Feb 04 2015

Calendar 2016

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Welcome to YASSarts yearly calendar of events. The calendar below is a ready reckoner of arts & cultural activities happening within the Yass Valley Shire in 2015 featuring both local talent (and some from further afield) hosted within the Yass Valley Shire. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer and we’ll see you at an event soon!

JANUARY

1st January – 23rd February

Crisp Galleries
Susanne de Berenger Exhibition

A rare opportunity to view the works of this renowned artist in the Yass Valley, this retrospective features works dating from 1991 to the present (including  portraits from  the  1990  and  2011  Archibald  Prize).

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Mondays until 23rd February
Where:
Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

31st January

YAZZBAR presents:

Benjamin Hoare (Guitar) & Christine Worthy (Vocals).
Jazz infused popular songs, new to Yazzbar.

When: 8.00pm Saturday 31st January
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

FEBRUARY

1st – 23rd February

Crisp Galleries
Susanne de Berenger Exhibition

A rare opportunity to view the works of this renowned artist in the Yass Valley, this retrospective features works dating from 1991 to the present (including  portraits from  the  1990  and  2011  Archibald  Prize).

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Mondays until 23rd February
Where:
Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

7th February

YAZZBAR presents:
Wayne G Kelly (Keyboards) &  Angela Lount, (Vocals)
Jazz, Cabaret, Boogie and more. These exceptional musicians and performers are amongst the best in Australia.

When: 8.00pm Saturday 7th February
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

7th February

Yass Music Club. Concert #1:
Idea of North
The Idea of North is an Australian a cappella vocal quartet founded in Canberra in 1993. The groups name is taken from the radio broadcasts of pianist Glenn Gould. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but cross many genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop and comedy. Winners of 2013 ARIA Award for ‘Best Jazz Album’

When: 7.45pm Saturday
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: (02) 6226 3514

8th February

‘Sunday Soul @ The Royal’  featuring Michaela Rose
Michaela will be doing a 3 hour set (with breaks!) at the Royal Hotel in Yass. Come on down and grab some dinner and something to drink and chill out over a few tunes.  Staged  in the beer garden so kids are welcome!!

When: Sunday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Royal Hotel, 111 Comur St, Yass

14th February

YAZZBAR presents:
Wayne G Kelly Trio.
Hold on to your socks.

When: 8.00pm Saturday 14th February
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

14th February

Crisp Galleries Concert:
Valentine’s Day Concert “A  Shedload  of  Romance”

Bring  your Valentine  and  a  picnic  to  enjoy  in  the  gardens before  an  evening  of  “romanciful”  music in  the  ‘Hugo  Alpen’  Performance  Space.
Featuring Sonia Anfiloff (Soprano)  ChristinaWilson (Mezzo Soprano)  Alan  Hicks (Piano)

When: Saturday 14th February.  Gardens @ 7.00pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $40.00 Con: $30.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au
Bookings would be helpful for complimentary refreshments.

20th February

‘Night at the Royal’  featuring Michaela Rose
Michaela will be doing a 3 hour set (with breaks!) at the Royal Hotel in Yass. Come on down and grab some dinner and something to drink and chill out over a few tunes.  Staged  in the beer garden so kids are welcome!!

When: Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Royal Hotel, 111 Comur St, Yass

20th February

YAZZBAR presents:
James Southwell – guitarist extraordinaire
Yass born & bred singer/songwriter blues rock guitar playing ‘ranga’ returns to his hometown for another intimate evening at the Yazzbar

When: 8.00pm Friday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

21st February

YAZZBAR presents:
Jane Edwards
(Keyboards & Vocals) – a Yazzbar favourite;
Followed by Michael Green (Guitarist & Vocals) and Troy Sicily (Drums and Vocals).
A terrific night that starts with sophistication and fun.

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

28th February

YAZZBAR presents:
Dr Jawbone
Swinging Jazz and latin combo, well known in Canberra and new to Yazzbar

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

MARCH

6th March

Zac’s Place presents:
‘The Sweet Sorrows’
A great night of Irish Celtic music.  Sammy and Kylie Horner of ‘The Sweet Sorrows’ are on a trip around Australia raising money for their community work in Thailand.

