Byron Theatre welcomes back the Annual Tango Festival after a two year COVID break. From Friday to Sunday this week tango dancers take over the Theatre and Community Centre. Milongas, performances and workshops all weekend – check the website for details. Also on Saturday there is a special performance by The Mendoza Tango Quartet at 4pm, celebrating the 100th birthday anniversary of Astor Piazzolla.
For the Byron Surf Festival, George Greenough’s world premiere of his film Echoes screens on Wednesday 7 September at 7pm. Watch this extraordinary, mind-bending vision ‘inside the tube’ – in 4K quality with an absolutely epic nostalgic soundtrack by Pink Floyd!
Then, on Friday 9 September, Tricia Shantz’s Neverland book launch is upstairs in the new Verandah Bar space from 4.30pm–6pm.
But wait! The same night, down in the theatre from 7pm, is Tales From The Tube by Jack McCoy featuring Derek Hynd, Jaleesa Vincent and special guest Gudjinburra Bundjalung. These surfing legends will provide an insight into their amazing experiences, and share classic untold stories from along the way in their journeys to the top of the sport.
The Sydney Comedy Festival lineup is out! Tickets are moving fast for the two shows on Saturday 10 September at 6pm and 8.30pm. The comedy lineup includes Billy D’Arcy, Mandy Nolan, Andrew Barnett, Waka, Alexandra Hudson and Gearard McGeown.
Flow Music is hosting another night of live DJ sets on Friday 16 September from 7.33pm (yes you read that right) Cosmic Corrazon will have you dancing until late – until 3.33am in fact. The interstellar lineup includes: Thankyou City, Luke Vecchio, Luke McD, Louke-i, Sriracha, and Moe Aloha. The theme is Arabian nights, gypsy threads, cosmic nomads, and space-voyagers.
The John Lennon Songbook, starring John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, is on Saturday 17 at 8pm. This is Lennon like you’ve never heard before, Waters and D’Arrietta will be playing all the favourites – plus more.
In the National Theatre live series, Byron Theatre are screening Straight Line Crazy, a new play by David Hare featuring Ralph Fiennes on Wednesday 21 at 11am. A blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.
Local director Darius Devas is having a one off screening night of his latest feature film Unravelling on Wednesday 21 at 6pm and 8.30pm. The film tells the story of El and Sim, a couple in their 30s, fleeing the misery of a year in lockdown in Melbourne.
On Thursday 22 at 6pm The Byron Writers Festival present Still Life, an In Conversation event with Sarah Winman. British author Sarah Winman has captivated millions with sweeping, richly rendered works celebrating love in all its form.
Then on Friday 23 at 6.30pm, don’t miss the encore screening of Prima Facie featuring Jodie Comer from the series Killing Eve. She gives a stellar performance in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Get your tickets early for this one.
Later in the month there is ABBA and The Bee Gees – A Night To Remember is back at the theatre on Saturday 24 at 8pm. And Jimeoin’s back for another night of laughs at the theatre on Wednesday 28 at 7.30pm.
The school holidays will feature a local production of Fantastic Mr Fox by BANG! Academy of Performing Arts: four shows on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.