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In the Mood for some hot swinging action

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In the mid-90s, the then love of my life walked out on me for a toothless Frenchman. I was full of indignant angst… and, yes, some awful poetry may have escaped from my pen.

At my lowest, and most pathetically poetic, I was lucky enough to stumble on what has now become one of my favourite flicks: Jon Favreau’s “Swingers” a 1996 comedy-drama about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the ‘eastside’ of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. It was during this movie that I fell in love with the Swing Jazz scene, and started my hunt for my own personal Heather Graham. Unfortunately I still can barely move in a way that anyone would consider dancing, however,  I did find my Heather.

There doesn’t seem to be much happening in the Swing scene in BallaFornia, however all of us Hepcats, Lindy Hoppers and lovers of Swing Jazz can rejoice because  “In The Mood” is coming to town, with its all singing-all dancing-all-American 1940s musical revue.

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Beer Degustation

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This is an evening of expertly crafted food, premium beers and some giggles. Peter Mitcham from ‘Beer Blokes’ will guide you through a bunch of beery gems, giving you hints and tips along the way to appreciate your golden drop.

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Ballarat Cat Comedy

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BTLamont Entertainment is bringing us Ballafornians some darn fine comedians, every month, and right in the heart of Ballafornia. Turning what would normally be a big-city, long car/train trip, late-night thing into an accessible and affordable night out.

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Sundowner- Wine, Food, Music

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The Sundowner- Wine, Food, Music event at Michael Unwin Wines, featuring The Mondlarks Hammond B3 Trio who will be performing Live Jazz, Soul, Latin & Blues! The entire range of Michael Unwin Wines will be available for purchase either by the glass or buy the bottle.
Ballarat Beer Festival

Ballarat Beer Festival 2014

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Those who know me, know that I like a beer and/or cider or two. Not the chemical-ladened muck that the unnamed big brewers saturate the market with. No, I loves me a finely crafted beer. A beer with flavour, A beer with a story. A beer conjured from the joyful wizardry of men and women who have a true passion for their craft.

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