9 February 2024

Nine things to do in the Riverina (9 - 15 February)

| Jarryd Rowley
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The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre is the place to be this week. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many couples will be looking for an enjoyable and romantic way to spend the next few days. The team at Region Riverina have put together nine things that we believe are well worth your time.

First up, on Friday and Saturday night, is the new musical produced by Bidgee Theatre Productions, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. The beloved Aussie musical is iconic for a reason and under the helm of the Bidgee team, it will no doubt be a fun time.

Moving on to Saturday – for those looking to do something a bit more active, the Hoedown Throwdown is the way to go. Raising money for Riding for the Disabled, this event is a must-attend for country music lovers.

On Sunday Cosentino arrives in Griffith, while those looking to test their endurance will head to Ganmain for the triathlon.

Finally on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of places to enjoy an evening out including the Civic Theatre, Tilly’s and Wild Vine Vineyard.

All week

Catch the latest release at Forum 6. Photo Collage – Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

With four new films and a couple of classics showing at Forum 6 this week, a date at the movies wouldn’t be a bad idea. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased at Forum 6.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a movie date might be the way to go as four new films are showing at Forum 6 including Bob Marley: One Love, Madam Web, The Force of Nature: The Dry 2 and Tickets to Greece. Whether you’re in the mood for a biopic, a superhero movie, an intense drama or a lighthearted comedy, there is something for everyone at Forum 6 Cinema this week.

Priscilla has its first showing on Friday night.

Bidgee Theatre Productions’ newest musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, hits the Civic Theatre on Friday night. Photo: Bidgee Theatre Productions.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

When: Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February 7:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: Adult $72.50, pensioner (proof required) $68, group 5+ $68.

The team that brought Wagga the smash hits Mamma Mia! The Musical, Strictly Ballroom and Rock of Ages, are now bringing the smash hit musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, The Musical to the stage of the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.


The Hoedown Showdown heads to Lake Albert this Saturday.

Put on your dancing boots and show off your best moves when the Hoedown Showdown kicks off this Saturday. Photo: Hoedown Showdown.

Hoedown Showdown Wagga

When: Saturday 10 February, 6 to 10 pm
Where: 321 Plumpton Road, Lake Albert
Cost: Adult $20, child $10, family $50.

Grab your cowboy boots and mosey on down for a rip-roaring good time! With pony rides, line dancing, dog obedience demonstrations, music by the fantastic Aaron Oldaker and Radio Velvet (one of Wagga’s favourite bands), roving entertainment by the fantastic Zana Aerial Dance Academy, live auctions, barbecue and bar facilities plus heaps of prizes, this is one of the best family events in Wagga!


Australia's greatest illusionist makes his way to Griffith this Sunday.

Arriving in Griffith this Sunday with a bag of his greatest tricks and illusions, Cosentino is set to thrill. Photo: Cosentino.

COSENTINO ‘Decennium the Greatest Hits Tour’

When: Sunday 11 February, 6 pm
Where: Griffith Regional Theatre, 1 Neville Place
Cost: $94.

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90-minute live show ‘Decennium’. This greatest hits production will be one of the must-see shows of 2024! Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality.

The Ganmain Triathlon tests participants' endurance across three disciplines.

Participants in the Ganmain Triathlon will need to set their alarms early to register for this year’s event. Photo: Ganmain Triathlon.

Ganmain Triathlon

When: Sunday 11 February, registration – 7 am
Where: Ganmain Sports Ground, Ganmain
Cost: Eight years and under – $10, adult – $25.

Are you ready for the Ganmain Triathlon? This family-friendly event comprises a Sub Junior, Junior, Enticer and Open Sprint Triathlon, as well as a fun walk. It is part of the Riverina Tri-Series and caters to all ages and abilities with individual and team entries available.


Superbowl LVIII is shaping up to be one of the biggest in history

The Sportsmens Club Hotel is hosting the biggest Super Bowl party in town, starting at 9 am. Photo: NFL.

Super Bowl at the Sportmens Club Hotel

When: Monday 12 February, 9 am to noon
Where: Sportsmens Club Hotel, 107 Kincaid Street
Cost: Free.

Super Bowl 2024 is set to hit The Sporties with a bang! On Monday 12 February, watch one of the year’s biggest sporting events at Wagga’s ‘home of sport’ for the biggest Super Bowl Party in town.


Join in the fun at the Civic Theatre's Cupid is Stupid Valentine's Day mixer.

If you’re single this Valentine’s Day and need a reason to leave the house, head to the theatre. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

Cupid is Stupid – Valentine’s Day Mixer

When: Wednesday 14 February, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: Free.

Down at the Civic Theatre, they love love, but they also think commercial Valentine’s Day activities are flimsy, threadbare exercises designed to feed the cogs of the love factory. This event is not just for single people, but no date, no problem. Come and make new friends, or at least meet the staff.

Enjoy Valentine's Day at Tilly's this Wednesday.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day and donate to a fantastic cause at Tilly’s this Wednesday. Photo: Tilly’s.

Valentine’s Day at Tilly’s

When: Wednesday 14 February, 6 pm
Where: 109 Baylis Street, Wagga
Cost: $99, book here.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Tilly’s as part of Karly Flynn and Aaron Oldaker’s Thomas Bros Group Wagga Wagga Takes Two fundraiser! Tickets include a delicious two-course meal, entertainment by Aaron Oldaker and Jacinta Counihan and lots of photo booth fun – this is a night not to be missed! Bookings essential.

Enjoy a nice wine with a fabulous view this Valentine's Day at Wild Vine

Wild Vine’s scenic views and delicious wines are the perfect setting for a date this Valentine’s Day. Photo: Wild Vine.

Valentine’s At The Wild Vine 2024

When: Wednesday 14 February, 7 pm
Where: The Wild Vine Vineyard, 1313 Oura Rd
Cost: $160 (admits 2).

Celebrate love with a relaxed evening at The Wild Vine, with live entertainment from Catseye Parish. Enjoy a share-style menu while you’re seated on lounges or picnic rugs under the stars.

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