When: 7.30pm Friday
Cost: $10 per head or $20 per family
Where: Zac’s Place, Pritchett Street, Yass (behind St Clement’s Anglican Church)

7th March

FILL YOUR OUTBOX WITH POEMS (Lizz Murphy Poetry Workshop)

Fill your Outbox with Poems is a series of poetry workshops facilitated by Binalong poet Lizz Murphy. Each workshop has a theme to inspire new ideas and new writing.  Find out how writing to a theme can fire up your creativity.

The theme is ‘Nests.’  The morning will include fun and challenging writing exercises, hints and incentives, discussions to generate more ideas, advice on getting your work ready to send to journals. More poetry for your outbox!  All welcome – from aspiring to experienced poets and short prose writers.

Lizz Murphy has published twelve books and her poetry is widely published in Australia and overseas. She is well known for her popular writing workshops which guide new writers and help others with writer’s block and fresh directions and goals.

Bookings are essential.

When: Saturday 7th March   10.15 am-1.00 pm
Where: Yass Library (Rear of The Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass)
Cost:  $40.00
Enquiries:
 0428 005641  or  lizzmurphy7@gmail.com

7th March

YAZZBAR presents:
Wayne G Kelly (Keyboards)  & Angela Lount (Singer)
Jazz, Cabaret, Boogie and more. It doesn’t get any better than this. After the races?

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

8th March

Crisp Galleries
‘Italy, Art History & Emotions’ – Nike Borghese  Exhibition

Princess Nike Borghese, visiting from  Rome will be in attendance at the opening of her exhibition.

When: Opening Sunday @ 2.00pm
Where:
Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

14th March

YAZZBAR presents:
Double Bill! Ms Adie (The Liza Minelli of Australia) followed by guitarist Barry Steward who plays with the aplomb of a classical player with the grace and energy of a blues lover.

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

14th – 15th March

Yass Show Art Exhibition

Where: Yass Showground Roundhouse
When: 10.00am – 4.00pm each day

15th March

Yass Show Poets’ Breakfast (Sunday)
Yass Show Society Inc. is proud to present the Yass Show Poets’ Breakfast and Junior Written Poetry Prize, to be held in conjunction with the 152nd Yass Show.  The Poets’ Breakfast will be a non-competitive, open microphone event in the Shearing Pavilion.  All poetry lovers and supporters are welcome to either perform or listen.

The Junior Poetry Prize will continue to offer prize money in for written poetry, to encourage youngsters on their poetry journey.  For details, deadlines and entry forms see contact below.

Where: The Shearing Pavilion
When: Sunday 8.30-10.30am
Enquiries: robynsykespoet@gmail.com
Website: www.yassshow.org.au

20th March

YAZZBAR presents:
Daniel Hunter
 (Guitar)
Daniel Hunter is a jazz guitarist and composer originally from Canberra, now based in Paris. He arrived back in Australia recently and  is touring as a quartet of Melbourne based ex Canberrans:
Daniel Hunter (Guitar/composition) Jack Beeche (Tenor saxophone)  Gareth Hill (Double bass) Nick Martyn (Drums). You will find more information about him and his music on his website: www.danielhuntermusic.com

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

27th March

The Picture House Gallery & Bookshop  presents:
 ‘FEEL THE MANOUCHE’
Back by popular demand Feel The Manouche return to The Picture House Gallery & Bookshop for another spectacular performance in Gunning

When: 6.30 – 8.30pm Friday
Cost: $20.00 (at the door only)
Where: 82 Yass Street, Gunning
Enquiries: (02) 4845 1889

28th March

YAZZBAR presents:
Featuring rockabilly guru’s RUSTY & GINGER

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

29th March

A Brush with Poetry
Shared mic event coordinated by Lizz Murphy & Robyn Sykes.  RSVP nice, but you can just turn up.

Admission:  Gold coin donation
Where: Black Swan Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Binalong
When: 1.30 for 2pm (Sunday)
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

29th March

Zac’s Place presents:
‘The Quick & the Dead’
An afternoon of all Australian Christian music.  Soft drinks, fancy pancy coffees and hot chocolates will be available for purchase.

