The Whitlams live
June 23, SS&A Club Albury, 9pm, $45
The Whitlams have been on the road over the last month and a half celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary and that tour comes to an end in Albury on Saturday night. With thousands of shows under their belts and a swag of albums to draw from, the gig will be a memorable performance from a great Australian band.
June 24, Felltimber Creek Road, 10am
Pop on your running shoes and join Sunday’s McFarlanes Hill Trail Run. It’s race two of the Riverina Endurance Trail Running series. The McFarlanes Hill 19km long course offers a challenging event and rewarding views as runners summit the peaks of Klings and Hunchback Hill. The 5km trail has sweeping views of the snow before a fast downhill finish. Or, just get along and support the competitors.
June 23, 6pm, St Monday Cafe, from $25
Melbourne songbird Mezz Coleman will perform at Yackandandah on Saturday night as part of the mid-winter sessions at the cosy High Street cafe. The one-time jazz singer now writes and sings folk and indie-pop songs of love and loss. Book for an early dinner and settle in or come to enjoy the music from 7.30pm.
June 24, Albury Entertainment Centre, 2pm, from $81
Acclaimed violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, the Scots School Albury’s Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Afternoon at the Proms. This salute to the BBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall, performs all the well-known favourites including Rule Britannia and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory.
June 24, Cloud 9 Cinema Bright, 4pm, from $18
Cloud 9 Cinema and Benalla Shorts have combined to present a screening of the fourth Benalla Short Film Festival in Bright on Sunday afternoon. There’s 14 short films, averaging five minutes each, selected for viewing. The winning film iRony, from Perth teenager Radheya Jegatheva has taken the world by storm, winning 74 awards and been selected for 168 film festivals around the world.
Rock ’n roll
June 23-24, Club Mulwala, from 1pm, free
Rock and roll fans will get their fill at Club Mulwala’s mini rock ’n roll festival. From 1pm Saturday it’s Miss Kitty and the Memphis Trio. The Silverados are rocking Saturday and again Sunday.
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