Events

What's on in the Albany Region this weekend?  Looking for something to do? Want to Experience Albany?

Thank you SKYPRINTS for this amazing photo of the stairs at Sand Patch

Art in the Park

Friday April 14 – Saturday April 22, 2017

Annual 2017 Art in the Park Exhibition

Award Presentations: Saturday April 22 at 1pm at the Porongurup Hall, 2257 Porongurup Rd, Porongurup followed by refreshments.

Art in the Hall Bazaar 2017

Porongurup Hall, 2257 Porongurup Road, Porongurup WA

 Good Friday April 14 to Easter Monday April 17 10am- 5pm

Albany Wine & Food Festival

SATURDAY 8 APRIL, 11AM - 6PM.  Eyre Park, Middelton Road, Albany

Celebrate the wine and food of the Great Southern, with a range of great wine, local food, craft beers, spirits and more. Enjoy live music, the sideshow coffee sessions, get excited as Colin Fassnidge shares his inspiration from local produce at the cooking demonstrations and learn from the wine seminar sessions. Join the day out with friends and family where you can enjoy some of the region's leading wine producers and local food stalls. Entry includes a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings, free access to cooking demonstrations and wine seminars along with live music. Wine and food is able to be purchased on site.
For general queries regarding the Taste Great Southern festival please email events@wineandfood.com.au or call 08 9228 9166

 

Galafrey Wines Meet the Winemakermasterclass

SUNDAY 9 APRIL, 1PM - 3PM  Galafrey Wines  432 Quangellup Road (off Muir Hwy) Mt Barker 

Finalist in the National Women In Wine Awards 2016, CEO & Winemaker Kim Tyrer will  take you sip by sip through a range of premium wines, educating but with fun and stories. Picture yourself, seated on wide verandahs overlooking the lush vineyard, Stirling and Porongurup Ranges in the distance. Add some great platters of cheese and antipasto - can you think of a better way spend a Sunday afternoon?

Great Southern Art Award Exhibition
13 April - 3 June 2017 in the Albany Town Hall.

Killer Whale Expedition

THURSDAY 23 MARCH - SUNDAY 9 APRIL  6am - 7pm, daily  Bremer Bay

‘Australia’s only dedicated Killer Whale tourism experience’
Experience this amazing gathering of Marine creatures in the remote Southern Ocean. A unique wonder! Sit back and relax as we do the driving. Join us as we take you on a marine experience like no other, aboard Naturaliste Charters expedition vessel to view Australia’s largest collection of marine creatures, including killer whales, feeding together at the Bremer Canyon from January to April every year.
Includes
• Courtesy pick up and return to your accommodation
• Commentary from your expert Busy Blue Bus Tour Guide Driver
• Expedition journey to the Bremer Canyon with Naturaliste Charters
• Morning tea
• Fresh lunch buffet
• Afternoon tea and refreshments
• Return journey Albany – Bremer Bay - Albany

Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern

Sep 01, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017

Spring paints our landscape in yellow and green as the crops and pasture look their very best and a short stop along the way will reveal many 'hidden treasures' including patches of wildflowers, natural scenery and photo opportunities.

Our festival 'events' and activities introduce visitors to the wonders of the Great Southern including our magnificent wildflowers, natural attractions such as the Stirling Range, Fitzgerald and Porongurup National Parks, award winning wines and locally grown foods, open gardens in full bloom, train rides and whale-watching along the coast. 

There is something for everyone so take the time to seek out those other treasures including local cafes, war memorials, heritage buildings, museums in each town and much more.

For more information please click HERE

 

 

At the ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Swan Lake

2 April 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment Centre  BUY TICKETS

Presented by: Grand International Concerts

'THE SPELLBINDING CLASSICAL ROMANCE'

The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. 

From the moon-lit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace ballroom, Odile, the temptress in a cloud of black tulle provides a ravishing counterpoint to the purity and innocence of Odette the beautiful swan queen. A fairy tale story conveying all the drama of a tragic romance. 

Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ was established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov In this 2 acts performance of Swan Lake the illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ with their ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairy tale.

