25 November 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (25 November – 1 December)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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 kids decorating a Christmas tree

As December approaches, it’s time to get the tree out of the cupboard and up on display. Photo: pixdeluxe.

It’s still November, but if you’re ready to get festive the regions are offering a Christmas-themed art exhibit, a Christmas festival, a Christmas cabaret and a Christmas movie marathon in the park.

Less festive but just as fun, we’ve got a food truck and ride show, live music and dance performances, a sip and paint session themed on a pop culture treat you’re bound to recognise and a car show to keep you busy.

A Salute to Roy Orbison poster

A Salute to Roy Orbison is on this Friday night in Queanbeyan. Photo: The Q.

A Salute to Roy Orbison

When: Friday 25 November, 8 pm
Where: The B (Bicentennial Hall), 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Adult $69.90, concession $64.90, groups (8+) and Q members $59.90, book here.

In honour of his father, Roy Orbison’s eldest son Wesley will stage this special concert starring John Stephan. He will be performing all of Roy’s classic hits including his 15 international number one hits and also paying special tribute to Glen Campbell, John Denver and Gene Pitney. The show will also feature spoken word from Wesley, with a very personal narrative of Roy’s intriguing, yet tragic life.

beanbags and a giant projector spread on a lawn for an open-air cinema at Belmore Park

Come along to Belmore Park for a movie under the stars. Photo: stanisluva, istock.

Pictures and Popcorn – in the Park

When: Saturday 26 November, 12 pm – 9 pm
Where: Belmore Park, 173 Auburn St, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

Pictures and Popcorn is a Christmas-themed event featuring three back-to-back Christmas classics under the stars. The movies include The Polar Express (1 pm), How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( 3 pm) and The Holiday (7 pm). There will also be popcorn and plenty of food to purchase and snack on while watching from Eat Street, as well as a kids zone, live entertainment and more on offer.

Gundaroo Park

Gundaroo Community Christmas Festival is taking place at Gundaroo Park. Photo: Supplied.

Gundaroo Community Christmas Festival

When: Saturday 26 November, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Gundaroo Park, 70 Cork St, Gundaroo
Cost: Free entry.

This festival will allow local community groups including Scouts, Historical Society, Film Society, Gundaroo Common, Literary Institute and Men’s Shed to share information about their activities. Small local businesses will sell various products including food, crafts and plants. There will also be first aid information sessions and demonstrations from the Yass Valley Council Weed Identification Display and the local RFS. Craft and clay activities for the kids and music by local musicians and schools will top it all off.

Bubble-O-Bill painting

Bring out your inner Picasso at this Bubble-O-Bill-themed sip and paint session. Photo: Pinot & Picasso.

Billy- Pinot & Picasso

When: Saturday 26 November, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Pinot & Picasso Wagga Wagga, Venue73A Baylis St, Wagga Wagga
Cost: $49, book here.

The iconic Bubble O Bill ice cream is being brought to life (on canvas) at this fun pop culture Pinot & Picasso session. Anyone aged seven and over is invited. Tickets include a 16′ x 20′ blank canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, a table easel, a Pinot & Picasso apron, glassware for your beverages and guidance from artists to ensure you take home a piece you’re proud of.

poster for sunset session

Saturday Sunset Sessions are taking place in Pambula. Image: Humanitix.

The Sunset Sessions

When: Saturday 26 November, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Quondola St, Pambula
Cost: Adult $30, family (children under 12) $40, high school student $10, children under 12, book here.

Mobile live-event production house Sam’s Caravan presents this excellent showcase of local talent. Benji and the Saltwater Sound System perform and showcase some of their best hits, which combine Pacific flavours with sounds of the Australian Pacific coast, and The Robyn Martin Band wows crowds with their distinctly Australian grungy, angst-rock music.

classic cars at a car show

Come and see all the fantastic cars on show this month in Goulburn. Photo: Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show.

Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show

When: Saturday 26 November, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Wakefield Park, 4770 Braidwood Rd, Tirrannaville
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Supported by the Rotary Club of Goulburn, the sixth annual Goulburn Car & Motorcycle Show hits Wakefield Park Raceway this November. The event will feature 33 judged categories and aims to have more than 150 entrants. There will also be plenty of food and beverages on offer.

Art of Christmas exhibit poster

The Art of Christmas will feature six artists’ amazing works. Photo: Kinkora Gallery.

Art of Christmas

When: Saturday 26 November, 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Kinkora Private Gallery, 5 Stornaway Rd, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free entry, book here.

This event exhibits the Christmas-themed works of local artists Emily Birks, Julie Bradley, Fiona Boxall, Liz Faul, Fenja T. Ringl and Joan McKay. Each artist was asked to make a connection through colour, shapes, texture, techniques or through a feeling that Christmas evokes for them and the results are a must-see. Entry is free but bookings are essential.

carnival ride

The Yass Food Truck and Rides Fair is on this Sunday. Photo: Yass Valley.

Yass Food Truck & Rides Fair

When: Sunday 27 November, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Yass Showground, 27 Grand Junction Rd, Yass
Cost: Free entry.

For one night only, enjoy a great selection of gourmet foods, dessert trucks, boutique retail shopping stalls, kids’ rides, jumping castles, carnival games and more in Yass. For $25, children can indulge in unlimited rides. You can also tuck into food from Brisket Bulls, NEON Burgers, Yee Haw Chicken and Tijuana Tacos. For the sweet teeth, there are Candy Clouds (glow-in-the-dark fairy floss), Dessert Sticks (loaded churros) and Blitz Bombs (loaded bubble waffles).

A Celtic Christmas poster

A Celtic Christmas is coming to Queanbeyan. Photo: QPRC.

A Celtic Christmas

When: Sunday, 27 November, 7:30 pm
Where: Bicentennial Hall, 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
Cost: From $59.90, book here.

Following record-breaking and sell-out tours, A Taste of Ireland presents A Celtic Christmas. Witness two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe in an exceptional performance featuring award-winning Irish musicians, some of the world’s best Irish dancers and plenty of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads, carols and red-hot rhythms to get you into the Christmas spirit. This performance is choreographed and produced by multiple national champion and star of Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland Brent Pace and world champion and Lord of the Dance lead soloist Ceili Moore.

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