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April 2019

Youth Recycled Art Prize

Fri April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until April 21, 2019

Alice Plaza, Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs community is invited to attend the pop-up gallery launch and announcement of winners of the 2019 Youth Recycled Art Prize at 5.30pm, Friday 12 April 2019.! Show your support of our enterprising youth at the opening night & exhibition of their artistic visions, all made from recycled, reused and up-cycled items! Look forward to seeing you there – Shop 21A (former sheepskin shop, by Parsons Street entrance) Alice Plaza, Alice Springs.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Sun April 21 @ 11:00 am
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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This Easter we will be having a little Easter egg hunt, outside @ The Gap View Hotel so why not bring the kids down and get in the Easter spirit with us. Don't forget your basket!

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Troopies of Light – installation art

Fri April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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- Live Alice Mparntwe Arts presents: Troopies of Light - This interactive art installation by Wendy Cowan (IRE/AUS) & Mark Goonan (AUS) will feature a trio of troop carriers reimagined into moving art works, lit up and glowing as lanterns. The installation recognises the troop carrier as the quintessential Central Australian travel vehicle, merging their identity as objects of transportation as well as archetypical beings who have stories and voyages of their own to tell. When & Where Friday 26…

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Alice Sings Workshops with Alice Sings Pop Choir

Sat April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on May 11, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on May 26, 2019 at 10:30am

Alice Plaza, Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come and join the Alice Sings Pop Choir for a special one-off workshop and performance. In just under two hours, you join whoever else turns up (and special guest musicians) to find yourself singing in glorious three-part harmony. From Sir Elton John’s Rocket Man to Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart everyone is welcome to come along and be part of Alice Sings. - Sunday April 7th at 10:30am - Featuring the Back Creek -Stevedores Union Brass Band -…

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Vintage Jukebox

Sat April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Kimba and Ryan, Melbourne musicians, are bringing their brand of vintage jazz, classics and covers to Alice Springs. Their Vintage Jukebox project is perfect for all ages and tastes and covers the tunes people know and love in a contemporary way. Kimba and Ryan will be our very first artists to perform at '1 Twenty-Three Bar & Bites'.

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In Your Hands

Mon April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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FRANCE | Subtitled Directed by Ludovic Bernard Starring Kristin Scott-Thomas, Lambert Wilson, Jules Benchetrit Mathieu lives with his family in a housing project where peer pressure has led him into petty theft. When the director of a prestigious music conservatory, Pierre, hears Mathieu playing the piano at a railway station, he is mesmerised. Pierre decides to secure him private lessons with the imposing Countess (Kristin Scott Thomas), although with a secret agenda: to enter Mathieu in an international competition. Social pressures…

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May 2019

Me and My Shadow

Thu May 2 @ 6:00 pm - Fri May 3 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Patch Theatre Me And My Shadow is about the fanciful escapades of a girl making friends with her shadow. Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared. Me And My Shadow is a gentle magical visual poem for children, using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the…

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All Stars Spectacular

Fri May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Gap View Hotel presents a combination of both 'King & Country' AND 'Las Vegas All Stars Spectacular'; you sure are in for a treat! King & Country combines the sounds of country artists such as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash performed by well-known, award winning artist Scott Dann, with the fabulous Elvis tribute act performed by Peter Scott-Davies, one of Australia’s most versatile cabaret entertainers. A perfect combination of Country and Elvis that will appeal to all.…

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The Woman in Black

Fri May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Theatre Group presents The Woman in Black Written by Stephen Mallatratt Based on the novel by Susan Hill In the village of Crythin Gifford, the wind howls across the moors and fog creeps mysteriously around the town spires. At the edge of the village’s cemetery, young lawyer Arthur Kipps glimpses the figure of a woman, garbed all in black, and is drawn into Crythin’s cursed and haunted history. Susan Hill’s gothic ghost story, The Woman in Black, comes…

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David Hockney: prints

Sat May 4 @ 6:00 pm - Sun June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Australia ‘I love new mediums. I think mediums can turn you on, they can excite you; they always let you do something in a different way, even if you take the same subject, if you draw it in a different way, or if you are forced to simplify it, to make it bold because it is too finicky, I like that.’ David Hockney has been a towering figure on the international art scene…

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Ian Moss – National Regional Tour

Sat May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Harbour Agency After sold out shows across Australia, guitar and rock legend Ian Moss has added more dates to his National Solo Intimate and Acoustic Regional Tour in 2019 including wrapping up the tour with a special show in his hometown of Alice Springs. Respected as one of Australia’s most iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2019

Thu May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Melbourne International Comedy Festival Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to Alice Springs! Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield.…

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Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Conference

