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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

Paul Gibbs, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

Films on the Big Screen: Miracle on 34th Street, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

Anthony Tenace, ClubMulwala

We 3, Mulwala Waterski Club

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

Flying Fruit Fly Circus: Control Alt Delete, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, The Y, Albury

Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Jazz Night: Grooveyard Hammond Combo, 4pm bar opens 5pm music, buffet 6pm, Fresco’s Restaurant Bar, Rydges Albury

Unplug and Unwind: Brock Shirley, live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

John Gratton, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Films on the Big Screen: The Pirates! Band of Misfits, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Dirt Farmer, The Messengers, The Hounds Homebound, 7.30pm doors open, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

Live Music, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Sandy Worrell, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Sonic Loader, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Paul Gibbs, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

Killin’ Time, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Pete Denahy, 12.30pm; Keith Fischer, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Live DJ, 9pm, O’Maille’s Pub & Hops Garden, Wodonga

DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint

DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

Combined Churches Carols by Candlelight, 8pm, Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall

Carols, 7.30pm (barbecue beforehand), Attree Park, Corryong

DJ Ping Pong, 9pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

Beechworth Singers Christmas Concert including Carols for Christmas and choruses from Handel’s Messiah, 8pm, Beechworth Town Hall

Carols in the Park, 7pm, John McAleese Park (Milawa Hall if weather inclement), Milawa

Twilight Christmas Party Race Day including live music and children’s activities, 2.30pm to 10pm, Wangaratta Racecourse Mystical Groove, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Rodney Vincent, ClubMulwala

Maurice Milani, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Anthony Tenace Duo, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Melissa Duo, 7pm, Barooga Sports Club

Nott Brothers, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Carols by Candlelight and Family Picnic in the Park (carols from 8pm), Newman Square, Numurkah

Tumba’s Got Talent Grand Final — $1000 prize, Tumbarumba Bowling Club

Overtime, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Chasing Grace, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

Elissa Van Dorst, 10.30am, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Flying Fruit Fly Circus: Control Alt Delete, 1.30pm and 6.30pm, The Y, Albury

Allen Bowers, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Brooke Dainer, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Carus Thompson and Richard Perso, 8pm doors open, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

On the Big Screen: Carols in the Domain 30th Anniversary, 8.30pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

The Ugly Brothers, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Infinity, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Live Music, 8.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Christmas Party, One Nightclub, Albury

The Mount Beauty and District Community Band: Live Christmas music in the Street, 10.30am to 11.30am, Hollonds Street, Mount Beauty

Bright Carols by Candlelight, 7pm, Ron Sibley Soundshell, Howitt Park, Bright

Benda, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

New Open Mic Night including Christmas JAMmin, 7.30pm, The Wangaratta Club

7.30pm with a house band then open to all... Cutest Little Monster, 7pm to 11pm (with Santa visiting 7.30pm to 8.30pm), Royal Mail Hotel, Corowa

Alibi, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Jarrod Elliott, ClubMulwala

Gravity, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8.30pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Overtime, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

Alex and Caleb, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

A Service of Carols and Readings, 9am, St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Wodonga

Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Infinity Duo, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Hidden Agenda, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

A Candela Lie (TBC), 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Open Stage Acoustic Open Mic with Michael Franklin — PA and microphones provided, 2pm to 5pm, MJ’s Bakery, Tallangatta

Lee &Paige – acoustic duo, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Mahogany, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

Live Music Jam, noon, Indigo Vineyard, Everton Upper

Maurice Milani, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

Touch’n’Go, Mulwala Waterski Club

Pat Geaghan, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

Infants Carols Service with donkey, 4pm; Children’s Family Service with Holy Communion, 6pm; Carols, 10.30pm; Midnight Mass, 11pm, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

Christmas Eve: Tackleberry and DJ Candy B, Paddy’s, Albury

Christmas Eve: including jukebox entertainment, 6pm, Cudgewa Hotel

Carol Service, St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Corryong

Karaoke Christmas Party, 8.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

Live Music and Dancing, 6pm dinner, 9.30pm music, Commercial Hotel, Mansfield

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

On the Big Screen: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Open Mic with Aron McLean, ex-lead singer of The Pigs, 6pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Boxing Day: Take Cover, Paddy’s, Albury

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s Albury

Uni Night: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Melissa Duo, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

Keys & Strings, Rules Club Wagga

This special bumper summer holiday edition of Time Out, The Border Mail’s free weekly online entertainment and exhibitions guide, features hundreds of gigs, exhibitions and other events. The weekly Time Out listings will resume on Thursday, January 31. The first Play entertainment guide for 2013 will be published on Thursday, February 7.

