Help the Koalas Comedy Fundraiser with Jimeoin, Dan Willis, & MC Mandy Nolan
Bangalow A&I Hall | Wednesday 11 September | 7pm | $40
On Wednesday 11 September, Jimeoin and fellow comedian Dan Willis, both recently returned from the Edinburgh Fringe festival, will take to the stage at the A&I Hall in Bangalow to raise money for local koala habitat. They’ll be joined by MC Mandy Nolan, whose rapid-fire observations about the human condition and exotic life forms around Byron make her an instant hit.
Jimeoin, Dan, and Mandy have all volunteered their time to help Bangalow Koalas give our furry friends a home – more trees! 7pm. Tix $40 at banglowkoalas.eventbrite.com.au
Open Mic Comedy with Mandy Nolan MC
Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby | Thursday 5 September | 8pm | Free
Mandy Nolan heads up Comedy at the Court House this month with a full quota of wannabe funny people. Shooting the breeze on current topics, reflecting on personal flaws, engaging in some audience interaction… it’s all part of a robust night of comedy in the raw. Open Mic is where new comics get a chance to shine – to grow their onstage persona in front of an audience! Come be part of the thrills, the spills, and watch them kill!
Thursday 5 September at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby, 8pm. Free.
Country Club Comedy with Dusty Rich, Ashwin Segkar, & MC Mandy Nolan
Ocean Shores Country Club | Tuesday | 7pm | Free
Once again the Ocean Shores Country Club delivers first-class funnies with September’s offering featuring Dusty Rich. Hailing from South Africa, Rich found his comedy feet as the support act for Trevor Noah! Rich is a comedic space-warrior riding a living volcano of red-hot comedy material flowing off the stage and out into the crowd delivering wave after warm wave of hilarity for those in the room.
His meteoric rise in the comedy industry is owing to the fact he had learnt to ride meteors at a very early age – a mind meteor, smashing through the atmosphere of the mediocre and mundane.
Each of Dusty’s shows is unpredictable and hilarious, leaving audiences gasping for air.
Truly original, manic, and full of impact. The dark art of comedy runs through his veins, sliced with his razor-sharp wit and delivered like a perfectly crafted raw Japanese delicacy to his audience starving for more fresh and tasty original comedy treats.
Supported by Ashwin Segkar with Mandy Nolan as MC at the Ocean Shores Country Club this Tuesday. Admission is Free. 7pm
Shelterbox present: The Women’s Adventure Film Tour
Palace Cinema Byron Bay | Friday 6 September | 6pm | $30
This event invites the community to enjoy a collection of highly anticipated short films from some of the most extraordinary women in adventure.
The evening will be hosted by ShelterBox – an international charity that travels around the world to provide emergency shelter and aid to families who have lost everything to natural disaster and conflict.
The event begins at 6pm for guests to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés. Attendees will also have the chance to win some fantastic prizes, kindly donated by Osprey, Stone & Wood, Atmosea, The Farm, Pukka, Blundstone, Pikt, Braer, and more.
Tickets to the event are $30 and all profits raised will go towards ShelterBox’s ongoing responses around the world. Right now ShelterBox is supporting communities in Syria, Paraguay, Cameroon, and Nigeria.
Go to palacecinemas.com.au for tix.
Writers at the Rails
Railway Hotel, Byron | Sunday | 2pm | Free
Writers at the Rails first-day-of-spring show will feature award-winning poet and host of Poets Out Loud, Sarah Temporal, winner of 2018 Nimbin Poetry Cup and Lismore Poetry Cup plus the recent Byron Writers Festival Poetry Slam, together with the iconic performance poet and wordsmith Phil Free.
Show starts on Sunday at 2pm at the Rails, along with invited readings and a poetry slam.
Art in the pub: Amber Wallis & Amanda Maxwell
Court House Hotel Mullumbimby | Monday | 6pm
This month’s art in the pub features Amber Wallis talking about her new show Murky Sex Paintings, opening in September at Edwina Corlette Gallery. She will discuss her past and current painting practice, touching on topics of failed architectural models, sex, and navigating a painting practice as a mother. She will be joined be joined by Amanda Maxwell, who will read and discuss her short story being published alongside Amber’s exhibition.
Monday at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby.
The Victorian State Ballet: The Magic Toyshop
Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Saturday 31 August, 2pm & 6pm | Sunday 1 September, 11am & 2pm
The Victorian State Ballet very proud to present this wonderfully enchanting classical ballet treat in Byron!
With a cast of internationally recognised artists, The Magic Toyshop will bring excitement and ballet splendour to the stage, performed by the superb and highly skilled artists of the Victorian State Ballet. The wonderful storyline and vibrant choreography by VSB’s director Michelle Sierra bring an unforgettable experience to ballet lovers young and old. Don’t miss out on seeing the dolls come to life after midnight in the magic toyshop! Wonder at the dynamic Can-Can dolls, the Ballerina dolls, the Cossack dolls, the Porcelain dolls, the mesmerising pas de deux and more! Victorian State Ballet’s production of The Magic Toyshop is delightful, featuring the finest of classical moments in ballet. The Magic Toyshop is one of the world’s most-loved children’s ballets, with its colourful and exciting musical score that has audiences on the edge of their seats from beginning to end! The story is told through excellent staging, simple and direct mime, superb classical ballet technique and choreography, which bring to life an altogether magical theatre experience.
Saturday 31 August at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre at 2pm and 6pm. Then on Sunday September 1 September at 11am and 2pm. Tickets available now at byroncentre.com.au
Drill Hall Theatre present Woodstock Screening
Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby | 2pm | $10
The Drill Hall Theatre Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a Woodstock screening on Fathers Day so that you can throw on the paisley pants and throw back to peace, love, and music. Mercifully it is three hours of fun, not three days of fun! Come as you were – and if you are too young to remember come as you would like to be remembered!
At 1969 prices ($10) and with limited seating, bookings are essential at the Drill Hall Theatre website, or Mullumbimby Bookshop. Beverages will be available (hashtag cookies aren’t the same, but hey, the thought’s there) and what better way to spend Sunday arvo (2pm film, with doors open at 1pm to get in the mood) on this special Fathers Day screening? Hey man it’s going to be far out! Tix at the venue.