The Vegetable Plot
Brunswick Picture House , Sunday 3pm | Adult $15-20, Family of 4 $65
Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls, it’s time to twist and sprout with The Vegetable Plot, an award-winning live music band for kids, families and foodies.
Their radical mission: to get kids to fall in love with vegetables! Their philosophy is simple: making earthy, joyful music designed to appeal to adults as much as kids.
More than just a bunch of singers and pickers, these funky soil brothers and sisters have been plucked from the ground by aliens from the planet Wambamboobaloo and sent back to Earth on a mission of love and ‘peas’.
Serving up a feast of fresh grooves, catchy tunes, colourful characters, and truly rotten puns, these green crusaders will ensure you never think about roots music or vegetables the same way again. We just know you’re going to dig them. So come and join Aspara Gus, Ru Barb, and Sir Paul McCarrotney as they take you deep underground for a ride on the soil train.
The Vegetable Plot has recently completed its groovy second album Season 2.
Brunswick Picture House , Sunday 3pm
Art 4 Art’s Sake Group Exhibition
Federal School of Arts, Federal Hall | Opens Friday July 19 5pm | Saturday 20 & Sunday 2
Art 4 Art’s Sake group exhibition is on again featuring local artists Soren Carlbergg (painting), Marika Bryant (painting), Noel Hart (glass art), Raimond de Weerdt (cyanotype print), Caroline McKay (printmaker), and Peter Neilson (sculpture). The Groove will be playing music to complete the cultural erectness! Visit these artists in situ at the winter pop-up art show and discuss all things arty. There will be an original art-piece raffle and gold-coin donation with many affordable originals, cards, and prints for sale.
Federal School of Arts, Federal Hall, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21. Opens Friday July 19 5pm
Brunswick Picture House | 7pm | Friday Adult $35-40 | Saturday Adult $40-45
The Brunswick Picture House’s signature show, the Cheeky Cabaret, is back for this weekend – bigger, bolder and brasher than ever! The team behind the Cheeky Cabaret and the Brunswick Picture House have been touring two circus/cabaret/variety shows internationally over the last 15 years – the award-winning La Soirée, which recently completed its eighth winter season in London, and its baby sister, Club Swizzle, which embarked on a world tour and thrilled audiences at the Sydney Opera House, Perth Fringe World Festival and, most recently, at the iconic London Roundhouse. Brunswick Heads is now the home base for these international blockbuster shows and the Cheeky Cabaret embraces very much the same spirit of Soirée and Swizzle.
Three years in, people continue to talk about the Cheeky Cabaret and we are thrilled that some of the most incredible international artists from around the world are beating down the door to come perform at the Brunswick Picture House. Bold and brash, sexy and dangerous, with tongue placed firmly in cheek, this is one party you will not want to miss! Smashing together circus, vaudeville, comedy, and everything between, the Cheeky Cabaret has rightfully become the talk of the town.
The Cabaret features a different cast of troubadours, miscreants, delectable divas, and cabaret queens every month, so no two shows are ever the same! You’ll leave spellbound, titillated, and amazed. As always, bring Grandma but leave the little ones at home.
Byron Services Club | Monday 22 Byron Services Club | 8pm | $15
The latest batch of Mandy Nolan’s standup comedy students are steaming hot and ready to go. Over the past six weeks the crew have been learning the ropes through one of the longest-running courses at the Byron Community College. Mandy Nolan never thought she’d fill one class, let alone end up teaching over 1,500 people. ‘It’s become a north coast rite of passage,’ laughs Nolan. ‘People do it regardless of whether they’ve ever had a desire to be a comedian. It’s like fire walking! Feel the fear and do it anyway!’ What amazes Mandy the most is how interesting, funny, and engaging everyone is. ‘It’s just alway such a privilege for me to hear the stories people share with me and help them use a comedic perspective so they can have their five minutes of fame on the comedy stage!’
The next standup comedy Virgin Sacrifice is happening on Monday at the Byron Services Club at 8pm. Tix are $15 on mandynolan.com.au or they can be bought at the door.
Japanese Taiko Drum Concert and Workshop
Byron Theatre | Wednesday 24 July | 12.15pm | FREE
The Byron Japanese Drum Project are hosting a free mini concert and drum workshop in Byron Bay next Wednesday.
Dynamic Taiko Drum is not only for Japanese, but for all nationalities and everyone is welcome.
The group are aiming to host a weekly or monthly gathering throughout the year if they can get funding through the My community Grants project, which make a decision by public vote.
They would also like to be part of the Byron team performance during the Japan Festival Byron Bay in November.
The concert and workshop are on at the Byron Theatre on Wednesday July 24 at 12.15pm followed at 1.30pm by a shared lunch in the Byron Community Centre courtyard. Bring a plate to share.