What's On: Jazz at Bago or win a Christmas ham

There's heaps of fun to be had this weekend besides chasing each other around the field. Touch footy madness may be in town but check-out Vickii Byram's What's On Guide for a range of other entertaining options.

Friday

2012 NSW Touch Association State Cup: Regional Stadium, Boundary Road, and Tuffins Lane, 9am

Lunchtime Recital: Roseanna Dedman plays Christmas music in the Ross Family Studio, 12.30pm, Glasshouse, free 

Black & White Christmas: Entertainment, Santa, refreshments, prizes, People Builders Auditorium under Port Macquarie Panthers, 7pm, $5

The Blue Ruins: Port Macquarie Hotel, Town Green, 9pm, free

Jordan Jive: Paws Lounge, Port Macquarie Panthers, 7.30pm, free

Dazed: Finnian’s Irish Tavern, 8.30pm, free

Stonefree: Port City Bowling Club, 8pm, free

Beaten Bodies: The Pier, Clarence Street, 7.30pm, free

Friday Ham Raffles: Port Macquarie Golf Club, $1 for five tickets

The Velvet Covers: Tacking Point Tavern, 8pm, free

Hastings Co-op The Department Store: Wauchope High School Street Theatre, 10am until 1pm

Hastings Valley Fine Arts Gallery: Local artists’ new exhibit, until March, Murray Street, open Thursday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm

Diversity Exhibit: Blue Poles Gallery & Cafe, 1086 Comboyne Road, Byabarra, until January 30

Glasshouse Gallery: Light Sensitive Material: Works from the Verghis Collection – photographic, light and digital media, until January 20. 

Michael Riley: Selections from the Cloud Series, until Sunday. 

2012 Ranamok Glass Prize until February 3. Gallery hours, Friday 10am until 5pm, 

Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm, free Aperitif: Chilled acoustic sounds with DJ Ollie Brooke and guests, Zebu Bar + Grill, 5pm until 8pm, $8 cocktails, $4 domestic beer, $10 tasting plates

Party with DJ Sav: DownUnder Nite Club, free entry early 

Saturday

2012 NSW Touch Association State Cup: Regional Stadium, Boundary Road, and Tuffins Lane, 9am

Kids Spot @ Glasshouse: For kids aged four to nine years, 11am, free

Miniature Train Rides: Hastings Valley Miniature Railway Society, Corner of Beechwood and Yippin Creek Road, Wauchope, 10am until 2pm

Draft Town Beach Concept Plan: Open day, sausage sizzle, council staff on hand, Town Beach Reserve, 10am until 2pm, free

Giant Toy Raffle: $4000 in toys at Port Macquarie Panthers, 5pm 

Santa Paws Photographs: Supporting RSPCA, East Port Veterinary Hospital, from 9am, photo package $20, email jpeg $5

Hastings Co-op The Department Store: Carols with Sing Australia, Santa and his elves, 11am until 1pm

La Vive Classique 2012 Variety Showcase: Glasshouse, 2pm, adults $26, child $18

Stonefree: Finnian’s Irish Tavern, 8.30pm, free

Wauchope Psychic Fair: Senior Citizen’s Hall, High Street, 10am until 4.30pm, free

Familiar Faces: Paws Lounge, Port Macquarie Panthers, 7.30pm, free

Andy & Besty’s Funhouse: Port City Bowling Club, 7.30pm, free

Pseudo Disco: With DJ Ollie 

Brook, Zebu Bar + Grill, 8pm, cocktails $10

Foreshore Markets: Westport Park, 8am until 1pm

Johns River Country Markets: Community Hall and Recreation Reserve, 9am until 1.30pm

Sunday

2012 NSW Touch Association 

State Cup: Regional Stadium, Boundary Road, and Tuffins Lane, 9am

Jazz in the Vineyards and Bago Maze: Bago Vineyards, Milligans Road, Wauchope, music from 11am with Jordan Jive Party Band, $5, maze adult $10, child $7

Riff Raff: Tacking Point Tavern, 4pm until 7pm, free

La Vive Classique 2012 Ballet Showcase: Glasshouse, 10am, adult $26, child $18

Sunday Ham Raffles: Port Macquarie Panthers at noon, The Westport Club at 4pm, $1 for five tickets

Playing for Change: Scampis Seafood Bar & Grill, 1pm until 3pm, free

Port Macquarie Art Society Market Bazaar: Hamilton House, 198 Hastings River Drive, 8am until 1pm

Port Macquarie Sunday Markets: Westport High School, Findlay Avenue, 8am until 1pm

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