11 August 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (11 - 17 August)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Lanterns on water

Check out what there is to do around the Riverina this week, from watching movies to attending a comedy festival. Photo: iStock/Shironosov.

There are two new releases this week at the cinemas – an American comedy (Strays) and an Indian Hindi-language period drama (Gadar 2).

Head to Coleambally over the weekend for the 16th bi-annual Riverina Vintage Machinery Club’s rally.

Meanwhile, Wagga RSL will feature live music by Daniel Tooze and Isaac Staines in the Sportsbar this Friday and Saturday.

Junee Athenium is screening Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.

Get your tickets to the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase this weekend with a lineup of some of the most talented comedians in the country.

Looking for something different? Hay Glow is returning for the second year with floating lanterns this week.

For all the market lovers, the Griffith Rotary Market, Junee Markets at the Licorice Factory and Riverina Producers’ Market are on this week.

All Week

Forum 6 Cinemas

There’s plenty to watch at Forum 6 Cinemas this week with two new releases. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: All week
Where: Forum 6 Cinemas, 77 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased here.

Starring Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx as stray dogs Reggie and Bug, Strays follows an abandoned dog as he teams with the other strays to get revenge on his former owner.

Set during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, Gadar 2 presents a man who faces his enemy to protect his family and his country.

Also still screening at the cinemas this week are Barbie, Talk To Me, Gran Turismo, Dracula: The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Elemental, Meg 2: The Trench, The New Boy, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Oppenheimer and Insidious The Red Door.


Enjoy live gigs at the RSL Club

Enjoy live gigs at the RSL Club every Friday and Saturday night. Photo: Vershinin.

Wagga RSL Live Gigs

When: Friday 11 August, 7 pm, Saturday, 12 August, 7:30 pm
Where: Wagga RSL Club, Cnr Kincaid and Dobbs Streets, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free.

Wagga RSL’s live gigs this weekend will feature Daniel Tooze tonight (Friday), with Isaac Staines on Saturday night. Head down for a delicious dinner with friends or family while you enjoy the live music.


Coleambally Vintage Rally is on this weekend.

Colembally Vintage Rally is on this weekend. Photo: Coleambally Vintage Rally.

Coleambally Vintage Rally

When: Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 August, noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Kidman Way Coleambally
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners and free entry for children under 17 and can be purchased at the gate.

Turn back time this weekend at Coleambally and feast your eyes on a range of cars, stationary engines, tractors, machinery, trucks and memorabilia on display at the Coleambally Vintage Rally.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be held at the Civic Theatre tomorrow. Photo: Supplied.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

When: Saturday 12 August, 8 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $40 for adults, $36 for concession, $36 for subscribers, $36 for group 6+, and can be purchased here.

Fill your belly with laughter on Saturday at the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre. The festival features a lineup of crowd favourites and new talents to the stage.


The Griffith Rotary Market

The Griffith Rotary Market will be held every Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

Griffith Rotary Market

When: Sunday 13 August, 7:30 am to noon
Where: Griffith Showground, Murrumbidgee Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Head to the Rotary Sunday Markets at the Griffith Showground to get your hands on the Riverina’s freshest fruit and veg, eggs, chutneys, cakes and other homemade goodies. There will be fresh coffee and bacon and eggs too!

soap bars

The markets offer something for all ages. Photo: Puhimec.

Junee Markets at the Licorice Factory

When: Sunday 13 August, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Junee Licorice Factory, 45 Lord Street
Cost: Various.

The Junee Markets at the Licorice Factory have something for everyone, with toys, sweet and sour homemade preserves, soaps, candles, jewellery, knitted products and more.


The second annual Hay Glow will be held at The Pond in Hay

The second annual Hay Glow will be held at The Pond in Hay. Photo: Supplied.

Hay Glow

When: Tuesday 15 August, 5 to 9 pm
Where: The Pond, cnr of Pine and Morgan Streets, Hay
Cost: Free, BYO rug and refreshments.

Hay is inviting everyone to its second annual floating lanterns event – Hay Glow. Students in Hay have made floating lanterns which they will carry in a lantern parade before launching them onto the Hay Pond. The pond will be aglow with lanterns, including a giant turtle and a Murray cod. Expect a fantastic evening with live music, kebabs, Dutch pancakes and coffee. BYO rug and refreshments – soft drinks will be available to purchase from the food vans.

Mr Deeds Goes To Town

Screening of Mr Deeds Goes To Town with morning tea will be held at Junee. Photo: Supplied.

Friends of the Athenium Movie – Mr. Deeds goes to Town

When: Tuesday 15 August, 10 am
Where: Junee Athenium Theatre, 89 Broadway Street
Cost: $10 per person with morning tea.

Junee Athenium Theatre is inviting everyone to a screening of the 1936 American comedy/drama/romance Mr Deeds Goes to Town, with morning tea.


Riverina Producers' Market

Riverina Producers’ Market is on every Thursday at the Wagga Wagga Showground. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers’ Market

When: Thursday 17 August, 1 to 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

The Riverina Producers’ Market is bustling every Thursday at the Wagga Showground, featuring the Riverina’s local producers and the best of what they have to offer – eggs, chocolates, fruits, veggies and more.

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