Mon May 13 @ 8:00 am - Fri May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us at the very heart of the nation in Alice Springs / Mparntwe for the annual Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Conference. Date: Monday 13th - Friday 17th May, 2019 Location: Araluen Arts Centre & Alice Springs Convention Centre Program: http://mga2019.org.au/program/ Registration: http://mga2019.org.au/register/ Combining elements of our most recent conferences that focused on Museums and Galleries in their Cultural Landscapes (Brisbane 2017) and Museums and Galleries as Agents of Change (Melbourne 2018), in 2019 we travel to the…

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NT Writers’ Festival 2019 – Alice Springs

Thu May 16 @ 12:00 pm - Sun May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Storytellers and writers from across the country will gather in 2019 for the NT Writers’ Festival – Alice Springs under the theme lyapirtneme | returning Home to the Arrernte people and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the McDonnell Ranges, which carry the stories of giant caterpillar totemic ancestors, NT Writers' Festival Alice Springs/Mparntwe takes places from the 16-19th May in storied landscape. In Arrernte, lyapirtneme translates as something growing back or appearing again, after an absence. In the same vein, the English returning…

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Live Alice Mparntwe Arts – Classic in the Mall Series III

Fri May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on May 17, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

Join the Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra for new music and performances in 2019. The orchestra performs works from Bach, Mozart, Schubert to Piazzolla, Carl Vine, Elena Kats-Chernin, Sculthorpe, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead and Morricone. Returning for a third series, Classic in the Mall will continue to delight audiences with classic and contemporary music in the churches and natural spaces of the Alice Springs CBD. When & Where Church of the Ascension – 5:30pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019 On…

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Watch This Space Mini Market 2019

Sat May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Almost time to crack open that piggy bank ‘cos The Watch This Space Annual Mini-Market is coming up! This much-loved market collaboration offers locals a chance to fossick for treasures, eat delicious food, drink yum coffee and be serenaded by local radio legends, 8CCC, broadcasting live from WTS. Bigger and better than last year – do not press snooze on this one! Saturday May 18th, 9am – 1pm ---- Get in quick to avoid disappointment! Book a stall for $40…

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The Young Kin

Sat May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Slingsby Written by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom “The Young King is charming, majestic and utterly delightful.” - Limelight What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company,…

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Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Longets Desert Luncheon

Sat May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Its the foodie event of the year. Join us in Todd Mall as we celebrate Alice's longest Desert Luncheon. Catering by a wide variety of local restaurants, accompanied by fine wines and local entertainment.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019

Thu May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival, now in its 43rd year.  After premiering in the mountain town of Banff, Canada, a selection of the best short films about adventure tour the globe annually. The 2019 tour promises 3 hours of captivating footage, shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world.  Sure to set your pulse racing, this carefully curated program showcases a selection of films packed full…

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Roman Rudnytsky

Fri May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Roman Rudnytsky is a renowned American concert pianist of Ukrainian origin, who has been playing concerts around the world for many years. A graduate of America’s foremost conservatory, the Juilliard School in New York, he began studying piano at age four and gave his first recital at age seven. A prize winner in ten international and national piano competitions, he has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world. Since 1984, he has played concerts and conducted masterclasses through the public diplomacy program…

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L’amante anglaise

Thu May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Critical Stages in association with Araluen Arts Centre Written by Marguerite Duras “Brilliant theatre, pure and simple. Don’t miss it.” - The Age A brutal murder is committed in a small town in France. The dismembered corpse is dropped from a railway viaduct onto passing trains below… All except the head. Based upon an actual event, L’amante anglaise is a beautifully poignant and emotionally powerful portrait of lost passion. This modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you right inside the…

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June 2019

Alice Springs Town Council Night Market & Finke Street Party

Thu June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The ‘Finke Street Party & Night Markets’ is the OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY for Australia's ULTIMATE Desert Race... the Tatts Finke Desert Race.

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Circus Oz: Precarious

Thu June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until June 7, 2019

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Circus Oz and Araluen Arts Centre “Five Stars - A feast for the senses.” - Theatre People Precarious takes us on a journey through an intriguing world, there are remnants of our icy past but this future reality is anything but.  Inhabitants navigate this unknown world guided by their surroundings and their own ingenuity. Precarious is inspired by the icy plains of the Antarctic and the extraordinary energies and colours of the Aurora Australis. These new arrivals must manipulate their surroundings, and each other,…

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Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash

Sat June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Araluen Arts Centre  A Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages Production “Five Stars - Otto and Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret” - Herald Sun The award-winning post-punk musical cabaret comedy sensation! Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band. Otto & Astrid are Die Roten Punkte (‘The Red Dots’). Orphaned as kids, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ well looked back. Eurosmash! packs the best and worst of Eurovision…

