Things to do in Murray Bridge: February 12-18, 2021

Musical theatre returns with The Addams Family, the best of British come to the Bend, a skate park comp finally goes ahead and more.

The Murraylands’ musical theatre lovers haven’t had much to go on during the past 12 months.

Murray Bridge Players and Singers had planned to present a production of Oliver last May, but the pandemic put an end to that.

The company is now working towards productions of Priscilla and Mamma Mia in 2021.

While you wait for that, though, there’s a newish venue you might not have stumbled across yet: Green Wall Studio, tucked away on Joseph Street.

Venue managers Jason and Louise McCulloch will present a local production of The Addams Family there over a week-long season, staring this Friday.

If you’re into the macabre and need a chuckle, you might give it a look.

Friday

The Addams Family: 7.30pm at Green Wall Studio, 24 Joseph Street, Murray Bridge. A musical comedy about a ghoulish family living in New York City, based on characters created by Charles Addams, local cast and crew; more performances Saturday-Sunday and following Wednesday-Friday, gala February 20. Tickets: $20/15, or $50 for gala performance, at www.trybooking.com/BOCOZ.

Saturday

Murray Bridge skate park competition: 11am-4pm at Murray Bridge Skate Park. Skate Park League event, scooters 11am, BMX 12.30pm, skate 2pm, raffle entry for all competitors. Enrol: bit.ly/skateparkleagues-enrol.

Roll Racing Adelaide: SOLD OUT.

Highlights of Pagliacci: 6pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Adelaide Hills Chamber Players present memorable moments from Ruggero Leoncavallo's masterpiece about a clown who has to make people laugh while his heart is breaking. Tickets: $55/47/20 at www.trybooking.com/BMNFT.

Sunday – Valentine’s Day

SA State Drift Series: 9am-7pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Tickets: $26 at www.eventbrite.com.

British at the Bend: 10am-4pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Celebration of the finest automotive brands and vehicles Britain has to offer, including show and shine, track cruises, motorkhana, entertainment, prizes for best dressed. Tickets: $10 at www.thebend.com.au/spectators.

Barney Rebel: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Sunday Sessions musical performance.

Monday

National Community Connectors Program: 10am at Flinders Rural Health SA, behind the Murray Bridge hospital. Introduction to help available through Carers SA for people aged over 50 who care for someone with a disability. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Tuesday

National Community Connectors Program: 10am at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Introduction to help available through Carers SA for people aged over 50 who care for someone with a disability. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Thursday

Reset 2021: 7.30-9.30am at Murray Bridge Golf Club. Motivational business breakfast and networking opportunity with Lead Australia’s Peter Daniels. Book: www.trybooking.com.

Mesonet weather station workshop: 9-11.30am at Tailem Bend Football Club. Farmers can learn about a new regional weather station network, why it’s needed and how to use it to minimise spray drift, presented by Mallee Sustainable Farming.

Quintessential Songwriter: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Adelaide-based Harry Baulderstone presents songs which have endured from their time of writing by genius poets, crafty lyricists and quintessential storytellers. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

Council grants information session: 12-1pm at the Murray Bridge council office. RSVP by Tuesday: 8539 1182 or s.zrna@murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Call of the Wild: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a big-hearted dog whose life is upturned when he goes to the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s.


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Disclosure: The author is the alter ego of Sunday Sessions musician Barney Rebel.