The Border Mail also has a free Community Events guide on the Border Mail website. Submit community event information direct at bordermail.com.au/community/events/

DECEMBER

27: Gaven Slater, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

27: Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

27: Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

27: Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

27: Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

27: On the Big Screen: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

27: Karaoke Showtime! - Registrations 7pm on, karaoke 9pm, Paddy’s, Albury

27: Gold Chisel tribute band, 9pm, SS&A Albury

27: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

27: Maurice Milani Duo, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

27: Timmy Trumpet, ClubMulwala

27: Bad influence, Mulwala Waterski Club

27-Jan 3: Nariel Folk festival, Nariel Creek

28: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – First Test: Australia v Sri Lanka, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

28: Garry O’Brien, 5pm; John Gratton, 6pm; The Hoffmans, 9pm, Commercial Club

28: Unplug and Unwind: Live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

28: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

28: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

28: Unlimited Live, DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

28: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

28: DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

28: DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

28: Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury  

28: Anthony Tenace Duo, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

28: Playback, Mulwala Waterski Club

28: Scott & Amanda, Barooga Sports Club

28: Aquarious, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

28: A Candela Lie, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

28: Gold Chisel, 9pm, SS&A Albury

28 Giant 440, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

28: Gaven Slater, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

28: Double Dribble, Alpine Hotel, Bright

28: Toucan Rock, Corowa RSL Club

28: DJ Vitz, ClubMulwala

28: Daniel Tooze, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

28: Mark Haze, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

29: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – First Test: Australia v Sri Lanka, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

29: Charlie Jankowski, 5pm; Brooke Dainer, 6pm; Gibbs Duo, 9pm, Commercial Club

29: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

29: Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

29: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

29: Live Music, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

29: DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

29: DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

29: Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

29: Infinity Duo, 10.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

29: Unlimited Live, DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

29: Jon Stevens, SS&A Albury

29: Unit 4, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

29: Ugly Brothers, Corowa RSL Club

29: Heartbeat, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

29: DJ Meridax, ClubMulwala

29: Wooshka, Mulwala Waterski Club

29: Gold Chisel, Barooga Sports Club

29: Mantell, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

29: Rossi, 29: Play It Cook, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

30: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – First Test: Australia v Sri Lanka, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

30: Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

30: Infinity Duo, 4pm to 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

30: Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

30: Zoot Suit, 4pm, Commercial Club, Albury

30: Live music, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

30: DJ Zuckr, Marcus – live and acoustic, Paddy’s, Albury

30: Nick Barker – acoustic gig, 9pm, SS&A Albury

30: Dean Haitani, 1pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

30: Maurice & Jon, 2pm, Bright Brewery

30: Mia Grace and the Aviators, Gapsted Wines

30: Jigid, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

30: Terry and Danelle, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

30: Scott & Amanda, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

30: DJ Steve Bowen, ClubMulwala

30: Undecided, Mulwala Waterski Club

30: Regular Boys, Barooga Sports club

30: Col Noye, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga

31: On the Big Screen: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

31: NYE: Hollywood Trash - dress like your favourite celebrity, in gold, or wear lots of bling, One Nightclub, Albury

