Thousands of performers will grace the stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre this month as part of the 54th season of the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod. The program covers the full spectrum of performing arts from singing, dance and drama through to instrumental, rock and jazz. Session tickets are $10 for adults per session or $4 for children, or buy a multisaver ticket at $70 (10 sessions) or $120 (20 sessions) for adults, or $30 (10 sessions) or $50 (20 sessions) for children. Call BREC Ticketing on 1300 661 272 for more information or to buy tickets.
Dirty Dicks Theatre Restaurant is celebrating 40 years, and returning to WA for one show only in Bunbury on Friday night at Sanctuary Golf Resort. Three hours of full interactive stage show entertainment and taken back to medieval times with a three course banquet fit for a king or queen. For tickets phone 9725 2777.
The Parade on the Water are hosting a Michael Buble Tribute Show on Saturday night from 9pm. Come and hear all of Buble’s greatest hits while relaxing with a three-course dinner. For tickets call The Parade on the Water on 9721 2933.
4 Rock of Ages
Drew (Diego Boneta), an aspiring rocker from South Detroit, and Sherrie (Julianne Hough), an aspiring actress from a sma l l town, both arrive in Los Angeles in 1987 to chase their dreams of making it big. They wind up meeting at The Bourbon Room, where he gets a job as a busboy and she’s hired as a waitress. A film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.
5 Naomi Dixon
Why not spend your Sunda y afternoon at the Wild Bull Brewery? The brewery will have live music from female solo artist Naomi Dixon playing from 12.30pm. Entry is free. For more information contact Wild Bull Brewery on 9728 0737 or visit www.wildbullbrewery.com.au.
Get down to Eaton Recreation Centre on Saturday night and see the Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers take on the East Perth Eagles in Round 14 of State Basketball League action. The women will be looking to continue their exceptional start to the season as they chase a finals berth and the men look to build on a positive first half of the season. The women’s game tips off at 6pm and the men do battle from 8pm.
Catch Round 8 action of the South West Football League at a ground near you. There are two games on Saturday with Donnybrook playing Augusta Margaret River at VC Mitchell park at 2.30pm followed by South Bunbury against Busselton at Hands Oval from 6.30pm. The action doesn’t stop there with three Sunday afternoon fixtures kicking off at 2.30pm including Collie Eagles taking on Carey Park at Collie Recreation Ground, the Harvey derby with Harvey Bulls up against rivals Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault and Bunbury taking on Eaton Boomers at Payne Park.
8 Movie night
When a young Donny (Adam Sandler) hooked up with his hot teacher, he never thought he’d wind up becoming the single father to their son, Todd (Andy Samberg). Needless to say,Donny’s parenting skills fell way short and Todd took off on his own as soon as he turned 18. When Donny learns that his only son is now making big bucks, he winds up on his fancy doorstep to reconnect. But Todd, who is about to get married, isn’t quite as excited to see his father after all this time and struggles to keep his clean-cut world intact. That’s my Boy is screening from Thursday at Grand Cinemas Bunbury. For session times visit www.grandcinemas.com.au.
9 Close friends
Friends with Kids is about a close-knit circle of friends at that time in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group, out of step with their married pals, resolve to have a kid together — and date other people. Friends with Kids is now showing at Grand Cinemas Bunbury, for session times visit www.grandcinemas.com.au.
10 Royal film
Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, A Queen is Crowned is the only colour film of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation ceremony. When originally released in 1953, the film won a BAFTA, a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar at the 26th Annual Academy Awards. A must-see for both royal and history lovers alike, this wonderful documentary conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry — and the very spirit of that unforgettable day. A Queen is Crowned is screening from Thursday at Grand Cinemas Bunbury. For session times visit www.grandcinemas.com.au.