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Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Fri June 14 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 11 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Artback NT and Araluen Arts Centre Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality draws inspiration from Gurindji and Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari’s profound declaration of connection to his Country. Lingiari’s statement “that land ... I still got it on my mind”, forms the exhibition’s touchstone and provides the framework for reflection on the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off at Wave Hill, a seminal event in Australia’s history that sparked the national land rights movement and resonates deeply today. Renowned artist…

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2019

Thu June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. This carefully curated selection of short films documents the beauty and power of the ocean and celebrates the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. The films feature captivating cinematography,…

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Queen Forever: We are the Champions Tour

Fri June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Music Group Queen Forever recreates the music and performance of Queen - the British rock band whose fusion of heavy metal, glam rock, and camp theatrics made it one of the most popular groups of the 1970s. The essence of Queen is captured perfectly with authentic costumes, a stunning portrayal of Freddie Mercury by Gareth Hill, all the amazing guitar solos of Brian May and ground-breaking rock harmonies, in a stage show with state-of-the-art sound and lighting that…

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Mel Robson: Intersections and Boundaries

Sat June 22 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 18 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Intersections and Boundaries is the culmination of Alice Springs ceramic artist Mel Robson’s research and experimentation as the Araluen Cultural Precinct Creative in Residence recipient. Responding to both two and three dimensional works from the Araluen Art Collection and engaging with the local community, Robson has created a new body of ceramic works exploring the idea of Place, through the lens of mapping and cartography. Robson uses material, form, surface and mark-making to ask what it is we actually mean when we talk of ‘a Sense of Place’, how we position ourselves…

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival: A Head Full of Tunes

Sat June 29 @ 12:00 pm - Sun July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Alice Springs Beanie Festival and Araluen Arts Centre In its 23rd year, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival drops the needles with A Head Full of Tunes. From Mozart to magpies, musos to mandolins, mantras to MP3s, (melody) makers from across Central Australian desert communities, across the country and across the globe will transpose and transform the sounds in their heads, the music in their hearts, and the Araluen Arts Centre, into a polyphonic symphony of knit, felt and crochet. This year’s event opens…

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July 2019

WTS Annual Zine Fair

Thu July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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MAKE ZINES BRING ZINES BUY ZINES SELL ZINES SWAP ZINES YAY ZINES! Open to anyone & everyone! Opens Thursday July 4 5.30 - 7.30pm and continues till Sat It's that time of year again when everyone in town is madly scribbling, scrunching, folding and photocopying to get their self-published beauties out into the bustling space that is the WTS Annual Zine Fair. So what's a zine? By definition: "a magazine; especially : a noncommercial often homemade publication usually devoted to…

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The Dinner Party

Sat July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Araluen Arts Centre “… a lively tasting plate offering the audience plenty to savour.” Courier Mail An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly. Who really holds the power…

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Superwog LIVE

Fri July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Century Entertainment The superstars of the hit TV Series Superwog (as seen on ABC TV and YouTube) are back on tour and coming to Alice Springs. Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs as all your favourite characters hit the stage in an outrageous new show. Expect never before seen sketches, as well as a bunch of hilarious favourites from their SOLD OUT 2017 hit show, Fake it Till You Make it. With an incredible 195 Million YouTube views and more than 1 Million subscribers, Superwog are constantly…

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Bjorn Again’s 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Music Group ABBA fans its time to get excited as Bjorn Again are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and you're invited to the party! This world famous and much-loved ABBA show was established in Melbourne Australia in 1988 and has performed over 7000 shows in 100 countries worldwide. The act is widely regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time and is proudly endorsed by ABBA. The key to Bjorn Again’s success is in not just delivering ABBA’s biggest hits to…

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Alice Springs Quilting Club

Fri July 19 @ 6:00 pm - Sat July 27 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club The Alice Springs Quilting Club presents their 2019 exhibition, fusing classic and contemporary approaches to quilt-making and expressing craftsmanship of the highest order. These quilts are mesmeric and kaleidoscopic labours of love, telling stories about life and family in Central Australia and beyond, expressing great creativity in the application of fabric, pattern, colour and embellishment. The Alice Springs Quilting Club members meet regularly to exchange skills and ideas and their annual exhibition is a wider invitation to share in the rich, longstanding and inspiring…

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Advocate Art Award 2019

Sat July 27 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 11 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Central Australian Art Society The Advocate Art Award is an inclusive and much-loved annual art award for the Central Australian community, presenting a diverse and dynamic mix of works, across many mediums, by new and established artists alike. Coordinated and presented by the Central Australian Art Society, an important volunteer-run organisation in Alice Springs providing support, resources and opportunities to artists, The Advocate Art Award offers significant prizes and professional development opportunities awarded across a number of categories, with a major nonacquisitive award of $2500.

