27 May 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (27 May – 2 June)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Ready for some laughs in the region? Photo: Antonio Solano, iStock.

There will be plenty to see and do around the region this week, especially if you love comedy, music and spending time out with your family and friends for food, drinks and walking adventures.

On Friday, Bean Central Café in Queanbeyan will host a comedy night featuring Benny Eggmolesse and Marky Worthington. In Tilba, Oscar Litchfield will be performing his latest country single after being on the road and touring around Australia.

To start the weekend, Saturday will feature a charity dinner for Cystic Fibrosis in Goulburn, Jessica Brown will host a Zumba class in Moruya, there will be a Reconciliation Week event in Narooma and a comedy night at the Moruya Golf Club.

On Sunday four-piece band Captain Ablit and the Bluetrash will perform in Tilba and Mami’s Bar in Batemans Bay will host a Sunday Session with pancakes, mimosas and more.

Next week, on Tuesday, there will also be a Reconciliation Week walk in Queanbeyan for the whole community to attend.


Aboriginal comedian Benny Eggmolesse

Benny Eggmolesse will be headlining the Comedy Night at Bean Central this Friday. Photo: Bean Central Facebook.

Comedy Night at Bean Central

When: Friday 27 May, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Bean Central Café, 111 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Tickets are $20 (18+ event) and can be purchased here

Comedy Night at Bean Central will be brought to you this Friday by hilariously talented Canberra-based Aboriginal comedian Benny Eggmolesse. His quick wit, charisma and honest style of comedy has led him to tour with the Aboriginal Comedy Club and place runner up in the 2016 Deadly Funny National Finals comedy competition. Your MC for the night will be established comedian Marky Worthington, whose observational humour and storytelling make for comedy gold.

Country singer-songwriter Oscar Litchfield

Oscar Litchfield is performing this weekend at the Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House. Photo: Oscar Litchfield, Facebook.

Oscar Litchfield @ Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House

When: Friday 27 May, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House, 947 Old Highway, Corunna
Cost: Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here

Supported by local talent Jacob Poyner, book an evening of live music from country singer-songwriter Oscar Litchfield. He will be playing songs inspired by his time spent on the road touring, including the launch of his brand new single Call Me Up. The song perfectly encompasses the freedom and heartache of chasing one’s dreams and will appeal to any country music lover.


Gala dinner tables

The Goulburn Soldier’s Club (not pictured) will host the annual 65 Roses Dinner this Saturday. Photo: Greenleaf123, iStock.

65 Roses Charity Dinner

When: Saturday 28 May, 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Goulburn Soldiers Club, 1 McKell Place, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are $50 pp and can be purchased at the reception desk at the Goulburn Soldiers Club

Cystic Fibrosis Goulburn and District will host their annual 65 Roses Charity Dinner this Saturday night at the Goulburn Soldiers Club, inviting anyone from the local community to show their support for research and those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Tickets will include a two-course dinner, an auction and entertainment by Carlo Aliffi.

Women in fitness class

Get your fitness on this Saturday at Jessica Brown’s Zumba class. Photo: FatCamera, iStock.

Zumba fitness classes with Jessica Brown

When: Saturday 28 May, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Element Cheer and Dance, 1/10 Shelley Road, Moruya Industrial Estate
Cost: Entry is $15 pp, to book contact Jess on 0468 604 596 or register here

Jessica Brown will bring weekly Zumba fitness classes to Moruya from this Saturday in partnership with Element Cheer and Dance Studio. Incorporating cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, participants will be encouraged to go at their own pace, make the best of the exercises and do what makes them feel comfortable. Jessica will provide high interval intensive workouts for participants to gradually build up their cardio and endurance while having fun.

Flyer for Reconciliation Week gig

The Bend and Sip Bar will present an intimate celebration of culture and talent this Saturday. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Reconciliation Week at The Bend and Sip Bar

When: Saturday 28 May, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: The Bend and Sip Bar, 98A Campbell Street, Narooma
Cost: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here

As last year’s successful event sold out, The Bend and Sip Bar in Narooma will host another Reconciliation Week event this year. This evening will be filled with storytelling, dance, music and food, with a special lineup of guests. Tickets will include bush tucker-inspired finger food.

Flyer for comedy night

Stephanie Broadbridge is one of many talented comedians performing in Moruya this weekend. Photo: Moruya Golf Club Facebook.

Comedy Night – Moruya Golf Club

When: Saturday 28 May, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Moruya Golf Club, Evans St, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $20 (18+) and can be purchased here

Sydney’s Future Bird Entertainment will bring together some of its best and most experienced comedians to Moruya for one big two-hour show. The lineup will feature the wit of Sydney International Comedy and Fringe Festival’s Stephanie Broadbridge, the off-beat larrikin humour of Peter Green, the ultimate comedy showmanship of Dane Hiser and the politically incorrect and down to earth stylings of Rob Andrews.


Four-piece band

Captain Ablit and the Bluetrash will play at the Dromedary Hotel. Photo: The Dromedary Hotel Facebook.

Sunday Session – Captain Ablit and the Bluetrash

When: Sunday 29 May, from 1 pm
Where: The Dromedary Hotel, 14 Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: Free entry

Four-piece band Captain Ablit and the Bluetrash Band will play a variety of cover songs, new and old, with an upbeat, country, bluegrass feel at the Dromedary this Sunday. The powerful lead vocals and acoustic guitar by Muzz combine with the mandolin solos and smooth second vocals from Scott, the bass and tambourine stomping of Andrew and the large array of instruments including the kazoo from Steve for lively weekend vibes.

Two breakfasts

Mami’s Bar in Bateman’s Bay has your Sunday brunch sorted this weekend. Photo: Kristin Mitchell.

Sunday Sessions | Round One- Pancakes and Mimosas

When: Sunday 29 May, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Mami’s Bar, Clyde Street, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $50 pp and can be purchased here

Mami’s Bar in Bateman’s Bay will present a weekly Sunday Session featuring a long lunch, bottomless brunch and two hours of free-flowing food and drinks. If you’re a fan of mimosas and pancakes, this will be your Sunday sorted.


Reconciliation Week event flyer

Come for a walk to make a change this Reconciliation Week in Queanbeyan. Photo: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Facebook.

Queanbeyan Reconciliation Walk

When: Tuesday 31 May, from 9:45 am for a 10:30 am start
Where: Meet at Marj Christian Park, 2 Macquoid St, Queanbeyan East
Cost: Free entry

Join the community of Queanbeyan for this year’s Reconciliation Week Walk. The theme is ‘Be Brave, Make Change’, which challenges all Australians to unite with Indigenous communities to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation and make change to benefit all Australians. Following the walk an official ceremony will be held as well as an Aboriginal cultural performance and flag-raising ceremony.

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