What's on in Ballarat this weekend

The Royal South Street competitions kick off this Saturday.
The Royal South Street competitions kick off this Saturday.

Royal South Street Society Competitions

When: Saturday, through to November 2.

Where: Mainly Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.

Details: It’s that time of the year again and competitors will be converging on Ballarat for the well established Australian cultural event. The RSSC hosts 40,000 onstage appearances and competitors showcase theatrical disciplines including voice, music, and movement, vying to win more than $85,000 in prizes. Check the website at www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/ for detailed venue information, locations, times and costs. For more details, phone 5332 1054.

Highway of Lost Hearts

When: Saturday, August 2, 7.30pm.

Where: M.A.D.E Theatre, 102 Stawell Street South, Ballarat.

Details: Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse – but she feels… nothing. So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot , Mot heads down the highway of Lost Hearts into the deepest core of Australian outback. An allegory for a country that has lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again? Adults cost $40, concession $35, children $12. For more details, phone 1800 287 113 or visit www.made.org

Wuthering in Winter

When: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

Where: Eastwood Leisure Complex, Eastwood Street, Ballarat.

Details: A movie marathon featuring various film adaptations of one of the greatest romantic tragedies ever written, Emily Bonte’s Wuthering Heights. $5 entry. For more details, phone 0409 943 862.

2014 Ballarat Artisan Festival

When: Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm.

Where: Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: Come and meet us and experience an exciting variety of art, craft and music. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more details, visit www.ballaratsa.webs.com

A Winters Afternoon Of Music

When: Sunday, 1.30pm – 4pm.

Where: Wendouree Uniting Church, 1022 Grevillea Road, Wendouree.

Details: Featuring performances by the Ballarat Memorial Concert Band, Elements Of Laughter and Tomorrow’s Stars from the Coward Lemke Music School. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more details, phone  0417 450 567.

Birds, Beasts, & Blossoms exhibition opening

When: Saturday, 2pm.

Where: Backspace Gallery, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place at Camp Street and Police Lane, Ballarat.

Details: Involving 15 visual artists from across Victoria responding to the call for work that features the natural world in all its glory – both real and imagined including photographer Paul Anthony. The show will be opened by renowned award-winning naturalist painter Criss Canning. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, between 12-4pm, and the exhibition will run until August 10. For more details, contact Deborah Klein  at deborahklein@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Ballarat Community Health Free Family Fair

When: Sunday, 10am-3pm

Where: Ballarat Community Health - Lucas, 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas Town Centre

Details: A free community fair to celebrate the opening of the new BCH healthcare facility at Lucas. Lots of fun and loads to do for the kids with a kids gym, face painting and jumping castle. Discover just how much this facility and BCH offer. Get a free health check; inspect the consulting rooms; see the public gym and conference facilities. Try yoga, pilates and tai chi, take a tour of the state-of-the-art building. Talk to staff about BCH counselling, health promotion, youth health, chronic disease management, food and nutrition and much more. For more details phone BCH on 5338 4500.

To have your event considered for our What's On listing, email details to lorrie.liston@fairfaxmedia.com.au



Battler's Tavern: Le Crunch, 9pm, gold coin donation

Grapes Hotel, Grant Street: Universal Fever and Tessa Marshall, 9pm

Main Bar, 22-28 Main Road Ballarat: Lloyd Spiegel, (International Blue Music Day) $15, doors open 7.30pm

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: Pretty City with support from The Astros, 8.30pm, $15

Irish Murphy's, Sturt Street: Regular Boys

Karova Lounge, corner Field and Camp streets: Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), $22 +bf, 8.30pm

Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley will play at Karova Lounge this Saturday night.

Eskimo Joe's Kav Temperley will play at Karova Lounge this Saturday night.

Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Top Jimmy, 9pm, $5

Peter Lalor Hotel: Adventure Playground in The Stables & karaoke in The Bar, $5 (Lalor VIP's Free Entry), 8:30pm

The George Hotel, The Lane Cider Bar: Live music from Shaun McKeegan, 9.30pm-late, free

The George Hotel, The Lounge: DJ's in The Lounge, 10.30pm-3am, free

The Eastern, Humffray Street South: John Chamberlain and The Rye Catchers, from 8pm


Battler's Tavern: Ash Eagan, 4pm, gold coin donation

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: Bellwthers, free, 4-6pm

Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Jessey Jackson, 4pm, $10

Peter Lalor Hotel: Kamikaze Karaoke in The Bar, Free Entry, 6:30pm

Western Hotel, Sturt Street: Live music from The Hornets, 4-7pm, free

The Eastern, Humffray Street South: Jimmy Tait, 3pm free


Peter Lalor Hotel: Wednesday night karaoke, free entry, 9pm

To have your entertainment event included in the Gig Guide call Alicia Thomas on 5320 1631 or email features@thecourier.com.au before 4pm on Monday.