TIME OUT: Feb 28 - March 4

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

The Hoffmans, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Garry O’Brien: Soft Rock Classics, 6.30pm to 8pm, North Albury Sports Club

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

Open Mic Night with Dave, Kelvyn and the Wednesday crew, 8pm, Albion Hotel, Albury

Metal Madness Thursday, 9pm to close, Rooftop Bier Garden, The Bended Elbow, Albury

The Beatles Festival — Day 1: The Melbeats, 9pm to 1am, ZedBar, Albury

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

Metal Madness Thursday, 9pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, The Bended Elbow, Albury

Hans Hielscher, renowned German organist: Josef Rheinberger’s Organ Sonata No. 4, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and more, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, 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

Maurice Milani and The Rumour, ClubMulwala

Ray Macartney, Mulwala Waterski Club

Groove Factorie, 8pm to 11pm, Home Hotel, Wagga

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Albury Gold Club Launch Luncheon: Arrowfield Stud owner John Messara and comedian Paul Martell, noon to 4pm, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Garry O’Brien, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

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

Play It Cool, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

Take Cover, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, The Bended Elbow, Albury

Gretta Ziller, 7.30pm, Rastus Watermelon, Wodonga

The Hoffmans, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

The Beatles Festival — Day 2: The Youth Beatles Battle, 7pm to 10pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury; Let It Be Beatles, 9pm to 1am, Albion Hotel, Albury

Infinity, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Maurice Milani and The Rumour, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

Live Music, 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

Rutherglen Dance Festival including the Swing Masters, Rutherglen Memorial Hall

Live Music, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Mystical Groove, ClubMulwala

Black Jack, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

Getupandans, 7.30pm, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Barry Bishop, Barooga Sports Club

One OB, 8pm, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Camille and Stuie, 2013 Alternative Country Album of the Year 2013 Golden Guitar Award-winners, 8pm, Bass Bar, Wagga

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

The Beatles Festival Albury — Day 3: Street Party — The Melbeats, Let It Be Beatles, The Fab Four, western end of Dean Street, Albury; Rubber Soul, 9pm to 1am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

The Wiggles: Taking Off!, 1pm and 4.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

Phil Dalby, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Paul Gibbs, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Trent Hamilton, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Darren Percival (2012 The Voice contestant): Up Close and Percival Tour, SS&A Albury

Jenny Morris, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Luke Dewing, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

DJ Deb, 9.30pm, Albion Hotel, Albury

Live Music, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

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

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

DJ G-Wizard: Ministry of Sound Maximum Bass tour with heaps of freebies, One Nightclub, Albury

Corryong Show, Corryong Recreation Reserve

Khancoban Motorcycle Festival: Tracee James’ classic country rock, 3pm; Wayne Ryder, 6pm; 3 On The Tree, 9pm,  Khancoban

Live Music, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

Women in Harmony, pianist Sandra Williams, 5pm, Beechworth Uniting Church,

Shannon Noll: NAB Cup Post-Game Entertainment, after the 5.30pm Essendon v Richmond game (gates open noon, Murray Bushrangers curtain raiser 2pm), Wangaratta Showgrounds

House Concert: Helen Begley), Luke and Cassy’s, Wangaratta (contact Helen Begley on Facebook for the address)

Friends of the Benalla Art Gallery: Riverina Trio – Hamish Tait, piano, Lauren Davis, violin, Clare Brassil, cello, 5.30pm, Benalla Art Gallery

Music on the Murray: Elissa Van Dorst, 12.30pm, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

A Day on the Green: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, Mark Seymour and Lisa Mitchell, gates open 4pm, All Saints Estate, Wahgunyah

Rutherglen Dance Festival including the Swing Masters, Rutherglen Memorial Hall

Thunderstruck — AC/DC tribute band, 9pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Meridax, ClubMulwala

Giant 440, Mulwala Waterski Club

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

The Wiggles: Taking Off!, 11am and 2pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

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

Women in Harmony, Sandra Williams, piano, 2.30pm, St John’s Anglican Church, Wodonga

Jacob Casey, 4pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, The Bended Elbow, Albury

The Beatles Festival Albury — Day 4: The Fab Four, 4pm to 8pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Deckchair Sundays: acoustic music, DJ Zuckr, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Drapht, Paddy’s, Albury

Sonic Loader, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, The Bended Elbow, Albury

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

Beer, Beef and Blues: The Round Hill Roll Ins, six-piece electric blues band (lunch available), 2pm, Round Hill Hotel, Morven

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

Jingellic Show

Open Mic Arvo with Rudi Katterl – all ages welcome, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Music on the Balcony: Zoot Suit Trio – part of the Beechworth Bakery’s 29th Birthday Celebrations, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