31: Harness Racing and fireworks, Albury Paceway

31: Wodonga Family Fireworks Spectacular, Birallee Park, Wodonga

31: Overtime, Zodiac Lounge; pianist Wil, Sevens, Commercial Club, Albury

31: Steve Williamson: The Buble Experience, Howlong Country Golf Club

31: Paul Gibbs, Cudgewa Hotel

31: New Year’s Eve Rock & Roll Disco, and spit roast, Khancoban Country Club

31: Live Band on the Balcony, Alpine Hotel, Bright

31: Mick Tenace, Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club

31: Up Creek, McEvoy Tavern, Eldorado

31: Wangaratta New Year’s Eve Party, Apex Park, Wangaratta

31: Annual Seafood Banquet Extravaganza: music from Maurice Milani, 6.30pm, Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina, Wangaratta

31: Music on the Deck: Keith Fischer, Watermarc, Wangaratta

31: New Year’s Eve Black Tie Dinner, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen

31: Corowa New year’s Eve Carnival, 6pm, Rowers Park, Corowa

31: Black Diamond, Corowa RSL Club

31: New Year’s Eve Rock’n’Roll Night, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

31: Junk Male, Mulwala Waterski Club

31: Aussie Gold, Barooga Sports Club

31: New Year’s Eve: Jinx, Finley Returned Soldiers Club

31: Heartbeat, Rules Club Wagga

JANUARY

1: Sensation, 1pm to 4pm, Gapsted Wines, Gapsted

1: Touch’n’Go, Mulwala Waterski Club

2: Regular Boys, Mulwala Waterski Club

2: Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

3: Live Music, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

3: Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

3: Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

3: Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

3: Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

3: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta3: 3: Wangaratta Ukulele Band, 7pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

3: The Three Tones, Mulwala Waterski Club

4: Live Music Acts, 5pm and 9pm, Zodiac Lounge; 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

4: Unplug and Unwind: Live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

4: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

4: Live Music, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

4: Freeway, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

4: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

4: Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

4: Live Music, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

4: DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

4: Live Music, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

4: Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

4: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

4: DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

4: DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

4: Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

4: Sean and Liv Cartledge, 9pm to 1am, Tallangatta Hotel

4: Twilight Music Night: Rhys Crimmin with Meagan Thomson on the fiddle, 5pm to 10pm, Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

4: 1927, Corowa RSL Club

4: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

4: Three Tones, Briana Lee, Barooga Sports Club

4: West Side, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

4: Rossi, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

5: Live Music, 10.30am, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

5: Live Music, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

5: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

5: Live Music, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

5: Films on the Big Screen: My Neighbour TOTORO (anime), 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

5: Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

5: Live Music, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

5: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

5: Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

5: DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

5: DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

5: Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

5: Sean and Liv Cartledge, Dederang Races

5: Music on the Murray: The Stillsons Duo, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

5: The Stillsons Duo, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

5: 1927, Mulwala Waterski Club

5: The Red Hot Summer Tour: Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon, Tumut Showgrounds

5: Seany B, ClubMulwala

5: Catch 22, Barooga Sports Club

5: Caleb and Alex, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

6: Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

6: Live Music, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

6: Live Music, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

6: Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

6: Live Music, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

6: Music on the Balcony, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

6: Open Mic with Rudi Katterl, 2pm, Bright Brewery

6: Live Music on the Deck, Gapsted Wines

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

6: Kartoon, Mulwala Waterski Club

8: McEvoy Tavern Jam Session, 7.30pm, McEvoy Tavern Eldorado

9: Big Shots Duelling Piano Dinner Show, ClubMulwala

9: Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

10: QEII Twilight Market including live music, QEII Square, Albury

10: Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

10: Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

10: Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

10: Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

10: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

10: Fine Line, Mulwala Waterski Club

10: Duelling Pianos, Barooga Sports Club

11: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

11: Live Music Acts, 5pm and 9pm, Zodiac Lounge; 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

11: Unplug and Unwind: Live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

11: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

11: Live Music, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

11: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

11: Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

11: Live Music, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

11: DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

11: Live Music, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

11: Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

11: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

11: DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

11: DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

11: Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

11: Twilight Music Night: Joe Black Trio, 5pm to 10pm, Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

