Thirty months in the making We Will Rock You plans to do exactly that for Border audiences. The musical by Queen and Ben Elton was scrapped six weeks out from its 2020 show owing to the global pandemic before it was rescheduled for this winter. Opening at Albury Entertainment Centre last night, the show stars Border performer and former Australian Idol finalist Liam Dalby as Galileo and Albury newcomer Simone Crossley as the sarcastic "girl gone wrong" Scaramouche. Dalby and Crossley will be joined on stage by a stellar cast of rock stars including Border performers Niki Strauss, Simon Goss, John Parry and an experienced ensemble.
GIGS Art Gallery, Gateway Island, Wodonga, Saturday, July 31, 10am to 4pm
The Gateway Island art gallery and studios are open again. The annual members exhibition is a showcase of offerings from member artists. Already postponed many times, Isolation wraps up today. Another exhibition, Fun and Colour, explores painting by students from the art class at Orana - Springdale Heights Community Centre. The works showcase a diverse range of styles and mediums including watercolour, acrylics, pastel and drawing.
Albury Skating Centre, 200 North Street, Albury, Saturday, July 31, 11am-1pm, 3-5pm and 7-9pm and Sunday, August 1, 11am-1pm and 3-5pm
Rental inline skates and roller skates range in sizes from Junior 13 to size 12. The cafe is open for all sessions and offers drinks, coffee and light snacks. No bookings for skating sessions but bookings are preferred for parties.
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Tribehounds Live Saturday, Sodens Hotel, Albury, Saturday, July 31, 8pm until late
Border rock band Tribehounds is hitting up Sodens this weekend. The five-piece Albury outfit will be banging out tunes from 8pm until late. Catch up with their new singles on Spotify, then hear them live and free. Grab a bite to eat before the show.
Make a dinner reservation, Saturday, July 31, or Sunday, August 1, breakfast, lunch or dinner
Victorian restaurateurs must be giddy from pivoting amid the coronavirus restrictions. If you've eaten in all week long, treat yourself to a meal out if you can. Bookings are recommended. If you have a sniffle, stay home and order in soup (and get tested)!
Albury Wodonga Farmers Market, Gateway Village, Wodonga, Saturday, July 31, 8am to noon
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