Films for NAIDOC
The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc present an inspiring evening of Aboriginal storytelling celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017 (2–9 July). This year’s program will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest Aboriginal filmmakers today. The program includes insightful, refreshing and creative short films selected from Flickerfest finalists. This event is a fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation and supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre. Tickets at Byron Theatre & byroncentre.com.au (+bf) and at door $10/8con. Screenings from 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Study for a day!
Thinking about studying audio, graphic design or film but not sure if it’s for you? SAE are inviting people to come and study for a day and experience student life with industry-experienced academic staff. Get hands-on training with actual coursework from the degree programs! Saturday at SAE, cost $35 – register now sae.edu.au/events.
Full Marks for Funny
Mandy Nolan’s Big Gig at the Ballina RSL is on again this Thursday with more world-class comedians, Mark McConville (Gold Coast) and Anne Howe (Brisbane). Mark McConville is undoubtably one of the most energetic comedians on the circuit at the moment and is known as one of the most spontaneous and off-the-cuff comedians in the business. As a storyteller Mark can keep an audience enthralled as he peppers them with punchline after punchline littered throughout real-life true stories from his life. Get down to the Ballina RSL and find out what all the fuss is about! 8pm. Free.
Circus Universe is a moving performance presented by the Circus Arts troupe. The circus arts space will be transformed into a traditional travelling circus world with some of the sights, sounds and smells of a yesteryear travelling carnival. Circus Universe is a nostalgic journey inspired by our rich history of incredible circus performers of both traditional and screen heritage. The evening’s entertainment travels both through space, exploring audience–performer situations, and through time from historical times to modern day. Friday and Saturday at 3pm and 7pm.
Tickets are $15 www.circusarts.com.au.
The Latin Empire
The Empire Mullumbimby is under new ownership and part of the mandate is to get some fun stuff happening. The crew are serving up Latin on Saturday with Salsa Caliente, Latin Dance Party – starts at 7pm – mini cuban-style dance class. Share plate 5–8pm and bar open from 5pm.
Figaro Flood Fundraiser
One-time Lismore local Lyndon Terracini and NORPA founder and now director of Opera Australia is bringing entire cast from The Marriage of Figaro to perform some arias and ensembles from some of the world’s most loved operas to raise money for the theatre company that lost the bottom floor of Lismore City Hall in recent floods. Thursday 27 July. Tickets $50 at www.norpa.org.au or call 1300 066 772.