If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are five ideas to get you out and about around Albury Wodonga and the North East.
Fun – Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic
Watch athletic huskies plough through the snow during the annual Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic under lights on Saturday night.
This unique event showcases Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Alaskan Huskies, and various hounds. Together with their mushers, teams compete against each other and the elements.
Enjoy an up close encounter at the meet and greet a musher exhibit Saturday morning from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Slalom Plaza.
The main event will start and finish in Slalom Plaza (near Halley’s Comet chair and The Last Hoot) from 6:30pm Saturday. These locations offer prime viewing and an exciting atmosphere as the dogs race out and return to the cheering crowd.
Armchair Action – Supercars on the Big Screen – Soden’s Hotel
Check out the Fox Sports coverage of the latest round of the Supercars Championship race under lights, on Albury’s biggest pub screen, recently installed at Soden’s Hotel.
Free bar snacks and $15 jugs Saturday night. Join the new owners who are passionate about all things ‘sport’ in the hotel’s refurbished sports bar.
Markets – Beechworth Farmers’ Market
The last Farmers’ Market for winter is on in Beechworth Saturday from 8am – 12 noon.
Swing by and have a chat with passionate growers and producers of the region, pick up some fresh local produce or grab some great coffee and a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls.
Laughs – Comedy Lockdown, Albion Hotel
Enjoy some bell laughs during Friday night’s Comedy Lockdown at the Albion Hotel.
Comedians include Katie Burch, Chris Wainhouse and James Masters – tickets $10 – happy hour from 7.30pm
Arts & Culture – Immortality, MAMA, Albury
The latest exhibition, Immortality at MAMA is launched Friday night, with an artist insight ‘floor talk’ on Saturday.
Stories can persist long after the humans and environments that shaped that story are long gone and forgotten. Immortality investigates the role artists play in forming these artefacts for the future.
Through objects, photography, wall sculpture, etchings, multimedia installations and film, Immortality presents the work by seven living artists as well as works by no longer known artists from the southern Asia-Pacific region.
Immortality poses a reflection on ideas of truth, relativism, the archive, and a speculative role for contemporary objects presented to the future.
What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)
Whisky & Wine Journey, Friday 17 August at SS&A Auditorium. Five courses of matching food, wines and whisky. Tickets $45 member, $55 non-member.
August Headline Acts, Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA
Friday Aug 10 – Peter Cupples sings – Songs in the Key of Life
Saturday Aug 18 – British Invasion
Friday Aug 24 – Night Fever – Bee Gees Tribute Show
Saturday Aug 25 – James Birmingham as George Michael
Friday Aug 31 – Mahalia Barnes