1. Rock at the Races
Rock at the Races is returning for a third year with a killer lineup and ticket sales are already at a high.
For the past two years, the concert has attracted more than 3000 people at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
This year the presales are over 3000 and tickets will stop at 4000
Big names like Daryl Braithwaite, Choirboys, Thirsty Merc, Pseudo Echo and Steve Balbi will be performing a lineup of non stop hits.
Rock at the Races is on this Saturday from 3pm at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club. Tickets are available to purchase online at Ticket Master or by calling 136 100.
Buses will be running back into the CBD with tickets costing $5, available at the event. All access to the event is from Travers Street only.
2. Life in the Spotlight
After countless hours of rehearsing it is time to open the curtains, light the stage and live ‘life in the spotlight’ for the annual Specialist Medical Resources Foundation fundraiser.
Life in the Spotlight is one of the biggest fundraising events for SMRF which provides non-government funded medical equipment and financial support to Riverina residents in need.
This year’s show promises not to disappoint and features hits from The Greatest Showman, Grease, Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing and more.
Cathy Wall, Michael Peacock and Leah Ellis lead the cast of 45 from across the Riverina and tickets are available from The Civic Theatre or at the door of the CSU Riverina Playhouse.
3. Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure): Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey
Born in Dubbo in northern Wiradjuri country, the late Michael Riley (1960-2004) is recognised as one of Australia’s most important landscape and portraiture photographers and filmmakers.
The works he created showcase his skill as a passionate and gifted photographer and filmmaker, encompassing portraiture, social documentary, photocollage as well as a number of conceptual and allegorical series.
Lorraine Connelly-Northey’s early inspiration for her art practice came from walking country of her childhood environments, the Mallee and Riverina, of Swan Hill, North-Western Victoria.
She continues to be inspired on Waradgerie (Wiradjuri) country creating innovative objects and installations out of found materials that relate to the history and culture of her people on southern Waradgerie country.
Through their varied mediums and techniques both artists depict Wiradjuri/Waradgerie identity, capturing the enduring sense of beauty amid decay that lies at its heart. Together, these artists help sculpt our understanding of what it means to be Wiradjuri today.
Ngabinbiyi dulmarra (measured pressure): Michael Riley and Lorraine Connelly-Northey will be launched at 11am on Saturday 10 November.
4. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Wagga
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Wagga Wagga.
Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter.
Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs.
So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs.
Saturday November 10, 8pm to 10pm. Tickets available from the Civic Theatre.
Head to the markets
Wollundry Saturday Markets
Held at the Civic Precinct around the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon in the heart of Wagga. Come down and enjoy a walk around the lagoon and then enjoy all the markets have to offer.
With over 30 stallholders, including a variety of food purveyors, including a variety of fruit 'n veg and homewares there is much to choose from. You can grab a great egg 'n bacon roll and a hot cuppa while you're here.
Saturday November 10, 8am to 1pm at the Civic Precint.
River and Wren Boutique Markets
Located in the vibrant town of Wagga Wagga in NSW, River and Wren is a beautiful indoor country market that is held bi-monthly at the Wagga Wagga Showground.
The market regularly hosts between 80-120 market shops that showcase the handiwork of the talented local and regional creators.
Whether you are looking for handmade clothing, jewellery, candles, soaps, stationery, furniture and homewares or fresh produce and flowers or homemade jams and condiments, cakes, baked goods and fresh juice - they have it all.
Come and grab a coffee and wander through the market or relax in the Market Cafe with something to eat while catching up with family and friends or watch the children play on the jumping castle.
Free entry and plenty of free on-site parking.
Sunday November 11, 10am to 3pm.