Nine things to do in the region this week (18 – 24 March)
There’s lots to do this week in the regions, if you’re a fan of art, shows, music, movies and more, we’ve got you covered!
On Friday, get ready to dance like nobody’s watching as Narooma’s best DJs are playing at the Bend and Sip bar.
Saturday is when all the action takes place.
The Yass Show returns for its 159th year, Moruya is celebrating 90 years of the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Love On The Run theater performance takes place in Moruya and Sculpture @ Shaw is being held in Murrumbateman. Paula Simons will be doing a yoga class on the ocean on Saturday morning, and Saturday evening will be a night under the stars, watching a movie to fundraise for a good cause.
On Sunday morning, immerse yourself in nothing but the best of fresh produce and goods at the Queanbeyan Market, with plenty of fun for the whole family.
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And to top it off, next Thursday the Queanbeyan-Palerang Seniors Festival will be taking place, as the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends and make more, whilst enjoying a nice morning tea and roast lunch.
Usual Suspects at the Bend and Sip bar
When: Friday, March 18, 6 p.m. – late
Where: The Bend and Sip Bar, 98A Campbell St, Narooma, NSW
Cost: Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here.
Bend and Sip Bar is open once again post COVID, welcoming people back to their social lives with an opportunity to dance the night away. This 18+ event invites you to dress weird and dance like nobody is watching as it brings all things house, disco and techno from Narooma’s best DJs including Another Luke, Joshua Brian and Usual Suspects.
Love On The Run
Where: RSL Memorial Hall, 11 Page St, Moruya, NSW
Cost: Tickets are from $15 and can be purchased here.
Come along with your family and friends this weekend to the Moruya RSL Hall to enjoy a night of theater and live music. With music by Stafford Ray and the Moonlighters, the performance showcases two, one-act plays, filled with fun, love and laughter. The two plays, the Reluctant Bride, and Love or the Nearest offer aren’t to be missed.
Sculpture @ Shaw
When: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Shaw Wines, 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW
Cost: Tickets are $6.36 pp, and can be purchased here.
Moruya Celebrates 90 years of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
When: Saturday March 19, 1 – 9 p.m., Sunday March 20, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Moruya Riverside Park, Waterfront Hotel Moruya, NSW
Cost: Free entry.
Did you know the granite for the Sydney Harbor Bridge came from Moruya? The whole town is celebrating the bridge’s 90th birthday. Events kick off at 1 pm with a Mardi Gras style street parade, featuring a re-enactment of the ribbon cutting. Continuing down to Riverside Park where you will find a Show and Shine featuring the best of street, classic and vintage cars, along with plenty of food and market stalls, for the whole family to enjoy. All afternoon there will be live music and auctions, plus fire dancers, river lights, a smoking ceremony, in the evening there will be river lights and fireworks. On Sunday, there will be a quarry tour, a showing of historic footage of quarry workers and a slide show of past Moruya mardi gras, finishing off with music in the beer garden at the Waterfront Hotel.
When: Saturday March 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Yass Showground, 16 Grand Junction Road, Yass, NSW
Cost: Kids tickets, $5, Adult tickets, $10 and family package tickets are available here.
The Yass Show returns in 2022 for its 159th show. It will once again feature popular events and attractions including antique farm machinery, woodchopping, vintage cars, show jumping, horse and livestock events as well as plenty of entertainment including a magician and farmyard nursery. There will also be the annual Yass Dog Show, a sheep shearing competition, Lego displays, art, food, rides for kids and plenty of local produce on display.
The Queanbeyan Market
When: Sunday, March 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Queanbeyan Park, Lowe Street, Queanbeyan, NSW
Cost: Free entry.
The Queanbeyan Park Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month, and are back this weekend. Come along and absorb yourself in all the locally-grown fresh produce with a wide range of vegetables, fruit, eggs, dairy, honey and meat producers as well as wines, olive oil, preserves, bread, cakes and confectionery. There’s plenty for the whole family, including games for kids and food and drink stalls.
The 2022 Queanbeyan-Palerang Seniors Festival will be held in Bungendore next Thursday, welcoming all seniors around the region to a low-cost morning tea and roast lunch. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones whilst focusing on issues such as mental health, a healthy body and a healthy mind.