QUEEN - It's A Kinda Magic

12 May 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment Centre  BUY TICKETS

Presented by Rockcity and Showtime

Starring: Giles Taylor

Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert featuring more than 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as We Will Rock YouBohemian RhapsodyWe Are the Champions, Under Pressure and Fat-Bottomed Girls.

Painstaking attention has been paid to the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking rock harmonies. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting as well as authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!

Suitable for ages: 12+
Warnings: Smoke

Cirque Africa

8 June 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment Centre 

Presented by Unique Entertainment

100% African 100% 100%fun

Cirque Africa, is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it.  A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a visually spectacular spellbinding and highly entertaining production which transports each audience member to the positive side of Africa through modern stage performances. 

Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle, Cirque Africa features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from six African countries including acrobats, dancer’s musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show. Highlighted with stunning colourful costumes, highly energetic knuckle-biting acrobatics acts, with traditional and modern originally composed music and vibrant dance routines, this superb and very funny show will appeal to all.  Discover the greatest show from Africa.

Warnings: Haze effects

The Australian Bee Gees Show 40th Anniversary

10 August 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by The Harbour Agency

The Australian Bee Gees Show are digging out their flares and dusting off their platform shoes in preparation for the Australian leg of their 2017 world tour so let the party begin!

It’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since The Bee Gees redefined pop music and culture forever with the phenomenal success of The Saturday Night Fever album, the most successful soundtrack of all time. The Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary tour is a fitting tribute and a celebration of the wonderful music of the Brothers Gibb.

This new show will be presented in two parts and feature all of the hits in a nostalgic trip down memory lane in a multimedia concert event.

After 20 years on the world stage and over 6,000 performances in over 50 countries, The Australian Bee Gees Show has evolved to become the definitive live celebration of the wonderful music written by the Brothers Gibb.

From their first shows in 1996, The Australian Bee Gees Show has conquered Las Vegas and has played to capacity houses around the world, cementing their reputation as an exceptional live concert act and the world's leading Bee Gees Show.

For one night only be a part of the magic that is, The Australian Bee Gees Show.

Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole - Great Country Song Book Vol II Tour

21 September 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by CMC

As individual artists, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have stayed at the forefront of Australian country music for close to two decades, each with an impressive list of awards and top selling albums.

The combination of these two dynamic performers has proven to be a hit with live audiences having toured the country on several occasions since their first encounter  almost 20 years ago. Adam and Beccy have finally taken their favorite list of country duets to the studio and fans across the country are set to benefit when they hit the road in 2017 with The Great Country Song Book Volume II Tour.

Together they have brought back some of the most famous country combinations of all time; classic duets recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lyn and Kenny Rogers and his many duet partners…including  Dolly Parton of course! Australia’s most entertaining  duo will be onstage for two unforgettable hours as they bring you their versions of the greats, delivered with high energy and a few laughs in true Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole style…You won’t want to miss this.

Isla Grant in concert

14 October 2017 Showing at: Albany Entertainment CentreBUY TICKETS

Presented by Grand International Concerts

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland's legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to Australia with exciting new songs - plus her extensive repertoire of her most loved music.

As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla’s beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening - an unforgettable evening of old favourites and sparkling new compositions.

Al Grant, Islas’ genial and talented husband will join her on stage and bring his irrepressible humour to the show featuring his tribute to Jim Reeves.

Accompanied by the multi-instrumental musician and singer Glen Flynn.

Isla’s concert performance promises to be an absolutely unmissable event.

CALDER QUARTET

Tue 21 Feb 2017

  • CLASSICAL MUSIC

‘Imaginative, skilful creators.’

A fresh take on string classics.


The LA-based Calder Quartet are in demand all over the world, collaborating with artists across genres – from classical, contemporary and rock music to visual arts.

The Calder’s watertight ensemble playing and effortless balance, combined with a musical interpretation that upholds the composer’s true intent, offers music lovers the chance to hear the familiar as if it were new.


Program
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 6, Op. 18
HILLBORG Kongsgaard Variations for String Quartet
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131