What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Food trucks whip up some tasty tucker in Albury this weekend. Photo credit: Food Truck Carnival Co Facebook Page

If you’re looking for things to do around Albury Wodonga and surrounds this weekend – here are five tempters for you!

Albury Food Truck Carnival

A convoy of trucks have set up shop along the banks of the Murray River at Hovell Tree Park Albury for a delicious food truck carnival which continues each evening from Friday 5 April through to Sunday.

From slow cooked meat dishes through to curries, Asian food and sweet delights, the carnival also includes a fully licensed bar, carnival rides, live music and fireworks on Saturday night.

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

Music – Nathan Vacarro Live and Free, Albury

Ever wonder what goes on behind the doors of The Murray Conservatorium of Music?

Photo credit: Nathan Vaccaro Music Facebook Page

Well musician Nathan Vacarro is a teacher there, so if you venture down to the Albion Hotel Albury on tonight Friday April 5, you might capture a hint or two of what he teaches.

Make a night of it, the foods good and he’s very talented. Plus it’s a free gig of local live music!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nathanvaccaromusic/posts/?ref=page_internal

Album Launch –  The Northern Folk, Wodonga

Hailing from Albury and based in Melbourne, The Northern Folk are in Wodonga this weekend to launch their new album ‘Watermark’ at The Cube on Saturday April 6.

The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike.

Combining two powerful vocalists, roaring horns, bashful bass and addictive percussion, their big, diverse sound proves flexible both on stage and on record, and from winning St Kilda Festival’s New Music Stage Competition 2018 to appearances at festivals such as Woodford Folk, it’s continuing to earn them a following wherever they travel.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheNorthernFolk/posts/?ref=page_internal

Photo credit: The Northern Folk Facebook Page

Arts & Culture – Mountains to the Plains, Wangaratta

An exhibition depicting the region from its monolithic mountains to its valleys and flood plains.

This exhibition encompasses rarely seen works from the Wangaratta Art Gallery and Rural City of Wangaratta collections alongside a suite of drawings, and watercolours by the late German-Australian artist Ernest Marcuse.

Familiar sights from Bright, Wandilagong, Mt Buffalo, The Bogong Plains, Beechworth and Yackandandah are among the many local areas featured in this beautiful exhibition.

The exhibition launches on Saturday 6 April and runs until 26 may

Details: http://wangarattaartgallery.com.au/mountains-to-the-plains/

Photo credit: visitwangaratta.com.au

Music & Dance – A Taste of Ireland, Albury

After performing to thousands of audiences nation wide, The Irish Music and Dance Sensation ‘A Taste of Ireland’ is in Albury on Saturday 6 April.

Told through Irish music and dance, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.

Details: https://alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au/

A Taste of Ireland to perform in Albury on Saturday night.

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

Headline Acts Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

Sat Apr 6 – Bon Jovi/Pink Show

Sat Apr 21 – Stand & Deliver

Sat Apr 27 – Hotel California

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