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August 2019

Upcoming Race Days

Fri August 23 @ 1:00 pm - Fri November 22 @ 1:00 pm
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Alice Springs upcoming Race Days - Ladbrokes Pioneer Park. See our facebook page for gate and race times

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Desert Colour 2019

Fri August 30 - Sat October 26
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Featuring Ernabella Ceramics To extend the excitement that coincides with the annual Desert Mob exhibition,Talapi presents contemporary paintings from Ernabella Arts, Hermannsburg Potters, Iwantja Arts, Katjiti Arts, Mimili Maku, Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts and Warlukurlangu Artists

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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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The 2019 Chelsea International Photography Competition

September 24, 2019 - April 28, 2020

The Chelsea International Photography Competition celebrates gifted, notable, and fresh talents in the world of photography. Professional and amateur photographers, at any stage of their careers, are invited to participate in the competition to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York’s art district. With awards valued at more than $55,000, the CIPC aims to promote extraordinary and innovative art. The 2019 Chelsea International Photography Competition will be accepting entries September 24, 2019 to April 28th, 2020.…

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October 2019

Pandanus Noir

Sat October 5 @ 10:00 am - Sat October 26 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Sat 11 - 2
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of fibre works by Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy of Milingimbi. Most of the works in the exhibition are dyed black. Margaret Rarru discovered the recipe of making black dye from local plants. Yolgnu weavers respect Rarru as the owner of 'mol' (black) and ask permission to use it, though the completely black works are reserved for Rarru. This exhibition features contemporary objects of woven pandanus informed by ancestral origins.  

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Author Talk with Ted Egan: Outback Songman

Mon October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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"Ted Egan is a national Treasure"- RUSSELL CROWE Come and join the Library in welcoming Ted Egan to speak about his new book Outback Songman. The story of his rich and extraordinary life. Through his stories of growing up during World War II, teaching in a bush school, working with Aboriginal people in the Gulf Country, and performing in Alice Springs, Ted Egan brings to life an Australia that has largely disappeared. FREE ~ Refreshments Provided ~ Bookings preferred. Book…

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Wikipedia Workshops with Caddie Brain

Tue October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wikipedia Workshops with Caddie Brain

Wikipedia is one the most popular information sources in the world but the Northern Territory, and our very own Alice Springs, is very much unrepresented on the platform. Never fear, we can fix it. For Get Online Week 2019 the library is hosting two workshops with Caddie Brain. Learn how to update and create Wikipedia pages about Alice Springs! No experience required; bring a laptop if you have one. DOOR PRIZES!  Thanks to Telstra we will be giving away one…

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Wikipedia Workshops with Caddie Brain

Tue October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wikipedia Workshops with Caddie Brain

Wikipedia is one the most popular information sources in the world but the Northern Territory, and our very own Alice Springs, is very much unrepresented on the platform. Never fear, we can fix it. For Get Online Week 2019 the library is hosting two workshops with Caddie Brain. Learn how to update and create Wikipedia pages about Alice Springs! No experience required; bring a laptop if you have one. DOOR PRIZES!  Thanks to Telstra we will be giving away one…

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Radical Reels 2019

Tue October 15 @ 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 A collection of short action-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The Radical Reels Tour shows an entirely different set of films to those screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in May. Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, the films feature daring footage or some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers,…

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Line Dance Class – Red Centre Line Dancers

Wed October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Red Centre Line Dancers is Alice Springs’ own country line dancing group. We run classes every Wednesday 5.30pm in the workshop at Red Hot Arts, 67 Bath St, Alice Springs. Classes cost $5 per person. All ages and abilities are welcome. No previous experience necessary. We welcome locals and visitors. Wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes. Bring $5 cash and a water bottle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See you Wednesday!

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Dramatic Arts Classes with Black Book Theatre

Wed October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 9, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 7, 2019

Black Book Theatre's Dramatic Arts Classes provide young children the chance of an education in the Performing Arts. We aim to cultivate the potential in each of our students, teaching them to speak with confidence, act with enthusiasm, and develop important skills that will last them the rest of their lives. Contact: Australian Dance Academy Studios Studios 12-14 Diarama Village (08) 8953 1800 blackbooktheatre@gmail.com

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Drag Queen Bingo

Wed October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Library Book Sale!