When: 4.00pm Sunday
Cost: Free
Where: Zac’s Place, Pritchett Street, Yass (behind St Clement’s Anglican Church)
Enquiries: 0451996319 (Isaak)

29th March

Yass Open Mic
A relaxed, low stress open mic session where musicians and singers of all ages can come along and sing a song or practice their performance skills in front of a supportive audience. I was thinking a blackboard type arrangement, where you can reserve a slot via this group.

When: 5.30pm Sunday
Cost: Free
Where: Royal Hotel (covered outdoor area), 111 Comur St, Yass
Enquiries: 0407 026277 (Blake) or via facebook https://www.facebook.com/YassOpenMic

29th March

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

APRIL

4th – 6th April

The Shearing Shed Gallery: Ruth Dodd Exhibition

Ruth studied Interior Design at the National Art School East Sydney and practiced as an interior designer before moving into the field of cartography.  She then moved to Canberra to continue her career in cartography, with a focus on the design of maps.  Ruth commenced painting full-time after moving to a small acreage near Yass, NSW.  Her paintings are in oils, watercolours or pastels. The oils are often executed with brush and palette knife. www.ruthdoddartist.com

When: Easter weekend 10.00am – 4.30pm
Where:
 Shaw Vineyard Estate, 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman
Enquiries: Ph: (02) 6227 5827  www.shawvineyards.com.au

10th April (3 week season)

YASS REPERTORY SOCIETY presents:
‘AGATHA CRISPIE’
Comedy Agatha Christie mystery spoof by Cen Fox and directed by Winston Williams. Starring Ginny Hewlett, Raylene Hall, Nicole Logue, Maggie Smith, Bec Widdows, Tim Hewlett, Steve Scroope & Kim Turner

Location: Liberty Theatre, Cnr: Comur & Lead Streets, Yass
Dates: April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and a matinee on the 18th (2.00pm)
Time: 8.00pm Friday & Saturdays
Admission: Adults $25.00 Concession $20.00 (Matinee $15.00)
Tickets: Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre  T: (02) 6226 2557 ($2.00 booking fee)
                from 10th March or at the door on the night (no booking fee)

11th – 12th April

The Shearing Shed Gallery: Lyne Dingwall & Julie Hawkins Exhibition
Lyne Dingwall is a Yass Valley artist and has been painting for over twenty years. Lyne’s work is diverse and embraces different mediums and methods, both traditional and representational.
Julie Hawkins is a Canberra artist.  She has been painting for several years and is a student of Lyne Dingwall.  Julie’s work is inspired by her extensive national and international travel.

When: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Where:
 Shaw Vineyard Estate, 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman
Enquiries: Ph: (02) 6227 5827  www.shawvineyards.com.au

11th April

Cub Callaway @ Yarrh Winery
Australian new wave music legend Cub Callaway in concert

When: Saturday 1.00 – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Where: Yarrh Winery440 Greenwod Road, Murrumbateman
Enquiries: (02) 6227 1474
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

11th April

YAZZBAR presents:
Wayne G Kelly (Keyboards) Angela Lount (Vocals) Jazz, Cabaret, Boogie and more.

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

12th April

Crisp Galleries Concert:
Benjamin Kopp
(Piano), Ana de la Vega (Flute), Daniel Roehn (Violin), visiting from Europe.
Double recital with piano – French inspired works including Bach, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Debussy, Borne, Kreisler, et al !

When: Sunday 2:00pm
Where:
 ‘Hugo Alpen’ performance space, Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $45.00  Con: $35.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au
Bookings would be helpful for complimentary refreshments.

18th April

YAZZBAR presents:
Jane Edwards
(Keyboards & Vocals) – a Yazzbar favourite;
Followed by Michael Green (Guitarist & Vocals) and Troy Sicily (Drums and Vocals).
A terrific night that starts with sophistication and fun.

