Time Out: Feb 7-12

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Kim Ritchie, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

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

Twin Cities Rock’n’Roll Club Weekly Dance, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Benny Walker: Sinners and Saints album launch, doors open 8pm, Albion Hotel, Albury

Karaoke, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

Blues Club: Nine Below Zero, 7pm, Avalon House, Harrietville

Wangaratta Ukulele Band, 7pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

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

Open Mic: Kane Mills, 7.30pm, Royal Hotel, Corowa

Bruce Poulter, ClubMulwala

Tom Routledge, Mulwala Waterski Club

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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

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

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

Live Music, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Peter Cominos, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Akal Dalby Duo featuring Liam Dalby, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Live Music, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

Mystical Groove, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Mia Grace and the Aviators, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Powerage: The Bon Scott Era of AC/DC, 9pm, Astor Hotel, Albury

Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Darren Colston, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

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

DJ Zuckr, 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

Dreamboogie, Legends Restaurant, Corryong

Open Mic: 6pm, Mountain View Hotel (The Wandi Pub), Wandiligong

New Building Opening Party: Hoppy Hour — Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, 5pm, Bright Brewery

2013 Cafe Culture Series begins: Sarah Jones, ventriloquist — Sarah Doesn’t Play Well with Others, and Dennis Coard, actor, 8pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Alibi, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Rodney Vincent, ClubMulwala

Touch’n’Go, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Maurice Milani, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Mark Haze, Barooga Sports Club

Heartbeat, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Smithers, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Garry O’Brien, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Brent & Bella, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Mystical Groove, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Ledd Asprin, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Keith Fischer, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Geoff Achison, 9pm, Edwards Tavern, Wodonga

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

Saturday Night, One Nightclub, Albury

109th Henty Show, Henty Showgrounds

Sweet Valley Sounds Festival: Picnic-style event with chilled-out funky music including Howlin’ Steam Train, Bustamento, Steve Smyth and many more, plus market stalls 11.30am to 10pm, Mountain Bike Park, Mount Beauty

Live Band, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

2013 Cafe Culture Series begins: Sarah Jones, ventriloquist — Sarah Doesn’t Play Well With Others, and Dennis Coard, actor — The Umpire Strikes Back, 8pm, Porepunkah Hall

Bush Dance: Jigid, 127th Tolmie Sports Bush Bance, Tolmie Hall

Maurice Milani and The Rumour, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Supple K, ClubMulwala

Alter Ego, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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

Elissa Van Dorst, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Sunday Sessions: Grooveyard Hammond combo, 2pm to 4pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Sunday Sessions on the Lawn: live entertainment from 2.30pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Deckchair Sundays: Marcus Gett, DJ Zuckr, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Route 61, 4pm to 8pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

2013 Cafe Culture Series begins: Sarah Jones, ventriloquist — Sarah Doesn’t Play Well With Others, and Dennis Coard, actor 5pm, Arts Space Wodonga

Giant 440, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Launch of Peter Klein’s latest Mudpoo book, 2pm, Courthouse Hotel, Bethanga

Launch Open Mic Sunday Sessions: Danny Phegan and Longreach, barbecue — singers and musos welcome — new weekly gig, 2pm to 6pm, Gerogery Hotel

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

Open Mic: Rudi Katterl, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Open Mic, 2pm, Everton Hotel

Mahogany, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Arts Space Echoes — Jazz in the Gallery: Stephen O’Connell, saxophones, and Paul Gibbs, keyboard, 10.30am, Arts Space Wodonga

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Jam Session, 7.30pm, McEvoy Tavern, Eldorado

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

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

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

Kartoon, 9pm, SS&A Albury

New Direction, 9.30pm, 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

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

FREE TIME OUT ONLINE GUIDE: Email music, comedy, theatre or exhibitions details to play@bordermail.com.au or phone (02) 6024 0548. Deadline: noon Wednesdays. A fresh Time Out is posted at the bordermail.com.au every Thursday.