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Bonachela | Nankivell | Lane

Wed July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Sydney Dance Company and Araluen Arts Centre "★★★★ Well worth seeing… Extraordinary… powerful… memorable" – Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane, each having carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement. In a season premiering in Sydney before touring nationally, audiences will see three thrilling works share the one stage for the first time. In the world premiere of Cinco, Rafael Bonachela melds five virtuosic dancers,…

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August 2019

Madama Butterfly

Tue August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until August 7, 2019

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Opera Australia and Araluen Arts Centre A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love? Madama Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly…

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2019 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta

Sat August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5.50 – $22

The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’ race held annually on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia - the only dry river boating Regatta in the world. Festival attendees compete in ‘boat’ races in the style of the Flintstones: holding a metal frame and running for the finish line. The finale of the day is a battle of three motorised battleships with flour bombs and water cannons. Join…

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2019 August Night Market

Thu August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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The Sapphires

Sat August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by HIT Productions and Araluen Arts Centre “Energetic, passionate, heart wrenching, uplifting, hilarious and engaging.” - Australian Stage The Sapphires is a multiple award-winning musical play, and film that starred Jessica Mauboy, that is coming to the Araluen stage for one night only. Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, and their lives. Wearing sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is…

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September 2019

Desert Mob 2019

Thu September 5 @ 5:30 pm - Tue October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Araluen Arts Centre and Desart Presented in partnership with Desart, Desert Mob is an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from across the desert regions and communities of Central Australia. After record-breaking audience attendances and artwork sales in 2018, this 29-year–strong event remains as vital and vibrant as ever. In 2019, the Desert Mob Exhibition, Symposium and MarketPlace continues to document and celebrate the dynamic shifts of one of the world’s most important art movements, with artists from Desart member art centres…

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Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom

Sat September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

Presented by Andrew Kay and Associates “ 4 Stars - It’s impossible to spend an hour with them and not leave with a big smile on your face” In Daily Winner of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for their latest album Freedom, a collection of songs which celebrate and commemorate South Africa’s democratic movements struggle for freedom, Soweto Gospel Choir now bring their Freedom concert to Australia for the first time. Hailing from Soweto (South West Township), a town outside of…

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Much Ado About Nothing

Tue September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Bell Shakespeare and Araluen Arts Centre Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true…

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2019 September Night Market

Thu September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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October 2019

Practically Perfect

Sat October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre For generations she has graced the stage and screen, and is fondly remembered for being Maria in The Sound of Music and of course, the wonderful nanny in Mary Poppins. Now in one glorious stage production, Practically Perfect celebrates the life and music of the legendary Dame Julie Andrews. Featuring some of her best known songs from shows such as Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria and more, interwoven with stories of her life on and off the…

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The Australian Burlesque Festival – Headliner Workshops

Tue October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Australian Burlesque Festival - Alice Springs Headliner Workshops ***8 October 2019*** **One Day Passes, Single Workshops & Private Lessons** *Please see ticket link below to enrol in the workshop/s *Please make sure you check the time of each workshop/s *Teacher and class descriptions below *All workshops cost $45 plus booking fee, excluding discounted passes & private lessons. *Workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions. *Discount available for One Day Pass. See ticket information below.…

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The Australian Burlesque Festival – Tropical Tease

Wed October 9 @ 7:00 pm - Fri October 11 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 10, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 11, 2019

Monte’s Lounge, 95 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Australian Burlesque Festival – Tropical Tease! Celebrating 10 successful years A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! ‘Tropical Tease’ will consist of some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers. Join us in celebrating traditional Bump n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high quality shows from leading stars of the…

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Isaiah Firebrace in Concert

Sat October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Hot on the heels of his return from the Ukraine, Isaiah Firebrace, Australia’s top ten ranked 2017 Eurovision Song Contest finalist, will be touring Australia with his 4-piece band in his new 2 hour concert spectacular. Hailing from just outside Melbourne, along the banks of the Murray River, Isaiah first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 when he was crowned winner of the eighth season of The X Factor Australia. Since then he’s grabbed global attention for his #1 single It’s Gotta…

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2019 October Night Market

Thu October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd Mall, Cnr Parsons Street and Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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November 2019

Franca Barraclough: The Visitors

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Franca Barraclough’s The Visitors is a visual survey of people, paths and stories woven through the sociological landscape of contemporary Central Australian culture, a distillation of poignant local imagery harnessed to give an artistic account of the impacts and influences on desert life. The making of these large–scale photographs involves Barraclough engaging, choreographing and collaborating with a diverse range of local community members in unique, inimitable and immersive experiences. Reproduced with all the gloss of tourism advertising, each image is alluring but also documents the particular…

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