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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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Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll A History of Central Australian Transport Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Shake, Rattle and Roll: A History of Central Australian Transport by the Greenbush Art Group at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, pays tribute to and interprets the history of transport in Central Australia. Early transport created a paradigm shift in desert regions, enabling the expansion of settler colonialism, ‘opening up’ the continent’s interior, creating cultural complexity and irrevocably changing the way people live, travel and engage…

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December 2019

Summer Reading Club for adults & kids – Win prizes for reading!

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sum­mer Read­ing Club A free club for both ADULTS & KIDS that rewards you for reading! Why not be reward­ed for read­ing over Sum­mer? Alice Springs Pub­lic Library’s Sum­mer Read­ing Club is back and stronger than ever now that it will be open to ALL AGES! Yes you heard right, whole fam­i­lies can reg­is­ter and join in the fun. Club ben­e­fits include: A prize for all mem­bers for their first 5 hours of read­ing, plus Week­ly prize draws Major prizes at the end of summer A free pool par­ty & BBQ celebration The Sum­mer…

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January 2020

Wearable Arts school holiday workshops

Wed January 8 @ 10:00 am - Fri January 24 @ 1:00 pm
Alice Plaza, Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Wearable Arts school holiday workshops will be on in January and next year's theme is Water. FREE workshops will run in a pop-up in Alice Plaza (entry via Todd Street) Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in January on the 8th, 9th, 10, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Facilitated by Central Craft.

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McGregor V Cowboy

Sun January 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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***LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN*** The Irish superstar Conor McGregor returns to the octagon to face Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone. UFC 246 will mark Cowboy's 6th fight in 14 months and McGregors 1st fight in the UFC since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.

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Starry Night Sunset

Sun January 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH.CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own interpretation…

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Movie Morning – Summer School Holidays @ the Library

Mon January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Escape the heat and join us for an afternoon of popcorn and film fun! Limited spaces, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bookings required. FREE. For ages 8+ Book here: aspl.eventbrite.com For the latest event updates and special news follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary View the complete Summer School Holidays @ the Library Program here: tiny.cc/SummerSchoolHolidays

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Preschool Storytime – Summer School Holidays @ the Library

Wed January 22 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Wednesday, repeating until January 22, 2020

Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Wednesday mornings from 10.15am-10.45am. For 2-5 year olds. Learning can be as simple as one book. Preschool Storytime is a fun and interactive session using books, rhymes, songs and play to stimulate literacy development. FREE. Bookings not required. 2-5 year olds. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and new events @ASPLibrary ~Summer School Holidays @ the Library. View the complete program here: https://tiny.cc/SummerSchoolHolidays

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Drag Queen Bingo

Wed January 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The Rock Bar, 78 Todd Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Drag Queen Bingo at The Rock Bar, Alice Springs every Wednesday night. Featuring fun drag shows, fabulous food and extremely tacky prizes and best of all its FREE - what's not to love - Bookings Essential. Ph: 08 8953 8280 Email: info@therockbar.com.au

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Baby Rhyme Time – Summer School Holidays @ the Library

Fri January 24 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Friday, repeating until January 24, 2020

Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Songs, rhymes, stories and play are a wonderful way to develop a love of language. This interactive session is designed to support pre-literacy education in a fun and social way. 10.15 am - 10.45 am. FREE. No bookings required. For 0-2 year olds. Every Friday morning from 10.15am-10.45am For the latest event updates and special news follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary ~Summer School Holidays @ the Library. View the complete program here: https://tiny.cc/SummerSchoolHolidays

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First Nations Poetry with Yvette Holt

Sat January 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, happening 2 times

67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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First Nations people in Alice Springs are invited to join Yvette Holt for two Saturdays of poetry writing. Yvette will guide us through activities to get our stories and poems onto paper. We will be thinking a bit more about social justice for First Nations people in Alice Springs and creating poems from some of our stories and experiences. You don’t have to be a poet or a writer to join in, just come along and share stories. Songwriters, other…

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Summer School: Love, Resistance and Other Survival Strategies

Sat January 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Summer School is a reading group for the time of climate change. During one of the hottest months of the year we’ll reflect on love, resistance and other survival strategies from around the world. With a focus on First Nation’s and front line writers, thinkers, and artists, we’ll learn about the ways of being, doing and knowing that can help us understand the mess we’re in, and how we might turn towards justice, love and connection as a way of…

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Whale of a Time

Sun January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experience is needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instruction to create your…

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Samantha Wood Author Talk @ the Library

Wed January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us as Samantha Wood talks about the writing process, shares her insights into the publishing world and how to get inspired to write... After writing her first book Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother’s country, Samantha Wood took another decade to release her debut novel, The Bay of Shadows, a psychological thriller set on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. She joins us at Alice Springs Public Library to talk about her latest offering, Under Ten…

