Kevin Bloody Wilson live COMEDIAN Kevin Bloody Wilson will perform his unique brand of Australian humour at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre tonight.
The adults-only show will start at 8pm and tickets are available by visiting www.wangarattapac.com.au.
Wangaratta Farmers Market SHOP for seasonal produce and support local producers by visiting the Wangaratta Farmers Market tomorrow morning.
The market will be held from 8am until 12pm on the lawn in front of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Docker Street.
Open garden fundraiser THREE local gardens will be open to the public this Sunday as part of a fundraising event for Friends of Lacluta.
The gardens are located at 20 Wards Lane in Markwood, 31 Lauriston Avenue in Milawa and 49 Reilly Lane in Oxley, and will be well sign posted.
There will also be plant sales, cakes and Devonshire tea available at the Milawa garden, along with a raffle and display of school and garden projects under way in Lacluta.
Entry is $20 for three gardens, or $10 for one garden, with funds raised supporting communities in Timor Leste.
Sunday music concert
SING Australia and the Wangaratta Concert Band have joined forces to perform a “Pleasant Sunday Afternoon” medley style concert at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday from 2pm until 3pm as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.
The special performance will include concert band favourites such as Flyaway Blues, Erikson’s Air for Band, Blues Americana, Strauss’s Radetsky March, Schubert’s March Militaire and works by Dvorak and Sousa.
From the modern era the program will include medleys from The Beatles and The Boy from Oz, and the choir and band will jointly perform a selection of Sacred Masterpieces, famous Chorales and well-loved evergreens.
Entry by gold coin donation is welcomed and will be donated to the cathedral.
ABBA musical celebration
ENJOY an outrageously funny romp through ABBA’s smash hits when Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their live concert ABBA-solutely Fabulous at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre tomorrow night from 8pm.
With their platform boots, lycra and big hair, the dynamic duo promise to have the audience dancing in the aisles to songs like Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Fernando and more as part of a party night out.
For tickets visit www.wangarattapac. com.au or call 5722 8105.
Mayoral Chain exhibition
A CRAFT Victoria Travelling Exhibition in which 10 contemporary artists respond to the traditional Mayoral Chain is on display at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.
The works explore notions of grandeur and responsibility through materials and process, and incorporate a wide range of styles and mediums.
A local response exhibition titled Local Links is also featured and includes the work of artists such as Ben Jenkins, Susie Losch, Leonie Partridge, Mary-Rose Riley and students from Oxley, Milawa and Whorouly primary schools.
The display is open until November 18.
Exhibition by Taro Iiyama
AN exhibition of recent works from artist Taro Iiyama is on display at the Wangaratta Art Gallery in Gallery 2.
Through his choice of subject matter and materials in “Formanics: recent work by Taro iiyama” the artist reflects his deep concern for the environment.
The works are mostly constructed using found, recycled cardboard and paper, manipulated into forms which are vastly beyond their original function as a container for commercial goods.
Iiyama’s interest is in expanding the possibilities of making beauty and raising environmental awareness from common, mundane and recycled materials, and his work will be on display until October 28.
Milawa art exhibition
AN exhibition of pastel works inspired by the local landscape created by King Valley artist Ben Jenkins is open at the Off Centre Gallery and Studio in Milawa.
Ben Jenkins is an Irish born artist living and working in the King Valley and the works reflect his response to the environment and the landscape he has been moved by, touched by mist, light and fire.
The collection will be on display at the gallery until October 21, open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and on Sundays and Mondays from 11am until 4pm on site at the Milawa Cheese Factory.
AN exhibition showcasing Erin Davis-Hartwig’s diverse photographic exploration of North East Victoria and of her travels over the last two years is being held in the foyer of the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.
Whether captured or constructed, Davis-Hartwig’s award winning photographic works in ‘Light Falls’ speak with dreamy ethereal softness and a cinematic quality, bringing life and light to her imagery.
It will be on display until November 13 and entry is free.
THE Wangaratta Community Market, overseen by the Wangaratta Greyhound Racing Club and the 1st Yarrunga Scout Group, is held every Sunday at Avian Park Raceway in Newman Street from 7am.
More information is available by visiting the market on Facebook.
Cats the musical
ALBURY Wodonga Theatre Company is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical Cats at the Albury Entertainment Centre.
Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting “Memory”, Cats was an international phenomenon and the original production is still the fourth-longestrunning show on Broadway.
Performances will be held tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday and tickets are available by visiting www. alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au.
Myrtleford garden fundraiser
RIDING for the Disabled at Myrtleford is holding a fundraising open gardens weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
There will also be a sausage sizzle tomorrow in the Coles carpark and plants for sale at some gardens.
The list of open gardens is available from the Myrtleford Information Centre and entry is $5 per garden (or $20 for all gardens).
Hymn Fest Yackandandah
ENJOY beautiful music at the Holy Trinity Church in Yackandandah on Sunday when Hymnfest is held at 2pm.
The event will feature a selection of favourite hymns, a choir from the aged care facility and at least three soloists and special presentations by the Congolese community of West Albury and the Bhutanese community of Albury/Wodonga.
Supporting refugees to settle in the Albury/Wodonga community, admission is free with afternoon tea.
Bush entertainment muster
THE 2018 Aussie Bush Entertainment Muster will be held in Benalla this weekend.
The muster is an annual Australiana event conducted by the Victorian Bush Poets and Music Association and will feature Ian Zierk, Jill Meehan and Jeff Mifsud, with Benalla comedian poet Col Milligan to emcee and perform at both the Friday and Saturday night Australiana Variety Concerts at the Benalla Bowling Club.
Doors open at 8am tomorrow and Sunday for walk up performances of song, rhyming poetry and yarns from 8.30am, with songs, stories and poems from the sea chosen for the special Sunday morning segment.
For a full program of events visit www.vbpma.com.au.