one of Australia’s most admired conductors, composers and orchestrators working with Hans Zimmer, Lou Reed, The Church and Megan Washington. He will lead the 30-piece symphony orchestra with BABBA as they pay loving tribute to ABBA, together they will be re-imagining all your favourite ABBA songs as you’ve never experienced them before including Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, S.O.S., Take a Chance on Me, Chiquitita, Mamma Mia, Voulez-Vous, The Winner Takes it All, Knowing Me Knowing You , Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Thank You for the Music, One of Us and More!
An Evening with Mama Kin Spender
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.

It is a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated for this show by four beautiful backing singers. Their songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad, with a sound that is as raw as it is joyful.

Since the release of their album Golden Magnetic in February, Mama Kin Spender have been flat chat, cramming in a national album launch run amidst shows at festivals around the country. Fresh off the back of their USA, Canadian and Irish tours, they will be rounding off 2018 with an Australian tour that includes this stop for The Sound Doctor.

As if this wasn’t enough to get music fans excited, they are also announcing that Mama Kin Spender will be supported by Melbourne queens of indie-noir Broads. Drawing from an era of highly performative crooners, Broads deliver a uniquely authentic show. Haunting, narcotic and deceptively sweet, their songs are laced with tongue-in-cheek criticism of the culture from which they stem.

Supported by Surf Coast Shire.
Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Now in it's fifth year, the 2018 Cessnock Mitsubishi Postie Bike Grand Prix will see the main event, A Celebrity Race, and the Cessnock Cup, featuring the Best Of The Rest . With the festivities kicking off at Peden's Hotel the afternoon before, you can come and catch up with all the teams and Grid Girls in their annual 'Meet and Greet'. Stay for dinner, have a few bevvies and soak up the atmosphere before getting your best pozzie set up the next day for the race that stops a community. Oh yes sireeee, they are bursting with excitement at this years race schedule!
3 Times Up Falls Creek
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
The 3 Times Up Falls Creek is a road cycling fundraising event based on the successful More than 21 Bends event held annually at the Alpe D’Huez in France. Both events are raising much needed money for public health – in this case for the Mount Beauty Hospital.

The 3 Up challenge is simple, raise as much money as you can for the Mount Beauty Hospital (Alpine Health) and ride one, two or three times from Mount Beauty to Cranky Charlies or Bogong Village to Falls Creek. For the ultimate challenge, ride from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek three times. It can be a team or personal challenge and there are shorter ride options for novices and children.
Afternoon Tea Cruise
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Have you got a special event coming up or just looking for something unique and exciting to do? Well your Sunday’s at Glenelg just got better.

How about join Temptation Sailing on the first Sunday of the month between November and March from 12 noon till 2:00pm (boarding at 11:45am) for an Afternoon Tea Cruise.

Grab your friends, family or work colleagues because for as little as $60.00pp you could be enjoying a 2 hour coastal sailing cruise on-board Temptation, a 2 hour drinks package (including espresso martinis, YUM!), plus a selection of delicious cakes, panini’s and fresh fruit – sounds amazing right? We are taking bookings now, so get in quick as positions are limited!
Ballet Under the Stars
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Ballet Under the Stars is a free outdoor performance of world-class ballet in Penrith supported bytheir Strategic Partner Destination NSW and Major Partners Celestino and Penrith City Council. Experience the thrill of live ballet while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Be captivated as The Australian Ballet performs an excerpt from the magical and highly acclaimed production The Sleeping Beauty, with its fairies and wood nymphs, bluebirds and storybook characters against the stunning backdrop of Penrith Lakes. The company will also perform a selection of divertissements (bite-sized works of about ten-minutes) that will showcase the speed, athleticism, diversity and grace of the dancers.

Bring your family and friends, a rug and a picnic (try these gourmet hampers) and enjoy a spectacular evening with The Australian Ballet.
Balmoral Lions Club Show n Shine
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
See over 100 Hot Rods, Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, small engines and four by four modified for camping and touring in this great family day out. Market stalls and hot food available throughout the day too.
Annual Riversdale Rare Plants and Growers Fair
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Riversdale's Annual Rare Plants and Growers Garden Fair promises to be another fantastic event with specialist talks, tours and practical demonstrations. Explore the newly restored homestead and award winning gardens, with plenty of parking on site.

Their regular food court and barbecue will be available as well as loads of stalls, wonderful plants for sale and their official National Trust gift shop to peruse at your leisure.

Built as a coaching inn and set amongst beautiful historic gardens, Riversdale stands within its original paddocks and outbuildings (some from the early 1830s), "Riversdale" is a fine example of a colonial Georgian home surrounded by splendid gardens and picnic grounds, renowned for its collection of fine Australian Colonial furniture and arts and craft.

Take a house tour and step back in time through over 170 years of proud history.
Asian Banquet for Entertaining - Cooking Class
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
This Asian Banquet will impress your guests. A delicious combination of recipes from around the globe with this modern contemporary Asian menu.

Pan Fried Pork and Prawn Dumplings with Chilli and Vinegar

Stir fried clams in black bean sauce topped with watercress and scallions

Thai style chargrilled lemon grass chicken with a green mango salad

Traditional Pork Char Siu with Pickled Cucumber

Steamed Chinese Broccoli with Ginger, Oyster Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Includes tuition, recipes and meal with regional wine or beer.
Abby Dobson Album Launch
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
'It’s okay, Sweetheart’ is the title of Abby Dobson’s new solo album.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with Brad Jones (Melody Pool, Josh Rouse) and in Sydney with Josh Schuberth, this album is a collection of bittersweet songs by one of Australia’s most loved and recognised singers and songwriters.

Abby Dobson, formerly of platinum-selling band Leonardo’s Bride and currently of Aria-nominated French ensemble, Baby et Lulu, returns centre-stage to showcase ‘It’s okay, Sweetheart’. Performing with a five-piece band of heartbreakers featuring; heavenly harmonies, strings, piano, bass, guitars…and Abby’s sultry, mournful voice, these shows will leave your heart pounding.

And this new album of Abby’s breath-taking songs of longing and rapture is a flipping long-awaited treat.

‘It’s okay, Sweetheart’ will be released digitally on Friday, 26 October and CDs will be available at her shows.

Check her website for more news soon.
Armistice: Albury's Armistice Celebration
Date Mon 5th Nov 2018 to Fri 5th Apr 2019
At 7.30pm on Monday 11 November 1918, Alderman H.G. Davies appeared on the balcony of the Town Hall clutching a telegram addressed to the Daily News and shouted to the people on Dean Street that the Armistice had been signed and the war was over!

This exhibition examines life in Albury at the time of the Armistice. It looks at the immediate impact of war, peace and a soldier’s return home. Albury, like the rest of Australia, was no longer at war. World War One had significant impact on Albury and this display looks at the way the people celebrated, welcomed the returned soldiers and commemorated those that were lost.

Join them for the launch of the exhibition on Friday 9 November, 11am.

Refreshments provided.
AlburyCity Council Foyer. Please RSVP to the number provided.

2018 tab.com.au Melbourne Cup Race Day
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
There is only one place you have to be in Canberra on TAB Melbourne Cup day - Thoroughbred Park. The TAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike. Witness the running of the TAB Melbourne Cup in Flemington on the big screen whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement of local racing.

Fashions on the Field will be run on the day with great prizes and is the perfect opportunity for you to "release your inner show pony"!

Hospitality packages are available for all budgets - from picnics to corporate entertaining. The iconic TAB Melbourne Cup Race day is the perfect opportunity to entertain guests, socialise with friends and work colleagues or network with clients. Call today to book.

Bookings close two weeks prior to the event.

Bahgallah Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Join the fun at Bahgallah on Melbourne Cup Day.

Bubbles on arrival, two Course luncheon and afternoon tea. Watch the races - play the field. Table and individual bookings available.
ActewAGL Llewellyn Five
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Thu 8th Nov 2018
Tragic love bookends the final ActewAGL Llewellyn concert for 2018. Tchaikovsky’s tortured personal life and Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy collide to produce a perfectly constructed, magical fantasy piece. Samuel Barber’s glorious blend of melancholic and heart-tugging beauty, soaring lyricism and dazzling sheen provides the perfect showcase for Grace Clifford, the 2014 ABC Young Performer of the Year. The evening concludes with a centenary celebration of legendary American composer, Leonard Bernstein, with his Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. This epic work transplants Shakespeare’s tragic feud to an eclectic postwar urban soundscape, with vibrant instrumental combinations and a huge percussion section bringing to life the urgent, menacing rhythms and pulses of West Side Story.
Advanced Aussie Wildlife Course November Course
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Wed 28th Nov 2018
Following on from the Aussie Wildlife Course comes the new Advanced Course, presented by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s veterinarians and hospital staff. Using the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital facilities, the advanced course will explore the unique anatomy and physiology of Australia’s wildlife, and how it relates to caring for wildlife and for re-releasing back into their natural habitat.

Must have completed the Aussie Wildlife Course or have Prior experience. The course is completed across four weeks as an evening course.
An Invitation to the Dance
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018
In 2018, Classics Unwrapped enters its fourth year.

Join the inimitable Guy Noble as he takes you on a journey through music you know and love, with your ASO, in a playful concert format that allows you to bring your drinks to your seat! At each concert this season, ASO musicians introduce and play a work that is special to them.


Imagine dance without music. Impossible. Tchaikovsky’s lush ballet scores and Bernstein’s wonderfully energetic West Side Story remind us all that it is the music that drives the dance. And forever the two art forms are entwined. Relish the final Classics Unwrapped for the year: you’ll be dancing in your seat!
Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival is a four day event of Blues and Roots performances and workshops throughout Bendigo. There will be over 150 acts at 50 venues over four days.

The annual festival gives music fans the opportunity to enjoy world-class music, with a focus on local and independent talent from the blues and roots genres. The centrepiece of the program will be an all-day, free-entry, family-friendly concert featuring over a dozen great acts in Bendigo’s Rosalind Park on Saturday.

There will also be extra Blues Tram, pop up laneway parties, concert at the state of the art theatre - Ulumbarra and more. You can find out more about the festival at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival website.
Ballarat Frolic Festival
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Wed 14th Nov 2018
Ballarat Frolic Festival is a week long, community run celebration of regional Victoria's lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, and asexual/ally arts and culture.

In its second year, the festival will be an opportunity for Ballarat's gender and sexually diverse community to come together to access services, foster connections, and provide positive visibility within the broader community.

With events such as the Frolic bush dance on September 8, Fast Friends Speed Dating, the Queer Art Show , and the third annual Ballarat LGBTIQA ball (Under the Sea) between November 8 and 14, there is something for everyone.

So, head way out west and join in to celebrate diversity and show your support for queer Ballarat.
Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
Sydney International Piano Competition Presents Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev In Concert.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev is the winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition where he also won the Isador Goodman Best Preliminaries Round 2 Recital Prize.



In April 2018 Arsney will make his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto and later that year tour Europe under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington with Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto. He has recently become an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics and his first CD under this label will be released in 2018. In celebration Arseny will be touring Australia in October and November 2018.

Armistice in Australia, 1918
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018
News of the armistice that ended the First World War arrived in Australia late on 11 November 1918. That moment witnessed an outburst of emotion in public rarely seen. On the surface – and in the streets - the response was a mixture of exultation and relief. But only slightly less obvious were more difficult feelings of pain, loss and bitterness, as Australians took the opportunity to reassess what four years of war had meant.

Presented by Bart Ziino.
2018 Lake Mulwala Rod Run
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run held over three days. Free to come and watch the spectacle of hot rods all around and about.

More information to come on the programme over that weekend.

Visit the Lake Mulwala Rod Run Facebook page for more information.
Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
2018 presents Smash Mouth, Marcia Hines, Ash Grunwald, Dave Dobbyn, The Church, Killing Heidi, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ted Mulry Gang, Kasey Chambers, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Diana Anaid, Bustamento and a host of others. See website for full artist listing.

Located in the town of Airlie Beach at the heart of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. With jaw-dropping views from the main tent almost surrounded by the Coral Sea, it’s a party in a tropical paradise. Only here can you see 74 bands alongside 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Festival goers attend three "main marquee" concerts and experience over 200 musicians performing in 18 beach side venues around this fun-filled holiday town.

Stroll from venue to venue, their Community Ambassadors are there to answer all questions. Free courtesy buses run Friday to Sunday for safety and convenience- leave the hassle of driving and parking to them.

Guests are encouraged to extend their stay and take advantage of the many tour opportunities to experience the Whitsundays. They suggest a visit to iconic Whitehaven Beach, flyover Heart Reef, chill out at mainland destinations like Cedar Creek Falls. There is something for everyone.
Beechworth Celtic Festival and Old Gaol Tattoo
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Join in the festivities of Celtic Culture including the Celtic Dinner, Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo, dancing, music, family history, the Pipe Bands March, markets and more across the weekend.

The feature will be the Tattoo with more than 90 minutes of music, dance, colour and pageantry as Beechworth salutes the original ANZACs in this year’s Old Goal Tattoo: Music of the Great War.

From the colour and spectacle of the opening massed pipes and drums to the light, sound and music of the stirring finale, the 2018 Tattoo will take you on a journey of tribute and honour.

Music selected by pipe bands, folk groups and brass bands will be from the World War One era.
This is an outdoor ticketed event that sold out last year so be ready to snap up your tickets when bookings open in July. Patrons are also encouraged to bring a cushion.

View full details on the Beechworth Celtic Festival website.
An Intimate Evening with David Hobson
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists.

His unique talents have enabled him to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, win Dancing With The Stars and play such diverse roles as Rodolfo in La Boheme to Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

An Intimate Evening with David Hobson highlights a collection of arias and songs from his diverse career and spans the genres of Opera, Music Theatre and Contemporary repertoire. Together with talented pianist and guitarist David Cameron, this promises to be an entertaining evening of fine music making.
A Life In Print - Ian Gardiner
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
This retrospective showcase of much-admired artist and teacher Ian Gardiner (1943-2008) features colourful etchings, linocuts, mono-prints, woodcuts and woodblock prints.

Bold, abstract and powerful interpretations of the human body are exhibited alongside stunning landscapes, many reflecting Gardiner’s lifelong passion for travel.

America, Italy and Japan are redolent in his art with later works highlighting the landscapes of Victoria, including the undulating hillsides of Somers on the Mornington Peninsula, expressed in painterly oil pastels.

A Life In Print is drawn primarily from a generous donation to the Whitehorse Art Collection from the artist’s estate in 2015.

This exhibition is curated by guest curator Rodney James.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk Bathurst
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wollongong with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about people, and where they're headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 percent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this.....

Recommended for ages 15 years+.

Viewer warning: Mild language used.
Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival and Tyers Food and Wine Festival
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival is held on the second weekend of November each year and this year will be on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival on Sunday 11 November from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Tyers Art Festival includes an exhibition of over 500 artworks from across Gippsland and beyond across a range of mediums, including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolours, Mixed Media, Pastel, Drawing, Photography, Scratch Art, Designer Craft and the Young Artist Awards.

The Exhibition commences with the gala opening on the evening of Friday November 9 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with live music, food and wine and announcement of awards.
The exhibition continues on Saturday November 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm with the opportunity to partake of Devonshire teas and have time to view the exhibition in full.

On Sunday November 11 the exhibition is open from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival with live music and fine food and wine and beer.
Andropolaroid 1.1
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018
Yui Kawaguchi
Japan
Australian Premiere

Berlin based Japanese choreographer and formidable dancer Yui Kawaguchi commands your attention in this awardwinning luminescent solo dance piece, featuring incredible lighting design by her husband Fabian Bleisch. Alone in the middle of a forest filled with suspended white neon tubes, Kawaguchi twirls, slides and curves her body to the rhythm of luminous flashes, pulsing electronic sounds and softer musical notes. With evocative movement drawing upon ballet and hiphop influences, Andropolaroid 1.1 is a visually dazzling dance and light installation experience delivered with scientific meticulousness: a stunning collage of body, light, voice, space and sound.
Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss and Bruckner
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sat 10th Nov 2018
Bruckner’s last-completed symphony is a work of breathtaking magnificence, a monumental “cathedral of sound”. Asher Fisch and West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) take you on an astounding journey from its tremoring, misty beginning through grand themes and gorgeous chorales to climactic elation. To hear this immense work performed live is an awe-inspiring experience.

Metamorphosen is Richard Strauss’ anguished response to the wartime destruction of Germany’s culture. Composed for 23 solo strings, its unfolding complexity and elegiac beauty make this heartfelt expression of collective sorrow one of his very greatest works.
Art de Noel at Sofitel Brisbane Central
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
Embark on an enchanted journey and discover the magic of Christmas this festive season at Sofitel Brisbane Central. From 9 Novemeber until 31 December, their restaurants and bars come alive with joie de vivre. Delight in a traditional Christmas Eve feast in Thyme² Restaurant, or choose an exquisite dining experience on Christmas Day; Famous Christmas Day buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner in Thyme², Family Christmas luncheon in Ballroom Le Grand, Christmas De-Light lunch in Cuvée Lounge Bar or Intimate Christmas lunch in Club Sofitel.
A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Direct from the bar 'The Rat Bags' will be performing their classy tribute to swing Kings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin at the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club Club on November 9.

Polish up the Martini glasses, dancing shoes and get ready to sway.

For the lovers of fine music let the Rat Bags take you on a journey back to the Golden Era of Swing when the Rat Pack ruled Vegas.

Australia's “Old Blue Eyes” Tony Haley teams up with cool crooner Andrew Leonard to pay tribute to Swing Kings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in a classy, funny, interactive and extremely entertaining show.

Get ready to hear timeless classics like New York New York, Thats Amore, Come fly with me, Sway, My Way, Everybody loves somebody, Strangers in the night, That's life, Aint that a kick in the head , Love and Marriage, Little ole wine drinker me and so many amore gems in this 2.5 hour show.

Dancing is welcomed and tickets are limited. They can be purchased directly from the club or online. Come fly with them!

2018 Australian SUP Titles
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Tue 13th Nov 2018
Surfing Australia and Surfing Queensland are pleased to announce the 2018 Australian SUP Titles, which incorporates the disciplines of SUP Surfing, SUP and Prone Marathon Racing, SUP and Prone Technical Racing as well as Community Marathon Racing at Currumbin on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland.

