Top 10 Things to Do this week (and markets)
1. Casino's 125th Annual Show
THIS year will be bigger than ever as the show celebrates a huge milestone.
Get on down for to the showgrounds today for all the traditional events like beef cattle and poultry judging, equestrian, champion show dog, and the main pavilion.
Saturday is a "free gate" day for all patrons, except for donating a gold coin to charity.
2. Brookfarm Byron Lighthouse Run Walk
THE annual fun run along the coastline, offering a 10km run and a 6.7km walk.
Locally supporting the Lismore Base Hospital, internationally supporting Kenyan sexual abuse support group Rafiki Mwema, which is run by locals from Lennox Head.
Sunday, beginning at Denning Park. Registration opens at 6am. Event starts at 7am.
Visit www.byronrun.com for more info.
3. Tuntable Falls Preschool and School Fete and Open Day
COME and help the Tuntable Valley community celebrate their 42nd birthday!
Enjoy homemade cakes, woodfired oven pizzas, pakoras, salads and live music.
There will be a crystal dig in the sandpit, secondhand clothes and bric a brac.
Saturday, 10am to 3pm, at Tuntable Falls School & Preschool, 118 Upper Tuntable Falls Rd Nimbin.
4. Blue Moon Cabaret at Nimbin
THE School of Arts has been producing a series of hugely popular Blue Moon Cabarets for over 20 years, with a diverse array of the performance arts.
October's cabaret features Bella Fontes, Khan and Ted, Willie McElroy, Diana Anaid and Laura Nobel together with dance ensembles, poets Christine Strelan and Robin 'Archie' Archibold, stand up comedian Fiona McGary and more.
Tickets and table bookings at Perceptio book shop.
Saturday, 6.30pm at the Nimbin School of Arts, 47 Cullen Street.
Adult $30, Concession $25
5. Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular
PRESENTED by the Northern Rivers Ford Owners Club, the Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular is in its fifth year and has established its status of being one of the biggest auto shows in the Northern Rivers.
With over 130 vehicles on display, the line up includes motorbikes, trucks, utes and old machinery.
It is a fun day for all ages, featuring markets and a jumping castle for the entire family to enjoy.
Sunday. Gates open 6am for entrants, 9am for public.
Entry is $5, with children under 12 free.
Johnston Street, Casino.
6. Iris at the Star Court Theatre
IRIS pairs legendary documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style icon and muse.
More than just a fashion film, it is a story about creativity, design and how her soaring free spirit continues to inspire.
Iris portrays a woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.
Sunday, 2.30pm and 5.30pm at the Star Court Theatre, Molesworth St, Lismore.
Adults $15, Concession $13
7. Songs For The Fallen
SONGS for the Fallen is a thrilling cabaret charting the life of Marie Duplessis from poverty to infamy in burgeoning 19th century Paris.
This is the wild and hilarious tale of a woman who knew one thing: good girls don't make history.
Saturday at 8pm and tomorrow Sunday October 18 at 6pm at The Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
8. Tunes From The Tube Presented by Topology & The Kransky Sisters
ARIA nominated quintet Topology joins the quirky Kransky Sisters to create musical mash-ups of your favourite TV and movie themes.
A rehearsal weekend-stay at the Kransky Sisters' house brings unexpected distractions when acclaimed local band Topology bring along their TV set… breaking life-long Kransky family rules.
What follows is a musical trip of nostalgia for Topology and a daring delve into the darker side of modern day addictions for the sheltered siblings from Esk.
Watch as they combine forces to bring you unique versions of some of the world's most-loved scores and songs.
A must-see for fans of music, TV and film!
Wednesday October 21, 7pm at The Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
9. Tyalgum Dance Spectacular 2015
THREE of Australia's very best Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue dance couples will perform an exciting and glittering display of their incredible talent live at Tyalgum Community Hall.
This year they introduce guest operatic soprano Petah Chapman and host, Dancing With The Stars judge, Mark Wilson.
This is a special showcase of some of Australia's finest dancing talent.
Saturday at Tyalgum Hall.
Doors open 7:30 for 8pm start. $50.
Bookings online: www.ticketebo.com.au
10. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
MURWILLUMBAH Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl's classic story about the Big Friendly Giant and little orphan Sophie.
Premieres Saturday 5.30pm at Murwillumbah Civic Centre and runs for three weekends.
Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/160840
Tickets also at Murwillumbah Music Shop or at the door.
- Alstonville Farmers Market, Alstonville Showground, Alstonville.
- Coraki Riverside Markets, Riverside Park, Coraki
- Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground.
- Uki Farmers market every Saturday morning.
- Blue Knob Farmers Market, 719 Blue Knob Rd, Lillian Rock.
- Bangalow Farmers Market, 1 Byron St, Bangalow
- Byron Bay Artisan Market, Railway Park, Jonson St (October to Easter)
- Mullumbimby Community Market, Stuart St
- Ballina Market (East Ballina Lions Club), Canal Rd, Ballina
- Lismore Car Boot Market, Lismore Shopping Square
- Uki Buttery Bazaar, 1454 Kyogle Rd
- Missingham Bridge Markets, Missingham Bridge, Kingsford Dr, Ballina
- Pottsville Beach Markets, Phillip Street reserve