Following the news that big guns Midnight Oil will play A Day on the Green in Orange, a second Day on the Green concert has been announced for Orange in 2022. ARIA award-winning pop rock outfit Lime Cordiale will bring their The Squeeze Freshtival 2022 tour to Heifer Station Wines on April 24. Now its third year, The Squeeze Freshtival is programmed by Lime Cordiale and this year features Thelma Plum, Client Liaison and The VANNS in support.
Lend an ear
Join Karla Dickens for an artist talk on her exhibition A Dickensian Sideshow. Working with found objects, Karla Dickens examines the complex history of Aboriginal boxing tents and rodeos, which travelled throughout regional areas with travelling circuses. Friday, December 3. 5.30pm. Orange Regional Gallery. Free, but bookings required via www.eventbrite.com.au/e/artist-talk-karla-dickens-tickets-205458711537.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin will officially launch the Orange Regional Gallery's extension project and deputy director and director of collections at the Art Gallery of NSW, Maud Page, will open the Orange gallery's summer program. Friday, December 3. 6pm for 6.30pm start. Free event, bookings essential at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/orange-regional-gallery-reopening-celebration-tickets-200619015877.
Orange Civic Theatre will play host to dance school concerts throughout December. Colour City Dance, The Night Before Christmas (inspired by The Nutcracker). Saturday, December 4. 10am and 3pm. $30pp. Colour City Dance, 2021 Variety Gala. Tuesday, December 7. 6pm $30 to $32. Dance HQ, I Just Wanna Dance. Senior students - Sunday, December 5. 1pm and 6pm. Junior students - Sunday, December 19. 10am. $28. All bookings through Ticketek.
The Australian National Field Days Markets is a family day out with a great opportunity to support locals in the lead up to Christmas. There will be will jumping castles, food stalls, art and craft stalls, market stalls, produce and many more. Sunday, December 5. 9am till 3pm. Australian National Field Days site, 563 Borenore Road, Borenore
A new exhibition at the Corner Store Gallery. Until December 11. 10am to 4pm. 382 Summer Street.
Orange Regional Museum is hosting a new exhibition in collaboration with Orange & District Historical Society, Child's Play: Growing up in Orange in the 1950s and 1960s. Orange Regional Museum. Free. A book of the exhibition will be launched on Thursday, December 9.
Out and about
Celebrate Orange360 Festival will be held over four days. The program is bursting with plenty to see, do, taste and feel, including ticketed shows every day at the Spiegeltent. Thursday, December 9 - Blayney twilight shopping. Friday, December 10 - Wine Festival Night Market, McNamara Street LIVE. Saturday, December 11 - Orange City Council Christmas carols, wine show tasting (Canobolas Hotel), Millthorpe twilight shopping, Orange farmers market. Sunday, December 12 - Sparkling brunch, Christmas artisan market.
Come on in
Spiegeltent ticketed events as part of Celebrate Orange360 Festival: Thursday, December 9 - Kiss Bang Kabaret, 8.30pm and 10pm. Friday, December 10 - The Pitts Family Circus, 2pm; Emma Malik, 3pm; The Space Cowboy, 4pm; Just For Kids, 5.30pm. Saturday, December 11 - Emma Malik, 11am and noon; The Pitts Family Circus, 12.30pm; Crack Up Kabaret, 1.30pm; The Space Cowboy, 3pm; Joel Salom, 4pm; Crack Up Kabaret, 5pm; Tommy Dean, 7pm; Kiss Bang Kabaret, 8.30pm and 10pm. Sunday, December 12 - The Pitts Family Circus, 11.30am; Kiki's 80s Dance Party, 10am; Crack Up Kabaret, 1pm; Kiki and Pascal, 3pm; Joel Salom, 4pm; Crack Up Kabaret, 5pm; Tommy Dean, 6pm.
Looking for a truly unique gift for someone else, or to add to your personal collection? This exhibiiton will feature a range of local artists. Friday, December 10, 5.30pm to 8pm. Saturday, December 11, 9am to 6pm. Sunday, December 12, 9am to 4pm. CWA Hall, Robertson Park.
2022 Elvis Festival
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.
Chamber Music Festival
Buy tickets now
It may be nearly six months away, but tickets are now available for performances at the second annual Orange Chamber Music Festival. To be held from April 28 to May 1, 2022, the festival will feature a great range of concerts and shows, community events, art and heritage displays, with an outstanding line-up of artists from all over Australia. Tickets available now.
Plan a road trip
Ok, it may not be held until October 29, 2022, 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 to Wildflowers are on sale at wildflowerfestivalaustralia.com.au.