Opening Ceremony and meetings (all Competitors, Team Managers and Judges to attend)
- 4.00pm – 4.20pm: Competitor Welcome & Briefing (outside on the back lawn)
- 4.30pm – 5:00pm: Opening Ceremony Function
- 5:00pm – 5.30pm: Team Managers Meeting
- 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Judges Meeting
Arcadian Artists Trail and Exhibition
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Arcadian Artists Trail takes you through Dural, Galston, Arcadia, Fiddletown and Berrilee and has enticed the people of Sydney, Blue Mountains, the south and north coast of New South Wales and beyond to experience the special talent exhibited by these Australian artists. All work is handmade.

Bring along family and friends. Drive through the beautiful semi-rural area of Sydney’s Hornsby and the Hills Shires. You will be captivated by the work presented along the trail visiting eight private studios opening for the weekend. There will be over 50 artists exhibiting, many of whom will be demonstrating their skills.

Entry is free. Visitors are given the exclusive opportunity to view and purchase unique artworks from their creators. The works available include such items as paintings, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, textiles, felt work, jewellery, leather, timber work and glass art.
30th Lord Howe Island Golf Open 2018
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
Each year in early November the Lord Howe Island Golf Open week is held with over AUD8,000 in prizes to be won. The entry fee includes welcome drinks, player’s pack, all green fees, buffet lunches on playing days and the concluding presentation dinner.

Players of all standards and handicaps are welcome, however only a limited number of entries are available. Players must have a current GA handicap through the GOLFLINK system or overseas equivalent.

A week of guaranteed fun and island hospitality.
Ballina Prawn Festival
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the Ballina Prawn Festival is a whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. From tasting delicious sizzling prawns, mingling amongst buzzing crowds, or taking an exhilarating spin on amusement rides, the Ballina Prawn Festival delights young and old.

This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged, such as the hilarious Las Balsas Raft Race, sandcastle building, a skateboard competition, and speed prawn shelling.

The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid-back Ballina lifestyle, and brings together thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond.
Alexandra Annual Spring Show
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Held on the second Saturday in November each year, the Alexandra Annual Spring Show has been a part of Alexandra’s history for over 130 years.

A showcase of local livestock including a display of Murrindindi's finest cattle, Dairy Goat Competition and a Meat goat display, Poultry competition, Horse arena events and Working dog trials are held throughout the day.



And all the family favourites including: Roving entertainers, the animal nursery, showbags, giftware, food stalls and free community activities ensures there is fun for the whole family.

150th annual Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
The 150th annual Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show is looking bigger and better than ever.

The dedicated committee have been working tirelessly to make the show appealing to all ages with nonstop family entertainment.

Show day this year includes the Bendigo Bank Kids Club, offering free all day shows and entertainment.

The Sagasser Transport Stockman's Challenge incorporating the Ray White Keatley Western District Stockman’s Challenge. The GJ Waters Yard Dog Trial where dogs and handlers attempt to put a small mob of sheep around a course and all of the traditional show exhibitions and competitions with the horse, sheep, wool, poultry and beef sections.



The final event of the day will be the ever popular quick shear.

A Very Kransky Christmas - Albury
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy.

For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham.



With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.

B2M Mamanta
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Described as Indigenous Australia’s answer to the Backstreet Boys, B2M was formed by seven Indigenous men from the Tiwi Islands whose sound can only be described as RnB Pop with a traditional Tiwi twist. The lyrics in their songs come from their life experiences growing up in an Aboriginal community and seeing first-hand the effects of drugs and alcohol on their own people.

Educating the kids of the future through their music and encouraging people to make a change in their lives is what keeps this band going.
Art On The Range
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Crookwell sits atop the Great Dividing Range at an altitude of 980 metres above sea level, which gave them the name for Crookwell's premier biennial art event: Art on the Range, held at the Crookwell District Art Gallery.

This time around the event is being held to coincide with the Crookwell Garden Festival.

This art show attracts works from a wide range of talented Upper Lachlan Shire artists and from further afield including Goulburn, Yass, NSW South Coast, Wagga Wagga, Canberra and Sydney. There will be a fantastic selection of fabulous paintings, photography and sculpture on offer.

Arj Barker - We Need To Talk Penrith
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wollongong with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about people, and where they're headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 percent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this.....

Recommended for ages 15 years+.

Viewer warning: Mild language used.
BeachCare Activity Day - Palm Beach
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Barrel Tasting
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
A very special event with limited tickets available.

This is a "must do" wine event which is only possible once a year when their Reds are racked and Whites are ready for bottling.

Visit the winery and see the difference an oak barrel has on the wine and get to taste their upcoming vintages.

Follow this up with a Gourmet lunch back at Gartelmann Wines prepared by Matt Dillow, renowned Chef from the Deck Café, matched with award winning Chardonnay and Diedrich Shiraz.

A Very Kransky Christmas - Wagga
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy.

For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos.

From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham.

With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.

B2M - Mamanta
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Mamanta – meaning ‘friend’ in Tiwi – is a pumping R'n'B performance, Tiwi style.

Come and see this seven-piece band of indigenous performers from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song.

Hailed as "Australia's answer to the Backstreet Boys", this unique boy band have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You will find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm.
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston provides a rare insight into the mind of a champion. From humble beginnings to rising through the ranks collecting every individual rugby league accolade and team honour, Johnathan Thurston is a once in a generation footballer. With a nomination in 2018 for Australian of the year Johnathan has a passion for education and leadership, in particular representing the Australian indigenous community. Johnathan Thurston is embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand commencing in October 2018, and will be live on stage at a variety of fantastic venues talking in depth about his life, career and culture.
Arthurs Seat Challenge
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Arthurs Seat Challenge (ASC) is an annual 6.7 kilometre fun run and walk, following a course from Rosebud to the top of Arthurs Seat, finishing at Seawinds Gardens.



This event is held to promote the profile of the Fit to Drive program, and to raise funds to enable the continuation of this invaluable program, which is currently provided to Mornington Peninsula and Frankston schools free of charge.

50 Songs in Five Days
Date Mon 12th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
50 Songs in Five Days is a unique event that has launched the careers of some of Australia’s biggest international artists
The magic happens by their 80 songwriters, producers and musicians spread over five studios over five days.

The five day event in Sydney, NSW, pairs up-and-coming songwriters with top line musicians and producers. Over the course of one magical week, teams write, produce and create 50 Songs, some of which are released and have had global fame. Past participants have included Tina Arena, Jess Mauboy and international songwriter, Sarah Aarons.
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong with The Syncopators and Yvette Johansson
Date Mon 12th Nov 2018
A rapturous homage to the king and queen of jazz.

Beginning with jazz’s most powerful figure, Louis Armstrong, The Syncopators will take you back to the 1920s to explore his pioneering influence on the artform. Then moving forward to the big band era of the 1930s, with a joyous celebration of Satchmo’s famous vocal duets with America’s First Lady of Song: the unparalleled Ella Fitzgerald.

Hardly strangers to Arts Centre Melbourne, The Syncopators have raised the roof of Hamer Hall with sell-out concerts including Great American Songbook, Tribute to Bing Crosby and Best of British. They will be joined by the ever charming and immensely talented Yvette Johansson. Get ready for an afternoon of brass, blues and brilliance.
An Intimate Lunch: With Anne Ferran and Jennifer Thompson
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018
In Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s personal library at the Bundanon Homestead in New South Wales books share the shelves with works of art.

Learn what Anne Ferran discovered about the Boyd family from the inserts left between pages and hand-written notes hidden within the margins.

The intimate lunch, hosted by the Gallery, will include an exhibition walk through and discussion with Anne Ferran and Jennifer Thompson, Bundanon Trust’s Collections and Exhibitions Manager. Three lucky guests will receive a signed copy of Anne Ferran’s artist book, Artist’s Library.

Your ticket includes light buffet lunch, glass of wine and exhibition walk though.
2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), will be held from 15-18 November. The world’s best horse and riders in eventing, the Triathlon of Horse Sport, will compete for the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere at the prestigious 2018 Event.

Thousands of locals, visitors, and equestrian enthusiasts will flock to Adelaide’s beautiful East Parklands for four action packed days of world class horse sport with riders competing for more than $150,000 in prize money in the heart of the city.

Friday evening will feature a Twilight Equestrian Gala Evening, free to the public, with show jumping competitions and celebrity carriage driving exhibition events, alongside the Market Place, with lots of shopping for the whole family.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk Orange
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wollongong with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about people, and where they're headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 percent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this.....

Recommended for ages 15 years+.

Viewer warning: Mild language used.
An Evening with Kevin McCloud
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
He’s one of the most recognised faces in design and architecture and for the first time ever he’s live on the stage of one of the world’s most recognised architectural icons. Kevin McCloud, the legendary host of BBC’s long-running television show Grand Designs, will grace the stages of Jorn Utzon’s modernist masterpiece.

McCloud will be in conversation with his friend, television and radio host, comedian and design tragic Tim Ross.

The pair will be shining fresh light on the Sydney Opera House itself, the genius of Utzon, and his lasting influence on the way people think about building, construction, design and space in their own homes. What grand designs do you have brewing? This Australian exclusive event will entertain and inspire you.

Asher Fisch Conducts Dvořák's New World
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018
Dvorák’s earthy and dynamic Ninth Symphony, his musical love letter to the New World, was performed at WASO’s very first concert in 1928!

Ninety years later, it is still adored for its youthful energy and wistful Largo movement, simultaneously joyous and profound.

The concert begins with an exciting world premiere from award-winning West Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth.
Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the skills of owner and dog as they work amongst the sheep.
Bring your chairs, picnic and enjoy the free entertainment.
"Kaffee Abend"
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
The Tanunda Liedertafel (1861) has hosted this cabaret style event in the Tanunda Show Hall since 1950.

Featuring The Tanunda Liedertafel Male Voice Choir, this year's event will be compered by tenor Brian Gilbertson and feature world class guest artists.

All visitors are seated at long tables and bring shared food and drinks and a cup for "Kaffee" at interval.

Stage activity is assisted by large screens and surround sound.

Tickets available from choir members or through the contact telephine or email.

B2M (Bathurst to Melville Tiwi Islands) – Mamanta
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Step into a pumping RnB concert, Tiwi Islands style.

Mamanta –‘friend’ in Tiwi – pairs seven piece band B2M’s acclaimed R&B music and performance with captivating footage of life and culture in the Tiwi Islands. Showcasing their new album, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song.

Find yourself tuned to the beat of their unique sound as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm. If you haven’t had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands, this unique blend of contemporary and traditional sounds is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey.

Running 70 minutes, no interval. Strobe and laser lighting.
Art and Sculptures at Huntington Music Festival
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Carefully curated by Kay Norton-Knight, Rosby will once again be hosting an exhibition to mark the opening night of the iconic Huntington Music Festival held on-site at Huntington Estate.

If you’re a fan of world-class music, awe-inspiring art and delectable food and wine then this event is definitely one for the diary. All works will be available for sale.
Australian Beach Games - Semaphore
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Australian Beach Games is a new and exciting family friendly festival of music, sports and food trucks with amusements and activities for the whole family in a fun fast-paced atmosphere centred around food, sports and the beach. The multi-sport event focused around the beach will include a range of sports, that the community is encouraged to come and try, sports such as volleyball, dodgeball, triathlon, fun run, netball, handball, touch football and soccer to name a few.
A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Pianist Kathryn Selby AM presents a solo recital of works by Bach and Schubert that have been especially meaningful to her musical life. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Selby without her customary ‘friends’!
Arj Barker – We Need To Talk Mudgee
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about this relationship and where it's headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this....

Australia's adopted son of comedy, Arj Barker, returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Adaminaby Cup Race Day
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Adaminaby Cup Race Day is a great local event, held annually in November. This is a fantastic day of country racing. Enjoy fashions of the field, there are prizes to give away, and lots of action on the race track.

The feature race is the Snowgoose Cup.

Bookmakers will operate on the local and metropolitan races and there will also be an on course tote.

No ATM or Eftpos facilities are available.

Buses are available every 15 minutes from the Big Trout in Adaminaby to the Racecourse.

Food stalls and bar facilities are available on course. Jumping castle and stalls for the children to make it a great family day out.

The rustic Adaminaby Racecourse was the set location for Phar Lap's last race in Mexico in the Phar Lap movie.

Belle Property Balmain Fun Run
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run takes participants along the harbour foreshore and through the beautiful undulating grounds of historic Callan Park in Rozelle.

Suitable for novice and experienced fun runners, it consists of four events being a 10 kilometre run, five kilometre run or walk, and two kilometre race (primary school kids).

Not just a running event, the Balmain Fun Run includes lots of fun activities for the kids such as bouncy castles, face painting, craft and more, plus free massages after the event, making it a great day out for the whole family.



In its eighth year, the 2016 event promises to be even bigger and better than ever!

Australian Stock Horse Society Central Tablelands Branch Show
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider.

Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.

All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival will be held at Mannum.

Join us for this family fun weekend on the banks of the Murray River at Arnold Park and the Mannum Dock Museum.

Highlights include:
The largest display of Blacksmith demonstrations in South Australia.
Diesel/Steam vintage historical engines operating.
Classic cars, Motor Bikes and Classsic & Wooden Boats on Display on display.
Mannum Fresh Water Classic Boat Festival.
Boat Concourse D 'Elegance.
Live entertainment.
Food stalls and crafts.
Free parking at Mannum Football Oval and shuttle from Mary Ann Reserve to Arnold Park.

One hour river cruises on the PS Marion, PW Mayflower, PS Industry and the PS Oscar W.
Adults $20, Concessions $15, Children 5-15years $8, children 4 & under FREE One hour cruises
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

Explore the exciting interactive display "All Steamed Up" where you become a River Boat Captain and steer along the River Murray. Understand the science of steam power. Learn about snags, snakes and river life; just a few amazing attractions that await you.
Bathurst Outdoor Expo and Christmas Markets
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Bathurst Outdoor Expo and Christmas Markets is an annual event which has been running for over 20 years, they aim to bring a wide variety of exhibitors together for this one event. Held at the Bathurst Showground, they try to cater to everyone’s taste.

They have diversified the event over the years to incorporate many aspects. They pack all of the three beautiful pavilions with a variety of stalls including jewellery, home wares, gift wares, toys, books, crafts, beauty products, clothing and much more.

Outside they aim to create a festival atmosphere with a variety of food and market stalls, entertainment and children’s rides. They also cater for the outdoor enthusiast with camping, boating, 4WD accessories, fishing, camper trailers, caravans plus much more.
Bathurst Truck Show
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
See over 100 big rigs on display with all makes and models ranging from Kenworth to Volvo, Western Star and Mack plus much more, from vintage to the latest models it will all be polished and proudly on show.

Trade stalls will also be on display with specials only available on the day so make sure you don't miss out!

Bathurst Truck Show is going to be a fantastic day out for the whole family. with over 200 market stalls filling the grounds, food stalls and entertainment with live music and children's rides. There will be something for everyone to see.

Make a weekend out of it and stay the night if you are travelling as the next day the grounds are transformed for Bathurst Swap Meet Car and Bike Show.

Gates open at 9am. Pass outs are available at the gate as well.
2018 Dunkeld Races
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The region comes alive as locals and metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia.

Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free musical entertainment and a free super kids enclosure.

Corporate, group and individual hospitality packages sold to many people along with many attend for general admission only.
Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay 100 is a long course triathlon consisting of a two kilometre swim, 80 kilometre bike and 18 kilometre run. It takes place along the beautiful foreshore of the protected waters of Hervey Bay and is run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.

They have a great lineup of events across the weekend this year, including their Super Saturday events, which consist of their 'Have a crack tri and children's aquathlon and triathlon events. They host the Barge2Beach ocean swimming event on the Saturday of race weekend also.
39 Forever Amity dry
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Do you still think you're 25 even though your birthday stubbornly insists you're not? Do you look at J-Lo and hope you can look that good at 47, even though you may never have looked that good? Do you wonder how adults were born in the 1190's? This hilarious new show takes a candid look at female ageing in a world where Botox and Photoshop are the norm and looking your age feels like a failure.

'39 forever' is written and presented by Amity dry (The Block) after the success of her hit musical 'Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life', which has been played at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the United Nations, been translated into Norwegian for a European season and performed at over 100 shows nationally. After winning critical and audience acclaim for her honest account of marriage and motherhood, Amity turns her focus to ageing in this comedic and poignant exploration on the pressure women face to stay forever young.
Barge2Beach
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Barge2Beach is a two kilometre Open Water swimming event with a difference!

Get dropped off of a Kingfisher Bay Resort vehicle barge two kilometres offshore from Scarness beach in the middle of the crystal clear waters of Hervey Bay. Swim back to shore with 200 other keen ocean swimming enthusiasts.

This swim is part of the Hervey Bay 100 triathlon weekend run by the Hervey Bay Triathlon Club.
ANTHEMS
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Let’s wind back the clock and celebrate some of Australia’s most iconic artists! With an incredible line up locked in featuring John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda and many more to come – Anthems is bringing you a star-studded concert to Canberra’s National Arboretum this November.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk Dubbo
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wollongong with his brand new show We Need To Talk.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about people, and where they're headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 percent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

You had better sit down for this.....

Recommended for ages 15 years+.

Viewer warning: Mild language used.
BeachCare Activity Day - Surfers Paradise
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
André Rieu – Christmas With André Tour
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Dutch King of The Waltz, André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will bring his “Christmas with André Tour” to Australia for the first time ever, touring in November 2018.

André Rieu's career spans more than 30 years. Thousands of fans from across the globe - including five continents - love his eclectic mix of waltz, score music, musical, opera and easy listening. And he sure knows how to stage a grand show including romantic moments and witty twists.



Evenings with André Rieu offer perfect entertainment composed of world-famous, romantic and emotional melodies, lots of surprises, a good deal of humour and top-class international soloists. Rieu’s charisma, passion and vibrancy make his appearance on stage a unique experience.



Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra consisting of 60 members, André Rieu has initiated a world-wide revival of waltz music. His shows draw people of all age groups and nationalities and one thing is guaranteed: sooner or later everybody is up and dancing.

Band Together Farmers
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
A number of legendary Australian artists are coming together for our farmers and their communities for a concert on November 17.

All profits raised from Band Together Farmers music festival will be donated to the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

It is important that our farmers, their families and their community have the necessary support moving forward.