COMING UP: TOURS AND FESTIVALS

FEBRUARY

15: Shane Pacey Blues Trio, Albion Hotel

15: Tom Burlinson, Commercial Club

15: Andreas Bohlen Quartet, The Jazz Basement

15-17: Riverboats Music Festival: Pete Murray, Echuca-Moama

16: Rick Price, Albury Entertainment Centre

16: The Janet Seidel Trio, Mount Beauty Country Club

16: Tripod, Wagga Civic Theatre

16: Festivus Music Festival, Tramps Clubrooms, Wangaratta

16: Tom Burlinson: dinner show, ClubMulwala

16: Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, Barooga Sports Club

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

19: The Australian Bee Gees Show, The Cube Wodonga

20: The Australian Bee Gees Show, The Cube Wodonga

21: Diesel, Wangaratta PAC

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

22-24: Cool Summer Festival: Stonefield, Loon Lake and more, Mount Hotham

23: Adam Brand, Beccy Cole and Travis Collins, Kinross

23: Shakespeare in the Vines, Gapsted Wines

23: Blackwater – Doobie Broothers tribute, Barooga Sports Club

23-24: Tumbafest, Tumbarumba

24: Sugarcane Collins, Uranquinty Hotel

26: Class Clowns, The Cube Wodonga

27: Denise Drysdale, Boyntons Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

28-3: Beatles Festival, Albion, Commercial Club, ZedBar

MARCH

1: Denise Drysdale, Wangaratta PAC

3: Drapht, Paddy’s

1-3: Rutherglen Dance Festival, Rutherglen Memorial Hall

2: A Day on the Green: Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Mark Seymour, Lisa Mitchell, All Saints Estate, Wahgunyah

2-3: The Wiggles: Taking Off!, Albury Entertainment Centre

3: Drapht, Paddy’s

7-8: The Wiggles: Taking Off!, Wagga Civic Theatre

7-11: Myrtleford Festival

8: Time Warp, Commercial Club

8: Michelle Nicolle Quartet, The Jazz Basement

8-11: Dinner Plain Festival of Rock

9: Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, guitarists, Albury Botanic Gardens

9: Male Review, North Albury Sports Club

9-10: Carnivale Wodonga

9-10: Tastes of Rutherglen

10: Seven Harp Ensemble, Albury Library Museum

10: Mighty Mitta Muster, Mitta

13: David Strassman, Albury Entertainment Centre

13: Henri Szeps, Wangaratta PAC

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ALBURY ART GALLERY

STRIPES, STRIPES EVERYWHERE

UNTIL FEBRUARY 10

Why not come in and sit and stare! Stripes, dots and zig-zags, patterns come in all different shapes, colours and sizes feature in this exhibition for the entire family to enjoy, which includes ceramics made by the students from Glenroy Public School. Free event.

NOT DEAD YET

FEBRUARY 9 TO MARCH 31

Don’t miss this landmark retrospective exhibition by two of the Northern Territory’s pioneers of alternative printmaking, Therese Ritchie and Chips Mackinolty.

Not Dead Yet traces developments and techniques in traditional printmaking, collage and photographic media.  This is a powerful and persuasive graphic art of protest, propaganda and people’s politics. For more than three decades, Ritchie and Mackinolty have captured the lives, landscapes and major events that have defined the Northern Territory both as home and as an enduring Australian frontier. Free event.

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

GROWTH RINGS — UNEARTHING THE ALBURY BOTANIC GARDENS

UNTIL FEBRUARY 10

Unearthing the history of Albury’s much loved Botanic Gardens, this exhibition showcases 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. Phone (02) 6023 8333. Free event.

THOROUGHFARE — INSIDE ALBURY’S TRANSPORT HUB

UNTIL MARCH 1

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.

THE CEDAR: WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE

UNTIL MARCH 17

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 is rekindling memories of The Cedar for many residents of Albury.

CROSSING PLACE— A STORY OF ALBURY

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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.

WIRADJURI TALKBACK

UNTIL JULY 1, 2014

A celebration of the perspectives and traditional knowledge of the Albury-Wodonga region’s Aboriginal people, showcasing 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 19th century Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae, a local identity famed for his depictions of traditional Aboriginal life.