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February 2020

Blue Cockatoo

Sun February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during a guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own…

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Medusa Mermaid

Sun February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own…

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Alice Springs Fairytale Ring Meeting

Sun February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watertank Cafe, 16B Wilkinson St
Ciccone, NT 0870 Australia
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Hope you all had a restful and relaxing holiday season. This group as an offshoot of the Australian Fairytale Society group that I was apart of in Adelaide. Meet up and talk about your favourite fairytales. Analyse their themes and discuss their implications on society and how they have been changed by popular culture.   Our first fairytale of 2020 is going to be Rapunzel! Please read the story before hand and have a think about your reaction to it,…

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Pink Roses

Sun February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, re kindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring your friends and make some new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time. "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to…

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Permanent Recession Book Launch

Wed February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by All Conference All Conference is pleased to announce the release of its first major publication Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance. Published by Onomatopee Projects, Permanent Recession is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia. Excavating a shared history of independent practice stretching back to the 1980s, this publication situates new research within a rich continuum of debate about the Australian artmaking context. Part research, part advocacy…

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March 2020

Guitar & Roses

Sun March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creative side and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your…

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Don’t be a Gala

Sun March 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creative side and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends and make new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided by step by step instructions to create your…

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HAPPINESS, SUCCESS & THE LAW OF KARMA

Sat March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Why are some people naturally happy and successful, while others experience problems and obstacles? Why is it that when we get what we want, we often fail to derive satisfaction from having it? Why is contentment and good fortune elusive, while difficulties arise effortlessly? How can I change this situation? Buddha gave clear answers to all of these questions in his teaching on the law of karma. During this day course, Gen Kelsang Dornying will explain this universal law and…

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Sunflowers

Sun March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own…

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Frida

Sun March 22 @ 1:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Paint. Laugh. Create. Repeat! Come join us afternoon out to de-stress, rekindle your creativity and paint your own unique masterpiece. Bring your friends and make some new ones during a guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own unique interpretation…

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Spring in Paris

Sun March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, re kindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends and meet new ones during this two hour guided painting session from start to finish. No experienced needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create a…

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April 2020

In the Jungle

Sun April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and paint your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends and meet new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instruction to create your own…

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Peaceful Panda

Sun April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own…

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The Alice Prize

Sat April 18 @ 8:00 am - Mon June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Contemporary national art award. $30,000 prize for winner. Entries Close: Midnight Friday 7 February 2020 Official opening & announcement of the winner - Friday 17 April 2020 Exhibition: Saturday 18 April to Monday 8 June 2020 Announcement of People’s Choice winner: Wednesday 17 June 2020

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Monet Bridge

Sun April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creativity and paint your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends and meet new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your own…

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Starry Night Sunset

Sun April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PAINT. LAUGH. CREATE. REPEAT! Come join us for a fun afternoon out to de stress, rekindle your creative side and create your own unique masterpiece. Bring friends or meet new ones during this guided two hour painting session from start to finish. No experience needed to have a fantastic time! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" Pablo Picasso What you will learn: Be guided with step by step instructions to create your…

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May 2020

Wide Open Space 2020

Fri May 1 @ 12:00 pm - Sun May 3 @ 11:30 pm
Ross River Resort, 7829 Ross Highway
Hale, NT 0872 Australia
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It's time to head to the heartland for a feast of music, arts and performance for Wide Open Space festival this May 2020. Deeply inspired by desert culture (both traditional and contemporary) and the ancient landscape, WOS is a celebration of creativity, connection and the irrepressible human spirit. Held at Ross River Resort, a short scenic drive from Alice Springs, WOS has been attracting audiences to this stunning desert paradise hideaway for 10 years. The venue hosts cabins, showers, shady…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Fri May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Australia's favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and heading to Alice Springs! Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Aussie stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we're home-delivering Australia's largest comedy festival to you in one jam-packed night. For over 20 years the Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of…

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June 2020

Alice Springs Street Art Festival

Fri June 12 @ 8:00 am - Sun June 28 @ 5:00 pm

The walls in the CBD will be transformed into dynamic art as part of the Alice Springs Street Art Festival. An ‘urban artist in residence’, local painters, artists and designers will collaborate with interstate mentors, coming off the back of a highly successful street art season in Darwin. Watch the urban landscape transform into a fresco masterpiece. A DJ Festival is proposed to run alongside the Street Art Festival. We are hoping to attract local, interstate and international DJs which…

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September 2020

Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 @ 8:00 am - Sun October 11 @ 5:00 pm

Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Festival shares the stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region. Featuring a vibrant program born out of the desert landscape, it celebrates the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia. More information to come! #desfest

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