11 fan­tas­tic things to do this week

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1. Mul­lum Truck Show: It’s the 111th Mul­lumbimby Show and Truck Pa­rade this week­end, start­ing to­day at Mul­lumbimby Show­grounds. The truck pa­rade starts at 11am from the Manns Road In­dus­trial Es­tate. Col Mac­Don­ald will be awarded a Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties of NSW Spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Award for his many years of sup­port and ded­i­ca­tion to the Poul­try Pavil­ion. Com­pe­ti­tion is ex­pected to be tough in the Chinco­gan Store Tug o’ War, a new event this year that will fea­ture teams of four, young and old, rep­re­sent­ing com­mu­nity groups. There will also be a pet show to­mor­row morn­ing, with cat­e­gories for largest to small­est, most in­ter­est­ing tail, most cap­ti­vat­ing fur coat, in­trigu­ing eyes and for the most unique pet and the best trick.

2. Tab­u­lam Race Day: En­joy coun­try rac­ing at its best with Tab­u­lam Rac­ing Club’s an­nual meet­ing. The ru­ral vil­lage comes to life to­day with a five-race card. Make your way to Tab­u­lam Race­course in Race­course Rd. Gates open at 9am. Tick­ets are $15 adult, $10 con­ces­sion.

3. Street Food and Craft Beer Fes­ti­val in Len­nox Head: The first Street Food and Craft Beer Fes­ti­val will be held at Len­nox Head this week­end. With live mu­sic by the Jack Somerville Band, the event will of­fer drinks and food trucks by Stone and Wood, Seven Mile, Green Bea­con, Square Keg, Black Hops, Coop­ers, Bal­ter, Hawkes­bury, The Welder’s Dog and Tay­lors Wines. Take your own pic­nic blan­ket. Free en­try. At Club Len­nox, Ste­wart St, Len­nox Head, to­mor­row from 3pm.

4. Corn­dale Open Mic Night and Drought Fundraiser: The Corn­dale com­mu­nity will hold an Open Mic Night to­day to raise money for drought-af­fected farm­ers and their fam­i­lies. The bill fea­tures an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of lo­cal mu­si­cians such as Crocker and the Honey­bee, Judd and Robyn, Timi and Suzette, Camp Davey Folk Group, The Bex­hill Boys, John Trapp, Ewan James and Abe Ste­wart. The Corn­dale P&C will have a com­mu­nity bar­be­cue and the Fox’s Palace will serve Mex­i­can food. Lis­more busi­nesses have do­nated prizes to be raf­fled through­out the night. At Corn­dale Hall, 556 Corn­dale Rd, from 4pm.

5. Lis­more Sym­phony Or­ches­tra’s Re­flec­tions show: A spe­cial pro­gram of mu­sic from Ravel, Holst and Wil­liams will be of­fered by the Lis­more Sym­phony Or­ches­tra and the Com­bined Catholic Schools Choir to mark the cen­te­nary of the end of World War I. Called Re­flec­tions, the per­for­mances will be held at White­brook Theatre at SCU tonight at 7.30pm and to­mor­row at 2pm. Go to lis­moresym­phony.org.

6. Boy from Oz mu­si­cal at Bal­lina: Bal­lina Play­ers’ pro­duc­tion of the mu­si­cal The Boy from Oz opens this week­end at the Play­ers’ Theatre in Swift St. Brian Pam­philon stars as Aus­tralian mu­sic icon Peter Allen and the mu­si­cal traces his life. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Play­ers’ web­site bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au. The pro­duc­tion runs to De­cem­ber 2, with evening and mati­nee per­for­mances.

7. Kerry O’Brien launches his mem­oir at By­ron Bay: Jour­nal­ist Kerry O’Brien is launch­ing his mem­oir, pub­lished by Allen and Un­win. Dur­ing

his years at the ABC he in­ter­viewed Mar­garet Thatcher, Barack Obama, Nel­son Man­dela, but also the likes of David Bowie and peo­ple who have changed the his­tory of hu­man­ity, such as ac­tor Robin Wil­liams, neu­rol­o­gist and his­to­rian of sci­ence Oliver Sacks, British author John Le Carre and Chilean writer Is­abel Al­lende. At the By­ron Theatre, 69 Jon­son St, to­mor­row at 6.30pm. Visit by­ron­writ­ers­fes­ti­val.com.

8. Latin Spin in Lis­more: Spin is a pro­gram of pop-up dance nights at the Quad. This week, lo­cal group The Latin Dance Col­lec­tive will show­case Latin rhythms such as salsa, bachata and cha cha cha. At the Lis­more Quad­ran­gle, corner Keen and Mag­el­lan streets, Lis­more, tonight from 7pm. Free.

9. Klimt and Schiele doc­u­men­tary in By­ron Bay: This 90-minute film delves into the turnof-the cen­tury Vi­enna art world, and al­lows au­di­ences to tour through ex­hi­bi­tions of Gus­tav Klimt and Egon Schiele’s leg­endary work. At the By­ron Theatre, 69 Jon­son St, By­ron Bay, to­mor­row from 3pm. $20.

10. The Veg­etable Plot in Brunswick Heads: This award-win­ning live mu­sic band for kids has one sim­ple mis­sion: to get kids to fall in love with veg­eta­bles. At the Brunswick Pic­ture House, 30 Fin­gal St, Brunswick Heads, to­mor­row from 2pm.

11. Mul­lumbimby Mu­sic Fes­ti­val: Start­ing Thurs­day, No­vem­ber 15, with an open­ing gala, the the 11th Mul­lum Mu­sic Fes­ti­val will be held across Mul­lumbimby in halls, clubs and pubs. This year’s line-up in­cludes Bom­bino (Niger), Osaka Monau­rail (Japan) Ben Otewell (UK), Mike Love (US), Saint Sis­ter (Ire­land)Kaiit (PNG), plus Aus­tralia’s Gordi, Caiti Baker, Thando, Bobby Alu, The Ma­mas and more. For de­tails go to mul­lum­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

Photo: Lit­tle More Grace Pho­to­graph­ics

WHEELY FUN: This year’s Mul­lum Truck Show will wow au­di­ences.

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