Sienna Wild at Karova Lounge
"Sienna Wild are on tour in support of their latest single, 'Falling Apart'. The track was premiered by Pilerats on March 14, and the boys have had amazing feedback since the release.
"If you love a great stadium rock sound, then this show is for you. Think DMAs, think Kings of Leon, think Fleetwood Mac. There'll be times when you want to get down and dirty, times when you'll be happy-dancing, and times where the room will be dead silent save for the haunting harmonies from lead singer Louis Goutos and backing vocalist Lewis Ciavarella." - Karova Lounge
Where: Karova Lounge
When: Doors open 8pm
Twilight Market at the Ballarat Welcome Centre
The Twilight Market at the Ballarat Welcome Centre is a family friendly event celebrating community.
There will be multicultural market stalls, entertainment, food and much more.
Where: 25-39 Barkly St, Bakery Hill. Parking via 17 Princes St South, Bakery Hill
When: 5pm - 8pm
Ballarat Retro, Pin Up & 50s Pop Up Shop
Get your retro, 1950's & pin-up dress fix with Laurina Jean Retro's range of dresses, skirts, handbags and more at the Ballarat pop-up shop.
Where: Delacombe Town Centre
When: Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
The Guirguis New Art Prize exhibition
Now in its fourth iteration, GNAP19 promises to inspire and surprise audiences with a bold mix and unique snapshot of Australian art created by artists selected from the Northern Territory, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Reflecting a myriad of historical and contemporary influences, artists explore ideas ranging from Australian cultural and social history, self-portraiture, identity and transformation and theories surrounding the fourth dimension, expressed through diverse media including sculpture, video, painting, textiles, printmaking, ceramics and installation.
Where: Federation University Post Office Gallery cnr Sturt & Lydiard Streets and The Art Gallery of Ballarat
When: 10am - 5pm open daily until June 2
Picasso: The Vollard Suite
The Vollard Suite is regarded as one of the greatest print suites, and perhaps the most enigmatic and famous of the twentieth century.
Comprising 100 intaglio prints it was made by Pablo Picasso between 1930 and 1937, commissioned by the Parisian art dealer and print publisher Ambroise Vollard. The prints explore the enduring themes of history and creativity, ambition and achievement, fear and immortality, moral and physical fallibility, male sexuality and obsession.
Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat
When: 10am - 5pm daily, until April 28
The Great Outdoor and 4×4 Expo Ballarat
All things outdoors, four wheel driving and caravans. No dogs are allowed at this expo.
Ballarat is one stop of the expo that tours around Victoria.
Where: Ballarat Showgrounds
When: Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Adults $15, Concessions $12, Children Under 16 Free
Friday Karaoke Night
Karaoke in the Urban Bar every Friday Night.
Where: Robin Hood Hotel, 33 Peel Street North
When: 8pm- 11.30pm
African rhythms at The Eastern
Gordon Koang performs at The Eastern, from 8pm, with Amadou Suso and Allysha Joy.
Read more and for tickets, click HERE.
Leo Sayer:Just a Boy at 70
Leo Sayer celebrates his 70th year with a series of special concerts.
"Known the world over for his classic songs, which include 'Thunder In My Heart', 'More Than I Can Say', 'Moonlighting', 'The Show Must Go On', 'One Man Band', 'I Can't Stop Loving You', 'Orchard Road' and the transatlantic number one smash hits 'When I Need You' and 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'.
"Leo is excited to be back on tour in his adopted homeland and can't wait to celebrate his auspicious anniversary with audiences through these high energy concerts, jam-packed with hits from start to finish."
Where: Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Howitt Street
When: Doors open 7.30pm
The Magician's Workshop Holiday Magic Show @ Buninyong
Australian Master Magician Duck Cameron has captivated audiences both young and old.
Voted 'Australian Stage Magician' & 'Most Entertaining Act - Macau, this world class performer brings his Award Winning fun-filled kid's show full of surprise, comedy & intrigue to Buninyong audiences these April Holidays!
This show has been designed to best suit ages 5 - 12.
Where: Buninyong Town Hall
When: 10am & 2pm Saturday and Sunday
Cost: $20 per child. Accompanying adults and Kids under 5 are free.
