Things to do this week

LOOKING for something to do on the Northern Rivers this weekend or during the week? Look no further.

 

Top Ten things to do this weekend:

Archibald Prize 2014: The Archibald will be exhibited by Lismore Regional Gallery and the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay from until April 12.

At Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth St, and the Lone Goat Gallery, 28 Lawson Street, Byron Bay.

Byron Bay Film Festival: Attend the opening night and dress as the star you are. Get photographed on the red carpet, mingle with the beautiful people of Byron Bay and enjoy the opening feature film. At the Byron Bay Theatre this Friday, March 6. Red carpet from 6.30pm. For details of the 220 films to be screened in Ballina, Lismore, Murwillumbah and two locations in Byron Bay, visit http://www.bbff.com.au.

Ballina Players presents It's a Wonderful Life: A classic bittersweet comedy/drama (first presented in Movie form by Frank Capra in 1942) about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. This play will be presented as a traditional Radio Play, in three Acts set in a studio with microphones and live sound effects and music. At the Ballina Players Theatre, 24 Swift St, Ballina, from Friday, March 6. For details visit http://www.ballinaplayers.com.au.

Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents The Foreigner: The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, opens on Friday, March 6 at Murwillumbah Civic Centre. This hilarious comedy won two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production on its release. For details visit http://www.murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com.

Fossil Rock: Arguably the most popular cover band in the Northern Rivers, the Fossil Rock has reunited for a three gig mini-tour. They will be playing today from 8pm at the Cherry Street Sports Club in Ballina.

Charity Cricket Match: The Lennox Hotel and The Eltham Hotel will be holding a Charity Cricket Match with al proceeds going toward the Shake It Up Foundation for Parkinson's' Disease. Tomorrow from 10am to 5pm on Williams Reserve, Lennox Head.

Health and Wellness Expo: Great opportunity to talk to fitness experts, watch cooking demonstrations, food tastings, tea and coffee sampling, eco minerals make up demonstrations plus free blood pressure checks, sugar check, cholesterol check, hearing test and sleep apnoea clinic bookings. Today at the corner of Corner Kerr and Fox St, Ballina. For details visit http://www.ballinafairshopping.com.au/

West Byron Concert and Rally: The Byron Residents Group will be hosting a concert and rally, with Parkway Drive lead singer, Winston McCall, as the MC. From 3pm tomorrow at the Railway Park, Jonson St, Byron Bay, and then marching to Apex Park. For more info visit http://www.byronresidentsgroup.org.

Mad Hatters Tea Party: Don't be late for this Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser. Come along to a fundraising afternoon hosted by the High Tea Ladies raising money for Ovarian Cancer. It's a Mad Hatters Tea Party with lots of fun, games, and prizes for the best hat/costume. At the MacLeans Ridges Hall, McLeans Ridges Road, Mclean Ridges, tomorrow. For details visit http://www.hightealadies.com.au.

Swap and Meet: Burringbar District Sport Club in conjunction with Shannon's will be holding this Swap Meet as an annual event for Light Commercials, 4X4s, classic, high performance vehicles, hot rods and motorbikes. At the Tom O'Connor Recreation Reserve, Burringbar, tomorrow from 5.30am until 5pm. Free event.

Note: The Evans Heads Ocean Swim originally scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.

 

Markets

Saturday:

Alstonville Farmers Market, Bugden Ln car park, Alstonville.

Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground.

Uki Farmers market every Saturday morning.

Kyogle Farmers Market, Stratheden St Kyogle.

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

Evans Head Riverside Market, Recreation Reserve, Oak St, Evans Head.

Sunday:

Lismore Car Boot Market, Lismore Shopping Square

Byron Community Market, Butler Street Reserve

Missingham Bridge Markets, Missingham Bridge, Kingsford Dr, Ballina