The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is going back to its roots for a special milestone. To celebrate 40 years of the circus, the Borderville Circus Festival will feature shows and workshops this weekend, all focused around the Circus Big Top in Hovell Tree Park in South Albury. It is the same location as the first performance of the circus in the summer of 1979. Created by Flying Fruit Fly Circus artistic director Anni Davey, Back in the Big Top will involve the circus' 79 students, aged 8 to 19. There will be documentaries, exhibits and street art shown around town.
Grapes of Mirth - Comedy in the King Valley, Brown Brothers, Milawa, Sunday, December 8, noon to 6pm
Grapes of Mirth - Comedy in the King Valley returns to Brown Brothers Winery for a day of comedy, music, food and wine. Host Merrick Watts will join five of Australia's biggest names in comedy: Rhys Nicholson, Denise Scott, Lehmo, Ivan Aristeguieta and Cal Wilson. Pack chairs or a picnic blanket and book a picnic hamper with your ticket. It is an over-18 event. Bookings advised.
Murray Conservatorium Orchestra and 21C, Rutherglen Memorial Hall, Saturday, December 7, 7pm
Join Murray Conservatorium Orchestra and 21C for an evening of beautiful music at Rutherglen. It will star Damien Rhys Jones (conductor), Gregory Lewis (conductor) and Sarah McDiarmid (flute). Featuring Stravinsky - Selections from The Firebird and music from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Tickets: $10 or $20 for a family.
And they're racing! Celebrate the festive season, trackside. Albury Racing Club will host an Albury TAB meeting this weekend. It's day one of two Christmas Party Race Days; the second meeting is Saturday, December 14. Santa will drop by and there's plenty of entertainment for kids too.
Albury Street Food and Bar, SS&Club, Albury, Saturday, December 7, 5pm to 10pm
Food trucks are back in Albury this summer. International flavours will be on offer through a variety of food vans at the SS&A Club. Then top it off with a refreshing ale or chilled cocktail for a relaxing night out of the kitchen and out on the town. Cheers!
Repair Cafe Albury-Wodonga, The Sustainable Activity Centre, Wodonga, Saturday, December 7, 10am to 1pm
Broken costume jewellery? Repair Cafe Albury-Wodonga can help. Volunteers are also on hand to help fix leather goods, furniture, battery-operated appliances, clothing, textiles and sharpening of garden tools. It will be your last chance until February.