People in the country are also very stoic and their outlook is to stay strong, which means some of them aren’t asking for the help which they may need to stay mentally healthy during the drought.

All artists have donated their time and will travel to Parkes with the assistance of REX Airlines to perform.

Parkes Showground plays host to this event, with gates opening at 1pm.

Kids under 12 are free!

Alison Wonderland
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
With sophomore record Awake continuing to evolve into the game changer she had always threatened to unleash, Sydney singer, songwriter, producer, DJ quad-slashie Alison Wonderland is hitting the road again for some of the biggest headline Australian shows of her career.

Set to dominate huge rooms in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the run comes hot on the heels of Wonderland’s recent slot as the highest billed female DJ in Coachella history. That set, and the hundreds before it, confirmed her place as a rising force on the world stage and a leading light in Australian eyes.

Three years in the making, Awake arrived on the back of a continuous wave of success for Alison Wonderland. Her debut record Run made her perpetually in demand party starter du jour. It came on the back of years of hard graft as she toured, remixed and DJ’d her way into the heart of worldwide tastemakers and soiree seekers alike.

With mixes for the likes of Ladyhawke, Little Dragon, Justin Bieber and Hermitude in her back pocket, she dropped Run onto a fanbase in awe of her multitasking mastery. Immediately hitting the top...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Put Saturday 17 November in your diary to taste the wines of Beechworth with the winemakers at the ready to answer your questions. A comprehensive exhibition of wines from the Beechworth wine region.

Ticket includes all tastings, local artisan cheese and bread, a Riedel glass for you to keep.
Avalon Market Day
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Avalon Market Day is an annual free community event organised and sponsored by Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber Inc., attracting up to 50,000 visitors who enjoy the local cafes, shops, over 300 quality stalls, four stages with all day music program, the Famous Dog Show with local MC David Koch - prizes for Best Trick, Best Costume and this year the Best Rescue Dog co -judged by Monika from Monika's Doggie Rescue.

A fun day for all ages focusing on community, arts and craft activities and environmental sustainability. Fabulous food, lots of Christmas shopping bargains, great entertainment, petting zoo, kids activities, eco info from Boomerang Bags, Living Oceans, Sea Shepherd and more.
2018 Langhorne Creek Vignerons Day
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
One of the most popular Sunday race days on the South Australian calendar, the Langhorne Creek Vignerons' Day, is more than just a horse race.

Celebrating the best that the local region has to offer in food and wine, the day is one for all the family to enjoy the atmosphere and grounds of the picturesque Strathalbyn Racecourse.

Get caught up in the thrill of the races, toe tap to live music, keep the kids busy with children's entertainment, and indulge in gourmet food and superb Langhorne Creek branded wines.

Bring your own picnic rug and chairs for a relaxed day out or take things more seriously with a hospitality package.

Impress your friends, family or clients with a touch of country class.
Bee's Wax Wrap Workshop
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Ditch the plastic and get creative by making your own bee's wax wrap.



Join the Australian National Botanic Gardens' creative guest Annette Boyd as she teaches you the art of bee's wax wrapping in a fun and relaxed workshop.



Suitable for 18yrs and over.

Bookings essential and close two days prior to event.

ARIA Week
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Tue 27th Nov 2018
ARIA Week returns to Sydney with its biggest, dynamic and exciting line-up yet. ARIA Week presents a program of special one-off gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music.

This week of events culminates in the 2018 ARIA Awards. ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.
Annual Dentistry and Dental Science Congress
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Tue 20th Nov 2018
Pulsus takes immense pleasure in inviting all the participants from across the globe to attend “Annual Dentistry and Dental Sciences Congress”. This comprises of proficient keynote presentations, verbal speeches, productive poster presentations and exhibitions providing insights to the importance and efficiency of dentistry in Healthcare.

Pulsus Group is an internationally renowned medical peer-review publisher and conferences organizer established in the year 1984 publishes and hosts the work of researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. With a legacy of 30 years of excellence in Medical Publishing, now they are running several International Conferences in the fields of Medical, Clinical, Life Science and, Pharma.
Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Explore Latitude 23 Glasshouse with one of their resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists.

Join one of their resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new tropical display house, known as Latitude 23.

Closed to the general public it is home to an amazing collection of ferns, orchids, aroids, tillandsias, bromeliads, lilies, begonias, palms and cycads – many of the plants that were kept in the Pyramid and the Arc.
10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018 to Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The 10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference will be held in November 2018. Attracting well over 250 delegates, this event continues to be one of the state’s largest major projects and infrastructure conferences.

Surpassing past years with a record investment of AUD87.2 billion towards state infrastructure, the state of New South Wales is gearing up for some major upgrades. Over the next four years, NSW is expected to have more major infrastructure projects being delivered that any other state, not to mention the record investment of AUD8 billion budgeted for major health facilities, upgrades and redevelopments.

Over the course of two days, the conference will bring together over 25 expert speakers and policy makers from the government and private sectors to discuss major infrastructure projects underway as well as those in the pipeline for NSW.

Join them at the NSW Major Projects Conference to examine how the State aims to tackle these critical projects, to ensure NSW continues sustainable economic growth.
Balaklava SA Legends of Sport Race Day
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 21st of November 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.

Take the day off and treat your friends, family and even colleagues to a great day at The Races.
André Rieu – Christmas With André Tour
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018 to Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The Dutch 'King of The Waltz' André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will bring his “Christmas with André Tour” to Australia for the first time ever, touring in November 2018.

André Rieu's career spans more than 30 years. Thousands of fans from across the globe—including five continents—love his eclectic mix of waltz, score music, musical, opera and easy listening.

And he sure knows how to stage a grand show including romantic moments and witty twists.



Evenings with André Rieu offer perfect entertainment composed of world-famous, romantic and emotional melodies, lots of surprises, a good deal of humour and top-class international soloists.

Rieu’s charisma, passion and vibrancy make his appearance on stage a unique experience.



Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra consisting of 60 members, André Rieu has initiated a world-wide revival of waltz music. His shows draw people of all age groups and nationalities and one thing is guaranteed: sooner or later everybody is up and dancing.

Bach Suites at Deakin Edge
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Full of jubilation and the sheer splendour of sound, Bach's suites are among his most uplifting music.

This celebration of Bach includes the third and fourth suites, the much-loved double violin concerto, and a new concerto by national treasure Richard Mills.
Australia -China Business Leaders Luncheon Sydney
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The featured events over the past decade is the Australia China Business Leaders Luncheon, which includes the annual ACBW Keynote Address and Panel Discussion.

Australia-China BusinessWeek Keynote Address:
A leader presents the most notable Australians and Chinese Government officials.

Australia China Business Leaders Panel Discussion:
A highlight of Australia China Business Luncheon is the Australia China Business Leaders Panel Discussion, chaired by Mark Hawthorne Publisher Fairfax Media Victoria. The panel discussion provides delegates with high level insights and debate on critical topics across Australian China connections. Past panelists have included leaders of industry and entrepreneurs.
American Thanksgiving in Sydney
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Thu 7th Feb 2019
Enjoy a traditional American Thanksgiving feast, served family style by VictorsFood.

Thanksgiving is all about family and friends, food and sharing and expressing gratitude. This special event has been designed for everyone who wants to experience the true feast-ive bounty of “America’s biggest holiday”.

Feast on turkey and all the trimmings - 12 or more different dishes including plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options and even a special kid-friendly menu so the under 12’s eat for free!

Seatings are available Thursday and Friday November 23 - 24.

Delaware USA native and VictorsFood owner Victor Pisapia (ex-Rattlesnake Grill) is keen to share his favourite holiday treats with fellow ex-pats and curious locals.
8 Ball Aitken - LIVE !
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Nashville based Australian recording artist 8 Ball Aitken returns to Australia and visits the Barossa for a solo show at Stein's Taphouse!
Covering swamp blues and slide guitar .

For more than a decade, multi-awarded global troubadour, 8 Ball Aitken, has flown the Australian flag on the international circuit performing more than two hundred shows a year, and is thrilled to be back in the place where his heart is.

Dedicated to his 6 string muse and absolutely devoted to his audiences, 8 Ball Aitken’s funky, foot stomping energy and infectious blend of swampy blues-rock, have brought the party vibe to venues, festivals and high profile music events in the USA, France, Japan, Canada and Europe.
He has garnered awards, rave reviews and recognition across genres with the single, (She’s Going To Mexico) I’m Going To Jail, reaching #1 on the Country and #2 on the Blues charts.
The international patron for the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is a prolific singer/songwriter and ace multi-instrumentalist, and brings his 10th album Swamp Blues on the road for the Rack Em Up Australian Tour.

This will be a fantastic nights entertainment - We are taking table bookings for 6 or more people.
3-Day TaKeTiNa Power of Rhythm Workshop
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
What is TaKeTiNa?

TaKeTiNa is a holistic group learning process and a profoundly new way of experiencing and understanding rhythm. Poly-rhythms and cross-rhythms form the basis of the process as it utilises the body through stepping, clapping and singing to generate a complex and rich rhythmic choir which leads participants into states of relaxation, inner presence, and awareness. Learning with the TaKeTiNa also develops creativity, musicality and opens an awareness of our individual patterns, which inhibit our lives and relationships. TaKeTiNa leads participants to their innate rhythmic knowledge and connects us to the forgotten power of rhythm in nature and within us. As a deeply relaxing and meditative process, TaKeTiNa requires no musical experience and invites participants to go at their own pace.

Body As Instrument:
Learning through the body is direct and requires no technical skills. Rhythms are layered into the body through stepping, clapping and the voice. Rhythm becomes a mirror for our personal process and teaching us how to enter our true authentic nature.
80's Hair Metal Heaven featuring Australian Motley Crew Show
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Back by popular demand, Australian Mötley Crüe Show and Poison'Us – The Australian Poison Tribute Show, are teaming up again for another huge show but this time they will be rocking out the big stage at Waves. Joining them for a huge night of 80's hair metal are Dream on, the Australian Aerosmith show.

Don't miss out on this one its going to be massive!
A Weekend With
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
A postcard-worthy collection of Australian music, food, drink and landscape. Far from city smoke and midweek banality, this wholesome weekend away is more akin to a holiday than a festival.

A humble gathering defined by its scenic rural location, discerning music program and thoughtful crowd.
Alpine Challenge
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Mon 26th Nov 2018
The Alpine Challenge is the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding all mountain trail run in Australia - if not the southern hemisphere over four distances.

The 100 mile (160 kilometre) course takes in six major climbs with 7,600 metre of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings.

The 100 kilometre involves over 4,000 metres of ascent and descent and the 60 kilometre course over 2,000 metres of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 36 kilometres run you will have over 1,300 metres of ascent.

For event information and start times, please visit the event website.
Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Fresh from sold out shows in the UK and across Australia, don't miss the 'Loosest Aussie Bloke' and 'Bogan Aussie Commentator' Alex Williamson's new live comedy show! The brilliantly twisted mind of Alex writes a hilarious live solo show every year—don't miss his latest new swathe of characters, songs and stand-up comedy. There's a reason Alex sells out everywhere he goes and has a whopping three million online followers, his live show is not to be missed!
Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Probably not, alas these are just some of the topical/fun themes touched upon in this one hour honesty session. If you're not an 85 year old church-goer, there'll be something in this show for you. But by all means come along if you are an 85-year old church goer, just flick your hearing aid off and laugh along in a haze of dementia.
Alex's twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity at times, before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair. But hey, at least it's entertaining.
'Crude, yet hilarious—it's unfiltered, politically incorrect and downright naughty!'
See Eventfinda for more information.
41st Annual Exhibition of John Dermer at Kirby's Flat Pottery
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Celebrate the journey of potter John Dermer at the 41st Annual Exhibition of John Dermer.

Artist, John Dermer is renowned for his works in the field of terra sigillata pottery, with his commissioned works at Parliament House in Canberra regarded as some of his finest works.

The exhibition will be held in the Kirby's Flat Gallery, November 24 and 25. Doors open 9:00am to 5:30pm.
Balhannah/Oakbank Community Carols
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
It has occurred to us that as a community we do little to celebrate the festive season. With this is mind the Balhannah Uniting Church and the Mount Barker District Concert Band and Big Band (aka Carols Super Band) invite you to collaborate with us in an exciting vision:
Balhannah/Oakbank Community Carols.
We see this as opportunity to gather together and present a program that celebrates the spirit of Christmas in a way that reflects our community.
This event will be held on the Oakbank Area School front lawns on Saturday November 24th at 5pm with a free bouncy castle with food and drink available for purchase to help families get into the spirit. At 6.30pm we invite you to work your vocal cords by joining in the singing of all your favourite Christmas carols and tunes accompanied by the Carols Super Band. A goodwill offering will take place during the event with proceeds to benefit the Christmas Bowl Appeal.
This event will be family friendly and alcohol free.
Alpine Challenge
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding mountain trail run in Australia - if not the southern hemisphere, over four distances.

The 100 mile (160 kilometre) course takes in six major climbs with 7,600 metres of ascent and descent. Conquer Victoria's major peaks; including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong, plus five river crossings.
Challenge yourself with the 100 kilometer course and over 4,000 meters of ascent and descent or the 60 kilometer course with 2,000 meters of ascent and descent.
For those undertaking the 36 kilometer run you will have over 1,300 meters of ascent - a great introduction to the Alpine Challenge.

Enter early this year as on mountain accommodation will be tight
BeachCare Activity Day - Currumbin
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Fresh from sold out shows in the UK and across Australia, don't miss the 'Loosest Aussie Bloke' and 'Bogan Aussie Commentator' Alex Williamson's new live comedy show! The brilliantly twisted mind of Alex writes a hilarious live solo show every year—don't miss his latest new swathe of characters, songs and stand-up comedy. There's a reason Alex sells out everywhere he goes and has a whopping three million online followers, his live show is not to be missed!
Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Probably not, alas these are just some of the topical/fun themes touched upon in this one hour honesty session. If you're not an 85 year old church-goer, there'll be something in this show for you. But by all means come along if you are an 85-year old church goer, just flick your hearing aid off and laugh along in a haze of dementia.
Alex's twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity at times, before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond repair. But hey, at least it's entertaining.
'Crude, yet hilarious—it's unfiltered, politically incorrect and downright naughty!'
See Eventfinda for more information.
2018 Clare Cup
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Wine lovers rejoice! The 2018 Clare Cup is a wonderful celebration of all that makes this region great - great food, great wine and great entertainment at the track!

This year's Clare Cup will be one for the whole family with entertainment for the young and old!

For the fashion savvy, there will be a Fashion at The Races competition.

Tailor your own race day - whether you choose a hospitality package or a casual day on the lawns, you're sure to have a great time.
Bendigo Trail Run Festival
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in the heart of Victoria’s Gold Rush Country at Crusoe Reservoir in Bendigo the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park, to the challenge of Big Hill within Bendigo Regional Park.

So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in two the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.
Bach Suites
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Full of jubilation and the sheer splendour of sound, Bach's suites are among his most uplifting music. This celebration of Bach includes the third and fourth suites, the much-loved double violin concerto, and a new concerto by national treasure Richard Mills.
Architect's Tour: Swan By Collins Caddaye
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Join award winning architect Andrew Collins on this exclusive tour of Swan, winner of the 2018 Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland Award for residential architecture (new) at the Australian Capital Territory Architecture Awards.

Places are limited.

Free, but bookings are essential.

The address is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra and will be emailed to registered attendees to make their own transport arrangements.
American Express Openair Cinema - Inner West Sydney
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018 to Wed 19th Dec 2018
American Express Openair Cinema is a quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night returning to Sydney's Inner West, where the big screen is lit up at Sydney University's Cadigal Green.

Once the sun sets, a mix of the latest and greatest releases light up the cinema under the stars for a truly memorable experience. In a joint bid to champion food waste prevention, American Express Openair Cinemas is teaming up with OzHarvest to present Soul Sundays, a Sunday session of delicious food sampling, trivia, music and games for all the family.

AUD3 donation from each ticket purchased will provide six meals to those in need.

Better yet, anyone short of company is welcome to bring along their ‘Doggy Date’ to any screening!

World Master Pizza Making Champion, Youssef Touati from Salt Meats Cheese, will be flexing his credentials with pizza acrobatics before teaching guests how to toss dough like a pro, and the dedicated cocktail bar will serving a refreshing twist on summer classics, Frosé, Aperol Spritz, 4Pines craft beer and Giesen Wine as well as cinema favourites ice cream and popcorn.

35th Annual Cherry Festival Competitive Art Exhibition Opening
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
The 35th Annual Cherry Festival Competitive Art Exhibition will be officially opened on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The exhibition will be open for four days, from November 28 to December 2.

For those wishing to enter art in the exhibition please note:
Entries are invited for the 35th Annual Cherry Festival Competitive Art Exhibition which closes on Wednesday November 7.



There are sections for oil and acrylic, water colour, pastel, drawing, other medium, contemporary, photography, infants, primary and secondary students, miniature,and porcelain painting.

Official entry forms are available at the Burrangong Gallery of by phoning the Young Visitor Information Centre for an emailed copy.

Artworks to be delivered between 12noon and 2pm on Sunday November 25 Only.

Australian PGA Championship
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 29 November to 2 December 2018.

A stellar list of Australian and international players from all over the globe are expected to compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

The 2018 tournament will feature an array of entertainment on and off the course, but it’s the Million Dollar Hole where the tournament really comes alive. While players aim to ace their way to a big payday, fans will be celebrating in the sun with great food, music and entertainment.

A festival of golf the Australian PGA Championship week also includes the MyGolf Kids Day, Greg Norman Medal; the Aussie PGA is where everyone plays!

The Australian PGA Championship is the PGA of Australia’s flagship event; co-sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia. The tournament honour roll features an incredible list of past champions including Adam Scott (2013), Greg Chalmers (2014 and 2011), Peter Senior (2010) and Geoff Ogilvy (2008).

The Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as well as the City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Tourism proudly supports the Australian PGA Championship.
A Night of Horror International Film Festival
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Deadhouse Films presents A Night of Horror International Film Festival, Australia’s premier horror film event.

The annual A Night of Horror will be taking place in conjunction with Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival at Dendy Cinema Newtown.

Together, the festivals provide Australia’s leading showcase of independent genre cinema, screening over 100 of the latest horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, and cult films, most of which are International or Australian premieres.

