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It’s a Cheeky Cabaret

Everyone is getting Cheeky at Bruns

The Brunswick Picture House’s famous, fabulous Cheeky Cabaret is back and, in celebration of their re-opening after renovations, the House is throwing the biggest Cheeky Grand Opening summer season ever with 15 shows over four weeks!

When the Brunswick Picture House first opened back in Easter 2016, they opened big – with a two-hour adult cabaret that would showcase some of the best talent on offer.

And now, nearly six years on, the Cheeky Cabaret has become their signature show. Cheeky has redefined a night out at the theatre, smashing together circus, vaudeville, comedy, new burlesque, and everything in between. With a brand new cast month after month, wow has spread up and down the coast about the Cheeky and we are thrilled that some of the most incredible international artists are beating down the door to come and perform at the Brunswick Picture House. 

Sexy and dangerous, with tongue placed firmly in cheek, this is one party you will not want to miss! The Cheeky has rightfully become the talk of the town — it’s circus like you’ve never seen before. This genre-bending cabaret is cheeky and clever, celebrating the weird, the wonderful, and the wildly entertaining, leaving audiences gasping for more!

The Cheeky features a movable mosaic 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.

Duration: Approximately two hours with 20-minute intermission. Doors 30 minutes before showtime.

Starting this Thurs at 7pm with shows through to 12 Feb.

Visit: brunswickpicturehouse.com.

Matt Armitage

Matt Armitage unique and thoughtful

Matthew Armitage is a truly unique guitarist and a thoughtful songwriter who is independently crafting his career throughout Australia and New Zealand. His sound melds together a traditional blues aesthetic, with the influence of soul music, folk song, and coastal and latin sounds to create a style all his own. The result is a soulful, mellow, and deeply engaging musical experience.

Check him out Thursday at The Rails.

Ooz at The Rails

Acoustic roots reggae

Ooz is an acoustic roots reggae artist with a large, eclectic repertoire of crowd favourites. His unique, laid-back but lively style creates a relaxed atmosphere; he’ll have you remembering many of those forgotten classics. Ooz creates layers with a loop pedal, while he plays bass guitar and lays percussion beats to accompany the audience on their feet.

From beginning to end, Ooz will have heads nodding and toes tapping!

Get on down to The Rails on Sunday for a dose of Ooz. 

Matthew Day at The Quad

A really great day for dancing at the Quad

The Quad in Lismore is thrilled to present a two-part dance installation by internationally acclaimed choreographer, dancer, and conceptual artist Matthew Day.

In each piece Matthew Day will perform for three hours, inviting audiences to experience his performances in a non-linear format, much like an art installation. There is no set beginning and end; audiences can engage with the work at any point and can freely enter and exit the space.

The first work titled Assemblage Series will be at The Quad on Friday 4 January and Saturday 5 January. Presented on a large 20×20 silver floor that leads from the entrance of the Gallery to the Quad and set to a soundtrack of bird calls, Matthew explores the point at which everyday movement becomes dance, and plays with building materials and objects to investigate themes of construction, collapse, and reconstruction.

The second work, False Idols, will be presented at The Quad on Friday 18 February and Saturday 19 February. 

Assemblage Series Friday 4 February, 3–6pm & Saturday 5 Feb 11am–2pm.

False Idols Friday 18 February 3–6pm & Saturday 19 Feb 11am–2pm. The Quad, Lismore.

Free event.


The Who’s Who

The Who’s Who DJ

A somewhat mystical character who has spent many a night and day behind the decks mixing the way he thinks it should sound. Is he an enigma or reality?

Something is definintly clear – he has spread his raw talent to every club in Byron, his monthly event Trip Kicks, and the tour he blasted in every city in Australia. You might have even caught him previously at festivals such as Parklife, Stereosonic, Splendour in the Grass, or most recently Falls Festival Byron Bay – just  to name a few.

The Who’s Who embarked on a quest into Mexico and Central America where he played in various places in Antigua, Guatemala, El Tunco, El Salvador, San Jose, and Costa Rica. He also met the love of his life in Guate.

In 2021 the year of the COVID mess, The Who’s Who picked up where he left off, organising events and booking shows… rockin’ ’n’ rollin’.

This is the DJ formerly known as Deegs and he’ll be on the decks this Friday on the Ballina RSL Boardwalk from 6pm.

Fat Albert at The Rails

Heart-pumping, foot-stomping, sweat-dripping rock’n’roll

Driving along for almost two decades of heart-pumping, foot-stomping, sweat-dripping rock’n’roll, the Fat Albert machine is stronger than ever.

Having done supports, played alongside, and shared the stage with many local and international acts such as: Coolio, Wolfmother, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, The Beautiful Girls, Amity Affliction, Screaming Jets, Choirboys, Radiators, The Feelers, Gasoline Inc, and Marshall and the Fro, to name a few, Fat Albert is proving that their brand of in-your-face rock tunes can mix it in all facets of the industry.

They are made up of three seasoned and well-oiled musicians, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in live entertainment. Whether you like to mosh and sweat, dance and groove, or just sit and watch, the boys have your musical tastes covered. They live for this game – you will not be disappointed!

Get wild on Friday at The Rails.

Joel Salom

Heads or Tails – a new spin on a classic

The Brunswick Picture House are thrilled to be presenting a brand new show making its world debut right here at the Picture House.

It’s kids against grown-ups in an all-new, all-star circus game show where smarts, sass, or agility could win you amazing prizes.

Starring Joel Salom (the international man of Circus) and circus royalty Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease), delivering an all-new, action-packed, LOL cheeky spin on those classic game shows!

The next two Sundays, 9 January and 6 February at 4pm.Visit: brunswickpicturehouse.com.

The shows features a screening of the film with special live performances by Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick.

Three Lords, Rachael, Michael and Moulin Rouge

Three Lords and Byron Theatre have a special treat for Moulin Rouge lovers (aren’t we all?) and just plain lovers on Valentines Day weekend.

Join in the celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and love with the 21st anniversary of Baz Luhrmann’s musical classic.

A poor Bohemian poet in 1890s Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan and nightclub star whom a jealous duke covets.

The shows features a screening of the film with special live performances by Rachael Beck and Michael Cormick. Rachael and Michael’s extensive Broadway musical theatre experience will guide you on a journey of epic ballads while you sip on a complimentary glass of bubbly with your valentine.

Three Lords’ Hano Kotevsk says he is so excited to be collaborating with these amazing and well sought-after performers. ‘Rachael and Michael truly are musical royalty, and we are so privileged to bring you a show you and your loved ones will not forget.’

Byron Theatre, 7pm Sunday February 13.

Tickets: www.byrontheatre.com.

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