Doggie Flyball, dog adoptions, music, sculptures by the sea and more

This weekend has gone to the dogs with TWO separate events on - scroll down for more information. Picture: Richard Briggs
This weekend has gone to the dogs with TWO separate events on - scroll down for more information. Picture: Richard Briggs

THURSDAY September 13

Fully Disclothed: The Kiki Tapes

Kiki Bittovabitsch is the foreign ambassador of funniness. Blending stand up and physical comedy, her smack-you-in-the-face interactive show pushes boundaries and pulls no punches – yet somehow leaves you feeling loved up.

Kiki will be appearing live at the Art Bar on Tingira Crescent, Kiama, every Thursday night until the end of the month.

Free Entry (Donations Welcome)

Kiama Woodcraft Group Exhibition

Kiama Woodcraft Group aims to promote, foster and develop woodcrafts in the Illawarra and to encourage excellence in woodcraft and related fields of design.

All items are hand crafted by members.

Free admission at the old Kiama Fire Station, Terralong Street. From 9am to 4pm until Sunday.

Picture: Robert Pearce

Picture: Robert Pearce

FRIDAY September 14

Doggie Flyball

More than 320 dogs from across NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania will descend on Kiama for the 2018 Australian Flyball Association National Race Meeting.

Hosted by the Wollongong Wonder Woofs at the Kiama Quarry Sports and runs until Sunday.

Flyball is a relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over four hurdles, retrieve a ball by triggering a flyball box and then return over the hurdles to the start / finish line.

Any dog, regardless of breed, size, shape or formal training, can participate and join in the fun

SATURDAY September 15

North Gong Dog Adoption Day

Pound Paws, a charity that focuses on re-homing pets in Australian pounds and rescue centres is hosting a family fun day at North Gong Hotel from 12pm – doggies will be available for adoption plus tail-wagging activities.

Dog crystal healing, grooming, Puppy Ball Pits, Puppi-cinno’s and even the chance to share a dog-friendly beer with your furry best friend.

They will also run the Sausage Dog Ninja Warrior – a safely constructed obstacle course which will have Dachshunds toddling through tunnels to even eating mini hotdogs.

Youth markets are on this weekend in Kiama. Picture: Georgia Matts

Youth markets are on this weekend in Kiama. Picture: Georgia Matts

Kiama Youth Markets

'Kiama Youth Markets' at the SENTRAL Youth Centre in Hindmarsh Park, Terralong Street from 11am to 3pm.

There will be market stalls, tasty food, raffles and live music. All funds raised will go towards Beyond Blue.

Andrew Saunders installing his artwork Flamenco Dancin at the Sculptures At Killalea 2018. Picture: Adam McLean

Andrew Saunders installing his artwork Flamenco Dancin at the Sculptures At Killalea 2018. Picture: Adam McLean

Sculptures At Killalea

It’s the Illawarra’s version of Sculptures By The Sea. This Saturday is the Weekend Family Fun Day 

From 10am a day of art and colour designed specifically for the kids - and big kids within.

A stack of workshops, activities and a chance to wander through and explore 50 Sculptures at Killalea State Park in Shell Cove.

For more in the program CLICK HERE

Open Day at Ivy Mount

Tours conducted by owners Wesley and Vicki Hindmarsh and family will reveal beautiful original cedar doors, detailing and furniture. See the old stone kitchen wall and the charming cream shed.

Entry $10 includes afternoon tea. Ample parking at Ivy Mount, 24 Princes Highway, (between Crooked River Winery and Belinda Street) – from 1 – 4pm.

Funds raised go to Gerringong and District Historical Society’s new Museum. For further information contact Bobbie 0413 967 385 or Helen 0417 606 116.

SUNDAY September 16

Steel City Strings

Serenades and Dances. Steel City Strings are joined by virtuoso guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski for the joyous rhythms of Ross Edwards’ Arafura Dances and Boccherini’s  foot tapping Fandango. Swoon to the sounds of the orchestra with Serenades for Strings by Elgar and Herbert as well as Barber’s moving Adagio for Strings.

Kiama Pavilion at 2pm. They’ll also perform at Wollongong Art Gallery on September 22 at 7.30pm.

Ukulele Festival

It celebrates the four-stringed Hawaiian instrument with music, memories and merchandise. It runs from 11am to 7pm.

Ballet and Symphony

Sydney City Youth Ballet and the SYO Philharmonic present Together Live 2018 - a triple bill featuring the power and the passion of Paquita, Maina Gielgud’s production of Giselle Act II and the new choreographic work by Lucas Jervies, Powerhouse.

At the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre at 2pm.