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Things to do: Oberon and beyond

HIT THE WATER: The Fish River Sailing Club's annual regatta is coming up.
HIT THE WATER: The Fish River Sailing Club's annual regatta is coming up.

Hit the water

Sailing

Settle in and feel the serenity as the Fish River Sailing Club hosts its annual regatta. Enjoy watching the sail boats compete on Lake Oberon, take a picnic, kick back and relax. January 22 and 23. For more information phone 0458 412 311.

Summer Festival

Date change

Celebrate the season with the Oberon Youth Council at its Summer Festival. There will be sponge throwing, lucky door prize, jumping castle, fun games, an obstacle course, sausage sizzle, canteen and market stalls. Saturday, January 22. 10am-3pm. Oberon Recreation Ground.

Live music

Next month

Enjoy an afternoon of live music by local talents, including Andy Nelson, Smith & Jones and The Safety of Life at Sea, at Renzaglia Wines and Bella Luna Vineyard. BYO picnic or add a food platter on to your ticket. Great range of Renzaglia wines available and local brewer, Cosmo Brewing, will have a selection of cleansing ales. Saturday, February 5. 2pm to 8pm. 38 Bosworth Falls Road, O'Connell. $55. Contact the winery on 02 6337 5756.

Oberon Show

Coming up

Step right up and experience an agricultural show like no other. From traditional favourites through to amusements, show bags and a host of special surprises, the Oberon Show has something for everyone and culminates in a massive entertainment and fireworks display for all to see. Saturday, February 12. Oberon Showground.

Oberon Rodeo: Returns to the showground in February 2022. PHOTO: Bree Rowlandson

Oberon Rodeo: Returns to the showground in February 2022. PHOTO: Bree Rowlandson

Oberon Rodeo

Plan ahead

After a COVID-enforced hiatus the Oberon Rodeo is scheduled to return in 2022. Gates open 8am for a 10am start with the main event at 2pm, followed by the official after party. Saturday, February 26. Oberon Showground. $25 adult, $15 child, $65 family.

Dale Burridge

A life story

After an absence of more than 20 years, Dale Burridge returns to the stage with a funny, moving, heartfelt exploration of the highs and lows of a life spent on - and off - the boards. A personal and intimate piece that is a tale of survival and an exploration of the many twists and turns of a life spent in "the biz" from one of Australia's true leading men. Friday, January 28. 8pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $32 to $56.

Orchestral performance

Simply symphonic

The Sydney Symphony is in town for one special night, performing Tchaikovsky. The evening will carry listeners down Vienna's cobbled streets as the orchestra brings to life music from the city's past, before launching into the composers famous Fifth Symphony. Friday, February 4. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $30 to $60.

Living legend: Archie Roach

Living legend: Archie Roach

Living legend

Live music

Archie Roach is one of Australia's finest singer songwriters. Tell Me Why is the title of his award winning memoir and companion album, as well as this tour. It is an intimate, moving and often confronting account of his resilience and strength of spirit, and also of a great love story. It's an extraordinary odyssey of love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music. Tuesday, February 8. 7.30pm. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $65.

Drawn art: Anastasia Parmson in her drawn environment.

Drawn art: Anastasia Parmson in her drawn environment.

Drawn art

Exhibition

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will host two exhibitions highlighting the artistry in drawing. Brett Whitely: Drawing in Everything explores the central place drawing played in the renowned artists practice. Until February 6. Anastasia Parmson: I Drew A Line & Called It Home creates site-specific installations that extends drawing beyond a conventional 2D format. The galleries ceramic gallery has been transformed into a fictional (drawn) living room.

Bike Show: The Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show is back in 2022. Photo: BRETT POZZA

Bike Show: The Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show is back in 2022. Photo: BRETT POZZA

Bike show

Two-wheeled wonders

After being cancelled last year due to COVID, the Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show is back for 2022. See some of the best bike from across the region on show (but don't touch!). To display your bike, just turn up on the day and pay the $10 entry fee. Saturday, February 12. 10am to 2pm. Russell Street, along Kings Parade, Bathurst. Visit www.bathurstbikeshow.com.

READY TO ROCK N ROLL: Michael McCormack, Ken Keith, Dusty Powter, Sam Farraway and Paul Toole at Cooke Park. Photo: KRISTY WILLIAMS

READY TO ROCK N ROLL: Michael McCormack, Ken Keith, Dusty Powter, Sam Farraway and Paul Toole at Cooke Park. Photo: KRISTY WILLIAMS

2022 Elvis Festival

Road trippin'

The 2022 Elvis Festival in Parkes has been launched. Moved from its usual January time due to COVID, the festival returns April 20 to 24 and is jam-packed with a king-sized program of more than 200 events in a rock 'n' roll and Speedway theme (after the 1968 film of the same name), including free entertainment on the stage at Cooke Park. For information visit parkeselvisfestival.com.au.

Wildlfowers Festival: Missy Higgins.

Wildlfowers Festival: Missy Higgins.

Wildflowers Festival

Get prepared

Ok, it may not be held until October 29, but general admission tickets are now on sale for the anticipated Wildflowers Festival in Mudgee. The festival will feature a who's who of Australian female musical talent. One stop on a wider tour kicking off in March, the Mudgee event at Craigmoor Wines features Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Alice Skye and Georgia June. Tickets from wildflowerfestivalaustralia.com.au.