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Review: Grad Ball

I graduated with my Undergraduate Degree last week, in Media and Communication, and Psychology. So I took this opportunity to go to the famous Grad Ball!

The theme was 1920s/Casino, which made the night seem really special as I dressed up, and donned some long satin gloves, pearls and a frilly dress. After a celebratory glass of wine or two with my friends we headed off to the Foundry, where the UCSA had set up buses to transport everyone to and from the event. This was especially helpful at the end of the night, so I didn’t have to pay an extreme taxi fare! When we got to the venue at Addington Raceway we were given a glass of bubbles of arrival, and were invited to have a professional photo taken in front of some grand old cars. This was pretty cool, and really set the tone for a special night!

From our $70 ticket we were promised two drink vouchers (as well as the glass on the door), a selection of 10 different canapes, and also a delicious dessert… and we weren’t disappointed. There was food everywhere, and everything I sampled was really tasty! The dessert was pretty special, a giant slab cake in the shape of a poker table- complete with chocolate coins for the chips!

For entertainment there was a burlesque style dancer, blackjack and poker tables, and a large stage where a few bands and a DJ played. The music was great to have a dance to, and many of the songs were ones from the 90s, which brought back great memories of my primary school disco days. We also had a go at the blackjack table which was a real laugh, however it would have been cool if there were prizes for the winners of each round!

Overall I had a wonderful evening, and made some new memories with my friends that I’ll never forget (especially with some crazy photos for proof). I had so much fun that I think when I finish with Honours this year at UC, I’ll go again! I highly recommend it!

What’s the haps?! 13th-19th April

I hope that you’re having an awesome break away from uni! Here’s some cool ideas of events that you can go to, to fill in the time…

Tuesday 14th:

  • Comedy Open Mic Night: Head along to Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina on 77 Stevens St, in the CBD. 8.00-10.00pm. FREE entry! Go along for a laugh, or if you’re brave you can even perform yourself!

Wednesday 15th:

Thursday 16th:

Friday 17th:

  • Graduation for Science: 10.00am, Horncastle Arena
  • Graduation for Law and Commerce: 2.00pm, Horncastle Arena
  • ‘Grad Ball’: Come along and celebrate your graduation with all your friends! 7.30pm at a Mystery Location (meet in UCSA carpark to get buses to venue). Cocktails and Canapes on arrival, and 12 food stations serving delicious options throughout the night!

Saturday 18th:

  • The Great Pretenders: Showcasing impersonators of some of the greatest performers this world has ever seen….
    Doors open at 6.30pm, dinner served at 7pm, entertainment begins at 8pm. $46 for tickets. Held at Addington Raceway.

Sunday 19th:

  • Frocks on Bikes April Bike Ride: St Albans Park to Redwood Springs (and back). Meet at St. Albans park on Barbados St – opposite Ris’tretto cafe – at 12.45pm for a 1pm sharp departure. Go along for abit of fun!