13 January 2023

Nine things to do in the region this week (13 - 19 January)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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One of the finest guitar players in Australia, Daniel Champagne, is coming to Braidwood. Photo: Daniel Champagne, Facebook.

If you’re looking for fun things to do with your family and friends in the region this week, our list is jam-packed with events you won’t want to miss.

Are you a fan of Lego? Live music? Stand-up comedians? Or even family carnivals/shows? This weekend’s calendar might just be perfect for you.

There’s something for everyone, so where will you go first?

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The Brick Show is coming to Narooma this January. Photo: WhatsOnEurobodalla.

Narooma Brick Show 2023

When: Friday, 13 January, and Saturday, 14 January
Where: 88 Princes Hwy, Narooma
Cost: Tickets are $8 a person, and can be purchased here.

A two-day event showcasing all things Lego is coming to Narooma this weekend for the first time.

People should expect to see lots of new models, more tables of Lego displays, stalls where people can buy Lego sets, and interactive areas where kids are given the chance to be creative and build with Lego.

There will also be more than 40 tables of custom-built Lego models on display with various themes including Star Wars, architecture and Marvel.

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Blues musician Moondog is performing in Tilba this weekend. Photo: Moondog.

Moondog at Tilba Valley Winery

When: Saturday, 14 January, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery, 947 Old Highway, Corunna
Cost: Free.

If you love blues tunes, head to the Tilba Valley Winery this Saturday evening as blues soloist or one-man band Moondog is performing a free show. Grab your friends and a glass of wine and enjoy a meal with free live music in the countryside.

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The NelliJam music festival is on this January in Nelligen. Photo: Humanitix.

NelliJam Music Festival

When: Saturday, 14 January, 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
Where: Steampacket Hotel, 963 Kings Hwy, Nelligen
Cost: Tickets are from $29, and can be purchased here.

After three years of cancelled NelliJam Music Festivals, the 12-hour event is back at the Steampacket Hotel in 2023. This event is special as it’s the 10th anniversary of NelliJam, meaning it’s time to celebrate.

Enjoy music and performances from Thirsty Merc, Jeff Lang, The Strides, The Spindrift Saga, Frank Sultana Blues Band, Jack Biilmann & The Black Tide, Beautifully Mad, Archie, Ron Callo, Paul Johnston, Flavuh, St Peter’s Anglican College Vocal Ensemble, as well as comedian MC Hamish Hudson. Whether you’re into rock, blues or reggae, there’s something for you to enjoy.

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Catch Peter Green performing alongside stand-up comedians Michelle Betts, Christina Van Look and Rob Andrews at the Soldiers Club this weekend. Photo: Peter Green, Facebook.

Stand-Up Comedy Night

When: Saturday, 14 January, 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $21.50, and can be purchased here.

Taking place at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club this weekend is a stand-up comedy night featuring four hilarious comedians.

Coming together for one night only are Peter Green, Michelle Betts, Christina Van Look and Rob Andrews.

Andrews, the award-winning Sydney-based funnyman, will have you laughing at a range of situations faced by those with multiple children and multiple chins. He is also the MC for the night.

Van Look has gone international with her career and was nominated for “Best Comedy” at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2019.

Betts, a semi-finalist in Quest for the Best and the winner of Comedy Court competitions, has been performing stand-up comedy since 2009 and is ready to entertain and have you in stitches.

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Come and jam to some jazz music in Goulburn. Image: Goulburn Australia.

The Robbie Brice Jazz Quartet

When: Saturday, 14 January, from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Where: The Goulburn Club, 19 Market Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free.

Come along for an afternoon of live music at The Goulburn Club. Listen to some great jazz tunes made famous by artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.

The jazz quartet features Sydney-based guitarist Robbie Brice, Goulburn locals Mike Baker (keyboards) and Ron McLaughlin (bass), and Canberra’s Steve Stanton (drums). This event is free and all members are invited to bring along guests to enjoy the music with a drink or some food.

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Come along to Soul Tribe Studio this weekend for a powerful freeform movement experience. Image: Eventbrite.

Ecstatic Dance with Clare and Kelly

When: Saturday, 14 January, 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Soul Tribe Studio, 57 Beach Road, Catalina
Cost: Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here

Join Clare and Kelly from Soul Tribe Studio in Batemans Bay this weekend for a powerful freeform movement experience with ecstatic dance.

This dance style is completely freeform and allows participants to follow the music with their bodies and move accordingly, relaxing their mind and bodies.

All you have to do is follow the guidelines, which include no talking, no eye contact, no physical contact and keeping your eyes closed for as long as possible. This all-ages event invites anyone to come along, sweat and connect.

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It’s showtime in Candelo this weekend. Photo: iStock.

Candelo Show

When: Sunday, 15 January, from 10 am
Where: Candelo Showgrounds, Bega-Candelo Road
Cost: Entry is from $2 a person, to be paid at door.

It’s showtime this weekend in the region as Candelo is putting on its 134th Candelo Show, and you and your family are invited.

With the usual beef and dairy contests, horse competitions, a poultry shed and exhibition pavilion with lots of displays, there will also be face painting, a jumping castle, an animal nursery, a dog-jumping competition and a Bush Kids Challenge featuring games and a tug of war.

With no bookings required, mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun in Candelo with all your family and friends.


Daniel Champagne is performing in Braidwood this Sunday evening. Photo: Daniel Champagne, Facebook.

Daniel Champagne live at the National Theatre

When: Sunday, 15 January, from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Braidwood National Theatre, 100 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Cost: Tickets are $32.74, and can be purchased here.

Daniel Champagne, acclaimed as the finest guitar player of his generation, is coming to Braidwood for a one-night-only show at the National Theatre.

After performing several sold-out shows internationally, Champagne is coming home with his first tour for 2023, where he will perform his new album across 60 shows around Australia.

His journey began when he was only five years old, when he picked up his first guitar and developed a love of music. By 12, he had begun writing music; by 18, he had left school to turn his passion into a professional career. He is now doing what he loves for a living.

After releasing six albums in the past 10 years and performing more than 300 shows a year, his show in Braidwood is one you won’t want to miss.

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Bungonia residents about to dig into a big breakfast in the community hall. Photo: Moira McGinity.

Bungonia Sunday Breakfast

When: Sunday, 15 January, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Bungonia Community Hall, 42 King Street, Bungonia
Cost: Free entry, breakfast items from $4.

This Sunday the Bungonia Cafe, run by the Bungonia Progress Association and other local volunteers, will host a not-for-profit breakfast with all funds going towards keeping the community hall open – and cementing its reputation as the most important meal of the day. Expect delicious country cooking at bargain prices, including an English big breakfast for $9; bacon and egg roll for $5; pancakes with maple syrup, cream, jam and butter for $4; and barista coffee for $4.

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