The event promises another amazing line-up to transport audiences to strange and wonderful worlds, action filled landscapes, and nightmares.

Whatever your taste in fantastic cinema the incredible joint program has your genre appetite covered.

And as the festivals’ audience has come to expect, they will be able to meet and mingle with an array of Australian and international filmmakers at the festival's Q and A sessions, forums, and welcoming after parties.
American Express Openair Cinemas Sydney University
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Thu 20th Dec 2018
American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies to Sydney’s Inner West as an exciting program of fun, food and flicks is revealed.

With more than 20 events happening in Camperdown the festival vibes will be in full swing each night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

In a joint bid to champion food waste prevention, American Express Openair Cinemas is teaming up with OzHarvest to present Soul Sundays, a Sunday session of food sampling, trivia, music and games for all the family.

American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP experience by purchasing a ticket for the American Express Invites Lounge. Card Members will get their own lounger and can get comfortable with a cushion and blanket as well as some tasty treats.

Non-Amex Card Members can chillax to the max with the variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket and lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package.
Advent Art: Exhibition and Film Showings
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Make a new work in response to the Advent Art 2018 theme, Let's Talk about the Blues. Advent Art is an exhibition and film showing organised by St John's Anglican Church Young and District and held during the National Cherry Festival from November 30 to December 2, and again on the weekend of December 8 and 9.

Apart from the art exhibition - with ceramics, painting, sculpture and photography on show - there is also a short film festival and a labyrinth.
Albury Wodonga Doll, Bear, and Hobby Show
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Albury Wodonga Doll, Bear, and Hobby Show is an annual two day event held on the first weekend of December. It is held at the Mirrambeena Community Centre in Lavington, NSW.



The event features competitions, exhibitions and demonstrations from artists and crafters who specialise in making porcelain and other types of dolls, bears, doll houses, embroidery, beading, quilting and many other hobby activities.

The event is open to all ages and all funds raised are returned to the local community.

Asia Pacific Continental Enduro World Series Round 2
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Asia Pacific Continental Enduro World Series is coming to Mt Buller for Round Two.

Registrations open 1 February 2018, visit the website to register.
Adelaide Motorsport Festival
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a family-friendly, museum-in-motion.

The festival draws upon South Australia’s rich motorsport history and celebrates and re-enacts motorsport competition of a by-gone era.

2018 marks the fifth year the event has been run and the third year it has been delivered in the size and format seen in 2015 and 2016. Using a shortened version of the Adelaide Grand Prix track, spectators will witness a variety of vehicles in groups of 10-12 race against the clock.

The Adelaide Rally, set amongst the beautiful Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu and Murray Mallee regions, is based at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. With plenty of star drivers, manufacturers displaying their latest models, 100's of cars on display, trade stands and food stands, theres so much see and experience at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

Aquatic Weed Harvester Australia presents East Coast Sidecar Roundup Round Four
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
The East Coast Sidecar Roundup is a not-for-profit entity and is a speedway sidecar series that is run up and down the east coast of Australia. They have grown in popularity since commencing the series in 2015, that was formed to encourage and support the growth of sidecar racing for both juniors and seniors on the east coast.

They have teams from all across the country race in the series as well as a number of teams from across the ditch in New Zealand. Introducing Live Streaming this year will not only promote the sport across the world, but will expose their sponsors, supporters and race teams to the world audience.

Come and see the speedway sidecars chew up the speedway oval on their methanol burning 180HP rocketships. This huge motorsport event will see speedway sidecar teams from most states of Australia and even a couple of Kiwis coming across the ditch to take it to the Aussies!!
A Very Canberra Comedy Festival Christmas
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Canberra Comedy Festival has a very special Christmas present for you!

Join the festival’s best comedians as they get you into the festive spirit in an amazing show packed with comedy superstars. This 2 hour showcase event features some of the very best acts from the 2018 festival line-up.

Don’t wait until March 2019 to get your laughter fix, join us this Xmas for the best Santa-sack full of laughs this side of the North Pole!

Very limited tickets. Will sell out. Book Now.
BeachCare Activity Day - Tugun
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
80s Nightclub Reunion - Club Tropicana
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
It’s an 80s club party on the first day of summer with a Club Tropicana celebration.

80s Nightclub Reunion returns to Brisbane bringing back The Best 80s Club Sounds across two rooms on the top floor of The Hamilton Hotel.

Remember the greatest nights of your life, the music, the people and the good times? Dancing the night away at your favourite clubs? Well gather your friends from the 80s and have the time of your life . . . again!

In the main room Brisbane 80s Dj Royalty Dj's Parry James and Peter Tigani will have you dancing all night long to the sounds of 80s Dance, Pop, New Wave and Rock from Oz, Uk and the USA.

Get down and boogie in The Blue Room with the 80s Solid Gold Dancers and Dj's Les-Boss and K-Rasta for a night 80s Funk n Disco Grooves plus the annual George Michael 80s Tribute.

The tide is high so get into the groove of summer and dress 80s Tropicana.

See you on the dance floor!

2018 IRONMAN Western Australia and IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, Ironman Western Australia is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global Ironman circuit.

The event has become enormously popular with athletes and spectators alike and is renowned as a spectacular destination race and holiday venue. A tribute to the city and people of Busselton who support and contribute to the huge success the event has become.
B Big Band
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018
Enjoy the musical renditions of some of Australia’s highest calibre jazz and sessions musicians. The B# Big Band is an exciting swing jazz band from Melbourne, founded and directed by swinging sensation Henry Kovacevic.

With classical arrangements of Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Miller and other big cats of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

In addition, guest vocalists including the suave tenor notes of Frank Benedetto will perform tunes made famous by Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Peggy Lee, amid others.

The performance will take part in a series of Morning Music at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds, with five show packages available to all shows.
Baby Boomers' Christmas Fun-Raiser
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018
Book your tickets now for their Seniors’ Concert Group production of Baby Boomers’ Christmas ‘Fun’-Raiser. Their outlandish characters of Angels, Grouches, Elves and Snowmen compete in the event to support the annual Ipswich Baby Boomers’ Association community concert. This Christmas themed production will have their characters on edge as they compete in song with little notice of the Christmas themed song titles they must sing.

Adding to the evening’s frivolity, is special guest appearance with Queensland icon Ian “The Bear” Maurice.
AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
Walk the red carpet with Australia’s biggest film and television stars at the industry’s night-of-nights in Sydney this summer – the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel!

This year, AFI , AACTA celebrates 60 years of honouring Australian filmmaking at home and abroad, recognising some of Australia’s most iconic and successful screen talent such as Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Dr. George Miller and Baz Luhrmann.

Telecast on Channel 7 and considered Australia’s equivalent to the Oscars, the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel will see the very best in Australian film and television from the past year honoured and recognised for their achievements.

Don’t miss your chance to join the glitz and glamour of one of Australia’s most glamorous red carpet events ahead of watching the AACTA Awards presented on stage at this special gala Ceremony.

To keep up to date with ticketing and event information, make sure you're following AACTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Adelaide Domain Test: Australia vs India
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Mon 10th Dec 2018
Don't miss seeing the Aussies take on India in the 1st Domain Test match of the season at the iconic Adelaide Oval!

Watch the new look Australian side led by Tim Paine as captain and Justin Langer as coach! Support the team as they re-build their world standing against number-one ranked India, led by captain Virat Kohli - high quality cricket will be on show in this match for the ages.

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Anticipation Is Half of The Seduction
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
Anticipation is Half of the Seduction is an investigation into the fascination with gravity. From the tension before objects collide, or release of ones body weight onto another, the crescendo of gravity is everywhere. Manifesting in a myriad of mediums from choreography to glass and light installations, this exhibition is curated to observe the sensations felt before the inevitable inertia.

Blindside 2018 Emerging Curator Mentorship. Artists include: Helen Grogan, Christopher Boots, Shannon May Powell, Honey Long, Prue Stent, Kathleen Campone-Burn, Isabella Whawhai Mason. Curated by Jonathan Homsey and mentored by Hannah Matthews.

Anticipation Is Half of The Seduction will open on Thursday 7 December from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Actually Christmas: La Boite Theatre Company
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Starring Queensland’s first lady of song Naomi Price (The Voice Australia, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Christmas Actually delivers all the hits from beloved holiday classic Love Actually wrapped up with a sprig of holly and The Little Red Company’s trademark comedy and charm.

Relive the magic musical moments from your favourite festive film including smash hit songs by Mariah Carey, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Kelly Clarkson, The Beach Boys and The Beatles, brought to life by a band of Australia’s top musicians and superstar vocalists Stefanie Caccamo (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Luke Kennedy (The Voice Australia) and Tom Oliver (Velvet).

Bursting with nativity lobsters (yes, more than one), cinnamon sticks and endless fun, Christmas Actually is the ultimate silly-season starter.

Warning: Christmas Actually contains low level coarse language, confetti and simulated shellfish.
Barossa Christmas Parade 2018
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
A Christmas themed parade and street party to welcome Santa to the Barossa. German Christmas food as well as a variety of food and drink vendors. Free bouncy castles and animal displays, pony rides and baby farm animals to cuddle. Five bands and many floats and community groups take part in the parade. This parade has been held usually in Tanunda for 30 plus years. It is the biggest advent event in the valley and is eagerly awaited each year.
Alexandra Community Christmas Tree Festival
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Each year the community, including schools, businesses, groups and many more, all get together to decorate Christmas Trees which are on display for everyone to enjoy throughout December. This year there will be nearly 300 trees filling the hall and will be a sight to behold.

This event is purely run by the community and its volunteers and truly captures the Christmas spirit.
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
An Evening with Johnathan Thurston provides a rare insight into the mind of a champion.

From humble beginnings to rising through the ranks collecting every individual rugby league accolade and team honour, Johnathan Thurston is a once in a generation footballer.

Please note: All Diamond Tickets are a Meet and Greet ticket.

All Meet and Greet’s will commence approximately 15 minutes after the show concludes. They suggest all ticket holders remain in their seats, ushers will direct them in an orderly fashion to the appropriate area post show.

All photos will be shot by a professional photographer and uploaded to a link where photos can be downloaded by 9am the following morning. No personal phones or cameras will be permitted to be used during the meet and greet.

One item only may be brought along to be signed. They ask all ticket holders to please be patient while the meet and greet process is under way, expect reasonable delays while you wait in line for your turn to meet Johnathan Thurston. Any inappropriate or disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the theatre with no refund applicable.
A Day on the Green ft. John Farnham and guests
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
In news that will thrill fans across the country, it is time to relive all that this summer when John Farnham performs songs from Whispering Jack for a special series of a day on the green concerts including Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9.

John and his amazing band will play the much-loved 1986 album, plus a selection of other greatest hits to kick off what will be the festival's 16th year at Rochford Wines.

Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests - Daryl Braithwaite, US singer/songwriter Richard Marx, Russell Morris and Bachelor Girl.
Adelaide Invitational
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
They do not rope calves and they do not chase barrels. This is bull riding and the first step is to just stay alive. There are no time outs, no towels to throw in. There is only one man, one bull and eight desperate seconds.

Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the nation’s most extreme bucking bulls in a three hour action packed event, that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first bull of the night through to the last.

It is a showdown like no other – Twenty-two riders all eager for glory as they strive to overcome the power of the 52 most extreme bucking bulls in a head to head battle of power, agility and the fight of the fittest eight seconds at a time.
BeachCare Activity Day - Runaway Bay
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
Allied Grain System Two Person Ambrose
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
Allied Grain System Two Person Ambrose starting at 11am at the golf Club is the Shot Gun start.

There is a barbecue throughout the whole day for everyone to enjoy.
A Very Kransky Christmas
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos.

From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.
Balaklava Race Day
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 12th of December. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
A Little Lunch Music: Future Stars of Musical Theatre with Bev Kennedy
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Bev Kennedy, one of Australia’s leading musical directors and accompanists, presents and directs a performance by the musical theatre stars of tomorrow. Featuring hits from the shows you know and love performed by dynamic and talented up-and-coming artists.
2018 Twilight Races at Morphettville
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The festive season will be here before we know it and what better way to wrap up 2018 than at Morphettville with an evening of Twilight Races!

Kicking off in the afternoon, head down with friends, family or colleagues, and enjoy a warm summer night at the races with plenty on offer on the menu and at the bar.

Dress up in your summer best or take a more casual approach to race wear – everyone is welcome at the Twilight Races at Morphettville.
Back to The 90s – Ultimate End of Year Christmas Party
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The ultimate end of year Christmas party. We're taking it back to the 90s! You asked for it, so we're doing it!
After an overwhelming response to the now sold out Back to the 90's Party, we're now taking bookings for a Friday night party for the first time ever! The exact same deal, just on the night before-Friday the 14th December! Saturday 15th is completely full and sold out, all new bookings will be for the Friday night only.
We are taking you back to the 90’s with this year’s end of year celebration. You can expect classic hits from the Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, Oasis and of course the Spice Girls. All you have to do is turn up on the night and we will do the rest. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your team along to celebrate the end of the year with your favorite party people!
We will take care of all the arrangements from the delicious buffet dinner menu, house beverages, theming and live entertainment.
Dress Code: 90’s/Smart Casual
Australian String Quartet
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Celebrate Summer with a captivating twilight concert at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Following a whirlwind tour to Italy, the ASQ will bring a selection of its favourite music to South Australia to celebrate the festive season in style.

For over 30 years, the ASQ has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, its purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.The distinct sound of the ASQ is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

The culmination of the ASQ's Limestone Coast summer resdiency, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear four of Australia’s finest musicians in concert.

Duration: 70 minutes plus interval

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery: 15 December 2018, 5.30pm
The Australian String Quartet will conduct a summer residency in the Limestone Coast December 12 – 15 2018.

BeachCare Activity Day - North Burleigh
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
2018 Bordertown Cup
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season.

Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

There will be live music and free kids entertainment.
Beach Water Polo Fours
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018 to Mon 17th Dec 2018
This is a modified format water polo tournament, encouraging people of all ages, skills and abilities to try this fantastic sport in a location that is not only beautiful but completely different from playing in a swimming pool.

The event aims to bring families, friends and newcomers to a part of the Sutherland Shire that, although very accessible, seems a bit hidden from the rest of Sydney.

Combine the location with playing a fantastic sport, participants are sure to have a memorable experience.
Benalla Country Racing
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Mon 6th May 2019
Benalla racecourse is one of Victoria's more picturesque and only a short distance from the town centre.

Benalla has 11 race meets per year with the main race meet being the Benalla Gold Cup, which is held on the AFL Grand Final Long Weekend.

Benalla is also fortunate enough to host weekday racing.

So put on your best attire, grab the kids and make the most of all the action at the Benalla Racing Club.
A Grand Christmas Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Join the ultimate Christmas festivities at Stamford Grand Adelaide in our Grand Ballroom this Christmas.

Relish in a delicious buffet selection of Christmas favourites and a three hour premium beverage package whilst you enjoy the brilliant live music.

Bring the whole family as kids can will enjoy a visit from Father Christmas and adults will enjoy a fun-filled dance floor.
Ballina Bowls Summerland Series
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Fri 4th Jan 2019
Summerland Series is a prestigious bowls series attracting players from interstate, New Zealand and other overseas countries. There will be approximately 300 bowlers who participate in the event, as well as spectators in excess of 300. Participants will be competing for AUD24,500 in prize money.



The event is divided into Summerland Singles and Summerland Pairs. The Pairs tournament will run over three days, with three days break and then the Singles tournament runs a further four days. Finals are held the day after the Singles tournament.

Please refer to the website for further details.

Bendigo Bank Boxing Day Pambula Cup Race Day
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
The Bega Valley Shires biggest social Race Day.

A chance to get together with old friends and celebrate good times. Free entertainment along with quality racing makes for a fantastic day out!

Free buses running with pick ups in Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tathra and Bega.

Check the website or facebook for bus times and locations closer to the big day.

Proudly Sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Heffernan Lending Solutions, Pambula Little Bottler, Hotondo Homes and Sails Real Estate
2018 Bay Sheffield
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Fri 28th Dec 2018
The Bay Sheffield is an iconic South Australian event, first run 132 years ago to celebrate 50 years of the Proclamation of South Australia. It is a three day athletics carnival, held on 26, 27 and 28 December. Athletes come from all over Australia and from across the world to compete. The hallowed turf of Glenelg's Colley Reserve creates a very special amphitheatre for this wonderful South Australian tradition.
Australian Jazz Convention
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
Ballarat will come alive with the sounds and colours of Jazz between Christmas and New Year, when as many as 1,000 musicians and delegates will attend the 72nd Annual Convention and play and enjoy music in programmed performances in eight venues in Ballarat’s CBD.

The convention commenced in 1946 and is the longest continually run event of its kind in the world. Although primarily a Jazz Musician Convention, visitors and lovers of jazz are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy the vast presentation of Jazz music on offer.

Over the period of the Convention, lovers of Jazz can participate, listen or simply enjoy the many components of the Convention, including the programmed performances, piano recitals, street parade, original tunes competition, workshops as well as a free public concert at Alfred Deakin Place.

Single day passes can be purchased for $30 either online, at Her Majesties Theatre or at the convention main information centre, located at the Mining Exchange, during the Convention.

Day passes are for performances 27 to 31 December.
A New Year's Harvest
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Ring in the new year with friends and family at their bespoke market event, in celebration of the harvest of Hunter Valley. Savour locally sourced produce set against a Bohemian style décor, a live band and festive fireworks. There’s no better way to begin 2019 than a celebration of life and abundance in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region.
Beachport VACSWIM Lessons
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported program which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.



The program is conducted by qualified instructors in controlled environments located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

Enjoy a lifetime of safe recreation on, in and around the water by enrolling your children in the 2018 SA Water VACSWIM program.

Annual Corowa Federation Art and Photographic Competition Exhibition
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Come and enjoy the many different types of art work produced by local and interstate artists at the Annual Corowa Federation Art and Photographic Competition Exhibition. Some of the paintings are for sale after the exhibition. There are various categories for Art and Photography.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list please contact the organisers by phone.
Bangalow Market
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019
The Bangalow Markets are on the fourth Sunday of every month. It is a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends. You can hear the languages of people from far off lands. Backpackers and celebrities alike make a day of the markets.

