24 June 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (24 - 30 June)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae

Calling all music-lovers, theatre buffs and art fans – there are so many things to enjoy this weekend in the region. Photo: NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae, Facebook.

There are many fun things to do in the region this weekend, especially for those who love music, theatre, art, animals and markets.

Running all weekend The Wizard of Oz musical is being performed in Goulburn, the Three Percent art exhibition is being showcased in Queanbeyan and the play Compass is being performed in Batemans Bay.

On Friday, it’s the opening night of the art exhibition Ngaranggal Djinama in Moruya.

To kick off the weekend, you can go for breakfast with llamas and alpacas in Sutton, a nine-piece orchestra that plays reggae and afro music is performing in Braidwood, North Sydney’s Ziggy McNeill is performing in Narooma and Tilba is having their weekly Growers Market.

To end the week, on Sunday there’s the Narooma Rotary Market.

All weekend

performance artists in a production of Wizard of Oz in Goulburn

Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company presents the Wizard of Oz this weekend. Photo: Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company.

The Wizard of OZ

When: Friday 24 June, 7 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 25 June, 1 pm -3 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm and Sunday 26 June, 1 pm -3 pm
Where: Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 163 Auburn St, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are from $30 and can be purchased here.

There’s no place like home … or the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre when Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company brings the city of OZ to the stage. Prepare to tap your shoes three times and be transported to the yellow brick road where Dorothy grapples with lions and tigers and bears – oh my!

artwork depicting faces

The Three Percent exhibition is open until this Saturday. Photo: VisitNSW.

Three Percent exhibition

When: Friday 24 June and Saturday 25 June, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Rusten House Art Centre, 87 Collett St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry.

Three Percent is an exhibition put together by three artists working in a variety of media; Mandy Ord, Jodie Ohm Zutt and Dennis Mortimer who attended Canberra School of Art during the early 1990s. The exhibition title references a welcome speech from art school director Dr David Williams to first-year students, in which he pointed out that five years after graduating, only 3 per cent of graduates will have an art practice and only 1 per cent of those will be living wholly off their art practice.

Young actors on stage

Students grapple with morality when their school camp takes a grim turn in Compass. Photo: Bay Theatre Players Inc., Facebook.


When: Friday 24 June, 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 25 June, 2 pm – 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 9 pm, and Sunday 26 June, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: The Bay Playhouse, 33 Gregory Street, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are from $20 and can be purchased here.

Directed by Lyn Sterling, the play Compass combines humour and tension in asking: how far would we go to get what we think we deserve? Watch a small group of students navigate their moral compass as their teacher goes missing, food runs critically low, darkness encroaches and the toilets are nothing but holes in the ground. Their school camp couldn’t get much worse – until a stranger appears.


Painting depicting long black human figures

The Ngaranggal Djinama exhibition opens this Friday in Moruya. Photo: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Facebook.

Opening Night of Ngaranggal Djinama

When: Friday 24 June, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Corner of Vulcan St and Campbell St, Moruya
Cost: Free.

Ngaranggal djinama (women make/create) is an exhibition of artworks by female Aboriginal artists from across Australia, which opens this Friday night in Moruya. This mixed media exhibition celebrates the strength and diversity of Aboriginal expression and culture from a female perspective at both a local and national level. It includes prominent Eurobodalla artist Cheryl Davison. The opening night will have drinks and nibbles provided and opening speeches will commence at 6 pm. The exhibit will run until Sunday 7 August.



Breakfast with an alpaca and llama? Fur sure. Photo: Alpaca Magic, Facebook.

Breakfast with the alpacas and llamas at Alpaca Magic

When: Saturday 25 June, 8 am – 9:30 am
Where: Alpaca Magic, 2771 Sutton Rd, Sutton
Cost: Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased here.

Have you ever wanted an up-close experience with a llama or alpaca? Well now you can as Alpaca Magic in Sutton is holding a breakfast alongside 200 alpacas and llamas looking for a tasty treat. Tickets include an egg and bacon roll, sausage, halloumi, tea and coffee.

NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae

Nine-piece Canberra orchestra NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae performs in Braidwood this Saturday. Photo: NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae Facebook.

Nyash! (Afrobeat Ska Jazz) supported by Shadow Ministers (dub)

When: Saturday 25 June, from 5 pm
Where: Smokey Horse, 183 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Cost: Free entry.

Canberra’s NYASH Afrobeat Ska Reggae combines the mighty Afro-Funk of Nigeria’s Fela Kuti with a tight brass section and heavy jazz + ska grooves in Braidwood this Saturday. From West Belconnen to West Africa and beyond, this nine-piece musical collective will keep your nyash shaking. They’ll be supported by Shadow Ministers – a live dub/jazz quartet with a roots/jazz inflection bringing together Canberra’s most versatile improvisers in a south-eastern dub style.
ziggy mcneill with a guitar

Ziggy is coming to North Narooma this Saturday for a free show. Photo: Ziggy McNeill Facebook.

Ziggy McNeill Live

When: Saturday 25 June, from 12 pm
Where: 279 Riverview Road, North Narooma
Cost: Free entry.

A passionate and talented Australian musician born on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Ziggy McNeill graces Narooma this Saturday for a free performance. He is most known for using his loop pedal and guitar to make unique sounds with guitar solos, fingerpicking, percussive sounds and vocals. His first release was in 2015 and he has since had four successful European tours and two album releases and has come first place in several busking competitions in Australia.

Jars of conserves

The Tilba Growers Market is held weekly. Photo: VisitNSW.

Tilba Growers Market

When: Saturday 25 June, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: 3A Bate Street Central, Tilba
Cost: Free entry.

Visit the charming, historic township of Central Tilba this Saturday morning and check out their weekly market. There you will find a variety of stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, local honey, jams and preserves, delicious baked treats and much more.


Stall at Narooma Rotary Market

Markets return to Narooma this Sunday. Photo: Narooma Rotary Club.

Narooma Rotary Markets

When: Sunday 26 June, 8:30 am – 1 pm
Where: Nata Oval, Narooma
Cost: Free entry.

Held on the fourth Sunday of each month the Narooma Rotary Markets have your groceries and fresh produce sorted for the week. Grab a coffee and enjoy some delicious food and a variety of stalls on offer. Expect crafts, clothing, books, preserves, plants and more on display at the Nata Oval.

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