9 May 2024

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (10 - 16 May)

| Jarryd Rowley
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The CSU Playhouse

The CSU Playhouse is one of the best places to listen to music in Wagga. Photo: CSU Playhouse Facebook.

With Mother’s Day this weekend, the Riverina has made sure there are plenty of events on to keep your schedule fully booked, with concerts, stalls, markets and even bingo all on this week’s list of things to do.

Kicking off the week is Taxiride member Jason Singh performing at Tilly’s on Friday night. With his 25 years’ worth of songs to sing and memories to share, this event is sure to be worth the price of admission.

Music isn’t only limited to Friday as Groovin in the Playhouse and the weekly roller disco both return on Saturday night.

Markets also have great representation this weekend with the Wollundry Saturday Markets on again and the Holbrook Hotel Mother’s Day Markets on Sunday.

If you’re after something a bit different, be sure to try out Drag Bingo on Saturday night at the Curious Rabbit or Waggaroos orienteering for some outdoor fun on Sunday.

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Catch the latest blockbusters

Catch the latest blockbusters including Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes at Forum 6 Cinemas this week. 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.

New to Forum 6 Cinemas this week is the newest instalment of the criminally underrated Planet of the Apes remakes. Set 300 years after the reign of Caesar, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes follows a young ape who believes Caesar is nothing more than a legend and he must travel the world to learn the truth. Also showing this week is the new horror film Tarot, the whacky action-comedy Boy Kills World, and The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.


Celebrate 25 years of Taxiride when Jason Singh comes to Tilly's this Friday.

Celebrate 25 years of Taxiride when Jason Singh comes to Tilly’s this Friday. Photo: Tilly’s.

Jason Singh: 25 Years of Taxiride

When: Friday 10 May, 7 pm
Where: Tilly’s, 109 Baylis Street
Cost: $40.

This anniversary tour will take fans on a mesmerising journey through the incredible 25-year career of Jason Singh and Taxiride. Fans will be taken back to a time when Taxiride’s sound was at its most electrifying and relive the magic of their timeless music.

From the early days of breakthrough success to the solo ventures and everything in between, this epic anniversary tour will celebrate the musical milestones that have solidified both Taxiride’s and Jason Singh’s place in Australian music history.


Roller skater glides across Bolton Park Stadium

Twin City Skate is hosting another Saturday Night Roller Disco this weekend. Photo: Supplied.

Saturday Night Roller Discos!

When: Saturday 11 May, 7 to 9 pm
Where: Bolton Park Stadium
Cost: $15 entry + $5 skate hire.

Twin City Skate, the largest roller-skating club in NSW, runs regular Saturday night roller discos in Wagga. Think cool tunes, fancy lighting and a giant disco ball. Bring your own skates or hire them at the venue.

Curious Rabbit

Get to the Curious Rabbit this Saturday to enjoy a night full of laughs, music and of course, bingo! Photo: Curious Rabbit.

Drag Bingo with Erica D’Hesperus and Rhonda Paradise

When: Saturday 11 May, 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: The Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston Street
Cost: $25.

No longer is bingo the gentle sport of the elderly – at The Curious Rabbit you’ll experience classic bingo with a major twist. Your host will guide you through the game with non-stop comedy and entertainment. Enter as a solo competitor or bring your mates and family. Join Erica D’Hesperus and Rhonda Paradise for a laugh, songs and fierce competition!

CSU Playhouse with Groovin in the Playhouse.

Live music, local bands and awesome tunes – that’s what lies in store at the CSU Playhouse this week with Groovin in the Playhouse. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

Groovin In The Playhouse – Bidgee Blues and Roots

When: Saturday 11 May 2024, 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: CSU Riverina Playhouse Theatre, 8 Cross Street
Cost: $30.

The show has three diverse bands: Filthy Rocks, a young, up-and-coming band; the Bidgee Blues Band; and the Groove Factorie featuring some of Wagga’s finest musicians. This show will cover music from rock, pop and blues with some funk and jazz thrown in.

The Arts Centre Cootamundra

As part of the Festival of Turtles, The Arts Centre Cootamundra will be opening its doors and showcasing talented artists’ works. Photo: The Arts Centre Cootamundra.

Festival Of Turtles – The Arts Centre Cootamundra Open Day

When: Saturday 11 May, 8 am to 3 pm
Where: The Arts Centre Cootamundra, 18-20 Wallendoon Street
Cost: Free.

Join Festival Of Turtles – The Arts Centre Cootamundra Open Day where guests can watch skilled artists perform their crafts, including eco-paper dyeing, Viking knit, and etching press. Aunty Sharron will also perform live, leading a fun-filled, interactive song and dance presentation. Visitors can join in on a musical gudyiwagagirra song and dance journey, acknowledging the sovereign custodians, elders, and Country before the concert for all ages begins.

Start the weekend with a trip to Wollundry Lagoon

Start the weekend with a trip to Wollundry Lagoon to enjoy the Saturday Markets. Photo: Supplied.

Wollundry Saturday Markets

Where: Wollundry Lagoon, Civic Centre Precinct
When: Saturday 11 May, 8 am – 1 pm
Cost: Free entry.

Come along to the Wollundry Saturday Markets held around the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon in the heart of Wagga. Enjoy a walk around the lagoon and peruse the markets. With more than 30 stallholders, including a variety of food purveyors, fruit and vegetables, and homewares, there is much to choose from. There is plenty of room to relax and listen to local musicians while enjoying the outdoor atmosphere. While you’re there, maybe drop in a gold coin to help the Rotary Club support the community.


A chocolate dessert

A chocolate dessert with fresh fruit and edible flowers will be just one of the options available at the Holbrook Hotel this Mother’s Day. Photo: Holbrook Hotel.

Mother’s Day Markets at the Holbrook Hotel

When: Sunday 12 May, 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Holbrook Hotel, 144 Albury Street Holbrook
Cost: Free.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at the Holbrook Hotel Mother’s Day market. Treat mum to a delightful day out where you can discover unique gifts, have fun shopping and indulge in mouthwatering Mother’s Day lunch specials featuring farm-to-table goodness and irresistible desserts.

Waggaroos Orienteering

Waggaroos Orienteering provides fun outdoor activities for people of all ages. Photo: Waggaroos Orienteering.

Waggaroos Orienteering Winter Series

When: Sunday 12 May, 10 to 11 am
Where: Various locations. This month’s meeting is at Angel St, Lake Albert
Cost: $9.

Waggaroos is an orienteering club with regular local events in bush and urban environments. Orienteering is a sport that combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating the bush, parks, or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and an orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or streetlamp.

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