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June 2019

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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Lost and Found Exhibition

Fri June 14 @ 6:00 pm - Thu July 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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With an eye for ‘treasures’, which others may call ‘junk’, the 10 artists exhibiting in this year’s Lost and Found Exhibition have created unique, eclectic and funky exhibits to stimulate and inspire. Using up-cycled and repurposed objects to create a something of higher quality or value than its original form opens up the mind, as ‘anything goes’. Case in point is the fabulous peacock sculpture on the event poster is created by artist Carmel Ryan.  I love to rescue wildlife,…

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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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Sustainable Couture – Opening Night Parade

Thu June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“All in the Same Boat” - is the theme for eco fashion designers, Sustainable Couture’s, annual Open Night Parade to be held on Thursday, 27 June. After showcasing its ‘Edge of Centre’ Collection at Eco Fashion Week Australia in Fremantle, Sustainable Couture has drawn inspiration from the port city where it was held. We all need to be on board with making the right choices and to take care of our planet ...there is no Planet B!  Little steps like…

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Fri June 28 - Mon July 1
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Over 6000 handmade beanies from around the world congregate in the Red Centre for a 4 day feast of the senses. Live entertainment, delicious tucker, 30 textile workshops and a whole lot of beanies.

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Pride Party @ The Rock Bar

Fri June 28 @ 9:00 pm - Sat June 29 @ 2:00 am
The Rock Bar, 78 Todd Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Pride Party at The Rock Bar Alice Springs 28th June 2019!! The Rock Bar is Celebrating Pride month and want to send it off with a Bang! Get down to see our very own drag queen Cliterally serving some sickening lip syncs and DJing the house Hunty We have a live Band Wolf Pack Amadeus in the beer Garden from 9pm & DJ Foxxie Supplying the beats inside! Rainbow cocktails making a come back!! This is an all inclusive event,…

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Book Launch! Cheeky Dogs: Too Lake Nash and Back.

Sat June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come along and meet the talented artist/author Dion Beasley. Dion is visiting Alice Springs (and Red Kangaroo Books) to celebrate the release of his wonderful illustrated memoir 'Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back'. The hard cover book 'Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back' by Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell will be on sale from June 3rd. For all ages to enjoy, a must-read illustrated memoir from two award-winning NT collaborators. Meet deaf artist, Dion Beasley, and the people…

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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

Phoney Film Festival Workshop

Tue July 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wanna be a film maker or submit an entry for this year Phoney Film Festival? Want to learn filming, editing and story telling with a media professional  ... then come along to the FREE workshop 2 July from 11am.  Open to people aged under 25. RSVP before the 29 June to kmilne@astc.nt.gov.au or call 8950 0500, hurry limited places.

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Drag Queen Bingo

Wed July 3 @ 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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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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VanderAa Show | The Gap View Hotel

Sat July 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Currently on tour around Australia, the Darwin born brothers Aaron & Levi VanderAa are producers, multi-instrumentalists and live performers. Their sound of drums, djembe, beatboxing, didgeridoo, guitar, and vocals are all magically enhanced by technology. From humble beginnings busking the streets of the Northern Territory they have progressed to performing festivals such as; Bass in the Grass, Splendour in the Grass & Falls Festival (to name a few). This Vanlife journey of Aaron and Levi from Darwin is definitely a story worth…

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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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UFC 239 Jones V. Santos

Sun July 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sunday July 7th UFC 239 will feature a doubleheader of title fights. The main event pits light heavyweight king Jon Jones against dangerous striker Thiago Santos, while two-division champion Amanda Nunes defends her bantamweight belt vs. former champ Holly Holm. As always- LIVE on the big screen right here at the Gap View Hotel!

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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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Lily & the Drum

Sat July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Lily and the Drum is a Soulful, Bluesy Indie Rock duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & amp; backing vocals. Their live sound is rich and full and this guitar and drums duo are often mistaken for a band but there are no computers or backing tracks working in the background, just real music produced by musicians who care. “Honest, raw and energetic” “A guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.

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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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1 Twenty-Three: Outdoor Cinema

Fri July 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us for the 1995 epic war film directed, co-produced, and starring Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior.

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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

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

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

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

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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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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Ooraminna Christmas Party 2019

Sat November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ooraminna Station Homestead, Maryvale Road
Hale, NT 0872 Australia
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$120

Start Planning your next Christmas Party at Ooraminna Station Homestead... Ooraminna's Christmas Party has a reputation that precedes itself! A fun night to get a group of friends, and/or your work group together to come along and have your Christmas Party within a BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!! Single, couples will be put onto tables to make up 10's and otherwise you can book your group in and we will accommodate you together. Coach transfers are included in the ticket price along with…

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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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