20 October 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (20 - 26 October)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Fusion Botanical

Fusion Botanical is back this weekend. Photo: Visit Wagga.

There is something for everyone this week in the Riverina.

Check out the three new releases at Forum 6 Cinemas this week: Killers of the Flower Moon, Ford v Holden and Leo: Bloody Sweet.

Head to Temora as the Aviation Museum transforms Lake Centenary into a festival of excitement with A Day at the Lake.

Wagga Wagga’s annual Fusion Botanical returns this Saturday.

Don’t miss out on your last chance to see the Griffith Citrus Sculptures on Saturday.

Bald Cockies is set to showcase an array of local talents.

Hay is preparing for a dance party evening with its Bollywood Night.

Sign your teenagers up for the youth art class at The Curious Rabbit.

And if all that is not enough, market lovers can check out The Country Makers Market and the Griffith Rotary Market this week.

All Week

Catch the latest release at Forum 6 Cinemas.

Catch the latest release at Forum 6 Cinemas. Photo: Collage – 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 here.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon follows the members of the Osage tribe in the United States who were murdered in mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation. Ford v Holden is a feature documentary on the historic rivalry between the Australian car brands. Leo: Bloody Sweet is an Indian Tamil action thriller that follows a chocolatier targeted by gangsters who suspect him to be their estranged kin. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film is the ongoing sixth concert tour by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Also still screening is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Ruby Gillman Teenage Kracken and Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Saw X, The Creator, The Expendables 4, The Exorcist: Believer and more.


Lake Centenary

Temora Aviation Museum invites everyone to a spectacular day at Lake Centenary this weekend. Photo: Temora Aviation Museum.

A Day at the Lake

When: Saturday 21 October, 11 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Lake Centenary, 420 Goldenfields Way, Temora
Cost: Adult $65, child (3-16) $25, child under 3 free, family $140 (two adults and two children). Tickets can be purchased here.

Temora Aviation Museum is hosting a one-of-a-kind experience with music and vintage aircraft displays at Lake Centenary. The day will include live performances by Mitch Hertz and Three Pistol Midnight and will end with a 60-minute concert by the Baker Boys. There will also be a variety of culinary delights from food vendors from across the Riverina, including Coolamon Cheese, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, Borambola Wines and Corowa Distillery.

Fusion Botanical is back on this weekend.

Fusion Botanical is back on this weekend. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

Fusion Botanical

When: Saturday 21 October, 4 to 9:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, Macleay Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

The Botanic Gardens will spring to life with live music, street food and entertainment on Saturday for Fusion Botanical 2023.

Griffith City Council orange sculpture

This will be the last chance to see this year’s citrus sculptures in Griffith. Photo: Oliver Jacques.

Griffith Citrus Sculptures

When: Saturday 21 October
Where: Banna Avenue
Cost: Free.

Head to Griffith to check out more than 60 creative and unique citrus sculptures on Banna Avenue made from more than 100,000 locally grown oranges and grapefruits.

Bald Cockies

Oura Community Cultural and Arts Centre is showcasing the Bald Cockies. Photo: iStock/SeventyFour.

Bald Cockies

When: Saturday 21 October, 11:30 am
Where: Oura Community Cultural and Arts Centre, Cnr Alfred and Adam Streets, Oura
Cost: $2.

Check out the array of artworks by local talents at the Bald Cockies this Saturday.

Check out the country makers market at Coolamon.

Check out The Country Makers Market at Coolamon. Photo: The Country Makers Market.

The Country Makers Market

When: Saturday 21 October, 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Redgrave Park, Methul Street, Coolamon
Cost: Free entry.

Discover an extensive array of artisanal items, from exquisite jewellery to captivating home decor. Whether you’re hunting for a unique gift or a little indulgence for yourself, this marketplace is a treasure trove of singular discoveries.

Promotion for a dance party

Hay is set to have a Bollywood night. Photo: Supplied.

Hay’s Bollywood Night

When: Saturday 21 October, 6 to 11 pm
Where: Hay Services Club, Murray Street, Hay
Cost: Various – raffle tickets.

Head to Hay for a Bollywood-themed dance party to support Hay’s health services. There will be a raffle through the night and everyone is welcome. Guests are asked to bring dinner to share.


The Griffith Rotary Market

The Griffith Rotary Market will be held every Sunday from 26 March to 25 June.

Griffith Rotary Market

When: Sunday 27 October, 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!


Art class

The Curious Rabbit has youth art classes for teenagers. Photo: iStock/golubovy.

Youth Art Class

When: Monday 23 October, 5:30 to 7 pm
Where: The Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston Street, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $20 for weekly classes and $200 for the term and can be purchased here.

Young people aged 15 to 18 are invited to join like-minded people for the youth art class at The Curious Rabbit.

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