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    January 2020

    Ballarat’s Best for Bushfire Relief

    January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt St Ballarat
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25
    Ballarat's Best

    Ballarat's best artists and musicians have come together to create this rapid response concert to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal. All money from ticket purchases (excluding ticketing fees) and the extra donations will be donated to the Bendigo Bank's Community Enterprise Foundation established for the Victorian Bushfires (https://www.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal). The BMI will also have the bar open with all profits from bar sales also being donated to the Bushfire Appeal. The line-up for the night includes: Motor City…

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    Bushfire Benefit Show at The Deck Ballarat ft. Special Guests!

    January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Deck Ballarat, 30 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $80
    Bushfire Benefit Show

    FRIENDS! There’s not much we can say but there’s a lot we can do! On Friday the 17th of January we have decided to put on a Fire Fundraiser with special guests! We’ve got everyone from DJ’s, musicians, artists, athletes and more. We will be hosting a 2 hour Unlimited Gourmet Canapes & Drinks package where 100% OF THE TICKET SALE will be spread amongst 4 bushfire relief funds incl: Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, NSW rural fire service &…

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    Friday Karaoke Night

    January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 26 January 2020

    Robin Hood Hotel, 33 Peel Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Karaoke Night

    Karaoke in the Urban Bar every Friday Night! $6 IRON JACK SCHOONERS $5 HOUSE WINES $10 COCKTAILS

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    Summer Sundays – Week 3

    January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Summer Sundays

    One of Ballarat's most popular events, Summer Sundays, will return to the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens over three Sundays in January 2020. This event will liven up the gardens with a range of music from jazz to rock'n'roll to folk music. This FREE event is presented by the City of Ballarat. Music Line-up: - Anna Bilbrough - Tim Rogers - Kee'ahn - Sunnyside Food Line-up: - The Forge Pizzeria - Round The Way - Grill Your Hunger…

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    The Ezra Lee Show – Ballarat

    January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hop Temple, 24-28 Armstrong Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    The Ezra Lee Show

    Ezra Lee is Australia's piano playing wild man with an original style that's steeped in rumbling boogie woogie, low down blues and untamed rockabilly. As a teenager Ezra joined legendary Australian band Johnny Green's Blues Cowboys (featured in the ABC documentary Heart Of Country series), playing up and down the east coast of Australia. In 2009 Ezra wrote and released two albums, Out Of The Valley and You Can't Stop A Freight Train on the iconic rockabilly label Preston Records…

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    No Lights No Lycra

    January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Victorian Railways Institute Hall, Cnr Lydiard Street and Nolan Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8
    Ballarat Events - No Lights No Lycra

    At the heart of No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is the belief that everyone can dance. NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy.  No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique,…

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    Friday Karaoke Night

    January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 26 January 2020

    Robin Hood Hotel, 33 Peel Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Karaoke Night

    Karaoke in the Urban Bar every Friday Night! $6 IRON JACK SCHOONERS $5 HOUSE WINES $10 COCKTAILS

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    Squires for the Fires

    January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Squires for the Fires

    This year why not celebrate Australia Day by showing your support to the people who spend their Summer fighting fires, the people who have lost their homes and the volunteers who help rescue wildlife. Sunday 26th January 12pm onwards @ The Lane - Face painting - $4 pots, $6 pints, $8 schooners of Squires & Furphy 2 kegs Are being donated to the cause! TIM'S TOASTIES Tim Bone cooking His famous toasties from 2pm! Tim will also be donating from…

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    Old Melbourne Road Reunited

    January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Munster Arms Hotel, 10 Victoria Street
    Bakery Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Old Melbourne Road

    We're bringing out the big guns for Australia Day! Sunday the 26th of January: Old Melbourne Road REUNITED! There will also be a sausage sizzle in the afternoon, with all proceeds going to bush fire relief. So come enjoy the incredible music, the drinks, the sunshine and give for a great cause.

