The top 11 things to do this week
A massive weekend of fun in Bunbury, with something for all the family, new events and the opening of the summer facing season at the Bunbury Turf Club.
1. Surf to Surf Fun Run
The City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club’s 40th annual Surf to Surf Fun Run will be held on Sunday from 8am.
The course, which takes in views of Back Beach, Wyalup-Rocky Point and the Bunbury Lighthouse, will include something for everyone with varying distances and pace.
Three years since his last visit, David Strassman is excited to bring his new show iTedE to Bunbury.
The highlight of the show is set to change the laws of puppetry with a 25 minute six-way conversation described as “mind-boggling, hilarious and jaw-dropping”.
The stage is set for three shows over the weekend at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
3. Monster Craft Fair
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School will host a Monster Craft Fair on Sunday.
The fun, family day out, starting at 10am, will include a free bouncy castle, face painting, handmade arts and crafts, and gourmet treats.
Entry is free and guests are welcome to take a guided tour of the campus.
For more information, contact the enrolments office on 9722 6004.
4. Isla Grant
Scotland’s legendary singer/songwriter, Isla Grant, returns to Australia with her extensive back catalogue and exciting songs from her new album, I’m A Survivor.
Grant’s beautiful voice lends itself to country folk songs and easy listening tunes in an unforgettable evening on Friday from 7.30pm at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
5. Turf Club Season Opener
Thoroughbred racing returns to the South West this Saturday when the Bunbury Turf Club opens its season.
The stand-alone metropolitan meet will see some of the State’s best horses head down South to behind what is expected to be a fantastic racing season.
The day will be highlighted by the $100,000 TABTouch Classic (1000m), which will see some of the best three-year-olds hit the track.
Gates open at 11.45am, with the first race at 1.10pm.
6. Fat Cat and Doopa Dog
Telethon’s 50th year is being kicked off in Bunbury with a meet and greet for Channel Seven’s Fat Cat and GWN7’s Doopa Dog.
They will be up for lots of high-fives, fun and photos at Bunbury Centrepoint Shopping Centre on Sunday from 11am.
7. Sublime at Cafe 140
A new late night bar and eatery destination at Cafe 140 will be launched on Friday night from 6.30pm.
Music, good food and good vibes are on the menu and a tribute to Beyonce and Rihanna is on the decks.
Free entry all night.
The Bavarian festivities continue this weekend with lots of music, food, beer and costumes.
Parks Tavern will kick off on Saturday from 11am with prizes for best dressed, best toast as well as a sausage eating contest.
Nicola’s Ristorante have specialty beers on offer on Sunday from midday as well as traditional German delights.
9. The Mountain Between Us
Action and adventure film The Mountain Between Us will screen at Grand Cinemas Bunbury from Thursday.
Surgeon Ben Payne (Idris Elba) and successful writer Ashley Knox (Kate Winslet) survive a devastating plane crash and are forced to band together to escape the unforgiving wilderness.
Throughout their struggle, they learn more about each other and begin to fall in love.
10. Free movie night
Calvary Assembly Bunbury welcomes all to a free movie night on Friday.
A light supper will be provided from 6pm and the screening of Fireproof will begin at 7.30pm.
Child-minding will also be available.
11. Have-a-go break-dancing
Join the X5 Freerun Academy and the South West Urban Movement crews for a free have-a-go-day on Saturday from 12pm at the X5 Academy.
The event is open to anyone aged 12 to 25 to learn some skills in free-run and break-dancing.
Food and drinks will also be provided.
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