16 September 2022

Nine things to do in the regions this week (16-25 September)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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trippy hippy band

Yass’s Trippy Hippy Band is one of many must-see groups performing at the Irish & Celtic Music Festival this weekend. Photo: Irish & Celtic Music Festival.

Irish & Celtic Music Festival

When: Friday, 16 September to Sunday, 18 September
Where: Yass Valley
Cost: Tickets are from $25, and can be purchased here.

Yass Valley is set to come alive this weekend with its annual Irish & Celtic Music Festival. Join the craic in Yass with a showcase of music, poetry, dance, markets, food, drink, coffee and more. Run by volunteers from the Yass community, this event is filled with so much entertainment, it’s one not to be missed.


Luminous: Art After Dark exhibit

The Luminous: Art After Dark exhibit will be showcased on the 24th. Photo: River of Art.

2022 River of Art Festival Launch

When: Friday, 16 September, 5 – 7:30 pm (running until 25 September)
Where: Bay Pavilions, 12 Vesper Street, Batemans Bay (events happening all around Eurobodalla)
Cost: Free.

The River of Art is back and bigger than ever with an exciting program of events spanning 10 days and two huge weekends, from 16-25 September.

To kick off the festival there will be plenty of hot-pink lights to look out for, and you’ll be able to check out the River of Art Prize exhibition and enjoy some family-friendly entertainment. The festival will also host a diverse range of more than 90 exhibitions, and feature workshops, open studios, music and performances, with both free and ticketed events across the Eurobodalla. To find out more, check out the program.

Queen Rocks band

All your Queen favourites will be performed live this weekend by Queen Rocks, the Queen tribute band. Photo: Friends of the South, Facebook.

Queen Tribute Show (Moruya)

When: Friday, 16 September, 8 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, 1-5 Princes Hwy, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are from $45, and can be purchased here.

A Queen tribute band, Queen Rocks is coming to Moruya this weekend to perform the super group’s greatest hits. The tribute band promises to deliver a high-energy show that impresses everyone. Don’t forget to buy your tickets quickly because they will rock you.


Paint % Sip poster

Channel your inner Picasso this weekend. Photo: Eventbrite.

Sip and Paint

When: Saturday, 17 September, 6 – 9 pm
Where: Bay Pavilions, 12 Vesper St, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $53.84, and can be purchased here.

Are you a fan of art and painting … while sipping on a glass of your favourite wine? If so, head down to Batemans Bay this Saturday for an afternoon full of painting, drinking and fun.

This hands-on, all-ability class, run by local artist Jessie Thompson, will guide you through a fun, relaxed evening of painting in an exclusive workshop.

Woman doing yoga

Did someone say rose? Photo: Contentious Character Winery.

Namaste Rose Yoga and Brunch

When: Saturday, 17 September, 9 – 11 am
Where: 810 Norton Road, Wamboin
Cost: Tickets are $65 pp, and can be purchased here.

Back by popular demand is the Namaste Rose Yoga and Brunch in Wamboin. Join Jemymah from Kingston Yoga this Sunday morning among the vines, and then sit down and enjoy a nice glass of rose and then a grazing board of three kinds of cheese, homemade focaccia, pate and homemade preserves.


Akmal Saleh poster

Akmal will perform in Goulburn this Sunday night. Photo: Akmal Saleh Facebook.

The best of Akmal

When: Sunday, 18 September, 8 pm
Where: Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 163 Auburn Street, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are from $46.90, and can be purchased here.

He has toured international comedy festivals worldwide, starred in films and TV shows including I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, written a book about his Egyptian upbringing and experiences moving to Australia, and won an ARIA Award. In his hugely successful 25-year career, Akmal Saleh has cemented his reputation as a comedic national treasure. This Sunday night, he’s bringing his best to a one-hour show in Goulburn.

Goulburn Fun Run poster

Get ready to race in Goulburn this weekend. Photo: Run Goulburn Run – Fun Run.

Run Goulburn Run – Fun Run

When: Sunday, 18 September, 8 – 11:30 am
Where: Marsden Weir, Fitzroy Street, Goulburn
Cost: Entry from $15 a person; book your tickets here.

It’s time to grab your runners and get ready, set and go … to Goulburn this weekend for the Run Goulburn Run charity run hosted by the BDCU Goulburn Hospital Fundraising Committee to raise much-needed funds to buy equipment for the Goulburn Base Hospital. This event is for people of all abilities and ages, with options of a 1.5 km, 5 km or 3 km run. Prizes will be up for grabs for the 5 and 10 km races.

Grevillea Quartet

The Grevillea Quartet is performing this Sunday lunchtime. Photo: GPAC.

Grevillea Quartet

When: Sunday, 18 September, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, 163 Auburn Street, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets are from $22, and can be purchased here.

The Grevillea Quartet is coming to the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre this weekend. Formed in 2018, the popular quartet is known for bringing enjoyable music to people from all around NSW and the ACT. It has performed at many major venues, including Parliament House of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the ACT Legislative Assembly, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall. This weekend’s gig by Grevillea Quartet will feature Australian harpist Rowan Phemister.

family bike ride

Get on your bike for a community ride in Goulburn this weekend. Photo: iStock.com/FatCamera.

Goulburn Community Bike Ride

When: Sunday, 18 September, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Carr Confoy Oval, 2 Charlotte St, Goulburn
Cost: Gold coin donation.

It’s time to grab the family and get the wheels turning for Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s 2022 Community 5km Bike Ride this Sunday, 18 September. Kicking off from Carr Confoy Oval, Eastgrove, the event encourages people to bring a gold coin donation, which will go towards the Men’s Shed. A free barbecue lunch and drinks will be provided, as well as a giveaway of three new bikes, 17 helmets, bike pumps, bike bells, other accessories and drink bottles.

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