Welcome to our What's on - Events, here you will find festivals, events, performances, workshops and much more, taking place in the Northern Rivers.
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2 Doors Down // Murwillumbah Theatre Co
2 Doors Down is a uniquely Australian comedy drama which deals with one family's attempt to cope with life over the Christmas break. We've all been there - too much sun, alcohol and in-laws - but this family has an added stress: it's one year on since a devastating tragedy. The audience are treated to a crackling two acts that take an honest and humorous look at issues not often acknowledged in families, such as the way we handle sex, death and each other.
Murwillumbah Civic Centre Auditorium, Murwillumbah
Friday March 14 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Saturday March 15 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Sunday March 16 from 2pm to 4.30pm, Friday March 21 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Saturday March 22 from 7.30pm to 10pm, and Sunday March 23 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Murwillumbah Music Shop (02 6672 5402)/Destination Tweed 1800 674 414/at the door
A celebration of life! A festival of colour! This is what to expect from this year's Byron Bay Harmony Day. A small band of volunteers, all from different cultures and countries, have worked hard to ensure a vibrant day of music, food, dancing and plenty of activities for young and old alike. Harmony day is about celebrating our diversity and to help create understanding and compassion within our community.
Byron Bay Community Centre , Byron Bay
Harmony Day, Byron Bay 2013
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
For one night only, the delicate and moving Puccini opera, Madama Butterfly will entertain opera buffs and novices alike at Casino's Civic Hall. Sung in English, the regional opera specialists, Co-Opera will return to the Richmond Valley bringing with them a most visually beautiful production making innovative use of masks, puppets, exotic costumes and stylized gestural technique to emphasise the ethnic qualities fundamental to the opera's themes.
Saturday April 5 from 6.30pm
The recent Dubbo performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Grabowsky Stubbs Barker & Hirst
Stubbs, Grabowsky, Barker & Hirst are virtuosi jazz musicians with national and international careers and reputations. Great players in their own right; together an explosive combo. They will play a concert and run a workshop in jazz improvisation in Lismore, and a concert in Grafton at the Cathedral. A great opportunity to enjoy musicians of this virtuosic standard playing the S**T out of the jazz handbook.
Grafton Cathedral, Grafton
Saturday April 5 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
$35 General / $27 Conc
Paul Grabowsky in Concert
Old Time & Bluegrass Jamboree // The Company
An evening of old time and bluegrass music, featuring national, regional, and local artists. The Company will headline the show, supported by the Barkers Vale Brothers, Black Train and Ruthie-Ma-Toothie, with Gareth Bjaaland as Master of Ceremonies. Local Kyogle artists will open the show, including Jacqueline Elliott, The Pimmadonnas, and Watling & Bates. Twisted Tucker, Rotary, and Xpresso Mobile Coffee will be onsite for refreshments.
Kyogle Showground, Kyogle
Saturday April 5 from 6pm to 12pm
Tickets for the Jamboree are $20, $15 for KAMS members, and $10 for supervised children requiring seats. A $50 ticket is available for a family of four, with $5 entry for each additional child.
For Kyogle Showground camping bookings contact Helen 0459 537 601
The Company, The Barkers Vale Brothers, Ruthie-Ma-Toothie, & Black Train.
Wulamanayuwi // NORPA
Wulamanayuwi (pronounced "Wool-a-man-aye-you") and the Seven Pamanui is a joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure. Puppets, song, and dance combine to make this an adventure for the whole family. Packed with spirit and humour, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui, is narrated by Jarparra, the Moon Man, and explores the language and rhyme of the people of the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin. This is theatre that will delight all ages.
Lismore City Hall, Lismore
Tuesday April 8 from 6pm
Antiques & Collectables Fair // Quota Internation of Lower Clarence
Quota Internation of Lower Clarence 3rd Antiques and Collectables Fair, over 2 days with many sellers of jewellery, old wares, vintage clothing, glass, crockery etc. Opportunity for people to have a stall to sell their goods too and Quota will also have a Sale by Commission table for those with a few items. Great raffle and raising funds to help the new Yamba Community Health Centre.
Yamba Bowling Club Auditorium, Yamba
Saturday April 12 from 9am to 3pm
$2 adults, children free
0400 501 347 Ann, 0434430754 Suzanne
Yamba Bowling Club Auditorium, Yamba
Sunday April 13 from 9am to 3pm
$2 adults, children free
0400 501 347 Ann, 0434 430 754 Suzanne
Goodsell & Taylor, Tyndale
Bluesfest remains one of Australia's most acclaimed and respected Festivals and has showcased some of the best blues, world and roots music from around Australia and the world. In 2014 Bluesfest fans can expect another epic and diverse lineup, with the likes of Jeff Beck, Erykah Badu, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Buddy Guy, Doobie Brothers, Morcheeba and The Dave Mathews band already announced!
Tyagarah Tee Tree Farm, Byron Bay
Thursday April 17 from 9am to 1am
Urbenville Village Festival
As well as limping men and angry bulls, this festival has something for everyone! There's market stalls, facepainting, live music, kids' events and entertainment. Competitions you can enter on the day include iron man, tug-o-war, bull pat throwing and fence-post ripping all offering prizes and trophies (like an Olympics really).
Urbenville Showgrounds , Urbenville
Cabaret 360 is presenting another standout show in 2014, featuring over 25 acts from the region and beyond. The show will feature high skill circus, comedy, physical theatre, dance, performance poetry, music, acrobatics and many surprises! Performers range from 16 years to over 60 years old and feature a mix of professionals, semi professionals and talented community members.
Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17
See website for details