3 January 2023

Things to do on the coast and in the country in January

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Brick Show

The Brick Show is coming to Batemans Bay this January. Photo: WhatsOnEurobodalla.

Batemans Bay Brick Show

When: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased here.

The second annual Brick Show is coming to Batemans Bay Soldiers Club this January with a two-day event showcasing all things LEGO.

People should expect to see lots of new models, more tables of LEGO displays, stalls where people can purchase LEGO sets and interactive areas where kids are given the opportunity to get creative and build LEGO.

Sam Stevenson

Come and listen to Sam Stevenson’s soulful voice at Soul Space in Batemans Bay. Photo: Eventbrite.

Sam Stevenson at Soul Space

When: Saturday 7 January, 5 to 9 pm
Where: 55 Beach Road, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $30, and can be purchased here.

If you’re looking to spend an evening listening to live music, South Coast musician Sam Stevenson is coming to Soul Space for a special performance.

With doors opening from 5 pm, audiences will be blown away by Sam’s soulful voice. He will perform a combination of musical genres including acoustic, folk, rock and blues for a two-hour set.

Hot food, cold food and coffee will also be available for purchase until 6:30 pm. Book now so you don’t miss out.

Arj Barker

See Arj Barker perform at the Bay Pavilions. Photo: Alist.

Arj Barker, live in Batemans Bay

When: Tuesday 10 January, 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Bay Pavilions, 12 Vesper St, Batemans Bay NSW
Cost: Tickets are from $49.90, and can be purchased here.

Popular Australian comedy star Arj Barker is coming to the Bay Pavilions this January for another fun night full of entertainment and laughter.

Arj is best known for his appearances on Flight of the Concords, The Project and Just for Laughs. After performing regular sell-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Arj is now performing his latest tour all around the country and it’s set to have you in stitches. Book now so you don’t miss out.

jazz music poster

Come and jam to some jazz music in Goulburn. Image: Goulburn Australia.

Robbie Brice Jazz Quartet

When: Saturday 14 January, from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Where: The Goulburn Club, 19 Market Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free.

Come along for an afternoon of free live music at The Goulburn Club. Listen to some great jazz tunes from artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and many more.

The jazz quartet features Sydney-based guitarist Robbie Brice and Goulburn locals Mike Baker, on keyboards, Ron McLaughlin, on bass, and Canberra’s Steve Stanton on drums. This event is free and all members are invited to bring along their guests to enjoy an afternoon full of jazz music with a drink or some food.

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The NelliJam music festival is on this January in Nelligen. Photo: Humanitix.

NelliJam Music Festival

When: Saturday 14 January, 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
Where: Steampacket Hotel, 963 Kings Hwy, Nelligen
Cost: Tickets are from $29, and can be purchased here.

After three years of cancelled NelliJam Music Festivals, the 12-hour event is back at The Steampacket Hotel in 2023. This event is special as it is the 10-year anniversary of NelliJam, meaning it’s time to celebrate.

Enjoy music and performances from Thirsty Merc, Jeff Lang, The Strides, The Spindrift Saga, Frank Sultana Blues Band, Jack Biilmann & The Black Tide, Beautifully Mad, Archie, Ron Callo, Paul Johnston, Flavuh, St Peter’s Anglican College Vocal Ensemble, as well as comedian MC, Hamish Hudson. Whether you’re into rock, blues or even reggae, there’s something for you to enjoy.

Locale Pizzaria

Come and make some pizza in Yass. Photo: Locale Pizzeria, Instagram.

Make Your Own Pizza

When: Friday 20 January, 6 to 10 pm
Where: Zac’s Place, 15 Pritchett Street, Yass
Cost: Free, reserve your spot here.

If you love pizza and you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends, the Yass Valley Council is hosting a special event for 18 to 24-year-olds to make their own pizzas. If interested, reserve your spot now, no fee required.

Jimeoin the comedian

The popular Irish comedian is coming to the Bay. Photo: Jimeoin, Facebook.

Jimeoin live

When: Saturday 21 January, 7:30 pm
Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $51.50, and can be purchased here.

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Jimeoin is coming to Batemans Bay in January for a special comedy showcase. He’s known for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life and also makes regular appearances on Australian television.

If you’re looking for a night of laughter, book your ticket and prepare to laugh your socks off.

Chinese New Year story party

Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with some craft activities for kids at the library. Image: Trybooking.

Chinese New Year Story Party

When: Monday 23 January, from 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library
Cost: Tickets are $5 per person, and can be booked here.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Goulburn Mulwaree Library is hosting a Story Party, welcoming children ages three and above to come along with their families and read picture books, participate in fun craft activities and receive a special Chinese New Year treat. The session also includes morning tea.

girl standing next to koala

Check out how your local community is celebrating Australia Day this year. Photo: Goulburn Australia.

Marulan Australia Day Celebrations

When: Thursday 26 January, 4 to 11 pm
Where: Marulan Soccer Fields
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry.

This Australia Day, the Marulan community has a fun family day planned and you’re invited.

Kicking off from 4 pm, you’ll get to pet animals in a petting zoo, enjoy live entertainment, fire twirlers, jumping castles and plenty of rides. There will also be a barbecue, food trucks and fireworks to enjoy.

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is set to perform at the Red Hot Summer Tour for 2023. Photo: Paul Kelly, Facebook.

Red Hot Summer Tour 2023

When: Sunday 29 January, from 1 pm till late
Where: Mackay Park District Sports Park, Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $139.90 each, and can be purchased here.

The Red Hot Summer Tour is returning in 2023 with an all-Australian lineup of musicians this January. Whether you’re a fan of country, blues, folk, rock, pop, RnB, or even reggae, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this music festival.

Expect to see performances from Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, Mark Seymour, Vika & Linda, Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley.

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