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

18th April

Ruth Dodd exhibition @ Cooma Cottage
Part of the Hume’s Heyday Festival. Ruth commenced painting full-time after moving to a small acreage in the Yass Valley.  Her paintings are in oils, watercolours or pastels. The oils are often executed with brush and palette knife. www.ruthdoddartist.com

When: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Admission: Adults $10.00, Children under 15 Free
Where: National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass
Enquiries: Rick 0488 963 492 or Sue 0408 261 503

18th April

Yass Music Club. Concert #2:
The Llewellyn Choir
(The Katherine Holmes  & Mary Reid Memorial Concert)
The Llewellyn Choir was founded in 1980 and is recognised as one of Canberra’s leading amateur choral groups. Under the baton of current Musical Director        Rowan Harvey-Martin with Répétiteur Anthony Smith, they have given critically acclaimed performances. Their performance in Yass will focus on the centenary of World War 1 and include music from that time in anticipation of ANZAC Day on the 25th April.

When: 7.45pm Saturday
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: (02) 6226 3514

24th April

YAZZBAR presents:
The launch of Yass Valley singer/song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Lugh Damen’s new CD “Cry for my Country”.

When: 7.00pm Friday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

25th April

YAZZBAR presents:
Benjamin Hoare (Guitar) Christine Worthy (Vocals) Jazz infused popular songs.
This is the second appearance of these local musicians – come and check them out.

When: 8.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

26th April

Cooma Cottage: Hume’s Heyday Festival
Featuring a ukelele ensemble (11 members strong) in two separate performances, and a world renowned silhouette cutting artist who will cut your portrait while you wait, poetry performances & art.
The festival also includes Cobb & Co coach rides, & colonial games, wine & olive oil tasting, cow milking, blade shearing, horse ploughing, pole-lathe turning, colonial cooking and more. There will be an animal petting pen, an egg-tossing contest and a private coach on display. Beware of the bushrangers, and behave – the mounted police will be on site!
Lunches, teas, coffee and ice-cream available, and local wine and local jams for sale

When: Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Admission: Adults $10.00, Children under 15 Free
Where: National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass
Enquiries: Rick 0488 963 492 or Sue 0408 261 503

26th April

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

MAY

2nd May

Bowning Family Bush Dance
A fundraiser for Can Assist (cancer sufferer assistance).  Come in costume and dance the night away to ‘Willo & Hart’.  Dinner & supper included in price.

When: Saturday 6.30pm till late
Cost: $20.00 Single  $50.00 Family (2 Adults & children under 18 years)  Tickets purchased on the night incur an additional fee $5.00 per ticket ($10.00 per family ticket)
Tickets available: Rollonin Cafe (Bowning), Delta Agribusiness & Yass Newsagency (Yass)
Where: Bowning Village Hall
Enquiries: bowningevents@yahoo.com.au  |  0423 771 304

2nd May

YAZZBAR presents:
Wayne G Kelly (Keyboards) Angela Lount (Vocals) Jazz, Cabaret, Boogie and more.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Cost: Free
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

2nd May

Night in the Lane’ @ ‘Thyme to Taste Cafe
A youth event highlighting the outstanding talents of our Yass Valley youth!
Old people (i.e. those over 21) welcome. Just don’t get in the way!

Featuring: Day 4 • Orion Mandla • Dana Wilson • Michaela Swadling • Siobhan McGrath • Vague • Maddie Diamond & Annie Hill • Aluntum Sudnit • Zach Johnson • Jess Keating
Event supported by Yass Valley Youth Council, Music NSW and Superb Audio & Lighting.

When:  Saturday 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: ‘Thyme to Taste’ Cafe (In the rear laneway)  Food & drinks available throughout the evening
Admission:  Free  (Donations gratefully accepted)
Enquiries: 0432 080 167

8th May

Mikelangelo, The Balkan Elvis – ‘Live and Intimate’
Fresh from a sell out season at Sydney Opera House in January and capacity shows at the National Folk Festival, Mikelangelo steps into the red suede shoes of his lurid alter ego Johnny Presley, The Balkan Elvis. Intimate, up close and personal, he will croon a collection of iconic Elvis love songs and heartbreakers, and raise the temperature with his own brand of Eastern Bloc Rock

When: 8.00pm Friday
Where: The Oddfellows’ Hall, 67 Comur Street, Yass
Admission: $20.00 at the door (no bookings)  Under 16’s Free.
Enquiries: 0419 439 710

