26 May 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (26 May - 1 June)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Murrumbidgee Turf Club is set to host Ladies Day over the weekend. Photo: SolStock.

Not sure what to do this week? We’ve got you covered.

It’s a huge week at the cinemas with plenty to watch, from Fast X to The Little Mermaid.

Or perhaps you’d like to head to Temora to catch the production of a classic whodunnit, The Butler Did It.

Catch live performances by Rory Phillips at Batlow RSL and Stephanie Townsend at Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage.

Murrumbidgee Turf Club is inviting ladies to the free Ladies Day event.

A special Graham Bourke Memorial & Ray Chaffey Memorial event is being held at the Brobenah Speedway at Leeton.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising money for Cancer Council, is on Saturday at the Demonstration Garden Wagga Wagga.

Head to Griffith on Sunday for the Rotary Market or Wagga on Thursday for the Riverina Producers’ Market for all the freshest products from around the region.

All Week

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Disney, romance, action, horror, Marvel and more at Forum 6 Cinemas. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinema

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

There are many films to watch at the cinema in the coming week. The 10th instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast X, is showing this week. For all fans of Disney, the long-awaited The Little Mermaid is here. Also screening at the cinema is the untold story of Australian music icon, John Farnham: Finding the Voice, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Book Club: The Next Chapter, Hypnotic and Live The Life You Please. And for those looking for something romantic, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan’s Love Again is still screening.

All Weekend

Poster for The Butler Did It

Motion Arts Temora’s next production of The Butler Did It. Photo: Motion Arts Temora.

The Butler Did It

When: Friday 26, 6 pm, Saturday 27, 2 pm and 6 pm, Sunday 28, 2 pm
Where: Temora Town Hall, Loftus Street, Temora
Cost: Tickets are $30 for standard admission and $25 for under 16s and concession and can be purchased here.

Like every good murder mystery, not everything is as it seems. All the evidence points towards the butler, but everyone has their secrets. Audiences will have the chance to vote at intermission on who they think the murderer is in Motion Arts Temora’s production of The Butler Did It.


Rory Phillips

Rory Phillips will be performing live at Batlow RSL. Photo: Rory Phillips/Facebook.

Rory Phillips live at Batlow RSL

When: Friday 26, 6:30 pm
Where: Batlow RSL, 6 Mayday Road, Batlow
Cost: Free.

Check out the Snowy Valleys region’s finest emerging artist Rory Phillips at Batlow RSL for a night of live music. Rory will be performing a mix of covers and originals. Enjoy a meal with friends and family, listening to Rory’s tunes in the background.


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There will be free entry for women at Ladies Day. Photo: SolStock.

Ladies Day

When: Saturday, 27 May
Where: Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Travers Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free entry for ladies

Murrumbidgee Turf Club is hosting the City Tattersalls Ladies Day this Saturday with prize giveaways and a special garden party. All ladies are invited for a day of races and entertainment.

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The Graham Bourke Memorial & Ray Chaffey Memorial at the Brobenah Speedway is on Saturday. Photo: Jerry Ballard.

Graham Bourke Memorial & Ray Chaffey Memorial at the Brobenah Speedway

When: Saturday 27, 3 pm
Where: Brobenah Raceway, Leeton
Cost: Gate entry $25 per person and $50 per family.

Leeton Soldiers Club and Brobenah Raceway present speedway racing at its best on Saturday with the Production Sedan Graham Bourke Memorial and the GOSA Ray Chaffey Memorial, as well as V8 Unlimited Sedans. There will be coffee and food available on the day. BYO alcohol.

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council is on Saturday. Photo: Mediaphotos.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

When: Saturday 27, 10 am onwards
Where: Demonstration Gardens Wagga Wagga, Shaw Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Cash donation.

Demonstration Gardens Wagga Wagga is hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council. Attendees can bring a plate of food or treats for the morning tea. There will be vegan and gluten-free options available.


Stephanie Townsend

Stephanie Townsend will be performing live in Coolamon. Photo: stephanietownsendmusic.com.

Live Music Sets – Stephanie Townsend

When: Sunday 28 May, 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: Coolamon Up-to-Date Store Back Stage, Loughnan Street, Coolamon
Cost: Free entry.

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening with family and friends by listening to a live performance by Riverina musician Stephanie Townsend in Coolamon. BYO chairs, rugs, food and drinks.

Man with boxes of fruit

The Griffith Rotary Market will be held every Sunday from 28 May to 25 June.

Griffith Rotary Market

When: Sunday 28 May, 7:30 am to noon
Where: Griffith Showground, Murrumbidgee Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Various.

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!



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

Riverina Producers’ Market

When: Thursday 1 June, 1 pm 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 Riverina’s local producers and the best of what they have to offer – eggs, chocolates, fruits, veggies and more.

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