What's on in Ballarat this weekend

The George will host a burlesque show on Saturday night.

The George will host a burlesque show on Saturday night.

Burlesque Show @ The George Hotel

When: Saturday, 8.30pm.

Where: The George Hotel, The Lounge, 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: It’s time to get a little bit wild with a burlesque show in The Lounge. With a colourful and impressive show written especially for our audience, come along to see what all the fuss is about. Tickets available in The George Gaming Room. Cost is $25. For more details, phone 5333 4866 or visit www.georgehotelballarat.com.au

Harpist Maria Christina Cleary will perform in The Magic of the Harp on Sunday.

Harpist Maria Christina Cleary will perform in The Magic of the Harp on Sunday.

The Magic of the Harp

When: Sunday, 5pm.

Where: Minerva Space, Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: The Friends of the Minerva present The Magic of the Harp with three of the world’s finest harpists coming to Ballarat including Maria Christina Cleary, Catriona McKay, fiddle player Chris Stout and Mary Doumany. Tickets cost $30, concession, BMI members and Friend of the Art Gallery, Sovereign Hill or Botanic Gardens $25. For more details, phone 5331 3042 or visit ballaratmri.com.au

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee production will be held at Her Majesty's Theatre on Wednesday night.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee production will be held at Her Majesty's Theatre on Wednesday night.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee production

When: Wednesday, July 30 to Friday, August 1 each night at 7.30pm.

Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.

Details: Come and be entertained in the joint production by students of St Patrick’s College and Loreto College. Tickets range from $15-$70. To book, phone 5333 5888 or go to http://www.hermaj.com/what-s-on/children-families-schools/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-be

Jack ‘n’ Jill Children’s Market

When: Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Where: St Patrick’s Hall, corner Sturt and Dawson streets, Ballarat.

Details: A beautiful market place full of gorgeous handmade, unique and boutique children’s products. Free entry. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/JacknJillChildrenMarket/info

Melbourne to Ballarat Classic

When: Saturday, 11am start.

Where: BP Service Station, Rockbank finishing at Kryal Castle.

Details: The Melbourne to Ballarat Classic is Australia’s oldest handicap open road race, and the 98km race from Rockbank to Ballarat is considered one of the toughest courses on the Australian Cycling calendar. Participant categories include elite masters, under 19 in men’s and women’s.  Free for spectators. For more details, phone 0400 332 209 or visit www.vic.cycling.org.au

Ballarat Jazz Club - Ultrafox

When: Sunday, 1pm-4pm.

Where: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt Street, Ballarat.

Details: Come and enjoy an afternoon of jazz from Ultrafox, everyone’s welcome. Bookings essential. Cost is $15. For more details, phone 0456 689 123

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

SATURDAY

Cattleyards Inn, Latrobe Street: Andrew Portelli Rock N' Roll night, Elvis tribute show, $5, 8pm

Grapes Hotel, Ballarat: Universal Free Bar and Tessa Marshal, 9pm

The Eastern, Humffray Street North: The Prehistorics from Sydney, 8pm

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Dan Waters with The Weeping Willows, $1, 8.30pm

The George Hotel, Lydiard Street North: Burlesque/Cabaret Show in The Lounge, 8.30pm show start, $25 per guest. (Tickets available in The George Gaming Room or at the door)

Live music in The Cider Bar from Shaun McKeegan 9.30pm � late.

DJ's in The Lounge 11.30pm-3am, free entry.

Irish Murphy's, Sturt Street: My Other Brother

The Main Bar, Main Road: Mietta, $15

Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Michelle Parsons, 9pm, $5

JD's Sports Bar: The Royce Twins, $10, 10pm

Peter Lalor Hotel: Country Rock Night with Sally & The Drunken Uncles in The Stables & Country Karaoke in The Bar, $5 (Lalor VIP's free entry), 8pm

SUNDAY

The George Hotel: Ballarat Irish Club get-together with Irish music, Irish dancing and open mic in The Lane from 2pm, members free and friends $5

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: Itchy Scabs, free, 4-6pm

The Eastern, Humffray Street North: Pork Chop Party, 3pm, free

Karova Lounge, corner Field and Camp streets: King Parrot, $20 +bf, 7pm

Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Sons of May, 4pm, $10

Peter Lalor Hotel: The Greene Brothers in The Stables & karaoke in The Bar, $5, 4pm

The Western Hotel: July Pink Moon, 4-7pm, free

Battlers Inn: Doug Jolly, 4pm, gold coin donation

WEDNESDAY

Peter Lalor Hotel: Karaoke, 9pm, free

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