9th May

YAZZBAR presents:
Double Bill! Ms Adie (The Liza Minelli of Australia) followed by guitarist Barry Steward who plays with the aplomb of a classical player with the grace and energy of a blues lover.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

15th – 17th May

Binalong ‘Wild Colonial’ weekend
Friday night: 15th May: Gilbert’s ‘last supper’!  (Binalong Golf Club)
Saturday 16th May
11.00am Music &  Poetry in the village centre.  Open mic.  (all welcome)
1.00pm Street Parade
2.30pm Re-enactment of the shooting & death of John Gilbert by police
4.00pm Unveiling of the new Gilbert mural painted by the Binalong community. Unveiling of commemorative police plaque by the great great grandson of Constable Hall
6.30pm Bush Dance with music by Franklin B Paverty at Binalong Hall
Sunday 17th May: Gilbert’s Wake’ (Binalong Hotel)

Where: Binalong (various venues).
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

16th May

YAZZBAR presents:
Jane Edwards (Keyboards & Vocals) – a Yazzbar favourite;
Followed by Michael Green (Guitarist & Vocals) and Troy Sicily (Drums and Vocals).
A terrific night that starts with sophistication and fun.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

23rd May

YAZZBAR presents:
Charlotte & Jay
These two grow in confidence and in our affection for their music. We don’t get to see them often, so be sure to check them out.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

30th May

YAZZBAR presents:
Captain Crankshaft
Guitar and vocals. Blues based rock and wide ranging repertoire. Comes with a lot of experience and recommended. First time at Yazzbar – make him welcome.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

30th May

Yass Bowling Club presents:
The Humbuckers & Yours Truly

Yass Bowling Club is having live music on Saturday night starting at 7.30pm. Featuring ‘The Humbuckers’ from Canberra,  playing popular & rock covers followed by ‘Yours Truly’ (Sydney based ‘originals’ band).

When: 7.30pm Saturday
Where: 2-6 Adele Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 1313

31st May

RUTH DODD Exhibition
Ruth commenced painting full-time after moving to a small acreage near Yass, NSW.  Her paintings are in oils, watercolours or pastels. The oils are often executed with brush and palette knife. www.ruthdoddartist.com
This is a pop-up exhibition in conjunction with the Cooma Cottage market day

When: Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm
Admission: Free
Where: National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass

A BRUSH WITH POETRY
Shared mic event coordinated by Lizz Murphy & Robyn Sykes.  RSVP nice, but you can just turn up.

Admission:  Gold coin donation
Where: Black Swan Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Binalong
When: 1.30 for 2pm (Sunday)
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

MURRUMBATEMAN ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

JUNE

 4th June

YAZZBAR presents:   COMART Art Auction
COMART is a small art group in Yass who have been taking classes with Penny Carlisle. Many of the works are currently on exhibition at Yazzbar. The works are being auctioned by Andrew Curlewis of Yass Valley Property – thank you Andrew.

The artists are: Pam Bell, Ruvae Bush, Margaret de Jong, Beryl McCAnn, Grace McCarter, Sharon McCarter, Julie Thirlway, Adrienne Zandona.  All art sale proceeds go to the artists.

When: 6.00pm Thursday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

5th June

James Southwell in concert
Blues/Rock wunderkind and Yass Valley born and bred, James Southwell has been dazzling audiences with his guitar playing since he was 12 years old.  James will be playing a solo acoustic show in his home town of Bowning.  Don’t miss this gig on his home turf

When: Friday @ 8.00pm
Where: Bowning Hotel, Bowning

6th June

YAZZBAR presents:
Jodie Herbert
Smooth jazz!

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

13th June

YAZZBAR presents: A Double Bill!
Ms Adie
 – Cabaret with chutz. (Eartha Kitt says “she’s got it”) followed by guitarist
Barry Steward
 who plays with the aplomb of a classical player with the grace and energy of a blues lover.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

14th June

Yass Music Club. Concert #3:
Bush Baroque
Richard and Joan Milner, Rachel Walker and Owen Bingham playing Viols joined with guests Jo Johnstone (soprano) and Nick Pollock(Lute), Bush Baroque will feature the music of two Elizabethan composers who wrote for lute and viol, very fashionable instruments of their time. This programme will include some of Dowland’s best loved songs such as ‘Time Stands Still’ and ‘Come again’, as well as some catchy numbers of Holorne as a contrast, such as ‘Paradizo’ and ‘Hey Ho Holiday’.