11: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

11: Scott & Amanda, Mulwala Waterski Club

11: Phil Dalby, Barooga Sports Club

11: JR Williams, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

11: Justine Hogan, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

12: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

12: Live Music, 10.30am, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

12: Live Music, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

12: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

12: Live Music, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

12: Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

12: Live Music, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

12: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

12: Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

12: DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

12: DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

12: Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

12: Films on the Big Screen: The Secret Garden, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

12: Helena, ClubMulwala

12: Keith Urban and Taylor Swift Tribute, Mulwala Waterski Club

12: Cher tribute, Barooga Sports Club

12: Grant Luhrs, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

13: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

13: Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

13: Live Music, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

13: Live Music, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

13: Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

13: Live Music, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

13: Music on the Balcony, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

13: Rockin’ A Hard Place, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

14: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

15: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

15: Senior Melodies, noon, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

16: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Silent Disco, 7pm to 10pm, The Cube Wodonga

16: Silent Disco, 7pm to 10pm, The Cube Wodonga

16: Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

17: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

17: Smithers, Mulwala Waterski Club

17: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

18: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

18: Live Music Acts, 5pm and 9pm, Zodiac Lounge; 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

18: Unplug and Unwind: Live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

18: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

18: Live Music, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

18: Phil Dalby, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

18: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

18: Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

18: Live Music, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

18: DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

18: Live Music, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

18: Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

18: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

18: DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

18: DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

18: Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

18: Twilight Music Night, 5pm to 10pm, Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

18: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

18: Steve Eales, ClubMulwala

18: Ugly Brothers, Mulwala Waterski Club

18: Maurice Milani; Benny Walker album launch, Barooga Sports Club

18: Smithers, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club 19: Makin’ Noise for headspace: The Jester Complex, Neon City and Idle Fret, QEII Square, Albury

18-20: Thredbo Blues Festival

18: Anna and Damo, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

19: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

19: Makin’ Noise for headspace: The Jester Complex, Neon City and Idle Fret, 1pm to 5pm, QEII Square, Albury

19: Live Music, 10.30am, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

19: Live Music, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

19: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

19: Live Music, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

19: Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

19: Live Music, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

19: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

19: Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

19: DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

19: DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

19: Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

19: Films on the Big Screen: Horton Hears a Who!, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

19: Twilight Bush Market featuring music by Smithers, 4pm to 8pm, Howlong Country Golf Club

19: Music on the Balcony, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

19: Live Music on the Deck: Very Hairy Canary, Gapsted Wines

19: Opera in the Alps: Marina Prior, Kane Alexander, orchestra and chorus conducted by Guy Noble, Baarmutha Park, Beechworth

19: The Red Hot Summer Tour: Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon, Mulwala Waterski Club

19: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

19: Dean Vegas and Cover Up, Mulwala Waterski Club

19: Rihanna and Gaga tribute, Barooga Sports Club

19: Matt Olsen, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

20: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

20: Intencity, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

21: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

22: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

23: On the Big Screen: Boxing Day Test – One Day International Cricket Series, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

23: Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

24: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

24: Paddy’s Sounds of Summer: Joel and Benji Madden, Paddy’s Albury

24: Rock Pool: live local bands and a movie, 4pm to 11pm, Wangaratta Olympic Pool

Olympic Pool

24: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

24: We 3, Mulwala Waterski Club

25: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Live Music Acts, 5pm and 9pm, Zodiac Lounge; 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Unplug and Unwind: Live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Live Music, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

25: Gaven Slater, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

25: Live Music, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

25: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

25: Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

25: DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

25: Live Music, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

25: Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

25: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

25: DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

25: DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

25: Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

25: Reece Mastin, Albury Entertainment Centre

25: Murray Music Club presents Rory McLeod, 8pm, Yackandandah Public Hall

25: Twilight Music Night: Nicky Bomba, 5pm to 10pm, Boynton’s Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

25: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

25: Hank’s Jalopy Demons, ClubMulwala

25: SMAC, Mulwala Waterski Club

25: Fat Sam & the Toothpick, Barooga Sports Club

25: Getupandans, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

25: Ken and Adrian, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

26: Australia Day 2013 family event: Border performers and Wodonga Brass, Les Stone Park, Wodonga

26: Free Morning Show: G’Day G’Day with Rodney Vincent, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

