The coldest week EVER has just inflicted pain on us locals up here in the Rat and when the temperature hits four degrees as a top, you really wonder why you have set up camp in such a place!
There are plenty of venues putting on entertainment and their heaters at the same time so you can still get out amongst it and enjoy all that Ballarat has to offer.
The Lost Ones might be the place to ease into the weekend with Paige Duggan playing the tail-end of her residency there on 27 July. With her diverse contemporary voice, Paige channels the essence of some of the female jazz greats and Wayne Parker joins her on her guitar to present jazz with a whole lot of heart! It’s free entry which is always a bonus.
Karova Lounge is putting on comedy on July 26. Jonathan Schuster and Billy Stiles will take the stage and you can cack your pants for only $10.
Ivan Ooze exploded onto the rap scene in 2014 and has continued to turn hip hop heads with a huge tour recently touring with Seth Sentry, Dylan Joel and Thundamentals… just to name a few. Ooze is really pushing the boundaries and connecting with his audience so get along to see his Deserve Tour as it makes a stopover in Ballarat on August 11.
Karova turned 14 on July 14 and a wild night of celebration was had by all who attended the venue. Yours truly was fortunate enough to get along to see the wonderful Didirri play the night before and I couldn’t help but think what a great institution this place has been for locals and touring acts. Hats off to management and the ever friendly staff at one of Ballarat’s best!
Here is an interesting event to possibly attend. The Ballarat Cabaret Club are presenting the film Kangaroo (A Love Hate Story) on August 9. The Animal Justice Party will present the film and the screening will begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are $15.
The Griffin Burger Bar has finally opened on Armstrong Street North and people have been flocking to sample the many burgers that are on offer.
Here is a cool place to grab a bite to eat in the Rat. Little Square’s Garage at 81A Humffray Street. Great coffee, glorious pots of tea and a good old fashioned toasted sandwich can be found here. The place was an old warehouse and has been renovated into an eatery/clothes shop. Really cool little place this one… you must get in there for a look!
Written by Glen Anderson