Finding Dory, Lunar New Year, RAW Comedy, food festival and more

Free outdoor movie for the family this week - scroll own for more information. Picture: AP/Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar
Free outdoor movie for the family this week - scroll own for more information. Picture: AP/Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar

WEDNESDAY February 14

Hockey Dad In Store

Windang duo Hockey Dad have just released their new album, Blend Inn, and touring Australia’s east coast to sign some records and play some songs for free.

They’ll be at Music Farmers in Wollongong from 6pm-9pm.

To see the photos from the gig CLICK HERE

Hockey Dad - I Wanna Be Everybody (Official Video)

THURSDAY February 15

RAW Comedy

Australia’s largest open mic comedy competition returns to Wollongong Town Hall at 8pm.

See the next batch of budding comics put their best foot forward in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy – Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic competition.

Tickets $25+bf – for more information, or to sign up head to: www.rawcomedy.com.au 

Picture: Sylvia Liber

Picture: Sylvia Liber

Lunar New Year

Nan Tien Temple in Berkeley is going all out for Chinese New Year with celebrations beginning on Thursday with a New Year’s Day incense offering (11am) and Toll the Bell of Peace to welcome the new year at midnight.

Friday will have a Chinese New Year’s Day lino dance at 10:15am and 1pm, with an offering to Buddhas Dharma Function (11am).

For a full list of what’s on at the temple to celebrate the Year of the Dog, visit: www.nantien.org.au 

Guy Sebastian performing at the National Toni & Guy Artistic Team at the Culture Shock Fashion Show at the Westin last November. Picture: Fairfax Media

Guy Sebastian performing at the National Toni & Guy Artistic Team at the Culture Shock Fashion Show at the Westin last November. Picture: Fairfax Media

FRIDAY February 16

Guy Sebastion on tour

Due to overwhelming demand Guy Sebastian is returning with his Conscious Tour to the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra.

He’s on stage from 7.30pm, all tickets $66.90.

Food Truck Fair

Across Friday and Saturday Corrima’s Ziems Park will have an array of food trucks to sample from 4pm to 10pm.

There will be a dedicated dessert section plus boutique retail stalls. 

There’ll also be a kids corner to keep the little ones entertained – $20 for unlimited rides, plus a DJ spinning tunes all night.

Red Point Artist Exhibition Opening Night

The Red Point Artists’ gallery in Port Kembla has had a face lift and the collective are wanting to show it off.

The group are holding their 10th Anniversary Exhibition of different mediums, and hope to encourage other creatives to use the space themselves.

Wynne Gibson said they’ve completely renovated the inside: “we just want people to come and enjoy it”.

The exhibition runs from Friday February 16 (opening night) until February 21 at the gallery on 100 Wentworth Street.

'Finding Dory' Trailer

SATURDAY February 17

Free Outdoor Movie

Finding Dory at Thirroul Beach Reserve. Family friendly event starting at 6pm, movie screens at 8pm.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the reserve. Kids activities on site also.

Uncultured Valentine’s

Shane LadyMoon hosts this night of burlesque cabaret fun at the Wollongong Builders Club from 7pm.

Also performing are Rebelle Velveteen; Marlena Dali; Malika Slutaris; Mama La Roux; Natalie Miller; Mae de la Rue and Ashleigh Mill.

This is an accessible venue, with an AUSLAN interpreter.

Kembla Minis

Suitable for children aged 4 - 15, hosted by Race Pace Motocross Coaching Schools at Wollongong Motorcycle Club at the Mount Kembla dirt bike complex.

Tickets $30 per rider via www.racepace.com.au 

Professional coaching includes basic skills training and bike control. Kickstart licence accreditation. Bikes allowed from 50cc up to 85cc.

To register, please email info@racepace.com.au or text 0410467776

Picture: AP/Altaf Qadri

Picture: AP/Altaf Qadri

Motor Fest and Car Show

The Gerringong Lions Club is holding their second annual event at Cronin Oval, sponsored by Gerringong Automotive and Shannon's Insurance.

Around 250 vehicles including classic and collectable cars of every description, hot rods, modern and exotic, performance and trikes will be on site – plus food stalls.

Entry if $5 for adults and children U/12 free.  All money raised will be donated to Prostate Cancer Research.

This event coincides with the renowned Gerringong Markets, providing an opportunity for visitors to beautiful Gerringong to enjoy both events.

Gratitude on a Plate -  An example of the kinds of produce being displayed at this event. Picture: Manic Organic.

Gratitude on a Plate - An example of the kinds of produce being displayed at this event. Picture: Manic Organic.

SUNDAY February 18

Gratitude On A Plate

Formerly known as the Embrace Life Festival, organisers have shifted their focus to food for the rebranded Gratitude on a Plate at the Illawarra ITEC Centre, Miller Street in Coniston. 10am to 4:30pm.

It celebrates all forms of nourishment with cooking demos, workshops, short films, yoga, music, meditation, children’s activities and “The Conscious Marketplace”.

Picture: Edwina Pickles

Picture: Edwina Pickles

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

This German orchestra is on tour and will bring their classical music to the Christ Church, Terralong Street in Kiama at 8pm.

Tickets are now available from the Kiama Visitors Information Centre; Adult $40 | Senior/Pensioner $35 | Student/Child $30.