TIME OUT: Feb 14-20

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HURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

QEII Twilight Market including live music from Jed Rowe and Mollie Waters, 5pm to 8pm, QEII Square, 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

Valentine’s Day Special: Poem of Tones — Songs for the Bedroom by the Stephen O’Connell Jazz Quintet, 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

Karaoke, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

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

Mansfield Capella singers, 5.30pm, Benalla Art Gallery

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

Paul Vitullo, ClubMulwala

Mark Haze, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Shake & Stir Theatre Co: Animal Farm, 8pm, Wagga Civic Theatre

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Jazz Night, 4pm bar opens

 5pm music, buffet 6pm, Fresco’s Restaurant Bar, Rydges Albury

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

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

PJ, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

A Candela Lie, Eater of the Sky (Bendigo) and Jay Sea (Numurkah), 7pm, Retro Youth Cafe, Albury

Giant 440, 7pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Freeway, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

Tom Burlinson: Now We’re Swingin’ featuring an eight-piece band, 7.30pm, Commercial Club, Albury

Shane Pacey Blues Trio, doors open 8pm, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents: Andreas Bohlen Quartet, 8pm, Jazz Basement, Wodonga

Overtime, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Bad Influence, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Live Band, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Luke Dewing, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

Sonic Loader, 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

Anthony Tenace, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Ray Macartney, ClubMulwala

Maurice Milani, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Heartbeat, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Play It Cool, 8pm, Main Lounge, 

Deniliquin RSL Club

Riverboats Music Festival: Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch, Archie Roach, James Reyne, Tim Rogers, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Mia Dyson, Gossling and many more, Echuca-Moama

Contemporary Season -

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

 7.30pm, Banister Room, Riverina Conservatorium of Music

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

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

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

Denise Thorman, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Brock Shirley, 

8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Overtime, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Wendy Matthews, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Infinity Duo, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Take Cover, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

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

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

Saturday Night, One Nightclub, Albury

Australian Classic Movie: Oyster Farmer, 7pm, Star Hotel, Chiltern

Upper Kiewa Valley Arts presents the I Love a Piano Tour: The Janet Seidel Trio, 8pm, Mount Beauty Country Club

Weekend for Poets and Writers (WRAP) Weekend, Beechworth

Festivus: Loon Lake, Rick Steward, City vs Country, Swamp Kolcha, The Funky Fresh, Fenton & Veeman, 3 Best Friends, Skeletor and many more, 2.30pm to midnight, Tramps Club Room, Wangaratta

Tooma Valentine’s Ball: live band, 8pm, Tooma Hall, Tooma

Tom Burlinson: Now We’re Swingin’ featuring an eight-piece band — dinner show, 6pm, ClubMulwala

Nicky and the Playboys, ClubMulwala

Bad Influence, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers

, 8.30pm, Barooga Sports Club

Riverboats Music Festival: Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch, Archie Roach, James Reyne, Tim Rogers, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Mia Dyson, Gossling and many more, Echuca-Moama

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

Mia Grace, 4pm, 

Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Deckchair Sundays: Take Cover?, DJ Zuckr, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Hidden Agenda, 4pm to 8pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Highway 31 Blues and Roots Club (first gig at new venue): Frank Macias Duo (from Goulburn), The Breaks (from Wagga), The Highway 31 Blues Band, 4pm to 8pm, Edwards Tavern, 1 Moorefield Drive, Wodonga

Sonic Loader, 7.30pm, 

Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Open Mic Sunday Sessions, 2pm to 6pm, Gerogery Hotel

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

Jigid, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

Weekend for Poets and Writers (WRAP) Weekend, Beechworth

Recycled String Band, 2pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

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

Riverboats Music Festival: Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch, Archie Roach, James Reyne, Tim Rogers, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Mia Dyson, Gossling and many more, Echuca-Moama

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Senior Melodies: Mick Tenace, noon, Main lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Mark Haze, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

The Australian Bee Gees Show — The Trilogy Tour, 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

Take Cover, 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

Market Day with Rodney Vincent, 11.30am, Corowa RSL Club

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

Senior Melodies, noon, Main Lounge, 

Deniliquin RSL Club

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

21: Diesel, Wangaratta PAC

21-24: 

Rock’n’Roll Festival, ClubMulwala

22: 

Diesel, Wagga Civic Theatre

22-24: 

Dreamboogie, Yackandandah Hotel

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

23: Shakespeare in the Vines: Twelfth Night, Gapsted Wines

23: Blackwater – Doobie Broothers tribute, Barooga Sports Club

23: Comedy: 

