Time Out: Dec 13-19


QEII Twilight Market including live music by The Stillsons acoustic duo, 5pm to 8pm, QEII Square, Albury

Kim Ritchie, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Films on the Big Screen: Dusty (1983), 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, 6pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

Sounds of the Border Open Mic Nights hosted by Larry Caton: for all ages and music styles, 7.30pm, register at 6pm, bistro, Astor Hotel, Albury

Grooveyard Hammond Combo: soul, grooves, jazz and blues every Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm, La Maison Cafe, Wodonga

Karaoke Showtime! Registrations 7.30pm on, karaoke starts from 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

Thirsty Thursdays Acoustic Night featuring five up-and-coming acoustic acts, 8pm to midnight, The First Lounge Bar and Nightclub, 1 Victoria Street, Wangaratta

Open Mic: Kane Mills, 7.30pm, Royal Hotel, Corowa

Paul Vitullo, Mulwala Waterski Club


Friday Night Seafood Buffet and Jazz Night: Urban Gypsies, 4pm bar opens 5pm music, buffet 6pm, Fresco’s Restaurant Bar, Rydges Albury

Unplug and Unwind: Marcus Gett, live acoustic music on the deck, 5pm to 7pm, Paddy’s Albury

Andrew Kennedy, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Tracy James, 5.30pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Peter Cominos, 6pm, Sevens Bistro, Commercial Club, Albury

Freeway, 7pm, Lavington Panthers

Jazz Albury-Wodonga: New Sheiks, 8pm, The Jazz Basement

Daryl Braithwaite and James Reyne, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Calico Jack, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Don’t Ask, 8.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Live DJ, 9pm, O’Maille’s Pub & Hops Garden, Wodonga

DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

New Direction, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

Famous Fridays: Party Music from the 1970s to the 2000s plus Today’s Top 40 Hits, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint

DJ, 9pm, Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Albury’s Biggest Club Party: Resident DJs, One Nightclub, Albury

Carols: Murray Conservatorium Vocal Consort of Voices, Lions barbecue, 6pm, Memorial Gardens, Yackandandah

Twilight Carols, 6.30pm, Town Triangles, Tallangatta

Carols, 7.30pm, Bush Nursing Centre, Walwa

Slippery When Wet, 7pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

A BPACC Christmas with Denis Walter, 11am, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre

Carols by Candlelight, 8pm, Mansfield District Hospital gardens

Carols by Candlelight, 6pm, Lions Park, Rutherglen

Overtime, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

Maurice and the Rumour, ClubMulwala

Scott & Amanda, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Mystical Groove, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort

Honey B and the Stingers, 7pm, Barooga Sports Club

Craig Giles, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga


Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, today and tomorrow —phone 0416 806 989 for more information and to register; audition kit: awtco.org.au

Elissa Van Dorst, 11am to 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Kerri O’Keefe, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Christmas Carols (sponsored by Lavington Baptist Church), food provided, 5pm, Mirambeena Community Centre, Lavington

Tony Lukav, 5pm to 10pm, Q Manhattans, Albury

Rock Goddess Show – Christmas dinner and show, 7pm, Commercial Club, Albury

Live Music, 8.30pm, Soden’s Hotel, Albury

Shuffle Boys, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury, 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Broderick Smith Trio, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Danny Phegan and the Longreach Band, 8.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Brock Shirley, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s, Albury

DJs Franco and Vitz, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Saturday Night, One Nightclub, Albury

Smithers, 7pm, Howlong Country Golf Club

Carols and Family Fun Night, 5pm, Culcairn Sportsground

Chrismas Smorgasgbord, music with Wazza, 7pm to 9pm, Cudgewa Hotel

Virus Swing Quartet with trumpet rising star Jarrah Forrer: Live Swing Jazz Music Night and Floor Show, 8pm, function room, Star Hotel, Bright

Live music, 9.30pm, Alpine Hotel, Bright

The Stillsons acoustic duo, 8.30pm, Tanswell’s Hotel, Beechworth

The Party Girls, 7pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

Bob Turk, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club

DJ Will Am I, ClubMulwala

Rockpond, Mulwala Waterski Club

Cheap Thrillz with DJ Jarrod, 8.30pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Richard Perso, Barooga Sports Club

Karaoke with Nicky and Brian, Finley Returned Soldiers Club

Craig Giles, 8pm, Rules Club Wagga


Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company Auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, today and tomorrow —phone 0416 806 989 for more information and to register; audition kit: awtco.org.au

Mia Grace and the Aviators, 12.30pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Live Music, 1.30pm (lunch from noon), Birallee Tavern, Wodonga

Take Cover, 2pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Deckchair Sundays: DJ Zuckr, beer garden stage, 4pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Shuffle Boys, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Christmas Carols Service, 5pm, Faith City, Wodonga

Carols, 5.30pm, City Central Church, Albury

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight: Wodonga Brass — entertainment, family fun and food, 6pm, Willow Park, Wodonga

