THURSDAY November 9
Food Waste Exhibition
The Moving Mountains exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, interactive digital art, collage, drawing, performance, textiles – and of course food.
Opening night is Thursday at 1 Globe Lane in Wollongong, with Hidden Harvest dishing up delights to taste – BYO drinks.
While artist talks and a Hidden Harvest skills workshop will be on Saturday November 11 from 2pm.
“The Art of Food Waste” runs until November 17.
FRIDAY November 10
Sunset Vibes open air cinema in Bulli
A number of moonlight movie screens will pop-up around the Illawarra this summer, the first on Friday with Sunset Vibes at Bulli Showgrounds.
Mamma Mia the Movie is on show from dusk.
Blow-up beds, food trucks, bar and kids club. Adults $10, kids $5, family $25 via www.foragersmarkets.com
‘Going Places’ exhibition at the Clifton School of Arts
Wendi Reis has painted a much-loved Illawarra coastline with the happiness and action of children and adults enjoying themselves in the summer sun.
The inspiration for ”Going Places” comes from a photo taken by the artist on a road trip around Victoria. The late afternoon sun lit up the grasses and reeds along a gently flowing river.
At Clifton School of Arts from November 10 – 19 (not open November 13 and 14), 338 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Clifton is open 10.30am – 4pm.
Opening on Saturday November 11 from 1.30pm – 4pm.
Quilt & Craft Show
The 27th annual Quilt and Craft Show will bring an array of hand-made goodies to Gerringong Town Hall on Fern Street until Sunday.
A wide range of quilts, wall hangings, children’s clothes, craft and fabrics, quilting supplies and Xmas gifts. Xmas puddings, cakes and sweets from the cake stall, raffle tickets in the quilt raffle for sale and refreshments.
Money raised supports research into childhood illnesses, particularly cancer. Organised by Children’s Medical Research Institute Gerringong Committee
Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 3pm.
‘Umbra’ exhibition by Christopher Zanko
Member of northern Illawarra band The Pinheads, Chris Zanko is also an established artist whose often depicts local landmarks in his paintings.
His latest exhibition opens at Thirroul’s Egg & Dart Gallery on Raymond Road Friday night – 6pm-8pm.
It runs at the gallery until December 2.
SATURDAY November 11
Viva La Gong
Wollongong’s annual arts and culture festival will see thousands descend upon MacCabe Park from 12pm – 9pm.
Circus, comedy, films, interactive art, crocheted poppies for Remembrance Day plus live performance and market stalls will be part of the fanfare.
Download the full program HERE.
Take a walk on the wild side of a 747 at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at Illawarra Regional Airport with their new ‘Wing Walks’ finally getting underway.
Following on from the very popular 747 premium and cockpit tours, HARS are now pleased to offer our 747 Wing Walk Experience where you literally get to climb up on top of the plane.
9:30am – 3:30pm – closed toe shows must be worn, participants must be over age 14, bookings essential.
‘Dogfight’ presented by Arcadians Theatre
Based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix, DOGFIGHT is a confronting new musical about the power of compassion and empathy in an unlikely context.
Set on November 21, 1963, on the eve of the Kennedy assassination, most of the play takes place in the final hours of an age of American innocence, that quickly dissipates.
Running from November 10 to 25 at the Miners Lamp Theatre, 141 Princes Highway in Corrimal.
‘The Tempest’ presented by the Phoenix Theatre
Jeremy Boulton has written a new score to accompany this Shakespearean musical comedy.
The setting is a rocky island in the middle of the Mediterranean where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, and his daughter have been shipwrecked for twelve years. On the island they have had the Hag Born slave Caliban as a servant and the ethereal Ariel with his band of spirits to do Prospero’s magical bidding.
Running from November 10 to 25 at the Bridge Street Theatre, 24 Bridge Street in Coniston.
SUNDAY November 12
Festival of Flight
Celebrate the marvel of flight in the birthplace of flight, Stanwell Park from 10am – 4pm.
The sky will fill with colour as hang gliders and paragliders launch off Bald Hill while historic aircraft will fly over the area.
Enjoy the view down the most spectacular stretch of coastline in the country and join the festivities in Stanwell Park Reserve where market stalls, children's rides, food and music will echo through the natural amphitheatre.
Kiama Car & Bike Spectacular
The family event will include vintage cars and bikes; driverless car demonstrations; drone exhibition; Royal Australian Navy helicopter; off-road remote-control car competitions (anyone can enter); stalls; jumping castle; face painting; live entertainment; food and coffee stalls; plus free skin care checks available onsite.
Entry is $5 donation per person (under 12 years free) – funds raised support important Melanoma research.