26: Live Music, 10.30am, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

26: All-day Australia Day concert: Diesel, Keith Fischer and others, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

26: Live Music, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

26: Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

26: Live Music, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

26: Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

26: Live Music, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

26: Live Music, 9pm, SS&A Albury

26: Nathan & Teresa, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

26: DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

26: DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

26: Albury’s Biggest Club Party, One Nightclub, Albury

26: Films on the Big Screen: Magic on The Water, 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

26: Live Music on the Deck, Gapsted Wines

26: Australia Day Celebrations, King George Gardens, Wangaratta

26: Sean and Liv Cartledge, Boorhaman Hotel, Boorhaman

26: Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

26: Peking Duk, ClubMulwala

26: Play Back, Mulwala Waterski Club

26: Creedence Clearwater Recycled, Barooga Sports Club

26: Michelle Robinson, Casino Lounge, Wagga RSL Club

27: On the Big Screen: Australian Open Tennis, 9.30am to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

27: Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

27: Live Music, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

27: Live Music, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

27: Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

27: Live Music, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

27: Music on the Balcony, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

27: Live Music Jam, noon, Indigo Vineyard, Everton Upper

27: Route 61, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

29: Oh What a Night Australian Encore 2013 - A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

30: Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

31: Live Music, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

31: Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

31: Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

31: Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

31: Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

31: Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

COMING UP

FEBRUARY

1: A Tribute to The Searchers, Commercial Club, Albury

1: Oh What a Night Australian Encore 2013 - A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

1: Twilight by the Lagoon: Bidgee Blues Club, Wagga

3: Maurice Milani, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

2: Oh What a Night Australian Encore 2013 - A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Albury Entertainment Centre

2: Kate Miller-Heidke in Concert, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

2: BABBA, Mulwala Waterski Club

5: Don Costa, Commercial Club, Albury

7: Vivaldi Bach Mozart: Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

9: 109th Henty Show, Henty Showgrounds

9: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Experiece, 9pm, Howlong Country Golf Club

10: Bruce Poulter, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

11: Arts Space Echoes: Stephen O’Connell and Paul Gibbs, Arts Space Wodonga

14: QEII Twilight Market including live music, QEII Square, Albury

14: Valentine’s Day Special: Poem of Tones — Songs for the Bedroom by the Stephen O’Connell Jazz Quintet, The Cube Wodonga

14: Silver Circle — Don’t Shoot Me I’m Just the Piano Player with David Scheel, 11am, Wagga Civic Theatre

15: Now We’re Swingin’: Tom Burlinson, 7.30pm, Commercial Club, Albury

15: Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents: Andreas Bohlen Quartet, Jazz Basement, Wodonga

15-17: The Adventure Travel Film Festival, Bright

15-17: Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca

16: Tripod – Men of Substance, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

16-17: Weekend for Poets and Writers, Beechworth

17: Route 61, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

19: Rick Price: The John Denver Story, Albury Entertainment Centre

21: Diesel:  The Velvet Curtain Tour, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre**

22: Diesel: The Velvet Curtain Tour, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

22-24: Cool Summer Festival, Mount Hotham

23: Adam Brand and Beccy Cole, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

23: Essential Theatre presents Shakespeare in the Vines: Twelfth Night, Gapsted Wines

23: Neil Diamond Tribute Show, Mulwala Waterski club

23-24: Tumbafest, Tumbarumba

28-4: The Beatles Festival Albury, Commercial Club, ZedBar, Albion Hotel, Albury

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ON DISPLAY: ALBURY-WODONGA

STRIPES, STRIPES EVERYWHERE

ALBURY ART GALLERY

Why don’t you come in and sit and stare! Stripes, dots and zig zags, patterns come in all different shapes, colours and sizes. An exhibition for the entire family to enjoy across the school holidays. Art work on display includes ceramics made by the students from Glenroy Public School. Free event.

December 21 to February 10

GOOD STRONG POWERFUL

ARTS SPACE WODONGA

Good Strong Powerful will showcase selected works from three innovative Northern Territory art studios, working with indigenous artists with disabilities, from the tropical top end to the desert heart of central Australia. This exhibition contains extraordinary works by 10 established and emerging indigenous artists, and offers audiences a unique, quirky and highly original view of their surroundings.

