Black Friday sales
Make the most of the lead-up to Christmas by picking up some bargains at Bathurst's extended black Friday sales. In a bid to keep money in town, Bathurst Regional Council has initiated a week's worth of Black Friday sales, on now and running until Tuesday, November 30, with locally owned businesses encouraged to take part.
Artisans Night Market
Support local artists, designers and makers as they showcase handmade crafts, gifts, art, fashion, food and more in a variety of stalls. Friday, November 26. 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The Greens on William, 28 William Street. Gold coin donation.
Bathurst Lions Farmers' Markets
Browse the fresh seasonal produce, including boutique cordials, free-range chickens and eggs, meat, gourmet pies, honey, jams, mustards, plants, shrubs, flowers, and fresh fruit and vegetables are just an example of what you might find on sale. Saturday, November 27. 8am to noon. Bathurst Showground. Gold coin donation.
One day only
Evans Arts Council's annual craft competition and sale will return on November 27. Locally made needlework, wool, felting, paper crafts, beadwork, jewellery and art will be available for purchase. 10am to 4pm. Bathurst Bridge Club, Mitre Street.
Dance Makers Collective called in the experts to create their new show. Interviewing and dancing with their fathers revealed the secret of Dad dancing. Inspired by their "daggy" moves and using recorded interviews, this show is a beautiful foray into the layman's perspective on art. Wednesday, December 1. 7.30pm Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre. $25 to $42. Tickets via www.bmec.com.au/dads.
The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery will host two exhibitions highlighting the artistry in drawing. Brett Whitely: Drawing is Everything explores the central place drawing played in the renowned artists practice. November 20 to February 6. Anastasia Parmson: I Drew A Line & Called It Home creates site-specific installations that extends drawing beyond a conventional 2D format. The galleries ceramic gallery has been transformed into a fictional (drawn) living room.
Come and see Shakespeare in the Gardens. Pre-order picnic baskets or bring your own. Seating available or bring picnic rugs. December 2, 3 and 4. 6pm for 7pm start. November 28, 5pm for 6pm start. $10 to $25. 311 Ophir Road, Bathurst. Abercrombie House. Phone 6331 4929.
The Harvest Café & Store will host a cocktails and canapes night to help farewell what has been a tough year for most. There will be about about 120 tickets available for the event. Book online at www.harvestcafestore.com.au. Gluten-/dairy-free options available by order. Saturday, December 11. $110pp, includes a cocktail on arrival and canapes all night. Separate drinks packages available on the night.
Carols by candlelight
Carols by Candlelight will again become Carols at Tremain's, with Tremain's Mill to once again serve as the host venue. Mitchell Conservatorium musicians and entertainers will be performing with the community. Sunday, December 12. 7pm. Also live-streamed free to YouTube. Tickets will be free, but must be booked online. Capacity will be 500 people. Visit www.mitchellconservatorium.edu.au.
New Year's Eve
After a two-year absence, the New Year's Eve Party in the Park will return this year. It will be the traditional event the community knows and loves, but with COVID-safe measures in place. That means it will be a fully ticketed event to ensure the crowd is controlled. December 31.