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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Exhibitions are listed separately in the What's on - Exhibitions section.
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Theatre Production // The Foreigner
An inspired comic romp, The Foreigner traces the story of the painfully shy Charlie who pretends he can't speak English while visiting a fishing lodge in Georgia, USA. What transpires is hilarious, setting up for a classic good guys vs. bad guys climax. Directed by the well-known Julie West, The Foreigner stars a talented cast including Yasir Assam as Charlie and Trudy Edgar as Betty.
Murwillumbah Civic Centre, Murwillumbah
Friday March 6 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Saturday March 7 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Sunday March 8 from 2pm to 4.30pm, Friday March 13 from 7.30pm to 4.30pm, Saturday March 14 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Sunday March 15 from 2pm to 4.30pm, Friday March 20 from 7.30pm to 10pm, Saturday March 21 from 7.30pm to 10pm, and Sunday March 22 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Rosemary Hume on ph. (02) 66721520
Fun for Kids in The Friends Gallery
Kids are welcome to create individual bookplates, enjoy a book in the reading corner, listen to a story or join an activity during the Ex-Libris: Corrigan for Kids exhibition. All ages.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah
Sunday March 8 from 10am to 5pm
No bookings required, please drop in
Activity runs from 10 Dec 2014 - 8 March 2015
Image credit: Sarah Harvey
Bach At Easterside
This pre-Easter concert is a celebration of all things Bach, including excerpts from his St Matthew Passion, Magnificat, Cantata 82 and works for flute and for oboe. The concert features Carmelia MacWilliam and her student Jemima Drews (flute), Sara Saint-Saens (alto), Laura Hymers (oboe) and Nicholas Routley (piano). If you book early you get a reduced entry price, which includes a lovely afternoon tea. Bookings essential.
Gretel Farm, 134 Springvale Road , Eureka
Sunday March 22 from 3.30am
$30/$25 (includes afternoon tea)
2015 Byron Arts Classic // Awards Night
The Byron Arts Classic is a six-day celebration of inspiration, creativity, and involvement in the visual arts. The exhibition features over 300 works from a vast multitude of emerging artists, all working with diverse mediums and styles. The awards night will include a cafe and bar, as well as live music.
Byron Theatre, Byron Bay
Wednesday April 1 from 6pm
A day celebrating all things Italian at New Italy. Immerse yourself in our Italian heritage, food, music and wine. Entertainment by Tony Pantano and Fortunato Isgro and the Spaghetti Circus. The day also includes talks on the history of New Italy, horse and cart rides, bocce, cooking demonstrations and Pavilion tours.
Sunday April 12 from 10am to 4pm
$7 entry for adults/free for children 14 and under.
Tickets at the door.
Aliison Kelly: 0428 216 079
Ballina Fine Wine & Food Festival
Ballina's premier Fine Wine and Food Festival is back for the sixth year with extended hours and huge marquees, allowing for more exhibitors, information sessions and demonstrations. This much loved community event is going to be bigger than ever with a few spectacular surprises. The festival will showcase a fusion of the best produce, products, restaurants and culinary expertise our region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits.
Ballina Jockey Club, Ballina
Sunday July 12 from 11am to 5pm
$20 Adults over 18 only
Ballina Fine Wine & Food Festival
Hot Shorts // Short Play Competition
10 playwrights, 10 plays and 10 minutes each. Hot Shorts is a night of original theatre from local aspiring playwrights. 10 plays are selected by a panel of experts and shown to the admiring public who will then select an overall winner. Continuing its reputation for unearthing local talent, Hot Shorts is an enlightening theatrical experience where anything could happen.
Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby
Scene from 'The Promised Land', Michael Lill (2013 winner)