Enquiries: Arts Space Wodonga on (02) 6022 9600. Free. There are also a Good Strong Powerful summer holiday visual art workshops at 10am to 1pm Wednesday, January 16 (ages nine to 12) and 10am to noon Thursday, January 17 (ages six to eight). Work with a local indigenous artist to create your own artwork, inspired by the exhibition. Cost: $9 (bring your own food and drinks).

December 21 to January 25

LAUGHTER AND GAMES

LAVINGTON LIBRARY

Laughter and Games showcases playful toys and games from the AlburyCity collection, presenting a number of childhood favourites from years past. The exhibit looks at toys and children’s playthings from the early 1900s to the 1960s. From a 1960s Space Station Morse Signalling Set and playing cards to puzzles, dolls and tea sets, as well as an Albury-Wodonga board game, there is something for everyone.

Until March 3

THOROUGHFARE — INSIDE ALBURY’S TRANSPORT HUB

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

A look at Albury’s transportation industry as it moved from horse-drawn carriages to the motor car. It draws on the site history of Albury’s 526-540 Kiewa Street, now home to the Albury Library Museum. Discover the stories behind some of the businesses that operated along Albury’s major transport thoroughfare. The site has been home to myriad owners and its uses are a reflection of the time, advances in technology and the people who worked there. The exhibition is filled with significant objects and stories relating to Crawford and Co stables, West’s Motors garage, Azor Robbins and Alex Porter mechanics, Blacklocks motor cycle and car repairs and the Murray Valley Coaches depot.

Until March 1, 2013

GROWTH RINGS — UNEARTHING THE ALBURY BOTANIC GARDENS

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Unearthing the history of Albury’s much loved Botanic Gardens, this exhibition will captivate the visitor. Showcasing the stunning botanic illustrations created by local botanical artists and displaying turn of the century textile costumes the exhibition recreates the 1900s botanic scene and tells the history of gardens. Visitors will enjoy this indoor and outdoor botanic experience. Programs include Guided tours of the exhibition every Saturday at 11am, and Art workshops for adults and children. Opening 6pm, November 22, 6pm. RSVP by phoning (02) 6023 8333. Free.

Until February 10

ATTACK: JAPANESE MIDGET SUBMARINES IN SYDNEY HARBOUR

ALBURY ART GALLERY

On the night of May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered the waters of Sydney Harbour. The surprise attack resulted in chaos and panic in the nation’s largest and oldest city and left an indelible mark on Australian identity and the course of our history. To mark the 70th anniversary of this extraordinary event and its importance, Mosman Art Gallery commissioned artist Ken Done to interpret and respond to this remarkable story.

Until January 27

GO FIGURE

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

An Arts Wodonga members’ exhibition. The theme for this year’s annual exhibition is people and the artists have chosen many interpretations in the paintings, sculptures and ceramics submitted for this show. Works may be taken upon purchase. Exhibition opening: 5.30pm Friday,  November 30. Meet the Artists sessions: 9am to noon on Saturday, December 1, 8 15 and 22. GIGS Art Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC 3690. Phone (02) 6021 3073. Open: 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Visit artswodonga.org.au

Until January 27

PINNACLE: ALBURY TAFE EXHIBITION

ALBURY ART GALLERY

This year’s TAFE Art & Design Graduate exhibition celebrates the output of students from the Albury Campus of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute. The exhibition showcases work by the next generation of artists from the Riverina region. Artist talk 5.30pm, and the opening, 6pm, both on December 13. Free event.

