8 September 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (8 - 14 September)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Get ready for a jam-packed week in the Riverina with the return of the country shows! Photo: iStock/Thurtell.

Plenty is happening around the Riverina this week, from the return of the Wagga Wagga Show to the Royal Czech Ballet and everything in between!

There are four new releases this week at Forum 6 – an American gothic supernatural horror (Nun II), a computer-animated superhero film (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem), an American romantic comedy (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) and the Indian- Hindi language action thriller (Jawan).

Muggles rejoice! Junee Athenium is bringing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

For country show lovers, the Wagga Wagga Show and Hay Show are on this weekend.

For those looking for some action, head to Temora to see the V8 Jet Boats at Lake Centenary.

Sheridan Room in Gundagai is inviting locals to an elegant afternoon for their Sunday session of Two Blondes and a Bloke.

Get creative and crafty and create your own Turkish-style mosaic lamp in Griffith.

Don’t miss the stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty by the Royal Czech Ballet.

Junee Markets are back on at the Licorice Factory.

All Week

Four new releases at Forum 6 this week. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

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

Teenage mutant ninja turtle brothers Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael are on a hunt for a mysterious crime syndicate but are faced with an army of mutants in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Follow Sister Irene as she once again comes to face-to-face with the demon nun Valak in Nun II.

Join the Portokalos family on their trip to Greece for a heartwarming family reunion in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

Follow the emotional journey of a soldier in an attempt to get even with his past, driven by a personal vendetta while keeping up to a promise made years ago in Jawan.

Also screening at the cinemas’ Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story, Barbie, Oppenheimer, Meg 2: The Trench, Haunted Mansion and The Equalizer 3.


Junee Athenium Theatre is screening Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Photo: Warner Bros.

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

When: Friday 8 September, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Junee Athenium Theatre, 89 Broadway Street, Junee
Cost: $10.

Follow the adventures of young Harry, Ron and Hermione as they navigate the wizarding world and get caught up in the mystery of the infamous escaped prisoner in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The first Wagga Wagga Show was held on 21 November 1864. Photo: Wagga Wagga Show Society.

Wagga Wagga Show

When: Saturday 9 September, 7 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground
Cost: Adults $15, Pensioners $10, Youth (5-16) $10 and children U5 free and tickets can also be purchased online.

Head down to the showground with family and friends for this weekend’s 157th annual Wagga Wagga Show. There will be an array of entertainment, show events, food and rides for all ages.


Annual Hay Show will have fireworks by Antony Slattery Photo: iStock/Urbazon.

Annual Hay Show

When: Saturday 9 September, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Hay Showground
Cost: Various.

The annual Hay Show invites everyone to the pavilion filled with homemade goods, cooking competitions, children’s artwork, CWA scones and tea. The evening is set to end with a spectacular display of fireworks.

Jet boats are back in Temora. Photo: V8 Superboats.

Jet Boats – Lake Centenary

When: Saturday 9 September, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Lake Centenary, Temora
Cost: Family (2 adults 2 children) $74.50, adult (16+) $33.15, pensioner $27.55 child (6+) $11.25, child (U6) free and can be purchased here.

Head down to Lake Centenary at Temora with the family as the v8 Superboats takeover the water.

Mosaics classes are now available in Griffith. Photo: Art Masterclass.

Mosaic Classes in Griffith

When: Saturday 9 September date, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Griffith Senior Citizens Centre, 47 Canal Street, Griffith
Cost: Tickets are $99 and can be purchased here.

Don’t miss out on Australia’s first mosaic lamp-making workshop and create your own lamp in just 2.5 hours.


Sheridan Room invites everyone for an elegant afternoon. Photo: iStock/Duha127.

Sheridan Sunday Session – Two Blondes and a Bloke

When: Sunday 10 September, 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Where: Sheridan Room Gundagai, 102 Sheridan Street, Gundagai
Cost: Tickets are $55. Call Verity on 0420 276 507 to book the tickets.

Head to the Sheridan Room for the Sunday session of Two Blondes and a Bloke for an elegant afternoon of entertainment with a three-course lunch. Bookings required.

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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.

Sleep Beauty is set for stage at the Civic Theatre. Photo: Royal Czech Ballet.

Sleeping Beauty

When: Tuesday 12 September, Wednesday 13 September, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are Adult $96.00, Concession $86.00, Student $86.00, Child $66.00, Group 6+ $86.00, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)$284.00 and can be purchased here.

The Royal Czech Ballet returns to Australia for their performance of Sleeping at the Civic Theatre this week. Relive the classic fairytale Princess Aurora on stage.

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