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Nine things to do in the region this week (15 – 21 July)

Evelyn Karatzas15 July 2022
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Musicals, shows and theatrical performances abound in the region this week. Photo: File.

There are plenty of things to do in the region this week, especially if you love musicals, live music, circuses and markets.

Running all weekend is the feel-good family musical Goldilocks and the Three Bros at the Bega Uniting Church Auditorium.

On Friday, budding cartoonists aged 10 to 14 can join cartoonist Louie Joyce in a visual storytelling (comic) workshop. You can also catch The Final Sin at the Civic Theatre in Wagga Wagga or The Superstars of Country concert featuring Jason Owen and Hayley Jensen in Queanbeyan.

To kick off the weekend, on Saturday in Merimbula The Year Of Magical Thinking tells the story of Joan Didion’s life after the sudden death of her husband, Angela Lount and Leo Joseph perform jazz, blues and soul music in Yass, the Curious Chaotic Cabaret brings drag queens, music, comedy and circus acts to Wagga Wagga and Jason Owen takes to the stage again in the Superstars of Country concert in Goulburn.

Ending the weekend, Cronulla duo Matt and Dylan perform their best country hits in Tilba and Moss Vale holds their annual Christmas in July Market.

All weekend

Theatre troupe in costumes

Start your weekend off with theatre at the Bega Uniting Church Auditorium. Photo: Theatre Onset, Facebook.

Goldilocks and the Three Bros

When: Friday 15 July, 7 pm – 8 pm, Saturday 16 July, 11 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm and Sunday 17 July, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: The Bega Uniting Church Auditorium, 125 Gipps St, Bega
Cost: Tickets are from $5 and can be purchased here.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if all your favourite fairytales collided in one theatrical performance? Head to the Bega Uniting Church Auditorium from this Friday to find out. Goldilocks and The Three Bros is a pantomime of fairytale hilarity guaranteed to have the whole family laughing.

Friday

Flyer for event with cartoonist Louie Joyce depicting him and one of his sketches

Cartooning Workshop with Louie Joyce

When: Friday 15 July, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184/194 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW, 2580
Cost: Tickets are $5 for kids aged 10+ and can be purchased here.

Budding cartoonists and artists aged 10 to 14 are invited to join award-winning comic creator and illustrator Louie Joyce, to learn the basics of visual storytelling, world-building and drawing techniques. Participants will create their own comic books. Joyce has taught at the University of Wollongong, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wollongong Art Gallery, The Australian Comic Arts Festival, Comic Gong, JMC Academy and UTS Sydney, as well as at libraries, events and schools across NSW.

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Lilith discovers murder is easy, love is hard and happiness must be earned in The Final Sin. Photo: Civic Theatre.

The Final Sin

When: Friday 15 July, 7:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way (off Tarcutta St), Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are from $45 and can be purchased here.

In this theatrical performance protagonist Lilith discovers murder is easy, love is hard and happiness is earned. When happiness falls apart and love leaves, she embarks on an existential quest for vengeance. Produced by The Persona Collective and written and directed by Keeden Hendriks, this show is part of The Curious Oddball Takeover.

The X-Factor star Jason Owen holding his jacket collar

The X-Factor star Jason Owen is coming to Goulburn this Saturday. Photo: TalentOz Entertainment.

The Superstars Of Country: Then and Now

When: Friday 15 July, 7 pm
Where: Royal Hotel Queanbeyan, 85 Monaro St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Tickets are from $38 and can be purchased here.

Popular Australian country music artists Jason Owen and Hayley Jensen are bringing their national tour The Superstars of Country: Then and Now to Queanbeyan. The two-hour showcase features covers of classic songs from internationally renowned country artists such as Dolly, Denver, Underwood and Urban. Expect a tasteful mix of ballads, up-tempo numbers, solos, medleys and moving duets, as well as original songs performed by two fabulous Australian musicians.

Saturday

Woman with white hair in a yellow jumper

The Year Of Magical Thinking unpacks a significant time in Joan Didion’s life. Photo: Twyford Hall.

The Year Of Magical Thinking

When: Saturday 16 July, 7:30 pm
Where: Twyford Hall, 16 Market Street, Merimbula
Cost: Tickets are from $35 and can be purchased here.

In this critically-acclaimed solo performance, Joan Didion’s celebrated memoir is brought to life by Green Room Award-winning actor Jillian Murray. The Year Of Magical Thinking is a highly personal account of loss through the lens of hope, unpacking a surreal and overwhelming time in Joan Didion’s life as she faces the sudden loss of her husband John and later her daughter Quintana. This joyful, fun and deeply moving tale of a woman’s journey to find acceptance and learn lessons along the way is not to be missed.

Two people sitting and smiling

Angela and Leo will bring sounds of jazz, soul, blues and funk to Yazzbar this Saturday. Photo: Canberra Blues Society.

Angela and Leo at Yazzbar

When: Saturday 16 July, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Cost: Free.

Yass’ home to good wine, live music and delicious food, Yazzbar is set to host fabulous live music from the talented Angela Lount and Leo Joseph. Coming together for a special performance, expect the best of jazz, soul, blues and funk music.

Circus performer

Prepare to be entertained with circus acts, live performances and plenty of drag entertainment. Photo: Civic Theatre.

The Curious Chaotic Cabaret

When: Saturday 16 July, 8 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way (off Tarcutta Street), Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are from $45 and can be purchased here.

Join The Vaudeville Collective as they present some of The Curious Rabbit’s favourite performers doing what they do best in the Curious Chaotic Cabaret. Drag, music, improvised theatre and circus performances abound featuring Rose Quartz and her court of drag royalty, Dizzy Dilemma and Hooly Dooly. This show is part of The Curious Oddball Takeover.

Sunday

 sons of atticus musicians with guitars

Cronulla duo Sons of Atticus bring country vibes to Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House. Photo: Sons of Atticus, Facebook.

Sons Of Atticus @tilbavalley

When: Sunday 17 July, from 12 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House, 947 Old Hwy, Central Tilba
Cost: Free entry.

They recently released their debut EP Jack’s Motel and performed at Sydney’s Factory Theatre and Cronulla’s Jazz and Blues Festival. Now Cronulla duo Matt and Dylan, known as the Sons of Atticus, are set to perform some of their best original country tunes in Tilba.

Christmas gifts

Moss Vale is celebrating Christmas in July this Sunday. Photo: Visit Southern Highlands.

Moss Vale Christmas in July Market

When: Sunday 17 July, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: 16 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
Cost: Free entry.

Moss Vale Showground hosts the Moss Vale Christmas in July Market this Sunday, featuring wares from many local artisans. Think handmade crafts, jams, relishes, soaps, candles, giftwares and art. There will also be plenty of live music, rides and fun activities for kids including miniature train rides running throughout the day. With plenty of parking, a beautiful location and a pet-friendly environment, the whole family can share in the festive spirit.

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