Until January 13

BEACH, BUSH AND BATTLERS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEFF CARTER

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

The Jeff Carter photographs in Beach, Bush & Battlers have been selected from his remarkable, historically significant archive of over 50,000 works celebrating the lives of everyday Australians in rural, outback, urban and coastal communities dating from the late 1940s through to today. Curator Sandra Byron, the leading expert on Carter’s work, says about the exhibition: “Carter’s iconic images are a testament to his respect for ordinary people and his commitment to the Australian landscape and environment.” Carter (also an acclaimed author and award-winning film-maker), continued to travel and photograph into his eighties. When not on the road he lived on his 45 hectare property, Glenrock Farm Wildlife Refuge, Foxground, which he had gazetted into a Wildlife Refuge in 1962. Exhibition Talk: Join Alan Davies, Senior Curator, State Library of NSW in discussion about Jeff Carter’s work, 2pm Saturday, December 8. RSVP: Phone (02) 6023 8333.

Until January 13

WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION

GARDEN GALLERY CAFE, WODONGA PLANT FARM

An exhibition of recent watercolours by Meg Brown and Kathy Blakemore. The Wodonga Plant Farm is at the corner of Beechworth and Huon Creek roads, Wodonga.

Until January 2

CROSSING PLACE— A STORY OF ALBURY

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

Weaving together the story of Albury from its first contact with the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land, to the city we know today, this world-class exhibition, told through an engaging collection of objects, oral stories and film, is on permanent display in the main galleries of the Albury Library Museum.

Permanent exhibition

WIRADJURI TALKBACK

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

A celebration of the perspectives and traditional knowledge of the Albury Wodonga region’s Aboriginal people. It showcases a powerful and thought-provoking blend of traditional and contemporary elements illustrating the rich cultural traditions of Wiradjuri country. Alongside traditional Riverina bark paintings and tools are sketches by 19thcentury Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae, a local identity famed for his depictions of traditional Aboriginal life.

Until July 1, 2014

HARVEST

ALBURY ART GALLERY

As the winner of the 2012 Susan Moorehead Memorial Award, Richard Janson presents his first solo exhibition. The exhibited work incorporates use of a manual camera, reflectors, studio and handheld light effects during long exposures as Janson ‘paints’ using light to reference 17th century Dutch still life painters. Emulating their dramatic use of light and composition, the artist constructs and captures a time-lapse scene of entropy as he comments on time and mortality and reflects on relationships between food and our modern consumer ways.

January 18 to February 3

THE CEDAR: WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

For almost 25 years Jim and Vicki Bacash ran The Cedar of Albury reception rooms in Olive Street. Together they hosted more than 1000 wedding receptions, balls and social events. Vicki was known for her elegance and Jim for his bow ties. This costume exhibition will rekindle memories of The Cedar for many residents of Albury. It will open with a talk oat 11am on Saturday, January 19. Please RSVP for the talk: by phoning (02) 6023 8333.

January 19 to March 17

ON THEIR OWN: BRITAIN’S CHILD MIGRANTS

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

From the 1860s, more than 100,000 children were sent from Britain to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries through child migration schemes.  They were sent by charitable and religious organisations, with government support, in the belief that their lives would improve, and that they would provide much-needed labour and increase the population. Few were orphans; many came from families who were unable to care for them.  The lives of these children changed dramatically and fortunes varied.  Some succeeded in creating new futures.  Others suffered lonely, brutal childhoods.  All experienced disruption and separation from family and homeland. Child migration schemes received criticism from the outset, yet continued until the 1960s.  Formal apologies were made by the Australian Government in 2009 and the British Government in 2010 but many former child migrants and their families are still coming to terms with their experience.

February 23 to April 28

ON DISPLAY: OUT OF TOWN

PFEIFFER WINES ART SHOW

PFEIFFER WINES, WAHGUNYAH

The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of artists who have visited the winery and have painted, drawn, sketched or photographed a distinctive winery scene – be it the natural bush setting, the historic buildings or the century old wooden bridge.  Visitors are also invited to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their “pfavourite” artwork whilst at the winery.  All original artworks will be for sale. Free entry.

December 27 to January 26

RETROSPECTIVE: LORNA CHICK — 1922-2007

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

Born in Wangandary in 1922, Lorna Chick began painting in the 1960s in a naive style.  One of the region’s most celebrated artists, her large, detailed and colourful works depict the landscapes of the North East. Her first success was in 1967 when she won the Fairley Art Award. Her work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra, and in many regional public galleries and private collections.

