Out and about for Mother's Day weekend

Let's walk: The Mother's Day Classic is an excellent opportunity to wear pink and walk for a great cause.
Let's walk: The Mother's Day Classic is an excellent opportunity to wear pink and walk for a great cause.

Mother's Day Classic

Merimbula, Batemans Bay and Huskisson, May 12

Mother's Day isn't only about enjoying lunch and celebrating mums - it's also a chance to have some exercise and support the Mothers' Day Classic. Enjoy a fun walk for 5km with the entire family this Sunday. All entry fees go towards breast cancer research. Entrants are encouraged to dress up. You can register at mothersdayclassic.com.au. Online registrations close on Wednesday at midnight or register at the event.

RIVER OF ART: Alison Walker at the Umbarra Indigenous Art Show at Akolele. Photo: Ben Marden.

RIVER OF ART: Alison Walker at the Umbarra Indigenous Art Show at Akolele. Photo: Ben Marden.

Burradise Music Festival

Culburra, May 10-11

This weekend the tranquil village of Culburra Beach bursts into action for the 2019 Burradise Music Festival. A lineup of bands across two nights will get you grooving, especially Saturday's headline act, Allensworth - a rock and soul band from California. Check out the craft markets, food extravaganza, art and photography exhibitions, surfing competition, kids make and create recycled gift activities for mum and more. For more information and to purchase tickets visit culburrabeachfestival.org.au

19-Twenty Band: The Murrah Hall near Tathra and Bermagui is a favoured music venue of the Far South Coast. PHOTO: Johnny D Photography.

19-Twenty Band: The Murrah Hall near Tathra and Bermagui is a favoured music venue of the Far South Coast. PHOTO: Johnny D Photography.

Sweet Home Chicago

Nowra, May 11

Shake your tail feather to a Blues Brothers show this Saturday night at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Jake (Dave Quin) and Elwood (Colin Hardcastle) Blues headline a 12-piece show band that keep audiences up on their feet and yelling for more. Get ready to sing and dance to iconic songs from the award-winning movie, as well as a few surprises inspired by the likes of Gary Moore, Brian Setzer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

GET YOUR GROOVE ON: California rock and soul band Allensworth will be headlining Burradise festival in Culburra on May 10-11.

GET YOUR GROOVE ON: California rock and soul band Allensworth will be headlining Burradise festival in Culburra on May 10-11.

River of Art

Eurobodalla, May 17-27

Meet inspiring artists and discover the Eurobodalla's artistic and cultural treasures during ten days of creative festivities. The River of Art is an annual arts festival held at a variety of venues and locations between Durras and Bermagui. Now entering its 14th year, the festival promotes around 100 events which showcase South Coast arts and performance. Get involved in workshops, lectures, artist talks and visit the creators' market. There are number of performances scheduled in the program including; a musical, theatre, poetry and comedy. A festival favourite is the Art on Parade which brings delightful pop-up galleries to life in shopfronts and cafés. To see the full program of events and activities visit the River of Art website.

19-Twenty Band

Murrah, May 10

An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin'-roots band, the trio has been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Australia and performed gigs overseas. 19-Twenty will perform at the Murrah Hall, 2989 Tathra-Bermagui Rd, Murrah.

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