Saturday, Launch of David M. Lewis album cover art exhibition @ Palais, Hepburn
Featuring Lewis' own alt country band Dirtbird performing on the night as a duo, plus Ballarat legends The Dead Salesmen.
Local artist David M. Lewis will be exhibiting his latest series of pen-and-ink drawings until April 19.
The artworks will be naïve representations of iconic album covers from the 1960s to the 2010s.
Lewis has been exhibiting sculpture, paintings and drawings around Australia since the 1990s.
Dirtbird present an offering of beautiful, close harmonies and sparsely pulsing acoustic guitar.
Laid-back songs about mythical journeys and the end of the world are some of the elements which Lewis and fellow Dirtbirder Vic Moss weave in and out of the organic quietness which has become the band's sound.
Friday, Aurora @ Blue Bean Cafe
Saturday, The Cartwheels @ Blue Bean Cafe
Still reeling from their gut-wrenching final act at the Old Hepburn, Dave and Wendy will wipe the tears from their eyes as they re-imagine their future.
Sorry, not to be too nostalgic, but the band will still feature alt country music of all shapes and sizes, rockabilly influenced material and personal and poignant anecdotes.
This town needs people to support live music now more than ever.
Sunday, Nearly Easter @ Blue Bean Cafe
Thursday, Little Hall Big Show, Clydesdale Hall, 6pm-midnight
Featuring Archer Freya, Josephine Hollick, The Cartwheels, Dean Richards, Featherhead, Sugar and Spice, Phil Mac's Pear Shaped Clappers, Coddiwomple and special guests.
BYO barbecue; facilities and sausages in bread will be available.
Castlemaine State Festival continues various venues, March 22-31
Contemporary film program Not Your Sheila will shine a spotlight on bold new works by Australian women in cinema while visual art takes pride of place in myriad venues around Castlemaine.
A series of free exhibitions and talks will also be held. For more details and a full program of events, visit castlemainefestival.com.au
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