Open Mic with Mel Tompkins, 5pm, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

Sunday Acoustic Sessions: Liv Cartledge/Benny Williams, noon to 2.30pm, Gigi’s of Beechworth, 2pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Love Letters, 2pm and 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Rutherglen Dance Festival including the Swing Masters, Rutherglen Memorial Hall

Luke Dewing, Barooga Sports Club

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Albury City Band – Music at Twilight: Music old and new from all corners of the globe, 7pm to 8pm, Roy Benyon Park, Mountford Crescent, East Albury

Mulwala Public School 40th Birthday production: The Wizard of Mulwala, Mulwala Football Club

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

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

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

Brass instrument classes for beginners information session, 6.30pm, Wodonga Brass band hall, Hovell Street, Wodonga

Wodonga Brass Life Music, 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

MARCH

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

7-11: Myrtleford Festival

8: Time Warp, Commercial Club

8: Fund-raiser for headspace: The Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, Nathan Lambourne, DJ Zuckr, DJ Franco, Paddy’s Albury

8: Michelle Nicolle Quartet, The Jazz Basement

8-11: Dinner Plain Festival of Rock

9: Jason Singh, ex-Taxiride, SS&A Albury

9: Male Review, North Albury Sports Club

9: Viva Bonegilla: Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen, Bonegilla Migrant Experience

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: The Flattrakkers, SS&A Albury

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: Kitty Flanagan, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

21-24: Albury Gold Cup Carnival

22: Peter Baylor’s Ultrafox, Jazz Basement

22-24: Yackandandah Folk Festival

23: Dog Gone South, 8pm, Edwards Tavern, Wodonga

23: Celtic Illusion, Wangaratta PAC

24: Anthony Newcombe, piano, Murray Conservatorium

26-27: They’re Playing Our Song, Albury Entertainment Centre

26-27: Flying Fruit Fly Circus: Control, Alt Delete, Wangaratta PAC

27: The Girls From Oz, Benalla PACC

27-28: Finbar Furey, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

28: Howie Brothers, Commercial Club

29-31: Golden Horseshoes Festival, Beechworth

30-31: Deni Blues and Roots Festival, Ute Muster Site

31: Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon, Mansfield Showgrounds

APRIL

3: 360 Allstars, The Cube Wodonga

4: 360 Allstars, Wangaratta PAC

4-7: Man From Snowy River Festival: Adam Harvey, X-Factor’s contestant Vendulka, Danny Phegan and Longreach, Corryong

5: Damn That River, Albion Hotel

9: Dale Hooper, Commercial Club

9: Australia’s Got Talent Auditions, Albury Entertainment Centre

9: Herman’s Hermits, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

VISUAL ARTS AND HISTORY: EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

ALBURY ART GALLERY

MORE SEEING IS NOT UNDERSTANDING: PONCH HAWKES

UNTIL 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

ON THEIR OWN: BRITAIN’S CHILD MIGRANTS

UNTIL APRIL 28

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.

THOROUGHFARE — INSIDE ALBURY’S TRANSPORT HUB

UNTIL MARCH 1

Be quick. Last days of exhibition on 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

DJALKIRI: WE ARE STANDING ON THEIR NAMES — BLUE MUD BAY

MARCH 4 TO 28

This exquisite series of prints is the culmination of a vibrant and intensive cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists from across Australia. This exhibition is toured by Artback NT. Free event. Phone (02) 6022 9600.

THE CUBE WODONGA

CREATE CARNIVALE

MARCH 1 TO 8

A week-long schedule of complimentary arts projects in The Cube Wodonga courtyard in the lead-up to Carnivale Wodonga 2013 on March 9 and 10. Go to wodonga.vic.gov.au and follow the links for more information.

FIXED FOCUS

MARCH 4 to 7

International Women’s Day photography exhibition supporting healthy relationships and empowering women and children. The Fixed Focus competition winner will be announced at a function on the Thursday night, 6pm to 8pm, free entry, nibbles, all welcome. Phone Junction Support Services on (02) 6043 7400 for more information.

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 visit hollows.org.au or call1800 352 352.

GIGS FINE ART GALLERY, WODONGA

BEYOND THE LINE

UNTIL MARCH 24

Arts Wodonga presents the first Border exhibition by Catherine Stewart, from the Riverina town of Coleambally. Opening: 5.30pm, Friday, March 1. You can also meet Catherine between 10am and noon on Saturday, March 2 at GIGS, Gateway Island, Wodonga. Phone (02) 6021 3073. For more information, go to artswodonga.org.au and follow Arts Wodonga on Facebook.

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.

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