Kinross Country Carols: Local performers backed by Danny Phegan and the Longreach Band featuring Christmas songs made famous by international music stars, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Lockwood, 7.30pm, Rooftop Bier Garden, Albury

Carols Service and barbecue, 6.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Gerogery

Carols by Candlelight, 7.30pm, Walla Sportsground

Carols, 8pm, Henty Park

Community Christmas Carols, 6.30pm, Ten Mile Creek Gardens (shire hall if inclement weather), Holbrook

Open Stage Acoustic Open Mic with Michael Franklin — PA and microphones provided, 2pm to 5pm, MJ’s Bakery, Tallangatta

JD & The Kat: folk, roots and blues, 2pm, Bright Brewery

Ecumenical Singing Group: Christmas Carols in the Piazza featuring thee recently formed Myrtleford Singers, Myrtleford Piazza

The Kat’s Whiskers, 11am, Beechworth Bakery

The Stillsons acoustic duo, 2pm, Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Carols by Candlelight, 7.30pm, Beechworth Town Hall Gardens

Liv Cartledge, 3pm, Buffalo Brewery, Boorhaman

Cutest Little Monster, 3pm, North Eastern Hotel (The Northo), Wangaratta

Carols by Candlelight, 7.30pm to 10pm, Benalla Botanical Garden

Carols by the Lagoon, Mulwala Waterski Club

Bidgee Blues Christmas Gathering: Finn — rhythm and blues and wear your Christmas decorations, 5pm, Home Tavern, Wagga 

Col & Jan, Rules Club Wagga


Nine Lessons and Carols, 8pm, Holy Trinity Church, Yackandandah

Christmas Carols Service with barbecue, 6pm, Chiltern Memorial Hall


Carols, family fun, sausage sizzle, 6pm top 9pm, Albury Presbyterian Church, Lavington

Films on the Big Screen: The Cat Returns (2002), 6pm, The Cube Wodonga Courtyard

Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Carols by Candlelight, 6.30pm, Mount Beauty Secondary College


Albury Carols by Candlelight, QEII Square, Albury

Mark Haze, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Open Mic with Aron McLean, ex-lead singer of The Pigs, 6pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Take Cover, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, beer garden, Paddy’s Albury

Uni Night: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Hello All,

Farewell Jam Session: David Pietsch, violinist and violin teacher who is leaving Yackandandah, 7pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Trevor Doddridge, 6pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

Senior Melodies, noon, Main Lounge, Deniliquin RSL Club

Pat Geaghan, Rules Club Wagga

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21: The Messengers, Dirt Farmer, The Hounds Homebound, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

21: Carols by Candlelight, Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall

21: Combined Churches Carols by Candlelight, Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall

21: Beechworth Singers Christmas Concert, Beechworth Town Hall

21: Carols and barcecue, Attree Park, Corryong

21: Carols by Candlelight and Family Picnic in the Park, Newman Square, Numurkah

21: Tumba’s Got Talent Grand Final — $1000 prize, Tumbarumba Bowling Club

21-22: Flying Fruit Fly Circus: Control Alt Delete, The Y, Albury

22: Infinity, SS&A Albury

22: Carus Thompson and Richard Perso, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

22: Bright Carols by Candlelight, Howitt Park, Bright

22: Covered in Tracks, Bundy’s Corowa Hotel

22: Cutest Little Monster (and Santa), Royal Mail Hotel, Corowa

23: A Service of Carols and Readings, St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Wodonga

24: Carols services, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

24: Christmas Eve: including jukebox entertainment, Cudgewa Hotel

24: Live Music and Dancing, Commercial Hotel, Mansfield

24: Carol Service, St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Corryong

28: Gold Chisel, SS&A Albury

29: Jon Stevens, SS&A Albury

30: Mia Grace and the Aviators, Gapsted Wines

31: Harness Racing and fireworks, Albury Paceway

31: Wodonga Family Fireworks Spectacular, Birallee Park, Wodonga

31: Overtime, Zodiac Lounge; Wil, pianist, Sevens,  Commercial Club, Albury

31: Steve Williamson: The Buble Experience, Howlong Country Golf Club

31: Paul Gibbs, Cudgewa Hotel

31: Mick Tenace, Myrtleford Savoy Sporting Club

31: New Year’s Eve Black Tie Dinner, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen

31: Black Diamond, Corowa RSL Club

31: New Year’s Eve rock’n’roll, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort

31: New Year’s Eve: Jinx, Finley Returned Soldiers Club


4: 1927, Corowa RSL Club

5: 1927, Mulwala Waterski Club

5: The Red Hot Summer Tour: Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon, Tumut Showgrounds

5: Music on the Murray: The Stillsons Duo, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

5: The Stillsons Duo, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

6: Live Music on the Deck, Gapsted Wines

6: Kartoon, Mulwala Waterski Club

9: Big Shots Duelling Piano Dinner Show, ClubMulwala

10: QEII Twilight Market including live music, QEII Square, Albury

12: Keith Urban and Taylor Swift Tribute, Mulwala Waterski Club

16: Silent Disco, The Cube Wodonga

18: Steve Eales, ClubMulwala

19: Makin’ Noise for headspace: The Jester Complex, Neon City and Idle Fret, QEII Square, Albury

