Top 10 things to do this week in Bunbury

Bunbury Herald

Another massive week for entertainment and events, we pick our top 10.

1. Stakes Day

One of the biggest events on the social calendar, Bunbury Stakes Day takes place this Sunday from 11am and forms part of the iconic South West Autumn Racing Carnival.

Stakes Day is traditionally known as Ladies Day, with a range of ladies marquee hospitality offerings and Fashions on the Field competition along with a range of entertainment and live music.

The event features the $120,000 Bunbury Stakes race, attracting some of WA’s best sprinters.

Packages are now available for purchase from the Bunbury Turf Club website.

2. Brace for Birds

Birds of Tokyo are returning to the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday night after the release of their latest album, Brace .
Camera IconBirds of Tokyo are returning to the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday night after the release of their latest album, Brace . Credit: supplied

Birds of Tokyo are bringing their Harlequins tour to the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday night to coincide with the release of their new single of the same name.

The hauntingly powerful track is the opener from the band’s album Brace which has rapidly become a fan favourite.

Tickets for the epic rock show are available now from www.birdsoftokyo.com.

3. Music legends

Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd
Camera IconGlenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd

Fifty years of friendship, music and mayhem will be celebrated when Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd reunite on stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Friday.

The duo of Australian music legends will take fans memories back to the days their supergroups (The Twilights, The Groop, Axiom, The Bootleg Family and Little River Band) reigned supreme.

The show will begin at 8pm, with tickets available from the BREC Box Office.

4. La La Land at BREC

The wildly successful box office hit La La Land will be screened at BREC on Friday night for a one-night-only viewing.
Camera IconThe wildly successful box office hit La La Land will be screened at BREC on Friday night for a one-night-only viewing. Credit: McClatchy Tribune

Sure to put a smile across every face, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre will screen box office sensation La La Land for one night only on Friday at 7pm.

Winner of six Golden Globes, five Oscars and a record number of award nominations, La La Land is billed as a musical for people who don’t like musicals.

Get your tickets to the special screening event from the BREC box office.

5. Motoring extravaganza

The Lishman Health Foundation Motoring Extravaganza and Truck Pull will take place at South Regional TAFE on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

The event will be a fun day out with something for every motoring enthusiast, with children under 13 entering for free.

Fifteen clubs, more than 250 cars, trade and food stalls, activities, remote control car displays and live entertainment are just a selection of what’s on offer.

6. SWAS Fun Run

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students Paige and Emma Stegmann, of Dalyellup, are ready to race in this year’s SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay on Saturday.
Camera IconBunbury Cathedral Grammar School students Paige and Emma Stegmann, of Dalyellup, are ready to race in this year’s SWAS-Telstra Fun Run and Relay on Saturday.

Help raise money for the South West Academy of Sport by participating in the annual Telstra Fun Run and Relay around the Leschenault Inlet on Saturday.

The event also encourages teamwork, fitness and community spirit, with participants given the option to register for a 5km open walk or the 10km run as individuals or in a four person team.

The first 100 people to register for the run will receive a free singlet. Registrations can be completed at www.swaswa.com.au.

7. Hollie Smith

New Zealand’s legendary soul diva and multi-platinum-selling artist Hollie Smith returns to WA for an intimate, yet powerhouse acoustic performance upstairs at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Thursday night.

Smith’s latest album Water or Gold had her in the number one spot on the New Zealand charts and received rave reviews in Australia.

Tickets can be purchased from www.holiesmith.co.nz.

8. Begonia exhibition

Enjoy beautiful blooms at the Begonia Exhibition held in the Donnybrook Masonic Hall on Saturday from 9am.

The Begonia Society of WA’s Donnybrook branch will display a great variety of begonias to enjoy alongside a morning tea. All are welcome to enjoy the event, with tickets available at the door.

9. Quiz night

Put on your thinking cap and get together a table of eight for a fundraising quiz night at the Burekup and District Country Club on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Dardanup girl Sophie Graco has a genetic disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, affecting her peripheral nervous system. The money raised for the event will go towards a vehicle modified to suit Sophie’s disability.

Book a table by calling 0428 194 905.

10. Cricket final

The Bunbury and Districts Cricket finals are in full swing and after this weekend we will know who will join Eaton in the grand final.

Colts will take on Marist at the Bunbury Recreation Ground in a battle for supremacy, as the traditional rivals seek glory and a spot in this year’s decider.

Marist are coming off a win against reigning premiers Hay Park, while Colts will be looking to bounce back from their loss to Eaton.

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