What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Photo credit: Kelly Country Pick Facebook Page

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here are five fab ideas to tempt you.

Music – Kelly Country Pick, Beechworth

The Kelly Country Pick is a winter Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Convention based in the historic town of Beechworth. It began in 1999 as an annual get together between a few pickers and families from Victoria and NSW for a relaxed music weekend. It now attracts some 300-500 musicians and patrons and is growing steadily.

The convention is based in the historic ‘Old Priory’ – a 19th century catholic convent converted into a modern accommodation facility. All the workshops and afternoon concerts are held at the Priory. Evening concerts also take place in the local hotels.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/Kelly-Country-Pick-17th-19th-August-2018-213068262053525/

Photography – Bright Instameet – Winter

If you love taking photos, and would love to capture some of Australia’s most spectacular winter snow covered vistas, come along to Bright 2018 Instameet – Winter this weekend.

Photo credit: visitbright.com.au

Join a gathering of photographers, keen and amateur, and Instagrammers, new and established.

Once again, Bright Mystic, Bright Brewery and Brightand Surrounds will be hosting a weekend of sunsets, sunrises and a few favourite locations in between. During the winter Instameet visit  snow covered mountains and villages. Share in a weekend of inspirational images, tips and laughter.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bright-winter-instameet-2018-tickets-48227801653?

Entertainment – Café Culture Series, Albury

Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir will entertain guests with swing dance, predominantly from the 30’s and 40’s this Sunday from 5:00pm at Albury Entertainment Centre.

You’ll hear songs that were performed by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Prima just to name a few. The rhythm and horn sections, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury create that ‘little big-band’ sound.

Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir band. Photo credit: Albury Entertainment Centre

This performance is being held in the Banquet Hall at Albury Entertainment Centre and features cabaret style seating and a dancefloor to give you the opportunity to get up and dance along to the swingin’ tunes!

Details: https://alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au/whats-on/dr-crask-and-his-swingin-elixir-band

Fresh Food – Yackandandah Produce Swap

The Yackandandah Produce Swap offers beautiful fresh garden produce to be swapped or purchased. Meet some of the amazing locals and tap into their knowledge.

Produce starts rolling in Sunday at 9:30am and finishes around 11:00am at the Yackandandah Community Garden.

Details: https://www.exploreyackandandah.com.au/listing/yackandandah-produce-swap-yackandandah/

Music – Border Choral Voice Festival, Albury

The Rotary Club of Albury North is partnering with SS&A Albury and The Murray Conservatorium for a Choral event this weekend with special guest choral conductor, Jonathon Welch AM well renowned as the founder of “The Choir of Hard Knocks”.

The aim of the event is to raise funds for the “Wewak Special School MUSICABILITY program”.

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

Jonathon Welch

What’s On Soon 

History – Rutherglen & Corowa Unlocked – Aug 25, 26

A number of Rutherglen and Corowa sites, will be ‘unlocked’ allowing visitors to explore areas not normally open to the public and learn more about the rich history, stunning architecture and current use of each property.

Details: https://www.explorerutherglen.com.au/rutherglen-and-corowa-unlocked/

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

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

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

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