11 fantastic things to do this week
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.
WHEELY FUN: This year’s Mullum Truck Show will wow audiences.