What’s On This Weekend (expired)

Photo: Tash York Facebook Page

There are plenty of activities to get you out and about this wintry weekend. Here are five picks for weekend fun.

Laughs – ‘Adulting’, Albury

If you’ve ever been engaged at 19 or have parking tickets worth a house deposit, then, like Tash, you’ve probably not mastered “Adulting”.

Award-winning cabaret artist Tash York (The Desperettes, After Hours Cabaret Club) explains why we can all relate – growing up is hard!

Tash has performed to sold-out audiences across Australia and overseas, including the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and will perform at the Bended Elbow, Albury on Saturday night 10 August.

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

Action – Sled Dog Challenge, Dinner Plain

Ramp up the ‘cute’ factor and watch the top dogs of sled dog racing take on the snow at Dinner Plain this weekend.

Photo: visitdinnerplain.com.au

More than 80 mushers (dog team drivers) and in excess of 350 sled dogs are expected to compete over two days.

Grab your camera, winter woollies and rug up for this exciting and exhilarating high country event.

Details: https://www.visitdinnerplain.com.au/whats-on/dinner-plain-sled-dog-challenge/

Arts & Culture – Moments on the Murray, Albury

The beauty, fragility and tranquillity of the Murray River is being celebrated in a new exhibition at MAMA.

Artist Chris Ellis presents Moments on the Murray, a series of recent large-scale oil paintings created in the studio from photos, sketches and watercolour studies.

His motivation is to grow awareness of the river’s environmental challenges and the need to manage it carefully for a sustained future. The exhibition runs until September 22.

Details: https://mamalbury.com.au/see-and-do/exhibitions/chris-ellis-moments-on-the-murray

Works of Chris Ellis. Photo credit: MAMA

Family  – Our Future Scientists, Albury

Earlier this year students from Wodonga Middle Years College, St Anne’s Primary School in Albury and Galen Catholic College in Wangaratta represented Australia at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, USA.

Drop in and meet these young scientists as they demonstrate their robotics and share their experiences at the championships that brought together 1,200 of the top student-led teams from around the world.

They will be at Albury’s LibraryMuseum on Saturday from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Details: https://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/libraries/our-future-scientists

Comedy – Women Like Us, Albury

Women Like Us is a two-hour stand-up comedy show by Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan at the SS&A Club on Friday night 9 August.

Comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs feature in ‘Women Like Us’

They have performed this show more than 120 times all over Australia to rave reviews. The pair covers off all the important topics like getting fat, getting old, stinky teenagers, weird tv shows, weird surgeries and even who unpacks the dishwasher.

They promise the laughs will keep coming every 15 seconds, so it’s not only a night out – it’s an ab workout!

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

Headline Acts – Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA

Fri Aug 16 – Keith Urban Experience

Sat Aug 31 – Stand & Deliver

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