LAVINGTON LIBRARY

LAUGHTER AND GAMES

UNTIL MARCH 3

Laughter and Games showcases playful toys and games from the Albury Council 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.

ARTS SPACE WODONGA

BLOCK X BLOCK

UNTIL FEBRUARY 23

An exciting group exhibition that explores the medium of print. Although not all known as printmakers, this group of established artists — Kirsten Coates, Chris Dormer, Linda Fish, Joan Mullarvey, Janet Sutherland, Ali Rowe, Tania Sutton and Abi Thompson among them — have explored the diverse uses of printing processes, from lino print to etching and collograph to monoprint.

CREATORS ARTSPACE, WODONGA

DIAMOND JUBILEE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

UNTIL FEBRUARY 19

A celebration of 60 years of the Wodonga Albury Camera Club featuring works by members past and present. Many of the images will be for sale. Opening night 6pm to 8pm Friday, February 8 with the exhibition open daily from 10am to 4pm. Free entry. A 60th Anniversary dinner will also be held at Lavington Panthers on Saturday, February 9. For more information phone (02) 6024 4885 or 0401 950 273.

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

LACUNAE

UNTIL FEBRUARY 24

When discarding items, have you ever wondered about what happened to the objects, homes and clothing that you have left behind? Conceptual artist Beth Peters explores the idea of a psychological, emotional or spiritual presence left behind in objects. Through repetition of line, text and imagery, Peters explores the idea of retrieving something lost or coming to an understanding of that something, whether a memory or an idea. Take time out of your day and wonder through the insightful exhibition ... you may find something you thought was lost. Open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. GIGS Gallery & Studios, Gateway Island, Wodonga. Phone (02) 6021 3073.

YACKANDANDAH MUSEUM

A STITCH IN TIME

UNTIL MARCH 31

Featuring two signature cloths, one from the early 1920s, made for the Presbyterian Church Yackandandah as a fund-raiser, and the other a Yackandandah Bush Nursing Hospital fund-raiser for the town’s new hospital, built in 1929. Both have wonderful stories and together feature about 400 local names. 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

ACTION/ABSTRACTION

FEBRUARY 9 TO MARCH 24

Leading Australian artists working in contemporary abstraction use gestural movement of paint on canvas (and mixed media on paper), vibrant colour, and powerful visual expression in their works. Such pictorial elements combined in large works of art have a striking effect and impact on the viewer. Journey through the artists’ energetic and sensory approach to their individual works, and embrace the manner in which each artist contributes to the viewer’s experience of this captivating and exceptional exhibition. Curated by Dianne Mangan. Artists include: Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Jo Davenport, Ildiko Kovacs, Todd Hunter and Aida Tomescu.

ALAN PHILLIPS: ART IMITATES LIFE 1968-2007

FEBRUARY 9 to MARCH 3

A reflection and visual memoir on the art and life of this north east Victorian artist covering the period of his student life, in the 1960s, to the present day.  The artist presents the four elements of collage, photography, drawing and diary entries.  A thought-provoking exhibition that comprises a selection of works about the artist’s response to the world around him, introducing works that focus on a diversity of subject matter including photographic studies of Melbourne’s wharf’s and markets; Central Australian photographic studies; images taken during a trip to Europe; and pictures taken in China revealing effects relating to the Cultural Revolution.  Phillip has been concerned with inside stories, social realism, politics and social protest. Exhibition Wine & Cheese Night with Artist Floor Talk: 5.30pm Thursday, February 14. The exhibition is in the Workshop Space is behind the main gallery. Phone (03) 5722 0865.

WANGARATTA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

WANGARATTA YOUNG FARMERS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

UNTIL FEBRUARY 26

During 2012 the Wangaratta Branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation began collecting copies of photographs of farming activities from many generational farmers within the Rural City of Wangaratta. The display features some of these photographs. Open 9am to 5pm. Phone 1800 801 065.

BENALLA ART GALLERY

CCP DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

UNTIL MARCH 10

Enjoy this 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.

CLUBMULWALA AUDITORIUM

YARRAWONGA-MULWALA ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION 2013

UNTIL FEBRUARY 10

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.

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