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What’s on in Geelong – September 2019

September in Geelong brings with it not only that much needed spring sunshine, but some of our favourite festivals and events.

Welcome to Spring!

September in Geelong brings with it not only that much needed spring sunshine, but some of our favourite festivals and events. From the local Pop Up Bands festival and big-ticket theatre shows such as Hair The Musical, to the annual Sportsmans Lunch on the Pier and the new Harry Potter trivia event. There is something for everyone.

Not to mention probably the most important event of the month, Father’s Day on September 1st.

So, no matter what you are looking for, grab your diary: we’ve got the next month sorted for you and we wish all the amazing dads out there an amazing Father’s Day!

Geelong Waterfront Makers & Growers Marktet

When: 10am – 3pm, Sunday, 1st September 2019
Where: Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach Road, Waterfront Geelong
Cost: Free

Get Father’s Day off to a good start by heading on down to the Geelong Waterfront Makers & Growers Market, which is held on the lawns of Steampacket Gardens.

The market offers local produce, tasty gourmet treats, beautiful art and hand crafts from regional makers and growers in a stunning setting.

There will also be local live music and tasty hot food on offer.

In addition, proceeds from The Geelong Waterfront Makers and Growers Market assists the Geelong Central Rotary Club in supporting a number of community projects, so it’s a win all round!

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The Ballarine People's Choice Art Awards

When: Saturday, 7th September through Sunday, 6th October
Where: Tussock Upstairs Gallery, 89 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale
Cost: Free

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is continuing its support for local artists by their sponsorship of The Bellarine People’s Art Awards 2019. This will be the first event for the gallery after its winter recess.

The awards, unlike many art prizes and awards will not be decided by external judges. Instead visitors to the exhibition will be invited to lodge their votes. The People’s Choice first award is $500, the second is a gallery exhibition space in Tussock Upstairs ‘Summer Expo’ valued at $380 and the third is a gallery exhibition space valued at $190, at a time that suits the artist.

The exhibition commences on Saturday 7 September and continues through to Sunday 6 October.

Attend the exhibition’s opening drinks on 7 September 3:00pm – 5:00pm and the Awards will be announced at the gallery on Sunday 6 October at 3:00pm.

Visitors may lodge their votes on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition and the Grand Final public holiday Friday 27 September.

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Pop Up Bands Festivals

When: 6:30-9:00PM, Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Where: Piano Bar Geelong, 26 Malop Street, Geelong
Cost: $5

Following on from the success of the first two Pop-Up Bands Festival Events, Piano Bar is proud to present to you another night of amazing music from incredibly talented local bands.

This event gives young-and-upcoming performers from Geelong and the surrounding regions a chance to perform their own music in one of Geelong’s most popular live music venues.

Doors open at 6:00pm with the music starting at 6:30pm.

This is an all-ages event. (*Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.) Tickets available here

Harry Potter trivia night

When: 7:00PM-10:00PM, Thursday, 12th September 2019
Where: The Sporting Globe, 175-177 Ryrie Street, Geelong
Cost: Gold Coin Entry Per Player

If you are a Harry Potter fan or fanatic, then you will love the tri-trivia tournament.
This action-packed event will test your wizardry with 30 of the best questions spanning all eight Harry Potter films asked across the evening.

In addition, there will also be several mini games and a drawing competition which can win your team extra points on the evening.

Plenty of giveaways will be on hand as well including a massive bar tab for the winning team!

So head on down to the Sporting Globe for a Thursday evening of amazing food, great drinks, and Harry Potter trivia!

The questions will be fun – not hard – and will take you back through all the best bits of the masterpiece series.

Trivia session starts at 7:00PM and rolls on till 9.

Secure your table now adding a ticket for each player!

*Gold coin entry per player on the evening*
Register via: Sporting Globe Harry Potter

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Hair - the original tribal rock musical

When: 7:30PM, 5th -8th September 2019
Where: Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Mallop Street, Geelong
Cost: Varies

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, Hair The Musical continues to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules.
Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the rule breakers, yearning for change in the world of the late 60’s. Fighting for freedom, human rights, the environment and peace in times of war, HAIR puts a mirror to today’s society and asks the question, how far have we really come? Starring four time Logie winner Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters) and powerhouse vocalist Paulini (The Bodyguard), this brand new Australian production features all the hits from the Grammy Award winning score including ‘Aquarius’, ‘Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and ‘I Got Life’. Produced by David M. Hawkins (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and led by maverick young director Declan Greene (Blackie Blackie Brown), this infectious rock musical is brought vividly to life this Spring.

For a full list of show times and ticketing information here

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Swan Lake - Imperial Russian Ballet Company

When: 07:30 PM, 19th September 2019
Where: Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Mallop Street, Geelong
Cost: Adults $90, Child under 18 years $60

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake…the most loved classical ballet of them all.

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.

Further information or to purchase tickets here

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Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat - Live on Stage

When: 10:30AM and 1:00PM, Tuesday, 24th September 2019
Where: Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Mallop Street, Geelong
Cost: $27.50

Children and adults alike are sure to be left in raptures by this zany and imaginative live performance of Dr Seuss’s masterpiece, The Cat in the Hat.
The show, which is now heading to The Playhouse Theatre after a sell-out tour of New Zealand, is a stage adaptation of the best-selling book and was created by the National Theatre of Great Britain.

It faithfully tells the story of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day…(without their Mother!!??) when they are visited by none other than ‘The Cat’ in his red and white striped Hat….(which they let in the door!!??).
Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish (yep the fish talks…and is the babysitter) is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with his friends, Thing One and Thing Two (hey we all have those types of friends) they turn the house upside down leaving mess everywhere but have no fear because The Cat brings in his red ‘Picker-Up Machine’ and all is back to normal before Mum walks back in the door.

Don’t miss The Cat in the Hat, live on stage!
Tickets available here

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Sportsmans Lunch at the Pier

When: 1:00PM, Thursday, 26th September 2019
Where: The Pier, 6/8 Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong
Cost: From $150 per person, Tables of 10 are $1,500

Calling all sports fanatics out there! How would you like to spend the afternoon with some of the greats including Glenn McGrath, Sam Newman, Matthew Richardson and Mark Howard at the Sportsman’s Lunch At The Pier?

Well now you can! The lovable Richo, controversial Sammy Newman, admired Glenn McGrath- one of the greatest bowlers of all time and TV presenter and sports personality Mark Howard will all be there to host this phenomenal lunch.
Coming off the back of the Ashes series and right before the AFL Grand Final, this is a line up not to be missed! A great networking day for our local businesses and sporting clubs with guaranteed laughter, solid banter and old school stories to be shared.

To guarantee sitting at a table with your preferred friends, it is recommended one person purchases tickets for the table. They will try to accommodate single seats, but no guarantees.

Includes: the two-course lunch, a four hour beverage package, entertainment, raffle, live and silent auctions; an official After Party at 5:00pm with Good Faces 4 Radio and light finger food.

For more information and ticket purchase go to:

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