The Bangalow Market Day is a treat for day trippers, a retreat from the city and the rush of the Gold Coast. Bangalow is a window into another world. Come for the day.

Part of the continuing success of the market is the beautiful grounds the markets are held in, which are dominated by eleven huge camphor laurel trees which provide welcome shade and rustling leaves and a magic forest atmosphere.

2019 FedUni Road National Championships
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
The 2019 FedUni Road National Championships is your chance to watch the best Aussie riders battle it out for the ultimate glory of the green and gold jersey.

Held over five days, this ultimate festival of cycling features a criterium, time trial, and a road race.

If you are keen to get involved, 2019 will see the return of the Gran Fondo National Champs.

With heaps of national titles up for grabs and an unforgettable five days of racing, organise the family and make the most of it.
AquaSonic
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
An ethereal underwater concert performed by five musicians submerged in aquariums. Playing custom-made instruments and singing in an invented style reminiscent of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, the result is a musical performance that both looks and sounds haunting and otherworldly.

Avant-garde ensemble Between Music spent years researching the possibilities of performing music underwater, conducting experiments with scientists, deep sea divers and craftspeople to develop entirely new instruments that can be played in water. The result is a concert experience of improbable feats of melody you won’t see or hear anywhere else on dry land.

Lockouts apply – Latecomers will not be admitted.

Credits:
Composed and performed by Laila Skovmand.
With Robert Karlsson, Morten Poulsen, Dea Marie Kjeldsen, Nanna Bech.
International producer and representation: FuturePerfect Productions
Bartercard Sail Paradise
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
Australia’s east coast offshore sailing scene will take on an exciting new look with the staging of the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta to start out of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on January 2, 2019.

Entries are now open for the two exciting curtain raisers for the 2019 east coast offshore sailing season – the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta and the Bartercard Sail Paradise series.

The 380 nautical mile Pittwater to Paradise race will start in Sydney, and finish off Main Beach on the Gold Coast while Bartercard Sail Paradise will be decided over four-days of racing from January 6 to 8. The courses for Sail Paradise will be set just off the surfline of the Gold Coast’s famous sandy beaches with a full range of passage and windward/leeward courses.

The Queensland Australian Yachting Championships, AMS Championships and Queensland Sports Boat State Championships, will be incorporated with over 80 vessels expected to participate.

SYC will host a series of special on-shore social events. And, with it being high summer, a relaxing and festive holiday atmosphere will prevail at the club and across the Gold Coast.
Annual January 2016 Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019
The Myall Community Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale is held over three days and all work presented is locally produced by members of of the Craft Centre.

Each year, an organisation is selected to be the recipient of the proceeds of a selection of donated paintings.

This is a very successful event held each year with many visitors making a special effort to come back, year after year. They will be celebrating their 25th birthday in 2016.
A TasteFest on the Manning
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Taree Lions Club will again be coordinating this very successful and engaging community event.

TasteFest on the Manning brings this community and producers event to Manning Valley for the people of the Mid Coast region and its visitors. Please join them as they take your taste-buds and other senses on a wild ride at TasteFest, on the beautiful foreshore park of the Manning River. There will be lots of shade whilst enjoying the coastal breeze.

TasteFest will showcase the best the Manning Valley and beyond has to offer and will include craft beer, food, wine, entertainment and music, as well as activities on the river.

TasteFest on the Manning is conducted by Taree Lions club as a charity that benefits the community and celebrates life in the Manning Valley. They look forward in having you join in the fun, fine food and festive spirit.

Sample TasteFest from 10am through to 9pm in Queen Elizabeth Park in the central business district of Taree.

Visit the TasteFest on the Manning Facebook page and register your interest in coming.

10th Anniversary Sounds By The River - SOLD OUT
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
For many years the award-winning SOUNDS BY THE RIVER has been delivering amazing national and international acts on the banks of the magnificent Murray River. 2019 brings a massive rock mix of international and Australian legends of rock to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this destination event in South Australia.
SOUNDS is the only South Australian date as part of series one of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR featuring Australia’s favourite son Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish, the run of eight dates takes in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. With such a stellar line-up, it isn’t hard to see why the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has earned the reputation as one of the best regional festivals on the touring circuit.

We are excited about 2019 and Series One is going to rock the socks off of music fans! It was an absolute thrill to receive the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Best Event and Festival in South Australia award last year for the third year in a row bringing Sounds into the State’s Hall of Fame”.“
Australian Open
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
After non-stop action and entertainment for the best Australian summer? Head to Melbourne and get ready for the most thrilling and highly anticipated Grand Slam at Australian Open.

Over two adrenaline-charged weeks, see the world’s best tennis players hit the global stage at Melbourne Park to battle it out for the ultimate glory.

Every year the Australian Open gets bigger, better, more intense and more breathtaking as these stunning athletes leave nothing to chance in their quest for the championship trophy.

With more entertainment, food and family friendly options than ever before, there is something for everyone at the Australian Open.

Visit the Australian Open website for tickets and travel packages, or sign up to Australian Open Update for all the latest news and offers.
Autumn Orchid Show
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Thu 21st Mar 2019
Come along and view the magnificent array of orchids on display from the passionate growers within the Richmond Valley at the annual Autumn Orchid Show. Held every year throughout Beef Week.

View competition orchids, and buy pot plants and other items over the three days.

Open from 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
Batemans Bay Kids Fishing Workshop
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Tue 16th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds.

    The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.

    NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe location.

    Cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag-all to take home.
    Bookings are essential - please email.
    Maximum 25 participants.

    NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

2019 Coonawarra Cup
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'.

Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.

Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great day out in one of South Australia's most iconic wine regions.
Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA National Championships
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba is excited to announce a spectacular double header Australian Championship weekend as a major season highlight for the 2018/2019 season.



The Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA Nationals Championship will share the bill in what will be an historic and significant weekend for the iconic Toowoomba venue.

The Australian Titles will run for both categories over both nights as well as other classes, Street Stocks on Friday and Compact Speedcars, Production Sedans, F500 and Microsprints on the Saturday night.

The Hi-Tec Oils Speedway is an iconic venue operating since 1977 with improved and upgraded facilities completed over the past two years.

Bring a picnic rug and sit on the hill, in the grandstand or even hire a Catered Corporate Box for family, friends and work functions.

Buy a Pit Pass and view the Race Teams in action prepping their cars and drivers before and after the events, this is a real spectacle to watch.

Hi-Tec Oils Speedway prides itself as being a family-friendly, value for money, excitement plus entertainment option not only for rusted-on speedway fans but to a significantly wider audience.

Albion Park Show
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Come along to the Albion Park Show for a great day of family entertainment.

    See the Show Girl Competition. Enjoy the showjumping in the main area, miniature ponies and the animal farmyard. Vintage cars provided by members of the South Coast Vintage Car Club, dog high jump, motor cycle display, hay rolling team competition, Shellharbour tug of war competition, novelty events, parade lap of derby cars, demolition derby - last one on wheels wins - and closing Fireworks.

    Plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
2019 Ceduna Cup
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Style and fashion take to the field when the Ceduna Cup comes to town.

The locals on South Australia's Far West Coast certainly know how to have fun, and they are more than happy to demonstrate the art to anyone who would like to make the trip to the races at Ceduna.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

The main highlight of the day will of course be the running of the Ceduna Cup. Soak up the action from the comfort of the upgraded race club facilities or sit back and relax on the adjacent lawn.
Barnbougle Polo
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo.
Attracting Australia's best Polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.
A Day on the Green ft. Florence + The Machine
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
For the first time since their epic sold-out November 2015 tour, which featured four back-to-back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their captivating live show on Australian audiences.

Released globally this week, Florence + The Machine's latest offering, Big God, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out Friday June 29.
Australian Deaf Games
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Australian Deaf Games is the pinnacle multi-sport event for Deaf people in Australia involving up to twenty sports and attracting more than 1000 competitors and participants from all over Australia, some neighbouring Pacific nations and, potentially, one of two other overseas countries.

    All athletes, most officials and the majority of visitors are Deaf or hard of hearing.

    The Games gives Deaf and hard of hearing people an opportunity to be exposed to a national competition format that promotes the development of Deaf sport.

    The essence of the Games is “Passion and well being through sport”.
29th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
An annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin.

All artworks are offered for sale.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

29 years is an amazing success story of which we are extremely proud – especially as CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.



The Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.

34th Yea Rotary Art Show
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
The 34th Yea Rotary Art Show will feature varied displays by many talented artists from Yea, The Murrindindi Shire, Victoria and interstate.

Generous prizes encourage outstanding entries and the exhibits are available for purchase during the course of the Show. The Art and Craft Show is held in the beautifully restored Yea Shire Hall in the centre of the lovely township of Yea.

Attend opening night to have first opportunity to purchase paintings, enjoy a drink, view some outstanding art and also hear first hand from the Judge as to who won the prizes and why.
Alpine Quest
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Alpine Quest Adventure Race is a navigation-based team event to be held on Australia Day weekend around Falls Creek Ski Resort.

The course is determined by control points and consists of kayaking, mountain biking, trekking legs with some additional challenges. Teams of four will navigate their way between checkpoints over an unmarked wilderness course using only a map and compass.

The race is very tough, and it is the ultimate challenge for your body and your mind. No sport demands more concentration, physical effort and teamwork and challenges your mental toughness than adventure racing. But major accomplishments can only start with a decision to try.

As a team you will have to decide where to stop and sleep or eat - the race clock is always ticking and never stops. Another important decision to make is what to pack (or not to pack) in your backpacks - the only access to additional gear will be in Transition areas between legs where your bikes and equipment will be transported by race organisers.
Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and the famous Annual Gnome Convention in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.

There will be a flag raising ceremony, market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, Gnome competition, Aussie family fun activities on the oval, and much, much more.

Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a great day - a country fair with extra flair! Gnomes come from all over to join the fun!
Australia Day Celebrations - Goulburn
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day with a range of free activities in Victoria Park, Goulburn.

The day features an official ceremony and presentation of awards and the family fun will include markets, rides, activities and entertainment.

A talented line up of local musicians will entertain, while classic cars and vintage farm machinery will roll into town.

There will be so much for you to see and do.
Australia Day Celebrations Wagga Wagga
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
With something for everyone, the Wagga Wagga Australia Day celebrations will feature a free community breakfast, Markets at the Beach, the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, and lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family!
American Express Openair Cinemas - Bondi
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 4th Mar 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Capture the spirit of summer with American Express Openair Cinemas, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.

    The festival vibes will be in full swing each night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

    Further details to come.
26th International Island Classic
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The International Island Classic is set to celebrate 26 years of historic racing in 2019.

The southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet is returning to Phillip Island on January’s Australia Day long weekend, January 25 to 27 2019.

Further event information and tickets will be released in the coming weeks.
Beechworth Music Festival
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Beechworth Music Festival kicks off again on 25 and 26 January with two nights of free camping, great local food and refreshments and a killer line up of artists and it is kid friendly.

Beechworth Music Festival is renowned for its diverse and fabulously curated line ups with rising artists such as Remi, Stonefield, Briggs, Beaches and The Bennies gracing the Madman’s Gully stage in the past. Alongside these starring headliners have been some amazing local, regional and Melbourne based musicians and DJ's who bring their complimentary and crowd pleasing artistry. Add to this the BMF Rock School performance and you have an outstanding weekend of top notch music for all tastes.

Two great days of music, good safe times, free camping and a complete sensory overload. We aim to give you – a chance to wind down – connect to the environment and the local community – a new sense of freedom – time and space – the company of good friends – and above all, unparalleled enjoyment of great music and a chance to be part of some great traditions at BMF.
Alpine Quest Adventure Race
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
The Alpine Quest Adventure Race is a navigation-based team event. Unlike most other events in which participants follow a marked course on set roads or trails, adventure racing is a journey in which racers travel an unknown landscape using only a map and compass.

It is an exploration, an expedition! Teams of four will navigate their way between control points on mountain bike, kayak or on foot for between 50 kilometres and 150 kilometres (depending on the course) during both the day and night.



The race will be extremely tough, and it is the ultimate challenge for your body and your mind. No sport demands more concentration, physical effort and teamwork and challenges your mental toughness.

Adventure Junkie are adventure racing specialists and will create a challenging but extremely exciting and rewarding course.

Australia Day in the Capital
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sit back and relax as the perfect live soundtrack fills the air at Regatta Point.

Justice Crew will headline the Australia Day in the Capital concert with their legendary moves and epic beats. Crowd favourites Jess & Matt and popular locals Tuchasoul will also take to the stage, showcasing their stunning vocals and much loved lyrical style.

If a picnic setting is what you’re after, bring family and friends to Patrick White Lawns, where there will be plenty of entertainment for children on offer. Kids can challenge themselves with a game of cricket, get an adrenaline rush on a giant slide, live out fairy tales with face paint and bounce their way through Australia Day on jumping castles.

Indulge your inner foodie at our marketplace featuring local food trucks before an impressive pyrotechnic display lights up the night sky at 9pm. Marvel as this colourful show bursts to life. Bring a camera and capture the perfect shot of the fireworks reflecting off the lake.

Australia Day at Woy Woy
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come celebrate Australia Day at Woy Woy from 2pm - 9pm along the amazing Brisbane Water's edge. There will be loads of free interactive activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

So grab your thongs, your zinc and your bucket hats and come and enjoy live entertainment, great food, lantern parades, jet planes and of course the amazing fireworks display!!

You do not want to miss out on this patriotic, fun filled community event!
Australia Day Aquathon and Fun Run-Walk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The ever popular MMJ Australia Day Aquathon is Australia's favourite swim and run.

2019 celebrates the 20th edition with a huge crowd expected, making for an experience not to miss.

Held at picture perfect Wollongong Boat harbour, a little over an hour south of Sydney, the spectacular venue offers the the perfect venue.

Wollongong has become one of NSW's destination hot spots and the harbour is central to the city, shops, cafe and vibrant centre.

There are four swim and run distances which can be enjoyed by kids to adults, beginners to the competitive and in individual or tag team categories.

Rounding out the morning activities, the four kilometre Warrigal Fun Run-Walk-Roll covers all ages.

Aquathon finishers all receive a medal, the event has all the safety and professional services you expect. A huge crowd comes to cheer, whether your out for a fun time or race, Aquathon is for you.

Go it on your own, with the family, and friends and get involved.

Aquathon is a key feature event of the all day activities featuring entertainment, stalls, children's rides, fire works to celebrate the special day.
Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day with Breakfast by the Lake.

The day includes a huge AUD4 breakfast, citizenship ceremony, civic ceremony including presentation of the Australia Day Citizen Awards and ambassador address and free entertainment.

Breakfast from 7am to 10am.

Enjoy live music, sand modelling competition, animal farm, pony rides, face painting, live entertainment plus much more.
Australia Day at Dungog
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come along to the Australia Day barbecue breakfast at the historic James Theatre, which will be followed by a welcoming from the Ambassador for Dungog. There will be speeches and a presentation of awards. Afterwards, yourself, family and friends will be invited to stay and enjoy the Australia Day cake. Come and join in the day.
Australia Day Celebration Inverell
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day in Inverell at Victoria Park from 7.30am. Enjoy a free barbecue breakfast supplied by the Inverell-Macintyre Lions Club and live entertainment by the Inverell Pipe Band.

The official ceremony will begin at 8.30am with official speeches, performance by Danthonia Choir and the presentation of the awards for Community Event, Young Citizen, and Citizen of the Year, Flag Raising and singing of the National Anthem.

Australia Day is a time to reflect on this nation's journey. To acknowledge the past, rejoice in the present, and look confidently to the future.
Australia Day Celebration in Balranald
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Balranald Shire will celebrate Australia day in Balranald Township commencing with breakfast followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador and Awards Ceremony.

Following the Balranald ceremony, an Australia Day barbecue lunch followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador, Citizenships and Awards Ceremony will commence in Euston Township at the Euston recreation Reserve.

This celebration is to be an alcohol free event.
Australia Day Sydney
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
This Australia Day, join in the fantastic events around Sydney with live music, harbour parades, gourmet food trucks and awe-inspiring fireworks. Australia Day is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Australian, from the country, cities and in the heart of Sydney.

There’ll be family entertainment on offer with two Wiggles concerts at Darling Harbour, plus an all-star line-up of pure Australian talent at the Australia Day - Live at Sydney Opera House concert.

If you’re mad about fireworks, Live at the Quay is the place to be this Australia Day. Harbour parades, jet-ski shows and a series of dazzling fireworks displays will transform the water and skies at Circular Quay.

You’ll also be treated to a classical on-water opera, a performance by the Indigenous children’s choir Kari, and a tribute to Dr G. Yunupingu through a performance of Djapana – Sunset Dreaming. Live at the Quay is the perfect way to end your Australia Day.
Australia Day Celebrations Kiama
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Celebrate Australia Day with style in Kiama. Breakfast will be served at various venues, and visit Hindmarsh Park, off Terralong Street, for an afternoon full of music, child friendly entertainment and fun.

    There will be a Citizenship ceremony held in Hindmarsh Park at 11am followed by a concert and the kids will be completely occupied with the many activities being held.

    This is a free event so celebrate your Australian heritage in Kiama.
Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day by the water with a stunning ocean backdrop at the Entrance.

There is something for everyone. Enjoy an amazing musical line up on the main stage, the kids can splash around in the water park or enjoy amusement rides and activities and this year we are bringing an exciting ‘lawn game zone’ for the whole family to enjoy!

The event will finish off at with a 9pm fireworks spectacular over the water.

Not to be missed!
Australia Day in Yass Valley
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia's National Day with celebrations in the Yass Valley at Coronation Park. The Rotary Club of Yass provide breakfast in the park from 8am.

Face painting, jumping castle, playground to keep the children entertained! A lovely atmosphere so bring the whole family.

Yass Valley Australia Day Citizen Awards are to recognise outstanding individuals and groups who make a real contribution and difference to their community.

The Australia Day Ambassador will also address the audience. The winners of the Australia Day awards are announced in the park at 9.15am.

Entry is free so head along and enjoy a true Australia Day like no other in the Yass Valley.
Australia Day Celebrations Young
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day celebrations in Young will take place at Carrington Park from 8am to 11am. There will be a breakfast barbecue, entertainment and the official Australia Day Ceremony. Come along and join in the fun.
Australia Day Celebrations Gunnedah
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day is the nation's day to celebrate what's great about living in Australia and being Australian.

