THURSDAY MAY 20
Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show
On at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre until Sunday, this high-flying acrobatics show runs for 1 hour 40 mins, including an interval.
Expect to see lovable characters like Shaun and Bitsa the dog transformed into skilled aerial performers for the stage.
For more information, visit: www.merrigong.com.au
FRIDAY MAY 21
Live Music Returns to Shellys
The Shellharbour Club welcomes live music again this Friday and Saturday night.
They've also brought back some classic 90's beverages - the Fruit Tingle and the Long Island Iced Tea.
Available at the Caravan from 8pm - midnight. Drink responsibly and dance the night away.
Angels in America Perestroika
Angels in America Perestroika opening at Wollongong Workshop Theatre on Friday and runs until May 29.
This play is the epic conclusion to Angels in America: Millennium Approaches which was presented by Wollongong Workshop Theatre back in 2018.
Set in the 1980s, the play focuses on the lives of the people that these themes directly affect, as well as using other worldly beings such as ghosts and angels to convey the feelings of the time.
Tickets through www.eventbrite.com.au
SATURDAY MAY 22
Tassels, Pom Poms and Beads @ The Imaginarium
Make your own tassels, pom poms and bows, then use your unique creations to adorn your own basket or even wall hanging.This workshop is aimed for ages 16+.
No art experience necessary and all materials are provided.Facilitated by Ingrid Richardson- Artist, Maker and Creative.
Cost is $20 for the 2-hour workshop, 10:30am to 12:30pm, at The Imaginarium - corner of Wentworth and Addison Streets in Shellharbour. Tickets through www.humanitix.com
Writing and Publishing Symposium
The ins and outs of publishing a book with advice from top authors, editors, literary curators and publishers will be presented in a symposium in Coledale this weekend.
Day Onewill feature discussions on Anthologies and the Small Press with Winnie Dunn, Editor with Sweatshop; Lore White, Editor in Chief of Baby Teeth Journal; and Sarah Nicholson, Editor of Heroines Anthology. Writers can get insights from Authors on publishing with Olivia Lanchester, CEO of Australian Society of Authors; and authors Pamela Cook and Alan Baxter. Finally, there'll be the perspectives from Publishers with Tom Langshaw, Editor from Pantera Press; Xavier Hennekinne, Publisher from Gazebo Books; and Laura Brading, from Well Read.
On Day Two, participants can enrol in the Publishing School for Writers led by Mary Cunnane: former publisher, agent and advisor to ACT Writers' Centre's highly regarded HARDCOPY program. The day will consist of practical workshops in the publishing process, going into detail on the function of agents, how to write a killer book proposal, and how to pitch your book to an editorial committee in a mock acquisitions meeting.
More details are at - https://southcoastwriters.org/
Albion Park Rail, Saturday
Diesel and Miniature Train Rides for a fun family day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Illawarra Light Rail Museum.
The kids will love the trains and also the great kids play areas, mum and dads will enjoy those grand old days of railways by looking arround the museum
At Illawarra Light Railway Museum48A Tongarra Road, Albion Park Rail. 0492 267 581
SUNDAY MAY 23
20 Years of Circus Wow
From bathing belles to hoola hoop extraordinaires and cowgirls riding toy hobby horses, Circus WOW has become a fixture in the arts scene as well as an organisation to empower women.
An exhibition on the last 20 years of these wonderful women is on at Wollongong Art Gallery until June 6.
KIAMA I DO
The Kiama wedding trail is a contemporary wedding expo and will highlight Kiama's offerings as a wedding destination from 10am to 3pm.
The trail will showcase participating venues and their setups. Each venue will have creative and inspiring suppliers, displaying the essential ingredients required to make the day perfect.
For more details visit: https://kiamaido.com.au/
Mini Golf Open Day
Shell Cove, Sunday
Be one of the first to try out the new mini golf course at the Shanx official opening and family fun day, at The Links Shell Cove from 11am to 4pm.
Swing on over for a jam-packed day of live music and games.
- Catch pros Jordan Zunic, Ewan Porter & Danni Vasquez try out the new course
- Complimentary golf tuition from Toby McGeachie between 12pm to 1pm at the driving range
- From 12pm mini golf will be open to the public & the first 50 kids to try will receive a free prize.
Mini golf is suitable for the whole family with a course to suit beginners & budding golfers, & one that will challenge even the best of golfers! Both designed to be played with the same rules as the game you know & love.
The Illawarra Hawks take on the Cairns Taipans at the WIN Entertainment Centre on Sunday.
Forget watching the action on TV, catch it live in Wollongong from 5pm.
More details at https://www.hawks.com.au/f