19: Live Music on the Deck: Very Hairy Canary, Gapsted Wines

19: Opera in the Alps: Marina Prior, Kane Alexander, orchestra and chorus conducted by Guy Noble, Baarmutha Park, Beechworth

19: The Red Hot Summer Tour: Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon, Mulwala Waterski Club

24: Paddy’s Sounds of Summer: Joel and Benji Madden, Paddy’s Albury

25: Reece Mastin, Albury Entertainment Centre

25: Murray Music Club presents Rory McLeod, Yackandandah Public Hall

25: Hank’s Jalopy Demons, ClubMulwala

26: Australia Day 2013 family event: Border performers and Wodonga Brass, Les Stone Park, Wodonga

26: Free Morning Show: G’Day G’Day with Rodney Vincent, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

26: All-day Australia Day concert: Diesel, Keith Fischer and others, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

26: Live Music on the Deck, Gapsted Wines






This year’s TAFE Art & Design Graduate exhibition celebrates the output of students from the Albury Campus of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute. The exhibition showcases work by the next generation of artists from the Riverina region. Artist talk 5.30pm, and the opening, 6pm, both on December 13. Free event.

December 14 to January 13



Laughter and Games showcases playful toys and games from the AlburyCity collection, presenting a number of childhood favourites from years past. The exhibit looks at toys and children’s playthings from the early 1900s to the 1960s. From a 1960s Space Station Morse Signalling Set and playing cards to puzzles, dolls and tea sets, as well as an Albury-Wodonga board game, there is something for everyone.

Until March 3



A look at Albury’s transportation industry as it moved from horse-drawn carriages to the motor car. It draws on the site history of Albury’s 526-540 Kiewa Street, now home to the Albury Library Museum. Discover the stories behind some of the businesses that operated along Albury’s major transport thoroughfare. The site has been home to myriad owners and its uses are a reflection of the time, advances in technology and the people who worked there. The exhibition is filled with significant objects and stories relating to Crawford and Co stables, West’s Motors garage, Azor Robbins and Alex Porter mechanics, Blacklocks motor cycle and car repairs and the Murray Valley Coaches depot.

Until March 1, 2013



Unearthing the history of Albury’s much loved Botanic Gardens, this exhibition will captivate the visitor. Showcasing the stunning botanic illustrations created by local botanical artists and displaying turn of the century textile costumes the exhibition recreates the 1900s botanic scene and tells the history of gardens. Visitors will enjoy this indoor and outdoor botanic experience. Programs include Guided tours of the exhibition every Saturday at 11am, and Art workshops for adults and children. Opening 6pm, November 22, 6pm. RSVP by phoning (02) 6023 8333. Free.

Until February 10



On the night of May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered the waters of Sydney Harbour. The surprise attack resulted in chaos and panic in the nation’s largest and oldest city and left an indelible mark on Australian identity and the course of our history. To mark the 70th anniversary of this extraordinary event and its importance, Mosman Art Gallery commissioned artist Ken Done to interpret and respond to this remarkable story.

Until January 27



An Arts Wodonga members’ exhibition. The theme for this year’s annual exhibition is people and the artists have chosen many interpretations in the paintings, sculptures and ceramics submitted for this show. Works may be taken upon purchase. Exhibition opening: 5.30pm Friday, November 30. Meet the Artists sessions: 9am to noon on Saturday, December 1, 8 15 and 22. GIGS Art Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga VIC 3690. Phone (02) 6021 3073. Open: 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Visit artswodonga.org.au

Until January 27



The Jeff Carter photographs in Beach, Bush & Battlers have been selected from his remarkable, historically significant archive of over 50,000 works celebrating the lives of everyday Australians in rural, outback, urban and coastal communities dating from the late 1940s through to today. Curator Sandra Byron, the leading expert on Carter’s work, says about the exhibition: “Carter’s iconic images are a testament to his respect for ordinary people and his commitment to the Australian landscape and environment.” Carter (also an acclaimed author and award-winning film-maker), continued to travel and photograph into his eighties. When not on the road he lived on his 45 hectare property, Glenrock Farm Wildlife Refuge, Foxground, which he had gazetted into a Wildlife Refuge in 1962. Exhibition Talk: Join Alan Davies, Senior Curator, State Library of NSW in discussion about Jeff Carter’s work, 2pm Saturday, December 8. RSVP: Phone (02) 6023 8333.

Until January 13



An exhibition of recent watercolours by Meg Brown and Kathy Blakemore. The Wodonga Plant Farm is at the corner of Beechworth and Huon Creek roads, Wodonga.

Until January 2



Weaving together the story of Albury from its first contact with the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land, to the city we know today, this world-class exhibition, told through an engaging collection of objects, oral stories and film, is on permanent display in the main galleries of the Albury Library Museum.

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