Top 10 things to do this week
Italian culture, lazy afternoons, and a live stream from Antarctica ... just another weekend in the South West really.
1. Park music
Spend lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying live music in the park at Burekup. Evedon Park will host the ticketed event which features performances by South West Wind and Jazz Orchestra and Guy and a Girl. Cheese platters, sausage sizzle and drinks will be on sale and BYO alcohol is not allowed. The event begins at 4pm and is a fundraiser for Zonta’s community projects.
Italian culture will come to the fore at a special dinner on Sunday night. Antonio Siano comes direct from Italy and will form part of the musical entertainment on the night. Dinner is included in the cost of the ticket and plenty of dancing is expected to also take place from 7pm at South West Italian Club. Tickets can be purchased from the club.
3. Treasure hunt
4. TEDx live stream from Antarctica
Join in a live stream of a TEDx talk from Antarctica at the Rose Hotel from 12.30pm on Sunday. TEDxScottBase is a talk coinciding with the 60th anniversary of New Zealand’s research station on the frozen continent. The event is free and will give audiences a chance to experience one of the many viewing parties around the world.
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre’s summer film festival continues with another weekend of stellar productions from around the world. Iranian drama Wednesday May 9 is the weekend’s first film at 3pm on Friday before Australian documentary Servant or Slave screens at 7pm. On Saturday, French romantic comedy Rosalie Blum is the 3pm film and another Australian film, comedy Girl Asleep, rounds off the weekend at 7pm. Tickets to all sessions can be bought at www.bunburyentertainment.com or by calling 1300 661 272.
6. Starry nights
Spend a night stargazing by attending one of the Astronomical Society of the South West’s open sessions. The group will open their observatory for three nights to allow the public to enjoy what the summer sky has to offer. Sessions will take place between 8pm and 11pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Viewing fees apply however these include use of the group’s telescopes.
Keep the children occupied during the school holidays and also satisfy their tummies. Muffin Break’s Bunbury stores will tick both of those boxes tomorrow during a cookie creation workshop. There will be access to plenty of customised decorations as part of this nationwide intiative. The chain’s Bunbury Forum and Bunbury Centrepoint stores will both participate between 10am and 12pm.
Horse racing enthusiasts have the choice of two meetings this week. Bunbury Turf Club will be the first to take centre stage on Thursday when the thoroughbreds run around in an afternoon meeting. On Saturday night, punters can enjoy some high-quality pacing action at Bunbury Trotting Club as the sun sets. Race times and fields will be confirmed during the week.
10. At the movies
Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel stars alongside Nicole Kidman in Lion, a film partly set in Australia. Patel plays an Indian boy who ends up thousands of kilometres from home after getting lost on a train and is eventually adopted by an Australian family. Many years later, he returns to his homeland and relies on memories and Google Earth technology to find his lost family. This PG-rated drama is based on a true story and opens at Grand Cinemas Bunbury on Thursday.
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