Until January 27

A BRIGHT ARRAY: SELECTED WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE BRIGHT ART GALLERY

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

The Bright Art Gallery is a community owned gallery in the beautiful town of Bright in North East Victoria.  Established in 1962 and operated by a voluntary Committee of Management the Gallery celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2012 and is continuing to go from strength to strength as their venue undergoes a major extension project this year. Over the years they have developed a wonderful permanent collection of art through acquisitions from their Annual Autumn Art Exhibition together with other paintings donated or bequeathed to the Gallery, or bought by the Committee to add diversity and variety to the Collection. The Wangaratta Art Gallery has developed a close relationship with the Bright Art Gallery in recent years, exhibiting works from the Rural City of Wangaratta Art Collection in Bright in 2010 in the ‘Light on the Landscape’ exhibition. Wangaratta Art Gallery will host an exhibition of selected works from the Bright Collection during the coming summer and includes works by Charles Bush, Peter Wegener, Ellen Michel and Norma Bull. Official Opening Sat 8 Dec at 2.30pm.

Until January 27

A STITCH IN TIME

YACKANDANDAH MUSEUM

Featuring two signature cloths. One is from the early 1920s, made for the Presbyterian Church Yackandandah as a fundraiser. The other was a fundraiser for the Yackandandah Bush Nursing Hospital for the new hospital built in 1929. Both have wonderful stories and together feature about 400 local names. 11am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 4pm school holidays, every day, with children’s activities.

Until March 31

TWO ARTISTS

WANGARATTA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

North East artists Trudi Cornish and Beth Miller who are represented in this exhibition of paintings, ceramics and jewellery and mosaics in the centre’s exhibition room. Open 9am to 5pm.  Phone 1800 801 065. The centre is at 100 Murphy Street, Wangaratta.

Until January 31

FUZZY REALITY

BENALLA ART GALLERY

In this new joint exhibition, great friends and fellow artists Ivan Durrant and Tony Flint explore photography and inkjet printing colours in a confronting and at times nightmarish out-of-focus vision. While Ivan examines the power of horse-racing, Tony explores dark moods of abandoned rural buildings.

Until January 7

HUTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS

MOUNT BEAUTY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

This Kiewa Valley Historical Society exhibition features cattle farmers from the Upper Kiewa Valley who first built and used huts on the Bogong High Plains from the 1880s. Many of these families have donated or lent items from their personal collections which show how these families lived in the huts during muster time. The exhibition includes a Memories of Bogong Hotel interactive display.

Until December 31

THE STREETS OF LONDON

YACKANDANDAH ATHENAEUM

Inspired by his numerous trips to Britain, artist Charles Sluga’s watercolour and mixed media painting feature aspects of the board game monopoly and his unique depiction of London street life.  The exhibition also marks the opening of the artist’s Studio Gallery in the Athenaeum building.

Until December 30

BEYOND THE BENDS – STANLEY ART SHOW

STANLEY MEMORIAL HALL

Showcasing the work of Stanley artists and artisans: painting, sculpture, mosaics, photography, prints, metal, textiles and much more. Open daily from10am to 4 pm. For more information phone Janet Sutherland on (03) 5728 6702 or Chris Dormer on (03) 5728 6594.

January 19 to January 27

CCP DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

BENALLA ART GALLERY

A biennial showcase of contemporary Australian documentary photography. It represents a unique, national initiative in support of documentary photography, providing a rare opportunity to assess the themes, styles and ideas that characterise this fascinating genre.

January 26 to March 10

YARRAWONGA-MULWALA ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION 2013

CLUBMULWALA AUDITORIUM, MULWALA

Presented by the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Arts Council. Opening hours: Noon to 6pm Mondays to Thursdays; 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays; 10am to 1pm Sundays. Entry forms available for art exhibition, photographic competition and junior art and photographic competition. Phone (03) 5743 1218 or 0425 848 618 for entry forms and more information. Closing date for entries Monday, November 19.

February 2 to 10

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