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    Someone Like You – The Adele Song Book – Ballarat

    January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Civic Hall, 300 - 304 Mair Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $29 – $59
    Someone Like You

    SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE LIKE YOU The Ultimate Adele Experience, Hand Picked by Adele herself! Not to be Missed the Amazing Someone Like You - The Adele Song Book Concert Experience. www.someonelikeyou.com.au

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    February 2020

    Linton Jam Session

    February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Railway Hotel, 73 Sussex St
    Linton, Victoria 3360 Australia
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    $2

    Jams at the Railway Hotel in Linton are held on the 1st Sunday of the month.. and not just relegated to the Blues,other forms ie: Country, Folk and etc,are gladly invited along. The Jam is for some fun and not to be taken too serious. The host band of Russco Coleman drums, Pete Maskell guitar and vocals and Glenn bass, and guests to keep it real. We are not an actual band and there will be no prior rehearsal for…

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    No Lights No Lycra

    February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Victorian Railways Institute Hall, Cnr Lydiard Street and Nolan Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8
    Ballarat Events - No Lights No Lycra

    At the heart of No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is the belief that everyone can dance. NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy.  No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique,…

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    Rock Ballarat Tiki Party at the Mining Exchange

    February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $13
    Tiki Party

    The Tiki Gods invite you to The Tiki Party in The Flamingo Room at The Mining Exchange. Meet the finalists of the Pinup Competition, Sponsors and officials of this fantastic Festival. Dress in your finest Hawaiian themed out, have a Mai Tai, play some games and dance the night away. Tickets available at www.rockballarat.com.au

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    The Mamas ‘Dancefloor’ Tour / Ballarat

    February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    The Eastern, 81 Humffray Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10

    Feeling a bit… lost? Confused, perhaps? Lurching through life with no direction, low on Vitamin D, and in desperate need of a soothing, maternal smack in the head? Well, first of all, it’s time to stop carrying on like a pork chop - Melbourne’s The Mamas are BACK with an alarming new live show, filled with the fabulousness, ferocity, killer vocals and risqué antics that crowds across the country have come to know and love. The past three years have…

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    Rock Ballarat Gold Dust Grande Burlesque Extravaganza

    February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $35
    Miss Burlesque

    The Gold Dust Grande Burlesque Extravaganza! Featuring some of the biggest names in Australian Burlesque, International winners and Home grown talents, Rock Ballarat will bring you this one night revue of the art of seduction, the mystery of the music halls and the power of a flashed ankle.. and possibly more if you play your cards right! As a huge part of the rockabilly festival each year, It is an event not to be missed, Get your tickets now or…

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    No Lights No Lycra

    February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Victorian Railways Institute Hall, Cnr Lydiard Street and Nolan Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8
    Ballarat Events - No Lights No Lycra

    At the heart of No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is the belief that everyone can dance. NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy.  No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique,…

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    Les Miserables

    February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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    One event on 1 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on 7 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on 8 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $48.50 – $52.50
    Les Miserables - Ballarat Lyric Theatre

    Les Misérables is a sung-through musical adapted from French poet and novelist Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics), and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). Its English-language adaptation by producer Cameron Mackintosh ran in London from October 1985 to July 2019, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world. Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story…

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    March 2020

    Linton Jam Session

    March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Railway Hotel, 73 Sussex St
    Linton, Victoria 3360 Australia
    + Google Map
    $2

    Jams at the Railway Hotel in Linton are held on the 1st Sunday of the month.. and not just relegated to the Blues,other forms ie: Country, Folk and etc,are gladly invited along. The Jam is for some fun and not to be taken too serious. The host band of Russco Coleman drums, Pete Maskell guitar and vocals and Glenn bass, and guests to keep it real. We are not an actual band and there will be no prior rehearsal for…

    Find out more »

    No Lights No Lycra

    March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Victorian Railways Institute Hall, Cnr Lydiard Street and Nolan Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8
    Ballarat Events - No Lights No Lycra

    At the heart of No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is the belief that everyone can dance. NLNL is a global dance community providing an inclusive and non-judgmental place for people to explore this notion. NLNL brings people together to experience freedom of self-expression and joy.  No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne by unruly dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique,…

    Find out more »

    Les Miserables

    March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on 1 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on 7 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on 8 March 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South
    Ballarat, 3350
    + Google Map
    $48.50 – $52.50
    Les Miserables - Ballarat Lyric Theatre

    Les Misérables is a sung-through musical adapted from French poet and novelist Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics), and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). Its English-language adaptation by producer Cameron Mackintosh ran in London from October 1985 to July 2019, making it the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world. Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story…

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