When: Sunday @ 2.00pm
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: (02) 6226 3514

20th June

YAZZBAR presents:
Jane Edwards (Keyboards & Vocals) – a Yazzbar favourite; a singer with soul. Jane brings new meaning to classic standards . . . and then . . .
Michael Green (singer and guitarist) & Troy Sicily (singer and drummer).
Michael and Troy are like ectoplasm. They grow on you, mysteriously.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

24th – 25th-26th June

Yass High School presents: ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’
This is a really fun family musical, which the students have worked incredibly hard on – so come along and support their efforts!

Tickets: are Adult $15.00  Student $10.00 or $40.00 for a family ticket,
Available: Yass High School Office

27th June

YAZZBAR presents:
Ben Hoare & Christine Worthy
Whisky Straits is a blues, soul and jazz band from Canberra.
Featuring Jake Cussen (Lead guitar/Harmonica/Vocals) Owen Cooper  (Bass Guitar/Trombone/Vocals) Ken Nosworthy  (Drums)

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

28th June

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

JULY

4th July

YAZZBAR presents: The Night Café
Another new duo to Yazzbar. ‘The Night Café’ are a latin gypsy jazz ensemble.  But don’t miss them.  Their new cd, recorded at the Broken Knee Studio in Murrumbateman, available on the night.
Leila (vocals, flute) Michael  (guitar)

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

11th July

YAZZBAR presents: Ms Adie & Barry Steward
Ms Adie sings cabaret like Judy taught Liza.  Barry plays blues guitar like he was ringing a bell.
On this night, it’s a mix up, it’s topsy turvy: it’s Christmas in July!
Get rugged up and get down for a great night. Eat, sing and be merry.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

18th July

YAZZBAR presents:  Jane Edwards & Plonk
Jane Edwards: Yass’s own choir mistress here to strut her stuff singing and letting rip on keyboards.  Come see how it’s done 7.00 pm followed @ 9.30 pm by
‘Plonk’: Michael Green  (vocals and guitar) Troy Sicily  (vocals & drums).

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

26th July

YAZZBAR presents: Chad Croker
Local musician Chad Croker introduces  his own earthy style of music. First time at Yazzbar.  Make him welcome. Guitar and vocals, and some original material.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

25th July

Binalong Arts Group Inc. An Evening of Entertainment with Gregory North
An evening of entertainment a session of side-splitting laughter a rodeo of rhyme with Gregory North
From the Blue Mountains, the Man of Many Hats – and accents – quirky and original!

Admission: $25 adults, $20 pension conc, $15 school children, pre-school free.
Where: Binalong Hall
When: 7.30pm (Saturday)
Enquiries: Bookings at the Binalong Post Office or call Dianne on 0427 844 873.

26th July

A Brush with Poetry
Shared mic event coordinated by Lizz Murphy & Robyn Sykes.  Greg North will also be attending this session of Brush with Poetry.  RSVP nice, but you can just turn up.

Admission:  Gold coin donation
Where: Black Swan Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Binalong
When: 1.30 for 2pm (Sunday)
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

26th July

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

AUGUST

1st August

YAZZBAR presents: Jane Edwards & Ben Hoare
Jane has been a favourite performer at Yazzbar since we opened.  She is extending her repertoire and joining up with Ben Hoare, a local jazz gutarist who has also performed at Yazzbar.
Jane (keyboards and vocals).

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

30th July – 6th September

Amanda McLean @ Cork Street Cafe
Featuring recent work by internationally renowned pastel artist Amanda McLean

Where: Cork Street Cafe, Cork Street Gundaroo
Opening hours: Thursday 5.00  – 8.00pm, Friday 11.00am – 8.30pm Saturday 7.30am – 8.30pm Sunday 7.30am – 7.30pm
Enquiries: 0407 113 637

4th August

Yass Writer’s Group Book Launch
All welcome to the launch of this latest anthology of poems and stories by Yass Valley writers.

