Experience the magic of Patricia Piccinini's Skywhale and Skywhalepapa as they come to life in Albury. Set your alarm and make a beeline for the Lavington Sports Ground for a breathtaking sunrise experience. The 30-metre sculptures will rise from the ground in the pre-dawn glow. They inflate over 90 minutes, reaching their full height at sunrise, about 6.30am. Weather permitting, the Skywhales will be released into the sky at sunrise. Tickets are essential.
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Concert for the Cancer Centre - Rachael Beck, Albury Entertainment Centre, Saturday, April 17, 7.30pm
Australia's musical theatre darling Rachael Beck will perform a spectacular concert fundraiser for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. Beck has starred in Australian productions including The Sound of Music as Maria, Beauty and the Beast as Belle, Les Miserables as Fantine and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Truly Scrumptious. She will perform in Albury with the Border's own Murray Riverina Jazz Orchestra.
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Music in the Gardens: Vardos, Albury Botanic Gardens, Sunday, April 18, 1pm to 3pm
Vardos - an all-female band known for their electrifying live performances - join Music in the Gardens this weekend. Led by violinist Alana Hunt, the "live wire in chief", and learning their craft from folk and Roma musicians in Eastern Europe, Vardos combines accordion, double bass and violin in performances of stirring compositions that draw on gypsy form and melodies. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as capacity limits apply.
Wangaratta Historic Motor Show and Fly In, 72 Brian Higgins Drive, Laceby, Sunday, April 18, 9am
Experience this diverse display of historic cars and planes. With stationary engine working displays, trade displays, food and drink stalls and kids' entertainment. Tickets cost $20 for adults and free for children, 15 and under. Ample parking.
Wodonga Fun Fair, Wodonga Showgrounds, Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 10am until late
Enjoy family-friendly fun at the Wodonga Showgrounds this weekend. Think carnival rides, carnival games, food trucks, showbags, mini golf, face painting, petting zoo and much more! $2 coin entry and free parking.
Turning The Sod - Building The Hume Dam, Wymah Museum, 2444 Wymah Road, Wymah, Sunday, April 18, 2pm to 4pm
Discover the story behind the building of the Hume Dam. On loan from Albury Library Museum, the exhibition is open every Sunday 2pm-4pm or by appointment (02) 6020 2027. Entry is $5 or $10 with afternoon tea.
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