What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Jones Bastille Day Lunch. Photo credit: Jones Winery & Vineyard

Don’t let the winter chills keep you from getting out and about. Here are five fabulous ideas to get you exploring Albury Wodonga and surrounds.

Food & Wine – Bastille Day Lunch, Rutherglen

Come along to Jones Winery and Vineyard to celebrate the National French Day on Sunday July 14 in style.

A delicious four course menu has been specially designed by Head Chef Briony Bradford, and will include all your favourite French delights (hint, includes Bouillabaisse, a recipe from Marseilles)

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

Opera – Voices in the Twilight, Beechworth

Opera Scholars Australia presents Voices in the Twilight, a winter opera twilight concert being the culmination of the week long Winter Opera School held in Beechworth.

23 rising opera stars will sing music by Bizet, Beethoven, Puccini, Verdi, Sondheim and more.

Saturday 13 July from 5:30pm.

Details: http://explorebeechworth.com/

Photo Credit: explorebeechworth.com.au

Art – GIGS 10 Year Anniversary, Wodonga

As this is GIGS Art Gallery’s 10 year anniversary, ‘Celebrate’ is the theme for this year’s annual members’ art exhibition which features works by member artists of the gallery.

They will be holding a People’s Choice Award. The Official Opening is Friday, 6-8pm.

Burleigh North’ by Kaspar Wiss. Photo credit: GIGS Facebook Page

(pic Burleigh North’ by Kaspar Wiss – GIGS Facebook Page)

NAIDOC Week – Celebrations, Albury Wodonga

There are a host of NAIDOC Week celebrations this weekend, including the opening of ‘Kevin Gilbert: A Message to be Heard’, a series of prints and poetry by the influential artist at MAMA.

Gilbert came to art and literature late in life, with his first artistic works, paintings and prints being made in prison. By the time of his death in 1993, he had established himself as an artist, playwright, poet, and political activist.

‘A Message to be Heard’ will be open from 6 July – 15 September, with the opening celebration on Saturday 13 July at 2pm.

In Wodonga, burraja gallery presents a group exhibition from local First Nations artists who have dissected and rebuilt the 2019 NAIDOC theme Voice. Treaty. Truth.

A flag lowering ceremony will be held at The Cube Courtyard, on Sunday from 12pm to 1pm.

And the Murray River Warriors take on Wodonga Storm in a NAIDOC week showdown at Greenfield Park Albury on Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm.  Wiradjuri Echoes dancers performing. Traditional and canteen food available.

Arts & Craft – Stitched Up Festival, Wangaratta

The Stitched Up Textile Festival is a biennial celebration of all things textile and involves a diverse range of textile art and crafts.

The festival is run in and around the Rural City of Wangaratta by the dedicated volunteer committee of the Wangaratta Textile Arts Association (WTAA).

Details: http://www.stitchedupfestival.com/

Headline Acts – Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

Fri Jul 12 – Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen Show

Sat Jul 13 – Chocolate Starfish

Sat Jul 20 – Powerage

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