What's on in Ballarat | September 6-7

Mechanica, an indoor car and bike show will be held across the Father’s Day weekend. PICTURE LACHLAN BENCE
Mechanica, an indoor car and bike show will be held across the Father’s Day weekend. PICTURE LACHLAN BENCE

Mechanica – Car & Bike Show

When: Saturday, 9am-6pm and Sunday, 9am-4pm.

Where: The Ballarat Exhibition Centre, 501 Dowling Street, Ballarat.

Details: Mechanica is an indoor car and bike show, held across the Father’s Day weekend and open to hot rods, muscle cars, street machines, motorcycles and restored vehicles so bring your dad for a great day out with the whole family. Adults cost $10, child under 16 free. For more details, phone 0457 870 222 or visit www.flukes.com.au

Banongill open day

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4.30pm.

Where: Banongill Road, Skipton.

Details: Enjoy Father’s Day and visit this magnificent historic garden partly designed by William Guilfoyle, featuring a vast lawn sweeping down to Mount Emu Creek with its famous spring display of millions of daffodils naturalised along the banks. The gardens surround the main homestead of a working station property of around 17,000 acres. There will be boutique wine and beer tastings, garden talks at 11am and 2pm and historical tours of the shearing shed at noon and 3pm. Entry is $12 for adults, children under 18 admitted free. For more details, phone www.opengarden.org.au

Irish Shin Dig

When: Saturday, 8pm-midnight.

Where: Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Humffray room, ..;. Ballarat.

Details: It will be a rip-roaring night with Ballarat band Plastic Paddys starting the night off, followed by funny man Brian Maher. The special treat of the night will be Melbourne band Bad Penguins, who promise to have the place jumping. There will be Guinness on tap, door prizes and loads more. Members cost $15, non-members $20. For bookings or more details, phone 0414 942 385, email ballaratirish.club@yahoo.com.au or go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ballarat-Irish-Club/574081035996367

Roy Orbinson and Del Shannon

When: Saturday, 8pm.

Where: Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street, Wendouree.

Details: Starring internationally renowned artists Dean Bourne and Fallon, relive the magic and classic hits of two of the world’s greatest and most successful rock n roll music legends of all time. Adults cost $69.90, concession $59.90. For more details, phone 5338 0980.

The f Word: Contemporary Feminist Art in Australia

When: Saturday and Sunday, midday to 4pm, through to October 12.

Where: Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat.

Details: Twelve artists take part in the second iteration of The f Word project, a multi-disciplinary project exploring contemporary feminist art, curated by Caroline Phillips. The f Word features work by artists Kate Beynon, Karen Buczynski-Lee, Destiny Deacon, Laurene Dietrich, Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Janice Gobey, Georgia MacGuire, Robyn Massey, Caroline Phillips, Louise Saxton, Inez de Vega and Lyndal Walker. For more details, phone 5352 2836.

David Campbell screening

When: Wednesday, 7pm and Thursday, 10.30am.

Where: Regent Cinema, 49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat.

Details: Australian icon and ARIA award-winner, David Campbell, will be screening, in high definition, his acclaimed live performance of his latest Top 40 album David Campbell Sings John Bucchino.  Tickets cost $15, concession $8. For more details, go to www.regententertainment.com.au



Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute, Humffray Room: The Ballarat Irish Club presents: 'The Shin Dig', 8pm-midnight Members $15, non-members $20

Irish Murphy's, Sturt Street: Regular Boys, 9.45pm

Cattle Yards Inn, Latrobe Street: Andrew Portelli Elvis tribute show, 8pm, $10

Peter Lalor Hotel, Mair Street: Adventure Playground in The Stables & karaoke in The Bar, 8.30pm

The Eastern, Humffray Street North: Steve Miller Band, The Pink Tiles, Junipers and Ern Malley from 7.30pm

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: The Darling Downs, $15, doors 8.30pm

Main Bar, Main Road: Chris Wilson, doors 7.30pm, $20

Grapes Hotel, Grant Street: Universal Fever, 9pm, free

Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Gabe Atkinson 'Under The Covers', 9pm, $5

Karova Lounge, corner Camp and Field streets: Savannah Riot with support from Bill Barry, doors 9pm, $5

The George Hotel, Lydiard Street North: Brodie Glen in The Lane 9.30pm-late, free


Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs: Rory Ellis (Alt/Country), 5pm, $10

Battlers Inn, Victoria Street: Two in Tandem, 4pm, gold coin donation

Karova Lounge, corner Field and Camp streets: Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band), $10+bf

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine: Ben Salter (two sets), free, 4-6pm

The Eastern, Humffray Street North: Free live music from 3pm


Federation University: Illy: The Cinematic Tour, 7.30pm

Peter Lalor Hotel, Mair Street: Wednesday night karaoke, 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.