The Gunnedah Shire celebrates the national day with a variety of free community activities for all residents and visitors to share.



Celebrations begin in the lead up to Australia Day with the Australia Day Awards Dinner being held the night before, so all the community have an opportunity to attend the many planned activities on the programme.



The day starts early with triathlon events, combined church service, free family breakfast sausage sizzle, raft and craft Race, PCYC duck race, people and pets parade, cake bake off, chess game, dash for cash, athletic events and a free movie screening of Blinky Bill will be on at The Civic Theatre mid afternoon.



Gunnedah's Australia Day Programme varies from year to year and is made possible by Gunnedah Shire Council and the many great volunteer organisations they have in Gunnedah.

Australia Day Celebrations Wollongong
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
This family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong's calendar.

Activities start early in the morning with the Illawarra Aquathon and continue throughout the day with multiple entertainment stages, stalls, amusement rides, hands-on children's activities, street theatre and beach and water fun culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Wollongong harbour.

Introducing new activities such as Ozzy Doggy Show, UOW Global Corner, Remondis Youth Chill Out Zone and much more
Australia Day Celebrations Bathurst
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Each year Bathurst Regional Council run Australia Day celebrations and it's another great opportunity for locals to celebrate what's great about Australia and the Bathurst Region.

Every Australia Day is based around a theme, however the days events will focus on showcasing what there is to love about Australia Day. Each year celebrations become bigger and better with a growing number of participants joining in on the fun every year. Come along to take part in some of their great events.
Australia Day Celebration in Singleton
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Singleton's Australia Day Celebrations will take place on the Civic Green in Singleton.

    Entertainment, kids activities, multi-cultural food, craft stalls, and displays from the military and emergency services are some of the highlights of this event for the whole family.

    For more information contact the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre on the phone number or email address provided.
Australia Day Big Breakfast
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day.

    The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on the northern beaches, with tens of thousands of people attending every year.

    Commencing at 7am, it includes, a hot breakfast, Car and Bike Show, Thong Throwing Competition, rides, entertainment and flag raising.

    From 8am why not cool off and enjoy the waterslides or kick back and relax to the roving entertainment and live music on offer.
Armidale Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come and celebrate being Australian at Curtis Park in Armidale on Australia Day.

The official Citizenship and Awards Ceremony starts at 10.30am in Armidale Town Hall, followed by fun activities for the whole family.
Australia Day at Sydney Fish Market
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Fish Market will be open from 7am on Australia Day for you to stock up on plenty of prawns (and lots of other yummy seafood) for the barbie!

Celebrate Australia day with a delicious seafood lunch on the boardwalk in the sunshine.

Whether you’re in to prawns, oysters, sushi, sashimi, yum cha, salt and pepper squid or good old fish and chips – if it's seafood you want to eat, Sydney Fish Market will be sure to have it.
Australia Day at Sydney Olympic Park
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The whole community is invited to Australia Day Celebrations at Cathy Freeman Park.

Bring along your family and friends and enjoy our celebrations of everything about this great land we call home!

On Australia Day you are invited to our free community celebration including FREE entertainment, rides, kids' activities, delicious food stalls, fireworks display and film screening of Lion.

Finish the day of celebrations off with a bang and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.

Australia Day Parramatta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party.

Featuring the spectacular aerial hot-air balloon display, the Big Barbecue competition, the popular CARivale vintage car display and plenty of kids activities, workshops and amusement rides.

Don't miss the main stage concert including the Parravision talent competition grand final at The Crescent followed two Australian headline performances and a massive fireworks finale.
Australia Day in Maitland Park
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day in Maitland Park celebrates what’s special about this beautiful country, with this year’s event being all about the great Australian backyard. Join in the fun with a full day of activities including rides, face painting, food stalls, live entertainment and free entry to Maitland Pool (bring your swimmers).

The fun starts with a free barbeque breakfast from 7.30am followed by Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony on the main stage.
Australia Day in Newcastle
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come celebrate Australia Day in Newcastle! All celebrations take place on the beautiful Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore with attractions occurring all day! You won't be disappointed.
Australia Day Cessnock
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
A huge range of activities have been planned which include welcoming Australia’s newest citizens, recognising those in the community who do an outstanding job, sharing a bite to eat and enjoying the Mayoral Cup Cricket.

The day will kick off with a Citizenship Ceremony and the Australia Day Awards at the East Cessnock Bowling Club from 10am to 12pm.

The official proceedings will be followed by a free barbecue lunch from 12pm to 2pm at East End Oval, Victoria Street.

The Mayor’s eleven starts as 12.30pm with the presentation of the trophy at 3.30pm.

In true Aussie style the weather will likely be warm so be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and a comfortable chair to sit on for the oval activities.
Australia Day at the Woolshed
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.  

What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.  

Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites.

Entry is by a gold coin donation (Australia Day only).
Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day starts at 8.30am on the Bellerive Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast while entertained by some of Tasmania's finest musicians.
From 10:30am the Clarence City Band will light up the stage before the Clarence Australia Day Ambassador begins the formal proceedings.


The Mayor of Clarence will then preside over a Citizenship Ceremony and the Clarence Australia Day Awards.

Australia Day Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, or take the kids out on a fun family sightseeing cruise.

Lunches are departing 10am from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf One. Choices of premium four course menu, Seafood buffet or special Aussie buffet, all with drinks included.
Australia Day in Wangaratta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
On Australia Day the community comes together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. It is the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.

Celebrate Australia Day under the beautiful trees in the King George V Gardens. The official event will include a flag raising, awards, citizenship ceremony, followed by a free barbecue morning tea, proudly cooked by the Wangaratta Lions Club.

The Wangaratta Australia Day Ceremony is an alcohol free event.
Australia Day Celebrations in Greater Hume Shire
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
  • Latest details are yet to be confirmed **

    Celebrate all things Australian at the Greater Hume Shire Australia Day celebrations.

    Enjoy breakfast and the official ceremony where the Australia Day ambassador will present awards to outstanding citizens with the presentation of the citizen, young citizen, sports award, community event of the year and school citizenship awards.

    Its a great day to celebrate all things Australian.
  • Australia Day Celebrations Windorah
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Barcoo Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards and Celebrations will be held at Windorah Community Centre.

    Commencing at 6pm, there will be a barbecue, indoor bowls and a Jumping Castle for the kids and bingo.

    A great way to celebrate Australia Day with the people of the Barcoo Shire communities. All are welcome.

    This event is bring your own and a shared plate.

    Australia Day - Coleraine
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Coleraine Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre.

    Activities include breakfast, flag raising, award presentation and music.

    Guest speaker is to be confirmed.
    Australia Day - Balmoral
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Balmoral Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at Balmoral Swimming Pool on Glendinning Street.

    Activities include guest speaker, award presentation, welcome to new residents and free community breakfast.
    Australia Day - Tarrington
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Tarrington Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Tarrington Community Park.

    Includes flag raising and a free barbecue breakfast.
    Australia Day 2019 - Cavendish
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Cavendish Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at the Town Square, Cavendish.

    Activities include community recognition awards, shared morning tea, barbecue lunch at the Bunyip Hotel and music.

    Guest speaker to be announced.
    Australia Day - Byaduk and North Byaduk
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, combined Byaduk and North Byaduk Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Byaduk Sports Pavilion.

    Activities include free breakfast and flag raising ceremony.

    Guest speaker: To be announced.
    Australia Day - Glenthompson
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Glenthompson Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Glenthompson Recreation Reserve.

    Activities include the a flag raising and official ceremony with Guest Speaker.

    Roast lamb lunch and fruit salad dessert.

    Australia Day - Penshurst
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Penshurst Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Penshurst Botanic Gardens.

    Activities include a flag raising, official ceremony with local awards and Guest Speaker and free barbecue breakfast.
    Australia Day - Dunkeld
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Dunkeld Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Dunkeld Memorial Park.

    Activities include a flag raising, local award presentations and free breakfast.

    Guest speaker: TBA
    Australia Day - Branxholme
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Branxholme Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the Old Railway Station Reserve, Railway Terrace, Branxholme.

    Guest Speaker: TBA.

    Enjoy cold meat and salads, but bring your own chairs.
    Australia Day Lunch Cruise
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Join in the day time action on Sydney Harbour this Australia Day for the annual Ferrython and Australia Day parade.

    See the Sydney State Ferries dressed up in spectacular colours as they race for first place under the Sydney Harbour Bridge followed by a fine parade of tall ships, small ships, big boats and beautiful classics.

    Enjoy the famous annual Ferrython on spectacular Sydney Harbour with your choice of a light refreshment meal or a delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet Lunch, live commentary, followed by freshly percolated coffee and tea.
    Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Their Australia Day Dinner Cruise is the best way to watch the fireworks in style whilst avoiding the crowds on land.

    Enjoy magnificent views of the fireworks complemented by a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet.

    Three hour dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, see all the sights from spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

    Allocated indoor seated dining.

    Mouth-watering seafood and carvery buffet prepared fresh on board. Tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters with tea and coffee.

    Cash bar available for beer, wine, soft drinks, spirits and other beverages unless bar package selected. Great views of the Circular Quay Fireworks Show. Prizes and giveaways - Lots of fun! Professional DJ playing something for everyone. Photographer on board - Brilliant way to celebrate Australia Day!

    Australia Day Penrith
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Penrith is the place to be on Australia Day, so grab friends, family and neighbours and head to Jamison Park to enjoy the free family fun.

    Join them in celebrating Australia's heritage, diversity and traditions with a family fun day in the heart of the City.

    More information to come, closer to the event date.
    Australia Day Pool Party
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Canterbury Bankstown Council is proud to present Australia Day Pool Party. Two events will be held at Max Park Leisure and Aquatic Centre, Revesby and the Canterbury Leisure and Fitness Centre, Canterbury.

    For more information visit their website or call Canterbury Bankstown Council.
    Australia Day in Queanbeyan
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    While full details of the 2019 event are still to be confirmed, visitors to, and residents of, Queanbeyan will be treated to a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.

    With an entertainment extravaganza for the entire family, the QPRC Events Team have created a delightful event with fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
    A Day on the Beach
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Family fun day featuring children's entertainment, live music, ocean swim, sand sculpture competition, inflatable race, food stalls, hurdy gurdy, giant inflatable slide, tug-o-war, 7HOFM live broadcast, beach volleyball, gaelic football, Aussie rules handballing, treasure hunt, balloon twisting and much, much more.
    2019 Australian Sprintcar Championship
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
    The Australian Sprintcar Championship is the only National Australian championship for Sprintcar Racing in the country and is the most prestigious Sprintcar event on the Speedway Calendar.

    It is attended by competitors from all around the country and is only allocated to Queensland once every six years.

    It will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019.

    It is quite possibly the last time Brisbane will be able to host the event.

    It is the only form of motorsport that happens all right in front of you and a Sprintcar has a greater power to weight ratio than that of a Formula 1 car.

    Australia Day - Hamilton
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    You are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton.

    Celebrations will also take place throughout the region where all members of the community, as well as visitors to the region, are invited to come together as a community for Australia Day 2019.

    For further information, please contact the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
    Bega Cheese Bega Cup Two Day Carnival
    Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is going to be fantastic!

    Held the first weekend in February every year at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, it will be a huge weekend with masses of prize money on offer, entertainment and much more. Bringing trainers/horses and jockeys from all over Australia to compete at the the best country race course, Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

    There is entertainment on throughout the two days, as well as free buses to and from the track. See the website for details of bus times and pick up location points.

    There is also free entertainment for kids, including a free jumping castle.

    Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese, Tanja Park Stud, Betta Home Living Bega, Power FM, 2EC, Bega Commercial Hotel, Joe Smith Memorial Race, Bega Bobcats, George Grant Memorial Race, Eve O'Brien Properties, Tanner and Salt Accountants and Longstocking Brewery
    2019 Strathalbyn Cup
    Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Dubbed South Australia’s most picturesque and glamourous country race meeting, the 2019 Strathalbyn Cup on Sunday 3 February, is shaping up to one of the best yet – where glamour and country charm collide, providing the perfect opportunity for a splendid Sunday out.

    This is a day for the fashion conscious and the racing purist, with quality racing, Fashions at the races and entertainment for the whole family.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Located less than one hour from Adelaide, punters can get up close to the action and enjoy an unrivalled home straight view of the quality fields and jockeys.

    Please call for more information, or email for any large ticketing requirements.
    7 Brighton Jetty Classic
    Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    The 7 Brighton Jetty Classic is a family-friendly swim event and street festival held at Bindarra Reserve, Brighton.

    The Jetty Classic is South Australia's largest open water swim and is held on the first Sunday of February.

    Visit the website to register for the event. The street festival is a free event with entertainment, arts and sculptures, street vendor dining and shopping.
    A Midsummers Night Dream
    Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    The cast of eight professional actors will take you on a spell binding ride, as Byramine Homstead transforms into the magical land of Athens.

    On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

    Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

    Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been loved for over four hundred years and continues to weave it’s spells world wide.  Bring the whole family, as this one delights and tickles everyone’s imagination!
    Barbara and the Camp Dogs
    Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    Roar in on a motorbike, pull up a seat at the bar and settle in for unforgettable power ballads.

    Barbara fronts a pub rock band, captivating crowds with cutting wit, diabolical rage and unrepentant sexuality. She may be fun, she may be dangerous, and she may be speeding headlong towards a dead end.

    Rene, her ‘sister’, hears that Mum is sick. So, they set out on a wrenching road trip to reconnect with their disconnected family. The roar of motorbikes and growling dialogue are intercut with guitar-driven arias.

    Malthouse Theatre’s Merlyn stage is made over into a sticky-carpet band venue - a transformation that will see some lucky audience members seated up-close and personal with Barbara and the band. There, Ursula Yovich (Heart is a Wasteland) and Elaine Crombie (Blaque Showgirls) are ready to rock out again after a sell-out season in Sydney. Their powerful vocals are accompanied, live, by an all-female three-piece outfit.

    So, take a stool at the bar and amp up for a noisy night with Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
    Australian Blues Music Festival
    Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The Australian Blues Music Festival is held on the second weekend of February every year in a variety of venues throughout the historic city of Goulburn in New South Wales.

    It is The National Festival of Australian Blues Music and showcases the very best of emerging and established Aussie blues talent. The line-up includes acoustic and electric acts with a range of styles from the roots of blues music to the music that has been influenced by blues.

    2018 Blues Festival again will again see 70 performances across 11 free venues. The stellar line-up, showcased world-class blues and roots talent, features a combination of home grown and international acts.

    Artists in this grand event included:

    Lloyd Spiegel, Geoff Achison, Nick Charles, Ali Penney and The Money Makers, Minnie Marks, Jan Preston, Justin Yap Band, Dan Dinnen and Shorty, Greg Dodd and The Hoodoo Men, Andrea Marr and The Funky Hitmen, Jesse Valach presents The Blues Mountain, Eight Ball Aitken, Iseula, The Excellent Smithers, Tomcat Playground, Julian James, Dave Diprose, Morningside Fats, Moondog Blues, Spike Flynn and The Open Hearted Strangers, Bonnie Kay and The Bonafides, Sugar Bowl Hokum, Jarrod Shaw, Bill Barber, 500 Pounds of Joy, Minglewood Blues Band.
    Australian Wooden Boat Festival
    Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Mon 11th Feb 2019
    Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront.
    This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend.
    The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!
    Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

    Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered.

    The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.
    Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
  • BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW**
    ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!!
    Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.
    When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

    Adult $59.90*
    Concession $54.90*
    Group 10+ $54.90* - Group bookings are not available to purchase online, please phone 8561 4299
  • 2019 Naracoorte Cup
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event.

    Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun and the thrill of the race!

    Enter the Nutrimetics Beauty Bar and Fashions at the races.
    Gourmet food vans
    Free kids activities
    Live band from 4pm - 8pm
    All British Day
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    All British Day 2018 will be held on Sunday 11th February.
    A multi-club, picnic day in the Adelaide Hills, it has grown to become a leading event in South Australia. With hundreds of British vehicles including cars, motorbikes, commercials, farming and stationery engines and a working Rolls Royce Merlin Engine.

    Traditional Morris dancers will also be present.
    For our featured Marque in 2018 we will be celebrating 70 years of the Land Rover. Vehicles on display include models from the first model in 1947 up to the latest models, a testament to this vehicle’s unique durability and appeal across the years.
    Held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Echunga Oval, why not enjoy the drive up into the cool hills? Trade stands and local food bring a fete atmosphere to Echunga.
    Visitors have free parking and cars will be ready for public entry from 10.30am to 3pm.

    In 2018 we will be proudly supporting Guide Dogs SA and NT. So, please come along and get behind this event. Entrants can now apply via the website below - Visitors just turn up on the day.
    Further information via Facebook or our website.
    Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock Classic Car Show
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show brings together enthusiasts from far and wide to showcase an extensive range of vehicles rarely seen together all at one time.

    Starting over 30 years ago the event has blossomed from a casual picnic get together of friends in local motoring clubs to become one of the largest annual classic motoring events in Australia.

    At the picturesque Hanging Rock Reserve near Woodend in Victoria, vehicles of 25 years and older will gather and park amongst the acres of trees and on the Race Tracks to allow visitors to wander at will and and bask in motoring history be it Australian or international.

    While enjoying a picnic in the park, free entertainment and even a walk up the famous Hanging Rock, the event is an intentionally low key and affordable family event .

    The event website has further details on the event and a map to help access the park. Entry is 'on the day at the gates' with fees of $20 per car or $5 per motorcycle.
    2019 Lock Cup
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    Lock Race Club will be hosting its 53rd race meeting in 2019, at picturesque McLachlan Park racecourse.

    Appropriately named 'The Oakbank of the West Coast,' for that experience of a really relaxed picnic atmosphere with beautiful green lawns, shady trees and under cover shelter. Races can be seen from our full lawn viewing mound giving full vision over the racecourse.
    It is a great day of racing for the whole family!

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.
    Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Orange and its surrounding region celebrate the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February every year.

      Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson was born at 'Narrambla' Orange on February 17, 1864. Banjo is an Australian legend.

      He lived in Yeoval until he was about seven. This festival highlights not only Banjo Paterson but is an opportunity to celebrate all Australian Poetry and Poets in general.

    Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival is back! Three days of the best blues, roots and rock music that they can fit in, 15 to 17 February 2019!

