27 October 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (27 October - 2 November)

| Jarryd Rowley
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The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre will be hosting several events this week.

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

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre will be having a busy week as they host some must-attend events this week. The world-famous Choir Boys kick it off on Saturday evening – rock enthusiasts would be crazy not to attend.

For those who enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, the Civic Theatre also has you covered, with Dale Allison and Geoff Simpson hitting the balcony on Sunday. Kids will also get their choice of shows with Possum Magic starting on Thursday.

Ganmain will have a show of their own when the Riverina Comedy Club comes to town on Friday, while Junee has their annual show on Saturday.

The Curious Rabbit will be hosting their sinister Christmas/Halloween show with Krampus this weekend and Yanco’s miniature trains come out Sunday.

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Past Lives, Dumb Money and Five Nights at Freedy's are releases this week.

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

Forum 6 Cinema

When: Various times between 10:30 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: $13.50 – $19.50.

‘Swifties’ have been out in full force to witness the brilliantly filmed The Eras Tour concert and now due to popular demand, Forum 6 has added even more showings. So if you haven’t been or don’t want to witness Tay Tay on the big screen again, Forum 6 is the place to be. If Ms Swift isn’t your speed, Killers of the Flower Moon and The Creator are two of the best movies of the year and are worth a viewing. Meanwhile, with Halloween around the corner, Five Nights at Freddy’s may be the most popular horror movie of the year. Still showing is the legacy sequel to The Exorcist as well as the tenth instalment of the Saw franchise.


The Riverina Comedy Club heads to the Ganmain Hall this Friday. Photo: Riverina Comedy Club

The Ganmain Hall will be playing host to some of the best comics from around the Riverina. Photo: Riverina Comedy Club.

Riverina Comedy Club – Ganmain Hall

When: Friday 27 October, 7:30 – 10 pm
Where: Ganmain Hall
Cost: $25.

Rolling on back from a side-splitting run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, catch the Riverina Comedy Club’s show at Ganmain Hall. Enjoy their hospitality with bar facilities and platters available on the night. Gather your mates for a fun night featuring a very special headliner to be announced soon + special guests from Wagga Wagga and surrounds, MC’d by international comic and Riverina comedy boss Dane Simpson!


Krampus will be playing at the Curious Rabbit.

The sinister side of Santa Claus will come to light with Krampus at the Curious Rabbit. Photo: The Curious Rabbit.

An Evening with Krampus

When: Sat 28 Oct, 6:30 – 10 pm
Where: The Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston St, Wagga
Cost: General admission – $30, concession – $25.

Santa’s sinister shadow Krampus wants you! Join the Curious Rabbit for The Green Beetle Company’s Halloween Cabaret Show followed by a spooky open mic. The night will be full of haunting music, scary stories and imaginative puppetry as Halloween and Christmas collide.

The Choirboys will rock the Civic Theatre this Saturday.

Australian music royalty, The Choir Boys, will be rocking the Civic Theatre this Saturday. Photo: The Choir Boys.

Choirboys: Run to Paradise – Wagga

When: Saturday 28 October, 8 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: Adults $69, concession $64, group 8+ $64.

Forming in 1978, The Choir Boys have been rocking out across the world for almost half a century! Now making their way to Wagga as part of their Run to Paradise Tour, the Australian rock and roll legends will be sure to put on a show for music lovers from all across the Riverina. Be sure to head to the theatre early for a fantastic food platter supplied by Knights Meats.

Junee Show promises to be full of surprises this Sunday.

The Junee Show will make its way to the showgrounds this weekend. Photo: Junee Show.

Junee Show

When: 9 am – 8 pm
Where: Junee Showgrounds
Cost: Adults – $10, children – $5.

The 134th iteration of the Junee Show will be gracing the showgrounds this Saturday. The show will be offering a top lineup of entertainment, attractions and competitions, as well as live entertainment, food and beverages. We hope to see you at the Junee Show for a day of fun for the whole family!


Dale Allison and Geoff Simpson will be performing at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre this Sunday.

Two of Wagga’s most applauded musicians will be performing on the Civic Theatre balcony this Sunday. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

Balcony Sessions – Dale Allison and Geoff Simpson

When: Sunday 29 October, 6 pm
Where: Civic Theatre balcony
Cost: $25.

The Civic Theatre balcony is the perfect place to enjoy a world-class view, a tasty cheese platter and the chilled vibes of some seriously skilled musicians. Dale Allison and Geoff Simpson from the well known local band The Groove Factorie will be performing classic hits that everyone will enjoy.

The famous Picolo Family Farm dinner has attracted families from across the region. Photo: What's On Griffith

Piccolo Family Farm is teaming up with Limone Dining to present A Long Lunch at Piccolo Family Farm. Photo: What’s On Griffith.

Long Lunch at Piccolo Family Farm

When: Sunday 29 October, 1 – 5 pm
Where: Piccolo Family Farm, Griffith
Cost: Half table – $800, full table – $1600.

The Piccolo Family will provide their beautiful venue and genuine hospitality with a long lunch catered by the team at Limone Dining, and entertainment by talented music artists including pianist Daniel Pliner. The ticket price includes a fully catered lunch using local produce by Limone Dining, entertainment, and matching local beverages.

The last Sunday of the month means the Yanco miniature trains come out to play. Photo: Visit NSW

The last Sunday of the month means the Yanco miniature trains come out to play. Photo: Visit NSW.

Yanco Miniature Trains

When: 10 am – 2 pm last Sunday of each month
Where: Yanco Powerhouse Museum
Cost: $2.

On the last Sunday of every month at the Yanco Powerhouse Museum you’re invited to experience the magic of the miniature train rides. Nestled in picturesque Yanco, this family-friendly attraction promises a delightful journey through time and the region’s rich history. Join in and explore the enchanting world of these miniature locomotives and what makes this experience an unmissable adventure.


Possum Magic is selling out performances at the Civic Theatre. Photo: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

Mem Fox’s iconic Possum Magic has been adapted for the stage and will be shown at the Civic Theatre. Photo: Wagga Civic Theatre.

Possum Magic

When: Thursday 2 November, 1 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: $25.

Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ beloved picture book Possum Magic has enchanted children for decades and Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings the paper and ink to life on stage once again! Be sure to book your tickets quickly as they won’t be around for long.

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