What's On in Ballarat

What's On in Ballarat

This weather is certainly laughable so it’s only fair to head along to a comedy show to suit how we’re all feeling. The BallaRatCat monthly comedy show is on again at The George on November 6 with Tony Martin as the headliner, Xavier Michelides, Tommy Dassalo, Alice Fraser and Ethan Cavanagh. Tickets are $25 with doors opening at 7pm. There are only two shows left for the year so get along and have a laugh.
Coming into Christmas it’s time to start looking at some personally made gifts and unique wares, the Little Sparrow Designers & Makers Market is probably one of the better opportunities for you to get something. Held at the Ballarat Mining Exchange on November 7 and 8, the market prides itself on having items with value, quality and beautiful designs. It’s also a chance to meet some of the makers behind the wares, perhaps strike up a bargain?
Nati Frinj, the three-day biennial festival that draws together the talents of artists and community support from the small Western Victorian town of Natimuk (with a population of approximately 500). Held over October 30 to November 2, the event features major performances and is perfect to take the whole family along to. There’s everything from ‘silo shows’ to Fashion for Funerals and Fantasy Eulogies, which will be enough to have you come back for the whole weekend.
Possibly one of the most exciting and unique arts projects to ever come to Ballarat is the 24 Hour Experience. The event takes place from noon on November 21 to noon on November 22 and features a show happening every hour. It’s a task for both performers and attenders but the experience of staying up for 24 hours is surely one you’ll remember for a long time to come.
DATES OF NOTE
The Ballarat Show is at the Ballarat Showgrounds on November 13-15
Party in the Pyrenees is on October 31
Good Food Ballarat is on from November 1-30
Living in the Moment – A Meditation Day Course is on November 7
Ballarat Festival of Motoring is on November 3