    The 2019 Performer Line Up is underway, stand by for announcements!
    Headline acts of recent years include the legendary GANGAjang, Choirboys, Russell Morris and Kevin Borich! Other awesome artists who rocked the Agnes Blues Fest stage are 19 Twenty, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, 8 Ball Aitken, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, The Twine, The Floating Bridges, 4 String Phil, Angela Fabian Band, Shag Rock and many more!

    Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival!

    You'll probably even meet your favourite artist in person at this great event. Some artists are hosting unique and inspiring group workshops, so put the dates aside now and be ready for ticket sales announcements coming soon!

    If you ever needed an excuse to make a big blues weekend of it in paradise, this is it! Tour the region, surf, swim, play and still enjoy some of the best music on the planet.
    2019 NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Harvey Norman NRL All-Stars event is transforming in 2019.

    In what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures, the Australian Indigenous All-Stars are set to take on the New Zealand Maori Kiwis for the very first time at AAMI Park Melbourne on Friday 15 February 2019.

    A marriage of cultures, history and community on the field for one night only.

    Power. Passion. Pride. It’s more than just a game. Don't miss out.

    For more information about tickets, please refer to the official Ticketek website.
    Australian Surf Rowers League Open
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Australian Surf Rowers League has been embraced by the surf lifesaving community all around Australia, and together surf lifesavers look forward to continued relationships for many years to come. The sport of surf rowing requires effective team work and a high level of fitness, two attributes of the Royal Australian Navy. Surf rowing as a sport is an ideal means to promote the healthy ideals of the Royal Australian Navy.

      The Australian Surf Rowers League and its members provide an important community service by conducting Surf Lifesaving duties, beach patrols on many Australian beaches. The partnership alliance aims to increase public understanding of Navy and the importance of the Navy values ... Honour, Honesty, Courage, Integrity and Loyalty.

      An event not to be missed.
    Bathurst Street and Custom Bike Show
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      A large number of colourful and popular motorcycles are expected to arrive Bathurst for the Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show.



      Everyone is welcome with plenty to amuse adults and children with a free jumping castle and live music from 11.30am to 2.15pm. Entry is free for the general public and those displaying their motorcycles.

      Amongst the expected throng will be displays organised by local motorcyclists such as Bathurst's Beard Brothers Motorcycles and Taylor Motorcycle Services, as well as Capital Motorcycles from Orange, Shannons Insurance, Skillmaster Motorcycle Services, Little Mick Clothing and Accessories, Bikers Australia and Brotherhood Christian Motorcycle Club. Bathurst Scout Group will be running a sausage sizzle and drink stand to raise funds for their work in Bathurst.

    2019 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one! Join a crowd of around 3,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Kangaroo Island Cup.

    The Cup Carnival always attracts a stylish crowd and this year will be no different. Especially with such great prizes up for grabs in the Fashions at the Races competition!

    This year's best dressed racegoer will not only win a Southern Ocean Lodge luxury escape, but they'll also secure themselves a place in the Fashion at The Races state final for the chance to win a shopping spree thanks to BKNR.
    A Day On The Green - Rodriguez
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce the return of acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez, to Australia next February.

    The legendary singer-songwriter will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of headline shows, including a day on the green at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on Saturday February 16.

    This will be our 70th show at this stunning winery, since the first Rochford Wines event in 2002.

    Joining Rodriguez for the a day on the green shows will be Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers and new rising star Alice Skye.
    Barossa Declaration of Vintage
    Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
    The official start to the Barossa grape harvest, Declaration of Vintage is a unique event in Australia. It begins with the Blessing of the Grapes at Tabor Church, continues with a colourful procession of regally robed Barons of Barossa, a parade of vintage vehicles and 'grape girls', led by the pleasing brass sounds of the Tanunda Town Band. The Barossa Winemaker and Viticulturist of the Year are announced and the grapes are crushed in a hand-cranked 100 year old press. The juice is distributed to everyone and the vintage is finally declared!
    ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
    Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Get ready to be entertained, excited and educated at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show!

    The award winning ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show features more than 150 attractions, 5000 animals, 450 trade displays and 1500 competitors.

    Stay for the day. Play under the night lights. Get in fast to buy your favourite show bags. There's something for all the family.

    Check their website for full details.
    Australian Bowl-Riding Championships
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Bowl Riding Championships (ABC) is the first true Nationals skateboard competition for any discipline within skateboarding in Australia. This all-inclusive Australian event welcomes skateboarders from every skill level and age, to sign up and compete for huge cash and prizes.
    Bendigo Bank Tumbafest
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to 'Bendigo Bank Tumbafest' - a celebration of music, wine and food.

    Truly a celebration of country lifestyle, this two-day Festival is overflowing with country hospitality. Attractions include a jam-packed schedule of Main Stage entertainment, sublime local wines and tastings, food stalls, market stalls, as well as activities and entertainment for children.

    The festival program ensures a magical time for Festival-goers. Tumbafest continues to grow each year and has become a fixed event on many local and visitor's calendars.

    A showcase for the region, Tumbafest is the culmination of a community's effort to deliver a first class visitor experience.
    Bay Escape - Food, wine & lifestyle
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    A vibrant family-friendly festival that sees the main street of the small South Australian coastal town of Port Macdonnell filled with entertainers, stallholders, lifestyle vendors and the best food and wine from the Limestone Coast's many award-winning producers. A celebration of the coastal lifestyle.

    Come to sample the lobster pies but stay for the entertainment!

    The long-running event, previously known as the Bayside Festival, is famous for the Octopus Toss, where the bravest lads and lasses compete to throw the ungainly sea creature the furthest. The unique competition attracts thousands of spectators every year.
    Balranald Cup
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Balranald has two race meetings per year that are a 'must see' - the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup or Victorian Derby Day and the Balranald Cup in February.

    The Balranald Cup race meeting is held at Greenham Park, which is affectionately known as 'Little Randwick'.

    The event is a family day and there are many activities for the children including merry-go-rounds, jumping castle, sand-pit and entertainment. There will be live music throughout the day. Sky Channel, TAB facilities and on course bookies will also be available. Bar and catering will be available all day or why not hire a gazebo or a marquee. Enjoy refreshments and shady surrounds.
    Barellan Masters Games
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Mon 25th Feb 2019
    It's never too late to participate.

    Come to Barellan for a Weekend of Fun, Sports and Entertainment.

    Includes Barellan Run, Tennis, Golf, Team Penning, Barefoot Bowls, Walk, Triathlon, Cricket, Netball and Basketball.

    Beer and Bite Festival
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    The Beer and Bite Festival is an annual beer and food festival in the town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.

    The Beer and Bite Festival is the largest beer and food event in the hills boasting over 15 breweries from around australia and the world as well as cider, wine and even a cool cocktail bar area for those who arent huge fans of beer.

    As the name suggests we have a large selection of amazing food including pigs on spits, gourmet burgers, ribs, paella, curry, loads of international flavours and some of the Adelaide Hills best kept culinary secrets.

    We also have our signature Beer Hall, music and loads of fun for the whole family.
    2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
    Walk through an exhibition of contemporary sculpture staged in the beautiful grounds of The Cedars, home and former studio of one of Australia's foremost landscape artists, Sir Hans Heysen.

    Works by 24 artists/artist teams, including 2 international artists, will be installed throughout the grounds, with small sculpture shown and for sale inside the Nora Heysen Studio.

    This exhibition is curated by Adelaide writer, editor, art critic and artist, Stephanie Radok. The theme of the 2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial is 'Dweling'.

    Artworks range from formal sculpture to ephemeral, site-specific works.
    ARTHC Tractor Pull and Swap Meet
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    The Tractor Pull and Swap Meet is normally on the last Sunday in February just after the Gundagai Show, their show is at the Gundagai Showgrounds in Gundagai.

    They have Vintage Tractor Pulls in many classes operating all day, this also include a Ladies Tractor Pull and a 4x4 Ute Pull.

    Also on this day too there is
    Truck Show and Shine, Market Stalls, Swap Meet, Collectables, Jumping Castle for the Kids, Ride On Mower Races, Heavy Horses Display, Vintage Machinery Display
    And Much More.

    All car and Truck clubs are welcome to display.
    There is Powered and Unpowerd camping available*
    Australian Longboard Surfing Open
    Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Mon 4th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Held annually, at Kingscliff on the wave rich Tweed Coast, the Australian Longboard Surfing Open is the premier World Surf League longboard surfing event in Australia.

      Over 5,000 surfers and spectators alike are attracted to this celebration of longboard surfing. The age demographic is diverse, as the event caters for 10 year old grommets to grandparents in their 70's. They all share a love of the ocean and the surfing lifestyle that promotes a sport powered by the clean raw energy of nature, to active families in a friendly festival atmosphere that is a celebration of the surfing lifestyle.
    Australian International Airshow
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    A high voltage array of combat aircraft takes centre stage at Airshow 2019. See the most potent assets in the air defence arsenal strut their awesome stuff at Australia’s world famous aviation spectacular.

    Marvel as jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans are joined by swarms of attack helicopters, from home and abroad, for a series of breathtaking routines and simulated combat manoeuvres. The event also features the best collection of aerobatic daredevils ever to be gathered together for an Australian air show.

    There will also be historic aircraft from the classic years of aviation and the most impressive collection of World War II aircraft ever to soar skyward at Avalon.

    The aerospace showcase will feature the technology of tomorrow with special insights into space exploration and man’s foray into the final frontier.

    Hundreds of the world’s leading innovators will display their latest and most exciting aerospace, aviation and defence products and inventions.

    Airshow 2019 will be the most dynamic pageant of its kind ever staged in Australia.

    By any reckoning this is going to be a very special day out the ultimate family adventure.
    2019 Port Lincoln Cup
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    The Port Lincoln Cup is one of the premier features on the Eyre Peninsula sporting calendar!

    The Eyre Peninsula produces some of the finest seafood and wine in the state so check out their fantastic Food and Beverage Packages for Cup Day.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Enjoy lunch with friends at the local wineries, restaurants or hotels while you are in the region for the Cup.
    bcu Coffs Tri
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    Village Sports Coffs Harbour is hosting a weekend of Triathlon events for ages six and over in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour.

    All proceeds will go to local children's charities.

    Events include the Coffs Kids Tri - Aquathons and Triathlons for children aged six to 12; 'Enticer' Triathlon (300 metre swim, seven kilometre cycle, two kilometre run) for ages 13+; and the Standard Distance Tri (1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run) open to Individuals and Teams.

    The Standard Distance Tri is the NSW State Championship Race to determine the best triathletes in NSW.

    The inclusion of short distance events for novices and children means the event promises to be fun for everyone, regardless of age or fitness. It is a fantastic weekend of events for the whole family on the beautiful Coffs Coast.

    12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 x Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.
    Annual Tarago Show
    Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      This relatively small show once more prides itself on giving everybody a wonderful variety of events and displays that will not break the budget.

      There are so many things to see and do in a very accessible site, including:
      Main pavilion full of exhibits by CWA, Tarago Tomato Tourney, State shearing championships, Horse show, Dog show in Tarago Village, Ben Britton's Wild Animal Encounters, Jester/Magician Shane, Many and varied childrens activities, A wonderful variety of stalls and displays, Adult and childrens Tug of War, Cow pat lotto, Plenty of parking within walking distance, Two fantastic food outlets and a bar.

      Full details are available on Tarago Show website and on their speical Facebook site.
    Australian Tattoo Expo
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Tattoo Expo will return to Sydney with VIP guests.

      Over the three days, the Expo will feature a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and performances including daily tattoo contests, the Stealth Photographics Pin and Pageant, and more.

      Rounding out the Expo will be a car and motorcycle display and a fully stocked bar.

      It's the event not to be missed for tattoo enthusiasts!
    Armidale Music Foundation Choral Weekend
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Armidale Music Foundation Annual Choral and Orchestral Weekend again provides an opportunity for singers from NSW and further afield to rehearse and perform another large scale choral masterpiece with symphony orchestra under the guidance of one of Australia's foremost choral tutors.
    Bathurst Autofest
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The Mountain is set to Rock again when the Bathurst Autofest returns to the World renowned Mount Panorama Racing Circuit, Bathurst NSW during the weekend of March 8 to 10.

    The Bathurst Autofest was again a huge hit this season and this event is only going to get bigger but remember that they have said that they have a cut off of just 350 driving event entrants so get yourself booked in and submit your entry form early.

    So forget the hustle and bustle of the City and get yourself trackside to take in the sights and sounds as these weekend warriors unleash onto Australia’s best venue for a weekend of Horsepower, Action and Carnage where only the Strong Survive.

    If you would like to go onto the mailing list for the event or would like information on becoming an Event Partner, simply email them your contact details.
    Bermagui Seaside Fair
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    The Bermagui Seaside Fair, held annually on the Saturday of the Canberra long weekend in March, is a free fun-filled day of entertainment and activities for everyone.

    This multi-award winning community and tourism event attracts thousands of people, many staying for the weekend and longer.

    Saturday is the main event day and includes Poet's Breakfast, Umbrellas of Bermagui, fancy dress street parade, over 100 market and food stalls, sandcastle competition, charity auction, free children's entertainment and novelty events, music and entertainment on two stages, pet pageant and much more. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Horseshoe Bay.

    There is also arts and crafts and photographic exhibitions held from the Friday before to the Sunday after the Fair.
    Baradine Show
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    The Baradine Show has lots on offer including agriculture, a display of local talent's art, equestrian events, sheep and cattle, local produce, photography displays, demonstrations, rides, show bags, and live entertainment.

    Come along and check out the pavilions displaying the best produce across a range of categories, including sheep, wool, cattle, horticulture, and handicrafts.

    The sheep dog trials, vintage car and engine displays, tractor demonstrations, magic show with Toot the Magician, bull rides, and side show alley will keep you entertained from dawn till dusk.

    A champagne marquee with live music will be open from 4pm till late. The fireworks display will entertain and delight both young and old after nightfall.

    Open from 6am until late.
    2019 Penong Cup
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    A tiny township on the road across the Nullarbor Plain renowned for world class surf breaks, Penong will again hold an excellent demonstration of country racing and hospitality.

    This meeting is exceptionally popular among locals and tourists who visit the town over the Cup period. On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

    On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

    Heaps of activities for everyone with Fashions on the Field, R.I.C.E Kids Entertainment and Live Band 'Ill Starred Captain' playing after the last race.

    Make a day of it and stay for dinner and music at the racecourse after the races!
    ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons were created back in 1993 and are still going and growing today.

    The day has 6 events in succession catering for whole family participation with a strong presence to safety and a keeping in mind the dollar factor. Participants can choose from 5km fun run, a 10km fun run, short fun triathlon (150m swim, 8 km bike ride and 1.5 km ) or the Olympic distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10 km run. If that was too hard, why not a 750 swim in the smooth clean warm, inland seawater lake. Cycle out in country on roads closed to traffic, and run around the subdivision. There is also an adults & even a kids event - 50m swim/wade, 2 km bike ride and 400m run for children aged 4 to 16.
    After the last event stay around for presentation & random draw prizes.
    Participants are welcome to come and cheer on the participants.

    Please refer to event website for event maps and registration.
    A Taste of the Huon
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
    ‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.
    This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the 'Apple Isle', cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival.
    Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied.
    This Festival is one of the most popular regional events in Tasmania. The Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania are now being recognized as one of Tasmania’s leading tourist destinations.
    Tasmania’s renowned Huon Trail winds through this region and as such it has become synonymous with fine food and wines which can be found in the abundant cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms that are scattered amongst the rolling hills and along the stunning Huon River.
    2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and tab.com.au Canberra Cup Race Day
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward. The race day is one of the more important Autumn events on the calendar. The Black Opal Stakes program includes the tab.com.au Canberra Cup. The eight race program includes; the $300,000 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes (Group 3), the $200,000 tab.com.au Canberra Cup (Listed), $130,000 (Canberra) National Sprint (Listed) and the XXXX Gold $130,000 Canberra Guineas (Listed).

    The full racing program is available under the racing drop down menu.

    The action takes place both on and off the track at Thoroughbred Park on John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes day.

    Enter the Canberra Centre Fashions on the Field competition for the best prizes in the region. Please note that the Fashions on the Field competition has strict guidelines for each category entry. Categories are Classic Ladies Race Wear, Classic Mens Race Wear, the Millinery Award and Lady of the Day (Over 40s only).

    Free childrens entertainment including a jumping castle and face painting.

    Great day out for the racing fantatic, socialite or family.

    Armidale Autumn Festival
    Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Armidale Autumn Festival weekend is a great weekend for visitors to get a taste of the community spirit and everything Armidale stands for. Armidale looks its best in Autumn, especially with the corridors of trees changing colours. Enjoy the atmosphere of the parade and relaxing down at the Creeklands for the afternoon, having a shop, enjoying the food and listening to music. The Autumn Festival began in 1992 and has grown with the population to become a highlight and celebration of the year for Armidale's community.

      Some of the event highlights include the Night Markets, laser light show, traditional breakfast with the band, grand parade, carnival atmosphere, stalls down at the Creeklands, and to finish off a wonderful weekend, the Armidale Cup on the Monday.
    Bathurst Cycling Classic
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The Bathurst Cycling Classic incorporates several events across two days; Criterium Racing, Hill Climb Championships and the much anticipated Blayney to Bathurst (B2B). The premier event has been confirmed on the UCI calendar as part of the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Series. With the inclusion of The Village located at the end of the B2B finish line, the Bathurst Cycling Classic offers you a cycling experience you’ll want to return to.

    More information to come.
    140th Annual Maitland Show, SA
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Come to our 140th Regional Show - Loads of competitions, Horses in Action - check our booklet on the website.

    It's Half-Price rides this year, V8 Utes battle it out, go vertical on the 8M rock climbing wall or compete in our new Country Challenge - a test of skills and humour in over-sized gum boots!

    Plus MTV Promotions Australia's only Pig Racing and Diving team, Hamish and Annie's interactive children's production of song and dance, Wild West Whip Cracking and Rope twirling shows … snap the kids with the big characters not-blending in the crowds.

    There's a Model Railway, Animal petting zoo, Remote-controlled trucks and our annual Piston Cup – standard and hotted-up ride-on mower Races.



    Hours of entertainment with IN DA FACE’s easy listening Rock n Roll and ME 'N ME MATES’ Australian music and storytelling.

