Chilli & Chocolate
Nowra, Sunday, July 28
Ninety stalls selling chilli and chocolate products at Archer Racecourse with live entertainment. Celebrity chef Jason Roberts; Patisserie of the Year finalist Travin Dehoeldt, pâtissier and chocolatier Esti Garcia. $10 Children's Cooking Class with "Gluten Free Queen", Rowie Dillon; proceeds to Westmead Children's Hospital. Free festival entry for under 16s, adults $5. Gates open 9.30am-3.30pm.
Lang lights up Bega Valley
Candelo, Saturday, July 27
Australian guitarist and songwriter Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalog of more than 25 albums. Alone In Bad Company is Lang's latest album and each time he steps up to take a solo his hard-won style is unmistakable - fluid but with an edge-of-the-seat recklessness. Lang will perform at the Candelo Town Hall. Food will be available and the bar will open from 7pm, while the show starts at 8pm. Tickets $20/$25.
Readers and Writers Festival
Shoalhaven, Saturday, July 27
Families can open the book on a specialist children's program featuring authors Jacqueline Harvey, A.L Tait and Jack Heath and illustrator Cheryl Westenberg. The theme is "adventure". Author talks, writing and an illustration workshop and afternoon tea with Jacqueline Harvey. Shoalhaven City Library (Nowra), the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery and the Dog and Monocle.
The Scottish play
Batemans Bay, from July 26
Bay Theatre Players presents Macbeth for eight shows only, opening on Friday, July 26. Don't miss out - go to www.baytheatreplayers.org.au to book your tickets.
Jazz and Classics
Moruya, Sunday, July 28
Moruya & District Brass Band presents an afternoon of music from the movie "Brassed Off" plus other classics. Featuring The Southern Stompers and the Dixieland Jazz Ensemble. Moruya Golf Club, 12.30pm-3.30pm, $10.
Never Ending 80s
Merimbula, July 27
It's a battle of the decades, 80s vs 90s at Club Sapphire, Merimbula. Which side will you be on? The best pop hits of both decades will be served up in a song-for-song battle and the crowd decides who wins. Doors open at 8pm. This is an 18+ event.
Paint the furniture
Berry, Saturday, July 27
Bring your own furniture painting workshop at This Old House studio, 9am-3pm. Learn how to prepare your piece, how to achieve different looks with Australian chalk-based paints, how to distress and antique your piece, and how to achieve a beautiful decorative and protective finish with waxes, decorative glazes etc.