Enjoy the last weekend of February for 2019 – that’s right Autumn is nearly here already! Here are five things happening around Albury Wodonga and surrounds this weekend.
Relax – Picnic in the Vineyard, Porepunkah
Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of family, wine, fun and music at Ringer Reef on Saturday 23 February from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Live music will be provided by Parkville, a chart-topping acoustic folk-pop act from Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, known for their rich three-part vocal harmony and smooth blend of violin, piano and acoustic guitar.
This is a free event. BYO picnic, rug, balls and games. Platters will be available, no BYO alcohol.
Friday Night Chill – Shadowplay at Two Fingers Gentlemen’s Barbershop & Bar, Albury
Enjoy some free live music TONIGHT (Friday 22 February) with the crew from Shadowplay, while the team from Two Fingers Gentlemen’s Barbershop & Bar serve up some of their new whiskeys and cocktails.
Family Fun – Tom Curtain’s Speak Up Tour, Albury
Multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain will perform his Katherine Outback Experience show of real horse training and working dog demonstrations followed by a live music performance at Albury Showgrounds on Saturday 23 February.
Katherine Outback Experience (KOE) is an outback show that celebrates life on the land through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bush tales.
Action – Country Championships Qualifier, Albury Racing Club
Gather friends and family for a great day’s racing at Albury on Saturday 23 February. There’ll be marquees, fashions on the field and fun for the kids on the trackside lawn with jumping castles and games.
The SDRA Country Championships Qualifier offers $150,000. The carnival culminates with the $500,000 final at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April.
Arts & Culture – Andrew Tenison: Let me Imagine You, Albury
Albury born artist Andrew Tenison reimagines history in Let Me Imagine You.
Inspired by a negative of a WWII serviceman found whilst rummaging in an op shop in Berlin, Andrew Tenison set out to explore the possible experiences the soldier may have encountered, recreating scenes and new hand printed silver gelatin photographs to go with the original.
Tenison is interested in the role photography plays in history, memory, and myth making. Photographs can enhance or deceive our understanding of events, losing context as they drift untethered into the future.
Part of the project brought Tenison to Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, as he researched the lives of German soldiers, particularly the Luftwaffe that served in WWII, and those that migrated post-war to Australia. Bonegilla was used as part of the recreated scenes in some of the photographs.
What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)
Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA
Fri Feb 22 – Cool Change
Sat Feb 23 – Appetite for Destruction