Jeff Green, Greg Fleet,  Tom Siegert, Benalla Lakeside Community Centre

23-24: Tumbafest, Tumbarumba

24: Sugarcane Collins, Uranquinty Hotel

26: Hello Dolly, Commercial Club

26: Class Clowns, The Cube Wodonga

27: Denise Drysdale, Boyntons Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah

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

MARCH

1: Three Tenors Tribute, SS&A Albury

1: Denise Drysdale, Wangaratta PAC

3: Drapht, Paddy’s

1-3: Rutherglen Dance Festival, Rutherglen Memorial Hall

2: Darren Percival, SS&A Albury

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

3: Love Letters, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

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

7-11: Myrtleford Festival

8: Time Warp, Commercial Club

8: Headspace fund-raiser: 

The Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Nathan Lambourne, DJ Zuckr, DJ Franco, Paddys Albury

8: Michelle Nicolle Quartet, The Jazz Basement

8-11: Dinner Plain Festival of Rock

9: Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, guitarists, 1-3pm, 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

15: Tania Kernaghan, Commercial Club

15: The Syncopators, Jazz Basement

16-17: Tastes of Rutherglen

17: Harvest’n’Graze Festival: Pseudo Echo, Kinross

17: Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Albury Botanic Gardens

18: Humpty’s Showtime Play School Concert, Commercial Club

19-23: The Fabulous Dame Farrar’s Dazzling Display of Stupendous Acts for the Stage!!!, Butter Factory Theatre

21: Hello Kitty Flanagan, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

21-24: Albury Gold Cup Carnival

22: Peter Baylor’s Ultrafox, Jazz Basement

22-24: Yackandandah Folk Festival

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS

ALBURY ART GALLERY

MORE SEEING IS NOT UNDERSTANDING: PONCH HAWKES

FEBRUARY 16 TO APRIL 7

Odd scenarios emerge from the night: a woman abandons a baby as she rushes through a train station, a man skips rope in a drive-through bottle shop, a couple perform ballroom dancing in a deserted arcade. These scenarios beg for a narrative that would explain why they came about and how they unfolded, however, photographer Ponch Hawkes is more interested in savouring the ambiguity, offering enigmatic glimpses that excite the imagination. Free event.

NOT DEAD YET

UNTIL 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

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.

WODONGA LIBRARY

20 YEARS IN FRED’S FOOTSTEPS

UNTIL MARCH 8

Twenty years after the death of Professor Fred Hollows, Wodonga Library is hosting a touring exhibition that celebrates the life and work of the late eye surgeon. It will be on display in the library from today (February 13, 2013).  Hollows was a passionate ophthalmologist who became known for his work helping restore the eyesight of countless thousands of people in developing countries and his passionate plight to improve Indigenous health in Australia. In 1993 he lost his battle with cancer aged 63. Two decades on, his legacy lives on. The Fred Hollows Foundation works in about 20 countries throughout Africa, South and South East Asia and the Pacific. A significant amount of work is also carried out throughout Indigenous communities in Australia. Over the past five years alone, the Foundation has supported almost one million sight-restoring operations, trained more than 31,000 eye health workers including surgeons, provided over $10 million in medical equipment and expanded work in more than 55 Indigenous communities. To help keep Fred’s dream alive- log onto

hollows.org.au

 or call1800 352 352.

ARMY MUSEUM BANDIANA

EXTENSIVE MILITARY DISPLAY

MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS

The Army Museum Bandiana is among Australia’s best army museums where 190 army vehicles, dozens of field guns, weapons, uniforms, medals and items dating back as far as the 18th century are displayed in about 5000 square metres of display space. The museum is at the Gaza Ridge Barracks, Anderson Road, Bandiana, just out of Wodonga. Open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday but not on New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day or from December 24 to 28. Phone (02) 6055 2525. 

MAN FROM SNOW RIVER MUSEUM, CORRYONG

LIVE THE LEGEND

OPEN DAILY

A diverse and colourful exhibition that celebrates the history of the Upper Murray and its people. Learn about the legend of Jack Riley. Open 10am to 4pm, September to May and 11am to 3pm, June to August. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. The Man From Snowy River Museum and Riley’s Village is at 103 Hansen Street, Corryong. For more information visitmanfromsnowyrivermuseum.com. Phone (02) 6076 2600.

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.

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY, BEECHWORTH

WORKS BY LOCAL ARTISANS

OPEN DAILY

North East painters, jewellery makers, textile artists, woodworkers, glass artists and more display their works in the 1863 building that once housed a school. 1 Loch Street. Open 10am to 4pm daily. Visit oldschoolhousegallery.biz.

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

ACTION/ABSTRACTION

UNTIL 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

UNTIL 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.

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