What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Wodonga Races. Photo: TruPics

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are five fabulous ideas to get you out and about.

Races – Skating, Racing and Cellar Door Fun, Wodonga

Racing Wodonga is partnering with the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) to offer its Sam Miranda Cellar Door Experience at the races on Saturday.

The club has partnered with Wodonga Councillor John Watson to hold the event and acknowledge BCNA that has played a large role in the Watson family life. John’s wife Christine sadly passed away late last year from breast cancer shortly after the inaugural race day. The day will see the first Christine Watson Memorial Race held in the honour of Christine and the work she did in the community and also with BCNA.

Saturday’s race meeting will also see the meeting of Ice Skating and Horse Racing for the first time in Wodonga. The Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating & Tobogganing will continue to operate alongside the race meeting. Skaters are encouraged to note the changed parking conditions and enter via the Pritchard Arena on Wilson street.

Gates open at 11am, and a strong eight race program is scheduled to start at 12.06pm

Details: https://www.facebook.com/wodongaraceclub/

Food & Wine – Le Tour de France Special Lunch Menu – Jones Winery, Rutherglen

Jones Winery Restaurant always celebrate their ‘Frenchiness’ with some extra special dishes on the lunch menu Thursdays to Sundays during Le Tour de France until 29 July.

Head chef, Briony Bradford describes her style as ‘traditional French technique with a modern twist’, enjoying ‘pushing the boundaries of flavours’ and ‘making everything in my dishes from scratch’.

Photo credit: Jones Winery

Briony’s penchant for French cuisine has been garnished from her time spent with mentors that include Michelin star chefs Claude Bosi at Hibiscus and Andre Garret at Galvin at Windows in London; and Paul Cooper at Bishop Sessa, Ross Lusted at The Bridge Room, Grant King at Gastro Park and Brent Savage at The Bentley Restaurant and Bar in Sydney. Briony comes to Jones after working as head chef at Chippendale’s Sneaky Possum Restaurant and Bar.

Details: https://www.joneswinery.com.au/

Nightlife –  Burlesque Party, Albury

One Nightclub above the Bended Elbow is hosting ‘The Very Last Burlesque’ on Saturday night.  Girls dress in burlesque and guys dress in suit & tie. There’s a complimentary drink on arrival before 11pm.

Dress in theme and be on stage for the giant Burlesque photo shoot. Free entry all night.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/THEBENDEDELBOWALBURY/

Concert – Inventi Ensemble Recital, Albury

The Albury Chamber Music Festival welcomes Melbourne’s Inventi Ensemble as part of their mid-year concert series on Sunday afternoon at Adamshurst Ballroom, Albury.

Inventi Ensemble is run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie and Melissa Doecke. Their dynamic musicians have performed internationally, including at the BBC Proms and London’s Southbank.

Details and tickes: http://alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au/whatson/inventi-ensemble-recital

Inventi Ensemble. Photo credit: Albury Chamber Music Festival Facebook Page

Arts & Culture – Because of Her, We Can – burraja gallery, Wodonga 

Inspired by the 2018 NAIDOC week theme, burraja gallery on Gateway Island Wodonga proudly presents “Because of Her, We Can!”, a group exhibition featuring new work from eight talented and local Aboriginal female artists.

NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. I

In response to this, burraja gallery and Murray Arts developed an Aboriginal Arts Development program to strengthen skills and create professional opportunities for our local Aboriginal female artists.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/burrajagallery/

What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)

July Headline Acts, Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

 Saturday July 14 – Reece Mastin

Friday July 20 – Blood Sweat Beers

Friday July 27 – Glenn Shorrock

Details: http://www.ssaclub.com.au/studio/