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Current Events


Beers Through the Years

20/05/2017 10:00am - 28/05/2017 5:00pm

A celebration of Ballarat life in brews.

The Science of Beer

25/05/2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm

with Associate Professor Peter Aldred

The Doug Anthony All Stars – Near Death Experience

23/06/2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm

TWO SHOWS – 7.30pm & 9.30pm The monster Gods of comedy are back! In the 80s & 90s, they took the comedy world by storm with their infamous live shows and TV appearances. Wilfully provocative, psychologically manipulative and gleefully tasteless – DAAS kicked political correctness out the door and gave it a damned good thrashing…

The Mik Maks – Working on the Farm Tour

07/07/2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Mik Maks – Minerva Space, Ballarat Mechanics Institute  Friday 7th July 2017  10.30am Have you seen the band that is taking Australian kids music by storm? Be taken on a Mik Mak musical adventure with brothers Al, Dean, Joel and Drums the Panda.  There’s lot’s of jobs to do and musical fun to be had with…

Trek 4 Education Kokoda (T4EK) Charity Ball

12/08/2017 7:30pm - 11:59pm

Trek 4 Education Kokoda (T4EK) are proud to host a Formal Black Tie Fundraising event in The Minerva Space at the Mechanics Institute Ballarat on Saturday 12th August 2017. Dance the night away to the Motown sounds of local band MOTOR CITY SOUNDS, performing hits from the 60s and 70s Gourmet canapés and local produce…