Lah-lah's adventures, bike week activities, cabaret, Body Head and art shows

Lah-lah and her Big Live Band are coming to Wollongong this week - scroll down for more information. Picture: Supplied

Lah-lah and her Big Live Band are coming to Wollongong this week - scroll down for more information. Picture: Supplied

THURSDAY September 14

‘Stuffed Species’ opening

Sculpture artist Rosie Deacon is setting up shop in Thirroul’s Egg & Dart Gallery on Raymond Road from Thursday.

Using a mix of craft and souvenirs sourced from Sydney’s Chinatown, Deacon creates a fantastical scene bursting with a conglomerate of sequins, colour, and glitter-covered kangaroos.

Opening night runs from 6-8pm, the exhibition runs until October 7.

www.egganddart.com.au

'Koala Door Snake' by Rosie Deacon.

'Koala Door Snake' by Rosie Deacon.

Cyrano de Bergerac @ IPAC

One of the world’s most original and finely crafted romantic comedies, this is the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her. The play that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language, Cyrano de Bergerac is a masterwork of French literature.

Still as funny and captivating as when it was written in the late 1890s, Rostand’s story of the soldier-poet with the outsized nose and larger-than life personality is a brilliant blend of wordplay and swordplay, adventure and romance, humour and heartbreak.

Showing at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre until Saturday September 16. www.merrigong.com.au 

Cyrano de Bergerac @ IPAC 13 - 16 September

FRIDAY September 15

Aussie Heat in Shellharbour

Australian male revue, Aussie Heat, will perform at Central Hotel in Shellharbour as part of their national tour.

It comes fresh of the back of a stint Las Vegas where they have been performing at Planet Hollywood for the past two years.

Combining world class choreography, electrifying break dance moves and awe-inspiring chiselled bodies, Aussie Heat’s professionally trained dancers will indulge every fantasy in one heart-pounding show.

Tickets available via www.AussieHeat.com.au 

'Aussie Heat' is in Shellharbour this week. Picture: Supplied

'Aussie Heat' is in Shellharbour this week. Picture: Supplied

SATURDAY September 16

Lah-Lah’s ‘Having Fun!’

ABC TV star Lah-Lah is bringing her Big Live Band to University Hall at UOW, Saturday at 10:30am.

Former Kiama High School student, Lah-lah is also bringing helpers from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music so the little ones can get up close and personal with instruments.

While she and her band will also meet and greet fans after the concert.

Trombones, Trumpets and Lah-Lah's Big Live Band

Uncultured Chat Show

Burlesque, comedy and cabaret at the Builders Club in Wollongong from 7pm.

The biggest names in local, interstate, and international burlesque will be gracing the stage for one night only.

For tickets CLICK HERE

FLASHBACK: Graham Rudek and Andy Mark ready for Bike About in 2010.
Picture: Ken Robertson

FLASHBACK: Graham Rudek and Andy Mark ready for Bike About in 2010. Picture: Ken Robertson

Bike Week Activities

Ride The Gong!

Free activities at Stuart Park in North Wollongong from 10am – 2pm.

Bike maintenance workshops, bike education (braking techniques, hand signals, bike set up, helmet fit and progression of skills), plus circus and magic for the kiddies.

www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Picture: Sylvia Liber

Picture: Sylvia Liber

Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride

The 5km ride is suitable for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.

It starts at Black Beach and uses family-friendly off-road paths to take in Kiama Harbour, The Blowhole, Surf Beach and Kendalls Beach before returning to the start.

A barbecue lunch available at the end of the ride.

All you need is your bike, a helmet and $2 to take part, or $5 for a family, with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation.

Registration: Between 9am-10.30am

Children’s Book Launch

The third book in the Pepperpot children’s book series is being launched in Kaima.

Pepperpot & Spice is being launched at the Riding for the Disabled Association marquee at Kiama’s Black Beach Saturday morning.

It’s part of the Kiama Classic Family Fun Bike Ride.

All proceeds from the book will go to the RDA.

Picture: Philippa Cleall

Picture: Philippa Cleall

SUNDAY September 17

Parkour stunt competitions

Ever seen an action movie where people are being chased on foot and they move like ninjas through the streets and over buildings? That’s Parkour (otherwise known as free running).

Redbull sponsored athlete Abudi Alsagoff will be at Helensburgh’s inaugural competition at the Burgh Healthy Hub on Cemetery Road from 12 – 3pm (registrations from 11am).

While people can take part in free workshops.

Competition divisions range from 7 to 9-year-olds to 20+.

www.burgh.com.au 

Parkour Malaysia - Abudi Alsagoff Showreel

Ukulele Springstrum

The 'Springstrum' is a cheery ukulele festival with over 60 performances and workshops at the Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow from 11am-7pm.

Groups from Sydney, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Blue Mountains will congregate to entertain the community for free.

From passionate beginners to virtuoso ukulele artists performing jazz, rock and classical music.

FLASHBACK: Unkle Cyril ,Ray Elyard and John Tubridy from the Swingaleles in 2011. Picture: Greg Totman

FLASHBACK: Unkle Cyril ,Ray Elyard and John Tubridy from the Swingaleles in 2011. Picture: Greg Totman

Pirates of Penzance 

Sydney’s Gilbert and Sullivan Opera company are visiting the region for the first time, with their production of The Pirates of Penzance.

One performance only at Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul, Sunday at 3pm.

For tickets to Pirates Of Penzance, visit: www.gsosydney.com.au  or grab them on the door. Picture: Supplied

For tickets to Pirates Of Penzance, visit: www.gsosydney.com.au or grab them on the door. Picture: Supplied

Cultivating Murder

This documentary tells the story behind a brutal ‘political’ killing almost three years ago, when 79-year-old farmer Ian Turnbull shot dead state environment officer Glen Turner on a country road near Moree in north-western NSW.

Turner and colleague Robert Strange had pulled over to take photos of piles of fallen trees on fire in a field owned by Turnbull, whose family had been previously prosecuted for illegal land clearing.

Cultivating Murder is showing at the Gala Cinema in Warrawong, Sunday at 4:30pm – introduced by Penny Sharpe.

For more information phone Georgia on 0413 014 109 or email georgia@filmprojects.com.au 

The story Thirteen things to do around the Illawarra this weekend first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.

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