When: 6.00pm Tuesday
Where: Yass Library (Behind the Yass Memorial Hall)

8th August

YAZZBAR presents:
Ms Adie
 – Cabaret with chutz. (Eartha Kitt says “she’s got it”) followed by guitarist
Barry Steward
 who plays with the aplomb of a classical player with the grace and energy of a blues lover.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

8th – 9th August

Ruth Dodd @ Shaw Winery
Winter Fireside Festival exhibition featuring recent paintings by Murrumbateman artist Ruth Dodd

Where: Shaw Winery, 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.30pm
Enquiries: 6227 5827

15th August

YAZZBAR presents:  Jane Edwards & Plonk
Jane Edwards: Yass’s own choir mistress here to strut her stuff singing and letting rip on keyboards.  Come see how it’s done 7.00 pm followed @ 9.30 pm by
‘Plonk’: Michael Green  (vocals and guitar) Troy Sicily  (vocals & drums).

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

15th August

Mikelangelo @ Oddfellows
Renowned performer Mikelangelo drops into Yass town on his current tour to sing songs by Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.

When: August 15th 2015 @ 8.00pm (Doors open 8.00pm)
Where: Oddfellows Hall, 67 Comur Street Yass
Admission: $25.00. At the door or ring Al Phemister 0419 439 710

16 August

Crisp Galleries presents: 
Andrew Goodwin, Australian Tenor with concert pianist Evgeny Ukhanov.

When: 2.00pm Sunday
Where:
Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

22nd August

YAZZBAR presents: Dr Jawbone & the Restless Souls

Swinging  jazz band withRoss Buchanan on keys, Owen Cooper on Trombone/vocals, Laurelle Nosworthy vocals/Sax, & Ken Nosworthy on drums.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

22nd AUGUST

Yass Music Club. Concert #4:
The Lanyon Trio
(The R.A.G. Holmes Tribute Concert)
This newly formed trio consists of Andrew Lorenz on violin, Robert Harris on viola and Wendy Lorenz on piano. The trio are delighted to offer their audience a chance to experience the seldom heard yet beautiful repertoire for this ‘ not so usual’ combination. Taking their name from the area where the Lorenz’s live, their programme will include music by Beethoven, Nino Rota and Carl Reinecke. Their concerts both here and in Sydney have been very well received.

When: Saturday @ 7.45pm
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: (02) 6226 3514

29th August

YAZZBAR presents:
Cub Callaway and Craig Marshalsey
Bruce “Cub” Callaway is a songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer whose influence on Australian independent music over the last 30 years is significant having played in a number of bands and produced many critically acclaimed albums.  He lives and records in Murrumbatemen and has a new record out. Craig Marshalsey, backing vocals and base.

When: 7.00pm Saturday
Where: Yazzbar, 81 Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: 02 6226 3138

30th August

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

SEPTEMBER

11th – 13th September

Binalong Spring Art Show
Presented by the Binalong Arts Group Inc.    More information as it comes to hand

Enquiries:  treealla1@gmail.com (Anne)

18th – 20th September

Turning Wave Festival of Irish & Australian Music
The Turning Wave Festival is an outstanding celebration of Irish & Australian music and the related arts featuring events and performances, catering for music & arts enthusiasts, families who wish to enjoy a safe festival, and those who just come to soak up the atmosphere and the friendliness. While the festival focuses on Irish and Australian music it presents styles as diverse as acoustic, bluegrass, roots, Celtic and country and showcases some of our most celebrated musicians, bands, poets and dance groups, in an exciting programme of concerts, workshops, exhibitions and events.

Where: Various venues throughout Yass
Contact: Judy Pinder 0419 489 362
Email: jude@triantan.com
Web:www.turningwave.org.au

19th September – 11th October

Sculpture in the Paddock
YASSarts ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ is staged in the beautiful surrounds of the National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, once home of the famous Australian born colonial explorer Hamilton Hume.
YASSarts would like to thank the National Trust (NSW) for hosting ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ and wish to acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land, the Ngunnawal people.