    Extra Special Fireworks to top it all off - keep your wrist bands on from entry into the show, to get your car in for free.

    Variety of food, wine, beer, softdrinks, carnival food including our own Pumpkin Kitchen.

    Join our 140th Birthday Party for our best show ever - just 2.5 hrs drive from Adelaide CBD, on the Yorke Peninsula!

    2019 Kimba Cup
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The 2019 Kimba Cup is held at Eyre Peninsula's jewel of the racing crown, Ravendale Park in Port Lincoln.

    The Kimba Cup day now holds a strong reputation as being an excellent racing day for the racing enthusiasts, fashion savvy racegoers with fashions on the field and plenty of children's entertainment.

    The Kimba Cup has achieved an excellent reputation for providing a high quality country race meeting and will also host the presentation of the awards for Horse of the Year, Jockey of the Year and Trainer of the Year for the Eyre Peninsula Racing Association.

    Club Marquee Prices start at $135pp for a table of 10 and $150pp for single tickets.
    Aon Sydney International Rowing Regatta
    Date Mon 18th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Held at Penrith's Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, Australia's largest rowing event features a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. This will include the Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King's and Queen's Cups Interstate Regatta.

      For more information please visit the SIRR website.
    Alabar Gold Crown Carnival
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Alabar Gold Crown Carnival runs for 10 days and is a mix of harness racing action (six race meetings) and social events. The social events include the Honouree Dinner, Golf Day, Gold Crown Ball and the yearling sale. Also the Miss Gold Crown Competition is held over the carnival and entrants raise money for the charity chosen for the year.

      The harness racing action lures the best two and three year olds in Australia to compete. The racing is exciting and the carnival offers prize money of over AUD500,000.

      There are several race book competitions included over the carnival and excellent meals available at the Gold Crown Restaurant and the Steakhouse.

    Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Ultra Festival is specifically designed to be one of the world’s most gruelling challenges. The festival includes three trail runs - 12 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 50 kilometres.

    You’ll cross through the scenic Kosciuszko National park, with a stunning start and finish at Charlotte Pass Village; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.

    This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.
    2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

    The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase.

    Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale.

    Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning.

    Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend.

    Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free.

    9am - 4pm both days.

    Alpine Colour Fun Run - Myrtleford
    Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The Alpine Colour Fun Run is a fun run with a splash of colour. A youth focused all age event partly funded by Victorian Youth Week and FReeZa encouraging everyone to enjoy fitness and promote good health.



    Young people, families and the whole community is welcome to come together to celebrate Victorian Youth Week (a little early) in the Alpine Shire.

    You can Walk or Run the Course and volunteers will splash you with colorful powder at the five colour stations, ensuring you look like a rainbow when you cross the finish line.

    Early Bird registrations will open in January via the eventbrite website and a discounted price will be available to purchase up to Sunday 10 March.



    On the day registrations will open at 8:30am. The first wave of serious runners will start at 9.30am, followed by the intermediate runners, families and walkers.

    #Feminist: Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic.

    This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

    This is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay (professor, cultural critic, author/novelist, blogger) and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers (professor, philosopher, author, vlogger) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism in #Feminist, coming to Sydney in March 2019.

    Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in media and popular culture, political correctness.
    2019 Streaky Bay Cup
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    The Streaky Bay Racing Club will celebrate its 103rd year of racing at this year's Cup, so come and help us celebrate!

    It will be a great day for the whole family! Saturday the gates open at 10.30am with the first race being around 12pm.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress. This is open to all people over 18.

    We have oncourse bookmakers, punters club, TAB, EFTPOS and full bar facilities.


    For those looking to let their hair down there is a shuttle bus service that leaves the Streaky Bay Hotel every half hour.
    2019 Millicent Cup
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Racing Millicent Cup day is the day that Millicent district residents descend on the Penola Racecourse in their droves to celebrate Millicent’s biggest sporting and social event of the year.

    An exciting day of action-packed racing for the whole family. The highlights on the track include the Millicent Cup with prize money of $35,000 and the Allen Liston Millicent Flying Handicap worth of $17,500.

    Races will attract quality fields.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    For all bookings and enquiries contact us via email or phone.

    Back to Holbrook Fly-in
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
      Latest details yet to be confirmed ***

      Why Back to Holbrook? Holbrook airfield was the venue, and HULC was the host, for the first three AUF (now RA-Aus) national ultralight fly-ins which went on to become, up until recently, the annual NatFly. The first of these national ultralight fly-ins was held at Easter in 1990.
    Annual Penrith Working Truck Show
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    The Penrith Working Truck Show is on at the Museum of Fire on Sunday, March 31 from 8am to 4pm.

    Country Music extravaganza has always been a major attraction at the Truck Show and this year will be no exception.

    Live on Stage will be announced soon.

    Up to three Children, are admitted Free with a paying adult and will enjoy twenty of the best thrill rides and other amusements absolutely free.

    Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the Ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event.

    Buy Tickets online and Pre Plan your parking.

    Basil Sellers Art Prize
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019
    This AUD15000 art prize and exhibition features works from the region's artist. The winning work will be acquired by businessman and philanthropist, Basil Sellers and placed in his extensive private art collection.

    All artworks are original, one-off works . The entries have been exceptional and well worth viewing.
    Autumn Colours Program
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover the moments, events and characters that make up the story of Bathurst.

    The ‘Autumn Colours’ heritage tour program commences following the Easter long weekend, with a diverse program of tours, walks and talks for the following six weeks.
    Australian Body Art Festival
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas.

    The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see.

    There is so much more to see also with wearable art (funky fashions from recycled items), photography, street performers, market stalls, music and parades each day with finished artworks.

    The theme for the 2019 event is "Other Worlds" which will provide a wealth of inspiration for artists.

    Come along as a competitor or a spectator - you'll be amazed!

    Located in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy, it will be worth your while staying for the weekend or even a week to check out all that the region has to offer!

    100 Mile Dinner
    Date Mon 8th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The F.O.O.D Week committee and the people of Molong welcome guests for the iconic 100 Mile Dinner under the stars on the Village Green in Molong. Food from Mudgee, Young, Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Molong and Bathurst – and their wines – will be brought to you by these towns’ best chefs and cooks.
    Albury Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive, Fish and Boat Show
    Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Albury Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive, Fish and Boat Show with loads of exhibits and entertainment over the three days. It's a day not to be missed!

      There will be Four Wheel Drive Demonstrations, Fishing Show, Camp Oven Cooking, Reptile Awareness display, and the Freestyle Bike Show not to mention the latest products for your next big adventure!
    2019 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
    Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 13th April!

    Saturday 13th April: The Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day features the Ladies Day Luncheon, Best Dressed competition and great prizes, plus the Champagne Bar, Blokes Drop Off Bar and all the racing action!

    Saturday 20th April: Family Day brings great kids activities and fun for the whole family, plus more great racing. Children under 16 free with an adult.

    Saturday 27th April: The Rock Bar Young Guns Day combines first class racing plus the Young Guns 18-35s Party Marquee with a live band after the last race.

    Friday 3rd May: The Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival weekend starts with the Cup Luncheon, followed by the Calcutta and Horse Sale.

    Saturday 4th May: Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint Day will be another day of great racing with the club’s premier sprint race, the Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint.

    Monday 6th May: Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day is the biggest day of the Carnival, with the Cup Luncheon, Fashions on the Field, Beer Garden and the running of the $110,000 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup.

    Visit www.alicespringsturfclub.org.au for all the details! #RedCentreRacing
    April Weekend Aircraft Showcase
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    The April Weekend Aircraft Showcase will feature all serviceable aircraft from the Temora Aviation Museum’s collection, which includes the Supermarine Spitfires, CA-13 Boomerang, Cessna O-2A, Gloster Meteor, Lockheed Hudson, Wirraway, Tiger Moth and Ryan STM S2.

    At Temora you can get closer to the action as you witness a themed selection of Australia’s ex-military flying history come alive.

    The two day April Weekend Aircraft Showcase in 2019 promises to deliver a full day of entertainment for all generations.

    The Mess Hall serves freshly cooked food and cold refreshments. Barista coffee is available and you are welcome to bring your own picnic and seating.
    Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under 2019
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
    Welcome to the fastest event in the Southern Hemisphere, Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under (TDU).



    After the huge success of Australian Rocketry’s Thunda Down Under 2015, the Aussies are doing it again, bigger and better in 2019!

    The inaugural four-day event in 2015 saw over 1,500 onlookers descend onto a farming property in Western Darling Downs where over 1,000,000 feet in altitude was flown by rocketeers from all over the world.

    Three world records were obtained including the world’s largest flying amateur rocket (full scale V2). International participants from New Zealand, USA, India, Germany, Netherlands, England, Namibia and Japan attended this true world stage of rocketry and now the invitation is being extended to the far reaches of the globe.

    121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
    Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections.

    Come and join the fun with all the family.
    Adaminaby Easter Fair
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Held every Easter Saturday, the Adaminaby Easter Fair is a day for the whole family

    Highlights include market and food stalls, Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parade, dog high jump, tug-of-war, cooee, pie eating, and the family favourite Wacky Quacky Duck Race with AUD700 in prize money on offer.

    There will be competitions and something for everyone happening on the Main Street in Adaminaby.
    2019 Clare Valley Easter Races
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy an Easter escape to one of South Australia's most beautiful wine regions. With gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and wine and the thrill of live racing all at your fingertips, there's something for everyone at the Clare Easter Races.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Plan ahead and book your own private marquee or pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the rails.
    2019 Oakbank Easter Saturday
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Easter Saturday at Oakbank is one of the jewels in the South Australian racing calendar.

    The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by the time racing begins the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.
    ArtOut Artisan Market
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    The ArtOut and VintageOut Market is run by the Edward River Sustainability Group, with the support of the Edward River Council.

    Local artists and artisans come together in the beautiful Waring Gardens on Easter Saturday Morning. The open-air sales event includes all types of creative artworks from across the region and beyond. The atmosphere is bound to be lively and encourage visitors to meet the maker at the exhibitor stalls.

    Join in the atmosphere this Easter.
    Annual Easter Market
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Nathalia Easter Market takes place on Easter Saturday in the Central Plantation Area, Blake Street Nathalia from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

    Enjoy a range of street stalls, the spinning wheel, visit from the Easter Bunny, line dancing, pet parade, Gopher Show n Shine and face painting.
    2019 Penola Cup
    Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    What better way to spend Easter Sunday than amongst the vines of the Coonawarra? Watch some fantastic racing while the children enjoy the entertainment at the track.

    Organise your friends to be part of a great social day out.

    - Free shuttle bus from town and back
    - Fashion at the Races great local prizes

    Family friendly - full of fun activities for the kids including:
    - A visit from the Easter Bunny
    - Easter egg hunt
    - Kids races
    - Face painting
    - Bouncy castle
    2019 Oakbank Easter Monday
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

    A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

    Oakbank Racing Club offers a range of options for racegoers wanting the experience the thrill of high-quality racing in an idyllic Adelaide Hills setting. These include general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the Carnival.
    Adina Polocrosse World Cup
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland.

    Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate.

    Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use their home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back!

    The event takes place over seven days in Warwick, with spectator numbers are expected to be in the tens of thousands for this world-class event.

    While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines where they can literally smell the sweat on the horses!

    Polocrosse is king of the one-horse sports. Be there in 2019 to live the action!
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arrested for littering, Arlo was deemed “not moral enough to join the army” and recounted these events on the album Alice’s Restaurant in 1967. The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, an 18 minute and 20 second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem.

    Alice’s Restaurant achieved platinum status and was made into a movie in 1969 (in which Arlo played himself) by the esteemed Oscar-nominated director Arthur Penn. 1969 also brought Arlo to the rock festival of the ages – Woodstock, showcasing his chart-topping Coming Into Los Angeles, which was included on the multi-platinum Woodstock soundtrack and movie.

    Classically styled folk songs intermingled with clever storytelling and a keen sense of humor remain his trademark, in addition to his broad musical accomplishments. Guthrie is a road warrior, touring almost constantly, alone or with friends and family.

    Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost sixty years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.
    Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Sydney International Bachata Festival is the world’s first ever Bachata Festival.

      The event comprises three days and four nights (including the Welcome Party) of Latin Dance Workshops, World-Class Performances, Prestigious Parties and an urban Bachata concert – the biggest Bachata concert in the Southern Hemisphere!
    ANZAC Day
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW).

    Several ANZAC Day Dawn Services will be held on 25th April and if you choose to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at The Cenotaph, Martin Place, you may wish to view the traditional ANZAC Day Parade which will commence at 9am in the Sydney CBD.

    To conclude the ANZAC Day Parade, at approximately 12:30pm, a Commemoration Service will be held at the War Memorial in Hyde Park (South). All are welcome to attend the ceremony.
    Anzac Day Celebrations - Ballina Shire
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Ballina Anzac Day Services and March is on 25 April at River Street, Ballina. Ballina Anzac Day Dawn Service at Ballina RSL Memorial at 5.30am. Ballina Anzac Day March - Assemble at Ballina Court House at 10am. March commences at 10.30am down River Street to Ballina RSL Club Memorial.

    Contact Ballina RSL Club for more information.
    ANZAC Day March
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.

    The Order of March will be WWII veterans followed by Navy/Army/Air Force (in conflict order), civilians in support of Australian Troops, descendants of Australian veterans, Commonwealth and allies.

    The ANZAC Day March begins at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. It travels down Elizabeth Street and finishes at the end of Hyde Park at Liverpool Street.

    At the conclusion of the parade, at approximately 12.30pm, a commemoration service is held next to The Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park South.
    ANZAC Sunset Service Ceremony
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    This ceremony will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm.

    It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags.

    It brings to a conclusion the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.

    We owe it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day is as dignified and respectful as possible by abiding by the agreed guidelines and directions of volunteer marshals at each of these important services and events.
    ANZAC Day Dawn Service
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The ANZAC Day dawn service at The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place begins at 4.30am. Thousands gather in the pre-dawn darkness to honour fallen soldiers.

    The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.

    The Ode of Remembrance (below) is taken from a poem written by the English poet Laurence Binyon. It was first published in The Times (London) on 21 September 1914 and has been recited at commemorative services since 1919.

    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them."

    The audience then responds: "We will remember them."
    Anzac Day in Warren
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      ANZAC Day is commemorated each year with memorial services held at the Warren Cenotaph at dawn followed by a march and second service later in the morning.
    ANZAC Day Lismore
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Returned and Services League of Australia - City of Lismore Sub Branch ANZAC Day committee wishes to invite the community to Lismore's ANZAC Day March and Services, commemorating the fallen from Gallipoli and all other subsequent wars and deployments in which Australian Defence personnel have been involved - this year will also celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC.

      The Dawn Service is at 5am. Departing the Old Post Office on the corner of Magellan and Molesworth Streets, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths.

      The March commences at 9am. Departing Clyde Campbell car park, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths.
    Anzac Day
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      ANZAC Day is marked throughout the country each year on April 25, regardless of the day on which it falls. It is a solemn day of remembrance of those soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915.

      The Gunnedah Shire has its own rich history of service and sacrifice, and throughout the Anzac Centenary, locals will remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate and pay homage to the contribution of its own servicemen and women, with a program of special events and activities.
    Anzac Day at the Woolshed
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Commemorate Anzac Day at the Woolshed on the 25 April.

    Enjoy a wonderful day of activities to remember the soldiers and enjoy the true Aussie spirit with friends and family.



    Come for the day or stay at their comfortable camp ground.

    Anzac Day Celebrations - Windorah
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Windorah's Anzac Day celebrations begin with a Dawn Service, commencing at 5.30am at the Windorah Cemetery.

    The Morning Service begins with the march from the Windorah Information Centre, gathering at 9.00am, and proceeding to the Rock of Remembrance, at the Windorah Caravan Park.

    Morning Service is followed by a shared plate morning tea. All are welcome.

    Two-Up begins at 1pm at the Western Star Hotel, lunch is available.
    Anzac Day Parade Brisbane 2019
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane has it's 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been continuously commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. No tickets are required to spectate this family event.

    The event is held annually for the citizens of Queensland to recognise the sacrifice of those members of the Australian Defence Force, many of whom have returned from wars and conflicts, originally encompassing the Boer War through to modern operations and conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The veterans, both retired and still serving, march to receive the thanks of the citizens of Queensland and visitors to the region as well as honour the memory of comrades who have not returned and have passed since.

    The 2019 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will be lead by the Royal Australian Navy and recognise the contribution of Women in War in Group 2.

    The best position to view the Parade is on Adelaide Street, between George Street and Creek Street. The Parade runs between 10am and 1pm. Vehicle movement will be restricted within the Central Business District from 2am to 2pm.
    Anzac Day in the Ballina Shire
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    There are various Anzac Day Commemoration Services taking place in the Ballina Shire.

    Ballina RSL Sub-Branch:
    5:30am - Dawn Service commences at the Ballina RSL Memorial
    6:30am - Breakfast at Ballina RSL Club
    9:15am - Commemoration service at the East Ballina cemetry
    10:15am - March Assembly for the Anzac Day March is at the Ballina Court House
    10:30am - March commences and proceeds down River Street to the Ballina RSL Memorial cenotaph.

    Alstonville RSL Sub-Branch:
    5:20am - Dawn Service commences at Elizabeth Ann Brown Park
    9:10am - March Assembly at Paddy Bugden VC Memorial
    9:30am - Commemoration Service, parade through Main Street through to Elizabeth Ann Brown Park.
    Anzac Day Dawn Service and March - Mansfield
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Anzac Day commemorations begin with the 6:00am Dawn Service will, which be conducted by the Mansfield RSL Sub Branch at the Memorial Gates.

    The 10:00am March and Service will follow - The march will commence outside the RSL Hall and proceed to the Memorial Gates for the Service.
    ANZAC Day Cleveland
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    President of Redlands RSL Sub Branch Mr Alan Harcourt invites you to attend the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Centenary Park, Shore Street West, in Cleveland, to reflect and pay tribute on the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

    It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and paid the supreme sacrifice in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

    Services:
    Dawn Service: 5.30am
    Main Parade: 10.20am
    Main Commemorative Service: 11am
    Australian Orienteering Championships
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Orienteering is an endurance sport involving navigation. Competitors use a special map to find their way around a course made up of a series of control points shown on the map.

    Orienteering caters for all age groups with age classes for Juniors (two year age groups fr