There is a lot happening in Ballarat tonight including an awesome night of comedy which apparently is to become a bit more of a regular thing in Ballarat.
Former Sebastopol girl Janet McLeod has been producing live comedy shows in Melbourne for more than 15 years and tonight she is presenting The Great BIG Comedy Night at Portico on Sturt.
The line-up includes Australian comedy legend Dave O'Neil (Spicks & Specks), Zara (Rove Live), Michael Connell and special guest acting legend Charles Barrington.
It kicks off at 8.30pm with last orders to the kitchen by 7.45pm, so get there early if you're planning on wining and dining. Tickets will set you back $25. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door so the advice is to arrive at least an hour prior to the show to secure them.
Or, if a funny production is what you're in the mood for, then you're in luck! Sweet Charity is a play about the adventures of a dance hall hostess in 1960's New York, or rather the misadventures of Charity Hope Valentine. Tickets cost $30 and it starts at 7.30pm at the Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre in Camp Street. Phone 5333 5888 for tickets.
As for me, I've caught the last of the Ballarat flu and am planning to go home, snuggle on my mum's couch and enjoy a home cooked meal. Enjoy your weekend!
The Great BIG Comedy Night is on at 8.30pm or head along to the hilarious Sweet Charity production at 7.30pm. Details above. As for me, I'm being a homebody and snuggling up on the couch and enjoying dinner with my mum!
Something to listen to
The Exploders will be at Ballarat's Karova Lounge tonight in support of their new album. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets cost $10.
Something at the cinema
Ruby Sparks is screening at 6.30pm.
The Expendables 2 is screening at 4.35pm and 8.35pm.
Your Sister's Sister is screening at 4.15pm and 8.35pm. Or treat yourself to a Gold Class session at 8.45pm.
Something on TV
Prime is airing the preliminary final between Sydney and Collingwood at 7.30pm. Or, if you're up for a movie the adorable Must Love Dogs film is on WIN at 8.30pm.
Something on the weekend
The Ballarat Floral Art Group is presenting a floral art display all weekend between 10am - 5pm at the Robert Clark Centre in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.Demonstrations and guest speakers will be held daily at 11am and 2pm. Entry costs $5.
If you're looking for something to do with the kids for the first weekend of school holidays, why not check out Sovereign Hill? The whole town is set to come alive during a daily grand parade with decorations, music, fanfares and celebrations to mark the discovery of a huge gold nugget. Adult tickets cost $45 and children tickets cost $20.50. Otherwise you can buy a family ticket for $113. Gates open at 10am.
If a day at the races if what you're up for then head along to the Gold Nugget Day Horses and Horsepower raceday on Sunday. Entry costs $10 for an adult and children under 16 enter for free. Gates at the Dowling Forest Racecourse open at 11am.