28 July 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (28 July - 3 August)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Whether you want to party or relax, check out what’s happening around the Riverina this week. Photo: iStock/Franckreporter.

Are you ready to watch the most talked-about Australian supernatural horror film, Talk to Me, at the cinemas this week?

Meanwhile, Wagga RSL will feature live music by Amanda Long and Rocket 88 LIVE in the Sportsbar this Friday and Saturday, with Tilly’s Wagga hosting Travis Collins.

Or get a group of 10 people together and enjoy a great trivia night and raise funds for Can Assist.

Feel like going for a bit of a drive? Why not head to Tumut River Brewing and join its tours?

It’s all about ”fun, food and fumes” this weekend at a car display in Griffith, with entertainment and raffles.

If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing weekend, head to Hay Community Markets to see what’s on offer from around the region.

Music lovers should note that Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre is showing a must-see performance of Nikki Bennett in Australia’s Iconic Princesses of Pop.

For a DIY hit, Mon Repos Narrandera Furniture School is offering an array of short courses for those interested in making furniture.

All Week

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Barbie and Oppenheimer are still going strong at the cinemas, despite stiff competition. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

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

It is the opening week of the Australian supernatural horror film Talk to Me, starring Sophie Wilde, Zoe Teerakes and Miranda Otto. The film received a standing ovation at the Adelaide Film Festival and screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Talk to Me follows a young group of friends as they discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand and become hooked on the new thrill – until one of them goes too far. Next Thursday is the opening of the ultimate adrenaline-rushing film Meg 2: The Trench, starring Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor as he leads the research team on an exploratory drive into the deepest depth of the ocean and becomes pitted against a colossal prehistoric shark.

Don’t miss the limited screening of Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback and Nefarious.

Also screening at Forum 6 are Barbie, Oppenheimer, The New Boy, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, No Hard Feelings, Elemental, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and The Red Door.


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Travis Collins will hit the stage in Wagga Wagga. Photo: Supplied.

Travis Collins Live at Tilly’s Wagga

When: Friday, 28 July, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Tilly’s Wagga, 109 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

Australian artist and eight-time Golden Guitar award winner Travis Collins will be bringing his Any Less Anymore National Tour to Wagga tonight (Friday).

microphone on stage

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

Wagga RSL Live Gigs

When: Friday, 28 July, 7 pm; Saturday, 29 July, 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 Amanda Long tonight (Friday), with Rocket 88 in the Sportsbar tomorrow night. Head down for a delicious dinner with friends or family while you enjoy the live music.


Association of Riverina Cultural Clubs building

Come down to the ARCC Hall this Saturday to sell and buy unique stamps and coins or to learn from knowledgeable collectors. Photo: Visit Wagga.

Wagga Stamp & Coin Club Fair

When: Saturday 29 July, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: ARCC Hall, 131 Tarcutta Street
Cost: Free.

Stamp and coin enthusiasts are invited over to the quarterly Wagga Stamp and Coin Market on Saturday, with seven dealers in attendance for selling, providing free valuations and buying. Head down and check it out!

car display

Head to Griffith for a day of fun, food and fumes on Saturday. Photo: Griffith Discount Tyres & Batteries.

Fun, Food and Fumes!

When: Saturday, 29 July, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Griffith Discount Tyres & Batteries, 24 Banna Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Various.

Car enthusiasts should head to Griffith Discount Tyres for a day of fun, food and fumes. There will be a wide range of cars to check out, plus refreshments, kids’ entertainment and raffles.

market vegetables for sale

Hay Community Markets are on the fifth Saturday of every month. Photo: iStock/StockSeller.

HCS Markets

When: Saturday, 29 July, 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Lions Park, Lachlan Street, Hay
Cost: Various.

Grab a bargain and support the Hay community markets at Lions Park this Saturday. There will be an array of local and visiting stallholders, a barbecue breakfast and hot drinks.

glasses of beer

Tumut River Brewing will have weekly tours until March 2024. Photo: iStock/Andresr.

Tumut River Brewing Brewery Tours

When: Saturday, 29 July
Where: Tumut River Brewing, 1-5 Capper Street, Tumut
Cost: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Beer lovers should keep Tumut in mind over the long weekend to taste the region’s finest beers. Tumut River Brewing gives you the opportunity to see, smell and taste craft beer during its manufacturing process.

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Wagga Wagga Trivia Night for Can Assist is on this Saturday at the Wagga RSL Club. Photo: iStock/Oleksandr Hruts.

Wagga Wagga Trivia Night

When: Saturday, 29 July, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Wagga RSL Club, Cnr Kincaid and Dobbs streets, Wagga Wagga
Cost: $20 per person for tables of 10.

Get your friends and/or family together for a great night of trivia at the Wagga RSL Club. The funds raised on the night will go towards Can Assist.


drawing of three female singers

Catch the hit parade that is Australia’s Iconic Princesses of Pop at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre. Photo: Supplied.

Australia’s Iconic Princesses of Pop

When: Sunday, 30 July, 3 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way,
Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $69.90 adults, $64.90 concession, $59.90 subscriber, $49.90 student, $49.90 child, and $59.90 for groups of 10+. They can be purchased here.

Don’t miss what is billed as the must-see show of 2023, with Australian actress and singer Nikki Bennett in Australia’s Iconic Princesses of Pop at the Civic Theatre. Nikki takes you on a journey through the lives, loves and greatest hits of Australian superstars Olivia Newton-John, Helen Reddy and Judith Durham.


Mon Repos Narrandera Furniture School is offering short courses in furniture making. Photo: iStock/Boonyachoat.

Grandfather Trades – 5-Board Bench Short Course

When: Sunday, 30 July
Where: Mon Repos Narrandera Furniture School, 43 Douglas Street, Narrandera
Cost: $280.

Want to learn to create your own furniture? Grandfather Trades is offering a five-board bench short course this Sunday in Narrandera. Register your interest here.

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