Sing Australia National Day of Celebration
Two sing Australia Ballarat roups will join together to celbrate the national celebrations of Sing Australia.
Where: Wendouree Uniting Church
When: 1pm - 4pm
Ballarat Farmers Market
Ballarat Farmers Market runs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, from 9 am - 1 pm. This market allows locals to reduce food miles, directly support farmers & get great fresh produce
There are usually 40-50 stalls in attendance with a wide range of fresh produce and processed goods: vegetables, fruit, coffee beans, bread, hot drinks, hot food, grains & pulses, eggs, honey, precooked vegetarian food, cheese, olive oil, soap, vegetable & flower seedlings, native plants, fresh-ground locally blended coffee, healthy snack bars, fudge, hydroponic tomatoes and vegetables... the list goes on.
Where: Wendouree Parade
When: 9am - 1pm
Premies at the Market
Catch up with permies old and new in the rotunda at the market, for a coffee and a chat.
A social gathering of Permies in conjuction with the Ballarat Farmers Market.
Where: McDonalds Bandstand, Lake Wendouree
When: 8.30am - 9.30am
On every second Saturday of the month Skipton's Mechanics Hall becomes a local produce and shopping hub.
Satisfy your tastebuds with homemade cakes, jams & sauces and let your green thumb guide you too your next plant discovery, or finish off that outfit with a unique piece of jewellery.
Where: Skipton Mechanics Hall, Anderson Street
When: 9am - 1pm
Ballan Farmers Market
Ballan Farmers Market is a community based and volunteer run, not-for-profit market donating our proceeds back to local charities and organisations.
Ballan Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month from 9.00am to 1.00pm offering regional and local produce and home made, home produced items.
Where: The Mill Cottage Gardens, 96 Inglis St, Ballan
When: 9am to 1pm
Wonderful Things exhibition
Strange things, eclectic things, random things - all wonderful things! As Sovereign Hill's Gold Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary, an exhibition 'Wonderful Things: Celebrating 40 Years of the Gold Museum', pays homage to its vast collections, showcasing everything from taxidermy, fashion and art, to pharmacology and weaponry.
Where: Gold Museum
When: 10am - 4pm, until July 21
Cost: $7.20 - $13.60
The Hunt for Lost Trades at Sovereign Hill
The blacksmith needs a new apprentice. There's animals to be fed. And Brown's Confectionery Manufactory has lollies to make.
This Easter holidays (Sat 6 April - Mon 22 April), Sovereign Hill are exploring the working life of the goldfields. Relive history and discover the lost trades with a range of exclusive workshops and free events that will transport you back to the busy goldfields of Ballarat.
Where: Sovereign Hill
When: 10am - 4pm, until April 22
A 5km run at Victoria Park against the clock. Parkrun is organised by volunteers. First timers are encouraged to register online.
Where: Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
Clunes Farmers Market
The Clunes Farmers' Market is goldmine of local produce held on every second Sunday of the month.
Visit two markets at the one venue, the Clunes Farmers' Market and the Artisan Food Market.
This Sunday is the fourth birthday market.
Where: Collins Place and Fraser Street Clunes
When: 9am - 2 pm
The Ballarat Market
The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time.
The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure.
Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation on a purely voluntary basis.
Where: Ballarat Showgrounds
When: 8am - 1pm
Sing Us a Song #1
Featuring some of Ballarat's best songwriters, 10 local artists will each singing their three best original songs at The Eastern.
Acts include local legends who have been kicking around the scene for over 30 years, along with young up and comers who are beginning to hone their craft. Some are bluesy, some are rapping and some are folky.
The event will be recorded and released by The Eastern as a free download.
Where: The Eastern, 81 Humffray St N, Ballarat East
When: 2pm - 6pm
Daylesford Sunday Market
Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station.
You'll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables.
Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Plenty of free parking.
Where: Daylesford Railway Station
When: 8am - 3pm
Affordable wedding expo Ballarat
Come and meet with some of the best Wedding Vendors Ballarat and the surrounding area have to offer, and chat one-on-one about your special day.
Over 50 Vendors
Doors open at 10am until 2pm
First 100 people through the doors will receive a showbag.
Where: The Mining Exchange Ballarat
When: 10am - 2pm