Official opening night will be Friday 18th September

When: 19th September – 11th October  10.00 – 4.00pm daily
Where: National Trust ‘Cooma Cottage’ 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass
Admission: Free (though a gold coin donation is appreciated).
Enquiries: Al Phemister 0419 963492

27th September

A Brush with Poetry
Shared mic event coordinated by Lizz Murphy & Robyn Sykes.  RSVP nice, but you can just turn up.

Admission:  Gold coin donation
Where: Black Swan Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Binalong
When: 1.30 for 2pm (Sunday)
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

27th September

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

OCTOBER

Until 11th October

Sculpture in the Paddock
YASSarts ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’ is staged in the beautiful surrounds of the National Trust property ‘Cooma Cottage’, once home of the famous Australian born colonial explorer Hamilton Hume.

When: Until 11th October  10.00 – 4.00pm daily
Where: National Trust ‘Cooma Cottage’ 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass
Admission: Free (though a gold coin donation is appreciated).
Enquiries: Al Phemister 0419 963492

10th October

Gundaroo Music Festival

Featuring Australian rock music icons ‘Mental As Anthything’, Angry Anderson and the Yass Valley’s very own wunderkid James Southwell plus a range of national and regional performers.  Come along and enjoy local bands and featured entertainers.
Fundraiser for research into Motor Neurone Disease

Admission: $25 per person ($50 family pass)
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Enquiries: info@gundaroomusicfestival.com
Website: www.gundaroomusicfestival.com

17th October

Yass Music Club. Concert #5:
Joe Chindamo & Zoe Black
Joe Chindamo is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger, while Zoë Black is one of Australia’s leading classical violinists. in each other they have found not only life partners, but also a unique musical partnership. the programme they will present may include music ranging from Chopin, Bach, Couperin, Handel, Debussy, Ravel and Gershwin. They may even include some original work from Joe and Zoë

When: Saturday @ 7.45pm
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Enquiries: (02) 6226 3514

23th – 26th October

Dragon Dreaming Festival

Located on the shores Lake Burrinjuck on Wiradjuri Land in the Wee Jasper Valley, only an hours drive from Yass and aprox. the same from Canberra. Dragon Dreaming Festival celebrates music, art, nature, and the freedom of self-expression in a safe, family friendly environment.

Where: ‘Cooradigbee’, Cave’s Road Wee Jasper
Admission: Click here
Enquiries: Click here
Website: www.dragondreaming.net

25th October

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

30th October – 1st November

Bookham Art & Quilt Show
Presented by Bookham Red Cross & Hospital Auxiliary and including woodwork display & demonstrations

Where: Bookham Church & Hall
When: Opening Friday evening 7.00pm until 9.30pm/Saturday 31st October/Sunday 1st November
Admission: Gold Coin Donation
Enquiries: Noeleen Hazell: 62277202 (General)
Art: Bimbi Turner: 662276182; Barbara Folkard:62276439
Quilts: Lesley Cox: 62262372; Meg Suthern:6227835

NOVEMBER

20th – 22nd November

Jugiong Art Exhibition
This is the sixth biennial Jugiong Art Exhibition and is a fund raising event for the ongoing maintenance
and repairs to the historic Jugiong Catholic Church. Feature artist this year is Stephanie Corkhill Hyles
There will be a large variety of works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints.

Where: Jugiong Community Hall
When: COCKTAIL PARTY 20th November – 7:00pm till 10:00pm $35.00
Exhibition open Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission: Gold Coin Donation
Enquiries: Joy Coggan (02) 6945 4272  E: bco41253@bigpond.net.au

29th November

A Brush with Poetry
Shared mic event coordinated by Lizz Murphy & Robyn Sykes.  RSVP nice, but you can just turn up.

Admission:  Gold coin donation
Where: Black Swan Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Binalong
When: 1.30 for 2pm (Sunday)
Enquiries: Robyn Sykes   rdsykes2@bigpond.com

29th November

Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club
A fun night with an eclectic bunch of musicians and a warm and appreciative audience. Everyone is welcome to participate, white board programme. Come for dinner and make a night of it! Bar available.
The Murrumbateman Acoustic Music Club meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December).

Admission:  Free
Where: Murrumbateman Country Inn,  Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
When: 6.00pm
Enquiries: 62544305 (Eric Johns)   or  62410776 (Lynn)

DECEMBER

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