Sat October 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We put the fun in fundraising! Get in early for your book bargains as the Alice Springs Public Library clears out the old to make space for the new. All proceeds raised go the Alice Springs Town Council Youth Action Group. Fill a bag for $5! This event is part of the Garage Sale Trail - One Big Weekend of Garage Sales made possible locally by Alice Springs Town Council. Find out more about your local Garage Sale Trail events…

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Isaiah Firebrace in Concert

Sat October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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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Creativity Boost – 7 week course with Tamara Burlando

Mon October 21 @ 6:30 pm - Mon December 2 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on [day], repeating until December 2, 2019

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Creativity Boost is at once an individual and group process where you will reconnect to your own creative source. This course is for all creative people who would love a boost of inspiration to overcome feeling flat or disconnected to their own artistic practice. It doesn’t matter which mediums you work in, we will explore, play and discuss each participant's ideas in a supportive and safe group environment. It’s a dynamic and committed 7-week course. You will challenge yourself to find…

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Community consultation for 2022 Ceramics Triennale

Wed October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale will be held in Alice Springs, this is an exciting opportunity to showcase central Australian ceramics. The 2022 Ceramics Triennale committee is inviting the community for consultation at the next meeting Wednesday 23rd October 6.30pm at Central Craft studio. This is a chance for community to discuss how the conference will be presented.

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2019 October Night Market

Thu October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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Character and Chemistry: A portrait of community. An exhibition by Henry Smith.

Fri October 25 @ 6:00 pm - Sun November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Faces, there are many but each one is unique. In creating a portrait I’m interested in the challenge that it presents to find an expression, a likeness, a feeling, of that uniqueness. In this present exhibition I’ve chosen to paint portraits of friends, acquaintances, people whose face I find interesting, and people who have a public face that stand for important causes. Each person’s finished painting is an interplay of paint, personality, and the chemistry between artist and sitter. As…

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Jump Inn Homebrew Competition

Fri October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jump Inn, 4 Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia
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Beer legends assemble. Jump Inn is launching their first homebrew competition!! We know Alice is hiding talent with homebrews being made all over town! This is an opportunity to bring the craft community together to taste, share tips and compete to brew their finest beer yet! All levels of expertise welcome from beginners to advanced. If you’ve never brewed before but always wanted to give it a go, here is your chance to see what other homebrewers in town are…

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1 Twenty-Three: Outdoor Cinema

Fri October 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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1 Twenty-Three Outdoor Cinema presents: Dirty Dancing Friday October 25th 7pm Baby is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined…

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Youth Art and Music (YAM) Festival

Sun October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Youth Action Group brings you the tastiest of festivals – YAM Festival! Open Mic and Concert! Get ready for an afternoon for music and the show casing of Alice Springs most talented young performers. Open mic competition and concert. FREE EVENT for people aged 12-25. With headline act from special guest rapper/song writer: J-MILLA Jacob Nichaloff (aka J-MILLA) was born and bred in the northern Australian city of Darwin. He is a loud and proud member of the Indigenous…

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YAM Festival – Open mic competition CALL OUT

Sun October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Youth Action Group brings you the tastiest of festivals – YAM Festival! Open Mic and Concert! Get ready for an afternoon for music and the show casing of Alice Springs most talented young performers. Join us in our open mic competition and show us what you've got! If you are budding performer aged 12-25 come join in on showing Alice Springs the talent you have to offer! Prizes to be won! SIGN UP FOR OUR OPEN MIC BY CONTACTING…

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Alice Springs Desert Music: Open Mic n Jam

Sun October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

Monte’s Lounge, 95 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The last Sunday of the month is here!! That means Alice's most longstanding music crew are inviting you once again to come to Montes and share your tunes. All welcome. Full backline and sound support provided.  Fun night for all!!

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Kafka. K

Sun October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Kafka. K is a musician who has just started his music career here in Alice Springs. Originally born in South Korea, Kafka. K moved to Australia 10 years ago. He is a vocalist alongside his own acoustic guitar and loop machine! His covers include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Adele, Coldplay and Maroon 5. So come on down Alice Springs and give Kafka. K your support!

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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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2019 November Night Market

Thu November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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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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Smokie Live in Concert

Tue November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by NOW Music Celebrating over forty years of recording and touring, Smokie maintains their place among the time-honoured, rock n’ roll elite - something they take in their stride, but never for granted.  Today, the band find themselves playing more territories than ever before, with Australia becoming a regular addition to their touring schedule. From their landmark ballad of unrequited love, Living Next Door to Alice to more chart-topping hits like Lay Back in the Arms of Someone, If…

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December 2019

Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival 2019

Fri December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Alice Springs Town Council’s Christmas Carnival permeates the Red Centre with festive fun and Christmas cheer!

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April 2020

The Alice Prize

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2020 @ 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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